UF272: Dominick Cruz, Francis Ngannou, and UFC Prague Preview and Picks
Dominick Cruz and Francis Ngannou both call in and talk to Matt and guest cohost Jamie "English" Crowder.
UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra is the must-listen podcast for fight fans. Edgy veteran comedian Jim Norton and former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra push the boundaries in the UFC's first audio series. “Unfiltered” delivers everything, including pre- and post-fight analysis, industry stories, observations, opinions and interviews with UFC sources, fighters and celebrity fans.
UF257: Michael Chiesa and UFC 232 Preview and Picks
Michael “Maverick” Chiesa calls in and talks about his UFC Welterweight debut against Carlos Condit at UFC 232, the difference in training at 170 vs. 155, traveling from Vegas to LA after the event location change, and more. Plus, world famous comedian Jim Norton calls in and helps Matt and guest cohost Phoenix Carnevale preview UFC 232 and make picks.
UF252: Renzo Gracie In-Studio, Valentina Shevchenko Calls In, and UFC 231 Preview and Picks
#1 UFC Women’s Flyweight Valentina Shevchenko calls in and discusses her UFC 231 title fight against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, her three unanimous decision wins over Joanna during their Muay Thai days, cornering her sister Antonina during her successful UFC debut, and much more, including answering fan questions. Plus, the great Renzo Gracie joins Matt and guest cohost Jamie “English” Crowder in-studio to talk about his win over Yuki Kondo, his “fodacy” mindset, and help the guys preview UFC 231 and make their picks.
UF251: Brian Ortega Calls In, and TUF 28 and UFC Adelaide Recap
#1 UFC Featherweight, Brian “T-City” Ortega, and his striking coach James Luhrsen, call in and talk to Jim and Matt about his UFC 231 title fight against Max Holloway, Khabib vs. Conor, Kron Gracie, and a lot more. Plus, the guys go over their picks and discuss all the action from the TUF 28 Finale and UFC Adelaide.
UF245: Cowboy Cerrone, Mike Perry, and UFC Denver Preview and Picks
#12 UFC Welterweight Cowboy Cerrone joins the show and talks to Jim and Matt about his UFC Denver co-main event fight against Mike Perry, his falling out with Mike WInkeljohn, training with Lando Vannata, naming his son, and more. Then, Cowboy’s opponent, “Platinum” Mike Perry calls in and predicts a first round KO of Cowboy, the vibe at Jackson-Wink MMA, the Paul Felder fight at UFC 226, aspiring to be like Jon Jones, and a lot more. Plus, the guys discuss Floyd Mayweather’s potential MMA debut, Robbie Lawler vs. Ben Askren rumors, and they make their UFC Denver picks.
UF236: Jimmie Rivera In-Studio and UFC 229 Recap and Reaction
#5 UFC Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera joins Matt and guest co-host Jamie "English" Crowder in-studio to help break down all the action from Las Vegas at UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor, as well as discuss his potential next opponent, how he got into martial arts in the first place, running his own gym, and much more. Plus, Jim Norton calls in and talks about Khabib's post-fight actions, and gives his thoughts on the card, in general.
UF235: (Real) Tony Ferguson, and Nita Strauss In-Studio
"El Cucuy" Tony Ferguson makes his first appearance on the show and talks to Jim and Matt about returning to the Octagon less than six months after knee surgery to fight Anthony "Showtime" Pettis in the co-main event of UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor, how he dealt mentally with rehabbing his injury, the aura of fight week, and much more. First, heavy metal guitarist Nita Strauss joins the guys in studio and discusses her debut album Controlled Chaos, getting into UFC watching TUF 6, Khabib vs. Conor, and more. Plus, the guys make their UFC 229 picks.
UF234: Dana White and Michelle Waterson
UFC President Dana White joins the show to talk about a huge fight week heading into UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor, Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega at UFC 231, the date for a potential Jon Jones Octagon return, the possibility of Cormier vs. Jones 3, Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier, Greg Hardy, a possible Bantamweight title fight between TJ Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo, Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz, and much more. Before that, "The Karate Hottie" Michelle Waterson calls in and talks to Jim and Matt about her UFC 229 fight with Felice Herrig, doing the #levelupchallenge with Holly Holm, Cowboy Cerrone's issues with Jackson-Wink MMA, and more. Plus, the guys discuss USADA's policy change announcing failed tests, Sean O'Malley's UFC 229 withdrawal, and DC and Bones Jones going back and forth on social media.
UF233: Dustin Poirier, and Bas Rutten In-Studio
MMA legend and UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten joins Jim and Matt in-studio to talk about a variety of subjects including fighting in Pancrase, the early days in the UFC, Karate Combat, and much more. Then, #3 UFC Lightweight contender Dustin Poirier calls in and talks about fighting Nate Diaz at UFC 230, the possibility of a 165lbs. division, Khabib vs. Conor, mental warfare, Eddie Alvarez, and a lot more.
UF232: Aljamain Sterling In-Studio and UFC Sao Paulo Recap
"The Funkmaster" himself, Aljo Sterling, joins JIm and Matt in-studio for the whole show and discusses his UFC 228 win over Cody Stamann, landing his "Funk-Strudel" kneebar, wanting fights with Jimmie Rivera and Dominick Cruz, and a lot more. Plus, the guys break down the action from Sao Paulo this past weekend and talk about Jon Jones's imminent Octagon return after USADA's fifteen-month suspension, the Khabib-Conor UFC 229 Radio City Music Hall press conference, Joanna vs. Valentina for the UFC Women's Flyweight title, and a lot more.
UF231: Eryk Anders, Chase Sherman, and UFC Sao Paulo Preview
Eryk Anders joins the show ahead of his short-notice, UFC Light Heavyweight debut, filling in for the injured Jimi Manuwa against Thiago Santos at UFC Sao Paulo, and talks about Thiago as an opponent, the difference between fighting at Middleweight vs. Light Heavyweight, feeling comfortable in Brazil, playing football for the Alabama Crimson Tide, and more. Before that, UFC Heavyweight Chase Sherman calls in and talks about his "must win" fight against Augusto Sakai, training with Alan Belcher, how he got is "Vanilla Gorilla" nickname, and more. Plus, Jim, Matt, and Chris the Producer make their UFC Sao Paulo picks, and discuss Jon Jones's recent visit to the UFC PI, Michael Chiesa's move up to Welterweight, and more.
UF230: Tyron Woodley, Shaun Cooper, Mark O’Connell, and Nicky Knuckles In-Studio, and UFC Moscow Recap
UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley joins the show and talks about his dominant UFC 228 title defense against Darren Till, who he thinks his next opponent will be, his new single "I'll Beat Yo Ass!" and much more. Before that, Jim and Matt are joined in-studio by Shaun Cooper and Mark O'Connell of Taking Back Sunday and Matt Serra BJJ brown belt, Nicky Knuckles. Plus, the guys break down the action from Moscow, including Merab Dvalishvili's first win inside the Octagon.
UF229: Mark Hunt and UFC Moscow Preview
#8 UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt joins the show and discusses fighting Aleksei Oleinik in the main event of UFC Moscow, Fabricio Werdum's two-year USADA ban, Tai Tuivasa's fight with Junior Dos Santos, and more. Plus, Jim and guest cohost Phoenix Carnevale talk about the mystery UFC 230 main event, Jon Jones's potential Octagon return, Kevin Lee's Khabib vs. Conor prediction, a bunch of recently announced fights, and more.
UF228: Eddie Bravo, Urijah Faber, and UFC 228 Recap
Jim, Matt, and Chris the Producer are all back in-studio together to break down the awesome night of fights at UFC 228. Plus, the great Eddie Bravo calls in and talks about the upcoming Quintet 3 grappling tournament, his own EBI combat jiu-jitsu tournaments, Tony Ferguson's Octagon return, Khabib vs. Conor, and much more. Later, UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber joins the show and discusses competing at Quintet 3, Sage Northcutt's contract situation, and a possible fight with Logan Paul, Cody Garbrandt, Justin Buchholz, Josh Emmett, and a lot more.
UF226: Everlast In-Studio
Matt and guest co-host Phoenix Carnevale welcome legendary musician and big MMA fan Everlast to the studio in anticipation of his new album, "Whitey Ford's House of Pain". During the visit they discuss the process he used in developing this new album, what life was like after he was done with House of Pain and how a picture of Everlast and Khabib Nurmagomedov became a popular meme on Instagram. All that and a Matt Serra emergency room story you don't want to miss in today's episode of UFC Unfiltered.
UF225: Jason Parillo In-Studio, Justin Gaethje, and James Vick
One of MMA's best striking coaches, Jason Parillo, joins Jim and Matt in-studio for the full show and talks about his early days as a boxer himself, working with the likes of BJ Penn, Cris Cyborg, and Michael Bisping, training Jake Ellenberger for his UFC Lincoln bout with Bryan Barberena, and much more. Plus, UFC Lincoln's main event fighters, Justin Gaethje and James Vick, both call in and talk to the guys about their headlining fight, the bad blood in the build up to it, Khabib vs. Conor, and a lot more.
UF224: Kamaru Usman and Corey Anderson
"The Nigerian Nightmare" Kamaru Usman joins the show and talks about serving as an alternate for UFC 228's Welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Darren Till, getting some physical therapy done at the UFC Performance Institute, Colby Covington's interim title, and more. Then, #6 UFC Light Heavyweight contender Corey Anderson calls in and talks about getting a flat tire on his way to the UFC Unfiltered studio, a possible matchup with Daniel Cormier, being ready to fight anyone in the division, working with his hands, and more. Plus, Jim and Matt answer fan questions at the end of the show.
UF223: Anthony Smith and Luis J. Gomez
Rising UFC Light Heavyweight contender Anthony "Lionheart" Smith calls in and talks to Jim and Matt about his upcoming UFC Moncton bout against Volkan Oezdemir, his devastating finish of Shogun Rua in Hamburg, Germany, his willingness to fight anyone at 205, and much more. Then, comic Luis J. Gomez joins the guys in-studio and talks about his first ever MMA fight at EllisMania 15 on August 25, training hard for the last three months in preparation, Rockhold vs. Bisping 2, and a lot more.