ben saunders

January 11th, 2017
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 103’s Ben Saunders as he prepares for his welterweight matchup this Sunday (January 15, 2016) against Court McGee at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. The Florida native talks about his return to the UFC and respect for opponent McGee: “We consider each other family, but…

January 9th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn Date: January 15, 2017 Arena: Talking Stick Resort Arena City: Phoenix AZ The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Phoenix, AZ for the second time in promotional history this Sunday (January 15, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn. The 12-fight card is set to…

September 30th, 2016
James Lynch

At the beginning of every month on MMAOddsBreaker, I feature my recurring “Veteran Watch” article which takes a look at some notable veterans competing on the regional/overseas circuit. In this article I recap how these veteran fighters fared in their respective bouts for the month of September.   September 9th – Fight Night At The Island (Welch, Minnesota)…

August 28th, 2016
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release from a major North American MMA promotion like the UFC, Bellator or WSOF – unless they’re a major star – they often fall into obscurity on the regional/overseas circuit unless they rack up a few wins and end up signing with one of the aforementioned promotions. In this regular feature for…

January 15th, 2016
James Lynch

Patrick Cote (22-9) discusses his upcoming fight against Ben Saunders at UFC Fight Night 81 on Jan. 17th a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Patrick also talks about meeting Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin, Dana White naming is win over Burkman as one of the”Top Fights Of The Year” and why…

October 26th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The biggest MMA story of 2015 came to a conclusion this past weekend when former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was reinstated by the UFC. Jones had been suspended indefinitely and had his title stripped following a felony hit and run earlier this year where a pregnant woman was injured. Eventually,…

May 11th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A few new bouts were announced for upcoming cards over the weekend, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll list the bouts and give my thoughts on them. Jorge Masvidal vs. Cezar Ferreira, TUF 21 Finale Jorge Masvidal will move up to 170lbs for the first time in his UFC career when he takes…

March 4th, 2015
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has two fight cards ahead of us here in the month of March with UFC 185 (Pay-Per-View) on the 14th and UFC Fight Night 62 (FOX Sports 1) on the 21st. Here, I will be taking a look at which UFC main card match-ups I look forward to most this…

January 23rd, 2015
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were announced in the past 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on all of them. Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare, UFC Fight Night 62 A great welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare has been added to UFC Fight Night 62,…

September 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC welterweight championship will once again be up for grabs, this time on December 6 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, as UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks returns from an arm injury to take on Robbie Lawler in a rematch for the 170lb-belt, which serves as the main event of UFC…

August 25th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 48 and 49 were live this past Saturday (August 23, 2014) from Macau, China and Tulsa, Oklahoma for another UFC double-header featuring a combined 21 fights and 12 finishes. With the event in our rear-view, here are my matchmaking predictions for some of the competitors of the evening… All-Welterweight Edition Tyron Woodley…

August 23rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

One down, one to go. With UFC Fight Night 48 already in the books from Saturday morning, the scene shifts to Tulsa, Oklahoma at night for UFC Fight Night 49. While the top two fights on the card stand out, the quality is pretty consistent from bouts three through eleven. That’s going to be a…

August 12th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

A couple days ago it was announced that Titan FC had allowed Ben Saunders to re-sign with the UFC after struggling to find a replacement opponent for him on their Titan FC 29 card. That event was scheduled for August 29th, and it was assumed the UFC would be looking to get him a bout…

August 8th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The past 24 hours has seen the UFC help fill out their upcoming trip to Sweden. Previously without a main event, the card will now be headlined by one of the fastest rising stars in the sport. Gunnar Nelson finally gets the big step up in competition that fans have clamored for, and it comes…

August 6th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Tuesday was another busy day in MMA, just not for the UFC. While the world’s biggest MMA promotion was still working through the aftermath of the Jones/Cormier brawl, the two other promotions with big TV deals were filling out future events. Bellator announced that light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton will be defending his title against…

May 1st, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 50 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome newly signed Titan FC 170lb fighter Ben “Killa B” Saunders (@bensaundersMMA) to talk about  Bellator, Titan FC & Street Fighter II. Then referee and judge Brian Beauchamp joins the show again to talk about his upcoming assignments and gives us clarification on the…

September 20th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

If Ben Saunders had it his way, he’d be fighting every other month. So it’s no big surprise he’s been crawling up the walls waiting for his Bellator season eight tournament final opponent Douglas Lima to heal up injuries. Saunders was so anxious to stay active he even tried multiple times to get a tune-up…

September 18th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

Last week Bellator put the featherweights on display, as Patricio ‘Pitbull’, Fabricio Guerreiro, Justin Wilcox and Joe Taimanglo advance to the semifinals which will take place later on this season. This week the organization moves north a couple weight classes as they close out one welterweight tournament and kick off another. Douglas Lima and Ben…

February 20th, 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 welterweight semifinalist…