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MMA Fighting

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.

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UFC 249 Post Show

Moments after the memorable UFC 249 came to an end, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon discuss Justin Gaethje's win over Tony Ferguson to become the interim UFC lightweight champion, Henry Cejudo's defense of his bantamweight title over Dominick Cruz and subsequent retirement, and Francis Ngannou's frightening knockout of Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgHCheck out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLiVisit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvMLike MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 7mins

10 May 2020

Rank #1

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The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani - Episode 306

Ariel Helwani speaks to Kimbo Slice, Michael Bisping, Brian Stann, Ben Askren, Rafael Cordeiro, Shannon Knapp, 'Punkass,' and Geoff Grammer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

3hr 45mins

23 Nov 2015

Rank #2

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The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani - Episode 302

Ariel Helwani speaks to Chris Weidman in studio, CM Punk, Yoel Romero, Firas Zahabi, Paddy Holohan, Nick Newell, Rick Hawn and Michael Lunardelli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

3hr 47mins

19 Oct 2015

Rank #3

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The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani - Episode 297

Ariel Helwani speaks to TJ Dillashaw, Mark Hunt, Holly Holm, Sam Stout, Brad Pickett, Valerie Letourneau, Kyra Gracie, and Jinh Yu Frey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

3hr 40mins

8 Sep 2015

Rank #4

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The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani - Episode 309

Ariel Helwani speaks to John Kavanagh, Ido Portal, Anthony Pettis, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rose Namajunas, Aljamain Sterling, Javier Mendez, Lance Palmer, and Tony Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

4hr 20mins

15 Dec 2015

Rank #5

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The A-Side Live Chat | Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson, Conor McGregor's Return, Gina Carano's Planed UFC Fight, UFC Scheduling, More

For this episode of The A-Side Live Chat, José Youngs and Mike Heck react to the UFC finally setting a target date for the lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson, Gina Carano's recent comments on ESPN regarding her previously planned UFC debut, Conor McGregor's supposed return in January and give their take on whether the .UFC is truly holding too many events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 9mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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The MMA Beat: Episode 230 (Bellator 222 Preview, UFC 238 Fallout, Weidman Moves to 205, More)

On this episode of The MMA Beat, the panel discusses Bellator 222’s major storylines, UFC 238 leftovers, the strawweight title shot in China, Chris Weidman’s move to light heavyweight, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 2mins

13 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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Coffee Talk: UFC 244

In this edition of Coffee Talk, MMA Fighting's Danny Segura, Jose Youngs, Casey Leydon, and Esther Lin discuss UFC 244 fight week in New York for Masvidal vs. Diaz. The MMA Fighting coverage crew here in New York met the day after the fights to discuss the stoppage at Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz, Till vs. Gastelum, Kevin Lee's KO of Gillespie, Anderson's KO of Walker, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 7mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani - Episode 332

Ariel Helwani speaks to Luke Rockhold, Urijah Faber, Stipe Miocic, Chris Weidman, Cody Garbrandt, and Bryan Caraway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

3hr 31mins

31 May 2016

Rank #9

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The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani - Episode 312

Ariel Helwani speaks to Dominick Cruz, BJ Penn, Carlos Condit, Matt Mitrione, Paige VanZant, Duane Ludwig, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Mark Henry, and Chris Leben. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

4hr 6mins

19 Jan 2016

Rank #10

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The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani - Episode 315

Ariel Helwani speaks to Rafael dos Anjos, Alexander Gustafsson, Ben Rothwell, Yoel Romero/Malki Kawa, Eddie Alvarez, Chad Mendes, Henry Cejudo, Michael Chandler, and Mike Jackson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

3hr 54mins

8 Feb 2016

Rank #11

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The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani - The Best of Conor McGregor

In this special edition of The MMA Hour, we take a look back at all of Conor McGregor's appearances on our show. From his debut back in Feb. 2013 prior to his first UFC fight to episode 300, they're all here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

3hr 32mins

21 Dec 2015

Rank #12

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The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani - Episode 322

Ariel Helwani speaks to Jon Jones, Demetrious Johnson, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, CM Punk, Renzo Gracie, and Marc Ratner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

3hr 42mins

28 Mar 2016

Rank #13

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The A-Side Live Chat | UFC 241 fallout, Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal, Stipe Miocic’s next opponent, Daniel Cormier’s UFC future Paulo Costa’s title hopes, more

José Youngs is joined by Petesy Carroll to give their reaction to UFC 241 in Anaheim, discuss what’s next for Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier, the possibility of Nate Diaz facing Jorge Masvidal next, Paulo Costa’s chances against Robert Whittaker or Israel Adesanya and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr

22 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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The MMA Hour - Episode 249

Featuring Chris Weidman, Aisling Daly, Sean McCorkle, Kenny Monday, Tim Kennedy, Renzo Gracie, and John Kavanagh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

4hr 26mins

29 Sep 2014

Rank #15

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The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani - Episode 338

Ariel Helwani speaks to John Pollock (00:08:23), Malki Kawa (00:27:59), Eddie Alvarez (00:47:38), Brian Stann (01:08:42), Mike Dolce (01:26:23), Daniel Cormier (01:45:12), NewYorkRic to take your questions (02:16:55 & 03:29:25), and Joanna Jedrzejczyk (03:11:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

3hr 50mins

11 Jul 2016

Rank #16

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The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani - Episode 317

Ariel Helwani speaks to Rampage Jackson, Julianna Peña, Will Brooks, Eric Winter, Jimmy Smith, and Luke Thomas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

3hr 43mins

22 Feb 2016

Rank #17

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The A-Side Live Chat| UFC 247 fallout, Jon Jones’ win over Dominick Reyes, Valentina Shevchenko’s next opponent, MMA judging, more

For this episode, José Youngs sand Petesy Carroll discuss Jon Jones’ controversial title defense against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247; Valentina Shevchenko’s TKO over Katlyn Chookagian; the main event rematch between Corey Anderson and Jan Blachowicz at UFC Rio Rancho; the recently announced Bellator middleweight title fight between former champ Gegard Mousasi and welterweight champ Douglas Lima, and more.Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgHCheck out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLiVisit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvMLike MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7ZFollow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUIRead More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 14mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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The MMA Hour - Episode 273

Featuring Rafael dos Anjos, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tyron Woodley, Kurt Angle, Phoenix Jones, Reza Madadi, and Dave Meltzer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

3hr 40mins

16 Mar 2015

Rank #19

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The A-Side Live Chat: Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz, the BMF title, UFC 244 preview, Israel Adesanya's potential opponents, bantamweight title picture, Rory MacDonald's Bellator run, more

On this episode of The A-Side Live Chat, José Youngs and Danny Segura discuss include the upcoming BFM title fight agaisnt Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz at UFC 244, other possible candidates for the unofficial MMA Fighting "BMF list," Israel Adesanya's potential opponents, Paulo Costa's injury, the UFC bantamweight title picture, Rory MacDonald's run in Bellator, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 11mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #20