Cub Swanson

December 4th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts have been revealed for upcoming fight cards, and here they are along with my initial thoughts on them. Nathaniel Wood vs. Andre Ewell, UFC 232 Andre Ewell has agreed to step up on short notice to take on Nathaniel Wood in a battle of bantamweight prospects at UFC 232,…

April 23rd, 2017
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 108 took place Saturday night (April 22, 2017) in Nashville, Tennessee. Overall from a betting perspective, two underdogs were able to play the role of spoiler while seven favorites were victorious based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook.  Here’s a betting recap for each fight… Favorites That Won In the main event, Cub Swanson came…

April 22nd, 2017
James Lynch

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC Fight Night 108 draws close, so it’s only fair that you get a one-stop shop for all the articles and interviews we’ve posted for the event, which goes down tonight (Saturday, April 22th, 2017) in Nashville, Tennessee and features a featherweight showdown in the main event as Cub Swanson…

April 1st, 2017
Brad Taschuk

Much of the UFC’s spring schedule has already been sorted out, and matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard have begun to fill in the summer events for the promotion. However, up until now there are no betting odds for any events beyond June 3rd’s UFC 212. That changed today as MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened…

February 12th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to return to Nashville, TN on April 22nd for the fourth time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 108: Swanson vs. Lobov. The main event of Cub Swanson versus Artem Lobov has left many scratching their heads. This is a fight Lobov had been campaigning for, and…

December 27th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After crowning Lando Vannata with our KO of the Year, and Mackenzie Dern with Submission of the Year, now it’s time to switch gears and look at the best fight of 2016. Conor McGregor’s massive drawing power made 2016 one of the most lucrative in UFC history, and he provided some big money fights with…

December 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

On our 2016 Awards Show Special myself (@LynchOnSports) and Ian Parker (@ParkerCageHero) hand out hardware. 2016 Fighter of the Year JAMES Stipe Miocic – 3-0 in 2016, captured UFC heavyweight title. Honourable mention – Michael Bisping CARLIN Michael Bisping – 3-0 in 2016. Captured UFC middleweight title IAN Conor McGregor – 2-1 in 2016. Became first active…

December 13th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Toronto, Ontario, Canada this past Saturday night (December 10, 2016) with UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis. The card produced arguably the most entertaining fight of the year, with 50 percent of bouts ending inside the distance. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to two fighters for…

December 12th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC 206: Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis full fight video highlights UFC 206: Donald Cerrone vs. Matt Brown full fight video highlights UFC 206 Post Fight Press Conference: Max Holloway via MMAFighting  UFC 206 Post Fight Press Conference: Donald Cerrone via MMAFighting  UFC 206 Post Fight Press Conference: Cub Swanson via MMAFighting  UFC 206 Post Fight Press Conference: Kelvin…

October 14th, 2016
James Lynch

Cub Swanson vs. Dooho Choi set for UFC 206 in Toronto UFC officials have announced Thursday that featherweights Cub Swanson and Dooho Choi will clash in Toronto this December Swanson (23-7) heads into this matchup off back-to-back wins against Hacran Dias and Tatsuya Kawajiri. The 32-year old looks for his first three-fight win streak since 2014. Choi…

August 6th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look at a bout between top 15 featherweights as Tatsuya Kawajiri takes on Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 92.   Tatsuya Kawajiri (Record: 35-9, +265 Underdog, Fighter Grade: B-)…

August 3rd, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 92 featherweight Cub Swanson as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout this Saturday (August 6, 2016) against Tatsuya Kawajiri at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. The top-ranked featherweight has definitely done his homework in advance of his upcoming bout, and…

August 2nd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Last week here at MMAOddsBreaker, we opened the betting odds for the main card of the UFC’s first event in Salt Lake City, Fight Night 92. Today, the focus turns to the six-fight undercard which features three UFC newcomers, and a pair of the more grizzled veterans on the UFC roster. Headlining the preliminary portion…

June 15th, 2016
James Lynch

Cub Swanson vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri possible for UFC Fight Night Utah  A featherweight fight between Cub Swanson and Tatusya Kawajiri is possible for UFC Fight Night 92 per MMAFighting. Swanson (22-7) snapped a two-fight losing streak earning an impressive unanimous decision victory over Hacran Dias at UFC on FOX 19. Kawajri (35-9-2) heads into this contest off…

April 15th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC on Fox 19 featherweight Cub Swanson as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout this Saturday night (April 16, 2016) against Hacran Dias at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. The top contender is coming off two tough losses to top five opponents Frankie Edgar and Max Holloway and he’s hoping…

June 4th, 2015
James Lynch

On this extra edition of The Parting Shot Podcast brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com, I (@LynchOnSports) welcome UFC bantamweight Anthony Birchak who fights this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 68 against Joe Soto. Birchak talked about a variety of topics in this 18 minute interview – Becoming recently engaged – His challenging 2014 (including…

February 16th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 15 is officially stacked. Immediately following Max Holloway’s victory over Cole Miller this past Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 60, UFC broadcaster Jon Anik revealed in Holloway’s post-fight interview that his next opponent will be none other than Cub Swanson, and the two featherweights will clash at UFC on FOX 15,…

November 24th, 2014
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 Fight Night 57 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Frankie Edgar wins by submission (+677)/Edgar wins in round 5 (+2600)…

November 24th, 2014
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 Fight Night 57. Surprises Frankie Edgar — In a featherweight match that served as the main event, Frankie Edgar…

November 23rd, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 80, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome 2014 World Series of Poker winner Martin Jacobson to the show to talk all about his career and his love for MMA. Then fellow Canadian and TUF 20’s Randa Markos discusses her fight from this past Wednesday against Felice Herrig. 1) Frankie Edgar dominates Cub Swanson. Were…

November 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 57 took place in Austin, Texas tonight and overall it was a very good card that featured a number of standout performances, especially on the main card. Overall from a betting perspective, seven favorites and five underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each fight….

November 22nd, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes. Our UFC Fight Night 57 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available…

November 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 57 is a three-round flyweight bout between Brad Pickett and Chico Camus. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Pickett is a -210 favorite (bet $210 to win $100) while Camus is a +175 underdog (bet $100 to win $175). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

November 21st, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 57 Date: November 22, 2014 Arena: Frank Erwin Center City: Austin, TX The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be live from Austin, TX this Saturday night with UFC Fight Night 57. The event will feature a 12-fight card, including a six-fight main card that will be headlined by a featherweight tilt between Frankie…

November 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

There are a number of prop bets available at 5Dimes Sportsbook for Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 57 card, and for today’s Odds and Ends I’ve looked through the list of props and picked out five which I think have a shot of coming through — all at plus money. Joseph Benavidez wins by submission (+500)…

November 20th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Adam Martin has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you a $100 FREEROLL for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 57 card. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to their website, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash just by picking fights. If…

November 19th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 57 is a five-round featherweight bout between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Edgar is a -240 favorite (bet $240 to win $100) while Swanson is a +200 underdog (bet $100 to win $200). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Edgar…

November 18th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

While there is no belt on the line this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 57, the card looks far deeper on paper than UFC 180 and should be rife with title implications. The six fight main card features four fighters ranked amongst the top 10 of their respective divisions, and the bouts without rankings relevance…

November 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas recently released the full main card betting odds for UFC Fight Night 57 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a preview of the evening’s six-fight main card. Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson In the main event of the evening, former UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar takes on Cub Swanson in a five-round non-title fight. Edgar opened at…

November 15th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

UFC 180 has eight fighters who are ranked in the UFC’s top 15. UFC Fight Night 57 has seven. That means that UFC 180 is particularly subpar (it is), and/or Fight Night 57 is especially solid for a free card (it is). The headliner between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson is about as elite as…

November 15th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar vs. Swanson Date: November 22, 2014 Location: Austin, Texas Venue: Frank Erwin Center Broadcast: FS1 UFC Featherweight Contender Frankie Edgar The closest fighter the UFC has to a real-life Rocky Balboa, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar (17-4-1) has surprised everyone with his never-say-die attitude and come-from-behind ability that has led him to career-defining victories…

September 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Two of the best featherweight fighters on the planet will throw down this fall, with a possible title shot on the line. The UFC yesterday announced that Frankie Edgar will take on Cub Swanson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 57, which is set for November 22 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin,…

June 30th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 59 myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) are joined by Fansided MMA journalist Alex Schilnsky to recap the two UFC Saturday events (UFC Fight Night 43/44). In addition we have an exclusive interview with newly signed UFC middleweight Sam Alvey, who talks about making his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 47.   The Big Three (with…

June 29th, 2014
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 are the three surprises and the three disappointments from UFC Fight Night 44. Surprises Nico Musoke — He may have lost a clear 29-28 decision to Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main…

June 29th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card Here’s five crazy UFC Fight Night 44 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Cub Swanson wins by decision (+264) In the main event of UFC…

June 29th, 2014
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 are the three surprises and the three disappointments from UFC Fight Night 44. Surprises Nate Marquardt — In the main event of UFC Fight Night 43, Nate Marquardt submitted James Te…

June 29th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Even though Saturday’s two UFC events were separated by more than 12 hours and 7,000 miles, they did share one common trait: featherweights ended up being the most exciting fighters on the card. In San Antonio, Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens breathed some life into a very stale main card, while in Auckland Charles Oliveira…

June 29th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 44 took place to tonight (June 28, 2014) at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, and the event overall was solid from an entertainment perspective although it featured a number of controversial judging and refereeing decisions. Overall, eight betting favorites won while three underdogs came through. Here’s a betting recap for UFC…

June 28th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Something new we at MMAOddsBreaker.com decided to do for 2014 is to keep a running tally of our fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. It all began with UFC Fight Night 34 at the beginning of the year and it continues with UFC Fight Night 44 tonight (June 28, 2014). After…

June 28th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 44 June 28, 2014 Featherweight Matchup: Cub Swanson vs Jeremy Stephens By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  Jose Aldo has already fought and defeated the entire top five of the UFC’s Featherweight division, yet already several of those fighters are making noise for a rematch. Chad Mendes will be the next…

June 28th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes. Our UFC Fight Night 44 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for…

June 28th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 44 Date: June 28, 2014 Arena: AT&T Center City: San Antonio, TX UFC Fight Night 44 will be live from San Antonio this Saturday night at 10pm ET on FOX Sports 1, with a four-fight preliminary card preceding it on the same channel at 8pm ET. If interested in making this parlay,…

June 28th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 44 is a five-round featherweight firefight between Cub Swanson and Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stephens. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Swanson as a -255 favorite (bet $255 to win $100) while Stephens is a +215 underdog (bet $100 to win $215). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

June 25th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Fans may have already ventured over to UFC Fight Pass on Saturday morning or afternoon to catch up on the events from New Zealand that will be taking place in the middle of the night (for North American audiences), but there is one more fight on the platform to start off UFC Fight Night 44…

June 22nd, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 58 myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) are joined by UFC lightweight John Makdessi to talk all about the state of MMA  judging, his next fight and training at ATT. Plus James and Adam recap WSOF 10 and discuss Adam’s first amateur muay-thai fight which took place yesterday.   The Big Three  1) Adam’s muay Thai fight took…

June 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened a number of new betting lines for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 43 and UFC Fight Night 44 double-header, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on all of them. UFC Fight Night 43 The main event of UFC Fight Night New Zealand is a…

June 14th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Two weeks from today MMA fans will be in the midst of another UFC marathon, as June 28th marks the organization’s second double header in as many months. Last time the events were split between Berlin and Sao Paulo, while this time around the octagon heads all the way to Auckland, New Zealand before returning…

March 20th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC is going to San Antonio, and the promotion is bringing a big featherweight fight along for the ride. It was announced yesterday that a five-round featherweight fight between top-ranked contenders Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens will headline UFC Fight Night San Antonio, which goes down June 28 in San Antonio, Texas. It’s expected…

February 25th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion and current UFC 155-pounder Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez has resigned with the promotion, and as part of a clause in his new contract, he will receive not only a title-shot against champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis in December, but he will also be coaching opposite the lightweight champ on the upcoming 20th…

February 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Gilbert Melendez isn’t going anywhere. The UFC yesterday announced they have matched Bellator’s contract offer to the top-ranked lightweight fighter, and now, not only will Melendez be staying in the UFC, he will also be getting the next 155lb title shot as he takes on champion Anthony Pettis in December for the UFC lightweight championship….

February 6th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The superfight between UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is one step closer to reality. According to UFC president Dana White, Aldo’s hesitation to accept the fight at 155lbs — his coach Andre Pederneiras earlier this week called for the fight to take place at a 150lb catchweight — was because…

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