Set to fight in Saturday's light heavyweight co-main event at the UFC APEX, friend of the show Anthony “Lionheart” Smith returns to UFC Unfiltered for the thirteenth time on an episode that also features Jim Norton and Matt Serra talking to welterweight contender Sean Brady. With 55 professional MMA fights to his name, Smith explains how constantly breaking down film in his side job as a UFC analyst makes him more than comfortable with his decision to fight 11th-ranked light heavyweight Khalil Rountree Jr. on just two weeks' notice. Immediately after Smith's interview, Jim and Matt are joined by Sean Brady — who shares what it was like to bounce back in the win column against Kelvin Gastelum after taking his first loss a little more than a year ago to Belal Muhammad. Brady wraps up his interview by doubling down on his post-fight callout of Ian Machado Garry, explaining that he'd love to see that fight happen in Atlantic City. Finally, the guys close out the show by plugging Saturday's UFC Fight Night: Song vs. Gutierrez.
Was Saturday's card the best non-pay-per-view card of the year? If today's show is any indication, then absolutely! On today's episode of UFC Unfiltered, Jim Norton and Matt Serra receive a short-notice surprise appearance from lightweight Arman Tsarukyan as he reacts to his big win; with Jack Osbourne calling as the second guest caller towards the end of the show. After putting on a sensational performance in his 1st-round knockout win over Beneil Dariush, Tsarukyan explains the reasons why he believes he deserves to be the next challenger for Islam Makhachev's lightweight title before listing other non-title fight opponents he'd consider if the UFC's next 155-pound title fight went in a different direction. Jim and Matt weigh in on the rest of Saturday's fights, including their thoughts on the unnecessary punishment Bobby Green took from Jalin Turner in the co-main event and the back-to-back 1st-round slam knockout wins we saw from Drakkar Klose and Cody Brundage. Finally, the guys are joined by Jack Osbourne — who shares an exciting update about his jiu-jitsu journey before filling the guys in on his latest endeavor as the host of his “Ghosts and Grit” podcast.
1 hour and 34 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. Our associate sponsors are: Peak Wealth Management, Matt Demorest - Realtor and Lender, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, Winewood Organics, Human Element, Venue by 4M where we recorded this, The Nose Bleeds, which is the Sklars Bros' reboot of Cheap Seats on UFC Fight Pass, and INTRODUCING TO THE PODCAST: Sharon's Heating & Air Conditioning. 1. College Football Playoff Discussion Starts at 1:00 The College Football Playoff committee putting in Alabama over Florida State is just awful. This isn't a Michigan thing, it's a college football thing. They're a 13-0 ACC champion team. Florida State did everything they could. This Alabama team has been erratic all season. Their defensive tackles are just guys but they have an outstanding secondary and two really good edge rushers. Michigan probably has an advantage in both trenches. It feels like Michigan should win this game. There's no clear monster in the playoffs (besides maybe Michigan?). 2. Offense vs Iowa Starts at 25:15 This wasn't nearly as bad as it felt when you rewatch it. Trente Jones keeps picking up the stupidest holding calls. Colston Loveland dropped some passes he never drops. They played very conservatively because once you go up by 10 points in this game it doesn't matter. JJ only goes 22/30 for 147 yards, if his tight ends don't drop some we're playing the incompletion game again. Michigan did some simple trick stuff but it's not the kind of thing that can fool Iowa, they're a very sound defense. They need to do some soul searching with Donovan Edwards before playing Alabama. Instead of "JJ's incompletions" we play "JJ's sacks". 3. Hot Takes, Defense vs Iowa Starts at 52:40 Takes hotter than every single Florida State fan until the end of all time. Brian should've just put "no" as the preview. Was it a fumble or an incomplete pass? Let's talk about how good of a human Mike Sainristil is (he's going to be president one day). Who's on the Mount Rushmore of these past three seasons? Kenneth Grant continues to consume. There's not much else to say about how Michigan's defense did against Iowa's offense. 4. Game Theory, and Special Teams Starts at 1:20:45 Michigan normally goes for it on 4th and short but when you can kick a field goal to go up against Iowa, you just go for it. How is Iowa so bad at QB sneak? Semaj Morgan did a thing, the guy who tackled him might be the most athletic person on the field, though. Jake Thaw was the "just field this punt" guy. How does James Turner compare to Jake Moody? MUSIC: “War Pigs”— Black Sabbath “Going Down South”— RL Burnside “Dyslexic Heart”— Paul Westerberg “Across 110th Street”
Just three days remain until one of the most stacked non-PPV cards in UFC history comes to Austin, Texas! So, with that in mind, Jim Norton and Matt Serra are joined by a pair of fighters from Saturday's card in former title challenger Kelvin Gastelum and lightweight Drakkar Klose. Making his return to welterweight for the first time in nearly seven years, Kelvin Gastelum joins Unfiltered to talk at length about the lessons he's learned from previous issues with weight cutting. Confident from the durability he has shown against hard-hitting middleweights, Gastelum explains what he expects from 9th-ranked welterweight Sean Brady in their fight on Saturday before discussing how his significant experience edge over Brady comes with a string of injuries that have changed Gastelum's approach to training camps. Later on, the guys are joined by Drakkar Klose — who shares his excitement over the upcoming birth of his second son before ultimately sharing his thoughts on what it's like to fight an opponent who shares the same manager as him. Jim and Matt wrap up the episode by making predictions for the majority of Saturday's card.
3 hours and 20 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. Our associate sponsors are: Peak Wealth Management, Matt Demorest - Realtor and Lender, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, Winewood Organics, Human Element, Venue by 4M where we recorded this, The Nose Bleeds, which is the Sklars Bros' reboot of Cheap Seats on UFC Fight Pass, and INTRODUCING TO THE PODCAST: Sharon's Heating & Air Conditioning. 1. Thoughts on The Game Starts at 1:00 It comes down to Michigan being the type of team to go for it on 4th and 1 and Ohio State is the type of team to punt on 4th and 1. This game came down to blocking and tackling, not sign stealing. Ohio State is below the Ferentz line over the last three years (and are 74% of the way to Ryan Day's 100 points). Twitter has been so much quieter since Saturday. Is this the end of the line for Ryan Day? Should it be? Also who would you even hire next? Michigan's culture was built to beat Ohio State. This program brings out the mental fortitude of the players required to endure what the last six weeks has been. 2. Offense vs Ohio State Starts at 36:19 Blake Corum's 22 yard run is what he came back to Michigan for, he ran duo and made Sonny Styles look silly. Trente Jones is blowing people off the line - so happy for him in this game. The Ohio State defense was as advertised, JTT is a monster of a run defender. Feels like they could've just used JJ instead of Alex Orji on the run plays out of the first half. Why didn't JJ run more? It didn't quite feel like the best game plan but it worked, also Ohio State's defense just played really well. Was the Roman Wilson touchdown throw the best throw we've ever seen a Michigan quarterback make? Playcalling on Michigan's last series wasn't great but otherwise it was great throughout the drive for draining seven minutes of clock. Cornelius Johnson didn't have the same explosive plays as last year but the catches he did have were arguably just as monumental. There's no question that Colston Loveland is going to catch the ball when the ball goes his way. 3. Hot Takes, Defense vs Ohio State Starts at 1:18:31 Takes hotter than Ryan Day's seat. Michigan's defense did exactly what we expected, Marvin Harrison Jr said he's never been doubled like that before. Michigan did a good job containing TreVeyon Henderson, Chip Trayanum was more effective. The secondary got interesting after Will Johnson got hurt. Why was Jimmy Rolder out there? Marvin Harrison Jr made some insane catches, especially the downfield one where he was held. Ryan Day didn't want to run CJ Stroud and he doesn't want to run Kyle McCord. Surprising lack of frippery between both offenses. McCord played surprisingly well under pressure. Quinten Johnson's big hit made the Big House as loud as we've ever heard. Michigan's rotation of players all season paid off in this one. 4. Game Theory, and Special Teams Starts at 2:08:44 Let's compare Ryan Day to James Franklin! Discussing all of Ohio State's punting situations. What about Michigan's, should they have gone for it on the final 4th and 4? Maybe it's better to let Colston Loveland win it for you than to have to defend Marvin Harrison Jr without Will Johnson. Ryan Day on 4th and 1 - WHAT ARE YOU DOING? A monster game from Tommy Doman. There were far fewer Ohio State fans in the stadium this year. Shout out to the giant Mike Sainristil head in the field rush. Roman Wilson's touchdown was absolutely a touchdown. Stadium replay - DON'T SHOW THE REPLAY IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SHOW THE BALL. WE WERE EMOTIONALLY DISTRAUGHT. Also it was an incompletion, not a fumble. 5. Around the Big Ten with Jamie Mac Starts at 2:45:53 Iowa - 13 Nebraska - 10 The most Iowa win ever? They hit the game winning field goal with someone who has not kicked all year. The last ten minutes of this game was incredible. The Big Ten Championship Game should be about the same as two years ago. Northwestern - 45 Illinois - 43 In regulation! Northwestern amazingly finishes the regular season 7-5. Bert was angry at the end. Purdue - 35 Indiana - 31 Indiana head coach Tom Allen is fired after this game (and gets a $20 million buyout). Who does Indiana hire? Maryland - 42 Rutgers - 24 Maryland won this in the first quarter. Tagovailoa threw some dimes and that's all she wrote. Rutgers cannot play from behind. Taulia now leads the Big Ten in all time passing yards. Wisconsin - 28 Minnesota - 14 Hot seat time for PJ Fleck? Penn State - 42 Michigan State - 0 Total yards were 586 to 53. MUSIC: “Winning”— Santana “I'm Gonna Be Myself”— The Sheepdogs “Too Young To Burn”— Sonny and the Sunsets "Mr. Brightside" — Cloud Illusions “Across 110th Street”
In this week's episode, we sit down with Landry Ward, known as the Lone Star Kid in the MMA world, with an impressive 8-1-0 record. Join us as we explore the journey that took him to the pinnacle of MMA. We discuss his rigorous training, unwavering dedication, and the support system that has propelled him to the top. Discover the life of an elite fighter, from pre-fight preparations to the adrenaline-pumping moments inside the octagon. This episode offers inspiring insights from one of MMA's rising stars. Don't miss "The Lone Star Kid: Inside the Mind of an MMA Phenom.”In this episode:Meet Landry Ward, the lone star kid, MMA phenom with an 8-1-0 record.Explore Landry's journey from small-town beginnings to MMA greatness, emphasizing his rigorous training and unwavering dedication.Gain insights into the life of an elite fighter, from pre-fight preparations to in-cage moments, making this episode appealing to both seasoned fans and newcomers to the sport.Links:Subscribe to UFC Fight Pass: https://ufcfightpass.comWatch Landry on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com › watchVisit Landry on Instragram: Landry Ward (@lonestarkidmma) https://www.instagram.com › lonestarkidmmaGet your 14-Day Trial!
On this special Thanksgiving episode of Slip The Jab, the guys go down a rabbit hole of the best way to fry a turkey, Lino getting to host his first holiday, forgetting that last week was our 4 year podcast anniversary, and how our Thanksgiving special landed on the same day as Lino's wedding anniversary. We recap Brendan Allen def. Paul Craig, and go over the bonus winners and highlights of UFC Vegas 82. We discuss Tony training with David Goggins and why Ian thinks it might not be a bad idea, Ian wanting to set up a boxing match after having regrets that he never got to have a pro MMA fight, and why the PFL merging with Bellator doesn't mean they're suddenly on the same level as the UFC. We also discuss people on MMA Twitter hating on Ben 'The Bane' Davis for getting commentate on UFC Fight Pass with Belal Muhammad, Lino goes on a hot rant about how bad fashion is nowadays after getting upset that a store didn't put his suit jacket in a garment bag, and ends by performing a Lino Da Cake original for this weeks Post Fight Song of the Week. Support the showVISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://slipthejabpodcast.comSLIP THE JAB MERCH: https://slipthejabpodcast.com/shopALSO AVAILABLE ON:Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/STJSpotifyApple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/STJApplePodcastsFOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Twitter: https://twitter.com/slipthejabpodSponsored by NuKine WellnessUse code SLIPSTER20 for 20% OFF
Feeling rejuvenated by the stem cell treatment he received in Colombia, guest co-host Jason Parillo joins Matt Serra and Jim Norton for a fun episode of UFC Unfiltered as the guys recap Saturday's fights and talk through coach Parillo's process of guiding Marlon “Chito” Vera to victory in next year's scheduled rematch against Sean O'Malley for the UFC bantamweight title. The guys begin their recap of UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Craig by debating whether referee Mike Beltran's premature decision to wave off the fight in Trey Ogden vs. Nikolas Motta merited NSAC to rule Saturday's lightweight bout a no contest. After breaking down more fights and talking through Brendan Allen's impressive submission win over Paul Craig in the middleweight main event, Parillo opens up about his role as a coach. The guys wrap up the show by looking at Marlon “Chito” Vera's growth as a fighter and how the five-round fight against newly-crowned bantamweight champion Sean O'Malley could play out.
John Cohen host of ESPN The Home Team, IG has two decades of sustained success in broadcasting, known as "pink suit" guy from UFC fightpass questions to Colby Coverton & irish He also hosts the popular global video podcasts “The Lover & The Fighter with Josh Cohen and Din Thomas” on UFC Fight Pass.Josh Cohen is among the most influential, respected, and popular on-air personalities and live-event hosts in South Florida. A fixture of the charitable and social scenes; Josh hosts, emcees, and appears at many of the biggest and best events year-round. You can listen to Josh weekdays from 4-6 pm as he hosts his legendary afternoon drive-time show “Josh Cohen & The HomeTeam” on ESPN 106.3FM in South Florida, and worldwide on the ESPN app and all smart-speakers. Instagram: @theformerworldchampionJosh Cohen & The HomeTeam” on ESPN 106.3FM in South Floridahttps://goodkarmabrands.com/espn-west-palm/The Lover and The Fighter Podcast with Josh Cohen & Din Thomashttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-lover-and-the-fighter-podcast-with-josh-cohen-din-thomas/id1566467496
2 hour and 13 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. Our associate sponsors are: Peak Wealth Management, Matt Demorest - Realtor and Lender, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, Winewood Organics, Human Element, Venue by 4M where we recorded this, The Nose Bleeds, which is the Sklars Bros' reboot of Cheap Seats on UFC Fight Pass, and INTRODUCING TO THE PODCAST: Sharon's Heating & Air Conditioning. 1. Offense vs Maryland Starts at 1:00 The annual "play like butt before the Ohio State game" game! JJ is banged up, how much did that effect him? Michigan turtled in this game after taking a convincing lead. The sun was brutal, looked like it made things difficult for receivers. Michigan's calls have been a bit predictable and they're not weaponizing play action as well as they could. The guards had a great game, the tackle situation just got more interesting. 2. Defense vs Maryland Starts at 33:30 This game was the full Taulia Tagovailoa experience - he does a few amazing things and then a couple terrible things. Ohio State's run offense isn't going to be much better than Maryland's. How much will Kyle McCord run against Michigan? Michigan rotated a lot this game but it feels like a lot of these guys deserved playing time. Would you rather go up against Taulia Tagovailoa or Kyle McCord next week? 3. Hot Takes, Game Theory, and Special Teams Starts at 1:02:15 Takes hotter than a Michigan fan watching a competitive game for the first time this year. It doesn't actually feel like the refs are out to get Michigan. The intentional grounding in the endzone never gets called so it was surprising. The two targeting no-calls felt right, the contact was not intentionally forceable on either. Tommy Doman earned 2 points on his punt that landed on the one. 31 points is too normal in a game where you scored two safeties. The wind must have been a factor on 4th down decision making for them not to kick field goals. 4. Around the Big Ten with NOT Jamie Mac Starts at 1:29:03 Iowa - 15 Illinois - 13 Iowa scored a safety to start the game. Iowa has clenched the Big Ten West despite having lost all their offensive weapons. Tory Taylor punts for 413 yards in an emotional senior day. If Michigan plays Iowa in Indy it will probably be like two years ago. Penn State - 27 Rutgers - 6 This game was about what you would expect. Drew Allar only has 79 passing yards but Rutgers was just never going to move the ball on this Penn State defense. Michigan State - 24 Indiana - 21 Michigan State's win expectancy in this was 12% with less than three minutes left. This has to be the end of Tom Allen. Who does Indiana get after this (or Michigan State for that matter). Northwestern - 23 Purdue - 15 Northwestern is bowl eligible! Purdue turns the ball over four times. Wisconsin - 24 Nebraska - 17 Chubba Purdy and Tanner Mordecai are back. Nebraska needs to beat Iowa to get bowl eligible now. Ohio State - 37 Minnesota - 3 This was the Michigan games sans that one big throw. Can you name the Ohio State backup QB that threw twice? Michigan could have a lot of new packages for Ohio State becuase we've seen so few all season. MUSIC: “Debris”— Reigning Sound “Loving Cup”— The Rolling Stones “Unthinkable”— Alicia Keys ft. Drake “Across 110th Street”
On today's episode of UFC Unfiltered, Jim Norton and Matt Serra are joined by lightweight Chase Hooper and middleweight Brendan Allen ahead of their fights on this Saturday's UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Craig card. Right out of the gate, Jim and Matt find themselves on opposite ends of a quick debate regarding whether or not UFC matchmakers should rethink the previously-planned Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic heavyweight title fight due to Tom Aspinall's scintillating performance last Saturday. Then, Chase Hooper hops on the show to discuss how the friendly interactions he's had with Jordan Leavitt at the UFC Performance Institute are something he'll have to look past as the two gear up to fight each other in Saturday's featured bout in Las Vegas. The guys finish up the show by interviewing Brendan Allen ahead of his main event fight atop Saturday's card on ESPN+. The 10th-ranked middleweight breaks down his stylistic matchup with Paul Craig before explaining how fatherhood and seeing a sports psychiatrist have helped him mature as a fighter.
Fresh off a history-making night at Madison Square Garden, Jim Norton and Matt Serra return for today's episode of UFC Unfiltered to react to UFC 295 as they speak to two guest fighters — bantamweight John Castaneda and injured light heavyweight Jamahal Hill. Matt and Jim open the show with their immediate takeaways from Saturday's fights — including whether or not referee Marc Goddard's decision to stop the fight was unfair to Jiří Procházka. Shortly thereafter, Castaneda hops on the show while enjoying his extended stay in New York following his win on Saturday's prelims. Castaneda opens his interview by assessing his performance against Kyung Ho Kang before ultimately explaining why he's eyeing a fight with Adrian Yanez next. Jim and Matt revisit some of their UFC 295 predictions and break down fights up and down the card before finally being joined by former light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill. Eyeing a return from his ruptured Achilles sometime in the second quarter of 2024, Hill provides his thoughts on what he brings to the table in a title fight against newly-crowned light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira — a fight that Dana White has seemingly confirmed will be next for the two of them.
2 hour and 15 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. Our associate sponsors are: Peak Wealth Management, Matt Demorest - Realtor and Lender, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, Winewood Organics, Human Element, Venue by 4M where we recorded this, The Nose Bleeds, which is the Sklars Bros' reboot of Cheap Seats on UFC Fight Pass, and INTRODUCING TO THE PODCAST: Sharon's Heating & Air Conditioning. 1. Offense vs Penn State Starts at 1:00 Michigan runs for 36 straight minutes of this game and still Penn State's defensive ends get out of their rushing lanes. Karsen Barnhart gets beat on three of the first four passes and Michigan decides "we're not going to do that anymore". The vibes were immaculate, though. The only way Michigan loses this game is by turning the ball over (fumble luck was on Michigan's side this game). Do you remember what JJ's one incompletion was? The implications of Penn State's pass rush probably doesn't apply that much to the Ohio State game. The noise of Beaver Stadium does play a factor. Would you still recruit Ryan Mallet in today's game? Anyone who can't get out of the pocket is not a modern Quarterback. Michigan should've just held up a giant board that said "run". 2. Defense vs Penn State Starts at 38:57 Shall we play the Drew Allar completion game? What do Sean Clifford and Drew Allar really have in common? Neither have had a functional offensive line. Drew Allar is 70% in a clean pocket and about 38% when under pressure. There was a lot of Cam Goode in this game. There was never really a point where you thought Michigan should change their defense in order to win this game. KENNETH GRANT RUNNING, MY GOD. Michigan was tipping off what they were doing on defense a lot. 3. Hot Takes, Game Theory, and Special Teams Starts at 1:08:10 Takes hotter than Penn State defensive linemen on 3rd and 11. We have shirts. Thank you, James Franklin, for giving us content for this segment! Penn State going for it on 4th and 6 in the 4th quarter was probably not a good idea. The first two point conversion was definitely not a good idea. Going for two is opening the box and finding out if the cat is dead or alive. Officiating wasn't perfect but also didn't feel biased. 4. Around the Big Ten with Jamie Mac Starts at 1:35:22 Maryland - 13 Nebraska - 10 Three Nebraska quarterbacks threw interceptions in this game, Maryland had 92 penalty yards. This game had eight(!) turnovers. But hey, Maryland is bowl eligible. Illinois - 48 Indiana - 45 Just a debacle from the Indiana defense. Illinois QB John Paddock had 507(!!) passing yards. An Illinois player got ejected for spitting on an Indiana player. Iowa - 22 Rutgers - 0 A slow motion blowout. Iowa gets 402 yards of offense! This game had an over/under of 27.5 which is the lowest in collegiate football... and it still hit the under. Northwestern - 24 Wisconsin - 10 Northwestern is a win away from bowl eligibility. Wisconsin is now so far away from what God wanted Wisconsin football to be that now they're being punished. Purdue - 49 Minnesota - 30 Purdue somehow pulls off over 600 yards of offense and has two 100 yard rushers. Ohio State - 38 Michigan State - 3 Michigan State looks like they're just packing in the season now. Many Ohio State fans apparently are more confident after the Michigan Penn State game. MUSIC: “Leave Me Alone”— I Don't Know How But They Found Me “Confidence”— Ocean Alley “Power Man”— The Kinks “Across 110th Street”
Just days away from this Saturday's return to Madison Square Garden for UFC 295, Matt and Jim get two fighters from the card to hop on the show in women's strawweight Mackenzie Dern and lightweight Jared Gordon. Looking to build momentum off her unanimous decision win over Angela Hill in May, Dern explains why Saturday's fight against Jéssica Andrade is her most important fight yet as Dern discusses the type of pressure that comes with fighting a former champion looking to avoid dropping her fourth straight fight. The guys then shift their eyes to Saturday's stacked UFC 295 card and dole out some of their picks for the two title fights atop the billing. Then, Queens, New York native Jared Gordon joins the show, reflecting on the perseverance it took to battle through life's low points to be where he is today — gearing up to fight Mark Madsen in Madison Square Garden; the legendary stadium where his grandfather boxed as a professional back in the day. Finally, the guys finish the show with the rest of their predictions from the main card and a few other notable fights from the prelims.
What is up and welcome to The Energized Show! On this episode King Callum Walsh joins us to discuss his MSG Headlining fight on Thursday 9th of November, Being the face of UFC Fight Pass & Support from Dana White. Like, Comment, Subscribe & Hit the notification bell for more Energized Shows! Youtube : Energized Show Instagram: @Energized_Show TikTok: @The_Energized_Show Twitter: @Energized_Show Facebook: Energized Show iTunes/Spotify/SoundCloud: Energized Show #CallumWalsh #Boxing #IrishBoxing
In this episode, we recap the past weekend's action which was very solid, but also more so for a hardcore fight fan. We begin in Monte Carlo with the 130 lbs, do you think Joe Cordina won? Ramla Ali is back, plus the action from the Top Rank card in Tahoe, that Lukie was live at.Time Stamps 0:00 intro 1:00 Efe Ajagba vs Joe Goodall recap6:05 Efe Ajagba vs Charles Martin? 11:15 Raymond Muratalla a star?13:00 Raymond Muratalla vs Maxi Hughes 15:42 Henry Lebron vs William Foster III recap24:20 Angel Rebollar vs Omar Rosario recap 27:00 Javier Martinez thoughts 29:30 Charlie Sheehy thoughts 32:00 Antonio Mireles vs Skylar Lacy 36:00 Brandon Moore thoughts, Guido Vianello next?40:00 Lindolfo Delgado looked amazing, could he fight Arnold Barboza Jr43:00 Joe Cordina vs Kid Vazquez recap 45:00 Joe Cordina vs Leigh Wood47:00 Ramla Ali avenges first loss50:10 Thoughts on Francis Ngannou 54:40 Adrian Curiel stops Sivenathi Nontshinga01:00:20 Yoka Valle beats Anabel Ortiz 01:02:20 Callum Walsh, Cain Sandoval on UFC Fight Pass 01:05:00 rest of the bouts 01:07:30 recap of the heavyweight division01:08:30 Vergil Ortiz vs Tim Tszyu thoughts - fantasy fight01:09:00 DAZN boxing schedule 01:10:50 Martin Bakole 01:12:20 The Face of Boxing In 2033…01:13:34 outro.
On today's episode of UFC Unfiltered, Jim Norton and Matt Serra are joined by featherweight Dennis Buzukja ahead of his fight on the UFC 295 undercard before catching up with a comedian and podcasting icon in Adam Carolla. Set to fight Jamall Emmers in the very first fight of Saturday's card, Long Island's own Dennis Buzukja expresses his excitement to fight in front of friends and family at Madison Square Garden before looking back on his journey to the UFC. As Jim and Matt shift the conversation to how thankful they are to be able to make a living out of their passions, Buzukja reflects on how long drives from his construction job to tough training sessions with the Serra-Longo Fight Team created the opportunity for him to fight full time. Shortly after Buzukja leaves, Adam Carolla hops on the show for his second appearance on UFC Unfiltered. Adam and the guys catch up and talk about a multitude of topics — including how the prevalence of smartphones has changed human behavior.
2 hour and 11 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. Our associate sponsors are: Peak Wealth Management, Matt Demorest - Realtor and Lender, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, Winewood Organics, Human Element, Venue by 4M where we recorded this, The Nose Bleeds, which is the Sklars Bros' reboot of Cheap Seats on UFC Fight Pass, and INTRODUCING TO THE PODCAST: Sharon's Heating & Air Conditioning. 1. Offense vs Purdue Starts at 1:00 EDITOR NOTE: I am also spending a lot of time compressing Brian's voice. The worst night game to have is the crappy night game, especially when USC Washington and Alabama LSU are on! It says something that JJ hit 60% of his passes and threw for over 300 yards and everyone's like "what's wrong with JJ?" When do you want to save a play and when do you want to put it on tape? Donovan Edwards has not been utilized properly, are they saving a package for him against Penn State? Starting tackles gave up some sacks but otherwise played pretty well (Purdue has a pair of NFL defensive ends). Is the way to beat JJ by playing a lot of zone defense? 2. Defense vs Purdue Starts at 43:20 Michigan wasn't getting sacks against Hudson Card but they were pressuring him on every play. It'll be curious to see who actually rotates against Penn State. Starting to feel like we're getting the 2021 version of Rod Moore, which is encouraging. Junior Colson took a step in the right direction, Josh Wallace also played well. All of the ends are a higher level than we predicted at the beginning of the year. 3. Hot Takes, Game Theory, and Special Teams Starts at 1:02:36 Takes hotter than Santa Ono's letter to Tony Petitti. Why is Purdue football every five years just two NFL defensive ends and nothing else? The 4th and one felt like a good decision, the formation wasn't. Michigan hasn't kicked a field goal in forever so it was good to see it still works. Starters played well into the 4th quarter. 4. Around the Big Ten with Jamie Mac Starts at 1:25:22 Penn State - 51 Maryland - 15 Maryland turns the ball over four times and rushes for -49 yards. Yup, we're at November Maryland, they are no longer a trap game. When Drew Allar can set his feet and have time to throw he looks like the five star he's supposed to be, but when you pressure him he's shaky. They probably won't be able to run against Michigan but they still have one of the best defenses in college football. Ohio State - 35 Rutgers - 16 Rutgers is leading 9-7 at halftime but throws a pick-six while driving in the 3rd quarter. Rutgers outgains Ohio State 361-328. We experienced for a moment what it was like being a Rutgers fan and it wasn't fun. Iowa - 10 Northwestern - 7 Neither team gets more than 200 yards and Iowa is alone in first place in the West. He can't keep getting away with it. Indiana - 20 Wisconsin - 14 How did Indiana win this? Uhh, one good pass play? Wisconsin outgain Indiana 344-261. Indiana took the lead and just waited for the time to run out before Wisconsin came back. Michigan State - 20 Nebraska - 17 Nebraska gets back to their old self, turning the ball over three times. Illinois - 27 Minnesota - 26 Illinois wins on an improbable last minute drive with their backup QB. A disappointing game for anyone who didn't want to see Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game. MUSIC: “Make Me Thomas”— supercooper! ft. Jawn Legend “The Stones I Throw”— Levon and the Hawks “Are You Gonna Run”— Low Cut Connie “Across 110th Street”
1 hour and 40 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. Our associate sponsors are: Peak Wealth Management, Matt Demorest - Realtor and Lender, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, Winewood Organics, Human Element, Venue by 4M where we recorded this, The Nose Bleeds, which is the Sklars Bros' reboot of Cheap Seats on UFC Fight Pass, and INTRODUCING TO THE PODCAST: Sharon's Heating & Air Conditioning. 1. The Latest on Signgate Starts at 1:00 The developments that have developed are basically nothing. Feels like we know pretty much what there is to know, it's just a matter of what happens next from the NCAA. Michigan could be the first program hit with the NCAA's new rule of "if a staffer gets in trouble, the head coach also gets in trouble". There's some failure on the part of Warde Manuel. What is the actual competitive advantage of stolen signals? College football coaches are the most paranoid people in America. Based on how the NCAA has handled these issues, it seems extremely unlikely that anything will happen to Michigan this season. Worst case scenario would be Jim Harbaugh gets a show-cause a year or two down the road. [The rest of the writeup and the player after THE JUMP] 2. Michigan Men's Basketball Backcourt Starts at 22:37 Dug McDaniel is the most established guard. Freshmen point guards can be shaky, McDaniel's trajectory for his sophomore year is encouraging. Jaelin Llewellyn is your next most established guard. We didn't see a lot of him last year since he tore his ACL but he should be full go by now. Hard to know how much we're getting back from him after his injury. Nimari Burnett transfers as a rotation player from an Alabama team that was the 3rd best defense in college basketball last year. His offensive upside is unknown, Charles Matthews is a good comparison. George Washington III was described by Dug McDaniels as a good shooter but probably won't see more than 10 minutes per game. Jace Howard is listed as a guard but it's unlikely that he'll be a lot more than he was last year. 3. Michigan Men's Basketball Frontcourt Starts at 45:38 Takes hotter than Edward Norton Jr. after seeing Connor Stalions on the sidelines at CMU and he's like "I GOT THIS ROLE. THIS IS ALL ME, BABY". Tarris Reed is your starter, who is also Not Hunter Dickinson. He was slightly better defensively than Hunter Dickinson but the offensive drop-off was much bigger. Also needs to be better than 40% at free throws! Olivier Nkamhoua was a big contributor for the #1 defense in the country last year. That is already a huge upgrade defensively at the 4. He won't solve all your problems but is a very good, veteran basketball player. Seth thinks the final starting spot is Terrance Williams II, Brian thinks it's Tray Jackson. Will Tschetter: exists. Youssef Khayat could be a guy. 4. 2023-2024 Men's Basketball Overview Starts at 1:21:19 Making the tournament is a reasonable goal for this team. Where is Michigan going to get their points from? This gets made up by the massive defensive improvements. Michigan loses Jett Howard to the NBA but Michigan was a better team without Jett Howard. Juwan Howard is still recovering from heart surgery and has not been available in the pre-season coaching. There are going to be some hiccups with this team but all the transfers coming in are very experienced players from good teams. The vibes were awful last year but should be much better this year. MUSIC: “U-Love”— J Dilla “Crosshairs”— Dangerdoom, MFDoom “Smooth Aisles”— Michael Nau “Across 110th Street”
Jim Norton returns for this Wednesday's episode of UFC Unfiltered alongside Matt Serra to a show that invites rising Brazilian middleweight Caio Borralho on ahead of his fight on Saturday's card in São Paulo. Borralho, who is set to fight middleweight Abus Magomedov on Saturday's UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Lewis card, dishes his thoughts on his upcoming fight — unpacking the stylistic matchup before dishing his thoughts on his opponent's most recent outing against Sean Strickland. On the topic of Strickland, Borralho explains what it was like sparring the newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion as he explains the thought process behind his accurate pre-fight prediction that nailed the outcome of Israel Adesanya's loss to Strickland at UFC 293. To wrap up the show, Matt and Jim strike a conversation regarding Leon Edwards and whether the UFC welterweight champion's gym was justified in disallowing Ian Machado Garry to continue training there.
With Jim Norton out for the day, friend of the show Phoenix Carnevale steps on up as a guest co-host for Monday's episode of UFC Unfiltered alongside Matt Serra for chats with coach Plinio Cruz and rising UFC middleweight Joe Pyfer. Matt and Phoenix waste no time by bringing coach Plinio Cruz on to the show to listen on as the former Brazilian heavyweight fighter discusses the brotherly dynamic he and former UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira both have as coaches for former UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira. Seeking to help Pereira become a two-division champion in a second sport, Cruz walks through the elements that make Alex's upcoming light heavyweight title fight against Jiří Procházka a special matchup to sit atop the UFC 295 card at Madison Square Garden — the very same building where Pereira won both his UFC debut and middleweight title. Then, Pennsylvania's own Joe Pyfer joins the show to talk about how his rough upbringing shaped him into the fighter and man he is today before dropping a couple of names of top-15 middleweights he'd be interested in fighting to crack into the division's rankings.
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On today's episode of UFC Unfiltered, Jim Norton and Matt Serra react to the monumental news about UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones' injury with guest caller and former UFC welterweight Ben Askren. Jim and Matt begin the show by immediately diving into the ripple effect of Jon Jones' torn pectoral tendon injury. With Sergei Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall agreeing to fight each other in an interim heavyweight title co-main event at UFC 295, Jim and Matt look into what another delay could mean for former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic as he looks to return to the cage for the first time since March of 2021. Ben Askren joins the show shortly after, filling the guys in on how he balances his post-retirement life as a father and wrestling coach with interest in writing books and investing. While listing all of the things keeping him busy without fighting, Askren names the one and only veteran fighter he'd willingly end his retirement for.
On this episode of UFC Unfiltered, Jim Norton and Matt Serra recap all things UFC 294 with longtime MMA writer and journalist John Morgan, who joins for the duration of the show as today's guest co-host. The guys open the show with initial thoughts on how Kamaru Usman looked on short notice in his majority decision loss to Khamzat Chimaev in Saturday's middleweight co-main event. As a collective group of three, the guys then shift the conversation to Saturday's cageside doctor, sparking a spirited debate about whether or not Johnny Walker was in a position to keep fighting after Magomed Ankalaev struck him with a knee. After singing the praises of Alexander Volkanovski for his courage to accept a difficult lightweight title fight rematch against Islam Makhachev on short notice, Matt unpacks what went wrong for Volkanovski before the guys chime in with their thoughts on whether Charles Oliveira or Justin Gaethje has a better chance at becoming the UFC's new 155-pound king.
2 hours and 11 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. Our associate sponsors are: Peak Wealth Management, Matt Demorest - Realtor and Lender, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, Winewood Organics, Human Element, Venue by 4M where we recorded this, The Nose Bleeds, which is the Sklars Bros' reboot of Cheap Seats on UFC Fight Pass, and INTRODUCING TO THE PODCAST: Sharon's Heating & Air Conditioning. 1. Offense vs Michigan State Starts at 1:00 There was an initial reaction to be nervous about this game due to the history of this rivalry but Michigan does not care. Seth got an Epic Double Bird from a Michigan State player. We love this team. The story of Mike Sainristil and Michael Barrett are what this era of Michigan football are all about. They're such dorks (this is not a diss). Michigan fans absolutely drowned out Spartan Stadium in this game. JJ had a Tom Brady throw in his touchdown pass to Colston Loveland. When the pocket breaks down, JJ is like Houdini. If you let JJ sit in the pocket, he hits his dig routs and you die. If you rush him, it's even worse! Alex Drain's pre-season hot take about AJ Barner was accurate! The run game was a bit stagnant, though. MSU was prepared for the RPS. It's funny that JJ is having his Heisman campaign going on but opposing defenses are still saying "grr we gotta stop the run." 2. Defense vs Michigan State Starts at 45:30 Michigan State was simply not ready for the smoke here. Michigan went back to rotating a lot because this was over by the 4th drive. Why are you not blocking Mason Graham or Braiden McGregor? Derrick Moore had a good game by beating tackles. You rotate out Kenneth Grant and Mason Graham comes back out so... how do you beat that? Rod Moore was in on the final drives of the game. Junior Colson played a great game, is he the only weakness on this defense? And if so, how do you approach this defense if he's playing well? 3. Hot Takes, Game Theory, and Special Teams Starts at 1:05:19 Takes hotter than the seat of whoever put a seemingly innocuous video quiz up on the Michigan State scoreboards. If Michigan switched their offense and defense against Purdue, who should play what position? Clock management at the end of the first half is a point of discussion. Aside from the results, it was one of Jim Harbaugh's best two-minute drills of his career at Michigan. DENTAL PLAN. LISA NEEDS BRACES. We couldn't even get to Segment 4 without having to talk about James Franklin's game theory. 4. Around the Big Ten with Jamie Mac Starts at 1:25:47 Ohio State - 20 Penn State - 12 Penn State's offense cannot do anything. Ohio State has Marvin Harrison Jr., they win, the end. Penn State only gave up 20 points, was there anything they could have even done differently? Some of Penn State's play calls were incredible stupid, what are you doing, James Franklin? Penn State ran the Tecmo Bowl Flea Flicker but they ran it out of a play they never run. Ohio State backup QB Devin Brown went out of this game so if Kyle McCord gets hurt, who is even the next guy up? Minnesota - 12 Iowa - 10 The funniest and saddest game of the week. Iowa knew their best chance of winning this game was Cooper DeJean getting a punt return and he had an amazing return get called back because he technically waved his hand. Was it easily to interpret that as a fair catch signal? Could Iowa still win the west? Nebraska - 17 Northwestern - 9 Another hideous Big Ten West game, 257 yards to 248. Is Nebraska looking at possibly seven wins this season? It'll be interesting to see what happens when they go against Maryland. Wisconsin - 25 Illinois - 21 Illinois booted this one away. Wisconsin wins off of 18 4th quarter points. Wisconsin might still be the favorite to win the Big Ten West? Rutgers - 31 Indiana - 14 Rutgers is going bowling!! BryMac, we have tickets for you. "Penn State is Iowa with a finished basement." MUSIC: “I Saw The Sign”— Ace Of Base “Signs”— Kodak Black “Signs”— Five Man Acoustical Jam “Across 110th Street”
With this Saturday's UFC 294 pay-per-view just a matter of days away, Jim Norton and Matt Serra use today's episode to preview and predict winners for the massive fights atop the card — with 8th-ranked lightweight Arman Tsarukyan providing some additional perspective on as a guest caller. Jim and Matt waste no time by diving straight into the main card, unpacking the elements that make both of Saturday's short-notice fights intriguing. When discussing Alexander Volkanovski's readiness for a 5-round title fight, the guys assess whether or not the UFC's 145-pound king has to find a way to finish Islam Makhachev in order to dethrone the lightweight champion. Midway through the show, Arman Tsarukyan hops on the call to look back at his own experience taking a short-notice fight against Makhachev before weighing in on whether Volkanovski has a chance at pulling off the upset. Finally, the guys wrap up the show by making their picks for three fights in particular — the main event, Kamaru Usman's middleweight co-main event against Khamzat Chimaev, and the light heavyweight featured bout between second-ranked Magomed Ankalaev and seventh-ranked Johnny Walker.
2 hours and 11 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. Our associate sponsors are: Peak Wealth Management, Matt Demorest - Realtor and Lender, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, Winewood Organics, Human Element, Venue by 4M where we recorded this, The Nose Bleeds, which is the Sklars Bros' reboot of Cheap Seats on UFC Fight Pass, and INTRODUCING TO THE PODCAST: Sharon's Heating & Air Conditioning. 1. Offense vs Indiana Starts at 1:00 The first quarter was annoying but no one was ever worried, it ended up being a transitive property victory over Ohio State! “JJ's incompletions” is once again a short segment. “JJ's sacks” are a more interesting conversation. Credit Indiana's defense for playing smart in this one. The offense scores on eight straight drives and that was that. JJ is elite when he has to go off script, exactly what you need to be a national championship contender. How Michigan football is like watching a ferret get drowned by a psychopath. Should Blake Corum be selling the flea flicker more? There were some run block errors. Is AJ Barner actually the best tight end on the team? Benjamin Hall looked great and is an encouraging replacement for Mullings right now. Apparently Semaj Morgan's nickname is "Jukebox", which, yeah. [The rest of the writeup and the player after THE JUMP] 2. Defense vs Indiana Starts at 48:30 This was annoying for a quarter. Linebackers and defensive ends are still not doing great in drop backs. They're practicing their Ohio State defense every week, might as well practice it against Indiana. There was a receiver running wide open on the first interception. Linebacker play wasn't the greatest, Junior Colson doesn't have all the right instincts. Michigan is trying to develop depth by rotating defensive players a lot, this probably goes away against Michigan State. Mike Barrett is a tremendous blitzer. Mason Graham club hand fumble recovery! Can we get a FB Wheel touchdown to Kenneth Grant next year? Sounds like it's ride or die with Josh Wallace at CB2. Rod Moore played good, hopefully he's back to mid-season form. 3. Hot Takes, Game Theory, and Special Teams Starts at 1:11:21 Takes hotter than Marcus Freeman after he defenestrated USC. Is Michigan football listening to this podcast?? Tyler Morris should be the go-to punt returner, Semaj Morgan is the go-to kick returner. KYLE, YOU AGAIN? Going for it on 4th and 2 near the endzone felt like the right thing to do. 4. Around the Big Ten with Jamie Mac Starts at 1:30:11 Rutgers - 27 Michigan State - 24 One of the greatest comebacks in Rutgers football history went mostly unnoticed. Michigan State has Trouble With The Snap. The Situation Trophy is in Piscataway! Michigan State isn't a good team but they always show up for Michigan so Michigan can't have a slow start again. Iowa - 15 Wisconsin - 6 Iowa gains 237 yards, 82 of them on one run. Deacon Hill goes 6/14 for 37 yards. Wisconsin throws the ball 50 times. Iowa has a clear path to the Big Ten title game despite being down a starting QB and their two top tight ends. Their punting is still top notch. Iowa is 10-1 in games where Tory Taylor punts at least 8 times. Illinois - 27 Maryland - 24 We're in the transitive business until it makes us feel bad. Given how Ohio State looked against Maryland, this has to look good for Michigan. Ohio State - 41 Purdue - 7 Purdue, buddy, you can't one-on-one Marvin Harrison. They have Purdue Don Brown as their defensive coordinator. Ohio State might have some concerning depth issues at running back, Trayanum went out with a possible concussion. Cade Stover has stepped up this year. Penn State - 63 UMass - 0 Apparently Penn State just doesn't throw downfield. UMass also got five sacks. Their game against Ohio State might be a rock fight. MUSIC: “Evicted”— Wilco “The Ruminant Band”— Fruit Bats “Catch a Glimpse”— Aaron Ross “Across 110th Street”
It's SHORT TIME SHOTS, a quick look at the day's top wrestling stories. -The University of Iowa's Women's Wrestling team is set to host the inaugural Trailblazer Duals, a landmark event spotlighting women's wrestling talent across various collegiate teams. The event, a step towards elevating women's wrestling on a national stage, welcomes all four Division I schools that field women's wrestling - host Iowa, Sacred Heart, Presbyterian and Lindenwood. The Trailblazer Duals kick off at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on November 12. -Pioneering figure in the wrestling world, Nicole Woody Tyson, is set to receive ultimate recognition for her trailblazing career. The Anne Arundel County Sports Hall of Fame has announced that Woody will be part of their illustrious roster of inductees. A momentous occasion, this signals a well-deserved tip of the hat to Woody's lasting contributions to the sport of wrestling. She's the women's head coach at Oklahoma City University.-In a new cross-sport venture, UFC FIGHT PASS is partnering with the Cage Fury Fighting Championships to broadcast NCAA Division I wrestling bouts. The collaboration aims to bring the sports of wrestling and mixed martial arts to a larger audience, showcasing the athletes and their respective competitions. The partnership could possibly serve as a catalyst to stir interest among fans and potential athletes alike in both wrestling and mixed martial arts.-Flowrestling went back in time and looked at the first Division II national title won by Nebraska-Kearney. The Lopers had a future world and Olympic medalist, Tervel Dlagnev, and a future UFC Champ, Kamarudeen Usman, as key cogs in that title run. The Lopers edged Minnesota State by half a point in 2008, and of course, there's so much that went into that title.-From Inside The Games, The Iran Wrestling Federation says it plans to appeal after the country's Greco-Roman wrestler Mohammadali Geraei was suspended following a bottle-throwing incident during this year's World Championships. He tossed a bottle onto the mat during a highly testy match between his brother Mohammadreza Geraei and Japan's Kyotaro Sogabe.-Pennsylvania's Aaron Seidel, one of the nation's top lightweights from the Class of 2025 announced on Twitter - I'm not calling it X - he's headed to Virginia Tech. Wyoming picked up a pair of commitments from Eddie Neitenbach of Ohio and Brendan Barnes of Montana.-In Podcasts, Duck Insider features Stevens Institute of Technology Mental Performance Coach Erin Song. InterMat releases the second part of its Big 12 preview, while Cornell Robinson hosts Penn State assistant Cody Sanderson on Da Money Round. Wisconsin Wrestler features coach Dom Gunderson.-The full breakdown of the day's wrestling news can be delivered to your inbox daily, courtesy of Mat Talk Online's Daily Wrestling Newsletter, delivered by Resilite. Sign up free at mattalkonline.com/newsRemember, if something sounds weird, It's like schoolhouse rock - I'm just a bot.
Joining Jim Norton and Matt Serra on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered is bantamweight Adrian Yanez and comedian Robert Kelly. Looking to bounce back from his first loss inside the UFC, 14th-ranked bantamweight Adrian Yanez gives a sober assessment of what went wrong as he abandoned his game plan in the midst of his one-round firefight against Rob Font. Yanez further explains how the great deal of mutual respect between himself and 13th-ranked bantamweight Jonathan Martinez will have to be put aside briefly as the two prepare to clash on Saturday night in a significant fight for the UFC's 135-pound division. Shortly thereafter, Jim and Matt are joined by a long-time friend of the show in stand-up comedian Robert Kelly, who himself is no fighter but shows an incredible ability to take Matt Serra's friendly jabs in stride while throwing some back himself in a hilarious appearance on the show. The guys wrap up the show by taking a look at Saturday's UFC Fight Night: Yusuff vs. Barboza card.
1 hour and 53 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. Our associate sponsors are: Peak Wealth Management, Matt Demorest - Realtor and Lender, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, Winewood Organics, Human Element, Venue by 4M where we recorded this, and The Nose Bleeds, which is the Sklars Bros' reboot of Cheap Seats on UFC Fight Pass. 1. Offense vs Minnesota Starts at 1:00 Brian hit someone with a tennis ball in the schwangle-dangles. It wasn't a passing rutger because Michigan didn't have more points than Minnesota had passing yards, they tied (but they had an Iowutger?). Another short game of "JJ's incompletions". No flea flickers, what are we doing?? JJ looked extremely calm and collected against zone coverage, which was a direct contrast to Kyle McCord. Myles Hinton came in during garbage time and can't redshirt, also Henderson is the guy. Kallel Mullings is for real and really fun to watch. Michigan is leading the country in penalty yards (in the good way). Jack Tuttle looks awesome during Tuttle Time! [The rest of the writeup and the player after THE JUMP] 2. Defense vs Minnesota Starts at 34:26 We start with good things! Mason Graham played out of his mind with one hand. Braiden McGregor had a great game, he adds two more pass break-ups. So many guys had great games that we don't even mention Kris Jenkins for a little while. Goode, Grant, and Benny got moved a bit so maybe Minnesota's run blocking was decent. There were some tactical issues with the linebackers that can be fixed. Discussing Minnesota's touchdown play. 3. Hot Takes, Game Theory, and Special Teams Starts at 57:24 Takes hotter than Mario Cristobal's hot seat after the dumbest thing we've ever seen in a football game (TWICE). What was PJ Fleck doing at the end of the first half? James Turner hit a routine field goal, yay. Tommy Doman kicked a kickoff out of bounds, boo. After the personal foul hit on JJ they should've kicked an on-side kick and then brough out Jack Tuttle. Brian talks about the Ohio State game since he has to miss the Jamie segment, brings up that Ohio State can't run the ball. A lot of the bad things that happened to Maryland were caused by Maryland. 4. Around the Big Ten with Jamie Mac Starts at 1:24:21 Ohio State - 37 Maryland - 17 Maryland had this game in hand but then Maryland'd. Ohio State is 81st nationally in yards per carry vs P5 teams. Ohio State's offensive line can't really move people, their go-to run play is stretch and they don't run it well. Lathan Ransom has looked better, though. Nebraska - 20 Illinois - 7 Nebraska's run defense looked legit in this game, which makes Michigan's performance look better. Illinois is in a bad place right now. Rutgers - 13 Wisconsin - 24 Rutgers just didn't have enough fire power or downfield passing threats to stay in this game. Wisconsin continues to appear to have a free trip to Indianapolis. Northwestern - 23 Howard - 20 No notes. Iowa - 20 Purdue - 14 This is one of the ugliest football games we have ever barely watched. Purdue cannot stop an inside run. Iowa turns everyone they play into Iowa. The Hawkeyes had zero completions to wide receivers. MUSIC: “Young Hearts Spark Fire”— Japandroids “Porch Boogie”— Rose City Band “Henry in Forever”— Luke Temple “Across 110th Street”
With UFC Fight Night: Dawson vs. Green being a matter of days away, Jim Norton and Matt Serra are joined by one half of Saturday's main event as UFC lightweight Grant Dawson joins an episode of UFC Unfiltered that also features NFL-player turned MMA super fan Ryan Clark. At the very beginning of the show, Matt is pleased to find out that Grant Dawson is as big of a Star Wars fan as him — leading to a passionate conversation about the characters and storylines that live inside of the all-time classic franchise's multimedia universe. Before wrapping up his interview, the UFC's 10th-ranked lightweight Dawson shares some of his thoughts on what it means to be headlining his first UFC main event against a tough veteran like Bobby Green who fights with a unique, one-of-a-kind style inside the cage. Shortly after, the guys are joined by retired 13-year NFL veteran Ryan Clark, who begins his conversation with Jim and Matt by explaining how a lifelong football player from Louisiana discovered a passion for consuming martial arts during Chuck Liddell's reign as UFC light heavyweight champion. Clark then goes on to share how he got involved in co-hosting the DC & RC podcast with former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier, a Louisiana native himself. The guys go on to chat about big time fights they're looking forward to before closing off the show by plugging this Saturday's intriguing UFC Fight Night card in Las Vegas.
2 hour and 12 minutes The Sponsors Thank you to Underground Printing for making this all possible. Rishi and Ryan have been our biggest supporters from the beginning. Check out their wide selection of officially licensed Michigan fan gear at their 3 store locations in Ann Arbor or learn about their custom apparel business at undergroundshirts.com. Our associate sponsors are: Peak Wealth Management, Matt Demorest - Realtor and Lender, Ann Arbor Elder Law, Michigan Law Grad, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, Winewood Organics, Human Element, Venue by 4M where we recorded this, and The Nose Bleeds, which is the Sklars Bros' reboot of Cheap Seats on UFC Fight Pass. 1. Offense vs Nebraska Starts at 1:00 There are people saying Michigan runs TOO MANY flea flickers?? It's hard to win 45-7 when you play at the pace that Michigan plays at. This game was domination. Kalel Mullings emerged, De'Veon Smith but fast? Donovan Edwards showed improvement, despite what the stats might show. LaDarius Henderson played most of the game, maybe he just needed some time to get broken in since he played guard last year and wasn't at Michigan in the spring. JJ McCarthy didn't seem phased by the windy conditions. The Nebraska run defense might hold up against Penn State? The passing game bread and butter is a 15 yard dig route. Bredeson and Barner are A+ blockers. [The rest of the writeup and the player after THE JUMP] 2. Defense vs Nebraska Starts at 46:06 There was a Nebraska highlight reel at halftime that involved three plays. Kris Jenkins was not blocked at all. Nebraska's left tackle scored a zero in PFF two years ago. Will Johnson got beat in man coverage which isn't great! Ernest Hausmann played a great game in his old stadium, was called a traitor by someone in the stands. Zone drops need improvement by defensive ends. Otherwise not much else to complain about. 3. Hot Takes, Game Theory, and Special Teams Starts at 1:08:57 Takes hotter than Lincoln, Nebraska in October (for some reason). Dave attended this game and describes the Nebraska experience. Their fans are as nice as advertised and have great shirts. JJ was also very nice in this game for reasons discussed. Per Blake Corum, this game was buttery and sweet. Dorks! Tommy Doman startled the commentators with a punt. Not much to discuss in terms of game theory (besides Nebraska timeout usage). 4. Around the Big Ten with Jamie Mac Starts at 1:37:49 Minnesota - 35 Louisiana - 24 Louisiana outgains Minnesota, that can't feel good with Michigan coming up. By the 3rd quarter, Minnesota took control. Based on Minnesota vs Northwestern and Nebraska, this probably won't be a competitive game coming up. Iowa - 26 Michigan State - 16 Iowa gets 26 points but their offensive net contribution is 10. But hey, they got their goal of >25 points! Michigan State outgains Iowa but throws three interceptions. This was just a hideous game. Penn State - 41 Northwestern - 13 This game was tied at halftime but Penn State really put it away in the second half. It's hard to think that Penn State's offensive line will do much against Michigan. 31 of 63 of Northwestern's offensive plays went for one yard or less. Penn State sort of ran a fake kneel down to beat the spread. That doesn't seem like a team that seems confident enough to beat Ohio State. Purdue - 44 Illinois - 19 Lots of penalties for Illinois. One third of Illinois' yards came in the last nine minutes. This is a year zero for Purdue which makes this more impressive. Maryland - 44 Indiana - 17 This was ugly, feels like Tom Allen's swan song. Maryland is 5-0 and is looking decent, but they probably won't have the lines to compete with Ohio State this weekend. Rutgers - 52 Wagner - 3 MUSIC: “Dead Fox”— Courtney Barnett “Eye On The Bat”— Palehound “Find Me in the Air”— The Builders and the Butchers “Across 110th Street”
With Jim Norton out for the day, the one and only Din Thomas steps on up as a guest co-host for Wednesday's episode of UFC Unfiltered alongside Matt Serra for chats with UFC lightweight Mateusz Gamrot and pop culture critic Kristian Harloff! After a brief introduction to the show, Matt and Din waste no time bringing Gamrot on the show to talk to him about last Saturday's TKO win over Rafael Fiziev. The sixth-ranked lightweight offers his best wishes to Fiziev in his recovery before ultimately outlining his plans inside the stacked 155-pound division, including his reasoning for why he wants to fight former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira. When Gamrot leaves the show, Din and Matt take a moment to dish their thoughts on the six fighters who earned a UFC contract on Tuesday's Dana White's Contender Series episode before breaking into a discussion about why Tony Ferguson's losing skid is still no reason for unranked Paddy Pimblett to look at 'El Cucuy' as an easy matchup in the young lightweight's first fight back from ankle surgery. Matt turns into a kid in a candy store when pop culture expert and movie/TV critic Kristian Harloff hops on the show to compare notes on recently released shows and movies that Matt and Din have watched.
On today's episode of UFC Unfiltered, Jim Norton and Matt Serra are joined by UFC bantamweight Miles Johns and VFS Academy's owner and head coach Mike Valle. Jim and Matt begin the show by recapping some of Saturday's action from the UFC Apex, with some thoughts on featherweight Bryce Mitchell's win over Dan Ige and Rafael Fiziev's knee injury in the lightweight main event that gave Mateusz Gamrot an injury TKO win. Fresh off a win on Saturday's prelims, Miles Johns joins the show for the first time ever to discuss his close fight with Dan Argueta and how his sobriety has been one of many recent changes to his life that have improved his mindset in between fight camps. While discussing his journey from childhood wrestler to professional mixed martial artist, Miles explains why mental health issues are a matter near and dear to his heart. Shortly after Miles leaves the show, Jim and Matt are joined by VFS Academy's Mike Valle, who uses his perspective as Belal Muhammad's coach to dive deeper into the upcoming welterweight title fight between defending champion Leon Edwards and two-time title challenger Colby Covington.