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Get all the mixed martial arts fighting news and analysis you need. On Mondays, the biggest names join Luke Thomas on "The MMA Hour" to discuss the biggest fights and breaking news. On Tuesdays, Peter Carroll and Niall McGrath tackle the latest news in Europe on "Eurobash." Wednesdays bring you Shau…

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    BTL Roundtable | Paulo Costa Overweight, Ladd's Future, Anderson's Case For Best 205er, Fedor's Return

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 89:25

    Topics this week include the corner advice to Aspen Ladd during her UFC Vegas 40 loss to Norma Dumont and if it was too much, or blown out of proportion, whether Ladd's future is at featherweight or bantamweight, where Dumont goes from her first main event win, Corey Anderson's case for being the best light heavyweight in the world over Jan Blachowicz and if that weight class is the best argument for Bellator over the UFC, Paulo Costa coming into UFC Vegas 41 fight week unable to make the middleweight limit for his headliner with Marvin Vettori and what that may lead to, Fedor Emilianenko's return to action this Saturday against Timothy Johnson at Bellator 269, and more. Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting's Damon Martin and Jed Meshew to give their thoughts on those topics, plus take a few fan questions this week on Between the Links. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Damon Martin: @DamonMartin Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    We Got Next | Jake Hadley & Joseph Holmes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 72:00

    On the fifth episode of We Got Next, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with new UFC flyweight Jake Hadley (2:53) after earning a contract on Dana White's Contender Series with a second-round submission win over Mitch Raposo despite missing weight, talks how it all feels a week or so later, what led to the first weight miss of his career and how it was handled, the issues White stated Hadley had with UFC staff during fight week, thoughts on his performance over Raposo and if he felt he would get a contract, getting White's stamp of approval against the wishes of matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard, if he feels Shelby and Maynard will try and stack the deck, wanting a fight with Francisco Figueiredo for his debut, and his thoughts on Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo 3. Finally, Joseph Holmes (41:53) discusses his second-round submission win over Shonte Barnes at DWCS and not receiving a contract, getting a second chance to fight in front of Dana White at Fury FC's Lookin' For a Fight event in November, fighting a former training partner that had talked his way into the fight, how he feels about the promotion taking to social media to ask who he should face, what he plans to do to make it indisputable for White in the bout, where his "Ugly Man" nickname comes from, and much more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trocação Franca | Junior Cigano E Rodrigo Minotauro

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 81:22

    O sétimo episódio do Trocação Franca está pesado. Ex-campeão do UFC, Junior Cigano critica a forma com que foi tratado pelo evento em sua reta final na organização, fala da experiência no prowrestling, e revela as lutas que gostaria de fazer no boxe, MMA e telecatch. Rodrigo Minotauro, ex-detentor dos cinturões do UFC e PRIDE e atual embaixador do UFC no Brasil, analisa o retorno de Paulo Borrachinha neste sábado e as disputas de título de Glover Teixeira e Charles do Bronx, além de atualizar sobre os planos de retorno da franquia ao Brasil pós-pandemia, a volta de Fedor Emelianenko no Bellator, e muito mais. O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados. Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos stops by to discuss his first experience inside a pro wrestling ring at AEW, being threatened to take fights in his final run in the UFC, and his hit-list in MMA, boxing, and pro wrestling. Then, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira — a former UFC and PRIDE heavyweight champion who now works as UFC ambassador in Brazil — breaks down the return of Paulo Costa against Marvin Vettori, Glover Teixeira and Charles Oliveira's upcoming title bouts, Fedor Emelianenko's match with Tim Johnson in Bellator, UFC's plans to return to Brazil, and more. 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. Follow Guilherme Cruz @Guicruzzz Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fighter vs. Writer | Matt Brown: People Are ‘Overreacting' To Aspen Ladd's Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 53:50


    Matt Brown returns to co-host the new episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer while previewing his upcoming fight against Bryan Barberena and how much setting records in the UFC actually matters to him. He will also react to the controversy this past weekend after Aspen Ladd's head coach Jim West was criticized for the advice he dished out during her fight with Norma Dumont, plus does the UFC have a responsibility to punish Jon Jones and Conor McGregor after their recent actions? All this and much more. Follow Damon Martin @DamonMartin Follow Matt Brown @IAmTheImmortal Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 40

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 86:21

    On the 63rd episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday's UFC Vegas 40 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Norma Dumont following her unanimous decision win over Aspen Ladd in the featherweight main event, Andrei Arlovski, Jim Miller, Manon Fiorot, Nate Landwehr, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC Vegas 40 Post-Fight Show | Jim Miller Steals Show, Ladd's Corner Advice Too Much?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 49:31

    Norma Dumont picked up the unanimous decision win over Aspen Ladd in the main event of UFC Vegas 40. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon break down Dumont's tactical victory, Ladd's corner advice being a big story throughout the fight, Jim Miller's incredible performance, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC Vegas 40 & Bellator 268 Preview Show: Is Bader vs. Anderson Biggest Fight Of the Weekend?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 70:52

    Aspen Ladd faces Norma Dumont in the featherweight main event of UFC Vegas 40, while the finalists for the light heavyweight grand prix will be determined when champ Vadim Nemkov faces Julius Anglickas, while heavyweight champion Ryan Bader faces Corey Anderson at Bellator 268. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and E. Casey Leydon discuss those matchups, along with the top storylines ahead of Saturday's doubleheader.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Between the Links: Edwards vs. Masvidal, Pena's Release, Jon Jones Latest, UFC Vegas 40 vs. Bellator 268, More

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 79:59

    Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting's Damon Martin and singer-songwriter Nathan Williams from the band Wavves as they discuss the biggest stories of the week in the world of mixed martial arts. This week, the panel discusses the UFC finally booking the Leon Edwards vs. Jorge Masvidal matchup at UFC 269 in December and what's at stake for both guys, Luis Pena's latest domestic violence arrest and subsequent release from the UFC, while former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones still remains on the roster, Mike Winkeljohn announcing Jones currently not welcome at JacksonWink, the better card between UFC Vegas 40 and Bellator 268 this weekend, whether a Joanna Jędrzejczyk UFC return or Carla Esparza title fight will come first, Francis Ngannou's broken silence, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Damon Martin: @DamonMartin Follow Wavves: @WAVVES Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    We Got Next | Taylor Starling, Erick Gonzalez & Jay Perrin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 80:01

    On the fourth episode of We Got Next, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with BKFC's Taylor Starling (3:08) to get her side of why her BKFC Fight Night Montana fight with Randine Eckholm was scratched hours before the event, Eckholm being "unprofessional" during the two-day stretch, what she said to Eckholm's face on Saturday when the fight was called, if there was any chance the commission would find a way to make it happen, plans to return at the promotion's New York debut in November, and the unfortunate death of Justin Thornton. UFC's newest lightweight Erick Gonzalez (24:42) joins the show as he prepares to make his short notice octagon debut against Jim Miller this Saturday at UFC Vegas 40 and discusses getting the career-altering phone call, getting a veteran in Miller for his first fight, the road he's taken to get to the UFC, and how he sees the fight playing out. New England bantamweight prospect Jay Perrin (43:59) recaps capturing the CES 135-pound title at CES 64 with a second-round submission win over Josh Smith, teammate Merab Dvalishvili defeating Smith's teammate Marlon Moraes the next night at UFC 266, talks holding titles in the top two promotions in the region, what he wants next, his longtime rivalry with Johnny Campbell and if he'll ever give him a rematch, how close he is to getting a call from the UFC, and the importance of mental health in the fight game. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trocação Franca | Charles Do Bronx: Dustin Poirier Merece Respeito, Mas Eu Sou O Campeão Do UFC

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 70:22

    Campeão peso-leve do UFC, Charles do Bronx quer respeito. O paulista do Guarujá, que defende seu cinturão contra Dustin Poirier no dia 11 de dezembro, conversa com o podcast sobre a aguardada luta, o fato de ainda não ser visto como verdadeiro campeão por parte dos fãs, as críticas recebidas por outros lutadores como Justin Gaethje, a ascensão de Islam Makhachev na divisão, a vida fora do octógono, e muito mais. O podcast recebe, ainda, o jornalista Marcelo Barone, da Globo, para analisar as últimas notícias do mundo da luta e o duelo Bronx x Poirier. O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados. UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira wants respect. The Brazilian talent, who puts his title on the line against Dustin Poirier on Dec. 11, joins the show to discuss his upcoming fight and not being treated as the real champion by many fans. He also weighs in on Justin Gaethje's ‘quitter' comments, Islam Makhachev's rise, and more. Then, Globo's Marcelo Barone stops by to debate the latest MMA news and break down Oliveira vs. Poirier. 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. Follow Guilherme Cruz @Guicruzzz Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 39

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 85:03

    On the 62nd episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday's UFC Vegas 39 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Marina Rodriguez, following the biggest win of her career in the main event, Mackenzie Dern, Randy Brown, Matheus Nicolau, Mariya Agapova, Chris Gutierrez, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC Vegas 39 Post-Fight Show | Marina Rodriguez Enters Title Picture at 115

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 57:13

    Marina Rodriguez is officially in the championship conversation at 115 pounds after a decisive unanimous decision win over Mackenzie Dern in the main event of UFC Vegas 39. Where Rodriguez goes from the biggest win of her career, and other top storylines are discussed with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC Vegas 39 Preview Show: Could Dern Leapfrog Esparza In Strawweight Title Picture?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 58:02

    Mackenzie Dern and Marina Rodriguez will battle it out in the main event of UFC Vegas 39, but could a title shot against the winner of the upcoming Rose Namajunas vs. Zhang Weili fight at UFC 268 be at stake? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee discuss that, as well as the top storylines ahead of Saturday's fight card at the APEX. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Between the Links: Sterling Out, Sandhagen In at UFC 267, Bellator News, Daukaus-Holland Ending, Dern vs. Rodriguez Stakes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 78:15

    Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting's Jose Youngs and Damon Martin as they discuss the biggest stories of the week in the world of mixed martial arts. This week, the panel discusses the no contest in the UFC Vegas 38 co-main event between Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukaus and how it was handled ahead of their Nov. 13 rematch, the reaction to UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling's withdrawal from his UFC 267 title defense against Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen being inserted into the bout for an interim title fight, Scott Coker's announcements on Wednesday's edition of The MMA Hour and what was the most impactful story for the promotion overall, what is at stake in the UFC Vegas 39 main event this Saturday between Mackenzie Dern and Marina Rodriguez, whether or not Carla Esparza should be nervous with the result of the 115-pound matchup, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Damon Martin: @DamonMartin Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trocação Franca | Mackenzie Dern: Brasileira (De Verdade!) E Mãe Porradeira Quer O Cinturão Do UFC

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 70:31

    Mackenzie Dern, lenda do jiu-jitsu e estrela em ascensão no UFC que faz a luta principal do UFC deste sábado contra Marina Rodriguez, fala sobre tudo no podcast desta semana: a implicância com seu sotaque, ser vista (ou não) como brasileira, a mudança de vida e carreira trazida pela maternidade, se beleza põe mesa no MMA e, entre outros assuntos, a possibilidade de já disputar o cinturão do UFC na próxima luta. O jornalista Carlos Arthur Junior, da Graciemag, comenta o que rola no mundo do MMA. O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados. Jiu-jitsu legend and rising UFC star Mackenzie Dern, who headlines UFC Vegas 39 opposite Marina Rodriguez this Saturday, stops by to discuss everything from the non-stop annoying debate around her accent, whether or not she's seen as a true Brazilian, how motherhood changed her life and career, how beauty affects one's career and, among many other topics, potentially fighting for UFC gold with a win over Rodriguez. Graciemag's Carlos Arthur Junior also stops by to discuss all things UFC and Bellator. 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. Follow Guilherme Cruz @Guicruzzz Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Rankings Show: September's Risers and Fallers, Debating Volkanovski or Holloway at No. 1 + Who Is the P4P Queen?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 79:24

    Who's the real No. 1: Alexander Volkanovski or Max Holloway? Amanda Nunes or Valentina Shevchenko?? Co-hosts Shaun Al-Shatti and Alexander K. Lee dive into MMA Fighting's Global Rankings to discuss the biggest risers and fallers of September and more. Then, the two are joined by Damon Martin and Mike Heck to settle the featherweight dilemma raging internally among the team, debate who the real pound-for-pound queen is in MMA, and much more. Catch new episodes of the MMA Fighting Rankings Show on the first Wednesday of every month. Follow Shaun Al-Shatti @ShaunAlShatti Follow Alexander K. Lee @AlexanderKLee Follow Damon Martin @DamonMartin Follow Mike Heck @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    We Got Next | AJ Dobson & Mitch Raposo

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 59:16


    On the third episode of We Got Next, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with the UFC's newest middleweight AJ Dobson following his first-round submission win over Hashem Arkhagha at Dana White's Contender Series this past month, the story of how he met Matt Brown and how the longtime UFC welterweight, along with Mark Coleman, have influenced him, immediately booking his octagon debut for UFC 270 against Jacob Malkoun, and how he almost made his promotional debut just days after getting a contract. Then, New England prospect Mitch Raposo discusses his upcoming Contender Series matchup against Jake Hadley next Tuesday night, his experience on The Ultimate Fighter and what he took away from his loss to Ludvik Sholinian, Alexander Volkanovski's motivation and his thoughts on the featherweight champ's recent title defense against Brian Ortega at UFC 266, how he likes the matchup with Hadley, the reaction the bout has gotten since it was revealed, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Fighter vs. Writer: Ryan Bader On Jon Jones Latest Arrest, Corey Anderson, and the Best Light Heavyweight in MMA

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 42:23

    Ryan Bader joins The Fighter vs. The Writer as co-host for episode 7 as he discusses the fallout from Jon Jones' latest arrest after the former UFC light heavyweight champion was taken into custody on charges of domestic violence and injuring or disabling a vehicle. Plus he'll discuss his upcoming fight against Corey Anderson, his pick for Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira and who should be rated as the No. 1 light heavyweight in the sport. Follow Ryan Bader @RyanBader Follow Damon Martin @DamonMartin Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 38

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 76:39


    On the 61st episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday's UFC Vegas 38 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Thiago Santos following his unanimous decision win over Johnny Walker in the light heavyweight main event, Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukaus following the controversial end to their co-main event bout, Niko Price, Krzysztof Jotko, Alexander Hernandez, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    UFC Vegas 38 Post-Fight Show | To No Contest, Or Not To No Contest?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 58:55


    Thiago Santos was able to defeat Johnny Walker in a somewhat forgettable main evnt, while the co-main event between Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukaus ended in controversy. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee react to those headlines and more on the UFC Vegas 38 post-fight show. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    UFC Vegas 38 Preview Show | Do-Or-Die For Thiago Santos?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 38:25


    Can Thiago Santos rediscover his winning ways? Or will Johnny Walker finally break through? With UFC Vegas 38 just hours away, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee breakdown the top storylines ahead of Saturday's card. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Lauren Murphy Reacts To Valentina Shevchenko Loss, Daniel Cormier's Corner Criticism

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 31:45

    Lauren Murphy gives her first interview following her fourth-round TKO loss to Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 266 this past Saturday. Murphy discusses the greatness of Shevchenko, when she felt the champion was on another level than the rest of the division, losing her head coach at the beginning of fight week and why she decided to fight, what she and her team tried to do to get her head coach involved in the fight, Daniel Cormier's criticism of her corner between rounds, and who she wants to face in her return in 2022 with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Between the Links: Jon Jones Arrest, Volkanovski's Pound-For-Pound Status, Nick Diaz, More

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 90:49


    Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting's Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee as they discuss the biggest stories of the week in the world of mixed martial arts. This week, the panel discusses the Jon Jones' latest run-in with the law, the police report that was made public, and how they predict the UFC will handle the situation, Alexander Volkanovski's incredible featherweight title defense against Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 266 this past Saturday and where he should sit on the current pound-for-pound rankings, Nick Diaz's return to the octagon in a third-round stoppage loss to Robbie Lawler and where he could go from Saturday, Valentina Shevchenko's next move, the better main event between Bellator 267, Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page 2, or UFC Vegas 38, Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    We Got Next: Episode 2 | Jasmine Jasudavicius, Mike Breeden & Mo Miller

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 58:52

    On the second episode of We Got Next, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Jasmine Jasudavicius (3:03) to discuss her UFC contract earning win over Julia Polastri on Dana White's Contender Series earlier this month, how she was feeling when the judges' scorecards were being read and waiting on Dana White's decision, Georges St-Pierre's influence on her goals, and more. Bantamweight prospect Mo Miller (22:08) talks his dominant unanimous decision win over previously undefeated fighter Brandon Lewis on the same Contender Series card and becoming the first winner of the season to not be awarded a contract. Finally, lightweight Mike Breeden (39:38) joins the program to preview his short notice octagon debut against Alexander Hernandez this Saturday at UFC Vegas 38. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trocação Franca: Deiveson Figueiredo E Douglas Lima Trilham Caminho De Volta Ao Topo Do UFC E Bellator

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 108:27

    Deiveson Figueiredo e Douglas Lima querem vingança. No podcast dessa semana, “Deus da Guerra” comenta a trilogia com o campeão do UFC Brandon Moreno, o plano de treinar com Henry Cejudo nos EUA e, entre outros assuntos, o caso de racismo que sofreu antes da revanche. Lima, que reencontra Michael Page nesta sexta-feira no Bellator, reconhece que lutou muito mal nas derrotas por cinturão, mira o invicto campeão Yaroslav Amosov e fala sobre futuro no MMA e boxe, de olho nos irmãos Paul. Fernanda Prates, jornalista do FanByte, fala dos destaques do UFC 266 e as recentes polêmicas do MMA, como a prisão de Jon Jones e a treta Khabib x octagon girls. O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados. Deiveson Figueiredo and Douglas Lima want revenge. On this week's show, Figueiredo discusses his upcoming trilogy with UFC champ Brandon Moreno, training with Henry Cejudo in the U.S., the racist remarks made by Moreno's coach prior to the rematch, and more. Then Lima, who meets Michael Page a second time this Friday at Bellator, looks back at his disappointing performance in recent title bouts, a possible rematch with undefeated champ Yaroslav Amosov, and his future in MMA and boxing. FanByte's Fernanda Prates also stops by to discuss all things UFC 266, Jon Jones' arrest, the Khabib vs. Octagon girls controversy, and more. 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. Follow Guilherme Cruz @Guicruzzz Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fighter vs. Writer: Joseph Benavidez Explains His Decision to Retire, Discusses Nick Diaz's Return at UFC 266 and If He Should Fight Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 52:36

    Joseph Benavidez joins The Fighter vs. The Writer as co-host for episode 6 as he details his recent decision to retire from the sport of mixed martial arts, what led to him calling it a career and whether or not there's a chance he'll ever return to fight again. Benavidez was also front and center for UFC 266 this past weekend and he'll break down the fights from Saturday night including Robbie Lawler's win over Nick Diaz as well as Alexander Volkanovski defeating Brian Ortega and Valentina Shevchenko vanquishing yet another contender in Lauren Murphy. Follow Joseph Benavidez @JoeJitsu Follow Damon Martin @DamonMartin Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    On to the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC 266

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 75:37

    On the 60th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday's UFC 266 event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Future matchups were discussed for champions Alexander Volkanovski and Valentina Shevchenko after their successful title defenses, Brian Ortega, Lauren Murphy, Robbie Lawler, Nick Diaz, Curtis Blaydes, Jessica Andrade, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC 266 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To An Instant Classic Main Event

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 43:06

    With UFC 266 in the books, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines coming out of Saturday's event in Las Vegas, including Alexander Volkanovski's decision win over Brian Ortega in a main event classic, Valentina Shevchenko's dominant flyweight title defense, and Robbie Lawler evening things up with Nick Diaz 17 years later.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC 266 Preview Show | What Can We Expect From Nick Diaz?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 70:26

    With UFC 266 just hours away, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Jed Meshew and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday's event in Las Vegas, including the featherweight championship main event between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega, Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy for the women's flyweight title, and the five-rounds middleweight rematch between Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Reaction: Jon Jones Faces Multiple Charges After Latest Arrest

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 34:02

    Following Jon Jones' arrest early Friday morning in Las Vegas for alleged battery domestic violence and injuring and tampering with a vehicle, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and Jed Meshew react to the news.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Between the Links: Nick Diaz's Fight Week, UFC 266 Preview, Yoel Romero, More

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 64:22


    Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and UFC bantamweight Cody Stamann this week as they discuss the top stories in the sport of mixed martial arts.   This week, the panel previews this Saturday's UFC 266 title fights: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega for the featherweight title, and Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy for the women's flyweight title, Nick Diaz's interesting fight week ahead of his return to action against Robbie Lawler in a five-round, non-title middleweight bout, where Yoel Romero goes from his Bellator 266 decision loss to Phil Davis, the recent retirements of Carlos Condit and Joseph Benavidez, and more.   Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Cody Stamann: @CodyStamann Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    We Got Next, Ep. 1: Ben 'Big Tuna' Parrish & Matt Bessette

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 82:55

    On the debut episode of We Got Next, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Ben Parrish (6:13) to recap his upset KO win over Christian Edwards to kick off the main card of Bellator 266 this past weekend in San Jose, proving the doubters wrong, how he got started in the sport of MMA, the genesis of his "Big Tuna" nickname, not currently being signed to the Bellator roster, his interest in fighting veterans such as Quinton Jackson and Yoel Romero, his mom getting booted off of MMA Reddit for defending him, and much more. Matt Bessette (45:24) discusses his dominant third-round submission win over Ryan Dela Cruz to capture the lightweight title and become two-division champion in the main event of CES 64 on Friday night and subsequently announcing his retirement, when he made the decision to call it a career, a painful injury he's been dealing with for the last several years that he's never publicly revealed before, if anything would get him back in the cage, the most memorable fights of his career, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trocação Franca: Thiago Marreta e Johnny Walker comentam duelo no UFC, e lenda Marcus Buchecha analisa estreia no MMA

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 101:08


    Thiago Marreta e Johnny Walker comentam o duelo verde-e-amarelo que lidera o card do UFC Vegas 38, dia 2 de outubro. Ex-desafiante ao cinturão, Marreta fala do sucesso do filho do sub-20 do Grêmio, a má fase no octógono e as críticas de Walker, além de revelar desejo de se testar no boxe. Walker fala como o Fortnite ajuda na rotina de treinos, a vida na Irlanda (e se o uísque de Conor McGregor é bom mesmo), o duelo com Marreta e a possível aposentadoria aos 30 anos. Marcus Buchecha, lenda do jiu-jitsu, analisa os altos e baixos da transição para o MMA e a estreia no ONE Championship. O podcast recebe ainda Carlos Antunes, repórter da Ag. Fight, para analisar os destaques do UFC 266. O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados. Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker stop by to break down their upcoming UFC Vegas 38 main event. A former UFC title contender, Santos chats about his son's success in soccer, his rough streak in the UFC and Walker's criticism, as well as his desire to box non-YouTubers in the future. Walker explains how playing Fortnite helps his training routine, life in Ireland (and whether or not he likes Conor McGregor's whisky), the Santos match and the chances of retirement at age 30. Then, BJJ legend Marcus Almeida looks back at the highs and lows of his transition to MMA and previews his upcoming ONE Championship debut. Brazilian journalist Carlos Antunes of Ag. Fight also helps dissect UFC 266 and Anthony Smith's recent win. 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. Follow Guilherme Cruz @Guicruzzz Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Fighter vs. Writer: Gilbert Melendez Previews Nick Diaz Returning at UFC 266, What To Expect In Rematch with Robbie Lawler

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 39:11

    Gilbert Melendez joins The Fighter vs. The Writer as co-host this week to preview his teammate Nick Diaz returning to action for the first time in six years and what to expect out of him in his rematch with Robbie Lawler.at UFC 266. What can fans expect out of Diaz and would a win immediately inject him in title talk conversations? Plus Melendez breaks down both title fights and gives his prediction for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega and Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy. Follow Gilbert Melendez @GilbertMelendez Follow Damon Martin @DamonMartin Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 37

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 81:08

    On the 59th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday's UFC Vegas 37 event, which took place at the UFC APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Anthony Smith, who earned a first-round submission win over Ryan Spann in the main event to extend his winning streak to three, Ion Cutelaba, Ariane Lipski, Arman Tsarukyan, Nate Maness, Joaquin Buckley, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC Vegas 37 & Bellator 266 Post-Fight Show | Anthony Smith, Phil Davis Reign Supreme

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 69:52


    With UFC Vegas 37 and Bellator 266 in the books, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines coming out of Saturday's doubleheader, including Anthony Smith's first-round submission win over Ryan Spann at the APEX, along with Phil Davis' decision win over Yoel Romero in San Jose.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow Shaun Al-Shatti: @shaunalshatti Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    UFC Vegas 37 & Bellator 266 Preview Show | Must Win For Yoel Romero?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 70:40


    With UFC Vegas 37 and Bellator 266 just hours away, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon are joined by former Strikeforce and Invicta champion Sarah Kaufman to break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday's doubleheader, including the light heavyweight main events between Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann at the APEX, along with Phil Davis vs. Yoel Romero in San Jose. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Follow Sarah Kaufman: @mmasarah Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Robbie Lawler: 'Nick Diaz Is a Name That Got Me To Put Stuff Down, Get In There and Focus'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 18:57

    Robbie Lawler prepares to face Nick Diaz in a rematch 17 years in the making at UFC 266. "Ruthless" discusses the matchup, how the former #UFC welterweight champion reacted to the booking, what he remembers from their first meeting at UFC 46, how the first generation of MMA fighters are remembered, what he needs to continue fighting moving forward, the oblique kick debate, his partnership with Kill Cliff, and much more with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trocação Franca, Ep. 2: Glover Teixeira detalha vida como imigrante ilegal nos EUA antes de tentar fazer historia no UFC

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 82:13

    Desafiante ao cinturão dos meio-pesados do UFC e amante de uma boa cachaça, Glover Teixeira detalha a odisséia de 42 dias que viveu até entrar ilegalmente nos Estados Unidos pela fronteira com o México e como a vida à sombra da lei quase acabou com sua carreira nos grandes eventos de MMA. O podcast recebe também Raphael Marinho, jornalista de MMA da Globo, para repercutir as vitórias de Anderson Silva e Vitor Belfort no boxe e as chances de triunfo de Glover sobre Jan Blachowicz, além da aguardada estreia de Alex Poatan no octógono. O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados. UFC light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira recounts his dangerous 42-day illegal journey from Brazil to U.S. through the Mexico border in his youth and how that “dumb decision” almost ruined his career in the big leagues of MMA. Also, Raphael Marinho, journalist for Globo in Brazil, weighs in on Anderson Silva's and Vitor Belfort's wins over Tito Ortiz and Evander Holyfield in boxing, Teixeira's chances at dethroning Jan Blachowicz in Abu Dhabi, and Alex Pereira's long-awaited octagon debut. 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. Follow Guilherme Cruz @Guicruzzz Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Between the Links: Vitor Belfort's Stock With Holyfield KO, Silva KOs Ortiz, Romero's Return, More

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 73:24


    Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and Jose Youngs this week as they discuss the biggest stories in combat sports. This week, the panel discusses Vitor Belfort's TKO win over Evander Holyfield in the main event of Triller Fight Club's Legends 2 event this past Saturday, Belfort's celebrations and post-fight callouts, Anderson's Silva's knockout victory over Tito Ortiz in the the co-main event and the reactions from fans questioning the validity of the bout itself, Yoel Romero's return to competition and his Bellator MMA debut this Saturday in the main event of Bellator 266 against Phil Davis, the UFC returning after a week off with UFC Vegas 37 headlined by Anthony Smith vs. Ryan Spann, along with 14 other fights, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Fighter vs. Writer: Lauren Murphy Talks Triller Madness with Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, Plus Gable Steveson and Fight with Valentina Shevchenko

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 39:12

    Lauren Murphy joins The Fighter vs. The Writer in episode 4 as she discusses the recent Triller card where Vitor Belfort finished Evander Holyfield and Anderson Silva knocked out Tito Ortiz plus did the UFC make a mistake not pursuing Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson for a contract? Plus Murphy will discuss her own upcoming fight against Valentina Shevchenko and her prospects for pulling off the upset to become UFC flyweight champion. Follow Damon Martin @DamonMartin Follow Lauren Murphy @LaurenMurphyMMA PODCAST LINKS Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Triller Fight Club Post-Fight Show | Anderson Silva Knocks Out Tito Ortiz, Vitor Belfort Stops Evander Holyfield

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 45:03

    With Triller Fight Club in the books, MMA Fighting's José Youngs, Steven Marrocco, and E. Casey Leydon react to the top storylines following Saturday's event in Florida, including Vitor Belfort TKO win over Evander Holyfield and Anderson Silva's violent knockout of Tito Ortiz. Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Steven Marrocco: @MMAFightingSM Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Triller Fight Club Preview Show | Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort, Anderson Silva vs. Tito Ortiz

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 64:07

    With Triller Fight Club just hours away, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday's event in Floridia, including Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort and Tito Ortiz vs. Anderson Silva. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Between the Links: Holyfield vs. Belfort, Dana White vs. the Media, Next For Derek Brunson & Darren Till

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 63:11

    Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew this week as they discuss the biggest stories in combat sports in a one-on-one banter session. This week, the panel discusses Derek Brunson's fifth straight victory in the main event of this past Saturday's UFC Vegas 36 fight card and where he goes from Saturday night, along with Darren Till, Dana White calling out the media again, this time in regards to the fighter pay conversation, Evander Holyfield replacing Oscar De La Hoya to face Vitor Belfort in the main event of Triller Fight Club's return this Saturday, Anderson Silva boxing Tito Ortiz in the co-main event, Donald Trump on the broadcast team, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Brian Kelleher: @brianboom135 Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trocação Franca, Ep. 1: Anderson Silva Alfineta 'Chato' Dana White E Mira Duelo Com Georges St-Pierre

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 68:30

    Anderson Silva sem filtros: No episódio de estreia do Trocação Franca, podcast brasileiro do MMA Fighting, Anderson Silva conversa com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz sobre tudo um pouco, de possíveis lutas de boxe com Vitor Belfort e Georges St-Pierre ao próximo filme do Spider Man, passando pela relação com o “chato” Dana White, a fama de “marrento” entre os fãs e muito, muito mais. O jornalista Marcelo Alonso resenha sobre o panorama do Brasil no MMA e o que esperar até o final da temporada. O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados. Anderson Silva Unchained: On the debut episode of MMA Fighting's first-ever Portuguese-language podcast Trocação Franca with Guilherme Cruz, Anderson Silva opens up on his relationship with Dana White and potential boxing matches with Georges St-Pierre and Vitor Belfort, his thoughts on a fighters union in MMA, his upcoming bout with Tito Ortiz, and much more. Veteran journalist Marcelo Alonso also stops by to break down the current state of Brazilian MMA and more. 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. Follow Guilherme Cruz @Guicruzzz Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fighter vs. Writer: Pearl Gonzalez Talks MMA Fighters Crossing Over to Boxing, Equality in Combat Sports, Anderson Silva vs. Tito Ortiz

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 37:58

    BKFC fighter Pearl Gonzalez joins the podcast this week to give her thoughts on the recent trend of MMA fighters crossing over to boxing, equality in combat sports when it comes to MMA vs. boxing, and breaking down the upcoming Triller card featuring Anderson Silva vs. Tito Ortiz and Vitor Belfort vs. Evander Holyfield. Follow Pearl Gonzalez @PearlGonzalez Follow Damon Martin @DamonMartin Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 36

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 89:05

    On the 58th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday's UFC Vegas 36 event, which took place at the UFC APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Derek Brunson, who earned a third-round submission win in the main event to extend his winning streak to five, Darren Till, Tom Aspinall, Alex Morono, Khalil Rountree, Paddy Pimblett, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC Vegas 36 Post-Fight Show | Derek Brunson Takes Aim At Israel Adesanya

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 65:01

    With UFC Vegas 36 in the books, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon react to the top storylines following Saturday's event at the APEX, including Derek Brunson's dominant submission win over Darren Till in the middleweight headliner.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UFC Vegas 36 Preview Show | Could Derek Brunson or Darren Till Earn Title Shot?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 69:34

    With UFC Vegas 36 just hours away, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday's event at the APEX, including a pivotal middleweight headliner between Derek Brunson and Darren Till. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Introducing The MMA Fighting Rankings Show | Risers, Fallers, And A Looming Civil War

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 66:31

    In the debut episode of the MMA Fighting Rankings Show, co-hosts Shaun Al-Shatti and Alexander K. Lee peel back the curtain of MMA Fighting's Global Rankings to discuss the biggest risers and fallers of August, Joanna Jedrzejczyk's exit from the rankings and more. Then, the two are joined by Damon Martin and Jed Meshew to settle two debates raging internally among the team — and discuss the chaos caused by a certain rogue panelist. Follow Shaun Al-Shatti @ShaunAlShatti Follow Alexander K. Lee @AlexanderKLee Follow Damon Martin @DamonMartin Follow Jed Meshew @JedKMeshew Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Between the Links: What's Next For Tyron Woodley, Giga Chikadze's Eye-Opening Performance, UFC 268 Card Reveal

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 63:44


    Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew as he takes on UFC bantamweight Brian Kelleher. This week, the panel discusses the fallout of Jake Paul's split decision win over Tyron Woodley this past Sunday, if they take Paul's retirement hints seriously, where Woodley goes from his fifth consecutive combat sports defeat, Giga Chikadze's spectacular performance against Edson Barboza in the main event of UFC Vegas 35 this past Saturday night and if he can be considered a legit featherweight title contender, the lineup reveal for November's UFC 268 event at Madison Square Garden, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Brian Kelleher: @brianboom135 Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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