MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #179: Smith Submits Volkan at UFC Moncton, The Johnson/Askren Trade + UFC 230 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 Moncton, where Anthony “Lionheart” Smith defeated Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir with a third-round submission. Karyn and Alan talk about the fight, the respective ground games of both opponents and Anthony’s call for a title shot after the victory. They also discuss the “trade” of UFC’s Demetrious Johnson for One Championship’s Ben Askren and preview two key UFC 230 match-ups: Heavyweight Champ Daniel Cormier vs Derrick Lewis and Chris Weidman vs Jacare Souza!

Demetrious Johnson Leaves UFC; Talks About Fighting For ONE Championship

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22 Comments on "MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #179: Smith Submits Volkan at UFC Moncton, The Johnson/Askren Trade + UFC 230 Preview"

  1. UFC 230- Cormier vs LewisFight pass Prelims @ 6PM/3PMHeavyweight DivisionAdam Wiercozeak 10-1: 3-0 vs. Marcos Rogerio De Lima 15-5-1: 4-3Bantamweight DivisionBrian Kelleher 19-4: 3-2 vs. Montel Jackson 6-1: 0-1Featherweight DivisionShane Burgos 10-1: 3-1 vs. Kurt Holobaugh 17-5, 1NC: 0-1Lightweight DivisionLandon Vannata 9-3-1: 1-3-1 vs. Matt Frevola 6-1: 0-1Prelims on Fox Sports 1 @ 8PM/5PMWelterweight DivisionLyman Good 19-4, 1NC: 1-1 vs. Ben Saunders 22-10-2: 13-7Featherweight DivisionJulio Arce 15-2: 2-0 vs. Sheymon Moraes 10-2: 1-1Women's Flyweight Division4. Sijara Eubanks 3-2: 1-0 vs. 7. Roxanne Modafferi 22-14; 1-2Featherweight DivisionJason Knight 20-5: 4-4 vs. Jordan Rindadi 13-6; 1-2Main Card On Pay Per view @ 10PM/7PMMiddleweight Division6. Derek Brunson 18-6: 9-4 vs 9. Israel Adesayna 14-0: 3-0Middleweight DivisionKarl Robertson 6-1: 1-1 vs. Jack Marshmann 22-7; 2-2Middleweight Division7. David Branch 22-4: 4-3 vs. Jared Cannonier 10-4: 3-4Middleweight Division3. Chris Weidman 14-3: 10-3 vs. 5. Ronaldo Souza 25-6, 1NC: 8-3UFC World Heavyweight Championshipc. Daniel Cormier 21-1, 1NC: 10-1, 1NC vs. 2. Derrick Lewis 21-5, 1NC: 12-3

  2. I wished Mighty Mouse had fought out his contract. The Ben Askren trade makes me wonder what in the hell is going on. Sometimes, the right hand doesn't know what the left one is doing. Also, I think they wanted to give the finger to Bellator. I honestly thought he should have went to Bellator talking about Mighty Mouse. Scott Coker would have used him correctly and launched the men's flyweight division. I know at UFC 232: 4. Illr Latifi vs 7. Corey Anderson. Does that serve as the backup fight if something happens to Jon Jones or Alexander Gustaffon. I think at worst, I can see UFC asking Anthony Smith to be on standby just in case something happens. He did a perfect fight against the number 2 ranked Light Heavyweight Contender. Smith was ranked #10. I can see him jumping toat least #3 when Karyn released the rankings on Wednesday on UFC Tonight.

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