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44 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
UFC 264 fallout: The era of Conor McGregor is over as Dustin Poirier emerges as superstar
UFC 264 left some unanswered questions but what we did learn is Dustin Poirier is a dead set superstar. 'The Diamond' scored a second straight victory over the Irishman and even with an unsatisfactory finish, there is no denying Poirier is one of the greatest lightweight in history. This week, we unwrap UFC 264 and discuss what's next for the two lightweight kingpins. Also Tai Tuivasa may have been the biggest winner from UFC 264 with a standout performance from his walkout, to the fight to his post fight shoey. Ands Joseph Parker clears up the rumors surrounding his apparent COVID-19 diagnosis ---- or lack thereof.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Joseph Parker: Refreshed and reignited with heavyweight title in sight
Former WBO heavyweight boxing champion Joseph Parker makes his Fight Club debut this week. The Kiwi is in Las Vegas, training with WBC champ, Tyson Fury - ahead of The Gypsy King's title defence against Deontay Wilder. Parker is coming off the back of a tough win against Derek Chisora, who he reveals is likely to be his next opponent. Parker gives us his thoughts on the heavyweight boxing landscape, his new life under new trainer Andy Lee and why he believes the best is yet to come. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
32 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
UFC 263 wrap: Flawless Israel Adesanya shows class in win over Marvin Vettori
Marvin Vettori had no answers for the slick offensive weapons of Israel Adesanya at UFC 263. The two did battle for the middleweight title in Arizona, with the champion completing a flawless five-round shut-out of the 'Italian Dream'. It was Adesanya's third title defence and arguably one of the most convincing performances of his UFC stint, with the Nigerian-Kiwi showing vast improvements in his grappling game. Elsewhere, Brandon Moreno made history becoming the first Mexican-born UFC champion when he won the flyweight title. And Leon Edwards scored the biggest win if his career, proving a step above Nate Diaz. Fight Club wraps all the talking points from a great night of fights at UFC 263. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
75 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
UFC 263 preview: Can Israel Adesanya repel Marvin Vettori?
Fight Club is back with a bang as we head into a massive title defence for New Zealand's own Israel Adesanya. The UFC middleweight champion defends against Marvin Vettori at UFC 263 in Arizona - the same venue where the two clashed two years ago. Adesanya got the nod that night vis a split decision and Vettori has been hunting a rematch ever since. We deep dive into the matchup and debate why this could be 'The Last Stylebender's" toughest, yet easiest challenge to date. Also we look back at Logan Paul v Floyd Mayweather...is this the future of boxing> See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39 minutes | May 18, 2021
UFC 262 wrap with fighting media mum Ravinder Hunia
The UFC crowned a new lightweight champion on Sunday when Brazilian Charles Oliveira stopped Michael Chandler in the second round. This week, Sky Sports Ravinder Hunia plays co-host as we look at the 11-year journey of the UFC's greatest ever submission artist and his crowning achievement at UFC 262. Ravinder has a secret of her own having stepped inside the boxing ring last weekend and she reveals the emotional journey she went through in the leadup to the fight, and why there was no way she was losing. And we look ahead to Israel Adesanya's upcoming title defence at UFC 263. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
43 minutes | May 14, 2021
UFC 262 preview with Michael Chandler
UFC lightweight title challenger Michael Chandler joins the show days out from his UFC 262 bout with Charles Oliveira in Texas. Chandler can cement his legacy with a victory and claim the vacated 155 title in the process. We cover off the big UFC 262 fights in detail, including a crossroads bout for veteran Tony Ferguson. Also, we look at several big fights announced this week by the UFC as 2021 starts to take shape. And Anderson Silva has called it quits - is he the GOAT of MMA?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
75 minutes | May 4, 2021
Joseph Parker back on track, Mike King and Dan Hooker on mental health awareness
Joseph Parker is back on the right track towards another crack at heavyweight boxing's mountain top, but some people aren't that impressed. We discuss why those people are wrong. Plus. New Zealand comedian Mike King and Dan Hooker on why the IT Heavy Hitters cooperate boxing event is raising awareness for suicide prevention.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
46 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
UFC 261 fallout, Israel Adesanya's next title defence, Joseph Parker v Derek Chisora
Best mate of the show Chris Reive (NZ Herald) steps in for Brad (Dad duties) to gush over the blockbuster UFC 261 card, discuss Israel Adesanya's newly booked title defense against Marvin Vettori, and dig into Joseph Parker's heavyweight clash with Derek Chisora on Sunday.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
51 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Nyrene Crowley and Alex Volkanovski
With Stephen away, City Kickboxing's Nyrene Crowley steps in as co-host. The rising MMA star on her transition from Bali back home to Auckland, her recent draw at King in the Ring and the importance of elite athletes opening up about mental health. Also, UFC featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski on his recovery from COVID-19, the announcement of the new season of the Ultimate Fighter and his upcoming title defence against Brian Ortega.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
85 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Levelled up: Junior Fa
Kiwi heavyweight boxing contender drops in to discuss his loss to Joseph Parker earlier this year and why it might be the best thing to ever happen to him. Fa is eyeing big fights in 2021 as he looks to climb the rankings and contend for a title next year. Plus, Fox Sports' Max Laughton covers off an historic WrestleMania weekend for Australia as WWE welcomed fans back at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. And Stephen and Brad wrap the weekend in MMA action. Is Marvin Vettori worthy of a UFC title fight against Israel Adesanya.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
46 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Baddest man on the planet: Arise Francis Ngannou
After a three-month hiatus, the Fight Club boys are back with a slick new graphic to boot! On our return, we look at the landscape of the UFC heavyweight division after Francis Ngannou's stunning knockout win over champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 260. Where does Jon Jones play into to all of this and what about Derek Lewis? Also, we ask the question: Is Israel Adesanya v Jon Jones now off the table? Plus, where to next for Joseph Parker under a new trainer.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
79 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Young and talented: Aussie MMA star Chelsea Hackett
One of Australia's brightest MMA prospects Chelsea Hackett came up short in her shot at a UFC contract last month, but the 22-year-old has her best years ahead. Hackett joins the Fight Club podcast to discuss her fight in Las Vegas and reveals that Octagon nerves are a real thing. Also, Mike Angove drops by to preview this weekends King in the Ring tournament, and NZ MMA journalist Christopher Reive provides a more than adequate tag team partner for Brad this week as the lads review Mike Tyson's return to the boxing ring.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
36 minutes | Nov 21, 2020
The Deadman Cometh: Mark 'The Undertaker' Calaway
The Undertaker celebrates 30 years in the WWE this weekend at Survivor Series . Brad Lewis had the opportunity to pose a few questions to one of the greatest sports entertainers in the history of the business. Plus, UFC women's flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko on her title defence at UFC 255. And Mark Keddell, manager of heavyweight boxer Junior Fa on why his charge has had to postpone the superfight with Joseph Parker.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
49 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Adesanya or Teixeira? Who gets UFC light heavyweight title shot
Chris Reive fills the co-host chair this week as the lads dive into Glover Teixiera's stunning win over Thiago Santos. Has the veteran Brazilian done enough to leapfrog Kiwi Israel Adesanya for the first shot at Jan Blachowicz's 205-pound title? Plus why has Joseph Parker already gained an edge over Junior Fa ahead of their heavyweight boxing scrap next month? And Brad reveals why Paul Felder is his new favourite fighter.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
33 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Epic UFC war proves Dan Hooker is an elite lightweight (30.06.20)
(This episode was previously released on June 30th 2020) Kiwi lightweight Dan Hooker's brutal five-round thriller against Dustin Poirier will go down as one of the greatest fights in the history of the division. The two warriors battered each other for 25 minutes, with the American coming out on top via a close unanimous decision call.The fight proved Hooker belongs in the top echelon of lightweights after he came within seconds of finishing 'The Diamond' in the second round. This week Fight Club takes a deep dive into the fight and breaks down what the result means for both fighters.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
65 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
City Kickboxing's Brave CF prospect John Brewin
The rising lightweight talks life, title dreams, and his journey to City Kickboxing. For more check out newshub.co.nz/podcasts.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
45 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
UFC lightweight Fight Island thriller awaits
UFC 254 is a matter of days away and boy are we set for one of the greatest lightweight title fights in UFC history. Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defends his crown against the walking zombie himself, American Justin Gaethje to see who is the best 155-pound fighter on the planet. NZ Herald's Chris Reive joins the show to helps us dive into the feature bouts of what will be an epic morning of fights. Plus we hear from NZ's next UFC star Carlos Ulberg and we look at the drawing power of Joseph Parker and Junior Fa. Is their fight a bigger deal than David Tua and Shane Cameron?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
47 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Israel Adesanya mauls Paulo Costa at UFC 253
It was supposed to be the biggest test of Israel Adesanya's UFC career - instead - it was one of the biggest mismatches in UFC middleweight title fight history. Brazilian powerhouse Paulo Costa was erased by The Last Stylebender on UFC's Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, in a flawless performance of precision, skill and elite-level striking. On this episode of Fight Club, NZ Herald's Christopher Reive joins the show to discuss a career-defining performance for the Nigerian-Kiwi. Plus, Dan 'The Hangman' Hooker on how he saw the afternoon unfold with four of his City Kickboxing teammates in action.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
72 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
UFC 253: The Kiwi invasion of Fight Island
UFC 253 is finally here. Four New Zealand warriors will go to war in the cage on UFC Fight Island, including middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, who defends against Brazilian Paulo Costa. Today on the Fight Club Podcast we dive deep into the Main Event of UFC 253.Can 'The Last Stylebender' walk out of Abu Dhabi with his title in tact? Plus, we speak to Shane Young, Brad Riddell and Kai Kara-France ahead of their returns to the Octagon on Sunday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
59 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
We're back from Lockdown with Kai Kara-France
We are finally out of COVID Lockdown ... well sort of. We aren't back in the studio just yey, but thought it was time we chat some fights. The Fight Club podcast is back with a bang as we recap a crazy month of mixed martial arts action. Jon Jones is no longer a champion or a UFC light heavyweight,Stipe Miocic is the GOAT heavyweight and the hype train of Sean O'Malley has been well and truly derailed. Also City Kickboxing's Kai Kara-France joins the show and runs down what two weeks training in a MMA bubble looked like. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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