UFC Fight Night 103

January 22nd, 2017
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 103 and Titan FC 43 taking place the past two weekends, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMAOddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) has 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 this update. To access the…

January 21st, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Phoenix, AZ for the third time in promotional history with UFC FIght Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn. The night had its ups and downs, and with the action now in our rear-view, we will take a look at the prop betting breakdown for the fight card. The betting…

January 21st, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Phoenix, AZ for the third time in promotional history with UFC FIght Night 103: Rodriguez vs Penn. The night had it’s ups and downs, and after the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to two fighters for ‘Performance of the Night’ and two fighters for ‘Fight of the…

January 19th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Phoenix, AZ for the third time in promotional history with UFC FIght Night 103: Rodriguez vs Penn. The night had it’s ups and downs, and with the action now in our rear-view, let’s take a look at some potential match-ups featuring a few of the unsuccessful competitors from…

January 18th, 2017
Jay Primetown

With UFC Fight Night 103 behind us, there were many noteworthy performances which saw fighters’ stock rise. Jay Primetown takes a look at the key performers and what’s next for them. Nina Ansaroff Overview: The UFC strawweight has made significant improvements since she made her UFC debut in November 2014. She was known as an…

January 17th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Phoenix, AZ for the third time in promotional history last Sunday (January 15, 2017) with UFC FIght Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn. The night had it’s ups and downs, and with the action now in our rear-view, let’s take a look at some potential match-ups featuring a few of…

January 17th, 2017
Gabe Killian

At UFC 197 last April, Yair Rodriguez took on Andre Fili in what was the stiffest test of his professional mixed martial arts career, and he won that bout by second-round knockout, scoring one of the best knockouts of the year. The victory earned him a main event slot in his next outing, although rather…

January 17th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix, Arizona. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsBreaker.com. Cyril Asker vs. Dmitri Smoliakov Asker: Once he was able to secure the takedown, he dominated this fight….

January 16th, 2017
Jay Primetown

ToutMaster 2017 (presented by MMAOddsBreaker.com and TheMMA-Analysis Podcast) kicked off with UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the third year of the ToutMaster competition with Kyle Marley the winner in 2015 and Wes Reynolds the 2016 winner. ToutMaster continues to grow with 189 entries in 2017 (up from 117 entries in 2016.)…

January 16th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Phoenix, AZ for the third time in promotional history last Sunday (January 15, 2017) with UFC FIght Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn. The night had its ups and downs, and with the action now in our rear-view, let’s take a look at which of the evening’s competitors we may…

January 16th, 2017
Gabe Killian

Five Props is a column featured on MMAOddsBreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here are five UFC Fight Night 103 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. 1) Augusto Mendes by Decision (+401) Mendes returned from…

January 16th, 2017
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 103 video highlights: Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn UFC Fight Night 103 video highlights: Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held UFC Fight Night 103 video highlights: Ben Saunders vs. Court McGee UFC Fight Night 103 video highlights: Sergio Pettis vs. John Moraga Award winning strength and conditioning coach Ben Velasquez discusses his work in…

January 15th, 2017
Brian Hemminger

The first UFC event of the year is in the books, and it was an entertaining one, as half of the fights ended via stoppage and that included a submission never before seen inside the Octagon. Although one fight was yanked from the card about a week in advance, there were still 12 total bouts on…

January 15th, 2017
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC Fight Night 103 draws close, so it’s only fair that you get a one-stop shop for all the articles we’ve posted for the event, which goes down today (Sunday, January 15, 2017) in Phoenix, Arizona, and features an featherweight main event between the legend BJ Penn and rising…

January 15th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs Penn Date: January 15, 2017 Arena: Talking Stick Resort Arena City: Phoenix AZ The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Phoenix, AZ for the second time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs Penn. The 12-fight card is set to kick off with preliminary action…

January 15th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look at a heavyweight clash between Walt Harris and Chase Sherman at UFC Fight Night 103.   Walt Harris (Record: 8-5, -135 Favorite, Fighter Grade: D) A former college basketball…

January 15th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs Penn Date: January 15, 2017 Arena: Talking Stick Resort Arena City: Phoenix AZ The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Phoenix, AZ for the second time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs Penn. The 12-fight card is set to kick off with preliminary action…

January 15th, 2017
Brian Hemminger

New Year, new contest! MMAOddsBreaker.com has returned for 2017 and just like last year, we’re keeping a running tally of our staff’s fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. Everyone has a clean slate with the new year, and we’ve returned one new staff member to the our special picks chart this time…

January 14th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look at the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 103 as long time UFC veteran Joe Lauzon takes on former Bellator stalwart Marcin Held.   Marcin Held (Record: 22-5, -110…

January 14th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs Penn Date: January 15, 2017 Arena: Talking Stick Resort Arena City: Phoenix AZ The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Phoenix, AZ for the second time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs Penn. The 12-fight card is set to kick off with preliminary action…

January 14th, 2017
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 103: “Rodriguez vs Penn” takes place today (Saturday, January 14, 2017) from inside Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. The first fighter is scheduled to hit the scale at 7:00 pm ET, although due to the new weigh-in procedures, the official weights will be available beginning at noon EST. The…

January 13th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at lightweight Devin Powell as he makes his UFC debut against fellow debutant Drakker Klose at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix, Arizona. Devin Powell Hometown: South Berwick, Maine Age: 28 Height: 6’0” Reach: 74”…

January 12th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn Date: January 15, 2017 Arena: Talking Stick Resort Arena City: Phoenix, AZ The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Phoenix, AZ for the second time in promotional history this Sunday (January 15, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn. The 12-fight card is set to…

January 12th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn Date: January 15, 2017 Arena: Talking Stick Resort Arena City: Phoenix, AZ The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Phoenix, AZ for the second time in promotional history this Sunday (January 15, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn. The 12-fight card is set to…

January 11th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look at the opening fight of the main card, as John Moraga and Sergio Pettis square off in a Top 15 flyweight clash at UFC Fight Night 103. John Moraga…

January 11th, 2017
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 103’s Ben Saunders as he prepares for his welterweight matchup this Sunday (January 15, 2016) against Court McGee at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. The Florida native talks about his return to the UFC and respect for opponent McGee: “We consider each other family, but…

January 11th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn Date: January 15, 2017 Arena: Talking Stick Resort Arena City: Phoenix, AZ The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Phoenix, AZ for the second time in promotional history this Sunday (January 15, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn. The 12-fight card is set to…

January 10th, 2017
James Lynch

Jimmie Rivera talks about why he’s not fighting replacement Marlon Vera this Sunday (January 15, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 103 during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Jimmie also talks about having footage of him getting the better of TJ Dillashaw in sparring, a possible matchup with Dominick Cruz and why he’s…

January 10th, 2017
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 103’s Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger as she prepares for her strawweight matchup this Sunday (January 15, 2016) against Nina Ansaroff at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. The former Tuff-N-Uff and RFA strawweight champ talks about her training and fighting close to home: “I’m just excited that it’s…

January 10th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn Date: January 15, 2017 Arena: Talking Stick Resort Arena City: Phoenix, AZ The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Phoenix, AZ for the second time in promotional history this Sunday (January 15, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn. The 12-fight card is set to…

January 10th, 2017
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes. Our UFC Fight Night 103 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card. The podcast is available for free to everyone early on in…

January 9th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn Date: January 15, 2017 Arena: Talking Stick Resort Arena City: Phoenix AZ The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Phoenix, AZ for the second time in promotional history this Sunday (January 15, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn. The 12-fight card is set to…

January 9th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look at the main event of Fight Night 103 as Yair Rodriguez welcomes back the legendary BJ Penn to the UFC. BJ Penn (Record: 16-10-2, +385 Underdog, Power Ranking: C-)…

January 9th, 2017
James Lynch

Fighters predict the featherweight matchup between BJ Penn and Yair Rodriguez this Saturday (January 15, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix, Arizona. Click below to see who picked who….. Jimmie Rivera – UFC bantamweight – 00:00:09 Andrew Sanchez – UFC middleweight – 00:00:31 Louis Smolka – UFC flyweight – 00:00:40 Tony Martin – UFC…

January 9th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn Date: January 15, 2017 Arena: Talking Stick Resort Arena City: Phoenix AZ The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Phoenix, AZ for the second time in promotional history this Sunday (January 15, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn. The 12-fight card is set to…

January 8th, 2017
James Lynch

Tony Martin (10-3) discusses his upcoming fight against Alex White (11-2) at UFC Fight Night 103 on Jan. 15th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Tony also talks about withdrawing from UFC on FOX 20, how having neck surgery has made him a better fighter and his training camp for this…

January 8th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look at an intriguing preliminary bout between Americans Tony Martin and Alex White at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix, Arizona.   Tony Martin (Record: 10-3, -290 Favorite, Fighter Grade:…

January 6th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The UFC will be kicking off 2017 with… BJ Penn? That’s right. More than 15 years after “The Prodigy” debuted in the Octagon, he’ll be making his 12th appearance in a UFC main event. Now 38, the former lightweight, then welterweight (then heavyweight), then lightweight again, will make his second career appearance at featherweight. His…

January 4th, 2017
James Lynch

Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (6-3) discusses her upcoming fight against Nina Ansaroff (6-5) at UFC Fight Night 103 on Jan. 15th. during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Jocelyn also talks about her plans for the holiday season, the airline fiasco she had with Air Canada, getting a chance to train with the Korean Zombie…

January 3rd, 2017
James Lynch

Jimmie Rivera (20-1) discusses his upcoming fight against Bryan Caraway (21-7) at UFC Fight Night 103 on Jan. 15th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Jimmie also talks about his huge win over Urijah Faber in his last fight, his training camp for this matchup and his favorite Christmas movie.

December 31st, 2016
Brian Hemminger

With 2016 about to be in our rear view, it’s time to look forward to the next UFC events in 2017, and things kick off with UFC Fight Night 103 in two weeks (January 14, 2017) in Phoenix, Arizona. The  event is headlined by a featherweight battle between surging prospect Yair Rodriguez and UFC Hall of…

November 30th, 2016
James Lynch

Bryan Caraway vs. Jimmie Rivera in the works for UFC Fight Night 103  Our very own Gabe Killian broke the news Tuesday that bantamweights Bryan Caraway and Jimmie Rivera are set to clash in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix. Caraway (21-7) heads into the matchup off back-to-back wins against Eddie Wineland…

November 29th, 2016
Gabe Killian

Multiple sources have confirmed that top-ranked bantamweight contenders Jimmie Rivera (20-1) and Bryan Caraway (21-7) will clash in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn. The event will be held at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix on January 15th, 2017. “El Terror” owns a very impressive 19-fight winning streak heading into…

November 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

Yair Rodriguez vs. BJ Penn headlines UFC Fight Night Phoenix on January 15th  UFC officials announced Monday that Hall-of-Famer BJ Penn will battle Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Fight Night Phoenix on January 15th. Penn (16-10-2) hasn’t fought since losing his third straight fight to Frankie Edgar in July 2014. The 37-year-old…

October 24th, 2016
Gabe Killian

We have nearly completed 2016, and the UFC’s calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked matchups… Fight: Gegard Mousasi vs. Uriah Hall II Card: UFC Fight Night 99 Where: Belfast, Northern Ireland When: November 19, 2016 Thoughts: The original headliner for UFC Fight Night 99 was Gunnar Nelson vs….