On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Mateusz Gamrot picked up the biggest win of his UFC career in the main event of UFC Vegas 79 on Saturday, but it certainly didn't happen the way he would've liked it to with Fiziev suffering a knee injury throwing a kick in the second round. Regardless, Gamrot got the victory, and then called for a fight with a former lightweight champion next. Will he get his wish? 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 to Gamrot following his victory over Fiziev at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Bryce Mitchell following his unanimous decision win over Dan Ige, Marina Rodriguez after her dominant finish in the rematch against Michelle Waterson-Gomez, along with fellow main card winners Bryan Battle, Charles Jourdain, and more in the capper event of a 17 week stretch for the UFC.
UFC Vegas 79 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Rafa...
Mateusz Gamrot wins again, but at what cost with opponent Rafael Fiziev suffering an unfortunate injury? Plus what to make of Bryce Mitchell's impressive bounce-back performance and Marina Rodriguez's dominant win over Michelle Waterson-Gomez.
UFC Vegas 79 Preview Show | Who Needs The Win M...
The UFC is back in the cozy confines of the APEX, which hosts a banger of a lightweight contender fight between Rafael Fiziev and Mateusz Gamrot. Will a win lead to a breakthrough into the top 5? And will the loser find themselves a long way from contention?
BTL | Was Valentina Shevchenko Robbed? Dana Whi...
The MMA community is still scratching their heads following the main event of Noche UFC this past Saturday between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko. The fight was a classic, but it will go down as the night Mike Bell scored the fifth round 10-8 for Grasso to lead to a split draw, costing Shevchenko a second reign as UFC champ. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel will discuss the fallout of the flyweight title fight between Grasso and Shevchenko days later, if opinions changed in any way since Saturday night, what the next move will be at 125, and more. Additionally, they'll discuss Dana White's reaction to the result, and the themed event as a whole, other standout fighters and moments from the card, the announcements of Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira at UFC 295, and Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington at UFC 296, and more. Plus, the second half of the show, the panel answers your questions about UFC Vegas 79, and other news in the world of MMA. Host Mike Heck will be joined by MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew to discuss the biggest stories of the week in the space.
HOAM | Reaction To Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pere...
UFC CEO Dana White gave the MMA community and UFC fans a lot to talk about after making some massive fight announcements on Wednesday night, including a championship co-main event for UFC 295 at Madison Square Garden, and two more title fights for the promotion's year-end pay-per-view in December. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to White announcing that Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira will fight for the vacant light heavyweight title on the Nov. 11 card in New York to lead into the Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic heavyweight championship headliner, the UFC 296 main event between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington for the welterweight belt, and the flyweight championship co-headliner between Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Royval. Additionally, listener questions include Israel Adesanya breaking his silence following his UFC 293 title loss to Sean Strickland, Ciryl Gane's recent comments about what he wants next at heavyweight, 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.
No Bets Barred: Can Rafael Fiziev Stop The Rele...
The No Bets Barred boys are back this week with a full breakdown of UFC Vegas 79 and the lightweight main event between Rafael Fiziev and Mateusz Gamrot.
Trocação Franca | Fim do Bellator + Pitbull rum...
Onde há fumaça há fogo, e os rumores sobre a possível compra do Bellator pela PFL mexem com o mundo da luta. O Trocação Franca dessa semana repercute as possibilidades com Patrício Pitbull, campeão do Bellator, que vê nas mudanças uma janela para negociar com o UFC. O podcast fala também com Gabriel Braga, finalista do GP da PFL, além de Pedro Carvalho e Tamires Vidal, que lutam este final de semana no Bellator e UFC.
HOAM | Was the Grasso vs. Shevchenko 10-8 the M...
Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko put on one of 2023's best fights in the main event of Noche UFC this past Saturday, and while the fight was so great, the story is about Mike Bell's 10-8 scorecard for the fifth round, a score that cost Shevchenko the flyweight title. Was Bell's fifth-round score the worst in the history of the UFC? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to the incredible rematch between Grasso and Shevchenko, the egregious nature of Bell's scorecard, and whether or not the trilogy should be next. Additionally, listener topics include Israel Adesanya's silence following his UFC 293 loss to Sean Strickland, Raul Rosas Jr.'s next step after his quick win this past Saturday, Kevin Holland's performance in a split decision loss to Jack Della Maddalena, Tracy Cortez's flyweight title hopes after her win over Jasmine Jasudavicius, the top of the UFC welterweight division being completely stagnant, 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.
On To the Next One | Matches To Make After Noch...
Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko battled it out in an instant classic over 25 minutes on Saturday night in Las Vegas, and while Grasso did leave T-Mobile Arena still the UFC flyweight champion, the bout was scored a split draw, which adds to the craziness of a chaotic 2023 in the sport. After the Noche UFC main event, should they run it back again, or will the division move forward for the time being? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee discuss the fallout of Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2 from a matchmaking perspective, and where both ladies go from Saturday night. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Jack Della Maddalena following his split decision win over Kevin Holland in the co-main event, Raul Rosas Jr. after dismantling Terrence Mitchell in under a minute, along with fellow main card winners Daniel Zellhuber, Kyle Nelson, and more.
Noche UFC Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Grasso ...
Alexa Grasso is still the UFC women's flyweight champion after Saturday's Noche UFC event, but she didn't defeat Valentina Shevchenko in their intriguing rematch. In fact, one judge stunningly scoring the fifth round a 10-8 for Grasso may have cost Shevchenko the chance to reclaim the title. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaheen Al-Shatti, and Jed Meshew react to Grasso and Shevchenko's incredible battle, it being scored a split draw thanks to Mike Bell's head-scratching scorecard in Round 5, discuss whether or not the trilogy is the way to go, and who in the division may have lost the most due to the result. Additionally, topics include Jack Della Maddalena's split decision win over Kevin Holland in the co-main event, Raul Rosas Jr. getting back on track with a quick TKO win over Terrence Mitchell, Lupita Godinez and Tracy Cortez's big wins, and much more.
Noche UFC Preview Show | Can Lightning Strike T...
After Alexa Grasso pulled off one of the most memorable title wins in recent memory over Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 285 in March, they''ll run it back this Saturday in Las Vegas in the main event of Noche UFC. Will Grasso prove she is the flyweight division's best fighter in the world, or will Shevchenko right the wrong and regain her title? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jed Meshew, and Alexander K. Lee preview Saturday's fight card, including the main event, what a win will do for both competitors involved, and who could be next for whoever leaves T-Mobile Arena with the title. Additionally, they'll discuss the intriguing welterweight co-main event between Kevin Holland and Jack Della Maddalena, 18-year-old Raul Rosas Jr. looking to get back on track after suffering his first loss earlier this year, and more.
HOAM | What's Next For Valentina Shevchenko If ...
Valentina Shevchenko gets her chance to exact revenge against Alexa Grasso after the latter's stunning upset win at UFC 285. Should Shevchenko win back the title, it creates some interesting options for the division moving forward, but where would Shevchenko go if Grasso can get it done a second time in the main event of Noche UFC? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck attempts to answer that question, and discusses why a second loss to Grasso would sting, but it wouldn't knock her out of title contention by any stretch. Additionally, listener questions include Kevin Holland's championship potential at 170 pounds, Khamzat Chimaev's long layoff, whether or not Sean Strickland could become a two division champion, Israel Adesanya's future after UFC 293, Kayla Harrision's return against Julia Budd in November for the PFL, 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.
Jon Anik On Israel Adesanya’s Potential Big Leg...
Jon Anik sits down with Mike Heck to talk Sean Strickland's massive win over Israel Adesanya, what the #UFC293 loss means for Adesanya's legacy, and more. The UFC play-by-play man also previews Noche UFC, headlined by a title rematch between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko.
BTL | Sean Strickland Crowned, Adesanya's Next ...
Sean Strickland did it, ladies and gentlemen. He dominated Israel Adesnaya and because of that, Strickland is the UFC middleweight champion of the world. Five days after accomplishing the incredible feat, the Between the Links panel gives their thoughts on what it means. On an all-new edition of BTL, the panel discusses Strickland's victory at UFC 293, the state of the 185-pound division, and predict the length of Strickland's reign as champion. Additionally, they'll discuss what the loss means for Adesanya and where he goes from here, Saturday's Noche UFC event headlined by the flyweight title rematch between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko, the annoucement of Bellator 301 and the major bouts that were revealed, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and Eric "New York Ric" Jackman.
HOAM | Win or Lose, What's Next For Khamzat Chi...
Khamzat Chimaev is scheduled to face Paulo Costa at UFC 294 in October, which will serve as Chimaev's first octagon appearance in over a year. While some are predicting Chimaev's reign of terror will continue on, he will have his hands full with the one-time title challenger. Where does Chimaev go with a win, and even more wild, what happens in Chimaev is defeated in Abu Dhabi? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck attempts to answer that question, along with whether or not Chimaev's welterweight days are officially over regardless of the result against Costa. Additionally, listener questions include the incredible episode of Dana White's Contender Series on Tuesday, Kevin Holland's Noche UFC media day where he went in on a reporter asking about his title hopes, Holland's fight with Jack Della Maddalena, Raul Rosas Jr. returning to the octagon on Saturday, the stakes in the Curtis Blaydes vs. Jailton Almeida fight Nov. 4 in Sao Paulo, 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.
No Bets Barred: Can Valentina Shevchenko Reclai...
The No Bets Barred boys are back this week with a full breakdown of UFC Noche and the women's flyweight title rematch between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko.
Trocação Franca | Zebra histórica no UFC 293 + ...
Sean Strickland chocou o mundo do MMA abater Israel Adesanya no UFC 293, e o Trocação Franca repercute a zebra com o primeiro homem a nocautear Strickland, o paranaense Elizeu Capoeira. O podcast traz ainda uma entrevista com Junior Cigano, que revela que disputará o título dos pesados do Gamebred, no MMA sem luvas, após vencer Fabrício Werdum na última sexta-feira. Daniel Miojo, único representante brasileiro do UFC deste sábado em Las Vegas, também fala do combate decisivo na organização.
HOAM | Welcome To the Sean Strickland Era — One...
It's three days after UFC 293, and it's still very real that Sean Strickland dominated Israel Adesanya in the main event of Saturday's pay-per-view in Sydney and is the undisputed UFC middleweight champion of the world. It's officially one of the most chaotic times in UFC history, which only makes things all that more interesting. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck continues to react to Strickland's stunning title win over Adesanya, and what this all means for the division. Additionally, listener questions include if Adesanya will get an immediate rematch — and a case being made why that should not happen next — where Adesanya goes from Saturday night either way, who will be next for Strickland and why timing plays an important factor in the answer to that question, Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2 this Saturday in the main event of Noche UFC, 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.
Roundtable: Is Sean Strickland’s Stunner Over I...
Where does Sean Strickland's UFC 293 stunner over Israel Adesanya sit in the pantheon of all-time great UFC upsets? Shaun Al-Shatti, Alexander K. Lee, Jed Meshew, and Steven Marrocco look back at 30 years of chaos to debate where Strickland's coronation ranks within the context of UFC history.
Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Praises Sean Str...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Matt Brown and Damon Martin look back at Sean Strickland’s stunning upset to beat Israel Adesanya to become the new UFC middleweight champion, what should be next for them while also looking ahead at Valentina Shevchenko’s upcoming attempt to take back the flyweight title from Alexa Grasso.
On To the Next One | What's Next For Sean Stric...
Sean Strickland silenced the doubters with a one-side decision win over Israel Adesanya in the main event of UFC 293 to become the UFC middleweight champion of the world. After a stunning upset victory, who will Strickland face in his first title defense, and will it be in a rematch against the former two-time champion? On an all-new live edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee attempt to answer that question following Saturday's pay-per-view event and make an educated guess on where Strickland and Adesanya go from here. Addtionally, future matchups are discussed for Alexander Volkov after submitting Tai Tuivasa in the co-main event, Manel Kape after his victory in the Fight of the Night against Felipe dos Santos, along with fellow main card winners Justin Tafa, Tyson Pedro, and more.
UFC 293 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Sean Stri...
Sean Strickland is the UFC middleweight champion, and he accomplished it with a dominant performance over 25 minutes to capture the title against Israel Adesanya in the main event of UFC 293. Following the chaos of Saturday's pay-per-view event in Sydney, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaheen Al-Shatti, and Jed Meshew react to Strickland's massive upset win, discuss the big takeaways from Strickland's performance and sticking to an incredible game plan, and where it ranks in the sport's most shocking results. Additionally, the panel discusses where Adesanya goes from here, Dana White saying a rematch should be next, Alexander Volkov's impressive submission win against Tai Tuivasa, other fighters who deserve shine from the fight card, and much more.
UFC 293 Watch Party Replay w/ Mike Heck & Conne...
Relive the magic of UFC 293's live watch party with Mike Heck, Conner Burks, plus a few special guests!
UFC 293 Preview Show | Would Sean Strickland Up...
The UFC returns to Sydney for UFC 293 with Israel Adesanya defending his middleweight title against Sean Strickland in the main event — a fight many believe will be a one-sided result towards the current titleholder. But what if Sean Strickland pulls off one of the biggest upsets in recent memory? Ahead of Saturday's card, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaheen Al-Shatti, and Eric Jackman preview the pay-per-view, the main event between Adesanya and Strickland, and where the division goes based on who caps things off with gold wrapped around their waist. Additionally, they'll discuss the quality of the card as a whole, Tai Tuivasa vs. Alexander Volkov in the co-main event, Manel Kape making headlines this week, and more.
Laura Sanko Reacts To PPV Debut At UFC 293, Pre...
UFC color commentator Laura Sanko joins MMA Fighting's Mike Heck from Sydney ahead of UFC 293 to react to making her pay-per-view debut on Saturday alongside Jon Anik and Daniel Cormier, talks how long she's known about it, the reaction from fans, Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland, and more.