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On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC San Diego

Marlon Vera has inserted himself in the UFC bantamweight title conversation following his monster knockout of Dominick Cruz in the main event of UFC San Diego, but how much more work does he need to do before getting his championship opportunity? This week, on an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put the matchmaking hats on following Saturday's UFC event and discuss what is next for both Vera and Cruz following their contest. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Nate Landwehr following his crazy win over David Onama in the co-main event, Yazmin Jauregui after her impressive octagon debut victory, along with Azamat Murzakanov, Priscila Cachoeira, Gerald Meerschaert, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 11m
Aug 14
UFC San Diego Post-Fight Show | What's Next For Marlon Vera After Highlight-Reel KO Of Dominick Cruz?

Marlon Vera picked a great time to earn the biggest win of his career, and he did so in ferocious fashion on Saturday night against former UFC champion Dominick Cruz. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee react to Vera’s main event finish of Cruz at UFC San Diego and whether or not that could lead to a title shot for “Chito” in his next fight. In addition, they discuss where Cruz could go following the tough loss, the insane co-main event between Nate Landwehr and David Onama, the fantastic strawweight bout between Yazmin Jauregui and Iasmin Lucindo, Nina Nunes announcing her retirement following her victory over Cynthia Calvillo, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jose Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

54m
Aug 14
UFC San Diego Preview Show: Will Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz Winner Get Title Shot?

The stakes are high in the main event of UFC San Diego as Marlon Vera will look to pick up the biggest victory of his career against former UFC champ Dominick Cruz. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Shaheen Al-Shatti, and Alexander K. Lee discuss what is on the line in the pivotal bantamweight headliner of this Saturday’s event and if a potential title shot could be on the line. In addition, topics include whether or not Cruz may be overlooked, which other fights on the card stand out the most, the co-main event between David Onama and Nate Landwehr, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Shaun Al-Shatti: @ShaunAlShatti Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

54m
Aug 12
HOAM | What's Next For Colby Covington When He's Ready To Return?

Colby Covington's future is a bit unclear with everything going on in his world, but when he is ready to return to the octagon, what would make the most sense? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck attempts to answer that question in regards to Covington's fighting career. In addition, listener questions include the UFC's bantamweight division, where Dominick Cruz would go with a win over Marlon Vera in the main event of UFC San Diego, Petr Yan vs. Sean O'Malley, UFC 283 taking place in Brazil and who could headline that event in January, Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler, Jon Jones' return, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 20m
Aug 12
BTL | Jamahal Hill Wins Again, Bo Nickal, Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz Stakes, Cyborg vs. Harrison, More

Jamahal Hill feels he deserves a title fight following another finish this past weekend, but is that realistic at this point? This week on an all-new roundtable episode of the Between the Links, the panel discusses the impact of Hill's TKO win over Thiago Santos in the main event of UFC Vegas 59 this past Saturday night and what could be next, along with the card as a whole far exceeding expectations. In addition, topics include Bo Nickal's impressive performance on Dana White's Contender Series, how poorly the situation has been handled by the promotion, and how the Penn State wrestling standout stacks up in the UFC middleweight division, the UFC San Diego main event between Marlon Vera and Dominick Cruz and what is at stake in the bantamweight matchup, the ongoing rivalry between Kayla Harrison and Cris Cyborg, and much more. Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew this week. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed K. Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 37m
Aug 11
HOAM | Bo Nickal's Ceiling; Is Dominick Cruz Being Completely Overlooked Ahead Of UFC San Diego?

Bo Nickal made the most of his opportunity on Dana White's Contender Series this past Tuesday in Las Vegas, but how high can he go in the UFC's middleweight division? On an all-new episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Nickal's quick submission win on DWCS earlier this week, White's decision to not sign him right away — even though it's pretty obvious what's happening here — and why the whole thing seemed a bit strange. In addition, listener topics include the Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz headliner this Saturday at UFC San Diego and why it seems as if Cruz is being completely counted out by fans, Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann being booked for UFC 281, whether or not that means Paddy Pimblett will compete on the card as well, Islam Makhchev's recent comments, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 13m
Aug 11
Jan Blachowicz Explains Why He's Lost Respect for Jiri Prochazka Over UFC Title Fight Situation

Jan Blachowicz details his frustration with UFC light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka after it appeared they were on a collision course only for the Czech native to change his mind and call for a rematch against Glover Teixeira instead. Blachowicz explains his recent messages on Twitter and how he's actually lost some respect for Prochazka through the entire ordeal. He also answers the call out from Magomed Ankalaev, who has been pushing for a fight against him after beating Anthony Smith just recently. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

19m
Aug 11
No Bets Barred: Will Marlon Vera Keep It Rolling Over Dominick Cruz At UFC San Diego? | Plus Flyweight Unders Never Lose

The No Bets Barred boys are back this week with a full breakdown of UFC San Diego — and though it's yet another Fight Night event lacking big names, there are certainly some big bets to be made. Conner Burks and Jed Meshew have you covered in that regard, with both men making wagers on the main event, and a number of undercard bouts. Jed even places a wager "for science" on one prelim bout, just to spice things up. Plus, Conner and Jed round out the show with some PFL and Bellator action as well! Follow Conner Burks: @connerburks Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 23m
Aug 10
Trocação Franca | Rafinha Bastos fala de UFC, Whindersson Nunes no boxe, e mais

O Trocação Franca chega a sua 50ª edição com convidado especial! Nesta semana, o podcast recebe o humorista Rafinha Bastos para falar sobre sua paixão por MMA desde os primórdios do UFC, os maiores momentos que viveu como fã do esporte e como foi atuar no filme de José Aldo, a entrevista a Joe Rogan, analisar a ascensão de Charles do Bronx ao estrelato, e muito mais. Na sessão Fight Week, as entrevistas são com Bruno Blindado, Neiman Gracie, Goiti Yamauchi e Matheus Buffa. O podcast recebe, ainda, o jornalista Vitor Freitas, para uma merecida homenagem ao lendário Leandro Lo, lutador de jiu-jitsu morto no último final de semana. O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados. Trocação Franca reaches its 50th episode with a special guest! On this week’s program we welcome Brazilian comedian Rafinha Bastos to discuss his love for MMA since the early days of the UFC, his best moments as a fan of the sport, acting on Jose Aldo’s biopic, Charles Oliveira’s rise to stardom in Brazil, being on Joe Rogan’s podcast, and more. Then, this week's Fight Week segment features interviews with Bruno Blindado, Neiman Gracie, Goiti Yamauchi, and Matheus Scheffel. The podcast also welcomes jiu-jitsu journalist Vitor Freitas in a tribute to late BJJ legend Leandro Lo, who died tragically this past weekend in Sao Paulo. Listen to Trocação Franca with Guilherme Cruz every Wednesday to hear from the biggest names on the hottest topics in the Brazilian combat sports world. Follow Guilherme Cruz @Guicruzzz Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 57m
Aug 10
Rose Namajunas On What's Next, Not Ruling Out 125lb Move, Possible Valentina Shevchenko Fight

Rose Namajunas speaks with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck to give an update on her career since her UFC title loss to Carla Esparza, discuss why she's not ruling out a possible move to 125 pounds and a fight with Valentina Shevchenko, and her recent partnership with Polaris RZR. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

19m
Aug 09
Fighter vs. Writer: Michael Chandler On Dustin Poirier Fight; Kayla Harrison on PFL Pay & Level of Competition

On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler and two-time PFL champion Kayla Harrison join the show. Chandler will discuss the rumored fight against Dustin Poirier and why he believes now is the perfect time to make that matchup. He also details his recent run in with Poirier and whether the altercation has somehow turned this rivalry more personal for him. Chandler also breaks down the upcoming lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev and why he’s not sold on Makhachev quite yet. Harrison also joins the show to preview her upcoming fight at the PFL card in London, which was also the site where she became an Olympic gold medalist. Harrison addresses criticism about her level of competition in the PFL as well as her current salary where she’s counted among the highest paid fighters in the sport. All this and more on the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Subscribe: Spotify Read More: MMA Fighting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 15m
Aug 09
On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 59

Jamahal Hill is knocking on the door of a light heavyweight title shot with his third straight knockout victory, an impressive finish of veteran Thiago Santos in Saturday’s main event, but how much more work has to be done and who should he fight next to get one step closer to his goal of UFC gold? On an all-new episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Alexander K. Lee and special guest host Jed Meshew discuss what is next for Hill after picking up a huge win at UFC Vegas 58. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Geoff Neal following arguably the best performance of his career against welterweight stalwart Vicente Luque, The Ultimate Fighter 30 winners Mohammed Usman and Juliana Miller, up-and-coming heavyweight contender Serghei Spivac, and blue chip lightweight prospect Terrance McKinney. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @alexanderklee Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 35m
Aug 07
UFC Vegas 59 Post-Fight Show | Jamahal Hill, Geoff Neal Cap Off Night Of Finishes

Jamahal Hill and Geoff Neal kept the perfect night of finishes in tact at the UFC APEX. Following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 59 event, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee react to Hill’s fourth-round stoppage win over one-time title challenger Thiago Santos in the light heavyweight headliner. In addition, topics include Neal’s career-best performance in stopping always game Vicente Luque in the co-main event, the entire card wildly exceeding expectations, Juliana Miller and Mohammad Usman becoming TUF 30 champions, Terrance McKinney’s quick submission win, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jose Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 2m
Aug 07
UFC Vegas 59 Preview Show: Thiago Santos’ Last Stand, Luque vs. Neal, McKinney Returns

Thiago Santos will look to bounce back from a recent 1-3 run against a surging Jamahal Hill in the main event of UFC Vegas 59. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaheen Al-Shatti, and Alexander K. Lee discuss the pivotal UFC light heavyweight headliner for Saturday's card at the APEX, who needs the victory more, and where Hill can go with an emphatic win. In addition, topics include the exciting welterweight co-main event between Vicente Luque and Geoff Neal, the return of Terrance McKinney, the TUF 30 tournament finale bouts, Sam Alvey trying to snap a long skid, and much more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Shaun Al-Shatti: @ShaunAlShatti Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

50m
Aug 05
HOAM | Who Will Jon Jones Fight Next — Francis Ngannou Or Stipe Miocic?

Jon Jones has yet to book his UFC heavyweight debut, and while rumors continue to swirl that the promotion could book an interim title fight between Jones and Stipe Miocic, is the clock running out on putting that potential matchup together? On an all-new episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on the heavyweight division and if he sees Jones fighting Miocic next, or if the UFC will just wait and have Jones challenge Francis Ngannou for the undisputed title. In addition, topics include the crazy story of how MMA Fighting's interview with Jorge Masvidal came to be, what could headline the UFC's return to MSG in November, Bo Nickal competing on the Contender Series next week, if the UFC would do the Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler showdown at welterweight, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 20m
Aug 05
DAMN! They Were Good | Remembering 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey, The Most Important Woman In MMA History

Ronda Rousey was a pioneer of MMA, almost single-handedly changing Dana White's mind about women fighting in the UFC, and becoming one of the first truly household names in the sport. On top of that, she was also a damn good fighter, having set a number of records that still stand today. Host Jed Meshew is joined by Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and New York Ric to remember the career of Rousey — and to make the case that she is one of the most important fighters in MMA history. Follow Jed Meshew @JedKMeshew Follow Mike Heck @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee @AlexanderKLee Follow Eric Jackman @NewYorkRic Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 58m
Aug 04
BTL | UFC 277 Fallout, Next For Nunes, Paul vs. Rahman Jr. Nixed, UFC Vegas 59, More

Where do Amanda Nunes and Julianna Peña go from their five-round battle in Dallas this past Saturday? On an all-new episode of Between the Links, the panel will discuss the potential next moves from the UFC 277 headliners following Nunes’ dominant decision win to reclaim the UFC bantamweight title. Will the UFC book a third fight with Peña, a trilogy fight with flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko, or go a different route? In addition, topics include the big takeaways from the PPV event, the cancellation of the boxing event scheduled for this Saturday that featured Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr., who is to blame, whether or not Nate Diaz is in play for Paul following UFC 279, UFC Vegas 59 this Saturday headlined by Thiago Santos vs. Jamahal Hill, and more. Host Mike Heck will moderate the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and a panelist to be named later. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed K. Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Damon Martin: @DamonMartin Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 25m
Aug 04
HOAM | Reaction To Targeted Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler Fight, Billy Goff Talks Winning UFC Contract

It appears the grudge between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler will be settled by the end of the year, much to the delight of UFC fans. On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to the targeted lightweight booking and where it currently stands. In addition, listener topics include UFC 279, A.J. McKee making the move to 155 pounds at Bellator 286 against Spike Carlyle and not fighting Patricio Pitbull in the trilogy fight for the featherweight title in October, fighter pay, the stacked UFC 280 card, The Ultimate Fighter and the lack of interest amongst fans, and more. Also, welterweight Billy Goff (34:22) joins the show to recap his stoppage win on Dana White's Contender Series on Tuesday to earn a UFC contract, talks who didn't deserve a contract on the card, when he'd like to make his octagon debut, and more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 23m
Aug 04
No Bets Barred: Banking On The Favorites At UFC Vegas 59

The No Bets Barred boys are back this week with a full breakdown of UFC Vegas 59 — and while it may be a lackluster card, there is no such thing as a lackluster bet. Conner Burks and Jed Meshew have you covered in that regard, with both men backing Jamahal Hill and the rest of the big favorites, leading to a monster 7-leg parlay from Jed. Follow Conner Burks: @connerburks Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 4m
Aug 03
Rankings Show: Who’s Actually Getting Most Screwed Out Of A UFC Title Shot? | Nunes-Shevchenko P4P Debate, Is Moreno No. 1?

The UFC is littered with names right now who could reasonably deserve a title shot and probably aren’t going to get one because of circumstances beyond their control. But who’s getting the rawest deal? The gang hits that debate and more on this month’s edition of the MMA Fighting Rankings Show. Mike Heck and Steven Marrocco join co-hosts Shaun Al-Shatti and Alexander K. Lee to unpack the fallout of UFC 277 and discuss the latest swings in the MMA landscape (3:15). Does Brandon Moreno have a case to be the No. 1 flyweight in the world (15:47)? Did Amanda Nunes do enough to reclaim the title of MMA’s best female fighter (25:15)? Is Derrick Lewis’ latest slump just a blip in his career or a sign of things to come? We also look at the latest crop of new blood to enter the rankings to predict who has the brightest future (37:50), debate the title shot conundrum (55:40), and much more. Follow Shaun Al-Shatti @ShaunAlShatti Follow Alexander K. Lee @AlexanderKLee Follow Mike Heck @MikeHeck_JR Follow Steven Marrocco @MMAFightingSM Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 12m
Aug 03
Trocação Franca | Brasileira desafia Amanda Nunes + Vicente Luque, Ariane Lipski, Augusto Sakai e Delan Monte

Amanda Nunes retomou o posto de campeã dupla do UFC ao passar por cima de Julianna Peña em revanche, e o Trocação Franca debate tudo o que rolou no UFC 277 na companhia de Zeca Azevedo, repórter do Combate que cobriu o evento direto do Texas. O podcast também recebe Ketlen Vieira, possível adversária da “Leoa” pelo cinturão, que lançou um desafio à campeã. Na sessão Fight Week, entrevistas com Vicente Luque, Ariane Lipski, Augusto Sakai e Delan Monte, que entram em ação nos próximas dias no UFC e PFL. O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados. Amanda Nunes is once again a two-division UFC champion after running through Julianna Peña in a rematch, and Trocação Franca breaks down everything that went down at UFC 277 with Combate’s Zeca Azevedo, who was in Texas to cover the event. The podcast also chats with Ketlen Vieira, who called for a shot at “The Lioness’” bantamweight title. The Fight Week portion of the episode features interviews with Vicente Luque, Ariane Lipski, Augusto Sakai and Delan Monte, who compete at the upcoming UFC and PFL cards. Listen to Trocação Franca with Guilherme Cruz every Wednesday to hear from the biggest names on the hottest topics in the Brazilian combat sports world. Follow Guilherme Cruz @Guicruzzz Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 42m
Aug 03
HOAM | Should Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Peña 3 Be Next After UFC 277? Niko Price Joins the Show

Amanda Nunes reclaimed her bantamweight title and champ-champ status with a one-sided unanimous decision win over Julianna Peña in the main event of UFC 277 this past Saturday. Despite Nunes' dominance, should the UFC go ahead and book the trilogy fight when both women are ready to return? On an all-new Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on the title picture following the UFC's most recent pay-per-view event. In addition, other listener topics include the stoppage in the Sergei Pavlovich and Derrick Lewis fight and where Lewis goes from his second straight loss, Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr. getting cancelled, the commentary of Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier during the UFC 277 card, Thiago Santos vs. Jamahal Hill, and much more. Also, UFC welterweight Niko Price (1:22:22) joins the show to reveal an injury he's been dealing with for years, when he plans on returning, thoughts on cheating in MMA, and responds to Bryan Barberena's recent callout. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 48m
Aug 02
Fighter vs. Writer: Anthony Pettis On Rematching Stevie Ray Just Weeks After Shocking Sub Loss; Sam Alvey On One Last UFC Shot

PFL lightweight contender Anthony Pettis and UFC veteran Sam Alvey join the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer. As he prepares for his first shot at the PFL playoffs, Pettis addresses his shocking submission loss to Stevie Ray in his final regular season matchup and how his own errors approaching that fight ultimately led to his demise. Pettis will also discuss what it’s like to get ready for the exact same opponent as he prepares to face Ray again on Friday, just weeks after their first meeting in the PFL. Sam Alvey also joins the show to detail how the UFC offered him the chance to finish out his contract with one fight remaining despite a lackluster resume over the past few years where he’s amassed just an 0-7-1 record over his last eight fights. Alvey reveals how the UFC gave him the chance under the assumption that he would retire afterwards but he has other ideas. He also discusses his recent work on TikTok where he’s amassed a very loyal following with more than 130,000 people tuning in to get his thoughts on fighting and a behind the scenes look at the UFC. All this and more on the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 13m
Aug 02
On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC 277

Where do Julianna Peña and Amanda Nunes go after their rematch for the UFC bantamweight title in the main event of Saturday's UFC 277 card in Dallas? What about Brandon Moreno and Kai Kara-France following their second encounter — this time for the interim flyweight title in the co-main event, Sergei Pavlovich after his debated stoppage win over Derrick Lewis, along with Alexandre Pantoja and Magomed Ankalaev following their main card stoppage wins, and other notable names from the event.  MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee attempt to answer those questions from a matchmaking perspective on a brand new and LIVE episode of On To the Next One. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 59m
Jul 31
UFC 277 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Amanda Nunes' Dominance, Brandon Moreno's Nasty Finish

Amanda Nunes and Brandon Moreno left the American Airlines Center in Dallas with UFC gold around their waists.  Following Saturday’s UFC 277 event, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, José Youngs, Shaun Al-Shatti, and Jed Meshew react to Nunes’ dominant performance against a very gritty and tough Julianna Peña to reclaim her double-champ status, Moreno’s incredible finish of Kai Kara-France in the highly entertaining co-main event to win the interim flyweight title, the post-fight face off between Moreno and current UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo, the stoppage in the Sergei Pavlovich vs. Derrick Lewis heavyweight fight, Alexandre Pantoja and Magomed Ankalaev picking up statement wins to kick off the main card, and much more.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Shaun Al-Shatti: @ShaunAlShatti Follow Jose Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Jed K. Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 16m
Jul 31
Reaction | Jake Paul vs. Hasim Rahman Jr. Fight Cancelled

Jake Paul's return to the squared circle will have to wait after his fight with Hasim Rahman Jr. has been cancelled, along with the entire event. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee react to the breaking news due to allegations that Rahman wasn't going to be able to make the agreed upon weight for their main event at Madison Square Garden. In addition, they discuss what could be next for Paul, if Nate Diaz could factor into those plans quicker than anticipated, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

13m
Jul 31
UFC 277 Preview Show | Does Julianna Peña Have Amanda Nunes’ Number?

Julianna Peña is ready to prove that her upset win over Amanda Nunes at UFC 269 wasn’t a fluke, while the former bantamweight queen hopes to exact revenge and reclaim her throne in Dallas.  MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, José Youngs, Alexander K. Lee break down the main event rematch for Saturday’s UFC 277 event and look at some of the burning questions heading into the bout. In addition, they discuss the interim flyweight championship showdown between Brandon Moreno and Kai Kara-France, both fighters’ evolution from their classic first encounter, what the difference makers could be for the co-main event, the fights that are flying under the radar ahead of the UFC’s second PPV event of the month, and much more.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jose Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 5m
Jul 29
HOAM | Could Charles Oliveira Win At UFC 280 Get Khabib Nurmagomedov Out Of Retirement?

The vacant lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev at October's UFC 280 event is one of the more fascinating matchups of the year, but could the result lead to another massive showdown in the future featuring former champion and UFC hall of famer Khabib Nurmagomedov? On an all-new episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on the possibility Nurmagomedov could return to the octagon should Oliveira defeat Makhachev in Abu Dhabi. In addition, listener questions include the future of Nick Diaz, Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz, Julianna Peña vs. Amanda Nunes 2 in the main event of UFC 277, Valentina Shevchenko's next move, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 0m
Jul 29
BTL | Paddy Pimblett & Molly McCann Show, Khamzat Chimaev, Pena vs. Nunes 2, UFC 277, More

Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann’s stars continued to rise at UFC London, but how far can they go? On an all-new edition of Between the Links, Pimblett and McCann’s futures will be discussed following their big finishes this past Saturday. In addition, topics include Khamzat Chimaev’s recent interview on The MMA Hour and his doubts that UFC 279 opponent Nate Diaz will event show up to the fight, the rematch between Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes this Saturday at UFC 277 and what is at stake for both women outside of the belt, the rest of this weekend’s PPV card on paper, and more. Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Shaheen Al-Shatti and UFC featherweight Damon Jackson.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Shaun Al-Shatti: @ShaunAlShatti Follow Damon Jackson: @damonbjackson Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 3m
Jul 28
HOAM | How Dana White Was Right and Wrong At the Same Time

UFC president Dana White had a very busy Tuesday and made a lot of headlines, yet somehow found a way to be both right and wrong throughout the day. On an all-new episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses White's interview with Pat McAfee where he addressed his gift of $250,000 to a member of The Nelk Boys, and how he blamed the MMA media for the narrative that he felt was spread. In addition, White's post-event speech on Dana White's Contender Series is discussed where only Joe Pyzer earned a UFC contract, while other listener questions include UFC 277 this Saturday, the disrespect Anthony Smith seems to be getting, the UFC 278 and UFC 279 lineups coming together, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 19m
Jul 28