Written by Francombat - Sept. 23, 2019
UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Stephens took place Saturday, September 21, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. The card was headlined by a featherweight fight between the highlight reel Yair Rodriguez and veteran Jeremy Stephens. Here’s a quick recap of each of our bets.
Written by RickyRider - Feb. 22, 2019
Georges St Pierre is one of the best ever to step into the octagon and today he has officially retired from the sport of MMA. GSP was 26-2 in the UFC and holds the record for the most consecutive welterweight title defenses at nine straight and also defeated Michael Bisping for the middleweight title.
Written by RickyRider - June 4, 2018
UFC 225 is upon us Saturday June 9th, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. UFC 225 is a absolute stacked card with the main event featuring a middleweight title fight between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero. Whittaker beat Romero and won the interim middleweight championship last year, then was granted and promoted the full champion after Georges St. Pierre vacated his belt. The co-main event is a welterweight interim championship fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington. RDA and Covington have some blood to settle as both have trash talked each other away especially Covington. The controversial Covington will look to prove if he's worthy to stay at the top of the division vs a very tough RDA. Also on the main card is Invicta FC featherweight standout Megan Anderson versus Holly Holm in a featherweight match. Anderson will look to impress and get a win against Holm but Holm is desperate, she needs this win badly to stay relevant. Australian heavyweight prospect Tai Tuivasa gets his biggest fight ever as he takes on ex-champ at heavyweight Andrei Arlovski. This fight is to test and see where Tuivasa is at and whether or not he goes up or goes down at heavyweight. We can't forget about CM Punk who takes on Mike Jackson on the main card. Punk is just here to get eye balls and people in the seats, so they matched him up against the weakest guy they could find.
Written by RickyRider - May 29, 2018
UFC Utica is pretty weak of a card and most of us is waiting for the fully loaded UFC 225 card on June 9th. The main event is very intriguing as we have Jimmie Rivera versus Marlon Moraes in a very pivotal bantamweight fight. The fight between Rivera and Moraes could go a long way in determining who will face the champ at 135 down the road. Rivera and Moraes were suppose to fight each other last year but injuries and weight cutting issues put this fight on the back burner a while. Both of these fighters have proven they are some of the best bantamweights in the world so it was just a matter of time they squared off, especially when Moraes signed with the UFC. The co-main event isn't very recognizable but we have Gregor Gillespie versus Vinc Pichel. Both fighters with their records combined have only lost once in their careers. Gillespie is 4-0 in the UFC and Pichel is 4-1 in the UFC. The lightweight division in the UFC is very crowded but both these guys in the co-main event will look to further cement their names in a shark invested division. This is one of the worst cards you'll see in names and talent but this is a appetizer for the huge entree on June 9th with UFC 225.
Written by RickyRider - May 23, 2018
With a rare Sunday event the UFC will make its way to Liverpool, England this Sunday on May 27th, 2018. The main event will feature Stephen Thompson versus Darren Till in a welterweight fight. Thompson is trying to make his way back for a third shot at the title and if Till wins that will put him with a win over Donald Cerrone and the number 1 rank guy which is Thompson. If Till wins he has a case to fight for the title, if Thompson wins he has a case too but Woodley has already beat him twice so who knows how this could play out. The co-main event will feature Neil Magny versus Craig White in a welterweight fight. Magny was suppose to face Gunnar Nelson but he had to withdraw due to injury. White is a veteran of Cage Warriors and will be making his UFC debut. Magny is a big favorite over White so we will see what White is made of for real. A exciting fight to watch for is Jason Knight versus Makwan Amirkhani. Both Knight and Amirkhani can be wild especially Knight so this should be a exciting fight at featherweight with lots of high paced action.
Written by RickyRider - May 18, 2018
Tito Ortiz is the betting favorite in a potential third fight between him and Chuck Liddell. Bovada sportsbook has opened Ortiz a -200 favorite over Liddell who is +160. Liddell mentioned on the MMA Hour that he will return to fight following a eight year retirement under the Golden Boy banner who is owned by Oscar de la Hoya. Ortiz has gone 0-2 vs Liddell losing in 2004 and 2006. Despite the 2 losses Ortiz has had against Liddell the only reason Ortiz opens the favorite is because he has been way more active recently and went 3-1 under the Bellator banner before retiring after he defeated Chael Sonnen by submission.
Written by BoxingForecast - May 17, 2018
The Supreme Court struck down a 1992 Federal Law that has now widely opened the door for states to allow sports wagering. That 1992 Law was enacted under the George H.W. Bush administration for the purpose of prohibiting states from authorizing sports wagering. Supporters of that law believed that the integrity of sports world be compromised if sports wagering was allowed.
Written by RickyRider - May 17, 2018
This Saturday night the UFC will make its first stop ever to Chile. The main event will feature a welterweight bout with Demian Maia versus Kamaru Usman. Originally Usman was suppose to face Santiago Ponzinibbio but he had to pull out of the fight due to injury so Maia gets the fight on short notice with 4 weeks to prepare. Usman has been terrorizing his way through the welterweight division with 6 victories in a row but Maia is no bum so Usman won't have a easy fight here. Maia is all world when it comes to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but has dropped his last 2 fights to the champ Woodley and Colby Covington. Maia needs a win here to even stay relevant otherwise he will go further down the rankings. The main card also features Alexa Grasso versus Tatiana Suarez in the co-main event. Dominick Reyes will face hard hitting Jared Cannonier in a light heavyweight bout that should be a slug fest. Finally, we get to see the long awaited debut of Andrea Lee as she takes on Veronica Macedo. The card isn't too great but like always you probably wouldn't wanna miss it.
Written by RickyRider - May 10, 2018
UFC 224 takes place this Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Jeunesse Arena. The main event will feature Amanda Nunes vs Raquel Pennington for the bantamweight title in the women's division. Nunes will be defending her belt for the third time and will look to stay on track with her dominant run so far. Nunes is the first female Brazilian champion in the UFC and will be defending her belt for the first time in Brazil. Nunes is a massive favorite so Pennington will have her work cut out for her. The co-main event is Jacare Souza versus Kelvin Gastelum. Jacare is yet another big match up for Gastelum. Both fighters will look to get in the win column and stay on track. In my opinion the real main event is Jacare vs Gastelum because it's a lot closer fight than the main event and could potentially be a lot more exciting to watch. The card also features Lyoto Machida versus Vitor Belfort. This is Belfort last fight in the UFC or so he says. Should be entertaining to see two legends in Machida and Belfort trying to knock one of each other out. Mackenzie Dern makes her return to the octagon for her second fight in the UFC versus Amanda Cooper. Dern is very raw still but has a lot of potential so only time will tell where she goes from here.
Written by RickyRider - April 20, 2018
UFC Fight Night 128 takes place this Saturday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey inside Boardwalk Hall arena on April 21st, 2018. The main event features Kevin Lee versus Edson Barboza in a very important lightweight match at 155 pounds. Barboza is coming off a loss to the current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Lee is coming off a loss to Tony Ferguson. Both Barboza and Lee are in the mix to work their way back to the top and get a shot at the title with a win. The co-headliner is a featherweight fight between Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar. Each of these guys are coming off loses to Brian Ortega who is currently the number 1 contender at featherweight. You have to wonder if Edgar is taking this fight too soon but with a win here for either guy can find their back in the mix at featherweight.
Written by RickyRider - March 3, 2018
UFC 222 takes place this Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada at the T-Mobile Arena. The main event will feature Cris Cyborg versus Yana Kunitskaya in a featherweight championship fight. Like usual Cyborg is a big favorite in her fights and it's not if she unloads the heavy artillery it's when she does. The only thing that matters is if Kunitskaya can makes this fight interesting somewhat. Most likely Cyborg dominates. In the co-main event we have Frankie Edgar taking on Brian Ortega. Ortega is a rising prospect with really good grappling skills. I don't think people have noticed that Ortega has finished all of his opponents but now he faces Edgar who is the biggest step up in his career and happens to be a very good well rounded fighter. Edgar versus Ortega is a interesting match up to pay attention to. Also on the card is Sean O'Malley who is a wild striker to watch, emerging bantamweight Ketlen Vieira, and highly touted Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Mackenzie Dern.
Written by RickyRider - Feb. 17, 2018
UFC Fight Night 126 takes place this Sunday in Austin, Texas. The main event will feature Cowboy Cerrone versus Yancy Medeiros in a welterweight fight. Cerrone isn't new to headlining or being in big fights but his opponent Medeiros is. It's a big step up for Medeiros and a huge opportunity and I fully expect these guys to bang it out. In the co-main event we have Derrick Lewis versus Marcin Tybura in a heavyweight match. Lewis is returning from a significant back injury, so you have to wonder where he is physically. James Vick returns back home to Texas and will take on Francisco Trinaldo in a lightweight match up. Another Texas native fighting on the card is Sage Northcutt who will take on Thibault Gouti. Seems like a spot to get Northcutt a win in his home state.
Written by FightNumbers - Jan. 1, 2018
Bet on Combat Founder Franco Richard best known as Francombat announced today that he is formally retired from the day-to-day operations and betting professionally in order to focus his time to make the traditional Lei Tai fighting a recognized professional combat sport. Despite his retirement as a full-time pro bettor and CEO, the man known as the go to expert in the combat sports betting industry since the early 2000s will remain the company’s CIO, and will still be in charge of the weekly predictions.
Written by RickyRider - Dec. 30, 2017
The UFC returns to Vegas for their end of the year show tradition. In the main event we have Cris Cyborg taking on Holly Holm for the women's featherweight title. Holm is moving up in weight to take on Cyborg who has been on a unstoppable run and has finished every single opponent she has faced. We will have to see if Holm can pull off another miracle or Cyborg just adds another crushing win. In the co-main event Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza square off in a pivotal lightweight match up. Khabib has proven to be a absolute beast at lightweight but has failed to compete consistently and Barboza just seems to never find a way to get over the hump by beating the elite in the division. Barboza is a beast at striking, and it's something he will need if he wants to beat the take down monster Khabib. Rising star Cynthia Calvillo will take on former champ Carla Esparza in a strawweight match up. This is a big step up for Calvillo and we are about to find out if she is legit and will be going somewhere because defeating Esparza won't be easy. Carlos Condit makes his long awaited return against Neil Magny in a welterweight match up. Both Condit and Magny are very exciting fighters, you wouldn't wanna miss these two bang it out. The rest of the card has some recognizeable names like Khalil Rountree who will welcome newcomer Micha? Oleksiejczuk, Dan Hooker looks to derail the hype train Mark Diakiese, Myles Jury will fight former WSOF champ Rick Glenn, and Louis Smolka takes on the surging Matheus Nicolau. The card is pretty stacked so make sure to tune in.
Written by RickyRider - Dec. 16, 2017
The UFC is back to keep you entertained for the holiday season with UFC on Fox 26 that has a pivotal welterweight match as the main event with Robbie Lawler taking on Rafael dos Anjos. Whoever wins between Lawler and dos Anjos probably will be the next number one contender in the welterweight division. Lawler got back on track after defeating Donald Cerrone earlier this year and will look to get back to get another shot at the champ Woodley who defeated him for the belt. Rafael dos Anjos looks and feels reborn at welterweight after he defeated Neil Magny by submission. It's a huge match up between Lawler and dos Anjos and one has to wonder does Lawler find his way back? Does dos Anjos submit his claim in the welterweight division? We will find out come Saturday night. The co-headliner was suppose to be Ricardo Lamas versus Jose Aldo but that was scrapped after Aldo faced Holloway on short notice at UFC 218. Now, Lamas will take on Josh Emmett who gets a huge opportunity to step in and face the third ranked featherweight Lamas. It's a no lose situation for Emmett because you can't expect him to step in and defeat Lamas on such a short notice but it's fighting and anything can happen. The card has several strong match ups and most of the fights will have you on the edge of your seat the whole night.
Written by RickyRider - Dec. 9, 2017
For the first time ever the UFC makes it way to Fresno, California with Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega headlining the card in a featherweight match up that has big implications for a possible title shot. Swanson ranks at number 4 in the division and Ortega ranks at number 6. Both fighters have soared their way up the ranks and are in line to face the champ with whoever wins. This is a big step up for Ortega and you have to wonder if he's ready for it because we all know Swanson has faced the best of the best and is really hard to defeat. In the co-main event we have Jason Knight taking on Gabriel Benitez in a featherweight match up. Both Knight and Benitez are coming off losses, to stay relevant in the division both guys are gonna need a win here. I fully expect Knight and Benitez to be a wild and action packed fight with both guys putting it all on the line to get the win. My favorite fight to watch on this card and the one I am excited for the most is Aljamain Sterling vs Marlon Moraes in a huge bantamweight fight. Sterling needs this win to crack the top five in the division and Moraes needs to win to show that he truly is a champion. Sterling versus Moraes is such a pivotal fight for both and will highly dictate where both are headed in the division.
Written by RickyRider - Dec. 3, 2017
The UFC is featuring a pretty good card as they make their way to Detroit, MI for UFC 218 which will feature a rematch between Max Holloway and Jose Aldo for the featherweight title. In Holloway's last performance versus Aldo he put on a stellar show, the best we've ever seen him fought and he will look to do the same in Detroit. With Frankie Edgar backing out because of injury, Aldo gets another crack at gold to get redemption. You really have to wonder where the head space of Aldo is at in this point in his career. He lost to McGregor badly, beats Frankie Edgar, and than loses again against Max Holloway in a terrible showing. If Holloway wins here not only has he beat a legend back to back. He's on his way to be one of the greatest featherweights ever. The co-headliner features a rising star who is Francis Ngannou against Alistair Overeem in a heavily anticipated heavyweight match up that will setup the winner to get a crack at the champ Stipe Miocic. Ngannou has been on a absolute tear as of late beating everyone. If he beats Overeem how could you deny him a shot at Miocic? You really couldn't. Overeem has won his last two fights since losing to the champ so if h wins he probably gets another crack at the belt. You wouldn't wanna miss the reem vs Ngannou because both guys can bang it out. My most anticipated fight on the card is Justin Gaethje versus Eddie Alvarez. Both these guys love to bring violence and honestly take too much damage when they fight because they are too hittable. Gaethje and Alvarez were rival coaches on this past season of the ultimate fighter, so expect violence and a all out brawl.
Written by RickyRider - Nov. 24, 2017
After losing on November 4th against Georges St. Pierre, Michael Bisping makes a quick turnaround to replace Anderson Silva in the main event in Shanghai, China against Kelvin Gastelum. Bisping will be looking for redemption after losing his middleweight title against Gastelum but it wont be easy on such a short notice fight against a hungry and younger fighter in Gastelum. The UFC is making a huge attempt to impact the asian market of MMA so they composed a UFC card that is fully loaded with Chinese fighters. Some of the rising fighters that are featured on the card is Jingliang Li, Guan Wang, Yanan Wu, Xiaonan Yan and Muslim Salikhov. All of these chinese fighters I've mentioned are fighters to look out for as they will look to make a impact on this card. One fight that features some nice prospects are Zabit Magomedsharipov and Sheymon Moraes. Both these featherweight fighters can throw down but Magomedsharipov is a big favorite and for good reason as well.
Written by RickyRider - Nov. 11, 2017
The UFC is in Norfolk, Virginia this weekend as Anthony Pettis and Dustin Poirier will serve as the main event. Pettis is nearly three years removed from his reign in the UFC lightweight division. Pettis lost three fights in a row at lightweight before choosing to drop down at featherweight where he didn't perform too well either and the weight cut for him was god awful. Pettis is 7-5 in the UFC and things just haven't been good for him as of late. Poirier since losing to McGregor has seen a resurgence in his career and won five fights in a row after losing to McGregor. Poirier only real loss came to Michael Johnson. Pettis and Poirier have both gone in different directions so we shall see if Pettis can turn things around or Poirier continues to move up the ladder. There is very few noticeable names on the UFC Norfolk card but one fight you definitely don't wanna miss is Matt Brown vs Diego Sanchez. Both Brown and Sanchez are at the end of their careers but this fight should definitely be exciting with two guys that love to bang it out. Almost seems Arlovski is being fed to Albini as Arlovski returns to fight the rising talent of Albini. John Dodson versus Marlon Moraes should be interesting as both are high level fighters who can strike well. I can't wait to see Dodson versus Moraes.
Written by RickyRider - Nov. 3, 2017
Well we are finally here for the long awaited return of Georges St. Pierre who will take on Michael Bisping for the middleweight title. It has been four years since GSP has fought in the octagon, and hasn't lost a fight in over a decade. Bisping is coming off back to back wins. Bisping beat Rockhold in 2016 and than defeated Dan Henderson in a decision victory. Bisping has been out of action for over a year. The outcome of this middleweight title fight will make the division pretty interesting since you've contenders sitting idle and Robert Whittaker is sitting as the interim champ. Whoever wins Bisping or GSP, you've to wonder where the division will go from here on out. The co-main event will feature a grudge match between current bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw. These two fighters have bad blood between each other ever since Dillashaw left team Alpha Male. Garbrandt has continually ridiculed Dillashaw physically and mentally over leaving the team. This weekend the bitter rivalry of Garbrandt and Dillashaw will finally come to a head. The third title fight of the evening will feature Joanna Jedrzejczyk against Rose Namajunas. Joanna has defended her title five times and this will be her sixth time defending it in two and a half years. Rose has her work cut out for her as it seems Joanna is virtually unbeatable at this point it seems. Tha main card also features Stephen Thompson against Jorge Masvidal in a fight that should be a epic striking battle. Johny Hendricks will also go up against Paulo Borrachinha who sits undefeated at 10-0. You gotta wonder what Hendricks has left and his opponent Borrachinha is no joke especially on the feet.
Written by RickyRider - Oct. 6, 2017
The UFC makes it return with UFC 216 which features some known veterans, up and coming talented prospects, and two world title fights. The main event will feature Tony Ferguson against Kevin Lee for the interim lightweight title. Both Ferguson and Lee have been killing it lately, and they hardly disappoint when you watch them fight. It's a big step up for Lee, we shall see if he's ready for the big time because Tony Ferguson is no joke at lightweight. In the co-main event we have Demetrious Johnson taking on Ray Borg for the flyweight title. Johnson will make history if he beats Borg because that would be eleven title defenses and would snap the previous record of ten title defenses that was held by Anderson Silva. Johnson is a huge favorite in this fight but Borg is tough and resilient, you can't bet against Johnson because he just too good and until he loses you can't pick against him. Another featured bout is Fabricio Werdum against Derrick Lewis in a heavyweight fight. Both Lewis and Werdum are looking to get back on track to hopefully get a title at the champ. This is a tough fight for Lewis because Werdum is better but you never know what can happen at heavyweight. Kalindra Faria will make her debut in the UFC at women's flyweight. Faria is a interesting prospect with good skills, she's someone to pay attention to. Evan Dunham will face Beneil Dariush in a lightweight clash that should be a banger. Also, on the card is the super hyped prospect Tom Duquesnoy and he will take on Cody Stamann, Will Brooks takes on Nik Lentz in a grudge match where Brooks will look to get back on track, fan favorite Lando Vannata will face Bobby Green in a fight that should be a absolute banger because both guys can stand and strike.
Written by RickyRider - Sept. 21, 2017
For the fifth time the UFC will make their way to Japan at the famous Saitama Super arena. The main event was suppose to be Ovince St. Preux versus Shogun Rua but Shogun Rua had to pull out this week, so the UFC called UFC veteran fighter Yushin Okami to replace Shogun Rua in the main event. Okami has been fighting in the World Series of Fighting and other smaller promotions as of late and is known to be a welterweight fighter. He's stepping up to fight OSP at light heavyweight for this bout. If you ever wanna get back on the big promotions you have to take fights on short notice and maybe not even in your weight class. It could be ugly for Okami but he couldn't pass this opportunity up. OSP has to win this fight because he won his last fight but before that he was coming off three straight losses, should be entertaining nonetheless. In the co-main event we have Claudia Gadelha taking on Jessica Andrade in a absolute great strawweight match that could lead to another title shot for either fighter. Gadelha has only ever been beaten by the champ Joanna and Andrade is coming off a loss to the champ Joanna before winning three fights in a row. Both fighters have to be desperate and hungry to get back on track to potentially have another shot at the champion. Gokhan Saki gets to make his UFC debut against fellow striker Henrique da Silva in a match that should be a absolute banger where someone for sure is gonna get put to sleep. Takanori Gomi will face-off against UFC veteran Dong Hyun Kim in a fight that doesn't look all too good for Gomi who has been finished in most of his fights as of late. Teruto Ishihara will look to find his way back on track as he takes on Rolando Dy, and featherweights Charles Rosa and Mizuto Hirota will bang it out in high impact fight that will be exciting no doubt.
Written by RickyRider - Sept. 15, 2017
The UFC makes its way to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that will feature some big names and talented fighters. The main event will feature Luke Rockhold versus David Branch. Rockhold is trying to make his way back to obtaining the title and he's on a mission of redemption in a big way. Branch is a former two division champion in the world series of fighting and is trying to make a big impact now on the biggest stage in the world. Rockhold has been on a big hiatus, he hasn't fought since losing the belt to Bisping. Rockhold is just chomping at the bit to get back and fight for the title, whereas Branch coming off a split decision victory is looking to move up the ladder and make a name for himself now. Rockhold is a big favorite in this fight as he should be but no fight is ever easy. The co-main event is Thiago Alves versus Mike Perry. Alves versus Perry is gonna be a banger, I would be shocked if this fight goes the distance because both guys can just bang it out literally. If you are into finishes you are gonna wanna be glued to the seat for this one because someone is getting finished. The card also features the likes of Uriah Hall, Kamaru Usman, Anthony Hamilton, Krzysztof Jotko and Hector Lombard. All four of these fighters are big names and can finish fights. You wouldn't wanna miss them when they fight so make sure to keep an out for them as they don't disappoint most of the time with exciting fights.
Written by RickyRider - Sept. 7, 2017
The UFC is making its way back to Alberta, Canada for UFC 215. Demetrious Johnson has a chance to set the all time record with most title defenses in UFC history. He has tied the record of Anderson Silva at 10 defenses and is going for his 11th title defense. Honestly, I never thought this record that was held by Anderson Silva would be broken, too much talent these days and it's fighting which means anything can and will happen. Demetrious Johnson takes on Ray Borg in the main event for the UFC flyweight title. Borg is a huge underdog in this fight and for good reason because Demetrious Johnson is so good and skilled, it will be tough to beat him. In the co-main event Amanda Nunes will meet Valentina Shevchenko for the second time for the UFC bantamweight title. The two were suppose to meet back at UFC 196 but Nunes had a illness but the fight is booked this time around and it should be exciting. Nunes vs Shevchenko is gonna come down to cardio. Nunes is very dangerous early but as the fight goes on she tends to fade and probably won't last five rounds with much gas left. It will be interesting to see if proper adjustments are made because this fight will be a epic striking battle. The PPV card also features the likes of Neil Magny who is a top fighter in the welterweight division and he will take on Rafael dos Anjos who is a former lightweight champion and is making the move up welterweight after not wanting to cut weight no more at lightweight. I really wonder what dos Anjos has left in the tank because Magny is for sure a live dog here with his size and fighting abilities. Ilir Latifi will look to stop the hype of Tyson Pedro in a light heavyweight match up that forecasts to be a slobber knocker with someone going to sleep. This is a test fight for Pedro and it will determine if he will actually be going up or be shot down to reality. Gilbert Melendez makes his return versus the wild Jeremy Stephens at featherweight. Melendez and Stephens is such a great fight between two seasoned veterans who never disappoint in making a fight exciting. The card isn't the best for a PPV but with two title fights that would make it worth purchasing in my opinion, especially the two title fights we have slated.
Written by RickyRider - Sept. 2, 2017
After a month lay-off the UFC returns to Rotterdam, Netherlands. The main will feature two of tallest and biggest fighters on their roster with Stefan Struve vs Alexander Volkov. The UFC is in a desperate need for some new contenders in the heavyweight division. Struve has been with the UFC for eight years but has never come close to getting a title shot and Volkov is the former Bellator heavyweight champion but this is just his third fight in the UFC. There's some new blood in the heavyweight division but it's hard to imagine if either of these guys can make a rise for a shot at the title. Even if they rise to make a title shot I just can't see them beating the current champion Stipe Miocic. Other fighters on this card feature some fighters who are known and have UFC experience including the likes of Marion Reneau, Siyar Bahadurzada, Bryan Barberena, Rustam Khabilov, Mairbek Taisumov, Leon Edwards and Desmond Green. The fight to watch in my opinion is Bryan Barberena vs Leon Edwards. Barberena is always under estimated but is thrown to the wolves constantly. Edwards will have his hands full a little bit because Barberena just seems to be in fights that he should never be in. Khabilov has a stiff test against Green and Green could be a live dog here, this is one fight to be glued for as well. Taisumov is a beast and I love watching him fight because he knows how to finish fights and is a very bright prospect to watch out for. This card isn't the greatest but has some fights to watch out for like I mentioned so tune in!
Written by RickyRider - Aug. 4, 2017
After such a stacked card last weekend we now have a meh card with UFC Fight Night 114. Usually after a big event the cards aren't so good because the UFC tried to make a PPV so big. This is a nice level off card after a big UFC 214. The main event features two flyweight fighters who are trying to make their way for a title shot in the flyweight division. Sergio Pettis will take on Brandon Moreno as the headliner. Pettis is on a 3 fight win streak with wins over John Moraga and Chris Cariaso. Moreno hasn't lost in 5 years and has some key wins over the likes of Louis Smolka and Dustin Ortiz. Whoever wins here is jockeying for a title shot and will probably be next in line to face the champ. The co-main event is a interesting strawweight match with Randa Markos taking on Alexa Grasso. Markos has had a resurgence in her career as of late with a big win over Carla Esparza. Grasso is a highly touted prospect who is looking to get back on track after losing to Felice Herrig. Both of these fighters aren't close to a title shot, Markos is creeping her way up the division and Grasso is still a nice prospect to look out for. There really isn't much else to say on this card as it really isn't too intriguing. Evans vs Alvey is a decent match up, it's a to see where Evans is at because if he don't win here he's really done. Niko Price gets a step up in competition as he takes on Alan Jouban in a striker versus grappler match up. We will find out a lot about Price to see where he will go from here. All in all it's a come down card like I mentioned and you could possibly watch something better this weekend that's for sure.
Written by RickyRider - July 29, 2017
Finally we are here for Cormier vs Jones 2. Don't keep your fingers crossed just yet because anything can happen and the past has shown us otherwise. The UFC makes its way to Anaheim, California at the Honda Center with one of the biggest stacked cards to date with three title fights. Daniel Cormier will face Jon Jones for the light heavyweight belt, it seems like a eternity since the last time they fought and how many times this fight has been booked. Cormier legacy is on the line here, if he can't beat Jones I won't be surprised if he retires or calls it quits. Tyron Woodley will take on Damien Maia for the welterweight strap. This is the end of the road for Maia, if he can't beat Woodley he probably won't make it back for a title shot because they didn't even wanna give him this shot really because he is not a draw and not a real fan favorite. Cris Cyborg will take on Tonya Evinger for the vacant featherweight belt in which Cyborg should win versus another undersized featherweight who will just take a beating most likely. Another big fight is Robbie Lawler taking on Donald Cerrone at welterweight. Both Lawler and Cerrone are really good strikers so this fight will be filled with action. Lets not forget to mention Jimi Manuwa vs Volkan Oezdemir. Manuwa and Oezdemir can strike with heavy power so someone will probably be brutally knocked out in this light heavyweight showdown.
Written by RickyRider - July 21, 2017
The UFC makes a return trip to New York, but this time it's in Long Island. In the main event we have native New Yorker Chris Weidman taking on Kelvin Gastelum. Weidman is on a three fight losing streak and will look to break it as his back is against the wall here after losing to Rockhold, Mousasi, and Romero. Gastelum is coming off a knockout win over Vitor Belfort but it got got overturned after he failed a post fight drug test in which he tested for Marijuana. You'll find out how real Gastelum is at middleweight if he can beat Weidman in New York, this is the first big test for Gastelum at middleweight so we shall see where he goes from here. The co-main event features Darren Elkins versus Dennis Bermudez. Elkins has won four fights in a row and is riding pretty high at the moment. Bermudez is coming off a loss against Chad Sung Jung and will look to make a statement here and get back in the win column. This will be the biggest win in Elkins career if he can find a way to beat the ever so tough Bermudez. Jimmie Rivera will take on Thomas Almeida in a huge bantamweight showdown to see who will be the next contender at bantamweight. A intriguing match-up to watch as well is Gian Villante against Patrick Cummings. Villante gets to fight in his back yard as Cummings will come into enemy territory, should be a exciting light heavyweight fight.
Written by Francombat - July 17, 2017
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Written by RickyRider - July 14, 2017
The UFC has returned to Glasgow, Scotland for the second time ever. The last time the UFC was in Glasgow was two years ago when it was UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs Leites. The main event is Gunnar Nelson vs Santiago Ponzinibbio. Gunnar Nelson seems to be hitting his stride and may finally reach up to the hype he once had. Ponzinibbio has only lost once in the last four years so it's unlikely he will go down that easily in a main event that should be a great fight of a grappler vs a striker. In the co-main event we have Scotland's very own Joanne Calderwood taking on the rolling prospect who is Cynthia Calvillo. Calvillo has won her first two fights by submission in the UFC and adds even more depth to the totally stacked strawweight division. Calderwood is looking to rebound after losing to Jessica Andrade in the first round in her previous fight, after winning her last two out of 3 fights. Calvillo vs Calderwood is a test fight to see where Calvillo is really at and whether or not she can really turn into something. Besides, the main event and co-main event the card really isn't all that interesting with some names the fans won't recognize. Paul Felder vs Stevie Ray should be a great kickboxing match with a potential for a knockout but other than that, the rest of these fights are hit or miss. Will be interesting to see how it all plays and as always you never wanna miss a card because you never know what can happen.
Written by RickyRider - July 5, 2017
After a two week lay-off we have two events back to back with TUF 25 Finale and UFC 213. We finally get to see Justin Gaethje in the UFC and his first opponent will not be easy as he takes on Michael Johnson who is a legit top 10 lightweight. We will find out what Gaethje is made of as now he takes legit talent so there will be no excuses as whether or not he has it or he doesn't. The only reason The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale is watchable because of Gaethje and Johnson, this fight will be fireworks. Dhiego Lima is the first fighter in history to reach the TUF Finale final twice. On Wednesday night we will find out who will be facing Lima between James Krause and Jesse Taylor. Krause may not be cleared to fight on Wednesday because of his last fight with Ramsey Nijem he suffered a scratched cornea. If Krause isn't cleared to fight someone from team Garbrandt will be given a chance at redemption on Wednesday night. Another fight I am interested in on TUF is Marc Diakiese versus Drakkar Klose. Diakiese is a nice prospect with unbelievable finishing skills. Klose is a young prospect as well with good wrestling skills and power. We will get to see who has the made progression up or down come Friday night. Now lets switch over to UFC 213. This card on paper is stacked and has some great match-ups. The main event will feature Amanda Nunes versus Valentina Shevchenko. Nunes will make her second title defense against Shevchenko in a rematch. The last time these two fought Nunes was winning early but Shevchenko started to turn it on late which resulted in the fight going to a split decision in a 3 round fight. Many people believe in a five round fight Shevchenko would've won, well we will find out come Saturday night as this fight is 5 rounds. In the co-headliner, for the UFC interim middleweight title we have 2 exciting middleweights in Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero. Romero since joining the UFC has been nothing but a athletic freak with some crazy finishing performances but will have his hands full as he takes on the surging Whittaker. Whittaker in his own right has a exciting style and has turned into a fan favorite by winning seven fights in a row. Both of these fighters are exciting and can finish a opponent at any given second. Whoever wins between Romero and Whittaker will most likely beat Bisping so I hope Bisping will be watching closely as he will have his hands full no matter who comes out on top. The card also features Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem who will be having a rubber match. Both have fought each other in Pride and Strikeforce and will seek closure in this fight as they try and make their way back to fighting the champ Stipe Miocic. We are spoiled this week as we get two UFC events back to back days but UFC 213 is the card to really look forward to. As always I'll be watching both events because you just never know what can happen.
Written by RickyRider - June 23, 2017
The UFC heads to Oklahoma City on Sunday with UFC Fight Night 112 as Michael Chiesa will take on Kevin Lee in the main event. How can one forget that awful press conference these two fighters were apart of to kick off this summer of fights? Everybody tried to pull a McGregor at the press conference but some did ok while the others were just not themselves. Kevin Lee completely got under Chiesa skin as he made a comment about Chiesa mother and that ensued a mini brawl which actually was a good thing and brought attention to this fight as both guys dislike each other now. Both of these fighters will look to make big steps in their career whoever wins and it's a very close and good fight. In the co-main event we have Johny Hendricks taking on Tim Boestch. Hendricks will try and keep his momentum going in his new weight class of 185 but Boestch is one tough dude and this should be a tactical fight on the feet. Hendricks vs Boestch could be a very boring fight but we shall see what Hendricks is made of as he will continue to fight at 185 and face even harder opponents. Felice Herrig and Justine Kish are a great match-up at strawweight. Herring has rejuvenated her career but Kish is undefeated so this makes for all the makings of a close and scrappy fight. Whoever wins Herring or Kish it will be a big feather in their cap. BJ Penn is trying to make a relevant comeback as he takes on Dennis Siver. Penn just doesn't look the same so he is matched up against Siver. There possibly could be value betting Penn but I would just stay away because Penn has looked so awful and Siver really has a chance to beat him. Lee and Chiesa are very underrated lightweights, just that fight alone I would tune in for and so should you.
Written by RickyRider - June 15, 2017
It's gonna be a early showing and your gonna need a lot of coffee to be up for the UFC event this weekend that takes place in Singapore. The card is full of up and coming fighters as well as former champions. The main event features former boxing champion Holly Holm taking on Bethe Correia. Both of these fighters are trying to make there way back in the bantamweight division after having some tough losses recently. Holm became famous after knocking out Rousey but since than has lost 3 fights in a row and is trying to get back to her winning ways. However, it won't be easy beating Correia who is super tough. Correia in her last 4 fights has 1 win, 2 losses, and 1 draw. Correia needs this win badly if she wants to boost her stock back up in the bantamweight division. Both of these fighters are strikers so it should make for a exciting fight. Also, on the main card you have Andrei Arlovski taking on former M-1 champ Marcin Tybura. It almost seems they are feeding Arlovski to the wolves and trying to build up Tybura. No matter what happens Arlovski can't have much time left. Dong Hyun Kim will take on Colby Covington in a welterweight fight that will either be exciting or completely boring as Covington will try and use his excellent wrestling skills versus the dangerous striker in Kim. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will take on Tarec Saffiedine in a welterweight bout. This is the first time we will see Anjos in a welterweight fight since moving up from lightweight. If you love a nice striking match this fight you wouldn't wanna miss. Both of these guys are great strikers and match-up quite well. Saffiedine is no easy fight so it should be interesting to see if Anjos still has it even at welterweight. The prelims shape out pretty well as you have some veterans mixed in with some newcomers. One fighter I would watch out for on the undercard is Naoki Inoue. Inoue is only 19 years old but he looks like a very bright prospect. Go and watch some Inoue fights and you'll see what I am talking about. Also, on the under card is Alex Caceres and Justin Scoggins both in which are two exciting fighters to watch who can strike really well. I fully expect both of them to get back on track and do it impressively as well. It's gonna be a super early card to watch but like I always say you don't wanna miss it for the world.
Written by RickyRider - June 8, 2017
The UFC returns this week and they are back in Auckland, New Zealand with Derrick Lewis versus Mark Hunt in the main event. Both of these fighters are absolute tanks who will square off in a heavyweight bout where someone will get put face flat from a monster shot. This fight is particularly huge for Derrick Lewis because if he wins he has a case for a title shot. Mark Hunt will be his toughest test to date because Derrick Lewis has won 6 fights in a row in the UFC but they have been against mediocre competition. Mark Hunt has faded in the UFC after having a nice start and at 43 years old it's tough to tell how much he has left because he has nothing left to prove really, the dude is a legend with some unbelievable knockouts. All in all this match-up will be exciting and I can't wait to see these two monsters throw down. In the co-main event we have Derek Brunson vs Daniel Kelly. At age 39, Daniel Kelly just continues to impress, he's 6-1 in the UFC and 13-1 overall. Kelly has a world class Judo background with some big wins over the likes of Chris Camozzi and Rashad Evans. Personally, I am not sold on Kelly but if he beats Brunson that would definitely put him in the top 10 and have the chance to face even better competition to see really what he is made of. You almost have to think Brunson has to win this fight against Kelly because if not from here on out Brunson will probably never make it back from a loss here. However, Brunson is a big road block for Kelly. Brunson is very powerful and athletic who is still in his prime. Brunson has a big reach advantage in this fight and with the power he has he could finish Kelly with just one shot. Kelly will have to avoid the power shot if he wants to keep things going and move up the ladder. Other notable fighters to watch out for is Ross Pearson vs Daniel Hooker, Tim Elliott vs Ben Nguyen, Henrique Da Silva vs Ion Cutelaba, and Alex Volkanovski vs Mizuto Hirota. Pearson and Hooker have been around for a long time and have also faced really good opponents along the way. Pearson and Hooker probably won't be a boring fight and could potentially be the fight of the night. Elliott vs Nguyen is a great fight at fly weight. Its size and strength of Elliott vs the striking of Nguyen. This fight will have a lot of speed and scrambles. I would be impressed if Nguyen can pull this one off vs the very tough Elliott. Silva vs Cutelaba will be a absolute brawl between two big light heavyweights. These two will go to war but I fancy a Cutelaba win here, he's a tad better. Volkanovski is a great featherweight prospect but his fight vs Hirota is closer than what people think. Hirota is slick and is a saavy veteran. Volkanovski should out strike Hirota and get the job done though. All these fights I've mentioned you will want to tune in for.
Written by RickyRider - June 1, 2017
The UFC is headed back to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for UFC 212. The card is headlined by Jose Aldo vs Max Holloway for the unification of the 145 pound belt. Aldo is the current champion and Holloway has the interim belt. Regardless, of weight class these two fighters are some of the best fighters in the sport. Aldo completely ran through Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 to be crowned the interim champion but was eventually crowned the undisputed champion when it was clear McGregor wasn't coming back to 145 so they stripped him of the belt. With all the shuffling that happened, it gave Holloway a chance to fight Anthony Pettis for the 145 pound interim bout at UFC 206 in which Holloway defeated Pettis to become the new interim champion and get his shot at Aldo. In the co-main event we have Claudia Gadelha vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Both of these fighters are two of the best strawweights in the world and are working their way back to fight Joanna the champion. The last time Gadelha was in the Jeunesse arena she toppled Jessica Aguilar who was the number one ranked strawweight in the world at the time. Gadelha will look to shine again as she welcomes Kowalkiewicz to Brazil for the first time. As with most Brazilian cards it's basically Brazil vs the world match-ups. Vitor Belfort the former light heavyweight champ takes on Nate Marquardt. Vitor will look to get a win in a much better spot this time. Paulo Borrachinha will take on Oluwale Bamgbose in a fight that will be a slobber knocker and someone is gonna win inside the distance. The crazy flying Erick Silva takes on the slobber puncher Yancy Medeiros. Silva vs Medeiros will be a great fight with two guys looking for a finish. The fight I am looking forward to the most besides Aldo vs Holloway is Marlon Moraes vs Raphael Assuncao. The UFC is throwing Moraes right into the mix to find out if Moraes has what it takes immediately. There is no need to build Moraes either you find out he has it or if he doesn't have it. This potentially could be fight of the night so stay tuned for this one!
Written by RickyRider - May 24, 2017
The UFC is back in action in Stockholm, Sweden for Memorial Day weekend and the card is ok to say the least. Most people probably don't know a lot of these fighters but the one good thing is that the matchups are set up in a way to put on a show with the fans, so we could potentially see some finishes that will excite the fans. The card will feature the hometown favorite Alexander Gustaffson vs Glover Teixiera. This main event light heavyweight bout is a pivotal one and means huge implications for whoever wins. I wouldn't be shocked to see the loser of this fight retire because it's unlikely either guy gets to the top from here on out but with a win here could mean another run to get back to the top but it's unlikely. The co-main event is another huge fight in the light heavyweight division as Misha Cirkunov will take on Volkan Oezdemir. Cirkunov is the future of the division and the UFC has been moving him along quite nicely, with a win here though Cirkunov will be pushed up higher in the rankings and a big fight with him vs a top 5 guy is inevitable. Light heavyweight is a top heavy division and not much other talent depth is relevant so the UFC won't have a choice to put him versus a top guy so I feel soon we will really see what Cirkunov is made of. Other fighters to watch is Marcin Held, Abdul Razak Alhassan, Pedro Munhoz, and Ben Saunders. Held has come up short since joining the UFC and has lost to Diego Sanchez and Joe Lauzon. He legitimately lost to Sanchez but in my opinion got robbed vs Joe Lauzon. It will be interesting to see if he can find his way back and get a win. Alhassan is a absolute finisher, all 7 of his fights have ended in the first round and he's taking on a guy that will probably be number 8 who is finished in the first round because it's a great matchup for Alhassan to shine. Munhoz has looked impressive ever since he came off his suspension and is in a extreme fun fight versus Stasiak. Both fighters match up well but if they struggle to get anything going it could be ugly. Saunders finally gets some respect and is put on the main card. Saunders and Sobotta match up well and this fight is gonna be exciting. Saunders should out strike Sobotta but this fight will be a good one to watch. You gotta wake up a little early to watch this card but it will be worth it if you like finishes and good fights.
Written by RickyRider - May 7, 2017
Finally, after a big lay off of three weeks the UFC is back with their biggest event of the year. This card should be titled ATT versus the world. American Top Team has seven fighters competing this weekend so it will be a big night for the famous MMA team. The main event will feature Stipe Miocic vs Junior Dos Santos for the heavyweight title. The main event will be highly a competitive fight and will ultimately come down to the cardio and take down defense of JDS. If JDS can stay upright and make it a boxing match he clearly has a chance. The odds may be a little stacked against JDS because Stipe is the better all around fighter and is way better than the last time they fought but it's a heavyweight fight so you just never know what will happen. In the co-main event Joanna Jedrzejczyk takes on Jessica Andrade for the straw weight title. Joanna has looked utterly unstoppable and the clear favorite over almost everybody she faces because of her striking and excellent take down defense. You can't totally ride off Andrade in this fight because Joanna has never faced a striker with this much power but unless Andrade lands a crisp shot and wins via TKO/KO she won't win this fight and it's a big if that she will land a shot that puts Joanna away. Joanna wins a decision most likely. The rest of the card is pretty loaded you have Damien Maia vs Masvidal, Frankie Edgar vs Yair Roodriguez, Eddie Alvarez vs Dustin Poirier, Henry Cejudo vs Sergio Pettis, Chas Skelly vs Jason Knight, and Krzysztof Jotko vs David Branch. If the UFC was looking to make a splash it was this card because up until now it has been eh for 2017. Definitely a card to watch because by the end of the night many questions will be answered that we have been waiting for.
Written by RickyRider - April 18, 2017
The UFC is back at it again and we know you can't get enough of it. This week the UFC is back in Nashville, Tennessee and when you look and see what the main event is you just have to scratch your head and be like is this for real? Sadly, we know what direction the UFC has headed in but this type of main event is few and far between honestly. The main event features Cub Swanson versus Artem Lobov. Lobov isn't as bad as what people think but this will be his toughest test to date against the very good and skilled Swanson. It's Swanson fight to lose and he most likely dominates Lobov and gets the finish because skill wise it is night and day. The co-main features the return of Al Iaquinta versus Diego Sanchez. Raging Al has been away for two years and is chomping at the bit to get back in there and get a fight under his belt. Sanchez is a legend and has amazing fights because he is hard to finish, this fight potentially could be a classic and a war. The line is huge in favor of Iaquinta but it's closer than that but whatever happens it should be a great fight. Ovince St. Preux needs a win badly here because he has lost 3 straight fights but he is back to Nashville which is very close to his gym but it won't be easy to win here versus the tough De Lima. I hope OSP wins by KO but my fingers are crossed. Jake Ellenberger takes on evil Mike Perry in a fight that should be a contested war where somebody is gonna get knocked out cold. Ellenberger needs a win here and it would be awesome if he does so because Mike Perry isn't a savory character and if you wanna know what i mean just search Mike Perry on the internet. John Dodson versus Eddie Wineland at bantamweight is a great fight and we should expect to see two top bantamweights slug it out in a fight that could potentially be fight of the night as well. Wineland is a great fighter but could be in trouble here versus the super fast and athletic Dodson. If Lineker couldn't KO Dodson it's hard to imagine Wineland can. The card isn't filled with too much name power but the matchups are pretty good and interesting, i'll be tuning in that's for sure.
Written by RickyRider - April 13, 2017
The UFC is in Kansas City this weekend with a pretty good Fox card that looks to be one of their better events with Demetrious Johnson going for his 10th title defense vs Wilson Reis in the headliner. Johnson is by far the best pound for pound fighter in the world and it's not even close in my opinion. Reis poses some ground and strength threats but you can't really pick against Johnson who is just too good everywhere and should handily get the job done. In the co-headliner we have Rose Namajunas vs Michelle Waterson. The UFC wants Waterson to win this fight by the looks of it because if you have watched all the promos and deals Waterson has got lately it's pretty clear who they want to win. This fight is a very close one but it will come down to who can impose their will of skills vs each other. We haven't seen the full potential of Namajunas, whereas with Waterson I don't see her getting any better than where she is now. I think Waterson wins but honestly it's a live betting spot to look and see how the fight will most likely go. Jacare Souza vs Robert Whittaker is a unbelievable fight at middleweight. Risky move by Jacare taking on Whittaker because Whittaker is very hard to get down and has great footwork. I can totally see Whittaker piecing him up on the feet but I can also see Jacare finding a submission as well even though Whittaker isn't the easiest fighter to get down. I know one thing it's not going the distance and hopefully its Jacare because I love his game but this match up is a tough one for Jacare. Tom Duquesnoy is the best prospect I've seen and this kid is someone to definitely watch out for, don't blink with this kid because that is how good of a finisher I think he is. Also, featured on the card is Roy Nelson, Alexander Volkov, Louis Smolka, Tim Elliott, Jeremy Stephens, Bobby Green, Rashid Magomedov, Aljamain Sterling, and Augusto Mendes. You definitely don't wanna miss this card because it's gonna be a great one!
Written by RickyRider - April 5, 2017
Finally, the UFC is back after a huge lay off with a pretty decent PPV card. The main event will feature Daniel Cormier vs Anthony Johnson for the UFC light heavyweight title. Even though Cormier won the first time, this fight is still pretty close and it will be interesting to see if Rumble can land that power shot to finish Cormier. To me personally I feel Cormier wins again. Rematches are hardly different than the first fight and I feel Cormier just has that style that is poison to Rumble and this fight will be no different than the first fight. In the co-main event we have Chris Weidman vs Gegard Mousasi. I really feel Weidman should be taking a tune up fight especially after losing two fights in a row. One thing to keep in perspective is that both of his losses weren't like he was getting dominated or beaten up he was actually winning or in those fights, he was facing the best in the world and lost because of a mental lapse and a flying knee. Mousasi is a very dangerous fighter and also very skilled so Weidman will have his hands full. I Feel Mousasi wins, which would be terrible for Weidman with 3 straight losses but I just think Mousasi has gotten too good and is hitting his stride at this point and time. Also featured on the card is the rising stars of Kamaru Usman, Will Brooks, Cynthia Calvillo, and Magomed Bibulatov. All these fighters will be looking to move up the rankings with huge wins and are in pretty good positions to do so.
Written by RickyRider - March 15, 2017
The UFC is gearing towards more events on UFC Fight Pass, so if you don't have a UFC Fight Pass subscription your gonna need one because UFC Fight Night 107 will be exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. The card will mostly feature international fighters and some up and coming international fighters as well. The card will be airing a lot earlier than normal because of it being in London, England so if you wanna go out after it won't be a problem. The main event will feature Jimi Manuwa vs Corey Anderson. Manuwa will look to add another highlight reel knockout in his home country whereas Anderson will try to use his great wrestling skills and striking skills to out last and possibly finish Manuwa. This fight is your striker vs grappler, so it will be interesting to see which fighter implements their game plan to win. In the co-main event we have another striker vs grappler as Alan Jouban will take on Gunnar Nelson. This is a excellent fight as both guys are really good at what they do. Nelson destroyed Tumenov who is a amazing striker so we have to expect Jouban trained wrestling really hard because if it hits the mat Jouban will be at a huge disadvantage. In hindsight, Nelson can't strike with Jouban so if Jouban can keep it standing he will have the edge. Other notable fighters to keep a eye on are Joseph Duffy, Makwan Amirkhani, Vicente Luque, and Tom Breese. All these fighters are up and coming who have big fights to see how far they can go. A lot of questions will be answered on these fighters come Saturday afternoon. Brad Pickett will be making his final walk to the octagon after a good career. Marlon Vera was able to step in on short notice vs Pickett after Briones had to back out of the fight. No matter what happens Saturday Pickett had a good career and accomplished things most fighters don't. I hope Pickett wins especially with the fight in his back yard.
Written by RickyRider - March 9, 2017
The UFC makes its way to Fortaleza, Brazil this Saturday. The last time the UFC was in Fortaleza was June 2013 when they had UFC on Fuel TV: Nogueira vs Werdum. In the main event we have Vitor Belfort taking on Kelvin Gastelum. This could very well be the last fight for Vitor Belfort who has spent 20 years fighting at least and father time catches up to us all. Gastelum will look to score a big win over the big name veteran and if I know one thing about this fight it's not going the distance and someone will be finished in exciting fashion. In the co-main event we have Shogun Rua vs Gian Villante. If Villante can win here he probably gets shot up into the top 10, whereas a win for Rua could potentially get him back on track to make a small run in the division. The rest of the card features some pretty notable fighters such as Edson Barboza, Ray Borg, Alex Oliveira, Beneil Dariush, Marion Reneau, Bethe Correia, Tim Means, Francisco Trinaldo, Kevin Lee, and Jussier Formiga. Barboza vs Dariush is one hell of a fight, will be interesting to see if Dariush can deal with the elite striking of Barboza. The UFC don't want Trinaldo to keep winning it seems by matching him up vs Lee who is a tough and powerful youngster who will look to knock off the winning streak of Trinaldo. We will really see what Borg is made of vs the very tough and skilled Formiga, who will be the toughest test to date for Borg. This card is actually one of the better Fight Nights so it should be exciting and actually worth watching.
Written by RickyRider - March 1, 2017
UFC 209 makes its way this weekend with two title fights that are very intriguing and almost must watch TV. In the main event we have Tyron Woodley vs Stephen Thompson. These guys met last year at UFC 205 in a abslute hard fought battle which ended in a draw. Both guys saw what one another had to offer so it will be interesting to see who will make the proper adjustments and reign supreme as the welterweight champion. Will it be Wonderboy? Or the Chosen One Woodley to retain his belt? The co-main event for the interim lightweight title will be Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson. This has to be the biggest fight so far in 2017 and one hell of a fight I might add. Ferguson is coming off of 9 wins in a row. Nurmagomedov is undefeated. This fight should really be the main event because it is really rare to have two guys fight each other who have been on such impressive streaks. I can't wait for this fight it will be a classic. Other notable fighters on the card is Rashad Evans, Alistair Overeem, Mark Hunt, Lando Vannata, Daniel Kelly, and Mirsad Bektic. Will be interesting to see where Evans stand at this point, hopefully he figures it out at middleweight. Overeem vs Hunt is a great strikers match at heavyweight. Someone will probably get blasted in epic form. Vannata looks to be a special talent on the rise and is a great fighter to watch strike. Bektic is a beast and I do believe he will be champion one day because he is that good and phenomenal
Written by RickyRider - Feb. 16, 2017
Last week UFC 208 was not a good card. Actually, it's the worst I have ever seen and hopefully this card will be for redemption. The good thing about UFC Fight Night 105 is that it has devastating finishers on it with Lewis, Browne, Hendricks, and Lombard. Hopefully, it won't be as lackluster as last week. The main event features Derrick Lewis vs Travis Browne. Lewis has finally found himself a important fight vs the heavyweight veteran Browne. If Lewis can win in this spot he probably is in the heavyweight contender status. Johny Hendricks makes his debut at middleweight vs Hector Lombard after failing with his weight cuts at 170. Both fighters are potentially fighting for their jobs and will be one heck of a scrap. Will Lombard live up to the hype? Will Hendricks make weight and actually look good at 185? We shall see how this one goes. Some other known faces on the card are Elias Theodorou, Carla Esparza, Sam Silicia, and Paul Felder. The card can't be worse than last week and I have a feeling we could see some fireworks so make sure to tune in.
Written by RickyRider - Feb. 9, 2017
The UFC has planned another night of things to happen that we haven't seen before. The first ever women's featherweight title will be on the line as Holly Holm takes on Germaine De Randamie for the 145 pound strap. You have to wonder no matter who wins how long will the featherweight division will last for the women because the talent pool is super thin and the division was made so Cyborg can just wreck people because people love watching her fight. Will be interesting to see how Holm can deal with the powerful striker in De Randamie because it's a tough matchup for Holm Stylistically. De Randamie has fought no where near the same level of fighters as Holm so this a big step up for her as well. Anderson Silva makes his return after taking a fight on super short notice vs Daniel Cormier at UFC 200. Silva will take on the surging middleweight Derek Brunson who will look to get back in the win column after losing to Robert Whittaker last year. If Silva has a chance to beat anyone in the top 10 at middleweight it's Brunson because he matches well vs him. This PPV is actually the weakest one I can remember in a long time but there still is exciting fights to watch like always and will be interesting to see how a few pan out. Poirier vs Miller will be a scrap, Reis gets another can to smash, LaFlare makes his long awaited return, and McCall can finally say he's fighting someone it what seems a laughable curse with guys pulling out vs him. None the less you won't want to miss it!
Written by RickyRider - Feb. 3, 2017
The UFC is holding a event where the Super Bowl will be played in Houston, Texas this weekend which seems odd because most casual fans in the United States are gonna be focused on the Super Bowl but the loyal hardcore fans will be tuning for UFC Fight Night 104. Dennis Bermudez get's the chance to take on the infamous Chan Sung Jung "Korean Zombie" who has been out the game for 3 years. Jung, makes his long awaited return after his military service stint and his recovery from a shoulder injury. Bermudez will look to make his career on the upward swing at featherweight by beating the Korean Zombie. Korean Zombie can make a huge statement by returning and beating a top 10 guy which will put him right back into the rankings. Alexa Grasso will look to make her way up the ladder over the tough veteran Felice Herrig. Angela Hill makes her way back to the UFC after being in Invicta and winning the championship vs the rising star Andrade, which should be a slobber knocker of a fight. Abel Trujillo will face James Vick at lightweight after both guys being gone for almost 9 months. Ovince St. Preux will take on the very tough light heavyweight fighter Volkan Oezdemir who is from Switzerland and OSP will look to make a big statement by inviting the Switz fighter to the UFC. The hardcore fans will enjoy this event because most casuals won't be interested and have all the eyes on the Super Bowl.
Written by RickyRider - Jan. 26, 2017
The UFC returns this weekend, the first month of the year has flown by already with only 2 UFC events this month but more is on its way for sure. The bantamweight picture should start to become more visible this weekend as Shevchenko takes on Pena in a pivotal bantamweight bout. Nothing is guaranteed in the UFC, so no matter who wins they won't be guaranteed a title shot but most likely they will be the number contender. Cerrone and Masvidal are very active fighters and unlike most fighters have moved up in weight and have done a good job. Both fighters come to fight and I doubt this one goes the distance because they will go after it pretty hard looking to make statement. Ngannou has been on absolute fire since arriving on the heavyweight scene and gets to take on the experienced vet Arlovski who will be his toughest test to date. Arlovski is barely hanging on at age 37 but will be motivated as ever to win.
Written by RickyRider - Jan. 10, 2017
It's a new year and should be new excitement as the UFC makes its way to Phoenix, Arizona with Yair Rodriguez vs BJ Penn as the main event. Penn really has nothing left to prove so he must've a itch to get back in there and do what he knows best which is fighting. Honestly, it's odd matchmaking to have Penn take on Rodriguez who really isn't a good match up and this fight could be ugly and I mean real ugly for Penn who has been away so long and one has to wonder where he really is fighting wise at this point and time. The card is OK but most of the time these type of cards turn out to be action packed so we will have to wait see and it all plays out. Held gets another old veteran as the UFC is trying to build him up but Lauzon won't be easy to beat because he doesn't look that far from done. The casual fans won't know a lot these fighters but like I said it will be worth the watch so make sure to tune in.
Written by FightNumbers - Jan. 7, 2017
What’s the difference between betting on combat sports and investing in stocks? Not much at all, according to French Canadian entrepreneur Franco Richard. You almost certainly know Franco Richard as the colorful owner of the Bet on Combat, or as the founder of the new professional combat sports Pro Lei Tai. What you may not know about Franco is that he earned a good chunk of his money betting on combat sports. You don’t become a self-made billionaire by accident in this game. But, despite all his successes as a professional combat sports bettor, Franco suggested in a 2010 blog post that it’s actually easier to make money betting combat sports than trading on the stock exchange.
Written by Francombat - Jan. 1, 2017
With another year in the books, I want to wish everyone reading this a happy new year 2017. It's time to say goodbye to the year 2016 that was filled with lot's of happy and sorrow moments in every one of our lives. We’ve been up, we’ve been down, We’ve celebrated, we’ve been devastated. We wouldn’t have it any other way. And sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope.
Written by RickyRider - Dec. 26, 2016
Finally, Rousey makes her long awaited return vs a very tough opponent in Amanda Nunes. You have to wonder where the head space of Rousey is because she has completely avoided the media up to this point and she's about to have the biggest fight of her career that will determine how legendary she will be. We are about to find out how good Garbrandt really is because Cruz is on a whole different level and it's like fighting a bee when you fight Cruz a very skilled bee at that. Velasquez pulling out vs Werdum is no surprise, the guys at AKA just can't never stay healthy and maybe Cain should get his back surgery before he comes back. Lineker vs Dillashaw is almost the same fight as Cruz vs Garbrandt. Speed and movement vs power. Lineker will have to land a bomb to beat Dillashaw because we all know it's unlikely to win via decision. If Lineker wins this fight a title shot is coming his way so we shall see how good he can really be. Our last prediction was a parlay of Faber and Covington. Faber was setup to win vs Pickett and he put on a great display vs Pickett. Faber dominated the fight almost everywhere and it's good to see cause he's a legend in MMA and we wish nothing but the best for a guy who put the little guys on the map to get the recognition they derserve. Covington is a beast, his wrestling and style will cause big trouble for some guys and I can potentially see him being very good. Barberena just had no answer for the skill level of Covington and his wrestling was just way too much. Another fine job by Covington and the future is bright.
Written by RickyRider - Dec. 13, 2016
The UFC is on the way to Sacramento, CA for what will be the first time in a new arena. Past events were held at the Sleep Train Arena. Paige Van Zant will headline the event vs Michelle Waterson. Sage Northcutt will face Mickey Gall in the co-main event and Urijah Faber will make his last walk to the octagon in a match vs Brad Pickett. I don't know I agree PVZ and Waterson should be a headliner but it is what it is I guess and the event is in Sacramento where Paige trains and lives so I see why. Gall has completely chose who he wants to fight and has chose it wisely because he's not gonna call out anyone at the moment that he doesn't think he can beat, it's smart to build up a brand so I get why he called out Northcutt. He won't be calling out a top guy just yet. Faber finally chooses to retire and it seems the right move as he is older and he really has nothing left to prove. Other notable guys to watch is Covington vs Barberena, this fight should be exciting or really lame at the same time. If you want fireworks you can expect this with Jouban vs Perry. I can't wait for this fight because you know both guys can strike and will look to finish. Should be interesting the card and it shouldn't let us down.
Written by RickyRider - Dec. 8, 2016
I wouldn't blame you if you didn't wanna purchase this PPV because it's on the weaker side and they scrapped together a main event for a featherweight interim title just to get more buys. However, the card does really have some interesting and intriguing matches that should be some fireworks and some close fights. If your a avid fan you can't wait to see Holloway vs Pettis. Both are great strikers and will make it very entertaining. We will really find out what Cerrone is made of vs Matt Brown who will be his toughest fight to date at 170. Swanson faces the lethal counter striker in Choi. We will see if Swanson is still legit or the downward spiral is for real with him. Other names to see and watch are Gastelum vs Kennedy, Cirkunov vs Krylov (if you like fight ending violence this fight is for you) Makdessi vs Vannata which should be a great striking battle. The card is definitely worth watching but for $60 it's a tough sell. Last week I had Masvidal who just completely mauled Ellenberger and won by fence TKO (laughs) that sucked what happened to Ellenberger I mean stuff like that should never happen but it wouldn't made a difference probably but you can't even say that cause Ellenberger has fight ending power.
Written by RickyRider - Nov. 9, 2016
Finally, the biggest card in MMA history is here and just like the rest of you I can't wait to see how it all plays out! Our last prediction was Sam Alvey at -217 to win. His fight with Alex Nicholson was a absolute nail bitter and played out how everybody envisioned. Both guys standing and trading the whole time but Alvey couldn't seem to find his range or target until it got midway through the 2nd round. The altitude was a huge problem for both guys, Nicholson completely gassed compared to Alvey and the altitude really affected Alvey's power to where he couldn't get off a huge shot to end it. In the end Alvey was really the fighter that completely wanted it more and out struck his opponent to win a decision. Nicholson had the perfect game plan to where he would stay at range and use leg kicks and punches but for some reason totally went away from that probably because he had nothing left and the gas tank got empty. Our free predictions are now 24-6 which is 80% accuracy.
Written by RickyRider - Nov. 2, 2016
After a long lay off we are finally back to it with UFC Fight Night 98 and honestly the lay off has been good to give us the opportunity to look ahead and be well prepared for the up coming fights. Our last prediction was at UFC 204 with Gegard Mousasi to win inside the distance at -172 and thankfully it cashed with him just destroying old man Belfort. Vitor Belfort is just not the same off of TRT and his body looks old, the guy has been in MMA for 20 years and really it should be time to hang it up. The performance by Mousasi was stellar, he picked apart Belfort up until he was finally able to get the knockout victory. Mousasi is close to a title shot so we should see how things play out from here. Our free predictions are now 23-6 and that is 79.3% accuracy.
Written by RickyRider - Oct. 6, 2016
What a wild event UFC Fight Night 96 was. The house took most of the money because quite a few underdogs cashed with Lineker, Fili, Marquardt, Moreno, and Ottow just to name a few. After second glance UFC Fight Night 96 should've been a card to avoid because the fights were closer than portrayed but with each event you always learn something new. Dodson vs Lineker was so close that whoever the nod was given too I would've been fine with it. The fight went exactly how I thought it would go with Dodson trying to use his speed and out point Lineker and than you had Lineker always moving forward looking to reign hell fire with his power shots. Lineker always pressuring and dominating octagon control was the main reason he won and it will be interesting to see where he goes from me. I wouldn't give Lineker a title shot yet because it's too risky having to worry about him making weight, he need to prove he can because he has missed weight too many times. It was gut wrenching to see our free play last week not cash, we had Brooks vs Oliveira over 2.5 rounds and it ended at the 3:30 mark in the 3rd round. Apparently Brooks had a rib injury going into the fight and that didn't help at all. The fight was totally up in the air going into the 3rd round but Oliveira was able to land a huge clinch take down and Brooks showed his agonizing rib injury when he was forced to wrestle in the clinch and when Oliveira was able to get full mount that makes a rib injury even worse to cope with. Oliveira was able to trap a arm and reign the strikes to finish. Oliveira was massive in size and it played a role in this fight to get the win. Can't praise Oliveira too much he missed weight and after finishing Brooks acted like a little kid. That brings our free predictions to 22-6 which is 78.6% accuracy.
Written by RickyRider - Sept. 29, 2016
It's always exciting when you get to see Cris Cyborg fighting even though it is against lower tier opponents. Lansberg is very tough and did better than what most thought but Cyborg is just too big, strong, fast, and technical. Hopefully, Cyborg gets a top fighter soon. Barao seemed to have his get right fight but it's hard to tell what to make of him at 145 because Nover is a decent fighter but no where near a top fighter, the jury is still out on Barao. The time has come for Bigfoot Silva to retire, too many knockout losses and isn't the same off of TRT. Trinaldo put a beating on Felder and that cut was so nasty it had to be stopped. Pretty impressive by Trinaldo a guy his age looking like a new fighter with skills. Last week our play was a parlay of Barao and Santos at -190 odds. Barao did what was expected but Santos got completely tooled and made a critical error vs a submission guy like Spicely. From past fights Santos never showed that bad of take down defense and just came in thinking he was gonna smoke Spicely, what a dumb mistake by Santos hopefully he never does that again. That brings our free predictions to 22-5 which is 81.5% accuracy.
Written by RickyRider - Sept. 22, 2016
Coming off another good week of fights UFC Fight Night 94 didn't disappoint and some fighters really made a case for them selfs. Michael Johnson was really impressive. Johnson came out really sharp and was stabbing Poirier with jabs and low kicks, the biggest factor in the fight though was the speed of Johnson and it showed evident he was much quicker, which resulted in him scoring a big KO vs Poirier who looked great up until this point. Big win for Johnson and is getting back in the mix. Our play last week was a straight bet of Derek Brunson at -180 odds and you staked 3% of your bankroll. Man, I didn't see the Brunson vs Hall fight ending how it did. Not bad for a man who is known for smothering his opponents with take downs. Brunson was aggressive but did well to not over extend because that had me a little worried he would over extend and Hall would counter with a big shot. Hall made a critical mistake and left his hands a little down and Brunson landed a lethal left cross and Hall flopped down like a sack of potatoes and Brunson jumped on him to finish it. That brings our free predictions to 22-4 which is 84.6% accuracy. Continue to tail and we won't disappoint you.
Written by RickyRider - Sept. 15, 2016
Coming off of UFC 203 we got to see Stipe Miocic defend his title vs Alistair Overeem and it was epic to see Stipe defend his belt in such a fashion in front of his hometown. I was really impressed by Stipe and his pressure boxing style, it seems specialist fighters are dominating the game right now and Stipe is so good at what he does I enjoy watching him fight. Stipe's true and real test will be if he can beat Cain Velasquez which will be difficult because the style of Cain is tough to beat for anyone. Can't wait to see that fight! I am glad the CM Punk saga is over. Our play last week was Mickey Gall to win at -355 odds and you staked 5% of your bankroll. It literally was a beat down like everybody expected. There isn't much to say about Gall vs Punk. Punk should've never been in the UFC and yes he faced a fighter who is only 2-0 but its a guy who is way better than him and it's not even close. After UFC 203 that brings our free predictions to 21-4 which is 84% accuracy, hope you tailed and continue to do so!
Written by RickyRider - Sept. 10, 2016
This Saturday, Sept 10th, 2016 the UFC makes its way to Cleveland, Ohio at Quicken Loans Arena. Stipe Miocic will look to make his 1st title defense in his back yard vs top contender Alistair Overeem. In the co-main event Fabricio Werdum will take on Travis Browne, this fight is high risk/reward for Browne and could potentially secure him a win vs Werdum who has beat him before. Elsewhere on the card, Jimmie Rivera will take on Urijah Faber who at this point will probably just be a gate keeper to some big up and coming prospects like Rivera. Joanne Calderwood will take on Jessica Andrade in which should be a action packed fight at 115 pounds. Like every UFC event it should be if anything entertaining and hopefully action packed.
Written by Francombat - Sept. 7, 2016
Back in September of 2011 I wrote an article that outlined what a typical day in my life was like. I linked to the post in my about page as I see it as a subject people are very interested in – what’s it like to live each day when you make money from betting on combat sports? You can read the original article here – A Day in the Life of a Combat Sports Fund Manager (September 2011).
Written by RickyRider - Sept. 7, 2016
Coming off of UFC Fight Night 93 we got to see Ryan Bader score a huge win with a epic knockout, which was pretty amazing well timed. Josh Barnett was getting lit up on the feet but was able to score a big win with a submission victory after Arlovski rolled into the worst position ever. Last week our free prediction was Alexander Gustaffson points handicap -3 1/2 at -350 odds and a stake of 5% of your bankroll. The Gus fight at first was a little worrisome but he prevailed like I thought. If Gus didn't knock him out i thought he would win all the rounds, in which he did because he adjusted so well and Blachowicz couldn't stop the take down and Gus used it repeatedly. After UFC Fight Night 93 that brings our free predictions to 20-4 which is 83.3% accuracy, that's a big run and I hope the trend continues.
Written by RickyRider - Sept. 2, 2016
On Saturday, Sept. 3rd at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany, heavyweights Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett will go to battle in the main event. Both Arlovski and Barnett are way passed their prime but for some odd reason this fight was never made so now we finally get to see it. In co-main event of the evening, Alexander Gustaffson will take on Jan Blachowicz. The mauler makes his long awaited return away from the octagon in what seems a favorable/confidence booster match up vs Blachowicz. The European fans will be treated with a good mix of fights and some of the fighters are looking to make their mark. The top 3 fights on the main card is fights where the fighters are looking to get back in the title contention mix. Some of the underdogs can make a statement by beating the favorite so the card has potential to be a good one.
Written by RickyRider - Aug. 31, 2016
Last week our free prediction of Paige VanZant cashed at -205 vs Bec Rawlings which now brings our free predictions to 19-4, 82.1% accuracy. In the first round of the fight not much happened, and I expected Paige to be some what rusty because she hasn't fought in a while and is coming off her "Dancing With The Stars" skit. In the second round that is when VanZant brought the excitement. Moving like she did in the first round, VanZant feinted with a low kick before jumping into a high left kick, connecting flawlessly on Rawlings jaw line and then Paige followed up with strikes to end the fight. The fight started pretty slow but it had a epic finish. VanZant worked her outside kickboxing spectacularly and never thought I would see her fight from range so well but a win is a win and we will take it.
Written by RickyRider - Aug. 26, 2016
This Saturday, the UFC makes its return to Vancouver for UFC on Fox 21. The event is loaded with Canadian fighters and some top fighters in the sport as well. In the main event Carlos Condit will take on Demian Maia and who ever wins will have a strong case for their chance to fight for the world title. Both Condit and Maia have their eyes on the strap so this fight really can't disappoint. In the co-main event the former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will drop down to featherweight and try to make a run back for glory against Charles Oliveira. Oliveira has been really impressive in his last few fights and this fight with Pettis has fight of the night written all over it. Among others on the card is Paige Van Zant, Jim Miller, and Joe Lauzon. All in all it will definitely be a card to watch and without further a do let's get into the fights.
Written by RickyRider - Aug. 25, 2016
We are coming off one of the biggest weeks in MMA history and for one time the whole sports world was talking about the UFC. Last week our free prediction was a parlay of Raquel Pennington and fight starts round 2 prop of Diaz vs McGregor, we got the odds at -122. The Pennington fight went as I thought it would she grinds and out works her opponent with her superior cardio to take a decision. The fight starts round 2 prop with McGregor vs Diaz had to be one of the easiest bets on the card, anything can happen but the odds of that not starting round 2 were very small. Diaz is so hard to finish and you knew McGregor would have to come in and be very selective and fight a fight to out point Diaz and not go for the kill. After UFC 202 that brings our free predictions to 18-4, that is 81.9% accuracy. No matter the odds you bet if your hitting 80% or higher in accuracy you are making loads of cash. A total of 371 predictions have been made since January 2004, with a record of 301-70. Had you placed a $100.00 bet on every prediction, you would've bet a total of $37,100 and had a total outcome of $51,170 winning a profit of $21,070 with a return on investment (ROI) of 70% (profit divided by total amount risked) using the industry standard metric of a $100 bettor, that's how much you would have currently made following Bet on Combat predictions.
Written by RickyRider - Aug. 19, 2016
August 20th, 2016 the UFC makes its way back to Las Vegas, Nevada for UFC 202 at the T-Mobile Arena. Conor McGregor returns to action hunting for blood and redemption vs Nate Diaz in the welterweight main event. In the co-main event we will have Glover Teixeria take on Anthony Johnson, this fight is likely to shake up the pecking order at light heavyweight and most likely the winner getting a title shot. The main card will also feature some welterweight fights with Donald Cerrone taking on Rick Story, Hyun Gyu Lim vs Mike Perry, and Tim Means vs Sabah Homasi. The UFC Fight Pass main event will feature Lorenz Larkin vs Neil Magny, this fight will be epic to see because both guys are very scrappy and tough and you won't wanna miss it.
Written by RickyRider - Aug. 5, 2016
UFC Fight Night 92 is upon us and the UFC makes its way to Salt Lake City, Utah on August 6th, 2016. The event will be held at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. Like UFC 201 this card looks very underwhelming on paper and there is 5 no names who will be fighting on this card for the first time, so make sure to have that bottle of whatever you drink close by because you might need it to get by. Yair Rodriguez will be facing Alex Caceres in the main event and this fight will be a clash of unorthodox, wild, and crazy technique It is hard to imagine the main event goes the distance someone will be put out cold. In the co-main event Dennis Bermudez takes on Rony Jason. Bermudez will find himself in a decent spot here if he happens to win and it will boost his stock. Jason is fighting to stay in the UFC, so with this fight we have a interesting situation, Bermudez wins and is in the mix or Bermudez loses and Jason keepshis job for a little while longer. Thales Leites, Maryna Moroz, Court McGee, Cub Swanson, and Chris Camozzi among others, will add some nice depth to the card. This card looks horrible on paper but you just never know how it will be, it could end up being great, we shall see.
Written by RickyRider - July 29, 2016
This Saturday July 30th, 2016 the UFC makes it way to Atlanta, Georgia with UFC 201, Live on pay-per-view and Fox Sports. The main event features a title fight between long time teammates Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley of American Top Team. Luckily, Woodley was patience enough to wait for his shot by beating some stiff competition, can't wait to see if Woodley has made any improvements, he might not improved at all we shall see. We already know what Lawler can do and this should be one heck of a fight. The co-main event, features Rose Namajunas vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz and the winner most likely gets to square off against Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Both of these strawweights have moved up the latter since joining the company and both are big gamers so this will be a fight not miss. All in all the card should deliver in entertainment with also the likes of Matt Brown, Jake Ellenberger, Jorge Masvidal, Ross Pearson. Justin Scoggins, Ian McCall. As usual it will be one to not miss.
Written by RickyRider - July 22, 2016
With all the mayhem and the media circus freak show in the last couple weeks in the world of MMA the UFC makes its way to Chicago, Illinois for UFC on Fox 20 at the United Center this Saturday July 23rd, 2016. The headliner is Holly Holm vs Valentina Shevchenko, this fight has major title implications for the women's 135 pound division. It is wide open for Holly Holm to work her way back to the top of the division but Shevchenko is a interesting stylistic match up which will be highly anticipated to see when both step in the octagon. The exciting lightweight scrap between Edson Barboza and Gilbert Melendez has been moved to the co-main event. Melendez is the former Strikeforce lightweight champion and title contender in the UFC, he hasn't performed well in 3 years and is now taking on Barboza who is coming off a big win over Anthony Pettis and will be looking to set his title contention is a big way with a win over Melendez.
Written by FightNumbers - July 12, 2016
Combat Sports betting adviser Bet on Combat Investment Fund (BOC Fund) is now offering people with as little as $100 to invest a convenient and cheap way to save for retirement. While it had previously required investors commit at least $5,000, the company on Tuesday lowered that threshold to $100.
Written by RickyRider - June 17, 2016
This coming Saturday at UFC Fight Night 89 the UFC makes a splash back to Canada where they will be in Ottawa on Fox Sports 1. The card is full of some contenders, regional prospects, and seasoned veterans. Welterweight contenders Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson will headline the card to see who will be next to get a title fight most likely. The co-main will be Donald Cerrone vs Patrick Cote which should be a pretty action packed fight. This card doesn't have too much name value but it should be pretty entertaining. I especially can't wait to see middleweight fights of Tamdan McCrory and Krzysztof Jotko, and Elias Theodorou and Sam Alvey. The card should be entertaining and hopefully it is.
Written by RickyRider - June 2, 2016
The UFC returns Saturday night June 4th on PPV, with UFC 199 taking place in Inglewood, California at The Forum arena. The card is headlined with two title fights, and it also has plenty of established names with so up incoming talent. The main event will have UFC Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold versus Michael Bisping in a rematch. Rockhold, is out to prove he is the best middleweight in the world and Bisping is soaring high with confidence after defeating Anderson Silva. The co-main event is UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz versus former WEC champion Urijah Faber. This fight will be there rubber match and both are long time rivals. All the pre-fight stuff has made this rivalry very heated and both can't wait to punch one another in the face. Also, featured on the card will be Dan Henderson, Hector Lombard, Max Holloway, Ricardo Lamas, Clay Guida, Brian Ortega, Dustin Poirier, Bobby Green, Beneil Dariush, and James Vick. So this card is nothing short of talent and I totally see fireworks happening, so make sure to have your popcorn ready.
Written by RickyRider - May 27, 2016
The UFC makes there way to Las Vegas for UFC Fight Night 88 on Sunday, May 29th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Fox Sports 1. The main event will feature two elite bantamweight prospects who pack serious striking skills. Thomas Almeida is a Chute Box prodigy with elite muay thai skills and his opponent Cody Garbrandt is a former golden gloves boxer with serious knockout power and fights out of Team Alpha Male. This fight is such a toss up whoever lands the first big shot will win, flip a coin that's the winner. Also, on the card you have Jeremy Stephens vs Renan Barao, which is a tough fight for Barao, they literally have thrown him to a wolf for his first fight at 145. Jorge Masvidal will take on Lorenz Larkin, this fight is a pivotal must win for either guy and it is pretty evenly matched. Tarec Saffiedine vs Rick Story is another fight to watch as Story makes his long awaited return from neck surgery, big test for Saffiedine and can he stop the "Horror" Story takedowns? We shall see. Jessica Eye vs Sarah McMann is a tough scrappy fight in which both need a win desperately. All in all there is some close pivotal matches to watch and that should be exciting.
Written by Francombat - May 21, 2016
This is probably the most common question I get, for obvious reasons. Online gambling, also known as Internet gambling, is a general term for gambling using the Internet. So combat sports betting is the activity of predicting fights results and placing a wager on the outcome.
Written by Francombat - May 18, 2016
I have written in French on Francombat.com/words/politic, sadly and far too often, about the government in Quebec that have sought to impose conformity and constraint on freedom of expression and freedom of choice. It is a systemic malady. This time, the concept of a free and open Internet is being threatened in the province.
Written by RickyRider - May 13, 2016
The UFC heads back to Brazil for UFC 198 May 14th, 2016 at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. This card is fully stacked and is the biggest card ever to make its way to Brazil. The card is headlined by a heavyweight title match between Stipe Miocic and Fabricio Werdum, both fighters have improved immensely recently so the matchup should be great. There is legends on this card and also some brazilian prospects. This event will also feature the likes of Ronaldo Souza, Vitor Belfort, Mauricio Rua, Cris “Cyborg” Justino, Matt Brown, and Demian Maia. Even with Hall vs Silva off the card the event is still pretty loaded.
Written by RickyRider - May 7, 2016
UFC Fight Night 87 kicks off Sunday May 8th, 2016 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The event will be held at the Ahoy Rotterdam venue. The UFC continues to make global domination in yet another country they will be visiting for the first time. The main event and the co-main event will both be heavyweight bouts. The main event will feature Andrei Arlovski vs Alistair Overeem, whoever wins this match will probably back in the title hunt especially Overeem. The co-main event features Stefan Struve vs Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, this bout is super important for both guys and it's a must win situation here do or die for both. The card also features up-and-coming stars Gunnar Nelson, Albert Tumenov, Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Rustam Khabilov. Mother’s Day also shares the day with this card, so nothing could be better than sitting down with mom and watching some UFC bouts.
Written by BoxingForecast - April 30, 2016
One time title challenger Edwin Rodriguez takes on contender Thomas Williams in a 10 round light heavyweight battle. The bout will be televised on the Fox Network at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California. They will share the bill with Andre Berto v Victor Ortiz who will be fighting a rematch of their thrilling knockdown, drop out welterweight title fight several years ago. Rodrigues can be a sometime crude slugger, but he’s very strong and resilient. His only loss was to Andre Ward in 2013 when he challenged for the super middleweight title. But Rodriguez is rarely in a boring fight. And in his last bout against little know Michael Seals, Rodrigues barely made it out of the 1st round, suffering 2 knockdowns. While a millimeter from a KO loss, Rodriguez stormed back and stopped Seals in the 3rd. Williams is also a heavy handed fighter that has gotten off the floor to win in several of his fights. He is probably best known for a disappointing showing against slick former champ Gabriel Campillo where his got cut and mentally broke down in the bout, suffering a tko loss. This fight figures to be entertaining slugfest. Both are tall, throw heavy hands and defense is not a premium. I believe either man can hurt the other and any result would not surprise me. But I’m going with Thomas in this one. Rodriguez looked extremely wide with his shots in his last bout and Williams is probably the straighter puncher of the two. It might be a matter of who hurts the other first but I think Williams has enough ability and power to get to the target first. And if he hurts Rodriguez like Seals did, I don’t think he’ll let his survive. I’m going with Thomas by KO in a war. Thomas is a +250 underdog. As for the Berto vs Ortiz redux I could imagine any result with these powerful (but flawed) offensive fighters. I leaning towards Ortiz in another war. He’s a shape left handed puncher that hits a little harder and throws a little straighter. I’m going with Ortiz by KO in another thriller. Berto money has come in making Ortiz more appealing at a price of +150.
Written by BoxingForecast - April 30, 2016
Former longtime IBF super middleweight world champion Lucien Bute is getting a title shot against newly minted WBC champion Badou Jack on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The bout takes place at the Armory, Washington, District of Columbia and will be televised on Showtime. Bute was a Romanian amateur star that made Montreal, Canada his adopted home town. Bute become hugely popular there and had 10 successful title defenses. Many considered Bute the best super middleweight in the world for a period of time but a stoppage loss to Carl Froch in 2012 put the brakes on Bute’s title run and undefeated record. Bute has lost two of his lost three fights. One was a fairly wide decision loss to former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal. The other was a spirited loss to James DeGale for IBF tile that Bute once held. Jack was an internationally rated amateur from Sweden and that has embarked on a professional career in the United States. He started his campaign reasonably well. He won a slew of bouts only to be derailed by journeyman Derek Edwards in a single round. Well, that loss appears to have turned into a wakeup call as Jack revamped his career by hiring renowned strength coach Memo Heredia. Jack’s appearance looks better conditioned than ever and he won the title from Anthony Dirrell and has defended once against George Groves. A couple of questions occur to me for this fight. Can Bute get a boost from his solid outing in a loss the highly regarded DeGale? Has Jack made improved enough to get by a savvy left handed veteran? This is an intriguing fight. And Bute is not in the friendly confines of Montreal for this bout. Jack has made improvements and we can’t be completely sure what Bute has left. I do believe Bute is a consummate professional and has worked hard for this fight. I think his proper division is 168 pounds. I do believe his awkward left handed stance can trouble Jack and Bute has always been a devastating body puncher. Jack has improved but I don’t think he’s as talented as James DeGale. I see this as an even fight with a slight lean to Bute. And with Bute at a price of +230, I think he is worth some backing.
Written by RickyRider - April 21, 2016
UFC 197 Jones vs OSP, is set for Saturday April 23rd, 2016 at the MGM Grand casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC light heavyweight phenom Jon Jones makes his awaited return to the octagon to face Ovince Saint Preux for the interim light heavyweight title. Demetrious Johnson defends his flyweight title vs the undefeated Henry Cejudo. Anthony Pettis takes on Edson Barboza, which should be one of the best stand up wars you will ever see at 155. Middleweights Robert Whittaker and Rafael Natal will battle it out to see who takes the next big step in there careers. A fantastic featherweight fight will happen between Yair Rodriguez and Andre Fili, both who are rising talents and like to push a high pace no matter where the fight goes which should mean no shortage of excitement. The main card is stacked but the prelims have a few fights to see and pay attention to but everyone can't really wait for the main card like myself.
Written by BoxingForecast - April 15, 2016
Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) has an interesting card scheduled for Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The televised portion of the card features two bouts. In a welterweight fight, hot prospect and former Olympian Errol Spence takes on tough spoiler and former WBO Super Lightweight champion Chris Algieri in a meaningful bout. Spence is a big favorite and while Algieri has shown he can stand in there with some real iron, I don’t think he gets past Spence. Spence hits too hard and I see him as a burgeoning talent. Algieri can move and be frustrating but his lack of pop will be his downfall. I’m expecting a Spence win. The question for me is can he win by KO? Many of you will recall that Algieri showed durability in nipping the title from bruiser Ruslan Provodikov and he surprised many that he went the route with the great Manny Pacquiao in late 2014. The fight that really interests me for wagering purposes on this card is the Krzysztof Glowacki vs. Steve Cunningham WBO cruiserweight fight. Cunningham is a former cruiserweight world champion that has been campaigning as a heavyweight over the past few years. Cunningham has shown grit, toughness, conditioning and skill as a fighter. He has crawled of the deck on many occasions to pull out victories. And he has proven to be very hard to stop. Only current heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was able to end Cunningham’s night inside the distance. And that was not before a scare of his own, when Cunningham dropped Fury hard early in that fight. Glowacki is a Polish fighter that is undefeated but was largely unknown when he challenged Marco Huck for the WBO cruiserweight championship back in August, 2015. Huck was heavily favored and hadn’t lost a cruiserweight fight since 2007, when the same Steve Cunningham stopped him the 12th round of their bout. No one gave Glowacki much of a chance against the dominant Huck. But the southpaw Glowacki came to fight and troubled Huck at the outset. But Huck nearly had a stoppage in the 6th round as he dropped Glowacki with a bomb that appeared to be the end. But Glowacki was undeterred and went back to work. Finally in the 11th round, Glowacki struck with a vengeance and scored a brutal stoppage win on Huck. Glowacki vs. Cunningham opened up at nearly even money but a trickle seems to coming in the Polish fighter which has titled him as the favorite. Cunningham is never an easy out and he will never give up. But I like Glowacki in their fight. Glowacki is only 25 years old to Cunningham’ near 40 and he is a strong, skilled and hard hitting southpaw. As I’ve observed Cunningham over the years, he has had notorious struggles with lefties. And Cunningham, who has a physique that looks like it was carved out marble, is not a particularly brutal puncher. And he does have a propensity to get dropped by sharp left crosses. Glowacki has can crack well with the right hook and left cross. He has good form and speed to get his money shots home. I’m going with Glowacki to defend his title with the win. I think he’ll do it by stoppage late in the fight.
Written by RickyRider - April 14, 2016
UFC on Fox 19 in Tampa Bay, Florida at the Amalie arena leads the way this week with Rashad "Suga" Evans takes on Glover Teixeira. Teixeira is looking for his third straight win, while the injury prone Evans tries to get his first win since 2013. The card was originally supposed to be headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson but Ferguson had to be pulled out due to a injury. Machida had to pull out of his fight vs Henderson due to a banned substance issue in which the substance was banned in 2016 but in 2015 it was legal to consume. The UFC just can never catch a break if it's not a injury it's someone failing a drug test, which is quite annoying. Anyways, the card is still pretty stacked and loaded when you add in names of Nurmagomedov, Rose Namajunas, Bethe Correia, Tecia Torres and Cub Swanson, and you have yourself a huge night of fights.
Written by RickyRider - April 9, 2016
After a long lay-off the UFC on April 10th, 2016 makes its way to Zagreb, Croatia for UFC Fight Night 86. The event is on a Sunday not a Saturday and for viewers in the States or Canada it will be a morning start so make sure to have those alarm clocks set to bed up early to watch. The card is full of heavyweight fights, including the Main event between Ben Rothwell and Junior dos Santos. If Rothwell wins he deserves a heavyweight title shot and dos Santos is just hoping to keep his career afloat with a win. The co-main event is Derrick Lewis vs Gabriel Gonzaga. Also, on the card is some heavyweight prospects which are Francis Ngannou, Curtis Blaydes, Marcin Tybura and Timothy Johnson. The UFC decided to pull out some big boys to hopefully see some finishes which is most likely to happen whenever heavyweights fight.
Written by RickyRider - March 17, 2016
March 19th, 2016 the UFC makes its way back to Brisbane, Australia at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. The main event is Mark Hunt vs Frank Mir and both will be looking to make there way upward in the heavyweight division. Hunt is coming off a win vs Bigfoot Silva and Mir is coming off a loss to Arlovski which halted a two-fight win streak. In the co-main event is Neil Magny vs Hector Lombard. Lombard returns after more than a year away due to suspension and his opponent Magny is looking to add another big name to his list of victories over and is trying to ascend up the welterweight division. The card has had some last minute troubles and fill ins which can be disappointing but the UFC always does its best to make it work so the card like always shouldn't disappoint.
Written by FightNumbers - March 7, 2016
Win too much at combat sports betting and you could find your bookmaker closing your account. Bet on Combat Founder Franco Richard better known as “Francombat” has learned it the hard way. It’s safe to say that Franco Richard is one of the best bettor in combat sports having pocketed more than 4 millions in his career to this day. Franco is coming off one of the most successful years in combat sports betting that most can remember. Over the last year, he has made nearly a half million dollars on boxing and MMA fights. It started with a $133,689.84 dollars payout on Floyd Mayweather beating Manny Pacquiao on April 27 at odds -187, then followed up that huge upset by putting down $2500.00 on Holly Holm over Ronda Rousey at 10-1 odds winning $25,000.00. Shortly after that, on December 12 Franco bet on Conor McGregor knocking out Jose Aldo at UFC 189 wining $147,300.00, making him and his clients a little bit richer.
Written by BoxingForecast - March 4, 2016
Heavyweight 12 rounds - Colosseum Sport Hall - Grozny, Russia - Saturday, March 05, 2016 2:00 PM Chagaev’s WBA title on the line ODDS: Chagaev – 275 Browne +225 from Bet365 Longtime title holder Ruslan Chagaev defends against Lucas Browne tomorrow in Russia. Chagaev, who seems well out of the spotlight, manages to stick around and be given great opportunities. How he was rewarded with a WBA “title” fight against Fres Oquendo is baffling. And he was more than fortunate to get the win in that fight.
Written by RickyRider - March 3, 2016
March 5th, 2016 UFC 196 makes it way to the fight capital of the world in Las Vegas, Nevada with McGregor vs Nate Diaz as the main event and Holly Holm vs Miesha Tate as the co-main event. Both men in McGregor and Diaz have a knack for breaking there opponents mentally and physically and with so much on the line it should be a amazing fight. Diaz is taking the fight on short notice, so the bout will be at 170. Holly Holm will be making her first title defense after a huge upset win over Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate for the bantamweight women's championship. The card is full of finishers so we could potentially see a lot of finishes and with this being the biggest PPV event so far in 2016 the whole world will be tuned in.
Written by BoxingForecast - Feb. 26, 2016
We have a great fight on tap today with Scott Quigg (+150) taking on Carl Frampton (-170) with two world title straps (IBF and WBA super bantamweight titles) on the line. A few years ago it seemed most would have picked Frampton to win easily but perceptions have shifted recently. Frampton was dropped twice in a recent winning effort against tough Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Jr while Quigg stopped the usually teak tough Kiki Martinez in two rounds. And Martinez, a common opponent, has twice gone long into bouts twice with Frampton.
Written by RickyRider - Feb. 26, 2016
Saturday, February 27th, 2016 the UFC will exclusively air on UFC Fight Pass with UFC Fight Night 84. The event will air from Bloody ol London, England and has a nice mix of established fighters along with some up and coming fighters from Europe. The main event has Anderson Silva vs Michael Bisping. Silva makes his return from PED suspension vs long-time contender Bisping. This matchup has been long overdue, we thought we would see it when Silva reign as champion but he always came up short in making his way to the title. Gegard Mousasi, Thales Leites and Brad Pickett make there way on the card to add some big feel to the event. On paper the card looks really good we shall wait and see.
Written by RickyRider - Feb. 19, 2016
February 21st, 2016 UFC Fight Night 83, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which is headlined by fellow “Cowboys” Donald Cerrone and Alex Oliveira. Almost five years later, the promotion is returning to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cerrone and Oliveira have consistently been two of the most exciting fighters in the UFC. Cerrone is making the move up to 170 pounds for the first time in his UFC career. Always one to put on a show, Cerrone is looking to make a name for himself in his new division. He’ll have a tough opponent in Oliviera, who is riding a three-fight winning streak while picking up a couple of impressive stoppage wins along the way. Derek Brunson and Roan Carneiro takes place in the co-headliner, and the rest of the card seems setup to have a bunch of violence. While the lineup lost a bantamweight bout between John Lineker and Cody Garbrandt which had slugfest written all over it, Garbrandt will still compete against undefeated UFC newcomer Augusto Mendes. The card should have a few exciting fights with the way it has been setup and a lot of the fighters on the card can bring it.
Written by RickyRider - Jan. 27, 2016
Saturday, January 30th, 2016 the UFC returns to New Jersey for UFC on Fox Johnson vs Bader. The headline and the main event is Anthony Johnson vs Ryan Bader, both are looking for a title shot with a victory. The stakes are high for both fighters, especially for Bader because he will probably never get a title shot unless he wins. In the co-main event we have Josh Barnett taking on Ben Rothwell, whoever wins this match should get rewarded with a #1 contenders match against Alistair Overeem or Stipe Miocic. Sage Northcutt, Tarec Saffiedine, Jake Ellenberger and Iuri Alcantara, are some other common names on the card that we will get to see. The matchups seem pretty enticing for everyone and it may not be must see TV it should still be a pretty nice card to watch.
Written by FightNumbers - Jan. 20, 2016
We have all gambled in some form or another in our lives, especially if you’re a sports fan. French Canadian multimillionaire Franco Richard is Chairman and CEO of Francombat Management, the holding company who run the Bet on Combat gaming brand. Richard, 37, earned $3.7 million between 2004 and 2015 betting on combat sports, while visiting 70+ countries. Now he coaches and have several six-figures apprentices bettors under his wings.
Written by RickyRider - Jan. 14, 2016
The UFC returns from a week off when they hold a Sunday show in Boston, Massachusetts as UFC Fight Night 81 comes to you live on Fox Sports 1. The prelims has been devastated by injuries, so some guys have been swapped in late. Good news is that the main card has fully stayed intact mostly and we won't miss what has been scheduled already. Dillashaw has dominated the bantamweight division since Cruz has been out due too multiple injuries and now we finally get to see the highly anticipated matchup at bantamweight. I consider this Fox Sports 1 card pretty stacked from what we normally get to see on Fox Sports 1. We get to see Anthony Pettis, Eddie Alvarez, Travis Browne, Matt Mitrione and Ross Pearson all who are great fighters. The event is pretty much a must see and it has been moved to Sunday right after the NFL playoffs.
Written by FightNumbers - Jan. 10, 2016
Wouldn't you like to know who the big winners are going to be this upcoming fight event? We can tell you. Want to make money off that knowledge? We can help you there, too. Led by renowned wagering analyst and bettor Franco Richard better known as Francombat, Bet on Combat is the premier combat sports investment service in the world. Franco is so good at what he does that he’s actually been banned from several casinos in Las Vegas and online sports books. Franco and his analysts are so confident in their ability to handicap fights and maximize winnings, that they guarantee you’ll make you more money in a month than the stock market in a year. BetonCombat.com recently caught up with Franco to talk about what makes Bet on Combat the leading combat sports handicapping service in the industry. Since 2004, Bet on Combat has been delivering a specialized consultancy service to clients in the combat sports betting industry on a consistent basis, as well as gaming in general. Using the latest in statistical analysis techniques Bet on Combat’s advisory board are able to derive very accurate predictions on the outcome of combat sports in many fight promotions across the world.
Written by Francombat - Jan. 7, 2016
This article will be updated each time we win a big play, according to the odds. I am so tired and sick of people underestimating fighters. One rule I go into every time I handicap a fight with is - Never underestimate your opponent. As the old boxing idiom says: “Everybody has a plan until they get hit.” Throughout my career as a professional combat sports bettor, I've seen it happen far to often in combat sports, really great fighters are getting counted out. Fighting is a sport where anything can happen at anytime.
Written by FightNumbers - Jan. 4, 2016
??Bet on Combat is proud to announce the addition of Evan Young to his Advisory Board of talented professional combat sports handicappers! Young will cover the sport of boxing from a betting perspective. Young has a long history of success with winning clients’ money. Young, a former lawyer, will work closely with Bet on Combat Founder and Chief Investment Officer Franco Richard best known as Francombat to find value bet on the sport of professional boxing.
Written by Francombat - Jan. 1, 2016
What a great ending to an amazing year for Bet on Combat. I want to start out by welcoming all our new members to the website. Your support means a lot to me and my crew, and we are looking forward to helping you earn a lot of money betting on combat sports over the year 2016. With a huge profitable 2015, there really has never been a better time to join our community. January looks like a great month for betting on combat sports and I’m forecasting a big profit to start the year.
Written by RickyRider - Dec. 30, 2015
UFC 195: Lawler vs Condit will be the first UFC event in 2016. January 2, 2016 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. 2016 looks to start off with a bang because the welterweight title is on the line with two high level strikers in Condit and Lawler. The heavyweight division has a very important matchup with Miocic vs Arlovski, the winner very likely getting a title shot. Further than those huge bouts, the card also features names such as Lorenz Larkin and Michael McDonald, as well as a huge bout on the undercard between Joe Duffy and Dustin Poirier. All in all, it should be a fun offering that will kick off a potentially great 2016 for the UFC.
Written by FightNumbers - Dec. 20, 2015
2015 has been an awesome year for Bet on Combat, with underdogs coming out of nowhere to win championships belts, undefeated longtime streak records being broken and a new breed of champions like Holly Holm and Conor McGregor by knocking out their respective opponents to become absolute superstars. There were quite a few upsets in 2015, and for those who had the balls to gamble on some of these fights following our predictions, there were three bets that we had huge return on investment.
Written by RickyRider - Dec. 17, 2015
Dec. 19th at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida the UFC returns to broadcast television for UFC on Fox 17. The show will be the fourth and final broadcast network show of 2015. The event is expected to be headlined by a UFC Lightweight Championship bout between current champion Rafael dos Anjos and top contender Donald Cerrone. Their first fight at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2 ended in a unanimous decision victory for dos Anjos. Now, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone hopes to earn a different outcome in his rematch with UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. Their contentious bout at UFC Fight Night 27 in August 2013 was the last time Cerrone tasted defeat. The Jackson-Winkeljohn fighter has amassed eight victories and five finishes on his current 25-month undefeated streak. Dos Anjos, on the other hand, has lost since fighting Cerrone. He was absolutely ragdolled and controlled for the entirety of his 15-minute unanimous decision loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC on Fox 11. Since the loss, dos Anjos has looked next to unstoppable. Michael Johnson looks to start another winning streak after a controversial decision loss to fellow top lightweight Beneil Dariush. Johnson was on a four-fight winning streak, including wins over Edson Barboza, Gleison Tibau and Joe Lauzon. The much improved striker will be taking on Stockton, California bad boy Nate Diaz. Diaz is just three years removed from his shot at the UFC lightweight title. The heavyweight division’s contender carousel could create a clear front runner out of the battle of behemoth strikers Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem. The match-up that was previously scheduled to take place on two separate occasions has long been desired by MMA fans around the world. As usual with UFC on Fox the cards are pretty stacked with good fights and 3 mention above should be exciting! To make the night more entertaining and edgy you should be up for some MMA fantasy at Draftkings. For people not familiar with Draftkings MMA I'll give you a quick breakdown for things you need to know. At Draftkings you build a team of five fighters utilizing a "salary cap" of $50,000 in fantasy money to spend on drafting the team you expect to perform the best on fight night. If your team performs well enough, you will likely have a share of cash prizes in any number of Draftkings games. Points are scored with significant strikes, advances, takedowns, reversal/sweep, knockdowns. The more dominant your fighters performance is the more points you're going to score. For a detailed breakdown of how the scoring works here is a link http://betoncombat.com/fantasy-mma/. The most important key to putting together a winning Fantasy MMA lineup is, understanding the true value of win bonuses. When you are selecting your fighters, always make sure to take fighters you believe will win the fight. At the end of the contest, those win bonuses add up and they separate the contest winners from the losers. Here is my Draftkings lineup for cash games. J. Dos Santos ($10,900) Santos power and durability will be too much for Overeem and with a finish prop of -380 he is a guy I had to target, not a easy fight at all for Santos but I like him to get it done. Kamaru Usman ($10,200) Usman is such a beast at wrestling and his opponent wont have any luck trying to stay on his feet. I fully expect Usman to pound him into submission and hopefully get that TKO. Donald Cerrone ($8,900) I fully expect Cerrone to have a war with dos Anjos with a lot of strikes landed and the fight has a over/under of 4 1/2 just what we wanted to see. Cerrone is not easy to finish either so at this price he will pay off his salary for sure. Francis Ngannou ($9,300) His opponent hasn't fought at heavyweight in 3 years. Ngannou edge in physicality should carry him to a victory in a early stoppage and the fight has a -475 finish prop. Josh Samman ($10,300) i expect Samman and his opponent to slug it out and with a finish prop of -280 it shouldn't go the distance. Samman will throw the more telling blows and will have the size and power advantage. UFC on Fox 17 will close out the year for the UFC on Fox events and the UFC made a pretty good effort to make it a great card. Do not count out Cerrone he is from Greg Jackson camp, he has the best camp I ever seen and always has his fighters prepared. If you just bet his fighters you would make money because his fighters win way more than they lose it is pretty amazing. Michael Johnson is so pissed from his last bout with Dariush look for him to make a statement. I strongly recommend opening a Draftkings account to play it is a lot of fun and you can make some money along the way! Enjoy the event!
Written by FightNumbers - Dec. 14, 2015
There is no doubt that Franco Richard is one of the most successful bettor in combat sports. Nobody would be talking about a guy who loses his bet. In December 12, 2015, French-Canadian entrepreneur Franco Richard better known as Francombat, quietly bet $100,000 months ahead on the outcome of the highly-anticipated big fight between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor. Richard wins $140,000 weeks after winning $25 thousand betting on Holly Holm.
Written by RickyRider - Dec. 10, 2015
UFC 194 Aldo vs McGregor December 12th, 2015 at the MGM Grand Casino Las Vegas, Nevada. The biggest fight card of the year and a event that has the biggest featherweight fight in history with Aldo vs McGregor. The bout was originally expected to take place at UFC 189. However, Aldo pulled out of the bout due to a rib injury and the event was instead headlined by an interim title bout between McGregor and Chad Mendes. The co-main event is expected to feature a UFC Middleweight Championship bout between undefeated champion Chris Weidman and former Strikeforce Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. And lets not forget, A middleweight bout between Ronaldo Souza and Yoel Romero was originally booked for UFC 184 and later UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold. However, the bout was cancelled both times due to Souza being struck with pneumonia and Romero pulling out due to a ligament and meniscus tear in his knee. To make the night more entertaining and edgy you should be up for some MMA fantasy at Draftkings. For people not familiar with Draftkings MMA I'll give you a quick breakdown for things you need to know. At Draftkings you build a team of five fighters utilizing a "salary cap" of $50,000 in fantasy money to spend on drafting the team you expect to perform the best on fight night. If your team performs well enough, you will likely have a share of cash prizes in any number of Draftkings games. Points are scored with significant strikes, advances, takedowns, reversal/sweep, knockdowns. The more dominant your fighters performance is the more points you're going to score. For a detailed breakdown of how the scoring works here is a link http://betoncombat.com/fantasy-mma/. The most important key to putting together a winning Fantasy MMA lineup is, understanding the true value of win bonuses. When you are selecting your fighters, always make sure to take fighters you believe will win the fight. At the end of the contest, those win bonuses add up and they separate the contest winners from the losers. Here is my Draftkings lineup for cash games. Jose Aldo ($9,500) Aldo hasn't lost in 10 years and this fight is very close. With his price tag he is worth the risk the fight has a -260 that it doesn't go to a decision so someone is getting finished for sure and it is hard to count out the champ until he is beat otherwise. Chris Weidman ($10,000) Weidman has been a terror lately, another very close fight where I think Weidman will his wrestling to his advantage and control the fight. The fight has a -160 that the fight doesn't go to a decision and i expect Weidman to win the fight in a stoppage. Yoel Romero ($9,200) Romero is the better striker and Souza only advantage is on the ground and there is no way Souza will be able to get it there because of Romero wrestling pedigree. The fight has a -165 that it doesn't go to a decision and i feel Romero is undervalued i expect it to be a striking match where Romero has the edge and hopefully gets the finish. Max Holloway ($10,900) Holloway is the better fighter in every way and just keeps getting better and better. Holloway will do what he normally does and that is land strike after strike. The fight doesn't have favorable finish props but its +105 that the fight doesn't go to a decision which isn't too bad. Holloway will land a ton of strikes and at a high volume, he is almost for sure to win and I would play him in every lineup I have. Court McGee ($10,400) Mcgee overwhelms fighters with pressure and volume which i fully expect to happen and maybe he even mixes in some take downs. Its a bad matchup for his opponent, Mcgee he's an extremely high volume striker/grappler, with an extremely good natural gas tank and his opponent is a low volume. back foot striker with a poor gas tank. The fight has a +125 that it doesn't go to a decision so not the greatest for a finish but I feel just in general the odds for the fight are off. Mcgee should definitely win and love him in this spot. This event could go down as one of the best in history and it is so stacked in must see fights, I have been waiting for this event for the longest just like everyone else has. It's the first time in UFC history that they have had 3 events 3 straight days in a given week, so as fight fans there will be a lot of MMA to enjoy this week. All the underdogs in the big fights can easily win Aldo, Rockhold, Romero cannot be counted out these fights are so close I will not be surprised if all 3 won. I strongly recommend opening a Draftkings account to play it is a lot of fun and you can make some money along the way! Enjoy the event!
Written by RickyRider - Nov. 25, 2015
UFC Fight Night 78 November 28, 2015 at Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea. This is the first time the UFC has made its way to South Korea. A welterweight bout between former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and former top contender Thiago Alves was expected to headline the event. However, on November 14, Alves pulled out the bout due to a broken rib and was replaced by Jorge Masvidal, who was originally scheduled to face Dong Hyun Kim. Henderson and Masvidal will be a war you don't wanna miss so make sure to fire up the computer or whatever to tune in. Makhachev (Draftkings Salary) ($9,700) –
Written by Southpaw - Nov. 23, 2015
Here are the odds for this week's most interesting fights this weekend. In Dusseldorf, #1 heavyweight contender and +375 Tyson Fury seeks to dethrone aging and longtime former champion Wladimir Klitschko, a -470 favorite. The Ukrainian is too seasoned and even though he is a bit past his prime, he is tons better than the awkward Fury. He should win on points or by late KO.
Written by Southpaw - Nov. 21, 2015
Linear middleweight champion Miguel Cotto is a +260 underdog to lose his belt to youngster Saul Alvarez, and this should happen by KO.
Written by Francombat - Nov. 18, 2015
The Most Common Question I Get is.. Where do I Start? START WITH YOUR EDUCATION! I LOST EVERYTHING...TWICE! Before I Ever made money as a bettor. DO NOT Repeat what I DID! There is no real education as to what this business is truly all about. Unfortunately, most of the information found on the net regarding obtaining income from betting on combat sports is only that. Promises. And again, unfortunately, this means that such ones are left to muddle through on their own. Many give up. Many continue to bet, only to 'blow up' their account, meaning they lose their entire account balance to the markets. They save, and then fund their account again, only to lose it over and over in a vicious cycle. Facts are that most of the people currently wagering on combat sports such as boxing and MMA are the casual losing sports bettor or just simply a fight fan who is rooting for their favorite fighter to win.
Written by FightNumbers - Nov. 17, 2015
Los Angeles, CA, December 1, 2015 — Whether or not you know anything about the combat sports betting, leave everything up to Bet on Combat Founder Franco Richard best known as Francombat. He originally became known for having turned his life saving of about $17,450 into a cool $2.7 Million over three years betting on combat sports.
Written by FightNumbers - Nov. 16, 2015
Despite being a massive betting underdog, Bet on Combat Founder Franco Richard best known as Francombat said he bet $2,500 on Holly Holm to get the victory against Ronda Rousey. Richard was able to get Holm at +1000 before the price went down and conservatively put two small bets of $1,000 and $1,500 to win $25,000. “I kept the bet size amounts small, but I knew Holm could beat Rousey with her superior striking and defend Rousey’s takedowns last Saturday night. Few analysts and fans were giving Holly Holm a chance against Ronda Rousey. Anyone can predict a winner at 4-1 odds but predicting the winner at 10-1 odds and having it happen is special, Franco said."
Written by RickyRider - Nov. 12, 2015
UFC 193 November 14, 2015 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. It is the first time the UFC has made its way to Australia and it is scheduled to have 2 great title fights with Ronda Rousey vs Holly Holm and Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Valerie Letourneau. The landscape over the last couple years has changed, female athletes are having a more prominent role in sports. Most of their attention was noticed by their sex appeal and looks, well now their starting to be noticed for their achievements. You remember when Dana White told TMZ women will never compete in the UFC? How things have changed ever so much.
Written by RickyRider - Nov. 7, 2015
UFC Fight Night 77. November 7, 2015 at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil. The main event is headlined by Belfort vs Henderson. The main event is a rematch for the ages and whoever loses will probably have their retirement come at a accelerated pace. Both are TRT veterans who will look to bang and knock someones head off. From top to bottom it should be one of the better fight nights with some veterans and some nice prospects on the come up.
Written by Southpaw - Oct. 24, 2015
Great matchup of speed and skills tonight in Omaha, Nabraska. WBO junior welterweight is a -3200 favorite to retain his belt against Dierry "All In" Jean in a skilled boxing match to come. Jean is +1600 and the fight is +140 for less than 8 rounds and a half and -170 if it lasts longer.
Written by RickyRider - Oct. 23, 2015
The UFC returns from a 2 week layoff in Dublin, Ireland at the 3Arena October 24, 2015. It is depressing we wont have both the main event and the co-main event that was scheduled. Miocic vs Rothwell and Poirier vs Duffy have been cancelled. The Duffy one is really shocking because just days away from your fight you suffer a mild concussion in training ummm what type of sparring are you doing the week of the fight!? It is unbelievable.
Written by Southpaw - Oct. 20, 2015
So Gennady « GGG » Golovkin easlily dominated David Lemieux for 8 rounds. Seems like I was right on the money. The Kazakh powerhouse was not only too strong, he was too everything. Courage don't win bets, though.
Written by FightNumbers - Oct. 10, 2015
St-John's, Antigua, Jannuary 1, 2016 — Bet on Combat and DraftKings are partnering up to offer you the best in Fantasy MMA. The alliance will make Draftkings the Official Fantasy Gaming Partner of Bet on Combat. The partnership comprises a promotional marketing agreement that incorporates branded content on the BetonCombat.com site, social media promotions, and digital campaigns integration promoting the Draftkings brand.
Written by Southpaw - Oct. 9, 2015
Everyone loves punchers. On October 17th in New York, boxing fans will get what they want as two middleweight champions collide in what should be a real fan’s fight. David Lemieux, recently crowned IBF champion, will meet Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs), arguably one of the most dangerous and most feared fighters on the universe.
Written by RickyRider - Oct. 1, 2015
What: UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas When: Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 The three-fight Fight Pass card starts at 6:40 p.m. ET, the four-fight Fox Sports 1 main card starts at 8 p.m. and the five-fight pay-per-view card kicks off 10 p.m.
Written by Francombat - Sept. 1, 2015
Want to write for Bet on Combat? One of the biggest authority in combat sports betting sites on the internet? A site that generates millions of page views per month. Well guess what - YOU CAN! We are looking for motivated and passionate combat sports writers who are interested and excited to join BetonCombat.com as columnists. Bet on Combat columnists are required to write at least two articles per week on a specific topic such as latest news articles – Pre fight reviews, Post fight reviews, Historical based articles, Fighter/Promoter/Trainer Interviews, Opinion based articles and other general combat sports related articles. The best way to know what interests us is to see what we’ve done before, by studying our past article.
Written by FightNumbers - June 17, 2015
Did you know that you can legally invest in sports betting funds? This past week, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval legalized investments made into sports betting. Essentially this new legislation legalizes sports betting investment funds, similar to traditional mutual funds, that are registered and managed in Nevada but which could include participants from outside the state. In other words, to legally bet on sports games, people no longer have to enter a licensed sports book in Nevada.
Written by FightNumbers - April 2, 2015
Franco Richard better known as ‘Francombat’, will be placing the biggest bet of his betting career, this time on boxing. Remember when Franco won more than a quarter million dollars with the riskiest bets in UFC history betting on underdog Matt Serra to beat Georges St-Pierre at UFC 69: Shootout? Well guess what, he's now betting $250,000,00 on Floyd Mayweather to beat Manny Pacquiao at odds -187. If he wins, the bet will pay out $133,689.84.
Written by Francombat - Feb. 9, 2015
To all members and future one, make sure to follow the Twitter accounts @BetOnCombat. The account will tweet when a new bet has been posted here on BetOnCombat.com, whether it be a free or premium play. This way, you can setup text message notifications for the account through Twitter, where you’ll instantly receive a text telling you whenever a new bet had been posted.
Written by FightNumbers - Jan. 1, 2015
Bet on Combat® today unveiled an all-new Chat room feature connecting BetonCombat.com users and members online and on any mobile device more together than ever before. The new Chat Room feature allows users to engage in the way they consume our content and experience the adrenalized world of combat sports live betting.
Written by Francombat - Jan. 1, 2014
Hi everyone, I know it's been a while, I'm sorry for that. I nearly became a one post wonder there. One of those people who starts a blog with great enthusiasm, makes a post and then disappears. That's not the case though - just don't have the time to do much else beyond researching my bets, running the advisory service and answering hundreds of members emails I receive each week.
Written by FightNumbers - Jan. 7, 2012
Sometimes the most important figures in any business aren’t the visible leaders. Often, the most influential people are behind the scenes, making things happen, swaying opinion, moving the pieces around so the people and businesses they influence can prosper and develop in the most sensible way.
Written by Francombat - Sept. 7, 2011
The purpose of this article is to give you an example of a typical day in my life as a Combat Sports Fund Manager. The average workday for me begins early and usually runs late. Sports fund managing is rarely, if ever, a 40-hour-a-week job. It’s a 52 fight week season with action all year round.
Written by FightNumbers - Jan. 15, 2010
Is betting on combat sports a sound financial investment? With the rise of sports betting in recent years, we have also seen the rise of treating sports betting as a genuine source of income. Entrepreneur and Bet on Combat founder Franco Richard, best known as Francombat, has long advocated such a fund. About ten years ago, Franco Richard, then a penny stocks trader, decided to begin betting on fights. Today, the 32-year-old's portfolio is worth more than $3.7 million. He originally became known for having taken his life savings of $17,450 and turning it into a $1.75 million in 6 years betting on combat sport, yes, you read that right, betting on combat sports!
Written by FightNumbers - April 9, 2007
UFC 69: Shootout took place April 7, 2007 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. It was the first UFC event ever held in the state of Texas. The main event headlined a Welterweight Championship Bout between the current title holder and heavy favorite, Georges "Rush" St-Pierre defending against the Ultimate Fighter 4 winner Matt "The Terror" Serra.
Written by Francombat - Dec. 9, 2005
Hey Guys, Just wanted to share that there's good value to be found in BetFair.com For some of you who don’t know what Bet Fair is, this is the world's biggest online sports betting exchange, which operates in similar fashion to a stock exchange. All bets are made on a person to person basis. The way stock exchange traders might set their asking price and amounts is the same way a betting exchange works. Each gambler sets his or her price and amount, the exchange automatically sorts these forming a market place. This gives the option to bet on something to lose, something to win, trade a price movement or make a book - options the average gambler never had before. The betting exchange make a profit by charging a small commission on all winning bets. This commission is generally in the 5% range, which makes it cheaper than a traditional sports book.
Written by Francombat - July 24, 2005
For those new to BetonCombat.com, you can follow all the opening combat sports betting lines and combat sports betting odds at the biggest sportsbooks in the industry on BetonCombat.com’s Live Odds page. They take the lines from many offshore and Las Vegas sports books and offer the best on each side in the handy chart above.
Written by Francombat - Dec. 2, 2004
I am constantly emailed about which sportsbooks/bookmakers I recommend. As you probably know sportsbooks all offer different odds and it ?is basically a MUST to have your bankroll spread out amongst a ?couple sportsbooks if you are serious about winning money. One of the best ways to make the most from your online betting is to have accounts with several sportsbooks. There will always be variation between the various sites, and one of the best ways to make money is to shop around and find the sportsbook that is offering the best odds on an outcome. Bookmakers aren’t infalliable; they will often make mistakes and price outocomes at odds that are inflated compared to their competitors, this is where having several accounts with cash loaded is useful.
Written by Francombat - June 2, 2004
How much should you wager? The answer is that depends on your bankroll. You have to be comfortable with whatever the amount is that you are wagering whether its $10.00 or $10,000. A general rule for money management is only betting around 1-5% of your total bankroll on any single fight and 10% on one event.
Written by Francombat - Feb. 1, 2004
UFC 46: Supernatural is in the books. The event was held on January 31, 2004, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card was a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout between Randy Couture and Vitor Belfort. The evening marked the UFC debut of welterweight prospect Georges St-Pierre.
Written by Francombat - Jan. 7, 2004
Welcome to Betoncombat.com. My name is Franco Richard also known as Francombat, and I am a penny stock trader, professional combat sports bettors and oddsmaker. For the last 4 years I have made my living solely from gambling, speculating and investing my money on the internet.