MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #208: Ngannou Blasts JDS, Benavidez + Maia Win In Minneapolis; UFC 239 Preview

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On this edition of The MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast, UFC On ESPN anchor Karyn Bryant and UFC Welterweight Alan Jouban discuss the action that went down at UFC Minneapolis, where Francis Ngannou defeated former champ Junior Dos Santos vis first-round TKO in the main event. They also discuss Joseph Benavidez’s TKO win over Jussier Formiga, Demian Maia’s majority decision win over Rocco Martin and the rest of the highly entertaining card. In addition, Karyn and Alan preview the two upcoming title fights at UFC 239- Jon Jones vs Thiago Santos and Amanda Nunes vs Holly Holm- before breaking down the other main event match-ups.

UFC 239: Champ Jon Jones On Owning His Greatness, Money, Power + Beating Thiago Santos

UFC 227’s Thiago Santos On His “KO or get KO’d” Style, Fighting Newcomer Kevin Holland

Champ Champ Amanda Nunes “Was Drunk For A Week” After Beating Cyborg: Talks UFC 239 Holm Fight

Holly Holm On UFC 239 Title Fight With Nunes, Dance Videos With Waterson, Her Ground Game + More!

UFC 239 Staredowns: Jones vs Santos + Nunes vs Holm, Sanchez vs Chiesa + More!

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17 Comments on "MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #208: Ngannou Blasts JDS, Benavidez + Maia Win In Minneapolis; UFC 239 Preview"

  1. Francis showed that maybe he was nervous when he fought Stipe. I think nervous were there. He owned Junior Dos Santos. It was crazy to see Kamaru wear 2 hats. He worked as a panel with Rashad and Karyn and cornering Francis. That was both interesting and had to be hard for Kamaru. Glad Francis only needed 61 seconds for Kamarus sake. lol. Joseph Benavidez u could argue should be 16-2 in the UFC. He won that fight over Sergio Pettis. To having Demetrious Johnson be the only man to beat him is nuts. Funkmaster dont mind waiting for a title shot and I think that is the seniments of us fans. There were so many finishes that I bet Dana loved this night. He loves it when refs have fingers up their butts for 6 hours.

  2. Here is the card for UFC 238: Jones vs Santos
    Fight Pass Prelims @ 630pm/330pm
    Women's Bantamweight Division
    Julia Avila 6-1 vs. Pannie Kiazad 11-4: 0-1

    Welterweight Division
    Ismail Naurdiev 18-2: 1-0 vs. Chance Recountre 13-3: 1-1

    Middleweight Division
    Edmen Shabazayan 9-0: 2-0 vs. Jack Marshmann 23-8: 3-3

    ESPN Prelims @ 8pm/5pm
    Bantamweight Division
    Alejandro Perez 21-7-1: 7-2-1 vs. Song Yadong 13-3, 2NC: 3-0

    Women's Strawweight Division
    5. Claudia Gadelha 16-4: 5-4 vs. 14. Randa Markos 9-6-1: 5-5-1

    Bantamweight Division
    Noehelin Hernadez 9-2 vs. Marlon Vera 13-5-1; 7-4

    Featherweight Division
    Gilbert Melendez 22-7: 1-5 vs. Arnold Allen 14-1: 5-0

    Main Card on Pay per view @ 10pm/7pm
    Welterweight Division
    Diego Sanchez 29-11: 18-11 vs. Micheal Chiesa 15-4: 8-4

    Light Heavyweight Division
    6. Jan Blachowicz 23-8: 6-5 vs. Luke Rockhold 16-4: 6-3

    Welterweight Division
    4. Jorge Masdival 33-13: 10-6 vs. 5. Ben Askren 19-0, 1NC: 1-0

    UFC Womens Bantamweight Championship
    c. Amanda Nunes 17-4: 10-1 vs. 2. Holly Holm 12-4: 5-4

    UFC Light Heavyweight Championsihp
    c. Jon Jones 24-1, 1NC: 18-1, 1NC vs. 2. Thiago Santos 21-6: 13-5

  3. Damn I am so confused, when you were talking about "ya boi", how in the world do you forget he had or for sure forgot to mention, his last ASS WHOOPING received by Roundtree?? Might be the most lopsided fight this year

  4. I hope Joey 2 Times get a title shot at Henry for the 125 lb belt when he gets back. Besides DJ Joe B was a favorite of mine in the Men's Flyweight division. For me I'm a little tired of Triple C. To me it means Corny, Cringy, and Cash strapped. One of Henry's talking points whenever he gets a mic is money. Sick of hearing it. If Henry is not getting the paper he feels he deserves then maybe he should be talking to Ali or getting with an agent that can get Henry his $.

    • Took the words out of my mouth. Ali has a reputation for making the fighters he represented CHICKEN SHIT!. I wonder if Henry really needed the surgery or if Ali knows Henry cant beat Joey 2 belts. Joey is 15-3 in the UFC should be 16-2.

  5. Why do you guys still doubt DC? If he was the one who had Ngannou down like Stipe, he’d finish him… DC is a tough fight for anyone not name Jon Jones. He’s a big boy and can handle power punchers very well!

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