Two-time Lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard is on a mission to get a crack at the title against someone not named Frankie Edgar. He’s been out of action for nearly a year, but can vie for the Lightweight title once again should he best TJ Grant this Saturday at UFC 160.
MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg recently spoke with Maynard about his upcoming fight and what he’s done to stay sharp during his long layoff. Check it out here:
One of the most impressive career resurgences in 2012 was that of the now 37 year-old Mike Pyle. After recording just two (T)KO victories in the first 13 years of his MMA career, Pyle stopped all three of his opponents in 2012 with strikes inside the first round.
Those performances have earned him a date with hard-nosed Welterweight Rick Story, who is yet to be stopped with strikes in his MMA career. Will Pyle be able to continue his incredible run? He sat down with MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg recently to share his thoughts on the matter:
Coming off of his first career setback in his UFC debut back in February 2012, Max Holloway has reeled off three straight victories in the increasingly crowded UFC Featherweight division. He looks to extend that streak and move himself further up the rankings this weekend as he takes on Dennis Bermudez at UFC 160.
MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg recently had the opportunity to speak with Holloway about his upcoming bout. Check out what the young Hawaiian had to say:
Back in January 2010, George Roop made an ill-fated cut down to the Bantamweight division where he was defeated by the man who is now the top contender at 135, Eddie Wineland. After moving back up to Featherweight for three years, Roop decided to make the cut once again at UFC 158 this March and found much more success. Coming off of his win over Reuben Duran, he now steps in to face one of the most talented (and injury-plagued) fighters in the division, Brian Bowles.
MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg recently had the opportunity to sit down with Roop to discuss his upcoming fight. Listen in:
From April 1st to May 3rd, Chris Camozzi has had to train for three different opponents for his upcoming bout at UFC on FX 8. First he was slotted in as a replacement to take on Cesar Ferreira, but a week after that bout was announced, Ferreira pulled out with an injury. In stepped Rafael Natal to take him on, but because of an injury to co-main eventer Costa Philippou, Camozzi was moved into his slot against Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza.
MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg had the opportunity to chat with Camozzi about his latest upcoming fight, as well as his recent four-fight winning streak. Listen in:
After hitting a wall trying to advance in the Lightweight division, Nik Lentz has dropped down to Featherweight and has gone 2-0. He looks to extend that mark this Saturday as he takes on Brazilian prospect Hacran Diaz at UFC on FX 8. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg recently spoke with Lentz about his upcoming fight. Check out what ‘The Carny’ had to say below:
Smealinho Rama was set to fight for the vacant MFC Heavyweight Title before the bout was unfortunately cancelled in the week leading up to the bout. Prior to that cancellation, MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg had the opportunity to speak with the 6-0 Rama about his scheduled opponent Chris Barnett. Let’s hope Rama can get back in action as soon as possible to fight for the title. Take a look at the interview here:
Kurt Southern has emerged as one of the best fighters coming out of Canada’s Prairies, and gets another chance to establish himself in the MFC Lightweight division as he has a rematch against Mukai Maromo coming up at MFC 37 on May 10th. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg recently spoke with Southern about his upcoming fight and a strange occurrence his last fight. Listen in here:
At MFC 37 on May 10th, Jason Zentgraf has the opportunity to extend his 7-1 MMA record. A grappling specialist who has won all of his bouts by submission, Zentgraf is facing another skilled grappler in Luke Harris, who also has all of his victories by submission. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg recently spoke with Zentgraf prior to this bout, take a look here:
Cage Warriors is going to help MMA fans fill the gap that the UFC will be leaving over the next few weeks, as the UK-based organization holds cards on consecutive weekends. This Saturday at Cage Warriors 54, British prospect Danny “Hot Chocolate” Roberts takes on veteran Diego Gonzalez in a Welterweight bout.
See what Roberts had to say about the upcoming fight here: