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We’re re-watching Palhares vs. Henderson

Zane Simon, Connor Ruebusch, and Phil Mackenzie are back for another UFC off-week, with the best of the worst from MMA history. Focusing on fights from PRIDE, the UFC, WEC, and Strikeforce.

Stat Tracker 2023: Post-UFC 283 roundup

A running tally of important stats for all UFC events in 2023.

We’re re-watching Ngannou vs. Gane!

Zane Simon, Phil Mackenzie and Connor Ruebusch are back for another UFC off-week, watching the best of the worst in MMA. With a focus on the UFC, PRIDE, WEC, & Strikeforce.

Shogun nearly fought Fedor after PRIDE GP win

As his storied career comes to a close, former UFC & PRIDE Grand Prix champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua talked about his greatest career highlight.

PFL 2018 Championship | 6th Round Retro

Eddie Mercado & Victor M. Rodriguez are here to recap the PFL 2018 Championship event from December, 31st, 2018.

‘GRACIE ERA BOUTS’ | A 6th Round Retro Flashback Compilation

Join us for a Retrospective Compilation episode comprised of Main Event analysis from three of our most popular shows. We have recordings of Eddie Mercado, Victor M. Rodriguez, & Fraser Coffeen we made for you back in 2018 which covered Main Events from sixteen to twenty-two years ago...

We’re watching late-career Sakuraba

The ‘Gracie Hunter’ made his reputation on victories over MMA’s first royal family. But they got their own back, eventually.

We’re re-watching Jimy Hettes vs. Dennis Bermudez!

Zane Simon, Phil Mackenzie, & Connor Ruebusch are back watching the best of the worst of MMA. With a focus on the UFC, PRIDE, Strikeforce, & the WEC.

Feature: 25 years later, this is the story of the ‘Just Bleed’ guy

In his first interview ever, the ‘Just Bleed Guy’ reveals the gory truth about his path to UFC 15, prison, and eventual peace.

We’re watching a Mark Hughes fight!

Zane Simon, Connor Ruebusch, and Phil Mackenzie are back and watching the best of the worst fights in MMA history. With a focus on the UFC, WEC, Pride, and Strikeforce.

Striking legend Melvin Manhoef retires from MMA after KO loss to Yoel Romero

Longtime action fighter Melvin Manhoef is finally hanging up the gloves at the ripe old age of 46.

UFC 37.5: As Real As It Gets - ’Belfort vs Liddell’ | 6th Round Retro

Eddie Mercado & Victor M. Rodriguez are here to recap the ‘UFC 37.5: Belfort vs Liddell’ event from twenty years ago,,, way back on Saturday, June 22nd, 2002.

Khabib shares best moment of his career 

The former UFC lightweight champion has a lot of moments to consider, but only one could be his favorite.

‘Sh-t, we’re home free’ - DC admits to Towelgate

The former two-division UFC champion finally came clean about ‘Towelgate’ during his Hall of Fame acceptance speech.

We’re re-watching Namajunas vs. Esparza 2 again, and again, and again

Zane Simon, Connor Ruebusch, and Phil Mackenzie are back to watch the best of the worst of MMA. Focusing on the UFC, WEC, Pride, and Strikeforce.

Archives: Masvidal and Lauzon put on a show as 20-year-olds

UFC veterans Jorge Masvidal and Joe Lauzon once crossed paths as young fighters, and here’s what happened.

WTF: Wanderlei watches fake No-Touch martial artist get exposed by MMA fighter

Wanna see an old guy that never learns embarrass himself? Don’t answer that, of course you do.

We’re re-watching the final fight of Nick Serra’s MMA career!

Zane Simon, Connor Ruebusch, and Phil Mackenzie return for another delve into the nether regions of MMA history. This time with a look at a few of MMA’s less talented siblings.

Vintage style vs style bouts: Hong Kong Kung Fu vs Japanese Karate

There are some real jaw-droppers on this week’s What The Fight. Prepare to be amazed.

Fight Archives: Machida notches first of two career submission wins

In a rare moment in time, Lyoto Machida forced a man to submission via a choke.

Fight Archives: Chikadze folds opponent with liver kick in kickboxing bout

A short throwback tribute to Giga Chikadze: liver killer and taker of souls.

FLASHBACK — The MMA Depressed-us 01: Zane & Connor Rewatch Some of the UFC’s Worst Fights

This holiday season Zane Simon, & Connor Ruebusch, (Sans Phil Mackenzie) are back and watching more of the best of the worst of MMA that they can find. This time we flashback to yesteryear, Oct. 13, 2016 for a re-broadcast of the inaugural episode of The MMA Depressed-us.

Archives: Carlos Condit finishes Larson to defend WEC title

Old-school action featuring "The Natural Born Killer."

‘UFC on Versus 2: Jones vs. Matyushenko’ | 6th Round Retro

Eddie Mercado & Victor M. Rodriguez are here to recap the ‘UFC on Versus 2: Jones vs. Matyushenko’ event from way back on Sunday, August 1st, 2010.

Archives: Leaner Derrick Lewis KOs UFC vet to become Legacy FC champion

Rewind back to the earlier, leaner days of "The Black Beast" Derrick Lewis.

Fight Archives: Aldo wipes the smile off Swanson’s face with flying knee

It’s also the fight that birthed the now-viral Jose Aldo dancing gif.

We’re re-watching Bethe Correia’s battle against Ronda Rousey & the 4(ish) horsewomen

Zane Simon, Connor Ruebusch, and Phil Mackenzie are back on another UFC off week watching the best of the worst of MMA. Focusing on the UFC, Strikeforce, PRIDE, and the WEC.

Crooklyn’s Corner 21: Getting to know fight analyst Zane Simon

Episode 21 discussion: Stephie interviews Bloody Elbow’s own Zane Simon about his journey from fan to analyst, his pick for best divisions, strikers and more

Archives: Wanderlei Silva’s barrage of knees in Vale Tudo event

The earlier, scarier days of "The Axe Murderer."

Fight Archives: Penn submits Gomi in action-packed three-rounder

Before the alcoholic misadventures and political aspirations, there was "The Prodigy" at the top of his game.

Video: Ronda Rousey vs. Kayla Harrison

Two of the best judokas to turn to MMA met when they were just teenagers.

Fight Archives: Nick Diaz pieces up and retires Frank Shamrock

That time a 26-year-old Nick Diaz retired a legend.