The Mixed Martial Arts is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday’s show:



1:00 p.m. ET — UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will join us to talk about his thrilling win over Yoel Romero.

1:25 p.m. — Yoel Romero, and his management team, will talk about his controversial weekend in Chicago.

1:45 p.m. — UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington will discuss his win over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 225.

2:05 p.m. — Carla Esparza will discuss her close decision loss to Claudia Gadelha at UFC 225.

2:25 p.m. — Chris Weidman will discuss Saturday’s main event and what’s next for him.

2:45 p.m. — Al Iaquinta will discuss the possibility of fighting Justin Gaethje next.

3:05 p.m. — UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will talk about fighting Colby Covington next.

3:25 p.m. — Mike Jackson will discuss his win over CM Punk at UFC 225.

3:45 p.m. — Curtis Blaydes will look back on his win over Alistair Overeem at UFC 225.

4:05 p.m. — Old friends of the show Matt Mitrione and Sean McCorkle will stop by to reminisce about the good old days.

4:25 p.m. — Mark Hunt will discuss his upcoming main event in Russia and Tai Tuivasa’s win.

4:45 p.m. — Kamaru Usman will talk about the incident at last week’s PFL event.

5:05 p.m. — Holly Holm will talk about her win over Megan Anderson at UFC 225 and what’s next for her.

5:25 p.m. — Urijah Faber, the first guest in the history of The MMA Hour, will be our last.

5:05 p.m. — The MMA (After) Hour will air exclusively on Twitter. We’ll showcase Ric’s Picks and answer your questions sent via the hashtag #themmahour.

Also, you can give us a call on our hotline at 1-844-8-MMA-Hour (1-844-866-2468).



Watch the show live below beginning at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. GMT.




  • 1:00 p.m. ET – We’ll recap one of the craziest weeks in UFC history.
  • 1:25 p.m. – UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas will look back on her win over Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 223.
  • 1:45 p.m. – Al Iaquinta will discuss his short-notice loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223.
  • 2:05 p.m. – Paul Felder will recount why and how he ultimately didn’t fight at UFC 223.
  • 2:25 p.m. – Anthony Pettis will recount why and how he ultimately didn’t fight at UFC 223.
  • 2:45 p.m. – AKA head coach Javier Mendez will talk about Nurmagomedov win over Iaquinta.
  • 3:05 p.m. – Colby Covington will preview his UFC 225 interim welterweight title fight against Rafael dos Anjos.
  • 3:25 p.m. – Olivier Aubin-Mercier will discuss his win over Evan Dunham at UFC 223 and what’s next.
  • 3:45 p.m. – Ray Borg will talk about the eye injury he suffered while in the bus that was attacked by Conor McGregor and his friends on Thursday.
  • 4:05 p.m. – TJ Dillashaw will preview his UFC 227 title rematch against Cody Garbrandt.
  • 4:25 p.m. – Zabit Magomedsharipov and manager Ali Abdelaziz will join us in studio to recount an unforgettable week.
  • 5:25 p.m. – The MMA (After) Hour will air exclusively on Twitter. We’ll showcase Ric’s Picks and answer your questions sent via the hashtag #themmahour.



At UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Al Iaquinta fought in a lightweight main event on pay-per-view for the UFC lightweight title.



In the co-main event, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Rose Namajunas had a fantastic display of mixed martial arts with a surprising result in the end. Elsewhere on the fight card, Renato Moicano put on a striking clinic over Calvin Kattar in a featherweight contest. Zabit Magomedsharipov and Kyle Bochniak fought to a great contest while Chris Gruetzemacher gave Joe Lauzon a fairly one-sided beating. We’ll discuss that plus what this means for Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson. This is the UFC 223 post-fight special.

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