Heavy Hands

Audio issues and cynicism abound! We spend the day before Christmas talking about the UFC. YOU'RE WELCOME

  • Korean Zombie ends 2019 by giving us our first accurate prediction of the year. Better late than never!
  • "Is Aleksander Rakic good?" we asked. In answer, the light heavyweight division laughed
  • 2019 was the year in which all of our old favorites either started falling apart (Jose Aldo) or were finally ground into dust (Anderson Silva)
  • Also this was the year we found out that Henry Cejudo is the greatest fighter on earth. Merry Christmas
Direct download: 296_Crankie_Edgars_Christmas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm EST

This week on Heavy Hands, UFC 245 was awesome! And we've got Frankie Edgar vs Korean Zombie coming up next week. It's all good stuff, folks.

We only had room for the main and co-main of UFC 245 on this episode, but don't despair: we did break down just about every other undercard bout, and you'll be able to find those over on our Patreon, where all of our bonus episodes are available for just $3 a month. As for this ep:

  • That nincompoop Ed may have convinced us there would be wrestling, but we did learn a lot about Kamaru Usman's striking
  • Alexander Volkanovski proved himself a worthy champion with another brilliantly planned and executed strategy
  • Does Edgar have the wrestling to get past Korean Zombie's laser-guided uppercut defense system?
  • Aleksander Rakic: is he actually good?
Direct download: 295_Jawbreak_Jamboree__Edgar-KZ.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 12:35pm EST

UFC 245 is finally upon us, and if it took seeing the inside of Alistair Overeem's face to get here, it was almost worth it. And The Fight Site's Ed Gallo joins the show once again specifically to break down the main event. 

  • What makes Alexander Volkanovski one of the smartest fighters in MMA today, and is that enough to beat Max Holloway?
  • What do the college wrestling careers of Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington tell us about their UFC title fight?
  • How insecure is Colby Covington, exactly?
  • Germaine de Randamie is bantamweight's dark horse, but are reach and timing enough against the well-rounded attack of Amanda Nunes?
Direct download: 294_ufc_245.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 11:50am EST

We're back on our bullshit. After two beautiful weeks off, we've got more UFC events to preview. The good news is, of all the fights on next week's card, only one of them is Overeem vs Rozenstruik.

  • Does Alistair Overeem have the composure to take down a kickboxer with no wrestling ability? The answer may surprise you
  • Marina Rodriguez wrecked Tecia Torres in her last fight; now how about a scrappier version of the same opponent
  • Cody Stamann may lack Song Yadong's transcendent talent, but he does have a pretty solid wrestling game so... this is a great matchup.
  • After years of waiting, Jose Aldo is finally changing weight classes! We can't wait to see the greatest featherweight of all time at ligh--wait
Direct download: 293_rozenreem_vs_overstruik.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 11:11am EST