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October 17th, 2018
Adam Martin.

ONE Championship has announced arguably the biggest free-agent signing in the company’s history, and I’ll give my thoughts on it in today’s MMA odds and ends. Eddie Alvarez Signs With ONE Championship On Tuesday, ONE Championship made its biggest free-agent signing ever as former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez inked a contract with Asia’s biggest…

November 10th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

ONE FC returns tomorrow (November 11, 2016) to Singapore for a Friday card available to North American audiences at 7:00am ET, and you can bet many people will tune in before they head off to work. The reason? One of the best submission artists in the world, Shinya Aoki, will be in action as he defends…

May 5th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

ONE Championship is back this Friday with a card headlined by a pair of title bouts. The currently vacant strawweight belt will be on the line in the main event, as rapidly ascending MMA prospect Angela Lee takes on one of the most tenured female fighters from Japan, Mei Yamaguchi. The 19-year-old Lee has become…

April 14th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With Ben Askren back in action for the first time since April 24th, 2015, ONE Championship (I didn’t even know they changed their name) becomes relevant to the general MMA community for another day. While it’s getting more difficult to truly consider Askren one of the best welterweights in the world due to his level…

January 22nd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

As we’ve become accustomed to, AXS TV will be leading MMA fans into another weekend, as the channel will be airing Legacy FC 50 on Friday night. Although the main event of the card fell apart when Valentina Shevchenko got the promotion to the UFC (and beat former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman in her debut),…

November 13th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

There were a couple fight announcements yesterday, but the biggest news coming out of Thursday night was the fact that the scheduled ONE FC 32 welterweight title bout was cancelled. The bout was set to be a rematch of Ben Askren and Luis Santos, after their bout earlier this year ended in a no contest…

September 27th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 124 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First we’re joined by welterweight Bristol Marudne takes on champion Gilbert Smith at RFA 31 on Oct 9th, for the promotions 170-pound title. Then we’re joined by strawweight Jocelyn Lybarger who fights Zolia Frausto for the vacant 115-pound RFA championship. Finally ONE FC’s Ann Osman…

September 24th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

MMA’s leading Asian promotion returns for a Sunday event this weekend, meaning that fans will have events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on a busy weekend for the sport. The featherweight division takes center stage in Jakarta, as the 145lb title is on the line in the main event, and the next contender for the…

September 17th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

UFC and ONE FC were adding to their schedules on Wednesday with a total of three bouts for the coming months. The most notable is a clash between rising bantamweights Pedro Munhoz and Jimmie Rivera. Pedro Munhoz was given a tough task in his UFC debut, facing top five UFC bantamweight Raphael Assuncao, and dropped…

September 16th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Perhaps the world’s top welterweight outside of the UFC got his latest assignment recently, as ONE FC champion Ben Askren will be rematching his last opponent, Luis ‘Sapo’ Santos. The rescheduled bout is set for ONE FC 34 taking place in Singapore on November 13th. The first time Askren and Santos met, the bout resulted…

May 21st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The MMA weekend will kick off early on Friday morning for North American fans, as ONE FC 27 takes place from Kallang, Singapore. There will be a pair of title belts on the line, headlined by Shinya Aoki making the second defense of his lightweight title against Koji Ando. The event will also feature the…

April 23rd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

ONE FC returns to the Philippines for a Friday card available to North American audiences at 7:30am ET, and you can bet many people will tune in before they head off to work. The reason? Perhaps the top fighter in the world outside of the UFC, Ben Askren, returns to action to defend his welterweight…

January 21st, 2015
James Lynch

When listing off the top bantamweight fighters in the world, names like UFC champion T.J. Dillashaw, Renan Barao and current WSOF torchbearer Marlon Moraes immediately come to mind. But often overlooked in the conversation is ONE FC 135-pound champion Bibiano Fernandes. The Brazilian sounded like man who just won the lottery when he spoke with…

January 19th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 88 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) recap UFC Fight Night 59 on a live edition of the show which aired Monday night. In addition we have an exclusive interview with ONE FC bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes, who talks about his career, family and competing for…

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…

December 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

ONE FC 23: Warrior’s Way took place today at the Mall of Asia Arena in Maila, Philippines, and the card overall was excellent as it featured a number of high-quality, compelling matchups that entertained the crowd. Overall from a betting perspective, five favorites and one underdog won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s…

December 3rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Kicking off a busy weekend in MMA is ONE FC’s latest offering from the Mall of Asia in the Philippines. The card will be available via internet stream for those in the United States, and through the numerous TV deals that ONE FC has in place internationally. The main event will be Bibiano Fernandes defending…

November 5th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Kicking off the weekend in MMA will be another offering from ONE FC. The Friday morning card will determine the organization’s first ever middleweight champion, and features a few other notable Asian fighters. The card begins at 9am ET, and is available via internet PPV if you’re not in one of the many regions where…

October 16th, 2014
Gabe Killian

OneFC 21 Date: October 17, 2014 Arena: Stadium Putra City: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia OneFC returns tomorrow morning with OneFC 21, the event will be broadcasted live at OneFC.com starting 7:30am ET. If interested in making this parlay, or any other wagers for this OneFC 21, you will be able to do so at 5Dimes Sportsbooks….

October 15th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

In addition to Bellator and Legacy FC, this Friday will also feature an offering from ONE FC. The organization’s 21st event, titled “Roar of Tigers” features some notable prospects, but certainly won’t garner the same type of attention the promotion receives when Ben Askren, Bibiano Fernandes, or Shinya Aoki are competing. In their stead, Russian…

September 16th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

There’s a reason this column is coming out on Tuesday rather than its normal Monday spot. This past weekend had an absurd amount of MMA action, both notable and obscure. There were five cards with lined bouts — normally a good indication of the level an event is at — and a ton more with…

September 11th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

ONE FC will be able to scratch another Asian country off the bucket list this Friday, as the promotion holds their first card in Cambodia. ONE FC 20 goes live at 7:00 am ET on iPPV in the US (or a variety of local stations around the world), with a nine-fight card that includes the…

August 28th, 2014
Gabe Killian

OneFC 19 Date: August 29, 2014 Arena: Dubai World Trade Center City: Dubai, UAE One FC 19: Reign of Champions will be live from the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai this Friday night with a nine-fight card that will be available via online Pay Per View. If interested in making this parlay, you will…

August 27th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This Friday, ONE FC will put on their most high-profile card in the promotion’s history. With former top lightweight Shinya Aoki and ex-Bellator champion Ben Askren competing on the card, this event should appeal to fans of the Asian and North American MMA scenes. Aoki will be defending his ONE FC lightweight title against Kamal…

August 26th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

ONE FC has put on some interesting cards through their first 18 events, as notable fighters such as Shinya Aoki, Bibiano Fernandes, and Ben Askren have competed under the banner. However, its 19th event this Friday (August 29, 2014) seems to be the biggest yet. Not only are Aoki and Askren competing in title bouts,…

August 21st, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Another example of just how far the UFC’s middleweight division has come could be taking place soon. It was revealed yesterday that talks are underway for a bout between former UFC champion Lyoto Machida and former Strikeforce title holder Luke Rockhold. Both fighters are ranked amongst the top five in the division, and each is…

August 18th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

With most of the MMA world focused on UFC Fight Night 47 this weekend, there wasn’t much going on that was newsworthy. Sometimes it’s nice to see fights actually take center stage rather than the theatrics that surround this sport at times. A pair of promotions did have time to add a few bouts to…

August 8th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The past 24 hours has seen the UFC help fill out their upcoming trip to Sweden. Previously without a main event, the card will now be headlined by one of the fastest rising stars in the sport. Gunnar Nelson finally gets the big step up in competition that fans have clamored for, and it comes…

August 7th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

It would be interesting to know the last time a UFC event took place without a bout being scratched due to injury. When a fighter has to drop out of an anticipated fight, it’s always frustrating for them and unfortunate for fans, but every once in a while it seems to work out. That’s certainly…

August 5th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The actual bout between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and undefeated challenger Daniel Cormier doesn’t take place for nearly another two months, but the two had their first physical altercation on Monday at the UFC 178 media day. After a staredown up on stage where Cormier felt the champion got a bit too pushy…

May 29th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This Friday, ONE FC will capture more of the MMA world’s attention for their second consecutive event. ONE FC 15 featured Bibiano Fernandes — one of the top bantamweights in the world — but ONE FC 16 seems even bigger, as Ben Askren (12-0) makes his promotional debut after one of the more interesting free…

May 29th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with One FC 16 welterweight Ben Askren as he prepares for his headlining bout tomorrow (May 30, 2014) against Bakhtiyar Abbasov at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. The former Olympic wrestler and Bellator welterweight champion didn’t get an opportunity to sign with the UFC, but that doesn’t mean he’s…

May 5th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

With no UFC event this weekend, some other organizations had a chance to put their best foot forward to MMA fans and it was a surprising weekend in many respects. On Friday morning, ONE FC 15 was the most relevant event the organization has put on in the last twelve months. Bibiano Fernandes (16-3) defended…

May 1st, 2014
Brad Taschuk

After getting off to a great start with their promotion, ONE FC sometimes feels like it has been forgotten about by the North American MMA world. The signing of Ben Askren last year certainly made some headlines, but he’s still one of the few fighters that seems to generate a significant buzz around the organization….

January 19th, 2014
Adam Martin.

After capturing his sixth win in a row, and his second face-plant KO victory over his last three fights, light heavyweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is the hottest commodity on the free agent market in MMA, and a bidding war over his services is expected to erupt immediately. Johnson, 29, was a long-time stalwart of the…

January 8th, 2014
Gabe Killian

The first season of The Ultimate Fighter television series inspired many kids to pursue the growing sport, with a dream to one day be competing inside the Octagon. One of those kids was Gianni Subba. An undefeated flyweight under the One FC banner, the 21-year old Subba made his professional mixed martial arts debut over…

December 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

In one of the more surprising free agent signings in MMA in quite some time, prized (or maybe not prized?) welterweight free agent Ben Askren has agreed to join ONE FC, according to a report from BloodyElbow.com after whispers of him signing there emerged in the last few days. According to MMAFighting.com, which confirmed Askren…

June 24th, 2013
Adam Martin.

An exciting piece of news emerged this past week as ONE FC lightweight champion Shinya Aoki tweeted out a picture of him stepping on a scale with the reading being not his typical 155 pounds, but instead 145 pounds. That’s right, Aoki is likely dropping to the featherweight division, and he’ll be a welcome addition…

May 30th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

This Friday, ONE FC returns to action with a card from the Philippines that caters heavily to that combat sports crazed audience. We all know that Manny Pacquaio is the fighting pride of the Filipino community, but they also have a burgeoning MMA scene which ONE FC is looking to bolster. The card is headlined…

May 30th, 2013
Jason Nawara

ONE FC is back with yet another stacked event as Asia’s premiere fighting organization. From top to bottom, the card is filled with some names you couldn’t possibly forget and others that are huge on the Asian circuit. When combined, it’s a recipe for a great day of fights as ONE FC rarely puts on…

May 27th, 2013
Frank Trigg

After opening his MMA career unbeaten in his first nine fights, Kamal Shalorus has struggled of late, dropping his last three bouts and being ousted from the UFC. Now after just over a year on the sidelines, the Iranian fighter will step back into the cage in some new surroundings. This Friday he will be…

April 4th, 2013
Jason Nawara

With seven shows under their belt, the self-proclaimed biggest MMA show in Asia has lived up to it’s monstrous hype over the last eighteen months with show after show of hard-hitting action. Some of the fighters on the card may not be recognizable names to the western audience, but the main card of ONE FC:…