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Matt Brown returns to co-host the new episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer while previewing his upcoming fight against Bryan Barberena and how much setting records in the UFC actually matters to him. He will also react to the controversy this past weekend after Aspen Ladd's head coach Jim West was criticized for the advice he dished out during her fight with Norma Dumont, plus does the UFC have a responsibility to punish Jon Jones and Conor McGregor after their recent actions? All this and much more. Follow Damon Martin @DamonMartin Follow Matt Brown @IAmTheImmortal Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

On the 63rd episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 40 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Norma Dumont following her unanimous decision win over Aspen Ladd in the featherweight main event, Andrei Arlovski, Jim Miller, Manon Fiorot, Nate Landwehr, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Norma Dumont picked up the unanimous decision win over Aspen Ladd in the main event of UFC Vegas 40. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon break down Dumont's tactical victory, Ladd's corner advice being a big story throughout the fight, Jim Miller's incredible performance, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Aspen Ladd faces Norma Dumont in the featherweight main event of UFC Vegas 40, while the finalists for the light heavyweight grand prix will be determined when champ Vadim Nemkov faces Julius Anglickas, while heavyweight champion Ryan Bader faces Corey Anderson at Bellator 268. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and E. Casey Leydon discuss those matchups, along with the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s doubleheader.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin and singer-songwriter Nathan Williams from the band Wavves as they discuss the biggest stories of the week in the world of mixed martial arts. This week, the panel discusses the UFC finally booking the Leon Edwards vs. Jorge Masvidal matchup at UFC 269 in December and what's at stake for both guys, Luis Pena's latest domestic violence arrest and subsequent release from the UFC, while former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones still remains on the roster, Mike Winkeljohn announcing Jones currently not welcome at JacksonWink, the better card between UFC Vegas 40 and Bellator 268 this weekend, whether a Joanna Jędrzejczyk UFC return or Carla Esparza title fight will come first, Francis Ngannou's broken silence, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Damon Martin: @DamonMartin Follow Wavves: @WAVVES Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

On the fourth episode of We Got Next, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with BKFC's Taylor Starling (3:08) to get her side of why her BKFC Fight Night Montana fight with Randine Eckholm was scratched hours before the event, Eckholm being "unprofessional" during the two-day stretch, what she said to Eckholm's face on Saturday when the fight was called, if there was any chance the commission would find a way to make it happen, plans to return at the promotion's New York debut in November, and the unfortunate death of Justin Thornton. UFC's newest lightweight Erick Gonzalez (24:42) joins the show as he prepares to make his short notice octagon debut against Jim Miller this Saturday at UFC Vegas 40 and discusses getting the career-altering phone call, getting a veteran in Miller for his first fight, the road he's taken to get to the UFC, and how he sees the fight playing out. New England bantamweight prospect Jay Perrin (43:59) recaps capturing the CES 135-pound title at CES 64 with a second-round submission win over Josh Smith, teammate Merab Dvalishvili defeating Smith's teammate Marlon Moraes the next night at UFC 266, talks holding titles in the top two promotions in the region, what he wants next, his longtime rivalry with Johnny Campbell and if he'll ever give him a rematch, how close he is to getting a call from the UFC, and the importance of mental health in the fight game. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Campeão peso-leve do UFC, Charles do Bronx quer respeito. O paulista do Guarujá, que defende seu cinturão contra Dustin Poirier no dia 11 de dezembro, conversa com o podcast sobre a aguardada luta, o fato de ainda não ser visto como verdadeiro campeão por parte dos fãs, as críticas recebidas por outros lutadores como Justin Gaethje, a ascensão de Islam Makhachev na divisão, a vida fora do octógono, e muito mais. O podcast recebe, ainda, o jornalista Marcelo Barone, da Globo, para analisar as últimas notícias do mundo da luta e o duelo Bronx x Poirier. O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados. UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira wants respect. The Brazilian talent, who puts his title on the line against Dustin Poirier on Dec. 11, joins the show to discuss his upcoming fight and not being treated as the real champion by many fans. He also weighs in on Justin Gaethje’s ‘quitter’ comments, Islam Makhachev’s rise, and more. Then, Globo’s Marcelo Barone stops by to debate the latest MMA news and break down Oliveira vs. Poirier. Listen to Trocação Franca with Guilherme Cruz every Wednesday to hear from the biggest names on the hottest topics in the Brazilian combat sports world. Follow Guilherme Cruz @Guicruzzz Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

On the 62nd episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 39 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Marina Rodriguez, following the biggest win of her career in the main event, Mackenzie Dern, Randy Brown, Matheus Nicolau, Mariya Agapova, Chris Gutierrez, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Marina Rodriguez is officially in the championship conversation at 115 pounds after a decisive unanimous decision win over Mackenzie Dern in the main event of UFC Vegas 39. Where Rodriguez goes from the biggest win of her career, and other top storylines are discussed with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Mackenzie Dern and Marina Rodriguez will battle it out in the main event of UFC Vegas 39, but could a title shot against the winner of the upcoming Rose Namajunas vs. Zhang Weili fight at UFC 268 be at stake? MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee discuss that, as well as the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s fight card at the APEX. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and Damon Martin as they discuss the biggest stories of the week in the world of mixed martial arts. This week, the panel discusses the no contest in the UFC Vegas 38 co-main event between Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukaus and how it was handled ahead of their Nov. 13 rematch, the reaction to UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling's withdrawal from his UFC 267 title defense against Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen being inserted into the bout for an interim title fight, Scott Coker's announcements on Wednesday's edition of The MMA Hour and what was the most impactful story for the promotion overall, what is at stake in the UFC Vegas 39 main event this Saturday between Mackenzie Dern and Marina Rodriguez, whether or not Carla Esparza should be nervous with the result of the 115-pound matchup, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Damon Martin: @DamonMartin Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Mackenzie Dern, lenda do jiu-jitsu e estrela em ascensão no UFC que faz a luta principal do UFC deste sábado contra Marina Rodriguez, fala sobre tudo no podcast desta semana: a implicância com seu sotaque, ser vista (ou não) como brasileira, a mudança de vida e carreira trazida pela maternidade, se beleza põe mesa no MMA e, entre outros assuntos, a possibilidade de já disputar o cinturão do UFC na próxima luta. O jornalista Carlos Arthur Junior, da Graciemag, comenta o que rola no mundo do MMA. O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados. Jiu-jitsu legend and rising UFC star Mackenzie Dern, who headlines UFC Vegas 39 opposite Marina Rodriguez this Saturday, stops by to discuss everything from the non-stop annoying debate around her accent, whether or not she’s seen as a true Brazilian, how motherhood changed her life and career, how beauty affects one’s career and, among many other topics, potentially fighting for UFC gold with a win over Rodriguez. Graciemag’s Carlos Arthur Junior also stops by to discuss all things UFC and Bellator. Listen to Trocação Franca with Guilherme Cruz every Wednesday to hear from the biggest names on the hottest topics in the Brazilian combat sports world. Follow Guilherme Cruz @Guicruzzz Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Who's the real No. 1: Alexander Volkanovski or Max Holloway? Amanda Nunes or Valentina Shevchenko?? Co-hosts Shaun Al-Shatti and Alexander K. Lee dive into MMA Fighting's Global Rankings to discuss the biggest risers and fallers of September and more. Then, the two are joined by Damon Martin and Mike Heck to settle the featherweight dilemma raging internally among the team, debate who the real pound-for-pound queen is in MMA, and much more. Catch new episodes of the MMA Fighting Rankings Show on the first Wednesday of every month. Follow Shaun Al-Shatti @ShaunAlShatti Follow Alexander K. Lee @AlexanderKLee Follow Damon Martin @DamonMartin Follow Mike Heck @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

On the third episode of We Got Next, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with the UFC's newest middleweight AJ Dobson following his first-round submission win over Hashem Arkhagha at Dana White's Contender Series this past month, the story of how he met Matt Brown and how the longtime UFC welterweight, along with Mark Coleman, have influenced him, immediately booking his octagon debut for UFC 270 against Jacob Malkoun, and how he almost made his promotional debut just days after getting a contract. Then, New England prospect Mitch Raposo discusses his upcoming Contender Series matchup against Jake Hadley next Tuesday night, his experience on The Ultimate Fighter and what he took away from his loss to Ludvik Sholinian, Alexander Volkanovski's motivation and his thoughts on the featherweight champ's recent title defense against Brian Ortega at UFC 266, how he likes the matchup with Hadley, the reaction the bout has gotten since it was revealed, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ryan Bader joins The Fighter vs. The Writer as co-host for episode 7 as he discusses the fallout from Jon Jones' latest arrest after the former UFC light heavyweight champion was taken into custody on charges of domestic violence and injuring or disabling a vehicle. Plus he'll discuss his upcoming fight against Corey Anderson, his pick for Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira and who should be rated as the No. 1 light heavyweight in the sport. Follow Ryan Bader @RyanBader Follow Damon Martin @DamonMartin Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

On the 61st episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s UFC Vegas 38 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Thiago Santos following his unanimous decision win over Johnny Walker in the light heavyweight main event, Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukaus following the controversial end to their co-main event bout, Niko Price, Krzysztof Jotko, Alexander Hernandez, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Thiago Santos was able to defeat Johnny Walker in a somewhat forgettable main evnt, while the co-main event between Kevin Holland and Kyle Daukaus ended in controversy. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee react to those headlines and more on the UFC Vegas 38 post-fight show. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Can Thiago Santos rediscover his winning ways? Or will Johnny Walker finally break through? With UFC Vegas 38 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee breakdown the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s card. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Lauren Murphy gives her first interview following her fourth-round TKO loss to Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 266 this past Saturday. Murphy discusses the greatness of Shevchenko, when she felt the champion was on another level than the rest of the division, losing her head coach at the beginning of fight week and why she decided to fight, what she and her team tried to do to get her head coach involved in the fight, Daniel Cormier's criticism of her corner between rounds, and who she wants to face in her return in 2022 with MMA Fighting's Mike Heck. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee as they discuss the biggest stories of the week in the world of mixed martial arts. This week, the panel discusses the Jon Jones' latest run-in with the law, the police report that was made public, and how they predict the UFC will handle the situation, Alexander Volkanovski's incredible featherweight title defense against Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 266 this past Saturday and where he should sit on the current pound-for-pound rankings, Nick Diaz's return to the octagon in a third-round stoppage loss to Robbie Lawler and where he could go from Saturday, Valentina Shevchenko's next move, the better main event between Bellator 267, Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page 2, or UFC Vegas 38, Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices