hard knocks

March 17th, 2017
James Lynch

Jesse Arnett (11-4) discusses his upcoming 135-pound title defense against Alexandre Cirne (8-3) at Hard Knocks 54 on March 17th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Jesse also talks about his training camp for this fight, a potential jump to the UFC this year and the return of Georges St-Pierre. Editor’s…

March 12th, 2017
James Lynch

Alexi Argyriou (5-0) discusses his upcoming fight against Hamilton Ash (5-2) at Hard Knocks 54 on March 17th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Alexi talks about his unanimous decision victory over Adam Smith in his last fight, his training camp for this fight and what he’s watching on Netflix.

January 26th, 2017
James Lynch

Corey Gower (6-3) discusses his upcoming fight against Noah Ali (8-3) at Hard Knocks 53 on January 27th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Corey also talks about how this contract with Hard Knocks came together, his training camp for this fight and the story behind his nickname “The Hatchet”

November 30th, 2016
James Lynch

Brad Katona (3-0) discusses his upcoming fight against Patrick Ward (1-0) at Havoc FC 11 on December 2nd during a 1-on-1 edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Brad also talks about his recent trip to Ireland, his cancelled fight against TJ Laramie back in June and his training camp for this fight.

October 13th, 2016
James Lynch

Miles Anstead (8-1) discusses his upcoming fight against Adrian Miles (15-8) at Hard Knocks 51 on October 14th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Miles also talks about his 1st round KO victory in his last fight, training camp for this fight and a potential jump to the UFC.

October 11th, 2016
James Lynch

Alexi Argyriou (4-0) discusses his upcoming fight against Adam Smith (9-5) at Hard Knocks 51 on October 14th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Alexi also talks about his teammate Ryan Janes getting signed to the UFC. his training camp for this fight and a potential jump to the UFC.

August 21st, 2016
James Lynch

Sabah Fadai discusses his entry in the Hard Knocks 51 featherweight tournament which takes place on October 14th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Sabah also talks about how this deal with Hard Knocks came together, squashing his beef with Jeremy Kennedy and what he’s been up to this summer.

June 16th, 2016
James Lynch

Shaun Asher (11-2-1) discusses his upcoming fight against Jordan Johnson (4-0) at RFA 39 on June 17th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Shaun also talks about how this deal with RFA came together, his experience competing in Canada last year, balancing his construction job along with MMA and he reveals his favorite…

June 13th, 2016
James Lynch

Miles Anstead (7-1) discusses his upcoming fight with Leo Pla (10-5) at Hard Knocks 50 on June 17th  during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.    Miles also talks about moving up to middleweight, why he took some time off and some of the cross-training he got up to ahead of this fight.

June 12th, 2016
James Lynch

Brad Katona (3-0) discusses his upcoming fight against TJ Laramie (3-1) at Hard Knocks 50 on June 17th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Brad also talks about his Prestige FC 2 victory back in February, graduating University recently and how this deal with Hard Knocks came together.

June 11th, 2016
James Lynch

TJ Laramie (3-1) discusses his upcoming fight with Brad Katona (3-0) at Hard Knocks 50 on June 17th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  TJ also talks about his recent trip to Thailand, his controversial loss to Vince Murdock and training with HK champion Jesse Arnett.

May 13th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 198 co-main event between Vitor Belfort vs. Jacare Souza. I spoke to the following fighters. Chris Camozzi – UFC middleweight – 00:00:09 Brian Rogers – Bellator light heavyweight – 00:00:26 Kurt Holobaugh – Titan FC featherweight…

April 21st, 2016
James Lynch

Alexi Argyriou (3-0) discusses his upcoming fight with Nate Oses (2-1) at Hard Knocks 49 on April 22nd during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.    Alexi talks about his background, training at ZUMA MMA in Victoria, having his last fight cancelled and why he loves competing for Hard Knocks.  

April 18th, 2016
James Lynch

Owen Carr (6-3-1 NC) discusses his upcoming fight with Louie Sanoudakis (4-0) at Hard Knocks 49 on April 22nd during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Owen also talks about how he started training at Team Alpha Male, what the moral is like with the team and his training camp for this matchup.  

March 4th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturday’s UFC 196 main event between Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz. I spoke to the following fighters. Anthony Gutierrez: Titan FC bantamweight – 00:00:02 Greg Rebello – CES Heavyweight – 00:01:30 Kody Nordby – CES bantamweight –…

February 25th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win on Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 84 main event featuring Anderson Silva vs. Michael Bisping. Spoke to the following fighters. Chris Camozzi – UFC middleweight T.J Laramie – Canadian bantamweight fighter Kurt Holobaugh – Former Titan FC featherweight champion…

January 28th, 2016
James Lynch

Hard Knocks Colour Analyst Jeremy Ballantine previews Friday’s Hard Knocks 48 event in Calgary, Alberta  during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Jeremy also discusses why UFC vet Nah-Shon Burrell isn’t on this card, which fights we should be keeping an eye on and the ceiling of prospect TJ Laramie.

January 27th, 2016
James Lynch

Bantamweight TJ Laramie (2-0) discusses his upcoming fight with Yvon Agenord (2-1) at Hard Knocks 48 on Jan. 29th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  TJ also talks about his opponent changing for this fight, splitting time at Roufusport/MTC and he gives his scorecard for Dillashaw vs. Cruz.

January 27th, 2016
James Lynch

Dan Spohn (12-4) discusses his upcoming 205lb title fight against Hard Knocks champ Rodney Wallace at Hard Knocks 48 on Jan. 29th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Dan also talks about how this fight came together, fighting in Canada for the first time and a potential jump to the UFC if…

January 25th, 2016
James Lynch

Canadian Jesse Arnett (9-4) discusses his upcoming title defence against Darrick Minner (15-4) at Hard Knocks 48 on Jan. 29th during  a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Jesse also discussed how he got into MMA, his win over UFC vet Roland Delorme and how close he is to a UFC contract.

November 27th, 2015
James Lynch

One of the hottest prospects in Canada, T.J Laramie (2-0) discusses his 1st round submission win at HK 47 over Luke Noel on Nov. 14th during a  “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.    T.J also talks about a variety of other topics including – How his father got him into MMA – UFC veteran Jesse…

November 10th, 2015
James Lynch

UFC and Bellator veteran Rodney Wallace (23-10-1) discusses his upcoming fight Friday at Hard Knocks 47 against Adrian Miles (15-7) during a  “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast” Rodney also talks about a variety of other topics including – Fighting Adrian Miles in this main event instead of Todd Stoute – Why he’s in the best…

November 9th, 2015
James Lynch

HKFC Colour Analyst Jeremy Ballantine discusses Friday’s Hard Knocks 47 event in Calgary, AB during  a  “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast” Jeremy also talks about a variety of other topics including – His background in MMA – How long he’s been working for Hard Knocks – Adrian Miles filling in for Canadian Todd Stoute in the main event…

June 27th, 2015
James Lynch

Name: Miles Anstead Age: 27 Height: 5’11 Weight Class: Welterweight Record: 6-0 Fighting Out Of: Edmonton, Alberta (Complete Fitness and Martial Arts) Biggest Influence: B.J. Penn Miles Anstead didn’t have the typical catalyst that many fighters posses prior to competing in MMA. “I was actually a gymnast” Anstead told MMAOddsBreaker. Many kids growing up would boast about the sports they participated in. Anstead kept things quiet…

May 25th, 2015
James Lynch

It’s been a frustrating couple of months for Canadian Ryan Dickson. However the 10-3 fighter has the opportunity to turn his year around with an impressive victory on May 30th as he faces off with Jason Witt on the main card of Global Warriors FC 2 in Burlington, Ontario. While this matchup is at a catchweight…

May 19th, 2015
James Lynch

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Carlin Bardsley has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you an invitation for our Ten Cent Game for the upcoming UFC 187 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 fights. What are…

May 18th, 2015
James Lynch

In January, Canadian Misha Cirkunov defeated Rodney Wallace with a vicious highlight reel head kick knockout at Hard Knocks 41 and subsequently won the the promotions light heavyweight championship. This Friday he looks to carry that momentum with his first title defence against Bellator veteran Shaun Asher at Hard Knocks 43. With an impressive 8-3 record, Cirkunov…

May 17th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 105 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First UFC flyweight fighter Zach Makovsky chats with us about his upcoming fight with John Dodson Saturday at UFC 187. Then we’re joined by Brian Byrne, lead singer of the Canadian rock band “I Mother Earth” to discuss OSS…

March 2nd, 2015
James Lynch

Name: Misha Cirkunov Age: 27 Height: 6’3 Weight Class: Light Heavyweight (Current Hard Knocks Light Heavyweight Champion) Record: 8-2 (3 KO’s, 3 Sub., 2 Dec.) Born: Riga, Latvia Fighting Out Of: Toronto, Ontario (Xtreme Couture) Notable Wins: Rodney Wallace, Martin Desilets Influences: Georges St-Pierre, Marcelo Garcia Taking a glance at Misha Cirkunov’s impressive 8-2 record, it’s easy to see why the…