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February 26th, 2017
Gabe Killian

We are now heading into March, where we will have three UFC events to keep us busy over the month. Here I will highlight three matchups I am looking forward to, and all three of them are preliminary card contests in the UFC’s featherweight divisiion… Fight: Darren Elkins vs. Mirsad Bektic Card: UFC 209 Where: Las Vegas,…

February 24th, 2017
Gabe Killian

We are now nearly three months into 2017, and the UFC’s calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked matchups for March and April… Fight: Rani Yahya vs. Joe Soto Card: UFC Fight Night 106 Where: Fortaleza, Brazil When: March 11, 2017 Thoughts: I love this matchup, as it pits…

February 8th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis is back breaking down the first PPV of the year. Before that we talked about the group of current free agents and then went over the UFC Fight Night 104 card from the past weekend. Listen Here: Consensus Bet: Parlay: Jacare Souza/Glover Texeira (-108) Half Play: Nik Lentz (+220) Consensus Bet Record…

January 25th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

This week we’re back in the… studio (?) for a recorded version of The MMA Analysis. Jay, Brad, and Wes tackle UFC on Fox 23, a solid card featuring the 74th women’s main event in a row, and give out a consensus bet for the card. They also briefly talk about the carnage that was…

December 23rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

In the final MMA Analysis of 2016, Brad, Shaun, and Wes take a look at the stacked year-end card going down on December 30th. In addition to breaking down the return of Ronda Rousey, they also recap UFC on Fox 22 from last weekend, and talk about the interim lightweight title business going on at…

December 14th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With the final UFC card before the holidays on the horizon, The MMA Analysis crew was fully prepared to offer a holiday gift of a pair of losing bets as this week’s consensus plays rather than the usual one. However, despite six pick em bouts on this UFC on Fox 22 card Jay, Brad, Shaun,…

December 8th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This weekend brings us another multi-event slate from the UFC, and The MMA Analysis is here to break everything down for you. After taking a quick peek back at a very entertaining TUF 24 Finale card, Jay, Brad, and New Shaun head to upstate New Yaaaahk to tackle UFC Fight Night 102 (at 31:20), before…

December 1st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This week, The MMA Analysis tackles the TUF 24 Finale and its “mystery” main event. Lance makes one last hosting gig before he travels to Bulgaria for his experimental surgery, and Brad is the one missing from the podcast instead. You know it can never be a full house when the MMA Analysis goes down….

November 24th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

In a special holdiay edition of the MMA Analysis, the only difference is that all of us Rockstars gather together during the morning instead of the evening. There are still drunks (Brad), people falling asleep (Sean), fraudulent grades (Jay), and the newest co-host Wesley, poor Wesley, who is stuck with the rest of us. Still,…

November 9th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

UFC 205 is so big that Lance Fischel even decided to show up for the podcast for once. It took him a few minutes, naturally, but he got there eventually. With a full crew present, The MMA Analysis gives you a thorough breakdown of UFC 205 from the three title fights at the top of…

November 3rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis welcomes a new co-host to the show this week, as Wes Colvin (@TruUKFan) joins the crew to break down UFC Fight Night 98 and Bellator 163. After a little hiatus due to the UFC’s break, expect all the Analysis you can handle in the coming weeks, fans. Listen Here: Consensus Bet: Parlay:…

October 5th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

It’s Vegas week for The MMA Analysis! If you’re in Sin City anytime from Thursday-Monday, you can meet up with the crew (sans KING Kevin Casey, as he had prior commitments), and help us feed our alcohol and degenerate gambling addictions. Saturday night in particular will be a treat, as some of the worst minds…

September 28th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The focus of the MMA world for the past few days has been the fantastic card the UFC is putting together for its debut at Madison Square Garden. However, this weekend the Octagon will host a great fight at the top of UFC Fight Night 96, as violence overlord John Lineker squares off with John…

September 21st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The band is back together for the first time in months, as Lance, Jay, Brad, Sean, and New Shaun are all here to break down UFC Fight Night 95 (aka UFC Fight Night: Cyborg Kills Another Chick). Why they all chose this card to show up to is a mystery, but at least there seem…

September 16th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After a crazy card took place in Cleveland last weekend, the Octagon’s first trip to Hidalgo has quite the act to follow. It may not be able to match the madness of UFC 203, but with action fighters like Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson atop the card, it should be able to provide plenty of…

September 9th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This week the MMA Analysis kicks off with one of the truly great intro songs in the history of all things ever created. Cleveland deserves no less, since the city is sure to befall some horrible tragedies after an unexpectedly good summer. Will the first of those tragedies be Stipe Miocic dropping his UFC heavyweight…

August 23rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The guys broke down the unbelievable fight that was Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz as well as touched on a couple of the other fights on UFC 202. Then they previewed UFC on FOX 21 delving deep into a bunch of newcomer’s fight camps and back stories only the way we know how. Lance bullied…

August 16th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

We hope that our longtime listeners will listen to this week’s episode of The MMA Analysis Faithfully, while new listeners will greet us with Open Arms. If not, it’s okay, we can agree to go our Separate Ways. Just remember when it comes to MMA podcasts, only The MMA Analysis can bring it Any Way…

July 22nd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis is back to take a look at this weekend’s UFC on Fox 20 card. While the main event between Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko, and the co-main event featuring Edson Barboza and Gilbert Melendez are getting most of the headlines, once again the MMA world has missed the script. The real battle…

April 20th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Jon Jones is back! Unfortunately he will not be fighting Daniel Cormier this weekend, but the important part is that Jon Jones is back. Look at the chaos that happened in his absence, some Irish dude became the biggest fighter in the world and then perhaps retired. We talk about that, and how Jon Jones…

April 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With Lance celebrating the birth of his second child, Sean decided to rejoin the podcast for once. On a weekend where the Fox card features some of the greatest MMA Analysis official nicknames in the sport, this one still turned out alright without our usual host. Listen here: Consensus Bet: Parlay: Lyoto Machida & Beneil…

January 28th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This week is a big one for The MMA Analysis. Not only is the patron saint of the podcast fighting this weekend, but Old Sean returns from the dead to break down this most important of bouts. There are also a pair of consensus bets dished out, and some talk about recent MMA news since…

January 14th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This weekend, the UFC is putting a phenomenal fight on free TV, so the MMA Analysis figured it would follow suit with a special free edition of the show covering UFC Fight Night 81. Oh, and if you have yet to pay for all of those episodes you listened to thus far, fear not, the…

December 11th, 2015
Mike James

Kicking off the stacked UFC 194 card will be a fantastic featherweight matchup between the fast rising Max Holloway and veteran Jeremy Stephens. Holloway has won his last seven contests over an increasing level of competition, while Stephens is coming off a huge flying knee knockout win over Dennis Bermudez in July.   Max Holloway…

December 9th, 2015
Mike James

One of UFC 194’s featured bouts is a fantastic middleweight contest between former Strikeforce Champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero. This is the UFC’s third attempt at booking this fight, as both attempts were previously derailed by injuries. Souza is currently on an eight-fight winning streak and recently submitted Chris Camozzi…

December 4th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 80 Date: September 10, 2015 Arena: The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be live from Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 with UFC Fight Night 80: Namajunas vs Van Zant. The stacked 11-fight card kicks off a three-event UFC weekend and…

November 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis had its regular host back this week as Lance just could not miss breaking down the epic UFC card this weekend in South Korea. In true union fashion however, one of the co-hosts had to take the night off, and this week the roulette wheel landed on Jay, while Sean remains missing…

November 13th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg and Nick Kalikas have revitalized their fight breakdown show “Before the Bell” continuing with tomorrow’s (Saturday, November 14, 2015) UFC 193 event. The UFC Hall of Famer and leading MMA Oddsmaker previewed both the main and co-main event this weekend featuring the women’s bantamweight title headliner of Ronda Rousey vs Holly Holm and the flyweight…

October 21st, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes and Kountermove. Our UFC Fight Night 76 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for…

October 2nd, 2015
Brian Hemminger

This week, MMA Oddsbreaker’s Nick Kalikas and Mike James were featured on SBR Forum’s UFC 192 preview. The leading MMA oddsmaker and the MMAOB handicapper and staff writer joined Peter Loshak in searching out value in all five main card fights. UFC Light Heavyweight Title Bout Daniel Cormier (c) vs Alexander Gustafsson UFC Welterweight Bout Johny Hendricks vs Tyron…

September 30th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Sometimes, the MMA world will tell you that Uriah Hall will lose. Don’t listen to them. Instead, listen to The MMA Analysis, the only podcast where the possibility of a Uriah Hall spin kick finish was discussed at length. This week, after going 2-0 on consensus bets, and setting a lofty standard of entertainment, the…

September 26th, 2015
Mike James

One of the main card bouts for UFC Fight Night 75 is a flyweight contest between the #7 ranked Kyoji Horiguchi and #13 ranked Chicho Camus. Horiguchi coming off a humbling defeat to Demetrious Johnson, while Camus lost a decision to hyped prospect Henry Cejudo in his last contest. They both look to get back into…

September 3rd, 2015
Mike James

The second bout on UFC 191’s main card is a light-heavyweight contest between Polish standout Jan Blachowicz and Corey “Beastin 25/8” Anderson. Both fighters are trying to get themselves back into the win column after they both lost their last appearance inside the Octagon.   Jan Blachowicz (18-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC, -150 favorite) Blachowicz made…

September 2nd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

With the choppy UFC schedule of late, the MMA Analysis has been forced to put out some episodes with more filler than normal. However, this week your hosts are back back at what they do best, breaking down fights and making bad jokes. The targets are a plenty too, from the ever-present needling of some…

August 19th, 2015
Mike James

The main card of UFC Fight Night 74 features a lightweight contest between undefeated prospect Chad Laprise and Brazilian veteran Francisco Trinaldo. Laprise looks to move to 4-0 in the UFC, while Trinaldo aims for his fourth straight win inside the Octagon. Chad Laprise (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC, -335 favorite) Laprise made a strong impression…

August 5th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 73 Date: August 8, 2015 Arena: Bridgestone Arena City: Nashville, TN The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Nasvhille, TN for the third time in promotional history this Saturday (August 8, 2015) for UFC Fight Night 73: Saint Preux vs Teixeira. The 13-fight card will get going with Fight Pass prelims at…

August 1st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

With Jon Jones out of the light heavyweight title picture for the foreseeable future, every bout in the division has taken on a new importance of late. That is especially true for fighters who already had a shot at Jones and were soundly defeated (like Rashad Evans and Glover Teixeira). If anyone is able to…

August 1st, 2015
Mike James

One of the featured fights on UFC 190 is a heavyweight contest between MMA legend Rodrigo “Minatauro” Nogueira and the much younger Stefan Struve. Both fighter are coming off of devastating knockouts and are looking to get back on track with a win on Saturday night. This should be a fight that is a treat for…

July 26th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

UFC 190 looks to be the polar opposite of the last card where the organization decide to host a TUF Brazil finale on pay-per-view. With one of the sport’s most popular fighters in the main event and a host of nostalgia on the undercard, UFC 190 seems like it has something for everyone. Ronda Rousey…

July 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC on FOX 16. These fights represent some of the highest moments in the careers of their respective participants, and should serve to pique your interest heading into the event. 1. Jessica Eye vs. Zoila Frausto-Gurgel – Bellator 83 Upcoming Bout: Jessica Eye…

July 19th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Hopefully the third time will be the charm for the rematch between UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and the man he took the title from, Renan Barao. The two were previously scheduled to tangle again at both UFC 177 and UFC 186, with each fighter being forced from the bout once. Unless a repeat of…

July 13th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Just a week after Conor McGregor became the first UFC champion to ever hail from the British Isles, the promotion will return to the region (albeit a different nation) for UFC Fight Night 72. The man once thought to be the area’s best chance at a UFC title, Michael Bisping, will headline Scotland’s first UFC…

July 11th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC 189 draws close, so it’s only fair that you get a one-stop shop for all the articles we’ve posted for the event, which goes down today (July 11, 2015) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada, and features an interim featherweight title bout between Conor…

July 11th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC 189. These fights represent some of the highest moments in the careers of their respective participants, and should serve to pique your interest heading into the event. With the stacked card coming up on Saturday, it almost seems pointless to put this…

July 4th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

As if UFC 189 and the TUF 21 Finale on back-to-back nights wasn’t enough, the UFC will only go two days without an event before UFC Fight Night 71 kicks off from Sand Diego on Wednesday night. The 13-fight event looks to be more high-profile than the average fight night card, and the matchups appear…

June 27th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 70. These fights represent some of the highest moments in the careers of their respective participants, and should serve to pique your interest heading into the event. 1. Lyoto Machida vs. Rich Franklin – Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 Upcoming Bout: Lyoto…

June 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Although it seemed as late as Wednesday night that the featherweight title bout between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor was in jeopardy, the show will go on, and the interest in UFC 189 has never been higher. There is so much that has already been said about this fight, and it will continue to garner…

June 24th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes and Kountermove. Our UFC Fight Night 70 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part…

June 21st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Between injuries and visa issues, UFC Fight Night 70 has lost no less than five bouts over the past few days. Currently, only eight bouts make up the card to be held in Hollywood, Florida, but the UFC may find some late replacements or add a few more bouts from the most recent season of…

June 18th, 2015
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Australian Steven Kennedy as he takes on Peter Sobotta at UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin, Germany   Steve “The Steamrolla” Kennedy Hometown: Perth, Australia Age: 32 Height: 6’0” Reach: N/A Weight Class: Featherweight Camp: Kickass MMA…

June 17th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes and Kountermove. Our UFC Fight Night 69 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part…