Michael Iurato

MMA Analyst      

Written several columns for Boxing/MMA websites worldwide and has done interviews on the radio and Sirius Radio. He has also hosted his own show in which he conducted interviews with UFC greats such as Ken Shamrock, Rashad Evans, Frank Mir, Kimo and more. Taking his years of experience, passion for the sport and his ability to break down fights and fighters, along with the network he has gained in the process, Michael has a heavy inside track into the science of analyzing each fight.


 Welcome to the 2018 MMA Lab
Posted by Michael Iurato on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 14:07

How to read Madlab’s Labology

To all of the subscribers that have been with me for the past few years, I want to thank you for allowing me to do what I absolutely love to do. There is nothing better for me then to watch you all elevate your knowledge and DK play like you all have. For all the new people that have joined us in 2018, I would like to welcome you all to the family, and I am hoping to do the same for all of you as well. As you will soon come to find out, Our MMA family is much different than most. It feels like a family and not just a group of people reading articles and setting lineups. I have seen so many subs that have never watched MMA before grow through my education that I offer as well as take the baton and run with it doing their own research.  I really believe that the reason we have the largest MMA community by far is due to the fact that we give you real education that you can’t get from someone that maybe just started breaking MMA down since DraftKings launched it.


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 UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till
Posted by Michael Iurato on Friday, May 25, 2018 - 20:00

I don’t love this card, and being in Liverpool, a lot of these fights hold no real significance. Play around with lineups here and get exposure in the oddest of places. There isn’t much value here, and the card seems to be priced out high on some fighters, but correctly on others. It is a nice Sunday start so we have coffee, breakfast, and we watch fights. For those that can’t watch, I will have you covered on Twitter, round for round...


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 UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman
Posted by Michael Iurato on Friday, May 18, 2018 - 19:00

I am not too crazy about this card, both from a betting standpoint and a DK standpoint. But fuck it, let's roll…


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 UFC 224 - NUNES VS. PENNINGTON
Posted by Michael Iurato on Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 16:30

Ok Guys… We are in Brazil, so you know what that means… Get ready for a very odd card, most likely, if it is decision heavy. I did something new this time… You now see who the Brazilian Fighter is and each fighter's record in Brazil under the UFC Umbrella. You have all you need in this package to gain a very good edge, guys… There is nothing else you need… Go Eat… Missed you Bastards! Let's get back on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side Note: I also added at the very bottom a small breakdown of the Big Boxing Event this weekend so be sure to keep reading…


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 Bellator 198: Mir vs. Fedor
Posted by Michael Iurato on Friday, April 27, 2018 - 17:02

Frank Mir vs. Fedor This is a fight that the OG’s of the game will admit that it should have happened years ago. With that said we are getting it now when both fighters are far past their primes. Instead of seeing 2 of the best heavyweights in their time we will see two legends that have clearly diminishing skills, diminishing durability issues, and even the turbo switch of war is clearly rusting away for both men. At one time these men were titans in their own perspective companies. 


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