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The MMA Word Episode #23 (Fight Night 35 & WSOF 8 Recap & UFC on FOX 10 Preview w/ Chris Leslie)

The MMA Word is a weekly video podcast where host Mike Wellman breaks down recent mixed martial arts events, gives his opinion on the issues of the day, and interviews people from around the MMA sphere.  Be sure to check back every Monday for a new episode.  You can follow Mike on twitter @mikewellman88.  You can also subscribe to the audio version of the show on iTunes and the video version on Youtube.  

With two major mixed martial arts events in the books last week, and a big UFC event on the horizon, The MMA Word is back with another episode on  This week we are joined once again by Chris Leslie (@CLeslie15).  Here’s what we’ve got lined up for the show:


—Chris & I recap UFC Fight Night 35, and break down the performances from the night’s biggest winners, including Luke Rockhold, who body kicked Costas Philippou into submission in the first round of the night’s main event.  We also discuss who we scored the fight for in the John Moraga vs. Dustin Ortiz scrap that took home ‘Fight of the Night’ honors and had some fans scratching their heads when the decision was read for John Moraga.  We recap the main card and some of the action from the prelims.

–World Series of Fighting started off 2014 with two title fights on Saturday night, and Chris and I recap the action from the main card.  Justin Gaethje’s first round TKO over Rich Patishnock and Jessica Aguilar’s first round submission over Alita Gray were the highlights of the night, and we break down the potential fight between Gaethje and rising star Nick Newell.

–We also give our thoughts on the biggest news topic of the week, which was the statements made to the Canadian media by former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, and the litany of responses that followed from the media and UFC President Dana White.


–UFC on Fox 10 is coming up on Saturday January  25th, headlined by former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson vs Josh Thomson.  We break down the fights on the main card and give our picks for who will leave Chicago with a W.