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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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Amanda Serrano vs Nina Meinke Picks and Predictions: In For the Long Haul

Feb 29, 2024 • 10:00 AM ET

The main event of the evening sees Amanda Serrano take on Nina Meinke in a featherweight title in Serrano's birthplace of Puerto Rico. Our boxing picks see only one outcome, with Serrano emerging victorious, but it won't be a quick finish. Read on to find out why!

Jake Paul vs Ryan Bourland Picks and Predictions: The Problem Child Prevails

Feb 29, 2024 • 9:00 AM ET

Jake Paul will look to continue his string of easy fights when he faces off against Ryan Bourland. Odds suggest this fight is Paul's to lose, and our boxing picks believe fans won't have to wait long to see his hand raised.

UFC Fight Night Petrino vs Pedro Odds, Picks, and Predictions: Petrino Wastes No Time

Feb 29, 2024 • 8:35 AM ET

While Tyson Pedro could surely make things frisky early on, things should quickly move in Vitor Petrino's direction once this fight escapes the opening round. Find out why in our UFC Fight Night betting picks below.

UFC Fight Night Rodriguez vs Ortega Odds, Picks, and Predictions: Yair Rodriguez Gets Right

Feb 24, 2024 • 7:28 AM ET

Both Yair Rodriguez and Brian Ortega are coming off losses as they clash in this featherweight showdown. Rodriguez has fewer holes in his game and while there are avenues for Ortega to win, it's less likely to happen.

UFC Fight Night Zellhuber vs Prado Odds, Picks, and Predictions: Pick Against Prado in Battle of One-Loss Lightweights

Feb 24, 2024 • 7:28 AM ET

Daniel Zellhuber is the more balanced fighter compared to Francisco Prado, but Prado's punching power must be respected, especially early in the fight. However, our UFC betting picks believe Zellhuber will dictate a slow tempo.

UFC 298 Prelim Picks and Predictions: Nakamura Not Paid By the Hour

Feb 17, 2024 • 4:46 PM ET

UFC 298 isn't a card you're going to want to miss, and even the prelims hold plenty of great action and betting opportunity. Our UFC picks have highlighted three fights, including Rinya Nakamura vs Carlos Vera.

UFC 298 Dvalishvili vs Cejudo Odds, Picks, and Predictions: Cejudo Makes Dvalishvili Work For It

Feb 17, 2024 • 7:46 AM ET

Merab Dvalishvili looks like the next big thing in the bantamweight division, but former champ Henry Cejudo is no tomato can. "The Machine" will be tested for all three rounds, per our UFC betting picks.

UFC 298 Whittaker vs Costa Odds, Picks, and Predictions: The Reaper's Still Got It

Feb 17, 2024 • 7:46 AM ET

Robert Whittaker has long been a staple in the middleweight and while he lost to Dricus Du Plessis last time, he finds himself favored against Paulo Costa. We break down his chances in our UFC 298 betting picks below.

UFC Fight Night Ige vs Fili Odds, Picks, and Predictions: Dan the Man Gets It Done

Feb 10, 2024 • 8:21 AM ET

With a couple of key advantages and his opponent coming in on short notice, anything other than a Danny Ige victory would come as a shock to our UFC Fight Night betting picks — read more below.

UFC Fight Night Bryczek vs Potieria Odds, Picks, and Predictions: Quick End For One Fighter

Feb 10, 2024 • 8:19 AM ET

Robert Bryczek makes his UFC debut against Ihor Potieria, who replaces the injured Albert Duraev. Potieria was forced to cut weight to make this fight and the chinny Ukrainian might be in trouble against the powerful Pole.

Teofimo Lopez vs Jamaine Ortiz Picks and Predictions: Lopez Successfully Defends the Strap

Feb 6, 2024 • 9:00 AM ET

Jamaine Ortiz has a high-octane offense and will come at you with constant strikes, but our boxing picks believe that won't play in his favor as Teofimo Lopez can outlast anything his opponent throws at him.

UFC Fight Night McCann vs Belbita Odds, Picks, and Predictions: "Meatball" Picks Up the Win

Feb 3, 2024 • 9:31 AM ET

We have a strawweight tilt on Saturday night when Molly McCain and Diana Belbita square off for the second time in their careers. "Meatball" McCain won the first time around, and UFC picks think she'll do it again.

UFC Fight Night Moicano vs Dober Odds, Picks, and Predictions: Lightweights Trade Blows

Feb 3, 2024 • 9:30 AM ET

Neither Renato Moicano nor Drew Dober is liable to let this fight go the distance, but in a close matchup, which has the edge? Our UFC betting picks have your answers.

UFC 297 Pennington vs Silva Odds, Picks, and Predictions: Slight Underdog Comes Out On Top

Jan 20, 2024 • 8:21 PM ET

Raquel Pennington is listed as the underdog opposite Mayra Bueno Silva at UFC 297 in Toronto, but she's in a solid position to overcome those odds due to her dependable defense and difficulty to put down. Our betting picks look to find value on her.

UFC 297 Curtis vs Barriault Odds, Picks, and Predictions: Lights, Camera, Action Man

Jan 20, 2024 • 8:19 PM ET

Chris "Action Man" Curtis might not be a premiere fighter in the UFC but he is prone to delivering exciting bouts, and his clash with Marc-Andre Barriault should be no exception. We expect this strike-fest to go Curtis' way, but where is the best value?

UFC 297 Prelim Picks and Predictions: Jasudavicius Shows Out for Canadian Fans

Jan 20, 2024 • 6:13 PM ET

UFC 297's main card is stacked with plenty of must-see bouts, but prelims should also provide entertainment for bettors. Our prelim picks are expecting Canada's own Jasmine Jasudavicius to pick up a win over her opponent.

Natasha Jonas vs Mikaela Mayer Picks and Predictions: Can Mayer Score Upset Win?

Jan 18, 2024 • 8:00 AM ET

While Natasha Jonas is entering Saturday's fight as the favorite, our boxing picks think it's actually Mikaela Mayer's fight to lose. Find out why — and how to take advantage — below.

Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Smith Picks and Predictions: Another Knockout In the Works?

Jan 13, 2024 • 7:42 PM ET

Artur Beterbiev can pick up his 20th career knockout — and continue his 100% KO rate — by taking down Callum Smith in Quebec City on January 13. Can Smith crack through the aging armor or will he just be another notch in Beterbiev's belt?

UFC Fight Night Miller vs Benitez Odds, Picks, and Predictions: Age is Just a Number for A-10

Jan 13, 2024 • 7:58 AM ET

After competing at both UFC 100 and 200, a win on Saturday could punch Jim Miller's ticket to the much-anticipated UFC 300. And although Benitez won't be easy, our UFC betting picks expect the veteran Miller to come out with a win.

UFC Fight Night Nicolau vs Kape Odds, Picks, and Predictions: Bettors Get Money's Worth

Jan 11, 2024 • 9:57 AM ET

Manel Kape and Matheus Nicolau get their rematch in UFC Fight Night's co-main bout, and our UFC picks see a measure of revenge — but not without a battle.

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