MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 57 lightweight Bobby Green as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Edson Barboza this Saturday (November 22, 2014) at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

The talented former Strikeforce fighter is currently riding an eight-fight winning streak and he plans on extending it to nine after he deals with what he feels is the one-dimensional Barboza:

“Edson has one tool. He can kick. He can kick very well. Besides that, I’m gonna shut that kicking game down and he doesn’t have anything else in the bag. Edson’s gonna have to worry more about what I’m gonna do because I can strike, I can kick, I can punch, I can wrestle. So where am I gonna take the fight? Edson’s gonna have a lot of questions but I have no questions. I’m more focused on what I’m gonna do than what he’s gonna do.” 

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 57 lightweight Isaac Vallie-Flagg as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Matt Wiman this Saturday (November 22, 2014) at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

The long-time UFC and Strikeforce veteran knows he has a tough test on his hands in Matt Wiman, and he’ll have his work cut out for him if he wants to pull out a victory:

“Matt is another one of those guys who’s very tough, very durable. He’s not like Gomi. I knew in the last fight what Gomi was going to do, but I just couldn’t beat him unfortunately. Matt is very unpredictable. He’s very well-rounded and he’s good enough in all those areas to take the fight wherever he wants to so that makes him really dangerous and very hard to gameplan. With that being said, he also does some stuff that’s very easy to gameplan. His biggest weakness, it’s hard to say… It’s hard to pick out a weakness with him. I started preparing early in this fight because of that.” 

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 57 flyweight Brad Pickett as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Chico Camus this Saturday (November 22, 2014) at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

The talented UFC and WEC veteran loves to be in the most exciting fight of the card and that wasn’t the case in his last fight against Ian McCall, which was something that really frustrated him:

“In a way, people now are more worried about winning rather than being involved in good fights. It’s a winning business and I understand. Me, I like to be involved in good fights and after that fight with Ian McCall, I felt like I’d been involved in three rounds of shadow boxing. That’s what it was. I wasn’t hitting him and I didn’t get hit really. To me, it was like a no contest because I didn’t get involved in a fight. I’m hoping for this fight I can do some things I’ve been working on and make it a fight I want to be involved in.” 

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 57 middleweight Luke Barnatt as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout against Roger Narvaez this Saturday (November 22, 2014) at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

The talented veteran of The Ultimate Fighter season 17 doesn’t expect too difficult of a test against Narvaez due to what he feels is a significantly better overall MMA skill-set:

“They don’t realize the power and strength I have in my frame until they’re in the Octagon with me. People have been trying to take me down my whole career so I’m very, very used to that. I feel Roger [Narvaez] will be desperate on the feet. He’s gonna throw bombs and come at me desperate to get it to the ground. He’s a black belt on the ground so that’s where he’s strongest. His wrestling game isn’t that great. I’ve been training with Phil Davis and some of the great wrestlers at Alliance so I’m not worried about him much. To be honest, I’m not worried about him whatsoever. I feel I’m better everywhere in the MMA game. If we stuck gis on and we rolled, yeah, I’m not as good at jiu-jitsu, but when I can elbow and sweep and use the MMA game, I don’t think he stands a chance on the ground either. I’m looking to perform and I’m looking for a knockout.” 

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 57 flyweight Joseph Benavidez as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Dustin Ortiz this Saturday (November 22, 2014) at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

The former two-time UFC title challenger doesn’t feel he’s going to be losing too much now that Ludwig has moved on to his own gym, but instead is adding on to his own skills he’s learned:

“For me it’s good, I’m just adding on. I didn’t lose all the stuff that I worked with Duane [Ludwig]. The two months after my fight, we just worked freely every day. He’s actually still cornering me at the fight in Austin and I continue to work the stuff we learned. The last two months of my camp I didn’t have him but I continued to work his stuff and I just added on everything else. Martin Kampmann came in as everyone knows so I continued to add my knowledge so that’s only going to help you. I’m not replacing Duane’s stuff with Martin’s stuff. I’m adding on to it.”

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 131 featherweight Mike Richman as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Nam Phan tonight (November 15, 2014) at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.

The talented striker knows Phan is durable but that won’t stop him from trying to connect as much as possible with his powerful hands in this contest:

“I think if you really look at Nam Phan and how he is, he’s kinda brings that same fight every fight. Be a really plodding, heavy on his feet jiu-jitsu guy. He might shoot for single legs here or there against me, but I plan for the same Nam Phan. He’s the type who rarely ever switches up his style. He does his boxing thing and if it goes to the ground, he works on teh ground. Stylistically, that makes for a super-exciting fight for the both of us. We both like to stand in the pocket and throw punches. If I don’t know him out, my fists are going to be sore at the end of the fight.”

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 131 middleweight Joe Schilling as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Melvin Manhoef tonight (November 15, 2014) at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.

The talented kickboxer is attempting his second stint in mixed martial arts, and he feels Melvin Manhoef is the perfect opponent for him due to their styles:

“Melvin Manhoef is the type of opponent that’s perfect for me in MMA and the type of guy I wanted to fight. It was kind of a fight that I wanted to happen in ‘Last Man Standing.’ He’s a big name and a guy I respect. That was a fight that was intriguing to me then and having it in MMA was great. Obviously if they’d offered me a Division I All-American wrestler, I would have been more hesitant to accept the fight, but me and Melvin is a super exciting fight. Styles make fights and this is a great one on a big show so it’s really good.”

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with World Series of Fighting 15 strawweight Jessica Aguilar as he prepares for her upcoming title defense against Kalindra Faria tonight (Nov. 15, 2015) at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida.

The current number one ranked women’s strawweight plans on staying on top for as long as possible and expects to go out as a champion once she finally calls it a career:

“I’m just staying positive and trusting that WSOF will keep [find me credible challengers]. I will continue fighting the best people, the best competition out there and I want to stay busy. I’m 32 years old and I’m the champion and I want to continue being the champion and I want to stay busy and I want to fight the best. I want to continue proving who’s the best… Right now, I don’t want to stop. I want to keep going another 3-4 years. I’m gonna go out a champion. I’m not gonna go out losing.” 

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 131 light heavyweight King Mo Lawal as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Joe Vedepo tonight (November 15, 2014) at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.

The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion is still holding a grudge against Rampage Jackson, who scored a controversial decision over him at the Bellator pay-per-view earlier this year, but he doesn’t believe he’ll ever get the chance to avenge the loss:

“[Rampage Jackson] ain’t coming back. Man, that dude isn’t coming back. He oughta stick to eating donuts. He isn’t coming back. It’s like this. I think he liked the idea of coming back, but personally, mentally, he’s ain’t into it. He comes back, takes an ass-whooping by somebody and he doesn’t want to fight.” 

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 the former Bellator lightweight champ:

“We wouldn’t be friends. I personally think there are some things about his character that aren’t genuine. I think he’s trying to promote himself as this ‘I never do anything wrong. I never say anything wrong. Everybody should like me’ guy and he doesn’t like me because I don’t go out of my way to watch what I say to everybody or watch how I carry myself and do this to make sure everybody likes me. I think we kind of bumped heads there also.”