UFC Unfiltered UF197: Demian Maia and Kamaru Usman Call In Ahead of Their UFC Chile Main Event Bout



“The Nigerian Nightmare” Kamaru Usman calls in and talks about fighting short-notice opponent Demian Maia in the main event of UFC Fight Night Chile, being excited to fight a higher-ranked opponent, physically disliking Colby Covington, how he matches up with Tyron Woodley, and a lot more. Then, #5 UFC Welterweight contender Demian Maia joins the show and discusses stepping in for the injured Santiago Ponzinibbio against Kamaru Usman, helping spread awareness of MMA to more South American countries like Chile, what went wrong in his last fight against Colby Covington, his new four-fight UFC contract, and more. Plus, Matt and guest co-host Phoenix Carnevale talk about Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier 2, a UFC Chile preview and picks, and a brand new installment of Matt’s Move Minute featuring Avengers: Infinity War.




1:00 p.m. ET — We’ll recap the week that was in MMA.

1:25 p.m. — MMA legend Chuck Liddell will join us in studio.

2:15 p.m. — Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader will talk about his knockout of Muhammed Lawal on Saturday.

2:30 p.m. — Dustin Poirier will preview his UFC on FOX 30 fight against Eddie Alvarez.

2:45 p.m. — Eddie Alvarez will join us to do the same.

3:05 p.m. — Chael Sonnen will preview his upcoming fight against Fedor Emelianenko.

3:45 p.m. — Demian Maia will preview his UFC Chile main event against Kamaru Usman.

4:05 p.m. — Israel Adesanya will look ahead to his upcoming main event against Brad Tavares.

4:25 p.m. — Mackenzie Dern will talk about her win over Amanda Cooper at UFC 224.

4:45 p.m. — Raquel Pennington will discuss her loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 224.

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.