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

  • 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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Episodes of This Show

  • 🚨 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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  • 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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  • UFC 255 Recap: Figueiredo, Shevchenko Win, Perry Loses | Morning Kombat

    MK is back and on episode 86, the boys recap UFC 255 where Deiveson Figueiredo submitted Alex Perez in round 1 and Valentina Shevchenko scored another win. Plus, Tim Means outboxed Mike Perry, Katlyn Chookagian decisioned Cynthia Calvillo and Paul Craig forced Shogun Rua to tap to strikes.

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  • 🚨 UFC 255 Instant Reaction: Figueiredo submits Perez, Shevchenko defeats Maia

    Luke Thomas is here to give you an instant reaction to UFC 255. Deiveson Figueiredo defeats Alex Perez to retain his flyweight title. Valentina Shevchenko retains her flyweight title in a unanimous decision win over Jennifer Maia. Plus more on the main card.

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  • UFC 255: Preview | McGregor-Poirier 2 Official | Anderson Silva Released? | Ep. 85

    On Episode 85 of MK, Luke and Brian break down the news that McGregor-Poirier 2 if finally a done deal. Discuss the rumors that Anderson Silva has been released from the UFC. The Guys do a deep dive on the UFC 255 card including Deiveson Figueiredo taking on replacement challenger Alex Perez and Valentina Shevchenko battling Jennifer Maia. Plus, a recap of Bellator 253. The guys close the show with Dead Wrong, Tip 2 Tip and a Homework review.

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  • UFC 255 Expert Picks with Rashad Evans & Luke Thomas

    Luke Thomas is joined by UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans to break down the entire main card of UFC 255. Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez (0:45). Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia (16:20). Mike Perry vs. Tim Means (28:03). Katlyn Chookagian vs. Cynthia Calvillo (32:10). Shogun Rua vs. Paul Craig (36:45).


    Rashad's Picks: Figuieredo, Shevchenko, Perry, Calvillo, Craig.

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  • Holloway vs Kattar | Usman vs Burns | Bellator 253 | Canelo, Wilder-Fury 3 | Ep 84

    Episode 84 of MK has arrived and Luke and Brian breakdown all the latest combat sports news. The boys discuss the latest around the Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns UFC fight (6:00) and preview Bellator 253 (49:50. They also talk about Wilder-Fury 3 (1:04:53). Plus, it is another Social Justice Wednesday with debates about Jon Jones, Henry Cejudo and more (1:16:45). 

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  • UFC 255 Bonus Interviews: Devieson Figueiredo, Valentina Shevchenko, Alex Perez & Jennifer Maia

    Brian Campbell sat down with Deiveson Figueiredo (3:56), Valentina Shevchenko (13:56), Alex Perez (29:10) and Jennifer Maia (39:38) ahead of their UFC 255 matchups.

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  • Dos Anjos Beats Felder | Terence Crawford's Big Win | Chandler vs Ferguson? | Ep 83

    On Episode 83 of MK, Luke and Brian recap this weekend's UFC fight night battle between Paul Felder and Rafael Dos Anjos (4:35). The boys also break down Bud Crawford's impressive win over Kell Brook and where Crawford goes next (24:57). Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson want to fight each other, is that fight the right call for UFC 256 (54:00)?

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  • Instant Reaction: Terence Crawford’s calculated adjustments show his dominance

    Brian Campbell is here with an instant reaction to Terence Crawford vs. Kell Brook. What’s next for each fighter? What adjustments led to this win? Brian breaks it all down here.

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  • Felder vs. Dos Anjos Preview | Adesanya vs. Blachowicz | Canelo Update | Ep. 82

    On Episode 82 of MK, Luke and Brian preview this weekend's UFC fight night battle between Paul Felder and Rafael Dos Anjos (7:33). The boys also discuss Israel Adesanya vs. Jan Blachowicz (18:13), give an update on Canelo Alvarez (49:10) and recap Bellator 252 (25:37).

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  • UFC Triple Champ, BJJ, Conor & Khabib, Tony Ferguson | Live Chat, ep. 54| Luke Thomas

    Today on the podcast, we'll discuss whether Israel Adesanya or Henry Cejudo will be the first UFC champion across three weight divisions, Brazilian jiu-jitsu journeys, my interactions with fighters like Conor McGregor or Khabib Nurmagomedov, where Tony Ferguson goes from here, how Glover Teixeira matches up with Adesanya or Jan Blachowicz, my tattoo preferences, styles of sports broadcasting, Bellator 252, Paul Felder vs. Rafael dos Anjos and much more.

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  • McGregor-Poirier Drama | Nunes vs. Anderson Postponed | Bellator 252 | Ep. 81

    Episode 81 of MK is here. Luke and Brian are here to discuss Paul Felder, stepping in late notice to take on Rafael Dos Anjos (8:40). Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier seems to be all set but where and when will it take place (28:42)? Amanda Nunes had to withdraw from her UFC 256 bout due to an injury (32:39). The guys Preview Bellator 252 and discuss Patricio Freire's legacy (37:10). The boys also run through some crazy headlines in Boxing (50:13). Plus the end the show with Social Justice Wednesday (1:02:35) and Fan Submissions (1:08:10).

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  • UFC: Santos vs. Teixeira Recap | Izzy vs. Blachowicz | Haney vs. Gamboa | Ep. 80

    On Episode 80 of MK, Luke and Brian recap this weekends combat sports events including Glover Teixeira's impressive win over Thiago Santos. Should Teixeira get a title shot and if he does what happens to Adesanya vs. Blachoowicz. Plus Devin Haney earns a decision win over Yuriorkis Gamboa. Where does Haney go next?

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  • Canelo Splits with DAZN/Golden Boy | UFC: Santos vs. Teixeira Preview | Bellator 251 Recap | Ep. 79

    Episode 79 of MK, Luke and Brian preview this weekends combat sports events including Thiago Santos squaring off against Glover Teixeria in the UFC, and Devin Haney taking on Yuriorkis Gamboa in the boxing world. They also recap Bellator 251 and discuss the latest commentary coming from Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa regarding their October fight.

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  • My JRE Appearance, Adesanya vs. Jan, Jon Jones | Live Chat, ep. 53 | Luke Thomas

    Today on the podcast, we'll talk about my appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, Israel Adesanya vs. Jan Blachowicz, Jon Jones at heavyweight, Tito Ortiz being elected to city council, Derrick Lewis vs. Anthony Johnson, the first female color commentator, how T.J. Dillashaw looks versus the rest of the bantamweight division, PED use in MMA and much more.

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  • Luke's Weekend Reaction | Bellator 251 Preview | Champ-Champ vs. Rankings Debate | Ep. 78

    On Episode 78 of Morning Kombat, Luke returns from his one show absence and shares his reaction to the major combat sports events from this past weekend (4:00). The guys discuss who they think should be the coaches of The Ultimate fighter (35:55). The boys also preview Bellator 251 (26:40) and discuss social justice Wednesday topics (44:30). They close out the show with a deep dive on Champ-Champ status (1:01:38) and some Fan Submissions (1:31:30).

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  • Davis KOs Santa Cruz | UFC Fight Night Recap: Hall vs Silva | Deontay Wilder | Ep. 77

    Episode 77 of MK is here and Brian is joined by Rashad Evans and Rafe Bartholomew to recap all of the action from this past weekend. First they discuss Gervonta Davis' vicious KO win over Leo Santa Cruz. What's next for Davis and where does he rank in p4p rankings (7:00)? Plus recaps of Usyk (22:28) and Inoue's wins (28:34).Also, the guys recap Uriah Hall's win over Anderson Silva on the UFC Fight Night Card. Is this it for Silva (34:50)? Rashad discusses cornering Greg Hardy (44:45). Brian and Rashad close out the main topics by breaking down Dana White's post fight comments on Adesanya-Blachowicz (51:51) and McGregor-Poirier 2 (55:42).

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  • Instant Reaction: Gervonta Davis-Leo Santa Cruz

    Brian Campbell is back to give his instant reaction to Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz. How big was Gervonta's win? What is next for him? Brian breaks it all down here.

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  • Room Service Diaries Davis-Santa Cruz: WE BACK!

    Luke and Brian are back with Room Service Diaries which details their night in Jersey City together ahead of the Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz Showtime PPV this weekend. They talk boxing, MMA and answer the questions you submitted in the apple reviews.

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  • Davis vs. Santa Cruz | UFC Fight Night: Hall vs Silva | Bellator 250 Recap | Ep. 76

    Morning Kombat is back as Luke and Brian preview the biggest combat sports events of the weekend, including the massive boxing match between Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz & the UFC match between Uriah Hall and Anderson Silva. The boys also recap Bellator 250.

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  • Miocic-Ngannou 2? | Bellator 250 Full Preview | Anderson Silva's Legacy | Ep. 75

    Morning Kombat episode 75 is here and Luke and Brian begin the show by breaking down Dana White's latest comments about Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou 2. Will we see this fight in March? Luke and Brian preview Bellator 254 main event between Gegard Mousasi and Douglas Lima. Plus a deep dive on what is an underrated Bellator card. The guys close out the main topics by discussing the story lines for Gervonta Davis' Showtime PPV fight this weekend. On to some social justice as the guys break down some social media feuds around the combat sports world. Finally the guys close out the show with a deep dive around Anderson Silva and by showing off the fan art you submitted.

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  • UFC 254 Recap: Khabib's Goat Ranking | Whittaker-Adesanya II? | UFC's Lightweight Division | Ep. 74

    On today's episode of Morning Kombat, Luke and Brian recap a wild UFC 254 event, including Khabib retiring after his impressive win over Justin Gaethje (). Where does he stand in the all-time UFC GOAT rankings ()? Where does the UFC's lightweight division go from here ()? Plus a breakdown of Robert Whittaker's impressive win over Jared Cannonier. Should he get a rematch vs. Israel Adesanya ()? The guys discuss what other fighters stood out on UFC 254 (). Next up DM's from Donks (). Brian takes over with Have You Seen This Shit () and they close out with their odds and ends ().

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  • UFC 254 Instant Reaction: Khabib Defeats Gaethje, Retires at 29-0 | Whittaker Beats Cannonier

    At UFC 254, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated interim champion Justin Gaethje in the second round via submission, but following the result of the pay-per-view main event on Fight Island, Khabib told the sport historic and explosive news. Luke Thomas gets to all of this in his instant reaction video.

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  • UFC 254 Ultimate Preview: Khabib vs. Gaethje, Whittaker vs. Cannonier | Ep. 73

    Morning Kombat episode 73 is here and Luke and Brian preview everything UFC 254. Does Justin Gathje have a chance vs. Khabib (5:34)? What's at stake for Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier (30:00)? PLUS A full breakdown of the rest of the card (38:30). The guys make some corrections from when they were DEAD WRONG (44:20). They close the show with a Homework Review of Patrice O'neal's Elephant in the room (54:21) and give you some tips for the weekend (1:05:42).

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  • Khabib vs. Gaethje, UFC 254 Preview, Boxing in MMA | Luke Thomas Live Chat, ep. 52

    Today on the podcast, we'll be digging into all things UFC 254. We'll go over every detail of the lightweight championship main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje, the co-main event at middleweight between Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier and other details. We'll dig into media coverage maybe leading to a fighters union, where Conor McGregor/Tony Ferguson/Georges St-Pierre fits into this weekend's proceedings, Lopez vs. Lomachenko review, American and Dagestani wrestling differences and more.

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  • Boxing Hardcores: Where does Lopez belong in P4P rankings after Loma win?

    Brian Campbell welcomes Rafe Bartholomew as the Boxing Hardcores address the fallout and pound-for-pound impact of Teofimo Lopez Jr.’s upset of Vasiliy Lomachenko. Where does Lopez deserve to be ranked? Should the more proven Lomachenko remain higher? The guys also debate the merits of how Lomachenko’s follow up shoulder surgery affected the fight and whether Lopez could gain anything from a rematch.

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  • UFC 254 First Look | Whittaker vs Cannonier | Michael Chandler's role | Ep. 72

    On MK episode 72, Luke and Brian dive into an early look at this weekend's UFC 254 event between Khabib and Justin Gaethje. The boys discuss what will happen if Khabib Nurmagomedov wins and what happens if Justin Gaethje wins. They examine where new lightweight Michael Chandler fits in all of this. Luke and Brian break down the co-main event between Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier. The boys close the show by going through the latest social media beefs and showing off all the fanart you submitted.

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