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May 16th, 2019
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Bellator recently announced some of the bouts for the upcoming Bellator 223 and Bellator 224 events. Here are the new fights, along with my thoughts on the new matchups below: Gegard Mousasi vs. Rafael Lovato Jr., Bellator 223 Bellator 223 takes place June 22 at SSE Arena in London, England, and the main event sees…

May 15th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC recently announced its return to Sacramento, California, set for July 13 at Golden 1 Center. A number of new bouts have been added to the card, and my initial thoughts on them are below. Nicco Montano vs. Sara McMann, UFC Fight Night 155 Former UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano will return to…

May 14th, 2019
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Two huge fights have been revealed for summer fight cards. The bouts are listed below, along with my first takes on both. Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar, UFC 240 The UFC featherweight championship will be on the line as Max Holloway takes on Frankie Edgar at UFC 240, taking place July 27 at Rogers Place…

May 13th, 2019
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Two of the best lightweights in the world are about to scrap less than a month away, and below are my thoughts on this brilliant matchup between two of the most exciting fighters on the UFC roster. Tony Ferguson vs. Donald Cerrone, UFC 238 A lightweight matchup between Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone has been…

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May 10th, 2019
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Justin Ledet vs. Dalcha Lungiambula, UFC on ESPN 3 A heavyweight bout between Justin Ledet and Dalcha Lungiambula is also scheduled for UFC on ESPN 3. Ledet (9-2, 1 NC) opened up his UFC career with three straight wins as a heavyweight but has since gone 0-2 since moving down to 205lbs, including a brutal 15-second…

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May 9th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A trio of new women’s bouts have been announced for upcoming events. Here are the fights, along with my initial thoughts on them. Emily Whitmire vs. Amanda Ribas, UFC on ESPN 3 An intriguing women’s strawweight bout between Emily Whitmire and Amanda Ribas has been scheduled for UFC on ESPN 3, taking place June 29…

May 8th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Two of the best middleweights in the world are set to clash later this summer, and below are my initial thoughts on the booking. Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa, UFC 241 A middleweight matchup between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa will take place at UFC 241, which is set for August 17 at Honda Centre…

May 7th, 2019
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The UFC has been busy announcing new bouts for its upcoming ESPN Fight Night cards later this spring, and the UFC Greenville card is no exception. Below are my thoughts on the new fights added to the event. Dan Ige vs. Kevin Aguilar, UFC Fight Night 154 An intriguing featherweight fight between Dan Ige and…

May 3rd, 2019
Adam Martin.

Fans have been asking for weeks what the main event of UFC Fight Night 154 would be, and for the longest time, no one knew. The event takes place June 22 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina, and with local boy Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson unavailable to fight so soon after the beating…

May 2nd, 2019
Adam Martin.

The MMA odds and ends series is usually reserved for my thoughts on the UFC’s new bookings, but we can’t ignore Bellator. The Scott Coker-led promotion has revealed some notable bouts for the upcoming Bellator 222 card, and below are my initial thoughts on these matchups. Chael Sonnen vs. Lyoto Machida, Bellator 222 Bellator 222…

May 1st, 2019
Adam Martin.

Brock Lesnar isn’t coming back, and the date and opponent for the next title defense of UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has been set. According to a report from ESPN, after Lesnar told UFC president Dana White he isn’t returning to the Octagon, Cormier will now fight Stipe Miocic in a rematch at a UFC…

April 30th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has officially announced its return to Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates, on September 7. The announcement stated that the UFC will hold a number of events in Abu Dhabi over the next five years as it came to a “groundbreaking new partnership” with the city’s Department of Culture and Tourism….

April 29th, 2019
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UFC president Dana White spoke to reporters following UFC Fight Night 150 and answered their questions. Here’s what the boss man had to say in response to the MMA media’s questions: The bonus for “Fight of the Night” went to Mike Perry vs. Alex Oliveira, while “Performance of the Night” bonuses went to veterans Glover…

April 26th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A number of quality bouts have been revealed for upcoming UFC cards, and my thoughts on them are below. Demian Maia vs. Anthony Rocco Martin, UFC on ESPN 3 Standout welterweights Demian Maia and Anthony Rocco Martin will fight at UFC on ESPN 3, taking place June 29 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Combate…

April 25th, 2019
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A couple new bouts have been booked for upcoming UFC Fight Night cards. Below are the bouts, along with my initial thoughts on them. Desmond Green vs. Charles Jourdain, UFC Fight Night 152 Desmond Green has gotten his wish. The lightweight will compete in his hometown of Rochester, New York when he meets newcomer Charles…

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April 23rd, 2019
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Several new UFC bouts were announced, and below are my initial thoughts on them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Luana Carolina vs. Priscila Cachoeira, UFC 237 A women’s flyweight bout between Luana Carolina and Priscila Cachoeira is set for UFC 237, taking place May 11 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cachoeira…

April 19th, 2019
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The Octagon returns to Sweden for UFC Fight Night 152, taking place June 1 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. Several new bouts have been added to the card, and they are listed below. Christos Giagos vs. Damir Hadzovic, Fight Night 152 Lightweights Christos Giagos and Damir Hadzovic are set to clash at UFC Fight…

April 18th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The Octagon heads north of the border for UFC Fight Night 150, taking place May 4 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. There have been several updates to the card, and the new bouts are listed below. Sarah Moras vs. Macy Chiasson, UFC Fight Night 150 Women’s bantamweights Sarah Moras and Macy Chiasson are…

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April 17th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A couple new bouts have been revealed for upcoming UFC Fight Night cards, and they are listed below along with my initial thoughts on them. Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz 3, UFC Fight Night 151 In a trilogy fight, Charles Oliveira meets Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night 151, set for May 18 at Blue…

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April 16th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has announced a number of new bouts over the last few weeks for its upcoming pay-per-view cards this summer. Below are my thoughts on these new matchups. Talita Bernardo vs. Melissa Gatto, UFC 237 Due to an injury to Jessica Rose Clark, Talita Bernardo will now meet UFC newcomer Melissa Gatto in a…

April 12th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 151 takes place May 18 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York, and the card recently had a number of bouts added to it. My initial thoughts on the new matchups are below. Megan Anderson vs. Felicia Spencer, UFC Fight Night 151 An intriguing women’s featherweight bout between former Invicta champions…

April 11th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The Octagon heads to Target Center at Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 29 for ESPN 4. It’s been previously announced that the headliner will be a five-round welterweight rematch between former champions Tyron Woodley and Robbie Lawler, and now we know four of the other fights on the card, including a title eliminator in the flyweight…

April 9th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC 238 takes place June 8 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois, and the card recently had a number of new bouts added to the card. Below are my initial thoughts on them. Aljamain Sterling vs. Pedro Munhoz, UFC 238 Top bantamweight contenders Aljamain Sterling and Pedro Munhoz are set to meet at UFC 238….

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April 8th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Last week, we heard the unfortunate news that Yoel Romero was out of his UFC on ESPN 3 main event middleweight rematch with Ronaldo Souza, who himself was a replacement for Paulo Costa. At that point, it was unclear who the UFC matchmakers would be able to call up on short notice. Well, the matchmakers…

April 5th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Ft. Lauderdale is set to take place April 27 at BB&T Center, and the main event was expected to be a five-round middleweight bout between Yoel Romero and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. Unfortunately, Romero has pulled out with injury and the UFC is scrambling to find a new opponent for Souza. A few other bouts…

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April 4th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Injuries have led to the shuffling of the main event of the UFC’s upcoming card in Russia, and my initial thoughts on the new headliner are below. Alistair Overeem vs. Alexey Oleynik, UFC Fight Night 149 The main event of UFC Fight Night 149 will be a five-round heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Alexey…

April 3rd, 2019
Adam Martin.

The official press conference was recently held for UFC 237, which takes place May 11 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main event of the card was officially announced to be UFC women’s strawweight champion vs. Jessica Andrade, with a pair of co-main events featuring Jared Cannonier vs. Anderson Silva at middleweight and…

April 2nd, 2019
Adam Martin.

There’s a big free-agent heavyweight signing to report on, and also the news that a former top-ranked heavyweight has been suspended for life. Below are my thoughts on both in today’s MMA odds and ends. Josh Barnett Signs With Bellator Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett announced on Ariel Helwani’s ESPN MMA Show that he…

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April 1st, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC recently announced the first batch of bouts for the upcoming UFC 239 blockbuster card that takes place July 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In last week’s MMA Odds and Ends, I gave my initial thoughts on the two title fights at the top of the bill featuring Jon Jones vs….

March 29th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has booked the main event for the upcoming UFC 238 card as well as the main event for an upcoming Fight Night event. Below are my thoughts on both of these newly-announced bouts. Marlon Moraes vs. Henry Cejudo, UFC 238 The vacant UFC bantamweight title will be up for grabs when Marlon Moraes…

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March 28th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The main and co-main events for this summer’s blockbuster UFC International Fight Week card have been revealed. UFC 239 takes place July 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and ESPN has reported the following bouts. Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos, UFC 239 UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will return to the Octagon…

March 27th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The Octagon’s return to Sweden is starting to shape up. UFC Fight Night 152 takes place June 1 at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, and the following four bouts have been added to the card that is expected to be headlined by Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith. Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi, UFC Fight…

March 25th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Russia takes place April 20 at Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the following bouts have been added to the card. Islam Makhachev vs. Arman Tsarukyan, UFC Fight Night 149 Lightweight contender Islam Makhachev returns to the Octagon when he takes on UFC newcomer Arman Tsarukyan at UFC Fight Night 149. Igor Lazorin broke the news….

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March 22nd, 2019
Adam Martin.

Two high-profile matchups have been announced for upcoming fight cards, and my initial thoughts on both are below. Kevin Lee vs. Rafael dos Anjos, UFC Fight Night 151 Kevin Lee is done with lightweight as he’ll move up to welterweight and take on former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of…

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March 21st, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC’s latest trip to The Great White North finally has its main event. UFC Fight Night 150 takes place Saturday, May 4 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and my initial reactions to the headliner are below. Donald Cerrone vs. Al Iaquinta, UFC Fight Night 150 Lightweight contenders Donald Cerrone and Al…

March 18th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The first couple bouts have been revealed for the UFC’s upcoming cards in Rochester and Greensboro, and I’ll give my initial takes on those matchups below. Aspen Ladd vs. Sijara Eubanks, UFC Fight Night 151 Moving up from the women’s flyweight division is Sijara Eubanks, and she’ll fight Aspen Ladd at UFC Fight Night 151,…

March 15th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The Octagon is headed back to Atlanta, Georgia for UFC 236. The card takes place April 13 at State Farm Arena, and some of the newest bouts added to the card are listed below. Alan Jouban vs. Dwight Grant, UFC 236 Welterweights Alan Jouban and Dwight Grant will meet at UFC 236. Zack Klein of…

March 14th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC is headed back to the City of Brotherly Love later this month, and a couple fights have been added on short notice. UFC on ESPN 2 takes place March 30 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and my initial thoughts on these new bouts are below. Kevin Holland vs. Gerald Meerschaert, UFC…

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March 13th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has officially announced its upcoming event in The Windy City. UFC 238 takes place June 8 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois, and the first three bouts for the card have been revealed, including the women’s flyweight title fight. My thoughts on the new bouts — all women’s fights — are below. Valentina…

March 12th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Two of the top-ranked light heavyweight contenders in the world are set to square off in the spring, and below are my initial thoughts on this pivotal matchup at 205lbs. Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith, UFC Fight Night 152 With both men coming off of losses to Jon Jones in their last respective outings, the…

March 11th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has booked a potential middleweight title eliminator for an upcoming spring card down south, and I’ll give my thoughts on this exciting new fight in today’s MMA odds and ends. Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza 2, UFC on ESPN 3 We all thought the main event of UFC on ESPN 3 was…

March 8th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC continued their recent string of fight announcements late into the week, and the newly-revealed bouts are listed below in today’s MMA odds and ends. Saparbek Safarov vs. Nick Negumereanu, UFC Fight Night 147 Due to an injury to Gokhan Saki, light heavyweight Saparbek Safarov will now take on Octagon newcomer Nick Negumereanu at UFC…

March 7th, 2019
Adam Martin.

One of the greatest fighters in MMA history is set to return to the Octagon later this spring. Plus, the UFC’s return to Ottawa receives a couple of new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. BJ Penn vs. Clay Guida, UFC 237 A lightweight bout between BJ Penn and Clay Guida is slated for…

March 6th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC matchmakers have been busy sending out contracts. In today’s MMA odds and ends I’ll give my thoughts on two new bouts for UFC 237, including a potential No. 1 contender fight in the featherweight division, plus my initial reactions to two new bouts fights for UFC Russia. Jose Aldo vs. Alexander Volkanovski, UFC…

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March 5th, 2019
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Four MMA legends are back in the news again, and you can read what they’re up to below. Bellator Books Lyoto Machida vs. Chael Sonnen Bellator continues to book legends fights and this time the promotion has signed a light heavyweight contest between Lyoto Machida and Chael Sonnen. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani confirmed the booking, though…

March 4th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC welterweight division was turned upside down over the weekend at UFC 235, as Kamaru Usman absolutely dominated Tyron Woodley to become the new titleholder at 170lbs. The odds had Usman listed as a sizeable underdog, but he proved the odds wrong as he absolutely dominated the fight from bell to bell and became…

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March 1st, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC is planning on booking an intriguing lightweight bout between top-15 wrestlers. My thoughts on that new matchup plus a couple new bouts added to Nashville in today’s MMA odds and ends. Kevin Lee vs. Gregor Gillespie, May UFC Event The UFC is targeting a lightweight bout between Kevin Lee and Gregor Gillespie to…

February 28th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has been busy announcing bouts for upcoming fight cards in recent weeks, and below are my thoughts on some of the newly-announced bouts for UFC Philadelphia and UFC Russia. Josh Emmett vs. Michael Johnson, UFC on ESPN 2 Featherweight contender Josh Emmett will return from a long layoff when he takes on Michael…

February 27th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC 237 takes place May 11 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and numerous new bouts for this card have been revealed in the past week. We already knew the main event is a women’s UFC strawweight title fight between champion Rose Namajunas and challenger Jessica Andrade, but now we know some of…

February 26th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC recently revealed the initial lineup for UFC on ESPN 3, which takes place April 27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The rumored main event between middleweight sluggers Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa was not officially announced, but the UFC did confirm a previously-reported light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Ion Cutelaba,…

February 25th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has been extremely busy over the last week, announcing a number of new bouts for upcoming fight cards. One of those cards is UFC 236, which takes place April 13 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Check out my thoughts on the main event between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier here, and…