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<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Poirier v Hooker" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Cr4saQZxS7PrMV0xlfFw2YEs89E=/0x0:3764x2509/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67004087/1252997154.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>This is The A-Side Live Chat.</p> <p>For this episode, former WWE superstar Shane Helms joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to break down some of the top stories in MMA.</p> <p>Some...

<img alt="UFC 248: Adesanya v Romero" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VFgxvoxfDKTHU5zz3aBeBYUw17Y=/0x0:3721x2481/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67004382/1211098193.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>After knocking out <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a> at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1053/ufc-243">UFC 243</a> to claim the middleweight title, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> was supposed to face <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a> for his first title defense. However,...

<img alt="Jorge Masvidal and Joe Rogan" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dOGACCip1acx46q2BwhwWI6QvEg=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67004609/145_Jorge_Masvidal.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-masvidal">Jorge Masvidal</a> was still in the middle of negotiations with the UFC on his next fight, but that didn’t stop the “BMF” champion from training like he was preparing for a...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/N-Jm1khGyF8KttqseXofPF5gx4k=/0x21:2048x1386/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67004897/58625858_2420549967965156_1691651132423667712_o.0.jpg"> <small>Jack Shore makes his UFC debut after racking cup a perfect 10-0 record in the European circuit. | Dolly Clew, Cage Warriors</small> <p>Undefeated Welsh prospect <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5111/jack-shore">Jack Shore</a> will face Brazilian bantamweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4637/anderson-dos-santos">Anderson dos Santos</a> at the UFC Fight...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Hansen v Frey" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3ioCXn4oZpeDoYeCdBH_0PGk-Rk=/4x0:4608x3069/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67005273/1252964604.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Kay Hansen | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4321/kay-hansen">Kay Hansen</a> made headlines for all the right reasons this past weekend in her UFC debut, but her time in the spotlight hasn’t been all wine...

<img alt="Michelle Waterson" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Khrfr8o36Xbkv8hTV7MnUoa_Jpg=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67005459/426_Michelle_Waterson.0.jpg"> <small>Michelle Waterson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A strawweight showdown between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1838/michelle-waterson">Michelle Waterson</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2943/angela-hill">Angela Hill</a> has been added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night card on Aug. 22.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed the matchup to MMA Fighting following...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Poirier v Hooker" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Dps4iLjI1Vtg4OSmBMgLBqPvn4M=/0x0:3713x2475/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66999721/1252996191.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>Between the Links returns with a special live edition. </p> <p>Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs and fellow journalist Kristen King as they battle it out for the...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Poirier v Hooker" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/EAOwFoQofwKUjvwXFam1-Bbf0ys=/0x0:4334x2889/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67001295/1252997222.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2917/daniel-hooker">Dan Hooker</a> returned home to New Zealand following his five round war with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/233/dustin-poirier">Dustin Poirier</a> but it will be at least two weeks before he can hug his...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bIrqRq2NLA34eB4s92WW30dWCfU=/0x0:2188x1459/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67001701/Captura_de_Tela_2020_06_30__s_16.49.18.0.png"> <small>Marcos DaMatta (right) was going to corner Alexandre Pantoja (center) in Abu Dhabi. | Photo via DaMatta's Instagram</small> <p>American Top Team jiu-jitsu coach Marcos “Parrumpinha” DaMatta might not be able to corner <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5015/amanda-ribas">Amanda Ribas</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1614/alexandre-pantoja">Alexandre Pantoja</a> and <a...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Hansen v Frey" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/LyXE47C978J4LDOn9IiE78i57wM=/0x0:4317x2878/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67001879/1252965397.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p>LAS VEGAS – <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/weight-class/strawweight">Strawweight</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4321/kay-hansen">Kay Hansen</a> was in line at Starbucks when UFC matchmakers called. Less than one week later, she had a new contract, octagon win and...