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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,…

November 7th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The UFC’s newest free agent signing has his first fight in the Octagon booked, plus a couple of other notable new matchups to announce in today’s MMA odds and ends. Sodiq Yusuff vs. Suman Mokhtarian, UFC Fight Night 142 A featherweight fight featuring Sodiq Yusuff and Suman Mokhtarian is the latest addition to UFC Fight…

October 25th, 2018
Adam Martin.

In a stunning move, we have arguably the first trade in MMA history, and I’ll write all about this shocker in today’s MMA odds and ends. Demetrious Johnson Traded By UFC To ONE Championship For Ben Askren In a blockbuster move that came out of nowhere, the UFC is on the verge of trading former…

April 14th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With Ben Askren back in action for the first time since April 24th, 2015, ONE Championship (I didn’t even know they changed their name) becomes relevant to the general MMA community for another day. While it’s getting more difficult to truly consider Askren one of the best welterweights in the world due to his level…

April 3rd, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 150 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com, LastWordOnSports.com and sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First were joined by ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren who defends his title April 15th against Nikolay Aleksakhin. Then bantamweight Josh Hill discusses his upcoming matchup with Bendy Casimir at Fight Night Medicine Hat on April 9th. Finally…

February 25th, 2016
James Lynch

Watch the replay of Wednesday’s UFC 196 press conference (Presser starts at 27 min mark)    Watch Episode 2 of UFC Fight Night 84’s Embedded   Barroso vs. Krylov and Cabral vs. Madadi added to UFC Fight Night 87 According to Combate and Globo, the UFC has added Francimar Barroso vs. Nikita Krylov and Yan Cabral vs. Reza…

November 25th, 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 79 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…

November 22nd, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 132 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com, Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First we’re joined by ONE Championship CEO Victor Cui who discusses last weekends weigh-in fiasco with Luis Santos as well as the promotions presence in mainland China. Then Bellator featherweight Daniel Weichel discusses his upcoming fight with Georgi Karakhanyan on Dec. 4th at…

November 13th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

There were a couple fight announcements yesterday, but the biggest news coming out of Thursday night was the fact that the scheduled ONE FC 32 welterweight title bout was cancelled. The bout was set to be a rematch of Ben Askren and Luis Santos, after their bout earlier this year ended in a no contest…

November 1st, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 129 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com, Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First we’re joined by ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren who discusses his upcoming rematch with Luis Santos on Nov. 13th. Then MMA journalist John Nash joins us to discuss his recent article “What investers are being told about UFC’s Revenues” via…

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…

September 16th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Perhaps the world’s top welterweight outside of the UFC got his latest assignment recently, as ONE FC champion Ben Askren will be rematching his last opponent, Luis ‘Sapo’ Santos. The rescheduled bout is set for ONE FC 34 taking place in Singapore on November 13th. The first time Askren and Santos met, the bout resulted…

July 28th, 2015
James Lynch

Former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields comptes for the WSOF welterweight title on August 1st at WSOF 22 against champion Rousimar Palhares. Shields (37-7-1) caught up with MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 115 of The Parting Shot Podcast and discussed a variety of topics Ryan Ford claiming he had a broken arm prior to their WSOF 14 fight “First off I don’t…

April 23rd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

ONE FC returns to the Philippines for a Friday card available to North American audiences at 7:30am ET, and you can bet many people will tune in before they head off to work. The reason? Perhaps the top fighter in the world outside of the UFC, Ben Askren, returns to action to defend his welterweight…

August 31st, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 68, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome The MMA Report‘s Jason Floyd to talk all things Bellator MMA. Then MMA referee & judge Brian Beauchamp & Dale Kliparchuk join to talk about the unified rules in MMA. The Big Three 1) TJ Dillashaw successfully retains the 135lb title. What next for him &…

August 28th, 2014
Gabe Killian

OneFC 19 Date: August 29, 2014 Arena: Dubai World Trade Center City: Dubai, UAE One FC 19: Reign of Champions will be live from the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai this Friday night with a nine-fight card that will be available via online Pay Per View. If interested in making this parlay, you will…

August 27th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This Friday, ONE FC will put on their most high-profile card in the promotion’s history. With former top lightweight Shinya Aoki and ex-Bellator champion Ben Askren competing on the card, this event should appeal to fans of the Asian and North American MMA scenes. Aoki will be defending his ONE FC lightweight title against Kamal…

August 26th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

ONE FC has put on some interesting cards through their first 18 events, as notable fighters such as Shinya Aoki, Bibiano Fernandes, and Ben Askren have competed under the banner. However, its 19th event this Friday (August 29, 2014) seems to be the biggest yet. Not only are Aoki and Askren competing in title bouts,…

August 7th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

It would be interesting to know the last time a UFC event took place without a bout being scratched due to injury. When a fighter has to drop out of an anticipated fight, it’s always frustrating for them and unfortunate for fans, but every once in a while it seems to work out. That’s certainly…

June 2nd, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 41 and The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale taking place this past weekend, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shook up.  MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Jason Nawara (@JasonNawara) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after every UFC event. As always, we only show…

May 29th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This Friday, ONE FC will capture more of the MMA world’s attention for their second consecutive event. ONE FC 15 featured Bibiano Fernandes — one of the top bantamweights in the world — but ONE FC 16 seems even bigger, as Ben Askren (12-0) makes his promotional debut after one of the more interesting free…

May 29th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with One FC 16 welterweight Ben Askren as he prepares for his headlining bout tomorrow (May 30, 2014) against Bakhtiyar Abbasov at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. The former Olympic wrestler and Bellator welterweight champion didn’t get an opportunity to sign with the UFC, but that doesn’t mean he’s…

April 7th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A few new fights were announced over the weekend, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on all of them. Rony Jason vs. Robert Peralta, TUF Brazil 3 Finale The UFC announced a featherweight fight between Rony Jason and Robert Peralta for the TUF Brazil 3 Finale. This is an…

December 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

In one of the more surprising free agent signings in MMA in quite some time, prized (or maybe not prized?) welterweight free agent Ben Askren has agreed to join ONE FC, according to a report from BloodyElbow.com after whispers of him signing there emerged in the last few days. According to MMAFighting.com, which confirmed Askren…

November 28th, 2013
Miguel

Earlier this month, Bellator MMA relinquished the rights to its welterweight titleholder Ben Askren. Askren had finished the final fight on his contract with the promotion and his style and attitude led Bellator to let him walk. Despite that, he is currently ranked number five in the world in the weight class. As Bellator promoter Bjorn Rebney…

November 14th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator CEO and president Bjorn Rebney told revealed via Twitter that he has released former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren from his contract, and Askren is now an unrestricted free agent. Here’s what Rebney wrote: “I’ve made the decision to release Ben Askren. After speaking with Ben, it was clear it was a good time…

November 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator welterweight stud Douglas Lima today revealed on Twitter that he has re-signed with Bellator MMA. This is what Lima tweeted: “I just re-signed with Bellator MMA long term. I’m very happy and blessed! Working very hard to GET THAT BELT!!” The terms of the contracts weren’t immediately available, but it’s like he signed a…

August 16th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC bantamweight contender Brian Bowles was suspended yesterday for nine months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after testing positive for an elevated T/E ratio following his UFC 160 bout vs. George Roop. He was also fined 30 percent of his $19,000 purse for the Roop fight, meaning he will cough up an extra $5,700 to…

July 31st, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 97 took place tonight and the event featured a number of exciting matches, many of which were available to bet on. Overall, eight favorites won while only one underdog cashed. Here’s a betting recap for the card based on the closing results at 5Dimes Sportsbook: Bellator 97 Favorites That Won In the main event…

July 31st, 2013
Jason Nawara

Somehow Bellator 97 has crept up on the world without making any noise about what an incredible card this is until this week. Albuquerque, New Mexico plays host to this supremely underrated card, and the show will be broadcast live on Spike starting at 7 EST/6 Central. The night is headlined by Michael Chandler (11-0),…

July 31st, 2013
Brad Taschuk

Bellator’s truncated summer series comes to a close this week with what may be the best card in the organization’s history. Champions Michael Chandler and Ben Askren defend their titles against David Rickels and Andrey Koreshkov, respectively. In addition, two title shots are up for grabs as the four-man heavyweight and light heavyweight tournaments conclude,…

July 31st, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator Welterweight champion Ben Askren as he gets set to defend his belt at Bellator 97 against Andrey Koreshkov. The fight takes place Wedndesday, July 31 from Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Askren talks about his work in wrestling, including a wrestling for MMA series he recently released, his opponent,…

July 29th, 2013
Adam Martin.

There wasn’t much in the way of breaking MMA news today, so instead of giving a rundown of the day’s headlines and new fight announcements like I typically do, I’ll instead analyze the new betting lines that were today released at 5Dimes Sportsbook for the upcoming UFC 163 and Bellator 97 cards. I’ll start with…

June 19th, 2013
Miguel

Bellator MMA returns to Spike TV in June with the start of their annual “Summer Series” tournaments. Bellator 96 airs the 19th of June, followed by Bellator 97 on July 31st as the series concentrates on mini 4-man tournaments and title defenses for champions in the 155 and 170 lb weight classes. Though the complete…

June 19th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

Bellator returns to the airwaves on Wednesday night with the first leg of their Summer Series tournaments. This summer, we’ll bear witness to three, four-man tournaments in the heavyweight, light heavyweight and bantamweight divisions. The light heavyweight division is the marquee tournament, as it features ‘King’ Mo Lawal and ‘Babalu’ Sobral, but we saw what…

May 6th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC continues to cut fighters from its roster, as two more fighters were released today. The first fighter released is featherweight Antonio Carvalho, who was most recently seen being TKOed by Darren Elkins at UFC 154. The news was reported by Canadian journalist Showdown Joe of Sportsnet.ca. Carvalho went 2-2 overall in the UFC…

January 19th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 86 WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma Thursday, January 24, 2013 Welterweight Title Fight: Ben Askren (-450) vs. Karl Amoussou (+300) Fight Breakdown: Ben Askren looks to defend his Bellator World Welterweight Title for the third time when he takes on Karl Amoussou, who won the Bellator season six welterweight tournament. If you’re looking for…

January 19th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsbreaker and Frank Trigg bring you an inside look at the world of MMA through the eyes of the fighters themselves as they prepare for their upcoming events. Frank discusses the important topics covering training camp preparations, personal perspectives on upcoming match ups, and each fighters overviews of their opponents. Frank Trigg Interviews Bellator Welterweight…