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BTL | Bo Nickal Arrives, Next For Yoel Romero, ...
Bo Nickal impressed the masses once again at Tuesday’s season finale of Dana White’s Contender Series, and then called out Khamzat Chimaev. We now know that Nickal will debut against Jamie Pickett, but did the matchmakers get his debut opponent right? On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel reacts to Nickal’s quick submission win and what his future looks like in the middleweight division. Additionally, topics include Yoel Romero’s devastating KO of Melvin Manhoef at Bellator Dublin, and where the promotion should go with “Soldier of God” next, Bellator 286 this Saturday and if it is the best card of the weekend top to bottom, if the featherweight championship headliner is actually the most interesting fight on the card, UFC Vegas 61, the stakes in the main event between Mackenzie Dern and Yan Xiaonan, the event being closed off to fans and media, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the BTL championship matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and the returning Phoenix Carnevale.
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HOAM | Should Bo Nickal Get Top-15 UFC Opponent...
Bo Nickal is one of the sport's highly touted prospects, and ahead of his eventual UFC debut, how high should the promotion go in terms of his first opponent? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Nickal's incredible performance on Dana White's Contender Series on Tuesday, and whether or not he feels the UFC should throw him in against a top-15 opponent right away, or choose to build him up. Additionally, topics include the PFL's decision to put their season finale card in November on pay-per-view, the Shane Burgos vs. Marlon Moraes matchmaking and why it's not great matchmaking, the UFC's lightweight division, the matchup between Arman Tsarukyan and Damir Ismagulov, Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nassourdine Imavov being expected for the first main event of 2023 in the UFC, 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: Should You Fade Mackenzie Dern ...
It's a busy week in the world of MMA with the UFC returning for UFC Vegas 61 and Bellator putting out one of its better efforts of late with Bellator 286, and so the No Bets Barred boys are back to cover all of your gambling needs.
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Trocação Franca | Patricio Pitbull exalta José ...
Patrício Pitbull quer fazer história mais uma vez. Ex-campeão duplo do Bellator, o potiguar disse ao Trocação Franca que mira repetir a façanha, agora nos galos, apontou o próximo na fila após Adam Borics, e elogiou o recém-aposentado José Aldo, revelando interesse em enfrentá-lo no MMA ou boxe. O podcast traz, ainda, entrevistas com Tabatha Ricci e Raoni Barcelos, que lutam sábado no UFC.
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HOAM | What Should Headline UFC 282 and UFC 283?
With glaring holes in the main event slots for December's UFC 282 and January's UFC 283 events currently, what fights could fill those slots — especially with so much lack of clarity in the heavyweight division? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck answers questions about what could headline those two PPV events, how Jon Jones factors into things, what could happen if Francis Ngannou doesn't re-sign with the UFC, and more. Additionally, listener topics include Khamzat Chimaev's next move, where Eddie Alvarez could end up after parting ways with ONE, the stacked UFC 280 lineup in October, the loaded up weekend slate with upcoming events from the UFC, Bellator, ONE, BKFC, and more, what would be one singular main card to put together from those, some of the best women's fights of all-time, 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: Aaron Pico Finally Ready To...
Ahead of Bellator 286, Aaron Pico and Max Rohskopf join the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer.
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HOAM | Khamzat Chimaev Hinting Move To 185 — Is...
Khamzat Chimaev is teasing a return to the middleweight division after the massive weight miss that led to the top of the UFC 279 lineup being shuffled around. Since it was the first time Chimaev has ever missed weight, is it the right decision for him to make the move up now? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Chimaev's "185" tweet, a potential matchup with Paulo Costa, and if that be his next opponent should Chimaev want to return before the end of the year. Additionally, listener questions include the many roles the staff has at MMA Fighting, Bellator Dublin, Yoel Romero's future if he defeats Melvin Manhoef, the top fights to show newer fans, what the most intriguing fights are for the remainder of the year that are on the books, Raul Rosas Jr. and Bo Nickal's potential UFC debut opponents, 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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DAMN! They Were Good | Celebrating The Career O...
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 fighters of all time, Jose Aldo.
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BTL | Jose Aldo Retires, UFC Vegas 60 Fallout, ...
Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is turning the page to the next chapter of his life after a stellar career inside the octagon. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel reacts to Aldo's retirement, the legacy he left behind, and the matchup that got away. Additionally, topics include Cory Sandhagen's TKO win over Cory Sandhagen in the main event of UFC Vegas 60, his path to getting to a bantamweight title shot, and where he currently sits on the totem pole, the talking points of this past Saturday's card, Bellator Dublin this Friday — which includes Benson Henderson vs. Peter Queally in the main event, along with Yoel Romero vs. Melvin Manhoef in the co-main event — and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and Jose Youngs.
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HOAM | Kevin Holland Retiring? Raul Rosas Jr. M...
Kevin Holland took to social media on Thursday to tease that he's retiring from MMA. The question remains is if he's serious about it, or not. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Holland's retirement talk and what seems to have led up to that post. Additionally, listener questions include Dana White signing 17-year-old Raul Rosas to the UFC following his dominant win on the Contender Series, Bo Nickal returning on DWCS next week and where both guys could go to start their UFC runs, what could be next for Max Holloway moving forward, Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor 2 chatter, 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: Creating The Official MMA Betti...
Co-hosts Conner Burks and Jed Meshew give a recap of their bets at UFC Vegas 60, and then do a brief rundown of their plays for this weekend's Bellator Dublin event, before spending the bulk of the show creating arguably the most important document since the Magna Carta: The Official MMA Betting Rulebook.
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HOAM | Reacting To Jose Aldo's Retirement, Lege...
José Aldo has retired from mixed martial arts, ending a long, and legendary career. Where does the former UFC and WEC featherweight rank amongst the all-time greats? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Aldo's decision to turn the page to the next chapter of his life, reflect on his incredible career, and why he's one of the top-five best fighters of all-time. Additionally, listener questions include Aldo's final UFC fight against Merab Dvalishvili, Khamzat Chimaev's next opponent options, Paulo Costa's babyface turn over the past 10 months, what's next for Cory Sandhagen and Gregory Rodrigues following their big wins at UFC Vegas 60, 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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Introducing 'Anything But Fighting' with José Y...
Former UFC title challenger Joseph Benavidez joins MMA Fighting's José Youngs on the inaugural episode of Anything But Fighting to break down his love for the cinema, reflect on some of his favorite movies growing up, discuss some of the most overrated films in history, and which films should have won Best Picture over the years. He also tries his hand at the mysterious Bucket of Questions to close out the episode.
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Trocação Franca | O adeus a José Aldo
Trocação Franca | O adeus a José Aldo
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Fighter vs. Writer: Mike Perry Calls Out Nate D...
Mike Perry joins the latest edition of The Fighter vs. The Writer to call out Nate Diaz while Mackenzie Dern previews her upcoming fight and reveals who she believes is the best grappler in all of MMA.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
As if the bantamweight title conversation hasn't been confusing enough for the UFC brass, Cory Sandhagen provided a reminder to everybody on Saturday that future discussion involving the championship in one of the promotion's deepest divisions should have his name in the mix. On an all-new episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee give their thoughts on what should be next for Sandhagen following his fourth-round doctor's stoppage TKO win over Song Yadong in the main event of UFC Vegas 60 this past Saturday at the APEX. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Gregory Rodrigues following his second-round stoppage win over Chidi Njokuani in the co-main event, Andre Fili after earning a decision win over Bill Algeo in the featherweight featured bout, along with fellow main card winners Joe Pyfer, Rodrigo Nascimenio, Anthony Hernandez, and more.
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UFC Vegas 60 Post-Fight Show | Cory Sandhagen's...
Cory Sandhagen got back in the win column in the main event of Saturday's UFC Vegas 60 event, although the way it happened didn't make him all that happy. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Jed Meshew react to Sandhagen's fourth-round doctor's stoppage TKO win over Song Yadong — who had a nasty gash over his eye which led to the fight being stopped — to cap off the promotion's return to the UFC APEX, discuss who could and should be next for the one-time interim title challenger, Song's ceiling at 135, and more. Additionally, the panel talks Gregory Rodrigues' nasty gash on the bridge of his nose before coming back to finish Chidi Njokuani in the co-main event, Andre Fili's hard fought win over Bill Algeo, Anthony Hernandez's continued evolution, Damon Jackson's emotional finish of Pat Sabatini, and much more.
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UFC Vegas Preview Show | Is Cory Sandhagen In M...
Cory Sandhagen enters the UFC Vegas 60 main event on the heels of back-to-back losses to T.J. Dillashaw and Petr Yan. Does Sandhagen need to get his hand raised on Saturday if he hopes to fight for the undisputed UFC bantamweight title in the future? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and Jed Meshew discuss the UFC's return to the APEX this weekend and the storylines heading into Sandhagen's five-round headliner with the surging Song Yadong, Aspen Ladd missing weight again leading to her scheduled bout with Sara McMann being cancelled, the co-main event stakes between Gregory Rodrigues and Chidi Njokuani, the low-key bangers on the slate, up and comers to watch, and more.
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Canelo-GGG 3 Preview Show: Can Gennady Golovkin...
This Saturday, undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Álvarez puts his titles on the line against Gennady Golovkin in their long-awaited trilogy bout, and MMA Fighting's José Youngs and Jed Meshew are here to get you ready for it.
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HOAM | Why Colby Covington vs. Khamzat Chimaev ...
Khamzat Chimaev is still making headlines after his massive weight miss, and dominant win over Kevin Holland at UFC 279. When Colby Covington is ready to return, and should Chimaev want to prove he can be a welterweight, the UFC should absolutely book that fight for a number of reasons. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, it's a Free-For-All Friday with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck who discusses why that should be the direction for both Covington and Chimaev, the stakes involved, and where it would make sense on the calendar should the bout be possible before the end of the year. Additionally, listener questions include Bryce Mitchell vs. Movsar Evloev being booked for Nov. 5, Tony Ferguson's future following his submission loss to Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 279, A.J. McKee's future, Marlon Moraes heading to the PFL, 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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BTL | What's Next For Nate Diaz, Khamzat Chimae...
While Nate Diaz and Khamzat Chimaev didn't end up fighting each other as planned in the main event of UFC 279, both men find themselves in very interesting positions following this past Saturday's event in Las Vegas. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel will discuss the fallout of the UFC's most recent pay-per-view event that was capped off by Diaz's submission win over Tony Ferguson in the final fight of Diaz's contract. What will Diaz's fighting future look like moving forward? In addition, the panel will talk where Chimaev will go after badly missing weight before destroying Kevin Holland in the co-main event, the two kickoff press conferences between Jake Paul and Anderson Silva and if they helped build interest for the Oct. 29 boxing match, Saturday's UFC Vegas 60 card headlined by Cory Sandhagen and Song Yadong, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and Shaun Al-Shatti.
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HOAM | Who Has More Pressure Ahead of UFC 280 —...
With the UFC’s next pay-per-view event just over a month away in Abu Dhabi, a lightweight champion will be crowned in the main event between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev. While both fighters would love to have the title wrapped around their waists at the end of the card, who needs it more between the two high-level 155 pounders? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck answers questions about the pressures on Oliveira and Makhachev, along with the stakes involved long term. In addition, listener topics include the UFC’s Oct. 29 targeted headliner between Calvin Kattar and Arnold Allen, Khamzat Chimaev’s future at welterweight and middleweight, Leon Edwards’ options, where Conor McGregor fits in title conversations, rules not being enforced enough 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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Rankings Show: What The Hell Are We Supposed To...
Rankings Show: What The Hell Are We Supposed To Do With Khamzat Chimaev? + Is It Time To Stop Calling DJ A Flyweight, More
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No Bets Barred: Can Cory Sandhagen Rebound With...
The No Bets Barred boys are back to break down UFC Vegas 60 and the bantamweight main event bout between Cory Sandhagen and Song Yadong that takes place Saturday in Las Vegas. First co-hosts Conner Burks and Jed Meshew break down the insanity that was UFC 279 before diving into their numerous bets this weekend.
68 min
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Trocação Franca | Cris Cyborg não larga MMA, ma...
Trocação Franca | Cris Cyborg não larga MMA, mas mira em fenômeno do boxe
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HOAM | What's Next For Khamzat Chimaev After Wi...
Khamzat Chimaev's talent and physical tools can't be called into question, but what transpired outside of the octagon during UFC 279 fight week can't be ignored. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on the insanity from his perspective from this past Friday heading into UFC 279 and the event itself as a whole, and answers a lot of question in regards to Chimaev's future after badly missing weight for his scheduled main event bout with Nate Diaz, and his dominant submission win of new opponent Kevin Holland on Saturday. Additionally, listener questions include thoughts on a potential Chimaev vs. Colby Covington fight, Nate Diaz's future after defeating Tony Ferguson, Li Jingliang's rising stock despite a split decision loss to Daniel Rodriguez, Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva, and more. Also, UFC heavyweight Tanner Boser (1:35:50) joins the show to preview his UFC Vegas 60 fight with Rodrigo Nascimento, talks Chimaev's weight miss, and clarifies something he said in a recent interview in regards to fighters that use mental coaches are weak. 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: Tyron Woodley Talks Starrin...
Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley joins the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer to talk ‘Cobra Kai’ season 5 and much more
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC 279
Nate Diaz ended his UFC contract with his head held high, and with a Performance of the Night earning submission win in the main event of UFC 279. But was that the final time the popular competitor competes inside the octagon? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee discuss what is next for Diaz and Tony Ferguson following their welterweight headliner at UFC 279 to cap off one of the craziest fight weeks of all-time. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Khamzat Chimaev after his terrifying performance in the co-main event, Chimaev's opponent Kevin Holland, Daniel Rodriguez and Li Jingliang following their competitive featured bout, Irene Aldana and Johnny Walker after getting finishes to kick off the main card, and more.
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UFC 279 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Nate Diaz...
Nate Diaz and Khamzat Chimaev didn't end up fighting each other in the end, but both men ended their nights in the best possible way at UFC 279. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, José Youngs, Alexander K. Lee, and Jed Meshew react to Diaz's fourth-round submission win over Tony Ferguson in the main event of Saturday's card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and why, if that was his final UFC fight, he went out on the highest of notes. Additionally, the panel discusses Chimaev's complete destruction of Kevin Holland and whether or not his future could still be at welterweight, Daniel Rodriguez's split decision win over Li Jingliang, Irene Aldana's unique finish of Macy Chiasson, Chris Barnett's unbelievable win, and much more.
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UFC 279 Preview Show: What The Hell Just Happen...
UFC 279 Preview Show: What The Hell Just Happened? | Diaz vs. Ferguson, Chimaev Misses Weight
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Reaction: Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson New UFC 2...
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Shaun Al-Shatti react to Dana White's announcement of the new top-three fights of Saturday's UFC 279 main event, headlined by Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson after Khamzat Chimaev misses weight.
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HOAM | Did UFC 279 Presser Chaos Change Your Op...
As everybody in the MMA community is likely aware of by now, Thursday's UFC 279 press conference was abruptly cancelled after chaos broke out backstage in Las Vegas. Both Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz were allegedly involved — along with Kevin Holland — but does that change the way you look at Saturday's main event between Chimaev and Diaz? On an all-new Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck responds to questions about whether or not Chimaev may be a bit too emotional heading into the UFC 279 headliner, and if Diaz will be able to capitalize on that. Additionally, listener questions include Holland's future, and the stakes involved in the welterweight division for the winner of his fight with Daniel Rodriguez, reactions to the alleged altercations backstage, who Chimaev could face — at either 170 or 185 — next with a win over Diaz, Francis Ngannou and the heavyweight 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.
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Reaction | UFC 279 Press Conference Cancelled B...
Dana White described the scene as an “absolute s*** show” before the UFC 279 press conference was set to kick off, and once it did, it didn’t last very long. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and José Youngs — who joins from Las Vegas — react to the press conference being abruptly halted, what has been told to MMA Fighting about what may have went down backstage between Khamzat Chimaev, Kevin Holland, Nate Diaz, and more.
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BTL | Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz, UFC 279, U...
This Saturday, Nate Diaz will make the walk to the UFC octagon for the final time on his current contract. Does the popular Stockton-based fighter have another iconic moment in store? On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel will discuss the UFC 279 main event between Diaz and the undefeated Khamzat Chimaev, what would be next for Chimaev with a win, and what a massive upset win could do for Diaz as he enters free agency. Additionally, the panel will talk Tony Ferguson's return to welterweight against Li Jingliang on Saturday, where Ciryl Gane and Robert Whittaker go following their impressive #UFCParis wins, plus, a game of 'What Would You Rather Watch?' Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and pro fighter Pearl Gonzalez.
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HOAM | What Is Tony Ferguson Fighting For At UF...
Tony Ferguson returns to welterweight this Saturday to face Li Jingliang, but what is he actually fighting for at this point in his career? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the co-main event matchup for Saturday's UFC 279 event and where Ferguson could go regardless of the results. Additionally, listener questions include the heavyweight title picture, Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz, the UFC 278 payouts, fighter pay, Paulo Costa's future, Danyelle Wolf's UFC debut, what could be next for Ricky Simon following his finish of Jack Shore at UFC Long Island, UFC Paris, 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 Nate Diaz Pull Off A Miracl...
The No Bets Barred boys are back to break down UFC 279 which takes place Saturday September 10 in Las Vegas, headlined by a welterweight bout between Nate Diaz and Khamzat Chimaev in what could be the final fight of Diaz's illustrious UFC career.
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Chad Mendes Talks Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz...
Retired UFC featherweight Chad Mendes speaks with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck about his fighting future following his successful BKFC debut in February, what it will take for him to get back in for another fight, his collaboration with Polaris RZR, Josh Emmett's place in the UFC featherweight title picture, the advice he would give Emmett if he gets the shot to face Alexander Volkanovski, Nate Diaz's final fight on his UFC contract at UFC 279 against Khamzat Chimaev and how he breaks it all down, and more.
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Trocação Franca | Especial UFC 279: Johnny Walk...
O Trocação Franca conversa com as estrelas brasileiras do UFC 279. Johnny Walker fala de saúde mental e como CBD prejudicou sua vida. Norma Dumont, rara peso-pesa do UFC, sonha desafiar Amanda Nunes. Jailton Malhadinho, o Khabib brasileiro, bate martelo onde fará carreira. O podcast conversa ainda com Ricardo Prasel, que disputa o título dos pesados do KSW.
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HOAM | Will Nate Diaz Ever Fight In the UFC Aga...
Nate Diaz will finish out his current UFC contract this Saturday against Khamzat Chimaev in the main event of UFC 279, but win or lose, will that be the final time Diaz steps inside the octagon? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck answers that question and what could be next for both guys following this weekend's PPV event. Additionally, listener topics include Diaz's new fight promotion, whether Chimaev should go up to 185 after UFC 279, Ciryl Gane's win over Tai Tuivasa and what could be next for him following UFC Paris this past weekend, Gane's back-of-the-head punch during the finishing sequence and the reactions to it, Robert Whittaker's sensational showing against Marvin Vettori in the co-main event, 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: Nick Young On Going From NB...
NBA champion turned boxing hopeful Nick Young joins The Fighter vs. The Writer this week alongside Kevin Holland as he prepares to make his return at UFC 279
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Ciryl Gane is targeting a title fight, or a bout with Jon Jones following his third-round finish of Tai Tuivasa in the main event of UFC Paris on Saturday, but is that feasible with the chaotic state of the UFC's heavyweight division? 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 "Bon Gamin" after his big win in front of his hometown crowd. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Tuivasa, Robert Whittaker following his sensational performance in the co-main event, Marvin Vettori, Nassourdine Imavov, Roman Kopylov, William Gomis, Nathaniel Wood, and more.
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UFC Paris Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Ciryl G...
Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa left it all inside the octagon during the main event of UFC Paris with the former interim heavyweight champion coming through after overcoming adversity. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and Jed Meshew react to the incredibly chaotic battle between Gane and Tuivasa, which the hometown native earned the victory via third-round TKO. In addition, they discuss where Gane goes from the win, if he can get a title shot next, Robert Whittaker's masterclass showing against Marvin Vettori in the co-main event, if Vettori should ponder a move up to 205, Nassourdine Imavov's ceiling after his dominant decision win over Joaquin Buckley, and more.
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UFC Paris Preview Show | Tai Tuivasa's Upset Ch...
Ciryl Gane will look to bounce back from his title loss to Francis Ngannou in a historic hometown main event, while Tai Tuivasa will look to defy the odds once again and potentially earn a championship opportunity in his own right. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and Jed Meshew break down the UFC Paris heavyweight headliner between Gane and Tuivasa, discuss the stakes for both men, and who suffers more with a loss. In addition, the panel discussed the intriguing co-main event in the UFC middleweight division between Robert Whittaker and Marvin Vettori, talks of Whittaker moving up to 205, the low-key bangers, and more.
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HOAM | Will Tai Tuivasa's Next Fight Be For UFC...
The stakes are very high in the main event of UFC Paris, but if Tai Tuivasa pulls off the massive betting upset against Ciryl Gane, will his next fight be for a world championship? On an all-new Free-For-All Friday edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the stakes in Saturday's heavyweight headliner between Gane and Tuivasa, and where both fighters could go with a victory. In addition, listener topics include Kamaru Usman's previous title run in comparison to Tyron Woodley's, Robert Whittaker vs. Marvin Vettori in Saturday's co-main event, ONE Championship questions, the future of the UFC lightweight division following the result of Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev at UFC 280, 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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Inside the Highlight: Fighters Go Face-To-Face ...
Cage Titans 55 produced a viral clip showing Kyle Pavao break the humerus of opponent Wayne Downer in a lightweight amateur bout that served as the MMA debut for both fighters. On the first installment of Inside the Highlight, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck sits down with both Pavao and Downer, along with Cage Titans president Michael Polvere to break down the submission, the aftermath of the moment, the effect it has had on both fighters, how you can help Downer with his long road to recovery, and more. You can donate to Wayne Downer’s GoFundMe to assist him in his long road to recovery here, or go to the main website and search for Wayne Downer Recovery Relief. Any amount will help towards the goal of $10,000.
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‘DAMN! That Was Crazy’ | Looking Back At UFC 15...
While DAMN! They Were Good normally celebrates the careers of the most exciting and influential fighters in MMA history, for the 10-year anniversary of one of the biggest fiascos in UFC history, this week DAMN! will dive deep into the first fight card the UFC ever cancelled, UFC 151.
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BTL | Demetrious Johnson Gets Revenge, Jake Pau...
Demetrious Johnson made it happen at ONE Championship's Amazon Prime debut against Adriano Moraes. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel will discuss Johnson's fourth-round stoppage win to reclaim the ONE bantamweight title, along with looking back on the trade with Ben Askren years later, and how to rank him moving forward. In addition, topics include reacting to the targeted boxing matchup between former UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva and Jake Paul, what's at stake in the main event of Saturday's UFC Paris event between Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa, how the rest of the promotion's France debut looks on paper, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and New York Ric.
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HOAM | What's Next For Robert Whittaker After U...
Robert Whittaker and Marvin Vettori are getting ready to compete in an under the radar co-main event at Saturday's UFC Paris event, but win or lose, what does the future hold for the former middleweight champion? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck fields questions about where Whittaker could go after his bout with Vettori, thoughts on a potential move to 205, and if the result of Saturday's fight will dictate that decision. In addition, listener questions include the MMA media path, the UFC Paris main event between Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa, Tony Ferguson's somewhat quick return to action at UFC 279 following his knockout loss to Michael Chandler, Fight of the Night options for this weekend's UFC card, and much more. Plus, BKFC flyweight champ Christine Ferea (56:44) joins the show to recap her 47 second stoppage win over Taylor Starling at BKFC 28, the trash talk Starling has received since the win, wanting big names and challenges such as former UFC fighters Pearl Gonzalez and Rachael Ostovich, along with Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko — although she's well-aware those are long shots. 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: Will Ciryl Gane Put An End To T...
The No Bets Barred boys are back to break down the UFC's debut event in France, UFC Paris, which takes place this Saturday and is headlined by a heavyweight slugfest between former interim champion Ciryl Gane and fan-favorite Tai Tuivasa
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Trocação Franca | Wanderlei Silva oficializa ap...
Trocação Franca | Wanderlei Silva oficializa aposentadoria e passa bastão para filho no MMA
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HOAM | Did the UFC Lose In the Demetrious Johns...
Demetrious Johnson added his name to the KO of the Year list with a sensation finish of Adriano Moraes at ONE on Amazon Prime 1 this past Friday. Did that moment help solidify the trade of Johnson for Ben Askren for ONE Championship, or did the UFC get the better end of the deal? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck answers listener questions about the memorable trade between the two stars and former world champions, and discusses who ultimately got the better end of the deal. In addition, listener topics include UFC 279, Khamzat Chimaev's next move if he beats Nate Diaz, the rumored Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva boxing match, if the No. 2 MMA promotion debate should even be had, where Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa could go based on the result of their UFC Paris main event, 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: Cory Sandhagen Picks Aljama...
UFC bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen and PFL lightweight finalist Stevie Ray join the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer.
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On To the Next One | Ask Mike & AK Anything Part 3
On a rare weekend off for the UFC, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee reunite for a special 'Ask Us Anything' edition of On To the Next One. This week, topics include Nick Diaz's future and predict if the popular fighter will return to the UFC by the end of 2023, the UFC heavyweight title picture, which is the actual No. 2 MMA promotion, what the undercard might be for the UFC's return to London headlined by a potential trilogy fight between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman, fighters who fell short of their hype, the UFC releasing their media hit video, building a fighter from scratch, and other non-MMA related questions as well.
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HOAM | Colby Covington's Place In Title Discuss...
While there are many options for new welterweight champion Leon Edwards for his first title defense, could Colby Covington be a realistic option as Chael Sonnen suggested recently? On an all-new Free-For-All Friday edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on the suggestion Covington should be the first challenger for Edwards, and where he stands in that conversation. In addition, listener questions include the heavyweight picture and who Jon Jones will end up fighting when he returns to action, the bantamweight title picture, favorite fights of all-time, the UFC re-releasing their media hit piece video that they dropped during the pandemic, Khamzat Chimaev's options if he beats Nate Diaz, the UFC 279 lineup as a whole, 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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BTL | Leon Edwards Is Crowned, Usman's Future, ...
Leon Edwards is the new UFC welterweight champion, and while a rematch with Kamaru Usman is the obvious choice, is it the best one? On an all-new episode of Between the Links, the panel will react to Edwards' stunning last-minute KO of Usman in the main event of UFC 278, what the first title defense for Edwards should be, and what Usman's future looks like. In addition, topics include Luke Rockhold retiring after a hard fought battle with Paulo Costa, Merab Dvalishvili's win over José Aldo and how it shapes the bantamweight division, Mike Perry's win over Michael Page at #BKFCLondon, the UFC 279 matchup between Tony Ferguson and Li Jingliang, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and Morning Kombat's Brian Campbell.
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HOAM | Stop Saying Leon Edwards' Incredible KO ...
Despite pulling off one of the most memorable moments in UFC history, there are still a number of people who are calling Leon Edwards' KO of Kamaru Usman in the final minute of UFC 278 a fluke, or considering it lucky, when that just isn't true. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses why the word fluke shouldn't be used in MMA — along with a few others when it comes to the sport. In addition, listener questions include where Conor McGregor could fit in as far as options go for Edwards, why the trilogy fight with Usman is the way to go for the UFC, the rumored Kevin Holland vs. Daniel Rodriguez fight for UFC 279 next month, lightweight vs. bantamweight, Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz stakes, 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 | UFC 278: O sonho acabou para ...
O UFC 278 entrou para a história com a vitória espetacular de Leon Edwards sobre Kamaru Usman e foi decisivo para o futuro de dois brasileiros. O Trocação Franca recebe o jornalista Coutinho, do Canal Encarada, para debater tudo sobre a derrota de José Aldo e o triunfo de Paulo Borrachinha e os próximos passos deles na companhia. O podcast recebe, ainda, o faixa-preta Marcus Buchecha, lenda do jiu-jitsu que busca a quarta vitória no MMA nesta sexta-feira, no ONE Championship. UFC 278 will go down in history after Leon Edwards’ epic knockout of Kamaru Usman to claim the welterweight title, and was also a decisive night for two Brazilian fighters. Trocação Franca welcomes Canal Encarada’s Coutinho to discuss Jose Aldo’s defeat to Merab Dvalishvili and Paulo Costa’s victory against Luke Rockhold and what’s next for both in the company. The podcast also features an interview with BJJ legend Marcus Buchecha, who looks to improve to 4-0 in MMA at Friday’s ONE Championship event in Singapore. 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 | Is Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3 Best ...
Leon Edwards is the UFC welterweight champion after an incredible, come-from-behind fifth-round KO of Kamaru Usman in the main event of UFC 278. While Usman more than deserves his chance at vengeance, is the trilogy fight the best option in the 170-pound division? On an all-new, and loaded edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his response to multiple listeners about the potential of Edwards vs. Usman 3, or if the UFC should pivot towards a fight with Khamzat Chimaev — should he defeat Nate Diaz at UFC 279 — or even Jorge Masvidal due to their history. In addition, future topics include the refereeing at UFC 278, José Aldo's loss to Merab Dvalishvili on Saturday and why it was horrible matchmaking, Luke Rockhold's retirement following his loss to Paulo Costa, Tony Ferguson returning to welterweight to face Li Jingliang next month, 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: Belal Muhammad Reacts to Le...
Belal Muhammad joins the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer to help breakdown the madness from the UFC 278 main event.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC 278
Where do new UFC champ Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman go following the shocking conclusion of their UFC 278 main event title fight? How about Paulo Costa following his gritty co-main event win over Luke Rockhold, who announced his retirement after the bout, as well as Merab Dvalishvili and José Aldo following their 15-minute bout that saw "The Machine" pick up the biggest win of his career? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jed Meshew attempt to answer those questions from a matchmaking perspective on a brand new episode of On To the Next One. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Lucie Pudilova following her TKO win over Wu Yanan, Tyson Pedro after his 65 second KO of Harry Hunsucker in the main card opener, and much more following a wild night in Salt Lake City.
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UFC 278 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Leon Edwa...
Leon Edwards is the new UFC welterweight champion after landing a stunning head kick in the final minute of the UFC 278 event against Kamaru Usman. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Jed Meshew react to one of the most shocking moments in UFC history after Usman was less than a minute away from winning a clear decision against Edwards. In addition, they discuss what the win means for Edwards and the welterweight division, and if it could open things up a bit more in the future, where Khamzat Chimaev, Jorge Masvidal, Colby Covington, Belal Muhammad, and others stand, the incredibly gritty co-main event that saw Paulo Costa get back in the win column against Luke Rockhold — who went on to announce his retirement — Merab Dvalishvili's big win against José Aldo, and much more.
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UFC 278 Preview Show | Edwards' Upset Chances v...
Kamaru Usman is inching towards all-time greatness, but Leon Edwards is more than confident he’ll get redemption, and a UFC title around his waist for the first time at UFC 278. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and José Youngs break down the top storylines heading into Saturday’s main event in Salt Lake City, including the stylistic differences between them since their first meeting in 2015, if Usman is, perhaps, overlooking Edwards, and how this fight may be closer than the betting odds suggest. In addition, the panel discusses the stakes in the intriguing middleweight co-main event between Paulo Costa and Luke Rockhold, the high-level bantamweight featured bout between José Aldo and Merab Dvalishvili, the ceiling of Alexandr Romanov ahead of his biggest test to date against Marcin Tybura, and more.
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HOAM | Will Luke Rockhold Get Title Shot With U...
Despite being out of action for three years and being on a losing streak heading into UFC 278, could Luke Rockhold find his way into a middleweight title fight with an impressive win against Paulo Costa? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the stakes involved in Rockhold's return fight this Saturday in Salt Lake City and his chances of fighting Israel Adesanya next should the champ be victorious at UFC 281 against Alex Pereira. In addition, listener questions include the impact of Shane Burgos leaving the UFC on the promotion, Jon Jones' potential return, Gilbert Burns saying that a fight between he and Jorge Masvidal has been verbally agreed to — as well as the response from a person with knowledge of the situation — the questions in the lightweight 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.
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BTL | Usman vs. Edwards, UFC 278, Marlon Vera's...
Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards will battle it out in the main event of UFC 278. While Usman is a big favorite, is the fight closer on paper than the odds suggest. On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel will discuss the UFC welterweight title fight this Saturday in Salt Lake City and what is at stake for both fighters outside of the championship belt. In addition, topics include the middleweight co-main event between Paulo Costa and Luke Rockhold, José Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili, Marlon Vera's big win over Dominick Cruz at UFC San Diego and where both fighters go from here, Shane Burgos signing with the PFL, the BKFC headliner between Mike Perry and Michael Page, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and UFC welterweight Evan Elder.
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DAMN! They Were Good | Daniel Cormier's Place I...
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 UFC Hall of Famer and two-time Olympian, Daniel Cormier.
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HOAM | Reaction To Luke Rockhold's Explosive UF...
Former UFC and Strikeforce champ Luke Rockhold did not mince words at his UFC 278 media day on Wednesday ahead of his matchup with Paulo Costa on Saturday in Salt Lake City. On an all-new episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Rockhold's media scrum where he opened up about his thoughts on the UFC's business practices, and confronted a reporter for how he handled an interview with teammate Marlon Vera. In addition, listener questions include Rockhold's title hopes with a win on Saturday, Kamaru Usman's mindset heading into his title fight with Leon Edwards and where Usman would go with a win, Costa's pending free agency, José Aldo's fight with Merab Dvalishvili, Miranda Maverick's ceiling, Sean O'Malley's chances against Petr Yan at UFC 280, 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: Kamaru Usman 'Absolutely Not' Overloo...
UFC lead commentator Jon Anik sits down with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck to preview Saturday's UFC 278 event, talks the main event between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards, the co-main between Paulo Costa and the returning Luke Rockhold, José Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili, Alexandr Romanov's ceiling, Shane Burgos signing with the PFL, Rory MacDonald announcing his retirement, what it meant to get the ABC gold jacket, and more.
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No Bets Barred: Can Leon Edwards beat Kamaru Us...
The No Bets Barred boys are back to break down the final fight card of the UFC 12-event summer run, UFC 278, which goes down in Salt Lake City, and is headlined by a welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards.
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Trocação Franca | Preview do UFC 278, com Vitor...
José Aldo e Paulo Borrachinha voltam ao octógono sábado pelo UFC 278, e o ex-lutador Vitor Miranda, finalista do TUF que contou com a participação de Borrachinha, analisa os confrontos no Trocação Franca essa semana. O veterano do UFC ainda fala de Kamaru Usman x Leon Edwards e se Khamzat Chimaev pode destronar o campeão nigeriano, além do acordo do UFC com a Band e a possibilidade de comentar eventos no UFC Fight Pass. Na sessão Fight Week, as entrevistas são com Leo Santos e Francisco Figueiredo, que lutam no UFC 278. Jose Aldo and Paulo Costa return Saturday at UFC 278 and UFC analyst Vitor Miranda, who like Costa fought at TUF Brazil 3, stop by Trocação Franca to break down the match-ups, as well as Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards. The UFC veteran also weighs in on Khamzat Chimaev’s rise and whether or not he can dethrone Usman, UFC’s new TV deal in Brazil, and the possibility of working as a color commentator for UFC Fight Pass. The Fight Week segment includes interviews with Leonardo Santos and Francisco Figueiredo. 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 | What Happens If Leon Edwards Beats Kamar...
Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards will battle it out for the UFC welterweight title in the main event of Saturday's UFC 278 card in Salt Lake City. Does the champion or challenger have more pressure heading into the championship bout? On an all-new, super-sized edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck fields questions about the fight and what is at stake for both guys, plus, listeners state their case as to why they feel Edwards can dethrone Usman this weekend, and what could happen to the division if he does. In addition, questions include the co-main event between Luke Rockhold and Paulo Costa, what a win would do for Rockhold, Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira at UFC 281, thoughts about Marlon Vera vs. Henry Cejudo, if a José Aldo win gets him a title shot, Shane Burgos signing with the PFL and if that could change the fighter pay discussion in the 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.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Leon Edwards Expects Trilog...
Leon Edwards and Paige VanZant join the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Marlon Vera has inserted himself in the UFC bantamweight title conversation following his monster knockout of Dominick Cruz in the main event of UFC San Diego, but how much more work does he need to do before getting his championship opportunity? This week, on an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put the matchmaking hats on following Saturday's UFC event and discuss what is next for both Vera and Cruz following their contest. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Nate Landwehr following his crazy win over David Onama in the co-main event, Yazmin Jauregui after her impressive octagon debut victory, along with Azamat Murzakanov, Priscila Cachoeira, Gerald Meerschaert, and more.
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UFC San Diego Post-Fight Show | What's Next For...
Marlon Vera picked a great time to earn the biggest win of his career, and he did so in ferocious fashion on Saturday night against former UFC champion Dominick Cruz. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee react to Vera’s main event finish of Cruz at UFC San Diego and whether or not that could lead to a title shot for “Chito” in his next fight. In addition, they discuss where Cruz could go following the tough loss, the insane co-main event between Nate Landwehr and David Onama, the fantastic strawweight bout between Yazmin Jauregui and Iasmin Lucindo, Nina Nunes announcing her retirement following her victory over Cynthia Calvillo, and more.
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UFC San Diego Preview Show: Will Marlon Vera vs...
The stakes are high in the main event of UFC San Diego as Marlon Vera will look to pick up the biggest victory of his career against former UFC champ Dominick Cruz. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Shaheen Al-Shatti, and Alexander K. Lee discuss what is on the line in the pivotal bantamweight headliner of this Saturday’s event and if a potential title shot could be on the line. In addition, topics include whether or not Cruz may be overlooked, which other fights on the card stand out the most, the co-main event between David Onama and Nate Landwehr, and more.
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HOAM | What's Next For Colby Covington When He'...
Colby Covington's future is a bit unclear with everything going on in his world, but when he is ready to return to the octagon, what would make the most sense? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck attempts to answer that question in regards to Covington's fighting career. In addition, listener questions include the UFC's bantamweight division, where Dominick Cruz would go with a win over Marlon Vera in the main event of UFC San Diego, Petr Yan vs. Sean O'Malley, UFC 283 taking place in Brazil and who could headline that event in January, Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler, Jon Jones' return, 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 | Jamahal Hill Wins Again, Bo Nickal, Marlo...
Jamahal Hill feels he deserves a title fight following another finish this past weekend, but is that realistic at this point? This week on an all-new roundtable episode of the Between the Links, the panel discusses the impact of Hill's TKO win over Thiago Santos in the main event of UFC Vegas 59 this past Saturday night and what could be next, along with the card as a whole far exceeding expectations. In addition, topics include Bo Nickal's impressive performance on Dana White's Contender Series, how poorly the situation has been handled by the promotion, and how the Penn State wrestling standout stacks up in the UFC middleweight division, the UFC San Diego main event between Marlon Vera and Dominick Cruz and what is at stake in the bantamweight matchup, the ongoing rivalry between Kayla Harrison and Cris Cyborg, and much more. Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew this week.
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HOAM | Bo Nickal's Ceiling; Is Dominick Cruz Be...
Bo Nickal made the most of his opportunity on Dana White's Contender Series this past Tuesday in Las Vegas, but how high can he go in the UFC's middleweight division? On an all-new episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Nickal's quick submission win on DWCS earlier this week, White's decision to not sign him right away — even though it's pretty obvious what's happening here — and why the whole thing seemed a bit strange. In addition, listener topics include the Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz headliner this Saturday at UFC San Diego and why it seems as if Cruz is being completely counted out by fans, Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann being booked for UFC 281, whether or not that means Paddy Pimblett will compete on the card as well, Islam Makhchev's recent comments, 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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Jan Blachowicz On Why He's Lost Respect For Jir...
Jan Blachowicz details his frustration with Jiri Prochazka and the current situation at light heavyweight where it appeared he was getting the next title shot.
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No Bets Barred: Will Marlon Vera Keep It Rollin...
The No Bets Barred boys are back this week with a full breakdown of UFC San Diego — and though it's yet another Fight Night event lacking big names, there are certainly some big bets to be made.
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Trocação Franca | Rafinha Bastos fala de UFC, W...
O humorista Rafinha Bastos fala da paixão por MMA, os maiores momentos que viveu como fã, como foi atuar no filme de José Aldo, a ascensão de Charles do Bronx, a entrevista a Joe Rogan, e mais. O podcast Trocação Franca ainda conta com entrevistas com Blindado, Neiman, Goiti e Buffa, além de receber o jornalista Vitor Freitas para uma merecida homenagem ao lendário Leandro Lo, morto no último final de semana.O humorista Rafinha Bastos fala da paixão por MMA, os maiores momentos que viveu como fã, como foi atuar no filme de José Aldo, a ascensão de Charles do Bronx, a entrevista a Joe Rogan, e mais. O podcast Trocação Franca ainda conta com entrevistas com Blindado, Neiman, Goiti e Buffa, além de receber o jornalista Vitor Freitas para uma merecida homenagem ao lendário Leandro Lo, morto no último final de semana.
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Rose Namajunas On What's Next, Not Ruling Out 1...
Rose Namajunas speaks with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck to give an update on her career since her UFC title loss to Carla Esparza, and discuss why she's not ruling out a possible move to 125 pounds and a fight with Valentina Shevchenko.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Michael Chandler On Dustin ...
UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler and two-time PFL champion Kayla Harrison join the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Future matchups are made for Jamahal Hill, Geoff Neal, Terrance McKinney, the TUF 30 champions, and more following UFC Vegas 59.
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UFC Vegas 59 Post-Fight Show | Jamahal Hill, Ge...
Jamahal Hill and Geoff Neal kept the perfect night of finishes in tact at the UFC APEX. Following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 59 event, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee react to Hill’s fourth-round stoppage win over one-time title challenger Thiago Santos in the light heavyweight headliner. In addition, topics include Neal’s career-best performance in stopping always game Vicente Luque in the co-main event, the entire card wildly exceeding expectations, Juliana Miller and Mohammad Usman becoming TUF 30 champions, Terrance McKinney’s quick submission win, and more.
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UFC Vegas 59 Preview Show: Thiago Santos’ Last ...
Thiago Santos will look to bounce back from a recent 1-3 run against a surging Jamahal Hill in the main event of UFC Vegas 59. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaheen Al-Shatti, and Alexander K. Lee discuss the pivotal UFC light heavyweight headliner for Saturday's card at the APEX, who needs the victory more, and where Hill can go with an emphatic win. In addition, topics include the exciting welterweight co-main event between Vicente Luque and Geoff Neal, the return of Terrance McKinney, the TUF 30 tournament finale bouts, Sam Alvey trying to snap a long skid, and much more.
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HOAM | Who Will Jon Jones Fight Next — Francis ...
Jon Jones has yet to book his UFC heavyweight debut, and while rumors continue to swirl that the promotion could book an interim title fight between Jones and Stipe Miocic, is the clock running out on putting that potential matchup together? On an all-new episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on the heavyweight division and if he sees Jones fighting Miocic next, or if the UFC will just wait and have Jones challenge Francis Ngannou for the undisputed title. In addition, topics include the crazy story of how MMA Fighting's interview with Jorge Masvidal came to be, what could headline the UFC's return to MSG in November, Bo Nickal competing on the Contender Series next week, if the UFC would do the Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler showdown at welterweight, 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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DAMN! They Were Good | Remembering 'Rowdy' Rond...
Ronda Rousey was a pioneer of MMA, almost single-handedly changing Dana White's mind about women fighting in the UFC, and becoming one of the first truly household names in the sport. On top of that, she was also a damn good fight, having set a number of records that still stand today. Host Jed Meshew is joined by Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and New York Rick, to remember the career of Rousey, and to make the case that she is one of the most important fighters in MMA history.
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BTL | UFC 277 Fallout, Next For Nunes, Paul vs....
Where do Amanda Nunes and Julianna Peña go from their five-round battle in Dallas this past Saturday? On an all-new episode of Between the Links, the panel will discuss the potential next moves from the UFC 277 headliners following Nunes’ dominant decision win to reclaim the UFC bantamweight title. Will the UFC book a third fight with Peña, a trilogy fight with flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko, or go a different route? In addition, topics include the big takeaways from the PPV event, the cancellation of the boxing event scheduled for this Saturday that featured Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr., who is to blame, whether or not Nate Diaz is in play for Paul following UFC 279, UFC Vegas 59 this Saturday headlined by Thiago Santos vs. Jamahal Hill, and more. Host Mike Heck will moderate the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and a panelist to be named later.
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HOAM | Reaction To Targeted Dustin Poirier vs. ...
It appears the grudge between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler will be settled by the end of the year, much to the delight of UFC fans. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to the targeted lightweight booking and where it currently stands. In addition, listener topics include UFC 279, A.J. McKee making the move to 155 pounds at Bellator 286 against Spike Carlyle and not fighting Patricio Pitbull in the trilogy fight for the featherweight title in October, fighter pay, the stacked UFC 280 card, The Ultimate Fighter and the lack of interest amongst fans, and more. Also, welterweight Billy Goff (34:22) joins the show to recap his stoppage win on Dana White's Contender Series on Tuesday to earn a UFC contract, talks who didn't deserve a contract on the card, when he'd like to make his octagon debut, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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No Bets Barred: Banking On The Favorites At UFC...
The No Bets Barred boys are back this week with a full breakdown of UFC Vegas 59 — and while it may be a lackluster card, there is no such thing as a lackluster bet. Conner Burks and Jed Meshew have you covered in that regard, with both men backing Jamahal Hill and the rest of the big favorites, leading to a monster 7-leg parlay from Jed.
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Rankings Show: Who’s Getting Most Screwed Out O...
The UFC is littered with names right now who could reasonably deserve a title shot and probably aren’t going to get one because of circumstances beyond their control. But who’s getting the rawest deal? The gang hits that debate and more on this month’s edition of the MMA Fighting Rankings Show.
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Trocação Franca | Brasileira desafia Amanda Nun...
Amanda Nunes atropelou Julianna Peña para voltar ao topo do mundo, e o Trocação Franca debate o que rolou no UFC 277 com Zeca Azevedo, repórter do Combate que cobriu o evento direto do Texas. O podcast também recebe Ketlen Vieira, que lançou um desafio à “Leoa”. Na sessão Fight Week, entrevistas com Vicente Luque, Ariane Lipski, Augusto Sakai e Delan Monte.
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HOAM | Should Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Peña 3 ...
Amanda Nunes reclaimed her bantamweight title and champ-champ status with a one-sided unanimous decision win over Julianna Peña in the main event of UFC 277 this past Saturday. Despite Nunes' dominance, should the UFC go ahead and book the trilogy fight when both women are ready to return? On an all-new Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on the title picture following the UFC's most recent pay-per-view event. In addition, other listener topics include the stoppage in the Sergei Pavlovich and Derrick Lewis fight and where Lewis goes from his second straight loss, Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr. getting cancelled, the commentary of Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier during the UFC 277 card, Thiago Santos vs. Jamahal Hill, and much more. Also, UFC welterweight Niko Price (1:22:22) joins the show to reveal an injury he's been dealing with for years, when he plans on returning, thoughts on cheating in MMA, and responds to Bryan Barberena's recent callout. 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 Pettis On Rematchin...
Anthony Pettis and Sam Alvey join the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer as both athletes prepare for upcoming bouts this weekend.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC 277
Where do Julianna Peña and Amanda Nunes go after their rematch for the UFC bantamweight title in the main event of Saturday's UFC 277 card in Dallas? What about Brandon Moreno and Kai Kara-France following their second encounter — this time for the interim flyweight title in the co-main event, Sergei Pavlovich after his debated stoppage win over Derrick Lewis, along with Alexandre Pantoja and Magomed Ankalaev following their main card stoppage wins, and other notable names from the event. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee attempt to answer those questions from a matchmaking perspective on a brand new and LIVE episode of On To the Next One.
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UFC 277 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Amanda Nu...
Amanda Nunes and Brandon Moreno left the American Airlines Center in Dallas with UFC gold around their waists. Following Saturday’s UFC 277 event, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, José Youngs, Shaun Al-Shatti, and Jed Meshew react to Nunes’ dominant performance against a very gritty and tough Julianna Peña to reclaim her double-champ status, Moreno’s incredible finish of Kai Kara-France in the highly entertaining co-main event to win the interim flyweight title, the post-fight face off between Moreno and current UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo, the stoppage in the Sergei Pavlovich vs. Derrick Lewis heavyweight fight, Alexandre Pantoja and Magomed Ankalaev picking up statement wins to kick off the main card, and much more.
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Reaction | Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr. Fight...
Jake Paul's return to the squared circle will have to wait after his fight with Hasim Rahman Jr. has been cancelled, along with the entire event. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee react to the breaking news due to allegations that Rahman wasn't going to be able to make the agreed upon weight for their main event at Madison Square Garden. In addition, they discuss what could be next for Paul, if Nate Diaz could factor into those plans quicker than anticipated, and more.
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UFC 277 Preview Show | Does Julianna Peña Have ...
Julianna Peña is ready to prove that her upset win over Amanda Nunes at UFC 269 wasn’t a fluke, while the former bantamweight queen hopes to exact revenge and reclaim her throne in Dallas. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, José Youngs, Alexander K. Lee break down the main event rematch for Saturday’s UFC 277 event and look at some of the burning questions heading into the bout. In addition, they discuss the interim flyweight championship showdown between Brandon Moreno and Kai Kara-France, both fighters’ evolution from their classic first encounter, what the difference makers could be for the co-main event, the fights that are flying under the radar ahead of the UFC’s second PPV event of the month, and much more.
60 min
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HOAM | Could Charles Oliveira Win At UFC 280 Ge...
The vacant lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev at October's UFC 280 event is one of the more fascinating matchups of the year, but could the result lead to another massive showdown in the future featuring former champion and UFC hall of famer Khabib Nurmagomedov? On an all-new episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on the possibility Nurmagomedov could return to the octagon should Oliveira defeat Makhachev in Abu Dhabi. In addition, listener questions include the future of Nick Diaz, Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz, Julianna Peña vs. Amanda Nunes 2 in the main event of UFC 277, Valentina Shevchenko's next move, 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 | Paddy Pimblett & Molly McCann Show, Khamz...
Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann’s stars continued to rise at UFC London, but how far can they go? On an all-new edition of Between the Links, Pimblett and McCann’s futures will be discussed following their big finishes this past Saturday. In addition, topics include Khamzat Chimaev’s recent interview on The MMA Hour and his doubts that UFC 279 opponent Nate Diaz will event show up to the fight, the rematch between Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes this Saturday at UFC 277 and what is at stake for both women outside of the belt, the rest of this weekend’s PPV card on paper, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Shaheen Al-Shatti and UFC featherweight Damon Jackson.
57 min