MMA analysis

October 20th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With the UFC still on hiatus, The MMA Analysis crew revisits UFC 204 and the exploits of the group during our time in Vegas. Jay, Brad, and Shaun also chat about GSP’s developing free agent situation and the impending return of Ronda Rousey. Consensus Bet Record (2016): 17-23-1 Consensus Bet Record (Overall): 39-44-2 Tracked by…

February 29th, 2016
Jay Primetown

ToutMaster 2016 (presented by MMAOddsbreaker.com and TheMMA-Analysis Podcast) continued on Saturday (February 27, 2016) with UFC Fight Night 84 in London, England. After Fight Night 84, here’s the updated overall top 20: With a few upsets on the card we saw a shakeup of the standings with a new leader in PaulShag. Upon losing his top…

August 19th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This week, it almost seems as if the UFC knew there would be an MMA Analysis podcast. While friend of the MMA Analysis Chris Que Ladies Kelades was already booked to fight in Saskatoon, Joe Silva went out of his way to make sure Neil Magny-Medov Magny also made it onto the show. Listen in…

August 6th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC event this week will be a big one for the MMA Analysis. Not necessarily because of the fights, but because 3/4s of the podcast will be in Nashville to catch the festivities live. If you end up in the area, stop by and say hi to Lance, Jay, and Brad. You can also…

July 8th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The busiest week of the year for the UFC results in a busy week for the MMA Analysis, but somehow your hosts manage to cram 20 fight breakdowns into just over an hour and a half. There was still plenty of time left over to talk about show favorites Neil Magny and Khabib Nurmagomedov too….

July 1st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

With no major MMA events this week, the MMA Analysis decided to bring one of the co-founders of podcast sponsor Dude Wipes on to the show. Ryan Meegan joins the crew this week to discuss Dude Wipes, their work in MMA, and some of the biggest news in the sport recently. Lance, Jay, Brad, and…

June 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

After a weekend of MMA featuring Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock, UFC Fight Night 70 and Bellator 139 are left with the unfortunate task of trying to measure up. The whole MMA Analysis crew is back together this week to attempt to inject some fun into a rather bleak set of fights, and with podcast…

June 18th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

With a big weekend in MMA on the horizon, the MMA Analysis crew turns in one of their longest shows ever to break down the historic Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock bout. Apparently some Ultimate Fighting Champion organization is also putting on a card this weekend, and that gets discussed as well… but Kimbo vs….

June 11th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

With a full crew once again, this episode of The MMA Analysis tackles UFC 188, featuring a UFC heavyweight title headliner. Even with the sad news that the opening bout of the card, featuring a legendary web presence of the early 2000s has been cancelled, your four hosts give their unique brand of entertaining breakdowns…

June 4th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Usual MMA Analysis host Lance was busy time travelling this week, but Jay, Brad, and Sean more than fill the void with their breakdowns of UFC Fight Night 68. Listen in for the best in serious (and not-so-serious) MMA analysis in the business, and of course the 5Dimes consensus bet of the week. Listen here:…

April 24th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis makes its triumphant return this week to break down the hotly anticipated UFC 186. Well, maybe the card is not that exciting, but after a week with no show there are people dancing in the streets for the podcast to be back. Your co-hosts also officially announce the landmark sponsorship deal which…

April 9th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

With Jay Primetown out a his prom committee meeting, Lance, Brad, and Sean were left to fend for themselves this week on The MMA Analysis. With the quality of the UFC Fight Night 64 card, that resulted in more hijinks than fight breakdowns, although your hosts did manage to sneak a few of their plays…

April 1st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

After another week with no UFC card, the MMA Analysis crew has a slate of fights to talk about on this episode of the podcast. UFC Fight Night 63 is a rare matinee event for the organization, and features a great featherweight main event between Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas. Lance, Jay, Brad, and Sean…

January 9th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

“A little bit of data can go a long way.” The above quote hails from Reed Kuhn, author of the new book Fightnomics: The Hidden Numbers and Science in Mixed Martial Arts and Why There’s No Such Thing as a Fair Fight. Kuhn, a former scientific consultant for the United States military, walked away from…

December 5th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

During one of my first interviews with MMA media I was unexpectedly challenged on what variables I would suggest including on some sort of “new and improved Tale of the Tape.” Thanks to the FightMetric stat-keeping of all UFC fights, there is now a great deal of information on each fighter in surprising detail. Unfortunately,…

December 3rd, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 33 December 7, 2013 Light Heavyweights: Ryan Bader vs. Anthony Perosh By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics Big Picture:  In the last fight before the co-main and main events, there are two light heavyweights that have gathered a fair bit of experience in the Octagon, but have generally remained in different tiers of their…

December 3rd, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 33 December 7, 2013 Heavyweight: Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  Two gritty heavyweights are both coming off TKO losses to top division opponents in May. Now rested, they get thrown back into the cage where one will rebound and one will drop further from contention….

December 2nd, 2013
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Finale is now in the past, and it leaves us with some match-ups to be desired. Some more than others… Starting things off in the bantamweight division, I would like to see Chris Holdsworth vs Yves Jabouin. I think a veteran like Jabouin will be a great test for the…

November 29th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

TUF 18 Finale November 30, 2013 Lightweights: Gray Maynard vs. Nate Diaz By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  It’s a sneaky trilogy matchup dating back to 2007. Nate Diaz first met Gray Maynard on the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter, when Diaz won by guillotine choke to advance to the show’s finals. In…

November 16th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC 167 November 16, 2013 Welterweight Championship: Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  For the 20th Anniversary card, the UFC had to go with their current longest reigning champion. But ever since Anderson Silva got KO’d in front of a huge Vegas crowd, we’re reminded that no champion is…

November 15th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC 167 November 16, 2013 Welterweights: Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  The Tri-Star gym is bringing more than just its current UFC welterweight champion to Las Vegas for UFC 167; they’re also bringing the young man they hope will be their future champion in Rory MacDonald. Facing MacDonald…

November 15th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC 167 November 16, 2013 Welterweight: Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  It’s a battle between two former NCAA Division 1 All American Wrestlers who both learned how to knock people out after transitioning to MMA. It’s a match-up of stylistic clones, which makes it no surprise that the…

November 2nd, 2013
Reed Kuhn

The importance of pace should be obvious to fighters, fans, and judges alike. Pressing the action means launching more weapons, each one offering a small probability of being the one that counts. Even in fights that go the distance, a high pace of output means a fighter doing all they can to control the action,…

September 27th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

For some it was a controversial robbery of an improbable upset. To others it was a record-breaking title defense by one of the sport’s pound-for-pound best. Either way, the UFC 165 main event title fight between champion Jon Jones and challenger Alexander Gustafsson was an epic five-round war that is an immediate contender for Fight…