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MMA Fighting

Get all the mixed martial arts fighting news and analysis you need from the award-winning team at MMA Fighting. Produced by MMA Fighting and SB Nation, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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September 22, 2021 82 min
On the debut episode of We Got Next, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Ben Parrish (6:13) to recap his upset KO win over Christian Edwards to kick off the main card of Bellator 266 this past weekend in San Jose, proving the doubters wrong, how he got started in the sport of MMA, the genesis of his "Big Tuna" nickname, not currently being signed to the Bellator roster, his interest in fighting veterans such as Quinton...
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Thiago Marreta e Johnny Walker comentam o duelo verde-e-amarelo que lidera o card do UFC Vegas 38, dia 2 de outubro. Ex-desafiante ao cinturão, Marreta fala do sucesso do filho do sub-20 do Grêmio, a má fase no octógono e as críticas de Walker, além de revelar desejo de se testar no boxe. Walker fala como o Fortnite ajuda na rotina de treinos, a vida na Irlanda (e se o uísque de Conor McGregor é bom mesmo), o duelo com Marreta e a ...
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Gilbert Melendez joins The Fighter vs. The Writer as co-host this week to preview his teammate Nick Diaz returning to action for the first time in six years and what to expect out of him in his rematch with Robbie Lawler.at UFC 266. What can fans expect out of Diaz and would a win immediately inject him in title talk conversations? Plus Melendez breaks down both title fights and gives his prediction for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Br...
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On the 59th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 37 event, which took place at the UFC APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Anthony Smith, who earned a first-round submission win over Ryan Spann in the main event to extend his winning streak to three, Ion Cutelaba, Ariane Lipski, Arman Tsarukyan, Nate Maness, Joaquin Buckley, and...
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With UFC Vegas 37 and Bellator 266 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines coming out of Saturday’s doubleheader, including Anthony Smith’s first-round submission win over Ryan Spann at the APEX, along with Phil Davis’ decision win over Yoel Romero in San Jose.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Foll...
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With UFC Vegas 37 and Bellator 266 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon are joined by former Strikeforce and Invicta champion Sarah Kaufman to break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s doubleheader, including the light heavyweight main events between Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann at the APEX, along with Phil Davis vs. Yoel Romero in San Jose. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Fo...
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Robbie Lawler prepares to face Nick Diaz in a rematch 17 years in the making at UFC 266. "Ruthless" discusses the matchup, how the former #UFC welterweight champion reacted to the booking, what he remembers from their first meeting at UFC 46, how the first generation of MMA fighters are remembered, what he needs to continue fighting moving forward, the oblique kick debate, his partnership with Kill Cliff, and much more with...
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Desafiante ao cinturão dos meio-pesados do UFC e amante de uma boa cachaça, Glover Teixeira detalha a odisséia de 42 dias que viveu até entrar ilegalmente nos Estados Unidos pela fronteira com o México e como a vida à sombra da lei quase acabou com sua carreira nos grandes eventos de MMA. O podcast recebe também Raphael Marinho, jornalista de MMA da Globo, para repercutir as vitórias de Anderson Silva e Vitor Belfort no boxe e as c...
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Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and Jose Youngs this week as they discuss the biggest stories in combat sports. This week, the panel discusses Vitor Belfort's TKO win over Evander Holyfield in the main event of Triller Fight Club's Legends 2 event this past Saturday, Belfort's celebrations and post-fight callouts, Anderson's Silva's knockout victory over Tito Ortiz in the the co-main event ...
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Lauren Murphy joins The Fighter vs. The Writer in episode 4 as she discusses the recent Triller card where Vitor Belfort finished Evander Holyfield and Anderson Silva knocked out Tito Ortiz plus did the UFC make a mistake not pursuing Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson for a contract? Plus Murphy will discuss her own upcoming fight against Valentina Shevchenko and her prospects for pulling off the upset to become UFC flyweight ch...
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With Triller Fight Club in the books, MMA Fighting’s José Youngs, Steven Marrocco, and E. Casey Leydon react to the top storylines following Saturday’s event in Florida, including Vitor Belfort TKO win over Evander Holyfield and Anderson Silva's violent knockout of Tito Ortiz. Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Steven Marrocco: @MMAFightingSM Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Ch...
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With Triller Fight Club just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s event in Floridia, including Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort and Tito Ortiz vs. Anderson Silva. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catal...
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Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew this week as they discuss the biggest stories in combat sports in a one-on-one banter session. This week, the panel discusses Derek Brunson's fifth straight victory in the main event of this past Saturday's UFC Vegas 36 fight card and where he goes from Saturday night, along with Darren Till, Dana White calling out the media again, this time in regards to the fighter pay...
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Anderson Silva sem filtros: No episódio de estreia do Trocação Franca, podcast brasileiro do MMA Fighting, Anderson Silva conversa com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz sobre tudo um pouco, de possíveis lutas de boxe com Vitor Belfort e Georges St-Pierre ao próximo filme do Spider Man, passando pela relação com o “chato” Dana White, a fama de “marrento” entre os fãs e muito, muito mais. O jornalista Marcelo Alonso resenha sobre o panoram...
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BKFC fighter Pearl Gonzalez joins the podcast this week to give her thoughts on the recent trend of MMA fighters crossing over to boxing, equality in combat sports when it comes to MMA vs. boxing, and breaking down the upcoming Triller card featuring Anderson Silva vs. Tito Ortiz and Vitor Belfort vs. Evander Holyfield. Follow Pearl Gonzalez @PearlGonzalez Follow Damon Martin @DamonMartin Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Che...
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On the 58th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 36 event, which took place at the UFC APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Derek Brunson, who earned a third-round submission win in the main event to extend his winning streak to five, Darren Till, Tom Aspinall, Alex Morono, Khalil Rountree, Paddy Pimblett, and more. Follow Mike ...
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With UFC Vegas 36 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon react to the top storylines following Saturday’s event at the APEX, including Derek Brunson’s dominant submission win over Darren Till in the middleweight headliner.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full vid...
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With UFC Vegas 36 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s event at the APEX, including a pivotal middleweight headliner between Derek Brunson and Darren Till. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: h...
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In the debut episode of the MMA Fighting Rankings Show, co-hosts Shaun Al-Shatti and Alexander K. Lee peel back the curtain of MMA Fighting's Global Rankings to discuss the biggest risers and fallers of August, Joanna Jedrzejczyk's exit from the rankings and more. Then, the two are joined by Damon Martin and Jed Meshew to settle two debates raging internally among the team — and discuss the chaos caused by a certain rogue p...
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Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew as he takes on UFC bantamweight Brian Kelleher. This week, the panel discusses the fallout of Jake Paul’s split decision win over Tyron Woodley this past Sunday, if they take Paul’s retirement hints seriously, where Woodley goes from his fifth consecutive combat sports defeat, Giga Chikadze’s spectacular performance against Edson Barboza in the main event of UFC Vegas 35 this pa...
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