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Knockdown News Radio

Knockdown News Radio

By Jack Wannan
A weekly look at what has happened and what is to come in the world of MMA.
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1/14/21 Knockdown News Radio: UFC Reboot Preview w/ Nick Baldwin & A Look At LFA 97

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JMMA Monday Audio 8/8/22: Final RIZIN 37 Thoughts, Kickboxing Check-Up, Exhibition Matches, And More
In this week's "JMMA Monday Audio," we were joined by Babalu Jack of the "High Kicks & Armbars" podcast. We had a lengthy discussion about a variety of topics surrounding the Japanese combat sports scene. This podcast includes some final thoughts on RIZIN 37, a preview of this month's top Japanese kickboxing events, and much more. The "High Kicks & Armbars" podcast can be found on the SogoKaku Youtube channel.
August 08, 2022
JMMA Monday Audio 8/1/22: RIZIN 37 Quick Reactions!
JMMA Monday Audio is back with quick reactions following RIZIN 37. Riding solo this week, we're talking about the fallout from the RIZIN Super Atomweight Grand Prix Quarter-Finals, plus other big headlines coming out of the promotion's recent return to the Saitama Super Arena. Cover photo courtesy of RIZIN FF.
August 01, 2022
JMMA Monday Audio 7/25/22: Previewing RIZIN 37, Talking Tofiq Musayev's Future w/ Christopher of
JMMA Monday Audio is back for its second episode! This week, we welcome Christopher Aguiar of to preview this weekend's RIZIN 37 card. We also briefly talk about Tofiq Musayev's strong debut in Bellator, plus another positive showing from Teruto Ishihara. A huge thanks to Christopher for coming on the show! You can follow his work at He is also on Twitter @AguiarMMA. Cover Image: Seika Izawa talking at a recent open workout event (RIZIN FF).
July 25, 2022
JMMA Monday Audio 7/18/22: RIZIN 37, DEEP 108 Impact & More! w/ Charlie Jewett of
JMMA Monday Audio makes its debut this week with a special guest. This week we welcomed Charlie Jewett of to discuss a variety of recent topics around the Japanese MMA scene, including: The upcoming RIZIN Super Atomweight Grand Prix, DEEP 108 Impact, Mikuru Asakura's "Breaking Down" show, and the upcoming Bellator debut of Tofiq Musayev. A huge thank you to CJ for coming on the pod! He is the head writer and owner of He is also a co-host for "Let's Talk JMMA," and "Head Kicks and Armbars." He is on Twitter @CJ_SogoKaku
July 18, 2022
1/20/21 Knockdown News Radio: UFC 257 Preview and Interview with ONE's James Nakashima
Welcome to the second episode of Knockdown News Radio. This episode will serve as a preview for the busy upcoming weekend of MMA events. UFC will hold their first pay-per-view event of the year on Saturday, presenting UFC 257. Headlining the card is a lightweight fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. Alexander K. Lee of MMA Fighting joined the pod to discuss the fights in the lineup for that show. ONE Championship returns on Friday with a six-fight card from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. Before his co-main event fight against Shinya Aoki, we spoke to James Nakashima. From quarantine in his hotel, he gave thoughts about his last fight, Aoki as an opponent, and what he wants out of 2021.
January 20, 2021
1/14/21 Knockdown News Radio: UFC Reboot Preview w/ Nick Baldwin & A Look At LFA 97
The inaugural edition of Knockdown News Radio comes at a fitting time as MMA comes out of an unofficial offseason and returns to a steady pace of events. Nick Baldwin joins us to preview UFC's first two "Fight Night" cards which are scheduled for the next seven days. This episode also features a preview of LFA 96, which will take place on Friday night. Thank you to Nick Baldwin of TheScore for joining the broadcast.
January 13, 2021