daron cruickshank

April 10th, 2017
James Lynch

Daron Cruickshank (18-9) discusses his upcoming fight against Yusuke Yachi (16-6) at RIZIN 2017 in Yokohama: Sakura on April 16th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Daron also talks about his experience so far competing in RIZIN, his training camp for this fight and his love for guns.

March 29th, 2017
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…

December 28th, 2016
Matty

RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix 2016: 2nd Round Venue: Saitama Super Arena Location: Saitama, Japan 1:00 AM ET The RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix continues early Thursday morning from Japan with mostly second-round action from Saitama Super Arena. Among the notable names on the card include Mirko Cro Cop and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal battling each other along…

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…

October 22nd, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Yesterday was a big day in regards to fight cancellations, fight announcements, fighters being cut, you name it. None was bigger than the main event for this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 76 event being scrapped so let’s start with that: Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier A concussion suffered by Joe Duffy less than a week…

April 28th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 16 goes down July 25 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois, and the UFC recently added a number of new bouts to the fight card. For today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on these bouts. Takanori Gomi vs. Joe Lauzon A fun matchup between veteran 155lbers Takanori Gomi and…

March 13th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC 185 is a three-round lightweight bout between Daron Cruickshank and Beneil Dariush. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Crucikshank is a -140 favorite (bet $140 to win $100) while Dairush is a +120 underdog (bet $100 to win $120). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Cruickshank at -190…

March 10th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 185 lightweight Daron Cruickshank about his upcoming preliminary card bout this Saturday night (March 14, 2015) against Beneil Dariush at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The talented former Ultimate Fighter season 15 cast member believes he has a favorable match-up against Dariush, and he’ll be able to…

March 10th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC 185 Date: 03/14/15 Arena: American Airlines Center City: Dallas, TX Lightweight bout: Beneil Dariush (+120) vs Daron Cruickshank (-140) Fight Breakdown: Incredible lightweight action comes on the UFC 185 FOX Sports 1 preliminary card when the Iranian Beneil Dariush squares off against TUF 15 veteran Daron “The Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank. Dariush is a slight…

January 16th, 2015
Adam Martin.

It’s been a busy week for UFC fight announcements, and the fun didn’t stop Thursday with the revealing of two more bouts for upcoming fight cards. They are: Chas Skelly vs. Jim Alers, UFC Fight Night 60 A featherweight matchup between Chas Skelly and Jim Alers is a late addition to UFC Fight Night 60,…

December 23rd, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with recent TUF 20 Finale lightweight Daron Cruickshank about his controversial no contest against KJ Noons, his recovery from a torn tear duct and how the new Reebok deal affects him personally. The talented Ultimate Fighter season 15 veteran appeared to be on his way to winning his bout against Noons…

December 11th, 2014
Gabe Killian

TUF 20 Finale Date: December 12, 2014 Arena: The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Finale will be live from Las Vegas this Friday night (Dec. 12, 2014) with 11 scheduled bouts, and the action will be live on FOX Sports 1, time yet to be determined….

December 11th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of the TUF 20 Finale is a three-round featherweight bout between Jeremy Stephens and Charles Oliveira. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Stephens is a -125 favorite (bet $125 to win $100) while Oliveira is a -105 underdog (bet $105 to win $100). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up…

December 10th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with The Ultimate Fighter 20 lightweight Daron Cruickshank as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against KJ Noons this Friday night (Dec. 12, 2014) at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The brash veteran of The Ultimate Fighter season 15 doesn’t believe the hype behind KJ Noons’…

December 8th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas recently released the full main card betting odds for the TUF 20 Finale at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a preview of the nine bouts announced so far. Jeremy Stephens vs. Charles Oliveira Stephens opened at -125, Oliveira -115. Stephens is now -135 with the comeback on Oliveira -105. I really like Oliveira in this fight and think…

October 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

“The Preacher’s Daughter” has finally arrived in the Octagon. Holly Holm’s UFC debut is finally official, as the former women’s world boxing champion will make her Octagon debut at UFC 181 when she takes on Raquel Pennington in a three-round women’s bantamweight contest. The event takes place December 6 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in…

October 3rd, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 54 lightweight Daron Cruickshank as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout against Anthony Njokuani this Saturday (October 4, 2014) at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Ultimate Fighter season 15 veteran knows he’ll have a distance height and reach disadvantage in this…

September 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were announced over the past 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll guide you through all of them. Daron Cruickshank vs. Anthony Njokuani, UFC Fight Night 54 The UFC announced a lightweight bout between strikers Daron Cruickshank and Anthony Njokuani will take place at UFC Fight…

July 27th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Photo Courtesy, Esther Lin – MMAFighting.com 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 on FOX 12. Surprises Bobby Green — In what was the biggest upset of hte…

July 26th, 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 on FOX 12 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Robbie Lawler wins by decision (+492)/ Lawler wins by unanimous decision (+575)…

July 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 12 took place tonight at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, and the card provided a great night of mixed martial arts action for fans of the sport in attendance and those watching on television. Overall, 10 favorites came through while two underdogs score. Here’s a betting recap for UFC on…

July 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of the UFC on FOX 12 televised prelims is a three-round lightweight bout between Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal and Daron “The Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Masvidal as a -235 favorite (bet $235 to win $100) while Cruickshank is a +215 underdog (bet $100 to win…

July 26th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC on Fox 12 lightweight Daron Cruickshank as he prepares for his co-main event bout Saturday night (July 26, 2014) against Jorge Masvidal at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The talented Michigan native has done his homework on his opponent, but he doesn’t plan on changing much…

July 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC on FOX 12 is a five-round welterweight bout between “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler and Matt “The Immortal” Brown. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Lawler as a -355 favorite (bet $355 to win $100) while Brown is a +320 underdog (bet $100 to win $320). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

July 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC on FOX 12 is a three-round featherweight bout between Dennis “The Menace” Bermudez and Clay “The Carpenter” Guida. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Bermudez as a -160 favorite (bet $160 to win $100) while Guida is a +140 underdog (bet $100 to win…

July 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout of UFC on FOX 12 is a three-round lightweight bout between Josh “The Punk” Thomson and Bobby “King” Green. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Thomson as a -260 favorite (bet $260 to win $100) while Green is a +220 underdog (bet $100 to win $220). MMA…

July 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the Fight Pass prelims at UFC on FOX 12 is a three-round women’s strawweight bout between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Juliana Carneiro Lima. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Jedrzejczyk as a -280 favorite (bet $280 to win $100) while Lima is a +255 underdog (bet $100 to win $255). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

July 25th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 12 Date: July 26, 2014 Arena: SAP Center City: San Jose, CA Lightweight bout: Daron Cruickshank (+200) vs Jorge Masvidal (-240) Fight Breakdown: Headlining the UFC on FOX 12 preliminary card on FOX will be a lightweight barnburner between a pair of talented well-rounded mixed martial artists who prefer to keep things…

July 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the Fight Pass prelims at UFC on FOX 12 is a three-round featherweight bout between “Super” Steven Siler and Noad “Neo” Lahat. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Siler as a -230 favorite (bet $230 to win $100) while Lahat is a +210 underdog (bet $100 to win $210). MMA…

July 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the televised prelims at UFC on FOX 12 is a three-round welterweight bout between Tim “The Dirty Bird” Means and Hernani Perpetuo. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Means as a -225 favorite (bet $225 to win $100) while Perpetuo is a +205 underdog (bet $100 to win $205). MMA…

May 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

A violent encounter between two lightweight strikers has been added to the growing UFC on FOX 12 card. The world’s top MMA promotion yesterday announced that Jorge Masvidal will take on Daron Cruickshank at UFC on FOX 12, which is set for July 26 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. It’s a three-round matchup,…

May 10th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 40 lightweight Daron Cruickshank as he prepares for his main card bout this Saturday (May 10, 2014) against Erik Koch at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Detroit native looks to be utilizing his relative homefield advantage and he hopes his defense helps him…

May 10th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 40 Date: May 10, 2014 Arena: US Bank Arena City: Cincinnati, OH Lightweight bout: Erik “New Breed” Koch (-425) vs Daron “The Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank (+378) Fight Breakdown: The main card for UFC on FOX 40 will feature a Kickboxing vs Tae Kwon Do bout in the lightweight division between a pair…

May 7th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 40 is a three-round lightweight bout between Erik “New Breed” Koch and Daron “The Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Koch as a -350 favorite (bet $350 to win $100) while Cruickshank is a +290 underdog (bet $100 to…

February 27th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced a number of new bouts for upcoming fight cards in the last 24 hours or so, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick take on all of them. Estevan Payan vs. Mike Brown, UFC on FOX 11 The first new fight announced is actually a replacement bout, as…

January 25th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC on Fox 10 lightweight Mike Rio as he prepares for his main event bout tomorrow night (Jan. 25, 2013) against Daron Cruickshank at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The former contestant of The Ultimate Fighter season 15 is squaring off against his fellow castmate on the preliminary…

January 24th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC on Fox 10 lightweight Daron Cruickshank as he prepares for his main event bout tomorrow night (Jan. 25, 2013) against Mike Rio at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The former contestant on The Ultimate Fighter season 15 will be squaring off against his former castmate on the…

January 24th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 10 Date: January 25, 2014 Arena: United Center City: Chicago, IL Lightweight bout: Daron Cruickshank (-260) vs Mike Rio (+180) Fight Breakdown: UFC on FOX 10’s preliminary card on FOX Sports 1 features a lightweight scrap between a pair of TUF: Live veterans, when Daron “The Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank squares off against…

November 9th, 2013
Jason Nawara

YouTube and Facebook are getting a massive dose of UFC this week, with Fight for the Troops on Wednesday, now we have UFC Fight Night 32 coming at us live from Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil and it is good. Headlining the prelims on Facebook/YouTube, are featherweights Godofredo Pepey (9-2) and TUF 15’s Sam Sicilia…

September 19th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC on Wednesday announced a ton of new fights. Here’s my initial thoughts on all of them. Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown, UFC on FOX 9 The biggest fight announcement of the bunch is a welterweight bout at UFC on FOX 9 between No. 3-ranked Carlos Condit and the surging Matt Brown, who has…

July 27th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Lightweight bout: Daron Cruickshank (-130) vs Yves Edwards (+120) Fight Breakdown: UFC on FOX 8’s preliminary card on FX features a lightweight match-up between TUF 15’s Daron Cruickshank and the veteran Yves Edwards. The odds are almost a coin-flip, as Cruickshank is the very slight favorite at -130 ($130 to win $100) and Edwards is…

July 11th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC today announced a number of changes to next week’s UFC on FOX 8 card, some good, and some bad. The first change the UFC announced that that the heavyweight matchup between Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub has officially been scratched from the event after an injury to Mitrione left Schaub without an opponent….