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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.




We Got Next | Brianna Van Buren, Chris Curtis & Kenny Cross

Where has Brianna Van Buren been over the last year-plus? She's been getting married and becoming a mother. Van Buren, now known as Brianna Fortino, discusses (3:45) what she learned from her most recent loss to Tecia Torres, how life has changed as a wife and mother, planning to return in the first half of 2022, her reaction to moving up the rankings despite being out of action, and what matchups stick out for her return to the octagon. Kenny Cross (27:22) previews his main event bout...


Rankings Show: The First Annual Airing Of Grievances, Plus Best (And Worst) Takes

The holiday season is finally upon us. Can’t you just feel all that good cheer? On the final Rankings Show episode of 2021, co-hosts Shaun Al-Shatti and Alexander K. Lee take a quick peek behind the curtain of the latest update of MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings to solve the Yair Rodriguez dilemma, discuss the biggest risers and fallers of November, plus much more. Then, the duo are joined by four of their fellow rankings panelists — Damon Martin, Jed Meshew, Mike Heck, and E. Casey Leydon —...


Trocação Franca | Gracie Contra O ‘Inimigo Invisível’ (+ Pedro Munhoz)

A família Gracie criou a base do que hoje chamamos de MMA, mas a filha do fundador do UFC está engajada em uma batalha diferente. Rose Gracie falou ao podcast sobre a luta pra abrir os olhos e mentes dos lutadores de MMA ao risco da encefalopatia traumática crônica, conhecida como demência pugilística, e o que precisa mudar na cultura das lutas. Rose fala do apoio (ou falta dele) do UFC à causa, por que se incomodou tanto ao assistir Belfort x Holyfield, e muito mais. O podcast conversou...


Fighter vs. Writer | Anthony Smith On Media Backlash From Other Fighters: ‘I Get Paid a Lot of Money to Just Run My Mouth And Give My Opinion’

Former UFC title challenger Anthony Smith joins the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer as co-host to discuss a number of subjects including his return from an injured knee and the concern that he may end up as the odd man out at light heavyweight now that new champion Glover Teixeira is expected to face Jiri Prochazka and the possibility that Jan Blachowicz may take on Aleksandar Rakic. Smith will also give his thoughts on the best light heavyweight in the sport and whether or not...


Colby Covington Talks Kamaru Usman, Being Open To Khamzat Chimaev Fight, Jorge Masvidal, More

Colby Covington would rather fight Kamaru Usman in a non-title fight than become a world champion against anybody else in the UFC's welterweight division. Covington discussed his UFC 268 loss to Usman, coming from humble beginnings to headlining at Madison Square Garden, not getting credit for the takedown, if he feels he'll fight Usman again, if he thinks Jorge Masvidal will be next, potentially coaching on The Ultimate Fighter, why he would be open to a fight with Khamzat Chimaev, and much...


We Got Next | Kay Hansen Opens Up About Eating Disorder, Abusive Past That Nearly Derailed UFC Career

Kay Hansen has had to fight in and out of the cage for the last several years of her life. The 22-year-old UFC fighter opened up about why she withdrew from her March matchup with Cheyanne Buys and her long layoff ahead of her UFC 270 matchup with Jasmine Jasudavicius in January, steps she has taken to get her physical and mental health on the right track, her hopes that telling her story will help other young girls struggling with similar circumstances, her search for answers, and more in a...


Trocação Franca | Cris Cyborg: Kayla Harrison Copia Ronda Rousey Por Atenção

Cris Cyborg segue como rainha dos penas do Bellator, e conversou com o Trocação Franca sobre a vitória diante de Sinead Kavanagh e os desafios que vêm pela frente. Além da possível luta com Cat Zingano, Cyborg avaliou a carreira de Kayla Harrison, judoca bicampeã olímpica e invicta no MMA, e disparou: ela copia Ronda Rousey ao focar na brasileira por atenção dos fãs, mas será que quer sair na mão no MMA? Cyborg comenta, ainda, a vida pós-UFC e possibilidade de lutar boxe, entre outros...


BTL | Next For Miesha Tate, Grading UFC Vegas 43, Diaz vs. Askren, More | Tourney Match No. 4

Where does Miesha Tate go from her #UFCVegas43 loss to Ketlen Vieira? Was the card as a whole as underwhelming as initially perceived? Those topics will be discussed on a brand new edition of BTL. In addition, the panel will talk what we learned from both 135ers in the main event this past Saturday, if the #UFC's final November event was a product of bad timing and oversaturation, the big wins for Sean Brady, Adrian Yanez and Taila Santos and which up and comer has the best chance to capture...


Fighter vs. Writer: James Krause No Longer ‘Actively Looking to Fight’ As He Turns His Attention to Coaching Full Time

UFC veteran James Krause joins the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer to address his current status as a fighter after last competing in 2020 as well as how he’s embraced his role as a full-time head coach in recent years. Leading the team at Glory MMA, Krause has put 17 fighters in the UFC and he’s looking to add even more as he continues to grow his team and he’ll discuss how coaching has brought something out of him that even competing never could. Krause will also discuss the...


On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 43

Ketlen Vieira and Sean Brady picked up the biggest wins of their careers on Saturday. While they will both take steps forward, how close are they to championship opportunities following UFC Vegas 43? This week, the On To the Next One squad answers those questions, along with where former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate goes from her first loss since making her return to competition. In addition, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee take a look at what could be next for Taila...


UFC Vegas 43 Post-Fight Show | Worst Event Of The Year? | Reaction To Ketlen Vieira vs. Miesha Tate

Ketlen Vieira battered Miesha Tate in a bloody bantamweight main event of UFC Vegas 43. Where do both fighters go from the battle at the APEX? That question is answered, along with discussions about Sean Brady's decision win over Michael Chiesa, Adrian Yang's Fight of the Night against Davey Grant and much more with MMA Fighting’s José Youngs, Alex K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon. Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alex K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe:...


UFC Vegas 43 Preview Show ft. Andrea Lee | Does Miesha Tate Get Title Shot With Win?

Is just getting a win enough for Miesha Tate at UFC Vegas 43 to get back to a title fight — and a chance to potentially exact revenge on Amanda Nunes? The former bantamweight champion takes on Ketlen Vieira in Saturday’s main event at the APEX and looks to improve to 2-0 since her return from a long layoff from the sport. That matchup, along with the co-main event between Michael Chiesa and Sean Brady, and more are discussed with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, E. Casey Leydon, along with a...


BTL | Holloway vs. Rodriguez Classic, Cyborg vs. Harrison Chances, Tate's Title Hopes, More

Was the Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez fight from this past Saturday actually better than Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler's battle at UFC 268? That question will be answered this week on third opening round matchup in the Between the Links Championship tournament. In addition, the panel will discuss what the best option is for Holloway following his unanimous decision win over Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 42, what performance from Saturday's event stood out outside of the main event, Herb...


We Got Next | Adrian Yanez, Loopy Godinez, Sean Woodson & Roman Faraldo

With a win this Saturday at UFC Vegas 43, Adrian Yanez could find himself in a matchup with a top-15 opponent — potentially against a former world champion he admires. This week on We Got Next, Yanez (3:00) joins MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck preview his upcoming bantamweight fight with Davey Grant, talks signing a new four-fight deal with the UFC, if he believes a matchup with Frankie Edgar could be next with a win over Grant and why it would be a bittersweet experience for him. Bellator...


Trocação Franca | Gilbert Durinho Fala De Possível Luta Com Khamzat Chimaev E Kamaru Usman Superando GSP

Gilbert Durinho conversa com o Trocação Franca sobre a ascensão de Khamzat Chimaev na categoria meio-médio do UFC e por que toparia enfrentar o checheno no octógono mesmo que não faça sentido em termos de ranking. Durinho argumenta por que Kamaru Usman já passou Georges St-Pierre como melhor da história da categoria e, entre outros assuntos, revela que o UFC ofereceu luta com o amigo Vicente Luque. O jornalista Renato Rebelo, do Sexto Round, fala sobre Max Holloway x Alexander Volkanovski 3...


Fighter vs. Writer: Nicco Montano ‘Heartbroken’ Over UFC Release, Addresses Nudity Concerns With New Documentary

Former UFC flyweight champion Nicco Montano joins The Fighter vs. The Writer in episode 12 to discuss the arduous journey she’s traveled since becoming the first person to win the 125-pound title back in 2017. Montano will detail the struggles she faced with her weight cuts, including the disastrous attempt to get down to flyweight that ultimately cost her the title for a fight scheduled against Valentina Shevchenko. Montano addresses what led to her missing weight by seven pounds for her...


On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 42

Max Holloway has a lot of options after his UFC Vegas 42 win over Yair Rodriguez, but is a third fight with Alexander Volkanovski the best, or most likely, one? This week, the On To the Next One squad answers that question, along with what’s next for Rodriguez following his terrific effort against Holloway after a 25-month layoff. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Marcos Rogerio de Lima, Felicia Spencer, Khaos Williams, Song Yadong, and more in the fallout of Saturday’s event at...


UFC Vegas 42 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Holloway vs. Rodriguez FOTY Contender

Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez put on a classic in the featherweight main event of UFC Vegas 42. Where do both fighters go from the battle at the APEX? That question is answered, along with discussions about Herb Dean’s hesitation in the co-main event, the many finishes of the card, and much more with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: Check out our full video catalog:...


UFC Vegas 42 Preview Show: Billy Quarantillo Breaks Down Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez

Max Holloway enters his second fight of 2021 as a massive favorite against a high-level featherweight. Holloway will face the returning Yair Rodriguez in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Vegas 42 event, which takes place at the APEX. Fellow 145er Billy Quarantillo, fresh off his entertaining battle with Shane Burgos at UFC 268 this past Saturday, breaks down the matchup, what he expects from Holloway, how he would guide Rodriguez heading into the fight, and more with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck...


Justin Gaethje Questions If Dustin Poirier Would Accept a Rematch Against Him

Justin Gaethje discusses his epic win over Michael Chandler at UFC 268, his plans to compete for the lightweight title next and explains why he's not sold that Dustin Poirier would actually agreed to face him again if he's successful in his upcoming bout against Charles Oliveria with MMA Fighting's Damon Martin. Follow Damon Martin: @DamonMartin Subscribe: Check out our full video catalog: Visit our playlists: Like MMAF on...