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Fedor Emelianenko and Kyoji Horiguchi (Heavy Hands #209)

Connor Ruebusch and Patrick Wyman celebrate the innovative game of Fedor Emelianenko, and discuss the skills of Kyoji Horiguchi.

Finally, episode #209 is here, which means we’re spending an hour talking about Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz, and the infamous Stockton Scrap Pack!

Just kidding! We weren’t clever enough to think of that. Instead, for this second consecutive UFC-less week, the hosts of Heavy Hands turn to Bellator and Rizin for inspiration. That means talking about the heavyweight GOAT, and the only top five flyweight not currently fighting under the UFC banner. Topics include:

  • How the MMA game of Fedor Emelianenko stacks up against today’s heavyweights
  • Kyoji Horiguchi’s tricky rhythm and developing skillset
  • Whether he will be able to beat Ian McCall at Rizin 10
  • The difference between an “action fighter” and an exciting fighter

...and more, I swear.

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And if you’re up for even more fight analysis, you ought to check out the Heavy Hands Patreon, where $3 a month gets you access to loads of bonus content. Check out episode #5 of The Underdogs, wherein Phil Mackenzie joins Connor to celebrate the career of Mike “Quicksand” Pyle, who debuted in 1999, and retired just last month. For a preview, you can also listen to episode one of The Underdogs in its entirety, for free, right here.