PODCASTS TO LISTEN TO: MMA Fighting and the best mixed martial arts podcasts to listen to – Wicked Local

In the past few years, the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has become a global phenomenon. Once a niche sport catering to a select few die-hard fans, MMA fights and events now are a regular feature on almost every sports channel. Although the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) has dominated the market with weekly fights appearing on ESPN, other leagues such as Bellator MMA and One Championship have helped the sport grow and gain new fans across the world. If you are new to the sport or already a die-hard fan, here are a few MMA podcasts to listen to.

MMA Fighting: Produced by SB Nation, the MMA Fighting podcast gives fans the latest MMA news and analysis. With Jose Youngs and other SB Nation contributors, each episode features the week’s hot topics, the latest MMA news in Europe and the biggest stars of MMA chatting about their upcoming matches. Recent episodes include “The A-Side Live Chat, UFC’s Welterweight Title Changes,” “Eurobash: Episode 53” and “This Is An MMA News Show.” Find it: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/mma-fighting

UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra: Veteran comedian Jim Norton and former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra cover the latest news and UFC events. Episodes feature pre- and post-fight analysis, industry stories, observations, opinions and interviews with the people that cover the UFC. Norton and Serra also interview fighters and celebrity fans. Recent episodes include “UF326: Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens,” “UF325: Brett Okamoto and Uriah Hall” and “UF324: Aljamain Sterling In-Studio, Ben Askren and Jimmy Crute.” Find it: http://www.ufcunfiltered.com

Co-Main Event: ESPN’s Ben Fowlkes and Chad Dundas take an unscripted look at the week’s latest news and fights from the world of mixed martial arts. Fowlkes and Dundas offer up their analysis of recent fights, who are the up-and-coming fighters and coverage of the biggest fights yet to come. Episodes feature updates on the UFC, Bellator and other fighting promotions. Recent episodes include “Don’t stake your night on getting hit by Justin Gaethje,” “He’s Really, Really Goddam Good at This” and “It’s About to Go Down.” Find it: http://www.comainevent.com

MMA Junkie Radio: Produced by USA Today, the MMA Junkie Radio podcast goes in-depth with the most prominent fighters, promoters, trainers and managers from the industry. Hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze,” each episode is broadcast from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino’s Race & Sports Book in Las Vegas where the duo cover the biggest names and events from the UFC, Bellator, boxing, pro wrestling and other combat sports. Recent episodes include “Results from this weekend’s are, Where does Conor McGregor fit in all this,” “Is Conor McGregor losing steam? Tension at ATT?” and “UFC 242 and Bellator 226 recaps, Khabib, Cyborg, and more.” Find it: https://audioboom.com/channel/mmajunkie-radio

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