On this episode of Obviously Fight Talk, we previewed UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. dos Anjos (AKA UFC on FOX 26) with MMA Analyst Brendan Dorman. We looked at the main card, including the main event of Robbie Lawler vs. dos Anjos and what some would call "the people's main event" of Mike Perry vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio. Brendan also spoke about Georges St-Pierre vacating the middleweight title and talks about the technical prowess of Vasyl Lomachenko when he beat Guillermo Rigondeaux last weekend. We also recapped UFC Fresno where Brian Ortega defeated Cub Swanson; discussed the potentail return of Conor McGregor in the OFT Quick-Fire News and more. Daniel Movahedi also returned for "Referee's Corner" where he explains why he DQ'd an overly-aggressive fighter.
On this episode of the show we were joined by #8 ranked bantamweight UFC fighter in the world Aljamain Sterlin ahead of his fight against Marlon Moraes this weekend at UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno. He speaks about the late opponent change, his coaches close relashionship with Moraes' coaches, the state of the bantamweight division, T.J. Dillashaw moving to flyweight, and more. We also previewed the top three fights from the event. We kicked things off with the Quick-fire news, coving all the big stories in MMA, and brought back Brendan Dorman to do a big UFC 218 recap show.
On this episode we were joined by SBG Ireland's Will Fleury and Ben Forsyth, former opponents who became teammates and close friends. We interview Will and Ben about their careers so far, Will's EFC - The Fighter reality show appearance which has just begun to air, how they came training partners, and more. Once the interviews end, Will and Ben join in on the show where to talk about the big stories and news in MMA this week, including Colby Covington bringing Fabricio Werdum to court and more. We also give a breif, but entertaining, preview of Michael Bisping's late notice fight vs. Kelvin Gastelum.
On this episode, we were joined by Bellator 187's John Redmond, who was involved with the biggest moment of the weekend with Conor McGregor jumping the cage during his fight with Charlie Ward. Redmond goes off on Ward, demanding a rematch, and talks about the incident and McGregor. We also spoke with Chuck Mindenhall of MMAFighting.com about the incident with McGregor, and we also broke down the other big headlines in MMA, including Jose Aldo stepping in for an injured Frankie Edgar against Max Holloway, Anderson Silva's failed drug test, and more. We were also joined Richard Kiely who speaks about his loss to Alex Lohore and his journey to the fight. And last, but not least, we were joined by Daniel Movahedi for the Weekend Recap, where we looked back at UFC Fight Night 120: Pettis vs. Poirier. Bellator 187, and BAMMA 32.
UFC 217 might prove to be one of the greatest cards in UFC history, so we needed to bring in some help to recap it all. MMA analyst Brendan Dorman returned and was joined by The Sportsman's Darren Russell to recap and analyse the main card of UFC 217, including the three big winners in Georges St-Pierre, T.J. Dillashaw and Rose Namajunas. Daniel Movahedi also returned to the show to shed some light on the big referee and officiating moments and controversies. We also interviewed SBG Ireland's Luka Jelčić, the FFC Lightweight Champion, who spoke openly about moving to Ireland for a better life, his love for SBG, the new breed of SBG fighters and more. We also reintroduced the patented Obviously Fight Talk Quick-fire News.
UFC 217, which is headlined by the return of Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping, is such a great card that we wanted to give it the time it deserves. That's why we recorded a separate UFC 217 preview show to analyse the entire main card from top to bottom. We were joined by MMA Analyst Brendan Dorman who brought his unique-style of technical analysis for the main card, including the three title fights - the aformentioned middleweight title fight (Bisping vs. GSP), a bantamweight title gudge match between champion Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw, and a strawweight title fight betweeen the seemly unstoppable Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Rose Namajunas.
It's UFC 217 fight week, but instead of cramming everything 217 into the main show, we did something a little different. The preview for UFC 217 will be released separate during the week to give it it's own space, but also to bring you two great interviews with the returning Dylan Tuke and his opponent David Khalsa. We spoke in depth with both men about their careers to date and the fight coming up in the 3Arena. Tuke, who made his first OFT apperance as out second ever guest, spoke about his road back to the cage following his first pro-loss in his last outing. We also previewed November's must-watch MMA fights in our newest segment which started last month for October.
We were joined by Bellator 186's Linton Vassell ahead of his title fight against former UFC light heavyweight and current Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader. He speaks about the fight, British fighter's flying under the radar, Darren Till, fighting Rory MacDonald, and more. We also recapped UFC Gdansk: Cerrone vs. Till with Mike Parr and Adam Fielding. Mike and Adam are actors who appeared on the likes of Emerdale, but they're also the hosts of 'On Air with Mike & Adam', an MMA podcast. We also discuss KSW 40.
On this episode, we were joined by two men you'll see at UFC Gdansk this weekend. John Gooden and Smile'n Sam Alvey. We were also joined by Cody Stamann who recently beat Tom Duquesnoy at UFC 216. Gooden, who will be on play-by-play duties at UFC Gdansk alongside colour commentator Dan Hardy, joined the show for the first time. We discussed UFC Gdansk, including the main event between Donald Cerrone and Darren Till; we looked back at his background in MMA broadcasting; chat about his idea of 'Soccer AM' style MMA programme; talked about his partnership with Dan Hardy; and more. Alvey, who accepted a short-notice fight against Ramazan Emeev at this weekend's UFC Gdansk event, talks about his decision to take the fight; his victory over Rashad Evans; his wife's role in his camp; weight cutting for the short notice fight; and more. Stamann, who is coming off the biggest win of his career over 'Fire Kid' Tom Duquesnoy, joined us for a chat about the fight itself, cleared up his 'beef' with Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier after their commentary, says who he'd like to fight next, and more.