Chances are if you work somewhere with a water cooler, and work alongside folks who enjoy the many wonders of MMA, then today’s water cooler talk likely covered UFC 165. Then again, you’ve probably already talked about it via things like a phone, the internet etc, etc. After all, not only did the card feature several memorable performances, but the headliner between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson left thousands of jaws dropped and seat edges worn out…
So, in the latest edition of Fightline.com’s “The MMA Word Podcast”, host Mike Wellman and MMA Frenzy’s Chris Leslie breakdown the thrilling event, which went down in Toronto, Ontario.
Here is a summary of the latest show:
UFC 165 gave us one of the greatest light heavyweight title fights in History. Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson put on an amazing battle in Toronto, with Jones winning a unanimous decision after a back-and-forth, hard fought war.
–This week on The MMA Word we recap UFC 165 with Chris Leslie of MMAFrenzy.com. We take a look at the instant classic that was Jones vs Gustafsson, and the rest of the main card, which saw Renan Barao finish Eddie Wineland with a devastating spinning back kick to the face, along with Matt Mitrione getting put to sleep by Brendan Shaub in a d’arce choke, a forgettable fight between Carmont and Phillippou, and a fun scrap between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Pat Healy.
–The week in fight announcements: Pettis vs Thomson, Barnett vs Browne, Johnson vs Benavidez 2, Mendes vs Lentz, Condit vs Brown, and a whole lot of other great fights announced this week make their way into ‘MMA Headlines’.
–The UFC has a fairly busy month of fights set for October, so I run down some fights to watch in the flyweight, and women’s bantamweight divisions.
You can watch the entire episode below.