The MMA Word is a weekly video podcast, where host Michael Wellman offers up his views and opinions on the latest headlines in mixed martial arts, as well as interviews with fighters and prominent figures from around the world of combat sports. For Episode #31, Mike is joined by CES MMA featherweight champion Rob Font to discuss his fight at CES 23.
With the TUF Nations Finale and UFC on Fox 11 in the books, we now look ahead to UFC 172, headlined by Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira. Here’s what we’ve got lined up for this week’s podcast:
–Weekend Recap: Chad Laprise and Elias Theorodorou are your newest Ultimate Fighter winners, Tim Kennedy defeated Michael Bisping, Douglas Lima is the new Bellator welterweight champion, and Fabricio Werdum is the number-one contender for the UFC heavyweight title. I give my thoughts on the main event from UFC on Fox 11, and some of the other fights that went down this past week.
–MMA Headlines: Bellator’s PPV card is pretty much finalized, Jake Shields signs with WSOF, and Rich Franklin might become a vice president of One FC.
–-Rob Font Interview: CES MMA featherweight champion Rob Font (9-1) joins us to discuss his upcoming fight with Tristan Johnson at CES 23.
–UFC 172 Preview: Jon Jones will be looking for his seventh defense of the UFC light heavyweight championship. I give my thoughts and predictions for the fights on the main card of UFC 172.
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