Five Rounds with Brett Okamoto
Michael Chiesa: 3/22/18
Before a conversation with Michael Chiesa (37:25), Arda Ocal and Brett Okamoto break down the UFC fight night in London, matchups in the welterweight division, Dana White and Anthony Joshua's ongoing contract discussion, Mayweather in the Octagon and much more.
Ryan Hall: 3/14/18
Before a conversation with Ryan Hall (40:23), Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal discuss Bellator 200, Amanda Nunes defending her title (3:21), CM Punk's return to the Octagon (8:21) DJ vs TJ (14:19) and much more.
Stevie Ray: 3/6/18
Before a conversation with Stevie Ray (40:23), Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal discuss UFC 222, Conor McGregor's back and forth with Tony Ferguson, up and coming fighters they're excited about and more.
Chael Sonnen: 2/28/18
Before a conversation with the always entertaining Chael Sonnen (41:02), Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal react to the Jon Jones' hearing, Fight Night from last weekend, Conor McGregor's post about fighting Frankie Edgar and a preview of UFC 222.
Brian Ortega: 2/21/18
Before a conversation with featherweight Brian Ortega (48:45), Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal recap last weekend's UFC Fight Night, discuss Floyd Sr.'s comments on his son trying MMA, take a look at the Jon Jones hearing next week and more.
Kelvin Gastelum: 2/14/18
Before a conversation with Kelvin Gastelum (42:40), Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal recap UFC 221 & Yoel Romero's knockout of Luke Rockhold, wonder if we could see a CM Punk vs. Floyd Mayweather fight in the octagon, discuss the latest with Tyron Woodley & Dana White and more.
Who's Next?: 2/7/18
Before conversations with Rafael dos Anjos (29:05) and Matt Mitrione (39:30), Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal discuss Tyron Woodley's next fight, the mess that is UFC 222, a UFC 221 preview and more.
Miocic/Cormier Confirmed: 1/31/18
Before a conversation with Michael Bisping's coach Jason Parillo (42:24), Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal discuss Stipe Miocic v Daniel Cormier being confirmed, Ronda Rousey heading to the WWE, Jacare Souza's performance last weekend and more.
220 Recap/Colby Covington: 1/24/18
Before an entertaining conversation with Colby Covington, Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal recap UFC 220 & Bellator 192, discuss the Ferguson-Khabib press conference, the latest on the return of Nate Diaz and how a Demetrious Johnson-T.J. Dillashaw fight could happen.
UFC 220: 1/16/18
Before a conversation with Francis Ngannou ahead of his fight against Stipe Miocic (53:20), Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal recap UFC Fight Night in St. Louis, look ahead to UFC 220, preview Bellator 192 and more.
Frankie Edgar: 1/10/18
Before a conversation with Frankie Edgar, Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal discuss Brett's story on Dana White, Cyborg not being interested in Amanda Nunes, John McCarthy heading to Bellator, UFC Fight Night in St. Louis and John Kavanagh's comments on Conor McGregor.
219 Recap & Michael Johnson: 1/3/18
Before a conversation with Michael Johnson, Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal recap the 219 card, talk about the latest with Conor McGregor and guess some betting lines.
2017 Comes To A Close: 12/27/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal preview UFC 219 & Cris Cyborg v Holly Holm in the main event, look back on 2017 in the UFC and look ahead to 2018.
Mike Perry: 12/13/17
Before an interview with Mike Perry detailing his difficult upbringing and run-ins with the law (40:55), Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal look back on UFC Fight Night in Fresno and Brian Ortega taking down Cub Swanson, preview Robbie Lawler v Rafael dos Anjos and the rest of the card in Winnipeg, discuss GSP vacating his title and more.
UFC 218 Recap: 12/6/17
Before a conversation with Tyron Woodley (41:45), Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal share their thoughts on UFC 218, the futures of Max Holloway & Jose Aldo, GSP's sickness and more. Plus, guessing some future betting odds!
UFC 218 Preview: 11/29/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal share their thoughts on Dana White's comments about McGregor fighting again, GSP's future, Michael Bisping's KO loss and a preview of UFC 218!
Conor Controversy: 11/15/17
Before a conversation with Michael Bisping's coach Jason Parillo (33:37), Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal discuss all of the drama with Conor McGregor, Poirier vs. Pettis and more.
Chris Weidman: 11/8/17
Before a conversation with Chris Weidman (33:30), Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal discuss the latest pound-for-pound rankings, Dana White's comments on boxing, the Orlando card being moved to England and more.
UFC 217 Recap: 11/5/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal stayed up late to recap a wild night at UFC 217 with GSP taking down Michael Bisping and Rose Namajunas shocking Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
UFC 217 Preview: 11/1/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal are together in New York getting you ready for UFC 217. Plus, Arda interviews both GSP (38:28) and Michael Bisping (49:48) ahead of their title fight.
BONUS: 30 for 30 Season Two Sneak Peek: 10/30/17
Five Rounds shares the trailer for Season Two of 30 for 30 Podcasts, launching November 14th, as well as one of our favorite episodes from Season One, The Fighter Inside.
James Vick: 10/25/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal break down Darren Till's impressive win over Donald Cerrone in Poland, some drama with Conor McGregor's choice of words, the card at UFC Fight Night 119 this weekend and more. Plus, James Vick joins Arda for an interview.
Garbrandt & Mousasi: 10/18/17
Before conversations with Cody Garbrandt and his uncle (27:03), as well as Gegard Mousasi (1:06:42), Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal share their thoughts on who Conor McGregor may fight next, Dana White's comments on Jon Jones, Cyborg/Holm, UFC Fight Night in Gdansk and more.
UFC 216 Recap: 10/11/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal discuss Tony Ferguson's win over Kevin Lee at UFC 216, what the lightweight picture looks like, the issue with weight cuts, Demetrious Johnson making history and more. Plus, some sound from Brett's interviews in Las Vegas last weekend with Michael Bisping and GSP.
Cub Swanson & Matt Hume: 10/4/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal discuss the latest with Conor McGregor, UFC 216 in Las Vegas this weekend, guess the betting lines of fights at UFC 218 & 219 and more. Later, Cub Swanson and Matt Hume join for interviews.
Justin Buchholz: 9/27/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal share their thoughts on UFC Fight Night in Japan, Bellator 183, Aaron Pico's future and more. Plus, Team Alpha Male coach Justin Buchholz joins.
Mike Perry: 9/20/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal discuss UFC Fight Night in Pittsburgh, Luke Rockhold v David Branch, Ronda Rousey's future and more. Later, Mike Perry joins for a fun interview.
Gilbert Melendez & UFC 215: 9/13/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal share their thoughts on UFC 215, Demetrious Johnson v Ray Borg being rebooked for UFC 216, Brett's interview with Ronda Rousey, the latest with Jon Jones and more. Plus, Gilbert Melendez joins and talks about his leg injury suffered at 215.
UFC 215 - Ray Borg: 9/6/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal discuss Nate Diaz' Instragram post about Conor McGregor, where Ben Askren stands as he gets ready to step away from MMA after his fight against Shinya Aoki, updates on the Jon Jones' saga, UFC 215 and more. Plus, Ray Borg joins for an interview ahead of his fight against Demetrious Johnson this weekend.
May/Mac Recap: 8/30/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal share their thoughts on the McGregor-Mayweather fight, what Conor's future in the fighting world looks like and more. They also discuss the Jon Jones situation and are joined by UFC lightweight Justin Gaethje and light welterweight world champion boxer Terence Crawford.
Time To Fight: 8/23/17
Brett Okamoto previews the McGregor/Mayweather fight for the final time with both Chael Sonnen and Dan Hardy. Brett and Chael also share their thoughts on Jon Jones.
Crossing Crumlin Road: 8/23/17
Doubletruck Stories: Long after he escaped Dublin, Conor McGregor still rebels against its psychic barriers. Small wonder he's crazy enough to box Floyd Mayweather. By Wright Thompson.
Brett Okamoto explores Conor McGregor the man, the person behind the persona, the working-class hero of Dublin. Wright Thompson and Ryen Russillo offer their insight, too.
Wright Thompson & Tony Ferguson: 8/15/17
In a packed episode, Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal have conversations with both Wright Thompson and Tony Ferguson. Plus, sound from Brett's conversation with Conor McGregor, reacting to Floyd Mayweather's media day, Daniel Cormier saying he will fight again and more.
Sparring Problems: 8/9/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal discuss UFC Fight Night in Mexico, all the drama surrounding Conor McGregor & Paulie Malignaggi, what they're looking forward to on the UFC schedule the rest of the year and more. Plus, a conversation with boxer Shawn Porter.
Luke Rockhold: 8/2/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal discuss Tyron Woodley's comments, Anthony Johnson's possible comeback, Jose Aldo v Cub Swanson and much more. Brett also talks to Conor McGregor's striking coach to get an inside perspective on how fight camp is going. Afterwards, we talk to former UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold about his upcoming fight.
UFC 214 Recap: 7/30/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal share their immediate thoughts following UFC 214, including Jon Jones reclaiming the light heavyweight title and Cris Cyborg beating Tonya Evinger.
UFC 214 Preview: 7/25/17
Get ready for UFC 214 by listening to Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal break down this weekend's super card with three title fights: Cormier v Jones, Cyborg v Evinger and Woodley v Maia. Plus, we give our thoughts on Lawler v Cerrone and Weidman's big win last weekend. Keep an eye out for a post-fight bonus podcast this weekend.
Eddie Alvarez: 7/19/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal discuss UFC Fight Night in Glasgow, Anderson Silva asking for Nick Diaz, the lack of buzz surrounding a good card at UFC 214 and more. Plus, special guest Eddie Alvarez joins us live in studio.
World Tour Recap: 7/14/17
After Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather went at it in four different cities in four days, Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal sit down to recap what went down.
Press Conference Recap: 7/12/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal share their thoughts on the McGregor/Mayweather press tour.
UFC 213 Recap: 7/9/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal share their immediate thoughts following UFC 213, including Amanda Nunes being off the card and Robert Whittaker taking down Yoel Romero.
UFC 213 Preview: 7/5/17
Brett Okamoto and Arda Ocal give an in-depth preview of UFC 213 this weekend, discuss Nate Diaz and share their thoughts on the Mayweather/McGregor training footage. Plus, we speak to Joe Benavidez as he rehabs from a torn ACL.
Bellator NYC: 6/29/17
Brett Okamoto and new co-host Arda Ocal discuss Bellator NYC, UFC moving its August event and welcome UFC's Chad Mendes and Bellator's Zach Freeman.
Chael Sonnen: 6/19/17
Brett Okamoto and special co-host Chael Sonnen discuss Mayweather/McGregor, Bellator NYC and more.
Mayweather vs. McGregor: 6/16/17
Brett Okamoto welcomes in both Dan Rafael and Arash Markazi to share their thoughts on Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather being finalized for August 26th in Las Vegas.
T.J. vs. DJ?: 6/5/17
Brett Okamoto and Adam Hill get the very latest from T.J. Dillashaw regarding a potential fight against Demetrious Johnson.
Cub Swanson - Jose Aldo: 5/31/17
Brett Okamoto and Paul Gift discuss the latest headlines, including de Randamie/Cyborg and UFC 212. Plus, Cub Swanson joins and we have some interesting Jose Aldo audio.
Robbie Lawler: 5/24/17
Brett Okamoto and Adam Hill discuss the latest headlines, including McGregor/Mayweather updates, Cyborg's altercation with Magana and T.J. Dillashaw/Demetrious Johnson. Plus, Robbie Lawler stops by to discuss his upcoming fight against Donald Cerrone!
Ben Askren & Daniel Cormier: 5/17/17
Brett Okamoto is joined by Ben Askren to discuss UFC 211, the Alvarez-Poirier appeal, the possibility of Bisping vs. GSP still happening and more. Plus, UFC light heavyweight Daniel Cormier joins the guys!
UFC 211 Preview - Stipe Miocic & Joanna Jedrzejczyk: 5/8/17
Brett Okamoto and Phil Murphy preview a stacked UFC 211 in Dallas on Saturday and welcome champions Stipe Miocic and Joanna Jedrzejczyk for interviews.
Donald Cerrone: 5/3/17
Brett Okamoto brings in some international flair this week with Chamatkar Sandhu of MMAJunkie calling in to discuss Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, McGregor v Mayweather (it never ends), Dominick Cruz and Bellator 179. Afterwards, the always entertaining Cowboy Cerrone stops by to catch up on his life in and out of the octagon.
Tony Ferguson: 4/26/17
Brett Okamoto welcomes in UFC featherweight Ryan Hall to discuss Al Iaquinta's stance on fighter pay, USADA drug testing, Cyborg, Diego Sanchez and more. Plus, Brett talks to Tony Ferguson about Nate Diaz.
UFC's Jimi Manuwa: 4/18/17
Brett Okamoto and Josh Gross discuss Demetrious Johnson's dominance, the UFC middleweight division, Jon Jones, Bellator champions and more! Afterwards we talk with #3 light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa. Is he the next title challenger for Daniel Cormier?
UFC 210 Recap: 4/12/17
Brett Okamoto welcomes in MMA journalist Luke Thomas to discuss the latest headlines, including Daniel Cormier's mysterious weigh in, Mousasi's free agency and an update on McGregor vs. Mayweather. Plus, a discussion with UFC fighters Anthony and Sergio Pettis.
Daniel Cormier & Anthony Johnson: 4/4/17
It's a UFC 210 preview! Daniel Cormier & Anthony Johnson are in the house discussing their title fight this weekend. Plus, Brett talks to John Morgan of MMAjunkie about the UFC light heavyweight division, Weidman v Mousasi, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rampage Jackson, Lawler v Cerrone and more!
Chuck Mindenhall & Henri Hooft: 3/29/17
Brett Okamoto welcomes in MMA Fighting's senior writer Chuck Mindenhall to discuss top headlines including Bellator going the PPV route, Rampage Jackson, Jose Aldo, weight cutting, GSP vs. Bisping and more! We also talk with former Blackzillians striking coach Henri Hooft to discuss his fighter Anthony Johnson's upcoming title fight against Daniel Cormier.
Michael McDonald: 3/22/17
Brett Okamoto welcomes in Kevin Iole to discuss Conor McGregor's fine reduction and more headlines. Plus, Michael McDonald joins to talk about his surprising release from the UFC.
UFC Welterweight Jorge Masvidal: 3/16/17
Brett Okamoto and Phil Murphy share their thoughts on the latest news about a potential McGregor vs. Mayweather fight and Larkin and Bader heading to Bellator. Plus, UFC Welterweight Jorge Masvidal joins for an interview.
Joe Rogan & UFC 209: 3/8/17
Brett Okamoto and Adam Hill review what went down over the weekend at UFC 209 with the latest headlines and predictions. UFC Commentator Joe Rogan joins to offer his thoughts.
UFC 209 Preview: 3/1/17
Brett Okamoto and The Brian Campbell discuss the latest news ahead of UFC 209 and give some predictions for Saturday. Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley and Heavyweight Alistair Overeem join for interviews.
UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson: 2/22/17
Brett Okamoto and The Brian Campbell cover the latest UFC headlines and give some bold predictions. Plus, some interesting Tony Ferguson audio and an interview with Todd Grisham.
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