MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #89: UFC Portland: Lineker Beats Dodson, Oliveira vs Brooks; UFC 204 Preview


On this edition of The MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast With Karyn Bryant, Karyn and UFC Welterweight Alan Jouban discuss the action that went down at UFC Portland, where John Lineker defeated John Dodson by split decision in the main event. Karyn and Alan share their thoughts on the fight and the decision before discussing the current Bantamweight rankings. In addition, they discuss Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira missing weight by more then five pounds for his fight with Will Brooks, the injury Brooks suffered during the fight and the scuffle between the two after the fight. They also react to Brandon Moreno’s upset win over Louis Smolka. Finally, Karyn and Alan let you know what they think will happen when Champ Michael Bisping squares off with old foe Dan Henderson, and Gegard Mousasi meets Vitor Belfort at UFC 204.

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MMA H.E.A.T. is a headline-making production company dedicated to covering the emerging sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Hosted by FOX Sports anchor and former CNN anchor, Karyn Bryant, our content ranges from intimate fighter interviews, to event coverage (UFC, Bellator, WSOF, RUFF), to technique instruction and beyond. Success in MMA is the result of four core elements: Heart. Endurance. Aggression. Technique.™ Our unique magazine style series celebrates all of these pieces of the MMA fighting puzzle in a way that fans love. MMA H.E.A.T. is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and operates worldwide through partnerships and affiliates. It was co-founded by Wade Eck and Karyn Bryant.

16 Comments on "MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #89: UFC Portland: Lineker Beats Dodson, Oliveira vs Brooks; UFC 204 Preview"

  1. Great discussion, i just wanted to comment on what Alan said about Will Brooks' rib injury. He didn't came in with the injury, Oliveira broke it. It's a fight, that's what happens, it was fair game. Using the broken rib as an excuse for losing is literally saying ''Will Brooks lost because Oliveira beat him up'' or ''Will Brooks would have won if Oliveira hadn't beat him up so hard'' i mean, you could say that for 90% of the fights in history.

  2. Belal Muhammad lost to Alan Jouban after fasting during the month of Ramadan while training for his UFC debut against Jouban. Since their fight Muhammad has fought and won and is now fighting on the historic NY MSG card, so who really won that fight? I bet Jouban loses to Muhammad if they had a rematch. Remember the name Muhammad, he is the real deal.

  3. I agree with you Karyn in enjoying seeing a new story line as with Garbrandt vs. Dominick. Dillashaw unfortunately for him didn't hurt, drop, or was even able to be half as effective as he's always been against everyone else. Dominick was incredible in being able to make Dillashaw look average at best, and I do not even have to get into the fact he's been out for several years with one of the worst injuries any person- let alone athlete/fighter can receive in their career. O.O

  4. Lineker can be, or is a little like Anthony Johnson in that his final fight weight might be a couple weight divisions from where he started. I think this weight division though is his class. Sadly for him though this could of been his ticket to facing Dominick, but missed weight, and to top it off not being able to finish Dodson which is no terrible in of itself, but I wished there could of been more action. It has a lot to do with Dodson circling the cage and not engaging, so it doesn't land on Lineker's shoulders alone. The guy ran a marathon along with being in a fight simultaneously.

  5. For future podcasts; if you are using skype, there is an option for the host to always be heard and the others to be turned down or muted if the host of the call is talking, I could be wrong but it feels like it is enabled here. Otherwise a fantastic podcast, as always.

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