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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.




UFC Vegas 55 Preview Show | Does Holly Holm Earn Another Title Shot With Win Over Ketlen Vieira?

Holly Holm and Ketlen Vieira will battle it out in a pivotal main event in the UFC bantamweight division. With a victory for Holm, could she find her way back into a championship bout once again? MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and Jed Meshew discuss the UFC Vegas 54 headliner, the co-main event between Santiago Ponzinibbio and Michel Pereira, along with the event’s other interesting storylines. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow Jed...


Heck of a Morning | Khabib Nurmagomedov Says It's Too Soon To Compare Charles Oliveira To Him — Is He Right?

Khabib Nurmagomedov had a lot to say recently in regards to the UFC's lightweight division and its most recent champion Charles Oliveira — most notably it being unfair to compare Oliveira's 155-pound run to his at this point. Does Nurmagomedov have a point, or is it closer than he's willing to admit? On this episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Nurmagomedov's recent interview with ESPN and his thoughts on Oliveira's lightweight GOAT status, as well as Islam...


BTL | Dustin Poirier, Jan Blachowicz Title Hopes, UFC Vegas 55 and Eagle FC 47, MVP Robbed?

Dustin Poirier has made it perfectly clear that he wants to fight at UFC 277 on July 30 in Dallas, but he can’t seem to get a matchup booked. If “The Diamond” does get his wish, who would be the likely opponent? This week on Between the Links, the panel will discuss the options to fill that spot and who might be the favorite to land that fight. In addition, the panel reacts to Jan Blachowicz’s win over Aleksandar Rakic this past Saturday at UFC Vegas 55 and if it was enough to put him in a...


Heck of a Morning | Dustin Poirier vs. Nate Diaz Is Right There — Why Hasn't the UFC Booked It?

Dustin Poirier wants it. Nate Diaz wants it. The fans want to see it. Everybody seems into a potential Poirier vs. Diaz matchup, but for some reason, the UFC isn't putting it together. Why? On this episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck discusses that, along with other potential options for Poirier is the promotion ends up putting him on the UFC 277 card on July 30. In addition, other topics include if Henry Cejudo should get an immediate title shot in his expected return to...


DAMN! They Were Good | Celebrating The Violent Career Of ‘The Natural Born Killer,’ Carlos Condit

DAMN! They Were Good is a new biweekly podcast where we celebrate the careers of some of our favorite fighters in MMA history, and there is no better place to start than with Carlos Condit. Condit is one of the most exciting fighters in the history of MMA. One half of arguably the single greatest fight of all-time, Condit delivered countless unforgettable moments in a career that spanned multiple generations of the sport. Jed Meshew, Shaheen Al-Shatti, and Alexander K. Lee get together to...


No Bets Barred | Is UFC Vegas 55's Ketlen Vieira A Live Underdog Against Holly Holm?

Conner Burks and Jed Meshew dive deep into UFC Vegas 55 and throw bets down on nine of the 11 fights on the card, including a surprising bet on the main event fight between Holly Holm and Ketlen Vieira, and +1400 flyer bet on an underdog special. Follow Conner Burks: @connerburks Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: Check out our full video catalog: Visit our playlists: Like MMAF on Facebook: Follow on...


Trocação Franca | Amanda Nunes abre o jogo sobre saída da ATT e luta com Kayla Harrison

Primeira mulher a conquistar dois cinturões no UFC, Amanda Nunes mudou tudo a caminho da revanche com Julianna Peña. Em entrevista exclusiva ao Trocação Franca, a Leoa explicou a saída da American Top Team, como a presença de possíveis rivais na academia a incomodou, se toparia revanche com Cris Cyborg, e muito mais. Na sessão Fight Week, entrevistas com Ketlen Vieira, Santiago Ponzinibbio e Jailton Malhadinho, que lutam sábado no UFC. O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda...


Heck of a Morning | Should Islam Makhachev Volunteer To Face Dustin Poirier At UFC 277?

Dustin Poirier is looking for a fight at UFC 277 on July 30 against "anybody that makes sense." With the lightweight title picture still a bit foggy with Charles Oliveira being stripped of the championship and needing an opponent for the vacant title, should Islam Makhachev volunteer his services to face Poirier and further separate himself from the pack? On this episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck is asked about the potential of Makhachev raising his hand to face "The...


Fighter vs. Writer: Beneil Dariush Growing Frustrated With Charles Oliveira, Junior Dos Santos Happier Now After His UFC Exit

Beneil Dariush returns to The Fighter vs. The Writer this week to discuss his growing frustration with Charles Oliveira as the now former UFC lightweight champion decides what’s next in his career while teasing his interest in a showdown with Conor McGregor. With a seven-fight win streak and a past fight with Oliveira that already fell apart, Dariush details his problem with “Do Bronx” suddenly targeting somebody like McGregor rather than accepting a fight against him or Islam Makhachev to...


On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 54

Jan Blachowicz has made a case to get back to a UFC light heavyweight title fight following his third-round TKO win over Aleksandar Rakic, but will the promotion go in that direction after Blachowicz dropped the belt less than a year ago? This week on On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee give their thoughts in where the former champion goes following his main event victory at UFC Vegas 54 at the APEX. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Ryan Spann...


UFC Vegas 54 Post-Fight Show | Jan Blachowicz Wins, But Was It Enough To Get Back To A UFC Title Shot?

Jan Blachowicz is back in the win column, even though his UFC Vegas 54 victory over Aleksandar Rakic ended in an unfortunate way. Was it enough to put in him the position to try and regain the #UFC light heavyweight title against the winner of the UFC 275 main event between Glover Teixeira and Jiri Prochazka? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee attempt to answer that question, react to the post-fight bonuses, Katlyn Chookagian picking up another victory at 125 pounds...


UFC Vegas 54 Preview Show | Will Jan Blachowicz Get Back To Title Fight With Upset Win?

Jan Blachowicz will compete in a non-title fight for the first time in nearly two years when he faces Aleksandar Rakic in the main event of UFC Vegas 54. Will a win get him right back into a championship fight, or will he still have more work to do? MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and Jed Meshew discuss the stakes in the pivotal headliner in the UFC light heavyweight division, where a win takes Rakic, the other main card fights that have their attention outside of the main event,...


Heck of a Morning | Is Alexander Volkanovski In Vacant Lightweight Title Discussion With Third Win Over Max Holloway At UFC 276?

If Alexander Volkanovski can defeat Max Holloway once again this summer, could he be factored into the conversation to face Charles Oliveira after that for the vacant UFC lightweight championship? On this week's Free-For-All Friday edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck takes questions about Volkanovski's potential to challenge for a second title should he be victorious for a third time against Holloway at UFC 276 on July 2. In addition, listeners chime in regarding Islam...


BTL | Charles Oliveira's Wild Weekend, Next For Chandler & Ferguson, UFC vs. Bellator, More

Charles Oliveira may have won the UFC 274 main event with a first-round submission of Justin Gaethje, but he’s still no longer the UFC lightweight champion. This week on Between the Links, the panel will react to that being the case after Oliveira’s historic weight miss this past weekend, and who top lightweight in the promotion should face next. In addition, the panelists will discuss where Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson go from their memorable matchup in Phoenix, if Bellator 281 is a...


Heck of a Morning | Reaction To Pat Barry & Rose Namajunas Interview, Chandler's Star Power, Houston Alexander Joins the Show

Rose Namajunas and Pat Barry recently joined The MMA Hour to react to Namajunas' loss to Carla Esparza at UFC 274, and it's certainly been met with a lot of opinions. On this episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck answers questions about that interview from Wednesday's show with Ariel Helwani, along with Namajunas' post-fight comments regarding the scoring of the bout. In addition, listeners ask about what is next for Charles Oliveira, if the UFC should still move forward...


No Bets Barred | UFC Vegas 54 Best Bets | Is Rakic The New Money-Maker In UFC’s LHW Division?

Fresh on the heels of UFC 274, the No Bets Barred podcast returns to dissect UFC Vegas 54 and find value in a smaller card (by modern UFC standards). Co-hosts Conner Burks and Jed Meshew break down the main event between Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic, debate the merits of putting money on Ryan Spann, and celebrate the clock-like consistency of Katlyn Chookagian. And while there are no Wolfpack Wagers this week, Conner and Jed do find themselves on opposites side of a fight for the...


Heck of a Morning | Who Should Charles Oliveira Fight For Vacant Lightweight Title After Being Stripped At UFC 274?

Charles Oliveira is no longer the UFC lightweight champion following his submission win over Justin Gaethje, but he is the No. 1 contender for the title he lost at the beginning of Saturday's main event. When he gets his chance to reclaim the championship, who should get the shot? On this episode of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on UFC 274, along with Oliveira's historic weight miss. In addition, questions come in regarding whether or not Islam Makhachev is...


Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Reacts to Charles Oliveira Being Stripped of His Title Then Winning at UFC 274, Defends Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza

On episode 35 of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Matt Brown joins the show to react to the biggest moments at UFC 274 including Charles Oliveira being stripped of his title but then submitting Justin Gaethje in the main event. Brown will reveal his own story about the one time he missed weight in his career and how Oliveira deserved better than what happened when he lost his title before ultimately beating Gaethje just 24 hours later. Brown will also discuss Michael Chandler’s jaw-dropping...


Trocação Franca | Exclusivo: Charles do Bronx comenta vitória, caos da pesagem e futuro no UFC

O campeão tem nome e o nome dele é Charles do Bronx, e é claro que o melhor peso-leve do mundo estaria no podcast Trocação Franca após sua vitória maiúscula sobre Justin Gaethje no UFC 274. Em bate-papo exclusivo, Charles comentou a finalização diante do provocador Gaethje, o desafio feito a Conor McGregor e desafios recebidos de Nate Diaz e cia., o que levou à perda do título na pesagem, e se já pode ser considerado o maior peso-leve da história do MMA. Guilherme Cruz fala, ainda, com Bruno...


On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC 274

Who will Charles Oliveira face when he fights for the title he was forced to vacate at the start of his submission win against Justin Gaethje on Saturday? This week on On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee try to make sense of a chaotic lightweight division following UFC 274 in Phoenix and attempt to figure out who "Du Bronx" may end up fighting for the title later this year. In addition, future matchups are discussed for Gaethje after falling short in his second...