HOAM | What's Next For Alex Pereira While Jamah...
Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill for the UFC light heavyweight title will be a super intriguing matchup, but it's doubtful that Pereira will sit on the sidelines for that long while Hill recovers from his achilles injury. If the UFC chooses to keep Pereira active, will he get his third fight with Israel Adesanya, or will there be a new challenger for the title? On an all-new Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck attempts to answer that question, talks options for Pereira, and why the UFC probably won't wait for Hill before booking the UFC's newest two-division champion. Additionally, listener questions include Bellator 301 possibly being the final promotional event, Scott Coker's run as the promotional face of the organization, Benoit Saint-Denis' future in the UFC's lightweight division, the UFC Vegas 82 main event between Brendan Allen and Paul Craig, Allen's ceiling at 185, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
No Bets Barred: Finding Value On A Lackluster U...
The No Bets Barred boys are back this week with a full breakdown of UFC Vegas 82 and plenty of Bellator 301 discussion.
Trial Of The Century! Tom Aspinall vs. Jon Jone...
With UFC 295 in the rear-view, Mike Heck and Jed Meshew (plus a special guest) join Shaun Al-Shatti and Alexander K. Lee for the most important trial in MMA history.
Trocação Franca | O milagre de Alex Poatan (com...
Alex Poatan fez história ao nocautear Jiri Prochazka e adicionar mais um cinturão do UFC ao seu legado, e o Trocação Franca repercute o feito na companhia de Glover Teixeira, seu fiel escudeiro, e o jornalista Renato Rebelo, do Sexto Round. O podcast traz ainda entrevistas com Amanda Ribas, Luana Pinheiro, Patricky Pitbull e Killys Mota, que lutam neste fim de semana no UFC e Bellator.
HOAM | Will We Ever Get Jon Jones vs. Tom Aspin...
While the idea of a Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic had little buzz ahead of their scheduled matchup at UFC 295 before Jones was forced to withdraw due to injury, whatever buzz was there seems to be fully gone after Tom Aspinall's 69 second destruction of Sergei Pavlovich to win the interim heavyweight title on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. The MMA world now wants to see Jones vs. Aspinall, but will we ever get it? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Aspinall's performance, talks the likelihood of a Jones vs. Aspinall fight ever happening, and what Aspinall could likely do next. Additionally, listener questions include Alex Pereira's historic win at UFC 295 in the main event, his callout of Israel Adesanya, where Jamahal Hill fits in the light heavyweight title picture for the UFC, Leon Edwards aiming towards a middleweight title shot if he defeats Colby Covington at UFC 296, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
Fighter vs. Writer: UFC 295 Reaction, Early Sto...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Matt Brown and Damon Martin react to the fallout from UFC 295, Mackenzie Dern’s ceiling and if the referee made a mistake stopping Alex Pereira vs. Jiri Prochazka when he did.
On To the Next One | What's Next For New Champs...
A new light heavyweight champion and interim heavyweight champion were crowned at the UFC's return to Madison Square Garden in New York City. Alex Pereira capped off the wild night with a second-round knockout of Jiri Prochazka to capture the light heavyweight championship. What's next for Pereira and Prochazka following the UFC 295 main event? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee attempt to answer those questions on a brand new live edition of On To the Next One. Additionally, future matchups will be discussed for new interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall after his stoppage victory, along with his opponent Sergei Pavlovich, Jessica Andrade after her finish of Mackenzie Dern, Benoit Saint-Denis following his vicious knockout of Matt Frevola, fellow main card finisher Diego Lopes, and more following Saturday's pay-per-view event.
UFC 295 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Alex Pere...
UFC 295 will go down as one of the wildest UFC events of 2023 with a main card full of finishes — including championship victories for Alex Pereira and Tom Aspinall in the final two bouts, although the main event seemed to have ended with a bit of controversy. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti, and Jed Meshew react to Pereira's historic light heavyweight championship knockout victory over Jiri Prochazka in the main event, whether or not referee Marc Goddard made the correct call in stopping the fight, Pereira's callout of Israel Adesanya, and where Prochazka goes from here. Additionally, they discuss Aspinall's quick knockout win over Sergei Pavlovich to win the interim heavyweight title in the co-main event, who Aspinall could face next, Jessica Andrade, Benoit Saint-Denis, and Diego Lopes' main card finishes, and much more following a chaotic trip to Madison Square Garden.
UFC 295 Watch Party Replay w/ Mike Heck & Conne...
Relive the magic of UFC 295's live watch party with Mike Heck, Conner Burks, plus a few special guests!
UFC 295 Preview Show | Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex ...
The UFC returns to Madison Square Garden on Saturday with for UFC 295, which features an expected wild main event for the vacant light heavyweight title between the returning former champ Jiri Prochazka and prior middleweight champion Alex Pereira, along with an interim heavyweight championship bout between surging contenders Sergei Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti, and Alexander K. Lee preview Saturday's pay-per-view event, the main event between Prochazka and Pereira, what a win would mean for both men, and how interesting the seemingly cursed division could get moving into 2024 depending on who leaves MSG with the gold. Additionally, they'll discuss the co-main event title fight, the short notice nature of it, if either Pavlovich or Aspinall could entice Jon Jones to stick around for a unification bout down the line, the rest of the lineup, and much more.
HOAM | Where Does UFC 295 Lineup Rank Among Pro...
UFC 295 will take place at Madison Square Garden, a historic arena that has featured some of the biggest moments in combat sports, and memorable UFC events. While Saturday’s card is incredibly interesting for the hardcore MMA fan, the vibes for an MSG fight week don’t seem to be there compared to others. Where does UFC 295 rank on paper compared to the promotion’s other six events? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck discusses that topic and goes through the prior lineups for the UFC’s annual trip to The World’s Most Famous Arena. Additionally, topics include the UFC 297 lineup, possible underdog value from a betting perspective, the upcoming Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria title fight slated for UFC 298, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
BTL | Prochazka vs. Pereira, Pavlovich vs. Aspi...
The UFC returns to Madison Square Garden this Saturday for UFC 295 with two world title fights — Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira for the vacant light heavyweight title, and Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tom Aspinall for the interim heavyweight title. With Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic no longer happening, how do these title fights, and the event as a whole, hold up on paper? On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel will discuss the Prochazka vs. Pereira main event, what could be next for the winner, and if Pereira wins, what does that mean for his combat sports legacy as a two-division champ in just his 11th pro fight, along with being a two-division Glory champ? Additionally, they'll discuss Pavlovich vs. Aspinall, where the heavyweight division goes, if one of the participants could interest Jones enough to stick around after an eventual fight with Miocic, Dana White announcing Sean Strickland vs. Dricus Du Plessis, Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria, and Sean O'Malley vs. Marlon Vera 2 to headline the first three pay-per-views of 2024, Jailton Almeida's win over Derrick Lewis, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and The Sporting News' Andreas Hale.
HOAM | Tony Ferguson Working With David Goggins...
Even with the loss of Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic, the UFC 295 title fights are incredibly fascinating with the returning Jiri Prochazka taking on former middleweight champ Alex Pereira, and Sergei Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall battling for the interim heavyweight title — both fights nearly pick 'ems from a betting perspective. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the top-two bouts ahead of this Saturday's UFC 295 event at Madison Square Garden, the intriguing and almost unpredictable nature of them, and Pereira's chance to become a first ballot UFC hall-of-famer in just his 11th pro MMA fight should he capture a second divisional title. Additionally, listener topics include the UFC 297 main event between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis, Tony Ferguson working with David Goggins ahead of his UFC 296 bout with Paddy Pimblett, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
Daniel Cormier Previews UFC 295, Francis Nganno...
UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier sits down with MMA Fighting senior reporter Damon Martin to preview UFC 295 as well as discuss Francis Ngannou’s options following his fight with Tyson Fury as well as the UFC broadcast team, which now includes Laura Sanko.
No Bets Barred: Who Will Hear 'And New' At UFC ...
The No Bets Barred boys are back this week with a full breakdown of UFC 295 and the promotion's return to Madison Square Garden with two vacant title fights.
HOAM | Reaction To Taila Santos Exiting UFC, St...
Less than 18 months after taking Valentina Shevchenko to the limit in her only opportunity at UFC gold, Taila Santos is no longer on the UFC roster. While the news seems to be surprising to the MMA community, is Santos exiting the promotion actually a good thing for the 30-year-old fighter? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to the news of Santos' release, and makes the case that Santos continuing her career elsewhere may be the best thing for her at this time. Additionally, listener questions include Dana White's three title fights he announced on Monday, including the UFC 297 main event between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis for the middleweight title, if Sean O'Malley has the most to gain of all the six championship competitors from a star-power perspective, Islam Makhachev getting ranked No. 1 on the UFC's pound-for-pound list, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
Jamahal Hill Updates Return Timeline, Previews ...
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill discusses his return from injury after suffering a torn Achilles while also previewing the upcoming title fight between Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira.
Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Makes UFC 295 Pi...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, we look ahead at the main and co-main events for UFC 295 and react to Dana White’s announcements about three new title fights booked for UFC 297, UFC 298 and UFC 299
Trocação Franca | Alex Poatan fala do cinturão ...
O UFC finalmente voltou a São Paulo — e sete dias depois já tem Alex Poatan disputando cinturão em Nova York. O Trocação Franca repercute o que rolou na Terra da Garoa na companhia do jornalista Laerte Viana, e traz entrevistas exclusivas com alguns destaques do UFC 295: Alex Poatan, Jessica Bate Estaca, Diego Lopes e Tabatha Ricci.
Emergency Reaction: Dana White Announces Three ...
The first quarter of 2024 already has four UFC title fights on the books with Dana White making a blockbuster announcement on Monday afternoon. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti, and Steven Marrocco react to the UFC CEO announcing that Sean Strickland vs. Dricus Du Plessis for the middleweight title will headline UFC 297 on Jan. 20 in Toronto, Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria for the featherweight championship will serve as the UFC 298 main event in February, and Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera 2 will take place at UFC 299 in March for the 135-pound title. Both UFC 298 and UFC 299 do not have a date, location, or venue announced at this time. Additionally, the panel ranks the three new title fights in order of intrigue and interest, what the announcement could mean for UFC 300, and more.
Jon Anik Talks UFC 295, Reacts To Jon Jones' Wi...
UFC play-by-play voice Jon Anik joins MMA Fighting's Mike Heck to preview Saturday's UFC 295 card, talks Jon Jones' withdrawal, Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tom Aspinall for the interim heavyweight title, Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira getting promoted to the main event, Francis Ngannou's future after his fight with Tyson Fury, Islam Makhachev and Khamzat Chimaev's wins at UFC 294, and more.
Stephen Thompson: UFC Has 'Settled Everything' ...
UFC welterweight Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson joins MMA Fighting's Mike Heck to preview his UFC 296 matchup with Shavkat Rakhmonov, talks he and the UFC working out an agreement financially following his UFC 291 fight cancellation with Michel Pereira, Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington, Kamaru Usman's performance against Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294, and much more.
On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Jailton Almeida controlled and dominated Derrick Lewis for nearly the entire UFC Sao Paulo main event, and as impressive as a feat as that is, the performance still left people with questions about his ceiling in the heavyweight division. Where does Almeida go from here in order to answer those questions? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee attempt to predict who Almeida could face next following his unanimous decision win over Lewis in Saturday's headliner. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Nicolas Dalby after his gritty comeback stoppage win over Gabriel Bonfim in the co-main event, Rodrigo Nascimento following his second victory against Don'Tale Mayes, Caio Barralho after improving to 5-0 in the UFC with his win over Abus Magomedov, along with Rookie of the Year contender Elves Brener, and more.
UFC São Paulo Reaction | How Do You Grade Jailt...
Jailton Almeida dominated Derrick Lewis over 25 minutes in the main event of Saturday's UFC Sao Paulo card, yet, a lot of people seem to have left the event with far more questions than answers, and found Almeida's performance as somewhat of a letdown. What grade does Almeida deserve for his second straight main event win? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and Eric "New York Ric" Jackman react to Almeida's sweep of the scorecards against Lewis, if the surging heavyweight gained anything with the win, if the community actually learned more about Lewis in the loss than Almeida in the win, and where Almeida goes next. Additionally, they discuss Nicolas Dalby's gritty comeback stoppage win against Gabriel Bonfim as the biggest underdog on the main card, Elves Brener's sensational knockout, Angela Hill continuing to pick up victories and her importance to the UFC roster, and more.
Dustin Poirier Details Getting Call For Islam M...
Dustin Poirier joins MMA Fighting's Mike Heck to discuss getting the call to possibly step in to face Islam Makhachev on short notice at UFC 294, finding out Alexander Volkanovski got the title shot, how the UFC 294 main event played out, when he hopes to return, UFC 300 being enticing, Francis Ngannou's performance against Tyson Fury, attending this year's Mr. Olympia event, partnering up with Celcius, their new Essentials line, and more.