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January 22nd, 2017
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 171 lightweight David Rickels as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout this Friday night (January 27, 2017) against Aaron Derrow at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas. “The biggest advantage he probably has is grappling in some form or another, putting me on the mat, trying…

July 21st, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 159 lightweight David Rickels as he prepares for his upcoming co-main event this Friday night (July 22, 2016) against Melvin Guillard at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas. The lightweight veteran knows his opponent has experienced a rough patch, and he’s certainly not going to be taking him lightly: “On…

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.

January 7th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC welterweight Martin Kampmann retires at 33 to focus on family Martin Kampmann announced Wednesday on UFC.com that he is retiring from the sport to focus on his family after a stint coaching at Team Alpha Male. “I’ve known for a while,” Kampmann  told the website. “I just haven’t really made it official. I’m not sure why.”…

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 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 5th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 145 lightweight David Rickels as he prepares for his upcoming main card rematch this Friday night (November 7, 2015) against Michael Chandler at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The current Bellator champion has expressed his discontent with how he’s been promoted since gaining gold, and he plans on testing the market…

September 23rd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Former Bellator champion Michael Chandler looked much the part of his former self when he rebounded from three consecutive losses to batter Derek Campos back in June. He has a golden opportunity to build off that momentum moving forward, as his next bout will be featured on Bellator 145 against David Rickels. The booking is…

June 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

While fans recover from last weekends MMA hangover with Bellator 138, the Viacom owned promotion is back this Friday with an action packed event for Bellator 139. With fighters like Cheick Kongo, David Rickels and Joe Shilling, this card has no shortage of name value. Here are five reasons to tune into Bellator 139 on Friday night….

March 18th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 113 welterweight David Rickelsl as he prepares for his tournament quarterfinal bout on Friday night (March 21, 2014) against Patricky Pitbull at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. The former lightweight tournament winner knows he has a tall task ahead of him, but Rickels feels his conditioning…

October 12th, 2013
Miguel

Last night (Oct. 11, 2013), the Bellator 103 event went down at the Kansas Star Casino to predictable results. The main card portion of the card was filled with lines that were big spreads, and none of the underdogs were able to break through and make it interesting. Bellator also filled out most of its…

October 11th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 103 lightweight David Rickels as he prepares for his main card bout tonight night (Oct. 11, 2013) against JJ Ambrose at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. The hometown hero is looking to redeem himself after suffering the first stoppage loss in his 16-fight career in his…

October 11th, 2013
Jason Nawara

The Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas plays host to the continuation os Bellator’s season 9 featherweight tournament tonight (Oct. 11, 2013), and features two fights with Bellator standouts from previous seasons. All in all, it looks like another solid Bellator card that should deliver the action in the cage on Spike TV. The main…

October 10th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Bellator 103 Date: October 11, 2013 Arena: Kansas Star Arena City: Mulvane, Kansas Lightweight title bout: David Rickels (-505) vs JJ Ambrose (+335) Fight Breakdown: Bellator 103 will feature a three-round non-title lightweight bout between promotional veteran David “Caveman” Rickels and JJ “Superman” Ambrose. Rickels is the favorite here at -505 ($505 to win $100), while…

October 8th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

Bellator’s ninth season keeps moving right along, as the featherweight tournament finalists will be decided on Friday, October 11th at Bellator 103. The odds on tournament favorite, Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire, made short work of his first round foe, Diego Nunes, with an emphatic KO that solidified him not only as one of Bellator’s top 145ers,…

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
Gabe Killian

Lightweight title bout: David Rickels (+700) vs Michael Chandler (-1100) Fight Breakdown: The Bellator 96 main event features a match-up for the organizations Lightweight title between the Champion Michael Chandler and the challenger David Rickels. Chandler is currently a giant favorite at -1100 ($1,100 to win $100) while Rickels is the monster underdog at +700…

July 31st, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator Lightweight challenger David Rickels as he gets set to fight for the 155lb title at Bellator 97 against Michael Chandler. The fight takes place Wedndesday, July 31 from Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Rickels talks about his diet, his preparation for this fight, and what he sees in champion…

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…

February 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 91 Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho, New Mexico Thursday, February 28, 2013 Lightweight Semifinal Fight: David Rickels (-390) vs. Jason Fischer (+300) Fight Breakdown: The Bellator Season 8 Lightweight Tournament continues at Bellator 91 as semifinalist David Rickels — fresh off his win over Lloyd Woodard in the quarterfinals — meets Jason Fischer, who…

February 27th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

Bantamweight Ed ‘Wild’ West took some time away from his preparations for this Thursday’s Bellator 91 bout to talk with Frank Trigg. Check out what the former Bantamweight Tournament finalist had to say below:

February 27th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

Frank Trigg talks with David Rickels prior to his Bellator Lightweight Tournament semi-final bout this Thursday in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. ‘The Caveman’ takes on Jason Fischer in a rematch of a November 2012 bout that saw Rickels emerge with a Unanimous Decision victory. Check it out to see how Rickels has been preparing for…

January 31st, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

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 87…

January 31st, 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 87…

January 31st, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 87 Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mount Pleasant, Michigan Thursday, January 31, 2013 Lightweight Quarterfinal Fight: Lloyd Woodard (-115) vs. David Rickels (-115) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event of Bellator 87 features a lightweight tournament quarterfinal bout between Lloyd Woodard, who was a semifinalist in the season six lightweight tourney, and David Rickels, who was…

November 28th, 2012
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 takes on Bellator…