UFC Vegas 81 & PRIME Card Preview Show | Has Di...
The UFC returns to the APEX for it's go-home event ahead of UFC 294, while across the pond, Dillon Danis will finally compete in a fight when he faces Logan Paul in one of the co-headliners of the PRIME Card in Manchester. Which card is more intriguing heading into the weekend? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaheen Al-Shatti, and Eric Jackman preview UFC Vegas 81, the featherweight main event between Sodiq Yusuff and Edson Barboza, along with other intriguing matchups on the card. Additionally, the panel will discuss the Misfits Boxing PRIME card, the Danis vs. Paul matchup, KSI vs. Tommy Fury, if any other bouts are of interest, and much more.
HOAM | UFC's Response To USADA, Recapping Chaot...
This week will go down as one of the most chaotic weeks in recent memory in the UFC and combat sports with the Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski 2 and Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kamaru Usman revealed as short notice fights for UFC 294, along with the end of the UFC and USADA era. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his reaction to the UFC's response to USADA with Jeff Novitsky and Hunter Campbell, and the new third party handling the drug testing policy beginning in 2024. Additionally, listener questions include the UFC 294 shakeups, the road to Chimaev vs. Usman, Volkanovski's legacy should he defeat Makhachev, the possibility of Makhachev moving up to 170 in the future, where Belal Muhammad goes from here, Michel Pereira's middleweight debut on Saturday at UFC Vegas 81, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
BTL | Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2, Chimaev vs. ...
UFC 294 looks a bit different at the top with Charles Oliveira being forced to exit his main event rematch for the lightweight title against Islam Makhachev. Featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski now steps in for his shot at redemption on less than two weeks' notice. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel reacts to the new main event for next weekend's UFC pay-per-view event, if the fight is more intriguing than the original booking, if Volkanovski is in a win-win situation, and more. Additionally, topics include the co-main event between Khamzat Chimaev and Paulo Costa being in jeopardy, who Chimaev could fight if Costa is scratched, the stakes involved regardless of opponent for the undefeated fighter, Bobby Green's big upset win at UFC Vegas 80, Saturday's UFC Vegas 81 event headlined by Sodiq Yusuff and Edson Barboza, Misfits Boxing's The PRIME Card featuring the combat return of Dillon Danis as he prepares to step in the ring with #WWE star Logan Paul, and much more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and Alexander K. Lee.
HOAM | Is Kamaru Usman vs. Khamzat Chimaev More...
Khamzat Chimaev will still compete at UFC 294 despite Paulo Costa being forced to withdraw following elbow surgery, but now Chimaev faces former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on short notice. Is this new co-main event more intriguing than the original? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to the Chimaev vs. Usman booking, if it's the more interesting matchup, and what is at stake for both fighters ahead of next Saturday's UFC pay-per-view event. Additionally, listener topics include Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski 2, UFC and USADA parting ways at the end of the year, where Belal Muhammad now goes with Usman taking the Chimaev fight, Saturday's Sodiq Yusuff vs. Edson Barboza main event, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
Emergency Reaction: Kamaru Usman Steps In Again...
The MMA Fighting Team reacts to the announcement that Kamaru Usman will be stepping in to face Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 294.
No Bets Barred: Best Bets For UFC Vegas 81, Plu...
The No Bets Barred boys are back this week with a full breakdown of UFC Vegas 81 plus the influencer boxing mega-event featuring KSI, Logan Paul, Tommy Fury, and Dillon Danis.
Trocação Franca | Charles do Bronx fora do UFC ...
O mundo do MMA virou de pernas pro ar com o anúncio da saída de Charles do Bronx do UFC 294, substituído por Alexander Volkanovski contra o campeão Islam Makhachev. E Paulo Borrachinha também pode deixar o card de Abu Dhabi após uma cirurgia no cotovelo. O Trocação Franca reage a tudo isso e muito mais, e traz ainda entrevistas exclusivas com Edson Barboza e Michel Pereira a poucos dias de suas lutas no UFC Vegas 81.
HOAM | Reaction To Alexander Volkanovski Replac...
There is a new lightweight championship main event for UFC 294 as Charles Oliveira is out, and Alexander Volkanovski is in to get a second crack at Islam Makhachev next Saturday in Abu Dhabi. On a special pop-up edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to the news that broke last night, if this rematch between Makhachev and Volkanovski is more intriguing than the originally scheduled bout, what this could mean for the featherweight division, and more. Additionally, listener questions include Dana White revealing Khamzat Chimaev vs. Paulo Costa is in jeopardy, who could step in and replace Costa if needed, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
HOAM | Does Paulo Costa's Elbow Surgery Change ...
Paulo Costa made headlines on Monday after revealing he had elbow surgery a few weeks back ahead of his scheduled UFC 294 co-main event bout with Khamzat Chimaev, and on top of that, vowed to not only show up to face Chimaev, but beat him. Does the reveal change how you view the matchup? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to the news, why Costa may not be getting enough credit heading in, and if this changes things less than two weeks from the contest. Additionally, listener topics include Bobby Green's big finish of Grant Dawson and where he goes from UFC Vegas 80, Usman Nurmagomedov's ceiling after his one-sided title defense at Bellator 300, Joaquin Buckley and Joe Pyfer getting big wins this past Saturday and what could be next for them, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Responds to Colb...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Matt Brown and Damon Martin look ahead at the influencer boxing card featuring KSI vs. Tommy Fury and Logan Paul against Dillon Danis, Brown responds to Colby Covington and he reveals if he actually wants his children to follow in his footsteps one day.
On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Bobby Green shocked Grant Dawson with a quick and emphatic knockout in the main event of Saturday's UFC card at the APEX to add his name to an already compelling list of contenders in the sport's best division. After, arguably, the biggest win of his career, where does Green go next? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee react to Green's stunning finish of Dawson to pull off the massive betting upset at UFC Vegas 80, and discuss who "King" could face next. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Joe Pyfer after his submission win over Abdul Razak Alhassan in the co-main event, Joaquin Buckley following his lopsided decision win against Alex Morono in the welterweight featured bout, along with fellow main card winners, Drew Dober, Bill Algeo, and more.
UFC Vegas 80 & Bellator 300 Post-Fight Show | D...
Bobby Green knocked out Grant Dawson in just over 30 seconds at the UFC APEX on Saturday, which may have overshadowed a historic night for Bellator that featured three world championship bouts. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Shaheen Al-Shatti, and José Youngs react to UFC Vegas 80 and Bellator 300, and discuss which promotion won the weekend. Additionally, they discuss Green’s massive finish of Grant Dawson to pull off the big upset, where “King” goes from here, Joe Pyfer’s future at 185, and more. Also, the panel talks Usman Nurmagomedov’s complete dominance of Brent Primus to retain the Bellator lightweight title in the main event, Cris Cyborg’s destruction of Cat Zingano and Leah McCourt appearing to be next in line for the featherweight title, the lackluster flyweight title fight between Liz Carmouche and Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, and more.
UFC Vegas 80 & Bellator 300 Preview Show | What...
Usman Nurmagomedov and Grant Dawson have extremely high ceilings at 155 pounds, and both fighters will be featured in main events as the UFC and Bellator go head-to-head on Saturday. But is Nurmagomedov’s title fight against Brent Primus at Bellator 300 more intriguing than Dawson facing Bobby Green at UFC Vegas 80? MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Shaheen Al-Shatti, and José Youngs preview both events, and discuss the excitement surrounding the 26-year-old Nurmagomedov, his incredibly bright future, and what they would like to see for the lightweight phenom if this is his final Bellator fight with rumors of a sale. They also discuss Cris Cyborg’s return to MMA action against Cat Zingano, and Ilima-Lei Macfarlane badly missing weight for her championship opportunity against Liz Carmouche. Additionally, the panel previews the Dawson vs. Green headliner at the UFC APEX, the low-key banger for the event, and more.
BTL | Tony Ferguson Speaks, UFC Vegas 80, Bella...
Tony Ferguson joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour this week to discuss his upcoming fight with Paddy Pimblett at UFC 296 in December, and the interview created a lot of buzz due to the fact that Ferguson was quite reflective on the matchmaking, and where he is at in his career. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel is turning the programming over to the live viewers with a Q&A edition of the show. Viewers can ask questions about Ferguson's conversation on The MMA Hour, UFC Vegas 80 coming up this weekend headlined by a lightweight bout between Grant Dawson and Bobby Green, Bellator 300, featuring three world title fights, including Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Brent Primus for the lightweight title in the main event, the future of Bellator, and whatever else is on your mind in the world of combat sports. This week, the panel consists of MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jed Meshew.
HOAM | Would Potential Colby Covington vs. Isla...
It appears as if lightweight champion Islam Makhachev and upcoming welterweight title challenger Colby Covington are planting seeds for a future fight should both be successful in their next bouts. If it happens, would it be more intriguing to see Makhachev move up to welterweight, or Covington move down to lightweight? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the back-and-forth between Makhachev and Covington, what weight class would be more interesting to host it, and how it might go. Additionally, listener questions include fighter pay, contracts in ONE Championship, the star power of Sean O'Malley, if Dustin Poirier could find his way into a welterweight title shot if Covington defeats Leon Edwards at UFC 296, Alexander Volkanovski's future at featherweight, the loaded UFC bantamweight division, where Michael Page could end up in free agency, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
DAMN! They Were Good | Khabib Nurmagomedov And ...
DAMN! They Were Good celebrates the careers of the most exciting and influential fighters in MMA history and on this episode it celebrates the career of Khabib Nurmagomedov, the lightweight GOAT and possibly the best fighter in history.
No Bets Barred: Grant Dawson And The Magic 8-Ba...
The No Bets Barred boys are back this week with a full breakdown of UFC Vegas 80 and Bellator 300, including a pile of gimmick bets.
Trocação Franca | Vicente Luque e a luta entre ...
Vicente Luque vai protagonizar uma luta diferente no fim do ano, enfrentando o ex-parceiro de treinos Ian Garry, e fala ao podcast como eram os treinos entre os dois, futuro da divisão, e muito mais. O Trocação Franca recebe também Larissa Pacheco, que comenta a possibilidade de enfrentar Cris Cyborg em 2024. Rickson Zenidim, que participa do Contender Series, conta como circo e telecatch moldaram o estilo de luta da família.
HOAM | Tony Ferguson's Interview With Ariel Hel...
Tony Ferguson joined Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour to discuss his highly debated UFC 296 matchup with Paddy Pimblett, and it seemed like Ferguson was a lot more realistic and reflective than we have been used to seeing as of late. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses his takeaways from Ferguson's interview ahead of his bout with Pimblett, where "El Cucuy" would go depending on the result of the fight, and why all of the pressure is on Pimblett to win. Additionally, listener topics include rumored matchups, Matt Brown's comments about Colby Covington should he lose to Leon Edwards at UFC 296, Canelo Alvarez's outstanding performance on Saturday, Cedric Doumbe's viral finish at PFL Europe this past Saturday, why ONE Championship needs to focus on being themselves and not how they stack up against the UFC, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Loves Tony Fergu...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Matt Brown and Damon Martin react to the latest fight announcements including Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett, Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington plus the latest with Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou plus much more
Canelo Álvarez vs. Jermell Charlo Preview Show:...
MMA Fighting's José Youngs, Eric Jackman, Jed K. Meshew, and E. Casey Leydon join forces to preview the super middleweight title fight between undisputed kingpin Canelo Alvarez and the surging Jermell Charlo. Is the Charlo moving up two weight classes going to play a factor against the hard hitting Alvarez? Is the Mexican superstar really on the decline or are fans looking too much into his last performance? These are just some of the questions the three will answer for you ahead of the catchweight fight inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
HOAM | What Is Going On With Conor McGregor? Pl...
Conor McGregor is the biggest star in the history of the sport, and is part of the most meteoric rises we've seen in the UFC. But lately, the feelings of greatness that have surrounded "The Notorious" has shifted to frustration among MMA fans, and have left them wondering: How have we gotten to this point? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck takes listener questions about the reactions towards McGregor these days, why they may feel this way, his impact on the sport, and how McGregor was part of one of the all-time great octagon performances. Additionally, listener questions include Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington, what the division would look like if Covington were to capture the welterweight title, if 2023 is the most chaotic year in UFC history, the PFL not airing Saturday's card in the U.S., and more. Also, an instant reaction to the reports of Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
BTL | Paddy Pimblett vs. Tony Ferguson, Francis...
UFC CEO Dana White kept very busy this past weekend announcing big fights, most notably for UFC 296 at the end of the year, including a matchup that has gotten a lot of reaction between Paddy Pimblett and Tony Ferguson. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel reacts to the announcement of Pimblett vs. Ferguson and if it was the right booking, along with other notable bouts for the UFC's December slate, including Stephen Thompson vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov, Vicente Luque vs. Ian Machado Garry, Rob Font vs. Deiveson Figueiredo, and more. Additionally, they'll discuss the fallout of UFC Vegas 79, Mateusz Gamrot's injury TKO win over Rafael Fiziev in the main event, Bryce Mitchell's massive win, the overall MVP of the event, Johnny Eblen's case for being best middleweight in the world following his Bellator 299 stoppage win over Fabian Edwards, Francis Ngannou's open workout ahead of his fight with Tyson Fury next month, Israel Adesanya being charged with drunk driving prior to his UFC 293 loss to Sean Strickland and more. Host Mike Heck will moderate the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and Alexander K. Lee.
HOAM | Is UFC 296 the Best Of Loaded Year-End P...
The UFC's fourth quarter pay-per-view schedule is loaded up with UFC 294, UFC 295, and UFC 296 bringing big title fights, intriguing matchups, and high stakes. As great as all three lineups are, if you could only watch one of these cards, which one would it be? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on which card stands out the most, which card will be the biggest, and much more. Additionally, listener topics include Khamzat Chimaev's future should he defeat Paulo Costa at UFC 294 in October, Michael Chandler potentially waiting for Conor McGregor, Dana White's Contender Series card this week, Sean O'Malley vs. Marlon Vera, the UFC reportedly heading to China in December, Rob Font vs. Deiveson Figueiredo, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
Trocação Franca | A nova vida de Deiveson Figue...
Tudo mudou para Deiveson Figueiredo. Após anos brigando contra a balança, o ex-campeão dos moscas do UFC parte rumo a um desafio diferente nos galos, e encara o duríssimo Rob Font logo na estreia. Em um papo exclusivo, Deiveson fala dos planos futuros, sua data de aposentadoria, a previsão de três cinturões brasileiros no UFC até o fim do ano, e muito mais. O podcast traz ainda um papo com o embalado Philipe Lins, que encara Ion Cutelaba no UFC.