UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra is the must-listen podcast for fight fans. Edgy veteran comedian Jim Norton and former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra push the boundaries in the UFC's first audio series. “Unfiltered” delivers everything, including pre- and post-fight analysis, industry stories, observations, opinions and interviews with UFC sources, fighters and celebrity fans.
Kelvin Gastelum, Drakkar Klose, UFC Fight Night: Dariush vs. Tsarukyan predictions
Just three days remain until one of the most stacked non-PPV cards in UFC history comes to Austin, Texas! So, with that in mind, Jim Norton and Matt Serra are joined by a pair of fighters from Saturday’s card in former title challenger Kelvin Gastelum and lightweight Drakkar Klose.
Making his return to welterweight for the first time in nearly seven years, Kelvin Gastelum joins Unfiltered to talk at length about the lessons he’s learned from previous issues with weight cutting.
Confident from the durability he has shown against hard-hitting middleweights, Gastelum explains what he expects from 9th-ranked welterweight Sean Brady in their fight on Saturday before discussing how his significant experience edge over Brady comes with a string of injuries that have changed Gastelum's approach to training camps.
Later on, the guys are joined by Drakkar Klose — who shares his excitement over the upcoming birth of his second son before ultimately sharing his thoughts on what it’s like to fight an opponent who shares the same manager as him.
Jim and Matt wrap up the episode by making predictions for the majority of Saturday’s card.
Punahele Soriano & Beneil Dariush preview upcoming fights at UFC Austin
On today's episode of UFC Unfiltered, Matt Serra and Jim Norton return from a mini-Thanksgiving break with a show that sees UFC middleweight Punahele Soriano and fourth-ranked lightweight Beneil Dariush join as guest callers.
First to join the show is Punahele Soriano, who tells the story of how a non-confrontational kid from Hawaii found his way from wrestling into the world of professional MMA through friend and fellow UFC fighter, Dan Ige.
Soriano previews his upcoming fight on Saturday's main card against Dustin Stoltzfus before finishing his interview by discussing what he enjoys most about playing pickleball.
Jim and Matt are then joined by Beneil Dariush, who headlines Saturday's stacked card in a lightweight fight against 8th-ranked Arman Tsarukyan. Dariush praises Tsarukyan before ultimately breaking down the stylistic matchup between the two and explaining why he has no problem fighting whoever the UFC puts in front of him — even if it's young, up-and-coming fighters that other veterans don’t want to fight.
Guest co-host Jason Parillo talks UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Craig, Vera's title shot vs. O'Malley
Feeling rejuvenated by the stem cell treatment he received in Colombia, guest co-host Jason Parillo joins Matt Serra and Jim Norton for a fun episode of UFC Unfiltered as the guys recap Saturday's fights and talk through coach Parillo's process of guiding Marlon “Chito” Vera to victory in next year's scheduled rematch against Sean O'Malley for the UFC bantamweight title.
The guys begin their recap of UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Craig by debating whether referee Mike Beltran's premature decision to wave off the fight in Trey Ogden vs. Nikolas Motta merited NSAC to rule Saturday's lightweight bout a no contest.
After breaking down more fights and talking through Brendan Allen's impressive submission win over Paul Craig in the middleweight main event, Parillo opens up about his role as a coach.
The guys wrap up the show by looking at Marlon “Chito” Vera's growth as a fighter and how the five-round fight against newly-crowned bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley could play out.
Chase Hooper, Brendan Allen, should Aspinall fight Jones next?
On today's episode of UFC Unfiltered, Jim Norton and Matt Serra are joined by lightweight Chase Hooper and middleweight Brendan Allen ahead of their fights on this Saturday's UFC Fight Night: Allen vs. Craig card.
Right out of the gate, Jim and Matt find themselves on opposite ends of a quick debate regarding whether or not UFC matchmakers should rethink the previously-planned Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic heavyweight title fight due to Tom Aspinall's scintillating performance last Saturday.
Then, Chase Hooper hops on the show to discuss how the friendly interactions he’s had with Jordan Leavitt at the UFC Performance Institute are something he’ll have to look past as the two gear up to fight each other in Saturday's featured bout in Las Vegas.
The guys finish up the show by interviewing Brendan Allen ahead of his main event fight atop Saturday's card on ESPN+. The 10th-ranked middleweight breaks down his stylistic matchup with Paul Craig before explaining how fatherhood and seeing a sports psychiatrist have helped him mature as a fighter.
John Castaneda, Jamahal Hill, UFC 295 takeaways
Fresh off a history-making night at Madison Square Garden, Jim Norton and Matt Serra return for today's episode of UFC Unfiltered to react to UFC 295 as they speak to two guest fighters — bantamweight John Castaneda and injured light heavyweight Jamahal Hill.
Matt and Jim open the show with their immediate takeaways from Saturday's fights — including whether or not referee Marc Goddard's decision to stop the fight was unfair to Jiří Procházka.
Shortly thereafter, Castaneda hops on the show while enjoying his extended stay in New York following his win on Saturday's prelims. Castaneda opens his interview by assessing his performance against Kyung Ho Kang before ultimately explaining why he's eyeing a fight with Adrian Yanez next.
Jim and Matt revisit some of their UFC 295 predictions and break down fights up and down the card before finally being joined by former light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill.
Eyeing a return from his ruptured Achilles sometime in the second quarter of 2024, Hill provides his thoughts on what he brings to the table in a title fight against newly-crowned light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira — a fight that Dana White has seemingly confirmed will be next for the two of them.
Mackenzie Dern, Jared Gordon, UFC 295 picks
Just days away from this Saturday’s return to Madison Square Garden for UFC 295, Matt and Jim get two fighters from the card to hop on the show in women’s strawweight Mackenzie Dern and lightweight Jared Gordon.
Looking to build momentum off her unanimous decision win over Angela Hill in May, Dern explains why Saturday’s fight against Jéssica Andrade is her most important fight yet as Dern discusses the type of pressure that comes with fighting a former champion looking to avoid dropping her fourth straight fight.
The guys then shift their eyes to Saturday’s stacked UFC 295 card and dole out some of their picks for the two title fights atop the billing.
Then, Queens, New York native Jared Gordon joins the show, reflecting on the perseverance it took to battle through life’s low points to be where he is today — gearing up to fight Mark Madsen in Madison Square Garden; the legendary stadium where his grandfather boxed as a professional back in the day.
Finally, the guys finish the show with the rest of their predictions from the main card and a few other notable fights from the prelims.
Jimmy is hilarious and Matt is funny too. So good to hear a show that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Also kudos for having the balls to have Trump Jr on. Doesn’t mean I like him, just means I hate cancel culture. There’s no plane for that in the media.
The guys flow good together. Have great guest and ask good questions. Really enjoy it!
Great show, but you overrate the women’s fights
Love the show, do not love women’s fights!! They should not be the main events!! Sorry not sorry