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MMA Fighting Podcast

Get all the mixed martial arts fighting news and analysis you need. On Tuesdays, Mike Heck pits journalist vs. journalist to break down news called "Between the Links." And on Wednesdays, Jose Youngs and others discuss the week's hot topics on "The A-Side Live Chat." Thursdays are Mike Heck's interview show called "What the Heck?" Produced by MMAFighting and SB Nation, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

UFC Vegas 24 & Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 24 and Paul vs. Askren boxing match just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs, Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and Jed Meshew break down the top storylines. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://...

Between the Links: Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren, Poirier-McGregor Squabble, Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Jake Paul's boxing duel with Ben Askren, Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor's donation dispute, and Saturday's middleweight contender clash between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum will be discussed on this edition of Between the Links as host Mike Heck is joined by BTL champion Jed Meshew and challenger Drake Riggs. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Drake Riggs: @DrakeRiggs_ Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi V...

The A-Side Live Chat | Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor Drama, UFC Vegas 24, ONE on TNT 2, Bellator 257, Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren, more
For this episode, José Youngs, Mike Heck, and E. Casey Leydon react to some of the biggest news in MMA. Some topics include the charity drama surrounding the planned rubber match between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor at UFC 264, Jimmy Flick’s recent retirement, and more. The three will also look ahead to the upcoming UFC Vegas 24 card, featuring Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum, ONE on TNT 2, headlined by Christian Lee vs. Timofey Nastyukhin, Bellator 257, featuring the rematch between Vadim Nemkov ...


MMA Fighters Make Their Predictions for Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren
Before Jake Paul and Ben Askren clash this weekend, Daniel Cormier, Aljamain Sterling, Miesha Tate, Stephen Thompson, Anthony Pettis and many more offer their picks, predictions and expectations for the upcoming boxing match. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. V...

What the Heck: Episode 54 | Stephen Thompson, Jimmy Flick, Julian Marquez & Randy Costa
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with former UFC flyweight Jimmy Flick (6:50) to explain his decision to announce his retirement on Saturday. Stephen Thompson (50:11) discusses his recently announced matchup with Gilbert Burns at UFC 264, the ongoing drama between event headliners Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, and his dislike of Jake Paul. Randy Costa (1:16:07) explains his friendly callout and ongoing competitive rivalry with Adrian Yanez and recovering from an injury that f...

Reaction: Is Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 3 Off UFC 264?
The Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 3 bout could be off at UFC 264. After another round of tweets between the two stars Monday, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee break down the potential loss of a megafight. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI R...


On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 23
On the 39th 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 23 event at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Marvin Vettori, who earned his fifth straight win with a unanimous decision over Kevin Holland in the main event, Arnold Allen, Julian Marquez, Mackenzie Dern, Mike Perry, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our fu...

UFC Vegas 23 Post-Fight Show
With UFC Vegas 23 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and E. Casey Leydon react to the top storylines coming out of Saturday afternoon’s event at the APEX, including the results of the middleweight headliner between Marvin Vettori and Kevin Holland. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Faceb...

UFC Vegas 23 Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 23 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s event at the APEX, including the middleweight headliner between Marvin Vettori and Kevin Holland.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: htt...


What the Heck: UFC Vegas 23 Bonus Edition | Arnold Allen & William Knight
In a special bonus edition of What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Arnold Allen (4:47) ahead of his co-main event matchup with Sodiq Yusuff and William Knight (14:34) to preview his light heavyweight showdown with Da Un Jung this Saturday at UFC Vegas 23. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOA...

Between the Links: Patricio Pitbull vs. AJ McKee, DJ and Alvarez, UFC Vegas 23 Preview, Venum
Mike Heck hosts the Between the Links championship matchup between José Youngs and Jed Meshew as they discuss Patricio Pitbull's impressive performance against Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 255 and the upcoming featherweight grand prix finale matchup with AJ McKee, ONE Championship's debut on TNT Wednesday night, along with Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson's losses on the ONE on TNT 1 card, a look ahead to UFC Vegas 23 headlined by Marvin Vettori and Kevin Holland, and the unveiling of the new UFC Venum ...


The A-Side Live Chat | Venum uniforms, Patricio Pitbull vs. A.J. McKee, Marvin Vettori vs. Kevin Holland, Adriano Moraes vs. Demetrious Johnson, more
For this episode, José Youngs, Alex Savas, and E. Casey Leydon react to some of the biggest news stories in MMA. Some topics include their reaction to the UFC’s new Venum uniforms, the fallout from Bellator 255, Patricio Pitbull’s submission over Emmanuel Sanchez, his upcoming title defense against A.J. McKee, and more. The three will also look ahead to UFC Vegas 23, headlined by Marvin Vettori vs. Kevin Holland, and Bellator 256, headlined by the rematch between Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida, and ONE on TNT...

What the Heck: Episode 53 | Jon Anik, Mackenzie Dern, Joe Solecki & Colbey Northcutt
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck is joined by Mackenzie Dern (4:41) ahead of her pivotal strawweight matchup with Nina Ansaroff this Saturday at UFC Vegas 23 and discusses being part of the first women's MMA fight to air on ABC. Colbey Northcutt (21:!2) previews her upcoming bout with Sovannahry Em on April 28 at ONE on TNT 4 and talks sharing the card with her brother Sage Northcutt for the first time as professional MMA fighters. Joe Solecki (38:03) discusses his big fight with Jim Mil...

On To the Next One: Bellator 255 Recap, Pitbull-McKee vs. Volkanovski-Ortega, Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz, More
On the 38th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee discuss the fallout of Bellator 255, the promotion's first event of 2021, as well as the highly anticipated matchup between Patricio Pitbull and AJ McKee in the finale of the Bellator featherweight grand prix following Pitbull's submission win over Emmanuel Sanchez on Friday night. In addition, they give their takes on if the fight between Pitbull and McKee is more exciting than the UFC's 145-pound championship offering...


Khetag Pliev Explains Horrific Finger Injury at CFFC 94, Vows To Return and Make Run At the UFC
Khetag Pliev, along with his coach Joey Patterson, join MMA Fighting's Mike Heck hours after suffering a horrific finger injury at CFFC 94 and discuss how it happened and clear up misconceptions, plans to appeal the loss, trying to hide it in order to continue fighting, the road to recovery, his vow to come back and make a run at the UFC, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM ...

Between the Links: Francis Ngannou's Future, Jon Jones vs. UFC, Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz
Mike Heck hosts the Between the Links matchup between Jed Meshew and José Youngs as they discuss Francis Ngannou’s second-round KO win over Stipe Miocic to become heavyweight champion in the main event of UFC 260, where Miocic could go from here, the potential blockbuster title fight between Ngannou and Jon Jones and how the former light heavyweight champion has approached the negotiations thus far, the UFC booking Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz as a five-round co-main event for UFC 262 on May 15, Bellator’s 20...


The A-Side Live Chat | Francis Ngannou’s KO of Stipe Miocic, Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz, Jon Jones vs. UFC, more
Brave CF flyweight Jose Torres joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to react to some of the biggest news in MMA. Some topics include Francis Ngannou’s violent KO of Stipe Miocic, Sean O’Malley’s destruction of Thomas Almeida, and more. The three will also look back at Torres’ win over Blaine O’Driscoll at Brave CF 49 and react to the addition of Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz to UFC 262 in Houston. Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Follow Shorty Torres: @joseshortytorres Subsc...

What the Heck: Episode 52 | Demetrious Johnson, Michael Chiesa, John Gooden and Laura Sanchez
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck (7:10) chats with UFC commentator John Gooden to recap the major storylines from UFC 260, Francis Ngannou capturing the heavyweight title, his Keeping the Lights On fundraiser to help out gyms in the U.K. that have experienced hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more. Demetrious Johnson (42:53) previews his flyweight title fight against Adriano Moraes April 7 at ONE on TNT 1, thoughts on Aljamain Sterling becoming UFC bantamweight champion, and wh...


On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC 260
On the 37th 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 260 event at the APEX in Las Vegas. Future matchups were discussed for the brand new UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou following his second-round KO victory, the now former champion Stipe Miocic, co-headliners Vicente Luque and Tyron Woodley, Sean O'Malley, Miranda Maverick, Jamie Mullarkey, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: ...

UFC 260 Post-Fight Show
With UFC 260 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon react to the top storylines from Saturday night’s event in Las Vegas, including the reaction to heavyweight championship main event between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on...

UFC 260 Preview Show
MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s UFC 260 pay-per-view event featuring Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou 2 for the heavyweight title. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: h...


The A-Side Live Chat | Miocic vs. Ngannou 2, Derek Brunson and Kevin Holland’s futures, UFC 260, more
Some topics include the aftermath of Derek Brunson’s decisive win over Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 22, the upcoming heavyweight championship rematch between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou at UFC 260, Julija Stoliarenko’s frightening fainting spell at this past Friday’s weigh-ins, and more. The three will also dig into the other storylines heading into Saturday’s pay-per-view. Follow Alex K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Follow Alex Savas: @alexsavas Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH...

Between the Links: Stipe vs. Ngannou 2, Brunson vs. Holland Fallout, Miesha Tate's UFC Return
Mike Heck hosts the Between the Links matchup between Jed Meshew and Alexander K. Lee as they discuss Saturday's UFC 260 event and the heavyweight title rematch between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou, the fallout of Derek Brunson's win over Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 22, Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler set to crown a new lightweight champion at UFC 262 and how that shapes up the rest of the division, Miesha Tate returning to the UFC octagon in July, and more.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follo...

Stipe Miocic On His UFC 260 Rematch Against Francis Ngannou and Future Fight with Jon Jones
UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic previews his upcoming rematch against Francis Ngannou at UFC 260, what he expects to be different this time around as well as addressing Jon Jones moving to the division as well as his legacy in the sport. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about ...


What the Heck: Episode 51 | Josh Emmett, Leonard Garcia, Adrian Yanez & Manel Kape
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck chats with Adrian Yanez (11:44) following his impressive third-round KO victory over Gustavo Lopez at UFC Vegas 22 this past Saturday. Josh Emmett (37:07) provides an update on his recovery from injuries suffered in his unanimous decision win over Shane Burgos in June and when he expects to return to the octagon. Leonard Garcia (1:03:46) reflects on his career following his unanimous decision win over Joe Elmore in the main event of Friday night's BKFC 16...

UFC 260 Timeline: Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou 2
Before UFC 260, hear how UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou ended up again in an Octagon on Saturday night. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 22
On the 36th 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 22 at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for headliners Derek Brunson—who picked up his fourth straight victory—and Kevin Holland, Max Griffin, Monsterrat Ruiz, Adrian Yanez, Tai Tuivasa, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8V...


UFC Vegas 22 Post-Fight Show
With UFC Vegas 22 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon react to the top storylines from Saturday night’s event at the APEX, including the middleweight headliner between Derek Brunson and Kevin Holland. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://g...

UFC Vegas 22 Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 22 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s event at the APEX, including the middleweight main event between Derek Brunson and Kevin Holland.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: htt...

Reaction: Khabib Retires, Oliveira vs. Chandler At UFC 262, Big Matchups at 135
After a crazy Thursday night full of news in the MMA world, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee react to Khabib Nurmagomedov officially closing the door on a return following his retirement announcement at UFC 254 in October, the UFC 262 main event between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler to crown a new lightweight champion on May 15, and two massive bantamweight headliners between Cory Sandhagen and T.J. Dillashaw on May 8, along with Rob Font vs. Cody Garbrandt on May 15. Follow Mike Heck:...


Between the Links: Usman vs. Masvidal 2, Next Move For Edwards and Muhammad, UFC Vegas 22 Preview
Mike Heck hosts the BTL title match between MMA Fighting's Jose Youngs and bantamweight fighter Sarah Kaufman as they react to the news of Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2 headlining UFC 261 in front of a packed house in Jacksonville, the ending to the UFC Vegas 21 main event between Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad and discuss where both fighters go from here, Megan Anderson parting ways with the UFC and what that means for the women's featherweight division, and preview UFC Vegas 22 and the main event bet...

The A-Side Live Chat | Leon Edwards’ eye poke, UFC Vegas 21 fallout, Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2, more
Some topics include fallout from UFC Vegas 21​; Leon Edwards’ accidental eye poke on Belal Muhammad; Dan Ige’s destruction of Gavin Tucker; the recently announced welterweight title fight rematch between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261​; and more. The three will also look ahead to UFC Vegas 21​, headlined by Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland. Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video ca...

What the Heck: Episode 50 | Kevin Holland, Frank Mir, Aspen Ladd, Trevin Giles & Grant Dawson
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Kevin Holland (4:32) to preview his UFC Vegas 22 headliner with Derek Brunson this Saturday, talks Israel Adesanya's unanimous decision loss to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259, the state of the middleweight division, and more. Aspen Ladd (28:30) provides an update on her recovery from a torn ACL and MCL, when she is targeting a return to action, discusses Julianna Pena calling for a title shot and why she feels a fight between her and Pena makes the...


Reaction: Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2 Headlines UFC 261 In Jacksonville
Moments after UFC president Dana White made the announcement, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Steven Marrocco react to the welterweight title rematch between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal headlining a championship triple header at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Fla. on April 24, the event taking place in front of a full house at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, and more.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Steven Marrocco: @MMAFightingSM Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: ...

On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 21
On the 35th 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 21 at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for headliners Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad following the accidental eye poke that led to the fight being ruled a no contest, Ryan Spann, Dan Ige, Davey Grant, Matheus Nicolau, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full...

UFC Vegas 21 Post-Fight Show: Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad Ends In No Contest
With UFC Vegas 21 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon recap the top storylines from Saturday’s event at the APEX, including the no contest in the main event between Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo...


UFC Vegas 21 Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 21 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s event at the APEX, including the welterweight main event between Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: htt...

What the Heck: Episode 49 | Laura Sanko, Dan Ige, Rob Font, Sean Brady & Tim Elliott
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck chats with UFC reporter Laura Sanko (5:04) to recap the top storylines coming out of UFC 259, including Jan Blachowicz's win over Israel Adesanya, the DQ finish to the bantamweight title fight between Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling, what Amanda Nunes has meant to the sport, and much more. Dan Ige (32:38) previews his upcoming matchup with Gavin Tucker this Saturday at UFC Vegas 21, discusses what he took away from his most recent bout against Calvin Katta...

Anthony Smith Reacts to Aljamain Sterling's DQ Win at UFC 259 and the State of the Light Heavyweight Division
Anthony Smith reacts to the fallout from UFC 259 where Aljamain Sterling became bantamweight champion after being unable to continue following an illegal strike from Petr Yan, which somewhat mirrored his own experience against Jon Jones in 2019. Smith also discusses his upcoming fight against Jimmy Crute, the recent fight between Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya as well as the state of the light heavyweight division. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


The A-Side Live Chat | Jan Błachowicz’s win, Israel Adesanya’s future, Petr Yan’s DQ loss, UFC 259 fallout, more
WWE​ Superstar Big E joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to react to some of the biggest stories in MMA. Some POSSIBLE topics include fallout from UFC 259​, Jan Blachowicz’s win over Israel Adesanya, Amanda Nunes’ TKO over Megan Anderson, Petr Yan’s DQ loss to Aljamain Sterling, and more. The three will also look ahead to UFC Vegas 21 this weekend, headlined by Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad. Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Follow Big E: @WWEBigE Subscribe: http://goo....

Between the Links: UFC 259 Fallout, Petr Yan's DQ Title Loss, Edwards vs. Muhammad, More
Mike Heck hosts the BTL title match between MMA Fighting's Jose Youngs and The Body Lock's Matthew Wells as they react to the fallout of UFC 259, Jan Blachowicz's successful title defense against Israel Adesanya in the main event, discuss where Adesanya's stock went following the fight, Amanda Nunes' next move after submitting Megan Anderson in the co-main event, Petr Yan losing his bantamweight title to Aljamain Sterling via DQ and how fighters, fans, and certain members of the media have reacted to it, a ...

Leon Edwards on 'Coward' Colby Covington Turning Down Fight, Title Shot Hopes in 2021
Leon Edwards addresses his upcoming fight at UFC Vegas 21 while calling Colby Covington a "coward" for turning down a chance to face him. He also discusses Khamzat Chimaev's situation with COVID-19, fighting Belal Muhammad and his hopes for a title fight rematch with Kamaru Usman later this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC 259
On the 34th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Saturday’s loaded UFC 259 event at the APEX in Las Vegas. Future matchups were discussed for light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz following his first successful title defense in the main event, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya following the first loss of his MMA career, featherweight champion Amanda Nunes, Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan after their 135-pound title fight e...

UFC 259 Post-Fight Show
With UFC 259 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday’s event in Las Vegas, including Jan Blachowicz and Amanda Nunes retaining their titles, and Aljamain Sterling becoming the bantamweight champion via disqualification against Petr Yan.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Face...

UFC 259 Preview Show
With UFC 259 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s championship triple header, including the main event for the light heavyweight title between Jan Blachowicz and middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalo...


Between the Links: UFC 259 Preview, Khamzat Chimaev's Future, JDS and Overeem Released
Mike Heck hosts the BTL contender's match between MMA Fighting's Alexander K. Lee and The Body Lock's Matthew Wells as they react to the UFC 259 press conference and preview Saturday night's PPV event, what's at stake in the Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya main event, as well as the other two title fights, discuss Khamzat Chimaev's Instagram post where his fighting future was in question and Dana White's response to it, Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem being released by the UFC, and more. Follow M...

What the Heck: Episode 48 | Max Holloway, Jon Anik, Julian Erosa & Kaitlin Young
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Jon Anik to preview UFC 259 this Saturday night, discuss the fallout of UFC Vegas 20, Max Holloway's performance over Calvin Kattar, and more. Julian Erosa recaps his first-round KO win over Nate Landwehr at UFC Vegas 19 and reveals what opponent he'd like to face next. Kaitlin Young discusses signing with the PFL and her hopes of fighting Kayla Harrison and Cindy Dandois during the upcoming season, Stephen A. Smith's recent comments and Gina ...

On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 20
On the 33rd 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 20 at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Ciryl Gane following his unanimous decision victory in the heavyweight main event, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Magomed Ankalaev, Pedro Munhoz, Alex Caceres, Thiago Moises, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video ca...


UFC Vegas 20 Post-Fight Show
With UFC Vegas 20 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon are joined by UFC, Strikeforce, PFL and Invicta veteran Sarah Kaufman to break down the top storylines from Saturday night’s event at the APEX, including the results of the heavyweight main event between Ciryl Gane and Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Follow Sarah Kaufman: @mmasarah Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Ch...

UFC Vegas 20 Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 20 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday night’s event at the APEX, including the heavyweight headliner between Jairzinho Rozenstuik and Ciryl Gane. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlis...

Between the Links: What's Next For Derrick Lewis and Curtis Blaydes, Wonderboy Calls For Usman, UFC Vegas 20
Mike Heck hosts the BTL championship match between MMA Fighting's Jose Youngs and TheScore's Nick Baldwin as they react to Derrick Lewis' KO win over Curtis Blaydes at UFC Vegas 19 and discuss where both guys go from here, the big wins for Chris Daukaus, Tom Aspinall and Sergey Spivak, the likelihood of Stephen Thompson getting the next shot at Kamaru Usman, and a look ahead to UFC Vegas2 0 this Saturday. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Nick Baldwin: @NickBaldwinM...


The A-Side Live Chat | Derrick Lewis’ knockout win, UFC Vegas 20 preview, PFL’s new season, more
For this episode, MMA journalist Matthew Wells joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to react to some of the biggest news in MMA​. Some POSSIBLE topics include fallout from UFC Vegas 19​, Derrick Lewis’ violent knockout of Curtis Blaydes, the future of the heavyweight title picture, PFL’s upcoming season, and more. The three will also look ahead to UFC Vegas 20​, headlined by Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Ciryl Gane. Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Follow Matt Wells: @MrMWellsA...

Max Holloway Talks Impressive Win Over Calvin Kattar, Being 'the Cloud' Over Volkanovski vs. Ortega, More
Former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway joins MMA Fighting's Mike Heck to recap his incredible performance against Calvin Kattar at UFC Fight Island 7 in January, talks the importance of separating himself from the fight game, the upcoming title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega at UFC 260, what he wants next, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Lik...

What the Heck: Episode 47 | Stephen Thompson, Casey O’Neill, Ricky Simon, Julia Avila & Chris Gutierrez
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with No. 5 ranked UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson (4:41) as he states his case as to why he should be next for champion Kamaru Usman following UFC 258. Casey O’Neill (31:48) recaps her second-round TKO victory against Shana Dobson in her octagon debut this past Saturday at UFC Vegas 19. Ricky Simon (55:32) discusses his unanimous decision win over Brian Kelleher at UFC 258, hopes to fight Frankie Edgar sooner rather than later, and why he feels a...


On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 19
On the 32nd 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 19 at the APEX. Future matchups were discussed for Derrick Lewis following his incredible second-round KO win in the main event, Curtis Blaydes, Yana Kunitzkaya, Darrick Minner, Chris Daukaus, Phil Hawes, Tom Aspinall, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video c...

UFC Vegas 19 Post-Fight Show
With UFC Vegas 19 in the books, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines coming out of Saturday night's event at the UFC APEX, including the results of the main event between Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our ...

UFC Vegas 19 Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 19 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s event at the UFC APEX, including the heavyweight main event between Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: ...


Between the Links: Kamaru Usman Stops Gilbert Burns, UFC 258 Fallout, 170-Pound Puzzle, UFC Vegas 19, More
Mike Heck hosts the BTL championship match between longtime MMA journalist Josh Gross and MMA Fighting's Jose Youngs as they react to Kamaru Usman's finish of Gilbert Burns to retain his welterweight title at UFC 258, his callout of Jorge Masvidal, Alexa Grasso's big win over Maycee Barber, discuss the best of the rest from the UFC's most recent PPV, a look at the 170-pound picture, take a look at UFC Vegas 19 this Saturday, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Foll...

The A-Side Live Chat | Kamaru Usman’s legacy, UFC 258 fallout, UFC welterweight title picture, UFC Vegas 19 preview, more
The Calgary Sun’s Danny Austin joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to react to some of the biggest storylines in MMA​. Some topics include fallout from UFC 258​, including Kamaru Usman’s TKO over Gilbert Burns, Alexa Grasso’s win over Maycee Barber, Usman’s legacy compared to Georges St-Pierre, the rest of the UFC welterweight contenders, and more. The three will also look ahead to UFC Vegas 19​, headlined by Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis. Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc...

What the Heck: Episode 46 | Julian Marquez, Will Brooks, Anthony Hernandez & Ode Osbourne
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck chats with Julian Marquez (8:45) following his submission win over Maki Pitolo at UFC 258, and where he's at with Miley Cyrus following the event. Will Brooks (30:19) discusses what he's been up to over the last couple of years, wanting to get back to the UFC, Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier's wins at UFC 257, Scott Coker, and more. Ode Osbourne (1:02:13) recaps his 26-second KO win over Jerome Rivera at UFC Vegas 18 and what he wants next. Finally, A...


On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC 258
On the 31st 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 258 event at the APEX, the promotion’s second PPV event of 2021. Future matchups were discussed for UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman—who retained his title with a phenomenal third-round TKO win to surpass Georges St-Pierre for the most consecutive wins at 170 pounds in UFC history—Gilbert Burns, Alexa Grasso, Kelvin Gastelum, Ricky Simon, Julian Marquez, Anthon...

UFC 258 Post-Fight Show
With UFC 258 in the books, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Saturday night's PPV event in Las Vegas. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmaf...

UFC 258 Preview Show ft. James Krause
With UFC 258 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, E. Casey Leydon and UFC welterweight James Krause break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday night’s event at the APEX in Las Vegas, including the welterweight championship headliner between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Follow James Krause: @TheJamesKrause Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/e...


Between the Links: Nate Diaz Speaks, Usman vs. Burns, UFC Vegas 18 Fallout, Bellator News
Mike Heck hosts the BTL championship match between longtime MMA journalist Josh Gross and MMA Fighting's Steven Marrocco as they react to Nate Diaz's recent interview, Alexander Volkov and Cory Sandhagen's big wins at UFC Vegas 18, discuss UFC 258 and the welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns, Bellator dropping some big news, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Steven Marrocco: @MMAFightingSM Follow Josh Gross: @yay_yee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out ...

The A-Side Live Chat | Cory Sandhagen's Flying Knee, UFC Title Fights, Bellator’s 2021 schedule, UFC 258 Preview, Nate Diaz's Interview, More
Some POSSIBLE topics include fallout from UFC Vegas 18, including Alexander Volkov and Cory Sandhagen’s violent KO wins, the recent Bellator​ announcement, the upcoming Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix, Patricio Pitbull vs. Emmanuel Sanchez, Juan Archuleta vs. Sergio Pettis, and more. The three will also look ahead to UFC 258​, featuring a welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns. Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Follow Alex Savas: @alexsavas Su...

What the Heck: Episode 45 | Britain Hart, Eddie Alvarez, Jiri Prochazka & Kay Hansen
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck chats with Britain Hart (11:15) following her huge win over Paige VanZant at BKFC KnuckleMania, talks how life has changed, her post-fight promo, and much more. Eddie Alvarez (45:53) previews his upcoming fight with Iuri Lapicus at ONE on TNT 1 April 7, discusses the stock market, his long layoff, and Ben Askren vs. Jake Paul. Jiri Prochazka (1:13:17) reacts to his scheduled fight with Dominick Reyes getting postponed, talks when he believes the fight wil...


On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 18
On the 30th 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 18 event at the APEX, the promotion’s first event of 2021 that took place in the United States. Future matchups were discussed for Alexander Volkov—who delivered one of his most impressive performances in the heavyweight main event with a second-round walk-off KO—Alistair Overeem, Cory Sandhagen following his incredible knockout win over Frankie Edgar, Clay Gui...

UFC Vegas 18 Post-Fight Show
With UFC Vegas 18 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines coming out of Saturday night’s event at the APEX, including Alexander Volkov’s second-round KO win over Alistair Overeem in the main event, as well as Cory Sandhagen’s knockout of the year frontrunner against Frankie Edgar in the co-main event. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Ley...

BKFC KnuckleMania Post-Fight Show
With BKFC’s KnuckleMania in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Damon Martin and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines of Friday night’s event, including Britain Hart’s unanimous decision win over Paige VanZant in the main event, along with Chris Leben’s first-round KO victory in his retirement fight.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Damon Martin: @DamonMartin Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our p...


UFC Vegas 18: Overeem vs. Volkov Preview Show
With UFC Vegas 18 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines ahead of the UFC’s return to Las Vegas, including the heavyweight main event between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlist...

Between the Links: Future of 155, Nate Diaz, Paige VanZant's BKFC Debut, Stephen A. Smith, More
Mike Heck hosts the BTL championship match between MMA Fighting's Steven Marrocco and longtime MMA journalist Josh Gross as they will discuss if there has been any clarity in the UFC's lightweight division since UFC 257, where Nate Diaz fits into the mix, Paige VanZant's anticipated BKFC debut on Friday, a look at Saturday's UFC Vegas 18 event, Stephen A. Smith's recent comments, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Steven Marrocco: @MMAFightingSM Follow Josh Gross: @yay_yee Subscribe: ht...

The A-Side Live Chat | UFC lightweight title, Stephen A. Smith's comments, Nate Diaz, Dustin Poirier, Tyron Woodley, Frankie Edgar, Calvin Kattar, more
For this episode, Kristen King joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to react to some of the biggest news in MMA. Some topics include the current landscape of the UFC lightweight rankings, Dustin Poirier & Michael Chandler’s future, Nate Diaz’s recent Tweets, Stephen A. Smith & Casey Kenny's comments, more Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Follow Kristen King: @KristenKingMMA Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our pl...


What the Heck: Episode 44 | Petr Yan, Joanne Calderwood, Mike Davis & Tyson Chartier
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck chats with UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan (3:34) to preview his first title defense with Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259 on March 6. Mike Davis (17:53) recaps his "Fight of the Night" earning win over Mason Jones at UFC Fight Island 8 and his hectic 2020 that kept him out of the octagon. Joanne Calderwood (53:44) discusses her UFC 257 win over Jessica Eye, wanting to be as active as possible, and thoughts on a potential matchup with Lauren Murphy. Finall...

Kamaru Usman Isn't Conflicted Fighting a Former Teammate, Addresses Possible Rematches with Jorge Masvidal or Colby Covington
Kamaru Usman addresses his upcoming fight against Gilbert Burns and why he's not really conflicted at all while facing off with a former teammate. The reigning UFC welterweight champion also discusses his status among the greatest of all time as well as potential rematches against Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Between the Links: Dustin Poirier KOs Conor McGregor, Michael Chandler's Stellar Debut, Ben Askren vs. Jake Paul
Mike Heck hosts the BTL championship rematch between Steven Marrocco and Jed Meshew to discuss the fallout of Dustin Poirier's KO win over Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 257, Michael Chandler's sensational introduction to the UFC in the co-main event, the unsung heroes coming out of the first UFC PPV of 2021, reaction to the upcoming boxing match between Ben Askren and Jake Paul, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Steven Marrocco: @MMAFightingSM S...

The A-Side Live Chat: UFC Fight Island fallout, Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor, Michael Chandler, more
For this episode, The Sun reporter Chisanga Malata joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to break down some of the biggest storylines in MMA. Some topics include fallout from the UFC’s return to Fight Island​, including Dustin Poirier’s TKO win over Conor McGregor at UFC 257​, Michael Chandler’s violent debut in the UFC​, Max Holloway’s epic performance against Calvin Kattar, and more. Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Follow Chisanga Malata: @Chisanga_Malata Subscribe: htt...

What the Heck: Episode 43 | Michael Chiesa, Alessio Di Chirico & Ike Villanueva
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck chats with Michael Chiesa (10:27) to recap his UFC Fight Island 8 main event win over Neil Magny, discuss his callout of Colby Covington, thoughts on Dustin Poirier's win over Conor McGregor at UFC 257, and more. Alessio Di Chirico (38:50) talks his KO win over Joaquin Buckley at UFC Fight Island 7 and why he chose to decline the post-fight interviews. Finally, Ike Villanueva (1:01:41) discusses his highlight-reel KO win over Vinicius Moreira at UFC Fight...


On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC 257
On the 29th 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 257 event in Abu Dhabi. Future matchups were discussed for Dustin Poirier—who earned the biggest win of his career with a second-round knockout in the main event—Conor McGregor, Michael Chandler, Joanne Calderwood, Makhmud Muradov, Marina Rodriguez, and more. In addition, they give their reactions to a slew of reader suggestions following the UFC's first PPV event of...

UFC 257 Post-Fight Show
With UFC 257 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines following Saturday night’s event in Abu Dhabi, including a pair of memorable finishes in the lightweight main and co-main events. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: htt...

UFC 257 Preview Show
With UFC 257 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee break down the top storylines ahead of the UFC’s first pay-per-view event of the year this Saturday in Abu Dhabi, including the rematch between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor in the main event, as well as the co-main event between Dan Hooker and the debuting Michael Chandler.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH ...


Between the Links: Poirier vs. McGregor 2, UFC 257 Preview, Max Holloway's Masterpiece, More
Mike Heck hosts the BTL championship match between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and Steven Marrocco to preview Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 2 and UFC 257 as a whole, discuss Max Holloway's sensational performance at the UFC's debut broadcast on ABC, take a look back at UFC Fight Island 7 and UFC Fight Island 8 and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew Follow Steven Marrocco: @MMAFightingSM Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl...

On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC Fight Island 8
On the 28th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following Wednesday's UFC Fight Island 8 event in Abu Dhabi. Future matchups were discussed for Michael Cheisa—who picked up his fourth straight win by defeating Neil Magny in the welterweight main event—Warlley Alves, Ike Villanueva, Viviane Araujo, Matt Schnell, Lerone Murphy, and more. In addition, they give their reactions to a slew of reader suggestions following the fight card. Follow...

UFC Fight Island 8: Chiesa vs. Magny Post-Fight Show
With UFC Fight Island 8 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Alexander K. Lee and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines from Wednesday’s event. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com...


UFC Fight Island 8: Chiesa vs. Magny Preview Show
With UFC Fight Island 8 just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee break down the top storylines ahead of Wednesday’s event in Abu Dhabi, including the welterweight main event between Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://go...

What the Heck: Episode 42 | Uriah Hall, Diego Ferreira, Merab Dvalishvili and Mike Trizano
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck chats with Diego Ferreira (7:15) to preview his upcoming fight with Beneil Dariush on Feb. 6, Michael Chandler signing with the UFC, and thoughts on a potential lightweight tournament. Merab Dvalishvili (30:15) discusses why he will no longer be facing Cody Stamann on Feb. 6 and when he hopes to be rebooked, Uriah Hall talks (53:21) his upcoming UFC 258 matchup with former champion Chris Weidman, why he felt 2020 was one of his best years, Anderson Silva,...

UFC 257 Timeline: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 2
With the highly anticipated rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier just days away at UFC 257, find out how these two lightweights ended up meeting again after they first clashed all the way back in 2014. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Subscribe to the podcast: http://applepodcast...


On To the Next One: Matches To Make After UFC Fight Island 7
On the 27th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee put on their matchmaker hats following UFC Fight Island 7, the promotion’s first event of 2021. Future matchups were discussed for Max Holloway—who put on a masterful performance en route to a unanimous decision in the main event—Calvin Kattar, Carlos Condit, Li Jingliang, Alessio Di Chirico, Punahele Soriano, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/...

UFC Fight Island 7: Holloway vs. Kattar Post-Fight Show ft. Laura Sanko
With UFC Fight Island 7 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon are joined by special guest Laura Sanko to break down the top storylines from the UFC’s first event of 2021, including Max Holloway’s dominant decision win over Calvin Kattar in the main event.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Follow Laura Sanko: @laura_sanko Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like ...

UFC Fight Island 7: Holloway vs. Kattar Preview Show
With UFC Fight Island 7—the promotion’s television debut on ABC—just hours away, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Jose Youngs and Alexander K. Lee break down the top storylines ahead of Saturday’s event in Abu Dhabi, including the pivotal featherweight main event between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlist...


Between the Links: Episode 32 | Fight Island Preview, Nate Diaz's Return, Edwards vs. Chimaev, More
Mike Heck hosts the BTL championship match between MMA Fighting's Jed Meshew and journalist James Lynch to preview the UFC's return to Fight Island, discuss the competitiveness of the three main events--Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar, Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny and Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor--storylines surrounding UFC Fight Island 7 and UFC Fight Island 8, Nate Diaz's possible return to 155, Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev being rebooked again, and more. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow ...

Steven Marrocco Details Road To Releasing Important Spencer Fisher Article, Talks Dana White's Reaction
MMA Fighting Deputy Editor Steven Marrocco speaks with Mike Heck to discuss the incredibly important piece of journalism released earlier this week about former UFC fighter Spencer Fisher, gives some behind the scenes insight in putting it all together, Dana White's reaction to the article, and more. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOAT...

What the Heck: Episode 41 | Stephen Thompson, Casey Kenney, Tristan Connelly & Lerone Murphy
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck speaks with Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson (4:57) to recap his win over Geoff Neal in the main event of UFC Vegas 17, and get an update on the apparent leg injury he suffered in the bout. Casey Kenney (26:12) previews his bantamweight showdown with former champion Dominick Cruz at UFC 259 on March 6. Tristan Connelly (43:16) gives an update on what life has been like since his 2019 upset debut win over Michel Pereira at UFC Vancouver and when we can expect ...


On To the Next One: Top-5 Title & Non-Title Fights We Need To See in 2021
On the 26th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee list off their top-five title fights we need to see in 2021 in the sport of mixed martial arts.  In addition, they also discuss five of the best non-title fights we could see during this new year. Where do the likes of Conor McGregor, Jon Jones, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and others fit in these equations?  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out ou...

What the Heck: Episode 40 | Michael Chiesa, Anthony Pettis, Jon Anik & James Krause
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck chats with Michael Chiesa (6:36) to preview his UFC Fight Island 8 main event matchup with Neil Magny on Jan. 20. Jon Anik (30:23) talks the return to Fight Island to kick off the UFC's 2021 year, Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier, Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar, Dana White's relationship with the media, criticism of Joe Rogan, and more. Anthony Pettis (57:30) explains his decision to sign with the PFL after a long career with the UFC, discusses how his m...

The A-Side Live Chat | Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler, Jan Błachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya, UFC 257, Rizin 26, more
For this episode, José Youngs, Alex Savas, and E. Casey Leydon react to some of the biggest headlines in MMA. Some topics include a preview of UFC Fight Island’s lineup, the recently announced Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler at UFC 257, Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya at UFC 259, and more. The three will also reflect on Rizin 26, headlined by Kyoji Horiguchi’s TKO over Kai Asakura. Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Follow Alex Savas: @alexsavas Subscribe: http://goo.gl/d...


Between the Links: Episode 31 | Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya, Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker, More
Check out episode 31 of Between the Links—the first show of 2021—as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee and mixed martial arts journalist James Lynch as they react to the announcement of the upcoming light heavyweight title matchup between Jan Blachowicz and 185 pound champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 259, discuss whether it was the right fight to make and what outcome would be best for business in the long term. They also talk where that leaves Glover Teixeira and Robert W...

MMA Fighting's Top 5 Fighters Of The Year
Check out the winners for MMA Fighting's 2020 Fighters of the Year. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

On To the Next One: 2021 Predictions Extravaganza
On the special 25th episode of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee take a deep look at some of the burning questions the 2021 year in MMA has to offer. They begin with a slew of "buy or sell" questions that had been put together throughout 2020 before making their predictions for male and female fighter of the year, and who will be holding UFC titles when 2021 comes to a close. Finally, Mike and AK give their fiery hot take prediction for the year. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_...


MMA Fighting's Top 5 Fights Of The Year
Check out the winners for MMA Fighting's 2020 Fights of the Year. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

The A-Side Live Chat | Reflecting on 2020, Leon Edwards, Khamzat Chimaev, UFC 257, more
For this episode, José Youngs, Mike Heck, Alex Savas, and E. Casey Leydon react to some of the biggest news in mixed martial arts. Some topics include reflecting on the chaotic year that was 2020, the fallout from Khamzat Chimaev withdrawing from his fight against Leon Edwards, a preview of UFC 257 next month, and more. Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ekc Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alex Savas: @alexsavas Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video ca...

MMA Fighting's Top 5 Submissions Of The Year
Check out the winners for MMA Fighting's 2020 Submissions of the Year. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


MMA Fighting's Top 5 Knockouts Of The Year
Check out the winners for MMA Fighting's 2020 Knockout of the Year. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Between the Links: Best of 2020 Knockout Rounds
Check out a special episode of Between the Links as host Mike Heck looks back at some of the memorable knockout rounds of the program’s debut year on MMA Fighting—including the very first and final battles of 2020. Brand new episodes of BTL return Jan. 5. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: ...

On To the Next One: Top-5 Fights We Didn't See In 2020
In the final episode of On to the Next One in 2020, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee give their top five fights that, for whatever reason, we didn't get to see in 2020 that we should have. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dYpsgH Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/u8VvLi Visit our playlists: http://goo.gl/eFhsvM Like MMAF on Facebook: http://goo.gl/uhdg7Z Follow on Twitter: http://goo.gl/nOATUI Read More: http://ww...


What the Heck: Episode 39 | Amanda Ribas, Rob Font. Rafael Fiziev & Jimmy Flick
This week on What the Heck, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck chats with Rob Font (3:50) to recap his first-round finish of Marlon Moraes at UFC Vegas 17. Amanda Ribas (23:12) previews her upcoming fight with Marina Rodriguez at UFC 257, talks sharing the card with teammate Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, training with Paige VanZant and more. Jimmy Flick (40:36) discusses his submission of the year contender at UFC Vegas 17 over Cody Durden and when he'd like to return. Finally, Rafael Fiziev (1:02:35) recaps his...

The A-Side Live Chat | UFC Vegas 17 fallout, UFC Fight Island lineup, Anthony Pettis' free agency, Greg Hardy's future, favorite fights from 2020, more
For this episode, José Youngs, Mike Heck, and E. Casey Leydon react to some of the biggest storylines in MMA. Some topics include fallout from UFC Vegas 17, featuring standout performances from Stephen Thompson, Jose Aldo, Anthony Pettis, and Rob Font. The three will also look ahead to the recently announced UFC Fight Island lineup, featuring Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor, Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev, and Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar. Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Follow E. Casey Leydon: @ek...