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Luke Thomas is a leading voice and analyst in the sport of MMA whose work routinely crosses media platforms. He currently serves as the host of SiriusXM's The Luke Thomas Show on channel 156. He is also a former editor and podcaster at MMA Fighting, where he hosted the Monday Morning Analyst and Promotional Malpractice Live Chat podcasts as well as studio shows such as The MMA Beat and The MMA Hour. Thomas helped create the co-branded USA Today/SB Nation Consensus MMA Rankings. His written work has appeared in the Washington Post, Salon, ESPN and dozens of newspapers across the country.

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Luke Thomas is a leading voice and analyst in the sport of MMA whose work routinely crosses media platforms. He currently serves as the host of SiriusXM's The Luke Thomas Show on channel 156. He is also a former editor and podcaster at MMA Fighting, where he hosted the Monday Morning Analyst and Promotional Malpractice Live Chat podcasts as well as studio shows such as The MMA Beat and The MMA Hour. Thomas helped create the co-branded USA Today/SB Nation Consensus MMA Rankings. His written work has appeared in the Washington Post, Salon, ESPN and dozens of newspapers across the country.

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My Favorite Fight Channel

By Treyh007 - May 21 2018
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Right up there with Rogan and Chael MMA channels! Luke’s podcast is one of my Favs......

Love it

By dillyhunz - Nov 30 2017
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Best MMA breakdown I’ve ever heard, wish he did a BJJ show as well

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279 Ratings
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My Favorite Fight Channel

By Treyh007 - May 21 2018
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Right up there with Rogan and Chael MMA channels! Luke’s podcast is one of my Favs......

Love it

By dillyhunz - Nov 30 2017
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Best MMA breakdown I’ve ever heard, wish he did a BJJ show as well

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Luke Thomas Live Chat & Podcasts

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Luke Thomas is a leading voice and analyst in the sport of MMA whose work routinely crosses media platforms. He currently serves as the host of SiriusXM's The Luke Thomas Show on channel 156. He is also a former editor and podcaster at MMA Fighting, where he hosted the Monday Morning Analyst and Promotional Malpractice Live Chat podcasts as well as studio shows such as The MMA Beat and The MMA Hour. Thomas helped create the co-branded USA Today/SB Nation Consensus MMA Rankings. His written work has appeared in the Washington Post, Salon, ESPN and dozens of newspapers across the country.

Live Chat: UFC Atlantic City Review, Bellator 198 Preview And More

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On today's podcast, we'll look back at the big fights from UFC Atlantic City, including Kevin Lee's win over Edson Barboza and Frankie Edgar's victory against Cub Swanson. We'll also look at Bellator 198's Frank Mir vs. Fedor Emelianenko as well as what's at stake for that organization. We'll likely also discuss Leslie Smith's battle against the UFC and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Apr 25 2018

1hr 26mins

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Live Chat: UFC's TV Deal, UFC Atlantic City, Bellator's Woes

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On today's podcast, we'll examine reports of the UFC's new television deal purportedly involving ESPN and FOX. We'll also look ahead to UFC: Atlantic City (Cub Swanson vs. Frankie Edgar, Kevin Lee vs. Edson Barboza), Bellator's terrible TV ratings on Paramount Network and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Apr 19 2018

1hr 25mins

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Live Chat: UFC On FOX 21 Results, CM Punk Build-Up, UFC Fight Night 93 Preview

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At UFC on FOX 21, Demian Maia submitted Carlos Condit, Paige VanZant scored a vicious KO and Anthony Pettis got back to form at featherweight. CM Punk's UFC 203 debut is around the corner, Conor McGregor idolized Pablo Escobar and UFC Fight Night 93: Josh Barnett vs. Andrei Arlovski is Saturday. We discuss these and more on this episode of the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Sep 01 2016

1hr 25mins

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Live Chat: UFC 200 Results, UFC Sale, UFC Fight Night 91 Preview

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UFC 200 results, UFC's sale to WME-IMG, Brock Lesnar is back, Jon Jones's career is a mess and UFC Fight Night 91 is tonight. We'll go over this in today's Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Jul 14 2016

1hr 23mins

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Live Chat: UFC 202 Results, Rory MacDonald To Bellator, UFC On FOX 21 Talk

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At UFC 202: Conor McGregor defeated Nate Diaz. Rory MacDonald is leaving the UFC for Bellator MMA. UFC on Fox 21: Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia is Saturday. We discuss all of this and more on this episode of the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat with Luke Thomas.

Aug 24 2016

1hr 28mins

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Live Chat: UFC 202 preview, CM Punk's UFC debut, Rio Olympics and more

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UFC 202: Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor is around the corner, CM Punk's debut at UFC 203 is, too, the Rio Olympics are in full swing, Demetrious Johnson is fighting The Ultimate Fighter 24 winner and more. We talk the latest in mixed martial arts and combat sports on the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Aug 10 2016

1hr 29mins

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Live Chat: Jon Jones UFC 200 Referee Issue, UFC Fight Week, Bellator Dynamite 2 Results

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Jon Jones doesn't want 'Big' John McCarthy to ref his UFC 200 bout opposite Daniel Cormier, CM Punk thinks it's not far fetched for him to get a UFC title shot, Bellator Dynamite 2 results are in and more. We examine these issues on the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Jun 29 2016

1hr 28mins

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UFC 218 Results: Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo 2 | Post-Fight Special

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At UFC 218, Max Holloway retained his featherweight strap against Jose Aldo in their rematch. In the co-main event, Francis Ngannou delivered a terrifying knockout (KO) of Alistair Overeem. Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje went to war, Henry Cejudo used grappling dominance to control Sergio Pettis, Tecia Torres turned in a strong performance against Michelle Waterson and more. This is the UFC 218 Post-Fight Special.

Dec 03 2017

1hr 7mins

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Live Chat: Jon Jones. Brock Lesnar USADA tests, UFC on FOX 20 preview and more

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UFC heavyweight Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones have been flagged by USADA for potential violations, Lesnar both in and out-of-competition. So had Chad Mendes. UFC on FOX 20 is this weekend as is Bellator 159. We'll talk about these issues and more on the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.

Jul 21 2016

1hr 29mins

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Live Chat: UFC 200 Main Event, UFC 197 Recap And More

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At UFC 197, Jon Jones defeated Ovince St. Preux to win the interim light heavyweight title. At UFC 200, he'll face Daniel Cormier. Conor McGregor's next move isn't clear and Benson Henderson's loss to Andrey Koreshkov has raised interesting questions.

Apr 27 2016

1hr 28mins

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Live Chat: UFC DC, UFC 245, McGregor-Cerrone Ruiz-Joshua 2, Charlo-Hogan Previews and More

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I'm late posting this, but...UFC on ESPN 7 (UFC DC) is this weekend and UFC 245 is right around the corner. We'll preview both of those events and some of the bigger fights on the cards (Alistair Overeem vs. Jairzinho Rosenstruik, Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington). We'll also delve into some boxing talk with Anthony Joshua rematching Andy Ruiz on DAZN this weekend plus Jermall Charlo facing Dennis Hogan on Showtime. Conor McGregor is returning to the Octagon, Frankie Edgar is facing the Korean Zombie and so much more. We'll dig into all of it.

This is episode 9 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Dec 10 2019

1hr 6mins

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Live Chat: Floyd Mayweather Unretires, UFC 245 Preview, Ben Askren's Career

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Today we'll discuss Floyd Mayweather apparently unretiring from boxing following a recent public meetup with UFC President Dana White. We'll also look ahead to UFC 245's biggest fights, reflect on Ben Askren's career, explore more USADA issues, circle back to Nick Diaz questions, discuss the latest with Cody Garbrandt or Frankie Edgar or Tony Ferguson and more.

This is episode 8 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Nov 24 2019

1hr 19mins

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Live Chat: UFC Sao Paulo, Nick Diaz-Jorge Masvidal, MMA Fighter vs. Boxer

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Today we'll discuss the UFC's card that takes place in Sao Paulo tomorrow, the latest developments in the life of Nick Diaz and how Jorge Masvidal intersects with them, the ongoing idiotic MMA fighter vs. boxer crossover discussions (Canelo vs. Masvidal, Stipe Miocic vs. Tyson Fury), what to make of developments at SBG Ireland and John Kavanagh, the latest Colin Kaepernick news, why liking Ben Shapiro is the intellectual equivalent of liking Nickelback and so much more.

This is episode 7 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Nov 15 2019

1hr 19mins

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Live Chat: Nate Diaz's Future, Jorge Masvidal Title Shot, KSI-Logan Paul Talk

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Nate Diaz's future in the UFC is now uncertain after a social media post, Jorge Masvidal success with the BMF title and promotion has rocketed him potentially into a title shot, Israel Adesanya has articulated a need to fight Yoel Romero, UFC Moscow is this weekend, DAZN is showing a boxing fight with YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul plus we're talking albums of the decade, book recommendations and so much more.

Nov 08 2019

1hr 27mins

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Post-Fight Special | UFC 244 Results: Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz

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At UFC 244, Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz fought through three rounds before a doctor stopped the contest. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) pinned the belt on the winner. In the co-main event, Kelvin Gastelum and Darren Till fought to a decision victory for Till. Elsewhere on the fight card, Kevin Lee viciously knocked out Gregor Gillespie, Derrick Lewis scored a split decision victory over Blagoi Ivanov, Stephen Thompson scored a well-earned victory over Vicente Luque, Corey Anderson blew past Johnny Walker in one round and much more.

Nov 03 2019

1hr 3mins

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Live Chat: UFC 244 Preview, USADA Debate, Adesanya vs. Romero

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In today's episode, we dig further into the details of UFC 244: Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz, what the Baddest Motherf-cker (BMF) title actually represents, what to make of Darren Till vs. Kelvin Gastelum, Kevin Lee vs. Gregor Gillespie and more. We also dig further into the USADA debate and why fighter/athlete consent in professional sports matters plus talk Ben Askren's future, how to prep for media work, whether Israel Adesanya should fight Yoel Romero and much more.

This is episode 5 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Nov 01 2019

51mins

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Live Chat: Nate Diaz USADA Issues, Askren vs. Maia Talk, Best Comedians

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Nate Diaz is battling with USADA and anti-doping in general and may not compete at UFC 244. Ben Askren is set to square off with Demian Maia at UFC Singapore and there's a lot on the line for the former Olympian. Bellator is featuring the finals of their welterweight grand prix between Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima with a lot being different about the rematch this time around. Who to make of Edward Snowden especially after his recent interview with Joe Rogan? Why are Doug Stanhope and Patrice O'Neal some of my favorite comedians? I get to all of it in today's video.

This is episode four of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Oct 25 2019

44mins

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Live Chat: UFC Boston Preview, Joe Rogan Commentary, Adesanya-Jones | Episode 3

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In today's episode from Bogotá, Colombia, we preview UFC Boston's Chris Weidman vs. Dominick Reyes and what it means for both fighters and a potential showdown with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. We also circle back to LeBron James's comments on NBA's China controversy, why Kron Gracie and Mackenzie Dern struggled at UFC Tampa, managers Ali Abdelaziz and Abe Kawa squabbling, Israel Adesanya ratcheting up tensions with Jones, the value of Joe Rogan's commentary and much more.

This is episode 3 of The Luke Thomas Live Chat.

Oct 18 2019

1hr 16mins

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Live Chat: UFC Tampa Preview, UFC 243 Leftovers, NBA-China Fallout | Episode 2

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On today's episode of the podcast, we discuss everything heading into UFC Tampa. Why was Joanna Jedrzejczyk seemingly unable to make weight against Michelle Waterson only to end up doing it no problem? What about the co-main event between Kron Gracie and Cub Swanson with the latter being denied entry into some jiu-jitsu (BJJ) schools? We'll discuss that fight card and more.

Plus, we'll discuss the leftovers of the UFC 243 event between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker and whatever else is on your mind.

This is The Luke Thomas Live Chat, Episode 2

Oct 11 2019

1hr 20mins

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UFC 243 Results: Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya | Post-Fight Special

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At UFC 243, Israel Adesanya defeated Robert Whittaker in the second round to become the undisputed middleweight champion. In the co-main event, Dan Hooker easily beat Al Iaquinta and subsequently called out Dustin Poirier. Elsewhere on the fight card, Tai Tuivasa was submitted by Sergey Spivak, Dhiego Lima beat Luke Jumeau, Jake Matthews and Megan Anderson secured wins and much more. This is my UFC 243 Post-Fight Special.

Oct 06 2019

1hr 10mins

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UFC 243 Preview, Adesanya vs. Jon Jones, GSP vs. Khabib | Live Chat, Ep. 1

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UFC 243: Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya is this weekend. We'll preview that fight as well as the card including the co-main event between Al Iaquinta and Dan Hooker. UFC President Dana White is giving lip service to Adesanya potentially fighting Jon Jones and even Georges St-Pierre (GSP) facing UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. We'll discuss that plus Bellator 229 and whatever else is on your mind.

This is The Luke Thomas Live Chat, episode 1.

Oct 04 2019

1hr 20mins

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Meet George Hickman, Tiger Muay Thai's Head Coach | Luke Thomas

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I recently had Gerorge Hickman come across my radar. Hickman is a former fighter and now head coach of Tiger Muay Thai in Thailand. Hickman, an American, tried out for the team in 2014 and eventually worked his way into the head coaching role. What's noteworthy is some of the changes his leadership has brought both to the fighters he coaches as well to the team. It's also a reflection of the changing dynamics of team gyms in MMA, especially in Asia.

In this interview, we discuss his background, how Brian Stann helped lead him to his current spot, getting Khalil Rountree ready for UFC Copenhagen, the changes seen at his gym and so much more.

Sep 27 2019

15mins

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UFC 242 Results: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier | Post-Fight Special

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At UFC 242, Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Dustin Poirier in the third round to retain his UFC lightweight championship. Paul Felder scored a controversial decision over Edson Barboza, Islam Makhachev defeated Davi Ramos, Curtis Blaydes ran through Shamil Abdurakhimov and Carlos Diego Ferreira defeated Mairbek Taisumov and so much more. What do the main event results mean for Conor McGregor or Tony Ferguson? We'll get to this and all of the other results on my UFC 242 post-fight special.

Sep 07 2019

1hr 4mins

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UFC 241 Results: Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic 2 | Diaz-Pettis | Post-Fight Special

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At UFC 241, Stipe Miocic reclaimed his heavyweight title by stopping Daniel Cormier, Nate Diaz returned to action with a clear decision win over Anthony Pettis. Yoel Romero lost in a close war with Paulo Costa, Sodiq Yusuff flattened Gabriel Benitez, Ian Heinisch fell short against Derek Brunson, Cory Sandhagen worked through Raphael Assuncao and so much more. We'll get to this and all of the other results on my UFC 241 post-fight special.

Aug 18 2019

1hr 5mins

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Live Chat: Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor, UFC 241

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In this live chat, I'll discuss Nate Diaz's week, Conor McGregor punching an old man, UFC 241 plus much more.

Aug 17 2019

1hr 4mins

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UFC 239 Results: Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos | Post-Fight Special

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At UFC 239, Jon Jones retained his light heavyweight title against Thiago Santos while Amanda Nunes made short work of Holly Holm. Meanwhile, Jorge Masvidal scored the fastest knockout (KO) in UFC history as he obliterated Ben Askren in five seconds. Michael Chiesa steamrolled Diego Sanchez and Jan Blachowicz stopped Luke Rockhold with a monster left hook. This is my UFC 239 post-fight special.

Jul 07 2019

1hr 18mins

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UFC on ESPN 3: Francis Ngannou vs. Junior dos Santos | Weekend Recap

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At UFC on ESPN 3, Francis Ngannou stopped Junior dos Santos inside of a round, Joseph Benavidez TKO'd Jussier Formiga, Demian Maia held off Anthony Rocco Martin, Alonzo Menifield made short work of Paul Craig, Vinc Pichel slowed Roosevelt Roberts's progress and more.

Jul 02 2019

56mins

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UFC 238 Results: Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes | Post-Fight Special | Luke Thomas

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At UFC 238... Henry Cejudo became a champ champ in a thrilling victory over Marlon Moraes. In the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko defeated Jessica Eye with a brutal head kick knockout (KO) and defended her flyweight title. Tony Ferguson defeated Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone after a second-round doctor stoppage, Petr Yan put it on Jimmie Rivera and on the main card, Blagoi Ivanov defeated Tai Tuivasa. On the preliminary card, Tatiana Suarez bested Nina Ansaroff and Aljamain Sterling got past Pedro Munhoz. This is my UFC 238 post-fight special.

Jun 09 2019

1hr 9mins

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UFC 237 Results: Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade | Post-Fight Special

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At UFC 237, Jessica Andrade defeated Rose Namajunas to become the UFC strawweight champion. Jared Cannonier stopped Anderson Silva in the first round after Silva suffered an injury, Alexander Volkanovski soundly defeated Jose Aldo, Irene Aldana submitted Bethe Correia, BJ Penn lost a decision to Clay Guida plus more.

I'll also make a separate breakout video for Bellator 221, but we'll also discuss Patricio 'Pitbull' Freire defeating Michael Chandler to become a champ champ, Douglas Lima knocking out Michael 'Venom' Page and more.

This is my UFC 237 post-fight special.

May 12 2019

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UFC 236 Results: Holloway vs. Poirier, Gastelum vs. Adesanya | Post-Fight Special

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At UFC 236, Dustin Poirier defeated Max Holloway to become the interim lightweight champion. Israel Adesanya defeated Kelvin Gastelum to become the UFC middleweight (interim) champion, but did so in a fight of the year contender. Khalil Rountree bested Eryk Anders, Nikita Krylov got revenge on Ovince St. Preux and Dwight Grant defeated Alan Jouban plus more. This is my UFC 236 post-fight special.

Apr 14 2019

1hr 2mins

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