UFC London Preview, Rhys McKee Wins World Title at BAMMA 34, Cage Legacy 7 & More - OFT #105

March 12, 2018

We preview UFC Fight Night 127 (UFC London), headlined by Werdum vs. Volkov and give our predictions for the main card; breakdown Rhys McKee's title victory at BAMMA 34 and more; discuss the big MMA news stories this week and more.

Watch our preview of UFC London where we breakdown the main card and make our predictions. Do we think Alexander Volkov will catapult himself into the UFC heavyweight title picture? Find out. We also breakdown the rematch between Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Błachowicz; the return of Tom Duquesnoy against Terrion Ware; and make our pick between Leon Edwards and Peter Sobotta.

In our weekend roundup we discuss BAMMA 34 where Rhys McKee made it 1-1 against Tim Barnett to capture the BAMMA World Lightweight Title and Terry Brazier dethroned Alex Lohore. We also discussed Cave Legacy 7 which went down on Saturday night and featured the BJJ return of Paddy Holohan; an impressive main event victory by SBG Ireland’s Pedro Carvalho.

In the OFT Quick-Fire news we discuss transgender woman Anne Veriato defeating a man in her MMA debut; Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith announced; Scott Coker’s dismissing of Cro-Cop’s USADA ban & more.


UFC 222 Recap & Fallout, Interviews with UFC 222’s Cody Stamann & BAMMA’s Fabian Edwards | OFT #104

March 6, 2018

UFC bantamweight Cody Stamann joins us to discuss his big win at UFC 222 over Bryan Caraway. We recap the event itself and discuss all the fallout with Brendan Dorman. Staying on the UFC 222 thread, referee Daniel Movahedi returns to give his take on whether Hector Lombard should have been DQ’d. Plus, an interview with BAMMA 34’s rising star Fabian Edwards.

Cody Stamann explains why he was disappointed with his UFC 222 performance dispute the win; says that he believes the new wave of fighters are ready to take over; says what's next for him; talks about the flawed ranking system and more.

MMA Analyst Brendan Dorman helps us analyse the big moments from UFC 222’s main card. Answer whether it's getting tiresome to watch Cris Cyborg dominate her opponents; breakdown the star making performance of Brian Ortega and much more.

BAMMA 34’s Fabian Edwards, brother of UFC welterweight, makes his first appearance on the show to talk about his fight this weekend; career to date; his path to the UFC; European MMA; and more.

All that plus the Obviously Fight Talk Quick-Fire News where we discuss the announcement of Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson for Bellator 200, look at back at KSW 42, BRAVE 10 and Wilder vs. Ortiz and more.


UFC 222 Preview & Predictions, Reaction to Jon Jones CSAC Sentencing - OFT Live Chat

March 2, 2018

We preview this weekend's UFC 222 card headlined by Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino vs. Yana Kunitskaya and co-headlined by Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega. We also discuss Jon Jones sentencing from the California State Athletic Commission. We also took fan QUESTIONS. This was live on our YouTube channe. Search Obviously Fight Talk and go subscribe. 


UFC’s Jimmy Smith Interview, McGregor to Return? Daniel Movahedi on UFC Orlando, Ben Forsyth Interview| OFT #103

February 27, 2018

UFC commentator Jimmy Smith speaks with us about his transition from Bellator MMA to the UFC, the fan reaction to his work in the promotion so far, and helps us preview UFC this weekends UFC 222 headlined by Cris 'Cyborg' Justino vs. Yana Kunitskaya. We also look back at UFC Orlando's main event controversy with referee Daniel Movahedi where Dan breakdown Jeremy Stephen's much-disccussed knee and elbows to Josh Emmett. We also interviewed Cage Legacy's Ben Forsyth and discussed reports that Conor McGregor is about to make a UFC return. And, much, much more.


Josh Emmett Interview, UFC on FOX 28 Preview, UFC Austin Recap - OFT #102

February 20, 2018

We interview Josh Emmett ahead of his UFC on Fox 28 headlining fight against Jeremy Stephens. We also preview the aforementioned UFC on Fox 28 card and take a look back to recap Sunday's UFC Fight Night 126 card where “Cowboy” got back in the win column. We also introduce 'Reading Reddit’ our newest segment.

Josh Emmett speaks about the biggest fight of his career against “Lil’ Heathen” Jeremy Stephens, headinling a UFC event, addresses Cub Swanson's comments on his ranking being undeserved,  Team Alpha Male, Urijah Faber’s potential return and more.

We also breakdown all the big news in MMA this week in the Obviously Fight Talk Quickfire News.


Chuck Mindenhall on The Big Stories in MMA, UFC 221 Recap, UFC Fight Night 126 Preview - OFT #101

February 12, 2018

We're joined by MMAFighting.com’s Chuck Mindenhall to breakdown the big news and stories in MMA. Brendan Dorman returns to analyse Yoel Romero's knockout of Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 and the other big moments from the event. We also preview and predict UFC Fight Night 126.

We're back in studio for episode #101 of Obviously Fight Talk after a break last week (although we did have a LIVE CHAT! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QMzR66PYUI).

Chuck Mindenhall gives his thoughts on the current state of MMA; Nate Diaz vs. Tyron Woodley; Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor in MMA; the MMA “super-fight” losing its lustre; cheating in MMA and more.

MMA Analyst Brendan Dorman breaks down the techniques behind Yoel Romero’s (almost title winning) victory over Luke Rockhold; Tyson Pedro’s impressive submission; and the UFC debut of Israel Adesanya, stopping Rob Wilkinson.

Noel & Rob then preview and predict this weekend’s UFC card, UFC Fight Night 126: Cerrone vs. Medeiros, and their picks may surprise some you. They also discus Bellator 194’s main event - Mitrione vs. Nelson.


UFC 221 Preview, Edgar vs. Ortega at UFC 222? McGregor = Paper Champ? Fan Questions! | OFT LIVE CHAT

February 7, 2018

We take YOUR questions, preview UFC 221: Rockhold vs. Romero, and discuss this week's big headlines in MMA: it looks like Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega is on for UFC 222, but will it headline or could the card be cancelled? Other news we discuss is the potential of Bisping vs. Machida for Bisping's retirement bout, 'Mighty Mouse' vs. Dillashaw as a UFC 226 co-headliner and more.


The Journey to #100 Episodes, UFC on FOX 27 Recap, ‘The Shadow Realm’ Comic Artist Interview - OFT #100

January 29, 2018

It's episode #100 of Obviously Fight Talk! And we did something a little different, albeit slightly unintentionally. We looked back at #100 episodes with regular guest referee Daniel Movahedi and former co-host Carl Doran. We recall how the show started, share old stories from behind the scenes of the podcast, and laugh a lot! From our favourite moments and our favourite guests, we enjoyed reminiscing with the four original voices.

We also recapped UFC on FOX 27 with MMA Analyst Brendan Dorman, and answered what we think is next for 'Jacare’ Souza.

We were finally joined by Irish Comic-book Artist Barry Keegan whose comic 'The Shadow Realm’ blew up online and in the papers, appearing on the likes of The MMA Hour and The Irish Independent. We speak about the reaction to the comic, his inspiration, and the suggestion that it highlights the dangers of MMA.

All that plus the Quick-Fire MMA News where we break down all the big news stories from the MMA world this week like 'is Khabib Nurmagomedov close to retirement?’.


UFC 220 & Bellator 192 Recaps, MMA’s Weight-Cutting Issue with Advanced Paramedic Glen Ellis - OFT #99

January 23, 2018

We're almost at episode #100! But before then, we have episode #99, which features a UFC 220 and Bellator 192 recap show. Brendan Dorman joined us to analyse the big fights from both cards - including Stipe Miocic's record-breaking performance and Rory MacDonald's title win. Brendan also reveals that he was working with Volkan Oezdemir and explains why he's disappointed in what went down on Saturday night. We interview Glen Ellis of Code Blue Medical about the weight cutting issue in MMA, following the latest weight-cutting incident with Uriah Hall. He explains what he believes needs to be done to battle the issue and details the health risks of rapid weight loss.


UFC 220 & Bellator 192 Breakdowns, UFC to Strip McGregor’s Title? UFC St. Louis Recap - OFT #98

January 15, 2018

We are 'Obviously Fight Talk' and we lived up to that name this week! From UFC 220 to Bellator 192, we talked about a lot of fights. We were joined by MMA Analyst Brendan Dorman to breakdown the big fights from UFC 220's main card including the heavyweight title fight between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou, and the light heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Volkan Oezdemir. We also preview Bellator 192 - do we think Chael Sonnen will be victorious about 'Rampage' Jackson? Do we think that Rory McDonald will become the new UFC welterweight champion? Find out! We also, as always, cover all the big stories in MMA this week in the OFT Quick-Fire News including Dana White's comments on booking Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov, stripping Conor McGregor of the UFC lightweight title, and more.