UFC 242 picks: Nurmagomedov vs. Poirier headlines stacked card

Dustin Porier’s long climb up the UFC ladder will culminate with a title clash against the most dominant force the UFC has ever seen—Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Super Odds on Valentina Shevchenko to win UFC Fight Night 156

Only two women have managed to take down current women’s flyweight champion Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko inside the octagon. One is Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche, Shevchenko’s opponent at UFC Fight Night 156 Saturday in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Super Odds on Covington to defeat Lawler in UFC on ESPN 5

No. 2-ranked welterweight Colby Covington headlines UFC on ESPN 5 Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, as he takes on former American Top Team teammate Robbie Lawler in New Jersey. The 31-year-old Covington (14-1, 2-0 KOs) is the -225 favorite (+150 if you opt in to BetAmerica’s Super Odds) in the match, with a potential shot at current UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman on the line. “Chaos” is riding a six-fight win streak, with his last four victories unanimous decisions. Covington's last [...]

UFC 240: Super Odds on Max Holloway to win

Current UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway is hungry for victory in his upcoming bout against Frankie Edgar after a decision loss to Dustin Poirier in April at UFC 236. Holloway watched a 13-fight win streak come to a crushing end in his move up to lightweight, but the 27-year-old is in perfect position to regain momentum as he moves back to featherweight in the main event of UFC 240 in Canada. Holloway (20-4-0, 10 KOs) is the -425 favorite to [...]

UFC 240 preview: Holloway vs. Edgar, Cyborg vs. Spencer

It's a Canadian stampede this weekend, as the UFC heads to Edmonton for UFC 240 Saturday. In the main event, the long-gestating clash between Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar headlines the card, which also features an intriguing and potentially explosive clash between Cris Cyborg and Felicia Spencer. Max Holloway (20-4) -425 vs. Frankie Edgar (23-6-1) +300 MMA free pick: Holloway It's better late than never for Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar, who have seen this clash materialize, and then fall [...]

UFC: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Leon Edwards preview

Rafael dos Anjos (29-11) vs. Leon Edwards (17-3), Saturday, ESPN UFC free pick: Leon Edwards (-130) Time isn't on Rafael dos Anjos' side, but the aging grappler bounced back from consecutive losses to Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman with a submission win over Kevin Lee at UFC Fight Night 154. While dos Anjos has lost as much as he's won over his last eight fights, those losses have come against upper-tier competition, and while the jury is still out on [...]

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UFC Fight Night 154: Renato Moicano vs. Chan Sung Jung preview

Renato Moicano will take on Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Night 154 feature in Greenville, South Carolina, but Saturday's event also features quality bouts on the undercard. Women's Flyweights Andrea Lee 10-2-0 (-205) vs. Montana De La Rosa 10-4-0 (+165) Lee appears to have the better stand-up skills. She lands 5.57 significant strikes per minute compared to De La Rosa, who lands 3.46 significant strikes per minute. Lee also has a 1 1/2-inch reach advantage. Lee's takedown average of [...]

MMA isn’t all about the UFC

Mixed martial arts continues to gain popularity, but UFC isn't the only organization out there. UFC may be the top of the sport, but there are other quality fights out there on a regular basis. Here are the top organizations in the MMA universe. Ultimate Fighting Championship - UFC The organization that eventually became the Ultimate Fighting Championship started in 1993 and has taken the lead to push MMA to the forefront. Along with being the premier MMA organization, UFC [...]

UFC 238 preview: Cejudo vs. Moraes

Henry Cejudo will battle Marlon Moraes at UFC 238 Saturday on ESPN+ Pay-Per-View. Here are the top three fights Saturday night. Lightweights Tony Ferguson 25-3-0 vs. Donald Cerrone 35-11-0 UFC Free Pick: Tony Ferguson Cerrone has experience and a couple of inches in height over Ferguson. But Ferguson has a reach advantage lands 5.5 significant strikes per minute, compared to Cerrone's 4.2, which gives him the edge. Women's Flyweight title bout Valentina Shevchenko 16-3-0 vs. Jessica Eye 14-6-0 UFC Free [...]

UFC Fight Night 152 Preview: Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Kevin Lee

Rafael Dos Anjos battles Kevin Lee at UFC Fight Night on Saturday. Below, we analyize the four top fights. You can keep up with the action Saturday night on ESPN+. Women’s Featherweight Megan Anderson (9-3-0) vs. Felicia Spencer (6-0-0) Undefeated Felicia Spencer battles a top UFC featherweight fighter in Megan Anderson on Saturday. This is Spencer’s UFC debut. Although stats are light for Spencer, there are some things we can assume. Based on how she’s won her fights, she doesn’t [...]