Eric Foster's MMA Articles

Aug/Sep 2007
MMA Wagering Explained

The exciting sport of mixed-martial arts is exploding in popularity, and so is interest in wagering on the fights. Until you try it, you have no idea how much having “action” on a fight can enhance the event – even if it’s only a few dollars at risk. While it is surprisingly easy to start [...]

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April 2008 // Last Call
Bankroll Management

Last year, in a question-and-answer session about sports betting, I was asked to quantify the reasons that a “typical” sports bettor is usually unsuccessful betting on sports. In the previous issue of FIGHT!, I talked about two topics I said were the most important to becoming a winning sports bettor: line shopping and beating closing [...]

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March 2008 // MMA Life
Beating Closing Lines

In the last issue, I talked about the importance of line shopping – the practice of fi nding the best available price on the market for placing a bet. Line shopping is one of the most powerful tools available to a sports bettor. But while line shopping is both simple and powerful, it’s only a [...]

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September 2008 // MMA Life
Liddell Vs. Evans Heats Up

For the fi rst time in the organization’s history, the UFC is heading to Atlanta. The September 6 event will feature a main event between UFC light heavyweight contenders Chuck Liddell and Rashad Evans. A collection of injuries resulted in this fi ght being scheduled for UFC 88. Evans was originally slated to fi ght [...]

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November 2008 // MMA Life
Couture Vs. Lesnar

On November 15, UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture is set to make an Ali-like return to face Brock Lesnar in the main event of UFC 91. UFC president Dana White has already promised this “will be the biggest fi ght in UFC history.” GRAPPLING FOR ANSWERS The 45-year-old Couture’s scheduled return will be his fi [...]

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October 2008 // MMA Life
Overrated Fighters

As MMA fans we love to discuss every nuance of our favorite fi ghts and fi ghters. One of the most heated discussion topics we see revisited time and again on the Junkie Forums are people discussing if a fi ghter is “overrated” or “underrated.” While these discussions can often turn in to unproductive (and [...]

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July 2008 // MMA Life
Emelianenko Vs. Sylvia

Saturday, July 19, Fedor Emelianenko is set to face Tim Sylvia under the banner of Affl iction‘s fl edgling MMA promotion. The Russian heavyweight legend has been the subject of frequent discussion, for while his prowess is evident whenever he enters the cage, he has not faced any of the other champions in his weight [...]

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August 2008 // MMA Life
The Reality of Winning at Sports Betting

Walk into a Las Vegas casino and you’re surrounded by bad bets at every turn. The house has an edge at every game they offer, and it’s usually signifi cant – a 5% edge on roulette, from 1.4% to 16% on craps (depending on the bet), and typically between 1% and 3% for blackjack. The [...]

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May 2008 // MMA Life
Breaking It Down

One of the benefi ts of FIGHT! going monthly is that this great magazine is now delivered frequently enough that I have the occasional opportunity to examine upcoming fi ghts and betting lines. This month, I’d like to take some time away from my usual “how to” columns and do exactly that. The headliner at [...]

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Dec/Jan 2008 // Did You Know
MMA Wagering 303

In my last two articles, I covered building a foundation for understanding betting on MMA fights. This article builds on that foundation, so if you missed the first two issues of FIGHT!, get your hands on a back issue. You can also find this information archived online in the “MMA Wagering Guide” on MMAjunkie. com. [...]

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Oct/Nov 2007 // Names in the Game
MMA Wagering 202

In my last article, I introduced you to some of the basics of MMA wagering, including how to read a betting line and how to convert that line into a percentage. This article builds on that foundation, so if you missed it, check out the first issue of FIGHT! or the MMA Wagering Guide on [...]

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February 2008 // MMA Life
MMA Wagering

It may seem counterintuitive, but the easiest way to become more profitable betting on MMA (in fact in betting on any sport) is actually one of the easiest concepts to understand and to implement. At the same time, it is also one the least-practiced concepts, especially among those new to sports wagering.   I’m talking [...]

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