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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Rose Namajunas picked up her second straight main event victory this past Saturday at UFC Denver, earning a dominant unanimous decision over Tracy Cortez. What's next on the road to a hopeful flyweight title shot for the former strawweight champion — and is in a shot at 125-pound gold immediately? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee discuss what's next for Namajunas following her victory over Cortez. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Muslim Salikov following his co-main event split decision win over Santiago Ponzinibbio, Jean Silva after his thrilling stoppage victory over Drew Dober in the featured contest, Gabriel Bonfim after winning on the scorecards against Ange Loosa, along with fellow main card winner Julian Erosa, and more.
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UFC Denver Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Namaju...
Rose Namajunas capped off Saturday's UFC Denver event with a one-sided victory over Tracy Cortez to earn her second straight win at 125 pounds. Following the win, Namajunas expressed her interest in fighting for the flyweight title, or a women's BMF title, but are any of those realistically possible for the former strawweight champion? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Eric Jackman react to the UFC's latest Fight Night card, Namajunas' performance, and discuss what could be next for her. Additionally, the discuss the chaotic fight between Jean Silva and Drew Dober, Silva's breakout potential with three stoppage wins to start the year, the controversy surrounding the Cody Brundage vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan fight, Montel Jackson's 18 second knockout victory, Charles Johnson's late finish of Joshua Van, and more.
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UFC Denver Preview Show | What's At Stake For R...
Former UFC champion Rose Namajunas has a new opponent for Saturday's UFC Denver headliner as it shifts from Maycee Barber to Tracy Cortez. Are the stakes the same for "Thug Rose" in a hometown fight, and if Cortez can pull off the upset, where would that put her at 125-pounds? Ahead of this weekend's UFC Fight Night event, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee preview the card, the headliner between Namajunas and Cortez, and discuss the chances of the winner sneaking into a title fight. Additionally, the panel will talk other standout fights, the excitement surrounding Drew Dober vs. Jean Silva fight at 155-pounds, and more.
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HOAM | Reaction To Dustin Poirier & Michael Cha...
Dustin Poirier has had himself quite the week on Twitter with impeccable timing, while Michael Chandler has been opportunistic as well — although, it apparently hasn't gone over as well as his past opponent. The fans have seemed to turn on Chandler as of late, but why is that? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the ongoing Poirier and Chandler beef, Chandler getting a lot of negativity amongst the MMA community, but not truly understanding why that is. Additionally, listener topics include Jon Jones' future, Ciryl Gane vs. Alexander Volkov 2 being targeted for UFC 308 in October, Paddy Pimblett revealing his UFC 304 matchup is the final fight on his contract, Sean O'Malley winning the ESPY for Best UFC Fighter and the social media world being up in arms about it, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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2024 Half-Year Awards: Debating the Best Fighte...
Join MMA Fighting as we look back at the biggest highs in the sport at the halfway mark of 2024.
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No Bets Barred: Does Rose Namajunas Still Have ...
After a rare week off, the UFC returns this Saturday with UFC Denver, headlined by a women's flyweight fight between former strawweight champion Rose Namajunas, and short notice replacement Tracy Cortez.
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BTL | Diaz vs. Masvidal REACTION, Namajunas vs....
Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal wrote the second chapter of their combat sports rivalry this past Saturday night in the boxing ring. This time, Diaz got the victory over Masvidal in a very fun 10-rounder. How do you grade the fight between one-time UFC competitors, and what is next for both guys? On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the MMA Fighting panel reacts to the Diaz vs. Masvidal fight, if a third meeting should be next, and how likely Diaz and Masvidal's next fights will be in the UFC. Additionally, topics include this Saturday's UFC Denver event, the headliner between former champ Rose Namajunas and Tracy Cortez and the stakes for both women, other must-see bouts on the card, Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic continuing to defend their potential fight, Darren Till's boxing debut, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and Alexander K. Lee.
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HOAM | What's Next For Nate Diaz After Boxing W...
Nate Diaz got the job done this past Saturday night in Anaheim, Calif., earning a majority decision win over Jorge Masvidal in a rematch from their UFC 244 main event in November 2019. With Diaz evening the series at one win apiece, what is next for the Stockton superstar, and could his next fight be in the UFC? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Diaz's win over Masvidal, the scorecards, talks the results of a rewatch, and the chances of Diaz's callout of Leon Edwards becoming reality. Additionally, listener questions include UFC Denver, the main event between Rose Namajunas and Tracy Cortez, how Cortez fits in the women's flyweight divisional pantheon and if she can get to a title fight. the UFC Paris bout between Benoit Saint Denis and Renato Moicano, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Reveals the Wors...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, UFC legend Matt Brown details the worst injuries he suffered during his career, plus we talk about the latest with Stipe Miocic vs. Jon Jones and if that is still the fight to make in the heavyweight division plus much more.
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Diaz vs. Masvidal Post-Fight Show: That Was Act...
Wouldn't ya know it ... Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal was actually pretty damn fun!
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Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal Preview Show | Wil...
This Saturday, Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will run it back nearly four years removed from their UFC bout — but this time, they'll do it in the boxing ring. While there certainly seemed to, at least, have some intrigue for the bout, the fight week — from the open workouts, to the final press conference — has been underwhelming. Will the fight itself deliver the goods? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and José Youngs preview Saturday's DIaz vs. Masvidal fight, discuss the matchup, the tough fight week the card has had, the interest levels in the community, and what is at stake for both fighters. Additionally, they'll discuss the matchup between former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and Diaz teammate Chris Avila, other bouts that may stand out, take viewer questions, and more.
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HOAM | Reaction To Michael Chandler Teasing Isl...
Michael Chandler recently said he was offered a lightweight title shot against champion Islam Makhachev, but still left the door open for Conor McGregor to face him in September. With Arman Tsarukyan in prime position to get his crack at lightweight gold, Chandler getting the shot over him coming off of a stoppage loss and a near two-year layoff would certainly merit some loud reactions from the MMA community. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses Chandler's championship fight offer tease, where it would rank among the most egregious title shots given, and what the reaction would be if the UFC moves forward. Additionally, listener questions include Alex Pereira's all-time UFC ranking following his UFC 303 knockout win, Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal this Saturday, who Dustin Poirier should face if he has one more UFC fight, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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Dan Ige Reveals Details Behind Shortest-Notice ...
Dan Ige reveals how his fight against Diego Lopes came together on just a few hours' notice at UFC 303, how he felt about the fight and what he expects next
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BTL | Alex Pereira Delivers Another Highlight A...
Alex Pereira’s rise in the UFC may be an unprecedented one for the promotion in their 26th year, and he added to his legend with a brutal second-round knockout of Jiri Prochazka in the main event of UFC 303. After his second title defense of the year, should Pereira remain at 205, or make the move up to heavyweight? On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel recaps Pereira’s big win, if a fight with Jon Jones for the heavyweight title should be on the table, or if Pereira remains at 205 to fight Magomed Ankalaev. Additionally, topics include the short notice co-main event between Diego Lopes and Dan Ige, other highlights from the card, Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz 2 in the boxing ring this Saturday, Michael Chandler saying he was offered a title fight against Islam Makhachev, and more, Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and Eric Jackman.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Calls For Pereir...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Matt Brown and Damon Martin react to everything that happened at UFC 303, Alex Pereira’s prospects at heavyweight and a possible showdown with Jon Jones plus Michael Chandler teasing a potential title shot against Islam Makhachev
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On To the Next One | What's Next For Alex Perei...
Alex Pereira appears to have many options in front of him, and the path he ends up choosing could be a fascinating one. After brutally knocking out Jiri Prochazka in the main event of UFC 303 and putting his light heavyweight rival behind him for good, does "Poatan" remain as a 205-pounder, or does he go for a third title? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee discuss what's next for Pereira following another sensational performance in an event saving appearance. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Prochazka after falling to 0-2 vs. Pereira, Diego Lopes after his gutsy win over super short notice opponent Dan Ige in the co-main event, Roman Dolidze after shutting down Anthony Smith, Macy Chiasson following her doctor's stoppage TKO win over Mayra Bueno Silva, Ian Machado Garry after defeating Michael Page, and more.
69 min
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UFC 303 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Alex Pere...
Alex Pereira's meteoric rise continued on Saturday night as he viciously knocked out Jiri Prochazka in their rematch for the light heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 303. Following another highlight-reel finish, does "Poatan" remain in the light heavyweight division for another title defense, or does he move up to heavyweight for the chance to make history? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jed Meshew, and Eric Jackman react to UFC 303, Pereira's performance, the adjustments he made from the first fight with Prochazka, and if a move up for the chance to capture an unprecedented third divisional title could some sooner rather than later. Additionally, they discuss the chaos surrounding the co-main event, Dan Ige stepping in on just a few hours' notice to face Diego Lopes to replace Brian Ortega, Lopes getting another win in the process, Ian Machado Garry's stock following his decision win against Michael Page in the main card opener, and much more.
90 min
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UFC 303 Watch Party Replay w/ Mike Heck & Conne...
Relive the magic of UFC 303's live watch party with Mike Heck and Conner Burks!
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UFC 303 Preview Show: Will Alex Pereira Boop Ji...
Alex Pereira is once again saving the day, but will his magical run continue?
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HOAM | What's At Stake In Ian Machado Garry vs....
Ian Machado Garry and Michael Page will battle in the welterweight main card opener of UFC 303 on Saturday. While it's in the spot that it's in, outside of the main event, Garry vs. Page is likely the highest stakes matchup on the entire card. Where does the winner go in the 170-pound division, and how close to a title shot will he be? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses that topic, the winner of Garry vs. Page being arguably one win away from a championship fight, and how the bout could play out. Additionally, listener topics include Jamahal Hill's latest video about Demetrious Johnson and Alex Pereira, how Conor McGregor could fit into the remaining 2024 schedule, Alexandre Pantoja's next fight, PFL's struggles to get momentum, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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BTL | Alex Pereira vs. Jiri Prochazka 2, UFC 30...
Even though Conor McGregor's return has been delayed, UFC 303 has moved on quite nicely without him, and this Saturday, Alex Pereira and Jiri Prochazka will run it back for the UFC light heavyweight championship in a fight that continues to build in anticipation. Have MMA fans put the McGregor vs. Michael Chandler chaos behind them ahead of Saturday's pay-per-view event? On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel previews UFC 303, the main event between Pereira and Prochazka, the build to the fight, and what Pereira may be risking. Additionally, they'll discuss the co-main event between Diego Lopes and Brian Ortega, other great fights on the card, Arman Tsarukyan getting a nine-month suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission, and much more. Host Mike Heck will be joined by MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew to answer those questions, and more from the viewers.
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No Bets Barred: Will Jiri Prochazka Get Short N...
The UFC is back on Pay-Per-View with UFC 303. Originally set to be headlined by the return of Conor McGregor, instead Alex Pereira and Jiri Prochazka stepped in to save the day for a title rematch, and the No Bets Barred boys break it all down.
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HOAM | Is Jon Jones In Play For Alex Pereira Wi...
Alex Pereira came through big for the UFC once again heading into Saturday's UFC 303 pay-per-view event. With the star power, the accolades, having a potential golden ticket with the UFC — along with the promotion owing him a couple of favors — if Pereira beats Jiri Prochazka for a second time on Satuday, could a fight with heavyweight champ Jon Jones be on the table? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the rarified air Pereira is in right now with the UFC, his options with a win on Saturday, and even being in a great position if he loses to Prochazka. Additionally, listener questions include Kelvin Gastelum's latest weight snafu ahead of UFC Saudi Arabia, Conor McGregor's fighting future, Brian Ortega teasing a lightweight move ahead of his UFC 303 bout with Diego Lopes, Paige VanZant going to Power Slap, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Explains Why Con...
On the latest edition of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Matt Brown and Damon Martin discuss the fallout from Conor McGregor’s revelation that a broken toe kept him out of UFC 303 plus we give our picks and predictions for the new card on Saturday including Alex Pereira vs. Jiri Prochazka 2.
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On To the Next One | What's Next For Robert Whi...
Robert Whittaker closed the show at UFC Saudi Arabia with a quick, and brutal knockout of Ikram Aliskerov, and sent a message to the top of the middleweight division in the process. While "The Reaper" hinted at wanting to be the backup fighter for the Dricus du Plessis vs. Israel Adesnaya title fight at UFC 305, would that be enough to get him the winner, or will he need another fight? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee discuss what could be next for Whittaker following his second consecutive victory. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Alexander Volkov after his dominant decision win over Sergei Pavlovich in the co-main event, Shara Magomedov following his third-round knockout of Antonio Trocoli, Volkan Oezdemir after his nasty knockout of Johnny Walker, and more.
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