Rick Hawn

October 27th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Titan FC lightweight champion Rick Hawn, who announced his retirement last week following his championship victory over Pat Healy at Titan FC 35 last month (September 19, 2015). The former US Judo Olympian retires with a 21-4 career record, having won a Bellator tournament and picked up a Titan FC…

October 21st, 2015
James Lynch

Titan FC lightweight champion Rick Hawn (21-4) discusses his recent announcement that he’s retiring from the sport during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Rick also talks about a variety of other topics including – His championship victory over Pat Healy at Titan FC 35 – Reflecting on the toughest fight of his career – The most…

September 17th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Titan FC 35 lightweight Rick Hawn as he prepares for his upcoming main event title fight this Saturday (September 19, 2015) against Pat Healy at the Clark County Fairgrounds Events Center in Ridgefield, Washington. The former Bellator title challenger expects to have an edge in the striking realm and he’s hoping his…

September 17th, 2015
James Lynch

Titan FC President & CEO Jeff Aronson discusses Saturdays Titan FC 35: Healy vs. Hawn event on a “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast.”   Aronson also talks about a variety of other topics including – When Titan FC’s next show will be – Who will fight the winner of Healy/Hawn – A potential jump to…

September 16th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

While there is no UFC event this weekend, UFC Fight Pass will still be busy as Titan FC 35 will air on the subscription service. The card is another title filled bill, as three of Titan’s belts will be on the line on Saturday night. The main event features defending lightweight champion Pat Healy taking…

September 16th, 2015
James Lynch

The Titan Fighting Championships returns this Saturday night on UFC Fight Pass with Titan FC 35: Healy vs. Hawn and features three championship matchups. Here’s a preview of the event which takes place from the Clark County Fairgrounds Event Center in Ridgefield, Washington. Pat Healy (c) vs. Rick Hawn (Lightweight Title)  UFC veteran Healy makes the second defence of his…

September 7th, 2015
James Lynch

Lightweight Rick Hawn (20-4) discusses his upcoming Titan FC lightweight title fight with champion Pat Healy at Titan FC 35 on September 19th on a “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast.” “Hopefully I knock him out and be done with it. I think I have good power, good speed and I believe I’m the better…

August 20th, 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 74 event. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to Kountermove.com, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash just by picking…

August 19th, 2015
James Lynch

Titan FC matchmaker Scott Cutbirth caught up with MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 118 of The Parting Shot Podcast and discussed a variety of topics.   What the last year has been like leaving RFA and joining Titan FC “[It’s been] a whirlwind I guess, it’s a lot of fun I enjoy what I do. My time at RFA…

August 16th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 118 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First Roger Huerta joins the show to talk about his upcoming fight, living in Thailand and his future. Then former WSOF title challenger Josh Hill discusses his upcoming fight August 31st in Romania. Finally Titan FC matchmaker Scott Cutbirth is back…

March 29th, 2015
James Lynch

At the beginning of every month on MMAOddsBreaker I feature my recurring “Veteran Watch” article which takes a look at some notable veterans competing on the regional/overseas circuit. In this new feature on MMAOddsBreaker, I recap how these veteran fighters faired in their respective bouts for the month of March. March 6th – Prize Fighting…

February 28th, 2015
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release from a major North American MMA promotion like the UFC, Bellator, WSOF or Titan – unless they’re a major star – they often fall into obscurity on the regional/overseas circuit unless they rack up a few wins and end up signing with one of the aforementioned promotions. In this…

December 19th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Titan FC 32 took place tonight at Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass, and the card overall was watchable although the main card definitely lacked in finishes. Overall from a betting perspective, all five betting favorites won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each fight. Favorites That Won In the main event of the…

December 16th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Titan FC 32 lightweight Rick Hawn as he prepares for his upcoming co-headlining bout against Carlos Prater this Friday night (Dec. 19, 2014) at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts. The veteran former Team USA Judo Olympian is riding a two-fight losing streak, which resulted in his release from Bellator,…

December 16th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Titan FC 32 Date: December 19, 2014 Arena: Tsongas Center City: Lowell, MA Titan Fighting Championship returns tonight (Dec. 19, 2014) with Titan FC 32 from the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA. The event will be headlined by a five round featherweight title fight between Bellator veteran Desmond Green and UFC veteran Steven Siler, and…

December 14th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 83 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome a pair fighters competing at Titan FC 32 this Friday. First featherweight Steven Siler talks to us about his title fight against Desmond Green, then newly signed lightweight Rick Hawn talks about his fight against Carlo Prater.  …

December 4th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Welcome to another top MMA podcast hosted on MMAOddsBreaker.com. The Verbal Submission has been around for over 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 chance to…

October 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Bellator 130 took place tonight at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas, and the card overall proved to be a dandy as it featured a number of great finishes and surprising performances from a number of fighters. Overall from a betting perspective, six favorites won and two underdogs cashed based on the closing odds at 5Dimes…

October 21st, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Bellator 130 will be the end of an era, since it is the last weekly fight card the organization will hold. Moving forward, Bellator will run more of a traditional schedule with 12 to 16 planned events per year. Before that change in operational model goes through, there’s still some business to attend to on…

October 21st, 2014
Gabe Killian

Bellator 130 Date: October 24, 2014 Arena: Kansas Star Casino City: Mulvane, KS Bellator 130 will be live from Kansas this Friday night with a 12-fight card, including a four-fight main card that will be live on Spike TV at 9pm ET. If interested in making this parlay, or any other wagers for this UFC…

October 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at Bellator 130 is a three-round lightweight bout between Rick Hawn and Dave Jansen. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Hawn is a -200 favorite (bet $200 to win $100) while Jansen is a +185 underdog (bet $100 to win $195). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened…

April 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Bellator 117 took place tonight in Council Bluffs, Iowa and the card overall was quite a bit of fun as it featured a number of vicious stoppages that excited the fans watching both at home and those live in attendance. Of the four main card bout that odds were offered on, all four betting favorites…

April 18th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Douglas Lima made weight successfully yesterday for his Bellator welterweight title fight tonight (April 18, 2014) against Rick Hawn in the main event of Bellator 117 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. While the scale read 169.8, making him eligible to contend for the promotion’s vacant belt, those numbers didn’t even come close to telling the entire…

April 18th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 117 welterweight Rick Hawn as he prepares for his main event title bout tonight (April 18, 2014) against Douglas Lima at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The former judo Olympian knows he’ll be the significantly smaller fighter inside the cage, but he still believes in his…

April 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of Bellator 117 is a five-round title fight for the vacant Bellator welterweight championship between Douglas “The Phenom” Lima and Rick “Genghis” Hawn. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Lima as as a -210 favorite (bet $210 to win $100) while Hawn is a +190 underdog (bet $100 to…

April 18th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 117 welterweight Douglas Lima as he prepares for his main event title bout tonight (April 18, 2014) against Rick Hawn at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The talented American Top Team fighter is competing for the Bellator welterweight title for the second time and he believes…

April 18th, 2014
Jason Nawara

Bellator 117 comes to us from the land where MMA was born (kind of), Iowa. Council Bluffs, Iowa to be exact. Plenty of tournaments continue on in this season 10 card, but most importantly, we’ll see the second Bellator welterweight champion crowned. With Ben Askren sent to the hills of ONE FC due to his…

April 17th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This Friday, Bellator will crown their third new champion of 2014 as Douglas Lima and Rick Hawn battle to determine who will be the successor to the most decorated champion in the organization’s history. Ben Askren held the welterweight title for over three years, and was the only Bellator champion to defend his title successfully…

November 24th, 2013
Adam Martin.

With a brutal liver shot KO of Doug Marshall in the main event of Bellator 109 to defend the Bellator middleweight championship, I feel as though Alexander Shlemenko cemented his status as the most underrated middleweight fighter in mixed martial arts. When the list of the top 185ers in the sport is brought up, it’s…

November 22nd, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 109 took place tonight and the event featured four exciting fights, including an awesome finish in the main event of the evening. Overall, three betting favorites cashed out while one decent-sized underdog hit. Here’s a betting recap for Bellator 109 based on the closing results at 5Dimes Sportsbook: Bellator 109 Favorites That Won In the…

November 22nd, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 109 welterweight Rick Hawn as he prepares for his main card tournament final bout tonight (Nov. 22, 2013) against Ron Keslar at the Sands Casino Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The former United States Judo Olympian is gearing up for a chance to win his second straight Bellator…

November 22nd, 2013
Jason Nawara

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania plays host to the final Bellator event of season nine with a stacked card featuring the defense of the middleweight championship as well as the conclusion of the welterweight and lightweight tournaments. Let’s take a look. The best Russian MMA fighter since Fedor, Alexander Shlemenko (48-7) will defend his Bellator middleweight strap for…

November 21st, 2013
Gabe Killian

Bellator 109 Date: November 22, 2013 Arena: Sands Bethlehem Event Center City: Bethlehem, P.A. Welterweight tournament finals: Rick Hawn (-475) vs Ron Keslar (+420) Fight Breakdown: Bellator 109 will feature the finals for the Bellator welterweight tournament. Rick Hawn and Ron Keslar will square-off for a shot at the 170 title. Hawn is the big…

November 21st, 2013
Adam Martin.

The main event of Bellator 109 features a five-round fight for the Bellator middleweight championship between champion Alexander Shlemenko and challenger Doug Marshall. The current betting line for the bout at 5Dimes Sportsbook list Shlemenko as a -310 betting favorite (bet $310 to win $100) and the comeback on Marshall is +255 (bet $100 to…

November 20th, 2013
Adam Martin.

One of four main card match-ups at Bellator 109 is the season nine welterweight tournament final between Rick Hawn and Ron Keslar. Hawn will be looking to win his second Bellator tournament, while this will be Keslar’s first time in a final. The current betting line for the bout at 5Dimes Sportsbook  sees Hawn as a…

November 20th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The fight that I’m most looking forward to at Bellator 109 is the season nine lightweight tournament final between Alexander “Tiger” Sarnavskiy and Will Brooks. Both men will be looking to capture their first Bellator tournament title. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook sees Sarnavskiy as a -195 favorite (bet $195 to…

November 19th, 2013
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas today opened the complete betting lines for the Bellator 109 card at 5Dimes Sportsbook, and here they are below. ———————– BELLATOR 109: SHLEMENKO VS. MARSHALL November 22, 2013 – Sands Casino Event Center, Bethlehem, PA ——————– MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET) Doug Marshall +260 Alexander Shlemenko -380 —Middleweight Title Will…

October 19th, 2013
Miguel

The Bellator 104 event came to us from U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa last night (Oct. 18, 2013), and the big news is that welterweight tournament finals for November 22nd, 2013 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania are set. In the tournament’s first match, Ron Keslar took it to MMA veteran ‘War Machine’, busting him up…

October 17th, 2013
Jason Nawara

Bellator is headed to Iowa, Cedar Rapids to be exact, where the old days of MMA flourished with no holds barred brutality fostered by the Miletich’s of the world. Iowa is also very lovely this time of year. This is the second to last event before Bellator puts on their first PPV, and a lot…

October 17th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 104 welterweight Rick Hawn as he prepares for his season nine tournament bout on Friday night (Oct. 18, 2013) against Brent Weedman at U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The former United States judo Olympian has already faced Weedman before, defeating him via decision in the season…

October 16th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

After another event that saw all of the big favorites take home victories, Bellator returns this Friday with a card that looks a bit harder to break down and could very well produce some upsets. The headlining bouts are the welterweight tournament semifinals as Rick Hawn and Brent Weedman have a rematch of their 2012…

September 20th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

Everyone thought Rick Hawn was done with the welterweight division. The former United States Judo Olympian was a finalist in the Bellator season four 170 pound tournament, losing a controversial decision to Jay Hieron, but he reestablished himself as a lightweight, winning the season six tournament, although he came up short in his title fight…

September 18th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

Last week Bellator put the featherweights on display, as Patricio ‘Pitbull’, Fabricio Guerreiro, Justin Wilcox and Joe Taimanglo advance to the semifinals which will take place later on this season. This week the organization moves north a couple weight classes as they close out one welterweight tournament and kick off another. Douglas Lima and Ben…

April 4th, 2013
Frank Trigg

Frank Trigg sits down with Bellator welterweight Rick Hawn, who fights Karo Parisyan in a featured matchup at tonight’s Bellator 95 event. Listen in as Hawn talks about his opponent, his recent loss against Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler, and where he sees himself going in his career from here.

January 22nd, 2013
Adam Martin.

White releases new video blog detailing surgery UFC president Dana White has released the first of two video blogs for UFC on FOX 6. Warning: this video shows White’s ear surgery in graphic detail so viewer beware if you are sensitive to blood and that sort of thing. Here’s the video: Hawn’s sponsor smartens up,…

January 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 85 UCI Bren Events Center in Irvine, California Thursday, January 17, 2013 Lightweight Title Fight: Michael Chandler (-170) vs. Rick Hawn (+140) Fight Breakdown: Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler finally puts his belt on the line when he takes on Rick Hawn in the main event of Bellator 85. This fight has been a long time…

January 17th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

BELLATOR 85: CHANDLER VS. HAWN Date: January 17, 2013 Location: Irvine, California Venue: Bren Center Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com Bellator Fighting Championships Lightweight Title Bout Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler (-170) Profile: Michael Chandler (10-0) is the first man to beat Eddie Alvarez in the Bellator Fighting Championships. The 26-year-old Bellator Season 4 Lightweight Tournament…

January 17th, 2013
Frank Trigg

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 Bellator 85…