300 episodes

Two Monday morning cage fighters that love all things MMA. Raf is a freelance MMA writer/Comedian/MMA practitioner located out in sunny LA. Kevin is a Comedian/MMA Practitioner living out in sunny Denver, Co. Together they are analyzing fights, mocking each other, and keeping everyone humorously in tune with the world of MMA. Listen to one, you'll be sure to download more.

Verbal Tap MMA Comedy Podcast Raf Esparza and Kevin Phillips

    • Sports
    • 4.8, 67 Ratings

Two Monday morning cage fighters that love all things MMA. Raf is a freelance MMA writer/Comedian/MMA practitioner located out in sunny LA. Kevin is a Comedian/MMA Practitioner living out in sunny Denver, Co. Together they are analyzing fights, mocking each other, and keeping everyone humorously in tune with the world of MMA. Listen to one, you'll be sure to download more.

    Verbal Tap (Ep. 421) UFC 252 w/ The Bolobros Podcast

    Verbal Tap (Ep. 421) UFC 252 w/ The Bolobros Podcast

    Join us for the amazing Bolobros Podcast Verbal Tap clash! We have Daniel Maira (@dannyfreesty1e) and Nick Salles (@thatnicksalles) to help us preview UFC 252. Please go follow them, go listen to The Grappling Hour for all the coverage for events from the weekend, and go vote in November. We love you! ... and yes, its Over Under Kevin 252.

    • 1 hr
    Verbal Tap (Ep. 420) The Fighter & The Kid, UFC coverage, & the state of Grappling

    Verbal Tap (Ep. 420) The Fighter & The Kid, UFC coverage, & the state of Grappling

    This week the podcast takes some somber and feisty notes. Up top we address the recent news about Bryan Callen, and then quickly pivot to the world of fighting and grappling. Listen in, let us know your questions, thank you so much.

    • 53 min
    Verbal Tap (Ep. 419) Marcus 'Buchecha' Almeida signs MMA & a lil other nonsense

    Verbal Tap (Ep. 419) Marcus 'Buchecha' Almeida signs MMA & a lil other nonsense

    We talk MLB Marlins CoVid trouble and the almost fight. Most importantly, Marcus Buchecha Almeida signs with ONE FC. This is HUGE! Also, Conor did something. Listen in.

    • 15 min
    Verbal Tap (Ep. 418) all things Isiah Wright w/ a little UFC up top

    Verbal Tap (Ep. 418) all things Isiah Wright w/ a little UFC up top

    Wow is Isiah Wright from Colorado worth the price of any fight card he's on, and is just as dazzling on the podcast! He opens up about some topics and shows his inspiration is both on and off the mat. Also, a little UFC talk before that, including GSP. Cheers.

    • 54 min
    Verbal Tap (Ep. 417) UFC Fight Night is ... almost over? / OT

    Verbal Tap (Ep. 417) UFC Fight Night is ... almost over? / OT

    Raf watched everything, Kevin watched some things, and fight island features 0 boats. Dana is leaving it, and we got none of the frat humor we needed. Is there a yacht? I don't follow. Listen in as we talk that and the O/T event.

    • 46 min
    Verbal Tap (Ep. 416) Mason Fowler vs Craig Jones & UFC 251

    Verbal Tap (Ep. 416) Mason Fowler vs Craig Jones & UFC 251

    We are elated to talk to Mason Fowler about UFC 251. More than that, he fought Craig Jones in a very weird ending with a verbal tap. The rules are quite clear, just kidding, this is BJJ! Join in to hear our thoughts on Mason's match, and more importantly, Mason's thoughts on Mason's match. Tune in.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

PirateLove26 ,

👏👏👏

My favorite comedy podcast about MMA and BJJ. Raf and Kevin might be purple belts in Jiu Jitsu but they’re black belts in comedy.

stanimal420 ,

Amazing show

This is an amazing show with knowledgeable and funny hosts. Although I am not a podcaster I enjoyed listening and will be listening again.

Mbailey1021 ,

Where's the 6th star

Love that these guys can put two of my favorite things together. MMA and comedy

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