MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 135 lightweight Ryan Couture about his upcoming main card fight this Friday night (March 27, 2015) against Dakota Cochrane at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
The talented son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture expects a stern test against the former Ultimate Fighter season 15 fighter, but he feels his toughness and conditioning will be key:
“[Dakota Cochrane] comes out aggressive, he comes out hard. He’s gonna be explosive, especially early on. I may have to weather a bit of a storm but I think I can hang tough and be right there in his face pressuring back at him and we’ll find out who’s in better shape and who’s got the stronger will. I think I can outlast him and get him to fade a little bit and then I’ll start to find my openings and be able to pour out my offense more as the fight goes on.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 135 bantamweight LC Davis about his upcoming co-main event fight this Friday night (March 27, 2015) against Hideo Tokoro at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
The long-time WEC veteran knows he’ll be in the Bellator title mix with an impressive performance, and he doesn’t plan on allowing Tokoro to get comfortable with his ground game:
“It’s not a secret that my ground game off my back is probably my weakest point. I think most guys are probably going to want to take me down and put me on my back. [Hideo Tokoro]‘s pretty well-rounded but he’s a submission guy mostly, so I’m guessing he’s going to want to take the fight to the ground and try to look for submissions and stuff like that… I’m not an easy guy to take down by any means but I have been taken down before. The only fights I’ve really lost are the fights I’ve been taken down in… I plan on stuffing all those shots and beating him up.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 135 bantamweight Joe Warren about his upcoming main event title fight this Friday night (March 27, 2015) against Marcos Galvao at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
The current Bellator bantamweight champion is looking to defend his title for the first time, and he hopes to finish Galvao after winning a controversial decision in their first meeting:
“I believe I have so much offensive technique that I’m not held back yet by not understanding what’s going to happent o me in that cage. I’m open minded to my offensive technique and things are just coming out. I’m finishing people. I don’t have to think about it now, it’s reaction, and that wasn’t the case before. I’ll be finishing [Marcos Galvao's] ass in that Bellator cage real soon… Personally I want to finish this fight as fast as possible.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Titan FC COO Lex McMahon about his upcoming 33rd event this Friday night (March 20, 2015) which features four title fights at the Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama.
McMahon’s event will feature a whopping four title fights, but there’s one bout in particular he’s especially looking forward to:
“I honestly think Pat Healy, Kurt Kinser (will definitely be done before the fifth round). They’re gonna get after it. Everyone knows how Pat fights. He sticks his chin out, he goes for it, get in the middle of it and starts slinging leather. No one really knows Kurt Kinser, but they will after this fight. The kid is tough as nails and he’s a finisher.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Titan FC 33 featherweight Des Green about his upcoming main event title fight this Friday night (March 20, 2015) with Kurt Holobaugh at the Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama.
The current Titan FC champion knows he’ll have a big wrestling advantage, but he’s hoping his upcoming opponent puts up a good fight and forces him to adjust his gameplan:
“Firas [Zahabi] has really been working with me the last few weeks on my positioning about capitalizing on my wrestling. I’ve definitely been working on my finishing with ground and pound, but really, I want to stand more. Hopefully Kurt [Holobaugh] does his homework and learned how to stop some takedowns and force me to stand, but if not, I’m not going to give him an easy fight by making him stand up.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Titan FC 33 heavyweight Chase Gormley about his upcoming title fight tonight (March 20, 2015) against Jon Madsen at the Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama.
The UFC veteran is hoping to get back to the big show with an impressive win, and he’s hoping his conditioning will be a big advantage against his upcoming opponent:
“I like to stay on the outside, play it smart. I don’t like to put myself in bad situations unless I have no other choice. I think he’s a guy who can put me in bad situations so that’s something I’ve got to worry about. He’s very aggressive, good shots. He throws big haymakers. He’s a tough guy so it’s not gonna be an easy fight for me, but I think if I can drag him into the later rounds, I can drown him. He hasn’t fought very much in the last few years so I don’t know what his shape is like. This could be a five round brawl.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Titan FC 33 featherweight Kurt Holobaugh about his upcoming main event title fight this Friday night (March 20, 2015) against Des Green at the Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama.
The former Strikeforce and UFC competitor feels he’s well-prepared for what Green has to offer, and there’s a high likelihood he’ll be walking away from the event as the new champion as long as he’s able to impose his will:
“He’s probably gonna try to eat punches to get into me close and maybe just hold me against the cage. That’s where he wants to be. He wants to be as close to me as possible. Giving me space to roam around the cage won’t be good for him… I always work a lot of dirty boxing because you see a lot of fights where they’re clinching against the fence and you need to have that dirty boxing. My style vs Des Green’s style is gonna be pretty good.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Titan FC 33 lightweight Kurt Kinser about his upcoming title fight tonight (March 20, 2015) against Pat Healy at the Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama.
The talented wrestler is undefeated in eight professional fights thus far, having finished all but one opponent in his career, and he thinks he’ll be able to implement his offensive style against the veteran Healy as well:
“As far as training, I was definitely trying to put more time into getting the full five rounds. Had to get the lungs and the pacing for that 25 minutes. A lot of it is mental and strategy. You don’t want to throw everything you got and wind yourself in the first minute and have 24 minutes to go still. It’s mostly about picking my spots and using my attacks when they’re available and not force anything. I think [Pat Healy] might try to catch me coming in. I don’t think he’ll make his gameplan solely based on that. I don’t know what he’s thinking, but he’s someone who likes to move forward and use that style.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 185 strawweight Joanna Jedrzejczyk about her upcoming co-main event title bout this Saturday night (March 14, 2015) against champion Carla Esparza at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
The undefeated Polish prospect feels fully prepared for tonight’s title bout, and she has her coaches and trainers to thank for putting in the extra work:
“I think I did a good job with the media in Los Angelas, Las Vegas and here in Dallas. I’m acting normally. I’m the same person behind the camera. I’m just natural… I don’t like to watch fights of my opponents. My trainer does. I know what I should do better or what I should change. I’m talking to my trainers and we are doing this job together.”
MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 185 lightweight Sam Stout about his upcoming preliminary card bout tonight (March 14, 2014) against Ross Pearson at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
The talented UFC veteran has been there and done that in the lightweight division, and he expects a very interesting stand-up war against the former Ultimate Fighter winner:
“I’m expecting [Ross Pearson] to come out and strike. The reason for that is mainly because he’s training with the guys out in San Diego. KJ Noons and Jeremy Stephens both got wins over me standing. So I’m sure he’s working with them and he feels confident with that in mind. He’s never been known for taking guys down and looking for submissions. He likes to stand so I expect that from him and he expect that from me. We’re both gonna do that.”