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No Bets Barred: Best Bets For UFC Shang-Vegas P...
No Bets Barred returns with a full breakdown of UFC Vegas 83 and the bantamweight main event between Song Yadong and Chris Gutierrez.
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HOAM | What's Next For Arman Tsarukyan After Qu...
Arman Tsarukyan solidified himself as a major player in the UFC's lightweight division with his incredibly impressive 64 second finish of Beneil Dariush in the main event of UFC Austin this past Saturday. The 27-year-old called for a fight with Justin Gaethje next, but will he get something of that magnitude, or will he have to fight backwards when he returns to the octagon? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Tsarukyan's unreal showing against Dariush, where he could go after picking up the biggest win of his career, and if UFC pivot in regards to the division's next title fight. Additionally, listener questions include Jalin Turner's finish of Bobby Green, the likely end of Green and Dariush's title hopes, Miesha Tate's one-sided win against Julia Avila, where Mike Perry goes from his BKFC 56 win over Eddie Alvarez, Josh Emmett needing a new opponent for UFC 296, 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 Turner...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Matt Brown and Damon Martin react to the late stoppage in the Jalin Turner vs. Bobby Green fight, Mike Perry’s savage win over Eddie Alvarez and how BKFC has found a niche in combat sports while PFL is still struggling to gain traction
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Arman Tsarukyan is now likely a win away from getting to a lightweight title shot, and a potential rematch with Islam Makhachev following his absolute drubbing of Beneil Dariush in the main event of UFC Austin on Saturday. With the 155-pound division being in a wild place, Tsarukyan finds himself in an interesting spot following the biggest win of his career. 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 Tsarukyan after stopping Dariush in just over a minute in the headliner. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Jalin Turner after his brutal finish of Bobby Green in the co-main event, Deiveson Figueiredo after his dominant decision win over Rob Font in his bantamweight debut, Sean Brady following his one-sided submission win over Kelvin Gastelum, along with fellow main card winners Joaquim Silva, Dustin Stoltzfus, and more.
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UFC Austin Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Arman ...
Arman Tsarukyan sent a message to Islam Makahchev, and the rest of the UFC's lightweight division after a devastating knockout of Beneil Dariush in the main event of UFC Austin. Where does the title contender go following the biggest win of his career? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jed Meshew, and Shaheen Al-Shatti react to a chaotic return to Texas for the UFC, Tsarukyan's incredibly impressive performance, the fascination for a rematch between Makhachev and Tsarkyan, and Dariush's title hopes officially coming to an end. Additionally, they discuss Jalin Turner's vicious finish of Bobby Green and referee Kerry Hatley's awful stoppage, Deiveson Figueiredo and Sean Brady's big wins, Miesha Tate's bounce back performance against Julia Avila, multiple slam knockouts on the card, and much more.
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UFC Austin & BKFC 56 Preview Show: Perry vs. Al...
Saturday will serve as a fun night of combat sports action for fans as the UFC returns to Texas for a loaded UFC Austin event, and BKFC brings BKFC 56 to Salt Lake City headlined by the most exciting fight of the weekend between Mike Perry and Eddie Alvarez. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti, and Jed Meshew preview both fight cards, the pivotal UFC headliner in the lightweight division between Beneil Dariush and Arman Tsarukyan, discuss whether or not it's do-or-die for Beneil Dariush's title hopes, the Bobby Green vs. Jalin Turner co-main event, and more from Saturday afternoon's event. Additionally, they'll discuss the Perry vs. Alvarez bout, the rest of the bouts featuring recognizable names to MMA fans, which event has the best chance to be the lead story next week, listener questions, and much more.
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HOAM | What UFC 'Superfight' Could Dana White B...
In a recent interview, UFC CEO Dana White teased that he is working on a "superfight" for 2024, which has sparked some conversation. What could that fight be that White says he's trying to put together, and what actually constitutes a superfight in today's modern age of mixed martial arts? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on potential options for what could get matched up for 2024, his definition of what a superfight is these days, and what the reaction could be if it involves Ronda Rousey or Georges St-Pierre. Additionally, listener topics include the importance of Beneil Dariush's main event bout with Arman Tsarukyan at UFC Austin and why saying that he gains nothing from the bout is absolutely incorrect, what could be in store for the PFL in 2024 and their vision for Bellator, who Alex Pereira could fight next after capturing the UFC light heavyweight title, 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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Mike Perry Wants To Retire Eddie Alvarez At BKF...
Mike Perry previews his bare-knuckle fight with Eddie Alvarez and how he wants to retire the former UFC champion plus he discusses his recent backup role in boxing
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BTL | Mike Perry vs. Eddie Alvarez, UFC Austin,...
After a rare weekend off for the UFC, they return this Saturday for UFC Austin, which is one of the best Fight Night offerings of the year, while BKFC may be bringing the craziest fight of the weekend between Mike Perry and Eddie Alvarez. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel will discuss Saturday’s UFC card in Texas, the main event between Beneil Dariush and Arman Tsarukyan, the new lightweight co-main event between Bobby Green and short notice replacement Jalin Turner, and more. Additionally, they’ll discuss a loaded BKFC 56 card headlined by Perry vs. Alvarez, former UFC heavyweights Ben Rothwell and Todd Duffee in the co-main event, Dana White’s holiday weekend announcements this past week — and a possible leak for Kevin Holland vs. Michael Page — grading the PFL World Championship event and the improvements that need to be made, and much more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and Shaun Al-Shatti.
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HOAM | Could Bobby Green Embark On Jorge Masvid...
In 2019, Jorge Masvidal went from respected, gritty veteran, to megastar and world title contender, seemingly out of nowhere. Could Bobby Green find himself embarking on a similar path should he pick up another big win this weekend? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses Green's upcoming bout with Jalin Turner this Saturday at UFC Austin, and if a win can help push Green to a Masvidal-like run with the UFC in the loaded lightweight division. Additionally, listener topics include the Beneil Dariush vs. Arman Tsarukyan main event, the UFC Austin card as a whole, PFL renewing with ESPN, Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington at UFC 296, Tony Ferguson's chances against Paddy Pimblett in their upcoming bout, 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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No Bets Barred: Is Arman Tsarukyan Ready For Th...
The No Bets Barred boys are back this week with a deep dive into the stacked UFC Austin fight card this weekend.
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Trocação Franca | Mayra Sheetara: Cinturão para...
Mayra Sheetara vai do doping ao cinturão do UFC, mas não contra a rival que imaginava. A peso-galo falou ao Trocação Franca sobre a missão de assumir o posto de melhor do mundo após a aposentadoria de Amanda Nunes, o desafio com Raquel Pennington, a rivalidade com Julianna Peña, e mais. O podcast fala ainda com Allan Puro Osso sobre sua próxima luta no UFC e o trabalho como córner na Chute Boxe, e Rodolfo Bellato sobre os treinos com Alex Poatan e a estreia no UFC diante do homem que aposentou Maurício Shogun.
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HOAM | How Do You Grade PFL's World Championshi...
The PFL completed its 2023 season by crowning six $1 million champions with the promotion's World Championship event this past Friday. In addition to the six title fights, the card also included the long awaited return of Kayla Harrison, along with the PFL debut of Derek Brunson, and more. While there were interesting storylines, and great moments for the new champs, does the promotion need to take a deeper look at their annual championship pay-per-view event structure? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to the card, talks why it gets a mid-level grade, and multiple improvements that need to be made to make it successful in the future. Additionally, listener questions include Cris Cyborg's reaction to not being in attendance for the card and a potential matchup with Harrison, Saturday's UFC Austin fight card, the stakes in the Beneil Dariush vs. Arman Tsarukyan main event, Jalin Turner stepping in to fight Bobby Green on short notice in the co-main event, Dana White announcing Anthony Smith will now face Khalil Rountree Dec. 9, 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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Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Gives Surprising...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, we break down the biggest fights at UFC Austin, Matt Brown offers advice to fighters considering a short-notice fight, and we debate the merits of Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz in MMA.
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DAMN! They Were Good | Was Brock Lesnar The Mos...
DAMN! They Were Good celebrates the careers of the most exciting and influential fighters in MMA history. This latest episode covers Brock Lesnar, an athletic marvel and somehow underrated champion.
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BTL | PFL-Bellator Merger, PFL World Championsh...
The PFL has officially absorbed Bellator MMA in a blockbuster deal made official on Monday morning, and then PFL co-founder Donn Davis joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to answer a lot of the burning questions surrounding it. While the news is certainly big, did Davis do himself and the promotion a disservice with some of the things he said? On a special Thanksgiving edition of Between the Links, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jed Meshew discuss the deal a few days later and what it all means, Davis suggesting PFL now a "co-leader" with the UFC, why Dana White likely isn't worried about it, and how feasible the structure is for the PFL moving into 2024. Additionally, they discuss the Friday's PFL World Championship card, the $49.99 price tag, Brendan Allen's UFC Vegas 82 main event win over Paul Craig, how close Allen is to a title shot, what they're thankful for in MMA, and much more.
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No Bets Barred: Who Will Win $1 Million At The ...
The No Bets Barred boys are back this week with a deep dive into the PFL Championship card on this special Thanksgiving Week episode.
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Trocação Franca | Bellator + PFL x UFC: O que m...
A PFL finalmente oficializou a compra do Bellator após meses de novela e especulação, e o Trocação Franca recebe Patrício Pitbull e Juliana Velasquez, campeão e ex-campeã do Bellator, para desmembrar todos os detalhes já anunciados dos planos da PFL para 2024, e se a nova mega-organização tem condições de bater de frente com o UFC pelo posto de número um do MMA.
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HOAM | Is Dana White Losing Any Sleep Over PFL-...
The PFL absorbing Bellator was massive news on Monday with an expanded roster, a "reimagined" Bellator, and Donn Davis stating that PFL is now on the verge of being a "co-leader" in the MMA space alongside the UFC — even saying that UFC CEO Dana White is now "worried" about this new merger. But did White, or anyone in the UFC, lose any sleep with this news? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to the big news of the week, Davis' interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, his claims about the move making PFL an equal powerhouse to the UFC, and White being worried — which is likely is not. Additionally, more listener questions about the deal, the future of Bellator champions, potential interesting matchups between PFL and Bellator champions, how the deal was announced, Brendan Allen's title hopes at 185 pounds following hiis UFC Vegas 82 win over Paul Craig, 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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Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Reacts to PFL Bu...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, we discuss the massive news that the PFL has purchased Bellator MMA and new Bellator bantamweight champion Patchy Mix joins the show for his first interview since claiming the undisputed title
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Emergency Reaction: Bellator Is Dead, Long Live...
MMA Fighting reacts to PFL's long-awaited acquisition of Bellator and PFL chairman Donn Davis' interview on The MMA Hour about the vision of PFL/Bellator moving forward.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Brendan Allen continued his impressive run in the UFC's middleweight division with a dominant performance, and finish over Paul Craig in the main event of UFC Vegas 82. "All-In" called for a No. 1 contender fight in the aftermath, and with the streak he's on, it's certainly not out of the realm of possibility, but will he get it? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee discuss where Allen could go from a matchmaking perspective following his show closing submission win at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Michael Morales following his decision win over Jake Matthews, Chase Hooper after submitting Jordan Leavitt, Amanda Ribas following her stunning third-round knockout of Luana Pinheiro, along with fellow main card winners Peyton Talbott, Myktybek Orolbai, and more.
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UFC Vegas 82 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Bren...
Brendan Allen kept his impressive winning streak going in his first scheduled UFC main event on Saturday as he dominated and finished Paul Craig to cap off UFC Vegas 82. With another finish under his belt, is Allen a true championship threat moving forward at 185, and what should be next for "All-In"? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Jed Meshew react to Allen's impressive showing, discuss who he could fight next, and Craig's future at 185 pounds. Additionally, they discuss Michael Morales' victory over Jake Matthews, Amanda Ribas' incredible third-round finish of Luana Pinheiro and where she could go at 115, Mike Beltran's controversial stoppage of the Trey Ogden vs. Nikolas Motta fight and it being ruled a no contest, the APEX continuing to be a thing, and more.
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UFC Vegas 82 Preview Show | Will Brendan Allen,...
Following a memorable UFC 295 event, the UFC returns to their home base for UFC Vegas 82, which will be headlined by a pivotal matchup in the middleweight division between surging contender Brendan Allen, and the always-exciting Paul Craig. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and José Youngs preview Saturday's card, including the Allen vs. Craig main event, the stakes attached to it, and what could be awaiting the winner. Additionally, they'll discuss the card quality as a whole, the low-key interesting matchups, some of the exciting prospects on the promotion's second-to-last trip to the APEX for 2023, and more.
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HOAM | Is UFC 'Champ-Champ' Talk Getting Too Wa...
Alex Pereira became a two-division UFC champion this past Saturday when he finished Jiri Prochazka in the UFC 295 main event, but he accomplished that feat after leaving the middleweight division behind for good to take on a new challenge. With many current fighters talking about possibly moving up weight classes to challenge for titles being in the news, has the conversation become too watered down? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses why the idea of "champ-champ" status has lost its luster, but how it can become interesting again with two different additions to the conversation. Additionally, listener topics include Bellator 301 likely being the promotion's final event under the current regime, what matchups between Bellator 301 fighters and current UFC competitors would be interesting, Aljamain Sterling teasing working on a matchup with Max Holloway in his featherweight debut, 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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