MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #142: Ortega Taps Out Swanson At UFC Fresno! Lawler vs RDA Winnipeg Preview

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On this edition of The MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast, Karyn Bryant and UFC Welterweight Alan Jouban discuss the action that went down at UFC Fresno, where Featherweight Brian Ortega submitted Cub Swanson in the main event. Karyn and Alan talk about “T-City’s” incredible BJJ skills, Cub’s potential new UFC contract and whether or not Ortega is ready for a title fight. Karyn and Alan also share their thoughts on Marlon Moraes’ knee KO of Aljamain Sterling, the biting incident in the Gabriel Benitez vs Jason Knight bout and Alexis Davis’s split decision win over Liz Carmouche. Plus, they look ahead to the UFC Winnipeg main event between former champs Robbie Lawler and Rafael Dos Anjos, and we hear another “Keepin’ It Real With Kenny Johnson” as Kenny shares his thoughts on what makes a good teammate/training partner.

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11 Comments on "MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #142: Ortega Taps Out Swanson At UFC Fresno! Lawler vs RDA Winnipeg Preview"

  1. UFC on Fox 26 Lawler vs Dos Anjos is this SaturdayFight Pass Prelims at 4PM/1PMWelterweight DivisionNordine Taleb 13-4: 3-2 vs. Danny Robert 14-2: 3-1Welterweight DivisionJordan Mein 29-12: 3-4 vs. Erick Silva 19-8, 1Nc: 7-7Fox sports 1 prelims @ 5PM/2PmMiddleweight DivisionAlessio Di Chirio 10-2: 1-2 vs. Oluwagse Bambgose 6-3: 1-3Lightweight DivisionJohn Makeddsi 14-6; 7-6 vs. Abel Trujio 15-7, 1NC: 6-3, 1NCFlyweight Division11. Tim Elliot 14-8-1: 3-6 vs. Pietro Menga 13-0Welterweight DivisionChad Laprise 12-2: 4-2 vs. Galore Bolando 5-2: 1-0Middleweight DivisionDarren Stewart 7-2, 1NC; 0-2, 1Nc vs. Julian Marquez 6-1Light Heavyweight Division14. Jared Cannoiner 10-2: 3-2 vs. 15. Jan Blachowicz 20-7; 2-4Main Card @ 8PM/5Pm on FoxLight Heavyweight Division3. Glover Teixeria 26-6: 9-4 vs. 8. Misha Circunkov 13-3: 4-1Welterweight Division10. Santiago Ponzibbio 25-3: 7-2 vs. Mike Perry 11-1: 4-1Featherweight Division3. Ricardo Lamas 18-5: 9-3 vs. Josh Emmett 12-1: 3-1Welterweight Division2. Robbie Lawler 28-11, 1NC; 13-4 vs. 4. Rafael Dos Anjos 27-9: 16-7

  2. Awesome podcast as always. Megan Olivi did a good job hosting the panel in the studio. Kenny and Rashad were hilarious. Laura caught up with Brian's coach Rener Gracie for the prefight show on Saturday and he took responsiblity for the fact that every one of Brian's wins were in the 3rd round. Even his win over Mike De La Torre when he debuted at UFC on Fox 12 Robbie Lawler vs Matt Brown that was over turned cause he got caught with droetzarine and did 9 months. It felt like to me Cub entered the fight with a chip on his shoulder cause he felt like he should have been granted the title shot instead of Jose Aldo which was an easy out IMO. Of course Dana wants to resign Cub. I can see Scott Coker trying to get Cub for his featherweight division where the Bellator Featherweight Champion is Patricio Freiere.

    Marlon Moraes vs Aljomain Sterling was a very under rated fight on the card. I think Marlon has finally entered the matchmakers respect. He got a win that should put him in the top 5. Possibly in title talks for 2018 depending on if Jimmie Rivera gets passed John Lineker at UFC 219 Cristiane Cyborg Justino vs Holly Holm. Marlon has won 14 of his last 15 fights. Only hiccup was his UFC debut against Raphael Assauncao.

    Jason Knight didnt look himself. Something was off. I know he lost a tough battle to number 3 Ricardo Lamas in his last outing. Gabriel Beneitz did everything right. It was his night.

    Liz Carmouche vs Alexis Davis was my favorite fight of the night. That could have been fight of the night. I think the fans in the arena knew Liz won cause she did more damage to Alexis. I saw a media scrum Liz did for mmajunkie and she was talking about how she was happy womens flyweight is here cause she was showing up around 129-131 lbs fight week and they werent happy with her. She had to put on weight to make 135.

  3. swanson's pay is 50k+50k…..a total disgrace 4 such a great and entertaining fighter…..of-course dana want's to keep him!…ufc has all the leverage….cub's got a kid on the way…..hope bellator offers him a great deal…..i like the podcast but would be nice to listen to a podcast were the host's are not depending on being on dana's good side…..

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