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Showtime Presents: Morning Kombat with Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell! Luke is a former Marine Sergeant and the Sr. MMA Analyst for CBS Sports. Brian Campbell is the CBS Sports Sr. Insider for all things Combat. Together they will cover everything happening in the world of Boxing and MMA, including talking to the fighters, promoters and especially you, THE FANS! Morning Kombat has expanded to multiple days a week so If you love combat sports, please subscribe so you don’t miss an episode of ...
 
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At UFC on ABC 1, featherweights Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar fought in the main event on Fight Island while welterweights Carlos Condit and Matt Brown took care of business in the co-main event. Who won? What did we learn? Luke Thomas gives us his instant reaction to the first UFC event of 2021. ---------------------------- 'Morning Kombat’ is av…
 
MK is back. The boys preview this weekend's UFC on ABC card headlined by Max Holloway taking on Calvin Kattar (6:21). Plus, they talk about Conor McGregor's interview with Maclife (30:18) and discuss UFC's new stance on weed (55:48). Also, Cody Garbrandt wants to fight Jose Aldo. Is it a good matchup (1:08:47)? We close out the show with Dead Wrong…
 
On today's podcast, we'll preview UFC on ABC 1: Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar and the rest of the relevant fight card. We'll talk about UFC welterweight Colby Covington's next move in the wake of Donald Trump's electoral defeat and MAGA blowback plus the lives of Strongman competitors like Thor Bjornsson and Brian Shaw, the renewed examination of …
 
MK 105 is here as the boys discuss Manny Pacquiao's 2021 opponents. Pacquiao says they will be Errol Spence Jr and Conor McGregor. Do we believe this (6:05)? Plus, Diego Sanchez says his next fight will be his last (20:30). The guys discuss MMAFighting.com's article about Spencer Fisher (32:00). Also, Dana White says Weili Zhang's next fight will b…
 
Another Monday. Another MORNING KOMBAT. Luke and Brian discuss the UFC's upcoming massive slate of fights over the next few weeks. Plus, the guys talk Dana White's latest comments about the Diaz Brothers and debate their UFC future. Meanwhile, Conor McGregor looked absolutely jacked on Instagram. What should we expect from McGregor physically vs. P…
 
On the newest MK, Luke and Brian are back to talk all things combat sports including the news that the UFC will have limited attendance at UFC Fight Island events. Plus, the boys discuss Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship's recently announced 'Knucklemania' event and Mike Perry's son being born. Also, Anthony Joshua says he has 5 more years of boxi…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll discuss the siege by the mob on the U.S. Capitol yesterday egged on by Pres. Donald Trump, UFC 257 and what it means for Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, UFC's first show on ABC, favorite books, investing, changes to the 10 point must-system, Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler, lingering controversy over Alexander Volkano…
 
On the latest MK, Luke and Brian discuss the UFC's return to broadcast TV and what it says about the sport and company. Plus, they breakdown Michael Chandlers UFC debut matchup vs. Dan Hooker and talk about Leon Edwards recent claims that he offered to fight Chiesa or Magny. Also, the boys talk Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns finally being rebooked …
 
The first MK of 2021 is here as the boys kick off the near year with a bang. Luke and Brian recap Ryan Garcia's emphatic win over Luke Campbell. Is it time for Ryan Garcia to start fighting the other young stars in boxing (6:45)? Plus, they recap Rizin 26 (29:20), and discuss Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny being announced as the new main event for U…
 
Brian Campbell looks ahead to the new year in boxing and breaks down his five best fights to make. Balancing the realistic with the hopeful and dreamy, BC targets big returns for Canelo Alvarez, unbeaten welterweight champions and a pair of charismatic heavyweights. --------------------------------- 'Morning Kombat’ is available on Apple Podcasts, …
 
It is finally here, the 100th episode of Morning Kombat has arrived and the boys end a crazy 2020 on a high note. Luke and Brian hand out their end of year awards () and discuss the news that Khamzat Chimaev is OUT of UFC Fight Island 8 (). Plus, they preview Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell (). --------------------------------- 'Morning Kombat’ is av…
 
On episode 99 of MK, Luke and Brian recap their Christmas experiences this year, talk former UFC champion Anthony Pettis signing with PFL, and discuss the feud between Ben Askren and Bellator's Scott Coker. Plus, they breakdown the news that Canelo will fight Avni Yildirim in February. Is it the right move?…
 
MK is back and the guys have a ton of MMA news to breakdown. Luke and Brian react to Dana White's recent rant about MMA media (5:15) and preview what's to come for the UFC in January with a massive Fight Island 2 event that includes Holloway vs. Kattar, Edwards vs. Chimaev, and McGregor vs. Poirier 2 all in a 7 day span (28:00). Plus, Anthony Petti…
 
Morning Kombat recaps the final big weekend of combat sports in 2020. Luke and Brian discuss the impressive wins by both Canelo Alvarez and GGG. Is Canelo-GGG 3 finally bound to happen? Plus the boys recap a loaded UFC Vegas 17 card where Stephen Thompson and Jose Aldo picked up dominating wins. Who else stood out?…
 
Brian Campbell provides instant reaction following Canelo Alvarez’s unanimous decision over unbeaten Callum Smith on Saturday to unify a pair of super middleweight world titles. BC ponders whether this secures Alvarez’s claim, without argument, to being the pound-for-pound best in the sport and marvels at how well-rounded his approach was in domina…
 
Friday is finally here and MK has you covered on episode 96, previewing all things combat sports this weekend. Luke and Brian breakdown UFC's fight night card including the welterweight main event, Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal, and the bantamweight showdown between Jose Aldo and Chito Vera. Plus, in the boxing world, the guys talk Canelo Alvarez…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll discuss Tony Ferguson's future after losing to Charles Oliveira at UFC 256, the UFC's overall run in 2020, Yoel Romero and Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson moving to Bellator, Logan and Jake Paul being annoying, Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith, Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya in 2021, referee Jason Herzog, Gilbert Burns vs. Kamaru…
 
MK is back as the boys discuss Jake Paul calling out Conor McGregor and his run-in with Dillon Danis yesterday (7:00). Next up the guys discuss the post-fight comments from both Deiveson Figueiredo and Tony Ferguson including Figueiredo saying that he went to the hospital 2 times before UF 256 (22:22). Yoel Romero had some interesting comments abou…
 
MK returns for episode 94 as Luke and Brian recap a massive weekend of combat sports. They breakdown the Figueiredo-Moreno draw at UFC 256 and debate whether it was the right call (4:55). Plus, Charles Oliveira dominated Tony Ferguson, should he get the winner of McGregor Poirier II (22:15)? Breaking News Yoel Romero signs with Bellator (39:25). In…
 
At UFC 256, UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo put his title on the line against top contender Brandon Moreno in the main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, on pay-per-view. In the co-main event, former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson faced off against rising Brazilian contender Charles Oliveira. ------------------------…
 
Brian Campbell is here to give his instant reaction to Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev. What's next for Anthony Joshua? Was this exactly what Anthony Joshua needed? Brian breaks it all down here! --------------------------------- 'Morning Kombat’ is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else…
 
Luke returns for episode 93 of MK as he and Brian preview this weekend's UFC 256 event. Deiveson Figueiredo fights for his 2nd time in weeks as he takes on Brandon Moreno and Tony Ferguson returns vs. Charles Oliveira. The boys also recap Bellator 254 and previewssome boxing including Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev and Shakur Stevenson vs. Toka Ka…
 
Today on the podcast, we'll preview UFC 256 with Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno and Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira, plus we'll discuss Nate Diaz's Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ), Khabib Nurmagomedov's future, Jake and Logan Paul, UFC's roster cuts and what they mean for Bellator or PFL, Junior dos Santos and his fighting future, Colby Coving…
 
On Episode 92 of MK, Brian Campbell is joined by Rashad Evans as the boys breakdown and give their picks for UFC 256, including Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno and Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira (17:30). They also preview Bellator 254 (48:00). Plus, they discuss Kayla Harrison booking a rematch with Jozette Cotton (35:39), Claressa Shiel…
 
On Episode 91 of MK, Luke and Brian recap the weekend of combat sports, including Errol Spence Jr's impressive win over Danny Garcia in boxing (27:30) and Marvin Vettori's decision victory over Jack Hermansson in the UFC. Vettori says he wants Paulo Costa next and a rematch vs. Israel Adesanya (47:55). How serious of a contender is he? What's next …
 
Retired but undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather announced on Instagram Sunday night he is set to have a boxing exhibition with YouTube bozo Logan Paul. While details are scarce, the event is set to take place on February 20th. No fight card, location or venue was announced. --------------------------------- 'Morning Kombat’ is available on Apple Podc…
 
Brian Campbell provides instant reaction to Errol Spence Jr.'s defense of his IBF and WBC welterweight titles in a unanimous decision over former champion Danny Garcia in their pay-per-view main event. What did the win prove in terms of Spence's recovery from a scary accident and where does this place him among the very best welterweights and pound…
 
On Episode 90 of MK, Luke and Brian preview the weekend ahead in combat sports including a big PPV fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Danny Garcia & a UFC card headlined by Jack Hermansson taking on Marvin Vettori. Plus, Nick Diaz' manager says he will return to the UFC in 2021, the boys discuss.By Luke Thomas, Brian Campbell
 
Today on the podcast, we'll discuss the nature of Conor McGregor's trash talk and its effect on opponents, MMA predictions, Errol Spence vs. Danny Garcia, T.J. Dillashaw's return to the UFC bantamweight division, Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou 2, my favorite movies, Wonderboy's next move, Junior dos Santos's future and much more. ----------------…
 
Luke and Brian are back as they discuss all the latest combat sports news including the December 19th, Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev fight being called off due to Edwards testing positive for COVID-19 (6:14). The guys also discuss Dustin Poirier's latest interview (21:18), women's boxing star Claressa Shields signing an MMA contract (33:35) and …
 
On Episode 88 of MK, Luke and Brian recap a crazy weekend of combat sports, including the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr boxing event that ended in a draw (6:06). They also break down the other fights on the card including Nate Robinson getting KO'd by Jake Paul (25:55). Plus, they recap the UFC Fight Night event which saw Anthony Smith beat Devin Cla…
 
Brian Campbell is here with an instant reaction to Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.. BC discusses Roy jones vs. Mike Tyson. Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson and much more. --------------------------------- 'Morning Kombat’ is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts. For more…
 
Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell answer all the questions the fans left in apple podcast reviews in this post Thanksgiving special episode. --------------------------------- 'Morning Kombat’ is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts. For more Combat Sports coverage s…
 
On Episode 87 of MK, the boys preview the weekend's biggest combat sports events including Mike Tyson facing off vs. Roy Jones Jr (7:45) and the UFC Fight Night card headlined by Curtis Blaydes taking on Derrick Lewis (42:17). The guys talk Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira (55:12). Plus, another social justice Wednesday headlined by Teofimo Lopez…
 
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