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UFC Fight Island 4 Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 4 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s event in Abu Dhabi, including the bantamweight main event between Holly Holm and Irene Aldana.
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What the Heck: Episode 27 | Michelle Waterson, ...
Check out episode 27 of What the Heck as MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Michelle Waterson (9:00) to recap her UFC Vegas 10 main event win over Angela Hill and where she goes from here. Brandon Royval (27:57) discusses his second-round submission win over Kai Kara-France at UFC 253, the incredible flurry at the start of the fight, and wanting fights with Joseph Benavidez and Jussier Formiga. Casey Kenney (1:00:13) and Jordan Williams (1:12:42) preview their upcoming UFC Fight Island 4 bouts this Saturday. Finally, William Knight (1:44:19) recaps his unanimous decision win over Aleksa Camur at UFC 253, talks wanting to compete on the Nov. 28 card in Las Vegas, and Colby Covington's recent comments.
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Between the Links: Episode 18 | UFC 253 Fallout...
Check out episode 18 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and UFC bantamweight Brian Kelleher as they give their takes on Israel Adesanya’s second-round finish of Paulo Costa in the main event of UFC 253, his celebration, and how close “The Last Stylebender” is to becoming the greatest middleweight in UFC history. In addition, the panel discusses Jan Blachowicz’s impressive win over Dominick Reyes to become the new light heavyweight champion in the co-main event and his callout of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor and Dana White having issues, and take a look ahead to this Saturday night’s card in Abu Dhabi headlined by Holly Holm and Irene Aldana.
47 min
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On To the Next One: Episode 11 | Matches To Mak...
In the 11th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday night’s UFC 253 event in Abu Dhabi. Future fights were discussed for headliners Israel Adesanya--who successfully defended his title with a second-round knockout--and Paulo Costa, new light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz and his fellow co-main eventer Dominick Reyes, Brandon Royval, Ketlen Vieira, Hakeem Dawodu, and more.
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UFC 253 Post-Fight Show
With UFC 253 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alex K. Lee, and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s event in Abu Dhabi, which includes Israel Adesanya’s incredible finish of Paulo Costa to retain his middleweight title in the main event, as well as Jan Blachowicz becoming the undisputed light heavyweight champion in the co-main event after putting away Dominick Reyes.
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UFC 253 Preview Show
With UFC 253 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alex K. Lee break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s event in Abu Dhabi, including the two title fights between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa in the middleweight championship headliner, and the battle for the vacant light heavyweight title between Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz in the co-main event.
37 min
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What the Heck: Episode 26 | Alexander Volkanovs...
Check out episode 26 of What the Heck as MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks to Jessica-Rose Clark (3:48) to recap her third-round TKO win over Sarah Alpar at UFC Vegas 11. Randy Costa (27:06) discusses his 41-second knockout win over Journey Newson this past Saturday night and picking up his first performance bonus. Jose Torres (57:34) previews his first-round matchup with Sean Santella in the Brave CF flyweight title tournament on Thursday at Brave CF 42. Finally, UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (1:30:14) talks life after his first successful title defense against Max Holloway at UFC 251, and waiting for the next No. 1 contender to emerge.
113 min
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Between the Links: Episode 17 | The Stocks Of C...
Check out episode 17 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Alex K. Lee and martial arts personality Phoenix Carnevale as they give their takes on the recent downfall of former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley following his third straight dominant loss to Colby Covington at UFC Vegas 11. Plus, they break down where Covington’s stock is after the win, and some of the comments made in the aftermath. In addition, the panel discuss the rise of Khamzat Chimaev following his 17-second knockout win over Gerald Meerschaert this past Saturday, and where the pressure lies in the two title fights coming up this Saturday night between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa for the middleweight title, and Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz for the vacant light heavyweight title.
71 min
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On To the Next One: Episode 10 | Matches To Mak...
In the 10th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 11 event at the UFC APEX. Future fights were discussed for headliners Colby Covington--who earned a fifth-round TKO win--and Tyron Woodley, co-main eventers Donald Cerrone and Niko Price, Khamzat Chimaev, Johnny Walker, Mackenzie Dern, Kevin Holland, and more.
47 min
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UFC Vegas 11 Post-Fight Show
With UFC Vegas 11 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jed Meshew, and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s event at the UFC APEX, including Colby Covington’s fifth-round TKO win over Tyron Woodley in the main event.
80 min
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UFC Vegas 11 Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 11 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s event at the APEX, including the welterweight main event grudge match between Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley.
27 min
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What the Heck: Episode 25 | Mike Rodriguez, Kev...
Check out episode 25 of MMA Fighting's What the Heck as Mike Heck speaks with Kevin Croom to recap his memorable octagon debut submission win over Roosevelt Roberts at UFC Vegas 10. Kevin Holland previews his upcoming fight with Darren Stewart this Saturday at UFC Vegas 11 and reiterates his desire to smack Marvin Vettori. Brandon Royval discusses his upcoming flyweight matchup with Kai Kara-France on the main card of UFC 253 next Saturday night and the addition of a new member of his corner. Finally, Mike Rodriguez recaps the bizarre ending to his fight with Ed Herman this past Saturday at UFC Vegas 10.
84 min
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The A-Side Live Chat w/ Angela Hill
This week, UFC strawweight Angela Hill joins Esther Lin and Alex Savas to discuss some of the nuttiest topics in MMA.
39 min
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Between the Links: Episode 16 | UFC vs. Bellato...
Check out episode 16 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and martial arts personality Phoenix Carnevale as they discuss who had the better weekend between the UFC and Bellator—along with takes on the UFC Vegas 10 main event between Michelle Waterson and Angela Hill, and the Bellator 246 headliner that saw Juan Archuleta become the bantamweight champion with a unanimous decision win over Patchy Mix. In addition, the panel talks the bizarre light heavyweight matchup between Mike Rodriguez and Ed Herman, Dustin Poirier taking a stand in regards to the in the works matchup with Tony Ferguson at UFC 254, and a look ahead to this Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 11 event featuring the highly anticipated welterweight grudge match between Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley.
56 min
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On To the Next One: Episode 9 | Matches To Make...
In the ninth episode of On to the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 10 event at the UFC APEX. Future fights were discussed for headliners Michelle Waterson--who won a split decision in a classic--and Angela Hill, co-main event winner Ottman Azaitar, Roxanne Modafferi, Ed Herman, Bobby Green, Billy Qurantillo, Sijara Eubanks, and more.
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UFC Vegas 10 & Bellator 246 Post-Fight Show
With UFC Vegas 10 and Bellator 246 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alex K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday night, including Michelle Waterson’s split decision win over Angela Hill at the UFC APEX, and Juan Archuleta capturing the Bellator bantamweight title with a unanimous decision win over Patchy Mix.
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UFC Vegas 10 & Bellator 246 Preview Show
With both UFC Vegas 10 and Bellator 246 just hours away, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee break down the top storylines for Saturday night's events, including the main events between Michelle Waterson and Angela Hill, and the vacant Bellator bantamweight title fight between Juan Archuleta and Patchy Mix.
30 min
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What the Heck: Episode 24 | Stephen Thompson, M...
Check out episode 24 of What the Heck as MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with UFC middleweight Gerald Meerschaert (5:23) to discuss his upcoming fight with Khamzat Chimaev Sept. 19. UFC women's bantamweight Julia Avila (22:10) discusses her hectic few weeks since her last appearance on the show that's led to a matchup with Sijara Eubanks this Saturday at UFC Vegas 10. William Knight (33:14) recaps his first-round TKO finish of Cody Brundage at DWCS Season 4: Week 5, and looks ahead to his UFC debut at UFC 253 against Aleksa Camur. UFC strawweight Mackenzie Dern (1:01:30) talks her Sept. 19 matchup with Randa Markos and explains why she changed training camps just a couple of weeks ago in lieu of the matchup. Finally, UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson (1:29:19) gives an update and when he wants to return, talks Nick Diaz's potential return, and sends a message to Leon Edwards.
112 min
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The A-Side Live Chat w/ Brian Kelleher
For this episode, UFC bantamweight Brian Kelleher joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to discuss some of the hottest topics in MMA.
67 min
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Between the Links: Episode 15 | Is Nick Diaz Re...
Check out episode 15 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the trilogy matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp as they give their takes on Nick Diaz’s reported comeback in early 2021, and what would be the right fight to make should things fall into place perfectly. In addition, the panel discusses Alistair Overeem’s fifth-round TKO win over Augusto Sakai in the main event of UFC Vegas 9 and where he goes from here, how the UFC handled the dominos falling on Saturday ahead of the event during the COVID-19 pandemic, comparing Bellator’s weekend doubleheader to UFC Vegas 10, and more.
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On To the Next One: Episode 8 | Matches To Make...
In the eighth episode of On to the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 9 event at the UFC APEX. Future fights were discussed for headliners Alistair Overeem--who earned a fifth-round TKO victory--and Augusto Sakai, co-main event winner Ovince Saint Preux, Michel Pereira, Brian Kelleher, Viviane Araujo, and more.
35 min
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UFC Vegas 9 Post-Fight Show
With UFC Vegas 9 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alex K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s event at the UFC APEX—including Alistair Overeem’s fifth-round TKO win over Augusto Sakai in the heavyweight headliner.
73 min
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UFC Vegas 9 Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 9 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines for Saturday night’s event at the UFC APEX, including the heavyweight main event between Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai.
18 min
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What the Heck: Episode 23 | Marc Goddard, Ovinc...
Check out episode 23 of What the Heck as MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with referee Marc Goddard (6:03) to reflect on being the third man in Daniel Cormier's final fight. Mallory Martin recaps her second-round submission win over Hannah Cifers at UFC Vegas 8 and the difficult road to get to the fight. Khama Worthy previews his lightweight bout with Ottman Azaitar on Sept. 12 and explains why he's frustrated the fight got pushed back an extra week. Sean Brady recaps his first UFC finish over Christian Aguilera at UFC Vegas 8 and who he has in mind to face next in a well deserved step up in competition. Ovince Saint Preux discusses his UFC Vegas 9 co-main event fight with Alonzo Menifield this Saturday and talks the positive COVID-19 test that caused the postponement of the 205-pound bout. Finally, Andrea Lee previews her flyweight bout with Roxanne Modafferi at the UFC's Sept. 12 event.
155 min
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The A-Side Live Chat | Brock Lesnar rumors, Dan...
For this episode, MMA journalist Matt Wells joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon react to some of the biggest stories in MMA.
89 min
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Between the Links: Episode 14 | Aleksandar Raki...
Check out episode 14 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and Jose Youngs as they react to Aleksandar Rakic's win over Anthony Smith in the UFC Vegas 8 main event, and what is next for both headliners. In addition, the panel discusses Robbie Lawler's future following his unanimous decision loss to Neil Magny in the co-main event, and look ahead to UFC Vegas 9 this Saturday headlined by Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai, and more.
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On To the Next One: Episode 7 | Matches To Make...
In the seventh episode of On to the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 8 event at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Future fights were discussed for headliners Aleksandar Rakic—who earned a unanimous decision win—and Anthony Smith, co-main eventers Neil Magny and Robbie Lawler, Alexa Grasso, Ricardo Lamas, Sean Brady, and more.
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UFC Vegas 8 Post-Fight Show
With UFC Vegas 8 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alex K. Lee break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s event in Las Vegas—including Aleksandar Rakic’s unanimous decision win over Anthony Smith in the main event.
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UFC Vegas 8 Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 8 just hours away, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alex K. Lee break down the top storylines, including the light heavyweight main event between Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic.
32 min
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What the Heck: Episode 22 | Shana Dobson, Julia...
Check out episode 22 of MMA Fighting's What the Heck as Mike Heck speaks with Shana Dobson (8:58) to recap her massive upset win over Mariya Agapova at UFC on ESPN 15. Cheyanne Buys (35:57) discusses becoming the newest member of the UFC strawweight division after earning a contract on Dana White's Contender Series. UFC women's bantamweight Julia Avila (1:03:23) previews her upcoming rematch with Nicco Montano on Sept. 5. Former Bellator lightweight champion Brent Primus (1:25:05) discusses what he's been up to since finishing his second straight fight via submission in February and gives his take on rival Michael Chandler's free agency. Finally, UFC lightweight Joe Solecki (1:44:24) talks his impressive first-round submission win over Austin Hubbard this past Saturday night in Las Vegas.
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Luke Rockhold explains why he's returning to fi...
Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold explains why he's decided to make his return to action after more than a year away from the sport, his expectations for the comeback and ideal opponents he'd like to face when he fights again.
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Between the Links: Episode 13 | Jon Jones Vacat...
Check out episode 13 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the rematch between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp as they react to Jon Jones vacating the UFC light heavyweight championship. In addition, the panel gives their take on who is the best 205-pounder in the world now that Jones is heading to heavyweight, how they scored the UFC on ESPN 15 main event between Frankie Edgar and Pedro Munhoz and what should be next for both guys, as well as a look ahead to Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 8 event headlined by Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic.
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On To the Next One: Episode 6 | Matches To Make...
In the sixth episode of On to the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday night’s UFC on ESPN 15 event at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Future fights were discussed for headliners Frankie Edgar and Pedro Munhoz—following the former lightweight champion’s split decision win—Mike Rodriguez, Joe Solecki, Shana Dobson, Daniel Rodriguez, and more.
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UFC on ESPN 15 Post-Fight Show
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alex K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s UFC on ESPN 15 event in Las Vegas, including Frankie Edgar’s split decision win over Pedro Munhoz in the bantamweight main event.
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UFC on ESPN 15 Preview Show
With UFC on ESPN 15 just hours away, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee break down the top storylines heading into Saturday night's event at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, including the bantamweight main event between Pedro Munhoz and Frankie Edgar.
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What the Heck: Episode 21 | Marlon Vera, Derek ...
On this week's episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks to Marlon Vera (5:25) to recap his first-round TKO win over Sean O'Malley in the UFC 252 co-main event. In addition, UFC 252 winners Daniel Pineda (33:18) breaks down his TKO win over Herbert Burns, and Vinc Pichel (55:11) talks his unanimous decision win over Jim Miller. Finally, Derek Brunson (1:14:45) gives his perspective on the top storylines from Saturday night's PPV event in Las Vegas, Jon Jones vacating his light heavyweight title, and explains why a fight with Jack Hermansson makes the most sense after his win over Edmen Shahbazyan.
89 min
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The A-Side Live Chat: Jon Jones vacates title, ...
For this episode, José Youngs, Alex Savas, and E. Casey Leydon react to some of the biggest stories in MMA.
69 min
438
Paige VanZant details her move to bare knuckle ...
Paige VanZant discusses her decision to move from MMA to bare knuckle boxing with her manager Malki Kawa joining to detail how the deal got done and BKFC president Dave Feldman on welcoming Paige to the promotion.
30 min
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Between the Links: Episode 12 | UFC 252 Fallout...
This week on Between the Links, Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp as they give their takes on Stipe Miocic's victory over Daniel Cormier at UFC 252 and what's next, Cormier's legacy after--what seems to be--his final fight, the fallout of the co-main event between Marlon Vera and Sean O'Malley, and which main event this weekend is more intriguing between UFC on ESPN 15 and Bellator 244.
74 min
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Jon Jones Vacates UFC Light Heavyweight Title R...
Moments after Jon Jones announced he was vacating the UFC light heavyweight championship, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee reacted to the news.
18 min
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On To the Next One: Episode 5 | Matches To Make...
In the fifth episode of On to the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday night’s UFC 252 event at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Future fights were discussed for heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic following his unanimous decision win over Daniel Cormier in the main event, co-main eventers Marlon Vera and Sean O’Malley, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Daniel Pineda, Merab Dvalishvili, Vinc Pichel, and more.
47 min
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UFC 252 Post-Fight Show
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines from UFC 252 on Saturday night in Las Vegas, including Stipe Miocic’s successful heavyweight title defense against Daniel Cormier in the main event.
35 min
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UFC 252 Preview Show
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down all the top storylines heading into UFC 252 on Saturday in Las Vegas, including the trilogy fight for the heavyweight championship between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier.
25 min
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What the Heck: Episode 20 | Colby Covington, Mi...
On this week's episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Michael Chandler (11:50) to recap his first-round finish of Benson Henderson in the main event of Bellator 243 this past Friday night, and becoming a free agent. Bellator women's flyweight Valerie Loureda (43:38) discusses her second-round TKO win over Tara Graff at Bellator 243, the viral dance celebration, and the difficult road to get to the fight. UFC featherweight Youssef Zalal (1:05:24) talks his unanimous decision win over Peter Barrett at UFC Vegas 6 this past Saturday and becoming the first fighter on the roster to win three fights in 2020. EA UFC 4 creative director Brian Hayes (1:31:25) gives you an inside look at the video game's worldwide release on Friday, changes made compared to EA UFC 3, and answers some FAQ from social media about the game. Finally, we replay our exclusive interview with former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington (1:53:58) as he gives an update on the targeted Sept. 19 matchup with rival Tyron Woodley.
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The A-Side Live Chat: Stipe Miococ vs. Daniel C...
For this episode, MMA Fighting’s José Youngs, Alex Savas, and Esther Lin break down some of the top stories in MMA.
56 min
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Colby Covington Gives Update On Tyron Woodley F...
Colby Covington joined MMA Fighting's Mike Heck for an exclusive interview to provide an update on the targeted Sept. 19 fight with Tyron Woodley, his thoughts on Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 and the current landscape of the welterweight division, the UFC 252 main event between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier, and more.
23 min
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Between the Links: Episode 11 | Stipe Miocic vs...
Check out episode 11 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and Alex K. Lee as they give their takes on which three fighters had the best performances from this past weekend’s UFC Vegas 6 and Bellator 243 events. In addition, the panel discusses who Michael Chandler should fight next now that he is a free agency—and where he will ultimately land—where the UFC 252 heavyweight championship main event between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier ranks on the all-time title fight list, give their grades on Saturday night’s event overall on paper, and more.
56 min
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On To the Next One: Episode 4 | Matches To Make...
In the fourth episode of On to the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 6 event at the UFC APEX. Future fights were discussed for headliners Derrick Lewis and Alexey Oleinik, co-main event winner Chris Weidman, Darren Stewart, Yana Kunitzkaya, Beneil Dariush, Kevin Holland, and more.
34 min
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UFC Vegas 6 Post-Fight Show
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alex K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 6 event at the UFC APEX, including Derrick Lewis’ second-round finish of Alexey Oleinik in the heavyweight main event.
66 min
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UFC Vegas 6 Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 6 just hours away, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alex K. Lee break down the top storylines, including the heavyweight main event between Derrick Lewis and Alexey Oleinik.
25 min
451
Sean O’Malley talks UFC 252, new contract, Cody...
Ahead of his co-main event fight at UFC 252, "Suga" Sean O'Malley speaks with Damon Martin about his new contract, Marlon "Chito" Vera, his recent war of words with Cody Garbrandt and much more.
15 min
452
What the Heck: Episode 19 | Marlon Vera, Kevin ...
On this week's episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks to Marlon Vera (3:56) to preview his UFC 252 co-main event fight against Sean O'Malley on Aug. 15. Mike Hamel (23:21) discusses making his Bellator debut on short notice against Adam Borics at Friday night's Bellator 243 event. Kevin Holland (42:25) recaps his chaotic week as he prepares to face newcomer Joaquin Buckley at UFC Vegas 6 this Saturday night. Finally, Ashley Yoder (56:26) talks her strawweight matchup with Livinha Souza at UFC 252 in Las Vegas.
71 min
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The A-Side Live Chat: Derek Brunson’s TKO over ...
For this episode, MMA Fighting’s José Youngs, Guilherme Cruz and E. Casey Leydon break down some of the top stories in MMA.
66 min
454
Between the Links, Episode 10: What’s Next For ...
Check out episode 10 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and journalist Anthony Walker to discuss where Edmen Shahbazyan goes after the first loss of his career to Derek Brunson in the main event of UFC Vegas 5. In addition, the panel discusses which card is better this weekend between UFC Vegas 6 and Bellator 243, which upcoming UFC title fight is the most competitive, Cody Garbrandt’s potential move to 125 to challenge Deiveson Figueiredo, and more.
47 min
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On To the Next One, Episode 3: Matches To Make ...
In the third episode of On to the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 5 event at the UFC APEX. Future fights were discussed for headliners Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan, co-main eventers Jennifer Maia and Joanne Calderwood, Vicente Luque, Bobby Green, and more.
27 min
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UFC Vegas 5 Post-Fight Show
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alex K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines following UFC Vegas 5 Saturday night at the UFC APEX, including Derek Brunson’s third-round finish of Edmen Shahbazyan in the middleweight headliner.
81 min
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UFC Vegas 5 Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 5 just hours away, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines of Saturday night's event at the UFC APEX, including the main event between Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan.
12 min
458
What the Heck: Episode 18 | Carla Esparza, Mane...
On this week’s episode of What the Heck, Mike Heck chats with Carla Esparza as she recaps her UFC on ESPN 14 win over Marina Rodriguez, talks being ready for a big fight next, which includes a title fight with Zhang Weili. Manel Kape explains why he’ll no longer be making his octagon debut at UFC 252, his thoughts on Deiveson Figueiredo’s flyweight title win, and why he loves the idea of Cody Garbrandt potentially dropping down to 125. UFC heavyweight Tanner Boser recaps his second-round TKO win over Raphael Pessoa at UFC on ESPN 14, talks a potential matchup with Maurice Greene, a recent Twitter contest he introduced, and more. In addition, Curtis Millender previews his upcoming fight with Sabah Homasi at Bellator 243, and Jesse Ronson explains how his first-round submission win over Nicolas Dalby at UFC on ESPN 14 almost didn’t happen.
90 min
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The A-Side Live Chat Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. J...
For this episode, Sarah Kaufman joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to discuss some of the hot topics in MMA.
62 min
460
Dana White Announces Khabib Nurmadomedov vs. Ju...
Moments after UFC president Dana White made the announcement, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs react to the lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje being booked for Oct. 24.
10 min
461
Roy Jones Jr. Talks 'Hammers and Nails' Fight W...
Former four-division world boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. joins MMA Fighting's Mike Heck to discuss his eight-round boxing exhibition fight with Mike Tyson Sept. 12, his reaction to the booking, still being open to a boxing match with Anderson Silva, and more.
16 min
462
Between the Links: Episode 9 | Robert Whittaker...
Check out episode 9 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Alex K. Lee and Jed Meshew discussing Robert Whittaker's win over Darren Till in the UFC on ESPN 14 main event, Dan Hardy and Herb Dean's confrontation, grading Bellator's return this past Friday, a look ahead to the UFC's return to Las Vegas on Saturday night, and more.
49 min
463
On to the Next One: Episode 2 | Matches to Make...
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee give their takes on what should be next for some of the notable names following UFC on ESPN 14.
35 min
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UFC on ESPN 14 Post-Fight Show
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alex K. Lee break down the top storylines following UFC on ESPN 14 Saturday night in Abu Dhabi, including Robert Whittaker’s unanimous decision win over Darren Till in the main event.
96 min
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UFC on ESPN 14 Preview Show
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and José Youngs break down all the top storylines heading into Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 14 card headlined by a middleweight matchup between Robert Whittaker and Darren Till, and featuring a number of notable names including Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Fabricio Werdum, Alexander Gustafsson, and Carla Esparza.
15 min
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What the Heck: Episode 17 | Calvin Kattar, Bran...
Check out episode 17 of What the Heck on MMA Fighting as Mike Heck chats with Calvin Kattar (3:48) to discuss his UFC on ESPN 13 main event win over Dan Ige, Alexander Volkanovski's win over Max Holloway, how he matches up with both of those guys, and more. Top UFC flyweight contenders Alex Perez (22:29) and Brandon Moreno (48:26) state their cases for Deiveson Figueiredo's first title defense following the new champion's first round finish of Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Island 2. Finally, Modestas Bukauskas (1:10:27) recaps his first-round TKO win over Andreas Michailidis at UFC on ESPN 13, the controversy that seemed to surround it, and what he wants next.
95 min
467
The A-Side Live Chat | Deiveson Figueiredo’s ti...
José Youngs, Alex Savas, and E. Casey Leydon discuss some of the hot topics in mixed martial arts.
85 min
468
Between the Links: Episode 8 | Future of UFC 12...
Check out episode 8 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Alex K. Lee and Steven Marrocco as they discuss Deiveson Figueiredo's impressive flyweight title victory at UFC Fight Island 2 and what it means for the flyweight division. In addition, the panel discusses the Fight Island experience thus far, Dana White's hesitation to name Aljamain Sterling the no. 1 contender for Petr Yan's bantamweight title, and the return of Bellator MMA this Friday at Mohegan Sun.
51 min
469
On To The Next One: Episode 1 | Matches to Make...
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee give their takes on what should be next for some of the notable names following UFC on ESPN 13 and UFC Fight Island 2.
30 min
470
UFC Fight Island 2 Post-Fight Show
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alex K. Lee break down the top storylines from Saturday night's UFC Fight Island 2 event in Abu Dhabi, including Deiveson Figuredo's submission win over Joseph Benavidez to become the new flyweight champion in the main event.
80 min
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Scott Coker Talks Bellator Return, Possible Add...
Bellator president Scott Coker speaks with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck about the promotion's return to action July 24, hosting several events at Mohegan Sun, the 'Fightsphere,' testing procedures, an update on the featherweight grand prix, and Bellator's interest in Paige VanZant now that she is a free agent.
17 min
472
UFC Fight Island 2 Preview Show
With UFC Fight Island 2 just hours away, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee break down the top storylines from Saturday night's card in Abu Dhabi, including the main event for the vacant flyweight title between Deiveson Figuredo and Joseph Benavidez.
16 min
473
Paige VanZant, Austin Vanderford Talk UFC 251, ...
MMA Fighting's Damon Martin speaks with Paige VanZant and Austin Vanderford about UFC 251, the experience of Fight Island, Dana White's post-fight comments following VanZant's first-round submission loss to Amanda Ribas, her upcoming free agency, and more.
29 min
474
What the Heck: Episode 16 | Gilbert Burns, Rob ...
Check out episode 16 of What the Heck on MMA Fighting. This week, Mike Heck chats with Gilbert Burns to discuss the UFC 251 main event between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal, losing his opportunity to fight Usman following a positive COVID-19 test, and being next in line to fight for the title. UFC lightweight Devonte Smith UFC lightweight Devonte Smith talks his recovery following a torn achilles tendon that required surgery. The UFC’s newest bantamweight signee John Castaneda previews his octagon debut against Nathaniel Wood set for July 25. Finally, top-10 UFC bantamweight Rob Font gives an update on when he may return to action following surgery due to an injury suffered in his victory over Ricky Simon.
96 min
475
UFC on ESPN 13 Post-Fight Show
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines following Wednesday night’s UFC on ESPN 13 event in Abu Dhabi, including Calvin Kattar’s unanimous decision win over Dan Ige in the featherweight headliner.
49 min
476
The A-Side Live Chat | Kamaru Usman, Petr Yan &...
For this episode, Jose Torres and Din Thomas join José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon break down some of the top stories in MMA.
83 min
477
UFC on ESPN 13 Preview Show
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and Guilherme Cruz break down all the top storylines heading into Wednesday’s UFC on ESPN 13, which is headlined by a featherweight matchup between Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige.
17 min
478
Between the Links: Episode 7 | UFC 251 Fallout,...
Check out episode 7 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between champion James Lynch and MMA Fighting's Alex K. Lee as they discuss the aftermath of Kamaru Usman's unanimous decision win against Jorge Masvidal in the main event of UFC 251. In addition, the panel reacts to the controversial co-main event that saw Alexander Volkanovski successfully defend his featherweight title against Max Holloway via split decision, and Saturday night's card as a whole.
54 min
479
UFC 251 Post-Fight Show
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines following Saturday night’s memorable UFC 251 event on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, including Kamaru Usman's unanimous decision win over Jorge Masvidal in the welterweight championship headliner.
34 min
480
UFC 251 Preview Show
With UFC 251 just hours away, MMA Fighting's Guilherme Cruz and The Mac Life's Oscar Willis break down the top storyline heading to Saturday night's event on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, including the three title fights headlined by Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal for the welterweight championship.
13 min
481
What the Heck: Episode 15 | Stephen Thompson, L...
Check out episode 15 of What the Heck with Mike Heck on MMA Fighting. This week, Mike speaks with Stephen Thompson (6:43) about being the last fighter to defeat Jorge Masvidal ahead of Saturday night's UFC 251 main event. Leon Edwards (27:50) discusses his place in the UFC's welterweight division, having his UFC London main event with Tyron Woodley cancelled, being offered the UFC 251 main event bout with Kamaru Usman, Masvidal stepping in for Burns, and more. In addition, former Cage Warriors light heavyweight champion Modestas Bukauskas (49:56) previews his UFC debut fight on July 15, and Grant Dawson (1:16:48) talks his upcoming fight with Nad Narimani set for July 18.
97 min
482
Between the Links: Episode 6 | Kamaru Usman vs....
On this week’s episode of Between the Links, Mike Heck moderates the rematch between MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and fellow journalist James Lynch as they discuss the new main event between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 for the welterweight title. In addition, the panel discusses where Gilbert Burns now fits in the title picture, and debate on which “Fight Island” card—besides UFC 251—is the best overall from top to bottom.
38 min
483
Colby Covington Predicts Kamaru Usman 'Ragdolls...
Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington joins MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and gives his reaction to Jorge Masvidal replacing Gilbert Burns to face Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC 251, talks if he was an option, who he expects will leave Fight Island with the title, wanting a rematch with Usman and much more.
24 min
484
Jorge Masvidal Steps In To Face Kamaru Usman At...
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee react to the weekend's massive news of Jorge Masvidal stepping in to face Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title in the new main event of UFC 251.
12 min
485
Gilbert Burns Positive For COVID-19, Out Of UFC...
Moments after it was confirmed that Gilbert Burns was forced to withdraw from his welterweight title headliner with Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 following a positive COVID-19 test, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs react to the breaking news.
11 min
486
The A-Side Live Chat | The passing of Abdulmana...
For this episode, Brave CF flyweight Jose Torres and coach Din Thomas join José Youngs and Alex Savas to break down some of the top stories in MMA.
61 min
487
Paul Felder Gives Update on Potential Return, P...
Paul Felder joins MMA Fighting's Mike Heck to recap the incredible lightweight matchup between Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker, gives an update on whether or not he plans to return to the octagon, and previews the upcoming 'Fight Island' events--which he'll be part of the broadcast team for all four cards--beginning with a stacked UFC 251 lineup on July 11.
24 min
488
Ben Askren Talks Fighter Tax Problems, Unions a...
MMA Fighting's Damon Martin speaks with former UFC welterweight Ben Askren about fighter pay, Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal speaking up against the UFC, unionization in MMA, and more.
17 min
489
What the Heck: Episode 14 | Jon Anik, Khama Wor...
Check out episode 14 of What the Heck with Mike Heck on MMA Fighting. This week, Mike speaks with UFC lead commentator Jon Anik (4:49) to recap the promotion's crazy stretch of events during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a look ahead to 'Fight Island,' beginning with UFC 251 on July 11. Khama Worthy (28:08) recaps his third-round submission win over Luis Pena at UFC on ESPN 12 and discusses what he wants next and in the future. Maurice Greene (51:53) walks us through his wild third-round submission win over Gian Villante this past Saturday, and gives his take on Tanner Boser's call out. Finally, Julian Erosa (1:10:38) shares his story of getting another shot with the UFC on short notice and putting away the previously unbeaten Sean Woodson this past weekend in Las Vegas. Was he the first choice to replace Kyle Nelson?
103 min
490
The A-Side Live Chat w/ Shane Helms
For this episode, former WWE superstar Shane Helms joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to break down some of the top stories in MMA.
76 min
491
Between the Links: Episode 5 | Dustin Poirier v...
On a new episode of Between the Links, Mike Heck moderates the interim title matchup between Jose Youngs and Kristen King as they discuss the incredible #UFC on ESPN 12 main event between Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker, Mike Perry's win over Mickey Gall in the co-main event, the best of the promotion's five-fight card slate at the APEX, and a look ahead to 'Fight Island.'
52 min
492
Daniel Cormier Talks Stipe Miocic Trilogy, Eye ...
MMA Fighting's Damon Martin speaks with Daniel Cormier ahead of his heavyweight championship fight with Stipe Miocic at UFC 252. "DC" discusses the highly anticipated trilogy fight, why he will stick to his guns and retire after the bout and much more.
27 min
493
UFC on ESPN 12 Post-Fight Show
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines following Saturday night’s memorable UFC on ESPN 12 event in Las Vegas, including Dustin Poirier’s main event victory over Dan Hooker in a Fight of the Year contender, and Mike Perry returning to the win column with a unanimous decision over Mickey Gall in the co-main event.
19 min
494
What the Heck: Episode 13 | Shane Burgos, Justi...
Check out episode 13 of What the Heck with Mike Heck on MMA Fighting. This week, Mike chats with Shane Burgos to recap his incredible co-main event bout with Josh Emmett at UFC on ESPN 11, the UFC rankings and more. Justin Jaynes talks his 41-second TKO win in his short notice UFC debut over Frank Camacho this past weekend, the wild beginning of his career, and what he wants next. Plus, Youssef Zalal and Sean Woodson preview their sophomore UFC appearances this Saturday at UFC on ESPN 12.
78 min
495
The A-Side Live Chat | Dustin Poirier vs. Dan H...
For this episode, Alex K. Lee joins José Youngs and Alex Savas to react to some of the top stories in MMA.
67 min
496
Between the Links: Episode 4 | Dana White’s Cri...
On this week’s episode of Between the Links, host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and theScore’s James Lynch as they discuss Dana White’s criticism of Curtis Blaydes following his unanimous decision win over Alexander Volkov in the main event of UFC on ESPN 11 this past weekend. In addition, the panel gives their take on how the fight between Austin Hubbard and newcomer Max Rohskopf came to an end on Saturday and where the blame lies, where Jim Miller goes after his impressive opening round submission win over the highly touted Roosevelt Roberts, the significance of the UFC on ESPN 12 main event between Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker, and more.
51 min
497
UFC on ESPN 11 Post-Fight Show
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alex K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s UFC on ESPN 11 event in Las Vegas, including Curtis Blaydes’ unanimous decision win over Alexander Volkov in the main event, along with the exciting featherweight co-main event that saw Josh Emmett defeat Shane Burgos.
69 min
498
UFC on ESPN 11 Preview Show w/ Anthony Smith
With UFC on ESPN 11 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck is joined by UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith to break down the top storylines heading into Saturday’s event at UFC APEX, including the main event between Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov.
12 min
499
The A-Side Live Chat | UFC on ESPN 11 preview, ...
For this episode, Fightful editor Sean Ross Sapp joins José Youngs and Alex Savas to react to some of the top stories in MMA.
74 min
500
What the Heck: Episode 12 | Petr Yan, Cynthia C...
Check out a loaded episode 12 of What the Heck with Mike Heck on MMA Fighting. This week, Mike chats with Petr Yan (4:57) to discuss his upcoming bantamweight title fight against Jose Aldo, talks Henry Cejudo retiring, training with Aldo several years ago, and the state of the division. Cynthia Calvillo (19:30) recaps her win over Jessica Eye in the main event of UFC on ESPN 10 this past weekend, talks why she’s over her opponent missing weight, and what’s next. Khama Worthy (35:29) previews his upcoming fight with Luis Pena at UFC on ESPN 12 June 27, gives his thoughts on what’s going on in the U.S. in the fight against racial injustice, and being inspired by watching the fight between Andre Fili and Charles Jourdain. Pena (57:59) also joins the show to give his take on the matchup, the recent move to American Top Team, why the last couple of years—and meeting his biological father and brother—have put him at ease, as well as training with the likes of Jorge Masvidal and Dustin Poirier--who headlines the event. Mickey Gall (1:19:03) discusses his UFC on ESPN 12 co-main event fight with Mike Perry, his opponent’s pre-fight trash talk, the possibility of Perry having his girlfriend in his corner solely, how he sees the fight playing out, and explains why The Last Dance is a must-watch docuseries. Frankie Edgar (1:34:36) returns to the show to preview his bantamweight debut against Pedro Munhoz in the co-main event of the UFC’s July 15 event, returning to the place where he became UFC champion 10 years ago, Cody Garbrandt’s UFC 250 win, and more. Finally, Calvin Kattar (1:46:26) chats about his July 15 main event bout with Dan Ige, the reaction to the booking, signing a new deal with the UFC and why he’s not focused on the UFC 251 featherweight title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway.
121 min