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Robert Winfree previews UFC on ESPN 52 and looks at what we know about the PFL/Bellator situation going forward.0:00 Intro3:55 UFC on ESPN 52 preview37:04 PFL/Bellator thoughts46:21 Plugs #UFC #UFCAustin #UFConESPN
Earlier this month, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, more commonly known as UFC, celebrated its 30th anniversary. The company's explosive growth is unprecedented in the history of sports, recently earning a $12 billion valuation. But the UFC didn't just create a new kind of sports entertainment. It brought a relatively unknown fighting style out of the underground and into the mainstream, upending our understanding of human combat. So today, Ryan Hockensmith tells the tale of the first-ever UFC event, through the eyes of one fighter who had no idea what he was getting into. Back in 2017, our friends at 30 for 30 Podcasts went even deeper on the origins of UFC. Check out their episode No Rules: The Birth of UFC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.
Robert Winfree reviews UFC on ESPN+ 90 and talks the future of Bellator.0:00 Intro3:12 UFC on ESPN+ 90 review44:27 Bellator 301 thoughts and Bellator's future50:00 UFC cancels Shanghai plans, back to the Apex56:53 Plugs#UFC #UFCVegas82
Fabiano Iha Career Deep Dive Ep 194Fabiano Iha is a retired Brazilian mixed martial artist. He competed in the Lightweight division, fighting in several organizations, including the Ultimate Fighting Championship and PRIDE.Timestamps (Thanks to Andrew Mendoza!)0:00 Lytes out intro0:19 Joey Venti's Guest Introduction0:45 Interview Start0:48 Coaching at Beverly Hills Jiu-Jitsu 2:17 Getting Discovered by the UFC3:59 Beginnings in Jiu-Jitsu 5:46 Invitation to compete in ADCC6:55 Fabiano Iha vs Renzo Gracie 8:54 Experience at ADCC 199810:01 Grappling with Kazushi Sakuraba 11:21 Being an Alternate Fighter against Frank Trigg 13:21 Relationship with Marco Ruas16:05 Fabiano Iha vs John Borsos16:58 Moving to the United States to fight 17:58 UFC 3 Kimo Leopoldo Controversy 21:14 Locker Room during UFC 321:45 Rickson Gracie Asking for 1 Million to Fight in UFC 323:47 Royce Gracie Towel Throw In25:07 Royce Gracie vs Harold Howard Opinion 25:53 Being on the Phone While Cornering Tito Ortiz During Fight28:03 Ken Shamrock Being Friendly with Tito Ortiz at King of the Cage Event 32:00 Experiences Training Vitor Belfort 34:24 Training Mark Kerr37:46 Car Accident in Big Bear 39:00 Training with Gerald Strebendt39:29 Fabiano Iha vs Yves Edwards40:28 Cleber Luciano Challenging Fabiano Iha45:13 Victor Hunsaker48:12 Fabiano Iha vs Cleber Luciano49:18 Cleber Luciano's Wife Causing Issues51:31 Training with the RAW Team53:56 Thoughts on Rico Chiapparelli54:28 Controversy for Training with the RAW Team57:26 Gracie's Holding Back Moves When Training 59:50 Adjusting to California from Brazil 1:00:59 Rumor of Fighting on Adult Movie Scene/Yves Edwards Story 1:00:27 Marco Ruas Challenging Rickson Gracie 1:05:17 Thoughts on Rickson Gracie 1:11:38 Fabiano Iha vs Laverne Clark1:15:57 Fabiano IHa vs Frank Trigg1:16:52 Fabiano Iha vs Dave Menne1:19:54 Fabiano Iha vs Danny Bennet1:22:02 Fabiano Iha vs Phil Johns 1:26:29 Fabiano Iha vs Caol Uno1:29:26 Punishment Athletics with Tito Ortiz 1:30:18 Experience with Wander Braga 1:31:00 Fabiano Iha vs Flavio Troccoli/ Fake Results1:32:16 Backstage at Hitman Fighting Promotions 21:33:18 Training with Renato Sobral1:34:40 XFC Rebirth Cancelled 1:35:37 Armando Garcia1:38:05 Kajas Creating the Octagon Cage1:40:26 Difficulties Moving from Brazil 1:44:15 Jason Fairn1:45:08 Chad Washburn1:46:07 Training with Erik Paulson1:47:46 UFC 33 training issues 1:51:01 Interview wrap up 1:52:35 Outro/Closing thoughts Subscribe to the Lytes Out Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@LytesOutClipsSocials: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lytesoutpodcast/reelsiTunes - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lytes-out-podcast/id1568575809 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3q8KsfqrSQSjkdPLkdtNWb Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/groups/1027449255187255/Mike - The MMA Detective - @mikedavis632 Cash App - $mikedavis1231Venmo - Mike-Davis-63ZELLE: Cutthroatmma@gmail.com / ph#: 773-491-5052 Follow the #LOP team on Instagram: Chris - Founder/Owner - @chrislightsoutlytle Mike - MMA Detective - @mikedavis632 Joey - Assistant - @aj_ventitreTyson - Producer - @Ty.Green.WeldingAndrew - Timestamps - @ambidexstressOutro song: Power - https://tunetank.com/t/2gji/1458-power#MMA #UFC #NHB #LytesOutPodcast #LytesOut #MixedMartialArts #ChrisLytle #MMADetective #MikeDavis #MMAHistory #OldSchoolMMA #FightPodcast #FightTalk #DEEPDIVE #FiftyFightClub #MMAPodcast #FightPodcastSupport the show
En este episodio de UFC Entre Asaltos, Brandon Morano tiene como invitados a la venezolana Verónica Hardy quien nos habla de sus comienzos en el deporte, la lesión que la mantuvo años fuera de competencia y la preparación para su pelea del próximo 2 de diciembre. Además, Alessandro costa nos cuenta su experiencia de pelear en el Madison Square Garden y su vida fuera del octágono.
The boys are back with another big episode on the road to 100! This week we dive into everything that happened at Madison Square Garden for UFC 295, discuss the merits of interim titles, put carnivals on notice, and preview this weeks Fight Night! Hit the download button and step into the cage!
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.
Robert Winfree looks at the fallout from UFC 295 including Alex Pereira's title win, and Tom Aspinall claiming the interim heavyweight title. Plus fight announcements, and TKO's stock drops.0:00 Intro3:15 UFC 295 review1:24:10 UFC on ESPN+ 90 preview1:44:40 Fight announcements1:50:45 TKO stock situation1:53:03 Plugs#UFC #UFC295 #UFCVegas82
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.
Marcelo Picon, mais conhecido como Marcelo Bolinha ou apenas Bolinha, é um diretor de externas, produtor e apresentador de televisão brasileiro. Foi responsável pela criação de vários quadros em grandes programas humorísticos. Demian Augusto Maia Baptista é um lutador de artes marciais mistas brasileiro, especialista em jiu-jitsu, e luta atualmente no Ultimate Fighting Championship. No dia 14 de maio de 2016, com a vitória no UFC 198, Maia se tornou o brasileiro com o maior número de triunfos na organização.
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.
Robert Winfree looks at the lackluster UFC on ESPN+ 89, previews UFC 295 with both title fights, and news on the Zuffa lawsuit.0:00 Intro2:00 UFC on ESPN+ 89 review44:25 UFC 295 preview1:16:14 Lawsuit update, appeal denied1:40:35 Georgia approves ONE Championship rule set1:42:10 Plugs#UFC #UFCSaoPaulo #UFC295
En este episodio de UFC Entre Asaltos, Santiago Ponzinibbio tiene como invitados a Loopy Godínez y Diego Lopes quienes hablan de su preparación y el orgullo que sienten de representar a Latinoamérica en el evento de los 30 años de la UFC el próximo 11 de noviembre.
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.
Robert talks about the result and fallout from Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou, previews UFC on ESPN+ 89, and talk about the change to UFC 295.0:00 Intro3:05 UFC on ESPN+ 89 preview36:35 Fury vs. Ngannou thoughts57:15 Jones vs. Stipe off for UFC 2951:07:08 Chimaev update1:08:35 Bud Light back in UFC1:16:37 Plugs#BattleOfTheBaddest #UFCSaoPaulo #UFC295
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.
Dana White, CEO and president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship has big news to break here on the show as he announces a new partnership with an old partner.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
V uplynulé dekádě se v USA začalo něco měnit. Veřejné mínění Američanů, dříve skálopevných partnerů Izraele se začíná proměňovat, především mezi mladšími ročníky. Mezi nejčastější „viníky“ této proměny jsou řazeny univerzity a nejrůznější levicové organizace. Je to ale skutečně tak? Jak do příběhu zpadá hrdina „anti-cancel culter“ posledních let, standup komik Dave Chappelle? A co s tím vším má společného Joe Rogan a Ultimate Fighting Championship? To se dozvíte v dnešním Rednecku.
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.
En este episodio de UFC Entre Asaltos, Brandon Moreno tiene como invitado al peruano Daniel Marcos, quien nos lleva desde sus comienzos en las MMA, a su accidente días antes de su presentación en “Dana White's Contender Series y su primer año en la UFC.
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Start Bringing the Fight to the CompetitionUFC GYM CEO, Adam Sedlack, shares his exciting journey into the world of UFC and the incredible story of how this perspective supercharged their gym's growth and success.Just like UFC fighters prepare to fight “all out” in the Octagon, the UFC GYM team comes together with a strong support system for both physical and mental strength. In this episode, you'll step into the arena of fierce competition and unlock the secrets to their amazing track record.UFC GYM is the global leader in MMA-inspired fitness. Train Different in 150 locations around the world. Rooted in authenticity, UFC GYM is an extension of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® and proud to make the training programs and benefits of elite MMA athletes accessible to all, regardless of age or athletic ability.Through Adam's vision and leadership, the company's footprint has grown to include more than 148 locations throughout 42 countries, with more than 1,000 locations currently in development around the world.What You'll Discover in this Episode:How to Survive a 48-Hour Sleepless Business “Marathon”MMA Fight Camps: The Spark Behind a Business RevolutionHow Training like a UFC Athlete Became a Thriving Business ModelThe Question You Need to Ask Every CustomerUnleash Your Team's 'Discretionary Effort'The Role Mentorship Played in his CareerHow to Turn Failure into SuccessWhy You Must Adapt Your Leadership Style to the Team-----Connect with the Host, #1 bestselling author Ben FanningSpeaking and Training inquiresSubscribe to my Youtube channelLinkedInInstagramTwitter
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.
Robert reviews UFC on ESPN+ 88, then looks ahead to UFC 294 including a brand new main and co-main event fights now that Alexander Volkanovski has stepped in to fight Islam Makhachev and Kamaru Usman replaced Paulo Costa against Khamzat Chimaev. Also the UFC and USADA partnership will come to a close next year, plus other news.0:00 Intro3:13 UFC on ESPN+ 88 review50:03 UFC 294 preview1:37:53 Brief thoughts on Logan Paul and Dillon Danis1:50:55 UFC and USADA part ways2:21:30 Israel Adesanya takes time off2:24:04 Plugs #UFCVegas81 #UFC294
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.
Robert Winfree looks at Bobby Green's upset of Grant Dawson and previews the upcoming UFC event headlined by Edson Barboza vs. Sodiq Yusuff.0:00 Intro6:54 UFC on ESPN+ 87 review37:38 UFC on ESPN+ 88 preview1:00:02 Bellator 300 thoughts1:08:52 Conor allegedly back in USADA pool1:13:11 Plugs#UFC #UFConESPN #UFCPreview
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.
Robert Winfree talks briefly about the week in combat sports and previews UFC on ESPN+ 87 headlined by Grant Dawson and Bobby Green.0:00 Intro3:40 UFC on ESPN+ 87 preview31:58 General combat sports roundup - Canelo vs. Charlo - One Championship thoughts - Fury vs. Usyk signed for December1:03:15 PFL buying Bellator rumors and updates1:08:03 Plugs
En este episodio de UFC Entre Asaltos, Brandon Moreno tiene como invitado a uno de los protagonistas de la histórica Noche UFC, el mexicano Daneil Zellhuber, quien nos llevadesde sus comienzos en el deporte hasta su impactante finalización el pasado 16 de septiembre.
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.
Robert Winfree looks at the fallout from UFC on ESPN+ 86 including the injury that ended Rafael Fiziev vs. Mateusz Gamrot, then talks the fight announcements for UFC 295 and UFC 296.0:00 Intro3:30 UFC on ESPN+ 86 review57:45 Fallout from UFC Noche1:09:10 A bunch of fight announcements - UFC 295 filled out - UFC 296 main card1:26:12 Plugs
The Ultimate Fighter is well represented on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered, as former TUF champions Bryan Battle and Mohammed Usman join Matt Serra and Jim Norton ahead of their upcoming fights on Saturday. Coming off a 14-second knockout win in front of his hometown fans in Charlotte, UFC welterweight Bryan Battle reflects on his journey to the UFC before ultimately previewing his fight against AJ Fletcher on the main card of Saturday's UFC Fight Night: Fiziev vs. Gamrot. UFC heavyweight Mohammed Usman hops on the show shortly thereafter. The former football player-turned-MMA fighter weighs in on the idea of how high-level NFL players could do in the cage before explaining why he relishes the target that's on his back as the younger brother of the legendary Kamaru Usman. Turning his eyes to Saturday's fight against Jake Collier, Usman explains why he believes his opponent's recent string of losses makes Collier a dangerous fighter with nothing to lose going into the fight versus an up-and-comer like himself. Finally, Jim and Matt take a look up and down the bout sheet of UFC Fight Night: Fiziev vs. Gamrot with select thoughts on what they're most excited to see during Saturday's fights.
On today's episode of UFC Unfiltered, Matt Serra and Jim Norton unpack all the action from Saturday's “Noche UFC” card in Las Vegas for an episode that serves as a victory Monday for women's strawweight Loopy Godinez — today's guest caller. With all of the talk surrounding the scorecards from Saturday's title fight rematch between women's flyweight champion Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko, Jim and Matt dish their thoughts on the judges' verdicts and whether or not an immediate trilogy fight for the belt should be in store. Jim and Matt then shift the dialogue to the highly competitive fight put on in the co-main event between welterweight contenders Jack Della Maddalena and Kevin Holland. After going down the card with their takeaways from other fights, Jim and Matt are finally joined by women's strawweight Loopy Godinez — who reacts to her statement win over Elise Reed before explaining how much it meant to her to get the submission victory in front of thousands of supportive Mexican fans on a special night honoring Mexican Independence Day. Finally, the guys wrap up the show by playing matchmaker for the incredibly deep and talented women's flyweight division — with very specific thoughts on who should be getting the next shot at the title.
On today's episode of UFC Unfiltered, Matt Serra and Jim Norton are joined by legendary comedian Carrot Top and UFC women's flyweight contender Tracy Cortez ahead of her fight on Saturday's “Noche UFC” card in Las Vegas. Before any guests make their way to the show, Matt and Jim dish their thoughts on whether women's flyweight champion Alexa Grasso can win her second straight fight against former champion Valentina Shevchenko in Saturday's main event title fight rematch at T-Mobile Arena. Shortly after giving their picks for the welterweight co-main event between Kevin Holland and Jack Della Maddalena, Jim and Matt are joined by Carrot Top. Thirty-two years removed from his first big break as a comic, Carrot Top reflects on his journey that began at college campuses and has since led him to his current residency in Las Vegas for his unique style of prop comedy. Finally, the guys are joined by 14th-ranked women's flyweight Tracy Cortez, who candidly opens up about how nice it is to get back into the cage after a 16-month layoff induced by an unfortunate string of injuries. A proud daughter of two Mexican parents who immigrated to the United States, Cortez explains why she feels a tremendous amount of pride representing her roots on Saturday's special card for Mexican Independence Day and would love nothing more than sharing the cage with Alexa Grasso in Mexico sometime in the future.
Yes… that REALLY just happened! And if there is one thing we know, it's that the great Matt Serra knows a thing or two about dethroning a champion in a MAJOR upset! On today's episode of UFC Unfiltered, Jim Norton and Matt Serra are joined by MMA coaching mastermind Sayif Saud of Fortis MMA — who helps the guys unpack just how newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland was able to shock the world by dethroning Israel Adesanya at UFC 293. With Strickland's win opening up a multitude of possibilities for the UFC's red-hot middleweight division, the guys mull over the idea of an immediate rematch while discussing whether Adesanya's high fight activity rate plays a factor in what the former champion will do next. Later on, Matt takes us from the top of the card on down with his favorite takeaways from the other fights that happened on this exciting pay-per-view card in Sydney. The guys wrap up the show by circling back to the stakes of Strickland's win and where it stacks up with the greatest championship upsets in UFC history.
With this weekend's UFC 293 pay-per-view card rapidly approaching, Matt Serra and Jim Norton use today's episode of UFC Unfiltered to talk to middleweight contender Chris Curtis — who uses his unique perspective as Sean Strickland's close friend to discuss the strategies his teammate can use to dethrone middleweight champion Israel Adesanya for the upset victory. Matt and Jim begin the show by looking at this weekend's fight card in Sydney before inviting Chris Curtis on for more insight into Sean Strickland's preparation. When Curtis hops on the show, he begins by providing an update on the rib injury that forced him to pull out of his scheduled fight on the “Noche UFC” event later this month at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. After a funny conversation about why Chris Curtis has a fear of stairs, Jim and Matt then shift the dialogue to the unlikely friendship between Sean and Chris before ultimately examining which areas of Strickland's game will be needed to do the unthinkable in front of what figures to be an incredibly pro-Adesanya crowd in Australia.