Category Archives: MMA

UFC 265: BACK TO VETERANS AND FAMILIAR FACES

29 Jul , 2021,
A. J. Riot

The next big outing for the UFC will be on August 7th at the Toyota Center in Houston. UFC 265: Lewis vs Gane will be the event, as the interim heavyweight title goes up for grabs, with the winner the most likely to get a shot at Francis Ngannou’s heavyweight title. It will be a great night of action, and with fans getting used to being in the arenas again, it will be good to have your numbers straight and try out this affiliate code for a solid promo offer. On the same night, women’s Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, will face challenger Julianna Pena for the Bantamweight title. The event will be a breath of fresh air and a wave of memories for diehard UFC fans, who will have a few veteran faces to root for, including Nunes, Lewis, and Aldo.

Derrick Lewis will be looking to take out Gane and solidify his chances at being the next man up for the Heavyweight title. The champion, Ngannou is not happy with the fight but has never been known to shy away from a contender. The Heavyweight division became Ngannou’s playground after taking out Stipe Miocic for the title earlier this year. Lewis is a heavy hitter and a knockout specialist. He will hold a weight advantage over Gane, but the Frenchman is more balanced and can mix up his approach with great striking, grappling, and even submissions. His defence is better than Lewis’, and he has a reach advantage over the Black Beast. The fight will be interesting for Gane, who is challenging and defending an unbeaten record in the UFC.

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Dillashaw returns to face Sandhagen

24 Jul , 2021,
A. J. Riot

It has been two years since anyone other than his circle saw TJ Dillashaw in a fight, an official one. Before bowing out dishonorably in 2019 on a two-year suspension after testing positive for EPO at UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw. The fight was Dillashaw’s first at Flyweight, after laying waste to the Bantamweight division. It will be hard to pick a favourite or good bet for where he lands on his return, but Pointsbet has a lead worthy of following, and Dillashaw has a point to prove against Sandhagen at UFC on ESPN 27.

Cody Sandhagen is a rising star in the Bantamweight division, and a win against a legend of the field will all but guarantee him a title shot, irrespective of whether current champion, Aljamain Sterling, is willing to give it to him or not. Sandhagen is 7-1 in the UFC, losing only to Sterling, back at UFC 250. The 29-year old has since come back with two stunning victories against two good fighters in Marion Moraes and Frankie Edgar. Going up against Dillashaw would naturally be a big step up from those two and a defining matchup for The Sandman, except, Dillashaw may not be at the peak of his powers anymore.

Now 35-years old and two years off real pro competition, nobody knows what state Dillashaw is returning in, but if Conor McGregor is any indication, then it might only be a shell of his former self. The last we know of, Dillashaw was still at his deadly best when fighting as a Bantamweight. He took out any and everyone that stepped up to the plate. However, times have changed, and even his favourite enemy, Garbrandt, is far from being a solid Bantamweight presence anymore. Dillashaw will have to show that he still has the legs to sustain any kind of defence while dealing with the heavy scrutiny that comes with his performance if he does turn in a great one. What is certain is that Dillashaw will give it his all, not just to mark his return, but for himself, as an ultimate competitor. He will want to prove to himself that he can still be king of the jungle and probably have his sights set on Aljamain if he does take care of Sandhagen.

UFC on ESPN 27 will not be only about these two, though. There is plenty to come from the event, with Kyler Phillips going up against Raulian Paiva, Darren Elkins taking on Darrick Minner, while Maycee Barber faces off with Miranda Maverick. The main and under card are packed, and so too will be the event, as fans get ready to once again behold one of the best to ever do it in the octagon.

Best Underdog Wins in MMA

1 Jul , 2021,
A. J. Riot

There are very few things in the world of sport that are better than the underdog winning. The underdog winning is always a possibility and something many find exciting with the potential to upset the odds, which heightens the affair.

Backing the underdog is not always the worst choice either, they are usually the ones with nothing to lose, with all the pressure on their bigger, more popular opponent. Here are some of the best underdog victories in the world of MMA.

Nate Diaz beats Conor McGregor

Just coming off the back of his 13 second knockout against Jose Aldo at UFC 195, a fight against Nate Diaz looked easier in a way for the Irishman. This couldn’t have been further from the truth, Nate came out swinging and took Notorious to his limits really quickly.

McGregor was nowhere for most of the fight, and when Diaz locked in a rear naked choke at the 4:12 mark in the second round, it was over. Not only did Diaz beat McGregor on his Welterweight debut, but he ended a 15-fight winning streak for the Irishman.

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How to Bet on MMA: Useful Tips for Players

21 Jun , 2021,
A. J. Riot

The days when mixed martial arts were underground from the world of sports are long gone – battles in the octagon attract millions of spectators, bets on them can be made in almost any bookmaker’s office. They even inspire some creators to make thematic games and slots that can be found at any well-known casino like PlayAmo

In this article, we will tell you how to bet on MMA fights.

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Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About UFC’s Israel Adesanya 

18 Jun , 2021,
A. J. Riot

Nigerian-born New Zealand resident Israel Adesanya is one of the more popular UFC faces in recent years. Izzy, or The Stylebender as he is famously called, actually began his career as a kickboxer before switching to the MMA in 2012, and it has been a joyful ride so far.

Twenty-two fights and just a loss in three years is an incredible feat for any MMA fighter, and Izzy is a popular choice for punters at UFC betting websites. The undisputed Welterweight Champion recently defeated Vettori in a unanimous decision to defend his crown, to stay unbeaten in the Middleweight Division. The Stylebender’s only loss in the UFC came in March when he tried his hands at the Light Heavyweight division.

Before making his UFC debut, Adesanya was a kickboxer and featured in several high-ranking tournaments, including the Kulun Fight, Glory Championship, Wu Lin Feng, and King In The Ring. Adesanya entered the ring on 80 occasions as a professional kickboxer, winning 75 of those and losing five times, while his amateur career records stand at 32-0.

Izzy picked up interest in martial arts early on, holding several belts in Jiu-jitsu, boxing, and kickboxing. The UFC fighter was bullied during his high school years and seemed to have channeled this into his unrelenting fighting style.

In this article by our sport betting expert Evelyn Balyton, we look at five things you probably didn’t know about the UFC Middleweight Champion.

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Rematches The Order Of The Day On Recent UFC Cards

15 Jun , 2021,
A. J. Riot

When it comes to UFC competition, the promotion loves itself some rematch action.

That was certainly the case with UFC 263. Israel Adesanya easily handled Marvin Vettori in their second bout, defending his UFC world middleweight title with a one-sided unanimous decision over Marvin Vettori. That wasn’t the outcome in the in the world flyweight title bout, though. Champion Deiveson Figueiredo was submitted by challenger Brandon Moreno in their second meeting inside the octagon.

It’s not difficult to understand this love affair with rematches. They’re easy to promote, after all. There’s already an established storyline. If the previous bouts were seesaw affairs, it also makes for lucrative opportunities when it comes to the UFC betting lines on these fights.

UFC 264 on July 10th from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will also see a rematch as its main event bout. Dustin Poirier takes on Conor McGregor in what will be the third leg of a trilogy of fights between the two men. That the winner will likely be in line for a shot at middleweight champion Charles Oliveira’s world title belt only adds further intrigue to this rematch.

“McGregor vs Poirier” by Getty is licensed under CC BY 3.0

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Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor Odds

7 Jun , 2021,
A. J. Riot

It looks set to be a summer of trilogies in the world of combat sports, with one of the UFC’s headline acts being the third meeting of Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.

The pair are set to meet for the third time with one victory apiece to their names respectively after two meetings in their professional careers.   McGregor won the first meeting between the pair back in 2014, winning via TKO in an explosive first round victory in Las Vegas, while Poirier was victorious in the second round of their meeting in January of this year.

With the pair locked at one win each after two meetings, it’s clear the bookmakers are having a tough time picking a favourite between the two.  If you are interested in betting on this fight, be sure to check out Max Free Bets first. They are your one-stop shop for all of the best betting offers and free bets that are available with the best bookmakers in the industry. Whatever your betting interest is, Max Free Bets will have a site that fits your criteria.

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McGregor v Poirier: does Notorious still have the will to win?

28 May , 2021,
A. J. Riot

Conor McGregor v Dustin Poirier headlines UFC 254 in Las Vegas on 10 July, with a packed T-Mobile Arena providing the backdrop. This will be the third and, likely, the final match-up between the Irishman and his long-term American rival. It’s one fight fans, pundits, the media, and bettors are all looking forward to but are struggling to call at this stage.

The leading trading teams covering UFC betting offer odds on the winner of this bout, but you can also make your predictions on several specials. How will the fight be won, points, KO or submission? Will the slugfest go the distance? Will there be a winner in the opening round? There’s something to satisfy all types of gamblers looking to wager on the latest comeback of the world-famous UFC star Notorious.

“McGregor vs Poirier” by Getty is licensed under CC BY 3.0

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Is Conor McGregor Past it?

17 May , 2021,
A. J. Riot

There was a time when Conor McGregor was arguably the pound-for-pound best fighter in the UFC. He seemed to have everything needed to succeed – speed, power and enough grappling ability to get by. He backed all of this up with one of the biggest mouths in the entire industry.

McGregor’s record is still extremely good with just five losses in his career and only three of those coming in the UFC. However, since losing to Khabib, he does seem to have lost a step. Is he a shadow of his former self, or can he come through this tough time to take his seat at the top of the mountain again?

Eye of the Tiger

Many feel that Conor McGregor hasn’t lost his ability, but he’s just lost his hunger. Success came to him, not just in the octagon but financially as well, and it has gone to his head. Once money came his way, he was more likely to be seen in the casino than in the gym. It meant that, ironically, people who would have backed him with their bets turned their backs. By visiting casinos instead of gyms, McGregor showed that his heart wasn’t in fighting how it used to be. He had managed to fight his way out of poverty. He didn’t need to do it anymore.

While it would be unfair to claim Khabib didn’t deserve his win against McGregor, it would also be unfair to suggest that it was Conor’s best showing either. We still feel that Khabib would have won if McGregor was at his best. At the same time, it’s unlikely that McGregor would have been demolished and quite frankly embarrassed in the way that he was if he had trained properly. Once you lose the eye of the tiger, it’s hard to get it back. If McGregor loses the trilogy rematch against Poirier, then there’s a good chance that it’s gone for good.

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UFC Odds 2021: Spreads and Betting Lines

10 May , 2021,
A. J. Riot

Wagering on the UFC during the coronavirus pandemic has increased to the point of it becoming a betting alternative. It’s an entertaining sport that attracts fans from all over the world. Now that means more and better UFC betting information, our latest odds, and additional offers will be available. See the latest odds in FanDuel.

How To Read UFC Odds

Knowing how to read and understand UFC odds is important before betting on UFC fights, and it’s also fairly simple once you’ve seen them in action. In sports betting, the favorite is the lower of the two figures, and the underdog is typically the higher of the two. They serve the same purpose in fractional and decimal forms.

How Do UFC Odds Work

The most straightforward UFC wager is to choose the fighter you believe would win. When you go to your sportsbook’s UFC odds page, you’ll see two fighters paired up against each other.

When you choose the fighter you believe will win the fight, it will appear in your betting slip to the right of the page. You will put in the amount of money you want to bet on him or her to see how much your wager will payout.

You can cash in your bet if your fighter wins the fight. You can also wager on various aspects of the fight, but the most common type of UFC betting is simply picking one of the two fighters to win.

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