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The Co-Main Event MMA Podcast

An irreverent and unscripted look at the week's mixed martial arts news from longtime MMA journalists Ben Fowlkes and Chad Dundas. Topics include the latest happenings in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions.

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Episode 365: He's 100 Percent That Dude

We talk about Max Holloway's impressive decision win over Frankie Edgar at UFC 240, where Cris Cyborg might land next and try not to get our hopes up for possible schadenfreude from Covington vs. Lawler. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 16mins

29 Jul 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 363: Let's Talk About Practical Next Steps

Sometimes it seems like Germaine de Randamie is forever shrouded in controversy. Even her 16-second TKO win over Aspen Ladd Saturday at UFC Fight Night 155 likely won't be good enough to make her a No. 1 contender, owing to outcry over an early stoppage. In addition to that, we talk about Urijah Faber's surprise win over Ricky Simon and look ahead to UFC on ESPN 4. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 22mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 368: It's Like Nate Diaz Never Left

In the wake of Stipe Miocic reclaiming the title from Daniel Cormier at UFC 241, we talk about what's next for the heavyweight division. We also marvel at the return of Nate Diaz and discuss Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero getting weird. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 15mins

19 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 366: Just Downright Onerous is What it Is

We talk about Colby Covington’s suffocating victory over Robbie Lawler and how important Covington’s odious schtick has been to getting him where he is today. Plus, Cris Cyborg’s “production team” undercuts our goodwill for her and the UFC heads to Uruguay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 12mins

5 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 369: Sup with your mouthpiece, man?

We discuss Conor McGregor's apology and the MMA world's appetite to see him return to the cage, Matt Mitrione's loss via mouthpiece distraction at Bellator 225 and look ahead to UFC on ESPN+ 15. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 15mins

26 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 364: For Some People, Winning Is Not Enough

We talk about Leon Edwards' unanimous decision win over Rafael dos Anjos from UFC on ESPN 4 and what it's going to take "Rocky" to break through in the minds of MMA fans. Plus, UFC 240 goes down Saturday in Edmonton and -- sigh -- Jon Jones is in trouble again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 16mins

22 Jul 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 384: What are you looking for from Conor McGregor at UFC 246?

Conor McGregor returns to the cage for the first time since 2018, for a bout against Donald Cerrone at Saturday's UFC 246. What do we expect from Conor and from Cowboy? And what else is worth watching on this card? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 8mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Episode 382: It was kind of a weird weekend

All three UFC 245 title fights nearly went the distance, pushing the pay-per-view run time up around four hours. Here we talk about how it all went for Usman, Covington, Volko, Holloway, Nunes and GDR. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 19mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 389: Diego Sanchez, what in the world?

Jan Blachowicz crashes the light heavyweight title picture with his three-minute KO of Corey Anderson, Diego Sanchez mystifies us with an unusual performance against Michel Pereira and, up next week, Paul Felder vs. Dan Hooker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 11mins

17 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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Episode 381: That feels emotionally manipulative

You wanna talk about painful? How about Jairzinho Rozenstruik destroying Alistair Overeem's lip in the final seconds of a heavyweight main event Overeem was on the verge of winning at UFC on ESPN 7? Also, how about Stefan Struve getting punted in the junk twice by Ben Rothwell and THEN losing via TKO? We talk about that, then look ahead to UFC 245. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 11mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 388: An emotional journey

How about that UFC 247, eh people? Specifically, how about that thriller main event between Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes? On this episode of the CME, we discuss that fight, the judging controversy that has emerged after it and why Valentina Shevchenko is just too damn good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 20mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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Episode 392: An absolute classic

Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk tore the house down in their women's strawweight title fight at UFC 248. Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero? Weeeeeell, that's a different story. This week, we discuss those two fights and look ahead to a weekend full of MMA action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 14mins

9 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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Episode 391: How dare you, sir?

Deiveson Figueiredo smashed UFC Norfolk's main event title fight when he missed weight last week. Then he damn near smashed the whole flyweight division by defeating Joseph Benavidez via second-round TKO. What's do be done? Also, we look ahead to UFC 248's two title fights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 4mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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Episode 390: Ben ate the peanut butter cups for Fury-Wilder

What are Dan Hooker's prospects among the lightweight elite after defeating Paul Felder at UFC Auckland? Can Joseph Benavidez finally make good on his flyweight potential? Are we really doing Cejudo vs. Aldo? And did Ben consume too many edibles before the weekend's big boxing match? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 13mins

25 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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Episode 393: Greetings from self-isolation

Both our families are self isolating this week, which causes a number of challenges for the CME podcast. Still, here we discuss Charles Oliveira's win over Kevin Lee at UFC Brasilia, the UFC's weird declaration it will carry on in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and what will ultimately befall UFC London? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 7mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #15

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Episode 387: Jonathan Dwight Jones enters the cage

Jonny Bones returns for the fourth time in roughly 13 months on Saturday to take on Dominick Reyes at UFC 247. If he wins, is this the last time we see Jones at light heavyweight? Can Reyes pull off the impossible? Is there anything else of interest on this card? These and other questions await. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 18mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #16

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Episode 394: UFC 1!

Well, here's something completely different. This week, from self-isolation and without much MMA happening worldwide, we went back and rewatched UFC 1. It was weird. Then we talked about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

23 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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Episode 386: Curtis Blaydes advances to 13-and-Ngannou

Curtis Blaydes looked good en route to second round TKO victory over Junior dos Santos Saturday at UFC: Raleigh. Yet, is there a huge, Francis Ngannou-shaped roadblock between him and the title? Also, Cris Cyborg pulls off the MMA grand slam and Joe Rogan beefs with ... Stephen A. Smith??? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 18mins

27 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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Episode 385: Were fans satisfied with UFC 246?

Conor McGregor blew through Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds in the UFC 246 main event, which seemed like exactly what matchmakers and promoters wanted. But with such a top-heavy main card and a $70 price tag, were consumers satisfied with the outcome? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

20 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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CME Holiday Live Chat for 12/23/19

With Christmas just a couple days away, we went ahead and moved our normal Patreon Live Chat from Wednesday to Monday and opened it up to all listeners. Thanks to everyone who joined us. We hope the rest of you can make it next time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr

23 Dec 2019

Rank #20