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Author: Daniel Vreeland

UFC Atlantic City Prelim Breakout Star: Merab Dvalishvili

By: Daniel Vreeland | April 18, 2018 The Prelim Breakout Star is a once per event article that helps fans get to know those who will be entertaining them from the undercard. The intention of the article is not to bring attention to the most talented fighter on the preliminary card, but rather one that the common fan may have overlooked or underestimated. Merab DvalishviliNickname – Princess TigerAffiliation – Longo and Weidman MMAFrom – Tbilisi, GeorgiaHeight – 5’6″Weight – 135 lbs (Bantamweight)Record – 7-3 (0-1 UFC) What makes him impressive If you ask Ray Longo for a couple of prospects he’s really excited to see...

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UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs Gaethje Results

By: Daniel Vreeland | April 14, 2018 UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs GaethjeApr 14, 2018 Gila River ArenaGlendale, Arizona UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs Gaethje Results (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) (fighter ranking based on our exclusive Performance Based Ranking system – click fighter’s rank to check out the list) Main Card (FOX/CTV Two – 8:00 pm Eastern) Lightweights (five rounds):Dustin Poirier (22-5, 1 NC, #5 ranked lightweight)Justin Gaethje (18-1, #48 ranked lightweight) Middleweights:Israel Adesanya (12-0, #42 ranked middleweight)Marvin Vettori (12-3-1, #48 ranked middleweight) Welterweights:Carlos Condit (30-11, #16 ranked welterweight)Alex Oliveira (17-4-1, 2 NC, #12 ranked welterweight) Women’s Strawweights:Michelle Waterson (14-6, #6 ranked women’s strawweight)Cortney Casey (7-5, #14 ranked women’s strawweight) Prelim (Fox/TSN...

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Livest Dog at UFC Glendale: Justin Gaethje

By: Daniel Vreeland | April 14, 2018 NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 31: Justin Gaethje celebrates his win over challenger Luis Firmino (not shown) after their World Series of Fighting lightweight championship fight at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on December 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images) Name: Justin Gaethje Opponent: Dustin Poirier Odds: +115 (bet $100 to win $115) After his performance against Eddie Alvarez and Michael Johnson, I’m having trouble wrapping my head around how anybody could call Justin Gaethje an underdog. While Dustin Poirier has superior ground work, his work...

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Money Where Your Mouth Is: UFC on Fox 29

By: Daniel Vreeland | April 13, 2018 In this segment, we take a look at the betting advice of some of the well-known MMA Twitter gamblers. They offer their free advice to you here and we track the picks. If you like what you see, be sure to check them all out on Twitter and see what else they have to offer. Also, if you think you have what it takes to be a top MMA Twitter handicapper, message @GumbyVreeland on Twitter and PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS! Each bettor has 5 units(u) to bet each event....

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UFC Glendale Prelim Breakout Star: Lauren Mueller

By: Daniel Vreeland | April 12, 2018 The Prelim Breakout Star is a once per event article that helps fans get to know those who will be entertaining them from the undercard. The intention of the article is not to bring attention to the most talented fighter on the preliminary card, but rather one that the common fan may have overlooked or underestimated. Well, I guess it’s time to admit it again; I clearly have a preference for Contenders Series alumni. Even though my pick from the show didn’t work out last weekend, there is one this week who...

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John Moraga Scouting Report

By: Daniel Vreeland | April 9, 2018 (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) John Moraga Scouting Report Vitals 5’6″ 125 lbs (Flyweight)67″ reach, OrthodoxMarch 20, 1984 Record 17-6 (UFC: 6-5) Current Streak 1 straight win Training Two-time University Freestyle All-American wrestler Championships Held Trilogy Championship Fighting Bantamweight Champion: 2011 (no title defenses)Rage in the Cage Bantamweight Champion: 2012 (no title defenses) Strengths – solid wrestler– has fought at heavier weights (bantamweight) & been successful– very good submission skills – about half his wins via tap out– finishes fights– solid striking defense– dangerous elbows– has been extremely successful in his career–...

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Livest Dog at UFC 223: Bec Rawlings

By: Daniel Vreeland | April 7, 2018 Nov 18, 2017; Sydney, Australia; Bec Rawlings moves in with a hit as Jessica-Rose Clark defends during UFC Fight Night at Qudos Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hyde-USA TODAY Sports Name: Bec Rawlings Opponent: Ashlee Evans-Smith Odds: +175 (bet $100 to win $175) Ashlee Evans-Smith is the higher ranked fighter here. Plus the fact that she’s coming down a weight class makes her look better in the public’s eye. However, the lesser weight cut is going to do wonders for Rawlings’ cardio. And likewise, the bigger cut may hinder Evans-Smith’s cardio. As...

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UFC 223 Prelim Breakout Star: Mike Rodriguez

By: Daniel Vreeland | April 6, 2018 The Prelim Breakout Star is a once per event article that helps fans get to know those who will be entertaining them from the undercard. The intention of the article is not to bring attention to the most talented guy on the preliminary card, but rather one that the common fan may have overlooked or underestimated. Even though this weekend’s big fight card took a bunch of big hits, there is still plenty of firepower on this card. Top to bottom, it’s one of the best cards in recent history and one...

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Money Where Your Mouth Is: UFC 223

By: Daniel Vreeland | April 6, 2018 In this segment, we take a look at the betting advice of some of the well-known MMA Twitter gamblers. They offer their free advice to you here and we track the picks. If you like what you see, be sure to check them all out on Twitter and see what else they have to offer. Also, if you think you have what it takes to be a top MMA Twitter handicapper, message @GumbyVreeland on Twitter and PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS! Each bettor has 5 units(u) to bet each event....

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