UFC Unfiltered UF186: Recapping UFC 223, the Wildest Week in UFC History, with Chuck Zito In-Studio



Actor, stuntman, and former Hells Angel, Chuck Zito joins Jim and Matt in-studio to break down all the action from UFC 223, including Matt’s full rundown from Al Iaquinta’s corner against Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor’s chaotic stop in Brooklyn, and much more. Plus, the guys discuss Dana White’s response to Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza and a bunch of the recently announced fights from the UFC 25th Anniversary Press Conference.




At UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Al Iaquinta by lopsided unanimous decision. On today’s podcast, we’ll grade his performance. While some believe ‘The Eagle’ looked vulnerable and will fare poorly against Conor McGregor or Tony Ferguson. Others, however, believe he was as dominant as ever. What’s the truth? We’ll look at both the numbers and the tape to get to the truth. This is the Monday Morning Analyst with Luke Thomas.




  • 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.

The Luke Thomas Show airs weekdays, 3 to 6pm ET, on SiriusXM RUSH, channel 93.


At UFC 223, Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jedrzejczyk fought in a strawweight co-main event on pay-per-view. What happened? Find out below or in this video.



In this excerpt from my UFC 223 post-fight special, I discuss the co-main event of the evening, a rematch between Namajunas and Jedrzejczyk. What was different about this fight from UFC 217? Everything. I examine the fight, look ahead to what’s next with Jessica Andrade and more.

The Luke Thomas Show airs weekdays, 3 to 6pm ET, on SiriusXM RUSH, channel 93.


UFC 223 fight week has been the most surreal in my professional career. Just before the fights start, I want to discuss a few more items about the week including Michael Chiesa’s and Ray Borg’s injuries, how the mainstream views Conor McGregor, what to make of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta and more.



The Luke Thomas Show airs weekdays, 3 to 6pm ET, on SiriusXM RUSH, channel 93.


UFC Unfiltered UF185: Dana White Talks UFC 223 and Brian Ortega Joins In-Studio



UFC President Dana White joins the show and discusses UFC 223: Khabib vs. Holloway, Tony Ferguson’s injury, Conor McGregor’s status, Floyd Mayweather’s potential future in the Octagon, DJ vs. TJ, The Diaz Brothers, Brock Lesnar, Mario Yamasaki, a UFC event in Russia, and much more. Plus, #1 UFC Featherweight Brian Ortega, and Ed Soares and James Luhrsen, join Jim and Matt in-studio to talk about Brian’s title shot against Max Holloway, offering to step in to fight Khabib, becoming the first guy to finish Frankie Edgar, drowning while surfing, and more. And, to wrap up, the guys make their picks for UFC 223.




Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder calls in and talks about his potential Fight of the Night matchup with Al Iaquinta at UFC 223, the state of the UFC Lightweight division, looking to do color commentary when his fighting days are behind him, street fights growing up in Philadelphia, and more. Before that, Jim and Matt talk about Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib, Francis Ngannou calling for a fight against Brock Lesnar, and CM Punk’s possible return. Plus, another installment of Matt’s Movie Minute featuring Black Panther.