yoshihiro akiyama

November 26th, 2015
Mike James

A featured matchup on UFC Fight Night 79’s main card is a welterweight match-up between Japanese veteran Yoshihiro “Sexyama” Akiyama and Alberto “Soldier of God” Mina. Akiyama’s most recent fight was a dominant decision win over Amir Sadollah in September of 2014, which came after a two and a half year layoff. Mina, meanwhile, is…

September 21st, 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 were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC Fight Night 52. Surprises Mark Hunt — In the main event of the evening, Mark Hunt knocked out Roy Nelson…

September 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card Here’s five crazy UFC Fight Night 52 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Mark Hunt wins in round 2 (+750) In the main event of…

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…

September 20th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 52 took place this morning on Fight Pass from the fabled Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and the card overall was absolutely fantastic on every level possible. In total, nine betting favorites and three underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each fight. Favorites…

September 19th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 52 is a three-round lightweight bout between Myles Jury and Takanori Gomi. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Jury is a -550 favorite (bet $550 to win $100) while Gomi is a +425 underdog (bet $100 to win $425). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up Jury at…

September 19th, 2014
Adam Martin.

There were no new fight bookings yesterday, so for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll instead give my quick thoughts on some of the props available for UFC Fight Night 52 that I see having value. Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson OVER 1.5 rounds (-170) The main event between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson is…

September 18th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 52 Date: September 20, 2014 Arena: Saitama Super Arena City: Saitama, Japan UFC Fight Night 52 will be live from Japan late Friday night/early Saturday morning with a 12-fight card, including a six-fight main card that will stream live on UFC Fight Pass at 3:30am ET, with preliminary action getting going at…

September 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 52 is a three-round welterweight matchup between Yoshihiro Akiyama and Amir Sadollah. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Akiyama is a -165 favorite (bet $165 to win $100) while Sadollah is a +145 underdog (bet $100 to win $145). MMA linesetter Nick…

September 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 52 is a five-round heavyweight war between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Hunt is a -140 favorite (bet $140 to win $100) while Nelson is a +120 underdog (bet $100 to win $120). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up Hunt…

September 16th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 52 September 20, 2014 Welterweight Matchup: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs Amir Sadollah By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  In the third to last fight from Japan are two fighters that casual fans may not even remember, as neither has been in the Octagon since 2012. Between injuries and reality TV shows, Amir Sadollah and…

September 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas yesterday released the opening odds for UFC Fight Night 52, and for Tuesday’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on them. Miesha Tate vs. Rin Nakai Tate opened at -280, Nakai +200, and the public has come in on Tate, pushing her to -350 with Nakai now at…

July 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC went on a fight announcing spree on Wednesday, as the promotion revealed a number of upcoming fights for the rest of the summer and fall schedule. As well, the other fights from UFC 176 that needed homes were also booked for new dates. And for today’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll list all…

June 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC yesterday confirmed they will be heading to Japan this fall, as UFC Fight Night 52 was announced to take place September 20 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and a number of fighters were confirmed to fight on the card. Already announced, but confirmed again yesterday, was a five-round main event heavyweight…

June 2nd, 2013
Adam Martin.

I hate sounding pessimistic, because I’d like to consider myself a pretty optimistic guy, but UFC 161 really seems like the disaster that was UFC 149 all over again. Last summer, the UFC went through an injury epidemic and the card that was most affected by it was UFC 149, which was the UFC’s first…

May 18th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Is it just me, or is Vitor Belfort once again being underrated by the public? The former UFC Light Heavyweight champion takes on former Strikeforce Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC on FX 8, which takes place May 18 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. The betting odds at 5Dimes…