Heavy Hands

This week on Heavy Hands: heavyweights (confusing, depressing), featherweights (exciting, reaffirming), and more. 

  • Is Junior Dos Santos destined to follow his rival Cain into Francis Ngannou's skull collection?
  • Has Jussier Formiga improved enough since 2013 to get his revenge on Joe Benavidez?
  • The Korean Zombie, jab counters, and difficult lessons to learn
  • More like Shill Mackenzie, right folks
  • Oh yeah, and KEVIN HOLLAND
Direct download: 269_Ngannou_getcha.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT

This week, we're looking ahead to Moicano vs the Korean Zombie, and the rest of UFC Greenville.

  • Moicano's attritive range tools vs the pressure and crushing counters of Korean Zombie. What a fight, folks
  • Rob Font was short on experience the first time he fought John Lineker. Has he gathered enough since, and will it matter?
  • THE GOAT RETURNS. What chance does Alessio Di Chirico have if Kevin Holland is already beating himself?
  • Connor's new favorite Kevin Aguilar is gonna punch Dan Ige so hard

Check out Heavy Hands on Patreon for more: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2439474

Direct download: 268_Renato_vs_The_Living_Dead.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

Our latest Patreon bonus episode, for your enjoyment. We look back at the stacked and absolutely stellar UFC 238 prelims, and evaluate the performances of Tatiana Suarez, Aljamain Sterling, Alexa Grasso, Calving Kattar, and their opponents. 

So this is what a bonus episode sounds like. Some of them are shorter than this, and some of them are dedicated to topics rather than recent/upcoming fights, but it's pretty much just an unedited episode of Heavy Hands without music. Also, Phil has a tendency to share his more controversial (some might say offensive, or even sickening) opinions behind the paywall.

This, fight commentaries, and a breakdown of Horiguchi-Caldwell coming soon on the Heavy Hands Patreon. 

Direct download: bonus_40_teaser.mp3
Category:Bonus Episode Teasers -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

We were looking forward to it, and UFC 238 delivered. Unfortunately, the delivery contained a spectacular win for Valentina Shevchenko, but hey, a tiny version of Tito Ortiz now holds two UFC belts, so it's not all bad. Our topics today:

  • Did Henry Cejudo cleverly adjust after decisively losing the first round, or did Marlon Moraes throw the fight away while trying to knock him out?
  • Valentina Shevchenko sustains herself by sucking the blood from newborn babies, but her KO of Jessica Eye was pretty cool, I guess
  • Tony Ferguson is great, and he should not feel bad about it!

Catch the rest of our UFC 238 review on the Heavy Hands Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2439474

Direct download: 267_UFC_238_in_Review.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

Connor and Phil discuss the upcoming bout between Jimmie Rivera and cold-blooded murderer Petr Yan. 

This is a teaser for our latest bonus ep, which you can find on the Heavy Hands Patreon. In the full episode, we also break down Suarez vs Ansaroff and Lamas vs Kattar, in addition to recapping Anthony Smith's win over Alexander Gustafsson last weekend. 

Direct download: bonus_39_teaser.mp3
Category:Bonus Episode Teasers -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

It's here, folks. UFC 238 is right around the bend. So close, and so good that we could lose half of the matchups between now and Saturday and still have one hell of a lineup to watch. On this week's Heavy Hands, we discuss:

  • Does Henry Cejudo have the right wrestling style to keep Marlon Moraes on the floor?
  • Does Jessica Eye have even a little bit of a chance against Valentina Shevchenko? And do we really have to watch? What did we do to deserve this?
  • Is Tony Ferguson too much of a slow starter to get the jump on Cowboy Cerrone? 

There's more to UFC 238 than we could handle for this episode. Head over to the Heavy Hands Patreon for more undercard previews--Rivera-Yan, Lamas-Kattar, Suarez-Ansaroff--as well as our look back at the shocking results of Gustafsson vs Smith. Of course, we also broke down Aljamain Sterling vs Pedro Munhoz on last week's main ep, so make sure to check that out if you missed it.

Direct download: 266_UFC_238.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 11:51am EDT