501 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
    • 4.6 • 74 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.

    ADCC Time & UFC 279 Chimaev vs. Diaz

    ADCC Time & UFC 279 Chimaev vs. Diaz

    Ep. 524. We preview and review fights today. Kevin waxes poetically about Keenan, he's not fighting. Raf keeps everyone hostage this weekend, he is fighting. Then we recap who wins all in the battle of UFC 279 picks. Spoiler alert, Kevin always wins. Cheers.

    • 41 min
    UFC 279 Chimaev vs. Diaz w/ Jimmy House

    UFC 279 Chimaev vs. Diaz w/ Jimmy House

    Ep. 523 - Jimmy House stops by the show: https://www.jimmyhouse.com/
    He is amazing, we get to know him, play some Over/Under Kevin UFC 279, and prepare for Fall. We had a blast talking to Jimmy and hearing drunk Kevin make fun of his name.

    • 49 min
    Verbal Tap SlamSuits, Book Titles, and One FC on Prime!

    Verbal Tap SlamSuits, Book Titles, and One FC on Prime!

    (Ep. 522) It is almost the holiday weekend so we have a special relaxed fit fun episode. Join us as we cruise through a few topics related to the Tex Johnson lawsuit, Gordon Ryan's book, and Marcus Buchecha Almeida wins again. Cheers!

    • 31 min
    UFC 278 the results show with Dan Hubler

    UFC 278 the results show with Dan Hubler

    We had too much fun talking fights and going over UFC 278 that Dan Hubler barely remembered we were talking. There is a lot of Edwards vs. Usman talk to have, and we have all of it. Listen in, cheers to you all, and we love.

    • 26 min
    UFC 278 betting games w/ Dan Hubler

    UFC 278 betting games w/ Dan Hubler

    UFC Ep. 520 is all about UFC 278 and our best friend Dan Hubler. Join us as we catch up with him, call some fights, and try to produce a podcast. There is some debate about the best way to predict fights, listen in and let us know your thoughts. How do you predict fights? Abs, record, reach? Cheers.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Leandro Lo & a Grappling Discussion

    Leandro Lo & a Grappling Discussion

    It was a profoundly sad week in the jiu-jitsu community with the passing of Leandro Lo. We're live with an episode no one wants to record, where we discuss what happened, just a piece of his impact on the sport, and even the impact it had on the Who's Number One card this weekend. Pena and Gordon fought, many wonder now if they should have. Join us for a discussion. Of course we did add in some Meregali and Lovato match updates.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Dan_Tom ,

Funniest MMA podcast

That’s right; I said it. Raf and Kev are hilarious OG’s who’ve been covering this crazy sport through this amazing show for some time now, and it’s their consistent comedy (an awesome messages whether they mean to or not) that’s been keeping this show on my feed for all these years. Well worth your time if you like MMA, Jiu-jitsu and the like.

Frausto_NG ,

A must for MMA fans!

My go to podcast for all things MMA, Jiu Jitsu, and martial arts related. Love the amount of knowledge the hosts bring to the show along with comedic dynamic :)

Always informational, always entertaining, and always a good time!

dogjitsu ,

Gun episode

Was liking the podcast. You guys need to educate on gun laws and guns in general. Don’t talk about something until you know the details about it.

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