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BTL | Jake Paul vs. Mike Perry, DDP vs. Adesany...
While a couple of huge fights in the MMA and boxing world have been announced — with one, in particular crossing over into both sports — the future of another massive fight is still up in the air. Jake Paul and Mike Perry are set for a boxing match on July 20, while Dricus Du Plessis will defend the UFC middleweight title against former champ Israel Adesanya in the main event of UFC 305 in August. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel reacts to Paul vs. Perry being booked ahead of Paul's November matchup with Mike Tyson, discuss if it's a big risk for Paul, and what Perry would gain with a win. Additionally, they'll discuss the du Plessis vs. Adesanya booking, Adesanya announcing his own fight, where Sean Strickland fits in the title conversation, Saturday's UFC Saudi Arabia card headlined by Robert Whittaker vs. Ikram Aliskerov, Bellator Dublin going head-to-head with the UFC this weekend, the futures of Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler after their UFC 303 matchup got scratched, and more.
94 min
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No Bets Barred: Breaking Down Robert Whittaker ...
The UFC makes its debut in Saudi Arabia with a good Fight Night card headlined by a fight between Robert Whittaker and Ikram Aliskerov, and the No Bets Barred boys break it all down.
51 min
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Emergency Reaction: Jake Paul Now Fights Mike P...
Jake Paul is still fighting Mike Tyson in November, but he will still compete on July 20 as originally planned, but Paul will face the dangerous BKFC superstar Mike Perry in an eight-round boxing match in Tampa. How much of a risk is the matchup for Paul with the Tyson fight already on the books, and what would it do for Perry's career if he can get it done this summer? Following the announcement of Paul vs. Perry, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Eric Jackman react to the matchup, discuss why it might be the most compelling fight Paul has had in the boxing ring, the stakes attached for both guys, why Perry is playing with house money, a loss for Paul not being as devastating as some might suggest, and much more.
47 min
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HOAM | Reaction To Dricus du Plessis vs. Israel...
Israel Adesanya is officially back as he'll face Dricus du Plessis for the UFC middleweight championship in the main event of August's UFC 305 event in Perth, Western Australia. With the 185-pound division being as crazy as it is right now, was giving Adesanya an immediate title shot upon his return after losing to Sean Strickland this past September the right call? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to the du Plessis vs. Adesanya booking, and discuss where the division goes depending on the winner, and where Adesanya would go with a loss. Additionally, listener topics include UFC Saudi Arabia, Robert Whittaker vs. Ikram Aliskerov, who Sean Strickland may be rooting for in that fight, other compelling fights on the card, the Boston Celtics winning the NBA title, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
83 min
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Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Reacts to Conor ...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Matt Brown and Damon Martin react to Conor McGregor dropping off UFC 303 and if that puts into question that he’s ever going to fight again plus where does Michael Chandler go from here after another delay in his fight against McGregor.
85 min
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Tatsuro Taira improved to 16-0 as a pro with the biggest win of his career on Saturday at the UFC APEX with a second-round finish of Alex Perez in the main event of UFC Vegas 93. With many interesting options in front of him, where does the 24-year-old Taira go from the victory? 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 Taira following his first UFC headliner. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Miles Johns following his co-main event win over Douglas Silva de Andrade, Lucas Almeida after defeating Timmy Cuamba in the featured bout, along with fellow main card winners, Brady Hiestand, Asu Almabayev, Adam Fugitt, and more.
45 min
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UFC Vegas 93, Silva vs. Sonnen 3 & Tank vs. Mar...
Tatsuro Taira and Gervonta Davis ended their respective main event bouts without the need of the judges, with Taira earning a second-round TKO victory in the main event of UFC Vegas 93, while Davis delivered a thunderous knockout of Frank Martin in the eighth round of their boxing match in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, longtime competitive rivals Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen had themselves an underwhelming sparring match in the boxing ring in Brazil. Following a wild trio of events in the combat sports world, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Eric Jackman react to Taira's biggest win to date against Alex Perez, Davis' incredible finish and the options that are ahead for him, Silva and Sonnen's exhibition bout at Spaten Fight Night, other standout performances from Saturday night, and more.
49 min
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UFC Vegas 93, Silva vs. Sonnen 3 & Tank vs. Mar...
The MMA and boxing spaces will be occupied this weekend with UFC Vegas 93 headlined by Alex Perez vs. Tatsuro Taira, along with Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen 3, and Gervonta Davis vs. Frank Martin. As far as Saturday's UFC event is concerned, what does Perez gain from a victory against the undefeated phenom, and where would Taira go from the biggest win of his career? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jed Meshew, and José Youngs preview Saturday's triple-header of action, and discuss the stakes in the UFC's upcoming flyweight main event. Additionally, they'll preview and predict the third combat meeting between Silva and Sonnen, discuss whether or not Sonnen has a chance in the bout, Davis' rising star power and if he'll be able to pick up a finish on Saturday night in Las Vegas, the likelihood of Martin playing spoiler, the chaotic news cycle surrounding the now shuffled-up UFC 303 event, and more.
96 min
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HOAM | Reaction To Khamzat Chimaev's Withdrawal...
Thursday will be a day MMA fans won't soon forget after losing three of the four fighters in the originally scheduled main events of UFC Saudi Arabia and UFC 303. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to the UFC announcing that an injury to Conor McGregor has postponed the anticipated bout with Michael Chandler, and the new main event for UFC 303 is Alex Pereira vs. Jiri Prochazka 2 for the light heavyweight title. Additionally, topics include why Pereira is the UFC's MVP from the fighters side, the addition of Brian Ortega vs. Diego Lopes as the co-main event for the July 29 card, Carlos Ulberg now facing Anthony Smith instead of Jamahal Hill, Khamzat Chimaev being scratched from the UFC Saudi Arabia main event with Robert Whittaker, Ikram Aliskerov stepping in, rumor and innuendo clarified about the events, Michael Bisping having egg on his face, Hunter Campbell coming through huge once again, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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Emergency Reaction: Conor McGregor Is OUT Of UF...
The MMA Fighting teams reacts to breaking news that Conor McGregor is OUT Of UFC 303 and Alex Pereira has stepped in to save the day, putting his light heavyweight title on the line in a rematch with Jiri Prochazka.
37 min
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BTL | Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler Crazi...
UFC 303 is just over two weeks away, and the main event between the returning Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler is seemingly on the ropes once again. Where will the roller coaster ride of the McGregor-Chandler fight go next? On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel weighs in on the latest updates surround the UFC's next pay-per-view card, the return of McGregor, where Chandler could go from here if the fight doesn't happen, and what could headline if a replacement is needed. Additionally, they'll discuss Saturday's Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen boxing match, the event not airing in the U.S., UFC Vegas 93 and whether or not it's in the conversation as the worst on-paper card of 2024 thus far, the main event between Alex Perez and Tatsuro Taira, and all topics the viewers want to hear about during this month's fan Q&A episode of the program. Join MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jed Meshew as they discuss the biggest stories in the sport.
82 min
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No Bets Barred: Which Flyweight Prospects Will ...
UFC Vegas 93 takes place this Saturday headlined by a flyweight matchup between Alex Perez and Tatsuro Taira, and the No Bets Barred boys are here with a full breakdown of the card.
53 min
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HOAM | Where Does Jared Cannonier Go After Stop...
It's a very slow week in the world of MMA and the UFC following UFC Louisville, and heading into UFC Vegas 93 this Saturday. Following the controversial conclusion of the main event between Nassourdine Imavov and Jared Cannonier this past Saturday, where does Cannonier go from here? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the fallout of UFC Louisville, and who Cannonier will likely have to face next after the loss to Imavov. Additionally, listener questions include the ceiling for Dominick Reyes after his knockout of Dustin Jacoby in the co-main event of UFC Louisville, if Conor McGregor could get a title shot with a win over Michael Chandler at UFC 303, being OK to ask for the UFC to provide better overall cards across the board, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
48 min
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Fighter vs. Writer: Alan Jouban Reacts to Bad U...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Alan Jouban joins Damon Martin to discuss the stoppage in the Jared Cannonier vs. Nassourdine Imavov fight at UFC Louisville, the WWE packing the house at a UFC APEX show and the latest on Conor McGregor’s saga to get to UFC 303
45 min
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On To the Next One | What's Next For Dominick R...
While Nassourdine Imavov closed the show with a massive win in the main event of UFC Louisville, the feel-good story of Saturday's card was two-time light heavyweight title challenger Dominick Reyes picking up his first victory since October 2019 in the co-main event. Where do both Imavov and Reyes go from their big wins at the KFC Yum! Center? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and guest host Jed Meshew discuss what could be next for Imavov and Reyes following their stoppage victories. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Raul Rosas Jr. following his second-round submission win over Ricky Turcios, Brunno Ferreira after his Knockout of the Year contender against Dustin Stoltzfus, along with fellow main card winners Zachary Reese, Punahele Soriano, and more.
55 min
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UFC Louisville Post-Fight Show: Reaction To Ima...
Nassourdine Imavov picked up the biggest win of his career in the main event of UFC Louisville against Jared Cannonier, but it was mired in controversy thanks to referee Jason Herzog stepped in to stop the bout in the fourth round. Where does Imavov go after a victory that will likely propel him into the top-five at 185 pounds? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jed Meshew, and Jose Youngs react to Saturday's Fight Night event, Imavov's victory, Herzog's stoppage, and where both fighters go from the headliner. Additionally, they discuss Dominick Reyes getting his first win since 2019 with a first-round finish of Dustin Jacoby in the co-main event, Raul Rosas Jr. picking up a submission victory in the featured bout, the tough start to the card with the prelims, but the card picking up steam on the main card, and much more.
68 min
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UFC Louisville Preview Show | Cannonier vs. Ima...
Jared Cannonier has become the forgotten man in the UFC middleweight title picture — despite winning two straight and four of five — as he returns to the octagon for the first time in a year in the main event of UFC Louisville in a five-round matchup against Nassourdine Imavov. If Cannonier can pick up another win, is he in the championship conversation in the loaded 185-pound division? Ahead of Saturday's Fight Night event, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jed Meshew, and Alexander K. Lee preview the promotion's return to Derby City, along with the Cannonier vs. Imavov headliner and the stakes attached to it. Additionally, they'll discuss Dominick Reyes' return after a long layoff to face Dustin Jacoby in the co-main event, 19-year-old Raul Rosas Jr. looking to make it two straight when he meets Ricky Turcios, the quality of the event as a whole, and much more.
70 min
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HOAM | McGregor vs. Chandler Optimism, Mike Tys...
While one big fight in the combat sports world became a huge mystery, another one found a new date. Speculation went rampant following the cancellation of the UFC 303 press conference in Dublin featuring Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler, and now the vibes seem quite positive, while in the boxing world, Jake Paul and Mike Tyson have a new date. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the latest on McGregor vs. Chandler, the optimism surrounding it throughout the week, and rating belief on if it goes down as scheduled on June 29. Additionally, listener questions include Paul vs. Tyson being set for Nov. 15, UFC Louisville, the main event between Jared Cannonier and Nassourdine Imavov, the quality of the UFC 304 main card, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
61 min
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BTL | Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler, UFC ...
With UFC 302 officially in the rear-view mirror, all eyes are on UFC 303, which is scheduled to mark the UFC return of Conor McGregor against Michael Chandler in the main event. With the event's press conference in Dublin getting postponed, along with rampant speculation as to why, are you concerned that the fight may also be postponed? On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel discusses the latest on the McGregor vs. Chandler story, the reports that have come out, and predict whether or not the fight will happen as scheduled. Additionally, they'll discuss the fallout of UFC 302, Islam Makhachev's submission win over Dustin Poirier, the fighting future of Poirier, Sean Strickland's win over Paulo Costa and if it was enough to get him a title shot, Dana White sparking a pound-for-pound debate between Makahchev and Jon Jones, UFC Louisville this Saturday, and much more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and an opponent to be named.
89 min
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No Bets Barred: Can Jared Cannonier Still Make ...
UFC Louisville takes place this Saturday headlined by a middleweight matchup between Jared Cannonier and Nassourdine Imavov, and the No Bets Barred boys are here with a full breakdown of the card.
46 min
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Rankings Show: So About This Conor McGregor vs....
The MMA gods have a wicked sense of humor.
85 min
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HOAM | What In the World Is Going On With Conor...
Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier's 20-plus minute battle in the main event of UFC 302 certainly saved a lackluster card, and while the MMA community continued to appreciate the greatness of the fight throughout Sunday, the UFC 303 press conference in Dublin was postponed ahead of Conor McGregor's return against Michael Chandler. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the roller coaster weekend, Makhachev's tremendous win over Poirier, the challenger's gutsy performance and his fighting future. Additionally, listener topics include McGregor vs. Chandler, whether or not the fight does end up happening on June 29, the speculation surrounding it, what the backup plan could be if the bout is scratched, the chances Makhachev moved up to welterweight to challenge for a second title in his next fight, Dana White saying Jon Jones is the best fighter in the world right now, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
61 min
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Fighter vs. Writer: Alan Jouban Explains Why Du...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Alan Jouban joins Damon Martin to discuss the fallout from UFC 302 including Islam Makhachev’s win over Dustin Poirier and reacting to the news that the Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler press conference in Ireland was cancelled suddenly
67 min
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On To the Next One | What's Next For Islam Makh...
Islam Makhachev is still the UFC lightweight champion following a gritty fifth-round submission of Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 302. While it seems pretty cut and dry who Makhachev will defend his title against next, does Poirier continue on with his fighting career after falling short in his third opportunity at undisputed gold? 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 Makhachev and Poirier following their lightweight championship bout. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Sean Strickland following his decision win over Paulo Costa in the co-main event, Kevin Holland following his nasty armbar submission victory in his middleweight return, along with fellow main card winners Niko Price and Randy Brown.
67 min
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UFC 302 Post-Fight Show: Reaction To Islam Makh...
Join MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jed Meshew, and Alexander K. Lee as they react to Islam Makhachev's fifth-round submission of Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 302, Sean Strickland's win over Paulo Costa, and more from Saturday's UFC pay-per-view event.
88 min