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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.




Trocação Franca | Charles Do Bronx E Amanda Nunes Buscam História No UFC 269

Charles do Bronx e Amanda Nunes lideram o maior UFC do ano em Las Vegas, apenas a segunda vez na história que dois brasileiros defendem cinturões na mesma noite no UFC, e seus treinadores Diego Lima e Anderson França conversam com o podcast sobre os desafios que Dustin Poirier e Julianna Pena representam aos campeões. Lima comenta, ainda, a descrença do público americano para com seu pupilo e as lutas do cantor Bruno KLB no MMA. França fala do sucesso da judoca Kayla Harrison no MMA e...


Coach Eddie Cha On Working With Jon Jones, Devieson Figueiredo, Henry Cejudo's Future, More

Jon Jones has made headlines recently as he has started training at Fight Ready in Arizona. Head striking coach Eddie Cha discusses the decision to bring Jones in with the former champ's recent legal troubles and what the experience has been like to this point, working with Deiveson Figueiredo ahead of his flyweight championship trilogy fight with Brandon Moreno at UFC 271, Henry Cejudo's possible comeback, when we could expect The Korean Zombie compete next, Eryk Anders facing Andre Muniz...


Fighter vs. Writer: Beneil Dariush ‘Frustrated’ He Was Somehow Forgotten In Lightweight Title Picture

Lightweight contender Beneil Dariush joins the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer as he prepares for his return to action in February for a showdown with Islam Makhachev. With seven wins in a row, Dariush climbed near the top of the rankings at 155 pounds but after he took time off to welcome his first child into the world, he’s grown somewhat frustrated after being nearly forgotten when it came to the title picture in the lightweight division. Dariush will address the fight with...


Reaction | Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2 Set For Dec. 18

Tommy Fury is out of the Dec. 18 fight with Jake Paul and former UFC champ Tyron Woodley will get his chance at redemption as he steps in on less than two weeks notice on Showtime PPV. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee react to the big news of the day. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: Check out our full video catalog: Visit our playlists: Like MMAF on Facebook:...


On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 44

The timeless Jose Aldo has made a compelling case to fight for the bantamweight title once again following his big win over Rob Font in the main event of UFC Vegas 44. While a title shot in his next fight may be unlikely, a title eliminator fight with T.J. Dillashaw seems to be the next logical step in the eyes of many. What happens if Dillashaw chooses to decline that fight in hopes to get a title shot against the winner of the probable championship rematch between Aljamain Sterling and...


UFC Vegas 44 Post-Fight Show | Reaction to Jose Aldo vs. Rob Font | Best Fight Night of 2021?

Jose Aldo turned back the clock with a brilliant performance against Rob Font in the main event of UFC Vegas 44. Where do both fighters go from their battle inside the UFC APEX? That question is answered, along with discussions about Rafael Fiziev's KO over Brad Riddell, Jamahal Hill's destruction of Jimmy Crute, Chris Curtis' shocking KO over Brenden Allen, and much more with MMA Fighting’s José Youngs, Shaheen Al-Shatti, Alex K. Lee, and E. Casey Leydon. Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs...


UFC Vegas 44 Preview Show ft. Randy Costa | Who Needs Main Event Win More, Rob Font or Jose Aldo?

Rob Font and Jose Aldo will battle it out in the bantamweight headliner of Saturday’s UFC Vegas 44 event. With the division in a jammed up place at the top, who needs a victory more, Font or Aldo? That question is discussed, along with the top storylines for the event, which includes the exciting lightweight co-main event between Rafael Fiziev and Brad Riddell, with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon, along with special guest, UFC bantamweight Randy Costa. Follow Mike Heck:...


BTL | Kevin Lee Released, Triad Combat's Future, UFC Vegas 44, Bellator 272, More | Tourney Match #5

Kevin Lee's release from the UFC seemed to come out of nowhere, but was it a total shock? That topic, along with where Lee may end up will be discussed this week on Between the Links. In addition, the panel will discuss this past Saturday's Trilller Triad Combat event — which featured well-known MMA fighters such as Frank Mir, Mike Perry, and Albert Tumenov — and if there's a bright future for the concept, which main event is better between Rob Font vs. Jose Aldo at UFC Vegas 44, or Sergio...


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...