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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.




Kayla Harrison Talks Kaitlyn Young, Ronda Rousey’s Recent Comments on Her Own Career and Amanda Nunes’ Exit from American Top Team

Ahead of her fight at PFL 6, Kayla Harrison previews her upcoming matchup against Kaitlin Young after her original opponent Julia Budd was forced off the card at the last minute. Harrison discusses why she’s her own worst critic when it comes to her fights but how that actually drives her to be better each and every time out. She also addresses the recent interview with former U.S. Olympic teammate Ronda Rousey after she revealed new details about the end of her own fighting career. Harrison...


No Bets Barred: Going All Out For UFC 276 With Bets On Every Single Fight

It's the biggest weekend of the MMA year with International Fight Week going down in Las Vegas, and as such, the No Bets Barred boys are bringing you their biggest episode ever. Both Conner and Jed have bets on EVERY SINGLE FIGHT taking place at UFC 276 — and they're joined by New York Ric to talk through their glorious excesses and get his best betting plays as well. Follow Conner Burks: @connerburks Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: Check out our full video...


UFC 276 Media Day Reaction | Israel Adesanya Takes Shot At Jon Jones, Sean O'Malley Shines

Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier are fired up for their main event clash for the UFC middleweight title this Saturday at UFC 276 — and they brought the energy on Wednesday. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and José Youngs check in from inside the UFC APEX following the UFC 276 media day to react to Adesanya and Cannonier's pre-fight media scrums in anticipation of the International Fight Week capper. In addition, they discuss the co-main event fighters Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway, Sean...


Trocação Franca | UFC: Israel Adesanya x Alex Poatan ‘vai ser inevitável’

O UFC 276 coloca quatro dos melhores pesos-médios do planeta em ação em Las Vegas, e pode finalmente sacramentar um dos duelos mais aguardados dos últimos tempos. Com os condecorados strikers Israel Adesanya e Alex Poatan enfrentando Jared Cannonier e Sean Strickland, respectivamente, o Trocação Franca recebe o jornalista Fernando Cappelli, assessor do GLORY e Karate Combat, e faixa-preta de de caratê e kickboxing, para uma resenha sobre as grandes lutas de sábado. O podcast conversa, ainda,...


HOAM | UFC 276 Fight Week Kickoff, What's Next For Shavkat Rakhmonov?

Shavkat Rakhmonov made an emphatic statement this past Saturday at UFC Vegas 57 when he submitted Neil Magny in the co-main event. How high up the divisional ladder should the UFC push him? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck checks in from the airport as he prepares to head to Las Vegas for International Fight Week to react to Rakhmonov's incredible performance and what direction he may go for his next fight. In addition, listener questions include where...


Fighter vs. Writer: Jim Miller Ready to Make History at UFC 276; Josh Emmett Calls for Winner of Alexander Volkanovsk vs. Max Holloway 3

On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Jim Miller and Josh Emmett join the show ahead of a stacked UFC 276 card on Saturday. With his 40th UFC fight taking place this weekend, Miller will discuss his record setting rematch against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and how that matchup came together on short notice after his original opponent Bobby Green was forced off the card. Miller also addresses his future aspirations including plans to compete at UFC 300. Featherweight contender...


On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 57

Mateusz Gamrot outlasted a fellow high-level lightweight in Arman Tsarukyan to cap off UFC Vegas 57. With the biggest win of his career under his belt, where does the former KSW double champ go from Saturday night? On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee attempt to answer that very interesting question from a matchmaking perspective after an incredible main event. In addition, future matchups are discussed for the event’s biggest standout...


UFC Vegas 57 Post-Fight Show | Shavkat Rakhmonov Has Arrived, Gamrot vs. Tsarukyan Delivers

The UFC Vegas 57 main event between Mateusz Gamrot and Arman Tsarukyan will go down as one of the most high-level UFC Fight Night main event's in quite some time, but as great as that fight was, the story of the night came from the co-main event winner, Shavkat Rakhmonov. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Jed Meshew react to Gamrot's unanimous decision win over Tsarukyan and discuss the extremely high ceilings for both lightweight contenders. In addition, they talk Rakhmonov's...


UFC Vegas 57 Preview Show: Will Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot Winner Be Destined For UFC Gold?

Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot are two of the brightest up and comers on the UFC roster and are set for the main event of UFC Vegas 57. Could the winner of this fascinating matchup see the UFC lightweight title wrapped around their waist in the future? MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee discuss the five-round lightweight battle and what is at stake for both guys. In addition, they talk Neil Magny attempting to break Georges St-Pierre’s welterweight win record,...


Heck of a Morning | Does Anybody Actually Want To See Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor 2?

Reports have surfaced that a second boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is currently being discussed. While the jury is still out on whether or not that's actually what will end up happening, if it does, would you be willing to pay to watch it again? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, it's a Free-For-All Friday where MMA Fighting's Mike Heck takes listener questions all show long — which includes thoughts on a potential rematch between two of the biggest stars...


Triple-Header Night! | Mousasi, Pettis Headline Busy Weekend Outside UFC | Bellator, PFL, BKFC Preview

We’re getting spoiled this weekend, MMA fans. With big shows from Bellator and PFL (as well as BKFC 26), Friday night's combat sports schedule is S T A C K E D. Shaun Al-Shatti, Jed Meshew, and Alexander K. Lee set the table for the upcoming MMA smorgasbord by previewing Friday's non-UFC slate, headlined by Gegard Mousasi's latest title defense, the next stage of Bellator's bantamweight grand prix, and one of the best fights PFL can currently make. What will you be watching? Follow Shaun...


BTL | Dana White vs. Nate Diaz, UFC Austin Fallout, Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot, Best Card of Weekend

UFC president Dana White and Nate Diaz are going back and forth once again, but will anything change because of it? This week on Between the Links, the panel will discuss Diaz wanting to compete this summer or be outright released from the company, White saying Diaz should go fight Jake Paul, whether or not Calvin Kattar has a gripe after his UFC Austin loss to Josh Emmett in the main event, the MVP of this past Saturday’s card in Texas, the UFC Vegas 57 main event between Arman Tsarukyan...


Heck of a Morning | Kevin Holland Throws Name Into Nate Diaz Sweepstakes, Can The Ultimate Fighter Be Fixed?

After a sensational showing at UFC Austin, Kevin Holland is hoping to land a big fight with Nate Diaz. On a brand new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck gives his thoughts on the matchup, and the chances the UFC could go in that direction. In addition, listener topics include getting fans to care about The Ultimate Fighter in 2022, wanting Laura Sanko on color commentary for UFC events sooner than later, the ceilings of surging middleweights Andre Muniz and Dricus Du...


No Bets Barred | Finding Value In A Triple-Header Weekend | UFC Vegas 57, PFL 5, and Bellator 282 Best Bets

Conner Burks returns to the No Bets Barred podcast after his European vacation — and he comes back just in time, as there's an MMA triple-header this weekend for the boys to break down between events from the UFC, PFL, and Bellator. Conner and co-host Jed Meshew are also joined by gambling neophyte Alexander K. Lee, who recaps his first foray into MMA betting, and laments the judging at UFC Austin that cost him a winning weekend. Follow Conner Burks: @connerburks Follow Alexander K. Lee:...


Heck of a Morning | Reaction To Dana White's Response To Nate Diaz, Suggestion Diaz Should Go Fight Jake Paul

UFC president Dana White was given the opportunity to respond to Nate Diaz's request to get a fight this summer, or a release, as well as the popular fighter teasing a future bout with Jake Paul. With White suggesting Diaz should go face Paul in the boxing ring, does that mean the UFC will cut Diaz loose? On a special Wednesday edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to White's comments about Diaz and wonders why the UFC doesn't just give Diaz what he wants and set him...


Trocação Franca | Demian Maia analisa Charles do Bronx x Makhachev e comenta volta aos tatames

Demian Maia ainda quer fazer uma luta de despedida do MMA pelo UFC. Enquanto não convence Dana White da ideia, porém, o faixa-preta dá mais um passo no retorno aos tatames sábado, quando enfrentar o ex-campeão do UFC Ben Henderson na Europa. Em papo com o Trocação Franca, Demian falou do duelo e explicou por que não cogita lutar em outra organização de MMA, apontou Charles do Bronx uma luta complicada para Islam Makhachev e Khabib Nurmagomedov, elegeu Marcus Buchecha como o próximo grande...


Heck of a Morning | Nate Diaz Calls Out UFC Once Again, UFC 278 Lineup, UFC Austin Fallout, More

Nate Diaz is taking the UFC to task once again, but is the promotion going to do anything about the latest gripe from one of the sport's biggest stars? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Diaz's social media callout of the promotion and what could be done, In addition, listeners bring up topics such as if UFC Austin is the current frontrunner for event of the year in MMA, American Top Team coach Mike Brown wanting to see Dustin Poirier compete at...


Fighter vs. Writer: Neil Magny On Why He Takes Fights Nobody Else Will; Merab Dvalishvili On Wanting Jose Aldo Over ‘Piece of S***’ Petr Yan

On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Neil Magny and Merab Dvalishvili join the show. Magny will preview his upcoming fight against rising star Shavkat Rakhmonov and why he’s been so willing to take fights against highly touted prospects while other ranked welterweights refuse to even entertain those kinds of opponents. Also on the show, Merab Dvalishvili discusses his new fight that was just announced against Jose Aldo at UFC 278 and why he prefers that matchup over a...


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

Following his split decision win over Calvin Kattar in the main event of Saturday's UFC Austin event, Josh Emmett told Dana White he plans to sit cage side for the UFC 276 featherweight title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway because he plans to face the winner. Will Emmett get his wish? On a brand new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on the matchmaking hats following the promotion's return to the Lone Star State to discuss...


UFC Austin Post-Fight Show | Was Calvin Kattar Robbed In Main Event vs. Josh Emmett?

Following Josh Emmett’s split decision win over Calvin Kattar in the main event of UFC Austin, it seemed pretty clear that calling a close fight such as that “a robbery” would be highly egregious. However, after looking at the judges’ scorecards more in-depth, maybe there is a case to be made. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee gave their thoughts on the headline of the UFC’s return to Texas — and judge Chris Lee’s debated fourth-round scoring — and where Emmett goes...