The Hammer MMA Radio

Jose Aldo's rib injury has officially removed him from the main event of UFC 189, and now Chad Mendes is stepping up to face Conor McGregor for the UFC Interim Featherweight Championship. We start off this week's episode discussing this turn of events and what this new fight means for one of the biggest MMA events of 2015.

Then in the second half of the show we are joined by Invicta FC Bantamweight contender Tonya Evinger, who will be facing Irene Aldana for the vacant Bantamweight Championship at Invicta FC 13 on July 9th, 2015.

Finally, we look back on the results of last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Romero vs. Machida, including the controversal post-fight interview with Yoel Romero, and also discuss the pros and cons of the first display of Reebok's new line of UFC apparel. 

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, Dave Abraham, and Greg Persson. 

Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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For the second weekend in a row we have both UFC and Bellator events taking place.  In the first half of this week's episode we preview the upcoming UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero (a card which so far has already lost most of it's scheduled fights, as well as it's country of origin), and then recap last weekend's Fight Pass only event, UFC Fight Night: Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne.

In the second half of the show we look back at the results of last weekend's Bellator 138: Slice vs. Shamrock, which drew record ratings for the promotion. We'll also see if the momentum carries over into this Friday night's Bellator 139: Kongo vs. Volkov event on Spike TV.

During the show we also break down some of the week's MMA news including Jose Aldo's rib injury, big upcoming fights in Bellator, and Alexander Schlemenko's three year suspension. 

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, Dave Abraham, and Greg Persson. 

Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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This week Rob is joined by Saskatoon fighter Jose Rodriguez to discuss his last fight in World Series of Fighting, as well as the UFC's announcement of their first show in Saskatchewan.

There's also a look at the upcoming Hard Knocks Fighting Championship event on June 26th, as well as a recap of last weekend's Havoc FC 9 card from Alberta.

Hosted by Rob Veevers.

Listen live Wednesday nights at 6:00pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, and @BanzukeAthletic on Twitter.  



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The UFC returns to Germany this Saturday night for the fourth time for UFC Fight Night: Jedrzejczyk, a night headlined by Joanna Jedrzejczyk's first defense of her UFC Women's Strawweight Championship.  This episode we preview the entire UFC Fight Pass exclusive card.

We also take a look at the first major Bellator event in a while, as Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock will presumably fight each other this Friday night at Bellator 138 in a fight literally years in the making.  

Finally, Mexico City was not kind many of the fighters who competed at UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum, but it did result in a brand new undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion.  In the second half of this episode we recap the fights from that event, as well as discuss the announcement of an upcoming UFC event in Saskatoon, and big changes with the Titan FC promotion.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, Dave Abraham, and Greg Persson. 

Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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This week Rob is joined by top Canadian Light Heavyweight Misha Cirkunov to discuss his newly announced signing with the UFC.

Then Havok Fighting Championship fighters Jesse Fox and Ryan Machan join the show to discuss Jesse's fight with Brent Harvie on Friday June 19th, at Havoc Fighting Championship 9 in Red Deer, Alberta.

Hosted by Rob Veevers.

Listen live Wednesday nights at 6:00pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, and @BanzukeAthletic on Twitter.  



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UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum takes place in Mexico City this weekend, and UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez returns to face UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum in order to unite the titles. This episode we preview the entire fight card, including the highly anticipated co-main event between Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez, as well as the latest Flyweight test for Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo.

Then we break down some of the week's MMA news including the likely Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson fight, Brian Ebersole's retirement, and a few other UFC roster cuts and additions.

Finally we take a look back at what was one of the most exciting fight cards in recent memory. UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson from last Saturday night was pure excitement and violence, and we have some fun reliving it.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, Dave Abraham, and Greg Persson. 

Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson takes place this Saturday night. We take the first half of this week's episode to preview the fight card, a night that looks to be a pivotal one for the future of the legendary Dan Henderson.

We also check in with UFC fighter Elias "The Spartan" Theodorou and former UFC fighter Jesse "The Body Snatcher" Ronson, both of whom were in town for last weekend's Global Warriors 2 show, as well as WSOF contender and TUF contestant Josh Hill, who was in the main event.

Later in the episode we run down this week in MMA including the UFC's updated drug testing procedures, the Jon Jones crime scene video, Leslie Smith's eventful night out, TJ Grant's status, some recent UFC roster cuts, and last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves results.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, Dave Abraham, and Greg Persson. 

Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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It's a packed show this week as Rob recaps a couple of huge Canadian MMA events from last weekend.

First it's a rundown of May 30th's Elite 1 event in St. John's, a night which featured big wins for Adam Hunter, Matt DesRoches and more.

Then David Abraham joins in to recap the events of last Saturday night's Global Warriors 2 event in Burlington, Ontario including post-fight interviews with Global Warriors 2 winners Alex Ricci, Adam Assenza and Dave Hale. 

Finally Adrian Woolley, a fighter who should have been on the GW2 card, explains how his highly anticipated matchup with Brazilian import Cleber Junior fell through.

Hosted by Rob Veevers.

Listen live Wednesday nights at 6:00pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, and @BanzukeAthletic on Twitter.  



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We are joined this week by Stand And Bang Radio's Aaron Robbins to preview UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves. Former UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit returns from more than a year on the sidelines due to a knee injury to face former title contender Thiago Alves in Brazil. We preview that fight, as well as the rest of the 12 fight Fox Sports 1/Fight Pass card.

Then we take a look back at one of the best MMA shows in years, as last weekend's UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier gave us a new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, the end of the Weidman/Belfort rivalry, the next UFC Lightweight title contender, and also cemented Andrei Arlovski's UFC comeback.

Finally we take a look at the upcoming Global Warriors event taking place on May 30th, 2015 in Burlington, Ontario.  This is the return of live MMA in our area, and the card features some of the most accomplished Ontario fighters out there including Josh Hill, Alex Ricci, Adrian Wooley, and Lyndon Whitlock.

Hosted by Steve Jeffery, Dave Abraham, and Greg Persson. 

Listen to us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, Stitcher, MMAPodcast.com, Player.FM, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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This week host Rob Veevers has put together a double-sized show focused on this Saturday May 30th, 2015's Global Warriors fight card in Burlington, Ontario, as well as the Elite 1 event in St. John, New Brunswick the same night.

Guests on this week's show to discuss these events include Canadian Welterweight Johnny Sanguinetti, who is having his first professional fight this weekend at the Elite 1 in New Brunswick, Adam McEachern from Martial Law Clothing, and The Hammer MMA Radio's Steve Jeffery.

Also during this episode, find out how to win the grand prize of Global Warriors tickets for this weekend, as well as some sweet gear from Martial Law Clothing.

Hosted by Rob Veevers.

Listen live Wednesday nights at 6:00pm on CFMU 93.3 FM, and online at http://www.thehammermma.com, Last Word On SportsThe Itunes Store, and @BanzukeAthletic on Twitter.  



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