UFC middleweight David Branch joined me in studio to make the case for getting a Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza fight, becoming a jiu-jitsu teacher, his toughest moments in fights, why light heavyweight is no longer an option and more.



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

1 p.m. ET — Kevin Lee will recap his win over Edson Barboza in Atlantic City, N.J. this weekend.

1:20 p.m. — Chris Weidman will talk about his recent hand surgery and road to recovery.

1:40 p.m. — Eddie Alvarez will update us on his contract talks and what’s next for him.

2:00 p.m. — Aljamain Sterling will join us to talk about his win over Brett Johns this weekend.

2:15 p.m. — Frank Mir will preview his Bellator 198 showdown against Fedor Emelianenko.

2:25 p.m. — Fedor Emelianenko will discuss this weekend’s fight against Mir, as well.

2:45 p.m. — Brad Tavares will talk about his recent win at UFC Glendale and discuss what’s next for him.

3 p.m. — Justin Gaethje will look back on his recent loss to Dustin Poirier and talk about his future.

3:15 p.m. — David Branch will talk about his thrilling knockout at UFC Atlantic City.

3:30 p.m. — Merab Dvalishvili will talk about the controversial ending to his fight against Ricky Simon at UFC Atlantic City.

3:45 p.m. — Tyson Pedro will preview his UFC Singapore bout against Ovince Saint Preux.

4:00 p.m. — Referee Marc Goddard will talk about the controversial finish of the Simon-Dvalishvili fight on Saturday.

4:15 p.m. — Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist turned PFL fighter Kayla Harrison will join us in studio.

4:45 p.m. — Leslie Smith will also join us in studio to discuss how and why her UFC career ended this weekend.

5:30 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.