UFC FN 45 Barboza-Dunham

  UFC Fight Night 45 July 16, 2014 Lightweight Matchup: Edson Barboza vs Evan Dunham By @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  The co-main event from Atlantic City features two men coming off submission losses to Donald Cerrone, when Edson Barboza faces Evan Dunham. This will provide for plenty of awkward moments backstage, as Cerrone himself is headlining the card. The 13th-ranked Barboza is the favorite at -245, with the comeback on the underdog Dunham +205. Both guys are a few fights away from contention, but each are within the realm of possibility of getting there one day. So a solid...

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UFC FN 43 Te Huna-Marquardt

  UFC Fight Night 43 June 28, 2014 Middleweight Matchup: Nate Marquardt vs James Te Huna By @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  The main event from New Zealand’s first UFC event features Nate Marquardt going into James Te Huna’s back yard. Is it a Welterweight fight? A Light Heavyweight fight? Nope, both fighters are changing weight classes to meet at Middleweight. Both guys suffered multiple losses in their former divisions, albeit to top level talent. Now they’ll each try to reinvigorate their career in a new (or old) weight class. The line on the hometown favorite Te Huna is -220,...

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UFC FN 44 Craig-Ferreira

  UFC Fight Night 44 June 28, 2014 Middleweight Matchup: Cezar Ferreira vs Andrew Craig By @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  Two fighters hoping to scratch the surface of the crowded Middleweight ranks will face off on the main card of UFC Fight Night 44. Both guys are coming off brutal losses, but only one can rebound with a win. Texan Andrew Craig will have the homestate advantage welcoming Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira to the land of questionable regulatory control. The current line favors Ferreira at -190, with the comeback on the underdog Craig +165. The line is fairly close, so who...

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UFC FN 44 Swanson-Stephens

  UFC Fight Night 44 June 28, 2014 Featherweight Matchup: Cub Swanson vs Jeremy Stephens By @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  Jose Aldo has already fought and defeated the entire top five of the UFC’s Featherweight division, yet already several of those fighters are making noise for a rematch. Chad Mendes will be the next fighter to be granted a second shot, but Cub Swanson wants his too despite suffering a highlight reel eight-second knockout to Aldo back at WEC 41 in 2009. Five years later, with a five-fight win streak in the UFC, and #4 ranked Swanson has certainly made a solid case...

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UFC 174 Bader-Cavalcante

  UFC 174 June 14, 2014 Light Heavyweight Matchup: Ryan Bader vs Rafael Cavalcante By @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  The pivot spot of the main card at UC 174 features two ranked light heavyweights who look similar on paper. Each are coming off dominant victories, but #9 ranked Ryan Bader is currently the betting favorite over #12 Rafael Cavalcante. The line on Bader is currently -145, with the comeback on the underdog “Feijao” +125. With such a close line, we should form an opinion of who has the edge.   Summary Stats: To see more Uber Tales of the Tape for this UFC fight card,...

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UFC FN 42 Dodson-Moraga

  UFC Fight Night 42 June 7, 2014 Flyweight Matchup: John Dodson vs John Moraga By @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  Among the men who have tried and failed to capture the Flyweight title from reigning champ Demetrious Johnson, two will go head-to-head to maintain their spot on the rematch waiting list. Interestingly, John Dodson has already faced John Moraga once before, but not in the UFC. In his last fight before competing on The Ultimate Fighter Season 14, Dodson defeated Moraga by Unanimous decision at a “Nemesis Fighting” event in the Dominican Republic. Moraga would continue to...

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