UFC analysis

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:…

June 3rd, 2015
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics Some argue that the peak of UFC popularity was around 2005. It was heyday of the “Iceman” Chuck Liddell and the “Pitbull” Andrei Arlovski. Half of all fights that year ended in a knockout, and another quarter of all fights ended in submission. Decisions made up less than a quarter of all fights,…

January 24th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC on FOX 10 January 25, 2014 Heavyweight Matchup: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Stipe Miocic By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  Co-main eventing this weekend on FOX is a heavyweight matchup that the promotion is hoping will provide some heavy leather on an otherwise very lightweight card. Stipe Miocic (#8) is currently a solid -240…

January 23rd, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC on FOX 10 January 25, 2014 Lightweight Matchup: Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  After an injury shuffle for UFC on FOX 10 we have Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson facing off in the main event. Neither of these two own at belt at the moment, which is…

January 14th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 35 January 15, 2014 Middleweight Matchup: Luke Rockhold vs. Constantinos Philippou By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  In the main event at Fight Night 35 there are two Middleweights coming off tough losses, but who are still very much alive in the UFC’s upper echelon and within striking distance of contendership….

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…