Heavy Hands

Your hosts Phil Mackenzie and Ed Gallo break down UFC 261's three title fights and look ahead to Reyes vs Prochazka.

  • Kamaru Usman seems perfectly suited to Trevor Wittman's reliable process of boxing techniques. He may just be the athletic all-rounder Jorge Masvidal always hoped to be
  • Somehow Rose Namajunas delivered the one instant KO which nonetheless gives analysts like us plenty to talk about
  • Valentina Shevchenko has finally defeated Connor Ruebusch. RIP
  • In lighter news, this Jiri Prochazka guy seems pretty fun
Direct download: 366_RIP_in_Pain_feat._Ed_Gallo.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

It is possibly Connor's last episode and, indeed, one of his last few days on earth. Please, Jessica. Save us. Save ME.

  • Jorge Masvidal doesn't deserve a second crack at Kamaru Usman, and no one really wanted to see it--but it will almost certainly be more interesting than their first fight
  • Does Weili Zhang have the counter punching to win at the end of Rose Namajunas' reach? Does Rose have the grit to win a decision at all? 
  • Jessica Andrade doesn't play by the rules on which Shevchenko's comfort depends, but does she have the defense and durability to survive her own assault?
Direct download: 365_Possibly_My_Last_Episode.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT

Connor and Phil ask whether a renewed focus on wrestling is really the thing to beat Bobby Knuckles. That, and...

  • Kevin Holland isn't stylistically vulnerable to wrestlers--he literally doesn't know how to wrestle. We wonder why
  • Drakkar Klose has been a very solid lightweight, but does he have the power and grit to bang it out with Jeremy Stephens?
  • And more!

 

Direct download: 364_Learn_2_Wrestle.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 9:01pm EDT

Connor and Phil take a sensible look at Kevin Holland's latest last-minute fill in fight.

  • Is Kevin Holland better than he realizes? Does it matter against the most consistent man in the division?
  • Sodiq Yusuff seems like a certified future contender--but Arnold Allen lies down for no man
  • Plus Ansaroff vs Dern, Perry vs Rodriguez, Shore vs Azure
Direct download: 363_Here_We_Go_Again.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 1:43pm EDT

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