OFT 89 - Chuck Mindenhall on Conor McGregor at Bellator, John Redmond, Richard Kiely

November 14, 2017

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.

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#88 - UFC 217 Recap Show, SBG’s Luka Jelcic Interview

November 7, 2017

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.

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UFC 217 Preview Special with MMA Analyst Brendan Dorman

October 31, 2017

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. 

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#87 - Interviews with BAMMA 32’s Dylan Tuke and David Khalsa, Top 5 MMA Fights in November

October 30, 2017

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.

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#86 - Bellator 186’s Linton Vassell, Mike Parr and Adam Fielding

October 23, 2017

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.  

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#85 - John Gooden, UFC Gdansk’s Sam Alvey, Cody Stamann

October 17, 2017

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.

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OFT 84 - UFC 216 Recap, BAMMA Champion Alex Lohore, Daniel Movahedi

October 9, 2017

On this episode of the show, the lads were joined by MMA analyst Brendan Dorman to recap UFC 216. We talk Tony Ferguson's win, answer the question of who's next? (Conor McGregor?), discuss Demetrious Johnson's historic title victory and unique armbar. BAMMA welterweight champion Alex Lohore also joined the show. Alex defends his title against SBG Ireland's Richard Kiely in Dublin at BAMMA 32. We went live on Facebook with Alex, and Richard popped up in the comments section which made things very interesting. We talk the fight itself, Kiely as an opponent, the criticism the fight has received by many, Ireland, and more. Daniel Movahedi also returned to the show for Referee's Corner where we discussed his recent choke stoppage. 

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OFT 83 - Luke Thomas, Tom Duquesnoy, UFC 216 Preview with James Lynch

October 3, 2017

On this episode of the show, we were joined by MMAFighting.com & host of The Luke Thomas Show on SIRIUSXM, Luke Thomas, to discuss all the big stories in MMA this week; from Conor McGregor, to UFC 216, to Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg, and Johny Hendricks moving to Jackson-Wink. We were also joined by Tom Duquesnoy ahead of his UFC 216 bfight against Cody Stamman this weekend. We speak about the fight, French MMA, his outside endevours, and much more. FloCombat's James Lynch also joined the guys to preview and predict the UFC 216 main card. 

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#82 - UFC 216’s Mark Godbeer, SBGi’s Frans Mlambo, KO! Media’s Jerry McCarthy

September 25, 2017

On this episode of the show, we welcomed three guests to the show in this interview-heavy episode. Mark 'Hand Of' Godbeer joined the show for an interview ahead of his UFC 216 showdown with Walt Harris. Godbeer, a native of Somerset England, talks about the fight itself, his previous performances in the UFC, learning to enjoy the fighting process, UFC 'jitters', the UFC's heavyweight division, wanting a fight with Todd Duffee, and more. 'The Black Mamba' Frans Mlambo also joined the show. Frans, who fights out of SBG Ireland, is one of the brightest young stars in Ireland. Currently fighting for BRAVE FC, Frans talks about making mistakes early in his pro career, wanting to stay relavent, the impact of social media and self-promotion on a fighter's career, the UFC, taking part in Conor McGregor's training camps, and more. KO! Media's founder and professional combat sports photographer joined the show to talk about transitioning from fashion photography to combat sports, not understanding the sport initially but finding himself loving it, and much more. 

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#81 - Michael Conlan, Darren Till & Chris Fields

September 18, 2017

On this episode of the show, we were joined by fast-rising UFC welterweight Darren Till. Till, who comes from a muay thai background, is set to compete in his biggest fight to date against Donald Cerrone in Octonber in the main event of UFC Poland. Irish Olympic bronze medalist and now-professional boxer Michael Conlan. Conlan fights this Friday on the 22nd of September in his 4th profession boxing contest. We talk his upcoming fight, his transition from amatuer, the controversial GGG-Canelo fight, judging in boxing, Conor McGregor's performance, his future plans, and more. The guys were then joined by referee Daniel Movahedi for "Referee's Corner" where they discussed standing TKOs in MMA. Then the guys were joined by Chris Fields, an Irish MMA pioneer, who has recently signed with KSW and will compete on KSW's Dublin card. 

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