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Get all the mixed martial arts fighting news and analysis you need. On Mondays, Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee play matchmaker and predict what's next for notable names from the previous weekend's UFC events. On Tuesdays, Mike Heck pits journalist vs. journalist to break down news called "Between the Links." On Wednesdays, Jose Youngs and others discuss the week's hot topics on "The A-Side Live Chat." Thursdays are Mike Heck's interview show called "What the Heck?" Produced by MMAFighting and SB Nation, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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Get all the mixed martial arts fighting news and analysis you need. On Mondays, Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee play matchmaker and predict what's next for notable names from the previous weekend's UFC events. On Tuesdays, Mike Heck pits journalist vs. journalist to break down news called "Between the Links." On Wednesdays, Jose Youngs and others discuss the week's hot topics on "The A-Side Live Chat." Thursdays are Mike Heck's interview show called "What the Heck?" Produced by MMAFighting and SB Nation, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    UFC 255 Fallout, Deiveson Figueiredo, Valentina Shevchenko, Fight Circus, Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. more

    UFC 255 Fallout, Deiveson Figueiredo, Valentina Shevchenko, Fight Circus, Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. more

    For this episode, MMA Fighting’s José Youngs, Jed Meshew and E. Casey Leydon react to some of the biggest storylines in MMA.
    Some topics include: Fallout from UFC 255, headlined by Deiveson Figueiredo and Valentina Shevchenko’s successful title defenses; Bellator 253, headlined by A.J. McKee’s ‘Submission of the Year’ candidate; and the chaos surrounding Fight Circus.
    The three will also look ahead of this weekend’s UFC Vegas 15, featuring Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis, and Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Between the Links: Deiveson Figueiredo, UFC 255 fallout, AJ McKee’s Future, Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones

    Between the Links: Deiveson Figueiredo, UFC 255 fallout, AJ McKee’s Future, Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones

    Check out episode 26 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and Jed Meshew as they discuss Deiveson Figueiredo’s quick submission win over Alex Perez at UFC 255 and his star potential, Valentina Shevchenko’s fourth successful title defense over Jennifer Maia, whether or not the 125-pound queen was rusty and what’s next for Mike Perry. 
    In addition, the panel weighs in on the new lineup of UFC 256 with the loss of Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling, and the addition of Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno for the flyweight title, as well as the return of Tony Ferguson against Charles Oliveira. They also discuss AJ McKee’s future following is incredible submission of Darrion Caldwell, UFC Vegas 15, Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr., and more. 

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC 255

    On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC 255

    In the 19th 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 255 event at the UFC APEX.
    Mike and AK react to Deiveson Figueiredo's next title defense being on the books against fellow event winner Brandon Moreno at UFC 256. Future fights were then discussed for Alex Perez, women's flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko, Jennifer Maia, Tim Means, Katlyn Chookagian, Paul Craig, Joaquin Buckley and more.

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    • 53 min
    UFC 255 Post-Fight Show

    UFC 255 Post-Fight Show

    With UFC 255 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s event in Las Vegas, including Deiveson Figueiredo and Valentina Shevchenko’s successful flyweight title defenses. 

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    UFC 255 Preview Show

    UFC 255 Preview Show

    With UFC 255 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Jed Meshew and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday night’s event in Las Vegas, including the two championship fights at 125 pounds between Deiveson Figueiredo and Alex Perez, and the co-main event that will see Valentina Shevchenko defend against Jennifer Maia. 

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    What the Heck: Ben Askren, Demetrious Johnson, Khaos Williams, Benson Henderson & Ashley Yoder

    What the Heck: Ben Askren, Demetrious Johnson, Khaos Williams, Benson Henderson & Ashley Yoder

    This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck chats with Demetrious Johnson (10:42) about the pandemic shutting down his 2020 fighting year, signing and competing with ONE Championship, the UFC 255 main event between Deiveson Figueiredo and Alex Perez, and Israel Adesanya.
    Khaos Williams (29:55) recaps his incredible 30-second knockout win in the main event of UFC Vegas 14 this past Saturday and reveals whether it was the scariest KO of his career.
    Ben Askren (53:28) discusses being a part of The Apprentice, ONE Championship Edition, having successful hip surgery, wanting to return to wrestling in 2021, and whether he may return to MMA.
    Benson Henderson (1:18:26) previews his Bellator 253 co-main event bout with Jason Jackson this Thursday, talks his recent loss to Michael Chandler and his move to the UFC, Patricio Pitbull's latest KO, and more.
    Finally, Ashley Yoder (1:41:12) discusses getting back in the win column following her decision win over Miranda Granger this past Saturday at UFC Vegas 14.
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    • 2 hrs 7 min

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