The Hammer MMA Radio

This week Rob is joined by debuting Canadian Welterweight Johnny Sanguinetti.

Johnny fights out of Joslin's MMA in Hamilton, Ontario and Johnny looks to be having his first fight in Warrior Xtreme Cage Fighting 59 on August 8th, in Michigan.

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 much-delayed UFC Bantamweight Championshp rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao finally takes place this weekend at UFC On Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2.  On paper this free TV event is full of intriuging and exciting fights, and we break down as many as we can during the first half of this week's episode.

During the second half of the show we discuss some of the week's biggest MMA news stories, including Jacob "Stitch" Duran's Reebok-related firing from the UFC, the possible return of Fedor Emelianenko, TUF 1 veteran Mike Swick's retirement, and the results of last weekend's UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites. 

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 Battlefield Fight League Middleweight Champion Ryan Janes, to discuss Ryan's upcoming title fight at Battlefield Fight League 37. The event takes place on July 25th, 2015 in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Also joining the show is highly ranked Canadian Featherweight Kyle "The Monster" Nelson, who is newly signed to the Battlefield organization, and he discusses what led to him not competing on this weekend's card as expected.

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 heads to Scotland this Saturday night for the first time ever with UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites.  While not the strongest top to bottom card, we do find a lot to discuss with both the main event of Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites, as well as the promising co-main event between Ross Pearson and Evan Dunham.

Then we discuss the news of Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber starring in the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, as well as if even those two charismatic coaches can save the troubled reality show.

Finally, in the second half of the show we look back at the results of last weekend's UFC 189: McGregor vs. Mendes, The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale, and Invicta FC 13. 

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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Rob is joined this week by Justin Donnelly of Five Star Fight League / Five Star Athletics, to discuss Team Canada's involvement in the IMMAF World Championships this weekend in Las Vegas.

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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This week we are joined by Fight Network Analyst and Commentator Robin Black to discuss the upcoming UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor event.  

Robin hosts an incredible series of fight breakdowns called Five Rounds, so there's no one better to help us predict a fight with as many variables as this upcoming UFC Interim Featherweight Championship fight between Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor. The fight itself is so intriguing that we spend the entire first half of our show talking about it.

In the second half of the episode we do our best to preview as many additional fights as possible from the rest of Saturday night's UFC 189, as well as from Sunday night's The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale. 

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 Cat Clarke to discuss the Submission Series PRO event (which includes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Grappling), that takes place in this Saturday, July 11th in Toronto, Ontario.

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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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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