Heavy Hands

Connor and Phil break down several heavyweight fights without getting even slightly depressed.

  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Cyril Gane is that rarest of treats: a heavyweight fight that is both meaningful, and skillful
  • Is there any hope for Nikita Krylov in his fight vs Magomed Ankalaev? Probably not, but Connor tries to find some
  • Almost six years later, Jimmie Rivera and Pedro Munhoz meet again. We are extremely hyped about this one
  • Plus: Lewis-Blaydes, Tom Aspinall, and Jared Gordon
Direct download: 357_Beef_Boys.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 2:15am EDT

Dan Tom of the Protect Ya Neck podcast joins Connor and Phil to discuss Kamaru Usman's thrilling win over Gilbert Burns, and preview the most heavyweight fight of all time: Curtis Blaydes vs Derrick Lewis.

  • Usman's jab answered Burns' kicks just like we thought it would--but the big picture was nothing like we expected. Is Trevor Wittman turning all of his fighters into backfoot jabbers, or what?
  • Maycee Barber isn't easy to love, but you shouldn't give up on her just yet
  • Curtis Blaydes is going to totally outwrestle Derrick Lewis--potentially right up until Lewis annihilates him
Direct download: 356_UFC_258_feat._Dan_Tom.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

Connor and Phil break down the main event of UFC 258. Two prodigal sons enter; only one will return.

  • Henri Hooft has done wonders with both Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns--but Team Evil only has room for one sweet boy.
  • Alexa Grasso can probably box Maycee Barber's head off--but for how long?
  • Kelvin Gastelum (overachiever) and Ian Heinish (underachiever) are poised to have a closely matched (and possibly very boring) battle for middleweight contention
  • And more
Direct download: 355_Hooft_vs_Hooft.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 4:27am EDT

On this episode of Heavy Hands, Connor and Phil try desperately to wrap their heads around a well-matched main card.

  • Will Overeem's new "relax & wrestle" strategy pan out, or is Volkov his ceiling? 
  • Frankie Edgar moves down another division, only to face one of the biggest men he's ever fought
  • Ferreira vs Dariush--predicting this one is like trying to wrap our heads around insanity itself. We love it
Direct download: 354_Reem_vs_Lkov.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

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