eddie alvarez

February 28th, 2019
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release (or choose to sign elsewhere) from a major North American MMA promotion like the UFC or Bellator – 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…

December 21st, 2018
Adam Martin.

Both the UFC and ONE Championship have announced some notable upcoming fights for cards in 2019, and I’ll give my thoughts on them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Gregor Gillespie vs. Yandy Medeiros, UFC on ESPN+ 1 A lightweight matchup between Gregor Gillespie and Yancy Medeiros is set for UFC on ESPN+ 1, which…

October 17th, 2018
Adam Martin.

ONE Championship has announced arguably the biggest free-agent signing in the company’s history, and I’ll give my thoughts on it in today’s MMA odds and ends. Eddie Alvarez Signs With ONE Championship On Tuesday, ONE Championship made its biggest free-agent signing ever as former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez inked a contract with Asia’s biggest…

November 14th, 2016
James Lynch

Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez  Video Highlights Conor McGregor UFC 205 Post-Fight Press Conference Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Wonderboy Thompson Post-Fight Interview Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs.Karolina Kowalkiewicz Post-Fight Interview Dana White UFC 205 Post-Fight Press Conference  

November 13th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 182 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and our sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) special gust host Ian Parker (@ParkerCageHero) recap UFC 205 WE NOW HAVE OFFICIAL “Parting Shot Podcast” T-SHIRTS! BUY THEM HERE –>  here SUBSCRIBE to us on iTunes! here SUBSCRIBE to us on Stitcher here “Like” our Facebook Page here. Follow us on Twitter @PartingShotMMA SUBSCRIBE to James’ 1-on-1 show on Youtube here…

November 11th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC 205 Pre-fight Press Conference  As expected things got heated at the UFC 205 pre-fight press conference.   UFC 205 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 3   UFC 205 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 4

November 10th, 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 the main event of UFC 205 in New York City as Eddie Alvarez puts his lightweight title on the line against featherweight champion Conor McGregor.   Eddie Alvarez…

November 9th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes. Our UFC 205 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card. The podcast is available for free to everyone early on in fight week…

November 9th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

UFC 205 is so big that Lance Fischel even decided to show up for the podcast for once. It took him a few minutes, naturally, but he got there eventually. With a full crew present, The MMA Analysis gives you a thorough breakdown of UFC 205 from the three title fights at the top of…

November 6th, 2016
James Lynch

Fighters predict the lightweight title fight between champion Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor. Click below to see who picked who.   Stephen Wonderboy Thompson – UFC welterweight – 00:00:09 Stevie Ray – UFC lightweight – 00:01:28 TJ Laramie – TKO featherweight – 00:01:58 Tim Johnson – UFC heavyweight – 00:02:41 Jesse Ronson – TKO lightweight…

November 4th, 2016
James Lynch

Marloes Coenen vs. Talita Nogueira off Bellator 163 tonight Once again Marloes has been pulled from a Bellator card, this time because opponent Talita Nogueira missed weight 5 1/2 pounds over the 146-pound limit. Coenen (23-7) decided to take the fight when she learned of her opponent missing weight by that much. The 35-year-old Dutch fighter is coming…

September 29th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Even though UFC 205 is still six weeks away, the buzz for it is already starting to overshadow everything else the organization has going on through the month of October. Such is the power of Conor McGregor, and the UFC has been wise to cash in on him as much as possible (UFC 200 debacle…

September 27th, 2016
Matty

Conor McGregor will fight Eddie Alvarez for lightweight title at UFC 205 Late Monday, the UFC confirmed featherweight champion Conor McGregor (20-3) will challenge lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez (28-4) for his title belt at 155 pounds in the main event at UFC 205 on November 12th. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas just opened McGregor as a -125…

September 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

Eddie Alvarez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov in the works for UFC 206 in Toronto  Yesterday evening on FS1’s “UFC Tonight” Megan Olivi reported that lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez had missed the contract deadline for a potential matchup at UFC 205 in New York on November 12th. As a result, the former Bellator champ is reportedly facing Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC…

August 11th, 2016
James Lynch

Matt Lozano (7-3) discusses his upcoming 125lb title fight against Eddie Alvarez (2-0) at WCC 17 this Saturday during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Matt also tells the story behind his nickname “SMG”, fighting for his first title and a potential jump to the UFC.

July 20th, 2016
James Lynch

Comedian Jim Norton discusses his podcast “UFC Unfiltered” with former UFC champion Matt Serra during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.    Jim also talks about how this podcast came together,  how he’s never listened to “Fighter & The Kid” and Eddie Alvarez’s title win.

July 5th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes. Our UFC Fight Night 90 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free…

July 2nd, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Thursdays UFC Fight Night 90 main event lightweight title fight between Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Eddie Alvarez. I spoke to the following fighters. Erik Koch – UFC lightweight – 00:00:09 Rob Font – UFC bantamweight – 00:00:38 Mike…

July 1st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Hey fans, it’s Canada Day long weekend and Independence Day long week weekend, so what better way to spend it than listening to your favorite Canadians and Americans break down some fights. The guys broke down the UFC Fight Night 90 and The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale cards as well as touched on the sad…

June 27th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The second weekend of July will be a massive one for the UFC. UFC 200 taking place on Saturday, July 9th alone would make it an important weekend, but the organization will be putting on three separate cards with title bouts from Thursday to Saturday. Kicking it all off on Thursday, July 7th is UFC…

June 26th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 162 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 veteran MMA journalist Josh Gross to discuss his new book, Ali vs. Inoki: The Forgotten Fight That Inspired Mixed Martial Arts.  After that we’re joined by UFC bantamweight Bryan Caraway to discuss his recent win at UFC…

June 25th, 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 the main event of UFC Fight Night 90 in Las Vegas, Nevada as Rafael dos Anjos puts his lightweight championship on the line against Eddie Alvarez.   Eddie…

April 23rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

UFC Fight Night 90: dos Anjos vs. Alvarez Date: July 7th, 2016 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass Rafael dos Anjos – UFC Lightweight Champion After starting his UFC career a pedestrian 4-4, Rafael dos Anjos turned a corner in 2012. The Brazilian put together at five-fight win…

January 21st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

It’s rare for The MMA Analysis to do a recap of a Fight Night card with nothing to preview, but UFC Fight Night 81 was no ordinary card. The event saw the UFC re-crown Dominick Cruz as bantamweight champion, concluding one of the greatest stories in MMA history. Listen in as Lance, Jay, Brad, and…

January 18th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 81: Dominick Cruz vs. T.J. Dillashaw video highlights   Urijah Faber scored the main event for Dominick Cruz, demands trilogy bout UFC Fight Night 81: Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis video highlights   UFC Fight Night 81: Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione video highlights   Jedrzejczyk, Gadelha rematch on July 8 and announced as…

October 30th, 2015
James Lynch

Sam Oropeza (12-2) discusses his upcoming fight with LeVon Maynard (12-10) at CFFC 52 on October 31st during a “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast” Sam explains why he thinks an impressive finish will earn him a roster spot with the UFC. “How could you deny [if I earn] nine victories in row? Nine finishes, all of my…

September 10th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

On Wednesday night, the UFC announced the bantamweight fight that everyone has been waiting to see ever since TJ Dillashaw dominated Renan Barao to capture 135lb gold. Dillashaw’s third title defense will come against the first ever UFC bantamweight champion, and a man who never lost the belt in the cage, Dominick Cruz. The card…

August 4th, 2015
James Lynch

UFC lightweight Kevin Lee is coming off an impressive first round submission victory over James Moontasri at UFC Fight Night 71, which improved his winning streak to four straight. Lee (11-1) caught up with MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 116 of The Parting Shot Podcast and discussed a variety of topics. Moontasri win most impressive of his…

July 7th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Another well-known MMA fighter has been caught red-handed for banned substances. The UFC announced on Monday that Gilbert Melendez, the former Strikeforce lightweight champion, tested positive for testosterone metabolites in his post-fight urine test following his split decision loss to Eddie Alvarez at UFC 188. Due to the positive test, Melendez has been removed from his…

June 15th, 2015
Adam Martin.

I was pretty excited going into UFC 188, and overall the card lived up to my expectations, although I still feel like it could have been better had a certain few fighters chosen to engage more instead of stinking up the joint. The card started off on Fight Pass with a well-matched featherweight bout between…

June 14th, 2015
Adam Martin.

This is a sample of some of the UFC 188 prop bets that cashed big for bettors. To bet on props like these in the future, go to the ‘Props’ section under ‘Fighting’ at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Fabricio Werdum wins by submission (+700)/Werdum wins in round 3 (+1800) In one of the biggest upsets in UFC heavyweight…

June 14th, 2015
Adam Martin.

These were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC 188. The Surprises Fabricio Werdum — Very few people were giving Werdum any credit heading into his fight against Cain Velasquez, but once again he proved why MMA is the best sport in the world as he dominated the champ and finished…

June 14th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s second card in Mexico City brought a very different feel from it’s debut, but in the end the same man had his hand raised and a belt wrapped around his waist. Fabricio Werdum went into the title unification bout against Cain Velasquez as a nearly 4-to-1 underdog, but quickly proved that he belonged…

June 13th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

his column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC 188. These fights represent some of the highest moments in the careers of their respective participants, and should serve to pique your interest heading into the event. 1. Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira – UFC 110 Upcoming Bout: Cain Velasquez vs….

June 11th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC 188 is a three-round lightweight bout between Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Melendez is a -175 favorite (bet $175 to win $100) while Alvarez is a +155 underdog (bet $100 to win $155). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Melendez at -165 and…

June 9th, 2015
James Lynch

When MMA Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas releases his opening lines at 5Dimes Sportsbook we’re often left with the question, should we place a bet now or later? After the public gets in on the action, line movement is undoubtedly going to happen. This is especially true with upcoming UFC main event participants where the lines are…

June 7th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

With all of the hype surrounding both UFC 187 and UFC 189, the return of UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has somehow flown under the radar. The two-time champion will be unifying his belt with the interim title held by Fabricio Werdum in the main event of UFC 188. Velasquez, fighting for the first time…

February 25th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC has revealed the first five bouts for the UFC 188 card, which takes place June 13 at Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, Mexico, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on the five announced fights. Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum The main event is a five-round title fight…

January 18th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 59. These fights represent some of the highest moments in the careers of their respective participants, and should serve to pique your interest heading into the event. Also, given this Sunday full of NFL Football playoffs (and copious commercial breaks)…

January 6th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Donald Cerrone was born a fighter, and last night’s breaking news proves it once again. The UFC announced late Monday night that Eddie Alvarez is injured and out of his UFC Fight Night 59 bout against Benson Henderson, and Henderson’s new opponent is none other than Donald Cerrone, who takes the fight on less than…

January 3rd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s second card of the year sees the return of Conor McGregor, who has emerged as one of the organization’s newest stars. The Irish fighter should prove to be a big draw in his second appearance in Boston, and the fact that a featherweight title shot is on the line now makes the fight…

December 23rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Hoping to piggyback off of this year’s NFL conference championship games, the UFC has moved their Fight Night 59 card to Sunday night. The move should serve to get as many eyes as possible on one of the organization’s rising stars, Conor McGregor as he moves towards a title shot in the featherweight division. The…

October 30th, 2014
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 list them all and give my quick thoughts on all of them. Ovince St-Preux vs. Shogun Rua, UFC Fight Night 56 Next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 56 card has undergone some changes. Due to…

September 29th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 178 came and went this past Saturday night (Sept. 27, 2014), producing an incredibly entertaining night of fights, and with the scraps now behind us, let’s take a look at some potential match-ups for a few of the competitors of the evening… Donald Cerrone vs Michael Johnson It seems as if the UFC already…

September 29th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC 178, The Ultimate Fighter season 20 and Bellator 126 taking place this past week, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Brad Taschuk (@BradTaschuk) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after nearly every UFC event. As always, we only show…

September 29th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 178 was live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night (Sept. 27, 2014) with 11 scheduled bouts and produced a night of incredibly exciting fights, six of which resulted in entertaining finishes. After the fights concluded, the UFC handed out four $50,000 checks; two for ‘Fight of the Night’ and…

September 28th, 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 178. Yoel Romero — Move over everyone else at 185lbs, because there’s a new contender in town and his…

September 28th, 2014
Jay Primetown

The MMA-Analysis co-host Jay Primetown takes a look at the five biggest storylines to develop from UFC 178. Look for his series of “Five Count” articles after each UFC card. #5 Referendum on Bellator – It’s not often we see the best in Bellator make the jump to the UFC. In 2012, Cuban born Bellator…

September 28th, 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 178 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Yoel Romero wins in round 3 (+1300) In a middleweight match that won “Fight…

September 28th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 178 took place tonight live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the card overall was one of the best of the year as it featured a number of excellent, high-level fights from a number of the sport’s best athletes. Overall from a betting perspective, eight favorites and three underdogs…

September 27th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this week as UFC 178 draws close, so it’s only fair that you get a one-stop shop for all the articles we’ve posted for the event, which goes down tonight (September 27, 2014) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and features a plethora of top-10 match-ups in…

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