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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 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...


UFC Austin Preview Show | Can Calvin Kattar, Josh Emmett Earn Title Shot With Main Event Win?

Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett will battle it out in a pivotal UFC featherweight divisional clash in the main event of UFC Austin. Could the winner emerge as the new No. 1 contender in one of the promotion’s deepest divisions? Ahead of Saturday’s card in the Lone Star State, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee give their thoughts on the headliner and the potential stakes involved, the co-main event between veteran bonus collectors Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon, and whether or not it...


Heck of a Morning | Does the UFC Need To Add Dustin Poirier vs. Nate Diaz Co-Main Event To UFC 278 Lineup?

With the UFC announcing the UFC 278 main event on Aug. 20 between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards for the welterweight title in Salt Lake City, does the event need some extra sizzle with a Dustin Poirier vs. Nate Diaz co-main event in order to entice fans to purchase three UFC pay-per-view events in a less than two month span? That question is discussed on an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck. In addition listeners submit questions in regards to the UFC Austin...


Trocação Franca | Glover Teixeira admite ‘vontade de chorar’ com guilhotina e pede revanche com Jiri Prochazka

O Trocação Franca volta nesta quinta-feira para uma edição especial. Em bate-papo exclusivo, Glover Teixeira passa a limpo a derrota para Jiri Prochazka no UFC 275, quando esteve a poucos segundos de defender o título dos meio-pesados na Singapura, mas acabou finalizado com um mata-leão. Glover falou da guilhotina frustrada, o desejo de revanche — nem que seja em território inimigo — atualizou os planos de aposentadoria, e as alfinetadas de Paulo Borrachinha, entre outros assuntos. O melhor...


BTL | Prochazka vs. Teixeira Classic, UFC 275 Wrap-Up, UFC Austin, Sterling vs. Dillashaw

The MMA world will be talking about the UFC 275 main event between Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira for years to come. But just how great was the fight compared to some of the all-time memorable clashes in UFC history? This week on an all-new Between the Links, that question is discussed following Saturday’s card in Singapore. In addition, the panel plays a new game called, “Which one is more true?” to put a bow on the PPV card, look ahead to Saturday’s UFC Austin event headlined by Calvin...


Heck of a Morning | Reaction To Zabit Retiring, Sterling vs. Dillashaw Targeted Title Fight, Possibility of McGregor vs. Chandler

Zabit Magomedsharipov has officially notified the UFC he is retiring from the sport of MMA. Will he go down as the biggest "what if" in the history of the promotion? That question is discussed on a brand new edition of Heck of a Morning with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck. In addition, listeners submit questions about the targeted bantamweight title fight between Aljamain Sterling and T.J. Dillashaw and if it was the right fight to make, what that bout does for the direction of the potentially...


‘DAMN! They Were Good’ | The Legendary Career Of 'The Iceman,' Chuck Liddell

DAMN! They Were Good is podcast where we celebrate the careers of some of our favorite fighters ever. This episode, Jed Meshew is joined by Damon Martin and Steven Marrocco to discuss one of the most important fighters in MMA history: Chuck Liddell. Liddell’s career spans from the pre-Zuffa UFC days up through The Ultimate Fighter boom to MMA’s emergence in the mainstream, and it did so in part because Liddell helped push the sport there. Dubbed “The Iceman” for his stoic demeanor, Liddell...


No Bets Barred | Teach A Man To Gamble On UFC Austin And He’ll Bet For A Lifetime

With Conner Burks still on Holiday, host Jed Meshew is joined this week by notorious anti-gambler Alexander K. Lee to try and show him why betting on MMA is so fun. Jed teaches Alex the difference between Value Bets and Vibes Bets ... and gets "The Prince of Positivity" to place a number of bets on UFC Austin. Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: Check out our full video catalog: Visit our playlists:...


Trocação Franca | Taila Santos quer revanche com Valentina Shevchenko

Taila Santos chegou perto de quebrar a banca no UFC 275, dando a Valentina Shevchenko sua luta mais dura como peso-mosca na Singapura. De volta ao Brasil, a lutadora conversou com o Trocação Franca e disse que acredita ter vencido ao menos três rounds, explicou como a cabeçada mudou a luta, e disse que aceitaria enfrentar a campeã novamente após a cirurgia no rosto. Na sessão Fight Week, o podcast bateu um papo com Maria Oliveira, a penetra da festa da Anitta, além de Gregory Rodrigues,...