MORNING KOMBAT WITH LUKE THOMAS AND BRIAN CAMPBELL

Showtime Presents: Morning Kombat with Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell! Luke is a former Marine Sergeant and the Sr. MMA Analyst for CBS Sports. Brian Campbell is the CBS Sports Sr. Insider for all things Combat. Together they will cover everything happening in the world of Boxing and MMA, including talking to the fighters, promoters and especially you, THE FANS! Morning Kombat has expanded to multiple days a week so If you love combat sports, please subscribe so you don’t miss an episode of MORNING KOMBAT!

MORNING KOMBAT WITH LUKE THOMAS AND BRIAN CAMPBELL

Showtime Presents: Morning Kombat with Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell! Luke is a former Marine Sergeant and the Sr. MMA Analyst for CBS Sports. Brian Campbell is the CBS Sports Sr. Insider for all things Combat. Together they will cover everything happening in the world of Boxing and MMA, including talking to the fighters, promoters and especially you, THE FANS! Morning Kombat has expanded to multiple days a week so If you love combat sports, please subscribe so you don’t miss an episode of MORNING KOMBAT!

Most Recent Episode

  • 🚨 Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim Instant Reaction + Fight Announcement

    Brian Campbell is here solo with an instant reaction to Canelo Alvarez vs. Avni Yildirim. What were Brian's biggest takeaways? Who's next for Canelo Alvarez? Brian breaks it all down here.

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Episodes of This Show

  • UFC: Rozenstruik vs. Gane | Teofimo Lopez & Thriller | Canelo Preview | Ep. 123

    Luke and Brian preview the UFC fight night event, featuring a heavyweight showdown between Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Ciryl Gane. Plus, Thriller wins the bid to air Teofimo Lopez Jr's next fight. What do we make of this? Also, the guys preview Canelo Alvarez's fight vs. Avni Yildirim.


  • UFC 259 Preview, Khabib-Holloway, BJJ GOAT | Luke Thomas' Live Chat ep. 65

    On today's podcast, we'll preview UFC 259 and it's three title fights between Israel Adesanya and Jan Blachowicz, Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson plus Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling. We'll also talk about who is the greatest of all time (GOAT) in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ), what would've happened if Khabib Nurmagomedov fought Max Holloway, this weekend's UFC card headlined by Cyril Gane and Jairzinho Rozenstruik plus so much more.

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  • Khabib Staying Retired | Pettis vs. Collard | TJ Dillashaw | Ep. 122

    MK is back for episode 122. Luke and Brian react to Khabib Nurmagomedov saying he will stay retired forever and that he doesn't believe fighters can have their second prime. Is this saga finally over? PLus, Anthony Pettis vs. Clay Collard set for PFL and TJ Dillashaw wants UFC bantamweight title fight next. Should he get it? Also, Holly Holm vs. Juliana Pena has been booked for May 8th.

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  • Derrick Lewis KOs Curtis Blaydes | Adrien Broner Wins In Return | Ep. 121

    MK recaps all the combat sports action from this past weekend. Luke and Brian break down Derrick Lewis' knockout win over Curtis Blaydes. Is it time to re-evaluate Lewis as a heavyweight contender? Who else impressed on the UFC card? Plus, in boxing, Adrien Broner picked up a UD win in his return for an over 2-year layoff. What do we make of his win? Also, Oscar Valdez upset Miguel Berchelt in dominating fashion, ending with a vicious KO. Is this a career-transforming win for Valdez?

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  • Usman To 185? | Broner vs. Santiago Preview | Blaydes vs. Lewis Preview | Ep. 120

    On the final MK of the week, Luke and Brian preview the weekend in combat sports, including Adrien Broner's return to the ring vs. Jovanie Santiago on SHOWTIME. Plus, they breakdown the UFC fight night card and the big heavyweight main event between Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis. Also, Kamaru Usman said if Israel Adesanya vacates the 185-lb belt, he would move up to the division. Would that be a good thing?

  • Edwards-Muhammad, UFC GOAT Debates, Covington-Masvidal, Poirer-Chandler | Luke Thomas' Live Chat, ep. 64

    On today's podcast, we'll discuss the prevalence of debates happening inside mixed martial arts (MMA) and the UFC about who is the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) in weight classes and why it's happening so much right now with Kamaru Usman and Georges St-Pierre. We'll also talk about the future is for welterweights Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal, Michael Chandler maybe fighting Dustin Poirier, Israel Adesanya leaving middleweight, how Canelo would perform against Floyd Mayweather if today's version fought him and much more.

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  • Jon Jones' Future | Canelo Alvarez | Teofimo Lopez Jr. & Top Rank | Ep. 119

    Morning Kombat is back to discuss the future of Jon Jones in the UFC after his interesting tweet. Plus, Canelo Alvarez says he wants to fight 4 times this year and for 6 to 7 more years total. Is that realistic? Also, in boxing news, Teofimo Lopez Jr. says if Top Rank can't meet his terms he is ready to move on. Where could he go?

  • UFC 258 Recap: Kamaru Usman, Kelvin Gastelum Impress, Maycee Barber losses | Ep. 118

    Morning Kombat recaps all the action from UFC 258. Kamaru Usman impressed with a third-round KO of Gilbert Burns. Is he on his way to becoming the best welterweight ever? In the co-main event, Maycee Barber fell short to Alexa Grasso. Is it time for Barber to re-think her goals. Plus, Kelvin Gastelum outclassed Ian Heinisch. Did this prove he is still a real contender at 185?

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  • UFC 258 Results: Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns | Post-Fight Show

    All of your UFC 258 results, analysis and more on this post-fight show.


    On the main card, Kamaru Usman defended his strap via third-round KO. In the co-main event, Alexa Grasso was able to take two rounds against Maycee Barber. Elsewhere on the fight card, Kelvin Gastelum outclassed Ian Heinisch, Ricky Simon outpointed Brian Kelleher and Julian Marquez scored a late submission win over Maki Pitolo.

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  • UFC 258 Preview: Usman vs. Burns | Poirier vs. Diaz? | Patricio Pitbull | Ep. 117

    MK is back to preview a big weekend as UFC 258 has arrived. Luke and Brian break down the card and tell you everything you need to know about the main event between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns (6:00). Plus, Nate Diaz wants to fight Dustin Poirier. Is that a good fight to make or should Nate take a fight against Leon Edwards (30:00)? Also, the boys had an interview this week with Bellator champ, Patricio Pitbull. They dive into it (42:15).

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  • Room Service Diaries: Gallstones | Bellator's Announcement | Regional Food

    Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell are back with another episode of Room Service Diaries. Luke shares his story about how he almost missed Bellator's big announcement. Brian shares his favorite conspiracy theory with us. The guys discuss the Bellator announcement and finish off the show with some regional food talk.

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  • UFC Recap: Volkov, Sandhagen Win | Paige VanZant BKFC Debut Loss | Ep. 116

    MK is back to recap a big weekend of combat sports. Luke and Brian breakdown all the action from this weekend's UFC fight night event. Alexander Volkov impresses by stopping Alistair Overeem in round 2. What does this mean for the Heavyweight division (4:50) & is it time for Overeem to retire (16:00)? Plus, Cory Sandhagen scores a crazy knockout of Frankie Edgar. What's next for the impressive bantamweight (26:35) and what is Edgar's future (37:00). Also, Paige VanZant losses in her bare knuckle debut over the weekend. How damaging was this to her stock (45:27)?

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  • UFC Preview: Overeem vs. Volkov, Sandhagen vs. Edgar | Ferguson-Nate Diaz? | Ep. 115

    Episode 115 of MK is here as the boys dive into a loaded UFC fight night event. Luke and Brian preview the entire card, including big showdowns between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov & Cory Sandhagen and Frankie Edgar. Plus, Tony Ferguson calls out Nate Diaz. Is that a good fight to make? Also, Conor McGregor gives an assessment of his loss to Dustin Poirier, what should we make of it?

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  • Adesanya-Holloway Striking, McGregor Reaction, Usman vs. Burns | Luke Thomas' Live Chat, ep. 62

    Today on the podcast, we'll preview the UFC's card this weekend headlined by a bout between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov, review the lessons Israel Adesanya's and Max Holloway's striking teaches us, what to make of Conor McGregor's reaction on Instagram to his UFC 257 loss to Dustin Poirier, preview the UFC 258 welterweight title clash between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns plus much more.

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  • GSP vs. Khabib? | State Of UFC's Lightweight Division | Calvin Kattar | Ep. 114

    MK is back and the boys aren breaking down the latest combat sports news and notes, including a report that UFC legend George St-Pierre is preparing to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in an epic comeback bout (06:30). Plus, they dive into the state of the UFC's lightweight division. Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler was almost booked for UFC 258. Is that the fight to make? And Dustin Porier feels disrespected, is a matchup vs. Nate Diaz next (23:00)? Also, Calvin Kattar's coach discusses the non-stoppage vs. Max Holloway (43:00) and PFL unveils their 2021 roster (51:50).

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  • UFC: Overeem vs. Volkov, Sandhagen vs. Edgar | Caleb Plant | Paige VanZant | Ep. 113

    Another week of MK gets started with episode 113 as the boys start to preview this weekend's upcoming MMA events, including a UFC fight night event with some great matchups. Luke and Brian look at the heavyweight matchup between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov (6:15) & the co-main between Cory Sandhagen and Frankie Edgar in the bantamweight division (19:58). Plus, Caleb Plant thoroughly dominated Caleb Truax in a supper middleweight bout. What did we learn from the fight (32:08). Also, former UFC standout Paige VanZant makes her debut with bareknuckle boxing on Friday. What are our expectations for her (44:16)?

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  • Jake Paul Trains With Jorge Masvidal | Tito Ortiz | Caleb Plant | Ep. 112

    On episode 112 of MK, the boys talk about all the latest combat sports news. Luke and Brian discuss Jake Paul training with Jorge Masvidal ahead of his Ben Askren fight (6:50), Mario Yamasaki planning return to MMA (16:35), and Caleb Plant vs. Caleb Truax (51:40). Plus, Tito Ortiz could be removed as Huntington Beach City Council Mayor Pro Tem (16:35).

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  • UFC 257 Leftovers, Masvidal-Covington, McGregor Size Advantage | Luke Thomas' Live Chat, ep. 61

    On today's podcast, we'll go over all of the lingering issues from Conor McGregor's return against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, the benefits of lifting weights and reading books, whether McGregor's success is due to having a size advantage, the prevalence of steroids in sports, whether UFC will make McGregor vs. Poirier III or something else next, Jon Jones at heavyweight, Yoel Romero suing a supplement company, Frank Mir's submission of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Jorge Masvidal vs. Colby Covington and much more.

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  • Conor McGregor's Future, Paul vs. Askren, New UFC Middleweight Matchups | Ep. 111

    On the latest MK, Luke and Brian discuss Conor McGregor's future and debate whether he can make the necessary changes to compete at the highest level (07:48). Plus, they breakdown some newly announced Middleweight matchups, with Darren Till facing Marvin Vettori on April 10th and Robert Whittaker taking on Paulo Costa on April 17th (27:45). Also, Jake Paul is fighting Ben Askren (37:42), BJ Penn got arrested (47:47), and Joe Joyce will fight Oleksandr Usyk (55:10), which could mean good things for a potential Fury vs. Joshua fight.

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  • UFC 257: Poirier KOs McGregor, Chandler Impresses | Pacquiao vs. Garcia? | Ep. 110

    What a wild weekend of combat sports and MK is back to cover it all. The boys recap a crazy UFC 257 event that saw Dustin Poirier knockout Conor McGregor in round 2. What's next for both fighters (6:25)? Plus, former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler impressed in his debut against Dan Hooker and Marina Rodriguez, Joanne Calderwood & Makhmud Muradov all picked up wins (46:00). Also, Manny Pacquiao is in talks to fight...Ryan Garcia??!?! What do we make of it (57:50).


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  • 🚨 UFC 257 Instant Reaction: McGregor vs. Poirier 2 Results | Hooker vs. Chandler

    At UFC 257, former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor faced off with former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier in the pay-per-view main event on Fight Island. Elsewhere on the card, former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler made his UFC debut against Dan Hooker. Amanda Ribas faced off against Marina Rodriguez, Jessica Eye and Joanne Calderwood locked horns and Andrew Sanchez fought Makhmud Muradov.

    On the preliminary fight card, Julianna Peña fought Sara McMann, Arman Tsarukyan faced Matt Frevola, Brad Tavares squared off against Antonio Carlos Junior and much more.

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  • Room Service Diaries | Music | Max Holloway | Favorite Sports Teams | SuperHeros | Morning Kombat

    Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell are back for another episode of Room Service Diaries. Back at the bomb shelter to cover UFC 257 and Showtime Boxing the guys go tip-to-tip answering all your questions submitted through Apple Reviews.

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  • UFC 257 Preview: Weigh-In Reaction, Matchup Changes | Canelo | Mighty Mouse | Ep. 109

    Final MK before a loaded weekend of combat sports. Luke and Brian give their final predictions for the card, discuss some last minute matchup changes, and react to the weigh-in (07:00). Plus, they discuss Canelo signing a 2-fight deal with Matchroom and what we can expect (25:30). The guys also react to Demetrious Johnson & Eddie Alvarez being announced on the April 7th One card on TNT (31:55). Finally they discuss Dana White's Message to streamers (36:20) and preview Angelo Leo vs. Stephen Fulton Jr. on Showtime (39:40).

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  • Chiesa vs. Magny Reaction | UFC 257 Expert Picks with Rashad Evans | Ep. 108

    Different time, no Luke, same MK. Brian is joined by Rashad Evans as they react to the UFC fight island event that was headlined by Michael Chiesa taking on Neil Magny (4:30). Plus, they give their expert picks for this weekend's massive UFC 257 event with Conor McGregor taking on Dustin Poirier (42:20).

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  • Max Holloway Dominates Calvin Kattar | Khabib | Stipe vs. Ngannou | Ep. 107

    Luke and Brian are back with a massive episode of MK as they break down Max Holloway's masterful win over Calvin Kattar. Is it the best performance in UFC history (07:50)? Should Herb Dean or Calvin Kattar's corner stopped the fight (26:52)? Carlos Condit gets the win over Matt Brown. What does Condit have left in the tank (43:24)? Plus, how stupid was Dana White's Khabib announcement and what should we make of it (48:45). Also, the boys give an early preview of UFC 260 which will feature Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou and Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega (1:00:12).

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  • 🚨 Instant Reaction: UFC on ABC 1: Max Holloway def. Calvin Kattar

    At UFC on ABC 1, featherweights Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar fought in the main event on Fight Island while welterweights Carlos Condit and Matt Brown took care of business in the co-main event. Who won? What did we learn? Luke Thomas gives us his instant reaction to the first UFC event of 2021.

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  • Holloway vs. Kattar Preview | McGregor | UFC On Weed | Garbrandt vs. Aldo? | Ep. 106

    MK is back. The boys preview this weekend's UFC on ABC card headlined by Max Holloway taking on Calvin Kattar (6:21). Plus, they talk about Conor McGregor's interview with Maclife (30:18) and discuss UFC's new stance on weed (55:48). Also, Cody Garbrandt wants to fight Jose Aldo. Is it a good matchup (1:08:47)? We close out the show with Dead Wrong (1:15:20) and Tip2Tip (1:22:50).

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  • UFC on ABC Preview, Covington-MAGA, Strongmen, CTE | Luke Thomas' Live Chat, ep. 60

    On today's podcast, we'll preview UFC on ABC 1: Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar and the rest of the relevant fight card. We'll talk about UFC welterweight Colby Covington's next move in the wake of Donald Trump's electoral defeat and MAGA blowback plus the lives of Strongman competitors like Thor Bjornsson and Brian Shaw, the renewed examination of CTE in combat sports, Diego Sanchez's last fight, Conor McGregor's recent statements on a variety of topics and much more.

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  • Pacquiao vs. McGregor or Spence? | Diego Sanchez | Strawweight Division | Ep. 105

    MK 105 is here as the boys discuss Manny Pacquiao's 2021 opponents. Pacquiao says they will be Errol Spence Jr and Conor McGregor. Do we believe this (6:05)? Plus, Diego Sanchez says his next fight will be his last (20:30). The guys discuss MMAFighting.com's article about Spencer Fisher (32:00). Also, Dana White says Weili Zhang's next fight will be either Rose Namajunas or Carla Esparza (52:25). We debut a new segment forcing Luke to answer some of BC's questions (57:43). Finally we close out the show with Fan Submissions (1:12:00). 

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  • Holloway vs Kattar | Diaz Brothers UFC Future | Conor McGregor Looks Jacked | Ep. 104

    Another Monday. Another MORNING KOMBAT. Luke and Brian discuss the UFC's upcoming massive slate of fights over the next few weeks. Plus, the guys talk Dana White's latest comments about the Diaz Brothers and debate their UFC future. Meanwhile, Conor McGregor looked absolutely jacked on Instagram. What should we expect from McGregor physically vs. Poirier. Also, Adrien Broner returns to the ring on Showtime in February. What's left of the once-promising talent?

  • Dana White On Lightweight Title | UFC Fight Island | Anthony Joshua | Ep. 103

    On the newest MK, Luke and Brian are back to talk all things combat sports including the news that the UFC will have limited attendance at UFC Fight Island events. Plus, the boys discuss Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship's recently announced 'Knucklemania' event and Mike Perry's son being born. Also, Anthony Joshua says he has 5 more years of boxing left, what should we make of that?

  • Capitol Mob Siege, UFC 257 Preview, UFC on ABC | Luke Thomas' Live Chat, ep. 59

    Today on the podcast, we'll discuss the siege by the mob on the U.S. Capitol yesterday egged on by Pres. Donald Trump, UFC 257 and what it means for Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, UFC's first show on ABC, favorite books, investing, changes to the 10 point must-system, Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler, lingering controversy over Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway and more.

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  • UFC on ABC | Hooker vs. Chandler | Leon Edwards | Usman vs. Burns | Ep. 102

    On the latest MK, Luke and Brian discuss the UFC's return to broadcast TV and what it says about the sport and company. Plus, they breakdown Michael Chandlers UFC debut matchup vs. Dan Hooker and talk about Leon Edwards recent claims that he offered to fight Chiesa or Magny. Also, the boys talk Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns finally being rebooked for UFC 258 in February. 

  • Garcia Beats Campbell | UFC Fight Island 8 Update | Adesanya vs. Blachowicz | Ep. 101

    The first MK of 2021 is here as the boys kick off the near year with a bang. Luke and Brian recap Ryan Garcia's emphatic win over Luke Campbell. Is it time for Ryan Garcia to start fighting the other young stars in boxing (6:45)? Plus, they recap Rizin 26 (29:20), and discuss Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny being announced as the new main event for UFC Fight Island 8 after Khamzat Chimaev had to bow out due to contracting COVID-19 (40:00). Lastly, Israel Adesanya moves up to take on Jan Blachowicz in March, MORNING KOMBAT dives into that fight (48:00).

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  • Boxing Wish List: Top 5 Fights To Make In 2021

    Brian Campbell looks ahead to the new year in boxing and breaks down his five best fights to make. Balancing the realistic with the hopeful and dreamy, BC targets big returns for Canelo Alvarez, unbeaten welterweight champions and a pair of charismatic heavyweights.

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  • Chimaev OUT Of UFC Fight Island 8 | Garcia vs. Campbell | End Of Year Awards | Ep. 100

    It is finally here, the 100th episode of Morning Kombat has arrived and the boys end a crazy 2020 on a high note. Luke and Brian hand out their end of year awards () and discuss the news that Khamzat Chimaev is OUT of UFC Fight Island 8 (). Plus, they preview Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell ().

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  • Christmas Recap | Anthony Pettis To PFL | Askren vs. Coker | Canelo-Yildirim | Ep. 99

    On episode 99 of MK, Luke and Brian recap their Christmas experiences this year, talk former UFC champion Anthony Pettis signing with PFL, and discuss the feud between Ben Askren and Bellator's Scott Coker. Plus, they breakdown the news that Canelo will fight Avni Yildirim in February. Is it the right move? 

  • Dana White & The Media | January UFC Fight Island Cards | Nunes vs. Anderson | Ep. 98

    MK is back and the guys have a ton of MMA news to breakdown. Luke and Brian react to Dana White's recent rant about MMA media (5:15) and preview what's to come for the UFC in January with a massive Fight Island 2 event that includes Holloway vs. Kattar, Edwards vs. Chimaev, and McGregor vs. Poirier 2 all in a 7 day span (28:00). Plus, Anthony Pettis is now a free agent (37:37), Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker is in the works (42:32) and Amanda Nunes vs Megan Anderson finally has a new date (53:30). Also, Jermall Charlo says he will go up to 168-lbs to fight Canelo Alvarez. Is that the fight to make (1:01:00)? 

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  • UFC Vegas 17 Recap: Thompson, Aldo Win | Canelo, GGG Both Dominate | Ep. 97

    Morning Kombat recaps the final big weekend of combat sports in 2020. Luke and Brian discuss the impressive wins by both Canelo Alvarez and GGG. Is Canelo-GGG 3 finally bound to happen? Plus the boys recap a loaded UFC Vegas 17 card where Stephen Thompson and Jose Aldo picked up dominating wins. Who else stood out?


  • 🚨 Instant Analysis: Canelo Alvarez dominates Callum Smith

    Brian Campbell provides instant reaction following Canelo Alvarez’s unanimous decision over unbeaten Callum Smith on Saturday to unify a pair of super middleweight world titles. BC ponders whether this secures Alvarez’s claim, without argument, to being the pound-for-pound best in the sport and marvels at how well-rounded his approach was in dominating Smith.

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  • UFC: Thompson-Neal, Aldo-Vera | Alvarez vs. Smith | GGG vs. Szeremeta | Ep. 96

    Friday is finally here and MK has you covered on episode 96, previewing all things combat sports this weekend. Luke and Brian breakdown UFC's fight night card including the welterweight main event, Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal, and the bantamweight showdown between Jose Aldo and Chito Vera. Plus, in the boxing world, the guys talk Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith and GGG vs. Kamil Szeremeta.


  • UFC in 2020, Tony Ferguson, Yoel Romero, Paul Brothers | Luke Thomas' Live Chat, ep. 58

    Today on the podcast, we'll discuss Tony Ferguson's future after losing to Charles Oliveira at UFC 256, the UFC's overall run in 2020, Yoel Romero and Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson moving to Bellator, Logan and Jake Paul being annoying, Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith, Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya in 2021, referee Jason Herzog, Gilbert Burns vs. Kamaru Usman, UFC roster cuts and more.

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  • Jake Paul-Conor McGregor | UFC 256 Post Fight Comments | Romero vs. Rumble? | Ep. 95

    MK is back as the boys discuss Jake Paul calling out Conor McGregor and his run-in with Dillon Danis yesterday (7:00). Next up the guys discuss the post-fight comments from both Deiveson Figueiredo and Tony Ferguson including Figueiredo saying that he went to the hospital 2 times before UF 256 (22:22). Yoel Romero had some interesting comments about a potential Anthony Johnson fight (30:30). Luke and Brian also preview Kayla Harrison's battle with Jozette Cotton (41:27) and the 2020 Boxing HOF inductees, including Floyd Mayweather (43:30). The guys close out the main topics with a debate on where Lennox Lewis belongs on the boxing Heavyweight GOAT discussion (48:!5). The boys close the show with Social Justice Wednesday (1:10:20) and Fan Submissions (1:21:15).

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  • UFC 256 Recap : Figueiredo-Moreno Draw, Oliveira Wins | Yoel Romero | Anthony Joshua | Ep. 93

    MK returns for episode 94 as Luke and Brian recap a massive weekend of combat sports. They breakdown the Figueiredo-Moreno draw at UFC 256 and debate whether it was the right call (4:55). Plus, Charles Oliveira dominated Tony Ferguson, should he get the winner of McGregor Poirier II (22:15)? Breaking News Yoel Romero signs with Bellator (39:25). In the boxing world, Anthony Joshua stopped Kubrat Pulev in the ninth round, will we see Fury vs. Joshua (48:25)?

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  • 🚨 UFC 256 Instant Reaction: Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno | Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira

    At UFC 256, UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo put his title on the line against top contender Brandon Moreno in the main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, on pay-per-view. In the co-main event, former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson faced off against rising Brazilian contender Charles Oliveira.

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  • 🚨 Anthony Joshua-Kubrat Pulev Instant Reaction

    Brian Campbell is here to give his instant reaction to Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev. What's next for Anthony Joshua? Was this exactly what Anthony Joshua needed? Brian breaks it all down here!

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  • UFC 256: Figueiredo vs. Moreno, Ferguson vs. Oliveira | Bellator 254 Recap | Ep. 93

    Luke returns for episode 93 of MK as he and Brian preview this weekend's UFC 256 event. Deiveson Figueiredo fights for his 2nd time in weeks as he takes on Brandon Moreno and Tony Ferguson returns vs. Charles Oliveira. The boys also recap Bellator 254 and previewssome boxing including Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev and Shakur Stevenson vs. Toka Kahn Clary.


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  • UFC 256 Preview, Nate Diaz's BJJ, Khabib's Future | Live Chat, ep. 57

    Today on the podcast, we'll preview UFC 256 with Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno and Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira, plus we'll discuss Nate Diaz's Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ), Khabib Nurmagomedov's future, Jake and Logan Paul, UFC's roster cuts and what they mean for Bellator or PFL, Junior dos Santos and his fighting future, Colby Covington and his relationship to Donald Trump plus much more.

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  • Anthony Johnson To Bellator | UFC 256 Storylines | Bellator 254 Preview | Ep. 92

    On Episode 92 of MK, Brian Campbell is joined by Rashad Evans as the boys breakdown and give their picks for UFC 256, including Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno and Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira (17:30). They also preview Bellator 254 (48:00). Plus, they discuss Kayla Harrison booking a rematch with Jozette Cotton (35:39), Claressa Shields training with Jon Jones and Holly Holm (41:30). 

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  • Mayweather vs. Logan Paul | Spence Defeats Garcia | Hermansson vs. Vettori | Ep. 91

    On Episode 91 of MK, Luke and Brian recap the weekend of combat sports, including Errol Spence Jr's impressive win over Danny Garcia in boxing (27:30) and Marvin Vettori's decision victory over Jack Hermansson in the UFC. Vettori says he wants Paulo Costa next and a rematch vs. Israel Adesanya (47:55). How serious of a contender is he? What's next for Errol Spence Jr (27:30)? Plus, the boys react to the news that Floyd Mayweather will be taking on Logan Paul in February (6:35).

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  • Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul: It's Happening

    Retired but undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather announced on Instagram Sunday night he is set to have a boxing exhibition with YouTube bozo Logan Paul. While details are scarce, the event is set to take place on February 20th. No fight card, location or venue was announced.

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  • Errol Spence-Danny Garcia PPV Instant Analysis: Better Than before

    Brian Campbell provides instant reaction to Errol Spence Jr.'s defense of his IBF and WBC welterweight titles in a unanimous decision over former champion Danny Garcia in their pay-per-view main event. What did the win prove in terms of Spence's recovery from a scary accident and where does this place him among the very best welterweights and pound-for-pound fighters in the world? BC provides all of that including what's next for both fighters and who should be favored in a Spence-Terence Crawford superfight.

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  • UFC: Hermansson vs. Vettori | Nick Diaz Returning? | Spence-Garcia Preview | Morning Kombat Ep. 90

    On Episode 90 of MK, Luke and Brian preview the weekend ahead in combat sports including a big PPV fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Danny Garcia & a UFC card headlined by Jack Hermansson taking on Marvin Vettori. Plus, Nick Diaz' manager says he will return to the UFC in 2021, the boys discuss. 

  • Conor McGregor's Trash Talk, Predictions, TJ Dillashaw | Live Chat, ep. 56

    Today on the podcast, we'll discuss the nature of Conor McGregor's trash talk and its effect on opponents, MMA predictions, Errol Spence vs. Danny Garcia, T.J. Dillashaw's return to the UFC bantamweight division, Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou 2, my favorite movies, Wonderboy's next move, Junior dos Santos's future and much more.

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  • Edwards vs. Chimaev OFF | Dustin Poirier | Holyfield vs. Tyson 3? | Ep. 89

    Luke and Brian are back as they discuss all the latest combat sports news including the December 19th, Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev fight being called off due to Edwards testing positive for COVID-19 (6:14). The guys also discuss Dustin Poirier's latest interview (21:18), women's boxing star Claressa Shields signing an MMA contract (33:35) and Evander Holyfield claiming that he wants a trilogy bout with Mike Tyson (52:37).

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  • Tyson vs. Jones Jr. | Jake Paul KOs Nate Robinson | UFC Fight Night: Anthony Smith Wins | Ep. 88

    On Episode 88 of MK, Luke and Brian recap a crazy weekend of combat sports, including the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr boxing event that ended in a draw (6:06). They also break down the other fights on the card including Nate Robinson getting KO'd by Jake Paul (25:55). Plus, they recap the UFC Fight Night event which saw Anthony Smith beat Devin Clark in the main event after Blaydes vs. Lewis was called off due to a positive COVID test (37:48). The guys discuss how Covid-19 continues to impact that sports world (48:02). The guys close out the show with Dm's from Donks (57:05), HYSTS (1:09:14), and Odds & Ends (1:27:30).

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  • 🚨 Instant Reaction: Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. + Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson

    Brian Campbell is here with an instant reaction to Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.. BC discusses Roy jones vs. Mike Tyson. Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson and much more.

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  • Bonus Post Thanksgiving Mailbag (11/27)

    Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell answer all the questions the fans left in apple podcast reviews in this post Thanksgiving special episode.

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  • Tyson vs. Jones Jr. | UFC: Blaydes vs. Lewis Preview | Ferguson vs. Oliveira | Ep. 87

    On Episode 87 of MK, the boys preview the weekend's biggest combat sports events including Mike Tyson facing off vs. Roy Jones Jr (7:45) and the UFC Fight Night card headlined by Curtis Blaydes taking on Derrick Lewis (42:17). The guys talk Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira (55:12). Plus, another social justice Wednesday headlined by Teofimo Lopez & Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul (1:03:44).

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