Elias Theodorou Interview, UFC Atlantic City Recap & The State of the UFC’s Lightweight Division | OFT #110

April 24, 2018

We're joined by UFC middleweight Elias Theodorou who talks his UFC Liverpool fight against Trevor Smith; being the first MMA 'ring-boy’; movies and acting; and more. We also discuss the state of the UFC's lightweight division and breakdown last weekend's UFC Atlantic City card with Brendan Dorman. All that plus a breakdown of all the big news in MMA this week and 'This Week in MMA History’.


UFC Fight Night Barboza vs. Lee Preview, Poirier-Gaethje Recap, Daniel Movahedi Returns | OFT #109

April 17, 2018

We preview UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee with MMA Analyst Brendan Dorman, and give our breakdown and predictions for the main card. We look back at UFC Glendale and discuss Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje's potential fight of the year. Daniel Movahedi also returns to talk 'This Week in MMA History’ where we give a retrospective on UFC 52 which featured two legendary fights. Plus, as always, the patented Obviously Fight Talk Quick-Fire News where we discuss all the big stories this week in MMA. 

Did you know we were available on video, too? You can watch on our YouTube channel - http://youtube.com/c/obviouslyfighttalk


Conor McGregor’s Bus Incident, UFC 223 Recap, UFC on FOX 29 Preview - OFT #108

April 10, 2018

We look back at the Conor McGregor bus incident before UFC 223 and give our reaction to what happened and what might happen next. We also recap UFC 223 with Brendan Dorman and discuss Khabib Nurmagomedov's contentious performance in the main event, along with Rose Namajunas' victory over Joanna Jedrzejczyk. We then preview UFC on FOX 29 featuring a potential fight of the year contender in Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje. We then answer fan-submissed questions about the McGregor situation, Zabit Magomedsharipov's potential and more. Finally, we look back at GSP vs. Serra 1 in 'This Week in MMA History.


UFC 223 Preview & Predictions, ACB 87’s Kane Mousah, ‘This Week in MMA History’ - OFT #107

April 4, 2018

We preview and predict UFC 223 now headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Max Holloway for the UFC lightweight title. Brendan Dorman joins us to break down the fights, make our predictions, and react to Tony Ferguson's withdrawal from the main event. We interview ACB 87 headliner Kane Mousah who speaks about his main event against UFC veteren Robert Whiteford in Nottingham. We also introduce a new segment- This Week in MMA History - where we discuss Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz which took place at UFC 47, 14 years ago.


Exclusive: Darren Till Predicts He Will KO Stephen Thompson at UFC Liverpool, Talks Mayweather in MMA

March 31, 2018

Darren Till sits down with Obviously Fight Talk for an exclusive interview to discuss his main event fight against Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson at UFC Liverpool. He predicts a 3rd round knockout over the two-time UFC title challenger; believes that the win will make him the best striker in the UFC's welterweight division; explains why the fight will be 'the most interesting fight' of his career, and much more.

Till also talks the event moving from Dublin to Liverpool; a potential fight in Liverpool's historic Anfield; Floyd Mayweather moving to MMA from boxing; Mike Perry's decline and 'lack of skill', and his sponsorship deal with Irish bookmaker Paddy Power.


UFC London’s Danny Henry, Darren Till’s UFC Liverpool Opponent, The Decline of MMA Submissions - OFT #106

March 21, 2018

We interview Danny Henry who impressed at UFC London with a 39 second submission victory; discuss UFC Liverpool and give our take on who Darren Till should fight; breakdown the decline of submissions in MMA with Brendan Dorman; recap UFC London; and more.

Danny Henry talks about his victory over SBG Ireland prospect Hakeem Dawodu; explains why he wants Andre Fili next; discusses his teammate Stevie Ray's decision loss to Kajan Johnson; the state of MMA judging; celebrating his success with pints of Blue Moon; and more.

We react to the announcement of UFC Liverpool and explain why we think it was the right move over UFC Dublin. We give our take on who we think Darren Till should fight (and who we he will actually fight). We also give our picks of who we'd like to see on the card.

Brendan Dorman returns to the show for Reading Reddit, where we read threads from r/MMA and give our take. This week we broke down the decline of submissions in the UFC over the years and explained why that's the case.

We also recapped the UFC Fight Night London card itself and gave our take on who the big winners should fight next, including Alexander Volkov who beat Fabricio Werdum by knockout in the main event.

All that plus the OFT Quick-Fire News where we discuss Mayweather getting an MMA license; Francis Ngannou calling out Brock Lesnar; and more.


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.