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

  • Bellator 268 | Ladd vs. Dumont Preview | Jon Jones | Wilder's Statement | EP 216

    On Episode 215 of MK, the guys Preview Bellator 268 and UFC Fight Night: Ladd vs. Dumont. What should we be looking out for on these two cards? Next up the guys discuss the news from Mike Winkeljon that Jon Jones won't be allowed at Jackson Wink until he can get his out of the cage issues under control. The guys close out the show by discussing Francis Ngannou's comments about the UFC and breaking down Deontay Wilder's official statement after the Tyson Fury loss.

    (00:00:00) - Intro

    (00:08:00) - Bellator 268 Preview

    (00:33:40) - UFC Fight Night: Ladd vs. Dumont

    (00:41:15) - Jon Jones

    (00:50:40) - Francis Ngannou

    (00:58:10) - Deontay Wilder's Statement

    (01:10:30) - Dead Wrong

    (01:19:50) - Tip2Tip


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Episodes of This Show

  • Jorge Masvidal vs. Leon Edwards | Open Scoring | Fight Announcements | EP 215

    On Episode 215 of MK, the guys break down the latest news in the combat sports world. Jorge Masvidal is set to face Leon Edwards at UFC 269 on December 11th. Colorado has approved open scoring in combat sports. The guys discuss the recent string of domestic violence incidents in combat sports. What can be done to avoid this? The boys close out the show by discussing some fight news (Luke Rockhold, Tai Tuivasa, Brad Riddell & Geoff Neal) and looking ahead to the weekend.

    (8:40) - Jorge Masvidal vs. Leon Edwards

    (23:00) - Colorado Approves Open Scoring

    (32:30) - Domestic Violence in Combat Sports

    (45:50) - Fight News

    (51:20) - Early Weekend Preview

    (60:00) - Call Me Crazy

    (73:00) - Fan Submissions

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  • What Mackenzie Dern Needs? | MK Extra Credit Ep 3

    Luke Thomas is back with Episode 3 of MK Extra where he recaps all the fights from UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Rodriguez. 

    (00:00:00) - Intro

    (00:01:15) - Marina Rodriguez vs. Mackenzie Dern

    (00:05:12) - Randy Brown vs. Jared Gooden

    (00:08:46) - Matheus Nicolau vs. Tim Elliott

    (00:12:24) - Mariya Agapova vs. Sabina Mazo

    (00:16:00) - Chris Gutierrez vs. Felipe Colares

    (00:19:00) - Alexandr Romanov vs. Jared Vanderaa

    (00:20:27) - Damon Jackson vs. Charles Rosa

    (00:22:40) - Loop Godinez vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez

    (00:24:05) - Steve Garcia vs. Charlie Ontiveros


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  • Fury vs. Wilder 3 Recap | Dern vs. Rodriguez Recap | EP 214

    On Episode 214 of MK, the guys recap the fight of the year between Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder where Fury scored an 11th round TKO in a dramatic fight. What did the result say about each fighter? Plus, Mackenzie Dern came up short against Marina Rodriguez. Was this worthy of leapfrogging Carla Esparza for a title shot?

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  • 🚨 Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 Instant Reaction

    The heavyweight trilogy fight between WBC and Lineal Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder took place in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 9th. In this post-fight show, we'll cover all the boxing results and what it means for not just the competitors, but Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk and other top heavyweights.

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  • Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 | Dern vs. Rodriguez | Ngannou vs. Gane | EP 213

    On Episode 213 of MK, the guys preview Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder. Which fighter has the edge heading into Saturday's rubber match? They also preview UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Rodriguez and react to the news that Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane is in the works for UFC 270. Next up the guys discuss some of the news coming out of Bellator, Was vacating the belt the right move for Pitbull? Should all main event fights have already been five rounds? Finally they close out the main topics with some quick hitters.

    (7:40) - Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder

    (41:45) - UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Rodriguez

    (54:00) - Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane

    (58:00) - Bellator News

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  • Charles Oliveira-Dustin Poirier | BKFC Death | MMA Rules | Fury-Wilder III | EP 212

    On Episode 212 of MK, the guys do an early preview of Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirer now that it is official for UFC 269. Justin Thornton tragically passed away this week following a Bare knuckle fighting loss. Marc Ratner called for consistent rules across all commissions in MMA. What are the positives and negatives of having consistent rules across the commissions. Next up the guys break down where the heavyweight division goes if Tyson Fury or Deontay wilder wins the rubber match. They close out the finally topics with a debate about Joe Rogan's commentary. The boys close out the show with Celebrity Wheel of Death and Fan Submissions.

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  • Niko Price, Alexander Hernandez Win | MK Extra Credit Ep. 2

    Luke Thomas is back with the second episode of MK Extra Credit. Luke runs through the rest of the UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Walker card that he didn't get to in Episode 211 of Morning Kombat.

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  • UFC Fight Night Recap: Santos vs. Walker | Bellator 267 | Fury-Wilder III | EP 211

    On Episode 211 of MK, the guys recap all of the weekends big action in the MMA world, including Thiago Santos big win over Johnny Walker in the UFC. Plus, Michael 'Venom' Page scored the biggest win of his career in a rematch vs. Douglas Lima. Also, Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III fight week is here. Luke and Brian break it down.

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  • UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Walker | Bellator 267 | Fight Announcements | EP 210

    On Episode 210 of Morning Kombat Luke and Brian preview UFC Fight Night Santos vs. Walker and Bellator 267. Which fights are the guys most excited for? This week has been full of fight announcement so the guys break down the latest (Dan Hooker, Dominick Cruz, Raquel Pennington). The guys close out the main topics by breaking down Claressa Shield's comments about Jake Paul and the state of boxing. 

  • Why Manny Pacquiao's Legacy Will NEVER Be Equaled

    Brian Campbell reacts to the retirement of eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao at age 42 and counts down five reasons why there will never be another boxer quite like the Filipino icon given the unique elements of his legacy.

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  • Jon Jones | BIG Fight Announcements | Henry Cejudo | Manny Pacquiao Retires | EP 209

    On Episode 209 of Morning Kombat Luke and Brian react to the new details about Jon Jones' arrest. The guys break down a bunch of recent fight announcements (Petr Yan, Jose Aldo, Derrick Lewis, Derrek Brunson, Claressa Shields, Kayla Harrison). Henry Cejudo is looking to become a 3 division champion by facing Alexander Volkanovski but will the UFC want this fight? We close out the main topics discussing Manny Pacquiao's retirement and updating Teofimo Lopez Jr.'s Triller situation.

    (00:08:20) - Jon Jones Update

    (00:30:15) - Fight Announcements & Rumors

    (00:53:09) - Henry Cejudo Calls out Alexander Volkanovski

    (01:05:35) - Manny Pacquiao Retires

    (01:15:45) - Teofimo Lopez Jr. Update

    (01:19:40) - Social Justice Wednesday

    (01:31:20) - Call Me Crazy

    (01:48:00) - Fan Submissions


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  • Dan Hooker, Jessica Andrade Shine at UFC 266 | Fight Card Breakdown

    Didn’t get enough UFC 266 coverage in Monday’s episode? Luke Thomas has you covered with a deep dive on the rest of the UFC 266 card.


    (00:01:17) - Dan Hooker vs. Nasrat Haqparast

    (00:04:50) - Curtis Blaydes vs. Jair Rozenstruik

    (00:08:54) - Jessica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo

    (00:12:15) - Merab Dvalishvili vs. Marlon Moraes

    (00:16:02 ) - Chris Daukaus vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov

    (00:18:00) - Taila Santos vs. Roxanne Modafferi

    (00:21:02) - Jalen Turner vs. Uros Medic

    (00:22:27) - Nick Maximov vs. Cody Brundage

    (00:23:40) - Matthew Semelsberger vs. Martin Sano

    (00:26:15) - Jonathan Pearce vs. Omar Morales


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  • UFC 266: Volkanovski Beats Ortega, Lawler TKOs Diaz | Usyk Upsets Joshua | EP 208

    MK is back with a MASSIVE episode 208, as the boys recap the huge weekend in combat sports. Luke and Brian breakdown all the results from UFC 266, including Volkanovski's win over Ortega in a fight of the year contender & Robbie Lawler beating Nick Diaz in his MMA return. Plus, Is there any other fight to make besides Valentina Shevchenko vs. Amanda Nunes 3? Also, the guys give their biggest takeaways from Oleksandr Usyk’s upset win over Anthony Joshua and Jon Jones was arrested again.

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  • UFC 266 Results: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega | Nick Diaz | Post-Fight Show

    At UFC 266, UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski faces Brian Ortega in the pay-per-view main event. UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko defends her belt against Lauren Murphy in the co-main event. Mixed martial arts (MMA) icon Nick Diaz rematches Robbie Lawler as the feature fight on the main card.

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  • 🚨 Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk Instant Reaction | Morning Kombat

    Brian Campbell has you covered with an instant reaction to Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk. 

    Morning Kombat’ is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

     

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  • UFC 266: Volkanovski-Ortega, Diaz-Lawler 2 | Joshua-Usyk | Quick Hitters | EP 207

    On Episode 207 of Morning Kombat Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell do a deep dive into the Xs and Os of UFC 266. They start off by previewing the main event and work their way down the card. Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk is also this weekend and the boys break down the fight in detail. They close out the show with quick hitters (Miesha Tate, Jake Paul, Dillon Danis, Masvidal-Edwards?), Dead wrong and Tip2Tip.


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  • UFC 266 Preview, Nick Diaz's Return, GSP HOF | Luke Thomas' Live Chat, ep. 88

    Today on the podcast, we'll preview UFC 266 and all of the important bouts on the fight card. We'll examine the return of Nick Diaz as he prepares for the Robbie Lawler rematch, what to make of Diaz's interview with ESPN, Georges St-Pierre entering the Hall of Fame, Alexander Volkanovski's prep for Brian Orgega, Lauren Murphy's chances against Valentina Shevchenko, Devin Clark's medical bills after his rough loss to Ion Cutelaba, Canelo facing off with Caleb Plant and more.

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  • UFC 266: Shevchenko-Murphy | Diaz-Lawler 2 | Teofimo Lopez | Manny Pacquiao | EP 206

    On Episode 206 of Morning Kombat Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell look ahead to UFC 266's co-main event between Valentina Shevchenko and Lauren Murphy. Nick Diaz has asked Dana White to move the Robbie Lawler rematch to middleweight. The guys break down Teofimo Lopez Jr.'s comments to them about triller. The guys also discuss the state of the heavyweight divison in boxing and close out the show with quick hitters.

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  • Nick Diaz Resume Review | UFC 266 | Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler 2

    The Resume Review is BACK! Luke and Brian will be breaking down Nick Diaz's resume ahead of his UFC 266 rematch with Robbie Lawler. The guys relive Nick's journey to this rematch.


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  • Bellator 266 & UFC: Smith vs. Spann Recaps | Joshua-Usyk | UFC 266 | EP 205

    On Episode 205 of Morning Kombat Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell recap Bellator 266 and UFC Fight Night Smith vs. Spann. Who shined in these events? Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk face off on Saturday and the guys have an early preview into this massive fight. UFC 266 is also this weekend, What is the most important storyline heading into the event. Like always we end the show with Dm's from Donks, HYSTS and Odds & Ends.

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  • Bellator 266 | Smith vs. Spann | Fighter Retirements | Moreno-Figueiredo 3 | EP 204

    On Episode 204 of Morning Kombat Luke and Brian do a full preview on Bellator 266 and UFC Fight Night Smith vs. Spann. The guys react to Joseph Benavidez announcing his retirement, Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figureido 3 and Mighty Mouse's next fight.

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  • Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler, Bellator 266, Triller | Luke Thomas' Live chat, ep. 87

    Today on the podcast, we'll discuss the impending UFC bout between Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler, Bellator 266's upcoming fight card including the organizational debut of Yoel Romero, Triller's godawful event and how they might pivot in a new direction, best movie directors, Conor McGregor's VMAs behavior, the upcoming Anthony Smith vs. Ryan Spann bout, the return of Arman Tsarukyan and more.


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  • Jake Paul | Transgender Fighter | Yoel Romero | DWCS Recap | Quick Hitters | EP 203

    On Episode 203 of Morning Kombat Luke and Brian discuss Jake Paul's most recent comments about his fighting future. Next up the guys discuss Alana McLaughlin's debut. Yoel Romero makes his Bellator debut this weekend at Bellator 266. They guys also recap Dana White's contender Series and do some quick hitters before ending the show with Wheel of Death and Fan Submissions.

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  • Recap: Evander Holyfield-Vitor Belfort, Silva-Ortiz | Oscar Valdez | EP 202

    On Episode 202 of Morning Kombat Luke and Brian recap Vitor Belfort's win over Evander Holyfield and discuss Triller's impact on boxing. Plus, they breakdown Anderson Silva's W over Tito Ortiz and Oscar Valdez' close victory over Robson Conceicao. Also, they preview the weekend.

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  • Evander Holyfield-Vitor Belfort | Silva-Ortiz | Brian Ortega | Tyson Fury | EP 201

    On Episode 201 of Morning Kombat Luke and Brian preview Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort and discuss all the weird things surrounding this card. They Also preview Anderson Silva vs. Tito Ortiz and break down Anderson's comments about a potential Georges St-Pierre fight... They guys dissect some of Brian Ortega's comments in his interview with BC. Tyson Fury came out with a potential timeline and opponent for his next five fights. Finally they close out the topics with some quick hitters (Alex Pereira, Kyoji Horiguchi, Gable Steveson, Oscar Valdez, Daniel Cormier).

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  • Holyfield-Belfort, Hardy-JWP, Silva-Ortiz | Luke Thomas' Live Chat ep. 86

    On today's podcast, we'll talk about Triller's event on Saturday featuring Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort as well as Anderson Silva vs. Tito Ortiz. We'll also talk about superfights that never were like Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brock Lesnar and Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre, mixed martial arts (MMA) media collaborations, Paddy Pimblett's upside, Dan Hardy vs. John Wayne Parr, how to interpret Darren Till's ACL injury.

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  • Jorge Masvidal Speaks | Dana White Contender Series Recap | Quick hitters | EP 200

    Somehow the MK boys have made it to 200 Episodes! The boys bring you a special episode starting off with Jorge Masvidal's comments about a potential Nick Diaz fight and fights with Jake and Logan Paul. Is this the right path for Jorge? Next up the guys recap Dana White's contender series. Which prospects stood out the most? Next up the guys do some quick hitters. Travis Browne had some words for complaining fighters. Timothy Bradley said he hopes Oscar Valdez gets KO'd in the fight he is calling. The guys close out the show with fan submissions, a list of their top MK moments and a music video. You won't want to miss episode 200.

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  • Derek Brunson-Darren Till Recap | Paddy Pimblett | Katie Taylor | Triller | EP 199

    On episode 199 of Morning Kombat Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell recap Derek Brunson's win over Darren Till this past weekend. How has Derek evolved into a better fighter (13:00)? Should Darren Till consider a run at welterweight (26:40)? Paddy Pimblett made his UFC Debut on Saturday. What are the guys thoughts on his debut (40:00)? The boys close out the main topics by talking about Triller booking Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort. Should people be more upset about this matchup (67:00)? Finally the guys close out the show with DM's from donks. HYSTS and odds & ends

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  • Derek Brunson vs. Darren Till | Fight Announcements | Quick Hitters | EP 198

    On episode 198 of Morning Kombat Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell start off the show by previewing UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till. Where does the winner of this fight stand in the title picture? What other fights should we be watching on the card (10:00)? Next up the guys run through some big fight announcements and rumors. Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier reportedly have verbally agreed to fight. Maycee Barber vs. Montana De La Rosa will be facing off (32:30). The guys also preview the DAZN boxing card featuring Katie Taylor. What should we be looking for here? Oscar Valdez tested positive for a banned substance and that can mean bad news for his future (44:50). Finally we close out the show with some quick hitters (74:00) and dead wrong.

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  • Poirier-Oliviera, Paul-Woodley Aftermath, Dissected | Luke Thomas' Live Chat, ep. 85

    Today on the live chat, we'll discuss what Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier might look like, the aftermath of Luke's trip to Cleveland for the boxing event between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley, the future of technique breakdown segments like Dissected or Technical Difficulties, Joe Rogan getting Covid, the UFC debut of Cage Warriors sensation Paddy Pimblett, the futures of Zabit Magomedsharipov and Khamzat Chimaev, the U.S.'s departure from Afghanistan and much more.

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  • UFC Fight Night Recap | UFC 268 | Dana White's Contender Series Recap | EP 197

    Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell are back from Cleveland and ready to break down the latest in the combat sports world. The boys open up with a recap of UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Chikadze. What's next for Giga Chikadze? Should the guys be ready to give up on Kevin Lee? Next up the guys discuss the fallout of Jake Paul's win over Tyron Woodley. Has their view on a rematch changed? Do we believe Jake is really retired? There were some big Fight announcements for UFC 268. Where does this rank among 2021 PPVs? The boys recap Dana White's Contender Series and discuss some big news coming out of it. Finally they close out topics with Quick Hitters. Amanda Nunes vs. Juliana Pena was rescheduled, Junior Dos Santos wants to box and much more.

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  • 🚨 Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Results | Post-Fight Show

    Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell are here with an instant reaction to Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley and the rest of this Showtime PPV card.

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  • Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Preview | UFC Fight Night | PFL | Manny Pacquiao | Ep 196

    Luke and Brian are back together in Cleveland ahead of Showtime's Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley. The guys break down the entire card of fights but thats not all. UFC Fight Night and PFL are both this weekend and you know MK has you covered with previews of those cards. Manny Pacquio has stated that he wants a rematch with Yordenis Ugas. Does Pacquiao deserve the immediate rematch? Finally there are some reports that the IBF will mandate vaccinations for Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos. You won't want to miss this episode.

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  • Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley | Vacation Stories | What We Missed | Morning Kombat Ep 195

    Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell are bringing you a BONUS Thursday episode of Morning Kombat. The boys will talk Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley, share some stories from their vacations and discuss some of the latest news they missed while out. You won't want to miss it!

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  • Pacquiao-Ugas Recap | Cannonier Beats Gastelum | Bellator 265 | Paul-Woodley | Ep 194

    Brian Campbell is solo for Episode 194 of Morning Kombat. BC is back to recap Yordenis Ugas' win over Manny Pacquiao. What's next for each fighter? Jared Cannonier earned a tough decision over Kelvin Gastelum on Saturday. Does Gastelum need to consider a step down in competition? Bc also breaks down the rest of the UFC card. Cheick Kongo had a dramatic victory over Sergei Kharitonov at Bellator 265. Was it enough to get a title shot? Finally we look ahead to Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley this Sunday. What are the biggest storylines? BC breaks it all down.

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  • 🚨 Manny Pacquiao vs. Yordenis Ugas Instant Analysis

    Brian Campbell provides instant analysis of Yordenis Ugas' victory over Manny Pacquiao to retain the WBA Super Welterweight Title.

  • UFC: Cannonier vs. Gastelum | Kamaru Usman vs. Conor McGregor | Jake Paul | Ep 192

    Brian Campbell is joined by Aaron Bronsteter on episode 192 of MK. The guys preview this weekend's UFC Vegas event and discuss Kamaru Usman's response to Conor mcGregor. Plus, they talk Jake Paul's boxing hit list. 

  • Errol Spence Jr. OUT Of Pacquiao Fight | Bellator 264 & Weekend Boxing Recap | Ep 191

    Brian Campbell and Rashad Evans are live for episode 191 of MK. The guys discuss Errol Spence Jr. withdrawing from Saturday's Manny Pacquiao PPV bout with torn retina and undergoing emergency surgery. Plus, they talk WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas who takes his place. Also, BC and Rashad do recaps of Bellator 264 and this weekend's boxing events.

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  • Boxing Hardcores: Will there ever be another Manny Pacquiao?

    Brian Campbell and Rafe Bartholomew get the band back together ahead of Saturday's PBC on Fox pay-per-view pairing Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao against WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas. The guys look at the fallout following unified champion Errol Spence Jr.'s withdrawal due to a torn retina and celebrate the 26-year career of the "PacMan" entering what could be the final bout of his career.

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  • Errol Spence Jr. OUT Of Pacquiao Fight | Bellator 264 & Weekend Boxing Recap | Ep 191

    Brian Campbell and Rashad Evans are live for episode 191 of MK. The guys discuss Errol Spence Jr. withdrawing from Saturday's Manny Pacquiao PPV bout with torn retina and undergoing emergency surgery. Plus, they talk WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas who takes his place. Also, BC and Rashad do recaps of Bellator 264 and this weekend's boxing events.

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  • Bonus Vacation Mailbag: Female Action Movie Stars | Collections | Future Plans

    Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell are on vacation but have you covered with a bonus mailbag episode. Which action movie star would they want to marry? What is a movie that they anticipated but was a let down? Do the guys collect anything? Who gets the Youtube play button when MK reaches 100k Subs? The guys discuss some future plans. Luke discusses a short version of his life story for some of the newer fans.

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  • Bonus Vacation Mailbag: Favorite Non-UFC Champions | Future of MMA | Jon Jones

    Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell are on vacation but have you covered with a bonus mailbag episode. Who are the guys top 5 favorite non UFC champions? What changes do they see coming to MMA in the future? What Changes can be made to the current MMA system? Would the UFC ever trade Jon Jones for A.J. Mckee? Are the best featherweights in the world at UFC or Bellator? Which MMA fighter would you like to see a documentary on?

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  • UFC 265 Recap: Gane Beats Lewis, Aldo & Luque Win | Ep 190

    Episode 190 of MK is here and Luke Thomas and Rashad Evans do a full recap of UFC 265. Ciryl Gane easily defeated Derrick Lewis in the heavyweight main event. How impressive was the win and can he beast Ngannou next? Also, Jose Aldo defeated Pedro Munhoz in Saturday’s co-main event. Is Aldo still a viable title contender despite already losing to Petr Yan? Plus, Vicente Luque made short work of Michael Chiesa with a first-round submission. Does he deserve a shot at Kamaru Usman’s belt?

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  • 🚨 UFC 265 Instant Reaction: Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane | Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz | Vicente Luque

    At UFC 265, Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane will battle in the pay-per-view main event for the interim heavyweight championship (Francis Ngannou is the actual weight class champion). In the co-main event, former WEC and UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo battles Pedro Munhoz locks horns in a bantamweight contest. Also on the card is a welterweight clash between Vicente Luque and Michael Chiesa. Angela Hill, Tecia Torres, Casey Kenney and Song Yadong also appear on the main card.

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  • UFC 265 Preview | Miocic vs. Jones? | Dana White | Ep 189

    On Episode 189 Luke and Brian begin the show with a full UFC 265 preview. What does Derrick Lewis need to do to win? What would a finish mean for Ciryl Gane? Plus breakdowns of the rest of UFC 265. Dana white said that Stipe Miocic has accepted a fight against Jon Jones and that it is up to Jon to decide if he wants this fight. Will Joens take it? Dana white also said that he won't require fighters to get vaccinated. What are the potential ramifications for the Michael Chandler vs. Justin Gaethje fight since Chandler isn't vaccinated and the fight is in New York? The guys close out the main topics with a bunch on quick hitters. Fedor's next opponent. Jiri Prochazka to serve as backup for Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira. Chad Mendes to BKFC. Finally they close out the show with Dead wrong and Tip2Tip.

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  • UFC 265, Chad Mendes, Laurel Hubbard | Luke Thomas' Live Chat, ep. 84

    Today on the podcast, we'll discuss UFC 265 and preview the main event between Derrick Lewis and Cyril Gane. We'll also discuss the return of former UFC featherweight Chad Mendes to combat sports at BKFC, transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard competing for New Zealand in the Olympics, Khabib Nurmagomedov's fellow villager beating Kyle Dake in wrestling and much more.

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  • UFC 265 Storylines | BIG Fight Announcements | A.J. McKee & Dana White | Ep 188

    On Episode 188 of MK, Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell look ahead to UFC 265 this week. What are the biggest storylines heading into Ciryl Gane vs. Derrick Lewis? The guys also react to a few big fight announcements. Paulo Costa is expected to face Marvin Vettori. Islam Makhachev vs. Rafael Dos Anjos is Set for UFC 267. Cody Garbrandt is making his flyweight debut against Kai Kara-France. A.J. McKee made some comments about eventually wanting to go to the UFC. Dana White responds to McKee. The Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley undercard was announced. Are there any fights to look out for? Plus Jamel Herring and Shakur Stevenson have reportedly agreed to terms to fight.

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  • Bellator 263 Recap: AJ McKee Submits Pitbull | UFC: Strickland Beats Hall | Ep 187

    On Episode 187 of MK, Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell recap a BIG weekend in combat sports, especially for BELLATOR MMA where rising star AJ McKee submitted 2-division champ Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 263. Where does this night rank for the promotion and will they be able to keep McKee long-term. Plus, in the UFC, Sean Strickland impressed in a UD win over Uriah Hall. Also, some big fight announcements were made over the weekend. Michael Chandler vs. Justin Gaethje for UFC and Vadim Nemkov vs. Anthony Johnson for Bellator. The guys react to them.

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  • Bellator 263: Patricio Pitbull vs. A.J. Mckee Instant Reaction

    Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell have you covered with an instant reaction to Bellator 263. Tune in for a break down of the biggest matchup on the card.

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  • Bellator 263: Pitbull vs. McKee Preview | Hall vs. Strickland | Ep 186

    On Episode 186 of MK, Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell kick off the show with a preview on Patricio Freire vs. A.J. McKee. What is each fighters key to victory? The guys also break down the rest of a stacked Bellator 263 card. Which fights are they most looking forward to (8:00)? The boys preview UFC fight night Hall vs. Strickland (43:30). What is going on with Canelo Alvarez? It seemed all but official that he would be facing Caleb Plant but that doesn't seem true anymore...(58:20)

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  • Simone Biles, Doping in Weightlifting, Jon Jones | Luke Thomas' Live Chat, ep. 83

    Today on the podcast, we'll discuss the growth of mixed martial arts (MMA) internationally, what to make of the gymnast Simone Biles at the Tokyo Olympics, Jon Jones's potential issue with Luke, top movie directors, the effect of doping on weightlifting, how Bellator's Patricio Pitbull and AJ McKee would face off against any of their UFC featherweight peers, how to train toughness and heart, T.J. Dillashaw's suspension and more.

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  • Usman vs. Covington 2 | Bellator 263 | Stipe Miocic | Conor McGregor | Ep 185

    On Episode 185 of MK, Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell break down Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington 2. What are their thoughts on the rematch (11:00)? Bellator 263 is this weekend with arguably the biggest fight in the promotions history Patricio Pitbull vs. A.J. McKee. What are the biggest storylines heading into Bellator 263 (23:45)? Stipe Miocic is unhappy with the UFC matchmaking and Francis Ngannou is upset about not being protected from questionable judging. What is the right move here (46:05)? Conor McGregor made some nasty comments about Khabib Nurmagomedov's father... Has he gone too far again (65:30)? Bellator announce that Douglas Lima with Face Michael Venom Page at Bellator 267.

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  • Patricio Pitbull Resume Review

    Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell bring back the Resume Review for Patricio Freire ahead of his matchup with A.J. McKee at Bellator 263. How did Pitbull get to this point in his career? Which fights were the most important for his legacy? The guys break down most of his 24 fight bellator run.

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  • UFC Fight Night RECAP: Dillashaw Beats Sandhagen, Barber & Yanez Win | Ep 184

    On Episode 184 of MK, Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell do a full recap of a huge UFC Fight Night event that saw TJ Dillashaw score a split decision victory over Corey Sandhagen. Is the bantamweight division officially the best in the UFC? Plus, Maycee Barber scored a controversial split decision win over Miranda Maverick. The guys give their scores and takeaways from that fight Also, they discuss Adrian Yanez upside after his comeback win against Randy Costa and at BKFC 9 Paige VanZant lost to Rachael Ostovich.

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  • UFC Fight Night Sandhagen-Dillashaw Preview | BKFC 9 | Shobox Anniversary | Ep 183

    On Episode 183 of MK, Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell do a full preview of UFC Fight Night Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw. Which fight are they most excited for? Which fight has the most title implications? Shobox's 20th anniversary is Friday night. The guys look back at Shobox fighters who went on to become champions. BKFC 9 is also Friday headlined by Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich. What are the boys expecting out of this card. Plus some quick hitter to end the show.

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  • Chandler-Gaethje, Tokyo Olympics, MK's Future | Luke Thomas' Live Chat, ep. 82

    Today on the podcast, we'll preview the Cory Sandhagen-T.J. Dillashaw fight. We'll also discuss the possibility of Michael Chandler vs. Justin Gaethje, what to expect from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the future of Morning Kombat, the striking styles of Conor McGregor and Sean O'Malley, the art of public speaking and much more.

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  • UFC Fight Night Sandhagen-Dillashaw Storylines | Canelo-Plant | McGregor | | Ep 182

    On Episode 182 of MK, Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell look ahead to TJ Dillashaw's return from a two year suspension. What should we expect in his matchup vs. Cory Sandhagen? That isn't the only important fight on Saturday's UFC card, the guys also go through the biggest storylines of the rest of the card. Canelo Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant are closing in on finalizing a unification bout. Logan Paul may be fighting Anderson Silva!? What are the guys thoughts? The UFC came out and said that there is no way they would let Conor McGregor compete with pre existing injuries. Who is lying in this situation?

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  • Charlo vs. Castano Reaction | UFC Makhachev-Moises | Bellator 262 | Ep 181

    On Episode 181 of MK, Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell recap a big weekend in combat sports. Jermell Charlo fought to a controversial split decision draw with Brian Castano. What do the guys make of the 117-11 Jermell Charlo judges scorecard? Plus, on UFC Fight Night, Islam Makhachev submitted Thiago Moises in round 4. How high should his stock be? Also, what grade does Miesha Tate deserve for her comeback win vs. Marion Reneau and they recap Bellator 262.

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  • Instant Reaction: Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano | Morning Kombat

    Brian Campbell is back with an instant reaction to Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano. What are the biggest take aways from this fight? Who's next? BC breaks it all down.

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