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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 Sarah Mahfoud Picks and Predictions: Serrano Quickly Handles Her Business

Sep 22, 2022 • 11:49 AM ET

Just a few short months after her tight loss to Katie Taylor, Amanda Serrano is getting back in the ring as a massive -2,100 favorite. As our betting picks explain, Serrano should cruise to victory and there's nothing Sarah Mahfoud can do to stop her.

Shakur Stevenson vs Robson Conceição Picks and Predictions: Stevenson's Ascent Continues

Sep 20, 2022 • 2:00 PM ET

Shakur Stevenson has been drawing some lofty comparisons, while Robson Conceição is hoping to rebound from the disappointment of his last title shot. Find out if the latter has any hope as a huge underdog with our boxing betting picks.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennadiy Golovkin 3 Picks and Predictions: Canelo Takes Trilogy

Sep 17, 2022 • 7:55 PM ET

Bring on the long-awaited third bout between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin. Canelo is the heavy favorite and should win again vs. GGG but the value isn't there on the moneyline. See where we're leaning in our betting picks.

UFC Fight Night Algeo vs Fili Picks and Predictions: Veteran Continues Stumbling

Sep 15, 2022 • 10:55 AM ET

In a fight between two middling opponents with contrasting styles and slim margins, we're siding with the momentum and impetus of Bill Algeo — see why with our UFC Fight Night betting picks.

UFC Fight Night Njokuani vs Rodrigues Picks and Predictions: Won't Buy Robocop for a Dollar

Sep 14, 2022 • 11:59 AM ET

Chidi Njokuani is riding a three-fight win streak into this weekend's clash with Gregory "Robocop" Rodrigues. It's a battle between bruisers in what could devolve into a fast and furious fight. Njokuani is favored, and we're looking for the right value.

UFC 279 Ferguson vs Diaz Picks and Predictions: Ferguson Finds Redemption

Sep 10, 2022 • 9:30 AM ET

UFC 279's scheduling shuffle has left us with a Tony Ferguson vs. Nate Diaz main event, which should be a more fair fight for both aging sides. See why we're backing Ferguson's form with our UFC betting picks.

UFC 279 Aldana vs Chiasson Picks and Predictions: Aldana Goes the Distance for W

Sep 10, 2022 • 7:58 AM ET

Irene Aldana and Macy Chiasson both need a win to revive their UFC trajectories, and in a close matchup, we're siding with the more technically-sound fighter. Found out who and why in our UFC 279 picks.

UFC 279 Walker vs Cutelaba Picks and Predictions: A Good Old-Fashioned Hoss-Off

Sep 10, 2022 • 7:57 AM ET

Two inconsistent heavy hitters square off in UFC 279 with their futures in the octagon potentially at stake. Ion Cutelaba has the edge and should win, which is where we're leaning in our betting picks against Johnny Walker.

UFC 279 Prelim Picks and Predictions: Dawodu Does Damage

Sep 10, 2022 • 7:56 AM ET

UFC 279 is set to take place in Las Vegas and there's many fights that have our attention, including three bouts before the main card begins. Read more to see our picks and predictions for the UFC 279 prelims from T-Mobile Arena.

Mikaela Mayer vs Alycia Baumgardner Picks and Predictions: Mayer Remains Undefeated

Sep 9, 2022 • 1:42 PM ET

Three title belts are on the line at the O2 Arena in London this weekend as Mikaela Mayer takes on Alycia Baumgardner in featherweight boxing action. Find out why we're backing the favorite in our Mayer vs. Baumgardner betting picks.

UFC 279 Holland vs Rodriguez Picks and Predictions: Favorite Ends Matters Quickly

Sep 8, 2022 • 2:08 PM ET

Kevin Holland's shed some weight and looks leaner and meaner, perhaps too much so for Daniel Rodriguez. See why the underdog's style doesn't lend itself well to this matchup, and he could find himself with an early bedtime at UFC 279.

Claressa Shields vs Savannah Marshall Picks and Predictions: Small Margins Lead Marshall to Victory

Sep 7, 2022 • 11:39 AM ET

Boxing betting odds are showing Claressa Sheilds vs. Savannah Marshall as essentially a coinflip contest, but our betting picks and predictions break down why Marshall's size and power should give her what she needs to claim victory.

UFC Fight Night Di Chirico vs Kopylov Picks and Predictions: Heightened Stakes in Paris

Sep 3, 2022 • 8:36 AM ET

Stepping into the octagon is tense enough, but Alessio Di Chirico and Roman Kopylov could be fighting for their UFC futures at Fight Night from Paris on Saturday. Fight out who will come out on top with our UFC betting picks.

UFC Fight Night Whittaker vs Vettori Picks and Predictions: Whittaker Reaps the Rebound

Sep 3, 2022 • 8:35 AM ET

Marvin Vettori and Robert Whittaker were both cast aside by champ Israel Adesanya. As they scrap for supremacy over the rest of the division, Whittaker seems far more capable of forcing his foe out of his comfort zone, as our UFC betting picks explain.

Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz Picks and Predictions: Veteran Heavyweights Go the Distance

Sep 1, 2022 • 8:46 PM ET

Two Top-10 heavyweights will meet on Saturday night in Los Angeles, as Andy Ruiz Jr. will face off against Luis Ortiz in a veteran clash. With a potential title fight with Deontay Wilder on the line, our picks and predictions break down Ruiz Jr. vs. Ortiz.

UFC 278 Yanan vs Pudilova Picks and Predictions: A Tight Fight Between Bantamweights

Aug 20, 2022 • 8:04 AM ET

Lucie Pudilova and Wu Yanan are mostly evenly matched heading into their clash at UFC 278 and oddsmakers are expecting a close fight. See why we like Pudilova to prevail while picking up a victory by decision in our betting picks.

UFC 278 Prelim Picks and Predictions: Romanov Rolls Through Another Heavyweight

Aug 20, 2022 • 8:03 AM ET

UFC 278 promises to deliver a great fight night, with a loaded prelim card to lead it off. In our prelim picks for UFC 278, we're looking at a trio of close fights, including Alexander Romanov's undefeated record on the line.

UFC 278 Pedro vs Hunsucker Picks and Predictions: Finding Value on Overwhelming Favorite

Aug 20, 2022 • 8:02 AM ET

Tyson Pedro has the distinct advantage over Harry Hunsucker, as evidenced by the lofty moneyline odds of -740. We're not banking on an upset but we do have to shift perspective to find value on Pedro's line. Our betting picks highlight the right prop.

UFC 278 Tybura vs Romanov Picks and Predictions: King Kong Stays Undefeated

Aug 20, 2022 • 8:02 AM ET

Alexander Romanov will put his undefeated record on the line when he steps in the octagon against Marcin Tybura. Can "King Kong" keep a zero in the loss column? Find out in our UFC betting picks and predictions Tybura vs. Romanov.

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua Picks: Usyk's Method Quiets the Madness

Aug 20, 2022 • 7:59 AM ET

Anthony Joshua lost his belts to Oleksandr Usyk last fall, and while the result seemed like an upset at the time, we don't think the former champ is in for any easier of a ride in the rematch. See why our boxing betting picks like another Usyk win.

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