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MMA Dude Bro - Episode 160 (with guest DeAnna Bennett)

On March 24th, veteran women's flyweight, DeAnna Bennett returns to her old stomping grounds of Salt Lake City, Utah for Invicta FC 28. There she'll face divisional prospect Karina Rodriguez of Guadalajara, Mexico's Team Lobo MMA. During our conversation, DeAnna shares with us: • Her take on the controversy between Sijara Eubanks & Lauren Murphy, prior to her quarterfinal fight on TUF 26 • How one of her early fights, against a future TUF winner, inadvertently earned her her first...


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 159 (UFC 221 Recap with Schwan Humes)

MMA writer, analyst, podcaster & semi-pro fighting scout, Schwan Humes returns to break down the main & co-main events from UFC 221. Schwan & Ken also discuss the 'meritocracy versus fiscal reality' debate of both the upcoming Cyborg Justino title defense & CM Punk's 2nd UFC appearance. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 158 (with guest Brendan Fitzgerald)

Veteran sports broadcaster Brendan Fitzgerald is one of the latest additions to the expanding UFC commentary team. Debuting in the summer of 2017 on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, Brendan has since called live play-by-play for UFC events in Fresno, CA, St. Louis, MO, & Belem, Brazil. During our conversation, Brendan shares with us: • How the return of an MMA legend provided him with one of his first big on-air tests & personal UFC highlight reel moments. • How being a part...


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 157 (UFC 220 & Bellator 192 Recap with Schawn Humes)

MMA writer, analyst, podcaster & semi-pro fighting scout, Schwan Humes returns to break down the main events from UFC 219 & Bellator 192. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 156 (with guest Shane Kruchten)

Bellator MMA featherweight Shane Kruchten aspired to a career in the US Marines Corp, as early as the age of 5. A Purple Heart recipient some 13 years later, Shane would ultimately face enough personal horror throughout his adulthood (both on & off the battlefield) for someone of ten lifetimes. During our conversation, Shane shares with us: • how he was initially shunned by the Marines after reaching out to them during the onset of his PTSD • how a botched suicide attempt was the...


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 155 (with guest Denise Kielholtz)

A martial artist from the age of nine, Amsterdam’s Denise Kielholtz has successfully navigated a nearly 2-decade journey through the elite levels of judo, muay thai, kickboxing…and now MMA. Currently the Bellator Kickboxing Flyweight World Champion, Miss Dynamite is coming off the first of what she’s determined will be many impressive victories inside of the cage. During our conversation, Denise shares with us: • The reason why her recent MMA victory proved to be the most emotionally...


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 154 (UFC 219 Recap with Schawn Humes)

MMA writer, analyst, podcaster & semi-pro fighting scout, Schwan Humes returns to break down the results from UFC 219. Topics discussed include: • The difference between what UFC sells about Holly Holm's striking versus what happens in the cage • What challenge Megan Anderson potentially poses for Cyborg • Does Conor McGregor even really fit into the immediate plans for the top of the lightweight division right now • Why it's so important to beat the linear champion & how winning an...


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 153 (UFC Winnipeg Recap with Kurt Chase-Patrick)

BJJ brown belt & co-host of Combat Docket Radio, Kurt Chase-Patrick joins Ken on this episode. Together, they recap the recent UFC on Fox 26 card & also discuss the upcoming UFC 219 main event of Holy Holm versus Cris 'Cyborg' Justino. Specific topics include: • Why Colby Covington deserves a spot in the welterweight championship sweepstakes • Mike Perry - 'The Company Man'? • Future match-ups for Santiago Ponnizibio • Kurt’s personal experiences training with Glover Teixeira •...


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 152 (Titan FC 47 interviews)

On Friday, December 15, Titan Fighting Championship closes out 2017 with it’s return to the Xtreme Action Park, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, for Titan FC 47. The card is headlined by a Featherweight championship match between Luis Gomez & Sodiq Yusuff. ​ This episode we speak with several competitors from the event’s undercard, including heavyweight Steve Mowry, strawweight Thais Souza Nega & lightweight Demarques ‘Scrap Iron’ Jackson. Later in the show, we also speak with Titan Fighting...


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 151 (UFC 218 Recap with Schwan Humes)

Schwan Humes returns to recap UFC 218, the TUF 26 Finale & Bellator 189. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 150 (with guest Amber Leibrock)

Former Invicta FC standout Amber Leibrock is poised to make her debut on MMA's big stage, as she battles UFC vet Alexis Dufresne, at this weekend's Bellator 189. During our conversation, Amber tells us all about: the experience of being mentored by established WMMA veterans like Sarah D'alelio & Alexis Davis, how her coach at Combat Sports Academy, Kirian Fitzgibbons, has helped transform her both as a person & a fighter, the importance of using her own personal comeback story as a...


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 149 (UFC Sydney recap with Dave Madden)

This episode, Ken welcomes Dave Madden from the website to look back at UFC Fight Night Sydney card. Dave relentlessly covers combat sporting events, big & small, across the Northern region of California. Over the course of the show, topics include: 'BoomerangGate', what to actually make of Fabricio Werdum or Colby Covington going forward, the possible fates of Will Brooks & Bec Rawlings (both on 3-fight losing streaks), the ballyhoo over Bellator's proposed...


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 148 (with guest Dawna Gonzales)

Dawna Gonzales is a BJJ purple belt under Master Eddie Bravo. She is also the co-founder of 10th Planet Women’s Self Defense & the creative force behind the jiujitsu culture collective known as ‘Mat Therapy’. During our conversation, Dawna shares with us: how one of the creators of an iconic TV show was instrumental to her entry into the world of martial arts, how jiujitsu provides the most effective & practical skill set for enabling women to defend against predatory attacks, how the...


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 147 (UFC Norfolk Recap w/Nick Rizner)

This episode, Ken welcomes the creative force behind the MMA Mad podcast (& companion website) Nick Rizner to recap UFC Fight Night Norfolk. Some of the other topics discussed on the show range from Conor McGregor's Bellator freakout to comedian Louis CK's fall from grace to actress Helen Mirren's desire to play Donald Trump on the big screen & much MORE. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 146 (UFC 217 Recap with Schwan Humes)

This episode, Ken welcomes the phenomenal Schwan Humes to recap the 3 world title changes from UFC 217. Schwan is an MMA analyst & scouting consultant who has helped develop strategies for fighters like King Mo, Claudia Gadelha & Oluwale Bamgbose. During our discussion, Schwan thoroughly explains why none of us should have been surprised by the 3 title changing finishes from MSG, including the one that actually surprised Schwan himself. Schwan outlines all the telltale weaknesses &...


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 145 (with guest Richard Odoms)

Richard ‘The Black Eagle’ Odoms is a VERY busy man. The inaugural Legacy Fighting Alliance Heavyweight Champion divides his time outside the cage between being a gym owner, martial arts coach, husband, father and tactics instructor at the San Antonio Police Academy. During our conversation, Richard shares with us: his opinion on the importance of transparency between law enforcement & the general public in the social media age, the circumstances that led to his unique nickname, how the...


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 144 (with guest Clint Cronin)

BJJ black belt (& instructor at the world-famous American Kickboxing Academy) Clint Cronin grew up an avid fan of professional wrestling, comic books & computers. Little did he know back then how those interests would parlay themselves into an adult life that has taken him around the world, experiencing people & places that most would only see in a movie. During our conversation, Clint shares with us: how he feels combat sports (jiu jitsu in particular) represent the 'last honest jobs’, the...


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 143 (with guest Zach Freeman)

On June 24, St. Louis-area MMA veteran Zach ’The Altar Boy’ Freeman shocked the combat sports world by defeating highly touted prospect Aaron Pico in Madison Square Garden…on what was Pico’s pro MMA debut at the Bellator NYC PPV. During our conversation, Zach shares with us: how training at different gyms while on out-of-town business trips has been valuable to his bjj game, the exact strategic components that led to his victory over Aaron Pico, the satisfaction of gaining attention from...


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 142 (UFC 214 Recap)

Dave & Ken look back at UFC 214. Hashtag, MMA Dude Bro!


MMA Dude Bro - Episode 141 (with guest Ryan Ford)

BJJ Purple belt Ryan Ford is the host of arguably the most popular & influential online show related to the grappling arts, The Grappling Central podcast. Over the course of 2 years, his show has featured interviews with names such as Dan Gable, Dean Lister, Ricardo Almeida, Eddie Bravo, Randy Couture & many more… During our conversation, Ryan shares with us: the unique set of circumstances which lead to his rare interview with the elusive Master Rickson Gracie, how the daunting red tape...