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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
551
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
552
The A-Side Live Chat: UFC on ESPN 10 fallout, U...
For this episode, José Youngs is joined by Alex Savas to react to some of the top stories in MMA.
75 min
553
Between the Links: Episode 3 | Jorge Masvidal v...
This week on Between the Links, host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jose Youngs and TSN's Aaron Bronsteter as they discuss what is next for Cynthia Calvillo and Jessica Eye following the UFC on ESPN 10 main event this past weekend, Jorge Masvidal's public battle with the UFC, as well as past and present fighters, continuing on, a look ahead to this weekend's UFC on ESPN 11 card headlined by Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov, and more.
66 min
554
Jessica Eye Addresses Her Loss, Weight Cut Issu...
UFC Flyweight Jessica Eye Addresses Her Loss, Weight Cut Issues and Claims Made by Cynthia Calvillo
17 min
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UFC on ESPN 10 Post-Fight Show
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee break down the top storylines following Saturday night's UFC on ESPN 10 event, including Cynthia Calvillo's unanimous decision win over Jessica Eye in the main event.
47 min
556
UFC on ESPN 10 Preview Show
With UFC on ESPN 10 just hours away, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines heading into Saturday night's event at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, including the main event between Jessica Eye and Cynthia Calvillo.
14 min
557
Aljamain Sterling Recaps Quick Finish At UFC 25...
Aljamain Sterling joined MMA Fighting's Damon Martin to recap his first-round submission win over Cory Sandhagen at UFC 250, and having his sights set on the UFC bantamweight title.
27 min
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What the Heck: Episode 11 | Devin Clark, Roxann...
Check out episode 11 of What the Heck with Mike Heck on MMA Fighting. This week, Mike chats with Alex Perez (7:28) to recap his first-round TKO win over Jussier Formiga at UFC 250. Devin Clark (25:50) talks his big win over Alonzo Menifield at UFC 250, engaging in protests against racial injustice before and after the victory, the relationship with his father, and teaming up with Jon Jones during the protests in Albuqurque. Ian Heinisch (47:27) discusses his first finish in the UFC against Gerald Meerschaert on Saturday night, the craziness leading up to the event with his cornerman getting a false positive COVID-19 test, and already booking his next fight with Brendan Allen on June 27. Gina Mazany (1:09:48) previews her return to the UFC this Saturday night, stepping in on short notice against Julia Avila at UFC on ESPN 10, talks how she found out seven months after the fact that she was released by the UFC after her last promotional fight, being the biggest underdog on the card, and more. Finally, Roxanne Modafferi (1:27:00) caps of the show to preview her upcoming fight with Lauren Murphy June 20 at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, talks her impressive win over Maycee Barber in January, and how strength and conditioning turned from a dislike to a love recently.
100 min
559
The A-Side Live Chat: UFC 250 fallout, UFC 251 ...
For this episode, José Youngs is joined by MMA journalists Kristen King and Anthony Walker to react to some of the top stories in MMA.
73 min
560
UFC Announces Multiple Title Fights, 'Fight Isl...
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jose Youngs react to the big news of Dana White announcing multiple title fights for the summer, three of which will take place on "Fight Island" at UFC 251. The UFC president also announced the location of the island, along with four fight cards in an eight day span, and the date for the trilogy fight for the heavyweight title between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier.
16 min
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Between the Links: Episode 2 | Conor McGregor '...
Check out episode 2 of MMA Fighting's Between the Links. This week, host Mike Heck curates the matchup between defending champion Jose Youngs and, the man he called out after his victory, Damon Martin. This week, the panel discusses the meaning behind Conor McGregor's latest retirement announcement. They also answer the question of who is the most likely, and least likely, to return to the octagon first: McGregor, Jon Jones, or Jorge Masvidal, plus the three stars of UFC 250, and the criticism of the UFC's event coming up this Saturday headlined by Jessica Eye vs. Cynthia Calvillo.
57 min
562
Coffee Talk: UFC 250 Edition - MMA Fighting
In the aftermath of UFC 250, MMA Fighting's Esther Lin and E. Casey Leydon are joined by The Athletic's Fernanda Prates.
45 min
563
UFC 250 Post-Fight Show
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s UFC 250 event in Las Vegas, including Amanda Nunes’ historic title defense against Felicia Spencer in the main event, a banner night for the bantamweight division, and more.
37 min
564
Conor McGregor Announces Retirement Reaction
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee react to Conor McGregor announcing his retirement following Saturday night's UFC 250 event.
12 min
565
UFC 250 Preview Show
With UFC 250 just hours away, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jose Youngs break down the top storylines heading into Saturday’s pay-per-view event at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, including the main event between Amanda Nunes and Felicia Spencer for the women’s featherweight title.
14 min
566
What the Heck: Episode 10 | Sean O'Malley, Bria...
Check out episode 10 of What the Heck with Mike Heck on MMA Fighting. This week, Mike chats with UFC flyweight Brandon Royval (7:18) to recap his 'Fight of the Night' winning submission victory over Tim Elliott in his promotional debut at UFC on ESPN 9. UFC bantamweight Brian Kelleher (32:00) previews his short notice 145-pound fight with Cody Stamann this Saturday at UFC 250, being inspired by Jorge Masvidal's 2019 run, and hoping a fight with Sean O'Malley can come next with a win. O'Malley (52:45) then joins the show to discuss his bantamweight fight with Eddie Wineland at UFC 250, his current contract status, and where he stands in one of the deepest divisions in the UFC. Finally, UFC lightweight Roosevelt Roberts (1:06:10) returns to the show to recap his submission win over Brok Weaver at UFC on ESPN 9 and what is next after the best performance of his career this past weekend.
87 min
567
The A-Side Live Chat: UFC 250 preview, Amanda N...
For this episode, José Youngs and Alex Savas react to some of the top stories in mixed martial arts.
69 min
568
Between the Links: Episode 1 | Jon Jones vs. Da...
Check out the debut episode of MMA Fighting's newest debate show, Between the Links. Host Mike Heck is joined by Jose Youngs and Alex K. Lee to discuss Jon Jones vs. Dana White and the UFC, the three stars for this past weekend's UFC on ESPN 9 event, and a look ahead to UFC 250.
51 min
569
UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs. Burns Post-Fight Show
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alex K. Lee break down the top storylines from UFC on ESPN 9, including Gilbert Burns' dominant decision win over former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in the main event.
47 min
570
What the Heck: Episode 9 | Cynthia Calvillo, An...
Check out episode 9 of What the Heck with Mike Heck on MMA Fighting. This week, Mike chats with Cynthia Calvillo (4:13) to discuss her main event bout with Jessica Eye at the UFC’s June 13 event, how the fans have reacted to the booking and moving her training camp to AKA. UFC flyweight Tim Elliott (31:00) previews his fight with Brandon Royval this Saturday, reacts to not having friend and coach James Krause in his corner for the fight, and details a crazy story regarding his previous fight with Askar Askarov at UFC 246. UFC lightweight Roosevelt Roberts (49:15) talks short notice preparation for his fight with Brok Weaver this Saturday, what he took away from his first international fight against Alexander Yakovlev and having a name in mind to call out with a win this weekend. UFC welterweight Anthony Rocco Martin (1:04:48) reveals why he believes his fight with Neil Magny at UFC 250 on June 6 is the biggest fight of his career, talks having a hard time finding fights over the last several months, heading out to Las Vegas a week earlier and more. Finally, UFC newcomer Gabriel Green (1:30:30) checks in from Las Vegas as he prepares to make his UFC debut on five days notice against Daniel Rodriguez this Saturday at UFC on ESPN 9.
104 min
571
Colby Covington Details ATT Split, Rips Jorge M...
Colby Covington joined MMA Fighting's Damon Martin to explain why he left American Top Team, had some choice words for now former teammates Jorge Masvidal and Dustin Poirier, and more.
23 min
572
The A-Side Live Chat: Conor McGregor's 'GOAT Th...
For this episode, José Youngs and Petesy Carroll react to some of the top stories in mixed martial arts.
74 min
573
Eurobash: The Last Rants (w/ Ariel Helwani, Nei...
Ariel Helwani and Neil Seery join the final episode of Eurobash.
81 min
574
The A-Side Live Chat w/ Brian Kelleher
For this episode, #UFC bantamweight Brian Kelleher joins José Youngs and Peter Carroll to react to some of the top stories in mixed martial arts.
66 min
575
What the Heck: Episode 8 | Colby Covington, Cha...
Check out episode 8 of What the Heck with Mike Heck on MMA Fighting. This week, Mike speaks with UFC middleweight Kevin Holland (4:20) to recap his first-round TKO win at UFC on ESPN 8 and what he wants next. Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington (22:03) explains why a fight didn't happen with Tyron Woodley and wanting fights with Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal and WWE champion Drew McIntyre. UFC heavyweight Chase Sherman (45:18) discusses his successful return to the promotion at UFC Jacksonville.
79 min
576
The A-Side Live Chat w/ Angela Hill
For this episode, UFC strawweight Angela Hill joins José Youngs and Peter Carroll to react to some of the top stories in mixed martial arts.
76 min
577
Eurobash: Episode 83 (w/ Darren Till, Philip O'...
Darren Till and Philip O'Connor join the latest episode of Eurobash.
98 min
578
Coffee Talk: Recapping the UFC's Week in Jackso...
In the latest edition of Coffee Talk, MMA Fighting's Esther Lin, Casey Leydon and Jose Youngs recap the UFC's week in Jacksonville including UFC 249, UFC Jacksonville and UFC on ESPN 8.
41 min
579
UFC on ESPN 8 Post-Fight Show
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from UFC on ESPN 8, including Alistair Overeem's TKO win over Walt Harris in the main event.
45 min
580
UFC on ESPN 8 Preview Show w/ Aljamain Sterling
With UFC on ESPN 8 just hours away, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck is joined by UFC bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling to break down the top storylines. In addition, "Funk Master" provides an update on a very interesting bantamweight title picture from his perspective following Henry Cejudo's retirement announcement at UFC 249.
22 min
581
What the Heck: Episode 7 | Calvin Kattar, Shane...
This week on What the Heck, Mike Heck speaks with no. 10 UFC featherweight Shane Burgos (9:10) to give a fighter's perspective on a memorable UFC 249 event and when he'd like to return, Calvin Kattar (26:56) as he recaps a huge win over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 249, along with his crazy fight week in general, and top-10 UFC lightweight Diego Ferreira (46:06) to give his thoughts on the loaded 155-pound division.
68 min
582
UFC Jacksonville: Smith vs. Teixeira Post-Fight...
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down all the top storylines from UFC Jacksonville, including Glover Teixeira’s big win over Anthony Smith in the main event.
54 min
583
The A-Side Live Chat: UFC 249 reactions, Justin...
For this episode, José Youngs, Petesy Carroll, and E. Casey Leydon discuss some of the top stories in MMA.
64 min
584
UFC Jacksonville Preview Show w/ Laura Sanko
With UFC Jacksonville just hours away, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jose Youngs are joined by UFC on ESPN's Laura Sanko to break down the top storylines.
27 min
585
Eurobash: Episode 82 (w/ Marvin Vettori, Brian ...
Marvin Vettori, Brian Kelleher, Roberto Soldic and José Youngs join the latest episode of Eurobash.
161 min
586
UFC 249 Post Show
Moments after the memorable UFC 249 came to an end, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and Casey Leydon discuss Justin Gaethje's win over Tony Ferguson to become the interim UFC lightweight champion, Henry Cejudo's defense of his bantamweight title over Dominick Cruz and subsequent retirement, and Francis Ngannou's frightening knockout of Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
65 min
587
UFC 249 Preview Show
With UFC 249 just hours away, MMA Fighting's Jose Youngs is joined by Oscar Willis of The Mac Life to break down the top storylines.
15 min
588
UFC 249 Timeline: Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje
With UFC 249 days away, see how Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje ended up in Saturday's main event.
46 min
589
What the Heck: Episode 6 | Michael Chiesa, Ryan...
This week on What the Heck, Mike Heck speaks with UFC middleweight Eryk Anders (4:58), UFC women’s bantamweight Julia Avila (23:32), No. 14 ranked UFC featherweight Ryan Hall (42:12), one of the newest members of the UFC roster, Ike Villanueva (1:19:51) and No. 8 ranked UFC welterweight Michael Chiesa (1:41:52).
131 min
590
The A-Side Live Chat: UFC 249 fight week, Fergu...
For this episode, Brave CF flyweight Jose Torres joins José Youngs and Petesy Carroll to discuss some of the top stories in mixed martial arts.
64 min
591
The A-Side Live Chat w/ Lauren Murphy
For this episode, UFC flyweight Lauren Murphy joins José Youngs and Alexander K. Lee to discuss some of the top story lines in the world of MMA.
64 min
592
Eurobash: Episode 81 (w/ Paul Felder, Fabian Ed...
Paul Felder and Fabian Edwards join the latest episode of Eurobash.
79 min
593
The A-Side Live Chat w/ Ben Rothwell
For this episode, UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell stops by to discuss some of the top story lines in the world of MMA.
63 min
594
What the Heck: Episode 5 | Marlon Moraes, Dougl...
This week on What the Heck, Mike Heck speaks with Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima (5:47), no. 1 ranked UFC bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes (18:43), and Bellator featherweight prospect Aaron Pico (39:41).
63 min
595
The A-Side Live Chat w/ Roxanne Modafferi
For this episode, UFC flyweight Roxanne Modafferi joins José Youngs and Petesy Carroll to discuss some of the top story lines in the world of MMA.
69 min
596
Eurobash: Episode 80 (w/ Leon Edwards, Jack Her...
Leon Edwards, Jack Hermansson and Brendan Loughnane join the latest episode of Eurobash.
92 min
597
The A-Side Live Chat: UFC 249 update, Tony Ferg...
For this episode, journalist Alex Savas joins José Youngs and Alexander K. Lee to discuss some of the top story lines in the world of MMA.
71 min
598
Dana White Announces Trio of Events in Jacksonv...
Mike Heck and Jose Youngs react to Dana White announcing three events from May 9 to May 16, beginning with UFC 249.
16 min
599
The A-Side Live Chat: UFC 249 rumors, Tyron Woo...
For this episode, journalist Anthony Walker joins José Youngs and Petesy Carroll to discuss some of the top story lines in the world of MMA.
70 min
600
What the Heck: Episode 4 | Frankie Edgar, Domin...
This week on What the Heck, Mike Heck speaks with UFC lightweight Alexander Hernandez (4:43), recent UFC light heavyweight title challenger Dominick Reyes (27:49), no. 6 UFC welterweight contender and current Twitter champion Gilbert Burns (46:02), UFC on ESPN reporter Laura Sanko (1:11:04) and former UFC lightweight champion -- and one of the newest additions to the bantamweight division -- Frankie Edgar (1:37:24).
112 min