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.
After a busy news week in the world of mixed martial arts, The MMA Word podcast returns with another episode to fill you in on anything you may have missed. World Series of Fighting crowned two new champions on Saturday night, and Glory put on a spectacular show which featured two one-night tournaments and two title fights. We also learned last week that Bjorn Rebney is out and Scott Coker is in as the President of Bellator. Here’s what we’ve got in store for this episode:
–Shakeup at Bellator: What does it all mean? Will Scott Coker be the breath of fresh air that Bellator needs? I give my thoughts on the future of the #2 MMA promotion and what the future might hold for Bellator.
–WSOF 10/Glory Results: David Branch became the first-ever WSOF middleweight champion, and Rick Glenn became the new WSOF featherweight champion. I’ll give me thoughts on the action from the World Series of Fighting’s 10th event as well as the Glory: Last Man Standing PPV event that went down the same night.
-New Fights Announced This Week: Lauzon vs. Chiesa at Foxwoods, Jacare vs Mousasi at UFC 176, and Chael Sonnen and Josh Barnett are headed to Metamoris. I break down the fights that were booked within the past week.
–Swanson vs. Stephens Breakdown: The UFC will be putting on two events this weekend, one of which taking place in the wee hours in Auckland, New Zealand, and an FS1 card in San Antonio, Texas. I will break down the most meaningful fight of the week, the main event of Fight Night 44, Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens.
As always, you can follow me on twitter: @mikewellman88 for podcast updates and other mixed martial arts ramblings.