MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #234: Hooker & Felder Go To War At UFC Auckland, SUG 11 + Wilder/Fury 2

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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 Auckland, where Dan Hooker defeated Paul Felder via Spilt Decision in the main event. They talk about the fight, Hooker’s call-out of Justin Gaethje and Felder’s possible retirement. Karyn and Alan also discuss Karolina Kowalkiewicz’s loss to Yan Xiaonan and other action on the fight card before moving on to the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch. Finally, Karyn and Alan share their thoughts on Submission Underground 11, where Jake Shields, Al Iaquinta and Mike Perry competed along with some of the biggest names in jiu jitsu: Vinny Magalhaes, Craig Jones, Kyle Boehm and Nicky Rod.

UFC Auckland’s Paul Felder:

Born April 25, 1985. Paul Felder is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC lightweight division with a record of 17-4. Felder has been fighting professionally since 2011 and has also competed for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships.

UFC Auckland’s Dan Hooker:

Born February 13, 1990. Dan Hooker is a New Zealand mixed martial artist. He was the King In The Ring Middleweight Kickboxing Champion and WKBF X-Rules Welterweight Champion. Hooker is currently competing in the UFC lightweight division with a record of 20-8.

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20 Comments on "MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #234: Hooker & Felder Go To War At UFC Auckland, SUG 11 + Wilder/Fury 2"

  1. Hey karyn i came by to post my thoughts on your comments about the ankelaev and cutelaba fight where you said that wasnt a win for ankelaev. First off you owe ankelaev an apology for discrediting his winning performance on satuarday. That fight was appropriately stopped due to the fact that cutelaba kept starting his combos with the same old crappy right hook/overhand and ankelaev was able to read it four times in a row countering it each time. The fourth time it gets counter cutelaba is on wobble legs and in the refs mind he decides to stop the fight. Before he actually gets to stop the fight the fighters start exchanging again which means cutelaba throws the exact same punch hes been starting every combo with and the same punch ankelaev was countering the whole night. Cutelaba was done for as bisping even said he is out on his feet, you dont need to get knock out to be finished. Its really dumb to think that way and very dangerous too. Like the prior week before with deontay wilder, there were ppl who knew he did not need to get knocked out and the same was true for cutelaba. And im also going to call out your guest alan jouban who also posted a video complaining about the fight saying "wth ref, he needs to get knocked out" or some other dumb shit like that. Seriously idk how they let you guys on tv when you cant even point out minor details of the fight like the ones i pointed out when its your job to

  2. He didn't rupture his ear drum it was just a small cut inside his ear requiring 6 stitches, ear drum wasn't impacted at all. Also Wilder shouldn't use the costume as an excuse, other fighters have mentioned that he must have had fittings for the costume so if it was too heavy he shouldn't have worn it. Straight up Fury just dominated Wilder, no excuses. He pressure Deontay intelligently and did exactly what he said he was going to do. The techniques he used were pointed out very poignantly by Luke Thomas on his masterclass episode. Wilder should switch up his camp, his lead corner constantly gave him the advice to lead him into the right hand which was ridiculous. Good podcast Karyn&Alan

  3. Here is the card for UFC Fight Night 169: Benavidez vs FigueridoPrelims are at 5pm/2pmWelterweight DivisionIsmali Naurediv 19-3: 2-1 vs. Sean Brady 11-0: 1-0Featherweight DivisionSpike Caryle 8-1 vs. Aalon Cruz 6-2Featherweight DivisionJordan Griffin 17-7: 0-2 vs. TJ Brown 11-6Heavyweight DivisionSergei Spivak 10-1: 1-1 vs. Marcin Tybura 17-6: 4-5Middleweight DivisionBrendon Allen 13-3: 1-0 vs. Tom Breese 11-1: 4-1Bantamweight DivisionGabriel Silva 8-1: 0-1 vs. Kyler Phillips 6-1Featherweight DivisionLuis Pena 7-2: 3-2 vs. Steve Garcia 11-3Main Card @ 8pm/5pmFeatherweight DivisionGrant Dawson 14-1; 2-0 vs. Derrick Minner 24-10Womens Featherweight DivisionMegan Anderson 10-4; 2-2 vs. Norma Dumont Viana 4-1: 1-0Light Heavyweight DivisionIon Cutelba 15-4, 1NC: 4-3 vs. Magomed Ankalovev 13-1: 3-1Womens Featherweight DivisionFelicia Spencer 7-1: 1-1 vs. Zairn Farah Dos Santos 6-3; 0-1UFC Flyweight Championship1. Joseph Benavidez 28-5: 14-3 vs. 3. Deiveson Figuerido 17-1: 6-1

  4. Awesome episode as always. It was a crazy weekend in the MMA and Boxing world (Oh yeah and Submission Underground 11 that I saw clips on line for). Start with UFC Fight Night 168: Paul Felder vs Dan Hooker. It was a great fight. It was the right main event to make. Also Jimmy Crute and Priscilla Cachoeria got performance of the night bonuses. This is what I like about this podcast. The fact we get the fighter point of view like Alans. If it was ruled a draw, I dont think people would complain. Dan may have out struck Paul but Paul had more volume for sure. Dan scored that late takedown in Round 5 but did Nothing in the top. I think the crowd did play into the judges' hands. It was a weird score card that Aaron Bronester posted with 2 judges giving Dan round 2. https://twitter.com/aaronbronsteter/status/1231414799575154694/photo/1 Most of the media gave it Paul 48-47 too here is a link to that https://twitter.com/aaronbronsteter/status/1231419760161759233/photo/1. It was a case where Dan was the favorite in his backyard and you could tell Paul was pissed at the end hence the 'retirement' speech. I dont think it will stick. Those stick in MMA like horse shoes and hand grandes. Also Karolina Kowaliekez's team failed her in my opinion. They should have thrown in the towel. It was plain as day that Yan was going to beat her. Now with her injury on top of it. Karolina has lost 4 in a row to drop to 5-6 in the UFC. It will be interesting to see where Karolina goes from here.

    Submission Underground from what I saw on line was fun. Karyn killed it backstage as always. Chael has always put on great cards for Submission Underground. It was interesting to see both Mike and Danielle Perry on the card. Planitum sure lived up to his name at the weigh ins. His weigh in with Al was hilarious. He pulled out Morton Downey Jr with the smoke.

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