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Fighter vs. Writer: Beneil Dariush ‘Frustrated’...
Beneil Dariush joins the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer to discuss his upcoming fight with Islam Makhachev, his pick for Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC 269 and much more
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Reaction | Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2 Set Fo...
Tommy Fury is out of the Dec. 18 fight with Jake Paul and former UFC champ Tyron Woodley will get his chance at redemption as he steps in on less than two weeks notice on Showtime PPV. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee react to the big news of the day.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
The timeless Jose Aldo has made a compelling case to fight for the bantamweight title once again following his big win over Rob Font in the main event of UFC Vegas 44. While a title shot in his next fight may be unlikely, a title eliminator fight with T.J. Dillashaw seems to be the next logical step in the eyes of many. What happens if Dillashaw chooses to decline that fight in hopes to get a title shot against the winner of the probable championship rematch between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan? That topic is discussed, along with what could next for Font after a tremendous effort in defeat, Rafael Fiziev, Jamahal Hill, Clay Guida, Chris Curtis, Alex Morono, and more following Saturday's event at the UFC APEX with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee.
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UFC Vegas 44 Post-Fight Show | Reaction to Jose...
Jose Aldo turned back the clock with a brilliant performance against Rob Font in the main event of UFC Vegas 44. Where do both fighters go from their battle inside the UFC APEX? That question is answered, along with discussions about Rafael Fiziev's KO over Brad Riddell, Jamahal Hill's destruction of Jimmy Crute, Chris Curtis' shocking KO over Brenden Allen, and much more with MMA Fighting’s José Youngs, Shaheen Al-Shatti, Alex K. Lee, and E. Casey Leydon.
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UFC Vegas 44 Preview Show ft. Randy Costa | Who...
Rob Font and Jose Aldo will battle it out in the bantamweight headliner of Saturday’s UFC Vegas 44 event. With the division in a jammed up place at the top, who needs a victory more, Font or Aldo? That question is discussed, along with the top storylines for the event, which includes the exciting lightweight co-main event between Rafael Fiziev and Brad Riddell, with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon, along with special guest, UFC bantamweight Randy Costa.
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BTL | Kevin Lee Released, Triad Combat's Future...
Kevin Lee's release from the UFC seemed to come out of nowhere, but was it a total shock? That topic, along with where Lee may end up will be discussed this week on Between the Links. In addition, the panel will discuss this past Saturday's Trilller Triad Combat event — which featured well-known MMA fighters such as Frank Mir, Mike Perry, and Albert Tumenov — and if there's a bright future for the concept, which main event is better between Rob Font vs. Jose Aldo at UFC Vegas 44, or Sergio Pettis vs. Kyoji Horiguchi at Bellator 272 for the promotion's bantamweight title, the low-key banger of the weekend, and more. Mike Heck moderates the first BTL Championship tourney semifinals matchup between Jed Meshew and Kristen King.
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We Got Next | Brianna Van Buren, Chris Curtis &...
Where has Brianna Van Buren been over the last year-plus? She's been getting married and becoming a mother. Van Buren, now known as Brianna Fortino, discusses (3:45) what she learned from her most recent loss to Tecia Torres, how life has changed as a wife and mother, planning to return in the first half of 2022, her reaction to moving up the rankings despite being out of action, and what matchups stick out for her return to the octagon. Kenny Cross (27:22) previews his main event bout against Jose Martinez in the main event of XFC YoungGuns 4 on Dec. 10, why he's been out for so long since his win in November 2020, what the long layoff has taught him, changing gyms to work with the likes of Joaquin Buckley and Khaos Williams, what 2022 looks like for him, and being an official free agent after this upcoming bout. Finally, Chris Curtis (48:43) talks his short notice sophomore UFC fight against Brendan Allen at UFC Vegas 44 this Saturday, when he found out about the fight, how he feels this is a tougher matchup on paper than the Phil Hawes fight, Sean Strickland's reaction to the booking, when — or if — he'll return to welterweight after this fight, and more.
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Rankings Show: The First Annual Airing Of Griev...
In their first annual Airing of Grievances, MMA Fighting's Rankings Committee takes their seats around the roundtable and demands answers for the worst calls and most puzzling decisions by their fellow rankers. "Why is this name so high on your rankings? Why is this name so low?? How you could possibly leave this fighter out?!?" Consider it our own secret Santa gift exchange — only instead of gifts, the panel is handing out some accountability.
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Trocação Franca | Gracie Contra O ‘Inimigo Invi...
A família Gracie criou a base do que hoje chamamos de MMA, mas a filha do fundador do UFC está engajada em uma batalha diferente. Rose Gracie fala da luta para abrir olhos e mentes dos lutadores de MMA ao risco da encefalopatia traumática crônica e o que precisa mudar na cultura das lutas. Rose fala do apoio (ou falta dele) do UFC à causa, por que se incomodou tanto ao assistir Belfort x Holyfield, e mais. O podcast ainda conversou com Pedro Munhoz, que comentou o duelo com Dominick Cruz e analisou José Aldo x Rob Font.
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Fighter vs. Writer | Anthony Smith On Media Bac...
Anthony Smith joins the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer as he discusses his return from injury, his concern over being the odd man out at light heavyweight and the backlash he faces at times from other fighters when asked to give his opinion on his own radio show or serving as part of the UFC broadcast team
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Colby Covington Talks Kamaru Usman, Being Open ...
Colby Covington would rather fight Kamaru Usman in a non-title fight than become a world champion against anybody else in the UFC's welterweight division. Covington discussed his UFC 268 loss to Usman, coming from humble beginnings to headlining at Madison Square Garden, not getting credit for the takedown, if he feels he'll fight Usman again, if he thinks Jorge Masvidal will be next, potentially coaching on The Ultimate Fighter, why he would be open to a fight with Khamzat Chimaev, and much more with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck.
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We Got Next | Kay Hansen Opens Up About Eating ...
Kay Hansen has had to fight in and out of the cage for the last several years of her life. The 22-year-old UFC fighter opened up about why she withdrew from her March matchup with Cheyanne Buys and her long layoff ahead of her UFC 270 matchup with Jasmine Jasudavicius in January, steps she has taken to get her physical and mental health on the right track, her hopes that telling her story will help other young girls struggling with similar circumstances, her search for answers, and more in a powerful conversation with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck.
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Trocação Franca | Cris Cyborg: Kayla Harrison C...
Rainha dos penas do Bellator, Cris Cyborg fala da vitória diante de Sinead Kavanagh e os desafios que vêm pela frente. Além da possível luta com Cat Zingano, Cyborg avaliou a carreira de Kayla Harrison e disparou: ela copia Ronda Rousey ao focar na brasileira por atenção, mas será que topa lutar? Cyborg comenta, ainda, a vida pós-UFC e possibilidade de competir no boxe, entre outros assuntos. O podcast recebe ainda Gustavo Chagas, diretor do Porta dos Fundos, que faz um ranking dos lutadores mais engraçados do MMA, o lado bom e ruim de ser fã do esporte, e muito mais.
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BTL | Next For Miesha Tate, Grading UFC Vegas 4...
Where does Miesha Tate go from her #UFCVegas43 loss to Ketlen Vieira? Was the card as a whole as underwhelming as initially perceived? Those topics will be discussed on a brand new edition of BTL. In addition, the panel will talk what we learned from both 135ers in the main event this past Saturday, if the #UFC's final November event was a product of bad timing and oversaturation, the big wins for Sean Brady, Adrian Yanez and Taila Santos and which up and comer has the best chance to capture a UFC title first, the chances we could see Ben Askren actually return to the UFC for a fight against Nate Diaz, and much more. This week, host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA journalists James Lynch and Kristen King in the final opening round matchup of the BTL Championship tournament.
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Fighter vs. Writer: James Krause No Longer ‘Act...
James Krause joins the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer as he addresses his future as a fighter after last competing in 2020, how he’s embraced his role as a full-time coach and the art of cornering his athletes to get the most out of them in every performance.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Ketlen Vieira and Sean Brady picked up the biggest wins of their careers on Saturday. While they will both take steps forward, how close are they to championship opportunities following UFC Vegas 43? This week, the On To the Next One squad answers those questions, along with where former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate goes from her first loss since making her return to competition. In addition, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee take a look at what could be next for Taila Santos — following her dominant submission win over Joanne Wood — Rani Yahya, Adrian Yanez, and more.
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UFC Vegas 43 Post-Fight Show | Worst Event Of T...
Ketlen Vieira battered Miesha Tate in a bloody bantamweight main event of UFC Vegas 43. Where do both fighters go from the battle at the APEX? That question is answered, along with discussions about Sean Brady's decision win over Michael Chiesa, Adrian Yang's Fight of the Night against Davey Grant and much more with MMA Fighting’s José Youngs, Alex K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon.
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UFC Vegas 43 Preview Show ft. Andrea Lee | Does...
Is just getting a win enough for Miesha Tate at UFC Vegas 43 to get back to a title fight, and a chance to potentially exact revenge on Amanda Nunes? The former bantamweight champion takes on Ketlen Vieira in Saturday’s main event at the APEX and looks to improve to 2-0 since her return from a long layoff from the sport. That matchup, along with the co-main event between Michael Chiesa and Sean Brady, and more are discussed with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, E. Casey Leydon, along with special guest and UFC flyweight Andrea Lee.
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BTL | Holloway vs. Rodriguez Classic, Cyborg vs...
Was the Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez fight from this past Saturday actually better than Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler's battle at UFC 268? That question will be answered this week on third opening round matchup in the Between the Links Championship tournament. In addition, the panel will discuss what the best option is for Holloway following his unanimous decision win over Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 42, what performance from Saturday's event stood out outside of the main event, Herb Dean's recent struggles continuing, where Cris Cyborg goes from another dominant title defense at Bellator 271 and what the chances are that Kayla Harrison would be the next challenger, Roman Faraldo's incredible KO, the stakes of this Saturday's UFC Vegas 43 main event between Miesha Tate and Ketlen Vieira, and more. Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and MMA content producer Alex Wendling.
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We Got Next | Adrian Yanez, Loopy Godinez, Sean...
With a win this Saturday at UFC Vegas 43, Adrian Yanez could find himself in a matchup with a top-15 opponent — potentially against a former world champion he admires. This week on We Got Next, Yanez joins MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck preview his upcoming bantamweight fight with Davey Grant, talks signing a new four-fight deal with the UFC, if he believes a matchup with Frankie Edgar could be next with a win over Grant and why it would be a bittersweet experience for him. Bellator welterweight Roman Faraldo recaps his KO of the Year nominee this past Friday — the viral flying knee he landed on Robert Turnquest at Bellator 271 — discusses getting a flying knee KO win on the same day two years in a row, what it felt like, and why he believes his flying knee was better than teammate Jorge Masvidal’s from a technical standpoint. Sean Woodson talks his first UFC finish this past Saturday over Colin Anglin at UFC Vegas 42, clarifies his post-fight comments about Max Holloway, what it was like to chat with the former featherweight champion throughout the week, and why he’d like to fight Melsik Baghdasaryan next. Finally, Lupita Godinez previews her UFC Vegas 43 fight with Loma Lookboonmee, discusses her record breaking week when she competed twice inside the octagon, what she took away from her loss to Luana Carolina and going up a weight class to do so, and fighting for the third time in 42 days this Saturday.
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Trocação Franca | Gilbert Durinho Fala De Pos...
Gilbert Durinho conversa com o Trocação Franca sobre a ascensão de Khamzat Chimaev na categoria meio-médio do UFC e por que toparia enfrentar o checheno mesmo que não faça sentido em termos de ranking. Durinho argumenta por que Usman já passou GSP como melhor da história da categoria e, entre outros assuntos, revela que o UFC ofereceu luta com o amigo Vicente Luque. O jornalista Renato Rebelo, do Sexto Round, fala sobre Holloway x Volkanovski 3 e como A.J. McKee se sairia contra eles, o possível duelo Cyborg x Harrison no Bellator, e o trio Durinho-Chimaev-Usman no UFC, e mais.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Nicco Montano ‘Heartbroken’...
Former UFC flyweight champion Nicco Montano joins the Fighter vs. The Writer this week to address her release from the promotion, the struggles she had with weight cutting and her future moving forward.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Max Holloway has a lot of options after his UFC Vegas 42 win over Yair Rodriguez, but is a third fight with Alexander Volkanovski the best, or most likely, one? This week, the On To the Next One squad answers that question, along with what’s next for Rodriguez following his terrific effort against Holloway after a 25-month layoff. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Marcos Rogerio de Lima, Felicia Spencer, Khaos Williams, Song Yadong, and more in the fallout of Saturday’s event at the APEX.
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UFC Vegas 42 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Holl...
Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez put on a classic in the featherweight main event of UFC Vegas 42. Where do both fighters go from the battle at the APEX? That question is answered, along with discussions about Herb Dean’s hesitation in the co-main event, the many finishes of the card, and much more with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon.
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UFC Vegas 42 Preview Show: Billy Quarantillo Br...
Max Holloway enters his second fight of 2021 as a massive favorite against a high-level featherweight. Holloway will face the returning Yair Rodriguez in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Vegas 42 event, which takes place at the APEX. Fellow 145er Billy Quarantillo, fresh off his entertaining battle with Shane Burgos at UFC 268 this past Saturday, breaks down the matchup, what he expects from Holloway, how he would guide Rodriguez heading into the fight, and more with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon.
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Justin Gaethje Questions If Dustin Poirier Woul...
Justin Gaethje discusses his epic win over Michael Chandler at UFC 268, his plans to compete for the lightweight title next and explains why he's not sold that Dustin Poirier would actually agreed to face him again if he's successful in his upcoming bout against Charles Oliveria with MMA Fighting's Damon Martin.
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BTL | UFC 268 Fallout, Leon Edwards and Carla E...
Will Kamaru Usman fight Leon Edwards after his successful title defense at #UFC268? Will Carla Esparza get her shot at Rose Namajunas? Those questions are discussed on this week's edition of Between the Links. In addition, the panel will discuss their takeaways from Usman's win over Colby Covington, if it's fair to compare Usman and Georges St-Pierre, how Namajunas' win over Zhang Weili was scored, if Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler can be considered one of the greatest fights of all-time, the unsung hero from the #UFC's return to Madison Square Garden, Max Holloway's return to action this Saturday against Yair Rodriguez and if the latter is being disrespected, the top storylines at Friday's #Bellator271 card, and more. Mike Heck moderates the second BTL Championship tournament opening round matchup as MMA Fighting's Jose Youngs takes on Phoenix Carnevale.
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We Got Next | Aaron Pico, Valerie Loureda & Bri...
Aaron Pico is looking to continue his surge up the Bellator featherweight rankings as he faces a tough test in the undefeated Justin Gonzales this Friday at Bellator 271. Pico joins MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck (3:17) to preview the matchup, talks his reaction to getting the fight, wondering how Gonzales could actually beat him, fatherhood, Carlos Condit’s recent retirement, and Jon Jones’ exit from JacksonWink. Valerie Loureda (21:52) discusses her Bellator 271 matchup with Taylor Turner and explains why she was so devastated following her loss to Hannah Guy, why she feels like she was the better fighter and wanting a rematch, changes she’s made mentally, physically, and with her coaches over at American Top Team, feeling as focused on a fight as she has in her career, and her 2022 goals in MMA. Finally, BKFC breakout star Britain Hart (34:38) previews her matchup with Pearl Gonzalez at BKFC 22 this Friday in Miami, talks the fight coming together very quickly, her husband Joey Beltran’s recent loss, still feeling like Gonzalez is an “easy fight,” feeling like her opponent isn’t taking the fight, or her combat career seriously, being more open to a fight with Taylor Starling, and if she feels Paige VanZant will fight in the promotion again.
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Trocação Franca | José Aldo Critica Borrachin...
Campeão do povo, José Aldo comenta a luta com Rob Font no UFC, rebate as alfinetadas de Khabib Nurmagomedov, fala da relação paz e amor com Conor McGregor, critica a postura de Paulo Borrachinha e, entre muitos outros assuntos, conta que pensou em se aposentar antes de enfrentar Petr Yan. O podcast recebe, ainda, o treinador Cristiano Marcello, comentando o que tem rolado no UFC e Bellator e mais.
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Fighter vs. Writer | Josh Emmett: Max Holloway ...
Josh Emmett co-hosts The Fighter vs. The Writer this week to discuss his return to action after major knee surgery, his thoughts on the featherweight division and where Max Holloway goes next if he’s able to get past Yair Rodriguez this weekend.
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On To the Next One: Matches to Make After UFC 268
Kamaru Usman and Rose Namajunas retained their titles to cap off a memorable UFC 268 event this past Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. With Usman heading into his second lap of the welterweight division, and Dana White seemingly shunning Carla Esparza once again in terms of the top contender at 115 pounds, who could both champs face in their next title defenses? That question is addressed on this week's On To the Next One. In addition, future matchups were discussed for the challengers Colby Covington and Zhang Weili, Marlon Vera, Shane Burgos, Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler following their all-time classic, Chris Barnett after his incredible finish of Gian Villante, and more with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee.
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UFC 268 Post-Fight Show | Teddy Atlas Reacts To...
Teddy Atlas gives his thoughts on Kamaru Usman's title defense against Colby Covington, Rose Namajunas' split decision win over Zhang Weili, and the thrilling lightweight bout between Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler at UFC 268 with MMA Fighting's Jose Youngs.
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UFC 268 Preview Show | Usman vs. Covington 2, N...
Colby Covington or Zhang Weili: Which UFC 268 title challenger has a better chance in Saturday’s rematches? MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and Eric Jackman break down the top storylines for UFC 268 and make their predictions for Usman vs. Covington 2, Namajunas vs. Zhang 2, Gaethje vs. Chandler, and much more.
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BTL | Usman vs. Covington, UFC 268, Teixeira & ...
Colby Covington will challenge Kamaru Usman once again for the UFC welterweight title in the main event of UFC 268. This week on Between the Links, it's an opening round matchup in the coveted BTL championship tournament and that massive main event will be discussed, along with Rose Namjunas vs. Zhang Weili, the stakes in the Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler main card opener, Glover Teixeira's light heavyweight title win at UFC 267 and if a long reign is a possibility, Petr Yan's interim title win over Cory Sandhagen, where Islam Makhachev should be ranked at 155, and more. Host Mike Heck will oversee the verbal battle between MMA Fighting's Damon Martin and Alexander K. Lee as they battle it out for a spot in the semi-finals.
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We Got Next | Andre Petroski, Javid Basharat & ...
Andre Petroski (2:58) picked up his second octagon victory this past Saturday at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi, but why didn’t he walk out to “Island Boy” to get immortalized on The MMA Hour wall-of-fame? The TUF 28 contestant answers that question, recaps his submission victory over Hu Yaozong, how awkward it was fighting a much larger fighter, if he tried to talk with Virna Jandiroba about getting the iconic walkout prior to the event, his experience on The Ultimate Fighter, some behind the scenes stories that never made air, Sean Brady being the best grappler he’s ever trained with, and when he’s hoping to return. MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin speaks with new UFC bantamweight Javid Basharat (37:06) who addresses his dominant win over Oron Kahlon on Dana White’s Contender Series and the ugly ‘racist’ epithet that preceded their fight, as well as his hope to serve as an inspiration to the people of Afghanistan now that he’s in the UFC. Finally, featherweight Bruno Souza (55:22) discusses his upcoming octagon debut against Melsik Baghdasaryan this Saturday at UFC 268, getting the fight on just eight days’ notice and if he prefers it that way, training with the Machida Brothers since he was four, how Lyoto Machida guided him into a transition from karate to MMA, his familiarity with Baghdasaryan, and why a bout with Max Holloway would be his dream fight.
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Rankings Show | How High Can We Rank Khamzat Ch...
How high is too high when it comes to Khamzat Chimaev’s current place within the welterweight rankings? And should Glover Teixeira be the undisputed No. 1, or does his next contender Jiri Prochazka or the Bellator twosome of Corey Anderson and Vadim Nemkov have a case?
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Trocação Franca | Irmãos Pitbull: Jogada De Mes...
Patrício e Patricky Pitbull querem reconquistar os títulos do Bellator nas categorias pena e leve, só que dessa vez compartilhado. Ao podcast, Patrício explica por que decidiu deixar o trono dos enquanto arquiteta sua vingança contra A.J. McKee, e Patricky fala sobre o duelo desta sexta, pelo título dos leves, com Peter Queally. Patrício revela, ainda, que já pensou em deixar o Bellator na época de Bjorn Rebney. O podcast recebe também Luis Fernando Coutinho, do Canal Encarada, para repercutir a histórica vitória de Glover Teixeira no UFC, a volta de Khamzat Chimaev, e analisar o UFC 268.
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Fighter vs. Writer | Belal Muhammad Expects an ...
Belal Muhammad joins The Fighter vs. The Writer to preview UFC 268 including the welterweight title fight main event where Kamaru Usman faces Colby Covington in a rematch.
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On To the Next One: Matches to Make After UFC 267
Glover Texieira accomplished something truly special when he captured the light heavyweight title with a submission win over Jan Blachowicz in the main event of UFC 267. While it seems clear that Teixeira’s first title defense will be against Jiri Prochazka, where does Blachowicz go from Saturday night? That question is addressed on this week’s On To the Next One. In addition, future matchups are also discussed for new interim bantamweight champion Petr Yan, Cory Sandhagen, Islam Makhachev, Alexander Volkov, Khamzat Chimaev, Magomed Ankalaev, and more with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee.
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UFC 267 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Teixeira,...
Glover Teixeira and Petr Yan left UFC 267 with championship gold, while Khamzat Chimaev and Islam Makhachev made things look easy. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon react to the UFC's memorable return to Abu Dhabi.
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UFC 267 Preview Show | What To Make Of Title Do...
Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira headline Saturday’s UFC 267 event for the light heavyweight title, while Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen collide for the interim bantamweight belt in a purist’s delight of a championship doubleheader. The two title bouts, along with Khamzat Chimaev’s long-awaited return to the octagon against a confident underdog in Li Jingliang, and other top storylines, are discussed with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs.
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BTL: Vettori-Costa Reaction, How To Improve PFL...
Topics this week include the reaction to Marvin Vettori's win over Paulo Costa at UFC Vegas 41 in one of the best fights of 2021, if Costa's performance was enough to negate the weight missing shenanigans from the week, and where Vettori goes from his big win and babyface turn. In addition, the panel discusses Wednesday's PFL Championship event and some of the big storylines to come out of it, along with improvements the promotion can make to make their product as interesting and fun as possible, Kayla Harrison's next move following another $1 million championship victory, the UFC 267 main event between Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira, how risky taking the interim bantamweight title fight against Petr Yan could be for Cory Sandhagen in the long run, and more. Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew to discuss those topics, and also reveals the first-round matchups for the upcoming BTL championship tournament on Between the Links.
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We Got Next | Modestas Bukauskas, David Onama, ...
Modestas Bukauskas has experienced a lot over the last several weeks, including recently being released from the UFC, which he discusses in detail on the sixth episode of We Got Next with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck. Bukauskas (5:44) talks the injury he suffered in his most recent bout with Khalil Rountree at UFC Vegas 36 in September, when he plans on being cleared to compete again, whether or not he believes the oblique kick has a place in MMA, his reaction to the release from the UFC, Paulo Costa's big weight miss ahead of UFC Vegas 41, and if he has any interest in competing for Bellator or the PFL. Welterweight Themba Gorimbo (38:42) discusses his upcoming fight with Handesson Ferreira at UAE Warriors 24 this Friday in Abu Dhabi, his incredible journey to finding the sport of mixed martial arts, becoming an orphan at 13, becoming a blood diamond smuggler at 16 and having to escape from Zimbabwe to South Africa and why it took him two tries to get there, living on the streets before finding MMA, hoping Dana White will be in attendance, and feeling like a win will get him into the UFC. Finally, David Onama (1:05:30) recaps his incredible battle with Mason Jones this past Saturday at UFC Vegas 41, how his short notice debut came about, not knowing anything about his opponent when the offer came, his reaction to not getting the Fight of the Night bonus, what head coach James Krause said to him after the fight, wanting to return to 145 for his next fight, when he wants to return, and more.
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Trocação Franca | Vicente Luque Quer Luta De 10...
Vicente Luque comenta sua campanha para enfrentar Nate Diaz em duelo de 10 rounds no UFC e os planos de roubar o cinturão do ex-companheiro de treinos Kamaru Usman. Luque revela, também, como a mãe, faixa-preta de caratê, o ajuda nos treinos, e por que jamais enfrentará Gilbert Durinho. O episódio conta, ainda, com uma resenha com o jornalista Jorge Correa, editor do Omelete, sobre a visão do MMA na grande mídia, Paulo Borrachinha dentro e fora do octógono e, entre outros assuntos, os melhores filmes sobre MMA.
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Fighter vs. Writer | Aljamain Sterling Picks Co...
Aljamain Sterling co-hosts the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer to preview UFC 267 including his prediction for the interim bantamweight title fight between Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen
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On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC V...
Marvin Vettori picked up a hard fought decision victory, up a full weight class, against fellow former middleweight title challenger Paulo Costa in the main event of UFC Vegas 41. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaking hats to discuss what could be next for "The Italian Dream" after his win, and where Costa may go with a seemingly permanent move to 205 pounds on the 64th episode of On To the Next One. Future matchups were also discussed for Jessica-Rose Clark, Alex Caceres, Francisco Trinaldo, Nick Negumereanu and other notable names coming out of Saturday's event at the APEX with the help of the listeners.
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UFC Vegas 41 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To A Cl...
Marvin Vettori outlasted Paulo Costa in an absolute classic in the main event of Saturday's UFC Vegas 41 event at the APEX. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon react to the five-round light heavyweight battle, along with the top storylines from the event.
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UFC Vegas 41 Preview Show | Did Paulo Costa Gam...
Paulo Costa will now face Marvin Vettori in the main event of UFC Vegas 41 in a light heavyweight matchup. Did Costa put one over on the UFC, and will the fight being up a weight class have a dramatic effect on the fight itself? Those topics and other storylines are discussed ahead of Saturday’s card with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and E. Casey Leydon.
66 min
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BTL Roundtable | Paulo Costa Overweight, Ladd's...
Topics this week include the corner advice to Aspen Ladd during her UFC Vegas 40 loss to Norma Dumont and if it was too much, or blown out of proportion, whether Ladd's future is at featherweight or bantamweight, where Dumont goes from her first main event win, Corey Anderson's case for being the best light heavyweight in the world over Jan Blachowicz and if that weight class is the best argument for Bellator over the UFC, Paulo Costa coming into UFC Vegas 41 fight week unable to make the middleweight limit for his headliner with Marvin Vettori and what that may lead to, Fedor Emilianenko's return to action this Saturday against Timothy Johnson at Bellator 269, and more. Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting's Damon Martin and Jed Meshew to give their thoughts on those topics, plus take a few fan questions this week on Between the Links.
83 min
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We Got Next | Jake Hadley & Joseph Holmes
On the fifth episode of We Got Next, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with new UFC flyweight Jake Hadley (2:53) after earning a contract on Dana White's Contender Series with a second-round submission win over Mitch Raposo despite missing weight, talks how it all feels a week or so later, what led to the first weight miss of his career and how it was handled, the issues White stated Hadley had with UFC staff during fight week, thoughts on his performance over Raposo and if he felt he would get a contract, getting White's stamp of approval against the wishes of matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard, if he feels Shelby and Maynard will try and stack the deck, wanting a fight with Francisco Figueiredo for his debut, and his thoughts on Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo 3. Finally, Joseph Holmes (41:53) discusses his second-round submission win over Shonte Barnes at DWCS and not receiving a contract, getting a second chance to fight in front of Dana White at Fury FC's Lookin' For a Fight event in November, fighting a former training partner that had talked his way into the fight, how he feels about the promotion taking to social media to ask who he should face, what he plans to do to make it indisputable for White in the bout, where his "Ugly Man" nickname comes from, and much more.
68 min
251
Trocação Franca | Junior Cigano E Rodrigo Minot...
Ex-campeão do UFC, Junior Cigano critica a forma com que foi tratado pela empresa em sua reta final na organização, fala da experiência no prowrestling, e revela as lutas que gostaria de fazer no boxe, MMA e telecatch. Rodrigo Minotauro, embaixador do UFC no Brasil, analisa o retorno de Paulo Borrachinha neste sábado e as disputas de título de Glover Teixeira e Charles do Bronx, além dos planos de retorno do UFC ao Brasil e a volta de Fedor Emelianenko no Bellator.
75 min
252
Fighter vs. Writer | Matt Brown: People Are ‘Ov...
Matt Brown joins Fighter vs. Writer to preview his fight with Bryan Barberena as well as give his reaction to Aspen Ladd's coach and the way he gave her advice at UFC Vegas 40.
50 min
253
On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC V...
On the 63rd 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 40 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Norma Dumont following her unanimous decision win over Aspen Ladd in the featherweight main event, Andrei Arlovski, Jim Miller, Manon Fiorot, Nate Landwehr, and more.
80 min
254
UFC Vegas 40 Post-Fight Show | Jim Miller Steal...
Norma Dumont picked up the unanimous decision win over Aspen Ladd in the main event of UFC Vegas 40. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon break down Dumont's tactical victory, Ladd's corner advice being a big story throughout the fight, Jim Miller's incredible performance, and more.
46 min
255
UFC Vegas 40 & Bellator 268 Preview Show: Is Ba...
Aspen Ladd faces Norma Dumont in the featherweight main event of UFC Vegas 40, while the finalists for the light heavyweight grand prix will be determined when champ Vadim Nemkov faces Julius Anglickas, while heavyweight champion Ryan Bader faces Corey Anderson at Bellator 268. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and E. Casey Leydon discuss those matchups, along with the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s doubleheader.
65 min
256
Between the Links: Edwards vs. Masvidal, Pena's...
Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin and singer-songwriter Nathan Williams from the band Wavves as they discuss the biggest stories of the week in the world of mixed martial arts. This week, the panel discusses the UFC finally booking the Leon Edwards vs. Jorge Masvidal matchup at UFC 269 in December and what's at stake for both guys, Luis Pena's latest domestic violence arrest and subsequent release from the UFC, while former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones still remains on the roster, Mike Winkeljohn announcing Jones currently not welcome at JacksonWink, the better card between UFC Vegas 40 and Bellator 268 this weekend, whether a Joanna Jędrzejczyk UFC return or Carla Esparza title fight will come first, Francis Ngannou's broken silence, and more.
74 min
257
We Got Next | Taylor Starling, Erick Gonzalez &...
On the fourth episode of We Got Next, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with BKFC's Taylor Starling to get her side of why her BKFC Fight Night Montana fight with Randine Eckholm was scratched hours before the event, Eckholm being "unprofessional" during the two-day stretch, what she said to Eckholm's face on Saturday when the fight was called, if there was any chance the commission would find a way to make it happen, plans to return at the promotion's New York debut in November, and the unfortunate death of Justin Thornton. UFC's newest lightweight Erick Gonzalez as he prepares to make his short notice octagon debut against Jim Miller this Saturday at UFC Vegas 40 and discusses getting the career-altering phone call, getting a veteran in Miller for his first fight, the road he's taken to get to the UFC, and how he sees the fight playing out. New England bantamweight prospect Jay Perrin recaps capturing the CES 135-pound title at CES 64 with a second-round submission win over Josh Smith, teammate Merab Dvalishvili defeating Smith's teammate Marlon Moraes the next night at UFC 266, talks holding titles in the top two promotions in the region, what he wants next, his longtime rivalry with Johnny Campbell and if he'll ever give him a rematch, how close he is to getting a call from the UFC, and the importance of mental health in the fight game. Finally, featherweight prospect Steven Nguyen reacts to his dominant unanimous decision win over Theo Rlayang on Dana White's Contender Series this past month and not getting a contract, feeling like he deserved that opportunity but understanding why it didn't happen, moving forward and believing he's in the UFC's short notice call-up pool, and more.
74 min
258
Trocação Franca | Charles Do Bronx: Dustin Poir...
Campeão do UFC, Charles do Bronx quer respeito. O paulista, que defende seu cinturão contra Dustin Poirier no dia 11 de dezembro, conversa com o podcast sobre a luta, sobre ainda não ser visto como verdadeiro campeão por alguns fãs, as críticas de Justin Gaethje e a ascensão de Islam Makhachev, e mais. O jornalista Marcelo Barone, da Globo, analisa as últimas notícias do mundo da luta e o duelo Bronx x Poirier.
66 min
259
On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC V...
On the 62nd 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 39 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Marina Rodriguez, following the biggest win of her career in the main event, Mackenzie Dern, Randy Brown, Matheus Nicolau, Mariya Agapova, Chris Gutierrez, and more.
79 min
260
UFC Vegas 39 Post-Fight Show | Marina Rodriguez...
Marina Rodriguez is officially in the championship conversation at 115 pounds after a decisive unanimous decision win over Mackenzie Dern in the main event of UFC Vegas 39. Where Rodriguez goes from the biggest win of her career, and other top storylines are discussed with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee.
53 min
261
UFC Vegas 39 Preview Show: Could Dern Leapfrog ...
Mackenzie Dern and Marina Rodriguez will battle it out in the main event of UFC Vegas 39, but could a title shot against the winner of the upcoming Rose Namajunas vs. Zhang Weili fight at UFC 268 be at stake? MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee discuss that, as well as the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s fight card at the APEX.
54 min
262
Between the Links: Sterling Out, Sandhagen In a...
Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and Damon Martin as they discuss the biggest stories of the week in the world of mixed martial arts. This week, the panel discusses the no contest in the UFC Vegas 38 co-main event between Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukaus and how it was handled ahead of their Nov. 13 rematch, the reaction to UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling's withdrawal from his UFC 267 title defense against Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen being inserted into the bout for an interim title fight, Scott Coker's announcements on Wednesday's edition of The MMA Hour and what was the most impactful story for the promotion overall, what is at stake in the UFC Vegas 39 main event this Saturday between Mackenzie Dern and Marina Rodriguez, whether or not Carla Esparza should be nervous with the result of the 115-pound matchup, and more.
72 min
263
Trocação Franca | Mackenzie Dern: Brasileira (D...
Mackenzie Dern, que lidera o UFC deste sábado contra Marina Rodriguez, abre o jogo: a implicância com seu sotaque, ser vista (ou não) como brasileira, a mudança de vida trazida pela maternidade, se beleza põe mesa no MMA e, entre outros assuntos, a possibilidade de já disputar o cinturão do UFC na próxima luta. O jornalista Carlos Arthur Junior comenta o que rola no mundo do MMA.
66 min
264
Rankings Show: September's Risers and Fallers, ...
Who's the real No. 1: Alexander Volkanovski or Max Holloway? Amanda Nunes or Valentina Shevchenko?? Co-hosts Shaun Al-Shatti and Alexander K. Lee dive into MMA Fighting's Global Rankings to discuss the biggest risers and fallers of September and more. Then, the two are joined by Damon Martin and Mike Heck to settle a trio of debates raging internally among the team.
75 min
265
We Got Next | AJ Dobson & Mitch Raposo
On the third episode of We Got Next, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with the UFC's newest middleweight AJ Dobson following his first-round submission win over Hashem Arkhagha at Dana White's Contender Series this past month, the story of how he met Matt Brown and how the longtime UFC welterweight, along with Mark Coleman, have influenced him, immediately booking his octagon debut for UFC 270 against Jacob Malkoun, and how he almost made his promotional debut just days after getting a contract. Then, New England prospect Mitch Raposo discusses his upcoming Contender Series matchup against Jake Hadley next Tuesday night, his experience on The Ultimate Fighter and what he took away from his loss to Ludvik Sholinian, Alexander Volkanovski's motivation and his thoughts on the featherweight champ's recent title defense against Brian Ortega at UFC 266, how he likes the matchup with Hadley, the reaction the bout has gotten since it was revealed, and more.
55 min
266
Fighter vs. Writer: Ryan Bader On Jon Jones Lat...
Bellator champion Ryan Bader joins the show to give his opinion on Jon Jones' latest arrest, his upcoming fight with Corey Anderson and more
40 min
267
On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC V...
On the 61st 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 38 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Thiago Santos following his unanimous decision win over Johnny Walker in the light heavyweight main event, Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukaus following the controversial end to their co-main event bout, Niko Price, Krzysztof Jotko, Alexander Hernandez, and more.
71 min
268
UFC Vegas 38 Post-Fight Show | To No Contest, O...
With UFC Vegas 38 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee break down the top storylines following Saturday’s card at the APEX, including Thiago Santos earning a decision win over Johnny Walker in the main event, while the co-main event between Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukaus ends in controversy.
55 min
269
UFC Vegas 38 Preview Show | Do-Or-Die For Thiag...
Can Thiago Santos rediscover his winning ways? Or will Johnny Walker finally break through? With UFC Vegas 38 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee breakdown the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s card.
36 min
270
Lauren Murphy Reacts To Valentina Shevchenko Lo...
Lauren Murphy gives her first interview following her fourth-round TKO loss to Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 266 this past Saturday. Murphy discusses the greatness of Shevchenko, when she felt the champion was on another level than the rest of the division, losing her head coach at the beginning of fight week and why she decided to fight, what she and her team tried to do to get her head coach involved in the fight, Daniel Cormier's criticism of her corner between rounds, and who she wants to face in her return in 2022 with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck.
30 min
271
Between the Links: Jon Jones Arrest, Volkanovsk...
Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee as they discuss the biggest stories of the week in the world of mixed martial arts. This week, the panel discusses the Jon Jones' latest run-in with the law, the police report that was made public, and how they predict the UFC will handle the situation, Alexander Volkanovski's incredible featherweight title defense against Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 266 this past Saturday and where he should sit on the current pound-for-pound rankings, Nick Diaz's return to the octagon in a third-round stoppage loss to Robbie Lawler and where he could go from Saturday, Valentina Shevchenko's next move, the better main event between Bellator 267, Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page 2, or UFC Vegas 38, Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker, and more.
85 min
272
We Got Next: Episode 2 | Jasmine Jasudavicius, ...
On the second episode of We Got Next, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Jasmine Jasudavicius (3:03) to discuss her UFC contract earning win over Julia Polastri on Dana White's Contender Series earlier this month, how she was feeling when the judges' scorecards were being read and waiting on Dana White's decision, Georges St-Pierre's influence on her goals, and more. Bantamweight prospect Mo Miller (22:08) talks his dominant unanimous decision win over previously undefeated fighter Brandon Lewis on the same Contender Series card and becoming the first winner of the season to not be awarded a contract. Finally, lightweight Mike Breeden (39:38) joins the program to preview his short notice octagon debut against Alexander Hernandez this Saturday at UFC Vegas 38.
53 min
273
Trocação Franca: Deiveson Figueiredo E Douglas ...
Deiveson Figueiredo comenta a trilogia com o campeão Brandon Moreno, o plano de treinar com Henry Cejudo nos EUA e, entre outros assuntos, o caso de racismo que sofreu antes da revanche. Douglas Lima, que reencontra Michael Page no Bellator desta sexta-feira, mira o invicto Yaroslav Amosov e fala sobre futuro no MMA e boxe, de olho nos irmãos Paul. A jornalista Fernanda Prates debate o UFC 266, a prisão de Jon Jones e a treta Khabib x octagon girls.
104 min
274
Fighter vs. Writer: Joseph Benavidez On Decisio...
In the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Joseph Benavidez joins the show as co-host to discuss his recent decision to retire as well as breaking down all the action from UFC 266.
51 min
275
On to the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC 266
On the 60th 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 266 event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Future matchups were discussed for champions Alexander Volkanovski and Valentina Shevchenko after their successful title defenses, Brian Ortega, Lauren Murphy, Robbie Lawler, Nick Diaz, Curtis Blaydes, Jessica Andrade, and more.
70 min
276
UFC 266 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To An Instan...
With UFC 266 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines coming out of Saturday’s event in Las Vegas, including Alexander Volkanovski’s decision win over Brian Ortega in a main event classic, Valentina Shevchenko’s dominant flyweight title defense, and Robbie Lawler evening things up with Nick Diaz 17 years later.
41 min
277
UFC 266 Preview Show | What Can We Expect From ...
With UFC 266 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Jed Meshew and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s event in Las Vegas, including the featherweight championship main event between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega, Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy for the women’s flyweight title, and the five-rounds middleweight rematch between Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler.
64 min
278
Reaction: Jon Jones Faces Multiple Charges Afte...
Following Jon Jones’ arrest early Friday morning in Las Vegas for alleged battery domestic violence and injuring and tampering with a vehicle, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and Jed Meshew react to the news.
32 min
279
Between the Links: Nick Diaz's Fight Week, UFC ...
Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and UFC bantamweight Cody Stamann this week as they discuss the top stories in the sport of mixed martial arts. This week, the panel previews this Saturday’s UFC 266 title fights: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega for the featherweight title, and Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy for the women’s flyweight title, Nick Diaz’s interesting fight week ahead of his return to action against Robbie Lawler in a five-round, non-title middleweight bout, where Yoel Romero goes from his Bellator 266 decision loss to Phil Davis, the recent retirements of Carlos Condit and Joseph Benavidez, and more. Who will leave with the most coveted title in MMA media? Listen to the show and find out.
58 min
280
We Got Next, Ep. 1: Ben 'Big Tuna' Parrish & Ma...
On the debut episode of We Got Next, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Ben Parrish (6:13) to recap his upset KO win over Christian Edwards to kick off the main card of Bellator 266 this past weekend in San Jose, proving the doubters wrong, how he got started in the sport of MMA, the genesis of his "Big Tuna" nickname, not currently being signed to the Bellator roster, his interest in fighting veterans such as Quinton Jackson and Yoel Romero, his mom getting booted off of MMA Reddit for defending him, and much more. Matt Bessette (45:24) discusses his dominant third-round submission win over Ryan Dela Cruz to capture the lightweight title and become two-division champion in the main event of CES 64 on Friday night and subsequently announcing his retirement, when he made the decision to call it a career, a painful injury he's been dealing with for the last several years that he's never publicly revealed before, if anything would get him back in the cage, the most memorable fights of his career, and more.
78 min
281
Trocação Franca: Thiago Marreta e Johnny Walker...
Thiago Marreta e Johnny Walker comentam o duelo que lidera o UFC Vegas 38. Marreta fala do sucesso do filho do sub-20 do Grêmio, a má fase no octógono e as críticas de Walker, enquanto o rival revela como jogar Fortnite ajuda na rotina de treinos, a vida na Irlanda e a possível aposentadoria aos 30. Marcus Buchecha, lenda do jiu-jitsu, analisa os altos e baixos da transição para o MMA e a estreia no ONE.
97 min
282
Fighter vs. Writer: Gilbert Melendez Previews N...
Gilbert Melendez joins The Fighter vs. The Writer to preview his teammate Nick Diaz returning to action for the first time in six years and what to expect out of him in his rematch with Robbie Lawler.
37 min
283
On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC V...
On the 59th 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 37 event, which took place at the UFC APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Anthony Smith, who earned a first-round submission win over Ryan Spann in the main event to extend his winning streak to three, Ion Cutelaba, Ariane Lipski, Arman Tsarukyan, Nate Maness, Joaquin Buckley, and more.
75 min
284
UFC Vegas 37 & Bellator 266 Post-Fight Show | A...
With UFC Vegas 37 and Bellator 266 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 doubleheader, including Anthony Smith’s first-round submission win over Ryan Spann at the APEX, along with Phil Davis’ decision win over Yoel Romero in San Jose.
65 min
285
UFC Vegas 37 & Bellator 266 Preview Show | Must...
With UFC Vegas 37 and Bellator 266 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon are joined by former Strikeforce and Invicta champion Sarah Kaufman to break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s doubleheader, including the light heavyweight main events between Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann at the APEX, along with Phil Davis vs. Yoel Romero in San Jose.
65 min
286
Robbie Lawler: 'Nick Diaz Is a Name That Got Me...
Robbie Lawler prepares to face Nick Diaz in a rematch 17 years in the making at UFC 266. "Ruthless" discusses the matchup, how the former #UFC welterweight champion reacted to the booking, what he remembers from their first meeting at UFC 46, how the first generation of MMA fighters are remembered, what he needs to continue fighting moving forward, the oblique kick debate, his partnership with Kill Cliff, and much more with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck.
17 min
287
Trocação Franca, Ep. 2: Glover Teixeira detalha...
Desafiante ao cinturão do UFC, Glover Teixeira detalha a odisséia até entrar ilegalmente nos EUA pela fronteira com o México e como a vida à sombra da lei quase acabou com sua carreira nos grandes eventos de MMA. Raphael Marinho, jornalista de MMA da Globo, repercute as vitórias de Anderson Silva e Vitor Belfort no boxe, entre outros assuntos.
78 min
288
Between the Links: Vitor Belfort's Stock With H...
Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and Jose Youngs this week as they discuss the biggest stories in combat sports. This week, the panel discusses Vitor Belfort's TKO win over Evander Holyfield in the main event of Triller Fight Club's Legends 2 event this past Saturday, Belfort's celebrations and post-fight callouts, Anderson's Silva's knockout victory over Tito Ortiz in the the co-main event and the reactions from fans questioning the validity of the bout itself, Yoel Romero's return to competition and his Bellator MMA debut this Saturday in the main event of Bellator 266 against Phil Davis, the UFC returning after a week off with UFC Vegas 37 headlined by Anthony Smith vs. Ryan Spann, along with 14 other fights, and more.
67 min
289
Fighter vs. Writer: Lauren Murphy Talks Triller...
UFC 266 title contender Lauren Murphy joins the show this week to talk about the wild Triller Fight Club card, Gable Steveson signing with WWE and her own upcoming battle against Valentina Shevchenko.
37 min
290
Triller Fight Club Post-Fight Show | Anderson S...
With Triller Fight Club in the books, MMA Fighting’s José Youngs, Steven Marrocco, and E. Casey Leydon react to the top storylines following Saturday’s event in Florida, including Vitor Belfort TKO win over Evander Holyfield and Anderson Silva's violent knockout of Tito Ortiz.
39 min
291
Triller Fight Club Preview Show | Evander Holy...
With Triller Fight Club just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s event in Floridia, including Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort and Tito Ortiz vs. Anderson Silva.
58 min
292
Between the Links: Holyfield vs. Belfort, Dana ...
Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew this week as they discuss the biggest stories in combat sports in a one-on-one banter session. This week, the panel discusses Derek Brunson's fifth straight victory in the main event of this past Saturday's UFC Vegas 36 fight card and where he goes from Saturday night, along with Darren Till, Dana White calling out the media again, this time in regards to the fighter pay conversation, Evander Holyfield replacing Oscar De La Hoya to face Vitor Belfort in the main event of Triller Fight Club's return this Saturday, Anderson Silva boxing Tito Ortiz in the co-main event, Donald Trump on the broadcast team, and more.
57 min
293
Trocação Franca, Ep. 1: Anderson Silva Alfineta...
Anderson Silva sem filtros: No episódio de estreia do Trocação Franca, podcast brasileiro do MMA Fighting, Anderson Silva solta o verbo sobre sua relação com Dana White e possíveis lutas de boxe com Georges St-Pierre e Vitor Belfort, seu duelo com Tito Ortiz, e muito mais.
64 min
294
Fighter vs. Writer: Pearl Gonzalez Talks MMA Fi...
BKFC fighter Pearl Gonzalez joins the podcast this week to give her thoughts on the recent trend of MMA fighters crossing over to boxing, equality in combat sports when it comes to MMA vs. boxing and breaking down the upcoming Triller card featuring Anderson Silva vs. Tito Ortiz and Vitor Belfort vs. Evander Holyfield.
36 min
295
On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC V...
On the 58th 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 36 event, which took place at the UFC APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Derek Brunson, who earned a third-round submission win in the main event to extend his winning streak to five, Darren Till, Tom Aspinall, Alex Morono, Khalil Rountree, Paddy Pimblett, and more.
83 min
296
UFC Vegas 36 Post-Fight Show | Derek Brunson Ta...
With UFC Vegas 36 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon react to the top storylines following Saturday’s event at the APEX, including Derek Brunson’s dominant submission win over Darren Till in the middleweight headliner.
59 min
297
UFC Vegas 36 Preview Show | Could Derek Brunson...
With UFC Vegas 36 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s event at the APEX, including a pivotal middleweight headliner between Derek Brunson and Darren Till.
64 min
298
Introducing The MMA Fighting Rankings Show | Ri...
Co-hosts Shaun Al-Shatti and Alexander K. Lee peel back the curtain of MMA Fighting's Global Rankings to discuss the biggest risers and fallers of August and more. Then, the two are joined by Damon Martin and Jed Meshew to settle two debates raging internally among the team — and discuss the chaos caused by a certain rogue panelist.
62 min
299
Between the Links: What's Next For Tyron Woodle...
Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew as he takes on UFC bantamweight Brian Kelleher. This week, the panel discusses the fallout of Jake Paul’s split decision win over Tyron Woodley this past Sunday, if they take Paul’s retirement hints seriously, where Woodley goes from his fifth consecutive combat sports defeat, Giga Chikadze’s spectacular performance against Edson Barboza in the main event of UFC Vegas 35 this past Saturday night and if he can be considered a legit featherweight title contender, the lineup reveal for November’s UFC 268 event at Madison Square Garden, and more.
58 min
300
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.
43 min