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

The Co-Main Event MMA Podcast Chad Dundas and Ben Fowlkes

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

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

    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?

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 389: Diego Sanchez, what in the world?

    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.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 388: An emotional journey

    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.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 387: Jonathan Dwight Jones enters the cage

    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.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 386: Curtis Blaydes advances to 13-and-Ngannou

    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???

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 385: Were fans satisfied with UFC 246?

    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?

    • 55 min

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