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Laura Sanko Reacts To Ilia Topuria's Title Winning KO Over Alexander Volkanovski At UFC 298

Laura Sanko Reacts To Ilia Topuria's Title Winning KO Over Alexander Volkanovski At UFC 298

UFC color commentator and ESPN analyst Laura Sanko joins MMA Fighting's Mike Heck to react to the big storylines from UFC 298 this past Saturday, Ilia Topuria's incredible knockout of Alexander Volkanovski to win the UFC featherweight title, discusses Topuria's star potential, Volkanovski's championship reign coming to an end, Robert Whittaker, Ian Machado Garry, and Merab Dvalishvili's big wins, and more.  Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe to MMA Fighting Check out our full video catalog Like MMA Fighting on Facebook Follow on Twitter Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

41 mins

20 February Finished

HOAM | Welcome To the Ilia Topuria Era; Plus, Fallout Of UFC 298, UFC 300 Main Event Reveal

HOAM | Welcome To the Ilia Topuria Era; Plus, Fallout Of UFC 298, UFC 300 Main Event Reveal

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Ilia Topuria is the new UFC featherweight champion following his highlight reel knockout of former long reigning champ Alexander Volkanovski in the main event of UFC 298 event this past Saturday. With a new market to tap into, and a 27-year-old champion with superstardom written all over him, how big can it get for the Topuria era? On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck reacts to Topuria's win, what could be next, and the UFC getting into Spain. Additionally, topics include Volkanovski's 145-pound title reign coming to an end, the reactions on social media because of it, Dana White announcing Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill as the main event of UFC 300, where that leaves UFC 301, and much more. You can listen live to Heck of a Morning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. ET on the MMA Fighting Twitter Spaces. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Subscribe to MMA Fighting Check out our full video catalog Like MMA Fighting on Facebook Follow on Twitter Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1 hour 38 mins

20 February Finished

Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Talks Alexander Volkanovski’s KO Loss, Uncertainty Surrounding Conor McGregor

Fighter vs. Writer: Matt Brown Talks Alexander Volkanovski’s KO Loss, Uncertainty Surrounding Conor McGregor

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The Fighter vs. The Writer returns as UFC legend Matt Brown and MMA Fighting senior reporter Damon Martin react to the fallout from UFC 298. In the main event, Ilia Topuria became the new featherweight champion with a stunning second round knockout over Alexander Volkanovski. Brown will address the fight but also offer his opinion on Volkanovski returning to fight again just four months after he suffered a similar fate in his fight with Islam Makhachev. Did Volkanovski come back too soon? Brown discusses his past experiences following a knockout loss as well as dealing with a concussion and the differences between the two. We’ll also discuss the UFC 300 main event between Alex Pereira and Jamahal Hill — is this a letdown compared to the promises made by Dana White? Should we feel disappointed by this main event or is the card so stacked that the main event doesn’t really matter? Plus Brown confronts his long standing opinion that Conor McGregor will never fight again after White once again hinted at the Irish superstar not competing any time soon and stating that with his bank account, he doesn’t really need to fight anymore. Is it possible that McGregor really is done? All this and more on the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer!  Subscribe to MMA Fighting Check out our full video catalog Like MMA Fighting on Facebook Follow on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1 hour 10 mins

20 February Finished

On To the Next One | What's Next For Ilia Topuria, Alexander Volkanovski After UFC 298

On To the Next One | What's Next For Ilia Topuria, Alexander Volkanovski After UFC 298

The fallout of UFC 298 has been such an intriguing part of the build towards the UFC's return to Anaheim on Saturday night. Following the featherweight championship main event which saw Ilia Topuria brutally knock out Alexander Volkanovski to become the new featherweight champion, where do both guys go from here? MMA Fighting's Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee attempt to answer that question from a matchmaking perspective on an all-new edition of On To the Next One. Future matchups will also be discussed for Robert Whittaker following his crazy co-main event win over Paulo Costa, Ian Machado Garry after his split decision win over Geoff Neal, along with fellow main card winners Merab Dvalishvili, Anthony Hernandez, and more, Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Alexander K. Lee: @AlexanderKLee Subscribe to MMA Fighting Check out our full video catalog Like MMA Fighting on Facebook Follow on Twitter Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1 hour 22 mins

18 February Finished

UFC 298 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Ilia Topuria's Knockout Win, UFC 300 Main Event Announcement

UFC 298 Post-Fight Show | Reaction To Ilia Topuria's Knockout Win, UFC 300 Main Event Announcement

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Ilia Topuria talked a big game heading into his UFC 298 main event fight against Alexander Volkanovski, and he sure backed it up with a sensational knockout to become the brand new UFC featherweight champion. What is the ceiling on the 27-year-old featherweight title holder? Following Saturday's pay-per-view event, MMA Fighting's Mike Heck, Shaun Al-Shatti, Jed Meshew, and José Youngs react to Topuria's crowning moment, discuss where he goes from here, and what comes next for Volkanovski after his second straight knockout loss. Additionally, they'll discuss Robert Whittaker's hard fought victory over Paulo Costa in the co-main event, takeaways from main card wins from Ian Machado Garry, Merab Dvalishvili, Anthony Hernandez, plus a reaction from Dana White's UFC 300 main event announcement of Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill. Follow Mike Heck: @MikeHeck_JR Follow Shaun Al-Shatti: @ShaunAlShatti Follow José Youngs: @JoseYoungs Subscribe to MMA Fighting Check out our full video catalog Like MMA Fighting on Facebook Follow on Twitter Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1 hour 31 mins

18 February Finished

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