lightweight

December 8th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn at his UFC gym in Hawaii. The former multi-division UFC champion at both lightweight and welterweight announced he was planning a comeback out of retirement earlier this year and he elaborated on his decision: “If this all does go forward and we do end…

November 21st, 2015
Brian Hemminger

It was an incredibly wild and entertaining night of fights this yesterday (Friday, November 20, 2015) for Bellator 146 and World Series of Fighting 25, which were headlined by a lightweight tournament final and a middleweight slugfest, respectively. Overall, on the night, eight betting favorites were victorious while three underdogs picked up wins based on 5Dimes Sportsbook‘s closing odds….

November 20th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo as he prepares for his upcoming 25th event which includes an eight man lightweight tournament tonight (November 20, 2015) at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona.  

October 8th, 2015
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has dropped four lightweight competitors from their roster. Below is the list of fighters who did not make it through the latest round of the promotion’s chopping block… THE CHOPPED Ramsey Nijem Lightweight Nijem was a competitor and finalist on the thirteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter reality series, where he…

August 27th, 2015
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics   The UFC’s Lightweight division went dark for a few years before returning with tons of momentum, and it’s now the center of mass for the entire UFC. More fights now take place at Lightweight than any other single division, and the roster for that weight class just edges out the Welterweights as…

January 9th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

With UFC 182 and UFC Fight Night 58 taking place these past few weeks, 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 changes in…

August 23rd, 2014
Reed Kuhn

By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   The long layoff in the UFC Lightweight Title Picture presents a bit of a problem… but also an opportunity. Last weekend we saw unranked Ross Pearson topple Gray Maynard, who used to be a core part of any UFC lightweight title conversation. And this week we’ve got top ranked contender…

July 23rd, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 45 and 46 taking place last 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 changes in the rankings with…

June 24th, 2014
Miguel

This coming Saturday night, June 28th Cuba’s Yuriorkis Gamboa takes on the USA’s Terence Crawford for his WBO Lightweight title at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Right now, Crawford, the hometown fighter, is favored at (-210) over Gamboa, who returns at (+175) according to 5Dimes SportsBook. Crawford has been a hot name in the…

June 17th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 42 and UFC 174Finale taking place over the past two weeks, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Jason Nawara (@JasonNawara) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after nearly every UFC event. As always, we only show changes…

May 26th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC 173 and Bellator 120 taking place the last twoweeks, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shook up.  MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Jason Nawara (@JasonNawara) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated just about after every UFC event. As always, we only show changes in the rankings…

April 3rd, 2014
Gabe Killian

Gor “Leonidas” Harutunian was going to be the fighter featured in my second MMA Prospect Watch article, but upon looking into what he has been doing lately, I discovered he had already signed with Bellator. It came as a surprise to me, since I was under the impression that the lightweight was still flying under…

January 27th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

The main event of UFC on FOX 10 turned in another very competitive fight, but also another main event split decision that caused flare-ups around the Twitter-sphere. Former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson won the fight on two scorecards with 49-46 and 48-47 final tallies, while Josh Thomson won according to a third judge 48-47….

December 14th, 2013
Gabe Killian

BAMMA 14 Date: December 14, 2013 Arena: LG Arena City: Birmingham, England, UK Lightweight title bout: Colin “Freakshow” Fletcher (-130) vs Mansour “Tarzan” Barnaoui (-110) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event for BAMMA 14 will be a scrap for the promotions lightweight title, when BAMMA and UFC veteran Colin “Freakshow” Fletcher takes on newly crowned champion,…

December 14th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with BAMMA 14 lightweight Colin Fletcher as he prepares for his main event title fight today (Dec. 14, 2013) against Mansour Barnaoui at LG Arena in Birmingham, England. The former Ultimate Fighter “Smashes” finalist is gearing up for his second straight fight under the BAMMA banner since receiving his UFC…

December 4th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

While there wasn’t much ranked action this past week, he Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale’s main event slightly shook up the lightweight rankings.  MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Jason Nawara (@JasonNawara) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which will now be updated after every UFC event. One extra wrinkle this week is the…

November 18th, 2013
Miguel

With UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis out with a knee injury, his proposed title defense against Josh Thomson is off. Thomson will now face former UFC titlist Benson Henderson on the UFC on FOX 10 card scheduled for January 25th. Thomson had earned the fast-track title shot with an impressive TKO win over Nate Diaz last…

November 4th, 2013
Staff

With multiple events taking place in the last few weeks, the MMA Oddsbreaker rankings were bound to see some shake-ups, and that’s exactly the case in this update, as multiple weight classes saw some major movement. This time around, it’s the light heavyweight, middleweight, welterweight and lightweight divisions that see some major shifts. Without further…

October 25th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 30 Date: October 26, 2013 Arena: Phones4u Arena City: Manchester, England Lightweight bout: “Super Saiyan” Jon Tuck (+135) vs “Stormin’” Norman Parke (-155) Fight Breakdown: The main card for UFC Fight Night 30 on Fox Sports 2 will feature a scrap between two up and coming stars in the UFC’s lightweight division,…

October 11th, 2013
Staff

With a pair of events taking place in the last few weeks, the MMA Oddsbreaker rankings were bound to see some shake ups, and that’s exactly the case in this update, as every weight class sees some sort of change. Also of note, we’re switching to a top 10-based format for all weight divisions rather…

October 11th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 103 lightweight JJ Ambrose as he prepares for his main card bout tonight night (Oct. 11, 2013) against David Rickels at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. The Phucket Top Team fighter is bracing for one of the most difficult fights of his career and he’s not…

October 11th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 103 lightweight David Rickels as he prepares for his main card bout tonight night (Oct. 11, 2013) against JJ Ambrose at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. The hometown hero is looking to redeem himself after suffering the first stoppage loss in his 16-fight career in his…

September 26th, 2013
Jason Nawara

Bellator just keeps on rolling, and this week (Sept. 27, 2013) it’s Bellator 101, coming to us from Portland, Oregon on Spike TV. This time around we will have the return of former Bellator featherweight champion Joe Warren, who will be fighting in the bantamweight tournament, and the start of the Season 9 featherweight tournament….