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.


UFC Unfiltered UF203: CM Punk, Colby Covington, Kamaru Usman In-Studio, and a UFC 225 Preview



CM Punk calls in and talks to Jim and guest co-host Phoenix Carnevale about his return to the Octagon in his hometown of Chicago at UFC 225, winning the $4 million defamation lawsuit against him, improving in all areas since his loss to Mickey Gall, Mike Jackson as an opponent, and a lot more. Then, “The Nigerian Nightmare” Kamaru Usman joins in-studio to discuss his UFC Chile win over Demian Maia, the UFC Welterweight title picture, who he feels he should fight next, RDA vs. Colby Covington, the pride of being an African-born fighter, and more. Later, Colby Covington calls in, with Kamaru in-studio, and talks about his interim UFC Welterweight title fight against Rafael dos Anjos, how he sees the fight against RDA ending, and then goes back-and-forth with Kamaru about a potential matchup between them. Plus, Jim, Phoenix, and Chris the Producah preview the stacked UFC 225 card and make their picks.




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

1:00 p.m. ET — We’ll be joined by Yoel Romero in studio to preview his UFC 225 main event against Robert Whittaker for the UFC middleweight title.

1:30 p.m. — Jose Torres will join us in studio to look back at his successful UFC debut on Friday night versus Jarred Brooks.

2:00 p.m. — Ray Sefo and Carlos Silva, PFL’s president of fight operations and president of business and event operations, will be in studio to talk about the start of the promotion’s inaugural season on Thursday.

2:45 p.m. — Michael Bisping will discuss his retirement from MMA.

3:05 p.m. — Kamaru Usman will visit us in studio to discuss his recent win over Demian Maia and what’s next for him.

3:50 p.m. — Marlon Moraes will be in studio to talk about his win over Jimmie Rivera on Friday night.

4:25 p.m. — Managers/brothers Malki and Abraham Kawa will discuss the upcoming big fights for their clients.

4:45 p.m. — Nathaniel Wood will look back at his successful UFC debut on Friday night.

5:00 p.m. — UFC brothers David and Daniel Teymur will join us in studio to discuss their careers.

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.

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.


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.


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.