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April 18: Unbeaten UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on Tony Ferguson for all the marbles in the UFC 249 main event from Brooklyn on April 18. Khabib is 28-0 and clearly the top dog at 155 pounds, but until he beats Ferguson, his legacy won’t be cemented. After attempting to make this fight happen four times before, we’re hoping the fifth time is the charm. Will the smothering and marrauding Khabib once again quell another foe or will the package of Ferguson’s skills be too much for the champion? It’s a tough one to call between the top two dogs at 155 pounds. Loot offers his pick here! UFC 249: Khabib vs. Ferguson Pick – 4/18

March 28: Heavyweights take center stage on March 28 in Columbus on ESPN when feared strikers Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik get it on in the five-round main event. Fireworks are not only anticipated, but expected in this battle of two vicious KO artists. Rozenstruik has shown in his brief UFC tenure that he can take it, as well as dish it out. But in Ngannou, he’s facing the most feared striker in the division, a man who absolutely annihilates his foes and is coming off three straight quickie KOs. Loot breaks down the fight in this article and offers his betting choice. UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Rozenstruik Pick – 3/28

March 21: Welterweight contenders Tyron Woodley and Leon Edwards will battle in the UFC Fight Night main event at the O2 Arena in London on March 21. It’s a high-stakes 170-pound showdown and in a crowded division, neither can afford a slipup now. Edwards is on a run of 8 straight wins, but now faces a former champion who is hungry to get back in the win column. Will Woodley inch closer to another shot at glory? Or will Edwards thrive in his home-country and announce his arrival as a top title threat? Loot breaks down the action in this article. Fight Night: Woodley vs. Edwards Pick – 3/21

February 8: UFC 247 from Houston takes center stage on February 8, with UFC 247 going off at the Toyota Arena. In the main event, the man they say is the best to ever do it appears in the main event, with Jon Jones taking on unbeaten challenger Dominick Reyes. The unbeaten Reyes is a dangerous fighter and has made some noise in his brief time in the UFC. But in Jones, you have one of the more-complete fighters in octagon history. Can Reyes make things interesting or will Jones get back to the business of dominating opponents at 205 pounds? Loot breaks it all down here. UFC 247 Picks – 2/8

January 18: UFC 246 features the return of the biggest money-earner in the sport, with Conor McGregor taking on Donald Cerrone in a welterweight 5-rounder, which is the main event of the card. McGregor needs to win if he wants to retain his superstar status. With his last win being in 2016 and this being 2020, he needs a positive development in his career. Standing in his way is one of the sport’s most-decorated vets in Cerrone, a man where it’s good to see him get a big payday. Can he score the biggest win of his career? Or is McGregor catching him at the right time? Loot breaks down the action in this piece! UFC 246 Pick – 1/18

December 14: UFC 245 is a blockbuster bill, packed with big names in big fights. At the top of the bill is the UFC Welterweight Title, contested between champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Colby Covington in a grudge-match. The winner will have bragging rights and any number of lucrative options in his future. Also on the card, UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway defends against top challeger Alexander Volkanovski. Holloway is a hard man to beat at 145 pounds, but Volkanovski is a strong and unique opponent a lot of people fancy to win. Loot breaks down the top two fights on UFC 245 in this article. Have a look! UFC 245 Picks – 12/14

September 7: UFC 242 will be in the faraway locale of Abu Dhabi and features a top fight, with unbeaten UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov taking on interim titleholder Dustin Poirier. In Khabib, you have perhaps the most-dominant fighter in the sport, an unbeaten champ who runs roughshod over all his foes. But in the opposite corner is Poirier, a hardened veteran who has really seen his game round into fine shape over the years. He is coming off some big wins and looks like a different fighter. But can he do something no one has done and give Khabib a really tough challenge? Or are we in store for another dominant showing by the champion? Loot breaks down the fight and offers his betting pick here! UFC 242 Picks – 9/7

July 6: Jon Jones defends his UFC Light Heavyweight belt against dangerous Thiago Santos on July 6 in the UFC 239 main event from Vegas! Jones is back with his nose on the grindstone, defending his belt against all comers at 205 pounds. Will this be another routine win for “Bones” or will the heavy-hitting Santos provide a surprise? Loot breaks down that fight in this article, also giving other picks on a packed card, including the Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm title fight and the Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal welterweight battle. Check it out UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos Picks – 7/6

June 8: UFC 238 might not be the kind of card that elicits the excitement of the average MMA fan, but make no mistake, it’s a good one. With TJ Dillashaw suspended, the UFC Bantamweight title has become vacant, with flyweight champ Henry Cejudo and Marlon Moraes fighting in the main event to see who will be the new king at 135 pounds. Cejudo is better-known, coming off wins over Dillashaw and Demetrious Johnson. But Moraes is on a big roll and since joining the UFC, has shown he has what it takes. Who will get it done on June 8? Loot breaks it down here! UFC 238 Pick – 6/8

April 13: UFC 236 from Atlanta features a potential barnburner of a main event, as featherweight champ Max Holloway battles Dustin Poirier for the interim UFC Lightweight Title. Holloway has won 13 straight fights and now seeks laurels at the 155-pound division. Poirier, meanwhile, is also in winning form and looks a lot better since moving up in weight. These two already tangled in 2012, with Poirier winning by first-round submission. A lot has changed since then, but it’s still a good fight where any number of different outcomes can be justified. Check out Loot’s pick! UFC 236 Pick – 4/13

February 17: UFC on ESPN from Phoenix features a captivating main event, as heavyweight Francis Ngannou battles former champ Cain Velasquez in the main event. Ngannou has made a lot of noise in the past few years with his concussive power, while Velasquez has been on the sidelines. Ngannou is looking for another title shot and a win here would go a long way toward securing that opportunity. Velasquez has been inactive, with just two fights since 2013. Still, at his best, it would appear that he would represent some style issues for the hard-hitting Ngannou. Who comes out ahead of this one? Loot breaks down the action here! Take a look! UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez Pick – 2/17

February 10: UFC 234 from Melbourne features a massive main event, with Aussie Robert Whittaker defending his UFC Middleweight Title against Kelvin Gastelum. Whittaker has taken 185 pounds by storm and is now full-fledged champ after two wins over the difficult Yoel Romero. Kelvin Gastelum is coming off wins over Jacare and Michael Bisping and represents a very real threat to the champion. Both men are former winners of The Ultimate Fighter and both have looked terrific since rising from 170 pounds. Loot offers his take in this article. Take a look! UFC 234 Pick – 2/10

January 19: The UFC begins their alliance with ESPN on January 19, featuring a battle of reigning champions, as UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo takes on TJ Dillashaw, the reigning bantamweight kingpin. This could be the final 125-pound title match in the UFC and it looks to be a real humdinger. Cejudo made his bones by beating the best ever to do it at 125 pounds in his August win over Demetrious Johnson, but Dillashaw has been on a nice roll with some dominant performances over top-end opposition. Who can get the upper-hand in this one? Loot breaks down the action here! UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw Pick – 1/19

December 29: UFC 232 is the end-of-the-year card that the UFC likes to throw in there and this year features a barnburner with Jon Jones taking on Alexander Gustafsson for the UFC light heavyweight belt. The first fight was one of the best title bouts ever contested at 205 pounds, with Jones escaping with a narrow decision win. Gustafsson was the only man to challenge him like that in his prime. But that was over five years ago and a lot has gone down since then. Both men have had ups and downs, both inside and outside the octagon. In this article, Loot breaks it all down and offers his betting pick. Have a look! UFC 232 Picks – 12/29

December 8: UFC 231 will take place in Toronto, with UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway taking on undefeated challenger Brian Ortega in an eaglerly-awaited 145-pound title bout. Holloway has won 12 straight and taken charge of the division. But he has had a rough year, with this being his first 2018 appearance. And he might be facing the toughest challenge in his career in Ortega, a fighter who can do it all and is exceedingly dangerous. Can Holloway shake off the inactivity and score another signature win? Or is it Ortega’s time to shine? Loot breaks down the action in this betting preview. Take a look! UFC 231 Pick – 12/8

November 24: Two aging legends will do battle for the third time on November 24, when Chuck Liddell emerges from an 8-year retirement to take on old rival Tito Ortiz at the Inglewood Forum. Liddell beat Ortiz the previous two times they fought, scoring KO wins both times. But Tito has remained active and in somewhat winning form, while Liddell has been on the shelf for a prolonged spell. And when last seen in the cage, Liddell was no longer the force of old. Can he turn back the clock? Is he simply Ortiz’ master? Or will Ortiz show that Liddell has no business being in a fight at his age and coming off a string of violent KO losses? Loot breaks down all the action in this piece, along with his betting pick. Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz III Pick – 11/24

November 3: UFC 230 takes place at the legendary Madison Square Garden on November 3, with UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier taking on hard-punching Derrick Lewis in the main event. It is Cormier’s first defense of the title he won by knocking out Stipe Miocic in the first round in July. He is looking at the final-stretch run of his career, but before he gets that huge fight to go out on, he must repel the challenge of a big and strong challenger in Lewis. In his last fight, Lewis showed his mettle in overcoming a deficit to starch streaking contender Alexander Volkov. Loot offers his betting pick in this article. Have a look! UFC 230: Cormier-Lewis Pick – 11/3

October 6: UFC 229 features a massive main event with UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov taking on Conor McGregor. With Khabib, we have the sport’s most-dominant fighter, going against the sport’s biggest star in McGregor. But Khabib has never beaten anyone on McGregor’s level, while Conor has the wins to justify his star-status. This fight will give way to a slew of different opinions, as it’s the perfect contrast in styles between the ground-fighter-extraordinaire in Khabib and the supreme striker McGregor. Loot breaks down this matchup in this article, along with his betting pick on who will win the UFC 229 main event. Take a look! UFC 229:Khabib vs. McGregor Pick – 10/6

August 4: TJ Dillashaw defends the UFC Bantamweight Title from the man he beat for the belt in ex-champ Cody Garbrandt. One of the better rivalries in MMA, their first fight in November was a war, with both ment hurt en route to a second-round KO win for Dillashaw, who won the 135-pound belt for the second time. After suffering his first loss, the heavy-hitting Garbrandt looks to make amends and regain his title. But Dillashaw was able to survive what Garbrandt put on him the first time and looks to again punish his hated foe. The bad blood runs deep, as do the opinions of what will happen in their rematch. Loot breaks down the fight in this article, while offering his betting advice. Check it out! UFC 227 Pick – 8/4

July 28: UFC on Fox 30 features a well-anticipitated lightweight main event, featuring former champion Eddie Alvarez taking on Dustin Poirier. Last year, these two fought in a war, abbreviated by illegal kicks from Alvarez. Up to then, Poirier was getting the better of Alvarez. Now, over a year later, fans will be treated to what should be a highly-entertaining rematch. Can Poirier continue what he started in the first fight? Or will the veteran ex-champ Alvarez dig into his deep bag of tricks and come up with one of his special performances? Loot breaks the action down here! UFC on Fox 30 Pick – 7/28

July 14: In the main event of UFC Fight Night 133, former Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos takes on Blagoy Ivanov in Boise. The ex-champ needs something positive in his career after a period of inactivity and some undesirable results of late. A win here could do the trick, as Ivanov is a well-regarded fighter with deep credentials. This is, however, Ivanov’s first fight in the UFC and dos Santos is a stern entrance exam. Can dos Santos score another violent win or will the well-accomplished Ivanov serve notice that he is the future? Loot breaks down the main event in this article. UFC Fight Night 133: dos Santos vs. Ivanov Pick – 7/14

July 7: Stipe Miocic defends his UFC Heavyweight Championship against UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 226 in Las Vegas on July 7. Miocic is on a big roll, coming off his UFC record 3rd defense of his belt, a win over favored challenger Francis Ngannou. He looks to add another key win to his growing resume. But standing in his way is a real handful in 205-pound champion Daniel Cormier. Giving Cormier’s title hopes some extra steam is the fact that he fought successfully at heavyweight before, scoring some impressive wins against the UFC’s big men. Loot breaks down this battle of UFC champions in this article and gives his betting pick. Check it out! UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier Pick – 7/7

July 7: In the co-main event of UFC 226, Featherweight Champion Max Holloway defends his belt against unbeaten top challenger Brian Ortega. Holloway, 26, is on a run of 12 straight wins, including two wins over Jose Aldo that helped galvanize his championship credentials. But to continue as champion, he must eschew the challenge of the 14-0 Ortega, 27. In stopping all his UFC opponents, Ortega has shown himself to be an ultra-dangerous and versatile performer. Will Holloway keep the streak alive or is Ortega up to the challenge? Loot breaks down the action and offers his pick in this analysis. Take a peek! UFC 226: Holloway vs. Ortega Pick – 7/7

May 12: UFC 224 will take in place in Rio, where one of their own headlines the card, as UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes defends against challenger Raquel Pennington. Can the powerful fists of the champion keep her rolling or are we due for another surprise, which the ladies seem to provide at an accelerated rate? In the co-main event, top middleweights Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Kelvin Gastelum will duke it out to see who can poke their head out in a crowded top of the 185-pound weight class. Loot breaks down these fights and offers his picks in this article. Have a look! UFC 224 Picks – 5/12

April 7: UFC 223 features a double championship bill from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The main even pits top lightweights Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov for the interim UFC Lightweight belt. Khabib is undefeated and has been dominant, but Ferguson is his toughest opponent to date and we’ll see what he can come up with in what should be a corker. In the co-main event, Rose Namajunas defends her UFC Women’s Strawweight belt against the woman she won it from in Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Namajunas beat “Joanna Champion” in the first round of their first fight and the rematch promises to be an interesting and spirited affair. Loot breaks down both title fights and gives his betting picks in this article. Take a look! UFC 223: Ferguson vs. Khabib Picks – 4/7

February 11: UFC 221 from Perth features a tremendous middleweight main event, with former champion Luke Rockhold taking on feared contender Yoel Romero. Granted, the fall-out of champ Robert Whittaker, who was scheduled to take on Rockhold, was a letdown. But with Romero filling in, fans should expect a well-contested and entertaining 185-pound bout in this one. Romero needs a win at age 40 after losing to Whittaker in his last fight and will take on his older and more well-rounded champion opponent. What happens in these two title fights? Will the champions thrive or will we see a changing of the guard in these title fights? Loot breaks down the action in this article! UFC 220 Picks – 1/20

November 4: UFC 217 from Madison Square Garden offers a double-championship bill. In the main event, UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping takes on former top pound-for-pound legend Georges St-Pierre, whi is coming off a 4-year layoff. In the co-main event, UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt takes on TJ Dillashaw in a grudge match for the belt. Loot breaks down both of these UFC title fights in this article, while offering his betting selections on both fights. Take a look! UFC 217 Picks – 11/4

September 9: UFC 215 from Edmonton features a top-heavy bill with two title fights headlining the event. In the main event, UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson goes for the UFC record with his 11th title defense against challenger Ray Borg. In the co-main event, UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes takes on top challenger Valentina Shevchenko. Both fights create interesting betting scenarios and in this article, Loot breaks down both fights and offers his betting selections. Take a look! UFC 215 Picks – 9/9

July 29: UFC 214 is topped by the return of former champion Jon Jones, as he tries to reclaim his belt from Daniel Cormier in the main event. These two fought before about 2.5 years ago when Jones won a unanimous decision in defense of his belt. But since then, it’s been mostly problems for Jones, while Cormier keeps racking up the big championship wins. And with Jones not looking all that great in his last outing, some rightfully feel that things could look a little different in the rematch. In this article, Loot breaks down the fight and explores whether things will appreciably change or if Jones is ready to get back to the business of being champion again. Take a look! UFC 214 Picks – 7/29

July 8: The UFC 213 card from Las Vegas on July 8 should be a good one. In the main event, UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes defends her title against top challenger and kickboxer-extraordinaire Valentina Shevchenko. Nunes has been on a roll, but these two had a close fight before she won the title and it should again be a good and well-contested match-up. Also on the card, 185-pounders Yoel Romero and Robert Whitakker battle for the interim middleweight title in what should be a high-impact war between streaking middleweight contenders. Check out Loot’s breakdown and picks here! UFC 213 Picks – 7/8

July 8: UFC 213 is such a stacked card that we needed two separate write-ups to really cover it. In this piece, Loot handicaps and picks the winners of two really big fights that are in the middle of the main card. First, he breaks down the heavyweight rubber match between former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum and dangerous Alistair Overeem. These two have a history that goes back over a decade and with one win apiece in the rivalry, this will settle issues between the two. Loot also breaks down the pivotal welterweight bout between ex-champ Robbie Lawler and popular longtime contender Donald Cerrone. Check it out, as we get geared up for a big betting night on UFC 213! UFC 213 Main Card Picks – 7/8

June 3: UFC 212 features a main event where supremacy at 145 pounds will be at stake, as UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo takes on interim champ Max Holloway. Aldo has been a championship mainstay at featherweight other than one hiccup on a long road of success. But there are some who feel he is due to be unseated atop the perch at 145 pounds. Max Holloway, a 25-year old on a run of ten straight wins, appears to be a frontrunner of the new wave of featherweights who look to take over the division. Loot breaks down the main event and offers his pick in this article. Take a peek! UFC 212 Pick – 6/3

Dealing with Styles – One of the more-common traps MMA bettors fall into is failing to account for the fact that this sport revolves around the concept that “styles make fights.” In other words, your appraisal of a fighter’s overall worth might not mean all that much if you’re not accounting for how his style will mesh with that of his opponent. In this article, Loot helps us understand how important it is to not place all the stock on how sharp our analysis is on the individual fighters, but rather on what situation the two fighters will create once they step into the cage. Take a peek!

Noticing Troubling Signs – When handicapping MMA matches, many of us focus on what a fighter does well. And certainly, we try to look for weaknesses and account for that when we place our bets. But there are any number of different warning signs that we sometimes neglect to properly account for in our handicapping. In this article, Loot explores some of those warning signs and gives us greater insight in how to negotiate these red flags when betting on mixed martial arts fights. Check it out!

Timing an Upset Pick – We notice over time that no one gets a free ride in the sport of MMA. Even the greatest fighters of all time eventually peter out and when they do, those who saw it coming often profit very handsomely. It’s a young sport and as a result, the sport is constantly evolving. And what that happens, it means that what worked great five years ago might not be effective anymore. In this article, Loot illustrates the constantly-changing nature of the sport and how we need to act accordingly as bettors.

Wagering on Moderate Underdogs – If looking to make a buck at MMA betting, you’re going to need to hit some underdogs now and again. And that’s especially true for smaller underdogs. Those fighters are sometimes not favored for the right reasons. Other times, these fighters are not getting respect for a variety of different causes. In this article, Loot tries to get our betting headed in the right direction by discussing the inherent value in smaller-sized underdog fighters. Take a look!

Timing Your Bets – When betting on MMA, it comes down to more than just picking winners. With odds ruling the day, it’s important that we pinpoint fighters who are really good, but before everyone else realizes that fighter is really good. That makes timing a key element when betting on MMA. In this article, Loot pulls our coats on how to incorporate the dynamic of timing to our betting profile. Check it out!

May 13: UFC 211 features a stacked card that should attract a lot of attention from fans and bettors alike. In the main event, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic makes the second defense of his title against former heavyweight kingpin Junior dos Santos. Can Miocic continue his big winning run or will dos Santos recapture UFC gold? Also on the card in a fascinating 145-pound matchup, ex-champ Frankie Edgar takes on rising star Yair Rodriguez. Loot breaks down both fights and offers his picks here. UFC 211 Picks – 5/13

MMA Prop Bets, Part I – Most of us are pretty hip to straight bets in MMA, where you simply pick who will win a fight. But in addition to straight bets are a slew of other MMA wagers you can make that fall under the category of “prop bets.” In this article, Loot offers an introduction to some of the more-popular prop bets you can make. Read this article and become an authority on mixed martial arts prop bets!

MMA Prop Bets, Part II – In this article, Loot further delves into the world of MMA prop betting. The best way to describe an MMA prop bet is that it’s any wager that has to do with the details of a fight, other than simply who will win it. Take a look at this article, as Loot finishes making us all hip to the potentially-rewarding world of mixed martial arts prop wagering.

The Appeal of MMA Betting – There are a lot of things that make a fighting sport like MMA an appealing sport on which to bet. It’s really the closest thing we can get to the ancient Roman gladiator fights, which was perhaps the first form of sports betting. There is a certain purity to it, with only two people to account for, rather than an entire roster of players on teams. In this article, Loot breaks down all the things that make MMA stand out for some people as the ultimate form of betting. Take a look!

April 10: UFC 210 features an action-packed card from Buffalo, New York on April 17. Topping the card are two important matchups, with the main event being a title match. In the main event, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier defends his title against fearsome-hitting Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. It’s a rematch from a 2015 bout where Cormier barely escaped the power of Johnson to win in the third round. What happens in the rematch? In the co-main event, former middleweight champion Chris Weidman looks to get back on the winning track fighting close to home, as he takes on streaking contender Gegard Mousasi. Loot breaks down both fights and offers his betting picks in this article. UFC 210 Picks – 4/17

New Rules for Scoring MMA: Exploring the Possible Impact – To begin 2017, judges who score MMA fights were instructed to adopt a more liberal approach in issuing 10-8 rounds. What seems like a small tweak in the scoring of MMA fights could have a far-reaching impact. It affects the results of fights and therefore, how we bet on it. In this article, Loot breaks down the change in scoring, while discussing the different affects it can have on the sport and our betting profile, as well. Take a look!

March 4: UFC 209 features a big card from Las Vegas on March 4. In the main event, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley defends his belt against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in a rematch from a wild fight that ended up a draw. Can Thompson make adjustments or is Woodley all wrong for him? In the co-main event, top lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will duke it out for the interim UFC lightweight belt. These are two potentially great fights, so let’s see if we can be on the right side. Loot breaks down both bouts in this full UFC 209 breakdown. Check it out! UFC 209 Picks – 3/4

Randy Couture Biography – “The Natural” was a legend and a pioneer of the sport. Winning 4 championship fights after the age of 40 is incredible. It’s especially profound for those of us over 40 who have aches and pains and have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning!

December 30: UFC 207 in Las Vegas features the return of MMA superstar Ronda Rousey, as she tries to come back and defeat the new champion of the division that she once dominated in a battle with tough Amanda Nunes. Rousey, the one time dominant champion, faces a tough test in her return bout with a peaking titleholder that offers a large danger-factor. Who can get the job done in this battle of fast-starters? Also on the card, former champions Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez engage in a rematch from a fight where Werdum beat Velasquez for the title. Who wins the rematch? Loot breaks down both fights and gives his picks here. UFC 207 Picks – 12/30

November 12: MMA makes its long-awaited return to New York, as UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden features a double-title bill. In the main event, Eddie Alvarez defends his UFC lightweight title against Conor McGregor. Can McGregor win his second title or will Alvarez derail McGregor the way he emphatically derailed champion Rafael dos Anjos? In the co-main event, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley takes on Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Can the budding superstar Wonderboy ascend to the championship or will he run into a brick wall in the form of Woodley? Loot offers his take on both fights here. UFC 205 Picks – 11/12

October 8: Newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping makes the first defense of his title against former conqueror Dan Henderson. The first fight between these two produced one of the more memorable knockouts in UFC history. Bisping will be looking to avenge that defeat and make his first successful defense. On the undercard, more middleweight action ensues, with Vitor Belfort taking on Gegard Mousasi. In this article, Loot breaks down both fights and offers his betting selections. UFC 204 Picks – 10/8

September 10: Heavyweights rule the day at UFC 203 in Cleveland, with hometown boy made good Stipe Miocic making the first defense of his UFC heavyweight belt against top challenger Alistair Overeem. The co-main event features the man Miocic beat for the title in Fabricio Werdum, as he looks to get back on the right track against dangerous vet Ben Rothwell. Fans should expect fireworks-galore, but how will it all shake out? Loot breaks down the fights and gives his picks here! UFC 203 Picks – 9/10

September 3: Heavyweights collide in Hamburg, Germany in the main event of UFC Fight Night 93, as former UFC heavyweight champions Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett tangle in an interesting and potentially-explosive crossroads battle. The stakes are clear and they are high, with the winner staying relevant and the loser facing a possible career change. Who comes out ahead in this one? Click here for Loot’s wagering guidance! UFC Fight Night 93 Picks – 9/3

August 27: On August 27, the UFC returns to Fox with a high-stakes 170-pound battle between top contenders Demian Maia and Carlos Condit. The winner of this welterweight throwdown will put himself in great position for a title shot, making the stakes high in this pairing of well-decorated veterans. Will the Brazilan Jiu-Jitsu expertise of Maia win the day or will he fall prey to the “Natural Born Killer?” Click here for Loot’s take on the fight, in addition to his wagering guidance. UFC on Fox 21: Maia vs. Condit – 8/27

August 20: In one of the most-awaited rematches in the history of the sport, featherweight champion Conor McGregor looks to get back to the business of being an unstoppable MMA superstar, but first must exorcise the demon known as Nate Diaz. Can McGregor reverse that eye-opening loss or is Diaz all wrong for the Irish star? In this article, Loot examines the options and gives us his wagering counsel. Click here to read! UFC 202 Picks – 8/20

Looking for a Live Underdog – When we look at MMA betting odds, we see underdogs all the time. Why are some considered to be live underdogs, or underdogs who have a better chance of winning than their odds suggest? In this article, Loot examines some different factors that make some underdogs more-compelling options than other fighters who may be receiving similar odds. Click here to read more!

The Power of Scrutiny – A lot of us look at a fighter’s record and just tend to accept the results at face-value. That might work occasionally, but for anyone who has watched MMA for a while, they would know that not everything is what it appears on paper. To really gain an enriched sense of reality, we need to delve and look underneath the surface. In this article, Loot breaks down the power of scrutiny and how it can help shine a light on our bets, as opposed to being left to grope in the dark by accepting everything at face-value. Click here to read!

July 30: UFC 201 features a highly-anticipated welterweight title fight between champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler and challenger Tyron Woodley. Lawler’s rise from the ashes to this position has been breathtaking, having produced some of the best wars in the UFC over the past few years. But Woodley is a well-qualified contender with aspirations of his own. Who comes out on top in this battle? Loot offers his take and wagering guidance here. Click here to read! UFC 201 Picks – 7/30

The Zen of MMA Wagering – There is nothing wrong with those who like to roll the dice and have a little fun with MMA betting, perhaps to enhance their UFC viewing experience and maybe to even win a few bucks. For those who want to be serious about MMA wagering, however, there are a different set of concerns that should guide you. It’s not a quest for entertainment, but a patient and calculating journey where we combine our knowledge of the sport and betting with our inner-mechanisms to beat the bookie. In this article, Loot breaks down how to add a dash of thoughtfulness and patience to your MMA betting profile. Click here!!!

Steroids in the UFC: Bettor Confidence – With the rash of positive tests pouring in with high-profile fighters in the UFC, it’s only fair to start asking if betting on the sport is on the up-and-up. Losing a bet on the basis of a fighter being juiced to the gills somehow stings a lot more and can make us feel that we’re not dealing with an even playing field. In this article, Loot discusses the issue and how it affects the betting and some of his conclusions might be a bit surprising. Click here to read more!

Why Being A Super Fan Means Little When Betting – It’s good to have a vast knowledge of MMA as a sport when deciding to start betting on the sport. But that form of knowledge can get you into trouble when making the transition from fan to bettor. What you really need to master, beyond the fighters and the styles, is the world that governs betting. Without that element, your knowledge might just get you into trouble more than it’s going to help. Click here, as Loot breaks down the real concerns one needs to have when going from a fan to a bettor. Click here to read!

Betting Against UFC Champions: Almost Always a Good Idea – While we will stop short of endorsing blind bets against UFC Champions, it’s hard to not notice the typically short reigns of UFC titleholders. In 2016 alone, we’ve seen a handful of big upsets in title fights, with big underdogs bringing home the bacon. In this article, Loot explores the idea of looking for good value with title challengers, while considering the notion that champions do not reign long enough to warrant laying long odds with them time and again. Click here to read more!!!

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UFC Weight Classes – The UFC is broken down by 8 weight class divisions with heavyweights being the biggest fighters (Maximum weight 265 pounds) and flyweights (125lb Max.) being the smallest fighters. Check out the other 6 classes of mixed martial artists including analysis for each division right here!

Famous MMA Fighters – Biographies of mixed martial arts fighters who have graced the octagon and become shining stars of the sport.

Famous MMA Quotes and Sayings – Testosterone runs high when fights take place. This creates a slew of memorable verbage from all involved including the fighters, their trainers and the announcers. Oh, and Dana White!