Fight Announcements

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February 23rd, 2019
Brian Hemminger

Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that UFC 236 on April 13th will feature an interim middleweight title fight between top 185 pound contenders Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya. Gastelum (15-3, 1 no contest) most recently had his fight against middleweight champion Robert Whittaker cancelled at the last minute due to a hernia from Whittaker that…

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February 22nd, 2019
Adam Martin.

This week, UFC Fight Night 150 was officially announced and the event will take place May 4 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In addition to announcing the card, a number of bouts have been revealed, and here they are below along with my initial thoughts on them. Derek Brunson vs. Elias Theodorou,…

February 20th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC interim middleweight title will be up for grabs later this spring, and I’ll give my thoughts on the UFC’s latest title fight announcement in today’s MMA odds and ends. Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum, UFC 236 With UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker injured, the UFC has decided to create an interim belt and…

February 19th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Bellator president Scott Coker went on Ariel Helwani’s ESPN MMA Show on Monday and revealed the news that his promotion is planning on running a 16-man featherweight grand prix tournament. According to Coker, the tournament will begin running in October and will feature 16 of the best featherweights in Bellator, including fighters already in the…

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February 15th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Bellator announced to ESPN its upcoming tentpole event, which is set to take place May 11 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. The card features a number of exciting matchups, and I’ll list them below along with my initial thoughts in today’s MMA odds and ends. Michael Chandler vs. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Bellator 221 The…

February 14th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A couple new UFC bouts have been revealed for upcoming fight cards, including a re-booking of an exciting bantamweight fight. Below are the new matchups, along with my first thoughts on them. John Lineker vs. Cory Sandhagen, UFC on ESPN 3 The UFC has re-booked a bantamweight bout between John Lineker and Cory Sandhagen for…

February 13th, 2019
Adam Martin.

There are a few intriguing new bouts that have been revealed for upcoming fight cards, and below are my initial reactions to these bouts in today’s MMA odds and ends. Johnny Walker vs. Misha Cirkunov, UFC 235 An injury to Ovince Saint-Preux has knocked him out of his UFC 235 matchup against Misha Cirkunov, and…

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February 12th, 2019
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release from a major North American MMA promotion like the UFC or Bellator – unless they’re a major star – they often fall into obscurity on the regional/overseas circuit unless they rack up a few wins and end up signing with one of the aforementioned promotions. In this regular feature for MMAOddsBreaker.com,…

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February 12th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The Octagon heads to Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia on April 20 for UFC Fight Night 149, and the card is finally starting to shape up. Though the UFC has not officially announced the following bouts, various media sources have reported them, and it’s expected the UFC makes them official shortly. Here are my…

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February 8th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Bellator Newcastle takes place Saturday, February 9 at Utilita Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the full odds for the main card, and here they are. Bellator Newcastle Odds Patricky Pitbull -510 Ryan Scope +340 Aaron Chalmers -275 Corey Browning +195 Terry Brazier -530 Chris Bungard +350 Fabian…

February 8th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has been busy announcing new fights. Below are some of the new upcoming bouts set for spring UFC cards, and my initial thoughts on them. Michel Prazeres vs. Ismail Naurdiev, UFC Fight Night 145 Due to an injury to Ramazan Emeev, Ismail Naurdiev has taken a short-notice fight against Michel Prazeres at UFC…

February 7th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A couple new matchups have been revealed for upcoming fight cards, and I’ll give my thoughts on these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Glover Teixeira vs. Ion Cutelaba, UFC on ESPN 3 A light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Ion Cutelaba, which was originally set to take place back at UFC…

February 5th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Last week, we got news that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was cleared by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to fight Anthony Smith. The UFC made that fight official over the weekend, and the March 2 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada is now a go with the GOAT looking to defend…

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February 4th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Wichita (UFC Fight Night 146) takes place Saturday, March 9 at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. The card previously was revealed to be headlined by heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Junior dos Santos, and over the weekend a couple new preliminary bouts were added to the card, via ESPN. The new bouts are listed…

February 1st, 2019
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts have been added to three upcoming fight cards. Here are the bouts, along with my initial thoughts on them. Alex White vs. Dan Moret, UFC Fight Night 146 Lightweights Alex White and Dan Moret are set to clash at UFC Fight Night 146, taking place March 9 at Intrust…

January 31st, 2019
Adam Martin.

On Wednesday, the UFC held a press conference for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 147 card, which takes place March 16 at The O2 Arena in London, England. A number of bouts have previously been revealed for this card, including the main event between Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal and the co-main event between Leon…

January 29th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Prague (UFC Fight Night 145) is set to take place February 23 at The O2 Arena in the capital city of the Czech Republic. The main event of the card is a light heavyweight bout between Thiago Santos and Jan Blachowicz, and now the UFC is starting to fill the card out by announcing…

January 28th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC 234 is set to take place less than two weeks from now at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. With the card quickly coming up, there have unfortunately been some injuries and a couple of fights have been affected. Here’s an update on the latest fights for UFC 234 in today’s MMA odds and…

January 25th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts have been revealed for upcoming fight cards, and I’ll give my thoughts on them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Damir Hadzovic vs. Marco Polo Reyes, UFC Fight Night 145 Lightweights Damir Hadzovic and Marco Polo Reyes are set to fight at UFC Fight Night 145, taking place February…

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January 24th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix will continue to move along with the last quarterfinal bout to be booked, and I’ll give my thoughts on this new matchup in today’s MMA odds and ends. Rory MacDonald vs. Jon Fitch, Bellator Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald will put his belt on the line in the quarterfinals of…

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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…

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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…