UFC 197 Two-Title Preview

  If you’ve been sensing something strange on Saturday nights, it could be the absence of UFC fights that are taking a rare extended break. But let that be the calm before the storm. Heading into Q2 of 2016 we’ll see several blockbuster fight cards, and a variety of title fights flooding the MMA calendar. And well before we get to the UFC 200 milestone event, we first have UFC 197 looming on April 23rd offering not one, but two title fights. Capping the fight card will be the long-awaited return of Jon Jones. Jones never lost during his title reign, but now takes on short-notice...

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UFC 196 Link Round Up

  Conor McGregor and Holly Holm are fighting this week, so you know there will be massive coverage of UFC 196. Here is all of our content from this week in one place. First, we broke down the main event at the Washington Post and gave a preview of things to expect when Conor McGregor fights Nate Diaz. Then we took a detailed look at the betting angles for ESPN here. As always, MMA Oddsbreaker Premium subscribers get access to the Uber Tale of the Tape for this week’s matchups, and they also provided in depth analysis of each fight on the card. And for fun, below are a few fighter...

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Kountermove Fantasy MMA Preview for UFC’s Triple Fight Week

With over 60 fighters competing in the UFC this week on three separate nights of fights in Las Vegas, MMA fans have a lot to take in! We could imagine that it’s the longest undercard ever for the ultimate marquee matchup between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo in the final fight of UFC 194. But remember that it’s really three separate events with different objectives, and the first two fight cards are scheduled for a small venue at The Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan, requiring the use of the small UFC cage. Fantasy players have tons of fighters to choose from this weekend, so let’s consider...

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Ronda Rousey the Destroyer – and Why We Should Watch Her at UFC 193

  Ronda Rousey has become a really big deal, and there are a lot of reasons why. But for serious Mixed Martial Arts fans who have watched the sport grow from its sloppy, circus-like infancy, they see that Rousey has delivered the type of combative dominance rarely seen in modern MMA. Not since Royce Gracie first shocked UFC fans by submitting one larger and more fearsome opponent after another has such an unsuspecting physical specimen belied such dangerous weapons. And over 20 years since UFC 1, this time around a much wider audience is prepared to see what a dominant fighter looks like...

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Kountermove Fantasy MMA Preview for UFC 191

    There’s a plenty of knockout potential on the UFC 191 card, and that means certain fighters will post big points. But which ones?   For starters, here’s a list of the fighters by Knockdown Rate. The card is stacked with heavy hitters, and that’s great for fantasy points. In fantasy MMA there’s no more valuable a rule than “bang for your buck.” Fighters who manage to score lots of knockouts or submissions normally come at a premium, so the trick is to hunt for finishing potential in fighters that are reasonably priced. To rack up big points, you need winners and...

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MMA Live UFC 191 Previews

  The slow season for the UFC is kicking in. For many hard core fans who were pushed to the over-saturation brink with the insane summer schedule, we may now be back to craving a Saturday night fight. And UFC 191 promises a bit of everything. From one of the longest reigning UFC champions set to tie the current consecutive title defense record, to two a battle of old-school former champion Heavyweights, to a potential title eliminator in the UFC’s newest women’s Strawweight division. UFC 191 may not be quite as stacked as some of the cards at the end of the year, but...

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