The MMA Report Podcast: Emmanuel Sanchez, Sam Sicilia, and Ricco Rodriguez

Emmanuel Sanchez
Bellator MMA

This week on The MMA Report Podcast, Jason and Daniel recap take a look back at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 128 and get you ready for Saturday’s Bellator 198. Plus, Jason has interviews with Emmanuel Sanchez, Sam Sicilia, and Ricco Rodriguez.

In the opening round of this week’s podcast, Jason and Daniel recap what happened last Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 128. From Kevin Lee’s great performance in the main event to the controversial ending in the Ricky Simon vs. Merab Dvalishvili fight, they give their opinions on everything that took place at the Boardwalk Hall.

Up next, they answer a listener submitted question about whether or not Nick Newell will be signed by the UFC and then it’s on to the interview portion of the podcast. Up first is Bellator featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez, who will be in the co-main event of Saturday’s Bellator 198. He talks about inspirational quotes and his matchup against Sam Sicilia. Following the conversation with Sanchez, you will hear Jason’s conversation with Sicilia, who spoke about making his Bellator debut last year and his upcoming matchup against Sanchez. Then in the final interview on this week’s podcast, Jason chats with Ricco Rodriguez about his fight on Thursday against Alex Nicholson in the main event of the CamSoda Legends event in South Florida.

After the conversation with Rodriguez, Jason and Daniel discuss the CamSoda Legends event and then they preview Saturday’s Bellator 198. From the main event bout between Fedor Emelianenko and Frank Mir to the MMA debut of Dillon Danis, they touch on all of the fights that will be part of the main card broadcast on the Paramount Network. Following the discussion on Bellator 198, they wrap up the podcast by discussing the upcoming free agency of former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler and the current season of The Ultimate Fighter.

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