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Trocação Franca | Resenha sobre Copa do Mundo e...
Trocação Franca | Resenha sobre Copa do Mundo e UFC 282 com o “Argentino Gente Boa”
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HOAM | UFC's Response To Betting Scandal, React...
The ongoing story regarding James Krause and UFC gambling seems as if it's only going to get worse before it gets better. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the UFC's response in regards to Krause's suspension in Nevada, and no longer allowing fighters who even train with Krause to compete for the promotion pending the results of investigations. Additionally, listener topics include the retirement of T.J. Dillashaw, whether or not a Stephen Thompson vs. Conor McGregor fight makes sense following an entertaining victory for "Wonderboy" at UFC Orlando, Sergei Pavlovich's ceiling at heavyweight, Bellator 289, 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.
77 min
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'Anything But Fighting' with José Youngs! | Jon...
UFC commentator joins MMA Fighting’s José Youngs on episode 2 of Anything But Fighting. The Boston native opens up his lifelong love of the sports, reflects on some of his favorite memories from the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and Boston Celtics, looks back on the infamous 'Tuck Rule' game from 2001, breaks down the greatest Boston athletes, and more. He also tries his hand at the mysterious Bucket of Questions to close out the episode.
60 min
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Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Talks James Krau...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Matt Brown and Damon Martin discuss the latest news in MMA including the betting scandal surrounding James Krause, UFC Orlando and preview UFC 282
71 min
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Stephen Thompson looked fantastic in his return to the octagon as he stopped Kevin Holland in the fourth round via TKO. Does "Wonderboy" have one last title run left in him, and if so, what's the next step he needs to take to get there? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee attempt to answer that question from a matchmaking perspective following Thompson's main event victory at UFC Orlando this past Saturday. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Rafael dos Anjos after his dominant submission win over Bryan Barberena in the co-main event, Matheus Nicolau following his stoppage of Matt Schnell on the final fight of his contract, Sergei Pavlovich after his eye-opening finish of Tai Tuivasa, along with fellow victors Roman Dolidze, Eryk Anders, and more.
83 min
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UFC Orlando Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Steph...
Stephen Thompson accomplished his mission of proving to UFC fans that he's still got it on Saturday night at UFC Orlando. Following a fourth-round corner stoppage TKO win for "Wonderboy" against the incredibly tough Kevin Holland, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon react to the exciting battle, and Thomson's turn-back-the-clock performance. Additionally, they discuss Rafael dos Anjos' dominant performance in the co-main event, his overall resumé, and the callout of Conor McGregor, Sergei Pavlovich's devastating finish of Tai Tuivasa, Roman Dolidze's stoppage win against Jack Hermansson and callout of Khamzat Chimaev, and more.
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Reaction: UFC Announces James Krause Suspension...
Following the UFC's statement regarding James Krause being suspended by Nevada, and any fighters that choose to be coached by Krause will no longer be permitted to participate in UFC events pending the results of an ongoing investigation, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee react to the news.
26 min
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UFC Orlando Preview Show | Can Stephen Thompson...
Ahead of Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland's main event matchup, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and Jed Meshew preview the welterweight headliner, along with other top storylines heading into Saturday's UFC Orlando event.
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HOAM | Reaction To Ontario Banning UFC Gambling...
On Thursday, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced a ban on gambling on UFC fights over "integrity requirements." Is this news a one-spot thing, or is it the beginning of a massive snowball rolling downhill in regards to the continuously growing world of MMA gambling? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his reaction to the province of Ontario's decision and where things could go from there. Additionally, listener questions include Aljamain Sterling confirming he'll defend his title against Henry Cejudo next, Conor McGregor's potential comeback, Stephen Thompson's future if he loses to Kevin Holland in the main event of UFC Orlando, ONE Championship, 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.
89 min
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BTL | Jiri Prochazka Vacates, Next For Kayla Ha...
The final UFC pay-per-view of 2022 will be capped off by the crowning of a brand new light heavyweight champion now that Jiri Prochazka is out of the picture for the time being. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel discusses Prochazka's decision to vacate the light heavyweight title after an injury forced him out of the UFC 282 main event, Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev fighting for the vacant title, and whether or not it was the right choice. Additionally, topics include the PFL World Championship pay-per-view event this past Friday, grading the promotion on how it all went, what's next for Kayla Harrison following her loss to Larissa Pacheco, the new feud between UFC champ Alex Pereira and Khamzat Chimaev, UFC Orlando headlined by Stephen Thompson vs. Kevin Holland, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and Eric "New York Ric" Jackman.
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HOAM | Would a Conor McGregor vs. Artem Lobov F...
Although there are alleged legal ramifications surrounding their current relationship, but hypothetically speaking, if the UFC could somehow put together a fight between seemingly former friends Conor McGregor and Artem Lobov, could that be a massive drawing fight for the promotion? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck takes listener questions, which includes the potential box office appeal for a McGregor vs. Lobov matchup if it could somehow get made in 2023. Additionally, topics include Jorge Masvidal's recent interview with MMA Fighting, Glover Teixeira's spot in the light heavyweight title picture, the UFC Orlando main event between Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland, Tracy Cortez vs. Amanda Ribas matchup on Saturday's card, 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: Can Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompso...
After taking a week off for Thanksgiving, the UFC is back with a vengeance with UFC Orlando, headlined by a welterweight scrap between Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland, and the No Bets Barred boys are back to cover all the betting action.
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Trocação Franca | Enfim no UFC Rio, Durinho ata...
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Jorge Masvidal Responds To 'Quitter' Michael Ch...
Two-time UFC title challenger Jorge Masvidal speaks with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck to preview Friday's iKON FC 6 event in Orlando, talks Gilbert Burns, Leon Edwards saying he'll settle the score in or out of the octagon, Michael Chandler's callout for a BMF title shot, why he believes Chandler shouldn't be in the BMF discussion, teammate Kayla Harrison suffering her first loss at the PFL World Championship event, goals as a promoter in 2023, and more.
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HOAM | Was Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev ...
With Jiri Prochazka making the decision to vacate the light heavyweight title after suffering an injury that knocked him out of the UFC 282 event with Glover Teixeira, did the UFC make the right call going with Jan Blachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev for the vacant championship? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to the UFC 282 shakeup, the new main event for the card, and Teixeira being the odd man out after asking for a second bout with Blachowicz and getting denied. Additionally, listener questions include whether or not the UFC 282 card is worth a $75 purchase with all of the movement, Larissa Pacheco defeating Kayla Harrison at the PFL World Championship card this past Friday, Alex Pereira vs. Khamzat Chimaev, the momentum the PFL has following their first pay-per-view event, Francis Ngannou vs. Jon Jones, what could be next for Jorge Masvidal with Gilbert Burns fighting Neil Magny at UFC 283, 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 Conor ...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Matt Brown reacts to Conor McGregor’s current status with USADA and Kayla Harrison’s loss plus Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson joins the show.
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Reaction | Larissa Pacheco Upsets Kayla Harriso...
Following Larissa Pacheco's upset win over Kayla Harrison in the main event of the PFL World Championship, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jed Meshew react to the shocking conclusion of the PFL's first pay-per-view event.
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BTL | Thanksgiving Episode: Bellator 288, UFC V...
After a chaotic weekend in the world of combat sports, a lot of news, and perhaps speculation came out of it. But what storyline stood out the most? On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel of MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jed Meshew discuss Vadim Nemkov's upset win over Corey Anderson to retain the light heavyweight title, Usman Nurmagomedov dominating Patricky Pitbull in the co-main event to win the lightweight title, Bellator 290 heading to CBS — which includes Fedor Emelianenko challenging Ryan Bader for the heavyweight title in his final fight — the James Krause fallout following UFC Vegas 65, the PFL World Championship pay-per-view card on Friday, Khamzat Chimaev calling for a middleweight title fight against Alex Pereira, reveal some of the things they are thankful for in the world of MMA, and more.
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No Bets Barred: Betting Big On Kayla Harrison A...
There's not UFC event this weekend but that doesn't mean there isn't some serious fight action as the PFL hosts their 2022 Championships at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and so you know the No Bets Barred boys had to get some bets down.
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Reaction | Jiri Prochazka Out Of UFC 282, Vacat...
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Jed Meshew react to the news that an injury to Jiri Prochazka has forced him out of the UFC 282 main event with Glover Teixeira, that Prochazka has vacated the light heavyweight title, and that Jan Blachowicz will face Magomed Ankalaev for the now-vacant title in it's place.
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Trocação Franca | O que Alex Poatan precisa par...
Alex Poatan é o novo campeão dos médios do UFC, mas ele está pronto para reinar absoluto após nocautear Israel Adesanya? O Trocação Franca está de volta e recebe Murilo Bustamante, primeiro brasileiro a conquistar o título do UFC, para analisar a luta e próximos passos de Poatan. O podcast ainda bate um papo com Larissa Pacheco e Matheus Buffa, que disputam títulos na PFL nesta sexta-feira, e traz a resposta de Rodolfo Vieira à pergunta: Gordon Ryan já é o maior da história do grappling? Alex Pereira is the new UFC middleweight champion, but is he ready for a long reign after knocking out Israel Adesanya? Trocação Franca is back, and we welcome Murilo Bustamante, the first Brazilian to hold a UFC title, to break down the fight and Pereira’s next steps. The podcast also chats with PFL title hopefuls Larissa Pacheco and Matheus Scheffel, and asks Rodolfo Vieira if Gordon Ryan has already made the case to be called the grappling GOAT. Listen to Trocação Franca with Guilherme Cruz every Wednesday to hear from the biggest names on the hottest topics in the Brazilian combat sports world.
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HOAM | Khamzat Chimaev Challenges Alex Pereira,...
Khamzat Chimaev plans to have a very busy several months, with his plans of wanting to fight Alex Pereira for the UFC middleweight title, and then fighting Colby Covington at welterweight a few months later. But is this something that could actually happen? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses Chimaev's big hopes for these two massive fights, and how they could go. Additionally, listener topics include what we know about the James Krause situation from UFC Vegas 65, Dillon Danis being scheduled to face KSI in a boxing match in January, Hasim Rahman Jr. potentially dodging a big bullet not fighting Jake Paul earlier this year, the PFL World Championship event on Friday, what fans are thankful for this year in MMA, 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 Offers Advice to...
In the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Matt Brown discusses Khabib Nurmagomedov as a coach and offers advice to Michael Chandler while Kenny Florian joins the show to talk PFL, fighter pay, Kayla Harrison and more.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Although Derrick Lewis and Serghei Spivac were unable to battle it out in the main event of UFC Vegas 65, Kennedy Nzechukwu and Ion Cutelaba got the bump up, with Nzechukwu coming through with a vicious finish to cap off the card. On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on the matchmaking hats and attempt to figure out what is next for Nzechukwu following the biggest win of his career in the short notice main event of Saturday's card at the APEX following Derrick Lewis being forced to withdraw from the card due to an illness. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Muslim Salikhov following his brutal stoppage win over Andre Fialho, along with fellow winners Waldo Cortes-Acosta, welterweight standout Jack Della Maddalena, Charles Johnson, and more.
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UFC Vegas 65 Post-Fight Show | Derrick Lewis' L...
Prior to the main card of the UFC's return to the APEX beginning, it was revealed that an illness to Derrick Lewis led to the cancellation of his scheduled main event with Serghei Spivac — which considering the weirdness of the lineup as a whole, it almost made sense in some ways. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jed Meshew, and E. Casey Leydon react to Saturday's UFC Vegas 65 event, the news of Lewis' withdrawal and the light heavyweight bout between Kennedy Nzechukwu and Ion Cutelaba getting bumped up to the main event spot, Nzechukwu's second-round finish and post-fight interview, Jack Della Maddalena's sensational performance, Muslim Salikhov's nasty finish of Andre Fialho, Natalia Silva's spinning kick to the face of her opponent to kick off the card, and much more.
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UFC Vegas 65 Preview Show | Do-Or-Die For Derri...
Popular UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis admits he has his back against the wall ahead of his UFC Vegas 65 main event bout with Serghei Spivak, but is it a do-or-die fight for "The Black Beast" in terms of being a contender in the division? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and E. Casey Leydon discuss the stakes for Lewis in Saturday's bout and what a win would do for the career of Spivak in the contender conversation. Additionally, topics include the new calmer Ion Cutelaba at the post weigh-in faceoffs ahead of his co-main event bout with Kennedy Nzechukwu, Jack Della Maddalena's ceiling in the welterweight division, the under the radar bouts on the card, and more.
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HOAM | Does Colby Covington Have To Fight Khamz...
With Colby Covington keeping the next move of his fighting career close to the vest, it appears the UFC is hoping to book a huge fight between the former interim champion and Khamzat Chimaev. In the current state of the welterweight division, does Covington need that fight to earn that third crack at undisputed gold? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck attempts to answer whether or not Covington needs a win over Chimaev to get to a championship opportunity, or if another Leon Edwards win over Kamaru Usman in 2023 could potentially slot "Chaos" right in there. Additionally, listener topics include the UFC's bantamweight division, where Michael Chandler goes from his UFC 281 loss to Dustin Poirier, what could be next for Arnold Allen now that an interim featherweight title fight is booked at UFC 284, Derrick Lewis' chances to get back on track in the main event of UFC Vegas 65, 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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Jon Anik Recaps Alex Pereira's Late Finish Of I...
UFC commentator Jon Anik sits down with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck to recap Saturday's incredible UFC 281 event, Alex Pereira's stunning comeback finish of Israel Adesanya to win the middleweight title in the main event, Zhang Weili regaining the strawweight title, talks the fan reaction to Carla Esparza throughout the week, Dustin Poirier's third-round submission win against Michael Chandler and how "The Diamond" might be on the short list of fighters who don't need a world title, Renato Moicano's incredible promo, signing a new multi-fight deal with the UFC, and more. Additionally, Anik remembers two-time UFC title challenger Anthony Johnson.
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BTL | Alex Pereira Crowned, UFC 281 Fallout, Be...
Alex Pereira added to the list of 2022 UFC title challengers who were down on the scorecards heading into the fifth and final round only to come through with a shocking finish to become a world champion. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel will recap Pereira's stunning fifth-round comeback TKO win over Israel Adesanya in the main event of UFC 281, what the middleweight division now looks like with Pereira on top, and if the promotion should do the immediate rematch with Adesanya. Additionally, topics include Zhang Weili's finish of Carla Esparza to regain the strawweight title, Dustin Poirier's incredible win over Michael Chandler and other storylines from this past Saturday's event, this weekend's Bellator 288 event with two title fights, Derrick Lewis' return to action at UFC Vegas 65, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and José Youngs.
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HOAM | What's Next For Dustin Poirier? Reaction...
After a chaotic battle with Michael Chandler in the featured bout of UFC 281 this past Saturday at Madison Square Garden, what could be next for Dustin Poirier in the lightweight division? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses potential options for Poirier and how close he could be to getting another chance to fight for the UFC lightweight title. Additionally, topics include the PFL announcing that the PFL World Championship pay-per-view will cost $49.99, the potential for an Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya immediate rematch, if Derrick Lewis could make another heavyweight championship run if he's victorious in the UFC Vegas 65 main event, Erin Blanchfield's ceiling after stopping Molly McCann, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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No Bets Barred: Can Derrick Lewis Get Back On T...
UFC 281 has come and gone but that doesn't mean the MMA world can rest because it's a major MMA double-header this weekend with the UFC returning for UFC Vegas 65 in Las Vegas, and Bellator offering up Bellator 288 in Chicago. So with two marquee events going down, as always, the No Bets Barred boys are here to cover all the betting angles.
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Rankings Show: Did Alex Pereira Beating Israel ...
Alex Pereira beating Israel Adesanya shakes up the pound-for-pound rankings plus where does Dominick Reyes' latest loss rank him among the cruelest reversals of fortune in MMA history?
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HOAM | Should the UFC Immediately Run Back Alex...
The UFC middleweight champion has a name, and it's Alex Pereira after a stunning fifth-round, come-from-behind knockout win over Israel Adesanya in the main event of UFC 281. While Pereira's win opens up the door to some interesting and fresh matchups, a rematch between the new champ and Adesanya would be massive, but is it the fight to make in the immediate aftermath of the UFC's return to Madison Square Garden? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck attempts to answer that question from a matchmaking perspective and explains why a rematch makes sense in multiple ways. Additionally, listener questions include the sad news of Anthony Johnson's passing on Sunday, Dustin Poirier's win over Michael Chandler and where he goes from UFC 281, the matchmaking of Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann and why it was the right call even in hindsight, Frankie Edgar's tough retirement fight against Chris Gutierrez, 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: UFC 281 Reaction, Adesanya ...
Following an incredible UFC 281 card on Saturday, The Fighter vs. The Writer is back as Matt Brown and Damon Martin react to the biggest moments on the card and pay tribute to the late, great Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC 281
After the shocking ending to the main event of UFC 281, it seems pretty clear that Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya will run it back in a massive middleweight championship fight after Pereira dethroned the long reigning titleholder to improve to 3-0 in their combat sports rivalry. Is that unequivocally the fight to make with the division looking like it has opened up for the first time in a long while? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee discuss what's next for Pereira and Adesanya following their memorable battle at Madison Square Garden. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for the two-time champion Zhang Weili, and the former champ Carla Esparza after Weili submitted Esparza in the co-main event, Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler following a third-round submission win for "The Diamond" in the Fight of the Night, along with Chris Gutierrez, Dan Hooker, and more.
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UFC 281 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Alex Pere...
Needing a finish heading into the fifth and final round, Alex Pereira landed his most powerful shots when he needed them the most and stunned Israel Adesanya to become the brand new UFC middleweight champion of the world to cap off a memorable UFC 281 event. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jed Meshew react to Pereira's comeback win, whether or not the stoppage was too early, and discuss the potential of a massive rematch. Additionally, they talk Zhang Weili stopping Carla Esparza to regain the strawweight title, the chaotic Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler fight — which was won by Poirier via a third-round submission — Frankie Edgar retiring with a devastating knockout from the perfectly timed flying knee of Chris Gutierrez, along with other notable moments from the UFC's return to Madison Square Garden in New York.
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UFC 281 Preview Show | Will Israel Adesanya Get...
The history between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira is well known ahead of their main event title clash at UFC 281. Will Saturday night be the moment for Adesanya that changes their history moving forward? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee discuss the fascinating UFC middleweight title fight and how they see it potentially playing out. Additionally, topics include the co-main event between Carla Esparza and Zhang Weili for the strawweight championship, the MMA community not giving the champion much of a chance, the featured lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler, Frankie Edgar's final fight against Chris Gutierrez, and much more.
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HOAM | What Are the Chances Dustin Poirier vs. ...
Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler will battle it out in a highly anticipated lightweight showdown at UFC 281. While there are contenders in the division on long winning streaks, or are looking for their shot at a big fight to get them in the title picture, could the Poirier vs. Chandler winner find themselves in a title fight in their next octagon appearance? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses what's on the line for both guys, if a championship bout opportunity is on the line for the winner, and if a loss takes either out of the title picture for good. Additionally, listener questions include Carla Esparza vs. Zhang Weili, Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira's official weigh-ins, if Pereira showing up last minute was a mind game, MMA drama on Twitter, Henry Cejudo, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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BTL | Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira, UFC 281...
This Saturday, one of the most intriguing title fights of the year takes place at Madison Square Garden for the middleweight championship between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira at #UFC281. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel will break down the third combat sports meeting between the two fighters, discuss what the most burning questions are in the matchup, and what would be the best outcome for the #UFC from a business perspective. Additionally, they'll talk the strawweight title fight between Carla Esparza and Zhang Weili, and if Esparza is being supremely overlooked, the lightweight featured bout between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler, which fighters need wins the most outside of the top-three fights, Frankie Edgar's final fight against Chris Gutierrez on Saturday, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and Sherdog's Ben Duffy.
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HOAM | Bold Predictions For UFC 281, Israel Ade...
UFC 281 is built with many fascinating matchups, storylines, and questions ahead of Saturday's return to Madison Square Garden. While making fight predictions is one thing, predicting something outside of the box is something entirely different, and there are many avenues to take when it comes to the main event between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira, and the rest of the fight card as a whole. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses his thoughts on some of the major bouts on the slate for Saturday. Additionally, listener responses are focused on some bold predictions for Adesanya vs. Pereira, Carla Esparza vs. Zhang Weili, Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler, along with questions about the disrespect Esparza has received from fans heading in, Molly McCann's potential title aspirations if she upsets Erin Blanchfield, 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: Can Israel Adesanya Finally Def...
UFC 281 is here with two title fights, a potential Fight of the Year contender, and a bevy of other bouts, and you know what that means: the No Bets Barred boys are here to cover all the betting angles on the card!
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Reaction: Cain Velasquez Granted Bail at $1 Mil...
MMA Fighting's Damon Martin, Jed Meshew and Steven Marrocco react to news that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been granted bail at $1 million in his attempted murder case.
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HOAM | Who Has More Pressure In UFC 281 Main Ev...
Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira will meet in the highly anticipated main event of UFC 281 this Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. With the storied history between these two athletes, and with the stakes as high as can be, which fighter needs to win this bout more? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the fascinating headliner between Adesanya and Pereira, what could happen if either guy wins, and whether or not there could be some takedowns in the bout. Additionally, listener topics include the fight between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler, the run of opponents Chandler has had since coming over to the UFC, Bellator 288 coming up Nov. 18, the craziness of the UFC's bantamweight division with Aljamain Sterling, Sean O'Malley, Henry Cejudo, and Marlon Vera, the MMA Fighting UFC 281 Watch Party going down on Saturday, 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 ‘Very Confident’...
It’s UFC 281 fight week on The Fighter vs. The Writer as Matt Brown helps break down all the key fights and give his picks while strawweight champion Carla Esparza also joins the show to preview her title defense against Zhang Weili.
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Trocação Franca | UFC 281: Alex Poatan Vê Israe...
Alex Poatan desafia Israel Adesanya pelo título dos médios no UFC 281, sábado, em Nova York, e contou ao Trocação Franca que vê o campeão e sua equipe desestruturados psicologicamente por terem que enfrentá-lo no octógono
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Amanda Lemos had herself a night at the UFC APEX and delivered with the biggest performance of her career in the main event against Marina Rodriguez. As impressive as her victory was, did it put Lemos in a position where she is the new No. 1 contender at 115 pounds? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee attempt to answer that question from a matchmaking perspective following Lemos' third-round TKO win over Rodriguez in the strawweight headliner. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Neil Magny following his third-round submission win over Daniel Rodriguez in the co-main event, along with fellow main card finishers Shayilan Nuerdanbieke, Tagir Ulanbekov, Grant Dawson, and more in the aftermath of the promotion's go-home event heading into UFC 281.
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UFC Vegas 64 Post-Fight Show | Did Amanda Lemos...
Amanda Lemos was a big underdog heading into the UFC Vegas 64 main event with Marina Rodriguez and not many people were picking her to get it done. On Saturday, Lemos silenced the critics and may have earned herself a chance to fight for a UFC world title in her next appearance. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee react to Lemos' third-round finish of Rodriguez, discuss how much she rose her stock with the performance, and what might need to happen to get to a strawweight championship bout with UFC 281 going down next weekend at Madison Square Garden. Additionally, topics include Neil Magny's late submission win over Daniel Rodriguez, Grant Dawson's outright dominance of Mark Madsen, and other odds and ends from Saturday's event.
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UFC Vegas 64 Preview Show | What Does Marina Ro...
Marina Rodriguez and Amanda Lemos will battle it out in a pivotal main event matchup in the UFC strawweight division this Saturday at the APEX. With the timing of the fight coming a week before the 115-pound title bout between Carla Esparza and Zhang Weili, is there anything Rodriguez can do that could get her a title opportunity of her own for her next appearance? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti, and Alexander K. Lee to preview the headliner of UFC Vegas 64 between Rodriguez and Lemos, as well as the stakes involved for both competitors — most notably Rodriguez should she be victorious. Additionally, topics include the co-main event between Neil Magny and Daniel Rodriguez, other matchups on the card not getting enough shine on the road to UFC 281, and more.
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HOAM | Impact Of Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Cha...
Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler will finally settle their score at UFC 281 on Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden. With a new lightweight champion in Islam Makhachev, what kind of impact will this fight have on the division? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the stakes in that highly anticipated matchup in New York, along with the back-and-forth between Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski in setting up their potential champ vs. champ matchup. Additionally, listener questions include the Bellator vs. RIZIN event on Dec. 31, Saturday's UFC Vegas 64 main event between Marina Rodriguez and Amanda Lemos, other standout fights on the card, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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BTL | Interest In Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz, Next...
Jake Paul defeat Anderson Silva on Saturday to remain undefeated in the boxing ring, and proved a lot of doubters wrong in the process. Heading into the bout, a lot of people felt like a massive fight would be Paul vs. Nate Diaz, but coming out of it, is the interest level in that fight as high as it was? On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel will discuss Paul's win over the former #UFC middleweight champion, if a fight with Diaz is still interesting, and where Paul should go from here. Additionally, topics include the state of the UFC featherweight division following Arnold Allen's injury TKO win over Calvin Kattar at #UFCVegas63, and if Allen has earned himself an interim title shot, along with this Saturday's #UFCVegas64 event headlined by Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Lemos, reaction to the full #UFC281 lineup — which takes place next weekend at Madison Square Garden — and more. Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and Damon Martin.
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HOAM | What's Next For Israel Adesanya If He De...
Israel Adesanya will look to add longtime rival Alex Pereira's name to his championship resumé at next weekend's UFC 281 event at Madison Square Garden. If "The Last Stylebender" is victorious against Pereira, what would be next for him considering he's beat most of the top guys in the division — some twice. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on what could be next for Adesanya with a successful title defense in New York, and if he would consider moving to 205 quicker than most would've anticipated. Additionally, listener questions include the UFC lightweight division, most intriguing UFC 281 preliminary fight, Arnold Allen wanting an interim title shot following his win over Calvin Kattar and why a fight between Allen and Max Holloway is a bad idea, Henry Cejudo, 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: UFC Vegas 64 And The Calm Befor...
With UFC 281 right around the corner, the UFC is back this weekend with another Fight Night event at the Apex to whet out appetites, UFC Vegas 64, and as always, the No Bets Barred boys are here to cover all the betting angles on the card.
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Trocação Franca | A queda de Anderson Silva (+ ...
Anderson Silva perdeu para Jake Paul nas regras do boxe, e o Trocação Franca disseca o que rolou no duelo, além da luta principal entre Marina Rodriguez e Amanda Lemos no UFC, uma prévia de Alex Poatan x Israel Adesanya, e o atual card do UFC Rio. O podcast entrevista, ainda, Deiveson Figueiredo e as mulheres que lideram o UFC Vegas 64.
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HOAM | What's Next For Arnold Allen? Reaction T...
Arnold Allen and Jake Paul picked up main event wins on Saturday in completely different ways in two separate sports during a busy weekend in the world of combat sports. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Arnold's win over Calvin Kattar at UFC Vegas 63, where he goes from here, and thoughts on some of the burning questions following the bout. Additionally, topics include Jake Paul's decision win over Anderson Silva on Saturday, the UFC's latest slew of releases and fighters parting ways with the company, Josh Thomson's double down on his comments about the MMA media, Muhammad Mokaev's ceiling, 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.
75 min
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Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Reacts to Jake P...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Matt Brown reacts to Jake Paul’s win over Anderson Silva and Belal Muhammad addresses his win over Sean Brady and his hope to fight Khamzat Chimaev next.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
While Arnold Allen picked up the biggest win of his career over Calvin Kattar at UFC Vegas 63, the way he did it likely wasn't enough to get featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski excited enough to forego his path towards a massive fight with Islam Makhachev for the lightweight title. So what does the UFC do now to keep the 145-pound division moving forward? 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 Allen after picking up a second-round injury TKO win over Kattar to improve to 10-0 inside the octagon. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Max Griffin following his unanimous decision win over Tim Means in the co-main event, along with fellow main card winners Waldo Cortes-Acosta, Tresean Gore, Khalil Rountree, and more in the aftermath of the promotion's first event post-UFC 280.
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Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva Post-Fight Show: I...
MMA Fighting’s Shaun Al-Shatti and José Youngs react to Jake Paul’s victory over UFC legend Anderson Silva, what it means for Paul and Silva moving forward, and much more.
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UFC Vegas 63 Post-Fight Show | Is the UFC Feath...
For the second time in a three-month span, an important UFC featherweight main event bout ended with an unfortunate injury leaving fans and viewers with more questions than answers. In the main event of UFC Vegas 63, Arnold Allen got the biggest win of his career against Calvin Kattar, but it certainly wasn't the way he wanted it to happen. Following Saturday's event at the UFC APEX, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jed Meshew react to Allen's injury TKO win over Kattar, discuss if Kattar's corner is to blame for allowing their fighter to begin the second round, and what the win does for Allen in regards to the top of the 145-pound division. Additionally, they talk bonus winners, the scoring of Khalil Rountree's split decision win over Dustin Jacoby, under the radar standout performances, and more.
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UFC Vegas 63 Preview Show: What's At Stake For ...
Calvin Kattar and Arnold Allen will compete in the main event of UFC Vegas 63 in a compelling matchup in the UFC featherweight division, but with the potential of champ Alexander Volkanovski moving up to lightweight to challenge Islam Makhachev, are there still big stakes for Kattar and Allen? Ahead of Saturday's event at the UFC APEX, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee discuss the headliner, where the victor could go with an impressive win, and whether or not an interim title fight could be in play. Additionally, they discuss the co-main event between Max Griffin and Tim Means, Dustin Jacoby vs. Khalil Rountree, and other under the radar storylines.
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HOAM | Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovsk...
It appears as if UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will chase history and a second world title against Islam Makhachev in the near future, but what kind of impact will that have on an interesting 145 pound division? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, it's a Free-For-All Friday as MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the current state of the featherweight division and how Volkanovski's potential move up shapes things — especially with Calvin Kattar and Arnold Allen getting ready to compete in the main event of Saturday's UFC Vegas 63 card. Additionally, listener topics include Aljamain Sterling's next move, Jon Jones still lobbying for a UFC 282 matchup with Stipe Miocic, Josh Thomson, Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva, the UFC lightweight division, options for Belal Muhammad, 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.
91 min
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Paul vs. Silva Preview Show | Will Anderson Sil...
Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva is nearly upon us — can the legend mount one final magical moment? Shaun Al-Shatti and José Youngs break down all the storylines from downtown Phoenix ahead of Anderson Silva's moment of truth against Jake Paul on Saturday.
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BTL | Islam Makhachev Crowned At UFC 280, Sterl...
Islam Makhachev is the new #UFC lightweight champion after his dominant win over Charles Oliveira in the main event of #UFC280 this past Saturday. Is this the beginning of an all-time dominant title reign in the promotion's top division? On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel will react to Makhachev's victory, how long his reign could last, and a potential matchup with featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski. Additionally, topics include Aljamain Sterling's win over T.J. Dillashaw in the co-main event, Dillashaw's injury, and what could be next for the bantamweight champ, along with a very busy Saturday in combat sports ahead with Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva taking place, #UFCVegas63 headlined by Calvin Kattar vs. Arnold Allen, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between Drake Riggs and a mystery opponent.
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HOAM | Anderson Silva's Chances vs. Jake Paul, ...
Anderson Silva and Jake Paul's boxing match is going down in just two days, and while Silva isn't necessarily fighting to represent MMA, the MMA community will be rooting for the former UFC middleweight champion. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the bout between Silva and Paul, and how he sees the fight playing out. Additionally, the show kicks off with a response to Josh Thomson's video about the MMA media and demanding to "do our f****** job" in regards to the upcoming Bellator vs. RIZIN card in December, along with listener questions regarding the rumored Khamzat Chimaev vs. Colby Covington fight, Francis Ngannou vs. Jon Jones, the fallout of UFC 280, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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No Bets Barred: UFC 280 Hangover, Making The Mo...
Following the massive UFC 280 fight weekend, the UFC is back with another Apex offering, UFC Vegas 63, and that means the No Bets Barred boys are back as well with plenty of action down for Calvin Kattar vs. Arnold Allen.
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HOAM | Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O'Malley the ...
No matter how you scored it personally, Sean O'Malley defeated Petr Yan at UFC 280 — which as Dana White said before this past Saturday's card, should earn him a title shot against fellow main card winner and champ Aljamain Sterling. The now un-retired former champ Henry Cejudo has apparently entered the chat, but is that the right way to go? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck weighs in on the bantamweight title situation and explains why he believes O'Malley should get the fight with Sterling over Cejudo, and why the champ should be pushing for that fight over any other. Additionally, listener questions include UFC 280 reaction as a whole, Islam Makhachev's dominant title win over Charles Oliveira in the main event and a potential fight with featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski, Beneil Dariush and Belal Muhammad's big wins and where they could go from here, 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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Trocação Franca | 'Clima de velório' no UFC 280...
Charles do Bronx não é mais o melhor peso-leve do mundo, e o Trocação Franca repercute tudo o que rolou no UFC 280 com a participação do jornalista Gustavo Faldon, enviado da ESPN a Abu Dhabi para cobrir a luta com Islam Makhachev. O podcast traz, ainda, entrevistas com Luiz Carlos Dórea, treinador de Anderson Silva para o duelo com Jake Paul, e os irmãos Gabriel e Ivan Oliveira, técnicos que estarão em lados opostos na luta entre Andrei Arlovski e Marcos Pezão no UFC deste sábado.
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Rankings Show: Wait, Is Sean O'Malley Really A ...
The Rankings Show is back to debate the fallout of UFC 280, Sean O’Malley’s place in the new bantamweight pecking order, Islam Makhachev’s future after ascending as the king of the lightweight division, T.J. Dillashaw’s road following a disappointing showing against Aljamain Sterling, and more. The gang also take a moment to call out the sport’s worst offenders of the rankings squatting epidemic sweeping the UFC.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Alan Jouban Breaks Down Eve...
UFC analyst Alan Jouban joins the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer to break down everything that unfolded at UFC 280 while Matt Brown joins the show to preview the upcoming fight between Jake Paul and Anderson Silva.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC 280
Islam Makhachev is the new UFC lightweight champion after a dominant second-round submission win over former champion Charles Oliveira in the main event of UFC 280, which extended his win streak to 11. Following the victory, Makhachev faced off with featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski for a potential superfight — but is that ultimately the direction he'll go? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee discuss who Makhachev will defend his title against for the first time, and where Oliveira goes after having his incredible unbeaten streak snapped. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for bantamweight champ Aljamain Sterling — who picked up a second-round finish in the co-main event — former champ T.J. Dillashaw, Sean O'Malley and Petr Yan after a controversial split decision win for "Sugar," along with other notable winners Beneil Dariush, Manon Fiorot, Belal Muhammad, and more.
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UFC 280 Post-Fight Show: Welcome To The Islam M...
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaheen Al-Shatti, and Jed Meshew react to Islam Makhachev's second-round submission win over Charles Oliveira in the main event of Saturday's card at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, and much more from UFC 280.
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UFC 280 Preview Show | Final Countdown To Charl...
Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev will finally battle it out this Saturday to cap off an incredibly stacked UFC 280 lineup for the vacant UFC lightweight title. Ahead of the promotion's return to Abu Dhabi, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaheen Al-Shatti, and Alexander K. Lee break down the fascinating main event between Oliveira and Makhachev, the storylines, the stylistic differences, and more. Additionally, a preview of the under the radar co-main event for the bantamweight title between Aljamain Sterling and former champ T.J. Dillashaw, the stakes for Sean O'Malley as he prepares for his matchup with Petr Yan, Katlyn Chookagian's weight miss, making the case for Belal Muhammad to have the most pressure on him when he meets Sean Brady, and more.
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HOAM | Which Fighter Has Most Pressure To Win A...
On the eve of UFC 280, which is a blockbuster card with several high stakes matchups, which of the fighters has the most pressure on them to win on Saturday in Abu Dhabi? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses what's on the line for some of the big fights at UFC 280, including the main event between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev. Additionally, listener questions include Belal Muhammad's future with a big win over Sean Brady, the bantamweight title fight between Aljamain Sterling and T.J. Dillashaw, Khamzat Chimaev, Jon Jones, the impact of Katlyn Chookagian's weight miss ahead of her bout with Manon Fiorot, the MMA Fighting UFC 280 Watch Party — which takes place Saturday at 1:45 p.m. ET live on the MMA Fighting YouTube channel — and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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BTL | Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev, UFC...
Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev will finally collide in one of the most anticipated matchups of 2022 in the main event of UFC 280 this Saturday in Abu Dhabi to crown a new UFC lightweight champion. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel will discuss the high stakes 155-pound matchup between Oliveira and Makhachev, and what is on the line in terms of all-time greatness. Additionally, topics will include the bantamweight title fight between Aljamain Sterling and T.J. Dillashaw and why it's flying under the radar, Petr Yan vs. Sean O'Malley and the other massive bouts on the card, Jon Jones potentially fighting at UFC 282 in December, Alexa Grasso's big win at UFC Vegas 62 and her current place in the flyweight title discussion, and more. Host Mike Heck will moderate the matchup between MMA Fighting's Alexander K. Lee and Morning Kombat's Brian Campbell.
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HOAM | What Will Be Biggest Factor In Charles O...
Two days away from the massive UFC 280 main event between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev, what is the biggest question you have about that fight in regards to how this highly anticipated vacant lightweight title bout plays out? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reveals what he believes could be the biggest factor in the high stakes headliner this Saturday in Abu Dhabi. Additionally, listener questions include which fighter winning would be better for the UFC business wise, Sean Brady vs. Belal Muhammad, Petr Yan going back to a three-round fight against Sean O'Malley, whether or not the talks about Khabib Nurmagomedov potentially coming back to fight will end any time soon, Beneil Dariush being one of the most unlucky fighters in the promotion, the MMA Fighting UFC 280 Watch Party — which takes place Saturday at 1:45 p.m. ET live on the MMA Fighting YouTube channel — 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.
86 min
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No Bets Barred: Going All Out With A UFC 280 Ga...
It's the week we've all been waiting for as UFC 280 takes place this Saturday in Abu Dhabi. Featuring two title fights and numerous other marquee matchups, UFC 280 is the best event of the year and the No Bets Barred boys have you covered for all your gambling needs.
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Trocação Franca | Especial UFC 280: Tudo sobre ...
Charles do Bronx e Islam Makhachev finalmente se enfrentarão para definir quem é o melhor peso-leve do mundo, e o Trocação Franca destrincha tudo o que cerca o UFC 280. O podcast dessa semana recebe o jornalista do PVT, Leonardo Fabri, que acompanhou o início da carreira meteórica do menino do Guarujá, além de Diego Lima e Alireza Noei, treinadores da fera na Chute Boxe. Na sessão Fight Week, entrevistas com Caio Borralho, John Lineker, Fabrício Andrade e Kleber Koike.
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HOAM | Is Sean O'Malley Title Shot Guaranteed W...
Sean O'Malley is preparing for his biggest test to date this Saturday at UFC 280 against former bantamweight champion Petr Yan. Will an O'Malley upset victory guarantee him a title shot against the winner of the co-main event? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the high stakes in the featured bout of this weekend's massive pay-per-view card in Abu Dhabi between Yan and O'Malley, and what direction each fighter could go based on the result. Additionally, listener topics include Jorge Masvidal's recent interview with MMA Fighting and his callout of welterweight champion Leon Edwards, Jon Jones' potential involvement at UFC 282, the chaos of the featherweight division, T.J. Dillashaw's bantamweight GOAT status should he defeat Aljamain Sterling on Saturday, Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev, APEX cards vs. arena shows for the UFC, the UFC's latest rules on fighters and coaches betting on promotional bouts, 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.
100 min
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Fighter vs. Writer: Frankie Edgar Talks Retirem...
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and UFC 280 fighter Beneil Dariush join the latest installment of The Fighter vs. The Writer.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Alexa Grasso's name is certainly in the flyweight title conversation following her unanimous decision win over Viviane Araujo in the main event of UFC Vegas 62, but is she at the top of the list? Or, does Grasso have more work to do to get to her first championship opportunity? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put a bow on UFC Vegas 62 from a matchmaking perspective, and discuss what could be next for Grasso, and what needs to happen at UFC 280 between Manon Fiorot and Katlyn Chookagian for her to get the next crack at Valentina Shevchenko. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Jonathan Martinez following his finish of Cub Swanson in the co-main event, along with fellow victors Dusko Todorovic, Raphael Assuncao, Alonzo Menefield, and more.
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UFC Vegas 62 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Alex...
Alexa Grasso may find herself in the driver's seat of the UFC women's flyweight division's world title picture after defeating Viviane Araujo in her first main event bout. Following UFC Vegas 62, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, José Youngs, and E. Casey Leydon react to Grasso's fourth straight win, and why she could be in a better position to face Valentina Shevchenko for the title than people think, Jonathan Martinez's tremendous performance in finishing Cub Swanson in the co-main and his subsequent callout of Dominick Cruz, Raphael Assuncao's turn-back-the-clock showing in his unanimous decision win over Victor Henry, the ceilings of Joanderson Brito and Tatsuro Taira, and more.
45 min
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UFC Vegas 62 Preview Show | Can Alexa Grasso Sn...
Alexa Grasso can put the pressure on Manon Fiorot and Katlyn Chookagian in the main event of Saturday's UFC Vegas 62 event. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jed Meshew, and E. Casey Leydon discuss the stakes in Grasso's main event bout with Viviane Araujo at the UFC APEX — which takes place a week prior to the UFC 280 bout between Fiorot and Chookagian — and if Araujo could get herself in serious title contention with an upset win. Additionally, topics include Cub Swanson's UFC bantamweight debut against Jonathan Martinez, the loss of Askar Askarov and Brandon Royval's impact on the card as a whole, what fight could be flying under the radar, and more.
57 min
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HOAM | Does UFC 282 Lineup Still Need Jon Jones?
While it was made official that Jiri Prochazka will run it back with Glover Teixeira at UFC 282 for his first title defense, is the addition of Jon Jones in his heavyweight debut necessary for the UFC's year-end pay-per-view event? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to the Prochazka vs. Teixeira 2 booking for the Dec. 10 card in Las Vegas, and takes listener questions in regards if the UFC should still try to get Jones on the card in some sort of title fight. Additionally, listener topics include the UFC Vegas 62 lineup, Aljamain Sterling vs. T.J. Dillashaw's bantamweight championship fight flying under the radar at UFC 280, the stakes in the Sean Brady vs. Belal Muhammad welterweight matchup, a potential return to Boston for the UFC, Aspen Ladd's comments about the 145-pound division, 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.
65 min
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Trocação Franca | José Aldo Exclusivo: UFC, Box...
José Aldo se aposentou oficialmente do MMA para curtir a família, mas... será que é pra valer? Em uma longa entrevista exclusiva ao podcast Trocação Franca, o ex-campeão do UFC falou sobre a decisão de parar, sua situação contratual, se cogita lutar em outra modalidade, elegeu os momentos mais marcantes da carreira e as próximas estrelas do país no esporte, e revelou como Dana White pode involuntariamente ter salvo a vida do seu filho recém-nascido. Jose Aldo officially retired from MMA to enjoy his family but... is he out for good? In a long exclusive interview with Trocação Franca, the former UFC champion opened up on his decision to retire, his contract situation, if there's a chance he ever fights again in other sport, the best moments of his career, the next Brazilian stars in MMA, and how Dana White involuntarily might have saved the life of his newborn son. Listen to Trocação Franca with Guilherme Cruz every Wednesday to hear from the biggest names on the hottest topics in the Brazilian combat sports world.
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BTL | Alexander Volkanovski UFC 280 Main Event ...
UFC featherweight champion has revealed he is the backup fighter for the lightweight championship main event between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev at UFC280 — much to the chagrin of Beneil Dariush. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel reacts to Volkanovski's claims he is the backup plan for the highly anticipated vacant title fight next weekend, and if Dariush should feel slighted if that's true. Additionally, topics include the UFC's return to action this Saturday with UFC Vegas 62, the stakes on the main event between Alexa Grasso and Viviane Araujo, Cub Swanson's move to bantamweight, Kevin Holland ending his short-lived retirement to face Stephen Thompson in the main event of December's UFC Orlando card, Tai Tuivasa vs. Sergei Pavlovich getting the co-main event slot, Uriah Hall boxing Le'Veon Bell on the Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva undercard, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Alexander K. Lee and UFC lightweight Grant Dawson.
57 min
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HOAM | Who Should Henry Cejudo Face In Return F...
Henry Cejudo continues to tease his UFC comeback, and while he feels he should be immediately thrust into a title fight, is that how the UFC views the situation? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses Cejudo's potential comeback after retiring from the sport, what matchups make sense, and why a title fight seems unlikely at this point. Additionally, listener questions include Khabib Nurmagomedov's confidence in his fighter Islam Makhachev ahead of his UFC 280 main event bout against Charles Oliveira, the UFC's bantamweight division vs. Bellator's, the hole in the main event spot on December's UFC 282 card, Julianna Peña's chances in getting the trilogy fight against Amanda Nunes, 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: Flyweight Unders Are Back At UF...
After taking a week off, the UFC is back this Saturday with another Apex event in UFC Vegas 62, headlined by a women's flyweight bout between Alexa Grasso and Viviane Araújo, and that means the No Bets Barred boys are back to cover all of your gambling needs.
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HOAM | Reaction To Alexander Volkanovski's Reve...
UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski revealed on Monday that he will be the backup for the vacant lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev in the main event of UFC 280. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Volkanovski's involvement in the 155-pound title situation for the UFC's highly anticipated pay-per-view event, and where that puts him in the overall landscape should his services not be needed. Additionally, listener questions include refereeing in MMA and what needs to change in regards to fence grabs, and penalizing fighters in general for clear fouls, rising talent, the UFC rankings structure, if Khabib Nurmagomedov could come back to competition, 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.
59 min
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Fighter vs. Writer: Aljamain Sterling Previews ...
UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling and boxing star Jake Paul highlight the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer
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HOAM | Has Islam Makhachev Put Himself In Must-...
Islam Makhachev is exuding extreme confidence heading into his first UFC world title fight next weekend at the highly anticipated UFC 280 event, but has his confidence put him in a must-win position ahead of his bout against Charles Oliveira? On an all-new bonus edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck answers listener questions regarding Makhachev's confident comments throughout the fight build for the vacant lightweight championship main event in Abu Dhabi. Additionally, listener questions include the UFC's bantamweight division, the PFL's upcoming pay-per-view and the expectations behind it, Aljamain Sterling vs. T.J. Dillashaw, Frankie Edgar's booking with Chris Gutierrez at UFC 281, Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira, MMA journalism, Alistair Overeem's big win at Glory's event this past weekend, 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.
67 min
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DAMN! They Were Good | A Farewell To Melvin Man...
DAMN! They Were Good celebrates the careers of the most exciting and influential fighters in MMA history, and this episode, we are covering the career of one of the greatest action fighters of all time, Melvin Manhoef.
117 min
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HOAM | Would Israel Adesanya vs. Bo Nickal Be a...
On Thursday's edition of Between the Links, MMA Fighting's Damon Martin had a hot take prediction that stirred up a lot of debate: If Bo Nickal fought UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, would Nickal actually win? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck takes listener calls about that take, and puts a slight tweak on it by discussing whether or not it would be a competitive fight right now. Additionally, listener topics include Islam Makhachev's road to his UFC 280 title shot in comparison to Khabib Nurmagomedov's, what is going on with Jon Jones, Frankie Edgar's potential retirement fight booked for UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden against Chris Gutierrez, ONE Championship's reported financial struggles, what current Bellator or PFL champions would have the best chance to defeat a current UFC champion, 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.
90 min
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BTL | Final Chase For 2022 Year-End Awards Roun...
The pivotal final stretch for the UFC, Bellator, PFL, and more is vast approaching as the incredible athletes in the sport of MMA look to take home some hardware at the end of 2022. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, it's a special roundtable episode to discuss the frontrunners for MMA Fighting's 2022 year-end awards, and how things can change before the calendar changes to 2023. Topics include male fighter of the year, and if there's any chance Khamzat Chimaev could win the award, female fighter of the year, if that award go to a non-champion, the fight of the year, if the UFC 275 title fight between Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira are the clear-cut clubhouse leaders, or if the UFC 273 bout between Chimaev and Gilbert Burns could take the trophy, KO of the year, if Leon Edwards' stunning finish of Kamaru Usman leads Michael Chandler's front-kick KO of Tony Ferguson, submission of the year, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the discussion that includes MMA Fighting's Damon Martin and Alexander K. Lee.
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HOAM | Reliving Chaotic Khabib Nurmagomedov vs....
Four years ago today, Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor to retain the UFC lightweight title in the highly anticipated main event of UFC 229, and then all hell broke loose. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck takes listener questions about the Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor bout from October 2018, the build to the matchup, and the aftermath — most notably, Nurmagomedov jumping out of the octagon into the crowd. Additionally, listener topics include the UFC's lightweight division, the chances Michael Chandler gets a title shot with a win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 281, Sodiq Yusuff's next opponent, UFC Vegas 62 and the main event stakes between Alexa Grasso and Viviane Araujo, Francis Ngannou, 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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Justin Gaethje Talks Conor McGregor, Nose Surge...
UFC lightweight contender Justin Gaethje sits down with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck to discuss teaming up with the UFC and Modelo for the gym revitalization program and his role in helping to renovate a local gym in Denver, his successful nose surgery, wanting to return in 2023, what opponents make sense, if he was offered a fight with Rafael Fiziev for December, what it would take for him to fight Conor McGregor, the UFC280 main event for the lightweight title between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev, and more.
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HOAM | Reaction To Kevin Holland's Short-Lived ...
Kevin Holland's retirement didn't last long, and now he's set for a huge fight against a two-time UFC title challenger in December. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Holland's short-lived retirement from the UFC, and his scheduled main event matchup against Stephen Thompson for Dec. 3 at UFC Orlando. Additionally, listener questions include Conor McGregor's comeback opponent, who Justin Gaethje should fight when he's ready to return to the octagon, the UFC lightweight division, Bo Nickal, the UFC's 30-year anniversary coming up in 2023, Paddy Pimblett, who should fight Frankie Edgar in his retirement fight at UFC 281 in November at Madison Square Garden, 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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Trocação Franca | O que esperar do UFC Rio (+ T...
O UFC Rio vai tomando forma, e já tem até campeão escalado. Com um terço já definido para o primeiro show no país em quase três anos, o fã abre um sorriso ou fica frustrado? O Trocação Franca recebe o jornalista Carlos Antunes para debater isso e muito mais, além de entrevistar Thiago Marreta e Vivi Araújo.
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HOAM | How Should the UFC Book Paddy Pimblett N...
When Paddy Pimblett is ready to return to the octagon — whether it be at UFC 282 in December, or when the promotion heads back to London in 2023 — how should the UFC book him, and how much of a step up should he get? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses options for Pimblett, including his suggestion from this week's edition of On To the Next One with a fight against UFC Vegas 61 winner Mike Davis. Additionally, listener suggestions include referees allowing multiple infractions to go without any penalty, Bo Nickal's interview on The MMA Hour and his thoughts about fighting on the prelims, the lightweight title picture, Charles Oliveira being the underdog against Islam Makhachev at UFC 280, Mark Zuckerberg attending UFC Vegas 61, 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: Anthony Smith Previews UFC ...
Anthony Smith joins the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer to break down the key fights at UFC 280 while also offering an update on his health after undergoing leg surgery following his most recent bout.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Yan Xiaonan picked up a gutsy majority decision win over Mackenzie Dern in the main event of Saturday's UFC Vegas 61 event, snapping a two-fight skid in the process. But will she have to fight backwards in order to get back into the title picture the long way, or will she get a step up in the rankings next? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on the matchmaking hats following the UFC's latest event at the APEX and give their thoughts on what could be next for Yan after a much-needed victory, along with what could be next for Dern following a tough setback. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Randy Brown following his co-main event decision win over Francisco Trinaldo, Sodiq Yusuff after his quick finish of Don Shainis, Raoni Barcelos, and Mike Davis — which causes quite the debate on the difference in matchmaking suggestions between the co-hosts.
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UFC Vegas 61 Post-Fight Show | Reaction to Yan ...
Yan Xiaonan picked up the biggest win of her career, and had to survive some tough spots against Mackenzie Dern in the main event of UFCVegas61. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jed Meshew, and Shaheen Al-Shatti react to Yan's majority decision win and the judges' scorecards as a whole, along with Dern's performance overall from a viewer's perspective. Additionally, the panel discusses Randy Brown's win over Francisco Trinaldo in the co-main event, Mark Zuckerberg taking in the event at the UFC APEX, the bonus winners, the card not being very memorable as a whole, Chelsea Chandler and Daniel Santos picking up their first octagon wins, and more.
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