MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 179 flyweight Wilson Reis as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout against Scott Jorgensen this Saturday (October 25, 2014) at the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The talented former Bellator standout has a tough fight on his hands, but he feels he’ll be more than prepared for Scott Jorgensen’s wrestling-centric approach to fighting:

“I’ve been pretty much training my whole time with guys with [Scott Jorgensen's] style. That’s one of the main reasons I moved to Alliance. We’ve got Dominick Cruz, Danny Martinez, Michael Chandler, all former wrestlers. With those guys, they bring a lot of wrestlers from all over the United States. I spent a lot of time in my camp before for Tim Elliott, who was a wrestler as well and we pretty much kept the same camp. They’re gonna get me super ready to fight Scott’s style.”

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 129 middleweight Joe Vedepo as he prepares for his upcoming main event against Davin Clark tonight (October 17, 2014) at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The Team Alliance fighter knows his opponent trains with some good fighters, but he also works with some talented combatants and he feels he’s more than prepared:

“Davin Clark trains with some really good guys. He’s had a long time off. I’m expecting a really good fight from a very tough opponent. I’m not gonna do anything different as opposed to if I was fighting Kendall Grove again. I’m ready to fight wherever the fight goes and I have some things I’ve been wanting to improve on and I’ve been working on those. We’ll see who’s best.” 

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 129 welterweight Paul Bradley as he prepares for his upcoming main event against Josh Neer this Friday night (October 17, 2014) at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The former UFC and Strikeforce veteran has done his homework heading into this bout, and he feels the damage Neer has taken in his many wars are going to take their toll on him:

“Neer’s a tough guy, but the way he’s fought for this many years, that durability starts to go down. Let’s be honest, you can’t take shot for shot anymore. Look at Chris Leben. Look at Chuck Liddell. If you take the beatings, they’re gonna catch up… Like I said, he’s been in so many wars, the body can only take so much.” 

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 129 welterweight Josh Neer as he prepares for his upcoming main event against Paul Bradley this Friday night (October 17, 2014) at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The former UFC standout knows his opponent well and he feels that will give him an advantage as they prepare to square off this time around:

“First of all he’s from Iowa so I’ve known him forever. I wrestled him in high school and he wrestled at Iowa. We graduated the same year and I feel like I pretty much know him. I’ve trained with him before. Obviously hes’ a good wrestler so I don’t want to get in a wrestling match with him. I’m looking to keep the fight standing and if we get to the ground, I’ll be looking to submit him or get back up.” 

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with World Series of Fighting 14 heavyweight Derrick Mehmen as he prepares for his upcoming title bout against Smealinho Rama this Saturday (October 11, 2014) at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The fight will be the co-main event of the card on NBC Sports Network.

The heavyweight title challenger discussed his career with WSOF thus far, and what his prospects are at becoming more of a face for the promotion:

“You know, I hope they do [promote me more]. Obviously with every relationship there’s good and there’s bad. For all the good things they’ve done, obviously I’ve had my arguments with them. Like being buried on the undercard my last two fights after knocking out Gracie. I think they might have been able to promote me a little bit better after having KO of the year for Inside MMA. They could’ve definitely ran with that. But is anybody perfect? No. People make mistakes. So, all I gotta do as a fighter is keep coming and perform. I think everything else will take care of itself. I’m giving them no choice but to promote me, basically.”

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with World Serise of Fighting 14 featherweight Chris Horodecki as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Luis Huete this Saturday (October 11, 2014) at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The elite kickboxers understands that MMA isn’t quite as hot a commodity as it was a couple years ago, but he still believes there’s plenty of room for growth in the new sport:

“MMA is still such a young sport, especially being on primetime television like NBC for example. There’s a lot of MMA that’s happening. A lot of great shows, a lot of good fights, and the hardcore fans are gonna tune in no matter what. When you’re on primetime television like NBC and other networks, I think it will continue to grow and great new fans. Look at boxing for example. Boxing is still alive today. It may have slowed down, but it’s not dead. Boxing has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. So I don’t think it would ever stop. I think we still have 20 years of growth which is great for the athletes and great for the promotions.” 

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with World Serise of Fighting 14 welterweight Ryan Ford as he prepares for his upcoming main event bout against Jake Shields this Saturday (October 11, 2014) at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The Canadian stand-out is currently riding a solid six-fight winning streak and he knows a victory over Shields would be by far the biggest of his career. He doesn’t expect any surprises though:

“I don’t think he’s gonna be any different. Jake’s a specialist when it comes to his ground work. He likes to grind out fights and if he can take it to the ground, obviously try for submission because that’s what he’s good at. I’ve been watching a lot of tape of Jake [Shields] and I’ve been watching him as long as I’ve been fighting. He’s pretty much the same fighter as always. He does come with that awkward stand-up.” 

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with World Serise of Fighting 14 featherweight Chris Horodecki as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Luis Huete this Saturday (October 11, 2014) at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The former WEC and Bellator standout will be looking for a fresh start with a new promotion and he feels he still has plenty left to give in this sport at just 27 years old:

“After I fought [Mike] Richman in Bellator, I knew I couldn’t do this on my own. Eric O’Keefe, one of the assistant coaches here [at Tristar], I had known these guys for a long time. I started my career in Montreal. I had my first four fights in Quebec. They knew me and he saw after I fought, I’d lost and I said if I needed a place to train during the transition phase in the year after Shawn [Tompkins] passed, the door was open. I came down there with Chad Laprise and I liked the fit. It’s definitely what I need to do to keep progressing.” 

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator light heavyweight number one contender Liam McGeary following his impressive inverted triangle submission victory against Kelly Anundson last month (September 12, 2014) at the Compuware Arena in Plymouth Township, Michigan.

The final Bellator tournament winner was able to secure his title shot by scoring a rare inverted triangle choke submission and he decribed his recent victory in detail:

“That [inverted] triangle was tight. My leg went right in front of him and it was right underneath his chin and his arm was folded. His arm was trapped to finish off the triangle and I squeezed my legs together as tight as I possibly could. I think in the video you could see a bit of spit coming out of his mouth. I thought I’d have it on a bit longer, but he tapped straight away, like 2-3 seconds I think.”

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 54 welterweight Tarec Saffiedine as he prepares for his upcoming main event bout against Rory MacDonald this Saturday (October 4, 2014) at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The talented former Strikeforce champion is looking to make a huge impact in the UFC and he’ll put himself in serious title contention should he get past the toughest test of his career in MacDonald:

“I don’t look at the fact that Rory [MacDonald] beat Tyron [Woodley] but more how he fought. The way he uses distance, the way he throws kicks, punches, sets up his takedowns, uses ground and pound. I analyzed each every one of his movements and I know I can beat that guy and that’s why I asked for that fight.”