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The Livest Dog at UFC Rochester: Ian Heinisch

By: Daniel Vreeland | May 17, 2019 Nov 17, 2018; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ian Heinisch (blue gloves) defeats Cezar Ferreira (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Parque Roca Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! Name: Ian Heinisch Opponent: Antonio Carlos Junior Odds: +160 (bet $100 to win $160) It makes sense for Heinisch to be an underdog here. He’s only had one UFC fight and finds himself in a showdown with a top 15 opponent. Plus, he’s facing...

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UFC Rochester Prelim Breakout Star: Grant Dawson

By: Daniel Vreeland | May 16, 2019 Mar 9, 2019; Wichita, KS, USA; Grant Dawson (red gloves) and Julian Erosa (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at InTrust Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Ross-USA TODAY Sports Images 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 t the most talented fighter on the preliminary card, but rather one that the common fan may have overlooked or underestimated. Stream live sports and ESPN originals on...

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The Livest Dog at UFC 237: Kurt Holobaugh

By: Daniel Vreeland | May 11, 2019 July 14, 2018; Boise, ID, USA; Kurt Holobaugh (red gloves) fights Raoni Barcelos (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at CenturyLink Arena. Holobaugh defeated Barcelos via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:29. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! Name: Kurt Holobaugh Opponent: Thiago Moises Odds: +133 (bet $100 to win $133) Holobaugh has gotten a bit of a bad rap because of the opponents he’s faced. In his only two UFC bouts, he’s...

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UFC 237 Prelim Breakout Star: Luana Carolina

By: Daniel Vreeland | May 8, 2019 Photo Courtesy of Nelson Oliver Rigor 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 t the most talented fighter on the preliminary card, but rather one that the common fan may have overlooked or underestimated. Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! When the UFC added a Brazilian side to the Contender Series,...

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The Livest Dog at UFC Ottawa: Brad Katona

By: Daniel Vreeland | May 4, 2019 July 6, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Brad Katona is declared the winner against Jay Cucciniello during the TUF 27 Finale at Pearl Theater. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! Name: Brad Katona Opponent: Merab Dvalishvili Odds: +130 (bet $100 to win $130) The reason for Katona being an underdog is pretty clear. Dvalishvili is a strong wrestler and Katona was taken down four times in his last bout. Dvalishvili is probably...

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UFC Ottawa Prelim Breakout Star: Matt Sayles

By: Daniel Vreeland | May 1, 2019 August 4, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Matt Sayles applies a hold against Sheymon Moreas during UFC 227 at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports 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 t the most talented fighter on the preliminary card, but rather one that the common fan may have overlooked or underestimated. Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+...

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The Livest Dog at UFC Sunrise: Mike Perry

By: Daniel Vreeland | April 27, 2019 Sep 17, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Mike Perry (Red Gloves) reacts to fight against Alex Reyes (Blue Gloves) during UFC Fight Night at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Don Wright-USA TODAY Sports Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! Name: Mike Perry Opponent: Alex Oliveira Odds: +150 (bet $100 to win $175) Mike Perry is usually the one who has odds favorably skewed in his favor. That’s because he has crazy KO power and people who are gambling tend to...

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UFC Sunrise Prelim Breakout Star: Takashi Sato

By: Daniel Vreeland | April 24, 2019 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 t the most talented fighter on the preliminary card, but rather one that the common fan may have overlooked or underestimated. Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today! Affiliation – Tribe Tokyo MMAFrom – Tokyo, JapanHeight – 5’11”Weight – 170 lbs (Welterweight)Record – 14-2 (0-0...

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