will brooks

April 5th, 2017
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 210 lightweight Will Brooks as he prepares for his main card bout this Saturday (April 8, 2017) against Charles Oliveira at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. “The opponent is always just the opponent. But in regards to me, and my attitude, and my approach to training and…

March 28th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads back to Buffalo, NY for the second time in promotional history and first time in nearly 22 years with UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson II. The stacked 13-fight card is set to kick off with four preliminary fights on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15 p.m. ET, with preliminary action…

February 24th, 2017
Gabe Killian

We are now nearly three months into 2017, and the UFC’s calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked matchups for March and April… Fight: Rani Yahya vs. Joe Soto Card: UFC Fight Night 106 Where: Fortaleza, Brazil When: March 11, 2017 Thoughts: I love this matchup, as it pits…

September 30th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 96 lightweight Will Brooks as he prepares for his upcoming co-main event this Saturday night (October 1, 2016) against Alex Oliveira at the in Portland, Oregon. Brooks discussed a wide variety of subjects including: Where he finds his motivation Eddie Alvarez fighting Conor McGregor instead of the…

September 28th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs Dodson Date: October 1, 2016 Arena: Moda Center City: Portland, OR The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be heading to Portland, OR for the second time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs Dodson. The 12-fight card is set to kick off with preliminary action on…

August 2nd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

At long last, Nick Diaz is a free man, so he received quite a bit of attention yesterday, the first day that his suspension is over. Diaz was popped for marijuana following his fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on January 31, 2015 and has not competed since. It was the third time Diaz…

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…

November 5th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 145 lightweight Will Brooks as he prepares for his upcoming main card title fight this Friday night (November 7, 2015) against Marcin Held at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The current Bellator champion has expressed his discontent with how he’s been promoted since gaining gold, and he plans on testing the…

November 4th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This Friday, one of the better Bellator cards in recent memory will take place at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The organization’s two best divisions will be featured with a title fight and potential number one contenders bout each, and then Bobby Lashley and James Thompson will break up the monotony of good…

October 18th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 145 lightweight Will Brooks as he prepares for his upcoming co-main event title defense next month (November 6, 2015) against Marcin Held at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The talented champion has quickly become one of the best lightweights in the world under the Bellator banner, but…

September 23rd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Former Bellator champion Michael Chandler looked much the part of his former self when he rebounded from three consecutive losses to batter Derek Campos back in June. He has a golden opportunity to build off that momentum moving forward, as his next bout will be featured on Bellator 145 against David Rickels. The booking is…

April 8th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 136 lightweight Will Brooks about his upcoming main event title bout this Friday night (April 10, 2015) against Dave Jansen at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California. The current champion was surprised to hear his upcoming opponent expects to knock him out, and he had a very entertaining…

April 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of Bellator 136 is a give-round title fight between Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks and challenger Dave Jansen. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Brooks is a -600 favorite (bet $600 to win $100) while Jansen is a +400 underdog (bet $100 to win $400). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

April 8th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This Friday will be another packed one for MMA fans, with Bellator, WSOF, and RFA all putting on shows the help get your weekend started. Bellator’s event is the biggest of the three, as Spike TV will play host to a lightweight title bout, a potential #1 contender’s fight, and GLORY start Joe Schilling makes…

April 6th, 2015
James Lynch

Bellator MMA returns Friday night with arguably their most stacked event this year, as Bellator 136 emanates from the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California. With UFC Fight Night: Krakov offering a lackluster event, this is one of the rare weekends where Bellator could dominate the MMA headlines. Along with the lightweight championship being on…

November 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets 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’s five crazy Bellator 131 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Tito Ortiz wins by decision (+150) In the main event of Bellator 131,…

November 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Bellator 131 took place tonight in San Diego, California, and the event overall was actually one of the promotion’s best offerings of the year as it featured a number of exciting fights and vicious finishes, including an upset knockout in the co-main event. Overall from a betting perspective, three favorites and two underdogs won based…

November 14th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 131 lightweight Will Brooks as he prepares for his upcoming co-main event title bout against Michael Chandler Saturday night (November 15, 2014) at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. The talented interim Bellator champion has faced Chandler once before and he feels there’s something ‘off’ about…

November 12th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Saturday will see the three biggest North American MMA promotions going head-to-head-to-head, as the UFC, Bellator, and WSOF all have cards running. From the standpoints of relevance, entertaining matchmaking, and morbid curiosity, Bellator may actually have the most intriguing card of the three. The only problem is that the company can’t seem to get out…

May 19th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 53 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome The MMA Report’s Jason Floyd (@Jason_Floyd) to recap Bellator’s first pay-per view from Mississippi, as he was there covering the event this past weekend. The Big Three 1) Rampage beats King Mo by controversial decision in the main event of Bellator 120. How…

May 19th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Surprises and Disappointments is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event and certain Bellator events, highlighting three fighters who had surprising performances and three fighters who disappointed. Here are the three surprises and the three disappointments from Bellator 120. Surprises Will Brooks — The co-main event of Bellator 120 saw a massive upset take place as…

May 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event and certain Bellator events that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy Bellator 120 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Rampage Jackson wins by decision (+169) In the main…

May 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Bellator 120 took place tonight at Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, and Bellator’s first-ever PPV proved to be a weird, yet overall entertaining way to spend a Saturday night. Overall, four favorites won while five underdogs came through. Here’s a betting recap for Bellator 120 based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Bellator 120 Favorites…

May 16th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 120 lightweights Will Brooks and Michael Chandler as they prepare for their main card bouts this Saturday night (May 17, 2014) at the Landers Center in South Haven, Mississippi. Editor’s note: Both of these interviews took place before the recent shake-up to the Bellator PPV. Brooks was initially…

May 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of Bellator 120 is a three-round light heavyweight tournament final between former UFC light heavyweight champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and former Strikeforce lightweight champ Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Jackson as a -255 favorite (bet $255 to win $100) while Lawal is a +215…

May 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card matchups at Bellator 120 is a three-round light heavyweight bout between Bellator middleweight champion Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko, who is moving up in weight for the fight, and former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito “The People’s Champion” Ortiz. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Shlemenko as a -460…

May 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of Bellator 120 is a five-round title fight for the interim Bellator lightweight championship between former titleholder Michael Chandler and tournament winner Will “Ill” Brooks. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Chandler as a -900 favorite (bet $900 to win $100) while Brooks is a +500 underdog (bet $100…

May 16th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Hello everyone and welcome to yet another MMA podcast hosted on MMAOddsBreaker.com. This time around, the site is bringing in The Verbal Submission, a podcast that’s been around for over three and a half years and is hosted by yours truly. What can you expect from this show? Get to know new fighters – We…

May 12th, 2014
Adam Martin.

This weekend’s Bellator pay-per-view event is still on, but not without some last-minute changes to the card. During a media conference call this past Saturday night, Bellator announced that lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has a concussion and is out of the main event of Bellator 120, which takes place this coming in Saturday in Mississippi….

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
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. Lightweight tournament finals: Alexander “Tiger” Sarnavskiy (-200) vs “Ill” Will Brooks (+170) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event for Bellator 109 on Spike TV will be the Bellator lightweight finals, and the winner will advance for a shot at the 155 title….

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 25th, 2013
Jason Nawara

Bellator rolls on as we take a trip down south to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the semifinals of the season nine lightweight tournament will continue with a few feature fights to help round out the card before the inaugural Bellator PPV. In the main event, we have season eight tournament finalist Saad Awad (15-5) taking…

October 25th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Bellator 105 Date: October 25, 2013 Arena: Santa Ana Star Center City: Rio Ranch, New Mexico Lightweight bout: Saad Awad (+145) vs “Ill” Will Brooks (-165) Fight Breakdown: The main event for Bellator 105 will be a rematch between Saad Awad and Will Brooks in a lightweight tournament semifinal bout. Awad entered the first bout…

October 23rd, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 105 lightweight Will brooks as he prepares for his season nine lightweight tournament semifinal bout this Friday night (Oct. 25, 2013) against Saad Awad at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, Mexico. The talented wrestler out of American Top Team is bracing for a rematch from earlier…

October 22nd, 2013
Brad Taschuk

This weekend, the last of Bellator’s season nine tournament finalists will be determined, as the lightweight semifinals will move two fighters a step closer to a shot at the belt currently held by Michael Chandler. The two matches have a fair amount of intrigue, as Saad Awad looks to replicate his success in last season’s…

September 26th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Bellator 101 Date: September 27, 2013 Arena: Moda Center at Rose Quarter City: Portland, OR Lightweight bout: Will Brooks (-300) vs John Alessio (+250) Fight Breakdown: The opening round of Bellator’s lightweight tournament will see Bellator prospect Will Brooks take on the veteran John Alessio. Brooks is currently the favorite in this bout at -300…

September 26th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator lightweight Will Brooks as he gets prepared for his upcoming (Sept. 27, 2013) Bellator 101 lightweight tournament bout against veteran John Alessio at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon.  “Ill” Will seems to have learned a lesson from earlier this year when he was upset by Saad Awad…

July 31st, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 97 took place tonight and the event featured a number of exciting matches, many of which were available to bet on. Overall, eight favorites won while only one underdog cashed. Here’s a betting recap for the card based on the closing results at 5Dimes Sportsbook: Bellator 97 Favorites That Won In the main event…