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Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Breaks Down Jake...
In the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Matt Brown joins the podcast to break down all the action from Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley, why he believes Woodley has no one to blame but himself for the loss and his own personal interest in facing Jake Paul next.
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Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Post-Fight Show
With Showtime’s big summer boxing event in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti, Jose Youngs and Jed Meshew react to Sunday night’s fight card, more specifically the main event which saw Jake Paul remain undefeated when he earned a split decision win over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
47 min
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On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC V...
On the 57th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 35 event, which took place at the UFC APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Giga Chikadze, who picked up a third-round TKO stoppage win in his first promotional headliner, Edson Barboza, Daniel Rodriguez, Gerald Meerschaert, Abdul Razak Alhassan, and more.
67 min
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UFC Vegas 35 Post Show | Giga Chikadze Smashes ...
With UFC Vegas 35 in the books, MMA Fighting's Alexander K. Lee, José Youngs, and E. Casey Leydon react to the entire night of fights in Las Vegas.
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Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Preview, Picks, Pre...
With the boxing match between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley just hours away, MMA Fighting's Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee, Jed Meshew, and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Sunday's event in Cleveland, OH.
44 min
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UFC Vegas 35 Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 36 just hours away, MMA Fighting's Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee, Jed Meshew, and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday's event at the APEX, including the featherweight headliner between Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze as well as the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 29.
52 min
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Reaction: Chaos Erupts At Jake Paul vs. Tyron W...
MMA Fighting's Shaun Al-Shatti, Damon Martin, and Alexander K. Lee react to a wild Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley pre-fight press conference and the chaos that followed the event.
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Between the Links: Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley,...
Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and journalist E. Spencer Kyte to battle it out and discuss the biggest stories in MMA, and beyond. The panelists discuss Sunday’s big boxing match between Jake Paul and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who has more pressure on them and what the best result of the fight might be, if Jared Cannonier moved the needle in terms of his middleweight standing and the fighter pay conversation following his win over Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC Vegas 34 this past Saturday, the stakes in the upcoming UFC Vegas 35 featherweight headliner between Edson Barboza and Giga Chikadze, if Kevin Lee is in a must-win situation when he faces Daniel Rodriguez on Saturday, and more.
76 min
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Fighter vs. Writer: Michael Bisping Talks Jake ...
In the debut episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer podcast, UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping joins host Damon Martin to debate the upcoming fight between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley, whether or not Paul’s inclusion in combat sports is a good thing or not as well as Conor McGregor’s latest outburst on social media.
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On To the Next One: Matches to Make After UFC V...
On the 56th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee and special guest host Steven Marrocco put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 34 event at the APEX.
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UFC Vegas 34 Post-Fight Show | Jared Cannonier ...
Following UFC Vegas 34, MMA Fighting's Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down all the action from Saturday night's card including Jared Cannonier's hard fought victory over Kelvin Gastelum in the main event,
58 min
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Between the Links: Dustin Poirier vs. Nate Diaz...
Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and Damon Martin as they battle it out for a week’s worth of bragging rights. This week, the panel discusses Dustin Poirier’s appearance on The MMA Hour and what the chances could be that he will face Nate Diaz next over a title shot against Charles Oliveira, Gegard Mousasi’s successful middleweight title defense against John Salter at Bellator 264 and where he ranks at 185 pounds worldwide, Ray Cooper III’s dominant win over Rory MacDonald at PFL 7, this Saturday’s UFC Vegas 34 card in the promotion’s return from a brief hiatus—scheduled to be headlined by Jared Cannonier vs. Kelvin Gastelum—the under the radar fight of the weekend, and more.
84 min
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Unpacking The Suitcase Kid | The Unreal Story O...
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck brings you the story of "The Suitcase Kid" Eugene Aubry, an up-and-coming fighter from Philadelphia who seemed to be on his way to big things in the world of MMA before a senseless act of violence stole his dreams away.
46 min
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Jake Paul On His Boxing Hit List, Expectations ...
Jake Paul previews his upcoming fight against Tyron Woodley and reveals his boxing 'hit list'
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On To the Next One: Ask Mike & AK Anything
On the 55th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee keep their matchmaking hats in plain sight, but turn the program over to you, the listeners. Questions are answered in regards to Friday nights' Bellator 264 and PFL 7 events, Gegard Mousasi and Ray Cooper III's main event victories, top prospects and up and comers who could be fighting for major world titles in the next two years, Michael Bisping's position on fighter pay, Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith's involvement with major UFC events, along with some other fun topics in and out of the mixed martial arts landscape.
75 min
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Gable Steveson Reacts to Winning Olympic Gold M...
Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson discusses his historic win at the 2020 games where he pulled off one of the most stunning victories in his final match. Steveson will also address his future, especially after sending a message to UFC president Dana White, as well as possibly working with WWE.
21 min
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UFC's Jordan Williams Explains How He Stopped V...
UFC welterweight Jordan Williams joined MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and reacts to the viral video of him stopping a carjacker from attempting to steal his car, what he learned from it, how his yellow fanny pack has gotten a lot of attention, takeaways from his recent loss to Mickey Gall, and more.
15 min
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Between the Links: Ciryl Gane’s Performance, Ne...
Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and Alexander K. Lee as they battle each other and journalist E. Spencer Kyte in a special triple threat rules matchup on the program. This week, the panelists react to Ciryl Gane’s impressive third-round TKO stoppage win over Derrick Lewis in the main event of UFC 265 to become interim heavyweight champion and give their thoughts on the future unification bout between Gane and Francis Ngannou, discuss Jose Aldo and Vicente Luque’s outstanding performances on Saturday and what should be next for both fighters, the recently confirmed boxing match between former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz at Triller Fight Club’s Sept. 11 event, Bellator and the PFL’s events on Friday and what fight stands out above the rest on both cards, and more. Plus, special guest Ariel Helwani joins the show to judge the knockout round and crown a winner.
84 min
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Reaction: Anderson Silva vs. Tito Ortiz Boxing ...
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Damon Martin react to the news of Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz set to meet in a boxing match at Triller Fight Club's Sept. 11 event, which will be headlined by Oscar De La Hoya vs. Vitor Belfort.
11 min
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The A-Side Live Chat | The A-Side Live Chat: Fr...
For this episode, José Youngs, E. Casey Leydon, Shaun Al-Shatti, Mike Heck, Jed Meshew, Alexander K. Lee, and Guilherme Cruz react to some of the biggest stories in MMA.
62 min
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What the Heck: Episode 71 | Gegard Mousasi, Cha...
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck starts the show with an announcement before a loaded lineup of guests. Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi previews his title defense against John Salter this Friday in the main event of Bellator 264, talks his win over Douglas Lima, wanting to be more active, Chris Weidman's injury and clarifying some headlines, Tyron Woodley's chances against Jake Paul, and more. Tim Johnson reacts to getting booked against Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator's Oct. 23 event in Moscow and how the fans have responded to it. Chad Mendes discusses signing a multi-fight deal with BKFC, getting the UFC's blessing and if he's fought his final MMA fight. Anthony Taylor previews his boxing match with Tommy Fury on Showtime's pay-per-view event headlined by Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley, coming out of a dark place in his life thanks to Antonio McKee, becoming one of Paul's main sparring partners, and more. Finally, John Salter talks his preparation for his first world title fight against Gegard Mousasi this Friday at Bellator 264.
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On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC 265
On the 54th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC 265 event, which took place at the Toyota Center in Houston. Future matchups were discussed for the brand new interim heavyweight champion Cyril Gane after earning a dominant third-round TKO in the main event, Derrick Lewis, Jose Aldo, Vicente Luque, Tecia Torres, Song Yadong, and more.
77 min
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UFC 265 Post-Fight Show | Ciryl Gane Has Offici...
With UFC 265 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines coming out of Saturday’s event in Houston, including Ciryl Gane’s dominant third-round TKO win over Derrick Lewis in the main event to capture the interim heavyweight title.
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UFC 265 Preview Show | Can Derrick Lewis Pull O...
With UFC 265 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Shaun Al-Shatti, Mike Heck, and Alexander K. Lee break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday night’s fight card in Houston, including the main event for the UFC interim heavyweight title between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane.
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Between the Links: A.J. McKee's Ranking At 145,...
Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee and journalist E. Spencer Kyte to discuss the biggest stories of the past week in mixed martial arts. This week, the panel discusses A.J. McKee's quick finish of Patricio Freire at Bellator 263 and where he now sits in the argument for best featherweight on the planet, Sean Strickland's UFC Vegas 33 main event win over Uriah Hall and if his agreed upon middleweight matchup with former champion Luke Rockhold was the right fight to make, excitement levels for the interim heavyweight title fight between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane at UFC 265 and what would be the better result for the UFC moving forward, offer predictions for what will be the Fight of the Night on Saturday night's fight card in Houston, and more.
78 min
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The A-Side Live Chat | A.J. McKee’s future, MMA...
For this episode, José Youngs, Alex Savas, and Alexander K. Lee react to some of the biggest stories in MMA.
65 min
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What the Heck: Episode 70 | Mads Burnell, Taylo...
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Mads Burnell to recap his Bellator 263 win over Emmanuel Sanchez in the co-main event. BKFC's Taylor Starling talks her recent win over Cassie Robb at BKFC 19, her career journey, and feeling she's in the conversation to become the promotion's first women's champion. Alex Perez previews his Aug. 28 UFC flyweight matchup with Matt Schnell and what he took away from his loss to Devieson Figueiredo at UFC 255. Finally, Casey Kenney discusses his upcoming matchup with Song Yadong at UFC 265 this Saturday and feeling he won two rounds against Dominick Cruz at UFC 259.
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On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC V...
On the 53rd episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 33 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for the Sean Strickland following his dominant decision win over Uriah Hall in the middleweight headliner, Cheyanne Buys, Jared Gooden, Melsik Baghdasaryan, Jason Witt, and more.
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Bellator 263 & UFC Vegas 33 Post-Fight Show: A....
With a pair of entertaining events in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee break down the top storylines coming out of Bellator 263—including A.J. McKee’s star making finish of Patricio Pitbull in the featherweight grand prix finale—and UFC Vegas 33, which was capped off by Sean Strickland’s dominant decision win over Uriah Hall in the main event.
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Bellator 263 & UFC Vegas 33 Preview Show
With a busy Saturday of MMA events just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the stop storylines ahead of Bellator 263—headlined by the featherweight grand prix finale between champion Patricio Pitbull and the undefeated A.J. McKee—and UFC Vegas 33, featuring a middleweight main event between Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland.
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Between the Links: Dillashaw’s Successful Retur...
Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and journalist E. Spencer Kyte to discuss the biggest stories in the sport. This week, the panel will discuss T.J. Dillashaw’s return to action with a split decision win over Cory Sandhagen at UFC Vegas 32 this past weekend and where the former champion goes from here, Rachael Ostovich’s successful bare knuckle fighting debut in her win over Paige VanZant at BKFC 19 this past weekend, what is better for Bellator in the long run; a victory for Patricio Pitbull or A.J. McKee this Saturday in the main event of Bellator 263, if the winner of the UFC Vegas 33 main event between Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland becomes a middleweight title contender, and more.
76 min
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The A-Side Live Chat | T.J. Dillashaw’s win ove...
José Youngs, Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon to react to UFC Vegas 32, T.J. Dillashaw’s split decision over Cory Sandhagen, Maycee Barber’s controversial win over Miranda Maverick, Rachael Ostovich’s win over Paige VanZant at BFKC 19, and more. The three will also look ahead Bellator 263, featuring the featherweight title fight between Patricio Pitbull vs. A.J. McKee, and UFC Vegas 33,
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What the Heck: Episode 69 | Mickey Gall, Din Th...
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck (3:49) recaps a memorable week in Tampa covering BKFC 19, talks biggest takeaways, Rachael Ostovich's win over Paige VanZant and gives his take on the biggest star of the event. Din Thomas then joins Mike to recap the top storylines coming out of UFC Vegas 32, including TJ Dillashaw's win over Cory Sandhagen in the main event, a rough night for the judges, and more. Finally, Mickey Gall talks his successful return to the octagon after over a year away with a first-round submission over Jordan Williams at UFC Vegas 32 and what he wants next.
61 min
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On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC V...
On the 52nd episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 32 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for the former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw following his split decision win in the instant classic of a main event, Cory Sandhagen, Raulian Paiva, Darren Elkins, Maycee Barber, Adrian Yanez and more.
84 min
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UFC Vegas 32 Post-Fight Show
With UFC Vegas 32 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon react to the top storylines coming out of Saturday night’s card at the APEX, including T.J. Dillashaw's split decision decision win over Cory Sandhagen
55 min
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UFC Vegas 32 Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 32 just hours away, MMA Fighting's José Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday's event at the APEX, including the bantamweight headliner between Cory Sandhagen vs. TJ Dillashaw.
62 min
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The A-Side Live Chat | Conor McGregor’s leg, Is...
Kristen King joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to react to some of the biggest stories in MMA and boxing.
68 min
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What the Heck: Episode 68 | Michael Chiesa, Gil...
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks to Michael Chiesa to preview his upcoming fight with Vicente Luque at UFC 265, talk the latest news in MMA, and whether or not he was in the running to fight Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title at UFC 261. Adrian Yanez discusses his UFC Vegas 32 fight with Randy Costa this Saturday and how the fight was built on positivity. Big Brother and MTV's The Challenge veteran Josh Martinez talks his upcoming boxing match against Adam Pike at Big Brother US vs. Big Brother Canada on Aug. 6, wanting a boxing card made with alum from The Challenge in the future, and the heartbreaking situation in Cuba. Finally, Gilbert Burns recaps his UFC 264 win over Stephen Thompson and reacts to Dana White's criticism of the performance.
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On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC V...
On the 51st episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 31 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Islam Makhachev following his dominant fourth-round submission win over Thiago Moises, Miesha Tate—who triumphantly returned to the octagon after nearly a five-year layoff—Mateusz Gamrot, Rodolfo Vieira, Billy Quarantillo, and more.
75 min
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UFC Vegas 31 Post-Fight Show
With UFC Vegas 31 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon react to the top storylines coming out of Saturday night’s card at the APEX, including Islam Makhachev’s dominant submission win over Thiago Moises in the main event and Miesha Tate’s triumphant return to the octagon.
52 min
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UFC Vegas 31 Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 31 just hours away, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday's event at the APEX, including the lightweight headliner between Islam Makhachev and Thiago Moisés, the return of Miesha Tate, and more.
58 min
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Tyron Woodley’s Goal With Jake Paul: To ‘Provid...
Former UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley plans to embarrass Jake Paul, possibly fight an immediate rematch, and then go on a run for a world boxing title.
21 min
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Between the Links: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 After...
Between the Links returns after a storyline-heavy #UFC264 event this past weekend. Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee and journalist E. Spencer Kyte to discuss the biggest stories of the past week in mixed martial arts. This week, the panel discusses Dustin Poirier’s TKO win over Conor McGregor and the biggest takeaways from the third meeting between the rivals, McGregor’s claims that the #UFC, Dana White and the medical staff were aware of stress fractures he was dealing with, Gilbert Burns’ win over Stephen Thompson, the stoppage of the Sean O’Malley vs. Kris Moutinho fight, the press conference between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley, and the upcoming UFC Vegas 31 and Bellator 262 events.
72 min
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Luke Rockhold: Give Me Someone Exciting For Com...
Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold speaks with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck about his comeback trail, why he hasn't booked a fight yet, names that had been discussed, having a newfound respect for Kevin Holland, what happened with the reported Khamzat Chimaev fight offer, his frustrations overall with not getting an opponent to sign the dotted line, his thoughts on the UFC 264 main event between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, his partnership with VersusGame, and more.
19 min
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The A-Side Live Chat | UFC 264 fallout, Conor M...
For this episode, José Youngs, Shaun Al-Shatti, and E. Casey Leydon react to some of the biggest stories in MMA and boxing.
62 min
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Reaction: Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Press Con...
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti and Damon Martin react to Tuesday's press conference featuring Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley ahead of their boxing bout on Aug. 29 in Cleveland.
22 min
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What the Heck: Episode 67 | Josh Barnett, Kris ...
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Kris Moutinho to recap his Fight of the Night bonus earning performance against Sean O'Malley at UFC 264 on 11 days notice. Philadelphia-based pro MMA fighter Eugene Aubry shares his story about walking home from work at his gym and being shot in the neck, paralyzing him and what life has been like since. Finally, Josh Barnett reacts to Fedor Emelianenko's scheduled return to the Bellator cage on Oct. 23, talks being the guy to get that opportunity to face him, and Jake Hager staking his claim for the bout.
82 min
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On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC 264
On the 50th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC 264 event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Future matchups were discussed for Dustin Poirier following his first-round doctor's stoppage TKO win in the main event, Conor McGregor after suffering a nasty leg break which led to the end of the trilogy fight, Gilbert Burns, Tai Tuivasa, Irene Aldana, Sean O'Malley, and more,
94 min
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UFC 264 Post-Fight Show: Conor McGregor Breaks Leg
With UFC 264 in the books, MMA Fighting's Jose Youngs and boxing analyst Teddy Atlas break down the top storylines following Saturday night's event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, including Dustin Poirier's TKO win over Conor McGregor in the main event after the former two-division champion suffered leg break at the end of the opening round.
11 min
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UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 Preview Show
With UFC 264 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Shaun Al-Shatti, Mike Heck, and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s event in Las Vegas, including the third meeting between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor in the main event.
35 min
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Reaction: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 3 P...
Following a fiery UFC 264 press conference between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee give their reactions to the back and forth between the two fighters, discuss if anyone got the edge in the mental warfare, the first staredown ahead of Saturday’s trilogy fight, and more.
15 min
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Between the Links: UFC 264 Preview, Poirier vs....
Host Mike Heck is joined by reigning BTL tag champs, MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and Fernanda Prates as they defend their titles against MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee and Kristen King. This week, the panel will discuss the top storylines heading into Saturday’s #UFC264 event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, including the main event between Dustin Poirier (MMA Fighting’s No. 1 ranked lightweight) and Conor McGregor (MMA Fighting’s No. 11 ranked lightweight) and what is at stake for both men, Colby Covington’s video release of Dustin Poirier’s knockdown in a sparring session, give their thoughts on who should be at the top of the list for Fedor Emelianenko’s return to action on Oct. 23 in Moscow, and more.
81 min
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UFC 264 Timeline: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGr...
Before Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor clash for the third time at UFC 264, check out how they ended up in the octagon once again.
83 min
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What the Heck: Episode 66 | Ciryl Gane, Jake Ha...
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks to Ciryl Gane (5:15) about facing Derrick Lewis for an interim heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 265 on Aug. 7 and why he doesn't feel bad for former teammate Francis Ngannou. Bellator and AEW's Jake Hager (20:12) officially throws his name in the hat to face Fedor Emelianenko on Oct. 23 and explains why he deserves the shot over anybody else. Francis Ngannou's head coach Eric Nicksick (34:58) gives his thoughts on the UFC going with an interim title fight between Gane and Lewis at UFC 265 and what that could mean for the current heavyweight champion. Finally, Sarah Alpar (56:08) talks starting a GoFundMe as a UFC fighter, Jake Paul making a donation, and her upcoming bout on Sept. 4 against Erin Blanchfield.
83 min
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On To the Next One: 2021 Mid-Year Awards Show
On a special bonus edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee give out their mid-year awards for Male and Female Fighter of the Year, Fight of the Year, KO of the Year, Submission of the Year and Breakout Fighter, and also reveal their stories to watch for the rest of 2021.
33 min
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Between the Links: Lewis vs. Gane Interim Title...
This week on Between the Links, host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and Alexander K. Lee as they discuss the booking of Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane for their UFC 265 main event with an interim heavyweight title on the line and what that means for current champion Francis Ngannou, and even Jon Jones, the MVP from this past weekend in the combat sports world, Sean O’ Malley getting a new opponent in Kris Moutinho for his UFC 264 bout next Saturday, Jake Paul and Triller donating to UFC fighter Sarah Alpar’s GoFundMe, and more.
82 min
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The A-Side Live Chat | Francis Ngannou's future...
Sporting News Senior Editor of Combat Sports Andreas Hale joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to react to some of the biggest stories in MMA and boxing.
83 min
158
What the Heck: Episode 65 | Ariel Helwani, Tann...
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck chats with Ariel Helwani about the upcoming return of The MMA Hour beginning on Aug. 16, how it all came together, fans wanting the return of The MMA Beat, and more. Justin Jaynes discusses betting his fight purse on himself ahead of his split decision loss to Charles Rosa at UFC Vegas 30 and the aftermath of that decision. Tanner Boser recaps his second-round TKO win over Ovince Saint Preux in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 30 and talks being annoyed that the story of the fight was the controversy over the performance itself. Julia Avila talks her third-round submission win over Julija Stoliarenko this past Saturday at UFC Vegas 30 and describes the emotions that came out after the victory. Finally, ONE Championship atomweight champ Angela Lee discusses being back in the gym on the road to defending her title for the first time since becoming a mom earlier this year.
116 min
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Reaction: Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane For Inte...
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti and Jose Youngs react to the news of the UFC booking an interim heavyweight title fight between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane Aug. 7 at UFC 265 in Houston, Texas.
20 min
160
On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC V...
On the 49th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 30 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Ciryl Gane following his unanimous decision win over Alexander Volkov in the heavyweight headliner, Tanner Boser, Timur Valiev, Tim Means, Renato Moicano, and more.
84 min
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UFC Vegas 30 Post-Fight Show
With UFC Vegas 30 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and E. Casey Leydon react to the top storylines coming out of Saturday’s event at the UFC APEX, including Ciryl Gane’s dominant decision win over Alexander Volkov in the heavyweight headliner.
59 min
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UFC Vegas 30 Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 30 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s card at the APEX, including the heavyweight main event between Ciryl Gane and Alexander Volkov.
60 min
163
Between the Links: Anderson Silva’s Boxing Triu...
This week on Between the Links, we have the first ever BTL Tag Team Match as host Mike Heck oversees the chaos when Jed Meshew teams up with fellow reporter Fernanda Prates to take on the pairing of Shaun Al-Shatti and Jose Youngs. The panel discusses Anderson Silva’s successful return to the boxing ring over Julio Caesar Chavez Jr. and if it was a win for MMA, what could be next for “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung after his UFC Vegas 29 main event win over Dan Ige and if another crack at the featherweight title could happen, the chances Nate Diaz could jump the queue into a welterweight title fight with Kamaru Usman, and the most interesting event of the weekend between UFC Vegas 30, Bellator 261 and PFL 6.
82 min
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The A-Side Live Chat | Anderson Silva’s Future,...
José Youngs, Guilherme Cruz, & E. Casey Leydon react to some of the biggest stories in MMA.
73 min
165
What the Heck: Episode 64 | Ovince Saint Preux,...
On this week’s edition of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck reacts to the big news of Ariel Helwani and The MMA Hour returning beginning Aug. 16. Then, Mike chats with Shaun Al-Shatti to recap some of the top storylines coming out of this past weekend in the combat sports world. Ovince Saint Preux previews his return to heavyweight when he faces Tanner Boser in the co-main event of this Saturday's UFC Vegas 30 event. Multi-time IBJJF world champion Talita Alencar previews her upcoming MMA debut against Staci Vega at Titan FC 70 on July 2. Finally, UFC lightweight Ricky Glenn recaps his 37-second KO win over Joaquim Silva at UFC Vegas 29.
87 min
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On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC V...
On the 48th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 29 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung following his unanimous decision win over Dan Ige in the featherweight headliner, Sergey Spivak, Marlon Vera, Seung Woo Choi, Bruno Silva, Matt Brown, and more.
78 min
167
UFC Vegas 29 Post-Fight Show
With UFC Vegas 29 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines coming out of Saturday’s event at the APEX, including Chan Sung Jung’s unanimous decision win over Dan Ige in the featherweight headliner.
73 min
168
Between the Links: Israel Adesanya's Performanc...
This week on Between the Links, host Mike Heck is joined by BTL champion Phoenix Carnevale and interim champ Jed Meshew to discuss Israel Adesanya’s successful title defense against Marvin Vettori in the main event of this past Saturday’s UFC 263 event in Glendale, Ariz., Brandon Moreno submitting Deiveson Figueiredo in the third round of the co-main event to become the UFC flyweight champion and if the promotion should rebook the trilogy fight next, the stocks of Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz following their five-round battle, and the best of the rest in the world of MMA from this past week.
75 min
169
The A-Side Live Chat: UFC 263 Fallout, Israel A...
UFC 263 Fallout, Israel Adesanya, Brandon Moreno, Claressa Shields' MMA Debut, Colby Covington's Recent Comments, Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori, Aaron Pico's Bellator Title Chase, More
81 min
170
Brandon Moreno Reacts To Title Win At UFC 263, ...
New flyweight champion Brandon Moreno joins MMA Fighting's Mike Heck recaps his third-round submission win at UFC 263 over Deiveson Figueiredo to capture the title, talks feeling like he won the fight at the press conference, the moments after the tap, his interest in a trilogy fight with Figueiredo, UFC possibly returning to Mexico, and much more.
26 min
171
What the Heck: Episode 63 | Colby Covington, La...
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck chats with Colby Covington about the latest on the potential rematch with Kamaru Usman, Leon Edwards' win over Nate Diaz at UFC 263, and more. Lauren Murphy recaps her UFC 263 win over Joanne Calderwood and states her case for a title shot against Valentina Shevchenko. Terrance McKinney reflects on his 7-second KO win at UFC 263 and how a crazy night in 2015 changed his life forever. Finally, Eryk Anders discusses his decision win over Darren Stewart at UFC 263.
96 min
172
On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC 263
On the 47th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC 263 event in Glendale, Ariz. Future matchups were discussed for middleweight champion Israel Adesanya after successfully defending his title in the main event, Marvin Vettori, new flyweight champion Brandon Moreno, Deiveson Figueiredo, Leon Edwards, Nate Diaz, Belal Muhammad, Paul Craig, and more.
100 min
173
UFC 263 Post Show
UFC 263 Post Show
17 min
174
UFC 263 Preview Show
MMA Fighting’s Shaun Al-Shatti and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines ahead of UFC 263 in Glendale, which is headlined by Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori 2 for the UFC middleweight title.
24 min
175
Between the Links: Mayweather vs. Paul Fallout,...
This week on Between the Links, host Mike Heck is joined by BTL interim champ Jed Meshew and MMA journalist James Lynch to give their reaction to the exhibition boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul, discuss the biggest takeaways from UFC Vegas 28 this past Saturday and where Jairzinho Rozenstruik goes from his first-round finish of Augusto Sakai in the main event, a preview of UFC 263 and which challenger has the best chance to become a new champion in the two title fights between Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori, along with Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno, and a look at this week’s events for Bellator, the PFL and Invicta.
52 min
176
What the Heck: Episode 62 | The Korean Zombie, ...
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck chats with "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung, along with coach Eddie Cha, to preview his upcoming UFC Vegas 29 headliner with Dan Ige on June 19 and contemplating retirement after his most recent loss to Brian Ortega. Boxing announcer Ray Flores, who was part of the international broadcast team Sunday night in Miami, recaps Floyd Mayweather vs. Jake Paul and gives his reaction to Jake Paul's next booking with Tyron Woodley on Aug. 28. Chase Hooper previews his UFC 263 matchup with Steven Peterson and talks working with Stephen Thompson and Ryan Hall in preparation for Saturday's featherweight bout. Finally, Sean Woodson discusses his split decision win over Youssef Zalal at UFC Vegas 28 and why he wants to fight Josh Culibao next.
97 min
177
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul Post-Fight Show
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul Post-Fight Show
35 min
178
On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC V...
On the 46th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 28 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Jairzinho Rozenstruik following his first-round buzzer beater stoppage win over Augusto Sakai in the heavyweight headliner, Marcin Tybura, Roman Dolidze, Santiago Ponzinibbio, Gregory Rodrigues, Montana De La Rose, and more.
72 min
179
UFC Vegas 28 Post-Fight Show
With UFC Vegas 28 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon react to the top storylines following Saturday’s event at the APEX, including Jairzinho Rozenstruik’s first-round buzzer beater stoppage win over Augusto Sakai in the heavyweight headliner.
79 min
180
UFC Vegas 28, Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul P...
With UFC Vegas 28 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s event at the APEX, including the heavyweight main event between Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Augusto Sakai., as well as Sunday's boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul.
82 min
181
Between the Links: Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley,...
This week, Mike Heck hosts the BTL interim title matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and his rival and colleague Jose Youngs as they will discuss the announced boxing matchup between Jake Paul and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on Aug. 28, the stakes involved for both men (especially Woodley), the return of The Ultimate Fighter this past Tuesday night, this Saturday’s UFC Vegas 28 event headlined by a heavyweight matchup between Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Augusto Sakai, comparing Saturday’s card at the APEX to Bellator 260 next weekend, Kevin Lee’s return booked against Sean Brady at UFC 264, and more.
81 min
182
The A-Side Live Chat | Jake Paul vs. Tyron Wood...
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley, The Ultimate Fighter 29, UFC Vegas 28 Preview, Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez, UFC Heavyweight Division, More
78 min
183
What the Heck: Episode 61 | Rob Font, Sean Brad...
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Sean Brady as he reacts to his booking with Kevin Lee at UFC 264, teammate and mentor Paul Felder's retirement, and more. Jordan Leavitt previews his UFC Vegas 28 matchup with Claudio Puelles this Saturday at the APEX. Jared Vanderaa recaps his Fight of the Night bonus earning unanimous decision win over Justin Tafa at UFC Vegas 27 and reveals what he wants next. Finally, Rob Font discusses what could be next following his big win over Cody Garbrandt in the main event of UFC Vegas 27 less than two weeks ago.
83 min
184
Between the Links: Rob Font’s Big Win At UFC Ve...
This week, Mike Heck hosts the BTL interim title matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and fellow journalist Fernanda Prates as they will discuss what they learned from Rob Font’s dominant decision win in the main event of UFC Vegas 27 over Cody Garbrandt and where both fighters go from here, Carla Esparza clearly earning herself a strawweight title shot, but will she actually get it? Also, they will react to Jon Jones who has had another busy week, which includes bringing on a new “advisor,” the upcoming fight between Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez on July 17, Cris Cyborg’s successful title defense at Bellator 259, and more.
92 min
185
The A-Side Live Chat: UFC Bantamweight Title Pi...
UFC Bantamweight Title Picture, Jon Jones' Future, Edson Barboza's Featherweight Run, Carla Esparza's Win, Tatiana Suarez's Return, More
92 min
186
Dan Hardy Reveals 'Nail In the Coffin' With UFC...
Dan Hardy speaks with MMA Fighting's Steven Marrocco following his departure from the UFC, explains what the nail in the coffin was that led to his exit from the promotion, what's next, and more.
40 min
187
What the Heck: Episode 60 | Shane Burgos, Danny...
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Shane Burgos to discuss his Fight of the Night against Edson Barboza at UFC 262 and how he's doing after the bizarre ending to the bout. Hannah Guy recaps her unanimous decision win over Valerie Loureda at Bellator 259 and how things have changed since Friday night. Finally, Danny Sabatello returns to talk his decision win over Brett Johns at Bellator 259 and send a message to the rest of Bellator's 135-pound division.
64 min
188
On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC V...
On the 45th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 27 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Rob Font following his dominant unanimous decision win over Cody Garbrandt in the bantamweight main event, Carla Esparza, Jared Vanderaa, Norma Dumont, Ricardo Ramos, Jack Hermansson, and more.
78 min
189
UFC Vegas 27 Post-Fight Show
With UFC Vegas 27 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon react to the top storylines coming out of Saturday’s event at the APEX, including Rob Font’s dominant decision win over Cody Garbrandt in the bantamweight headliner.
73 min
190
UFC Vegas 27 Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 27 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Joae Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s event at the APEX, including the bantamweight main event between Rob Font and Cody Garbrandt.
62 min
191
Between the Links: Charles Oliveira’s Big Win, ...
This week on Between the Links, host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and Alex K. Lee to discuss the fallout of UFC 262 from this past Saturday, Charles Oliveira’s incredible journey to becoming a UFC champion, what could be next for Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson, what’s at stake in the UFC Vegas 27 main event between Rob Font and Cody Garbrandt, the key strawweight contenders’ bout between Carla Esparza and Xiaonan Yan, which fights to look forward to Bellator 259 and what it all means for featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, and more.
97 min
192
The A-Side Live Chat | Charles Oliveira’s UFC t...
Charles Oliveira’s UFC title win, Tony Ferguson’s Future, Edson Barboza'a KO, Kayla Harrison in the UFC, More
68 min
193
What the Heck: Episode 59 | Andrea Lee, Austin ...
This week on What the Heck, Mike Heck chats with Andrea Lee to recap her impressive second-round submission win over Antonina Shecvhenko at UFC 262 this past Saturday. Danny Sabatello talks his Bellator 259 bout this Friday against Brett Johns, signing an exclusive multi-fight deal wiht Bellator and his belief he can beat Sergio Pettis right now. Austin Vanderford previews his Bellator 259 fight with Fabian Edwards and discusses what it was like watching Paige VanZant's BKFC debut. Finally, Phil Hawes recaps his win over Kyle Daukaus at UFC Vegas 26, discusses how the fight with Deron Winn came together prior to signing on to face Daukaus, Israel Adesanya, and more.
67 min
194
On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC 262
On the 44th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC 262 event at the Toyota Center in Houston. Future matchups were discussed for the new lightweight champion Charles Oliveira following his second-round TKO win in the main event, Michael Chandler, Beneil Dariush, Rogerio Bonterin, Katlyn Chookagian, Edson Barboza, and more.
66 min
195
UFC 262 Post-Fight Show
With UFC 262 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines following Saturday night’s event in Houston, including Charles Oliveira becoming the new lightweight champion after his second-round TKO win over Michael Chandler in the thrilling main event.
66 min
196
UFC 262 Preview Show
With UFC 262 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s event at the Toyota Center in Houston, including the main event for the vacant lightweight title between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler.
20 min
197
Between the Links: Episode 51 | UFC Vegas 26 & ...
This week on Between the Links, host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting's Alexander K. Lee and fellow journalist Alex Wendling to discuss the fallout of UFC Vegas 26 and Bellator 258 from this past weekend, what stood out from Marina Rodriguez’s win over Michelle Waterson, where Sergio Pettis’ Bellator bantamweight title win over Juan Archuleta puts him in the overall 135-pound rankings, Donald Cerrone’s future following his TKO loss to Alex Morono at the APEX and who he should face next in what could be his final fight, the upcoming vacant lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 262 card in Houston, what’s at stake for Tony Ferguson when he faces Beneil Dariush, a look at the event as a whole, and more.
74 min
198
What the Heck: Episode 58 | Brandon Moreno, Cal...
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Brandon Moreno ahead of his flyweight championship rematch with Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263 on June 12. Alex Morono recaps his first-round TKO win over Donald Cerrone in the co-main event of this past Saturday's UFC Vegas 26 event. Calvin Kattar talks what he took away from his UFC Fight Island 7 loss to Max Holloway and timeline for a return to the octagon. Finally, Dustin Jacoby discusses his UFC Vegas 25 draw with Ion Cutelaba and why he was unhappy with several things in regards to the fight this past month.
96 min
199
On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC V...
On the 43rd episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 26 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Marina Rodriguez following her unanimous decision victory in the main event, Michelle Waterson, Alex Morono, Neil Magny, Gregor Gillespie, and more.
69 min
200
UFC Vegas 26 Post-Fight Show
With UFC Vegas 26 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s event at the APEX, including Marina Rodriguez’s unanimous decision win over Michelle Waterson in the main event.
59 min