The MMA Analysis

April 19th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The Octagon touches down in Music City this weekend for UFC Fight Night 108, and The MMA Analysis has you covered every step of the way. The 13-fight card is headlined by Cub Swanson and His Flowiness, Artem Lobov, in perhaps the most competitive featherweight bout in the UFC all week. Beyond that, the crew…

March 16th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

Looks like a streak brewing. For the second week in a row, we have a preview show for you loyal fans out there. This week, Jay, Brad, Shaun, and Wes break down UFC Fight Night 107, including a pair of consensus bets for the card. Listen here: Consensus Bets: Parlay: Marc Diakiese & Joe Duffy…

March 7th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis is FINALLY back to preview UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs Gastelum, but first they talked about the terrible fight that was Woodley vs Thompson and then the much better fights that took place at UFC 209 including the ageless wonder with two first names Dan Kelly. Listen Here: Watch Here: Consensus…

February 19th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis did a live fight companion podcast for main card of Bellator 172. Fedor was supposed to fight Matt Mitrione, then just before the card started Bellator announced the fight was off as Mitrione was in the hospital for kidney stones. That put a damper on the night and was a sign to…

February 8th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis is back breaking down the first PPV of the year. Before that we talked about the group of current free agents and then went over the UFC Fight Night 104 card from the past weekend. Listen Here: Consensus Bet: Parlay: Jacare Souza/Glover Texeira (-108) Half Play: Nik Lentz (+220) Consensus Bet Record…

February 5th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The whole crew decided to do a live fight companion podcast for main card of UFC Fight Night 104: Bermudez vs Korean Zombie. There was some awesome knockouts and there was some terrible fights, but the guys tried to keep it interesting throughout. Listen Here: Watch Here: Consensus Bet: Skelly/Hamilton (+108) Consensus Bet Record (2017):…

January 25th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

This week we’re back in the… studio (?) for a recorded version of The MMA Analysis. Jay, Brad, and Wes tackle UFC on Fox 23, a solid card featuring the 74th women’s main event in a row, and give out a consensus bet for the card. They also briefly talk about the carnage that was…

January 22nd, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis decided to break out the fight companion podcast once again. This time for Tito Ortiz’s retirement fight. The guys talked about the exciting fights as they were happening and chatted about much funnier and better things during the boring ones. Give it a listen or watch here. Listen Here: Watch Here: Direct…

January 16th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis was unable to put out the normal event breakdown this week so they decided to do a live fight companion during the main card of Ultimate Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs Penn. Listening to the guys was much more entertaining than hearing Daniel Cormier and that’s a guarantee so give it a…

January 6th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

Rather than your typical year-end show, The MMA Analysis spices things up a bit around this time of year. The beginning of the new year gives us the opportunity to look back to 2016 and see all the stupid predictions we’ve made. Then, we go ahead and try to top those. First up, the UFC…

December 23rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

In the final MMA Analysis of 2016, Brad, Shaun, and Wes take a look at the stacked year-end card going down on December 30th. In addition to breaking down the return of Ronda Rousey, they also recap UFC on Fox 22 from last weekend, and talk about the interim lightweight title business going on at…

December 14th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With the final UFC card before the holidays on the horizon, The MMA Analysis crew was fully prepared to offer a holiday gift of a pair of losing bets as this week’s consensus plays rather than the usual one. However, despite six pick em bouts on this UFC on Fox 22 card Jay, Brad, Shaun,…

December 8th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This weekend brings us another multi-event slate from the UFC, and The MMA Analysis is here to break everything down for you. After taking a quick peek back at a very entertaining TUF 24 Finale card, Jay, Brad, and New Shaun head to upstate New Yaaaahk to tackle UFC Fight Night 102 (at 31:20), before…

December 1st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This week, The MMA Analysis tackles the TUF 24 Finale and its “mystery” main event. Lance makes one last hosting gig before he travels to Bulgaria for his experimental surgery, and Brad is the one missing from the podcast instead. You know it can never be a full house when the MMA Analysis goes down….

November 24th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

In a special holdiay edition of the MMA Analysis, the only difference is that all of us Rockstars gather together during the morning instead of the evening. There are still drunks (Brad), people falling asleep (Sean), fraudulent grades (Jay), and the newest co-host Wesley, poor Wesley, who is stuck with the rest of us. Still,…

November 9th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

UFC 205 is so big that Lance Fischel even decided to show up for the podcast for once. It took him a few minutes, naturally, but he got there eventually. With a full crew present, The MMA Analysis gives you a thorough breakdown of UFC 205 from the three title fights at the top of…

November 3rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis welcomes a new co-host to the show this week, as Wes Colvin (@TruUKFan) joins the crew to break down UFC Fight Night 98 and Bellator 163. After a little hiatus due to the UFC’s break, expect all the Analysis you can handle in the coming weeks, fans. Listen Here: Consensus Bet: Parlay:…

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…

October 5th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

It’s Vegas week for The MMA Analysis! If you’re in Sin City anytime from Thursday-Monday, you can meet up with the crew (sans KING Kevin Casey, as he had prior commitments), and help us feed our alcohol and degenerate gambling addictions. Saturday night in particular will be a treat, as some of the worst minds…

September 28th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The focus of the MMA world for the past few days has been the fantastic card the UFC is putting together for its debut at Madison Square Garden. However, this weekend the Octagon will host a great fight at the top of UFC Fight Night 96, as violence overlord John Lineker squares off with John…

September 21st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The band is back together for the first time in months, as Lance, Jay, Brad, Sean, and New Shaun are all here to break down UFC Fight Night 95 (aka UFC Fight Night: Cyborg Kills Another Chick). Why they all chose this card to show up to is a mystery, but at least there seem…

September 16th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After a crazy card took place in Cleveland last weekend, the Octagon’s first trip to Hidalgo has quite the act to follow. It may not be able to match the madness of UFC 203, but with action fighters like Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson atop the card, it should be able to provide plenty of…

September 9th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This week the MMA Analysis kicks off with one of the truly great intro songs in the history of all things ever created. Cleveland deserves no less, since the city is sure to befall some horrible tragedies after an unexpectedly good summer. Will the first of those tragedies be Stipe Miocic dropping his UFC heavyweight…

September 1st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Going from McGregor/Diaz 2 to UFC on Fox 21 to a Fight Pass card in Hamburg, Germany is quite the transition, but as usual the MMA Analysis pulls it off expertly. With famous explorer Christopher Columbus joining the likes of Bang (defeater of Kuntz), and the Horse Lord Ilir Latifi, UFC Hamburg was right up…

August 23rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The guys broke down the unbelievable fight that was Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz as well as touched on a couple of the other fights on UFC 202. Then they previewed UFC on FOX 21 delving deep into a bunch of newcomer’s fight camps and back stories only the way we know how. Lance bullied…

August 16th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

We hope that our longtime listeners will listen to this week’s episode of The MMA Analysis Faithfully, while new listeners will greet us with Open Arms. If not, it’s okay, we can agree to go our Separate Ways. Just remember when it comes to MMA podcasts, only The MMA Analysis can bring it Any Way…

August 5th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The gang is a little short staffed this week so they brought in 2015 Toutmaster Runner-up Casey to help Jay and Shaun review UFC 201 and break down UFC Fight Night 92. Everyone’s favorite Japanese Twitter legend, Teruto Ishihara, is fighting this week, along with Pontoon Boat and Pesta Sauce so hopefully they liven up…

July 27th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The gang is back together! Shockingly, Lance, Jay, Brad, and Sean are all here for this week’s UFC 201 preview. It’s a good thing too, because on paper UFC 201 is one of the weaker pay-per-view events the organization has put on in 2016, so any extra entertainment is welcome. Listen Here: Consensus Bet: Parlay:…

July 22nd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis is back to take a look at this weekend’s UFC on Fox 20 card. While the main event between Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko, and the co-main event featuring Edson Barboza and Gilbert Melendez are getting most of the headlines, once again the MMA world has missed the script. The real battle…

July 12th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This week the MMA Analysis crew had a big task. Not only did they need to recap the three events to take place during international fight week, but also preview a card headlined by JOHN LINEKER and fraught with important philosophical MMA questions. Do rhyming names have the same power as two first names? Will…

July 7th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Unfortunately recorded just hours prior to Jon Jones being pulled from the main event of UFC 200, this episode of the MMA Analysis still covers the rest of what remains a spectacular card. Jay, Brad, and New Shaun break down the remaining fights on UFC 200, and even the now-defunct Jones-Cormier rematch (spoiler alert, they…

July 1st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Hey fans, it’s Canada Day long weekend and Independence Day long week weekend, so what better way to spend it than listening to your favorite Canadians and Americans break down some fights. The guys broke down the UFC Fight Night 90 and The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale cards as well as touched on the sad…

June 16th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

At first it seemed like any other MMA Analysis: We were making fun of Lance not showing up, then breaking down some fights, but then a funny thing happened… LANCE ACTUALLY SHOWED UP! That’s right folks, the forearms feared all around the world of Women’s MMA are back! In honor of this momentous occasion, we…

June 9th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With no UFC upcoming this weekend, Jay, Brad, and New Shaun (Lance has been fired, and Old Sean is back on probation) were able to dive deep into UFC 199 to recap the most entertaining MMA event of 2016. Some of the big moments covered include Michael Bisping’s shocking win, Dan Henderson’s brutal KO, and…

June 1st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

There are only three things missing from this week’s MMA Analysis: 1) Surrender 2) Retreat 3) Lance You won’t find any of those in our UFC 199 preview, as we’ve got the crew with us, so you know we mean business. We don’t spend much time on the top two fights — as each champion…

May 26th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The gang is almost back together. Sean Carey rejoins the podcast this week, fans, and kicks New Shaun off halfway through the show. Then he proceeds to lead the most meandering conversation about prospects ever. We also break down UFC Fight Night 88, and Sean even gives out a bet (cue audible gasp from the…

May 19th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With no UFC event this weekend, Jay, Brad, and Shaun discuss last weekend’s UFC 198 card, Michael Bisping’s impending doom, Brad being able to make the Vegas trip, VENATOR, and Venator-imitation Bellator. Also, due to overwhelming fan request, WWE’s Extreme Rules gets a few words, as does the NCAA Lacrosse tournament, but absolutely, positively, no…

May 11th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

UFC 198 begins a two-month run for the UFC which could be one of the most impressive in history from a fight quality perspective. With a heavyweight title bout that doesn’t even have Brad clamoring for #FGF, to a showdown between Brazilian legends, to potential last stands for a pair of greats, there’s a lot…

May 4th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

We like to joke around on The MMA Analysis, but every once in a while something serious worthy of mention happens in the MMA world. Unfortunately this week’s episode was recorded prior to the tragic news of Jordan Parsons’ passing after a hit-and-run accident. The MMA Analysis wishes all the best to the Parsons family,…

April 20th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Jon Jones is back! Unfortunately he will not be fighting Daniel Cormier this weekend, but the important part is that Jon Jones is back. Look at the chaos that happened in his absence, some Irish dude became the biggest fighter in the world and then perhaps retired. We talk about that, and how Jon Jones…

April 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With Lance celebrating the birth of his second child, Sean decided to rejoin the podcast for once. On a weekend where the Fox card features some of the greatest MMA Analysis official nicknames in the sport, this one still turned out alright without our usual host. Listen here: Consensus Bet: Parlay: Lyoto Machida & Beneil…

April 7th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After a couple weeks off for both the UFC and The MMA Analysis, this week sees a return for each. The UFC will be heading to Croatia for the first time for a card heavy on… well, heavyweights. With all the newcomers to the UFC on this card as well, Lance is truly in his…

March 16th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With no event to recap from last week, and a card which fails to inspire the greatest interest, The MMA Analysis clocks in at just over an hour this week. Of course, that hour also includes Lance regaling listeners with the tale of his vast overcompensation of alcohol. Listen here: Consensus Bet: Parlay: Antonio Carlos…

March 9th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis crew recaps the craziness that was UFC 196. The guys also ramble about Bellator and comas. Get some pizza delivered and dig into this weeks episode. Listen here: Consensus Bet Record (2016): 4-7 Consensus Bet Record (Overall): 26-28-1 Tracked by GambleProSheets Click HERE to play the consensus bet of the week Direct…

March 3rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Two weeks of weird quotes from Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz have led us to this weekend, where the featherweight champion will move up to welterweight… to fight a lightweight. Both fighters should be commended for putting this bout together on short notice to keep this card intact. The MMA Analysis should also be commended…

February 25th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The most creative striker in MMA history sans his blue vials fighting a hometown career contender never quite able to make the jump to the elite, and now without the use of one of his eyes. In the afternoon. On Fight Pass. Good pacing. Yay. Oh yeah, a champion will be jumping two weight classes…

February 18th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Cowboy vs. Howboy, to see who is the best boy. Mr. Slice and Mr. 5000 to see who is the baddest mister amongst the distinguished gentlemen of Miami. Gracie vs. Shamrock 3 in the cardiac-arrest bowl. What a weekend of MMA. What a time to be alive. Listen here: Consensus Bet: Cody Garbrandt Inside the…

February 4th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Luckily for listeners who might be a little light in the wallet following the betting debacle that was UFC on Fox 18, this edition of The MMA Analysis has been moved from pay-per-view to free audio because of the loss of Sean after his heroic return from the grave last week. Listen here: Consensus Bet:…

January 28th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This week is a big one for The MMA Analysis. Not only is the patron saint of the podcast fighting this weekend, but Old Sean returns from the dead to break down this most important of bouts. There are also a pair of consensus bets dished out, and some talk about recent MMA news since…

January 21st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

It’s rare for The MMA Analysis to do a recap of a Fight Night card with nothing to preview, but UFC Fight Night 81 was no ordinary card. The event saw the UFC re-crown Dominick Cruz as bantamweight champion, concluding one of the greatest stories in MMA history. Listen in as Lance, Jay, Brad, and…

January 14th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This weekend, the UFC is putting a phenomenal fight on free TV, so the MMA Analysis figured it would follow suit with a special free edition of the show covering UFC Fight Night 81. Oh, and if you have yet to pay for all of those episodes you listened to thus far, fear not, the…