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    On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 41

    On To the Next One | Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 41

    Marvin Vettori picked up a hard fought decision victory, up a full weight class, against fellow former middleweight title challenger Paulo Costa in the main event of UFC Vegas 41. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaking hats to discuss what could be next for "The Italian Dream" after his win, and where Costa may go with a seemingly permanent move to 205 pounds on the 64th episode of On To the Next One.
    Future matchups were also discussed for Jessica-Rose Clark, Alex Caceres, Francisco Trinaldo, Nick Negumereanu and other notable names coming out of Saturday's event at the APEX with the help of the listeners.

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    UFC Vegas 41 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To A Classic Between Vettori and Costa

    UFC Vegas 41 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To A Classic Between Vettori and Costa

    Marvin Vettori outlasted Paulo Costa in an absolute classic in the main event of Saturday's UFC Vegas 41 event at the APEX. MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon react to the five-round light heavyweight battle, along with the top storylines from the event.

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    • 58 min
    UFC Vegas 41 Preview Show | Did Paulo Costa Game The System?

    UFC Vegas 41 Preview Show | Did Paulo Costa Game The System?

    Paulo Costa will now face Marvin Vettori in the main event of UFC Vegas 41 in a light heavyweight matchup. Did Costa put one over on the UFC, and will the fight being up a weight class have a dramatic effect on the fight itself? Those topics and other storylines are discussed ahead of Saturday’s card with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee, and E. Casey Leydon.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    BTL Roundtable | Paulo Costa Overweight, Ladd's Future, Anderson's Case For Best 205er, Fedor's Return

    BTL Roundtable | Paulo Costa Overweight, Ladd's Future, Anderson's Case For Best 205er, Fedor's Return

    Topics this week include the corner advice to Aspen Ladd during her UFC Vegas 40 loss to Norma Dumont and if it was too much, or blown out of proportion, whether Ladd's future is at featherweight or bantamweight, where Dumont goes from her first main event win, Corey Anderson's case for being the best light heavyweight in the world over Jan Blachowicz and if that weight class is the best argument for Bellator over the UFC, Paulo Costa coming into UFC Vegas 41 fight week unable to make the middleweight limit for his headliner with Marvin Vettori and what that may lead to, Fedor Emilianenko's return to action this Saturday against Timothy Johnson at Bellator 269, and more.
    Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting's Damon Martin and Jed Meshew to give their thoughts on those topics, plus take a few fan questions this week on Between the Links.

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    We Got Next | Jake Hadley & Joseph Holmes

    We Got Next | Jake Hadley & Joseph Holmes

    On the fifth episode of We Got Next, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with new UFC flyweight Jake Hadley (2:53) after earning a contract on Dana White's Contender Series with a second-round submission win over Mitch Raposo despite missing weight, talks how it all feels a week or so later, what led to the first weight miss of his career and how it was handled, the issues White stated Hadley had with UFC staff during fight week, thoughts on his performance over Raposo and if he felt he would get a contract, getting White's stamp of approval against the wishes of matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard, if he feels Shelby and Maynard will try and stack the deck, wanting a fight with Francisco Figueiredo for his debut, and his thoughts on Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo 3.
    Finally, Joseph Holmes (41:53) discusses his second-round submission win over Shonte Barnes at DWCS and not receiving a contract, getting a second chance to fight in front of Dana White at Fury FC's Lookin' For a Fight event in November, fighting a former training partner that had talked his way into the fight, how he feels about the promotion taking to social media to ask who he should face, what he plans to do to make it indisputable for White in the bout, where his "Ugly Man" nickname comes from, and much more.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Trocação Franca | Junior Cigano E Rodrigo Minotauro

    Trocação Franca | Junior Cigano E Rodrigo Minotauro

    O sétimo episódio do Trocação Franca está pesado. Ex-campeão do UFC, Junior Cigano critica a forma com que foi tratado pelo evento em sua reta final na organização, fala da experiência no prowrestling, e revela as lutas que gostaria de fazer no boxe, MMA e telecatch. Rodrigo Minotauro, ex-detentor dos cinturões do UFC e PRIDE e atual embaixador do UFC no Brasil, analisa o retorno de Paulo Borrachinha neste sábado e as disputas de título de Glover Teixeira e Charles do Bronx, além de atualizar sobre os planos de retorno da franquia ao Brasil pós-pandemia, a volta de Fedor Emelianenko no Bellator, e muito mais.
    O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados.
    Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos stops by to discuss his first experience inside a pro wrestling ring at AEW, being threatened to take fights in his final run in the UFC, and his hit-list in MMA, boxing, and pro wrestling. Then, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira — a former UFC and PRIDE heavyweight champion who now works as UFC ambassador in Brazil — breaks down the return of Paulo Costa against Marvin Vettori, Glover Teixeira and Charles Oliveira’s upcoming title bouts, Fedor Emelianenko’s match with Tim Johnson in Bellator, UFC’s plans to return to Brazil, and more.
    Listen to Trocação Franca with Guilherme Cruz every Wednesday to hear from the biggest names on the hottest topics in the Brazilian combat sports world.
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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

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1.2K Ratings

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Brinkstar53 ,

Love it

Love the shows BUT, after listening to the new rankings show I was hoping to hear some people that know mma talk about rankings and take them seriously. What it turned out to be was disappointing. The people that took it seriously were great but the individuals that screwed the rankings up by saying Amanda Nunes isn’t ranked #1 in her division that she legitimately (sterling not included) holds the title in or that Ryan Bader is the best P4P fighter in the world is just doing it to be a contrarian and it takes away from the shows potential. The Romero “is the greatest fighter ever”gimmick is funny as long as it doesn’t actually screw with the rankings. UFC rankings are awful and it was great to hear people take the rankings serious but when people are making picks just to be different for entertainment it makes it seem like a joke (like the UFC rankings system) That said I did like the show and I’m looking forward to the next one. Its always great to hear people that love the sport as much as I do share their POVs

Kanakainda360 ,

Why is E Casey on here

What kind of name is E casey anyway. Dude is a weirdo with a speech impediment and shouldn’t be on the mic. Most annoying voice i’ve ever had to listen to please get him off. He can barely finish sentences and just mumbles nonsense.

Brosith ,

Spoilers in episode titles??

Had to unsubscribe, sometimes I can’t watch the fights until the next morning and I can’t have spoilers in the titles of the podcasts I listen to. Kinda ruins the fights for me. Nothing wrong with the content itself but seems like a misstep for a podcast that’s for fight fans.

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