ufc recap

October 7th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

UFC 192 leads into a bit of a lull period for the UFC, but there are no off weeks for The MMA Analysis… except maybe next week, which we will likely take off because there will not be much to talk about. There was plenty to discuss from this past weekend however, as UFC 192…

July 12th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

It was a slow start for Ireland on Saturday night, but Conor McGregor sent all of the travelling fans home happy after dispatching Chad Mendes in the second round of their interim featherweight title bout, and capped off one of the greatest UFC cards in recent memory. McGregor has been calling himself a future champion…

June 28th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Saturday night saw the UFC take their efforts back to Florida for a card that went through as many changes as any in recent memory. The event was originally supposed to be held in Brazil, then was to feature fighters from TUF Brazil 4, then just became an amalgamation of random Brazilians, and whatever Floridians…

June 14th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s second card in Mexico City brought a very different feel from it’s debut, but in the end the same man had his hand raised and a belt wrapped around his waist. Fabricio Werdum went into the title unification bout against Cain Velasquez as a nearly 4-to-1 underdog, but quickly proved that he belonged…

October 26th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Last night was one of the worst UFC cards not just in recent memory, but of all time… until suddenly it wasn’t. UFC 179 will not be remembered for its lackluster preliminary bouts, nor its yawn-inducing undercard. Instead, once Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes entered the cage for their rematch, they put on the type…

October 5th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC put together a summer marathon that began on August 16th and saw ten cards in eight consecutive weeks, capped off by a doubleheader in Stockholm and Halifax. After the Swedish card, it looked like the organization was going to leave us longing for more UFC over the next three weeks leading up to…

October 4th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The Octagon returned to Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday afternoon for their latest international offering, and it wasn’t a particularly good night to be Scandinavian. The eleven-fight card took place entirely on UFC Fight Pass and saw some extremely surprising results on the main card, even though the rest of the event played out how it…

September 28th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

UFC 178 was one of the most anticipated cards of the year, and it completely lived up to expectations. The main card featured four finishes in five fights, but it was more the way the fights played out that made the event memorable. Each main card result will have a direct impact on its division’s…

September 20th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

For the first time in nearly two years, MMA fans had the opportunity to stay up all night watching fights from Japan. The card looked like it was going to be fun on paper, and in practice it was even better. Personally, I had no intention of staying up until 6am watching fights and foregoing…

August 24th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Although it took a while for the ball to get rolling on Saturday, by the end of the day the marathon of MMA almost seemed worth it. UFC Fight Night 49 in Tulsa finished with four consecutive TKOs, as the fighters must have sensed the restlessness growing amongst their audience to have 10 hours of…

August 17th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Perhaps it was due to the fight inexplicably airing until 1am ET, or the fact that most relevant bout on the card took place approximately three hours earlier, but the end of the UFC’s first trip to Maine seemed like a downpoint. Ryan Bader controlled Ovince St. Preux for the majority of their 25 minutes…

December 2nd, 2013
Gabe Killian

Note from the editor: The final tally of results was off in the original article. This mistake has been rectified and will not happen again. The Ultimate Fighter 18 finale is now behind us, and another season of the reality series is in the bag. It was the first card in UFC history to feature…

November 10th, 2013
Miguel

UFC Fight Night 32 came to us last night (Nov. 9, 2013) from Brazil with a main event at Light Heavyweight between Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort. Belfort was favored at the books and he came through with an aggressive first round KO, his third stoppage in a row. Henderson may have thought the stoppage…

November 7th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Another very successful night of free plays to add to the long list for us at MMAOddsBreaker.com. The night did not start off very strong, as we lost a recommended moderate play on Brian Houston +150 over Derek Brunson. Brunson got a flukey win connecting with an early head kick, but nonetheless, hats off to…

October 20th, 2013
Miguel

Last night (Oct. 19, 2013) at the UFC 166, Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez consolidated his grip on the belt by finishing Junior Dos Santos in the fifth round. For Velasquez, it was another dominant win, as Dos Santos was not able to mount much offense after shaking Velasquez up with punches in the first round….

October 10th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 29, what a night. Let me rephrase: what an awful night. Only my fourth losing UFC event of 2013 (and second in my months writing for MMA Odds Breaker), but certainly the worst. The night started off very strong with back to back plays cashing, starting with my recommended bet on Chris…

September 22nd, 2013
Miguel

The UFC 165 card headlined by Jon Jones versus Alexander Gustafsson last night (Sept. 21, 2013) featured a solid supporting cast of matches that started out with two decisions and ended with two decisive finishes. The Pat Healy-Khabib Nurmagomedov match showed that the Russian certainly belongs in bigger fights, as he ran his record to…

September 22nd, 2013
Miguel

In last night’s (Sept. 21, 2013) UFC 165 main event, the Light Heavyweight title match between Champion Jon Jones and challenger Alexander Gustafsson saw Jones challenged for the first time.  Despite a general consensus that Jones had done enough to win, there was some tension as the scorecards were read, as most assessments of the…

April 28th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

After a long build-up that really failed to generate any buzz for the fight, Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen finally met inside the cage at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday night. The fight was dominant in Jones’ favor, but that was one of only a handful of predictable moments from an…

April 14th, 2013
Miguel

The UFC’s latest event is in the books as Vegas hosted ‘The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale’ at the Mandalay Bay Events Center last night. The main event featured Bantamweight star Urijah Faber looking for another win that gets him closer to a final title run. Faber was a heavy favorite at the sportbooks, closing at…

August 14th, 2012
Matty

Saturday’s split decision win for Benson “Smooth” Henderson over Frankie “The Answer” Edgar was one of the biggest upsets of the entire fight card even though “Bendo” was a solid favorite to retain his lightweight championship at UFC 150. That’s because most MMA bettors  and viewers thought Henderson was far from “Smooth” in his first UFC title…