State of Combat with Brian Campbell

State of Combat with Brian Campbell

CBS Sports insider Brian Campbell breaks down the latest news surrounding Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts in separate episodes each week. UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans co-hosts the MMA podcasts while New York Times best selling author Rafe Bartholomew co-hosts the Boxing episodes. You can expect breakdowns of the latest news, full event previews, big-name interviews and instant reaction podcasts for the biggest events.

Episodes

October 5, 2020 102 min
On episode 65 of MK, Luke and Brian recap the UFC and Bellator events from this past weekend including Holly Holm's win over Aldana (5:55). Did Carlos Condit do enough in his win to get a second chance (18:45)? Onto Jose Zepeda vs Ivan Baranchyk... Where does this stand in the Fight of the year category (27:10)? Chris Weidman thinks that he is the one to dethrone Israel Adesanya (40:40). The guys also take a deep dive into what...
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Luke and Brian are back for episode 64 of Morning Kombat to react to the news coming out of UFC 254 media call (5:45). Cody Garbrandt pulled out of his UFC 255 title fight and the guys discussed that moments after it happened (30:32). Next up Brian and Luke preview the UFC Fight Night Holm-Aldana card this weekend (38:04) and Bellator Milan (32:40). The boys close out the show by reviewing "The Dark Knight" (56:16) --------...
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Luke and Brian are back for episode 63 of MK. The boys react to the on-going feud between Conor and Dana that now has McGregor trying to face Dustin Poirier (4:38). They also discuss Jon Jones recent twitter war path where he went after Israel Adesanya and Jan Blachowicz (18:48). PLUS a preview of Bellator 247 and all the breaking news coming out of Milan (29:50). The guys make some revisions to some errors they made in Monday'...
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Luke and Brian return for a big episode 62 of Morning Kombat as they recap Showtime Boxing's PPV double header and UFC 253. They discuss Israel Adesanya's dominant victory over Paulo Costa (3:50) and break down how impressive new UFC Light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz was in his win over Dominick Reyes (19:20). Next up the guys discuss what's next for Jermall (28:10) and Jermell Charlo (35:33) and talk about thei...
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Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew present an emotional final SOC boxing podcast featuring a sitdown interview with the Charlo twins ahead of Saturday's Showtime PPV. Plus, the guys welcome a number of their favorite listeners and friends of the podcast for an epic chat about why they love the sport and the podcast. Eric Raskin, Quality Bloke, Alex Godinez, Evan Korn and many others make a cameo appearance to say goodbye to th...
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Brian Campbell sits down the opponents in Saturday’s unique Showtime PPV card featuring dual main events headlined by twin brothers Jermall and Jermell Charlo. Sergiy Derevyanchenko explains whether he will need to alter his style following two close title losses to Daniel Jacobs and Gennadiy Golovkin. Jeison “Banana” Rosario, meanwhile, shares his belief that his big right hand will be enough to unify 154-pound titles. Plus, Rafe ...
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Brian Campbell is joined by UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya to preview Saturday's title bout against fellow unbeaten Paulo Costa at UFC 253. Rashad Evans drops by to preview the must-see fight in great detail and look back at Colby Covington's victory last weekend. Should Tyron Woodley retire? Did Covington's trash talk against Woodley and Kamaru Usman go too far? Who should get the next welterweight title sho...
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Brian Campbell welcomes junior middleweight contender Erickson Lubin to preview Saturday's return against Terrell Gausha on Showtime. Rafe Bartholomew also drops by to sort out the top players at 154 pounds entering a flurry of big fights. The guys also lament a Mexican Independence Day weekend without Canelo Alvarez and count down the biggest fights on this day over the past decade. Plus, should Jeff Horn listen to his wife an...
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'All Things Covered' with Patrick Peterson & Bryant McFadden' debuts on Tuesday, September 22nd with special guest Tyrann Mathieu. Download and subscribe now to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released! Patrick Peterson and Bryant McFadden have made a living for their coverage skills on the football field, and while it's a different technique, they're now applying those traits on their ne...
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Morning Kombat takes over the State of Combat feed as Rashad Evans Fills in for Luke Thomas. On episode 60 of Morning Kombat and joins Brian Campbell to recap everything that happened in the MMA this weekend, including two big Bellator events and Michelle Waterson taking down Angela Hill. The guys also discuss the recent sexual assault allegations against Conor McGregor and preview the upcoming weekend's showdown between Tyron ...
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Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew provide instant analysis to the bombshell dropped in California federal court by Canelo Alvarez to the tune of $280 million against DAZN and Golden Boy Promotions for breach of contract. The guys debate the potential fallout and look at who is right and wrong based on the 24-page complaint. Plus, an emotional reaction to Jamel Herring's title defense and whether he gave up against Jonathan Oq...
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Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans break down the latest news in MMA including Alistair Overeem keeping his title hopes alive with a brutal stoppage of Augusto Sakai. The guys debate whether Nick Diaz can be effective in his UFC return at age 37 despite a five-year layoff. Plus, a preview of weekend action including Michelle Waterson-Angela Hill in the UFC and a pair of Bellator cards highlighted by Lyoto Machida-Phi...
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Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew break down the latest headlines in boxing including the standoff between Canelo Alvarez and the streaming app DAZN over his next purse which could lead to the Mexican star taking all of 2020 off. What's the future for boxing on DAZN? The guys also react to three weeks out from the Showtime PPV featuring both Charlo twins and decide whether each are entering the toughest test of their respecti...
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Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans react to the news of Brock Lesnar becoming a free agent from WWE and whether that leads to a possible MMA return. The guys speculate which promotion would make the most sense for the former UFC heavyweight champion and what fun fights could await him. Plus, a detailed breakdown of UFC Fight Night including Aleksandar Rakic's dominance of Anthony Smith and Robbie Lawler's fla...
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Brian Campbell chats with unified junior welterweight champion Jose Ramirez and his opponent on Saturday, former champion Viktor Postol, about their preparations ahead of this title bout. Plus, legendary trainers Freddie Roach and Robert Garcia look at the soap opera angle of Ramirez facing off against his ex-coach and also look react to some of the biggest headlines in the sport entering this Top Rank attraction. Would Garcia make...
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Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew provide instant analysis to the mid-week Australian boxing Super Bowl that was Tim Tszyu's knockout of Jeff Horn. Should "The Hornet" call it quits? Is Tszyu ready for the global elites? The guys also recap a wild weekend featuring Alexander Povetkin's comeback KO of Dillian Whyte, Sergio Martinez's resounding comeback win and Joe Smith Jr.'s conquest of Eleider Alvarez. A...
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Fantasy Football Today in 5, the fastest way to keep up with fantasy football, debuts on Monday, August 31. Download and subscribe now to get the first episode in your feed as soon as it is released! Want Fantasy advice, news and analysis fast? Fantasy Football Today in 5 will get you caught up on what you need to know to win your league in just 5 minutes every weekday morning. Join host Adam Aizer and a rotating cast of analysts i...
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Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer "Suga" Rashad Evans break down the latest news in MMA including Frankie Edgar's upset win in his bantamweight debut over Pedro Munhoz and Vadim Nemkov's dismantling of Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader. The guys also look at the future of the UFC's 205-pound division in the aftermath of Jon Jones' exit and react to comments from Khabib Nurmagomedov's coac...
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Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew recap the weekend that was in boxing, including David Benavidez losing his super middleweight title on the scale and the WBC ordering Canelo Alvarez to fight for the vacant title. The guys also preview a loaded weekend of fights from Dillian Whyte-Alexander Povetkin and Shawn Porter's PBC return to Aleider Alvarez-Joe Smith Jr. and Sergio Martinez's retirement comeback. Also, Top Rank mid...
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Brian Campbell and UFC Hall of Famer "Suga" Rashad Evans address the fallout of Stipe Miocic's victory over Daniel Cormier in their trilogy bout at UFC 252 including Jon Jones' decision to vacate his 205-pound title and move up in weight. Should UFC book Miocic against Jones or top-contender Francis Ngannou in a rematch? How will Cormier's legacy be affected by two losses to each of his biggest rivals? The guys ...
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