MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Legacy Fighting Alliance 1 bantamweight Steven Peterson as he prepares for his upcoming main event tomorrow night (Friday, January 13th, 2016) against Leandro Higo at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas.

Leandro’s a tough opponent. He’s 16-2, he’s the RFA champ. I see me coming out with my hand raised definitely but it could go a few different ways. I’ve got a good gameplan and I’m gonna stick to it. Break him down, I feel like he folds at certain moments and I’m gonna capitalize on those and it could go real quick or I might have to take him into deep water. In the later rounds, that’s where I thrive and guys can’t keep up with my pace and my pressure.

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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 we’re professionals. It is what it s. Court was always inspiring for me, everything he had to overcome. There’s no doubt in anybody’s mind that this man’s will and perseverance is super high. On top of that, he’s got cardio for days. That’s a big part of his strengths, he trains in high altitudes, so that’s only going to work in his favor as well. He’s going to be coming with a lot, and I’ve strived my entire career to be absolutely offensive and aggressive no matter where the fight takes place. And be confident and be comfortable in my skill set and the abilities to finish the fight no matter what range we happen to be in.”

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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 right here. I’m happy that Sean (Shelby) gave me this matchup, I asked for it when I knew Phoenix was coming. I said, ‘hey, Nina would be a good matchup.’ She likes to stand and bang. She likes her stand-up game, she hasn’t won yet either like me. I’ve just got to go out there and be me and just fight my fight. I like to push the pace, I like to be in the pocket. My cardio’s on another level, and wherever the fight goes, I’m ready. I’ve just got to go in there and fight.”

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MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 103 welterweight Court McGee as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout this next Sunday night (January 15, 2016) against Ben Saunders at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

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MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 207 welterweight Tim Means as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout this Friday night (December 30, 2016) against Alex Oliveira at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The talented veteran is expecting a scrap especially on the inside

“I think all of [Alex Oliveira’s] strengths play to my strengths. He likes to get inside and grab that body lock. He has a really long reach but he doesn’t use it that much. He’s either way outside with his kicks or he gets inside trying to grab a body lock. He keeps very, very low hands, and I’m expecting him to want to wrestle. He’ll throw some kicks, some teeps, but I expect him to want to get inside. But if you get inside on me, I have elbows and I’m very comfortable with him from his previous fights.”

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MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with top MMA manager Brian Butler, who’s client Max Holloway won the interim UFC featherweight title in the main event of UFC 206 last weekend.

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MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje as he prepares for title fight on New Year’s Eve (Saturday, December 31, 2016) against Luiz Firmino at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The WSOF lightweight champ talks about training during the holidays and his new opponent:

“If [Firmino] gets on top of you, the man is boring. He’s content to lie on top of you and not hit you or hit you with rabbit punches, so that right there alone frustrates me, just having him in my sport. Those kind of fighters really irk me. He’s never been knocked out, I’m looking forward to knocking him out. His last fight he lost and then stormed out of the cage like a little baby, so I would like to retire this man from the sport – that is my goal.”

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MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC on Fox 22 strawweight Michelle Waterson as she prepares for her upcoming main event tomorrow night (Saturday, December 17, 2016) against Paige VanZant at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.

The former Invicta FC atomweight champion has been training and competing for much longer than her upcoming opponent and she’s hoping that will be the difference come fight time:

“[Paige VanZant] got a lot of praise for her grit and her toughness when she fought Rose [Namajunas] and that’s a great thing to have as a fighter. That’s also something that can hurt you as you continue on with your career because grit and toughness can only take you so far until you meet someone who has the same amount of grit and toughness plus skill.”

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MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC on FOX 22 lightweight Scott Holtzman as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout this Saturday (December 17, 2016) against Josh Emmett at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.

The Tennessee native discusses his unbeaten opponent and what he knew about Emmett when he got the call from the UFC:

“I knew him, I know everybody really. I watch all the fights, especially in the division. I knew he was a prospect, and Team Alpha Male, and all that. He’s newer to the UFC, so I think maybe that’s why it’s an odd fight. But I was ok with it. I’m kind of to the point where I’d like to start moving up too, so it would have been nice to get a guy with more experience. It will be a good test, it’s a similar style matchup. Definitely two prospects meeting.”

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MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC on FOX 22 bantamweight Brad Pickett as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout this Saturday (December 17, 2016) against Urijah Faber at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.

The Brit reflects on losing to Iuri Alcantara in his last fight in England and what the expectations are for fighting Faber on his home turf in the last bout of his career:

“I just need to put that (loss to Alcantara) behind me and get on with my life. Stylistically, I like the fight with Urijah Faber. It’s a much better matchup for me. And also, I have no pressure. In my last one, I’m fighting in my hometown, all the pressure’s on me. No one really knew Iuri Alcantara. With Urijah, everyone knows Urijah. All the focus is on Urijah, he’s in his hometown, he’s retiring. It’s all about him, him, him. Now I can just come around the back, and nobody’s really paying any attention to me, and I can get in there and get the job done.”

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