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    We Got Next: Ben 'Big Tuna' Parrish & Matt Bessette

    We Got Next: Ben 'Big Tuna' Parrish & Matt Bessette

    On the debut episode of We Got Next, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Ben Parrish (6:13) to recap his upset KO win over Christian Edwards to kick off the main card of Bellator 266 this past weekend in San Jose, proving the doubters wrong, how he got started in the sport of MMA, the genesis of his "Big Tuna" nickname, not currently being signed to the Bellator roster, his interest in fighting veterans such as Quinton Jackson and Yoel Romero, his mom getting booted off of MMA Reddit for defending him, and much more.
    Matt Bessette (45:24) discusses his dominant third-round submission win over Ryan Dela Cruz to capture the lightweight title and become two-division champion in the main event of CES 64 on Friday night and subsequently announcing his retirement, when he made the decision to call it a career, a painful injury he's been dealing with for the last several years that he's never publicly revealed before, if anything would get him back in the cage, the most memorable fights of his career, and more.
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Thiago Marreta e Johnny Walker comentam duelo no UFC, e lenda Marcus Buchecha analisa estreia no MMA

    Thiago Marreta e Johnny Walker comentam duelo no UFC, e lenda Marcus Buchecha analisa estreia no MMA

    Thiago Marreta e Johnny Walker comentam o duelo verde-e-amarelo que lidera o card do UFC Vegas 38, dia 2 de outubro. Ex-desafiante ao cinturão, Marreta fala do sucesso do filho do sub-20 do Grêmio, a má fase no octógono e as críticas de Walker, além de revelar desejo de se testar no boxe. Walker fala como o Fortnite ajuda na rotina de treinos, a vida na Irlanda (e se o uísque de Conor McGregor é bom mesmo), o duelo com Marreta e a possível aposentadoria aos 30 anos. Marcus Buchecha, lenda do jiu-jitsu, analisa os altos e baixos da transição para o MMA e a estreia no ONE Championship. O podcast recebe ainda Carlos Antunes, repórter da Ag. Fight, para analisar os destaques do UFC 266.
    O melhor do MMA brasileiro no Trocação Franca, toda quarta-feira, com o jornalista Guilherme Cruz e convidados.
    Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker stop by to break down their upcoming UFC Vegas 38 main event. A former UFC title contender, Santos chats about his son’s success in soccer, his rough streak in the UFC and Walker’s criticism, as well as his desire to box non-YouTubers in the future. Walker explains how playing Fortnite helps his training routine, life in Ireland (and whether or not he likes Conor McGregor’s whisky), the Santos match and the chances of retirement at age 30. Then, BJJ legend Marcus Almeida looks back at the highs and lows of his transition to MMA and previews his upcoming ONE Championship debut. Brazilian journalist Carlos Antunes of Ag. Fight also helps dissect UFC 266 and Anthony Smith’s recent win.
    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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    Fighter vs. Writer: Gilbert Melendez Previews Nick Diaz Returning at UFC 266, What To Expect In Rematch with Robbie Lawler

    Fighter vs. Writer: Gilbert Melendez Previews Nick Diaz Returning at UFC 266, What To Expect In Rematch with Robbie Lawler

    Gilbert Melendez joins The Fighter vs. The Writer as co-host this week to preview his teammate Nick Diaz returning to action for the first time in six years and what to expect out of him in his rematch with Robbie Lawler.at UFC 266.
    What can fans expect out of Diaz and would a win immediately inject him in title talk conversations?
    Plus Melendez breaks down both title fights and gives his prediction for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega and Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy.
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    On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 37

    On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 37

    On the 59th 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 Vegas 37 event, which took place at the UFC APEX.
    Future matchups were discussed for Anthony Smith, who earned a first-round submission win over Ryan Spann in the main event to extend his winning streak to three, Ion Cutelaba, Ariane Lipski, Arman Tsarukyan, Nate Maness, Joaquin Buckley, and more.

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    UFC Vegas 37 & Bellator 266 Post-Fight Show | Anthony Smith, Phil Davis Reign Supreme

    UFC Vegas 37 & Bellator 266 Post-Fight Show | Anthony Smith, Phil Davis Reign Supreme

    With UFC Vegas 37 and Bellator 266 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines coming out of Saturday’s doubleheader, including Anthony Smith’s first-round submission win over Ryan Spann at the APEX, along with Phil Davis’ decision win over Yoel Romero in San Jose. 

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    UFC Vegas 37 & Bellator 266 Preview Show | Must Win For Yoel Romero?

    UFC Vegas 37 & Bellator 266 Preview Show | Must Win For Yoel Romero?

    With UFC Vegas 37 and Bellator 266 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon are joined by former Strikeforce and Invicta champion Sarah Kaufman to break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s doubleheader, including the light heavyweight main events between Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann at the APEX, along with Phil Davis vs. Yoel Romero in San Jose.

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