justin gaethje

November 15th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Two of the best lightweight fighters in the world are being targeted for a fight in early 2019, and I’ll give my thoughts on this prospective matchup in today’s MMA odds and ends. Justin Gaethje vs. Anthony Pettis, UFC Phoenix The UFC is targeting an exciting lightweight matchup between former WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje…

May 5th, 2017
James Lynch

Justin Gaethje officially signs with the UFC WSOF champion and undefeated lightweight Justin Gaethje has finally joined the UFC roster. Gaethje (17-0) held the WSOF title for three years and has stopped 15 of his 17 career opponents. Now he is the newest member of the UFC after officially signing with the organization on Wednesday, revealing the…

April 28th, 2017
James Lynch

Undefeated lightweight Justin Gaethje slated to sign with the UFC According to WSOF President Ray Sefo (now Professional Fighters League President), lightweight champion Justin Gaethje is heading to the UFC. Wishing @Justin_Gaethje all the best fighting for @UFC & excited to crown a new $1 million Lightweight champion — Ray Sefo (@SugarRaySefo) April 27, 2017…

December 21st, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje as he prepares for title fight on New Year’s Eve (Saturday, December 31, 2016) against Luiz Firmino at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The WSOF lightweight champ talks about training during the holidays and his new opponent: “If [Firmino] gets…

December 9th, 2016
James Lynch

Matthew Lopez (8-1) discusses his upcoming fight against Mitch Gagnon (12-3) at UFC 206 on December 10th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Matthew also talks about training in Colorado at Team Genesis, coming up short in his UFC debut and competing in Canada for the first time.

October 5th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with World Series of Fighting lightweight champion Justin Gaethje about his upcoming title fight at WSOF 33 this Friday night (October 7, 2016) against Ozzy Dugulubgov at the Kansas City Memorial Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. The 27-year-old Gaethje remains one of MMA’s top prospects outside of the UFC with a perfect 16-0 record…

October 3rd, 2016
James Lynch

Justin Gaethje (16-0) discusses his upcoming title defense against Ozzy Dugulubgov (8-2) at WSOF 33 on October 7th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Justin also talks about his MMA career, fighting Ozzy Dugulubgov instead of Jason High, snowboarding and Oakland Raiders football.

August 8th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 92 Video Highlights: Yair Rodriguez vs. Alex Caceres   UFC Fight Night 92 Video Highlights: Dennis Bermudez vs. Rony Jason   UFC Fight Night 92 Video Highlights: Thales Leites vs. Chris Camozzi     UFC Fight Night 92 Fight Video Highlights: Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Zak Cummings   Justin Gaethje defends lightweight title…

April 28th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC 200 press conference replay  UFC 200 takes place on July 9th at T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Jon Jones (ic) – light-heavyweight title-unification bout Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar – for interim featherweight title Miesha Tate (c) vs. Amanda Nunes – for women’s bantamweight title Travis Browne vs. Cain…

April 14th, 2016
James Lynch

Matthew Lopez (7-0) discusses his upcoming fight with Eli Finn (5-1) at RFA 37 on Apr. 15th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Matthew also talks about growing up with WSOF champ Justin Gaethje, being friends with UFC bantamweight Anthony Birchak, how he got into MMA because of Mark Munoz and…

March 14th, 2016
James Lynch

WSOF 29 Video Highlights  Check out highlights from this past Saturday’s WSOF 29 event, which included the lightweight title fight between Justin Gaethje vs. Brian Foster. Highlights courtesy @ZProphet_MMA Justin Gaethje vs Brian Foster #WSOF29 pic.twitter.com/fOLjDpwSGG — ZombieProphet (@ZProphet_MMA) March 13, 2016   Your browser does not support iframes.   Nick Hein vs. Jon Tuck…

March 13th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 147 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 John “Doomsday” Howard who talks about his new contract with WSOF. Then Titan FC CEO Jeff Aronson to recap his promotions successful Titan FC 37 event. Finally we’re joined by Canadian heavyweight prospect Tanner Boser…

March 9th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with World Series of Fighting 29 lightweight champion Justin Gaethje as he prepares for his upcoming title defense this Saturday night (March 12, 2016) against Brian Foster at the Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, Colorado. The current lightweight champion is still undefeated and he feels he’s only just now beginning…

January 13th, 2016
James Lynch

Nick Diaz’s suspension reduced, could return in August  Good news for fans of popular UFC welterweight Nick Diaz. On Tuesday the Nevada Athletic Commission reduced its penalty against Diaz after a settlement agreement. The former Strikeforce champion will be suspended 18 months and fined $100,000 stemming from a positive test at UFC 183 for marijuana per…

November 4th, 2015
James Lynch

Lightweight Marcus Edwards gained a ton of notary this past July when he stepped in at the last minute – replacing an injured Mike Ricci – to fight Pat Healy in the main event of Titan FC 34. Despite losing that championship fight by second round TKO, Edwards was dominating the first round before running out of…

September 16th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The higher-ups at World Series of Fighting don’t often make the right moves when it comes to running an MMA promotion. However, with a lack of title challengers at lightweight for one of their premiere fighters in Justin Gaethje they made the right call in running back one of MMA’s most entertaining fights from 2015….

September 15th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with World Series of Fighting 23 lightweight champion Justin Gaethje as he prepares for his upcoming main event title fight rematch this Friday night (September 18, 2015) against Luis Palomino at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. The undefeated champion hurt Palomino several times early in their last fight, but the…

March 29th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 98 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome fellow Canadian and UFC lightweight Mitch Clarke who fights this Saturday against Michael Chiesa at UFC Fight Night 63. Then MMA journalist Jason Floyd of The MMA Report and The MMA Insiders podcast joins us to recap all the action…

March 28th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

In a rare occurrence, World Series of Fighting will have the Saturday MMA landscape all to itself as their WSOF 19 card airs on NBC Sports Network from Phoenix, Arizona starting at 9pm ET. Recent events from the promotion have seen fewer and fewer recognizable fighters, but WSOF 19 features some name fighters, and a…

March 27th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with World Series of Fighting lightweight Justin Gaethje about his upcoming main event title fight this Saturday night (March 28, 2015) against Luis Palomino at the Comerica Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. The undefeated champion is looking to stay that way, and he feels it all depends on whether or not he…

November 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

WSOF 15 took place tonight in Tampa, Florida, and the event overall could be considered a success as it ended on a high note with a massive knockout. Overall from a betting perspective, two favorites and two underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each fight. Underdogs That…

November 13th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

World Series of Fighting has come under fire lately from former welterweight champion Steve Carl, and it seems like everyone wants to pile on the promotion. However, there’s at least one positive development for the company; they don’t have Edgar Garcia and Hector Urbina as the opening bout on their card this weekend. WSOF 15…

November 13th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with World Series of Fighting 15 lightweight Justin Gaethje as he prepares for his upcoming co-main event title defense against Melvin Guillard this Saturday (Nov. 15, 2015) at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida. The undefeated champion is brimming with confidence as he heads towards perhaps his toughest test to…

October 8th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Four World Series of Title belts will be up for grabs within in the next three months, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on what I think of all four of these title fights. David Branch vs. Yushin Okami, WSOF 15 The main event of WSOF 15 is five-round…

July 6th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 60 myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome back MMA journalist and host Carlin Bardsley (@CarlinBardsley) to recap last night’s spectacular UFC 175 event.   The Big Three (with Carlin Bardsley)  1) Chris Weidman & Ronda Rousey were both victorious. What’s next for them? 2) With his recent setback at UFC 175, should Stefan Struve retire? 3)…

July 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

WSOF 11 took place today from Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, and the card overall was a very exciting way for the promotion to get their start on NBC. Overall, all four betting favorites cashed out. Here’s a betting recap for WSOF 11 based on the closing results at 5Dimes Sportsbook. WSOF Betting Favorites That…

July 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of WSOF 11 is a five-round title fight between WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje and challenger Nick Newell. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Gaethje as a -425 favorite (bet $425 to win $100) while Newell is a +340 underdog (bet $100 to win $340). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

July 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout at WSOF 11 is a three-round bantamweight bout between Cody “Bam Bam” Bollinger and Pablo “The Hurricane” Alfonso. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Bollinger as a -185 favorite (bet $185 to win $100) while Alfonso is a +160 underdog (bet $100 to win $160). MMA oddsmaker…

July 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at World Series of Fighting 11 is a three-round middleweight bout between Jon Fitch and Dennis “Superman” Hallman. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Fitch as a -340 favorite (bet $340 to win $100) while Hallman is a +280 underdog (bet $100 to win $280). MMA…

July 4th, 2014
Gabe Killian

WSOF 11 Date: July 5, 2014 Arena: Ocean Center City: Daytona, FL World Series of Fighting 11 will be live on the NBC Sports Network tonight (Saturday) at 4pm ET with a four-fight main card that is sure to produce fireworks. If interested in wagering on this card, these lines will be made available to…

July 4th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This Saturday (July 5, 2014), mixed martial arts (MMA) fans will have another extended day of MMA viewing, but it won’t be because of multiple UFC events –- thankfully, they saved the second event for Sunday this weekend –- rather, the World Series of Fighting will be putting on a matinee event to avoid direct…

July 4th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with World Series of Fighting 11 lightweight Justin Gaethje as he prepares for his main event title bout this Saturday (July 5, 2014) against Nick Newell at the Ocean Center in Daytona, Florida. The current WSOF lightweight champion understands that all eyes will be on this bout considering his opponent,…

July 3rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

In a very smart move, World Series of Fighting will be airing their Saturday event in the afternoon to avoid going head-to-head with UFC 175 this weekend. The event will be one of the biggest in the promotion’s short history as it the first to air on NBC — rather than NBC Sports Network —…

January 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Another UFC card provided yet another night full of surprises and disappointments. Here’s three of each from Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 10 event. Surprises Josh Thomson — In the main event of the evening, Josh Thomson put on one of the best performances of his career, defeating Benson Henderson to earn himself a shot…

January 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 10 took place tonight at United Center in Chicago, Ill., and the event turned out to be a lot of fun from an entertainment standpoint, as well as profitable from a betting standpoint if you were counting on the favorites to win — but not if you bet the dog in the main…

January 20th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The World Series of Fighting has a potential superstar on their hands. Justin Gaethje, the 25-year-old phenom who became the first-ever WSOF lightweight champion with his first-round TKO victory over Richard Patishnock in the main event of WSOF 8 this past weekend, is quickly making a name for himself in the world of MMA. With…

January 19th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 36 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome UFC Heavyweight Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris (@thebigticket205), who fights this Saturday at UFC on FOX 10 against Nikita Krylov. Later we welcome Maximum Fighting Championship President & CEO Mark Pavelich to discuss his promotion’s plans for 2014. The Big Three 1) WSOF…

January 18th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with World Series of Fighting 8 lightweight Justin Gaethje as he prepares for his main event title bout this Saturday night (Jan. 18, 2013) against Richard Patishnock at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The Grudge MMA fighter has quickly burst onto the scene with a…

January 17th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with World Series of Fighting 8 lightweight Richard Patishnock as he prepares for his main event title bout tomorrow night (Jan. 18, 2013) against Justin Gaethje at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The surprising headliner will be dropping down to the lightweight division for the…

January 17th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

With the UFC choosing to run a mid-week card the center of the MMA universe this weekend will be the World Series of Fighting’s latest offering. WSOF’s matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz has been doing his best to drum up interest in this card — and the organization as a whole — with some recent media appearances,…

October 23rd, 2013
Brad Taschuk

With their sixth offering, it seems that the World Series of Fighting has struck a nice balance between promoting some of the recognizable names (like Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman) and building up some intriguing prospects (for example, Marlon Moraes and Justin Gaethje). In fact, this card seems far more intriguing to fight fans than…

June 25th, 2013
Adam Martin.

I’ve decided to start a new column here at MMAOddsbreaker.com where I will offer sage advice to all the MMA gamblers out there that will both make you some cash and avoid losing it. The first volume of this new column debuts this week, and here it is below: MMA Gambler’s Advice Vol. 1: Don’t…

June 6th, 2013
Adam Martin.

World Series of Fighting today announced two new events: WSOF 4, which takes place August 10 at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, CA, and WSOF 5, which takes place September 14 in Atlantic City, NJ. No fights have been confirmed yet, but WSOF did announce that Tyrone Spong will compete at WSOF 4, likely against Angel…