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Posted Friday, November 30, 2012 02:49 PM

Bellator 82 Tale of the Tape: Sarnavskiy vs. Hervey

Bellator 82 Tale of the Tape: Alexander Sarnavskiy (-525) vs. Tony Hervey (+325)


Event: Bellator 82
Matchup: Alexander Sarnavskiy (-525) vs. Tony Hervey (+325)
Location: Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; Time: 8 p.m. (ET)
How to watch: Spike.com, MTV2

TALE OF THE TAPE: THE FAVORITE

Name: Alexander Sarnavskiy (-525)
MMA Record: 20-1
Bellator Record: 0-1
Age: 23
Nationality: Russian
W – Len Bentley (SUB), W – Sergio Cortez (SUB), W – Thomas Deak (UD)
Notable Career Wins: Doug Evans (SUB)
Notable Career Losses: Rich Clementi (SD)
Notable Career Achievements: None
Keys to Victory: Take the fight to the ground, go for submissions, avoid Hervey’s power shots

TALE OF THE TAPE: THE UNDERDOG

Name: Tony Hervey (+325)
MMA Record: 15-12
Bellator Record: 0-1
Age: 26
Nationality: American
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Fight Breakdown: Alexander Sarnavskiy was the No. 1 lightweight prospect in the world, and Bellator had high hopes of him winning their latest 155-pound tournament. But after being outgrappled and losing a split decision to Rich Clementi – the first loss of his young career – Sarnavskiy needs to get back on track and prove why he’s so highly thought of. Despite the loss, the youngster is still a dangerous fighter, as he has vicious striking as well as submissions for days, backed up by his 17 stoppage victories. He’s a talented guy and has an opportunity to get back on ... [More]

Posted Thursday, November 29, 2012 01:34 PM

UFC on Fox 6 Opening Odds Rampage vs Teixeira

UFC on FOX 6 Opening Odds: Light Heavyweights Glover Teixeira (-245) vs. Quinton Jackson (+185)


UFC on FOX 6:  January 26, 2013 Chicago, Illinois

UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Glover Teixeira (-245)Profile: When people talk about the next big thing at light heavyweight in the UFC, the names Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira (19-2) come up every time. The 33-year-old monster trains out of the famed Pit, where such notable fighters as Tim Kennedy, Bobby Southworth, Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell have learned their craft over the years. With a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and fists that have delivered him 11 knockouts in his 18 wins, Teixeira is the real deal and can bring the fight anywhere. He is currently on a 17-fight winning streak and garnering increased attention as a true contender in the suddenly-murky UFC light heavyweight division following dominant wins over Kyle Kingsbury (arm-triangle choke submission) and Fabio Maldonado (TKO) in his first two fights within the organization.

UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Quinton Jackson (+185)Profile: Former light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-10) is nearing the end of his career with what he has said will be his last fight in the UFC on deck, but there is still some fight in the brawler. Jackson has not seen the win column since May of 2011 when he earned a unanimous decision against Matt Hamill, and although 34-year-old looked as good as he has in years in h... [More]

Posted Saturday, October 27, 2012 04:23 PM

MMA Betting Preview: Cage Warriors 49 Odds

MMA Betting Preview: Cage Warriors 49 Odds Breakdown  Event: Cage Warriors 49

Date: Saturday, October 28
Location: Cadiff, Wales, U.K.
How to Watch: Preliminary card streams on Facebook.com at 2:30 p.m. (ET),
main card streams on MMAjunkie.com at 4 p.m.

The U.K.’s premier MMA organization stages its 49th event on Saturday as Cage Warriors is back for what should be another entertaining show. In the main event of the evening, Brazilian welterweight Bruno Carvalho squares off against Ireland’s Cathal Pendred. Carvalho opened as a -240 favorite (bet $240 to win $100) while Pendred is a +180 underdog (bet $100 to win $180) according to the MMA odds. The 30-year old Carvalho enters the contest with a 14-5 record and holds a notable submission win over TUF vet Kyacey Uscola. He has been on a roll, winning nine of his last 10 fights, save a KO loss to Marius Zaromskis (via summersault kick). He is a second-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has five submission wins to his name, and he’s also a black belt in judo, so Pendred is going to have his hands full. The 25-year-old Irishman enters with a 10-2-1 record, including five wins via knockout. He’s also on a roll, having gone undefeated in his last five outings, including a notable decision win over UFC vet David Bielkheden. There’s no doubt Pendred is going to be looking to keep this fight standing and knock ... [More]

Posted Friday, October 26, 2012 02:23 PM

MFC 35 Odds Breakdown

MMA Betting Preview: MFC 35 Odds Breakdown MFC 35: Explosive Encounter takes place October 26 at Mayfield Trade Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and airs live in the U.S. on AXS TV at 10 p.m. (ET) and on tape delay in Canada on TSN 2. The main card features five bouts that have the potential to produce exciting finishes, including a title-fight headliner, and as always MMAOddsBreaker.com has you covered with the opening MMA odds.

In the main event of the evening, the MFC will crown a middleweight champion as the vacant title is on the line in a matchup between Joseph “Leonidas” Henle (8-0) and Elvis “The King” Mutapcic (11-2). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas has installed Henle as a -160 favorite (bet $160 to win $100) while Mutapcic comes in as the underdog at +130 (bet $100 to win $130). Henle was on Season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter and submitted Costas Philippou to get into the house but then lost a decision to Seth Baczynski in the first round. But that was an exhbition bout so he is still undefeated in his pro career, where he has four wins by submission and two via knockout, including a TKO of Luke Harris in his MFC debut to get this title shot. He trains out of Reign Training Center in California alongside Jake Ellenberger and Mark Munoz and seems to be improving every fight. At 29 years old, the gritty fighter nicknamed “Leonidas” is in the prime of his career. His opponent, Mutapcic, grew up in war-torn Bosnia before relocating to rough-and-tumble Des Moines, Iowa... [More]

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2012 07:25 PM

Bellator 78: Good (-500) vs Tsarev (+350)


  Bellator 78 Tale of the Tape: Lyman Good (-500) vs. Michail Tsarev (+350) Oct 24, 2012 Event: Bellator 78
Matchup: Lyman Good (-500) vs. Michail Tsarev (+350), Bellator Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
Location: Nutter Center, Dayton, OH
Time: 8 p.m. (ET)
How to watch: Spike.com, MTV2

TALE OF THE TAPE: THE FAVORITE

Name: Lyman “Cyborg” Good (-500)
MMA Record: 13-2
Bellator FC Record: 6-2
Age: 27
Nationality: American
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170 pounds
Style: Karate/Ground and Pound
Camp: Team Tiger Schulman

Strengths: Championship Experience in Bellator, Size, Toughness, Knockout Power, Good At Fighting Off His Back
Weaknesses: Takedown Defence, Injuries
Last 5 Fights: W – Jim Wallhead (UD), W – LeVon Maynard (KO), L – Rick Hawn (SD), W – Chris Lozano (UD), L – Ben Askren (UD)
Notable Career Wins: Jim Wallhead (UD), Chris Lozano (UD)
Notable Career Losses: Ben Askren (UD), Rick Hawn (SD)
Notable Career Achievements: First-ever Bellator Welterweight Champion (zero successful title defences)
Keys to Victory: Stop the takedown, use size to control the fight, use the cage

TALE OF THE TAPE: THE UNDERDOG

Name: Michael “The Lonely Wolf” Tsarev (+350)
MMA Record: 24-2
Bellator Record: 1-0
Age: 26
Nationality: Russian
Height: 5-11
Weight: 170 pounds
Style:... [More]

Posted Saturday, October 20, 2012 04:27 PM

UFC Opening Odds: Flyweight Title Demetrious Johnson (-285) vs. John Dodson (+215)

UFC Flyweight Title Fight
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UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson (-285)

Profile: Demetrious Johnson (16-2-1) became the first-ever UFC flyweight champion following a dominant unanimous decision win over  Joseph Benavidez at UFC 152. The 25-year-old from Washington had also earned a unanimous decision win against Ian McCall in a semifinal bout at UFC on FX 3 after the two fought to a draw on March 3. “Mighty Mouse” thought he had walked away with a victory against McCall the first time around, but a scoring mistake changed the decision and forced a rematch for the right to face Benavidez for the title. Johnson had previously lost a bantamweight title fight against champ Dominick Cruz last October before dropping to the flyweight division, and he is 4-1-1 in the UFC with another notable win over Miguel Angel Torres at UFC 130.

UFC Flyweight #1 Challenger John Dodson (+215)

Profile: A former New Mexico State wrestling champion and part-time Chuck E. Cheese employee, John Dodson (14-5) fell in love with MMA after Greg Jackson recruited him in 2003 due to his impressive wrestling background. With Jackson guiding him, Dodson has already seen much success in MMA, winning The Ultimate Fighter 14 despite moving up a weight class to bantamweight. The 28-year-old is currently undefeated at 3-0 in the big leagues and earned a title shot against Johnson with a second-round TKO of Jussier Formiga in his last fi... [More]

Posted Wednesday, October 03, 2012 12:22 PM

UFC on FX 5 Opening Odds: Heavyweights Travis Browne (-215) vs Antonio Silva (+175)

UFC on FX 5 Opening Odds: Heavyweights Travis Browne (-215) vs. Antonio Silva (+175)

UFC on FX 5 Friday, October 5 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota

UFC Heavyweight Contender Travis Browne (-215)

Profile: The powerful Hawaiian Travis Browne (13-0-1) has run through his opponents like a freight train during his short three-year career. With 13 wins already under his belt, including 11 finishes (nine by knockout and two via submission), Browne has turned some heads in the one-time stagnant UFC heavyweight division. Making his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale, the 30-year-old unbeaten fighter knocked out James McSweeney with an impressive barrage of fists in the first round. Since then, he has followed his heavy hands to the top of the heavyweight division with impressive wins over Stefan Struvre (Knockout of the Night), Chad Griggs (Submission of the Night) and Rob Broughton (unanimous decision) along with a controversial draw against Cheick Kongo. Browne was expected to face Ben Rothwell at UFC on FOX 4 ... [More]

Posted Wednesday, October 03, 2012 12:20 PM

UFC on FX 5 Opening Odds: Jake Ellenberger (-370) vs Jay Hieron (+290)

UFC on FX 5 Opening Odds: Welterweights Jake Ellenberger (-370) vs. Jay Hieron (+290)

UFC on FX 5 Friday, October 5 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota

UFC Welterweight Contender Jake Ellenberger (-370)

Profile: Jake Ellenberger (27-6) made his way toward the top of the UFC welterweight title contenders thanks to an impressive six-fight winning streak that included four via TKO/KO over Jake Shields, Sean Pierson, John Howard and Mike Pyle. Unfortunately, the 27-year-old from Omaha saw his winning streak come to an end with a stunning loss to Martin Kampmann, who advanced to a title eliminator bout against Johny Hendricks. The loss was a bit of a surprise considering Ellenberger looked like he was about to finish Kampmann before the tables were turned on him. Ellenberger is 6-2 in the UFC, with the other previous loss coming against interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit in his debut. His win over Shields took just 53 seconds and earned Knockout of the Night honors, and 24 of his 33 career fights have ended with... [More]

Posted Tuesday, October 02, 2012 11:26 PM

UFC on FX 5 Fighter Interview Videos: Dennis Hallman

Toe to Toe With Trigg: Host Frank Trigg Interview With UFC on FX 5 Fighter Dennis Hallman Oct 2, 2012

MMAOddsbreaker and Frank Trigg team up to bring you the best inside information and coverage on the upcoming UFC on FX 5 event. Join us here for our Live Interview Series with some of the UFC on FX 5 stars before they head into battle!

Host and former UFC fighter Frank Trigg talks shop with UFC on FX 5 fighter Dennis Hallman in this one on one interview.

The best way to optimize your ufc betting is to use inside information to your advantage.
Get Dennis Hallman’s perspective on his upcoming UFC on FX 5 fight before stepping into the Octagon. Watch and listen as Frank and Dennis cover important pre-fight “Q” and “A” about Dennis’ training camp, game plan, and outlook on his upcoming UFC on FX 5 match up vs. Thiago Tavares scheduled for this Saturday October 5th.

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Posted Tuesday, October 02, 2012 11:20 PM

UFC on FX 5 Fighter Interview Videos: Aaron Simpson

Toe to Toe With Trigg: Host Frank Trigg Interviews UFC on FX 5 Fighter Aaron Simpson Oct 1, 2012

MMAOddsbreaker and Frank Trigg team up to bring you the best information and coverage on the upcoming UFC on FX 5 event.

Host and former UFC fighter Frank Trigg talks shop with UFC on FX 5 fighter Aaron Simpson in this one on one interview. There is no better way to get to know a fighter’s perspective before stepping into the Octagon than straight from the fighter’s mouth. Hear Aaron Simpson’s take on his upcoming UFC on FX 5 Welterweight match up vs. Mike Pierce scheduled for Saturday October 5th.

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Posted Friday, September 28, 2012 01:22 PM

UFC on Fuel TV 5: Mills -165 vs Ludwig +135

UFC on FUEL TV 5 Opening Odds: Welterweights Che Mills (-165) vs. Duane Ludwig (+135)

UFC on FUEL TV 5: September 29, 2012 Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England

UFC Welterweight Contender Che Mills (-165)Profile: One of the UK’s favorite exports over the last few years, 29-year-old Che Mills (14-5, 1 No-Contest) has given as good as he has received in his UFC career. After going 14-4-1 across Europe from 2003 to 2011, Mills debuted at UFC 138 in devastating fashion, with a flying knee and punches TKO over Chris Cope in under a minute. This won Mills the Knockout of the Night award and opened the world’s eyes to new blood in the UFC welterweight division. Then Mills met Rory MacDonald at UFC 145 and received a serious wake-up call from a top contender, as he was absolutely dominated. Regardless, Mills still has the talent to bounce back and shine under English lights in his next fight at UFC on FUEL TV 5.

UFC Welterweight Contender Duane Ludwig (+135)Profile: A long-time vet of MMA and kickboxing, Duane Ludwig (21-13) has seen it all and fought just about everyone worth fighting at lightweight and welterweight. He lost via submission to BJ Penn at welterweight, knocked out Jens Pulver at lightweight, decisioned Genki Sudo and also fell to Tyson Griffin and Josh Thomson in Strikeforce. Lately, he has had an unspectacular run in the UFC, going 2-4 over the last three years with a win over Amir Sadollah and losses to Dan Hardy, Jim Miller and Josh Neer... [More]

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2012 05:16 PM

UFC on Fuel TV 5: Hardy vs Sadollah Preview From Opening Lines Oddsmaker

UFC on FUEL TV 5 Opening Odds: Welterweights Dan Hardy (-165) vs. Amir Sadollah (+135) Sep 26, 2012

 

UFC on FUEL TV 5: September 29, 2012 Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England

UFC Welterweight Contender Dan Hardy (-165)

Profile: One-time UFC welterweight title contender Dan Hardy (24-10-1) has fallen on hard times lately, going on a four-fight losing streak after earning a title shot at GSP’s belt at UFC 111 before rebounding with a knockout win over Duane Ludwig at UFC 146. Shockingly, Hardy was not cut from the UFC when so many are on a losing streak of that length and was able to bounce back Ludwig. The 30-year-old Brit has been an entertaining fighter throughout his MMA career and has the ability to KO virtually anyone in the welterweight division. However, the tougher the competition, the more he has struggled against top-level opponents. Hardy has seemingly taken his losses to heart and has worked hard to fill his gaps and work on the holes in his game, n... [More]

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2012 05:12 PM

UFC on Fuel TV 5: Picket vs Jabouin Preview From Opening Lines Oddsmaker

  UFC on FUEL TV 5 Opening Odds: Bantamweights Brad Pickett (-215) vs. Yves Jabouin (+165) Sep 27, 2012 function dtauthorpe(){ var productElement = document.getElementById("dtauthor_tracking"); if (productElement == null) { document.getElementById("authorprofilebox").innerHTML = " "; } } function dtpixell(){ var productElement = document.getElementById("dtpixell"); if (productElement == null) { document.getElementById("authorprofilebox").innerHTML = " "; } }

UFC on FUEL TV 5: September 29, 2012 Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England

UFC Bantamweight Contender Brad Pickett (-215)

Profile: The always exciting British fighter Brad Pickett (21-6) has experienced mixed results in the UFC so far following a fairly successful run in the WEC. Currently, Pickett is 1-1 in the UFC with his lone loss coming in his debut against eventual bantamweight interim champion Renan Barao at UFC 138 while his sole win was an impressive submission of Damacio Page at UFC on FUEL TV 2. The 34-year-old Pickett is a fan favorite and a favorite of UFC president Dana White, mostly due to his willingness to scrap and put on a good fight for the fans.

UFC Bantamweight Contender Yves Jabouin (+165)

Profile: Yves Jabouin (18-7) is a 33-year-old Canadian/Haitian fighter who has always been exciting to watch. In his 25 career fights, Jabouin has earned 18 wins, with 11 coming by knockout. His confidence in his hands ... [More]

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2012 05:10 PM

UFC on Fuel TV 5: Sass vs Wiman Preview From Opening Lines Oddsmaker

UFC on FUEL TV 5 Opening Odds: Lightweights Paul Sass (-115) vs. Matt Wiman (-115) Sep 27, 2012 function dtauthorpe(){ var productElement = document.getElementById("dtauthor_tracking"); if (productElement == null) { document.getElementById("authorprofilebox").innerHTML = " "; } } function dtpixell(){ var productElement = document.getElementById("dtpixell"); if (productElement == null) { document.getElementById("authorprofilebox").innerHTML = " "; } }

UFC on FUEL TV 5: September 29, 2012 Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England

UFC Lightweight Contender Paul Sass (-115)

Profile: Paul Sass (13-0) started his career off in brilliant fashion with seven straight triangle submission wins. He followed those impressive finishes with a split-decision victory and five more quick submission wins, three of which were in the UFC. Sass is the real deal, and his submissions are truly incredible considering the level of competition in the UFC. The latest submission win came over outspoken Jacob Volkmann at UFC 146 with a triangle-armbar in the first two minutes. That victory broke Volkmann’s five-fight winning streak and made people pay more attention to the 24-year-old Englishman.

UFC Lightweight Contender Matt Wiman (-115)

Profile: Long-time UFC vet Matt Wiman (14-6) first debuted at UFC 60 in a loss to Spencer Fisher. Over the next six years, Wiman would amass an 8-4 record in the deep waters of the UFC ligh... [More]

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2012 05:07 PM

UFC on Fuel TV 5: Miocic vs Struve Preview From Opening Line Oddsmaker

function dtauthorpe(){ var productElement = document.getElementById("dtauthor_tracking"); if (productElement == null) { document.getElementById("authorprofilebox").innerHTML = " "; } } function dtpixell(){ var productElement = document.getElementById("dtpixell"); if (productElement == null) { document.getElementById("authorprofilebox").innerHTML = " "; } } UFC on FUEL TV 5 Opening Odds: Heavyweights Stipe Miocic (-275) vs. Stefan Struve (+205)

UFC on FUEL TV 5: September 29, 2012 Capital FM Arena n Nottingham, England

UFC Heavyweight Contender Stipe Miocic (-275)

Profile: Stipe Miocic (9-0) has been impressive in his first three UFC bouts, defeating Shane del Rosario via second-round TKO at UFC 146 on May 26, Phil De Fries by first-round knockout at UFC on FUEL TV 1 on February 15 and Joey Beltran via unanimous decision at UFC 136 last October 8 in his debut. The 29-year-old Croatian earned Knockout of the Night honors with the win over De Fries, and he is a former Golden Gloves boxing champion and wrestled collegiately at Cleveland State University. Miocic previously competed in the North American Allied Fight Series, going 5-0 and defeating Bobby Brents for the heavyweight title last June 4 by leg kick submission. Miocic’s first five wins were all decided by KO/TKO in the first or second round.

UFC Heavyweight Contender Stefan Struve (+205)

Profile: Stefan Struve (24-5) has one of the m... [More]

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2012 05:03 PM

Strikeforce: Souza -450 vs. Brunson +300

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Strikeforce Opening Odds: Middleweights Ronaldo Souza (-450) vs. Derek Brunson (+300)

Strikeforce: Souza vs. Brunson August 18, 2012 at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California

Strikeforce Middleweight Contender Ronaldo Souza (-450)
Profile: Also known as “Jacare” or “Alligator” in Portuguese, Ronaldo Souza (15-3-1) is a legend in the annals of BJJ history. After a quick start to his career in Brazil, where he went 7-1, Jacare made the transition to the international stage when Dream came calling. In the Japanese promotion, he went 3-1-1 and was an upkick from Gegard Mousasi away from winning the Dream Middleweight Grand Prix. Following Dream in 2009, the 32-year-old made Strikeforce his new home, and proceeded to capture the vacant middleweight title in a close battle with Tim Kennedy. Jacare would go on to defend his title against Robbie Lawler before eventually losing it current champion Luke Rockhold.

Strikeforce Middleweight Contender Derek Brunson (+300)
Profile: Derek Brunson (9-1) is a former Division II All-American wrestler from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke who had a fantastic start to his career, going 9-0 over his first two years in the sport on the independent circuit and Strikeforce. He suffered his first loss at the hands of former UFC vet and TUF winner Kendall Grove at ShoFight 20 via a controversial split decision. The 28-year-old was originally expected to fight ... [More]

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2012 05:01 PM

Strikeforce: Saffiedine vs Bowling

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Strikeforce Opening Odds: Welterweights Tarec Saffiedine (-305) vs. Roger Bowling (+235)

Strikeforce: Saffiedine vs. Bowling August 18, 2012 at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California

Strikeforce Welterweight Contender Tarec Saffiedine (-305)
Profile: Tarec Saffiedine (12-3) enjoyed a steady stream of success on the independent circuit, which led him to training with the legendary Team Quest in California and a stint with DREAM. The 25-year-old Belgian fighter was an alternate in DREAM’s welterweight tournament in 2009 before he was quickly snatched up by Strikeforce, where he has posted a 5-1 record since early 2010, with his only loss coming at the hands of welterweight title contender Tyron Woodley. Saffiedine is most comfortable on his feet, as he’s a black belt in the Shihaishinkai form of karate, but he uses it as a way to wear down his opponents until an opening in their defense is found, in which case he will go for any submissions when they make themselves available.

Strikeforce Welterweight Contender Roger Bowling (+235)
Profile: Roger Bowling (11-2) is always ready for a fight. After collecting a 7-0 record on the independent circuit, the 30-year-old fighter out of Cinncinati, Ohio has gone 4-2 in Strikeforce, including a highly-entertaining trilogy against Bobby Voelker, who has defeated him twice. Many of Bowling’s fights turn into wild slugfests that either leave his opponents ... [More]

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2012 04:59 PM

Strikeforce: Rousey -475 vs Kaufman +325

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Strikeforce Opening MMA Odds: Bantamweight Title Ronda Rousey (-475) vs. Sarah Kaufman (+325)

Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman August, 18 2012 at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California

Ronda Rousey (-475)
Profile: Rousey (5-0) is an MMA sensation thanks to the unbeaten start to her career in the sport. While she may lack experience after making her pro debut less than a year ago, she has quickly become one of the most dominant fighters ever. The 25-year-old from Venice was a bronze medalist in judo in the 2008 Olympic Games and made her MMA debut as an amateur on August 6, 2010. Rousey turned pro after her first three fights, each of which ended them all with armbar submission within the first minute. All five of her pro bouts have also ended the same way in the first round, with four of them decided in less than 50 seconds. The exception was her most recent fight against Miesha Tate on March 3 for the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight championship, which ended at 4:27 of the first round and gave her the title.

Sarah Kaufman (+325)
Profile: Kaufman (15-1) is a much more experienced mixed martial artist as the former Strikeforce bantamweight champion with her only loss coming against Marloes Coenen by armbar submission in her second title defense on October 9, 2010. The 26-year-old Canadian has won three straight fights since suffering that lone loss, including two in Strikeforce, with one of... [More]

Posted Friday, August 10, 2012 04:14 PM

UFC 150: Cerrone -305 vs Guillard +255


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UFC 150 Opening Odds: Lightweights Donald Cerrone (-305) vs. Melvin Guillard (+255)

UFC 150: August 11, 2012 Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado

UFC Lightweight Contender Donald Cerrone (-305)

Profile: Donald Cerrone (18-4) is a long-time WEC vet who has come close to earning gold around his waist on multiple occasions only to fall short. In the WEC, "Cowboy" was 0-3 in shots for the lightweight title, but he always defeated everyone else around him. When the UFC absorbed the WEC, Cerrone went right back to work in an extremely active 2011, fighting in the organization five times going 4-1 and with impressive wins over Paul Kelly, Vagner Rocha, Charles Olivera and Dennis Siver. His six-fight winning streak was snapped when he met Nate Diaz in the Octagon at UFC 141, as he lost a unanimous decision in a bout that won Fight of the Night. Deadly on the feet and with an impressive ground game in a relatively short period of time, this Greg Jackson-trained 29-year-old can win anywhere in the cage.

UFC Lightweight Contender Melvin Guillard (+255)

Profile: After winning five in a row from 2009 to 2011, Melvin Guillard (30-10-2, 1 No-Contest) lost via rear-naked choke to both Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller in the first half of the first round before rebounding with a unanimous decision victory against Fabricio Camoes at UFC 148. “The Young Assassin” has every resource in the MMA world available to him for training... [More]

Posted Friday, August 10, 2012 04:10 PM

UFC 150: Henderson -165 vs Edgar +135

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UFC 150 Opening Odds: Lightweight Title Benson Henderson (-165) vs. Frankie Edgar (+135)

UFC 150: August 11, 2012 Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado

UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson (-165)

Profile: The former WEC lightweight champion and the man to dethrone Frankie Edgar from his 155-pound UFC title, Benson "Smooth" Henderson (16-2) has done nothing but impress in his six-year MMA career. He has a complete fighting game, from a devastating wrestling base to a submission game to make anyone think twice (eight submission wins and a standing guillotine to fear) along with solid stand up and ring intelligence that is off the charts. The 28-year-old Henderson is the future of the sport. The only real blemish on his record came when he lost his WEC lightweight title to Anthony Pettis at WEC 53, but not many people could have won that battle. Henderson's exciting style and well-rounded skills have transformed him into the reigning champ and should make the lightweight division very interesting to watch for years to come.

UFC #1 Lightweight Contender Frankie Edgar (+135)

Profile: The closest fighter the UFC has to Rocky Balboa, Frankie "The Answer" Edgar (14-2-1) has surprised everyone with his never-say-die attitude and come-from-behind guttiness that has led him to victories over B.J. Penn (twice) and his arch-nemesis Gray Maynard. Winner of five Fight of the Night awards, the undersized Edgar ... [More]

Posted Friday, August 10, 2012 04:05 PM

UFC 150: Shields -205 vs Herman +165

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UFC 150 Opening Odds: Middleweights Jake Shields (-205) vs. Ed Herman (+165)

UFC 150: August 11, 2012 Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado

UFC Middleweight Contender Jake Shields (-205)

Profile: Jake Shields (27-6) has seen and done almost everything you can in MMA. He was a Shooto champion, won a Rumble on the Rock tournament and earned Elite XC welterweight and Strikeforce middleweight titles, defending the latter against current UFC light heavyweight contender Dan Henderson. The 33-year-old MMA veteran's UFC tenure has been less impressive than his resume would suggest, however. Despite winning his UFC debut against Martin Kampmann, it was marred by talk of Shields not being an exciting or dominant fighter in the big leagues. He edged Kampann via split decision before losing his welterweight title shot against champ Georges St. Pierre at UFC 129. Shields followed up his loss to GSP - his first in six years following 15 straight wins - with a horrible knockout loss to Jake Ellenberger in September of 2011 but bounced back with an unconvincing unanimous decision win over Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 144.

UFC Middleweight Contender Ed Herman (+165)

Profile: Ed "Short Fuse" Herman (20-7) is currently riding an impressive three-fight winning streak in dominant fashion, bowling over Tim Credeur, Clifford Starks and Kyle Noke between 2011 and early 2012. Before that, Herman had not fought in nearly two y... [More]

Posted Friday, August 10, 2012 04:00 PM

UFC 150: Yushin Okami vs Buddy Roberts


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UFC 150 Opening Odds: Middleweights Yushin Okami (-525) vs. Buddy Roberts (+375)

UFC 150: August 11, 2012 Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado

UFC Middleweight Contender Yushin Okami (-525)

Profile: The last person to technically '"defeat" UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, Yushin Okami (26-7) has had a masterful run in the UFC, going 10-2 over the last five years, with big wins over such names as Alan Belcher, Mike Swick, Mark Munoz, Nate Marquardt and the late Evan Tanner to name a few. Okami has always been hovering around the top of the middleweight division, and last year he finally got his shot to fight for the title at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro against champion Anderson Silva. However, Silva made quick work of Okami, defeating him via TKO in the second round. Okami looked to bounce back in his home country of Japan against rising middleweight Tim Boetsch at UFC 144, and after two dominant rounds in his favor, he was caught by a barrage of fists and lost by TKO in the third. Now off the first back-to-back losses of his career, he will take on fellow middleweight contender Buddy Roberts at UFC 150.

UFC Middleweight Contender Buddy Roberts (+375)

Profile: The ready to rumble Buddy Roberts (12-2) comes out of Jackson's MMA with an all-around game and a thirst for success in the UFC. After five years on the independent circuit, the 29-year-old Roberts made his UFC debut at UFC on FX 3... [More]

Posted Friday, August 10, 2012 03:57 PM

UFC 150: Justin Lawrence vs Max Holloway

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UFC 150 Opening Odds: Featherweights Justin Lawrence (-130) vs. Max Holloway (+100)

UFC 150: August 11, 2012 Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado

UFC Featherweight Contender Justin Lawrence (-130)

Profile: The protoge of the Nogueira brothers and Anderson Silva at Black House, Justin Lawrence (4-0) has the best camp in MMA developing him for an eventual run at a UFC title. Despite losing in the quarterfinals of The Ultimate Fighter 15, the 22-year-old Lawrence still showed incredible promise as the top overall pick by coach Dominick Cruz and was signed to a UFC contract. He showed why he deserves to be in the organization with a Knockout of the Night performance in his UFC debut at the TUF 15 Finale. After fighting at 155 on the show, Lawrence will make his featherweight and PPV debut at UFC 150.

UFC Featherweight Contender Max Holloway (+100)

Profile: The youngest fighter on the UFC roster, 20-year-old Max Holloway (5-1) is considered by many to be the next Anthony Pettis. He has a wide variety of striking skills that he can display around the Octagon and is always looking to end the fight in spectacular fashion. His UFC debut went haywire rather quickly against savvy featherweight contender Dustin Poirier at UFC 143, as he lost by mounted arm-triangle in the first round. He rebounded from that one-sided defeat by earning a unanimous decision victory against Pat Schilling at The Ultimate Fighter... [More]

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