The Hammer MMA Radio

This week we are joined in studio by UFC Middleweight and The Ultimate Fighter: Nations winner Elias "The Spartan" Theodorou.  Elias dropped in to talk about his fight a couple of weeks back at UFC Halifax, and when we may see him back in the cage next.

Also joining us in studio is The Hammer MMA Canada host Rob Veevers, and we run down this week's MMA news, including the injury to Cain Velasquez.

To close out the show we all take part in a fun and innuendo-filled roundtable previewing this coming weekend's UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 event.

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, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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It's the 25th episode of The Hammer MMA Canada, and Rob has two guests join him this week. First up is Canadian MMA journalist Carlin Bardsley to discuss the results of last Saturday's Provincial Fighting Championships 3 event from London, Ontario. Amongst other things, that event was noteworthy for being the first post-UFC fight for Jesse Ronson.

Then Canadian Flyweight Eric Wilson joins the show to talk about his upcoming fight against Adrian Woolley at XFFC 5 on October 24th, 2014 in Alberta.

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 The Ultimate Fighter 20 competitor Randa Markos, who tells us about her quest to become the first UFC Women's Strawweight Champion, and the many obstacles that she has faced to get to where she is today.

Later in the show we also catch up with Tom Wright, UFC's Canadian Director Of Operations, and he speaks candidly as always about the company's current Canadian presence.

Finally we look at the week's MMA news including Jason "Mayhem" Miller's arrest, The Korean Zombie's hiatus, TUF 20 so far, and the recent Bellator and World Series of Fighting events.

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, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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Rob is joined this week by Adam McEachern, owner of Martial Law Clothing, to discuss the MMA apparel industry in Ontario.

Afterwards there's a recap of last weekend's World Series of Fighting 14: Ford vs. Shields from Edmonton, as well as a look at this coming weekend's Provincial Fighting Championships 3 in London, Ontario, and featuring the first post-UFC fight of Jesse Ronson.

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's guest on The Hammer MMA Canada is WSOF Light Heavyweight Luke Harris, who will be facing Jared Hamman this weekend in a main card fight at World Series of Fighting 14: Ford vs. Shields, airing live from Edmonton.

After his talk with Luke, Rob previews the rest of the WSOF 14 card and looks back at the results from last weekend's MFC 41 and HKFC events.

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're back from Halifax following UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine.  We recap all of the fights from that night and also have post-fight interviews with many of the winners from that card, including Daron Cruickshank, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Paul Felder, Chris Kelades, Albert Tumonov and Pedro Munhoz.

Earlier that same morning the UFC had another event, UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story from Sweden. The last half of our show includes our rundown of all of those fights, as well as some recent MMA news, and quick looks at the upcoming Bellator 128 and World Series Of Fighting 14 events coming up this weekend.

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, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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We are still in Halifax covering UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine, and it's the second of two episodes full of pre-fight interviews with many of the fighters competing on that event.

This episode we speak with main event opponents Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine, lightweight division opponents Chad Laprise and Yosdenis Cedano, and rising Canadian Bantamweight Mitch Gagnon.

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, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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We are on the road in Halifax covering UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine, and it's the first of two episodes full of pre-fight interviews with many of the fighters competing on that event.

This episode we speak with co-main event opponents Raphael Assuncao and Bryan Caraway, The Ultimate Fighter Nations Middleweight winner Elias Theodorou, and both halves of an exciting looking preliminary fight between Jason Saggo and Paul Felder

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, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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This week Rob Veevers is joined by Fightland's Shawn Smith to preview some of this coming weekend's non-UFC Canadian fight cards.

The guys run down MFC 41 in Edmonton taking place October 3rd, 2014, as well as the HKFC show out of Calgary on the same night. In between, they also get into The Hammer MMA Canada's favorite recurring topic, the Ontario Athletic Commision.

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're on the way to Halifax to cover the first ever UFC event in Eastern Canada, UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine.  Since we will be on the road, this week's episode is up a couple of days early. UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story from Sweden also takes place the same morning, so we preview that card as well. 

There's also big news coming out of last weekend's UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso. We break down the Flyweight Championship fight, the ascension of Conor MacGregor, the debut of Eddie Alvarez, and the successful respective returns of Dominick Cruz and Cat Zingano.  

We'll be posting new shows throughout the week on our podcast feed following the various media events in Halifax.  .

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, find @SteveJeffery on Twitter, or just email us.



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