Ariel Helwani's MMA Show
Post Show: Episode 21: 11/12/18
Ariel and NewYorkRic discuss a busy day on the show, including a celebration on UFC's 25th anniversary, the upcoming bout between Henry Cejudo and TJ Dillashaw, the potential removal of the Flyweight division, and more.
Episode 21: Rodriguez, Dillashaw, Cejudo, Gracie, Romero, Moraes, and many more: 11/12/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with a very special happy birthday salute to the UFC with UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie (5:12), then welcomes UFC Straw-weight Maycee Barber (30:30), UFC Flyweight Champ Henry Cejudo (47:36), Izzy Martinez (1:11:15), the first women's Bantamweight Champ Germaine de Randamie (1:33:43), recently released Jose Torres (1:47:36), #4 ranked Bantamweight Marlon Moraes (2:05:30), reigning Bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw (2:25:50), #1 ranked Middleweight contender Yoel Romero (2:34:50), and fresh off of a stunning KO Yair Rodriguez (3:11:00).
Post-Show: Episode 20: 11/5/18
Ariel and NewYorkRic discuss a busy day on the show, Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Tenshin Nasukawa, UFC 230, what's next for Daniel Cormier, UFC Denver and much more.
Episode 20: Cormier, Adesanya & Abdelaziz & Eubanks in studio, Miocic, Cannonier and more: 11/5/18
This week on Ariel Helwani's MMA show, Ariel welcomes former World Champion Kickboxer Javier Mendez (5:19) via skype, UFC Lightweight and Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier (32:10), UFC Middleweight Jared Cannonier (56:37), UFC former champion and Heavyweight Stipe Miocic (1:11:50), UFC Middleweight Isreal Adesanya in studio (1:23:41), UFC Manager Ali Adelaziz (2:12:20) in studio and UFC Women's Flyweight Sijara Eubanks (3:09:00) to the show.
Post-Show: Episode 19: 10/29/18
Ariel is joined ESPN's Chamatakar Sandhu to discuss the Demetrious Johnson for Ben Askren trade, UFC 230, Anthony Smith's big win in Moncton, Yair Rodriguez replacing Frankie Edgar and much more.
Episode 19: Cormier & Adesanya & Minton in studio, Mighty Mouse, Askren, Smith, Kawa, more: 10/29/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with one half of the historic trade and recently acquired UFC Welterweight Ben Askren (3:50), newly minted ONE Championship and former UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson (26:00), First Round Management's Malki Kawa (59:00), UFC legend and current double champ Daniel Cormier in studio (1:10:30), nutritionist to the MMA stars Tyler Minton in studio (2:03:00), UFC Middleweight Israel Adesanya in studio (2:38:30) and UFC Light Heavyweight contender Anthony Smith (3:19:40).
Artem Lobov Exclusive: 10/22/18
In his first interview in months, Lobov talks about the genesis of his feud with Khabib Nurmagomedov, what happened in Brooklyn, the road to UFC 229, the melee afterwards, why he decided to stay in the UFC, and why he won't rest until he fights Zubaira Tukhugov.
Post-Show: Episode 18: 10/22/18
NewYorkRic checks in from his vacation in Hawaii to preview UFC Moncton. The guys also talk about who's really winning in the Khabib-Conor aftermath, the PFL playoffs, Weidman vs. Jacare and more.
Episode 18: Alvarez & Mayer in studio, Till, Weidman, Iaquinta, Bader, Shevchenko, more: 10/22/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman (2:30), Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader (24:35), UFC Lightweight Al Iaquinta (39:15), UFC's Megan Anderson (57:00), Former Olympian and Women's Super-Featherweight Boxer Mikaela Mayer in studio (1:12:00), UFC Middleweight/Welterweight Darren Till (1:53:45), ONE Championship's Eddie Alvarez in studio (2:11:00) and UFC's Valentina Shevchenko (2:55:15).
Post-Show: Episode 17: 10/15/18
Ariel Helwani and NewYorkRic recap Bellator's big weekend, more Khabib vs. Conor aftermath, Jones vs. Gustafsson 2, Cormier vs. Lewis, and much more.
Episode 17: St-Pierre, Cormier, Jedrzejczyk, Poirier, Masvidal, Riddle, many more: 10/15/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with a recap of the weekend in MMA (2:00), Bellator's Mandel Nallo (15:40), UFC Heavy and Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier (26:00), UFC Welterweight Jorge Masvidal (51:40), UFC legend Georges St-Pierre (1:02:20), Jon Jones' MMA coach Mike Winkeljohn (1:32:20), UFC Lightweight contender Dustin Poirier (1:48:00), WWE's Matt Riddle (2:03:05), newly retired UFC Lightweight Evan Dunham (2:25:45), UFC Flyweight Joanna Jdrzejczyk (2:41:45) and Bellator's Mike Kimbel (3:04:00).
Post-Show: Episode 16: 10/8/18
Ariel Helwani and NewYorkRic discuss Khabib vs. Conor, the post-fight brawl, what's next for both men, the rest of the UFC 229 card, UFC 230 and much more.
Episode 16: Sonnen/Mitrione in studio, Lewis, Rockhold, Hughes, Eubank, Lee, more: 10/8/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with the recap of the week including the fallout of UFC 229 (2:00), former UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold (28:00), Bellator Heavyweight Chael Sonnen in studio (47:45), UFC Heavyweight Derrick Lewis (1:30:20), UFC legend Matt Hughes & Filmmaker Rory Karpf (1:55:35), UFC Lightweight Kevin Lee (2:14:12), Bellator Heavyweight Matt Mitrione in studio (2:31:30), former WBO Middleweight and Super-Middleweight champion Chris Eubank (3:27:10).
Post-Show: Episode 15: 10/1/18
Ariel Helwani and NewYorkRic discuss a busy day for the show, all things 229, Bellator 206, the search for an MSG main event, and much more.
Episode 15: Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Daniel Cormier, many more: 10/1/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with the recap of the week including the madness of 230 and Bellator 206 (2:00), Bellator Welterweight Douglas Lima (17:10), UFC Light Heavyweight Dominick Reyes (32:45), UFC Women's Bantamweight contender Aspen Ladd (49:00), reigning UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier (1:03:15), reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (1:33:10), Bellator Featherweight Aaron Pico (1:55:30), UFC Strawweight contender Michelle Waterson (2:09:50), UFC Bantamweight contender Sean O'Malley (2:21:00), the voice of the UFC Jon Anik (2:36:20), Bellator Heavyweight Quinton Rampage Jackson (2:57:45), reigning Bellator Middleweight Champion Gegard Mousasi (3:18:25), former UFC Featherweight & Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor (3:38:20).
Post-Show: Episode 14: 9/24/18
Ariel Helwani and NewYorkRic discuss the 229 press conference, the road to Khabib-McGregor, Jon Jones' return, UFC 230, Mousasi vs. MacDonald, UFC Sao Paulo, much more.
Episode 14: Harrison in studio, T. McGregor, Kawa, Gustafsson, Tate, Anders, Ngannou, many more: 9/24/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with MMA journalist Peter Carroll (7:00), First Round Management's Malki Kawa (29:30), UFC Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson (51:00), UFC Heavyweight Francis Ngannou (1:06:40), Bellator Welterweight Champion Rory MacDonald (1:24:00), UFC legend Rashad Evans (1:40:00), Conor McGregor's father Tony McGregor (1:55:50), former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate (2:14:00) UFC Light Heavyweight Eryk Anders (2:31:00) and PFL Lightweight Kayla Harrison in studio. (2:39:30)
Post-Show: Episode 13: 9/17/18
Ariel Helwani and NewYorkRic discuss GGG-Canelo 2, UFC Moscow, this week's UFC 229 press conference, the return of BJ Penn, the show's new logo and UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo.
Episode 13: Cyborg, Jedrzejczyk, Liddell, Suarez, Rumble, many more: 9/17/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with UFC Middleweight contender Eryk Anders (2:45), UFC commentator John Gooden (9:35), UFC Strawweight Joanna Jedrzejczyk (27:00), UFC legend Chuck Liddell (45:50), UFC Featherweight Ryan Hall (1:14:10), UFC Strawweight Tatiana Suarez (1:31:40), former UFC Light Heavyweight Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson (2:05:05), UFC Heavyweight Alexey Oleynik (2:29:25) and current UFC Women's Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg Justino (2:49:50).
Post-Show: Episode 12: 9/10/18
Ariel Helwani and NewYorkRic talk about the state of the women's flyweight division, what's next for Valentina Shevchenko, Woodley-Covington, all things UFC 228, Fight Night Moscow and much more.
Episode 12: Woodley, Shevchenko, Covington, Punk, Sanchez, Gonzalez in studio, many more: 9/10/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with reigning, defending UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley (4:30), UFC Lightweight Jim Miller (32:30), UFC Welterweight Colby Covington (50:35), UFC Flyweight Valentina Shevchenko (1:08:50), UFC Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling (1:31:20), CM Punk (1:48:40), UFC Welterweight Diego Sanchez (2:12:20) and IFC Strawweight Pearl Gonzalez in studio (2:35:25).
Post-Show: Episode 11: 9/4/18
Ariel Helwani and NewYorkRic discuss Golden Boy MMA, Logan Paul-Sage Northcutt, Invicta 31, Paddy Pimblett's loss, UFC 228 betting lines and answer your questions.
Episode 11: De La Hoya, Northcutt, Perry, Usman, Faber, Iaquinta, many more: 9/4/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with the Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya (4:00), UFC Lightweight James Vick (27:00), UFC Welterweight Mike Platinum Perry (48:10), UFC Welterweight Stephen Thompson (1:08:30), Boxing and MMA coach Trevor Wittman (1:27:50), former UFC Bantamweight & Featherweight Urijah Faber (1:51:00), UFC Welterweight Kamaru Usman (2:12:30), UFC Lightweight & Welterweight Sage Northcutt (2:29:30) and Al Iaquinta (2:53:00).
Post-Show: Episode 10: 8/27/18
Ariel Helwani and NewYorkRic discuss the betting angle of UFC Fight Night 135 in Lincoln (2:00), the guys answer your questions (13:40) and much more.
Episode 10: Woodley, Gaethje, Pettis, Calderwood, Chandler, Ellenberger, many more: 8/27/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with UFC Lightweight Justin Gaethje (5:00), UFC Flyweight Joanne Calderwood (22:30), UFC Middleweight Eryk Anders (40:30), former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis (54:50), UFC Featherweight Bryce Mitchell describes his injury (1:10:30), UFC Lightweight Kajan Johnson (1:30:00), reigning UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley (1:45:35), UFC Light Heavyweight Jimi Manuwa talks Paul vs KSI (2:08:45), UFC Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera (2:21:15), UFC Welterweight Mickey Gall (2:32:25), Bellator Lightweight Michael Chandler (2:46:40) and Jake Ellenberger retires (3:03:45).
Episode 9: Romero, Gallagher & Macfarlane & Chalmers in studio, Oezdemir, more: 8/20/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with Bellator's Ricky Bandejas (6:30), Henry Cejudo's head coach Eric Albarracin (26:15), Bellator Flyweight Ilima-Lei MacFarlane (51:30), Bellator's James Gallagher (1:29:15), Bellator's Aaron Chalmers (2:10:40), UFC Light Heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir (2:42:30), UFC Middleweight Yoel Romero (3:04:00).
Episode 8: Mighty Mouse, O'Malley, PVZ, Moraes, Lee, Blaydes, many more: 8/13/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with former UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson (4:50), UFC Bantamweight Marlon Moraes (31:00), UFC Heavyweight Curtis Blaydes (50:30), UFC Welterweight Mickey Gall (1:06:20), UFC Lightweight Alex Hernandez (1:28:00), UFC Flyweight Paige VanZant (1:48:00), UFC Heavyweight Corey Anderson (2:10:00), UFC Welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio (2:38:30), UFC Middleweight Derek Brunson (2:57:30), UFC Lightweight Kevin Lee (3:15:00), UFC Bantamweight Sean O'Malley (3:35:15), New York Ric breaks down fan questions, today's show and much more (3:55:00).
Episode 7: Cejudo, Dillashaw, Covington, Cruz, Danis in studio, Roddy, many more : 8/6/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show kicks off with TJ Dillashaw's coach Duane Ludwig (8:00), the new UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo (29:55), the interim UFC Welterweight Champion Colby Covington (53:45), UFC Lightweight Dustin Poirier (1:10:30), AKA founder and MMA coach Javier Mendez (1:28:30), Conor McGregor's striking coach Rowdy Owen Roddy (1:48:45), Dillon Danis in studio (2:13:00), former two-time UFC Bantamweight Dominick Cruz (3:02:25), reigning defending UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw (3:32:15), UFC Bantamweight Raphael Assuncao (3:52:00), New York Ric stops by to break down his Ric's Picks, UFC 227 and much more. (4:18:00).
Episode 6: Holloway, Henry, Dillashaw, Joanna, Usman, many more: 7/30/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show kicks off with MMA coach Mark Henry (6:15), UFC Strawweight Joanna Jdrzejczyk (29:45), Nick Newell (49:20), UFC's Darren Till sends a video message (1:07:00), UFC's Katlyn Chookagian (1:10:40), former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman (1:30:15), UFC Light Heavyweight Ilir Latifi (1:49:30), reigning UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway (2:08:00), UFC Flyweight Henry Cejudo (2:37:30), UFC's Kamaru Usman (2:55:30), current UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw (3:11:30), Jared Gordon (3:29:00), New York Ric joins to talk UFC 227, questions of the day, Ric's picks (4:05:00) and much more.
Episode 5: Woodley, Silva, Sonnen & Fedor in studio, Gustafsson, and much more: 7/23/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with UFC Light Heavyweight Anthony Smith (2:10), ESPN and Bellator's Chael Sonnen in studio (18:10), UFC Flyweight Joanne Calderwood (1:10:00), UFC Middleweight Paulo Costa (1:33:00), UFC's Cat Zingano (1:50:10), UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley (2:11:30), former UFC Champion Anderson Silva (2:39:00), former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar (2:53:20), UFC Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson (3:01:00), MMA legend and Bellator Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko in studio (3:12:30), Austin Vanderford (3:44:40), UFC Featherweight Alex Volkanovski (4:02:50), Ali Abdelaziz (4:22:10), New York Ric stops by with the questions of the day (4:50:15) and more.
Episode 4: Miocic, Cyborg, JDS, Ngannou and more: 7/16/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show starts off with UFC Featherweight Chad Mendes (7:00), former UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic (26:00), UFC Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes (49:00), UFC Heavyweight Francis Ngannou (1:10:10), Daniel Cormier's boxing coach Rosendo Sanchez (1:35:15), UFC Lightweight Paul Felder (1:58:20), UFC's Jessica Aguilar (2:17:30), former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos (2:31:00), UFC's Sage Northcutt (2:53:20), UFC's Tai Tuivasa & Tyson Pedro (3:13:50), UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker (3:34:00), UFC Women's Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg (3:58:00), NewYorkRic jumps in with the questions of the day (4:27:00) and more.
Episode 3: Cormier, Ortega, Mighty Mouse, and more: 7/9/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show kicks off with a recap of an MMA-packed weekend (1:00), UFC's Light Heavy and Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier (35:45), the Black Beast Derrick Lewis (58:45), UFC's Michael Chiesa (1:18:20), UFC Middleweight Israel Adesanya (1:32:15), Violent Bob Ross Luis Peņa (1:50:20), UFC's Brian Ortega (2:09:00), UFC Light Heavyweight Anthony Smith (2:42:26), UFC Featherweight Jeremy Stephens (3:04:50), defending UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson (3:25:55), UFC Light Heavyweight Khalil Rountree (3:47:47), TUF Champion Brad Katona (4:04:27), UFC's Mike Platinum Perry (4:20:40), FRM's Malki Kawa (4:35:55), NewYorkRIc with the results of the International Fight Week Draft and more (5:03:57).
Episode 2: Gracie in studio, Ortiz, Iaquinta, Perry, Gaethje, and much more.: 7/2/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show kicks off with current Bellator Women's Flyweight World Champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (2:30), Johny "Bigg Rigg" Hendricks (14:00), UFC Lightweight Paul Felder (34:58), UFC's Al Iaquinta (45:10), Bellator's James Gallagher (1:05:30), UFC Lightweight James Vick (1:23:25), UFC Welterweight Mike Platinum Perry (1:37:50), UFC Flyweight Jessica Eye (1:57:20), UFC Lightweight Justin Gaethje (2:22:00), UFC sisters Valentina and Antonina Shevchenko (2:45:00), former UFC Light heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz (3:04:10), UFC's Yair Rodriguez (3:31:00), Renzo Gracie in studio (3:40:00) and the International Fight Week draft with NewYorkRic and Brett Okamoto (4:50:00).
Episode 1: A New Chapter: 6/25/18
Ariel Helwani's MMA Show debuts with a star studded cast led by ESPN's Brett Okamoto (5:00), defending UFC Light-Heavyweight Champ Daniel Cormier (25:00), Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (48:00), reigning UFC Heavyweight Champ Stipe Miocic (1:05:00), Brian Ortega (1:27:00), defending UFC Strawweight Champ Rose Namajunas (1:53:10), UFC Featherweight Champ Max "Blessed" Holloway (2:13:15), former UFC Light Heavyweight Champ Rashad Evans (2:31:40), The Black Beast Derrick Lewis (2:56:50), the newest member of Bellator MMA Lyoto Machida (3:14:40), 2x Olympian Kayla Harrison (3:32:30), former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett (3:53:40), UFC Welterweight Leon Edwards (4:26:30) and the return of New York Ric with Twitter questions using #HelwaniShow (4:41:30).
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