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BTL | The 1st Annual UFC, MMA All-Star Draft — ...
With the UFC, Bellator, PFL, and other major North American MMA organizations on an off-week, rather than debate open scoring and the same old topics, the MMA Fighting crew is doing something a little bit different. This week on an all-new edition of BTL, host Mike Heck is joined by Jed Meshew and Alexander K. Lee to draft their 2022 all-star teams — which will be based on what has transpired throughout the year thus far. Selections will take place in all weight classes, men and women, as the panel shines a positive light on the mid-year accomplishments throughout the sport, which includes surging contenders such as Khamzat Chimaev, and new champions such as Deiveson Figueiredo, Carla Esparza, and others.
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Heck of a Morning | Glover Teixeira's Chances ...
Glover Teixeira may be the champion heading into his UFC 275 matchup with Jiri Prochazka, but not many people are giving him a chance to retain. Could that be a little bit shortsighted? On this episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck pumps the brakes (for the most part) on the open scoring debate, deems it the first annual All-Star Weekend for the sport, and opens up the lines to discuss Teixeira's chances to defend the title against the always-exciting challenger on June 11, spicy hot take predictions for the rest of the year, Valentina Shevchenko's chances to become a two-division champion, if Jon Jones will compete in 2022, desert island fighters, and much more. In addition, UFC welterweight contender Sean Brady (55:39) provides an update on when he might return, talks two top-10 fighters turning him down, and his Fury Pro Grappling match with Ben Saunders this Saturday. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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Trocação Franca | Alex Poatan a uma vitória do ...
Alex Poatan fala ao Trocação Franca sobre a aguardada luta com Sean Strickland no UFC 276, que pode garantir chance ao título contra o vencedor de Israel Adesanya x Jared Cannonier, marcado para a mesma noite. O algoz de Adesanya no kickboxing falou sobre os comentários de Borrachinha, o sucesso financeiro no MMA comparado ao GLORY e, entre outros assuntos, o “dieta” com hamburger, pastel e cachorro quente antes do camp.
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Heck of a Morning | Open Scoring Debate Continu...
The scorecards from the UFC Vegas 55 main event between Ketlen Vieira and Holly Holm created a lot of controversy, thus continuing a heated debate in regards to whether or not open scoring is the answer. On this episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Vieira's win over Holm this past Saturday and why the former bantamweight champion wasn't robbed by the judges. In addition, questions are answered about Vieira's title hopes following the biggest win of her career, open scoring and why there could be more issues people aren't thinking about, what the fight, KO, and submission of the year are near the halfway point, the good and the bad of this past Friday's Eagle FC 47 event, why Scott Coker and Bellator needs to co-promote with Eagle FC — and do so quickly — and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Kevin Holland Reveals Lates...
UFC welterweight Kevin Holland and newly crowned Bellator interim champion Logan Storley join the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
After picking up back-to-back main event wins over former women's bantamweight champions, Ketlen Vieira wants her opportunity at UFC gold following her win this past Saturday over Holly Holm. But has she done enough to earn one? This week on On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaking hats to discuss where Vieira and Holm go after the controversial result to the UFC Vegas 55 headliner. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Michel Pereira after his split decision victory over Santiago Ponzinibbio in the Fight of the Night, Chidi Njokuani following his Performance of the Night earning knockout of Dusko Todorovic, Tabatha Ricci and Jun Yong Park after earning decision wins to kick off the main card, and more
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UFC Vegas 55 Post-Fight Show | Did Holly Holm G...
Ketlen Vieira picked up the biggest UFC win of her career, but it certainly will go down as a controversial one. Following Vieira's split decision win over Holly Holm in the main event of UFC Vegas 55, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee react to the five-round contest, figure out if Holm was robbed by the judges, and other storylines coming out of Saturday's card at the APEX.
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UFC Vegas 55 Preview Show | Does Holly Holm Ear...
Holly Holm and Ketlen Vieira will battle it out in a pivotal main event in the UFC bantamweight division. With a victory for Holm, could she find her way back into a championship bout once again? MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and Jed Meshew discuss the UFC Vegas 54 headliner, the co-main event between Santiago Ponzinibbio and Michel Pereira, along with the event’s other interesting storylines.
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Heck of a Morning | Khabib Nurmagomedov Says It...
Khabib Nurmagomedov had a lot to say recently in regards to the UFC's lightweight division and its most recent champion Charles Oliveira — most notably it being unfair to compare Oliveira's 155-pound run to his at this point. Does Nurmagomedov have a point, or is it closer than he's willing to admit? On this episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Nurmagomedov's recent interview with ESPN and his thoughts on Oliveira's lightweight GOAT status, as well as Islam Makhachev being the actual champion of the division in his eyes. In addition, listeners ask about Conor McGregor's potential return, Michael Chandler's recent comments in support of the UFC when it comes to the fighter pay debate, the PFL instituting a 50-50 split for their new PPV Super Fight division after getting a $30 million investment from a group including former MLB star Alex Rodriguez, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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BTL | Dustin Poirier, Jan Blachowicz Title Hope...
Dustin Poirier has made it perfectly clear that he wants to fight at UFC 277 on July 30 in Dallas, but he can’t seem to get a matchup booked. If “The Diamond” does get his wish, who would be the likely opponent? This week on Between the Links, the panel will discuss the options to fill that spot and who might be the favorite to land that fight. In addition, the panel reacts to Jan Blachowicz’s win over Aleksandar Rakic this past Saturday at UFC Vegas 55 and if it was enough to put him in a title fight next, the Bellator 281 main event between Logan Storley and Michael Page and if Page was robbed by the judges, UFC Vegas 55 headlined by Holly Holm and Ketlen Vieira this Saturday, Eagle FC 47 this Friday with a Junior dos Santos vs. Yorgan De Castro main event, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Mehsew and UFC featherweight Billy Quarantillo.
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Heck of a Morning | Dustin Poirier vs. Nate Dia...
Dustin Poirier wants it. Nate Diaz wants it. The fans want to see it. Everybody seems into a potential Poirier vs. Diaz matchup, but for some reason, the UFC isn't putting it together. Why? On this episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses that, along with other potential options for Poirier is the promotion ends up putting him on the UFC 277 card on July 30. In addition, other topics include if Henry Cejudo should get an immediate title shot in his expected return to the octagon, the potential of a Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev vacant title fight, Khabib Nurmagomedov's thoughts on Oliveira's current run, Dana White's Contender Series returning in July, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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DAMN! They Were Good | Celebrating The Violent ...
DAMN! They Were Good is a new biweekly podcast where we celebrate the careers of some of our favorite fighters in MMA history, and there is no better place to start than with Carlos Condit. NBK is one of the most exciting fighters in the history of MMA. One half of arguably the single greatest fight of all-time, Condit delivered countless unforgettable moments in a career that spanned multiple generations of the sport. Jed Meshew, Shaheen Al-Shatti, and Alexander K. Lee get together to remember those moments and celebrate the career of the only man violent enough to bear the moniker, "The Natural Born Killer."
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No Bets Barred | Is UFC Vegas 55's Ketlen Vieir...
Conner Burks and Jed Meshew dive deep into UFC Vegas 55 and throw bets down on nine of the 11 fights on the card, including a surprising bet on the main event fight between Holly Holm and Ketlen Vieira, and +1400 flyer bet on an underdog special.
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Trocação Franca | Amanda Nunes abre o jogo sobr...
Amanda Nunes mudou tudo a caminho da revanche com Julianna Peña. A Leoa explicou ao Trocação Franca sua saída da American Top Team por ter possíveis adversárias na academia, se toparia revanche com Cris Cyborg, e muito mais. Na sessão Fight Week, entrevistas com Ketlen Vieira, Santiago Ponzinibbio e Jailton Malhadinho, que lutam sábado no UFC.
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Heck of a Morning | Should Islam Makhachev Volu...
Dustin Poirier is looking for a fight at UFC 277 on July 30 against "anybody that makes sense." With the lightweight title picture still a bit foggy with Charles Oliveira being stripped of the championship and needing an opponent for the vacant title, should Islam Makhachev volunteer his services to face Poirier and further separate himself from the pack? On this episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck is asked about the potential of Makhachev raising his hand to face "The Diamond" in Dallas following Poirier's recent appearance on The MMA Hour. In addition, questions include Jan Blachowicz's championship aspirations following his UFC Vegas 54 main event win against Aleksandar Rakic, Tatsuro Taira's debut win and what his ceiling could be, Logan Storley's win over Michael Page at Bellator 281 in London this past weekend, journalism in MMA, the current scoring criteria, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Beneil Dariush Growing Frus...
UFC lightweight Beneil Dariush and former UFC heavyweight champion and Eagle FC 47 headliner Junior Dos Santos join the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Jan Blachowicz has made a case to get back to a UFC light heavyweight title fight following his third-round TKO win over Aleksandar Rakic, but will the promotion go in that direction after Blachowicz dropped the belt less than a year ago? This week on On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee give their thoughts in where the former champion goes following his main event victory at UFC Vegas 54 at the APEX. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Ryan Spann after quickly submitting Ion Cutelaba in the co-main event, Davey Grant following his third-round finish of Louis Smolka, Katlyn Chookagian following her split decision win against Amanda Ribas in the event's Fight of the Night, along with fellow main card winners Manuel Torres and Allan Nascimento.
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UFC Vegas 54 Post-Fight Show | Jan Blachowicz W...
Jan Blachowicz is back in the win column, even though his UFC Vegas 54 victory over Aleksandar Rakic ended in an unfortunate way. Was it enough to put in him the position to try and regain the #UFC light heavyweight title against the winner of the UFC 275 main event between Glover Teixeira and Jiri Prochazka? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee attempt to answer that question, react to the post-fight bonuses, Katlyn Chookagian picking up another victory at 125 pounds in a fun scrap with Amanda Ribas, and other storylines coming out of Saturday's card at the APEX.
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UFC Vegas 54 Preview Show | Will Jan Blachowicz...
Jan Blachowicz will compete in a non-title fight for the first time in nearly two years when he faces Aleksandar Rakic in the main event of UFC Vegas 54. Will a win get him right back into a championship fight, or will he still have more work to do? MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and Jed Meshew discuss the stakes in the pivotal headliner in the UFC light heavyweight division, where a win takes Rakic, the other main card fights that have their attention outside of the main event, along with other top storylines ahead of Saturday’s promotional return to the APEX.
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Heck of a Morning | Is Alexander Volkanovski In...
If Alexander Volkanovski can defeat Max Holloway once again this summer, could he be factored into the conversation to face Charles Oliveira after that for the vacant UFC lightweight championship? On this week's Free-For-All Friday edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck takes questions about Volkanovski's potential to challenge for a second title should he be victorious for a third time against Holloway at UFC 276 on July 2. In addition, listeners chime in regarding Islam Makhachev and Beneil Dariush and whether or not the UFC should still go forward with plans to make that bout to determine the No. 1 contender in the division, the face-to-face interview hosted by Daniel Cormier with Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo, a hot take surrounding the Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas fight at UFC 274, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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BTL | Charles Oliveira's Wild Weekend, Next For...
Charles Oliveira may have won the UFC 274 main event with a first-round submission of Justin Gaethje, but he’s still no longer the UFC lightweight champion. This week on Between the Links, the panel will react to that being the case after Oliveira’s historic weight miss this past weekend, and who top lightweight in the promotion should face next. In addition, the panelists will discuss where Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson go from their memorable matchup in Phoenix, if Bellator 281 is a better overall card than the UFC’s offering this weekend, the upcoming UFC 276 lineup and if it moves the needle for an International Fight Week event, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and Conner Burks.
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Heck of a Morning | Reaction To Pat Barry & Ros...
Rose Namajunas and Pat Barry recently joined The MMA Hour to react to Namajunas' loss to Carla Esparza at UFC 274, and it's certainly been met with a lot of opinions. On this episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck answers questions about that interview from Wednesday's show with Ariel Helwani, along with Namajunas' post-fight comments regarding the scoring of the bout. In addition, listeners ask about what is next for Charles Oliveira, if the UFC should still move forward with a planned matchup between Islam Makhachev and Beneil Dariush, Michael Chandler's star power following his sensational KO of Tony Ferguson, recently announced fights, and more. Finally, former UFC and Bellator fighter Houston Alexander (56:08) joins the show to preview his BKFC Fight Night: Omaha bout this Friday, and his motivation to continue fighting at the age of 50. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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No Bets Barred | UFC Vegas 54 Best Bets | Is Ra...
Fresh on the heels of UFC 274, the No Bets Barred podcast returns to dissect UFC Vegas 54 and find value in a smaller card (by modern UFC standards). Co-hosts Conner Burks and Jed Meshew break down the main event between Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic, debate the merits of putting money on Ryan Spann, and celebrate the clock-like consistency of Katlyn Chookagian. And while there are no Wolfpack Wagers this week, Conner and Jed do find themselves on opposites side of a fight for the first time, meaning the head-to-head battle finally begins...
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Heck of a Morning | Who Should Charles Oliveira...
Charles Oliveira is no longer the UFC lightweight champion following his submission win over Justin Gaethje, but he is the No. 1 contender for the title he lost at the beginning of Saturday's main event. When he gets his chance to reclaim the championship, who should get the shot? On this episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on UFC 274, along with Oliveira's historic weight miss. In addition, questions come in regarding whether or not Islam Makhachev is the automatic choice to face Oliveira next for the vacant title, how Conor McGregor could factor into the discussion, where Gaethje goes from the submission loss, Rose Namajunas' corner during her strawweight title loss to Carla Esparza, Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France at UFC 277 for the interim flyweight title, recent fight announcements, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Reacts to Charle...
Matt Brown reacts to the biggest moments at UFC 274 on the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer including Charles Oliveira’s statement win over Justin Gaethje, Michael Chandler’s jaw-dropping knockout and much more.
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Trocação Franca | Exclusivo: Charles do Bronx c...
O melhor peso-leve do mundo está no podcast Trocação Franca após sua vitória sobre Justin Gaethje no UFC 274. Em bate-papo exclusivo, Charles comentou a finalização no Arizona, o desafio feito a McGregor e desafios recebidos de Nate Diaz e cia., o que levou à perda do título na pesagem, e se já pode ser considerado o maior peso-leve da história. Guilherme Cruz fala, ainda, com Bruno Caveira, que enfrenta a lenda Anderson Silva no boxe, neste final de semana, e conversa com Amanda Ribas, Leo Leite e Wendell Giacomo, que lutam neste final de semana no UFC, LFA e Bellator.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC 274
Who will Charles Oliveira face when he fights for the title he was forced to vacate at the start of his submission win against Justin Gaethje on Saturday? This week on On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee try to make sense of a chaotic lightweight division following UFC 274 in Phoenix and attempt to figure out who "Du Bronx" may end up fighting for the title later this year. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Gaethje after falling short in his second bid to become undisputed champion, new champion Carla Esparza, former titleholder Rose Namajunas, Michael Chandler following his KO of the Year frontrunner, Tony Ferguson, Ovince Saint Preux, Randy Brown, and more.
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UFC 274 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Charles O...
Charles Oliveira may no longer be the UFC lightweight champion, but he's made a clear statement that he is currently the best lightweight in the world. But now who should Oliveira face for the now vacant title? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti, Alexander K. Lee, and Jed Meshew attempt to answer that question following Oliveira's submission win over Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 274, along with Oliveira no longer being the champion following a historic weight miss on Friday. In addition, the crew talks Michael Chandler's incredible KO of Tony Ferguson, the bizarre co-main event that saw Carla Esparza capture the strawweight title from Rose Namajunas, and more.
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UFC 274 Preview Show: How Will Charles Oliveira...
Charles Oliveira's weight miss led to him being stripped of the lightweight title before facing Justin Gaethje. Will Friday's drama have a significant impact on the result of the #UFC264 main event? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti, and Jose Youngs attempt to answer that question ahead of Saturday's #UFC PPV event in Phoenix, react to the historic weight miss from Oliveira, discuss the strawweight title fight between Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza, Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson, and more.
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Reaction: Charles Oliveira Stripped Of UFC Titl...
Charles Oliveira is no longer the UFC lightweight champion. MMA Fighting's Shaun Al-Shatti and Jose Youngs react in Phoenix to Oliveira's historic weight miss ahead of his UFC 274 fight against Justin Gaethje.
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Heck of a Morning | Conor McGregor Takes Aim At...
Conor McGregor had a fiery response for Tony Ferguson on Thursday after the former interim lightweight champion's memorable UFC 274 media day scrum. On this episode of Heck of a Morning, it's a Free-For-All Friday as MMA Fighting's Mike Heck takes question about McGregor's response to Ferguson, how Dana White will answer when asked about "El Cucuy" next, the trilogy fight being agreed upon for UFC 276 on July 2 between featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway, where Holloway could go if he loses for a third time to Volkanovski, who Khamzat Chimaev could fight next if fights with Nate Diaz or Colby Covington aren't put together, where Rob Font goes from his loss to Marlon Vera at UFC Vegas 53, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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BTL | Tony Ferguson Unleashes On Dana White, UF...
Tony Ferguson did not mince words when it came to the UFC and promotional president Dana White ahead of his UFC 274 matchup with Michael Chandler. This week on Between the Links, the panel will discuss Ferguson’s memorable media day scrum, Saturday’s title fights between Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje, as well as Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza, Marlon Vera’s incredible win over Rob Font at UFC Vegas 53 this past Saturday at the APEX, the leaked photos of the UFC war room that got everyone excited — most notably looking at the UFC 276 card in July, which included Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz as a potential matchup — and much more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and Sherdog’s Ben Duffy.
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Jon Anik: Tony Ferguson Has 'Plenty Of Fight Le...
UFC commentator Jon Anik joins MMA Fighting's Mike Heck to preview UFC 274 and talk the lightweight championship main event between Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje, Rose Namajunas vs. Carla Esparza 2, Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson, and more.
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Heck of a Morning | Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Di...
With the UFC war room screenshots taking social media by storm, could we actually see a fight between Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz this summer? That question is discussed on an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, along with if the matchup is as one-sided as many people seem to think it will be, and if it's a smart move for Diaz to take the bout. In addition, listener questions include Tony Ferguson's memorable media day ahead of his UFC 274 fight with Michael Chandler and what an "El Cucuy" win could mean in the division, Rose Namajunas' legacy at 115 pounds as she prepares to defend her title against Carla Esparza, Francis Ngannou's future with the UFC, a potential fighter's union, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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No Bets Barred: Introducing MMA Fighting's New ...
Charles Oliveira will battle Justin Gaethje in the main event of Saturday's UFC 274 event, while the strawweight title will also be on the line as Rose Namajunas defends against Carla Esparza. In the inaugural episode of No Bets Barred, Conner Burks and Jed Meshew breakdown the two title fights, and explain why Gaethje and Namajunas are the best bets to walk away with gold on Saturday. We also dive into Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson (hint, Chandler is going to win), and lament the main card bout featuring four fighters on the crispy side of cooked, Mauricio Rua, Ovince Saint Preux, Donald Cerrone, and Joe Lauzon. And finally, we talk about all the other bets we have down and debate their quality, including a special Bellator Wolfpack Wager.
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Reaction: Tony Ferguson Goes Scorched Earth On ...
It had been a little bit since Tony Ferguson took part in a UFC media day and he certainly didn't disappoint on Wednesday. Ferguson unleashed during Wednesday's UFC 274 media scrum and discussed his frustrations with the promotion, along with UFC president Dana White in an over 20 minute sit down with members of the media ahead of his matchup with Michael Chandler. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck is joined by colleagues Shaun Al-Shatti and Jose Youngs — who are on the scene in Phoenix — to react to Ferguson's scrum, Chandler's response to it all, the demeanors of headliners Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje ahead of their title fight, Rose Namajunas's legacy meaning so much to her, and other memorable moments from Wednesday.
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Trocação Franca | Cigano e Yorgan comentam luta...
Junior Cigano volta à ação pela primeira vez fora do UFC para enfrentar Yorgan de Castro em maio, e os pesos-pesados estão no Trocação Franca 35. Natural de Cabo Verde e fã de novelas brasileiras, churrasco e cachaça, Yorgan fala da ajuda de Jon Jones nos treinos, enquanto o brasileiro comenta planos no boxe, erros cometidos contra Cain Velasquez, e as chances de Francis Ngannou contra Tyson Fury.
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Heck of a Morning | Is Justin Gaethje Overlooki...
Could Justin Gaethje be overlooking Charles Oliveira ahead of his shot at the UFC lightweight title this Saturday at UFC 274? That question is discussed following Gaethje's recent comments ahead of this weekend's pay-per-view event in Phoenix, Ariz. In addition, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck recaps Marlon Vera's biggest career win over Rob Font at UFC Vegas 53, along with Katie Taylor's split decision win over Amanda Serrano at Madison Square Garden, while also taking listener questions about Vera's title hopes, why I seemingly don't seem to care — at least, at this moment — about Henry Cejudo coming back and how he could learn something from Georges St-Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson's fight against Michael Chandler, the ongoing social media saga involving Canelo Alvarez and Kamaru Usman, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Beneil Dariush Previews Key...
Beneil Dariush joins the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer to preview the key lightweight fights at UFC 274 including Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje in the main event while Kayla Harrison also stops by to discuss her new PFL contract, a potential fight with Cris Cyborg and her response to Julianna Pena.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Marlon Vera picked up the biggest win of his career in the main event of UFC Vegas 53, so how close is "Chito" away from getting himself into a title fight in the bantamweight division? That question is discussed following Vera's dominant decision win over Rob Font in Saturday's main event at the APEX. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Andrei Arlovski following his controversial decision win over Jake Collier in the co-main event, Joanderson Brito after quickly finishing Andre Fili, Grant Dawson following his third-round submission over Jared Gordon, as well as Darren Elkins and Krzysztof Jotko following their main card wins, and more.
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UFC Vegas 53 & Taylor vs. Serrano Post-Fight Sh...
Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano made history on Saturday night in the boxing ring, while Marlon Vera officially inserted himself into the championship conversation in the UFC’s bantamweight division. Following Taylor’s win over Amanda Serrano at Madison Square Garden, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti, Jose Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee reacted to the unbelievable atmosphere and fight in New York, along with the big moments from UFC Vegas 53, including Vera’s big win over Rob Font in the main event, where both guys go from the five-round headliner, Alexandr Romanov’s future, and more.
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UFC Vegas 53 Preview Show | Reaction To Rob Fon...
Rob Font and Marlon Vera will still headline Saturday’s UFC Vegas 53 event despite the former missing weight for the first time in his career. Ahead of the pivotal showdown between Font and Vera, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee, and Jed Meshew react to Font’s weight miss and discuss whether it will make an impact on the fight itself, the other top storylines heading in, the historic Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano boxing match at MSG on Saturday night, and more.
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Heck of a Morning | Aljamain Sterling vs. Jose ...
Should the UFC go with Jose Aldo as the next challenger to Aljamain Sterling's bantamweight championship? On this episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck leads a 'Free-For-All Friday,' taking your calls about a potential Sterling vs. Aldo bout and whether or not Aldo should get the shot over T.J. Dillashaw, Alexandr Romanov heading into his UFC Vegas 53 matchup with Chase Sherman as the biggest betting favorite in UFC history, the main event of Saturday's card at the APEX between Rob Font and Marlon Vera, how to improve judging in MMA, more MMA fantasy draft chatter, and more. In addition, the brand new interim Bellator bantamweight champion Raufeon Stots joins the show to recap his third-round stoppage win over Juan Archuleta at Bellator 279 this past Saturday to capture the title, why he hopes Danny Sabatello defeats Leandro Higo in their upcoming grand prix matchup on June 24, Sergio Pettis, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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BTL | Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou, UFC vs. B...
Will UFC heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou get his wish and box Tyson Fury? That question is discussed following Fury’s sixth-round KO win over Dillian Whyte this past Saturday and the post-fight moment between the two combat sports champions. In addition, the panel will also react to the Bellator doubleheader and the UFC’s event at the APEX over the weekend and which fighter was the MVP of the slate, Henry Cejudo’s chances for a championship fight in his return to the UFC, UFC Vegas 53 this Saturday — which will be headlined by a bantamweight bout between Rob Font and Marlon Vera — the history making boxing match between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and Jed Meshew.
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Heck of a Morning | MMA Draft Chatter, Usman vs...
If you were promoting a brand new MMA organization and you were taking part in a multi-league draft, and all active fighters were available to be drafted, who would you choose first? That question is discussed by a lot of callers on this edition of Heck of a Morning with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck. Listeners give their thoughts where they would draft certain names such as Conor McGregor, Israel Adesanya, Max Holloway, and others. In addition, questions about the UFC Vegas 53 main event this Saturday between Rob Font and Marlon Vera, interest levels in a potential boxing bout between Kamaru Usman and Canelo Alvarez, and more. Also, former WEC champion and multi-time UFC title challenger Urijah Faber joins the show to discuss his new MMA promotion Urijah Faber's A-1 Combat and their inaugural event this Sunday on UFC Fight Pass, Maycee Barber's recent win over Montana De La Rosa at UFC Vegas 52, how he would book Aljamain Sterling's next bantamweight title defense, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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The 2022 MMA Draft | Which 25 Fighters Would Yo...
Which 25 fighters would you build a promotion around if you had the chance? With the NFL Draft upon us, that's the question we set out to answer in our inaugural 2022 MMA Fantasy Draft.
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Rankings Show: Who Is The *Real* No. 1 LHW In M...
The MMA Fighting Rankings Show returns after another monster month to debate the MVP of April, Khamzat Chimaev's torrid ascension up the welterweight ranks, and predict the breakout name of an action-packed May. Then, co-hosts Shaun Al-Shatti and Alexander K. Lee are joined by old pals Damon Martin and Jed Meshew for a round of "State Your Case" as we try to make sense of the bizarro world that is the 205-pound division. The gang also makes a few long overdue mea culpas, takes a few well deserved victory laps, and much more.
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Trocação Franca | Glover ignora estrela do Bell...
A caminho de sua primeira defesa de título no UFC, Glover Teixeira analisa o confronto com Jiri Prochazka, Corey Anderson dizendo ser o melhor do mundo, e comenta sucesso de Alex Poatan a caminho da grande luta com Sean Strickland. O podcast recebe também Raphael Marinho, produtor da TV Globo, para falar da reportagem do “Fantástico” sobre “Princesinha Dourada”, primeiro lutador de MMA brasileiro abertamente gay, e o que rolou no último final de semana no UFC e Bellator.
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Heck of a Morning | Interest Level in Henry Cej...
Henry Cejudo seems to be on track to a return to the octagon after announcing his retirement at UFC 249 in May 2020, but how much do people actually care? On Tuesday's edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on the potential return of "Triple C," answers questions in regards to who Nate Diaz should fight in his final contracted UFC bout and what his future could look like, what could headline UFC 275 to cap of International Fight Week in July, Cris Cyborg's next move after her successful title defense at Bellator 279, Tyson Fury's dominant KO win over Dillian Whyte and where Francis Ngannou fits in the conversation, and more. In addition, Anthony Taylor joins the program to give his thoughts on past opponent Tommy Fury's win in the boxing ring this past Saturday, why he doesn't believe a fight between Fury and Jake Paul will ever happen, and what could be next for "PrettyBoy," whether it be in boxing or MMA. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Joe Lauzon Reveals Differen...
Joe Lauzon joins The Fighter vs. The Writer ahead of his return at UFC 274 while Mike Jackson reflects on the disqualification win he picked up at UFC Vegas 52 while responding to accusations from Dean Barry.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Did Jessica Andrade earn herself a title shot in her next fight after a first-round standing arm triangle choke submission win over Amanda Lemos in the main event of UFC Vegas 52? That question is discussed on a brand new edition of On To the Next One as MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaking hats following the UFC's most recent event this past Saturday at the APEX. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Claudio Puelles following his slick submission win over Clay Guida in the co-main event, Maycee Barber following her unanimous decision win over Montana De La Rosa, Charles Jourdain and Marc-Andre Barriault following this submission wins to kick off the main card, and more.
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UFC Vegas 52 & Bellator 279 Post Show | Reactio...
While Cris Cyborg went the distance in her main event bout, Jessica Andrade needed less than a round to get her hand raised. Following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 52 and Bellator 279 events, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee, and Jed Meshew discuss Cyborg’s successful title defense, and whether or not challenger Arlene Blencowe should’ve found a way to take a disqualification win after the champion landed an illegal knee in the first round, Andrade’s standing arm triangle submission win over Amanda Lemos and if that earned her a chance to regain the strawweight title in her next appearance. In addition, the panel talks Raufeon Stots’ Bellator interim bantamweight championship finish of Juan Archuleta, Claudio Puelles’ ceiling in the UFC lightweight division, if Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou could actually happen, and much more.
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UFC Vegas 52 & Bellator 279 Preview Show | Will...
Will this be the final time we see Cris Cyborg compete in the Bellator cage when she faces Arlene Blencowe in the main event of Saturday’s Bellator 279 event? That question is discussed ahead of a busy day of combat sports action as MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, José Youngs, Alex K. Lee, and Jed K. Meshew preview that event — along with the bantamweight grand prix opening matchups with Raufeon Stots and Juan Archuleta battling it out for an interim title, along with Kyoji Horiguchi taking on Patchy Mix in Honolulu, Hawaii — UFC Vegas 52 at the APEX headlined by Jessica Andrade vs. Amanda Lemos, the Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte heavyweight boxing showdown in London, England, and much more.
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Heck of a Morning | Reaction To Dan Hardy vs. D...
Is the exhibition boxing match between Dan Hardy and Diego Sanchez something that was on your proverbial bingo card in 2022? Whether it was, or not, the bout has been slated for July 2 in Manchester, England, and has been met with mixed reviews at best. On this episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on the matchmaking of Hardy's first combat sports bout in nearly a decade. In addition, your calls about a potential fight between Colby Covington and Khamzat Chimaev, Belal Muhammad's championship hopes, the UFC's rumored return to London in July, Valentina Shevchenko's dominance at 125 and if the new wave of contenders could change that, the trio of events between Bellator and the UFC this weekend, the stakes of Jessica Andrade vs. Amanda Lemos, and more. Plus, Bellator president Scott Coker checks in to preview Bellator 278 and Bellator 279, gives his reaction to the PFL calling for a cross-promotional fight between Cris Cyborg and Kayla Harrison, and AJ McKee's future. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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BTL | AJ McKee's Future, UFC Vegas 52 vs. Bella...
What does AJ McKee’s stock look like following his Bellator 277 decision loss to once again featherweight champion Patricio Pitbull? On this week’s edition of Between the Links, the panel will attempt to answer that question, along with figuring out what could be next for the former champion. In addition, the panel will talk Belal Muhammad’s win over Vicente Luque this past Saturday and grade his post-fight callout of Colby Covington, give their reaction to the PFL’s 2022 season opener on Wednesday — which was capped off by an incredible battle between Clay Collard and Jeremy Stephens — the Bellator doubleheader with Bellator 278 and Bellator 279 going up against UFC Vegas 52, what the most intriguing bout of the weekend is in the world of MMA, Jake Paul and Michael Bisping going back-and-forth, perhaps towards a potential boxing bout, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Shaun Al-Shatti and Jose Youngs.
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Heck of a Morning | Jake Paul vs. Michael Bispi...
Is former UFC champion Michael Bisping the right next opponent for Jake Paul? Both men have gone back-and-forth on social media for the past several days with Bisping answering Paul's challenges every step of the way. With Paul looking to put his undefeated boxing record on the line potentially this summer, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck answers listener questions about Bisping's chances if that bout was put together on Thursday's episode of Heck of a Morning. In addition, other topics include the PFL's 2022 season debut — which was capped off by a war between Clay Collard and Jeremy Stephens — Bellator's doubleheader this weekend, and Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte. Plus, UFC lightweight Drakkar Klose joins the show for a podcast exclusive interview to recap his UFC Vegas 51 KO win over Brandon Jenkins, his callout of Mark O. Madsen, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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Trocação Franca | Cris Cyborg, Amanda Lemos e J...
Quatro brasileiras liderarão os cards do UFC e Bellator neste fim de semana, e três batem ponto no Trocação Franca: Cris Cyborg, que defende o título na revanche com Arlene Blencowe, fala da possibilidade de ainda enfrentar Kayla Harrison, da PFLJuliana Velasquez, que defende o trono do Bellator contra Liz Carmouche na véspera, comenta o fala do sucesso no MMA e um confronto com Valentina Shevchenko; pelo UFC, no sábado, a embalada Amanda Lemos analisa o duelo com Jessica Bate-Estaca e as chances de cinturão.
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Heck of a Morning | Bellator Wins the Weekend, ...
After a chaotic weekend in the world of MMA, there seem to be a lot of question in regards to two of the notable names coming out of the UFC Vegas 51 and Bellator 277 main events — one from the winning side, the other from the losing side. On this edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to this past weekend's fight cards, Patricio Pitbull's win over A.J. McKee in to regain the featherweight title, Belal Muhammad's great performance against Vicente Luque and his post-fight callout of Colby Covington, takes your calls on how Khamzat Chimaev factors into the equation, the potential Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards welterweight title fight, Petr Yan's next move, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Belal Muhammad Expects Kham...
Fresh off a win over Vicente Luque at UFC Vegas 51, Belal Muhammad joins The Fighter vs. The Writer while Corey Anderson also stops by to discuss the controversial end to his fight with Vadim Nemkov.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
The Belal Muhammad train kept chugging along at UFC Vegas 51 after he gained a measure of revenge over Vicente Luque, the only man to ever finish him. "Remember the Name" is unbeaten in eight straight fights now and he went for a big callout after his win, targeting the infamous Colby Covington. Is this the right matchup for Muhammad or is there another path to the top of the welterweight division for him? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, we figure out what's next for Muhammad and the rest of Saturday's main card winners, which featured a bevy of newcomers and up-and-comers. Is it too early to start pushing Caio Borralho? What fun fights are ahead for Andre Fialho and Mayra Bueno Silva? And is it time for Pat Sabatini to face the grappling GOAT of the featherweight division? We answer these questions and more in a special edition of OTTNO as Alexander K. Lee is joined by guest matchmaker Jed Meshew who promised to bring the chaos hammer with his fight selections.
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UFC Vegas 51 + Bellator 277 Post-Fight Show | B...
Well, that was certainly something. MMA Fighting's Shaun Al-Shatti, José Youngs, and Jed Meshew react to a bizarre MMA weekend that featured a cornucopia of absurdity between UFC Vegas 51 and Bellator 277, in which Belal Muhammad's main event win over Vicente Luque was practically the only fight that didn't come with a little bit of controversy.
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Heck of a Morning | No. 2 MMA Promotion Debate,...
Is Bellator entering Friday's Bellator 277 event as the No. 2 promotion in the world, or has the PFL, or another organization surpassed them? That question is discussed on a Free-For-All Friday on Heck of a Morning with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, along with whether or not Aljamain Sterling has taken his victory tour too far, where a win over Corey Anderson at Bellator 277 would put Vadim Nemkov in the discussion for best light heavyweights in the world, RIZIN's card this weekend, Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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UFC Vegas 51 + Bellator 277 Preview Show | Best...
It's a double-header weekend with Bellator: McKee vs. Pitbull 2 on Friday and UFC Vegas 51 on Saturday, but which card is more worth your time? Can Vicente Luque or Belal Muhammad insert themselves into the Khamzat Chimaev conversation with a win? And what's going on with A.J. McKee — is Bellator really on the verge of losing one of the brightest homegrown talents the promotion has ever known? The MMA Fighting crew discusses the top storylines ahead of a busy MMA weekend.
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BTL | UFC 273 Fallout, Bellator 277 vs. UFC Veg...
Alexander Volkanovski, Aljamain Sterling, and Khamzat Chimaev all picked up big wins in the final three fights of UFC 273 this past Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla. This week on a special roundtable edition of Between the Links, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jed Meshew discuss Volkanovski's win over Chan Sung Jung and where his performance ranks in terms of great championship performances, as well as Volkanovski's chances to get a lightweight title fight anytime soon. In addition, the panel discusses Sterling's victory lap following his split decision win over Petr Yan to unify the bantamweight championship, what's next for Yan after coming up short, Chimaev's stock following his decision win over Gilbert Burns, the chances a fight between Chimaev and Colby Covington will be next, this weekend's Bellator 277 and UFC Vegas 51 cards, AJ McKee's future after this fight with Patricio Pitbull, and more.
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Heck of an Afternoon | Aljamain Sterling's Vict...
Aljamain Sterling's victory lap is continuing on following his decision win over Petr Yan to unify the bantamweight championship at UFC 273, but is he going too far? That question is presented on a brand new edition of Heck of an Afternoon with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck. In addition, listener questions include the promotion of Bellator 277 on Friday headlined by the rematch for the featherweight title between AJ McKee and Patricio Pitbull, as well as the light heavyweight grand prix finale between champ Vadim Nemkov and challenger Corey Anderson, the UFC's return to Las Vegas this Saturday with UFC Vegas 51 headlined by Vicente Luque and Belal Muhammad, plus UFC bantamweight Adrian Yanez hops on to discuss when he may return to action and if a fight with Sean O'Malley would be possible for his next appearance. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Show will return to normal time the rest of the week.
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Trocação Franca | Jacaré quer lutar boxe com Be...
Ex-campeão do Strikeforce e aposentado do MMA, Ronaldo Jacaré quer um desafio novo após deixar o UFC: faixa-preta de jiu-jitsu, ele quer lutar boxe boxe com dois compatriotas, Vitor Belfort e Paulo Borrachinha. Jacaré, aliás, diz que nocautearia o Fenômeno novamente. Na entrevista, Jacaré fala sobre lutar jiu-jitsu novamente, o aguardado duelo André Galvão x Gordon Ryan, e mais.
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Heck of a Morning | Are We Really Saying Khamza...
Somehow, after defeating one of the top welterweights on the planet in an absolute war at UFC 273, a big portion of the MMA community seems to be writing off Khamzat Chimaev. Why is that? On this edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on Chimaev's win over Gilbert Burns in a memorable featured bout this past Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla., Alexander Volkanovski's near perfect game over Chan Sung Jung and where it puts him in the pound-for-pound discussion, Aljamain Sterling exercising the demons against Petr Yan to unify the bantamweight championship, whether Chimaev facing Colby Covington next is the fight to make, and much more.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown, Josh Emmett Rea...
Matt Brown and Josh Emmett join The Fighter vs. The Writer this week to breakdown all the action that happened at UFC 273 this past Saturday night.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC 273
While Khamzat Chimaev proves that he belongs with the very best in the welterweight division, he’ll more than likely have to get another victory over another top guy before getting his opportunity to become a world champion. The question is, who should that opponent be? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, that question is discussed following Chimaev’s unanimous decision win over Gilbert Burns in an instant classic at UFC 273. In addition, future matchups are discussed for featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and Chan Sung Jung following their main event battle — which was won by Volkanovski via fourth-round TKO in a flawless performace — Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan after “Funk Master” unified the titles in a razor close, split decision victory in the co-main event, Mackenzie Dern following her decision win over a gritty Tecia Torres, th
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UFC 273 Post-Fight Show | Did Khamzat Chimaev L...
Khamzat Chimaev's win over Gilbert Burns was one of the wildest fights of the year, but did it slow down the hype train? Should Alexander Volkanovski be a top-2 pound-for-pound fighter in the world? Did the judges get it right in the scoring of Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan 2? Join MMA Fighting's Shaun Al-Shatti, Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, Jed Meshew, and E. Casey Leydon as they discuss the top storylines coming out of UFC 273.
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Laura Sanko: It's 'Unprecedented' If Khamzat Ch...
UFC commentator Laura Sanko breaks down Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gilbert Burns, Alexander Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie, Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling 2, and more ahead of UFC 273 with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck.
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UFC 273 Preview Show | Khamzat Chimaev's Moment...
Is Khamzat Chimaev inevitable or will Gilbert Burns slow down the hype train? Which of the two title fights between Alexander Volkanovski vs. Korean Zombie and Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan 2 is more likely to end in an upset? Join MMA Fighting's Shaun Al-Shatti, Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee as they discuss the top storylines ahead of a stacked UFC 273 card.
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Heck of a Morning | UFC 273 Burning Questions, ...
Heck of a Morning | UFC 273 Burning Questions, Free-For-All Friday
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BTL Roundtable | UFC 273 Preview, Khamzat Chima...
What would be the most shocking result at UFC 273 this coming Saturday night? This week on a roundtable edition of Between the Links, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jed Meshew discuss this weekend's PPV event in Jacksonville, Fla., including Alexander Volkanovski vs. "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung featherweight title fight, the bantamweight unification bout between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan, and Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev. In addition, topics include the chances of a major upset at the event, how the card stacks as a whole, if Leon Edwards is the biggest "Durinho" fan on the planet, and predicting which bout could win Fight of the Night.
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Jon Anik: Khamzat Chimaev Is 'The Most Incredib...
UFC commentator Jon Anik stops by with Mike Heck to preview UFC 273 and talk Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gilbert Burns, Alexander Volkanovski vs. Korean Zombie, Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan 2, and more.
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Reaction: UFC 273 Press Conference | Khamzat Ch...
Things got pretty intense between Gilbert Burns and Khamzat Chimaev, as well as Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan at the UFC 273 press conference. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jose Youngs react to the UFC's latest pre-event press conference, if the back and forths between the co-main event and featured bout made the bouts more anticipated, Alexander Volkanovski getting a face-off going with Chan Sung Jung without Dana White in attendance, and more from Jacksonville, Fla.
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Heck of a Morning | Is Aljamain Sterling Being ...
While most eyes seem to be on the welterweight featured bout between Gilbert Burns and Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273, Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan made quite the case for themselves during Wednesday's media day in terms of generating interest. On this edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck takes calls surrounding that rivalry bout to unify the bantamweight title, Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev, other sleeper fights on the card — which includes Vinc Pichel vs. Mark Madsen getting bumped to the main card — and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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Trocação Franca | Preview do UFC 273 + Patrício...
O UFC 273 é um dos eventos mais aguardados dos últimos tempos — um pouco pelas disputas de título, mas em grande parte por Durinho x Chimaev. O podcast recebe o jornalista Marcel Alcântara, da Ag. Fight, para analisar as lutas principais do card e a volta de Mackenzie Dern. O programa conversa, ainda, com Patrício Pitbull, que faz revanche com A.J. McKee no dia 15 de abril, sobre o desejo de ver o UFC se lançando no mercado da co-promoção.
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Heck of an Afternoon | Will Khamzat Chimaev Lea...
It's officially UFC 273 fight week and all eyes seem to be on Khamzat Chimaev. On Tuesday's special episode of Heck of an Afternoon, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck fields calls about whether or not an impressive win over Gilbert Burns at Saturday's pay-per-view event in Jacksonville will lead to Chimaev jumping over Leon Edwards into a title fight with Kamaru Usman, a reaction to the top-three fights on the card featuring heavy betting favorites, if Darian Weeks could upset surging prospect Ian Garry, what the bantamweight division will look like after the Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan championship rematch, if Conor McGregor is being disrespected by fans and media, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Show will return to normal time the rest of the week.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Alan Jouban Previews UFC 27...
Alan Jouban joins The Fighter vs. The Writer for the first time to preview UFC 273 while giving his picks and predictions for the entire main card including both title fights and the return of Khamzat Chimaev against Gilbert Burns.
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BTL | Nate Diaz Asks For UFC Release, UFC Colum...
UFC star Nate Diaz is frustrated to not have a fight on the books and has requested his release from the promotion. Now what? That topic will be discussed amongst the panel this week on a brand new edition of Between the Links, along with predictions in regards to if Diaz will fight in 2022, and if so, against whom. In addition, the panelists will talk the big wins from Curtis Blaydes and Kai Kara-France at UFC Columbus this past Saturday and which of the two could find themselves in a championship bout first, how many titles could change hands in the six championship bouts between next Saturday’s #UFC273 card, and June’s UFC 275 event in Singapore, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between Eric “New York Ric” Jackman and Conner “GC” Burks.
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Heck of a Morning | Ferguson vs. Chandler, Roth...
It's a Free-For-All Friday on Heck of a Morning, which means the show belongs to you. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses what April Fools' Day means in the MMA landscape and what has happened on this day over the last several years, then takes questions discussing the upcoming fight between Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson at UFC 274, what the UFC will do if Khamzat Chimaev dominates and finishes Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 next Saturday, Ben Rothwell being released from the UFC leaving Alexander Gustafsson without an opponent for May 21, Alexander Volkanovski's pound-for-pound ranking, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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Heck of a Morning | Al Iaquinta Talks Open Scor...
Nate Diaz asked for his release from the UFC over the weekend on social media, but he likely won't get what he wants. What does that mean for the popular fighter? That topic is discussed on this Thursday edition of Heck of a Morning with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck. In addition, Al Iaquinta (25:00) calls in to give his thoughts on open scoring in MMA — which led to a lot of discussion — your questions are answered, and Bellator bantamweight Danny Sabatello joins the program in a podcast exclusive interview to preview his grand prix qualifier bout with Jornel Lugo at Bellator 278 in April. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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Trocação Franca | Deiveson ‘de saco cheio’ e Be...
UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo explains why he’s asking Dana White to book his next title defense against Kai-Kara Franca instead of Brandon Moreno, and why he’s planning on training with fellow UFC titleholder Charles Oliveira. Retired fighter Bethe Correia reveals there is no chance she ever returns to MMA, but could make the jump to boxing or bare-knuckle boxing. Deiveson Figueiredo, campeão dos moscas do UFC, que revela um pedido a Dana White: ele quer enfrentar Kai-Kara France na próxima defesa de título, e não Brandon Moreno. Ele conta, ainda, por que pretende treinar com Charles do Bronx. Na sequência vem o papo com Bethe Correia, ex-desafiante ao cinturão de Ronda Rousey, que conta por que nunca mais lutará MMA, e o desejo de competir no boxe (com ou sem luvas).
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Rankings Show | Who Is More Likely To Become UF...
Did we see a trio of future UFC champions emerge in March? How high can Tom Aspinall, Kai Kara-France and Manon Fiorot go in their respective divisions? And has the legendary Demetrious Johnson really fallen out of the pound-for-pound rankings? The MMA Fighting Rankings Show returns after a busy March to debate the biggest winners and losers of the past four weeks, map out what’s ahead for the UFC’s convoluted heavyweight championship picture. Then, co-hosts Alexander K. Lee and Jed Meshew are joined by MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Damon Martin to dive deep into the sport’s top storylines and do the math on how many new undisputed champions we might soon see with titleholders Alexander Volkanovski, Aljamain Sterling, Charles Oliveira, Rose Namajunas, Glover Teixeira, and Valentina Shevchenko set to defend in the coming months.
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Heck of a Morning | Booking UFC Heavyweight Div...
On the debut episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses the impact of Curtis Blaydes' big win in the main event of UFC Columbus on the heavyweight division and what future bookings could look like, then takes your calls about a number of topics, including the future of Khamzat Chimaev, Nate Diaz's current contract situation, Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira at UFC 277, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces.
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Fighter vs. Writer: Anthony Smith Talks Magomed...
Anthony Smith returns to The Fighter vs. The Writer this week to discuss the latest with his career while also reacting to the recent altercation between Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington as well as Jake Paul’s declaration that he’d knockout Conor McGregor in a mixed martial arts fight.
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Curtis Blaydes called for an interim title fight against either Stipe Miocic or Ciryl Gane following his knockout win over Chris Daukaus in the main event of UFC Columbus. While his resumé would warrant that opportunity, will he get his wish? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, that question is discussed, along with who "Razor" could face in his next octagon appearance. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Alexa Grasso following her first-round submission win over Joanne Wood in the co-main event, Bryan Barberena after delivering one of the most exciting fights of the year in his split decision win over Matt Brown, Kai Kara-France following his upset win over Askar Askarov, Neil Magny, Marc Diakiese, and more with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee.
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UFC Columbus Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Curt...
Curtis Blaydes changed a few narratives with his ferocious knockout of Chris Daukaus in the main event of UFC Columbus. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and E. Casey Leydon react to Blaydes' big win, callout, and impact it may have in the heavyweight title picture, Alexa Grasso's first submission win over Joanne Wood in the co-main event, Kai Kara-France's upset win over Askar Askarov, and other storylines from the UFC's return to Ohio.
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UFC Columbus Preview Show | Can Curtis Blaydes ...
Curtis Blaydes finds himself in an interesting spot in the heavyweight division heading into Saturday. With Francis Ngannou having surgery, along with Stipe Miocic, Jon Jones, Tai Tuivasa, Tom Aspinall, and Ciryl Gane in the championship picture, will a win for Blaydes over Chris Daukaus in the main event of UFC Columbus move him any closer to a title opportunity? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and Jed Meshew discuss the top storylines ahead of the UFC's first Fight Night event in front of U.S. fans outside of the APEX in over two years.
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BTL | Masvidal's Alleged Attack On Covington, U...
Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington’s rivalry boiled over this week with an alleged attack in Miami Beach, Fla., which led to Masvidal being arrested and charged. This week on Between the Links, the panel will discuss the allegations against Masvidal and the reactions from fighters and fans, the fallout of a memorable UFC London event — including Tom Aspinall and Arnold Allen’s coming out parties, and Paddy Pimblett’s pay for his first-round submission win over Rodrigo Vargas — Bellator announcing a plethora of news, such as Michael Page facing Logan Storley in May for an interim welterweight title due to champ Yaroslav Amosov withdrawing from his title defense against “MVP” to fight for is country of Ukraine, UFC Columbus going down this Saturday headlined by Curtis Blaydes and Chris Daukaus, and more. Host Mike Heck will moderate the BTL championship matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and MMA Mania’s Drake Riggs.
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Escape From Kyiv | One Fighter’s Harrowing Push...
MMA Fighting's Mike Heck brings you the story of PFL lightweight Olena Koleznyk, and how Russia's invasion of her country Ukraine turned her world upside down. In this mini-documentary, Koleznyk shares her journey from Kyiv to Las Vegas, the help she received along the way, how close she was to going back to join the army before a conversation with her family took that option off the table, fighting for more than just herself, and more.
25 min
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Trocação Franca | Técnico Avisa: Chimaev Pode F...
O Trocação Franca agora conversa com o brasileiro que treina Khamzat Chimaev, o faixa-preta de jiu-jitsu Alan Finfou. O técnico analisa o duelo com Gilbert Durinho do UFC 273 e avisa: Chimaev não tem medo do chão dele, e pode finalizar. Finfou também fala da parceria com Darren Till e possíveis treinos com Conor McGregor. O jornalista Carlos Antunes repercute a novela contratual entre UFC e Combate e como o fim da parceria afetaria o esporte no país.
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Reaction: Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington Ri...
Jorge Masvidal's rivalry with Colby Covington has allegedly boiled over into the streets following Covington's unanimous decision win over Masvidal earlier this month at UFC 272. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Jed Meshew react to the news of an alleged incident involving the two rivals, the police report MMA Fighting obtained, whether or not the UFC could use this alleged moment in time to promote a second fight, and more.
16 min
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Fighter vs. Writer: Paige VanZant Reveals Detai...
On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Paige VanZant stops by to talk about her recent signing with AEW as she prepares to crossover into professional wrestling while still pursuing a future in BKFC and UFC Columbus headliner Chris Daukaus previews his fight against Curtis Blaydes and what went wrong against Derrick Lewis.
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Colby Covington Would 'Beat Up' Jorge Masvidal ...
Colby Covington says he would fight Jorge Masvidal again, but he doesn't suggest it for his welterweight foe. Covington discusses the fallout of his win over Masvidal at UFC 272, the fight week build, his callout of Dustin Poirier, Chael Sonnen's suggestion that he should fight Israel Adesanya for the UFC middleweight title, the death of wrestler Scott Hall, and more with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck.
31 min
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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC ...
Was Tom Aspinall's callout of Tai Tuivasa the correct choice following an impressive showing in his first UFC main event in the promotion's return to the U.K. for the first time in three years? The question will be answered this week on a brand new edition of On To the Next One with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee after Aspinall submitted Alexander Volkov in the first round to cap off UFC London on Saturday. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Arnold Allen after stopping Dan Hooker with strikes in the first round of the co-main event, Paddy Pimblett following his first submission win inside the octagon, Gunnar Nelson, Molly McCann, Ilia Topuria, and more.
88 min
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UFC London Post-Fight Show | Is This Frontrunne...
Following star-making performances from Tom Aspinall and Arnold Allen to close out Saturday's incredible UFC London event, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and Jed Meshew react to the promotion's return to the U.K., Paddy Pimblett's submission win, Molly McCann and Ilia Topuria's KO of the Year nominees, and more.
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UFC London Preview Show | Tom Aspinall, Arnold ...
UFC London will feature a heavyweight main event between Alexander Volkov and Tom Aspinall, Arnold Allen vs. Dan Hooker, the return of Paddy Pimblett, and more this Saturday. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee preview the UFC's return to the U.K. for the first time in three years.
52 min
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BTL | UFC London, Magomed Ankalaev's Title Hope...
Who had the better weekend — the UFC, Bellator, or Eagle FC? That question will be discussed this week on a special roundtable edition of Between the Links. In addition, the panel will discuss Magomed Ankalaev's win over Thiago Santos in the main event of UFC Vegas 50 and if it was enough to earn him a title shot, Song Yadong's ceiling in the UFC bantamweight division after his first-round KO of Marlon Moraes, what we learned about Kevin Lee's unanimous decision win over Diego Sanchez in the main event of Eagle FC 46, the UFC's return to London on Saturday headlined by Alexander Volkov vs. Tom Aspinall, if the promotion should've tried to switch gears to book Ilia Topuria vs. Paddy Pimblett after their hotel skirmish, and more. Mike Heck moderates the discussion between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and UFC middleweight Brendan Allen.
73 min