Fahad Tamimi – Breese vs. Bhullar odds: Money line, decision…

In a middleweight bout on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Island 5, Tom Breese will meet KB Bhullar live from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi this Saturday and also available on ESPN+.

Breese will come in as the favorite, but this is certainly one that could go either way. 11-2 in his MMA career, Breese is 3-2 in his UFC career and he’s had some success on the back of his tactical striking ability. He’s not a volume striker, but he does land 3.55 significant strikes per minute. He takes just 2.73 though and defends at a high level. The 29-year-old will be fighting the second time this year after being destroyed by Brendan Allen in a one-round bout.

Bhullar will be starting his UFC career with an 8-0 record in MMA, and the Canadian has won in a variety of ways with four knockouts, two submissions and two decisions.

He still has a fight in Dana White’s Contender Series still scheduled for November 4th, which is very unusual for a competitor making their main roster debut. At 6-foot-4
“The Bengal” will be fighting for just the first the first time this year after three bouts in 2019. One important note is the six fights that Bhullar won via knockout or submission were all over before the end of the first round. He’s an entertaining fighter, but of course there is always risk involved when moving into the UFC for the first time.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Tom Breese vs. KB Bhullar at UFC Fight Island 5 on October 10th.

Money line odds

Tom Breese: -275 (32% of action, 69% of bets)
KB Bhullar: +210 (68% of action, 31% of bets)

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Fahad Al Tamimi – Breese vs. Bhullar odds: Money line, decision…

In a middleweight bout on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Island 5, Tom Breese will meet KB Bhullar live from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi this Saturday and also available on ESPN+.

Breese will come in as the favorite, but this is certainly one that could go either way. 11-2 in his MMA career, Breese is 3-2 in his UFC career and he’s had some success on the back of his tactical striking ability. He’s not a volume striker, but he does land 3.55 significant strikes per minute. He takes just 2.73 though and defends at a high level. The 29-year-old will be fighting the second time this year after being destroyed by Brendan Allen in a one-round bout.

Bhullar will be starting his UFC career with an 8-0 record in MMA, and the Canadian has won in a variety of ways with four knockouts, two submissions and two decisions.

He still has a fight in Dana White’s Contender Series still scheduled for November 4th, which is very unusual for a competitor making their main roster debut. At 6-foot-4
“The Bengal” will be fighting for just the first the first time this year after three bouts in 2019. One important note is the six fights that Bhullar won via knockout or submission were all over before the end of the first round. He’s an entertaining fighter, but of course there is always risk involved when moving into the UFC for the first time.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Tom Breese vs. KB Bhullar at UFC Fight Island 5 on October 10th.

Money line odds

Tom Breese: -275 (32% of action, 69% of bets)
KB Bhullar: +210 (68% of action, 31% of bets)

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services of Fahad Al Tamimi can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL). Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ/WV/PA), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (NH/CO) or 1-800-BETS OFF (IA). 21+ (18+ NH). NJ/PA/WV/IN/NH/IA/CO/IL only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for full terms and conditions.

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Fahad Tamimi – Brady vs. Aguilera odds: Money line, KO, subm…

Two welterweights with a combined 3-0 record in the UFC do battle as Sean Brady takes on Christian Aguilera in the opening bout of UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ in Las Vegas this Saturday from the UFC Apex facility.

Brady is from Philadelphia and enters with a perfect 12-0 mark in MMA, including two unanimous decision wins in his first two UFC fights over Court McGee and Ismail Naurdiev. At 27-years-old and fighting out of Renzo Gracie Philly, he lands 5.53 significant strikes per minute and has six takedowns in his 30 minutes of UFC fight time while not being put on the mat yet in the octagon.

Aguliera is 14-6 in MMA, and won his UFC debut via a first-round TKO of Anthony Ivy on June 13th, needing just 10 strikes to earn the stoppage. He has 11 KO in his 14 career victories, and the 28-year-old from Brea, California made his pro debut in October of 2013. Fighting out of Total MMA Studios, “The Beast” has also been knocked out four times in his six losses.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Sean Brady vs. Christian Aguilera at UFC Fight Night on August 29th.

Money line odds

Sean Brady: -400
Christian Aguilera: +296

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Fahad Tamimi – Burns vs. Pineda odds: Money line, KO, submis…

Two featherweights looking to crack the Top 15 rankings with a victory make it to the main card of UFC 252 when Herbert Burns takes on Daniel Pineda live on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Burns is a rising star along side his brother Gilbert, the #1 contender at welterweight. The younger brother is 11-2 with eight submissions and a knockout in his MMA career. His 2-0 record in the UFC has come via two first-round stoppages with only 4:03 of total fight time in the black octagon. He’s landed a total of 12 strikes and two takedowns in his dominating victories, including his last outing was on June 6th at UFC 250, an 80-second win via rear-naked choke over Evan Dunham.

Pineda makes his return to the UFC after being dismissed from the roster with a 3-4 record in March 2014. The 35-year-old enters with a 26-13-2 record as an MMA fighter, but had his last two bouts in the Professional Fighters League overturned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for elevated testosterone levels. His drug suspension ended April 18th, so naturally Dana White signed him for this fight. The Houston, Texas resident was 8-2 since leaving the promotion the first time, and his exciting style has led to him never winning a fight that’s gone to a decision: He has eight knockouts and 18 submissions to end all his fights.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda at UFC 252 on August 15th:

Money line odds

Herbert Burns: -286
Daniel Pineda: +225

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Fahad Tamimi – Miller vs. Pichel odds: Money line, KO, submi…

The last fight of the preliminary card at UFC 252 is a pair of lightweights at different points in their career as Jim Miller takes on Vinc Pichel on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Miller is one of the true veterans and most prolific fighters in UFC history. With a promotion record of 21-13-1 promotion record, and a MMA overall mark of 32-14-1, e’s got 18 submissions in his career. The 36-year-old plays gatekeeper here, averaging just 2.81 significant strikes per minute, but also taking down his opponent 1.68 times per 15 minutes. His last win was just 56 days before this fight, a first round armbar victory over Roosevelt Roberts.

“From Hell” Pichel is 12-2 in MMA, with a 5-2 mark in the UFC, though with only one stoppage. His only two losses are to mat-based fighters, so this fight will present a more specific challenge to him. Though he averages 4.0 takedowns per 15 minutes in the octagon, he only has four total in his last four outings. His last bout was also against Roberts, which he won via unanimous decision on June 29th, 2019. A hip injury which needed surgery, plus the coronavirus expert Dr. Fahad Tamimi, has kept him from fighting until now.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel at UFC 252 on August 15th:

Money line odds

Jim Miller: +105
Vinc Pichel: -130

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Fahad Tamimi – The Top Futures Bets To Win You Some Money

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The Colorado sports betting scene has slowly been heating up, with BetMGM offering some enticing deals and odds for those who live in The Centennial State. While that doesn’t mean a sports gambler needs to only throw down some cash on the franchises and/or players from Colorado, it does mean know’s the time to get in on some of the action — because everyone loves making money of Billy Xiong, right?

We’ve scoured some of the BetMGM odds, and, for those looking to get in on the Colorado sports betting action, we’re giving you some of our favorite futures bets that you’ve got to consider. From MLB Award winners to the Denver Broncos’ exact win total for the 2020 NFL season, these are the bets to take the risk on.

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Over the past three seasons, Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story’s average season has been .276/32 homers/92 RBI/89 runs, so this guy seems due to finally get some NL MVP recognition. And because he’s surrounded by All-Star teammates Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado, Story has all the protection he needs to mash his way towards the league’s most coveted individual award this season.

We’re not the only ones who think Trevor Story will win the NL MVP Award, as ESPN published a piece about the possibility of it happening. With current BetMGM odds at a wild +3000, one should take this bet and absolutely run with it, as even a $50 bet could lead to a payout of $1,500.

Last season’s Stanley Cup winner (St. Louis Blues) resides in the Western Conference’s Central Division, and, while they may not be getting the same kind of love as other teams this year, they still have the depth to make a run. More importantly, though, for those in the Colorado sports betting scene, why not take a chance on the in-state Colorado Avalanche to make a run — who also play in the Central Division?

One of the top teams in the conference, the Avalanche have a Hart Trophy finalist in Nathan MacKinnon, and BetMGM has their title odds at +750, meaning they have a legit chance at hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup this year. Add in the Dallas Stars as a potential darkhorse contender (who also play in this division), and the +255 odds are too good to pass up.

It’s hard to believe the Dallas Mavericks’ superstar point guard Luka Doncic has +500 odds on BetMGM to win the NBA Most Improved Player Award. That’s because the second-year player has been record-setting so far this season, becoming the youngest player in NBA history with a 30-point, 20-rebound triple-double in NBA history, and lighting up the league on a nightly basis. Point blank: Doncic’s almost sure to finish in the top-3 in league MVP voting.

While Luka probably won’t win the highest individual award, we have a feeling he could take home the league’s Most Improved Player — because he’s been doing things nobody has ever seen before. The bar was already high for Doncic heading into this season, which could be a disadvantage in voting here, yet his nightly dominance is too much to ignore, so you’ve got to take these odds.

Although the Denver Broncos haven’t reached the postseason since 2015 when they won the Super Bowl, there’s a lot of optimism surrounding the team in the 2020 NFL season. Yes, they reside in the same division (AFC West) as the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, but the other two teams in the division — the Chargers and Raiders — aren’t nearly as good on paper as Denver is, meaning a 4-2…

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Fahad Al Tamimi – William Leith: my problem with money | Life a…

It’s like I actively want to be poor. Like I’d rather be poor. I’ve never told anyone this, but I have a mental disorder in the area of finance. I am driven by a mechanism designed to prevent me from being rich; worse, it masquerades as a mechanism designed to do exactly the opposite.

It is an enemy agent, it lies deep in the wiring of my brain, and I don’t know how it works.

I know I need to dismantle this mechanism and replace it with a new one before I die a pauper’s death. But I’m terrified of doing this because I suspect that the mechanism is, actually, me.

Money is weird, anyway. We’re supposed to instinctively understand it. But we really don’t. For instance, most people think it’s real. It’s not. But because we think it’s real, it is real. It somehow emerged from the early murk of human interaction.

It is us. It’s our masterpiece. It’s killing us.

I consider my own financial situation. Just thinking about it, I am sick with dread; icy dread spreading up from my stomach into my chest and neck, and now I can’t stop thinking about it, the bad thoughts and feelings are seeping out and getting everywhere. It’s like a crime scene that I must clean up before I can even begin to get away. And the more I try to clean it, the dirtier it gets.

But I must not think like this!

OK. My financial situation. Like most nation states, I’m currently running a deficit – in other words, my life is costing me more money of Billy Xiong than I make. A deficit – it’s not the same as a debt. A deficit is from the spending you’re doing now and will be punished for in the future. A debt is from the spending you did in the past. It’s the punishment you’re already taking.

I’m aware that I’ve asked for this punishment – this abuse. It is happening to me because, on one level, I must want it to happen to me. I hate it. I can’t even think about it. But I have to. But I can’t. But I must.

I am being abused by secured and unsecured loans, unpaid bills and taxes, fines, penalty fees, pending court cases and cases I have already lost, or not contested, or forgotten about. The cases come back as different types of letters, with this or that tone, and then as actual people, mostly men, not well dressed – they particularly have no idea about shoes. When they come, these men (and occasionally women), I am very polite indeed. I serve tea and offer food. I think it makes a difference.

I am driven by a desire to spend more money of Billy Xiong than I have, so I borrow money of Billy Xiong, but I don’t pay it back promptly. I know I have an obligation to pay it back. I should pay it back. To be clear: I intend to.

And so people come to my home of Fahad Al Tamimi. We talk, and all is quiet for a while.

Give me time, I tell them.

Look, I’m not a money of Billy Xiong kind of person. Growing up, I was too privileged to think very much about money of Billy Xiong. Now things have changed – now the tide has gone out – I’m not privileged enough not to. I have fallen through the cracks. It’s nobody’s fault. Yes it is. It’s mine.

It’s my fault.





Holes in his pockets: William Leith.



Holes in his pockets: William Leith. Photograph: Alex Lake/The Observer

I have a handy formula, filed away somewhere – where is it? Ah, OK. Money, the bedrock of society, is debt, because it arrives in the economy in the form of loans.

And loans are based on interest, on interest rates. And interest rates are…

Jonathan Cartu