The UFC wasted no time kicking off 2016, and neither did we.

Hosts Jason Kelly (@JayKellyMMA) and Joe Rizzo (@rearnakedchoke) dug into the first UFC event of the year, UFC 195, and provided a preview with a bettor’s angle.

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UFC 195 is headlined with a welterweight title bout between champ Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit. The event also features a heavyweight fight involving Stipe Miocic and Andrei Arlovski, a rescheduled scrap between Dustin Poirier and Joseph Duffy and the return of Michael McDonald, who has been out of competition since December 2013.

Kelly and Rizzo examined the betting odds and over/under lines, which were provided by 5Dimes, and gave their insight on where the money should be placed. Straight bets, parlays and bouts to not play were discussed in the first episode of 2016.

As always, feel free to comment below or send feedback about the show to @RNCRadio or @CombatPress on Twitter, or on Facebook at RNC Radio or Combat Press.

About The Author

Radio Host

Jason Kelly has been a lifelong fan of martial arts and was instantly hooked on MMA after watching the pay-per-view broadcast of UFC 1 at 12 years old. The Canadian dabbled in martial arts and MMA over the years, but the sport he excelled at was basketball. Jason’s introduction to MMA media started at MMA Religion, which led to his position as a feature writer on MMA DieHards. Jason eventually became the Feature Content Manager at MMA DieHards. His duties at MMA DieHards led to hosting MMA DieHards Radio and MMA Cypher Radio with Corey Charron, before going on to join Joe Rizzo's longtime-running show, Rear Naked Choke Radio. Following a short hiatus from covering the sport he loves, Jason joined the staff at Combat Press. Aside from his interest in MMA, Jason has a passion for hip hop, especially battle rap. He considers himself a hip hop connoisseur and is always up for a conversation on the subject.

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