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June 4th, 2015
James Lynch

On this extra edition of The Parting Shot Podcast brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com, I (@LynchOnSports) welcome UFC bantamweight Anthony Birchak who fights this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 68 against Joe Soto. Birchak talked about a variety of topics in this 18 minute interview – Becoming recently engaged – His challenging 2014 (including…

February 16th, 2015
James Lynch

It’s easy to be frustrated these days if you’re a MMA fan north of the border. When the news broke last week that Canadian Rory MacDonald was removed from UFC 186 in Montreal, you could hear the collective groans from Canucks coast to coast. Bad luck or not, the reaction remains similar for what’s been…

January 10th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Cashing in on a big upset is something that gives MMA bettors as much glee as anything. There’s something about being one of a handful of people on a certain side of a bout and watching it come through. Sometimes the opening line doesn’t make sense (should Michael Chandler really have opened as a -705…

December 28th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Kicking off our examination of the past year in MMA betting was this primer going over some basic numbers from the year. Those numbers were able to provide us baselines for how often favorites win, and allowed a bit of examination into which promotions see variance in that area. However, there are many things those…

December 27th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Another year has come and gone in the world of MMA, and now is the perfect time to take a look back at 2014 from a unique perspective: the MMA bettor. The gambling side of this sport has definitely expanded over the past twelve months. No longer is MMA betting something only discussed by a…

October 1st, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Maximum Fighting Championship lightweight Andrew McInnes as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Ryan Healy this Friday (October 3, 2014) at the Shaw Conference Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The talented Canadian submission artist is now facing his third announced opponent after both Jacob Volkmann and Alvin…

October 1st, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Maximum Fighting Championship lightweight Marcus Edwards as he prepares for his upcoming main event bout against Shane Campbell this Friday (October 3, 2014) at the Shaw Conference Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The talented Colorado native has worked on addressing his previous flaws with conditioning and he believes he’ll be…

October 1st, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Canada’s longest running MMA promotion returns for the first time since May, as MFC 41 takes place from the organization’s normal stomping grounds of the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. The card was originally scheduled to be headlined by a bantamweight title bout, but Anthony Birchak was signed to the UFC (and then ended…

October 1st, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Maximum Fighting Championship President Mark Pavelich as he prepares for his upcoming event on AXS TV tonight (October 3, 2014) at the Shaw Conference Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The brash promoter had to deal with a wide assortment of injuries among other problems for tonight’s event, and the process…

September 30th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Hello everyone and welcome to yet another MMA podcast hosted on MMAOddsBreaker.com. The Verbal Submission has been around for four years now and is hosted by yours truly. What can you expect from this show? Get to know new fighters – We search out top prospects and lesser known fighters to help give them a…

May 12th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This was a slower weekend outside of the big MMA promotions, but AXS TV did present us with some Friday night viewing following Bellator 119. MFC 40 meant that Canada got a double dose of MMA this weekend (even through Canadians aren’t able to watch AXS events on their cable TV packages). The MFC offering…

May 9th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with MFC 40 middleweight Sam Alvey as he prepares for his main card title bout tonight (May 9, 2014) against Wes Swofford at the Shaw Convention Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The current MFC Middleweight Champion has some heavy hands, but he’s been putting the time in with his wrestling…

May 9th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

While Bellator occupies Eastern Canada on Friday night, Maximum Fighting Championships puts on a solid card for those out West to enjoy. As always, the event will air live on AXS TV and fans will have the chance to see a pair of title fights to close out the event. In the main event, Tom…

May 9th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with MFC 40 bantamweight Kevin Croom as he prepares for his main card  bout this Friday (May 9, 2014) against Jesse Brock at the Shaw Convention Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The long-time veteran is riding a lengthy winning streak, and it’s all because of his change in mindset on…

May 8th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with MFC 40 middleweight Wes Swofford as he prepares for his main card title bout this Friday (May 9, 2014) against Sam Alvey at the Shaw Convention Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The gritty middleweight expects to be ready for everything, but he’s hoping for a stand-up brawl “I know…

April 20th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 49 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Bloody Elbow’s Karim Zidan (@ZidanSports) to recap all the action this week in combat sports. As well MFC President Mark Pavelich (@MarkPavelich) previews MFC 40 and has an interesting take on his fighter contracts. Finally RFA matchmaker Scott Cutbirth (@RFACutbirth) closes out the…

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 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 17th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

For the first time in 2014, AXS TV fights returns to the regional MMA scene to bring fans some Friday night entertainment. This particular card heads north of the border for MFC 39. The card is headlined by two title fights in the heavyweight and lightweight divisions. Following up his stirring knockout of prospect Smealinho…

January 16th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Maximum Fighting Championship 39 heavyweight Darrill Schoonover as he prepares for his title bout this Friday night (Jan. 17, 2013) against Anthony Hamilton at the Northlands Expo Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The former contestant on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 10 is currently riding a solid three-fight winning…

January 16th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Maximum Fighting Championship 39 heavyweight Anthony Hamilton as he prepares for his title bout this Friday night (Jan. 17, 2013) against Darrill Schoonover at the Northlands Expo Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The current MFC Heavyweight Champion trains alongside some incredibly talented big men at Jackson’s MMA like Frank…

October 4th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

This Friday from the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the MFC will make its return to fight promotion after a five month absence with MFC 38. The organization has stacked the card with three title bouts, and it should make for an excellent night of fights on AXS TV. The organization put together…

October 4th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with MFC 38 headliner Tito Jones as he prepares for his inaugural bantamweight title main event tonight (Oct. 4, 2013) against Anthony Birchak at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The talented veteran is doing everything possible to upset the highly touted Birchak in his title opportunity: “I…

October 4th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

After nearly a five-month absence, the premiere Canadian MMA organization returns with a bang, as Maximum Fighting Championships 38 features three title fights. The event will air live on AXS TV in a busy Friday night for MMA fans which also features a Bellator event on Spike TV. If I’m being completely honest, the MFC…

October 4th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with MFC President Mark Pavelich as he promotes his MFC 38 event tonight (Oct. 4, 2013) at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The proud President had plenty to talk about ranging from his three title fights later tonight and even what would happen if he were ever…

October 3rd, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with MFC bantamweight Anthony Birchak as he gets prepared for his upcoming (Oct. 4, 2013) MFC 38 main event title bout against Tito Jones at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Apex MMA standout had some strong words about his own potential and what this upcoming title…

May 10th, 2013
Adam Martin.

MFC 37 went down tonight in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and the event overall saw betting three favorites win while one underdog came through. Below is a recap of MFC 37 based on the closing odds on 5Dimes Sportsbook. —————————————– MFC 37 Betting Favorites That Won In the main event of the evening, Ryan Benoit and…

May 10th, 2013
Jason Nawara

Friday night on AXS TV, Canada’s premiere MMA organization, Maximum Fighting Championships, returns at 10 pm EST/7pm PST with a night of action the promotion to the north is known for. There’s even a brother vs. brother fight. The one caveat is the cancelled main event heavyweight title fight between Chris Barnett and Smealinho Rama,…

May 10th, 2013
Frank Trigg

Smealinho Rama was set to fight for the vacant MFC Heavyweight Title before the bout was unfortunately cancelled in the week leading up to the bout. Prior to that cancellation, MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg had the opportunity to speak with the 6-0 Rama about his scheduled opponent Chris Barnett. Let’s hope Rama can get back…

May 10th, 2013
Frank Trigg

Kurt Southern has emerged as one of the best fighters coming out of Canada’s Prairies, and gets another chance to establish himself in the MFC Lightweight division as he has a rematch against Mukai Maromo coming up at MFC 37 on May 10th. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg recently spoke with Southern about his upcoming fight…

May 10th, 2013
Frank Trigg

At MFC 37 on May 10th, Jason Zentgraf has the opportunity to extend his 7-1 MMA record. A grappling specialist who has won all of his bouts by submission, Zentgraf is facing another skilled grappler in Luke Harris, who also has all of his victories by submission. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg recently spoke with Zentgraf…

May 9th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

MMA returns to AXS TV this Friday night as Canada’s top MMA promotion, Maximum Fighting Championship, puts out their 37th offering, live from Edmonton, Alberta. The card’s main event was supposed to be for the vacant MFC Heavyweight Title between Smealinho Rama and Chris Barnett, but Barnett was unable to gain medical clearance and the…

February 15th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

MMAOddsbreaker and Frank Trigg bring you an inside look at the world of MMA through the eyes of the fighters themselves as they prepare for their upcoming events. Frank discusses the important topics covering training camp preparations, personal perspectives on upcoming match ups, and each fighters overviews of their opponents. Frank Trigg interviews MFC heavyweight…

February 15th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

MMAOddsbreaker and Frank Trigg bring you an inside look at the world of MMA through the eyes of the fighters themselves as they prepare for their upcoming events. Frank discusses the important topics covering training camp preparations, personal perspectives on upcoming match ups, and each fighters overviews of their opponents. Frank Trigg interviews MFC heavyweight…

February 15th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

MMAOddsbreaker and Frank Trigg bring you an inside look at the world of MMA through the eyes of the fighters themselves as they prepare for their upcoming events. Frank discusses the important topics covering training camp preparations, personal perspectives on upcoming match ups, and each fighters overviews of their opponents. Frank Trigg interviews MFC Middleweight…

October 26th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

MMAOddsbreaker and Frank Trigg bring you an inside look at the world of MMA through the eyes of the fighters themselves as they prepare for their upcoming events. Frank discusses the important topics covering training camp preparations, personal perspectives on upcoming match ups, and each fighters overviews of their opponents. Frank Trigg goes for the…

October 25th, 2012
Adam Martin.

MFC 35: Explosive Encounter takes place October 26 at Mayfield Trade Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and airs live in the U.S. on AXS TV at 10 p.m. (ET) and on tape delay in Canada on TSN 2. The main card features five bouts that have the potential to produce exciting finishes, including a title-fight…

October 25th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

MMAOddsbreaker and Frank Trigg bring you an inside look at the world of MMA through the eyes of the fighters themselves as they prepare for their upcoming events. Frank discusses the important topics covering training camp preparations, personal perspectives on upcoming match ups, and each fighters overviews of their opponents. Frank Trigg faces off with…