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.
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.