bellator mma

May 3rd, 2019
James Lynch

Brent Primus (8-1) discusses his main event matchup against Tim Wilde (12-3) at Bellator Birmingham on May. 4.

April 25th, 2017
James Lynch

Former UFC title challenger Valérie Létourneau signs with Bellator Ariel Helwani broke the news Friday, then confirmed on Monday that former UFC strawweight title challenger Valérie Létourneau has signed with Bellator MMA. Létourneau (8-6) heads into her promotional debut off three straight losses, suffering setbacks to Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Joanne Calderwood and most recently Viviane Pereira this past December at UFC…

April 22nd, 2017
James Lynch

Bellator 178 took place Friday night (April 21, 2017) in Uncasville, Connecticut. Overall from a betting perspective, one underdog was able to play the role of spoiler while three favorites were victorious based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook.  Here’s a quick recap for each fight… Favorites That Won Ilima-Lei MacFarlane kept her unblemished record intact, earning a quick win…

April 9th, 2017
James Lynch

Regional fighters pick who they think will make it to the Stanley Cup finals and who will win it all in the 2017 NHL playoffs. Click below to see who picked who… Greg Rebello – CES heavyweight – 00:00:03 Jesse Finney – Former Strikeforce fighter & Shamrock FC President – 00:01:09 Erion Zekthi – Shamrock FC…

March 25th, 2017
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with  Bellator 175’s Chase Gormley ahead of his heavyweight matchup against Sergei Kharitonov this Friday (March 31, 2017).     “I think [Sergei Kharitonov] is probably discouraged from his last fight. It takes a lot longer for your brain to heal up. If I was him I would have taken a lot more…

March 9th, 2017
James Lynch

Joe Soto (17-5) discusses his upcoming fight against Rani Yahya (23-8) at UFC Fight Night Fortaleza on March 11th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Joe also talks about his MMA career, his experience competing in Bellator and his training camp for this fight.

November 29th, 2016
James Lynch

Emmanuel Sanchez injured, AJ McKee now fights Ray Wood Friday at Bellator 166  Bellator officials announced Monday that Emmanuel Sanchez (13-3) has been forced off Friday’s Bellator 166 card due to injury. As a result, AJ McKee will take on Ray Wood. McKee (5-0) endures his second straight fight with an opponent switch. Back at…

November 18th, 2016
James Lynch

James Terry (17-9) discusses his upcoming fight against Justin Baesman (19-10-1) at Bellator 165 on Nov. 19th during a 1-on-1 edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  James also talks about fighting for Bellator again, his training camp for this fight and his thoughts on Rory MacDonald signing with the promotion.

November 16th, 2016
James Lynch

Colleen Schneider signs with Bellator  MMAJunkie reported Tuesday that MMA veteran Colleen Schneider (girlfriend of UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett) has signed with Bellator. Schneider (10-7) will be making her promotional debut at flyweight, and she’s primarily fought at bantamweight previously. Bellator now has a nice stable of flyweights, including Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, Anastasia Yankova and Lena Ovchynnikova. Schneider is slated to make…

November 14th, 2016
James Lynch

Fernando Gonzalez (25-13) discusses his upcoming fight against Michael Page (11-0) at Bellator 165 on Nov. 19th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Fernando also talks about  his 5-0 record in Bellator, his wins over Karl Amoussou / Karo Parysian and his training camp for this fight.

November 13th, 2016
James Lynch

Brandon Girtz (14-4) discusses his upcoming fight against Adam Piccolotti (8-0) at Bellator 165 on Nov. 19th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Brandon also talks about playing hockey when he was younger, his experience competing in Bellator, dealing with injuries and his training camp for this fight.

November 4th, 2016
James Lynch

Carlos Correia (1-0) discusses his upcoming Bellator debut against Ilya Kotau (1-1) at Bellator 163 on November 4th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Carlos also talks about how this deal with Bellator came together, his impressive KO victory in his last fight and his training camp for this matchup

October 26th, 2016
James Lynch

Fighters reveal their favorite past Halloween costumes. Click below to see who said what. Jon Tuck – UFC lightweight – 00:00:03 Peter Barrett – Cage Titans lightweight – 00:00:16 Max Barrett – Cage Titans bantamweight – 00:00:25 Alyssa Krahn – XFFC strawweight – 00:00:38 Eryk Anders – Bellator middleweight – 00:00:47 Ryan Janes – UFC…

October 17th, 2016
James Lynch

Omar Johnson (6-0) discusses his upcoming Bellator debut against Jaleel Willis (6-0) at Bellator 163 on October 21st during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Omar also talks about how this Bellator contract came together, his training camp for this fight and why this matchup is a 160-pound catchweight instead of lightweight.

October 16th, 2016
James Lynch

Josh Appelt (12-5) discusses his upcoming fight against Bobby Lashley (14-2) at Bellator 162 on October 21st during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Josh also talks about making his Bellator debut in Canada in 2012, his matchup with Sergei Kharitonov being cancelled and his training camp for this fight.

October 15th, 2016
James Lynch

Eryk Anders (5-0) discusses his upcoming Bellator debut vs. Brian White (6-4) at Bellator 162 on October 21st during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Eryk also talks about his contact with Bellator, having teammate Omar Johnson on this card and his training camp for this fight.

August 25th, 2016
James Lynch

Rory MacDonald reportedly signs with Bellator MMA Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald is set to sign with Bellator according to FloCombat. In addition, MMAJunkie confirmed with a UFC official that the Las Vegas based promotion declined to match a contract offer that Bellator had given the Canadian fighter. MacDonald (18-4) went 9-4 during his UFC tenure including wins over Demian…

July 20th, 2016
James Lynch

Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia headlines UFC on FOX 21  UFC officials announced that Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia has been moved to UFC on FOX 21 as the main event. The matchup previously served as the co-main event for UFC 202 in Las Vegas. Condit (30-8) heads into this matchup off a split decision…

May 13th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 198 co-main event between Vitor Belfort vs. Jacare Souza. I spoke to the following fighters. Chris Camozzi – UFC middleweight – 00:00:09 Brian Rogers – Bellator light heavyweight – 00:00:26 Kurt Holobaugh – Titan FC featherweight…

May 12th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 198 main event between Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic. I spoke to the following fighters. Adam Milstead – UFC heavyweight 00:00:09 Greg Rebello – CES heavyweight 00:00:39 Jeremy May – M-1 Global heavyweight 00:01:05 Anthony Gutierrez – Titan FC…

May 9th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 198 middleweight bout between Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall. I spoke to the following fighters. Brian Rogers – Bellator light heavyweight – 00:00:09 Peter Barrett – Cage Titans lightweight – 00:01:07 Kevin Lee – UFC lightweight…

April 20th, 2016
James Lynch

Tim Caron (4-0) discusses his Bellator debut April 22nd vs. Justin Sumtar at Bellator 153 during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.    Tim also talks about training at Sityodtong for this training camp, working with WSOF’s John Howard and how he stacks up against the rest of the Bellator middleweights.   Also spoke…

April 15th, 2016
James Lynch

Brian Rogers (12-8) discusses his upcoming fight with Alessio Sakara (12-8) at Bellator 152 on Apr. 16th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Brian also talks about his work in broadcasting, how long the Sakara fight in Italy was in the works, dealing with an internet troll and what you’ll find on…

March 15th, 2016
James Lynch

Heavyweight Matt Mitrione signs with Bellator MMA  Bellator officials confirmed Monday that former UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione has signed an exclusive four-fight contract with Bellator MMA. Mitrione (9-5) made it to the quarterfinals on Season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter despite having no pro-MMA bouts prior to entering the competition. The 37-year old former NFL…

March 3rd, 2016
James Lynch

Wanderlei Silva ends retirement to sign with Bellator MMA  After close to a two-year retirement, Pride FC legend Wanderlei Silva has agreed to terms on a multi-year, multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA according to ESPN. Silva (35-12-1) was initially given a lifetime suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission after fleeing a random drug test before…

February 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

Welterweight Henry “Rome” Lindsay (5-5) discusses his upcoming fight against Marcio Navarro (14-12) at Bellator 150 on Feb. 26th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Rome also discusses how he got involved in MMA, how this Bellator fight came together and what he likes doing in his downtime.

February 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

Lightweight Bobby Cooper (12-6) discusses his upcoming fight with David Rickels (16-4) at Bellator 150 on Feb. 26th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Bobby also discusses how he got into MMA, how this fight came together and seeing Pablo Villaseca (who he last defeated) get a fight with Josh Thomson.

February 19th, 2016
James Lynch

Scott Coker to launch Bellator Kickboxing in April on Spike TV Bellator President Scott Coker and Spike executives announced Thursday that the promotion would be annoucing a kickboxing promotion named “Bellator Kickboxing.” Corker also revealed the first event will launch in April 16th and will air on Spike TV. In addition the first event will be…

February 17th, 2016
James Lynch

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson returns to Bellator following settlement agreement Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has come to a settlement agreement with Bellator MMA and will be returning to the organization. Bellator revealed the news in a press release on Tuesday “Following an amicable agreement to settle the litigation between the two parties, the always entertaining and exciting Quinton…

January 13th, 2016
James Lynch

Welterweight Frank Manion (1-0) discusses his upcoming fight with Mike Williams (1-0) at Shamrock FC: Assault on Jan. 16th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Frank also discusses about a variety of other topics including – How UFC vet Rob Kimmons got him into combat sports and he discusses his 2016 plans. – How…

January 9th, 2016
James Lynch

Shamrock FC President Jesse Finney reflects on 2015 and discusses his plans for next year during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Jesse also discusses how some Titan FC 36 fighters will appear on his next event, Shamrock’s continued relationship with Bellator and he previews Shamrock FC: Assault on Jan. 16th.

December 3rd, 2015
James Lynch

Brian Rogers (11-8) discusses his move up to light heavyweight to take on Virgil Zwicker (14-4-1) at Bellator 147 on Dec. 4th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  “I’ve done a lot of strength training to prepare for my light heavy weight debut. A big help has been spider tech kineso tape ….

December 1st, 2015
James Lynch

UFC/Bellator vet Dan Spohn (10-7) discusses his heavyweight fight Dec. 4th against Azunna Anyanwu at CFFC 53 during  a “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast” Dan also talks about a variety of other topics including – His Bellator tenure and competing under Bjorn Rebney’s regime – Training at Strong Style Fight team with Stipe Miocic – His…

November 26th, 2015
James Lynch

Bellator MMA lightweight John Alessio made headlines weeks ago when a post on Reddit revealed he is working for Uber. Fans and even some media suggested the Canadian was working for Uber because he was broke from his fighting career. Alessio (35-17 2 NC) spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 132 of The Parting Shot Podcast about this and also…

November 17th, 2015
James Lynch

Featherweight Jordan “Pretty Boy” Parsons (12-1) discusses his upcoming fight with Bubba Jenkins (9-2) at Bellator 146: Kato vs. Mahoef  on Nov. 20th  during a “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast” Jordan feels like he’ll break Jenkins in the fight and earn his 13th career victory. “He’s getting finished one way or another. I like to break people…

November 5th, 2015
James Lynch

Lightweight Vince “Real Deal” Eazelle (9-2) discusses his upcoming fight November 6th at Bellator 145 against Chris Heatherly (9-2) during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  **UPDATE** Chris Healtherly is OUT of his fight due to a broken hand. No word on if Bellator has found a replacement opponent for Eazelle.   Vince talked about a variety…

November 3rd, 2015
James Lynch

Shamrock FC President Jesse Finney looks ahead on what his promotion has in store in the next couple of months during a “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast”   Jesse also talks about a variety of other topics including – What’s next for Rebecca Ruth and Jordan Howard who both won contracts with Bellator after winning their…

October 30th, 2015
James Lynch

Sam Oropeza (12-2) discusses his upcoming fight with LeVon Maynard (12-10) at CFFC 52 on October 31st during a “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast” Sam explains why he thinks an impressive finish will earn him a roster spot with the UFC. “How could you deny [if I earn] nine victories in row? Nine finishes, all of my…

October 25th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 128 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com, Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome two great guests. First we’re joined by former Bellator MMA broadcaster Sean Wheelock about being the new voice of Titan FC. We’re also joined by UFC bantamweight Anthony Birchak who has a big fight coming up November 7th against Thomas Almedia at UFC…

October 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

Lightweight Eric Irvin (8-3) discusses his recent win over Jeremy Castro at Shamrock FC: Brave on October 17th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.    Eric also talks about a variety of other topics including – How he celebrated after the fight – Why Johny Hendricks’ comments on deer meat effecting his weight cut is…

October 21st, 2015
James Lynch

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Carlin Bardsley have teamed up with Kountermove to bring you an invitation for our Ten Cent Game for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 76 event. 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 picking…

October 21st, 2015
James Lynch

Titan FC lightweight champion Rick Hawn (21-4) discusses his recent announcement that he’s retiring from the sport during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Rick also talks about a variety of other topics including – His championship victory over Pat Healy at Titan FC 35 – Reflecting on the toughest fight of his career – The most…

October 19th, 2015
James Lynch

Bellator star Michael Page looks to keep his unblemished record in tact when he faces late replacement Charlie Ontiveros (6-3) at Bellator 144 on October 23rd. Page (8-0) spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 127 of The Parting Shot Podcast and discussed a variety of topics.   Having four opponents pull out for this fight  “I had quite…

October 18th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 127 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com, Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome two great guests. First we’re joined by welterweight Michael “Venom” Page who takes on Charlie Ontiveros at Bellator 144 on this Friday. Then UFC featherweight Chas Skelly talks about his upcoming fight on November 7th at UFC Fight Night 77 against Kevin Souza.   The Big…

October 10th, 2015
James Lynch

Lightweight Eric Irvin (9-4) discusses his upcoming fight against Jeremy Castro  (14-17) at Shamrock FC: Assault on October 17th on a  “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast” Irvin hopes with a win, he can get back to Bellator MMA where he competed in his last fight. But first he has to take out his opponent. “I’m looking to…

September 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

Former Titan FC heavyweight champion Chase Gormley makes his Bellator debut on September 25th as he takes on Dan Charles at Bellator 143. Gormley (12-4) spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 122 of The Parting Shot Podcast and discussed a variety of topics.   Leaving Titan FC and signing with Bellator  “Titan didn’t have a show…

September 21st, 2015
James Lynch

Recently Bellator MMA announced a partnership with Shamrock FC, where fighters competing for the Missouri based promotion have an opportunity to earn a Bellator contract. September 11th at Shamrock FC: Fuel, bantamweight Jordan Howard was a beneficiary of that policy. Howard (9-3) earned a unanimous decision over Dan Aguirre in the main event and subsequently earned a contract with the…

September 15th, 2015
James Lynch

Canadian featherweight Mike Malott makes his Bellator debut on September 19th at the promotions “Dynamite” event against Ousmane Thomas Diagne. Malott (4-1) spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 121 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” and discussed a variety of topics. Signing with Bellator  “The deal kind of just came together; I’ve been training at Team Alpha Male and Urijah Faber…

June 8th, 2015
James Lynch

Looking to extend his winning streak to eight straight, Daniel Weichel competes for the Bellator 145 pound title on June 19th against champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire at Bellator 138 in St Louis. The Bellator Season 10 featherweight tournament winner spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 108 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” and discussed a variety of topics.   Georgi Karakhanyan initially…

June 3rd, 2015
James Lynch

With a 5-2 record in Bellator, featherweight Matt Bessette was surprised when the Viacom owned promotion decided not to renew his contract earlier this year. But that hasn’t stopped the Hartford native from keeping busy, as Bessette returns to the cage June 12th against Khama Worthy at CES 29. Fighting back and proving his critics…

May 19th, 2015
James Lynch

A casual MMA audience won’t recognize the name Zach Makovsky, but hardcore MMA fans know the UFC flyweight as being the inaugural Bellator bantamweight champion in 2010, a title he held for over two years. Now set to fight in the biggest matchup of his career against John Dodson, the 32-year old could be on…