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Danny Howard has been sharpening his journalistic skills since his junior year of high school. He fell in love with combat sports growing up, and has been covering boxing and MMA since 2009. His work has been featured on FightHype, The Boxing Tribune, The Esportz Network, and The TwinSpires Edge.

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I don't think anyone has had as much pleasure in betting against Conor McGregor as I have. Not only did I predict McGregor's shocking defeat to Nate Diaz at UFC 196, but I also pocketed a good chunk of change picking the Over/Under in his fight with Floyd Mayweather and his defeats to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier.
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When Tom Brady signed with Tampa Bay, I told everyone who would listen to me that the Bucs would be missing?Jameis Winston?on their way to a 7-9 season and playing second fiddle to Drew Brees in the NFC South. You don't have to tell me how wrong I was, but please don't make me remember.
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UFC Fight Night Da Un Jung vs Devin Clark Picks and Predictions: Sseda Proves Strongest

Feb 4, 2023 • 4:51 PM ET

Both Da Un Jung and Devin Clark could use a win to regain some momentum in the light heavyweight division, but only one fighter will walk away smiling on Saturday night. Our UFC expert picks say Jung is the smart selection as the betting favorite.

Ryan Bader vs Fedor Emelianenko Picks and Predictions: Bader Sends Emelianenko Into Retirement

Feb 2, 2023 • 11:35 AM ET

Ryan Bader will look to spoil Fedor Emelianenko's retirement match as the 46-year-old is set to hang it up after Saturday night. Read more to find out why Darth Bader has the high ground in our Bader vs. Emelianenko betting picks.

Amanda Serrano vs Erika Cruz Picks and Predictions: Serrano Staves Off Cruz

Feb 2, 2023 • 11:32 AM ET

Two-time Female Boxer of the Year Amanda Serrano will look to retain the featherweight title on Saturday night in Manhattan. Read why we're siding with the 34-year-old to get the job done as heavy betting chalk in our Serrano vs. Cruz betting picks.

Alycia Baumgardner vs Elhem Mekhaled Picks and Predictions: Baumgardner Bruises Her Way to Victory

Feb 2, 2023 • 11:30 AM ET

Alycia Baumgardner looks to win her eighth fight in a row on Saturday night when she takes on Elhem Mekhaled for the vacant WBA title at Madison Square Garden. Find out more in our Baumgardner vs. Mekhaled betting picks.

Artem Dalakian vs David Jimenez Picks and Predictions: Dalakian Secures Sixth Straight Title Defense

Jan 26, 2023 • 9:11 AM ET

Artem Dalakian hasn't appeared in the fight since 2021 but will look to prove the ring rust doubters wrong when he takes on David Jimenez in London as a -182 favorite. Find out where the betting edge lies in our Dalakian vs. Jimenez boxing picks.

Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde Picks and Predictions: Beterbiev to Slug His Way to Dominant Win

Jan 26, 2023 • 9:11 AM ET

Artur Beterbiev might be aging, but he can still easily handle Anthony Yarde. We break down the matchup in our Beterbiev vs Yarde picks.

UFC 283 Deiveson Figueiredo vs Brandon Moreno Picks and Predictions: Deus Da Guerra Finds a Way

Jan 21, 2023 • 7:44 PM ET

The end to a trilogy locks Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno in the octagon, as the Flyweight belt is once again up for grabs. With both having defeated each other once, find out who will earn the ultimate bragging rights in our UFC 283 betting picks.

UFC 283 Prelim Picks and Predictions: Shogun Limps Into Sunset

Jan 21, 2023 • 7:41 AM ET

There's plenty of Brazilian flavor on the UFC 283 preliminary card, but it may not be a pleasant result for the home crowd, especially in Shogun Rua's farewell bout against Ihor Potieria. Our UFC picks break down the event's early bouts.

UFC 283 Lauren Murphy vs Jessica Andrade Picks and Predictions: Andrade Picks Up Victory In Brazil

Jan 21, 2023 • 7:41 AM ET

Jessica Andrade will square off against Lauren Murphy, having the opportunity to pick up the win in front of her home country. Our UFC betting picks are siding with the home favorite, but she won't get the win easily.

Chris Eubank Jr. vs Liam Smith Picks and Predictions: Take it to the Eubank

Jan 19, 2023 • 9:41 AM ET

The main event in Manchester on Saturday features a middleweight bout between Chris Eubank Jr. and Liam Smith. Read on to find out who will come out on top in our betting picks as Eubank looks to win his seventh fight in a row.

UFC Fight Night Dan Ige vs Damon Jackson Picks and Predictions: Action This Saturday

Jan 14, 2023 • 5:24 PM ET

Dan Ige is trending in the wrong direction, while Damon Jackson is on the rise in the featherweight division. Our UFC betting picks say Jackson's momentum will not be halted this Saturday.

UFC Fight Night Ketlen Vieira vs Raquel Pennington Picks and Predictions: Unanimous Victory

Jan 13, 2023 • 10:20 AM ET

An exciting fight is set to take place on Saturday night, with both fighters oh-so-close to challenging for the title. Our UFC betting picks believe the advantage goes to Ketlen Vieira, and she'll win this bout unanimously.

UFC Fight Night Punahele Soriano vs Roman Kopylov Picks and Predictions: Two For the Show

Jan 13, 2023 • 10:20 AM ET

Punahele Soriano and Roman Kopylov are both seeking a needed win at a pivotal point in their careers, but the underdog won't be able to prey on the favorite's weakness. See why Puna should pounce in our UFC picks.

Gervonta Davis vs Hector Garcia Picks and Predictions: Tank Turns Garcia's Lights Off

Jan 5, 2023 • 8:15 AM ET

Hector Garcia made a name for himself in the boxing world, but now he finds himself as a major underdog against "Tank" Davis. With the moneyline being too steep of a price, our boxing betting picks are targeting Davis to win by KO/TKO.

Jaron Ennis vs Karen Chukhadzhian Picks and Predictions: Ennis Lays the Boots

Jan 3, 2023 • 12:42 PM ET

The co-feature to Gervonta Davis vs. Hector Luis Garcia features a welterweight tilt in the Nation's Capital. Find out who will come out on top in our betting picks for Jaron Ennis vs. Karen Chukhadzhian on Saturday night.

UFC Fight Night Caceres vs Erosa Picks and Predictions: Juicy J Attacks at a High-Volume Pace

Dec 17, 2022 • 7:33 AM ET

Julian Erosa is a -190 betting favorite heading into Saturday night's bout against Alex Caceres in the desert. Read more to find out why we're rolling with the chalk in our Caceres vs. Erosa UFC Fight Night betting picks.

UFC Fight Night Dober vs Green Picks and Predictions: King's Fight to Lose

Dec 17, 2022 • 7:33 AM ET

UFC Fight Night from Sin City brings us a lightweight tilt between Drew Dober and Bobby Green on Saturday night. Find out why the betting edge lies with the underdog in our Dober vs. Green betting picks.

UFC Fight Night Tsarukyan vs Ismagulov Picks and Predictions: Dangerous Fighters Go the Distance

Dec 17, 2022 • 7:33 AM ET

In a lightweight battle between two dangerous fighters, a lot is on the line. For Arman Tsarukyan, a loss would be a major setback while Damir Ismagulov is squaring off against his toughest UFC opponent yet. We look for the best value below.

Naoya Inoue vs Paul Butler Picks and Predictions: The Butler Didn't Do It

Dec 12, 2022 • 3:27 PM ET

It seems inevitable that Naoya Inoue is going to conquer Paul Butler when the two clash in Japan. As an insurmountable favorite, find out how to get the most value out of Inoue's lopsided status as our boxing picks break down this fight.

UFC 282 Prelim Picks and Predictions: Quick Finishes in Early Bouts

Dec 10, 2022 • 7:52 AM ET

Billy Quarantillo's facing a reeling opponent who's dropping down a weight class at UFC 282, and we don't expect him to waste any time putting the hurt on Alexander Hernandez. See why a quick finish is among our best UFC prelim picks for Saturday.

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