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January 23rd, 2019
Adam Martin.

Two of the best middleweights on the planet are set to clash in a long-awaited bout later this spring, and I’ll give my initial thoughts on the matchup in today’s MMA odds and ends. Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa, UFC on ESPN 3 Top-ranked middleweights Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa will clash in the main…

January 21st, 2019
Adam Martin.

We just saw the UFC men’s flyweight title defended by Henry Cejudo with his TKO win over TJ Dillashaw over this past weekend at UFC on ESPN+ 1, and now it loooks like the women’s flyweight title is going to be defended soon, as well. According to UFC president Dana White, who spoke to reporters…

January 21st, 2019
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were revealed over the weekend. Here they are, along with my initial thoughts on them. Rustam Khabilov vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira, UFC Fight Night 145 A pair of lightweights meet at UFC Fight Night 145 when Rustam Khabilov fights Carlos Diego Ferreira. The card takes place February 23 at…

January 18th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC London is set with its main and co-main event. The card takes place March 16 at The O2 Arena in London, England, and my thoughts on the two new high-profile bouts added to the card are below. Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal, UFC Fight Night 147 An exciting welterweight matchup between Darren Till and…

January 16th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A pair of high-profile bouts in the UFC lightweight and heavyweight divisions have been added to upcoming fight cards, and I’ll give my initial thoughts on these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Justin Gaethje vs. Edson Barboza, UFC Fight Night 148 An exciting lightweight bout between strikers Justin Gaethje and Edson Barboza…

January 16th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A couple of exciting welterweight bouts were revealed for upcoming March fight cards, and I’ll give my initial thoughts on these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Curtis Millender vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, UFC Fight Night 146 Surging welterweights Curtis Millender and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos will meet at UFC Fight Night…

January 15th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A pair of upcoming fight cards have received updates to them, and I’ll give my thoughts on the new bouts in today’s MMA odds and ends. Chance Rencountre vs. Kyle Stewart, UFC on ESPN+ 1 (UFC Fight Night 143) We hopefully have the last fight card update for the UFC on ESPN+ 1 card this…

January 14th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard have been very busy less than two weeks into 2019. The UFC continued its recent run of fight reveals over the weekend, and the new bouts are listed below along with my first thoughts on them. Glover Teixeira vs. Karl Roberson, UFC on ESPN+ 1 (UFC FN 144)…

January 9th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC is returning to “The City of Brotherly Love” and a couple of fights have already been announced for the event. Those fights, plus a couple other newly-revealed UFC bouts in today’s MMA odds and ends. Polyana Viana vs. Hannah Cifer, UFC 235 Strawweights Polyana Viana and Hannah Cifers will meet at UFC 235,…

January 9th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC continued to announce a number of new bouts for its upcoming cards. Here are the new matchups, along with my initial thoughts on them. David Teymur vs. Charles Oliveira, UFC Fight Night 144 Lightweights David Teymur and Charles Oliveira will fight at UFC Fight Night 144, taking place February 2 at Centro de Formação…

January 7th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A number of UFC heavyweights have been booked for upcoming bouts, and I’ll give my thoughts on these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Ben Rothwell vs. Blagoy Ivanov, UFC Event in March Long-time heavvyweight contender Ben Rothwell will return to the Octagon when he takes on Blagoy Ivanov at a yet-to-be-determined UFC…

January 7th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has booked argubaly the top fighter in the world for a quick-turnaround bout, and I’ll give my thoughts on this new matchup in today’s MMA odds and ends. Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith, UFC 235 UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will put his belt on the line against Anthony Smith at UFC…

January 4th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The light heavyweight division looks to have a resurgence in 2019 as yet another high-profile bout between ranked contenders will take place in the coming months. That, plus the UFC has released another fighter, and you can read my thoughts on all of the news below in today’s MMA odds and ends. Ovince Saint-Preux vs….

January 3rd, 2019
Adam Martin.

Bellator has announced a couple of big fights for upcoming fight cards, and I’ll give my thoughts on these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Juan Archuleta vs. Ricky Bandejas, Bellator 214 Featherweight contender Juan Archuleta has decided to drop down to bantamweight and he’ll take on top prospect Ricky Bandejas at Bellator…

January 2nd, 2019
Adam Martin.

A pair of light heavyweight contenders are set to do battle at an upcoming fight card. That, plus another new UFC fight announcement in today’s edition of MMA odds and ends. Volkan Oezdemir vs. Dominick Reyes, UFC on ESPN+ 5 An intriguing light heavyweight bout between top contenders Volkan Oezdemir and Dominick Reyes will take…

December 31st, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple new UFC bouts were revealed over the weekend. Here they are, along with my thoughts on them. Dennis Bermudez vs. Te Edwards, UFC on ESPN+ 1 Featherweights Dennis Bermudez and Te Edwards will meet at UFC on ESPN+ 1, which takes place January 19 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Newsday first…

December 27th, 2018
Adam Martin.

We have been waiting for news on the UFC welterweight title for weeks now, and it finally seems like we have something to go off of. UFC president Dana White commented on the current title situation at 170lbs in an interview with MMAjunkie.com, and here are my thoughts on what White said in today’s MMA…

December 26th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Even Christmas Day wasn’t without MMA news, as several UFC bouts were announced. Here are my initial thoughts on the newly-revealed fights: Michel Prazeres vs. Ramazan Emeev, UFC on ESPN+ 3 Welterweights Michel Prazeres and Ramazan Emeev are set to clash at UFC on ESPN+ 3, which takes place February 23 at O2 Arena in…

December 24th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were announced over the weekend. Here they are, along with my initial thoughts on them. But before I get to that, it’s worth mentioning the UFC made the bold move of moving this weekend’s UFC 232 card from Las Vegas to Los Angeles after a questionable drug test concerning…

December 21st, 2018
Adam Martin.

Both the UFC and ONE Championship have announced some notable upcoming fights for cards in 2019, and I’ll give my thoughts on them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Gregor Gillespie vs. Yandy Medeiros, UFC on ESPN+ 1 A lightweight matchup between Gregor Gillespie and Yancy Medeiros is set for UFC on ESPN+ 1, which…

December 20th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple of new UFC bouts have been announced, as has the passing away of a former Strikeforce fighter. I’ll give my thoughts on all the news in today’s MMA odds and ends. Wuliji Buren vs. Jonathan Martinez, UFC 234 Bantamweights Wuliji Buren and Jonathan Martinez are set to do battle at UFC 234, which…

December 19th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The featherweight no one wants to fight finally has a bout agreement in place, and I’ll give my thoughts on this new matchup in today’s MMA odds and ends. Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Jeremy Stephens, UFC 235 Rising featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov will battle veteran Jeremy Stephens at UFC 235, which is set for March 2 at…

December 18th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple of new bouts have been revealed for upcoming UFC cards, and USADA has suspended another fighter. I’ll give my thoughts on all of the news in today’s MMA odds and ends. Mickey Gall vs. Diego Sanchez, UFC 235 A welterweight matchup between Mickey Gall and Diego Sanchez is official for UFC 235, which…

December 17th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were revealed over the weekend. Here they are, along with my initial thoughts on them. Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz, UFC on ESPN+ 1 A rematch between flyweight contenders Joseph Benavidez and Dustin Ortiz is set for UFC on ESPN+ 1, which takes place January 19 at Barclays Arena…

December 14th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A huge featherweight fight with potential title implications has been announced, and the fights that were scheduled for UFC 233 have been moved. More on both in today’s MMA odds and ends. Jose Aldo vs. Renato Moicano, UFC on ESPN+ 2 The UFC has booked an important featherweight bout that could potentially determine the next…

December 13th, 2018
Adam Martin.

One of the UFC’s upcoming card has been indefinitely postponed, and I’ll give my thoughts on the situation in today’s MMA odds and ends. UFC 233 Postponed It seemed like it was destined to happen, and on Wednesday the UFC made it official as the promotion released a statement announcing the postponement of UFC 233,…

December 12th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The UFC continued to announce new fights for upcoming 2019 cards, and I’ll give my thoughts on these new bouts in today’s MMA odds and ends. Ricardo Ramaos vs. Said Nurmagomedov, UFC on ESPN+ 2 A bantamweight fight between prospects Ricardo Ramos and Said Nurmagomedov has been booked for UFC on ESPN+ 2, which takes…

December 11th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Bellator continued to announce fights for its early 2019 events, and I’ll give my thoughts on these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Jake Hager vs. JW Kiser, Bellator 214 Former WWE superstar Jake “Jack Swagger” Hager” will make his MMA debut against JW Kiser at Bellator 214, which takes place January 26…

December 10th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were revealed over the weekend. Here they are, along with my initial thoughts on them. Donald Cerrone vs. Alexander Hernandez, UFC on ESPN+ 1 A lightweight matchup between Donald Cerrone and Alexander Hernandez has been added to UFC on ESPN+ 1, which takes place January 19 at Barclays Center…

December 7th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Bellator has announced a number of intriguing matchups to its early 2019 schedule, and I’ll give my thoughts on these bouts on today’s MMA odds and ends. Matt Mitrione vs. Sergei Kharitonov, Bellator 215 Heavyweights Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov will clash at Bellator 215, which takes place February 15 at Mohegan Sun Arena in…

December 6th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The UFC debut for one of the most controversial fighters in the sport has been booked, and that’s just part of the controversy, as I’ll discuss in today’s MMA Odds and Ends. Greg Hardy vs. Allen Crowder, UFC on ESPN+ 1 A heavyweight bout between former NFL star Greg Hardy and Contender Series alum Allen…

December 5th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The UFC continued to add to one of its big upcoming cards this January with the addition of another high-profile bout, and I’ll give my thoughts on it in today’s MMA odds and ends. Joseph Benavidez vs. Deiveson Figueiredo, UFC 233 An important flyweight fight between Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo has been added to…

December 4th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts have been revealed for upcoming fight cards, and here they are along with my initial thoughts on them. Nathaniel Wood vs. Andre Ewell, UFC 232 Andre Ewell has agreed to step up on short notice to take on Nathaniel Wood in a battle of bantamweight prospects at UFC 232,…

December 3rd, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were revealed over the weekend. Here they are, along with my initial take on each of the fights. Marlon Moraes vs. Raphael Assuncao 2, UFC on ESPN+ 2 The main event of UFC on ESPN+ 2 will be a bantamweight rematch between Marlon Moraes and Raphael Assuncao. The card…

November 30th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC fights have been revealed, and here are my thoughts on all of them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Jesse Ronson vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira, UFC 231 An injury to John Makdessi has led the UFC to re-sign Jesse Ronson and he’ll fight Carlos Diego Ferreira on short notice at…

November 29th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A brand new batch of bouts have been announced for an upcoming UFC card in Brazil next year. Below are the new fights, along with my initial thoughts on them. Thiago Alves vs. Max Griffin, UFC on ESPN+ 2 Welterweights Thiago Alves and Max Griffin will square off at UFC on ESPN+ 2, which takes…

November 28th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The UFC has announced one of its young stars is no longer with the promotion, and a fight we all thought was off is now on again. I’ll give my thoughts on those pieces of news in today’s MMA odds and ends. UFC Releases Sage Northcutt, ONE Championship Could Be Next UFC president Dana White…

November 27th, 2018
Adam Martin.

For the first time in a while there aren’t any UFC fight announcements to write about in this morning’s MMA odds and ends, so instead I’ll give my thoughts on some of the new bouts Bellator has announced recently. Daniel Wiechel vs. Goiti Yamauchi, Bellator 210 An intriguing lightweight bout that is flying under the…

November 26th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple of new bouts have been added to upcoming fight cards, one of which is an important middleweight fight, and here are my thoughts on all of them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Justin Frazier vs. Juan Francisco Dieppa, TUF 28 Finale Heavyweights Justin Frazier and Juan Francisco Dieppa will face off in…

November 23rd, 2018
Adam Martin.

The UFC is headed to a brand new country for an event in early 2019, and I’ll give my thoughts on this announcement in today’s MMA odds and ends. UFC on ESPN+ 3 To Take Place In Czech Republic The UFC will make its debut at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic on February 23,…

November 22nd, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple of new bouts have been booked for upcoming UFC fight cards, and here are my thoughts on them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Damir Ismagulov vs. Alex Gorgees, UFC Fight Night 142 After injuries to Ross Pearson and Joe Duffy, a brand new lightweight fight has been set between UFC newcomers Damir…

November 21st, 2018
Adam Martin.

An upcoming title fight for Bellator officially has a date and place, and I’ll give my thoughts on this new bout in today’s MMA odds and ends. Gegard Mousasi vs. Rafael Lovato Jr., Bellator 214 The Bellator middleweight title will be on the line when champion Gegard Mousasi takes on challenger Rafael Lovato Jr. at…

November 20th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple upcoming UFC cards have some important updates to mention, and I’ll give my thoughts in today’s MMA odds and ends. Joe Duffy vs. Damir Ismagulov Cancelled A lightweight bout between Joe Duffy and Damir Ismagulov, which was set to take place at UFC Fight Night 142 two weeks from now in Adelaide, Australia,…

November 19th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple new bouts were announced over the weekend for upcoming fight cards, and I’ll give my thoughts on them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Rick Glenn vs. Kevin Aguilar, TUF 28 Finale An injury to Arnold Allen sees Rick Glenn now take on Kevin Aguilar at the TUF 28 Finale, which is set…

November 16th, 2018
Adam Martin.

One of the most popular MMA fighters of all time is finally ready to return to the Octagon after a long layoff, and I’ll give my thoughts on his return bout in today’s MMA odds and ends. Nick Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal, UFC 235 An exciting welterweight bout between Nick Diaz and Jorge Masvidal is…

November 15th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Two of the best lightweight fighters in the world are being targeted for a fight in early 2019, and I’ll give my thoughts on this prospective matchup in today’s MMA odds and ends. Justin Gaethje vs. Anthony Pettis, UFC Phoenix The UFC is targeting an exciting lightweight matchup between former WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje…

November 14th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A familiar face is set to return to the Octagon, and I’ll give my thoughts on the UFC’s re-signing and his upcoming matchup in today’s MMA odds and ends. Louis Smolka vs. Sumudaerji, UFC Fight Night 141 Former UFC flyweight contender Louis Smolka has re-signed with the UFC and will return as a bantamweight when…

November 13th, 2018
Adam Martin.

An upcoming bout has seen an opponent change due to circumstances beyond the UFC’s control, and I will give my thoughts on this new matchup in today’s MMA odds and ends. Alexander Hernadez vs. Francisco Trinaldo, UFC 233 A lightweight bout between Alexander Hernandez and Francisco Trinaldo has been added to UFC 233, which takes…

November 12th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were announced over the weekend, and here are my thoughts on these new bouts in today’s MMA odds and ends. Cezar Ferreira vs. Ian Heinisch, UFC Fight Night 140 An injury to Tom Breese has left Cezar Ferreira with a short-notice opponent as he now takes on Ian Heinisch…

November 9th, 2018
Adam Martin.

For today’s MMA odds and ends, I’ll give my thoughts on some updates to a couple of bouts that have been announced for upcoming UFC fight cards. Joseph Benavidez vs. Ray Borg Cancelled A flyweight bout between top contenders Joseph Benavidez and Ray Borg was supposed to take place this Saturday night at UFC Fight…

November 8th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The UFC 233 card in January is starting to really shape up. I’ll give my thoughts on the new matchups added to that card, as well as some thoughts on the other newly-announced bouts being targeted for upcoming fight cards. Song Yadong vs. Vince Morales, UFC Fight Night 141 Bantamweight prospects Song Yadong and Vince…