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WrestleMania 40 Preview Show | Will The Rock St...
Cody Rhodes will look to become the WWE Universal Champion when he faces Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 40 on Sunday, but before that happens, Rhodes will need to get through Reigns and The Rock as he teams with Seth Rollins in a tag team headliner on night one Saturday night. Will The Rock hurt Rhodes' chances to finish his story, or will he, perhaps, help Rhodes in the end? In something a little bit different, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee preview this weekend's star-studded WrestleMania 40 in Philadelphia, the two big main events, other standout matches, CM Punk's potential involvement in the world heavyweight title match between Rollins and Drew McIntyre, and more.
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UFC Vegas 90 Preview Show | Brendan Allen Hunts...
Brendan Allen is on an impressive six-fight win streak in the UFC middleweight division, and on Saturday, he'll have the opportunity to exact some revenge on the last person to defeat him in Chris Curtis in the main event of UFC Vegas 90. If he gets it done, where does Allen go in the fascinating 185-pound championship picture? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee preview the main event rematch between Allen and Curtis, discuss how the new bout compares to the original booking against Vettori, and what's at stake for both fighters. Additionally, they discuss four fighters — Alexander Hernandez, Cynthia Calvillo, Melissa Mullins, and Nora Cornolle — missing weight, the return of former champion Germaine de Randamie, and answer viewer questions.
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HOAM | Reaction To Dana White Planting Seeds Fo...
Could it be? Is Conor McGregor's return to the UFC actually going to happen? If you take what Dana White's Instagram story read on Friday morning as a seed planted, perhaps we're heading in the right direction. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to White's tease of McGregor's octagon return, discusses when it could happen, and why it could be an incredibly interesting story outside of just a fight. Additionally, listener questions include potential surprises that could happen at UFC 300, Joaquin Buckley following his win over Vicente Luque at UFC Atlantic City, the pros and cons from Thursday's PFL San Antonio card, Charles Oliveira recently saying he'd rather face McGregor than Islam Makhachev, 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 | Dricus Du Plessis Calls Out Israel Adesan...
The UFC recently announced that they will be returning to Perth, Western Australia for UFC 305 in August, and current middleweight champ Dricus Du Plessis has called out rival Israel Adesanya for that event. Is that the fight to make, and if so, is that the card to put it on? This week on an all-new edition of Between the Links, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and José Youngs discuss the possibility of that fight being put together, and the excitement for it. Additionally, they'll take listener questions about UFC 300 — which is just nine days away — the fallout from UFC AtlanticC ity, the Chris Weidman vs. Bruno Silva conclusion, Manon Fiorot's dominant win over Erin Blanchfield, Saturday's UFC Vegas 90 event headlined by a rematch between Brendan Allen and Chris Curtis, the PFL regular season kickoff on Thursday, and whatever else is on your mind in the chaotic world of MMA.
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HOAM | If UFC 300 the Greatest Card On Paper In...
UFC 300 is less than 10 days away, and it is absolutely stacked from top-to-bottom — from the opening prelim between Deiveson Figueiredo and Cody Garbrandt, all the way to the main event for the light heavyweight title between Alex Pereira and Jamahal Hill. On paper, is UFC 300 the greatest card in UFC history? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck weighs in on that question, and states his case for why the answer is yes. Additionally, listener questions include the Pereira vs. Hill title fight, where Garbrandt would go in the bantamweight division if he defeats Figueiredo, Thursday's PFL San Antonio fight card, Dustin Poirier possibly getting a title shot at 155 pounds against Islam Makhachev, Frank Mir discussing his UFC 100 fighter pay, 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 Brendan Allen Get Revenge O...
The UFC returns to the APEX this Saturday for UFC Vegas 90, headlined by a middleweight rematch between Brendan Allen and Chris Curtis, and the No Bets Barred boys break down all the action.
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Trocação Franca | Blindado critica Weidman, Igo...
Chris Weidman inovou ao “nocautear” Bruno Blindado com dedadas no olho no UFC, e Igor Severino acabou demitido por morder seu adversário em sua estreia na organização. O Trocação Franca dessa semana recebe os dois brasileiros, além de entrevistar Valter Walker e Norma Dumont, que lutam sábado no octógono, e Juliana Velasquez, ex-campeã do Bellator que faz trilogia com Liz Carmouche, quinta, na PFL.
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HOAM | Fallout Of Super Weird UFC Atlantic City...
UFC Atlantic City sure had its moments, and delivered a bunch of talking points coming out of it — both good and bad – but the seemingly unanimous phrase used to describe the event as a whole is "super weird." Between the multiple eye pokes that led to finishes, to hip knockouts, to finishes and results that left us scratching our heads, this was not a normal event. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to this past Saturday's event, Manon Fiorot's dominant decision win over Erin Blanchfield in the main event, Chris Weidman's controversial victory over Bruno Silva and how the former champion has reacted to it, along with Joaquin Buckley's great in-cage performance, but not-so-great microphone work after getting the co-main event win over Vicente Luque. Additionally, listener questions include the UFC St. Louis main event between Derrick Lewis and Rodrigo Nascimento that has been unanimously criticized, referees still not enforcing penalties during fights, UFC 300, 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 Reacts to Weidma...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Matt Brown and Damon Martin react to Chris Weidman’s controversial win at UFC Atlantic City, the most interesting and intriguing fight at UFC 300 and the need for more weight classes in the sport moving forward.
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This Is CineMMA, Episode 2 | Fight Valley | Can...
On the second episode of This is CineMMA, the MMA Fighting movie review crew takes a long look at Fight Valley, the 2016 film featuring Miesha Tate, Holly Holm, Cris Cyborg, and others.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Manon Fiorot has done more than enough to earn a title shot in the women's flyweight division after delivering a one-sided performance in her first promotional main event against Erin Blanchfield at UFC Atlantic City. While merit is certainly on Fiorot's side, is timing a different story altogether — to the point where Fiorot may have to take another fight while she waits to see how the Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko trilogy fight plays out? 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 Fiorot after her dominant victory over Blanchfield. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Joaquin Buckley following his stoppage win over Vicente Luque in the co-main event, Chris Weidman after his controversial win over Bruno Silva, along with fellow main card winners Nursulton Ruziboev, Kyle Nelson, Chidi Njokuani, and more.
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UFC Atlantic City Post-Fight Show | Reaction To...
Manon Fiorot closed out Saturday's UFC Atlantic City win by sweeping the scorecards against Erin Blanchfield in the main event. As dominant as Fiorot's performance was, compared to other moments on the card, it was incredibly tame as controversy stole the headlines. Following the UFC's most recent Fight Night event, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jed Meshew, and José Youngs react to Fiorot's lopsided victory, discuss if a title shot will be next for the surging contender, and where Blanchfield goes from her first octagon loss. Additionally, the panel discusses Joaquin Buckley's second-round finish of Vicente Luque in the co-main event and where he fits in the welterweight division, Chris Weidman getting his first victory since 2020 against Bruno Silva, the controversy surrounding the multiple eye pokes that led to the finish, the bout being changed from a TKO to a technical unanimous decision, Weidman's reaction to it in his post-fight interview with Michael Bisping, and other storylines from a bizarre event.
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UFC Atlantic City Preview Show | Will Erin Blan...
The stakes are high for Erin Blanchfield and Manon Fiorot as they battle in the main event of Saturday's UFC Atlantic City event with the winner expected to fight for the UFC women's flyweight title against the winner of the assumed trilogy bout between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko. Ahead of the UFC's next Fight Night lineup, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti, and Eric Jackman preview Saturday's card, the main event between Blanchfield and Fiorot, talk which headliner needs the win more, and what potential pairing would be most interesting in a title fight. Additionally, they'll talk the co-main event between Vicente Luque and Joaquin Buckley, the card as a whole for an out-of-the-APEX show, answer viewer questions, and much more.
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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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