john alessio

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, 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 and partners at, 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…

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….

May 11th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 52 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome MMA referee and judge Brian Beauchamp (@BeauchampMMA) who was officiating at Bellator 119 on Friday night. Speaking of Bellator 119, we caught up with CEO & Chairman Bjorn Rebney (@BjornRebney) and a victorious John Alessio (@johnalessio79) who defeated Eric Wisley in a catchweight bout….

May 8th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Bellator 119 Date: May 9, 2014 Arena: Casino Rama City: Rama, Ontario, Canada Bellator 119 will be live on Spike TV this Friday night at 9pm ET with a four fight main card. If interested in wagering on this card, these lines will be made available to you at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. Here are my plays…

February 16th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 40 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome retired UFC fighter Jonathan Goulet to talk all about his life after fighting.   The Big Three 1) Thoughts on the UFC 170 card that lost Rashad Evans? 2) Should Tyler Manawaroa have been cut?? 3) Bellator coming to Canada May 9…

September 27th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator lightweight veteran John Alessio as he gets prepared for his upcoming (Sept. 27, 2013) Bellator 101 lightweight tournament bout against Will Brooks at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. Alessio has talent, but it didn’t always translate on the biggest stage. “The Natural” is hoping the changes he’s…

September 26th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Bellator 101 Date: September 27, 2013 Arena: Moda Center at Rose Quarter City: Portland, OR Lightweight bout: Will Brooks (-300) vs John Alessio (+250) Fight Breakdown: The opening round of Bellator’s lightweight tournament will see Bellator prospect Will Brooks take on the veteran John Alessio. Brooks is currently the favorite in this bout at -300…