The Body Lock MMA Podcast

The Body Lock MMA Podcast

By The Body Lock
The Body Lock is your source of breaking news, stories, hard-hitting opinion, and interviews from the world of mixed martial arts. This podcast is just one small part of it all.

Jake Nichols, Nick Vera, and Siri Karri tackle all of the latest happenings in the UFC, Bellator, ONE Championship, and anything combat sports related from all around the world.

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#37 - "Ghost Rider" (UFC Fight Night 139)
In this installment of The Body Lock Podcast, Nick and camera-less Siri discuss the recent heroics of Daniel Cormier, 'Jacare' Souza and Israel Adesanya at UFC 230. They also preview some of the most pressing fights at UFC Fight Night 139 as Korean Zombie gets set to face Yair Rodriguez, Mike Perry squares off against the 'Nicolas Cage of MMA' Donald Cerrone. Get your chin straps ready, it's gonna be a scramble! Follow us on Instagram @thebodylock Keep updated on Twitter @thebodylockmma Read more at
November 9, 2018
#36 - "Return of the Funk"
In their triumphant return to the TBL podcast, Nick Vera and Siri Karri discuss the most pressing stories in MMA. This episode begins with an analysis of the Ben Askren trade and who his next opponent may be. Nick and Siri also quickly recap the action at UFC Moncton before breaking down the upcoming fights at UFC 230.
November 3, 2018
#35 - Aljamain Sterling joins us before his fight at UFC 228
UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling joins us to discuss his upcoming fight with Cody Stamann at UFC 228. The "Funk Master" is always an excellent interview and opened up about how he believes Stamann doesn't deserve this fight. Sterling's also confident this will be his first stoppage victory since December 2015. We also spoke of his most recent victory against Brett Johns. Sterling believes Johns "wasn't ready yet" and thinks that Stamann is in for much of the same. Other topics include Sterling's call out of Dominick Cruz, his recent trip to Bali MMA, and advice for wrestlers who want to transition to MMA. Thanks to Aljamain Sterling and his sponsors: High Performance Nutrition and Pure Spectrum CBD.
August 4, 2018
#34 - Alexander Volkanovski
On this episode of The Body Lock Podcast, rising UFC featherweight Alexander Volkanovski joins Jake Nichols and Siri Karri to discuss his victory over Darren Elkins, his callout of Chad Mendes, and why he believes he is the "pound-for-pound strongest fighter in the UFC." At the age of 29, Volkanovski has amassed 18 wins in his 19-fight career and won all of his five bouts in the UFC. After his win over Darren Elkins, Volkanovski has launched found a spot in the UFC's Featherweight Rankings and now sits at #11. We also speak about Volkanovski's injury that he carried into his bout with Elkins, his plans for two more fights in 2018, and why he chose to sign a new contract before his fight with Jeremy Kennedy. Thanks to Alexander Volkanovski's sponsors: Southern Cross Industries (SCI), Unibet, and Muscle Meals Direct.
August 2, 2018
#33 - Breaking down UFC on FOX 30's "Big Three"
Jake Nichols, Nick Vera, and Siri Karri get together to talk about the "Big Three" fights at UFC on FOX 30. We break down and provide our predictions for the rematch between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier, the female clash featuring Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Tecia Torres, and a brilliant featherweight fight that pits Jose Aldo against Jeremy Stephens. We'll also touch on Alexander Gustafsson's unfortunate downward spiral into madness. As always, there's some classic off-topic discussion and this time we're talking about Nick's hot date and Siri's new Run The Jewels apparel.
July 26, 2018
#32 - Ed Ruth discusses the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix
On this episode of the podcast, undefeated Bellator welterweight Ed Ruth joins Jake Nichols to speak about the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix. The three-time NCAA collegiate wrestling champion shares information about his mixed martial arts training and provides valuable knowledge to wrestlers who are looking to transition into MMA. We also discussed his upcoming fight with Yaroslav Amosov, how Ruth wants to get his hands on Rory MacDonald, Douglas Lima, and all of the 'big guys' in Bellator's welterweight division, training at American Kickboxing Academy with Daniel Cormier and Khabib Nurmagomedov, and who/what influences Ruth's fighting style. Ed Ruth is 6-0 after six professional fights in Bellator and is considered one of the brightest prospects in mixed martial arts. Thanks to Ed Ruth's sponsors: Oak Grove Technologies, Zinkin Entertainment, Lactigo, Unbreakable Mouthpieces, BlackMP Living Water & American Ethanol.
July 21, 2018
Cormier vs. Lesnar vs. Miocic & Robert Whittaker's injury
Jake Nichols, Nick Vera, and Siri Karri get together to talk about all the latest MMA news and stories in the UFC and elsewhere. It all begins with chatting about whether Stipe Miocic deserves a rematch against Daniel Cormier. We then jump into talking about how the UFC can repair a broken man in Francis Ngannou. What's next now that Robert Whittaker is out until early 2019? Nick weighs in on the Schaub vs. Dana back-and-forth. Should Shogun retire if he loses to Anthony Smith? And would a light heavyweight tournament solve the current problems in the UFC?
July 18, 2018
UFC Fight Night 133 - Recap from Boise, Idaho
Jake Nichols (@jakenicholsmma) recaps the action in Boise, Idaho, and answers questions from fans on Instagram!
July 17, 2018
How about Mike Perry?
Lost in all of the Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar discussions is a couple of very worthy topics including none other than the hard-hitting Mike Perry. He fought his way to victory against Paul Felder in a closely contested welterweight battle at UFC 226.
July 11, 2018
A Robbery In Liverpool?
Jake Nichols, Nick Vera, and Siri Karri combine to chat about all things UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool, England. Did Stephen Thompson deserve a victory here or did Darren Till do enough? We'll discuss the controversial decision in detail.
May 29, 2018
#28 - Recapping UFC Fight Night 128
Jake Nichols, Nick Vera, and Siri Karri get together to discuss everything that happened at UFC Fight Night 128.
April 24, 2018
#27 - UFC Fight Night 128 Preview and Q&A
Jake Nichols, Nick Vera, and Siri Karri get together to discuss UFC Fight Night 128 in this special edition podcast. We open up a Q&A segment in the second half of the podcast, so stay tuned!
April 20, 2018
#26 - The Barista
Jake Nichols, Nick Vera, and Siri Karri get together to discuss all of the action at UFC on FOX 29.
April 16, 2018
#25 - The Real Shoeface
Jake Nichols, Nick Vera, and Siri Karri discuss the expected brilliance when Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje clash, Carlos Condit vs. Alex Oliveira, Israel Adesanya's hype-train, and much more.
April 14, 2018
#24 - UFC 223 Review
“Right here! Right here, the hardest-hitting MMA Podcast." Jake Nichols, Nick Vera, and Siri Karri bring you our almost-coordinated rambling about everything relating to UFC 223.
April 10, 2018
#23 - Ringworm
The team joins forces to discuss all of the best and worst moments of UFC 222.
March 6, 2018
#22 - "The Asian Sensation" Andre Soukhamthath
"The Asian Sensation" Andre Soukhamthath joins The Body Lock Podcast before his contest with Sean O'Malley on the UFC 222 main card. Soukhamthath joins the usual team of Jake Nichols, Nick Vera, and Sirius Brown, to discuss his upcoming matchup with "Sugar" Sean, his story so far and why "The Asian Sensation" could become a worldwide sensation in a matter of time.
March 1, 2018
#21 - So so-so
Jake Nichols, Nicolas Vera, and Sirius Brown are back to discuss the big stories as we approach UFC on FOX 28 this weekend in Orlando, Florida.
February 23, 2018
#20 - A Derrick Lewis Explosion
Episode 20 of The Body Lock Podcast is now live! In this episode, Jake Nichols and Sirius Brown discuss all things UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin, Texas.
February 20, 2018
#19 - Face in the Place
The Body Lock Podcast returns to discuss the upcoming UFC Fight Night 126 card in Austin, Texas. We also touch on a few of the hot topics in MMA right now including the Diaz brothers and a potential (maybe) fight between Floyd Mayweather and CM Punk.
February 15, 2018
#18 - "The Leech" is loose
The Body Lock Podcast starts your week with a recap of all the action UFC 221 in Perth, Australia. Hosted by Jake Nichols, Nicolas Vera, and Sirius Brown
February 12, 2018
#17 - WTF Yamasaki and Q&A
The Body Lock Podcast is back! We're hitting you up this time with a brand-new structure. Firstly, we'll be coming at you twice a week from now on (rather than once)! That means we can cover more of the trending news and topics and help keep the listening fresh for all of our fans out there.
February 7, 2018
#16 - UFC 220 and Bellator 192 Review
The Body Lock team get together to discuss all things UFC 220 and Bellator 192. Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou (2:30) Is Stipe Miocic the best heavyweight ever? (13:00) Daniel Cormier vs. Volkan Oezdemir (22:40) Other moments at UFC 220 (31:10) Aaron Pico (37:00) Michael Chandler vs. Goiti Yamauchi (40:20) Rory MacDonald vs. Douglas Lima (45:00) Chael Sonnen vs. "Rampage" Jackson (52:00) Final thoughts (56:00)
January 22, 2018
The Body Lock MMA Podcast #15
In Episode 15 of The Body Lock MMA Podcast, we break down the main and co-main event of UFC 220 before jumping into the main card of Bellator 192 as these two organizations go head-to-head with spectacular cards this weekend. UFC 220 and Bellator 192 preview Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Daniel Cormier vs. Volkan Oezdemir Thomas Almeida vs. Rob Font Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Chael Sonnen Douglas Lima vs. Rory MacDonald Yamauchi's rise and matchup with Michael Chandler Aaron Pico
January 19, 2018
The Body Lock Podcast #14
The Body Lock Podcast #14 is now ready for listening on your favorite podcast software. This week, we've jam-packed the podcast with breakdowns of all things UFC 219. UFC 219 Review Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm (2:00) What will happen with the Women's Divisions in 2018? (10:00) The UFC Middleweight Division and Robert Whittaker (17:00) Is Robert Whittaker vs. Luke Rockhold better than Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou? (20:15) Khabib Nurmagomedov's beatdown of Edson Barboza (21:35) What does it take to beat Khabib Nurmagomedov? (29:00) Underhooks (49:00) Kevin Lee vs. Justin Gaethje? (54:00)
January 4, 2018
The Body Lock Podcast #13
The Body Lock Podcast returns for episode 13. This time, we're previewing all things UFC 219 before the year comes to an end with this spectacular pay-per-view.
December 27, 2017
#12 - UFC on FOX 26 Review: "Shrimp Tacos"
The Body Lock Podcast is ready to politely join you on your daily commute again. Jake Nichols, Nick Vera, and Sirius Brown band together to discuss all of the action from UFC on FOX 26. As always, we discuss only the topics of great importance; we share the dangers of eating seafood from unreliable sources at 2 am, before also diving into the cinematic masterpiece that is 'Ghost Shark'.
December 19, 2017
#11 - UFC Fight Night 123 Review
The Body Lock Podcast is back to take over your headphones. The full team is back in action with Jake Nichols, Nick Vera, and Sirius Brown all ready to discuss the UFC action at UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno, California. We also take a look ahead at the upcoming UFC on FOX card that features Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael Dos Anjos.
December 11, 2017
#10 - UFC 218 Review
The Body Lock Podcast is back with episode #10! There's no better way to enter double digits than by reviewing one of the best cards of recent history - UFC 218. With plenty to discuss, Nick Vera and Sirius Brown cover all things Max Holloway, Jose Aldo, Francis Ngannou and the insane brawl between Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje.
December 5, 2017
#9 - UFC Fight Night 122 Review and UFC 218 Preview
The Body Lock team returns with another podcast. We chat about everything that happened at UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai and look ahead to all of the upcoming action at UFC 218.
November 27, 2017
"Nerdception" - A UFC Fight Night 121 Review
The Body Lock team return to speak about UFC Fight Night 121 on this latest podcast. We also preview Ben Askren's retirement fight in ONE Championship and the upcoming UFC event in Shanghai, China.
November 20, 2017
The Body Lock Podcast #7– “A Little Risque”
We're finally back with another edition of The Body Lock podcast! Because we've been out of action for a little while now, there's plenty of things to cover.
November 15, 2017
UFC 217 Preview - "Cassowary"
Nick Vera and Sirius Brown from The Body Lock team up to discuss all things UFC 217 after a quick review of last week's action at UFC Fight Night 119.
November 2, 2017
UFC Fight Night 118 Review - "Boston's Finest"
UFC Fight Night 118 Review - "Boston's Finest" by The Body Lock MMA Podcast
October 23, 2017
UFC Fight Night 118 Preview: "Sanitation Nation"
Your weekly fix of The Body Lock podcast is here. Jake, Nick, and Sirius get together to discuss the leadup to UFC Fight Night 118 and much, much more. In this podcast we discuss our apparent Michael Bisping 'hate', the UFC on FOX card in December, UFC Fight Night 118 preview and predictions & a Bellator 185 preview.
October 16, 2017
UFC 216 Review - "Horse of Lies"
The team from The Body Lock discuss all things UFC 216.
October 9, 2017
UFC 216 Preview - "Two thirds of Edward James"
The Body Lock podcast is back and this time we're previewing UFC 216! Join Jake Nichols, Nick Vera, and Sirius Brown as we discuss all things UFC 216 leading up to this weekend's pay-per-view.
October 3, 2017
UFC Fight Night 117 + Bellator 183: "Half guard on purpose"
Jake Nichols, Nicolas Vera, and Sirius Brown get together to talk all things mixed martial arts.
September 25, 2017
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