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Luke Thomas is the Senior Editor at MMA Fighting and SB Nation as well as host of SiriusXM's 'The Luke Thomas Show'. His two podcasts, the Monday Morning Analyst and the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat, appear on this feed.Watch it live on MMA Fighting (www.mmafighting.com) every Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET.
 
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At UFC 237, Jessica Andrade defeated Rose Namajunas to become the UFC strawweight champion. Jared Cannonier stopped Anderson Silva in the first round after Silva suffered an injury, Alexander Volkanovski soundly defeated Jose Aldo, Irene Aldana submitted Bethe Correia, BJ Penn lost a decision to Clay Guida plus more. I'll also make a separate b ...…
 
At UFC 236, Dustin Poirier defeated Max Holloway to become the interim lightweight champion. Israel Adesanya defeated Kelvin Gastelum to become the UFC middleweight (interim) champion, but did so in a fight of the year contender. Khalil Rountree bested Eryk Anders, Nikita Krylov got revenge on Ovince St. Preux and Dwight Grant defeated Alan Jou ...…
 
At UFC 235, Jon Jones had a relatively unremarkable fight against Anthony Smith to retain his light heavyweight title. Kamaru Usman positively dominated Tyron Woodley to become the new welterweight champion. Ben Askren scored a controversial stoppage win over Robbie Lawler. Weili Zhang defeated Tecia Torres, Pedro Munhoz stopped Cody Garbrandt, ...…
 
At UFC 234, Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva put on a show. In the co-main event, Lando Vannata submitted Marcos Rosa Mariano. Ricky Simon defeated Rani Yahya via unanimous decision. Meanwhile on the rest of the fight card, Montana De La Rose made short work of Nadia Kassem, Jim Crute continued his winning ways against Sam Alvey and more. Thi ...…
 
Modern anti-doping is in crisis. The central institution in charge of the effort, WADA, has lost confidence among national anti-doping agencies like USADA as well as athletes. While the heyday of performance enhancing drug (PED) use is over, problems remain. Among best estimates, PED usage remains high. Efforts aimed at 'clean sport' have cause ...…
 
At UFC Brooklyn, Henry Cejudo defeated TJ Dillashaw in about 30 seconds. In the co-main event, Greg Hardy blitzed Allen Crowder, but was disqualified for an illegal knee. Paige VanZant earned a second-round submission victory over Rachael Ostovich. Gregor Gillespie controlled Yancy Medeiros en route to a dominant victory, Joseph Benavidez had a ...…
 
At UFC 232, Jon Jones defeated Alexander Gustafsson via third-round TKO while Amanda Nunes became the featherweight champion by knocking out Cris Cyborg. In the feature bout of the evening, Michael Chiesa jumped up to welterweight and defeated Carlos Condit with a one-armed kimura. Elsewhere on the card, Corey Anderson scored a solid win over I ...…
 
At UFC 231, Max Holloway defeated Brian Ortega in a four-round route. Valentina Shevchenko won the flyweight title by easily defeating former strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk. In other parts of the card, Gunnar Nelson got back to his winning ways against Alex 'Cowboy' Oliveira, Hakeem Dawodu got past Kyle Bochniak and Thiago Santos had a cr ...…
 
At UFC 230, Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis....*SPOILERS AHEAD*...fought only until the second round when Cormier secured the win with a rear naked choke. In the co-main event, Jacare Souza defeated Chris Weidman via third-round TKO. Elsewhere on the card, Israel Adesanya defeated Derrick Brunson, Jared Cannonier scored a major upset in his mi ...…
 
At UFC 229, Khabib Numagomedov submitted Conor McGregor, but then attacked his entourage in the crowd immediately afterwards. In the co-main event, Tony Ferguson showed amazing ability against Anthony Pettis. In the feature bout of the night, Dominick Reyes scored a clear win but controversial finish over Ovince Saint Preux. Derrick Lewis score ...…
 
At Bellator 206, Gegard Mousasi ran through Rory MacDonald, Rampage Jackson evened the score against Wanderlei Silva, Douglas Lima turned things around opposite Andrey Koreshkov, Aaron Pico looked like MMA's next big star and more. This is my Bellator 206 post-fight special.By Luke Thomas.
 
At UFC 228, Tyron Woodley fought Darren Till for the UFC welterweight championship. Elsewhere on the fight card, Karolina Kowalkiewicz battled in the co-main event that didn't last very long. Zabit Magomedsharipov scored the second Suloev Stretch submission of the night, getting past Brandon Davis. Jimmie Rivera and John Dodson fought to a lack ...…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll look at the UFC's return to Singapore with Saturday's card headlined by a welterweight tilt between Donald Cerrone and Leon Edwards. We'll discuss last night's Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series results with four fighters getting contracts. We'll also look at the sneaky good PFL card in Chicago this week and ...…
 
At UFC 225, Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero fought in the main event in a middleweight title contest.**SPOILERS AHEAD**In the co-main event, Colby Covington and Rafael dos Anjos fought to a semi-controversial decision. Elsewhere on the card, Holly Holm showed amazing improvement as a fighter against Megan Anderson. Tai Tuivasa and Andrei Arlov ...…
 
On today's podcast, we'll discuss the retirement of Michael Bisping, the UK's first UFC champion. What did he accomplish in his career and what can we say about it? We'll discuss. We'll also look at the results from UFC Liverpool: Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till. We'll also look ahead to UFC Utica and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice ...…
 
On today's podcast, we'll examine the new OTT deal between the UFC and ESPN+. We'll preview UFC 224: Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington as well as Bellator 199's Ryan Bader vs. 'King' Mo Lawal. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.By Luke Thomas.
 
Inside mixed martial arts (MMA), the UFC Performance Institute is the embodiment of the growing interest and understanding around exercise and recovery science. To better understand both the advances of sport science as well as the general pillars and how all it affects fighters, MMA Fighting spoke to Bo Sandoval, the Director of Strength and C ...…
 
Nate Diaz is reportedly in talking to return in August at UFC 227. Will he do that and who should he fight? We'll discuss. Plus, Bellator 198 is in the books and many of the results will help boost the organization's effort. On the other hand, their ratings' woes continue. What does that mean for the organization? We'll dig into that plus Nicco ...…
 
On today's podcast, we'll look back at the big fights from UFC Atlantic City, including Kevin Lee's win over Edson Barboza and Frankie Edgar's victory against Cub Swanson. We'll also look at Bellator 198's Frank Mir vs. Fedor Emelianenko as well as what's at stake for that organization. We'll likely also discuss Leslie Smith's battle against th ...…
 
At UFC Atlantic City, Kevin Lee and Edson Barboza fought in the main event in a lightweight contest. In the co-main event, Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson fought to a decision. Elsewhere on the card, Justin Willis and Chase Sherman had a decent scrap, David Branch earned a great win over Thiago Santos, Dan Hooker finished Jim Miller and there was ...…
 
On today's podcast, we'll examine reports of the UFC's new television deal purportedly involving ESPN and FOX. We'll also look ahead to UFC: Atlantic City (Cub Swanson vs. Frankie Edgar, Kevin Lee vs. Edson Barboza), Bellator's terrible TV ratings on Paramount Network and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.…
 
At UFC Glendale, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje fought in the main event in a lightweight contest. In the co-main event, 'Cowboy' Alex Oliveira had a very competitive and brutal fight with Carlos Condit, but it was the Brazilian who got the best of the contest. What's next for both fighters? We'll break it down. Plus, top middleweight prospe ...…
 
On today's episode of the podcast, we'll recap the results from UFC 223, examine the win by Khabib Nurmagomedov, try to look ahead to UFC Glendale, discuss Conor McGregor's future, Brock Lesnar's eventual return to the UFC, Bellator 197 and more. This is the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.By Luke Thomas.
 
At UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Al Iaquinta fought in a lightweight main event on pay-per-view for the UFC lightweight title. In the co-main event, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Rose Namajunas had a fantastic display of mixed martial arts with a surprising result in the end. Elsewhere on the fight card, Renato Moicano put on a striking clinic over ...…
 
UFC analyst and commentator breaks down not merely the UFC 223 strawweight title fight between Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but assesses the bigger implications and questions the fight raises.By Luke Thomas.
 
At UFC 223, Max Holloway is going to try to become a two-weight world champion when he faces Khabib Nurmagomedov. Can he get the job done on short notice? We'll discuss. Plus, Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin (GGG) has been cancelled as well as Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit. What's going on? We'll also dig into Bellator 196's Benson Henderson ...…
 
On today's podcast, we'll discuss why the recent surge in interest in boxers vs. MMA fighters has picked up steam, what to make of the results from UFC London: Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Volkov, smaller news like Darren Till and Kamaru Usman on Twitter going back and forth, Canelo still reeling from PED use accusations and more. This is the ...…
 
At UFC London, Fabricio Werdum and Alexander fought in a heavyweight main event on Fight Pass. In the co-main event, Jimi Manuwa and Jan Blachowicz had a fantastic display of mixed martial arts with a surprising result in the end. Elsewhere on the fight card,Tom Duquesnoy and Terrion Ware had an extremely closely-contested bantamweight contest. ...…
 
At today's live chat, we'll preview UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov or UFC London. What is there to look forward to on the fight card? We'll break it down. Plus, Ronda Rousey has made her transition from WWE to UFC and has basically closed the door on any MMA return. What is her legacy? We'll also get into the debate about Nick Newell and wh ...…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll recap the results from UFC 222 including Cris Cyborg's win, Brian Ortega defeating Frankie Edgar, Mackenzie Dern's UFC debut and more. We'll get into boxer Canelo Alvarez's run in with a PED infraction for clenbuterol. We'll also talk about Georges St-Pierre's (GSP) potential return to the Octagon and more. This is t ...…
 
At UFC 222, UFC women's featherweight champion Cris Cyborg fought Yana Kunitskaya in the main event. In the co-main event, Brian Ortega shocked the world by becoming the first person to stop Frankie Edgar and doing so in the first round. Andrei Arlovski got back to work against Stefan Struve, Sean O'Malley had a star-making performance against ...…
 
Jon Jones faced the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) on Tuesday. Was his punishment just and what's next for him with USADA? We'll discuss plus UFC 222: Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya is Saturday. What can we expect from that fight and the co-main event between Frankie Edgar and Brian Ortega? We'll cover all of that and more. This i ...…
 
At UFC Orlando, Jeremy Stephens and Josh Emmett fought in a featherweight main event. In the co-main event, Jessica Andrade and Tecia Torres had a fantastic display of mixed martial arts with Andrade. Elsewhere on the fight card, Ilir Latifi had an incredible win over Ovince Saint Preux, calling out Daniel Cormier in the process. Mike Perry had ...…
 
Arguments are being circulated that the UFC (and maybe MMA) are a fad. Are they true and what does that say about Dana White's leadership? We'll discuss. Plus, we're coming off of the heels of Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone's win over Yancy Medeiros at UFC Austin. We'll break down what happened. We'll also look ahead to UFC Orlando and what the fight ...…
 
At UFC 221, Yoel Romero asserted himself as a top middleweight contender by knocking out Luke Rockhold, Tyron Woodlley is feuding with Dana White, UFC Austin is Sunday, Bellator 194 is on Friday and more. We'll discuss these on the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat.By Luke Thomas.
 
At UFC 221 this weekend, Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero will battle for the interim middleweight title. We'll preview the event plus look at the fight card. UFC 222 still has no main event. It could be Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega and the event turned into a Fight Night, but nothing is official. We'll game out what could happen. Plus, we're st ...…
 
At UFC on FOX 27, Jacare and Derek Brunson fought to the point where Jacare head kicked Brunson into a KO stoppage in round 1. Andre Fili scored a controversial split decision win over Dennis Bermudez, Gregor Gillespie ran over Jordan Rinaldi, Drew Dober fought in a war with Frank Camacho and more. This was the inaugural episode of my LukeCast ...…
 
Nate Diaz took to social media late Tuesday night to signal his desire to return to MMA and the UFC. Will he face Conor McGregor next? We'll discuss. Plus, we're on the heels of UFC 220: Stipe Miocic vs. Francis N'Gannou and Bellator 192: Chael Sonnen vs. Rampage Jackson. What can we say about those events? We'll dig into them as well as look a ...…
 
At UFC 220, Stipe Miocic and Francis N'Gannou fought to a decision. In the co-main event, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier outclassed Volkan Oezdemir to retain his title in under two rounds. Calvin Kattar, Gian Villante and Rob Font also scored nice wins on the main card.At Bellator 192, Rampage Jackson and Chael Sonnen fought to a ...…
 
UFC 220 and Bellator 192 are this weekend, which makes it a big one in mixed martial arts (MMA). Stipe Miocic is facing Francis N'Gannou, Daniel Cormier defends his title against Volkan Oezdemir, and more. Over at Bellator, Douglas Lima defends his title against Rory MacDonald, Chael Sonnen faces Rampage Jackson and more. We'll break down these ...…
 
At UFC St. Louis, Jeremy Stephens and Doo Ho Choi put on a great fight early enough, but Stephens TKO'd him in the second. in the main event. In the co-main event, Paige VanZant looked mediocre and injured against Jessica-Rose Clark. Kamaru Usman put on a dominant display against Emil Meek, but enough to earn a title shot? Michael Johnson also ...…
 
On today's podcast, we'll preview UFC St. Louis and what to expect from Jeremy Stephens vs. Doo Ho Choi. We'll talk about the title reign of Max Holloway as he gets set to defend against Frankie Edgar at UFC 222. Plus, we'll talk about Bellator MMA essentially swapping 'Big' John McCarthy for Jimmy Smith. This is the Promotional Malpractice Liv ...…
 
At UFC 219, Cris Cyborg shined with a solid win over Holly Holm. Should Megan Anderson be next and what can we really say about Cyborg's latest victory? We'll discuss. Plus, Khabib Nurmagomedov put on an incredible display against Edson Barboza, leaving many to wonder whether Tony Ferguson or UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is next. Tha ...…
 
At UFC 219, Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm went the distance in a five-round close contest. In the co-main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov put on an unreal display, absolutely destroying Edson Barboza over the course of three rounds, likely setting up an interim title defense opposite interim champ Tony Ferguson. Also on the card, Carlos Condit returned ...…
 
At UFC 219, Cris Cyborg - the UFC women's featherweight champion - will face Holly Holm. In the co-main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov locks horns with Edson Barboza. What's at stake in both of these bouts? What more can we say about the fight card, generally? We'll explore on today's podcast.Plus, the year in mixed martial arts (MMA) in 2017 is ov ...…
 
According to UFC President Dana White, Floyd Mayweather is in talks with the UFC to potentially compete in mixed martial arts (MMA). Is there anything to this or is it just media trolling? We'll discuss this plus UFC 219 is just around the corner. What's at stake for Cris Cyborg, Holly Holm, Edson Barboza and Khabib Nurmagomedov? We'll dig into ...…
 
At UFC Winnipeg, Rafael dos Anjos fought Robbie Lawler in a very decisive welterweight main event. In the co-main event, Josh Emmett scored a monstrous upset by knocking out Ricardo Lamas. We'll discuss his win despite missing weight. We'll also dive into the welterweight contest between Mike Perry and Santiago Ponzinibbio as well as the light ...…
 
On today's live chat, UFC on FOX 26 discussion is on the docket, as a welterweight clash between Robbie Lawler and Rafael dos Anjos hangs in the balance. Georges St-Pierre (GSP) is out indefinitely from MMA, so what does all of this mean for the middleweight division? We'll get into that plus Brian Ortega's win over Cub Swanson at UFC Fresno, V ...…
 
At UFC Fresno, Brian Ortega scored a submission win over Cub Swanson and did so showing very efficient technique. I'll explain what I mean in today's podcast plus we look at boxing's Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux, Aljamain Sterling's KO loss to Marlon Moraes, Mackenzie Dern's submission win and more. This is the Monday Morning Analyst.…
 
At UFC Fresno, Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega produced a sensational finish in the second round. In the co-main event, Jason Knight had a hard time as Gabriel Benitez has the performance of his UFC career. Marlon Moraes scored a victory over Aljamain Sterling and so much more (including the commentating of Paul Felder and Brendan Fitzgerald). We' ...…
 
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