MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #161: Till vs Wonderboy Controversy; Champ Mousasi; Bisping Retires

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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 Liverpool, where Darren Till defeated Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in the main event. Karyn and Alan talk about the controversial judging, the style match-up, Till missing weight and more. They also cover the Makwan Amirkhani vs Jason Knight bout from the Liverpool card. Then Karyn and Alan move on to the Bellator 200 card, where Gegard Mousasi took the Middleweight title from former champ Rafael Carvalho, Michael “Venom” Page defeated David Rickles and Phil Davis knocked out Linton Vassell. They also discuss former UFC Middleweight Champ Michael Bisping’s retirement announcement.

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109 Comments on "MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #161: Till vs Wonderboy Controversy; Champ Mousasi; Bisping Retires"

  1. Sorry guys love the show but you have to watch wonderboys punches in slo mo… darren was evading them at the end of em kinda like rolling with em but backwards barely landed any and tills face was proof, not a scratch on him. With that said.. boring fight. Both of them shoulda went harder

  2. Is this women one of Darren’s exes or something, dam she is salty. It was a close decision win no massive controversy so stop hyping it up like it is. Give Till some credit for a great performance I mean how many people have you seen knock down your precious Stephen.

  3. This is a very short week. We are back Friday in Utica, New York of all places for UFC Fight Night 131: Rivera vs Moraes

    Fight Pass Prelims @ 630PM/330PM
    Flyweight Division
    Jose Torres 6-0 vs. Jared Brooks 13-1: 1-1

    Bantamweight Division
    Johnny Edurado 28-11: 3-4 vs. Nathaniel Wood 13-3

    Womens Strawweight Division
    Jessica Aguilar 19-6; 0-2 vs. Jodie Esquibel 6-3: 0-1

    Fox Sports 1 Prelims @ 8PM/5PM
    Lightweight Division
    Desmond Green 20-7: 1-2 vs. Glesion Tibau 33-13: 15-10

    Welterweight Division
    Chance Recountre 12-2 vs. Belai Muhammed 13-2: 4-2

    Lightweight DIvision
    Nik Lentz 28-8-2, 1NC: 12-5-1, 1NC vs. David Teymur 7-1: 4-0

    Women's Flyweight Division
    2. Sijara Eubanks 2-2 vs. 3. Lauren Murphy 10-3: 3-3

    Main Card on FS1 @ 10PM/7PM
    Light Heayweight Division
    15. Gian Villante 16-9: 6-6 vs. Sam Alvey 32-10, 1NC: 9-5

    Featherweight Division
    Julio Arce 14-2: 1-0 vs. Daniel Teymur 6-1: 0-1

    Welterweight Division
    Jake Ellenberger 31-13: 10-9 vs. Ben Saunders 21-9-2: 3-3

    Heavyweight DIvision
    Walt Harris 10-7: 3-6 vs. Daniel Spitz 6-1: 1-1

    Lightweight Division
    Gregor Gillespe 11-0: 4-0 vs. Vinc Pinchel 11-1: 4-1

    Bantamweight Division
    4. Jimmie Rivera 21-1: 5-0 vs. 5. Marlon Moraes 20-5-1: 2-1

  4. It's been four years for Bellator under the Scott Coker regime and it's been way past time for MVP to be matched up with a Bellator step up welterweight opponent. Match him up against Andrey Koreshkov or Douglas Lima. Or even Lorenz Larkin or Jon Fitch. Even constantly disappointing Brennan Ward would be a step opponent for MVP. Chidi Njokuani moved up to middleweight after losing to Andrey Koreshkov in August 2017.

    • Ditto. I so agree. David Rickels is normally a lightweight fighter. That was so set up for MVP to win. Its like MVP has been cuddled his whole career. he spent majority in Bellator. He is something like 13-0 and 9-0 in Bellator. I dont know if its me but his shtick gets old after a while.

    • Joseph Boza David Rickels is basically a MMA fighter susceptible to getting knocked out when he steps up against better opponents in his Bellator career, twice to Michael Chandler, once to Patricky Pitbull Freire, and once to Melvin Guillard, which was ruled a no contest, but the cutting off of his brain still actually happened, and now MVP. The only measure of Michael Venom Page against a tough opponent has been against Fernando Gonzalez, which MVP didn't want to engage for the entire fight. It was just a pitiful performance.

  5. Karyn you and Michael bisping remind me of how me and my sister are. Constsntly bickering and giving eachother a hard timw. But you can tell you guys really like eachother. Is this a correct assumption?

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