Aljamain Sterling

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…

January 22nd, 2017
James Lynch

Raphael Assuncao (23-5) discusses his upcoming fight with Aljamain Sterling (12-1) at UFC on FOX 23 on Jan. 28th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Raphael being a gym owner last year, his training camp for this fight and his thoughts on the UFC’s bantamweight division.

October 17th, 2016
Gabe Killian

Following UFC’s November 12 inaugral trip to New York City, the promotion will be heading upstate to Albany, NY on December 9th for UFC Fight Night 102: Lewis vs Abdurakhimov. Derrick Lewis and Shamil Abdurakhimov are scheduled to face off in the five-round heavyweight headliner. In a potential co-main event, another pair of heavyweights will square…

October 12th, 2016
Matty

Sterling-Assuncao fight reportedly set for UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany On Tuesday, Brett Okamoto from ESPN reported that a bantamweight matchup between Aljamain Sterling (12-1) and Raphael Assuncao (23-5) will take place at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany, New York. Both fighters are coming off losses, with Assuncao falling to TJ Dillashaw in their rematch…

July 26th, 2016
Jay Primetown

In a new feature, Jay Primetown looks at prospects in MMA that recently lost. He looks at why they lost and what needs to change to take their talent to the next level. Thomas Almeida Overview: The 24-year old Chute Boxe product had perhaps been on the best run of form in mixed martial arts….

May 26th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 82 Date: February 6, 2016 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Bantamweight bout: Aljamain Sterling (-440) vs Bryan Caraway (+350) Fight Breakdown: Headlining the FIght Pass prelims for UFC Fight Night 82 in Las Vegas will be a 135-pound contest between a pair of talented grapplers in Aljamain “Funkmaster”…

February 16th, 2016
James Lynch

Aljamain Sterling re-signs with the UFC UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling announced via The MMA Hour on Monday that he has  re-signed with the UFC. Sterling (12-0) has gone 4-0 in the octagon and now joins Alistair Overeem as a fewllow UFC fighter re-signing with the organization. “I’m 100 percent happy with my decision, I think I got…

December 21st, 2015
James Lynch

Weight Management Specialist Lou Giordano gives his thoughts on the recent death of ONE Championship’s Yang Jian Bing due to his weight cut last Friday during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Lou also discusses about a variety of other topics including – His client Aljamain Sterling’s recent win – His client Johny Hendricks’ next fight against Stephen…

December 9th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 80 Date: September 10, 2015 Arena: The Chelsea City: Las Vegas, NV Bantamweight bout: Aljamain Sterling (-700) vs Johnny Eduardo (+500) Fight Breakdown: The Fight Pass preliminary card on for UFC Fight Night 80 will be featuring a bantamweight contest between Serra-Longo product Aljamain “Funkmaster” Sterling and Nova Uniao’s Johnny Eduardo. Sterling…

December 4th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Kicking off the busiest UFC weekend ever will be a Fight Pass event on Thursday night. The subscription service has become more of a focus for the organization in 2015, and UFC Fight Night 80 is a great example of that. The UFC’s youth movement will be on full display with Paige Van Zant and…

December 4th, 2015
James Lynch

Lou Giordano, who works with the likes of UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling, discusses his newest client Johny Hendricks during  “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast” Lou also talks about a variety of other topics including – What he ate this past weekend during Thanksgiivng – How long the deal with Hendricks was in the works – What types…

November 16th, 2015
James Lynch

Weight Management Specialist Lou Girodano gives his thoughts on Ronda Rousey’s weight cut and how it affected her performance at UFC 193 during a  “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast” Lou also talks about a variety of other topics including – Thoughts on Valerie Letourneau’s weight cut at UFC 193 – Working with his new client…

September 29th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

There were three big pieces of news over the past 24 hours that bear mention, but the biggest of the group was certainly the UFC’s announcement of a planned event for Madison Square Garden in April of 2016. Based on the current schedule, the event — to be held on April 23rd — would be…

September 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Aljamain Sterling is one of the brightest prospects in the UFC right now, but he may not be for long. Sterling posted on his facebook page yesterday that he feels his “shot” to make it big in MMA may be slipping through his fingers even though he is still just 26 years old. He sent…

April 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Surprises and Disappointments is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event, highlighting three fighters who had surprising performances and three fighters who disappointed. Here were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC On FOX 15. Surprises Max Holloway — I figured Max Holloway vs. Cub Swanson would be a close fight, but…

April 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

My latest column at MMAOddsbreaker.com is my Rating the Card article, where I will take a look back at all the major MMA events and recap the event and then give my overall score of the card. For this instalment of the column, we will look at UFC On FOX 15. The first fight of the Fight Pass prelims…

April 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy UFC On FOX 15 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Max Holloway wins by submission (+915)/Holloway wins in round 3 (+1700)…

April 17th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Adam Martin has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you an invitation for the big Ten Cent Game for the upcoming UFC On FOX 15 card. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to Kountermove.com, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash just by…

April 15th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC on FOX 15 is a three-round bantamweight bout between Aljamain Sterling and Takeya Mizugaki. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Sterling is a -290 favorite (bet $290 to win $100) while Mizugaki is a +245 underdog (bet $100 to win $245). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened…

February 5th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC has revealed a number of new matchups for upcoming fight cards. Here they are, along with my quick thoughts on all of them: Tony Ferguson vs. Gleison Tibau, UFC 184 Due to an injury to Yancy Medeiros, Tony Ferguson will now face replacement opponent Gleison Tibau at UFC 184, which is set for…

January 12th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC On FOX 15: Machida vs. Rockhold Date: April 18, 2015 Location: Newark, New Jersey Venue: Prudential Center Broadcast: FOX UFC Middleweight Contender Luke Rockhold Luke Rockhold (13-2) came into the UFC as the final Strikeforce middleweight champion. He was a force in the San Jose-based promotion, winning all nine of his fights there, including defeating Jacare Souza…

January 12th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A few new UFC bouts were announced over the weekend, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on all of them. Paul Redmond vs. Mirsad Bektic, UFC on FOX 14 Due to an injury to Alan Omer, top prospect Mirsad Bektic will now take on UFC newcomer Paul Redmond at…

October 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA fans better get used to a life with The Korean Zombie, at least for the foreseeable future. Chan Sung Jung revealed yesterday that he is taking a two-year absence from MMA due to a mandatory military commitment in his native South Korea. South Korea requires its males to fulfill two years of military service,…

July 16th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 45 Date: July 16, 2014 Arena: Revel Casino Hotel City: Atlantic City, NJ Bantamweight bout: Hugo “Wolverine” Viana (+175) vs Aljamain “Funkmaster” Sterling (-190) Fight Breakdown: The UFC Fight Night 45 preliminary card on FOX Sports 1 will be featuring a bantamweight scrap in the form of Hugo “Wolverine” Viana vs Aljamain…

July 15th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

The mixed martial arts (MMA) fantasy website Kountermove is back with another freeroll for MMAOddsBreaker.com readers. If you’re not familiar with how the site works, here’s a brief snippet from the site owners, themselves. Kountermove brings the traditional fantasy format to MMA. Accumulation of points and a salary cap make fantasy MMA more intriguing than…

April 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC yesterday announced a number of new fight bookings, for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my initial thoughts on all of them. Scott Jorgensen vs. Danny Martinez, UFC Fight Night Albuquerque In a flyweight bout, Scott Jorgensen takes on Danny Martinez at UFC Fight Night Albuquerque this June in what is definitely…