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


  • 1:00 p.m. ET — Dillon Danis will discuss his successful MMA debut on Saturday at Bellator 198.
  • 1:25 p.m. — Frankie Edgar will look back at his win over Cub Swanson last week in Atlantic City.
  • 1:45 p.m. — Derrick Lewis will preview his UFC 226 battle against Francis Ngannou.
  • 2:05 p.m. — Kenny Florian will stop by to discuss some exciting projects he has going on.
  • 2:25 p.m. — Nick Newell will join us in studio to discuss his upcoming debut on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.
  • 3:25 p.m. — John Gotti III, the grandson of the infamous mobster John Gotti Sr. and the son of John Gotti Jr., will talk about his budding MMA career and upcoming fight.
  • 3:45 p.m. — Chad Mendes will discuss his two-year suspension coming to an end and his long-awaited return to the UFC.
  • 4:05 p.m. — Jake Shields will preview the upcoming inaugural season of PFL.
  • 4:25 — Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s long-time security guard Greg La Rosa will talk about recently getting shot and Mayweather’s flirtation with MMA.
  • 4:45 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.


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


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


  • 1:00 p.m. ET — Frankie Edgar will discuss why he’s returning to fight in Atlantic City next month.
  • 1:25 p.m. — Cub Swanson will talk about re-signing with UFC and his upcoming rematch against Edgar.
  • 1:45 p.m. — Volkan Oezdemir will preview his UFC Chile bout against Shogun Rua.
  • 2:05 p.m. — Bellator rising star James Gallagher will discuss his recent injury and discuss what’s next.
  • 2:25 p.m. — Kamaru Usman will preview his UFC Chile main event against Santiago Ponzinibbio.
  • 2:45 p.m. — Brad Smuckler, a certified public accountant who worked for the UFC for over a decade, will talk about CPA4MMA and how fighters can be more financially responsible.
  • 3:05 p.m. — Paul Craig will discuss his recent last-second victory and new UFC contract.
  • 3:25 p.m. — Benson Henderson will look ahead to his Bellator 196 main event against Roger Huerta.
  • 3:45 p.m. — Michael Chandler will talk about his new Bellator 197 main event against Brandon Girtz.
  • 4:05 p.m. — UFC heavyweight prospect Tai Tuivasa will preview his UFC 225 fight against Andrei Arlovski.
  • 4:25 p.m. — Cage Warriors bantamweight champion Nathaniel Wood will talk about his recent KO victory and what’s next for him.
  • 4:45 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.


Anik and Florian clean out the UFC news desk and hit on a number of headlines, including recent fight announcements and the upcoming PPV card for UFC 223: Ferguson v. Khabib. Guests include former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, American Top Team coach Mike Brown, and Ray Longo.


  • 0:06:20 – Frankie Edgar
  • 1:02:08 – Ray Longo
  • 1:14:19 – Mike Brown


Schaub interviews former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar ahead of his co-main event bout with Brian Ortega at UFC 222.



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