Odds and Ends

October 2nd, 2018
Adam Martin.

In addition to confirming to Aaron Bronster of TSN that the UFC 231 main event as the featherweight title fight between champ Max Holloway and challenger Brian Ortega, two other significant fights have been added to the event, and I’ll give my thoughts on these new bouts in today’s MMA odds and ends. Jimi Manuwa…

October 1st, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple new fight announcements as well as another fighter being flagged by USADA form the basis of today’s MMA odds and ends, and you can find my thoughts on the news below. Sean O’Malley Flagged By USADA, Out Of UFC 229 UFC bantamweight prospect Sean O’Malley, who was set to fight this weekend at…

October 1st, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple new UFC bouts were recently revealed and I’ll give my thoughts on them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Darrell Horcher vs. Roosevelt Roberts, TUF 28 Finale A lightweight bout between Darrell Horcher and Roosevelt Roberts will take place at the TUF 28 Finale, which takes place Friday, November 30 at Pearl Theater…

September 28th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The UFC is looking to book a rematch to one of the greatest fights of all time, and I’ll give my thoughts on it in today’s MMA odds and ends. UFC Targeting Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2 For UFC 232 The UFC is looking to book the rematch between former UFC light heavyweight champion…

September 27th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Two big fights have been booked for upcoming cards — one in Bellator, and one in the UFC — and I’ll give my thoughts on both of these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Brent Primus vs. Michael Chandler 2, Bellator 210 The rematch between Bellator lightweight champion Brent Primus and Michael Chandler…

September 26th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Two of the most legendary fighters in the UFC have been booked for a year-end card in what may be the final fights of their storied careers, and I’ll give my thoughts on these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Mark Hunt vs. Justin Willis, UFC Fight Night 141 A heavyweight bout between…

September 25th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Not a ton of news on the fight annoucement front as of late, but there was another fight added to the upcoming UFC China card that’s worth mentioning, and I’ll give my thoughts on it in today’s MMA odds and ends. Jessica Aguilar vs. Weili Zhang, UFC Fight Night 141 A women’s strawweight bout between…

September 24th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple of new UFC bouts were announced over the weekend. Here they are, along with my initial thoughts on them. Vicente Luque vs. Jalin Turner, UFC 229 A welterweight bout between Vicente Luque and Jalin Turner is the final addition to UFC 229, which goes down Saturday, October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las…

September 21st, 2018
Adam Martin.

A high-profile title fight has been added to UFC 231 and a couple other lower-profile fights have been added to upcoming fight cards, and I’ll give my thoughts on these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Beneil Dariush vs. Chris Gruetzemacher, UFC Fight Night 139 A lightweight matchup between Beneil Dariush and Chris…

September 20th, 2018
Adam Martin.

One of the greatest fighters in MMA history is set to return to the Octagon very soon, and I’ll give my thoughts on this big news in today’s MMA odds and ends. Jon Jones Receives 15-Month Suspension From USADA, Return Imminent Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ latest saga wiht USADA is finally over….

September 19th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Bellator’s stacked card for its debut in Hawaii later this year continued to get even better with the addition of another big fight, and I’ll give my thoughts on this new matchup in today’s MMA odds and ends. King Mo vs. Liam McGeary, Bellator Hawaii A light heayvweight bout between Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and…

September 18th, 2018
Adam Martin.

There are no new fight announcements to report on in today’s MMA odds and ends. Unfortunately, there was a death to report on instead, as today is a dark and sad day for the MMA community. Norfumi “Kid” Yamamoto Dead At 41 After Battle With Cancer Some sad news dropped early this morning when it…

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September 17th, 2018
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 137 goes down this Saturday at Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and this card wasn’t immune to late injury announcements as the card suffered several last-minute changes. I’ll give my thoughts on those changes in today’s MMA odds and ends. Eryk Anders vs. Thiago Santos, UFC Fight Night 136 A…

September 14th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple of new fights were added to UFC 232, and I’ll give my thoughts on them in today’s MMA odds and ends. BJ Penn vs. Ryan Hall, UFC 232 An intriguing lightweight matchup between the legend BJ Penn and former Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Hall will take place at UFC 232, which goes down…

September 13th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The TUF 28 Finale has its main event booked, as well as a couple new fights for Bellator’s debut event in Hawaii, and I’ll give my thoughts on these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Kamaru Usman vs. Rafael dos Anjos, TUF 28 Finale The five-round main event of the TUF 28 Finale…

September 12th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A former UFC champion will be sitting on the shelf for the next couple of years, and I’ll give my thoughts on that news in today’s MMA odds and ends. Fabricio Werdum Gets Two-Year USADA Suspension Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has received a two-year suspension from USADA following a positive result from an…

September 11th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The UFC 223 bus incident continues to rear its ugly head nearly six months later. Just a week after UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas’ team said she was still feeling tramautized over the incident, now another fighter affected by the bus attack allegedly done by Conor McGregor and his team will be suing him. I’ll…

September 10th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple new bouts for the UFC’s first visit to Argentina this fall were announced over the weekend, and here they are along with my initial thoughts on them. Jared Cannonier vs. Alessio Di Chirico, UFC Fight Night 140 A middleweight matchup featuring Jared Cannonier and Alessio Di Chirico will take place at UFC Fight…

September 7th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple new bouts were announced for upcoming fight cards including the debut of Antonna Shevchenko, and here are the new fights along with my thoughts on them. CB Dollaway vs. Artem Frolov, UFC Fight Night 136 An injury to Omari Akhmedov has led to a replacement opponent for CB Dollaway as the veteran will…

September 6th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The upcoming UFC Milwaukee card keeps growing everyday, and in today’s MMA odds and ends I’ll give my thoughts on the new fights added to the card, including a banger btween two of the best lightweights in the world.  Edson Barboza vs. Dan Hooker, UFC on FOX 31 An exciting lightweight bout between Edson Barboza…

September 5th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple new UFC bouts have been revealed for upcoming fight cards, and here they are along with my initial thoughts on them. Jason Knight vs. Jordan Rinaldi, UFC 230 A pair of featherweights will fight at UFC 230 when Jason Knight takes on Jordan Rinaldi. The card takes place Saturday, November 3 at Madison…

September 4th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple of new bouts have been added to the upcoming UFC card in Milwaukee, and UFC 228 has a short-notice replacement bout. I’ll give my thoughts on all of these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Jarred Brooks vs. Roberto Sanchez, UFC 228 Due to an injury to Ryan Benoit, Jarred Brooks…

September 3rd, 2018
Adam Martin.

A few new UFC bouts were revealed over the weekend. Here they are, along with my initial thoughts on them. Gillian Robertson vs. Mayra Bueno Silva, UFC Fight Night 137 A women’s flyweight scrap between Gillian Robertson and Mayra Bueno Silva will take place at UFC Fight Night 137, which is set for Satuday, September…

August 31st, 2018
Adam Martin.

A slew of new bouts were announced by the UFC for upcoming fight cards and I’ll give my thoughts on all of them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Shane Burgos vs. Kurt Holobaugh, UFC 230 A pair of featherweights meet at UFC 230 when Shane Burgos fights Kurt Holobaugh. The card takes place Saturday,…

August 30th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts have been revealed for upcoming fight cards, and I’ll give my thoughts on all of them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Chase Sherman vs. Augusto Sakai, UFC Fight Night 137 A heavyweight bout between Chase Sherman and Augusto Sakai is set for UFC Fight Night 137, which takes…

August 29th, 2018
Adam Martin.

One of the most feared featherweights in the UFC finally has a fight booked, and I’ll give my thoughts on that new matchup and several others in today’s MMA odds and ends. Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Brandon Davis, UFC 228 After Yair Rodriguez pulled out with an injury, Zabit Magomedovsharipov will now face fellow featherweight Brandon…

August 28th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple of new matchups have been added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night 141 card, which is set to take place Saturday, November 24 at Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China, and I’ll give my thoughts on these new bouts in today’s MMA odds and ends. Rashad Coulter vs. Yaozong Hu, UFC Fight Night 141…

August 27th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were announced over the weekend, including the main event of UFC 231, and I’ll give my thoughts on all of these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Stevie Ray vs. Jessin Ayari, UFC Fight Night 138 A lightweight contest between Stevie Ray and Jessin Ayari is the…

August 24th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple new UFC bouts have been announced, including a possible title eliminator in the lightweight division, and here are my initial thoughts on them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Alex Oliveira vs. Carlo Pedersoli Jr., UFC Fight Night 137 A welterweight bout between Alex Oliveira and Carlo Pedersoli Jr. will take place at…

August 23rd, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of important matchups have been booked for upcoming UFC cards. Here they are, along with my thoughts on them. Jordan Johnson vs. Adam Yandiev, UFC Fight Night 136 An injury to Krzysztof Jotko has taken him out of his fight at UFC Fight Night 136 against Adam Yandiev, an in on short notice…

August 22nd, 2018
Adam Martin.

A pair of new UFC bouts have been announced for upcoming cards during the fall/winter session, and here they are along with my thoughts on each. Cezar Ferreira vs. Tom Breese, UFC Fight Night 140 A middleweight bout between Cezar Ferreira and Tom Breese will take place at UFC Fight Night 140, which goes down…

August 21st, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple new UFC bouts were announced yesterday, and here they are along with my thoughts on them. Nik Lentz vs. Gray Maynard, UFC 229 A lightweight affair between Nik Lentz and Gray Maynard is set for UFC 229, which takes place Saturday, October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bout was…

August 20th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple of new UFC bouts were revealed over the weekend, and here they are along with my initial thoughts on them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Thiago Santos vs. Jimi Manuwa, UFC Fight Night 137 The new main event for UFC Fight Night 137 is a light heavyweight matchup between Thiago Santos and…

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August 17th, 2018
Adam Martin.

An unexpected rematch that could decide the next No. 1 contender in the UFC heavyweight division as well as a couple other intriguing new fights have been announced, and I will give my thoughts on them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Brian Kelleher vs. Domingo Pilarte, UFC 230 A bantamweight matchup featuring Brian Kelleher…

August 16th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Another fight has been added to the upcoming UFC 229 supercard, and I’ll give my thoughts on this new matchup in today’s MMA odds and ends. Alan Patrick vs. Scott Holtzman, UFC 229 A lightweight matchup between Alan Patrick and Scott Holtzman is the latest addition to UFC 229, which is set to take place…

August 15th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A trio of new UFC bouts have been revealed for upcoming fall fight cards, and I’ll give my thoughts on these newly-uncovered bouts in today’s MMA odds and ends. Irene Aldana vs. Lucie Pudilova, UFC 228 There’s a late addition to UFC 228, as a women’s bantamweight contest between Irene Aldana and Lucie Pudilova has…

August 14th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Two new matchups for upcoming fall cards have been booked, and I’ll give my thoughts on both of these fights in today’s MMA odds and ends. Sean O’Malley vs. Jose Quinonez, UFC 229 An intriguing bantamweight fight between Sean O’Malley and Jose Quinonez has been added to UFC 229, which goes down Saturday, October 6…

August 13th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Another bout has been added to the upcoming UFC card in Moncton, and I’ll give my thoughts on this new matchup in today’s MMA odds and ends. Sean Strickland vs. Nordine Taleb, UFC Fight Night 138 A middleweight bout between Sean Strickland and Nordine Taleb is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 138, which…

August 10th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC fights were announced just in time for the weekend, and I’ll give my thoughts on all of them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Diego Sanchez vs. Craig White, UFC 228 A welterweight matchup between Diego Sanchez and Craig White is the latest addition to UFC 228, which is set…

August 9th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of new bouts have been revealed for UFC Fight Night 138, which takes place Saturday, October 27 at Moncton Events Center in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, and I’ll give my thoughts on these new fights in today’s MMA odds and ends. Misha Cirkunov vs. Pat Cummins, UFC Fight Night 138 Aaron Bronsteter of…

August 8th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple new fights in the UFC have been announced, including the co-main event for UFC 229, and I’ll give my thoughts on these bouts in today’s MMA odds and ends. Andrew Sanchez vs. Markus Perez, UFC Fight Night 135 An injury to Antonio Braga Neto has forced him out of his middleweight bout against…

August 7th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple of new fights were added to UFC 229, plus an injury replacement bout was added to UFC Fight Night 137, and I’ll give my thoughts on these three new bouts in today’s MMA odds and ends. Luis Henrique vs. Ryan Spann, UFC Fight Night 137 A light heavyweight bout between Luis Henrique and…

August 6th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of important fights for upcoming UFC cards were announced over the weekend, and I’ll give my thoughts on all of them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Jimi Manuwa vs. Glover Teixeira, UFC Fight Night 137 The main event of UFC Fight Night 137 will be a five-round light heavyweight bout between Jimi…

August 3rd, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple of big fights have been announced for fall fight cards, and I’ll give my thoughts on them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Sergio Pettis vs. Jussier Formiga, UFC 229 An important flyweight matchup between Sergio Pettis and Jussier that could determine the next No. 1 contender at 125lbs has been added to…

August 2nd, 2018
Adam Martin.

An intriguing light heavyweight bout as well as an interesting bantamweight bout are among the latest additions to upcoming UFC cards, and I’ll give my thoughts on these new bouts in today’s MMA odds and ends. Nikita Krylov vs. Jan Blachowicz, UFC Fight Night 136 A light heavyweight fght between Nikita Krylov and Jan Blachowicz…

August 1st, 2018
Adam Martin.

A new fight announcement and a fight cancellation form the basis of today’s MMA odds and ends. UFC 227’s Bethe Correia vs. Irene Aldana Cancelled A women’s bantamweight bout between Bethe Correia and Irene Aldana that was set for this Saturday’s UFC 227 card, which takes place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, has…

July 31st, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple new fights have been added to September’s UFC Sao Paulo Event, and I’ll give my thoughts on the new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Ben Saunders vs. Sergio Moraes, UFC Fight Night 137 A welterweight bout between Ben Saunders and Sergio Moraes is headed to UFC Fight Night 137, which goes…

July 30th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of new fights for upcoming UFC events were announced over the weekend, and I will list the bouts and give my thoughts on them all in today’s MMA odds and ends. Petr Yan vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade, UFC Fight Night 136 An exciting bantamweight bout between Petr Yan and Douglas Silva de…

July 27th, 2018
Adam Martin.

One of the top MMA fighters in the world is close to returning to the sport now that his legal issues are cleared up, and that’s the basis of today’s MMA odds and ends, along with one notable fight announcement. Conor McGregor Agrees To Plea Deal, Avoids Jail Time Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion…

July 26th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Numerous new UFC bouts were announced in the last few days, and in today’s MMA odds and ends I’ll give my thoughts on them. Warlley Alves vs. James Krause, UFC Fight Night 135 A welterweight matchup between Warlley Alves and James Krause is the latest addditon to UFC Fight Night 135, which goes down Saturday,…

July 24th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A few new UFC fights were announced over the last couple of days, and here they are along with my initial thoughts on the bouts. Cortney Casey vs. Angela Hill, UFC Fight Night 135 A women’s strawweight bout between Cortney Casey and Angela Hill is set for UFC Fight Night 135, which takes place Saturday,…