Ross Pearson

November 15th, 2016
James Lynch

Stevie Ray (19-6) discusses his upcoming fight against Ross Pearson (19-12) at UFC Fight Night 99 on November 19th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Stevie also talks about his career, why he’s not training at Tristar and having the same name as a member of WCW’s Harlem Heat.

October 27th, 2016
James Lynch

Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis, Mitch Gagnon vs. Matthew Lopez added to UFC 206 UFC officials announced Thursday that featherweight contenders Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis will clash in the co-main event of UFC 206. In addition a bantamweight matchup between Canadian Mitch Gagnon and Matthew Lopez has also been added to the card, while Viviane Pereira…

September 23rd, 2016
James Lynch

Cristiane  “Cyborg” Justino makes weight for tomorrows UFC Brasilia event  Cris Cyborg made weight on Friday (141-pounds on the dot) for her matchup tomorrow night against Lina Lansberg at UFC Brasilia. Here’s a look at her weighing in below courtesy of MMAFighting. Here’s a look at the complete UFC Fight Night 95 early weigh-ins Main Card (FS1, 10 p.m….

June 16th, 2016
James Lynch

Will Brooks signs with UFC, faces Ross Pearson at TUF 23 Finale  MMAJunkie reports that Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks has signed with the UFC and will replace James Krause against Ross Pearson at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale. Brooks (17-1) heads into this matchup on an eight-fight win streak, including a unanimous decision victory over…

June 14th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC implementing early weigh-in procedure for UFC Fight Night 89 After this method successfully went through at UFC 199, the UFC has once again implemented an early weigh-in option for the  fighters competing at UFC Ottawa. UFC PR man confirmed the news with MMA Fighting on Monday.  Prior to UFC 199, fighters has the opportunity to weigh-in from 10…

April 7th, 2016
James Lynch

Miesha Tate defends women’s bantamweight title at UFC 200 against Amanda Nunes As announced on “UFC Tonight” Wednesday evening, newly crowned women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate defends her title against Amanda Nunes. Tate (18-5) captured the bantamweight title with a late submission finish over Holly Holm at UFC 196. Nunes (11-4) also fought on that event,…

March 15th, 2016
James Lynch

Heavyweight Matt Mitrione signs with Bellator MMA  Bellator officials confirmed Monday that former UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione has signed an exclusive four-fight contract with Bellator MMA. Mitrione (9-5) made it to the quarterfinals on Season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter despite having no pro-MMA bouts prior to entering the competition. The 37-year old former NFL…

January 12th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 81 Date: January 16, 2016 Arena: TD Garden City: Boston, MA Lightweight bout: Francisco Trinaldo (+135) vs Ross Pearson (-155) Fight Breakdown: Kicking things off for the UFC Fight Night 81 main card will be a lightweight contest between Brazil’s Francisco “Massaranduba” Trinaldo and England’s Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson. Trinaldo is…

October 30th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

In perhaps the least surprising news of the year, top UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is injured again. According to reports, Nurmagomedov was forced to pull out of his upcoming Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale co-headlining bout against Tony Ferguson due to a rib injury. There are preliminary talks of Edson Barboza stepping in to replace him,…

September 4th, 2015
Mike James

Headlining UFC 191’s preliminary card, which will be televised on Fox Sports 1, is an exciting lightweight matchup between two of the best strikers in the division, Paul Felder and Ross Pearson. Felder lost a close fight to Edson Barboza in his latest outing, but he can take comfort in the fact that he was…

July 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 72 was the UFC’s fourth event in a seven-day span, so you can forgive fans for not giving this card much attention in the lead-up to it. Yes, it was the UFC’s first show in Scotland, but with so many other shows happening in the last week, it kind of got lost in…

July 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

These were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC Fight Night 72. The Surprises Evan Dunham — The biggest upset on the whole card came in the co-main event as Dunham outgrappled Ross Pearson to win a decision. It wasn’t the prettiest fight, but Dunham had a smart gameplan and deserved to…

July 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

This is a sample of some of the UFC Fight Night 72 prop bets that cashed big for bettors. To bet on props like these in the future, go to the ‘Props’ section under ‘Fighting’ at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Michael Bisping wins by split or majority decision (+1060) The main event of the evening was a tightly-contested…

May 26th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main and co-main events for UFC Fight Night 72, which goes down July 18 at SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, have been announced, and they’re solid. Here are my initial thoughts on them. Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites A middleweight contest between Michael Bisping and Thales Leites will headline UFC Fight Night 72. This…

March 13th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC 185 is a three-round lightweight bout between Ross Pearson and Sam Stout. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Pearson is a -350 favorite (bet $350 to win $100) while Stout is a +290 underdog (bet $100 to win $290). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Pearson at -210…

January 15th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC matchmakers Sean Shelby and Joe Silva have had a busy week booking new fights, and the fun didn’t stop Thursday as a number of new bouts were announced for upcoming fight cards. Here they are: Carla Esparza vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk, UFC 185 The women’s strawweight title fight between champion Carla Esparza and challenger Joanna…

November 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Surprises and Disappointments is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event, highlighting three fighters who had surprising performances and three fighters who disappointed. Here were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC Fight Night 55. Surprises Robert Whittaker — In a middleweight main card match at UFC Fight Night 55, Robert…

November 9th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card Here’s five crazy UFC Fight Night 55 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Al Iaquinta wins inside the distance (+350) In a lightweight matchup, Al…

November 8th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 55 took place tonight at Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia, and overall the card was absolutely fantastic, as it featured a ridiculous variety of finishes that wowed the crowd from start to finish. Overall from a betting perspective, five favorites and five underdogs won, while one fight was a Pick ’em based on…

November 6th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 55 November 7, 2014 Lightweight Matchup: Ross Pearson vs Al Iaquinta By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  In the evening’s co-main event from Sydney, the TUF Season nine winner Ross Pearson takes on the more recent TUF 15 finalist Al Iaquinta in a really solid matchup within one of the UFC’s deepest divisions….

November 5th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 55 Date: November 7, 2014 Arena: Allphones Arena City: Sydney, Australia Lightweight bout: “Raging” Al Iaquinta (+145) vs Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson (-165) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event for UFC Fight Night 55 in Australia will see Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson take on “Raging” Al Iaquinta in what is expected…

November 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 55 is a three-round lightweight bout between Ross Pearson and Al Iaquinta. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Pearson is a -145 favorite (bet $145 to win $100) while Iaquinta is a +125 underdog (bet $100 to win $125). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up Pearson at…

November 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Adam Martin has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you a $100 FREEROLL for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 55 and UFC Fight Night 56 cards. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to their website, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash…

November 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 55 is a five-round middleweight bout between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Rockhold is a -420 favorite (bet $420 to win $100) while Bisping is a +335 underdog (bet $100 to win $335). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up…

October 29th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas has released the full main card betting odds for UFC Fight Night 55 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a preview of the evening’s four-fight main card. Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping The main event of UFC Fight Night 55 is a five-round middleweight bout between two of the best in the world,…

October 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 55: Rockhold vs. Bisping Date: November 8, 2014 Location: Sydney, Australia Venue: Allphones Arena Broadcast: Fight Pass UFC Welterweight Contender Luke Rockhold Luke Rockhold (12-2) came into the UFC as the final Strikeforce middleweight champion. He was a force in the San Jose-based promotion, winning nine of his 10 fights there, including defeating Jacare Souza…

October 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

Two great lightweight fights were announced in the last 24 hours for upcoming November fight cards, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on them. Ross Pearson vs. Al Iaquinta, UFC Fight Night 55 UFC Fight Night 55 officially has its co-main event, and it’s a three-round lightweight bout between Ross…

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…

August 18th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 66 myself (@LynchOnSports) & guest host Carlin Bardsley (@CarlinBardsley) welcome WSOF 14 headliner Ryan Ford to the show to talk about his upcoming fight with Jake Shields. Then UFC 177 co-headliner Danny “Last Call” Castillo joins the show to talk about his bout with Tony Ferguson. The Big Three w/special guest host Carlin Bardsley…

August 16th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 47 is in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ bets do? Well, MMAOddsBreaker Premium had a losing night, going 1-2 for -2.575 units overall. Premium UFC Fight Night 47: 1-2, -2.575 units Wins: 2.5u: Ross Pearson (-130) Losses: 2.5u: Nolan Ticman (+130), Parlay of Alvey/Watson OVER 2.5 Rounds (-205) with Boetsch/Tavares OVER 2.5…

August 15th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 47 August 16, 2014 Lightweight Matchup: Ross Pearson vs Gray Maynard By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  Facing off in the co-main event from Bangor, Maine are two grizzled veterans of the Octagon and former Ultimate Fighter cast members, who may have greater fame than one of the main event fighters….

August 15th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 47 Date: August 16, 2014 Arena: Cross Insurance Center City: Bangor, Maine Lightweight bout: Gray Maynard (+115) vs Ross Pearson (-135) Fight Breakdown: Co-Headlining the UFC Fight Night 47 main card on FOX Sports 1 will be a lightweight match-up between The Ultimate Fighter veterans Gray Maynard and Ross Pearson, with Maynard…

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…

July 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced a number of new bouts over the weekend, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on these newly-announced fights. Josh Thomson vs. Bobby Green, UFC on FOX 12 Due to an injury to Michael Johnson, the UFC called upon Bobby Green to fill in for Johnson against…

June 14th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

Last night (June 7, 2014) featured one of the most controversial judging decisions in the history of mixed martial arts following the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 42, as Diego Sanchez scored a split decision victory over Ross Pearson. This isn’t the first time Sanchez has scored a controversial decision, either, and considering he’s…

June 9th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 56 myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome back the baddest radio host on the planet, Mitch Ciccarelli (@MitchCiccarelli)  to the show to recap all the action from last nights UFC Fight Night 42 event.   The Big Three with guest Mitch Ciccarelli 1) Benson Henderson defeats Ruslan Khabilov. Thoughts on his performance and what’s next…

June 9th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 42 came to Albuquerque, NM for the first time in the promotions history, leaving both good and bad tastes in the mouths of MMA fans. Now with Saturday night in our rear-view, let’s look ahead for some potential match-ups. Here’s what I like for our winners of the evening… Benson Henderson vs…

June 8th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 42 came to Albuquerque, NM for the first time in the promotion’s history, leaving both good and bad tastes in the mouths of MMA fans. Now with Saturday night in our rear-view, let’s look ahead for some potential match-ups. Here’s what I like for our losers of the evening… Rustam Khabilov vs…

June 8th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in action last night with 11 bouts for UFC Fight Night 42, which took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico and featured former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson in the main event against top Dagestani grappler Rustam Khabilov. Both men showed up in the main event, as Henderson was quickly…

June 7th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Something new we at MMAOddsBreaker.com decided to do for 2014 is to keep a running tally of our fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. It all began with UFC Fight Night 34 at the beginning of the year and it continues with UFC Fight Night 42 tonight (June 7, 2014). After…

June 5th, 2014
James Lynch

The UFC back again this Saturday for UFC Fight Night 42. Brad is on vacation, so in keeping with Canadian content, James Lynch (@LynchOnSports) and Adam Martin (@MMAdamMartin) the co-hosts from  The Parting Shot Podcast join the show. Listen as Lance, Jay, James and Adam break down fights, give out their picks and bets for Saturdays…

June 3rd, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 42 Date: June 7, 2014 Arena: Tingley Coliseum City: Albuquerque, NM Lightweight bout: Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez (+155) vs Ross “The Deal Deal” Pearson (-175) Fight Breakdown: Saturday night marks the return of “The Nightmare” as Diego Sanchez drops “The Dream” nickname and goes back to the nickname he started his career…

January 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

Michael Johnson has been trying to get a fight booked with seemingly every name fighter in the UFC lightweight division, and now, after an injury to a divisional rival, he’s been given the chance to step up on short notice. The UFC today announced that Ross Pearson is injured and now Johnson will replace him…

October 26th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 30 took place today in Manchester, England, and while the undercard provided a decent amount of action, the card ended with a main event that definitely delivered and all-in-all it was a pretty solid free TV event. Overall from a betting perspective, eight favorites came through for the win while three dogs cashed…

October 25th, 2013
Staff

Professional MMA handicapper Luca Fury gives you his betting advice and insight on the Melvin Guillard vs. Ross Pearson lightweight match-up at UFC Fight Night 30. To gain access to Luca’s Premium picks and the full MMA Oddscast with MMA Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, click here.  

October 25th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

The Octagon makes its way back across the Atlantic for what will be a rare Saturday matinee event to North American audiences. UFC Fight Night 30 features a decidedly British cast, as nine of the 12 bouts will feature a UK fighter. In fact, the main event of Mark Munoz taking on Lyoto Machida in…

October 25th, 2013
Adam Martin.

There’s always value hidden in the prop line for UFC events, and UFC Fight Night 30 isn’t immune to it. Here’s five prop bets to consider betting on for tomorrow’s event in Manchester, England. Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz doesn’t go to decision (-150) Lyoto Machida makes his middleweight debut against Mark Munoz in the…

October 18th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

After an eight-month absence the UFC will return to England the night before Halloween, although not with the card that was originally planned. Joe Silva and Sean Shelby had heavily stacked this event with as many Englishmen as possible, but the injury bug has bitten the hometown fighters particularly hard. Michael Bisping, Tom Watson and…

August 6th, 2013
Adam Martin.

It was today confirmed by UFC Tonight that a lightweight matchup between explosive strikers Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson has been added as the co-main event to the UFC’s upcoming card in Manchester, England, which takes place this October and which is headlined by Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz. The fight between Guillard and Pearson…

July 10th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Does the UFC not realize what they have in Brazilian Muay Thai expert Edson “Junior” Barboza? The 27-year-old has been fighting in the UFC since 2010 and has compiled an excellent 6-1 record since then, while fighting some very tough outs in the UFC’s deep lightweight division. But, for some reason, he’s only fought on…

April 7th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FUEL TV 9 was yet another up-and-down night for MMA bettors, as some heavy favorites failed to win while some big-time underdogs cashed for those brave enough to lay money down on them. In total, 11 betting favorites came through, while only two underdogs won. Here’s a betting recap for the event based on…

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