jake shields

September 7th, 2016
James Lynch

Jon Fitch defends welterweight title against Jake Shields at WSOF 34 WSOF President Ray Sefo revealed on ESPN Tuesday that welterweight champion Jon Fitch will fight Jake Shields at WSOF 34 on November 12th. Fitch (28-7-1, 1NC) won the vacant WSOF welterweight title when he defeated Joao Zeferino by decision at WSOF 30 earlier this year. The…

November 17th, 2015
James Lynch

Lightweight Brian Foster makes his second appearance for WSOF in their inaugural one night lightweight tournament, which takes place on Nov. 20th. Foster (23-7) spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 130 of The Parting Shot Podcast and also discussed a variety of other subjects.   Most Memorable Fight (which includes the likes of Jake Shields, Rick Story & Matt Brown) “The beginning, my…

August 7th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with mixed martial arts pioneer referee “Big” John McCarthy about the recent World Series of Fighting 22 main event between Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields, which was broiled in controversy. The veteran referee, who does multiple seminars and has an extensive school for training MMA referees, broke down specifically what Palhares…

July 31st, 2015
Gabe Killian

WSOF 22 Date: August 1, 2015 Arena: Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino City: Las Vegas, NV World Series of Fighting (WSOF) returns to Las Vegas, NV for WSOF 22: Palhares. vs Shields. The 10-fight card will have it’s five-fight main card kick off at 11pm ET on NBCSN. A five-fight preliminary card will precede it…

July 30th, 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 190 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…

July 29th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

While most of the headlines this weekend will be revolving around one of the UFC’s biggest stars, Ronda Rousey, MMA fans may find themselves switching over to NBC Sports Network during the UFC 190 broadcast to catch some of World Series of Fighting 22. While fans will certainly be interested in the likes of ‘Shogun’…

July 28th, 2015
James Lynch

Former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields comptes for the WSOF welterweight title on August 1st at WSOF 22 against champion Rousimar Palhares. Shields (37-7-1) caught up with MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 115 of The Parting Shot Podcast and discussed a variety of topics Ryan Ford claiming he had a broken arm prior to their WSOF 14 fight “First off I don’t…

July 26th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 115 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First Jake Shields joins the show to talk about his upcoming welterweight title fight against Rousimar Palhares at WSOF 22. Then Ian McCall discusses the injury that forced him off UFC Fight Night 73 against Dustin Ortiz. Finally…

January 18th, 2015
Adam Martin.

WSOF 17 took place Saturday night at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and while the first few main card fights were a bore, the final two bouts more than made up for it in entertainment value. Overall from a betting perspective, four betting favorites won while one underdog won based on…

January 16th, 2015
Gabe Killian

WSOF 17 Date: January 17, 2015 Arena: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino City: Las Vegas, NV WSOF 17 will be live on the NBC Sports Network Saturday night at 9pm ET with a five-fight main card. If interested in wagering on this card, these lines will be made available to you at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. Here’s…

January 16th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of WSOF 17 is a three-round welterweight bout between Jake Shields and Brian Foster. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Shields is a -445 favorite (bet $445 to win $100) while Foster is a +315 underdog (bet $100 to win $315). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Shields at -350…

January 14th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Through sheer dumb luck, it seems that World Series of Fighting has finally found a night to themselves in the MMA sphere. While they booked WSOF 17 on the same weekend as both UFC and Bellator events, they avoided going head-to-head with either, since Bellator falls on Friday, and the UFC decided to schedule their…

October 12th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 74, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Battlegrounds MMA tournament winner Roan Carneiro to discuss his controversial fine from the Oklahoma commission. Then TUF Nations winner Elias Theodorou joins the show to talk all about his victory over Bruno Santos last weekend at the UFC’s inaugural event in Halifax. The Big Three 1)  …

October 12th, 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 WSOF 14 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Jake Shields wins by submission (+160) In the main event of the evening,…

October 12th, 2014
Adam Martin.

WSOF 14 took place Saturday night at Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and the main card proved to be very exciting as it featured three brutal finishes, including one that was an upset. Overall from a betting perspective, three favorites came through while one underdog cashed based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s…

October 11th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of WSOF 14 is a three-round welterweight bout between Jake Shields and Ryan Ford. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Shields is a -500 favorite (bet $500 to win $100) while Ford is a +435 underdog (bet $100 to win $435). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up Shields at…

August 18th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 66 myself (@LynchOnSports) & guest host Carlin Bardsley (@CarlinBardsley) welcome WSOF 14 headliner Ryan Ford to the show to talk about his upcoming fight with Jake Shields. Then UFC 177 co-headliner Danny “Last Call” Castillo joins the show to talk about his bout with Tony Ferguson. The Big Three w/special guest host Carlin Bardsley…

August 6th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Tuesday was another busy day in MMA, just not for the UFC. While the world’s biggest MMA promotion was still working through the aftermath of the Jones/Cormier brawl, the two other promotions with big TV deals were filling out future events. Bellator announced that light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton will be defending his title against…

April 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Jake Shields is no long unemployed. On Thursday, a World Series of Fighting executive confirmed with Bleacher Report that Shields has inked a contract with WSOF and his first fight in the promotion will come in the next few months. The signing of Shields by WSOF comes just a few weeks after he was unceremoniously…

April 7th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC today released welterweight fighter Jake Shields from his contract with the world’s No. 1 MMA promotion, and the former Strikeforce middleweight champ is now a free agent. The report is according to Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, who confirmed the disappointing news with Shields’ manager Lex McMahon. Shields’ release is somewhat surprising, but it’s…

March 21st, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 44 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) catch up with Bellator middleweight fighter Brian “The Predator” Rogers (@BrogThePredator), who talks all about his fight this Friday night at Bellator 113 against Gary Tapuosa. The Big Three 1) Johny Hendricks wins the welterweight title, who does he fight next? 2) Is Myles…

March 18th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 171 wrapped up a night of exciting fights, leaving us with a new welterweight champion, and some match-up possibilities to ponder on… Diego Sanchez vs Joe Lauzon – I feel like this is a match-up that could have, and probably should have been made years ago. I would guess that these two have been…

March 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC welterweight division is a mess. Now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But it does make things a bit tricky for the UFC going forward, because there is no clear-cut No. 1 contender for new UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. And because of that, a number of top-ranked welterweights have asked for the…

March 17th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 171 wrapped up a night of exciting fights, leaving us with a new welterweight champion, and some match-up possibilities to ponder on… Hector “Lightning” Lombard vs “Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim – Lombard is coming off a lackluster unanimous decision victory over the always tough Jake Shields this past weekend at UFC 171 in…

March 16th, 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 171. Surprises Tyron Woodley — In the co-main event of the evening, Tyron Woodley became the first man to stop Carlos…

March 16th, 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 171 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Johny Hendricks wins by decision (+265)/Hendricks wins by unanimous decision (+350) In the main…

March 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFCt 171 is over and it was one of the most unpredictable events of the year as a number of expected favorites as well as a few random dogs came through in victory. Overall, 10 favorites won while three dogs cashed. Here’s a betting recap for UFC 171 based on the closing results at 5Dimes Sportsbook:…

March 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 171 is a five-round fight for the vacant UFC welterweight championship between Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks and “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Hendricks as a -400 favorite (bet $400 to win $100) while Lawler is a +325 underdog (bet $100 to win $325)….

March 14th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC 171 March 15, 2014 Welterweight Matchup: #12 Hector Lombard vs #6 Jake Shields By @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  The first pairing out of three ranked welterweights on the UFC 171 card pits #6 versus #12, when former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields meets former Bellator champion Hector Lombard. Both fighters will compete in a division…

March 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC 171 is a three-round welterweight bout between Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit and Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Condit as a -165 favorite (bet $165 to win $100) while Woodley is a +145 underdog (bet $100 to win $145). MMA…

March 14th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 171 Date: March 15, 2014 Arena: American Airlines Center City: Dallas, TX   Welterweight bout: Hector “Lightning” Lombard (-195) vs Jake Shields (+160) Fight Breakdown: The main card for UFC 171 on Pay Per View will feature a welterweight bout that will surely put the victor one more win away from title contention. It…

March 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The second fight on the UFC 171 main card is a three-round welterweight bout between Hector “Lightning” Lombard and Jake Shields. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Lombard as a -220 favorite (bet $220 to win $100) while Shields is a +180 underdog (bet $100 to win $180). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

March 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The remaining main card odds for UFC 171 were released over the weekend by MMA line setter Nick Kalikas, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my initial thoughts on them. Myles Jury (-210) vs. Diego Sanchez (+160) The main card’s FOTN candidate is a lightweight bout between the rising Myles Jury and…

March 7th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 41 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome @RFAFighting matchmaker Scott Cutbirth (@rfacuthbirth) and RFA featherweight fighter Dan Moret (@DanHitman) to talk about the upcoming RFA 13: Cochrane vs. Escudero event this Friday night. The Big Three 1) Was Kim’s KO on Hathaway KOTY? Is Kim a title contender? 2) Nevada has…

February 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the most stacked pay-per-view cards the UFC has put together in a long time has been officially finalized by the promotion. The official fight card for UFC 171, which takes place March 15 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX, is as follows. Main Card UFC vacant welterweight championship bout: Johny Hendricks vs….

October 10th, 2013
Miguel

Last night’s (Oct. 9, 2013) UFC Fight Night 29 event from Brazil featured a main event between two fighters looking to ascend in the welterweight division. In the headlining bout, Jake Shields was able to win a close split decision over hometown fighter Damian Maia, scoring a major significant win for a foreigner on Brazilian…

October 10th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 29 was one of the most surprising events of the year as a number of unexpected outcomes happened, many of them shocking the entire MMA community. And when that happens, that means some big prop bets cashed out. Here’s a list of five crazy UFC Fight Night 29 prop bets that cashed,…

October 9th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 29 took place tonight (Oct. 9, 2013) in Brazil and it proved to be a ridiculously unpredictable card overall with a number of out-of-nowhere finishes and funny decisions. Overall from a betting perspective, only four favorites won while six underdogs cashed out. Here’s a betting recap of UFC Fight Night 29 based on…

October 9th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 29 Date: October 9, 2013 Arena: Jose Correa Arena City: Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil Welterweight bout: Demian Maia (-270) vs Jake Shields (+235) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC Fight Night 29 will be a welterweight contest between two veterans of the sport that will likely determine the next contender for…

October 9th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The main event of the upcoming (Oct. 9, 2013) UFC Fight Night 29 card is a five-round welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jake Shields. With a victory in this fight, it is expected that Maia will be in the mix for a title shot at 170 pounds. The current betting line for the fight at…

October 5th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

It’s like Christmas has come early. Ultimate Fighting Championship is heading to Brazil for UFC Fight Night 29, and despite there being four debuting fighters on the card, the only Brazilian name unfamiliar to fans will be that of Allan Patrick, which isn’t really Brazilian at all. There’s still plenty of Brazilian content on this…

August 14th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC has added a pair of high-profile matchups to the upcoming UFC Fight Night 29 card: a welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jake Shields and a bantamweight bout between TJ Dillashaw and Raphael Assuncao. The Maia/Shields fight was confirmed by MMAFighting.com, while Dillashaw/Assuncao was confirmed by Ivan Raupp of Globo. The Maia vs….

June 14th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC 161 June 15, 2013 Welterweights: Jake Shields vs. Tyron Woodley By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics Big Picture: Jake Shields held welterweight and middleweight titles in EliteXC and Strikeforce, respectively, before being brought in to make a run at the UFC title. Despite wins over the who’s who of non-UFC fighters of the day, since losing…

June 14th, 2013
Matty

UFC 161: June 15, 2013 MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada UFC Welterweight Contender Tyron Woodley (-180) Profile: Tyron Woodley (11-1) is coming off an extremely successful UFC debut in which he knocked out Jay Hieron in just 36 seconds. Nine of his first 11 bouts came in Strikeforce, including a knockout loss to Nate Marquardt…

February 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC is coming to Canada again, and it’ll bring along a matchup between two top welterweight contenders when it does. According to MMAjunkie.com, the UFC is planning on holding an event somewhere in Canada on June 15, and the card will have a welterweight matchup between Jake Shields and Tyron Woodley on it. The…

August 7th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 150: August 11, 2012 Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado UFC Middleweight Contender Jake Shields (-205) Profile: Jake Shields (27-6) has seen and done almost everything you can in MMA. He was a Shooto champion, won a Rumble on the Rock tournament and earned Elite XC welterweight and Strikeforce middleweight titles, defending the latter against current…