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HOAM | Should Sean Strickland Or Israel Adesany...
The UFC's middleweight division is fascinating right now, especially with the addition of Robert Whittaker vs. Khamzat Chimaev in the main event of UFC Saudi Arabia in June. As of now, new champion Dricus Du Plessis' first title defense is not lined up, but should he face bitter rival Israel Adesanya next, or the man who gave Du Plessis his toughest fight to date in Sean Strickland? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the middleweight title picture, why the word "deserves" should be limited from the vocabulary of UFC fans, and which fighter has the best chance of being Du Plessis' next opponent. Additionally, listener questions include Dana White's relationship with the MMA media, getting into the MMA space, the UFC Atlantic City main event between Erin Blanchfield and Manon Fiorot, 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.
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BTL | Whittakaer vs. Chimaev, Moreno Taking Bre...
It's been an interesting week in the MMA world as the UFC gets ready to return to Atlantic City on the road to UFC 300 — which includes Dana White hinting at bringing a pay-per-view event to the United Kingdom this year. If it happens, who should be featured on the card? On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel takes live viewer questions about the promotion's return to the U.K., if Leon Edwards and Tom Aspinall will defend their belts in front of their home crowds, and who else could fill up the lineup. Additionally, they'll answer questions about topics such as UFC Saudi Arabia getting a slew of fights announced, including Robert Whittaker vs. Khamzat Chimaev as the main event, former flyweight champ Brandon Moreno announcing he's taking a break from MMA and what that means for the division in the short term, Saturday's UFC Atlantic City card headlined by Erin Blanchfield vs. Manon Fiorot, Rose Namajunas' big win at UFC Vegas 89 and where she goes from here, and whatever else you would like to discuss. Join MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jed Meshew as they answer your questions all show long.
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HOAM | Reaction To Robert Whittaker vs. Khamzat...
UFC CEO Dana White made a big announcement on Wednesday night as he revealed five fights for the upcoming UFC Saudi Arabia card on June 22, including the middleweight main event between former champion Robert Whittaker and the undefeated Khamzat Chimaev. Was this the right call? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to the Whittaker vs. Chimaev matchup, why it was tremendous matchmaking, the stakes attached to it, and what it means for Sean Strickland, Paulo Costa, and other big names in the division. Additionally, listener questions include the top fights at UFC 300, Dana White's relationship with the media, what could headline UFC 302, the Jailton Almeida vs. Alexander Volkov fight getting scrapped with Volkov now fighting Sergei Pavlovich in Saudi Arabia, 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.
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No Bets Barred: Can Manon Fiorot Stop Erin Blan...
The UFC returns to action this Saturday for UFC Atlantic City, headlined by a women's flyweight bout between Erin Blanchfield and Manon Fiorot, and the No Bets Barred boys break down all the action.
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Trocação Franca | Bruno Blindado, Deiveson Figu...
Bruno Blindado, Herbert Burns e Virna Jandiroba saem na mão sábado no UFC Atlantic City, mas antes conversam com o Trocação Franca. Blindado aposentará Chris Weidman? Herbert tem novidades sobre o novo técnico do Botafogo? Virna a uma vitória do cinturão? O programa traz, ainda, um papo com Deiveson Figueiredo, que vê Cody Garbrandt frágil mentalmente a caminho do UFC 300.
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HOAM | Reaction To Brandon Moreno Stepping Back...
Former two-time UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno is not retiring from MMA, but he's taking a bit of a break after suffering his second straight split decision loss. What does this mean for Moreno moving forward? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Moreno's decision to take some time away from the sport, runs down the timeline from Moreno's win over Brandon Royval at UFC 255 in November 2020 to now, and becoming one of the division's biggest stars. Additionally, listener questions include UFC CEO Dana White planning to make a big announcement for the promotion's return to the United Kingdom, and it likely becoming a pay-per-view event, Rose Namajunas' flyweight future following her UFC Vegas 89 main event win over Amanda Ribas, how UFC Atlantic City stacks up compared to other on-the-road Fight Night events, 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.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Alan Jouban On Viral Laura ...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Alan Jouban joins the show to discuss the fallout from this past weekend where Rose Namajunas got a big win, Laura Sanko faced criticism from former WEC champion Jamie Varner and a fighter was released after he bit his opponent plus we start looking ahead at UFC 300.
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This Is CineMMA | Episode 1 | Road House - Is T...
On the inaugural episode of This is CineMMA, the MMA Fighting movie review crew takes a long look at the recently released #RoadHouse remake starring Conor McGregor.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Rose Namajunas earned her first octagon victory in the UFC's flyweight division with a hard-fought main event showing against Amanda Ribas at Saturday's UFC Vegas 89 fight card. Where does the victory put "Thug Rose" in the championship discussion at 125 pounds? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee discuss what could be next for Namajunas after snapping her two-fight skid in her unanimous decision win over Ribas. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Karl Williams following his decision win over Justin Tafa in the co-main event, Edmen Shahbazyan after his first-round finish of A.J. Dobson, Payton Talbott after his impressive stoppage win over Cameron Saaiman, along with fellow main card winners Youssef Zalal, Fernando Padilla, and more.
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UFC Vegas 89 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Rose...
Rose Namajunas won a competitive split decision over Amanda Ribas at UFC Vegas 89, but the real story of the evening came when a prelim fighter was disqualified for taking a bite of his opponent.
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UFC Vegas 89 Preview Show | Will Rose Namajunas...
Former UFC strawweight champ Rose Namajunas will make her second octagon appearance in the flyweight division as she faces Amanda Ribas in the main event of Saturday's UFC Vegas 89 fight card in the hallowed APEX. With a couple of setbacks heading into this bout, is "Thug Rose" still considered a title contender, most notably with a win? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee preview this weekend's fight card, the main event between Ribas and Namajunas, and what's at stake for the popular Namajunas in her second fight at 125. Additionally, they'll discuss the rest of the card, Justin Tafa facing Karl Williams in the co-main event, the anticipated bantamweight prospect matchup between Cameron Saiiman and Payton Talbott, Billy Quarantillo facing the returning Youssef Zalal, plus, they'll answer viewer questions live on the show.
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HOAM | Will We Finally Get Conor McGregor vs. M...
Conor McGregor seems quite confident his return to the octagon will happen this summer against Michael Chandler, but it's certainly fair for fans to be hesitant about getting too excited since this fight has been teased for quite some time now. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to McGregor's interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour and if the confidence levels have risen in regards to a McGregor return happening in the next few months. Additionally, listener topics include what happens if McGregor goes into free agency and what type of impact it could make, what PFL should do if that happens, the future of UFC fighter contracts after the antitrust lawsuits were settled, if fighter pay will change any time soon, how the proposd PFL pay-per-view event featuring Francis Ngannou's promotional debut will do in terms of how many buys it could do, 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.
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BTL | Latest On Conor McGregor, UFC Agrees To S...
Conor McGregor says it's all systems go for his return to the UFC's octagon this summer, although the particulars have not been revealed. Should fans of the sport be excited about the UFC's biggest star's latest update, or will it be a let down in the end? On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel reacts to McGregor's recent interview on The MMA Hour and the expectation's for his return. Additionally, they discuss the UFC agreeing to settle the antitrust lawsuits, the two big fights set for UFC 301, including Alexandre Pantoja vs. Steve Erceg for the flyweight title and the return of Jose Aldo against Jonathan Martinez, Donn Davis' interview on Wednesday revealing that Francis Ngannou will make his #PFL debut "no later" than September on pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia, Ngannou saying he may want to return to boxing for his next fight, Saturday's UFC Vegas 89 event headlined by Rose Namajunas vs. Amanda Ribas and the return of Bellator on Friday, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Shaun Al-Shatti and Jed Meshew.
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HOAM | Reaction To Fighter-less UFC 300 Poster,...
The UFC 300 poster was revealed on Wednesday and it was met with a whimper, along with a bunch of shade thrown in the UFC's direction. Should we have been surprised by this poster considering the landscape of the company in 2024? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to the poster, and gives an explanation as to why it was to be expected with the promotion being the star of the show in today's UFC. Additionally, topics include the UFC reaching a settlement agreement for $335 million in their antitrust lawsuits, what we've been able to learn about it, why it's a short term loss for the UFC, yet worth every penny for them in the long run, what it means for the PFL and other promotions, Bo Nickal's UFC 300 main card placement, Calvin Kattar vs. Aljamain Sterling flying under the radar, 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.
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Emergency Reaction: UFC Settles Class-Action La...
In this breaking news podcast, MMA Fighting's Steven Marrocco talks to John Nash about the $335 million settlement in the antitrust lawsuit against the UFC. Nash talks about his immediate reaction to the number, what that means for fighters going forward, whether or not the settlement will change the UFC's business practices, and more.
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No Bets Barred: UFC Vegas 89 And The Return Of ...
No Bets Barred returns with a full breakdown of UFC Vegas 89 and the flyweight main event between Rose Namajunas and Amanda Ribas, plus the best bets for Bellator Belfast.
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HOAM | Reaction To Alexandre Pantoja vs. Steve ...
With UFC 299 and UFC 300 being absolutely stacked fight cards on paper, many were wondering what would take place at UFC 301 in May, which will serve as the promotion's return to Brazil. Over this past weekend, it was announced that Alexandre Pantoja will defend his flyweight title against Steve Erceg, while it was also revealed that Jose Aldo would end his MMA retirement to face Jonathan Martinez — and both fights certainly got the MMA community talking. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to the bookings, the reactions from fans, and the giant opportunities for Erceg and Martinez. Additionally, listener topics include whether or not the UFC should move Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan from UFC 300 to UFC 301, Alex Pereira potentially making a quick turnaround for the May pay-per-view if he gets out of his fight with Jamahal Hill unscathed, the UFC's next three events as lead-ins to the April 13 mega event, what UFC 302 could look like, 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.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Talks Mark Colem...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, we pay homage to Mark Coleman and his heroics, plus we discuss Jamahal Hill’s chances to beat Alex Pereira at UFC 300, Bo Nickal getting a spot on the main card and the latest drama surrounding Conor McGregor’s return to fighting.
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Trocação Franca | Jake Paul “em pânico” contra ...
A luta mais aleatória dos últimos tempos foi anunciada para o dia 20 de julho no Texas, e o Trocação Franca recebe Rafael Cordeiro, treinador de Mike Tyson, para destrinchar o confronto com o youtuber Jake Paul. O programa traz, ainda entrevistas com Amanda Ribas, que lidera o UFC Vegas 88 contra Rose Namajunas, os campeões Patrício Pitbull e Roberto Satoshi, e ainda Ricardo Carcacinha.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Marcin Tybura picked up a much needed victory, and handed Tai Tuivasa his fourth consecutive loss with a first-round submission in the main event of UFC Vegas 88. Despite not having a name in mind for a callout, where will Tybura go after getting back into the win column in a headline spot? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee attempt to predict what is next for Tybura following his win over Tuivasa from a matchmaking perspective. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Ovince Saint Preux after his upset win over Kennedy Nzechukwu, Christian Rodriguez following his split decision win over Isaac Dulgarian, along with Macy Chiasson and Gerald Meerschaert following their submission victories on the main card, and more.
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UFC Vegas 88 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Marc...
Tai Tuivasa's losing streak has been extended to four fights after Marcin Tybura made relatively quick work of the powerful knockout artist in the main event of Saturday's UFC Vegas 88 event. In an event that had very few stakes, is the story more about Tybura's impressive win, or Tuivasa getting stopped yet again? Following Saturday's fight card at the UFC APEX, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Eric Jackman, and Alexander K. Lee react to the event, Tybura's submission victory, and what things could look like for both fighters moving forward. Additionally, they discuss the near skirmish following the Bryan Battle vs. Ange Loosa co-main event ending in a no contest, who the MVP of the event was, who took home the bonuses, Christian Rodriguez getting the split nod over Isaac Dulgarian, Gerald Meerschaert's submission win adding to his impressive middleweight résumé, and more.
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UFC Vegas 88 Preview Show | Will Tai Tuivasa Av...
Tai Tuivasa returns to the UFC octagon this Saturday to face Marcin Tybura in the main event of UFC Vegas 88, which takes place at the APEX. Following a memorable UFC 299 event, can "Bam Bam" provide some more fireworks and avoid a four-fight losing streak, or will Tybura be the one who gets back in the win column? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jed Meshew, and José Youngs previews this weekend's Fight Night event for the UFC, the headliner between Tuivasa and Tybura, and discuss what is at stake for both fighters in the matchup. Additionally, they'll talk the co-main event between up and coming welterweights Bryan Battle and Ange Loosa, Ovince Saint Preux making his 27th octagon appearance, other standout fights and fighters the crew has their eyes on, how the card from top-to-bottom looks on paper, and more.
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HOAM | Reaction To Bo Nickal On UFC 300 Main Ca...
The UFC 300 lineup is, from start to finish, one of the best cards the promotion has ever put together. During Saturday's UFC 299 event, the main card was revealed and it included the middleweight matchup between Bo Nickal and Cody Brundage — which didn't sit well with a large number of MMA fans. But when you really look at the construction of the main card, it's not a bad choice for a few reasons. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses Nickal getting the main card bump for the historic card, and why it's actually a good call when you really look at it. Additionally, listener questions include UFC fighter pay, the ongoing lawsuit against the UFC, Saturday's UFC Vegas 88 event, what constitutes a star that has negotiating power in the UFC, matchmaking for Kevin Holland and Benoit Saint Denis following UFC 299, 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.
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Rankings Show: Dustin Poirier's Place In The LW...
Dustin Poirier continues to defy the MMA gods on his road to another potential UFC title shot, but where does he sit in the lightweight pantheon — and how would a championship change his legacy? Podcast pals Jed Meshew and Damon Martin join Shaun Al-Shatti this week to deep dive into 155 pounds and reach a surprising conclusion about Poirier in the aftermath of UFC 299.
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BTL | Reaction to Diaz vs. Masvidal, Joshua’s B...
This past weekend delivered unforgettable moments for MMA fans — both on the positive and negative sides — with Anthony Joshua’s absolutely ferocious knockout of Francis Ngannou, and the incredible UFC 299 event that featured spectacular performances from Sean O’Malley, Dustin Poirier, and others. What was the biggest fallout story from this past weekend? On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel discusses the fallout of both Joshua vs. Ngannou and UFC 299 events, where Ngannou, O’Malley, and Poirier go from here, and other storylines from this past weekend in combat sports. Additionally, they’ll discuss the hotly discussed ending to the Cedric Doumbe vs. Baysangur Chamsoudinov fight from PFL Europe this past Thursday, react to the booking of Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal in a boxing match on June 1, and much more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and ...
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