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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.

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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.

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    Robbie Lawler, Sean Strickland, Nicholas "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff, guest co-host Phoenix Carnevale, and UFC 276 preview

    Robbie Lawler, Sean Strickland, Nicholas "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff, guest co-host Phoenix Carnevale, and UFC 276 preview

    Jim and guest co-host Phoenix Carnevale speak with Robbie Lawler, Sean Strickland, and Nicholas "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff, and preview UFC 276, on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered! 

    First, Robbie Lawler calls in ahead of his bout against Bryan Barberena at UFC 276. He opens up about his fight being moved from the prelims to the main card, how training with up-and-coming prospects at Sanford MMA motivates him to perform, and how he felt after his TKO victory against Nick Diaz in his last Octagon appearance. 

    Then, Nicholas Kolcheff, also known as NICKMERCS, joins the show. He tells Jim and Phoenix about his upcoming match in EA Sports UFC 4 against fellow streamer TimTheTatman at UFC X during International Fight Week in Las Vegas. The event will be streamed live on the UFC Twitch channel on Friday, July 1st at 2 PM Eastern. Nick also shares how he feels about being coached live by Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson during the event, and why he's rooting for Max Holloway in the co-main event of UFC 276. 

    After that, Sean Strickland calls into the show ahead of his bout against Alex Pereira this weekend. He details why he believes the fight against Pereira is a title eliminator, responds to Israel Adesanya's criticism of his sparring sessions, and shares what he thinks is the main problem with young fighters' mentalities as they enter the UFC. 

    Jim and Phoenix close the show by making predictions for UFC 276, including the main event between UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier, and the trilogy match between UFC Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and former champion Max Holloway. 

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Mario Bautista, Rusty Malinoski, and UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot recap

    Mario Bautista, Rusty Malinoski, and UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot recap

    Jim and Matt talk with Mario Bautista and Rusty Malinoski, and recap UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot, on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered! 

    Jim and Matt start the show recapping Saturday's main event fight between Mateusz Gamrot and Arman Tsarukyan, and debate whether or not they agree with how the judges scored the bout. 

    Then, professional wakeboarder Rusty Malinoski makes his UFC Unfiltered debut. He shares what wild activities he does with his friend Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone whenever they hang out, explains why he's comfortable wakeboarding alongside alligators in Florida, and makes some predictions for the upcoming UFC 276 pay-per-view card, including the main event between UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier. 

    Then, Mario Bautista joins the show after his first-round submission win against Brian Kelleher at UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot. He explains why he called out referee Herb Dean during his post-fight interview, reflects on his first fight in the UFC against Cory Sandhagen, and breaks down why his MMA Lab teammate Jared Cannonier will upset Israel Adesanya on Saturday night. 

    Jim and Matt close the show by highlighting some of their favorite performances from UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot, including Shavkat Rakhmonov's submission win over Neil Magny and Umar Nurmagomedov's dominant decision win over Nate Maness. 

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    • 53 min
    Marc Ratner, Carlos Ulberg, and UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot preview

    Marc Ratner, Carlos Ulberg, and UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot preview

    Jim and Matt talk with Marc Ratner and Carlos Ulberg, and preview UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot, on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered!

    First, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the UFC, Marc Ratner, joins the show. He shares some stories from his new book, Ringside: My Life Outside The Ropes And The Octagon. He also details the process of legalizing mixed martial arts in New York and in other countries, shares why he would not like the UFC to implement open scoring, and recaps from his perspective the first UFC fight he ever saw in 2001. 

    Then, after Jim and Matt preview UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot, UFC Light Heavyweight Carlos Ulberg joins the show. He shares how he transitioned from semi-professional rugby to mixed martial arts, helps Jim and Matt settle a debate on whether or not audiobooks are the same as reading, and opens up about helping UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya prepare for his bout against Jared Cannonier at UFC 276. 

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    • 56 min
    Adrian Yanez, UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett recap, and Panini cards unboxing

    Adrian Yanez, UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett recap, and Panini cards unboxing

    Jim and Matt talk with Adrian Yanez, recap UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett, and unbox a surprise from Panini cards on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered!  

    Jim and Matt kick off the show discussing some of their favorite moments from UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett, including Kevin Holland's submission win against Tim Means in the co-main event, and the back-and-forth between Phil Hawes and Daniel Cormier after Hawes' TKO victory over Deron Winn. 

    Then, Adrian Yanez joins the show after his first-round TKO win over Tony Kelley in Texas over the weekend. He hints at how much money Gilbert Burns sent him for knocking out Kelley, reveals what Kelley said to him immediately following the stoppage, and explains why he was grateful for the opportunity to train in Long Island with Aljamain Sterling, Merab Dvalishvili, and the rest of the Serra-Longo Fight Team. 

    After that, Jason Howarth joins the show on behalf of Panini America to help Jim and Matt unbox their very own Panini cards...featuring Jim and Matt! 

    Finally, Jim and Matt close the show by discussing the rest of Saturday night's card, including the decision win for Josh Emmett over Calvin Kattar in the main event, and Joaquin Buckley's TKO victory over Albert Duraev. 

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Joe Lauzon, Guram Kutateladze, and UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett preview

    Joe Lauzon, Guram Kutateladze, and UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett preview

    First, Joe Lauzon joins the show before he faces Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett in Austin, Texas this weekend. After Matt tries to convince Joe to try virtual reality video games, Joe details why he has not fought in the UFC since 2019, and explains how he tries to instill a culture of scrappiness at his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school. 

    Then Guram Kutateladze makes his UFC Unfiltered debut ahead of his bout against Damir Ismagulov on Saturday night. He opens up about his interest in drawing and architecture before committing to combat sports full-time, shares a story about his first mixed martial arts fight at age eleven, and how his upbringing in Georgia, Russia, and Sweden influenced his view on life and fighting. 

    Jim and Matt close the show with a few extra messages from friends Aleks Paunovic and Ray Longo congratulating them on their 600th episode of UFC Unfiltered. They also make picks for UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Emmett, including the main event between UFC Featherweights Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett, and the Welterweight clash between Kevin Holland and Tim Means.

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    • 56 min
    UFC 275 recap & celebrating 600 episodes

    UFC 275 recap & celebrating 600 episodes

    Jim and Matt celebrate their 600th episode of UFC Unfiltered, and recap UFC 275, on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered!

    First, Jim and Matt are surprised with videos from friends of the show including Bruce Buffer, Renzo Gracie, Chris Weidman, and many others, congratulating them for their 600th episode of the podcast. 

    After Jim and Matt thank their friends for the messages, they recap all the action from UFC 275. They explain why Glover Teixeira's last-second loss to Jiri Prochazka for the UFC Light Heavyweight title was still a positive for him, detail who they believe won the co-main event between UFC Women's Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko and Taila Santos, and congratulate Joanna Jedrzejczyk on a hall-of-fame career after she announced her retirement following her loss to Zhang Weili. 

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

MC intimidaSEAN ,

Show is usually great / din Thomas episode sucked

The din Thomas episode was awful. This show is great when Jim and Matt are on

ufcgal444 ,

Long time fan

The episode with Megan Olivi was an absolute gem - hearing a woman’s side of working in/with the UFC was sooooooo good.

T-nut68 ,

Going downhill

I have enjoyed this podcast over the past 2-3 years or so, “little bird” Norton has great chemistry with Sera, who is such a silly fun person. But over the past year it seems they often do the show separately and even though the guests are entertaining the show has declined in my opinion. The final straw for me is when the UFC booked Trump Jr. with his mouthful of lies to be a guest on the show. It would be nice if MMA could try to stay out of the pig ’s trough which is American politics. IMO.

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