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March 12th, 2017
Gabe Killian

Comedian and Host of the MMA Roasted Podcast Adam Hunter wrote for the 2017 FightersOnly MMA Awards, which were live in Las Vegas, NV last Thursday night (March 2, 2017). Adam premiered three comedy videos at the award show, and here’s one of them, a hilarious and catchy music video starring “The California Kid” himself,…

December 19th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC on FOX 22: Michelle Waterson vs. Paige VanZant video highlights UFC on FOX 22: Mickey Gall vs. Sage Northcutt video highlights UFC on FOX 22: Urijah Faber vs. Brad Pickett video highlights UFC on FOX 22: Alan Jouban vs. Mike Perry video highlights 

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 14th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC on FOX 22 bantamweight Brad Pickett as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout this Saturday (December 17, 2016) against Urijah Faber at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. The Brit reflects on losing to Iuri Alcantara in his last fight in England and what the expectations are for fighting Faber…

December 10th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

As the UFC continues to put a bow on 2016, they still have one slot left for a FOX event. That will be filled next weekend, as the Octagon travels to Sacramento for an event featuring perhaps the two most well-known fighters from to city’s most successful gym, Team Alpha Male. In the main event,…

September 9th, 2016
James Lynch

Jimmie Rivera (19-1) discusses his upcoming fight against Urijah Faber (33-9) at UFC 203 on September 10th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Jimmie also talks about how he got into MMA, competing for Ring of Combat, Bellator and on The Ultimate Fighter. He also talks about his training camp and…

July 14th, 2016
James Lynch

Urijah Faber vs. Jimmie Rivera added to UFC 203 MMAFighting.com reported Wednesday that a bantamweight matchup between Urijah Faber and Jimmie Rivera has been added to UFC 203. Faber (33-9) heads into this matchup winning three of his last four fights. He’s coming off a loss to UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz at UFC 199 back…

June 8th, 2016
James Lynch

Matt Wagy (6-4) discusses his upcoming against with Paul Webb (6-5) at FFC 25 on June 10th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Matt also talks about the morale at Team Alpha Male right now, coming off back-to-back knockout victories and how this matchup with FFC came together.

June 4th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 199 co-main event of Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber. I spoke to the following fighters. Rob Font – UFC bantamweight – 00:00:09 Charles Rosa – UFC featherweight – 00:00:35 Kevin Lee – UFC Lightweight – 00:00:55 Peter Barrett…

June 2nd, 2016
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. Our UFC 199 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone…

June 2nd, 2016
James Lynch

Chris Padilla (7-0) discusses his upcoming fight against Jason Gonzalez (9-2) at RFA 36 on June 3rd during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Chris also talks about winning his RFA debut in December, the story behind his “Taco” nickname and competing in front of UFC President Dana White in this fight.

June 1st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

There are only three things missing from this week’s MMA Analysis: 1) Surrender 2) Retreat 3) Lance You won’t find any of those in our UFC 199 preview, as we’ve got the crew with us, so you know we mean business. We don’t spend much time on the top two fights — as each champion…

May 31st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The summer run of big fights continues in the Octagon this Saturday at UFC 199. We saw a title change hands at UFC 198 when Stipe Miocic upset heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, and a pair of challengers hope to replicate that feat this weekend. For challengers Michael Bisping and Urijah Faber, it would also mean…

March 16th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is going on a three week hiatus after this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 85 event, but there are still plenty of fights to get excited about in the coming weeks and months. UFC on Fox 19 will take place on April 16th and will feature several high profile bouts including a rematch between…

March 7th, 2016
James Lynch

Video Highlights: Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor (UFC 196)    Video Highlights: Miesha Tate vs. Holly Holm (UFC 196)    Video Highlights: UFC 196 post fight presser   Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Wonderboy Thompson headline UFC Ottawa UFC President Dana White announced Friday that  Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson will headline UFC Fight Night 89 in the promotions…

December 31st, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Elevation Fight Team head coach Duane Ludwig as he prepares for his crowning pupil, UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw’s upcoming title defense against Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night 81 in a few weeks (January 17, 2016) in Boston, Massachusetts. The former head coach of Team Alpha Male has some…

December 14th, 2015
James Lynch

UFC194: Conor McGregor knocks out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds UFC 194: Luke Rockhold becomes the new UFC middleweight champion UFC 194: Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza video highlights UFC 194: Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz video highlights   UFC 196 adds Hendricks vs. Thompson and more On Saturday night, the UFC announced a number…

November 30th, 2015
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 79 Post Fight Interviews  Benson Henderson / Jorge Masvidal post octagon interview Benson Henderson backstage interview Dong Hyun Kim post octagon interview Dong Hyun Kim backstage interview   Urijah Faber willing to fight former teammate T.J Dillashaw  Yesterday on Submission Radio, Urijah Faber mentioned that he’d have no problem fighting former teammate…

October 13th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Season 22 of The Ultimate Fighter features interim-UFC Featherweight Champion “The Notorious” Conor McGregor and former WEC Bantamweight Champion “The California Kid” Urijah Faber as coaches for Team Europe and Team USA. The show airs Wednesday nights at 10pm on FOX Sports 1. Here is an introduction to the lightweights competing in the tournament for…

October 13th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Boy, that escalated quickly. With news that UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw would be moving training camps permanently to his coach Duane Ludwig’s Team Elevation gym in Colorado, speculation arose as to whether that would affect Dillashaw and former friend/coach Urijah Faber’s pledge to not fight one another. That question was answered yesterday during an…

September 15th, 2015
James Lynch

Canadian featherweight Mike Malott makes his Bellator debut on September 19th at the promotions “Dynamite” event against Ousmane Thomas Diagne. Malott (4-1) spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 121 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” and discussed a variety of topics. Signing with Bellator  “The deal kind of just came together; I’ve been training at Team Alpha Male and Urijah Faber…

September 4th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

UFC 194 was already a fantastic card with three of the best, most intriguing bouts the organization could put together at the top of the event. The main event sees Jose Aldo defending his featherweight title against #1 contender Conor McGregor in perhaps the most hotly anticipated bout of the year. Joining that title fight…

July 13th, 2015
Adam Martin.

It’s official: Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber are your TUF 22 coaches. UFC president Dana White announced during the TUF 21 Finale that McGregor will take on Faber as the head coaches of TUF 22: U.S.A. vs. Europe. McGregor will head a team of eight European fighters while Faber will lead eight American fighters to…

May 19th, 2015
James Lynch

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Carlin Bardsley has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you an invitation for our Ten Cent Game for the upcoming UFC 187 event. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to Kountermove.com, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash just by picking fights. What are…

May 17th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Surprises and Disappointments is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event, highlighting three fighters who had surprising performances and three fighters who disappointed. Here were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC Fight Night 66. Surprises Mark Munoz – I’ll admit it, I was completely wrong about the Mark Munoz vs….

May 17th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 105 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First UFC flyweight fighter Zach Makovsky chats with us about his upcoming fight with John Dodson Saturday at UFC 187. Then we’re joined by Brian Byrne, lead singer of the Canadian rock band “I Mother Earth” to discuss OSS…

May 16th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy UFC Fight Night 66 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Neil Magny wins by T/KO (+515)/Magny wins in round 2 (+875)…

May 16th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 66 took place this morning at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines, and the card was pretty solid overall as it featured a number of exciting finishes, but some bad judges’ decisions and an uneventful main event hindered its overall entertainment value. Overall from a betting perspective, seven betting favorites won…

May 16th, 2015
Adam Martin.

My latest column at MMAOddsbreaker.com is my Rating the Card article, where I will take a look back at all the major MMA events and recap the event and then give my overall score of the card. For this instalment of the column, we will look back at UFC Fight Night 66. The first fight of the night saw…

May 15th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 66 is a five-round featherweight bout between Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Edgar is a -450 favorite (bet $450 to win $100) while Faber is a +360 underdog (bet $100 to win $360). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Edgar at…

May 14th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Be sure to listen in to this episode of The MMA Analysis early, since UFC Fight Night 66 takes place on Saturday morning from the Philippines. Even without Jay for a portion of the podcast, Lance, Brad, and Sean managed to take way too long breaking down a card that has not seemed to garner…

May 13th, 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. Our UFC Fight Night 66 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. –…

April 26th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

After years of talk, the UFC is finally making its way to the Philippines, as UFC Fight Night 66 will mark the promotion’s first trip to Southeast Asia. The card is headlined by a superfight at featherweight, as former champions Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber meet in what should be an entertaining affair. Middleweights Gegard…

February 18th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 66: Edgar vs. Faber Date: May 16, 2015 Location: Pasay, Philippines Venue: Mall of Asia Arena Broadcast: FS1 UFC Featherweight Contender Frankie Edgar Profile: The closest fighter the UFC has to a real-life Rocky Balboa, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar (18-4-1) has surprised everyone with his never-say-die attitude and come-from-behind ability that has led him to career-defining…

February 12th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC is going to the Philippines for the first time when it holds UFC Fight Night 65, which takes place May 16 at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines. Here is the current card, which features a killer main event along with some other scraps featuring Asian fighters: Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber…

January 22nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC is going back to Brazil in March, and it’s bringing back a star-studded lineup when it does. According to Combate, UFC Fight Night 62 will take place March 21 at Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the main event will be a five-round bantamweight fight between top contenders Urijah Faber…

December 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC bantamweight division is officially a mess. On Monday, two of the division’s top contenders announced injuries, with Raphael Assuncao declaring himself out with a broken ankle, and former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz saying he tore his ACL in his right knee, the opposite knee of the one that kept him out of…

December 7th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

12 years, 6 months, and 27 days. That was the amount of time between Robbie Lawler making his UFC debut (a decision victory over Aaron Riley on May 10th, 2002) and finally capturing UFC gold. Lawler winning a belt was something that up until a year ago nobody had seriously considered. He was a fashionable…

December 5th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC 181. 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: Johny Hendricks vs. Carlos Condit – UFC 158 Upcoming Bout: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie…

December 2nd, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 181 Date: December 6, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be live from Las Vegas this Saturday night with UFC 181, which will be headlined by a pair of title fights. The main card will be live on Pay-Per-View at 10pm ET, with preliminary action…

November 29th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The featured prelim at UFC 181 is a three-round bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber and Francisco Rivera. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Faber is a -435 favorite (bet $435 to win $100) while Rivera is a +340 underdog (bet $100 to win $340). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Faber at…

November 27th, 2014
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back on Pay Per View and in Las Vegas with UFC 181 on Saturday, December 6th. The event will feature two title fights and 11 fights in total, four of which will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET. Getting the action going on the televised prelims…

November 25th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

MMA bettors get a rare week off, as the last weekend before November features no cards with betting lines. That will be rectified during the first week of December however, as Invicta, RFA, KSW, and perhaps even ONE FC will all have betting lines posted. Of course, the gem of the entire weekend will be…

November 24th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s winter schedule looks phenomenal, and UFC 181 should get it off to quite the start. The event is headlined by the rematch of 2013 fight of the year candidate, as Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler meet for the welterweight title again. The event features a second title bout, as Anthony Pettis puts his…

October 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC yesterday booked two huge fights in the bantamweight division, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on both of these matchups. Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera, UFC 181 The first new bantamweight matchup that was announced is a three rounder between Urijah Faber and Francisco Rivera. The two will…

July 29th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC officially announced two new bouts in the last 24 hours, and both fights are head scratchers. Urijah Faber vs. Masanori Kanehara, UFC Fight Night 52 The UFC yesterday revealed that Urijah Faber will get his wish to fight in Japan when the bantamweight contender squares off against UFC newcomer Masnori Kanehara at UFC…

July 8th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Surprises and Disappointments is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event, highlighting three fighters who had surprising performances and three fighters who disappointed. Here are the three surprises and the three disappointments from UFC 175. Surprises Kenny Robertson — He always gets underrated, but Kenny Robertson is a damn good fighter and he showed it…

July 6th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 175 took place tonight at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the card overall was a success as it featured a terrific main event as well as a number of solid bouts on the undercard. Overall, only four favorites came through while six underdogs cashed. Here’s a betting recap for UFC…

July 4th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

The mixed martial arts (MMA) fantasy website Kountermove is back with another freeroll for MMAOddsBreaker.com readers. If you’re not familiar with how the site works, here’s a brief snippet from the site owners, themselves. Kountermove brings the traditional fantasy format to MMA. Accumulation of points and a salary cap make fantasy MMA more intriguing than…

July 4th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Before things head over to pay-per-view for one of the biggest fight cards of the year, UFC 175 will see six preliminary bouts air on Fox Sports 1 (8pm ET) and UFC Fight Pass (7pm ET) to get fans ready. Capping things off on Fox Sports 1 is a bout between the third-most marketable fighter…

July 4th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 175 Date: July 5, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV UFC 175 will be live on Saturday with 11 scheduled bouts, including a five fight main card that will be live on Pay Per View at 10pm ET, with preliminary action kicking off on FOX Sports 1 at 5pm ET….

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