Tons of crazy things are happening in the MMA world. In Heavy Hands we find ourselves surrounded by a series of exciting finishes, shaking rankings and more than a few good old chunks. And UFC 214 Fight is just around the corner, with an absolutely stellar main card.
But this is what we do. We are up to the task. And if being up to the task meant making the episode this week about 20 minutes more than usual, please forgive us. First on the record, we anticipate the upcoming UFC 214 Fight welterweight title defense, Tyron Woodley, against Demian Maia. After that, we changed our analytical look to the third meeting of Cris Cyborg in the UFC, in which he takes over the short-term replacement and all the bad luck of Tonya Evinger. Among its many inextinguishable thirst, violence is the main. It must be fun, that’s what I’m saying.
But there is much more to cover! We get into the next middleweight showdown between deposed king Chris Weidman and ambitious Prince Kelvin Gastelum. A bantamweight fight between Jimmie Rivera and Thomas Almeida will also be featured on the card, and breaking that one down, as well. By the way, if you want to listen to an hour-long interview with Rivera, in which he discusses his style, training and infamous sparring sessions with TJ Dillashaw, you can find him on our Patreon.
Finally, it’s time to look back at UFC 214 Fight Glasgow. And although it seems like we could not have enough time for all that, we still have the nature of Gunnar Nelson and the long but promising development of such fighters as Cynthia Calvillo and Khalil Rountree. It’s very big, friends, but we had fun talking about so much beautiful violence. We hope you enjoy listening to it.
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And hey, we put two (or more) bonus bonus episodes every month. In addition to the aforementioned Rivera episode, UFC 214 Fight pillar Jim Miller gave a fascinating one-hour interview in which he discusses his motivation to fight, his training methods and the impact he hopes to have on the sport of MMA. For $ 3 a month you can access this and all our other bonus content, just have a look at Patreon. Or, for a treat, listen to the teaser here.