Heavy Hands

Fight Site godfather and boxing historian Kyle McLachlan joins the show this week, not only to break down Tyson Fury's incredible win over Deontay Wilder, but to preview one of our most anticipated UFC fights of the year.

  • Joe Benavidez is probably the best to never win a belt, but Deiveson Figueiredo is the future of the division--is Joe B too old for destiny?
  • How did Tyson Fury dominate Deontay Wilder so thoroughly?
  • Did Paul Felder and Dan Hooker lift one another up, headfirst right into their shared ceiling?
Direct download: 305_Fury-Wilder_feat_Kyle_MacLachlan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:52am EDT

Heavy Hands is back with a particularly ramble-y episode, in which we look forward to Paul Felder vs Dan Hooker, and try not to think too deeply about Diego Sanchez.

  • Can Paul Felder's gritty wear Dan Hooker down, or will he get shot to pieces at range?
  • Jimmy Crute vs Michael Oleksiejczuk, a light heavyweight matchup which is simultaneously very dumb and very intriguing
  • Jan of Rivia avenges another defeat
  • Diego Sanchez funny! And sad. Very FUNNY, though hahahaha! but sad

 

Direct download: 304_Felder_vs_Hooker.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

This week on Heavy Hands we are very pleased to be joined by Tom Elliott (@Muay_Khaoboy), who made an excellent study of Jon Jones in his Elements of Dominance series. And while we planned to talk about lots more, we ended up spending (more than) an hour and a half just talking about Jones vs Reyes and the results of UFC 247.

  • What to make of this current version of Jon Jones? What isn't working, and what still impresses the hell out of us?
  • Dominick Reyes obviously had the tools to beat Jones--but what could he do better next time?
  • How many dully predictable wins will it take for Phil to stop haunting Valentina Shevchenko's Instagram comments?
  • Get well soon, Derrick Lewis! and Ilir Latifi's future at heavyweight
  • Has Mirsad Bektic Phil Davis'd himself?
Direct download: 303_REYES_REX_feat._Tom_Elliott.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT

This week on Heavy Hands, we're figuring Dominick Reyes' chances against the light heavyweight GOAT, and saying a prayer so that Katlyn Chookagian's soul might find peace in the afterlife.

  • Is Dominick Reyes as good as the light heavyweight champion, Thiago Santos?
  • The question is not whether Katlyn Chookagian loses, but whether she looks more like Holm or Carmouche in the effort
  • Is Dan Ige scrappy enough to take Mirsad Bektic out of his comfort zone?
  • Derrick Lewis betrayed us by becoming Actually Good, but he's still probably gonna win
Direct download: 302_Jones_vs_Reyes_and_NOTHIING_ELSE.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 6:45pm EDT

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