vitaly minakov

January 1st, 2016
James Lynch

At the beginning of every month on MMAOddsBreaker, I feature my recurring “Veteran Watch” article which takes a look at some notable veterans competing on the regional/overseas circuit. In this article I recap how these veteran fighters fared in their respective bouts for the month of December.   Dec 4th – M-1 Challenge 63: Puetz vs. Nemkov 2 (St. Petersburg, Russia)…

November 30th, 2015
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release from a major North American MMA promotion like the UFC, Bellator, WSOF or Titan – unless they’re a major star – they often fall into obscurity on the regional/overseas circuit unless they rack up a few wins and end up signing with one of the aforementioned promotions. In this…

September 29th, 2015
James Lynch

At the beginning of every month on MMAOddsBreaker, I feature my recurring “Veteran Watch” article which takes a look at some notable veterans competing on the regional/overseas circuit. In this article I recap how these veteran fighters fared in their respective bouts for the month of August.   Sept 1st – ONE FC 30: Dynasty of Champions (Shanghai, China) Roger Huerta…

August 27th, 2015
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release from a major North American MMA promotion like the UFC, Bellator, WSOF or Titan – unless they’re a major star – they often fall into obscurity on the regional/overseas circuit unless they rack up a few wins and end up signing with one of the aforementioned promotions. In this…

April 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Bellator 115 took place tonight in Reno, Nevada, and the event overall was mediocre, as the promotion lost two fights on weigh-in day and had to scramble to fill the spaces at the last minute. From an odds point of view, two favorites cashed while one underdog won and one fight pushed. Here’s a betting…

April 4th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Despite this being Vitaly Minakov’s first Bellator Heavyweight Title defense, the talented Russian has experienced this feeling several times before. Undefeated (13-0) in mixed martial arts, Minakov hails from an extensive combat sambo, judo and wrestling background, rising to the World Championship gold medal level for four straight years from 2008-2011. Since transitioning to mixed…

April 4th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Although this is one of the slowest MMA weeks in a very long time, don’t be mistaken, there is still plenty of fisticuffs to wager on for those with the urge. Bellator will kick things off on Friday night, and we released the opening odds for the original four-fight main card of Bellator 115 earlier…

April 4th, 2014
Jason Nawara

Reno, Nevada plays host to a Bellator card that has changed drastically in the last 24 hours, which has led this poor writer to re-doing most of this breakdown, but that’s okay – this is the life we chose, and it’s one we must trod through for you and for Bellator. This card lost a…

April 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout at Bellator 115 is a 195lb catchweight bout between Mikkel Parlo and Johnny “Tattooed Terror” Cisneros. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Parlo as a -600 favorite (bet $600 to win $100) while Cisneros is a +450 underdog (bet $100 to win $450). MMA oddsmaker originally opened…

April 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of Bellator 115 is a five-round title fight between Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov and top contender Cheick Kongo. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Minakov as a -280 favorite (bet $280 to win $100) while Kongo is a +240 underdog (bet $100 to win $160). MMA oddsmaker originally…

April 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at Bellator 115 is a three-round welterweight semifinal fight between Andrey “The Spartan” Koreshkov and Sam “Sammy O” Oropeza. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Koreshkov as a -420 favorite (bet $420 to win $100) while Oropeza is a +335 underdog (bet $100 to win $335)….

April 3rd, 2014
Gabe Killian

Bellator 115 Date: April 4, 2014 Arena: Reno Events Center City: Reno, NV Heavyweight title bout: Cheick Kongo (+240) vs Vitaly Minakov (-280) Fight Breakdown: The Bellator 115 main event will be a heavyweight title fight between champion Vitaly Minakov and challenger Cheick Kongo. Minakov is the favorite in this match-up at -280 ($280 to…

April 2nd, 2014
Gabe Killian

Bellator 115 will be live from the Reno Events Center in Reno, NV on Fri., April 4th, 2014 with 10 scheduled bouts, including a four-fight main card that will be broadcasted live on Spike TV at 9pm ET. Betting lines for the main card will be made available at 5Dimes. Kicking off the action on…

April 1st, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This Friday, Bellator puts on their fifth consecutive card with a title fight as a headliner when Cheick Kongo takes on reigning champion Vitaly Minakov for the organization’s heavyweight belt. The event will also see a middleweight join Brett Cooper in this season’s tournament final, and half of the welterweight final will be determined as…

April 1st, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 115 heavyweight Cheick Kongo as he prepares for his tournament bout on Friday night (April 4, 2014) against Vitaly Minakov at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada. The former UFC standout had a promising start to his Bellator career when he won a four-man heavyweight tournament to…

November 15th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

Bellator 108 is in the books, as a new Heavyweight Champion and featherweight number one contender were crowned. The event also featured the heavily anticipated debut of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Overall, the underdogs had no chance as all five favorites pulled through in very entertaining and dominant fashion. Here’s a betting recap for Bellator 108 based…

July 31st, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 97 took place tonight and the event featured a number of exciting matches, many of which were available to bet on. Overall, eight favorites won while only one underdog cashed. Here’s a betting recap for the card based on the closing results at 5Dimes Sportsbook: Bellator 97 Favorites That Won In the main event…

July 31st, 2013
Jason Nawara

Somehow Bellator 97 has crept up on the world without making any noise about what an incredible card this is until this week. Albuquerque, New Mexico plays host to this supremely underrated card, and the show will be broadcast live on Spike starting at 7 EST/6 Central. The night is headlined by Michael Chandler (11-0),…

July 31st, 2013
Gabe Killian

Heavyweight bout: Ryan Martinez (+240) vs Vitaly Minakov (-280) Fight Breakdown: The Bellator 97 main card features the Bellator Summer Series heavyweight tournament final, where Colorado’s Ryan Martinez takes on the Russian, Vitaly Minakov. Martinez is currently the underdog at +240 ($100 to win $240) while the return on the favorite Minakov is -280 ($280…

June 19th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 96 took place tonight at Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, OK, and the result was a very entertaining card from a fan’s perspective and a from a bettor’s perspective as three favorites and two underdogs cashed out. Here’s a recap of Bellator 96 based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook: Bellator 96 Betting…