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  • 01:42

    MMA DieHards Radio: Julie Kedzie, Sam Stout

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    This is it, the final episode of MMA DieHards Radio for 2013.

    Hosts Jason Kelly (Twitter: @JayMMADieHards) and Joe Rizzo (@rearnakedchoke) are joined by Invicta FC matchmaker Julie Kedzie (@julesk_fighter) and UFC lightweight Sam Stout (@SammyJstout) to cap off an exhilarating year in mixed martial arts.

    Kedzie, a pioneer in WMMA, recently retired from competing in the UFC’s female bantamweight division and immediately took on the role of matchmaker for Invicta FC.  A former Invicta competitor herself. Kedzie is undoubtedly the right woman fir the job.

    Stout is coming off a decision victory against Cody McKenzie at UFC on Fox 9.  The Canadian lightweight finished the year on a high note, and we’ll get his thoughts on what’s next year for the 17-fight UFC veteran.

  • 01:55

    MMA DieHards Radio: Ken Shamrock, Stipe Miocic

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    MMA DieHards Radio invades your ears again.

    Hosts Jason Kelly (Twitter: @JayMMADieHards) and Joe Rizzo (@rearnakedchoke) welcome MMA legend Ken Shamrock and UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic.

    Shamrock (@ShamrockKen) is considered one of the forefathers of MMA.  When the sport came on the scene, Shamrock can be credited as one of the first combatants with a legitimate martial arts base.  Having fought fellow icons such as Royce Gracie and Bas Rutten, plus more throughout his illustrious career, Shamrock is about as experienced as it gets when talking MMA.

    Miocic (@smiocic) is coming of a victory over Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC on Fox 10.  The UFC heavyweight is currently on a two-fight win streak, after suffering his first career set back against Stefan Struve in September 2012.               

  • 02:47

    MMA DieHards Radio: PFC 2 exclusive

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    It’s another PFC exclusive on MMA DieHards Radio tonight!

    Host Jason Kelly (Twitter: @JayMMADieHards) goes solo and welcomes a wide range of guests from Provincial Fighting Championships 2, which takes place on March 8 at the Western Fair Grounds in London, Ontario.

    7:05 p.m. – Chris Lee Byrne (@ChrisLeeByrne) will join us to talk training and his journey through BJJ that led him to his pro MMA debut.

    7:20 p.m. – PFC play-by-play commentator Reed Duthie (@rcduthie) will give us some insight on calling the action-packed bouts PFC has on deck.

    7:35 p.m. – Lyndon Whitlock (@LyndonWhitlock) will talk about being back in the cage and competing for the first time under the PFC banner.

    7:50 p.m. – Kyle Prepolec (@KPrepolec) will discuss returning to the PFC, after picking up a win in the promotion’s first event.

    8:15 p.m. – PFC president Jamie Champion (@ChampionJamie) will take us into the mind of a show promoter and what is new in his second effort as an MMA organization president.

    8:45 p.m. – Devin Murray will hop aboard this PFC exclusive show and talk about returning to the fight game after a lengthy hiatus from the sport.

    9:15 – Alex Ricci (@alexricci), a well-known combatant will talk to us about joining the PFC roster and what is expecting in his promotional debut.

  • 02:37

    MMA DieHards Radio: Rose Namajuanas, Tara LaRosa, Chad Elliot

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    MMA DieHards Radio welcomes back a pair of WMMA combatants and a gentleman who is becoming a regular as of late.

    Hosts Jason Kelly (Twitter @JayMMADieHards) and Joe Rizzo (@rearnakedchoke) are joined by UFC strawweight Rose Namajunas (@rosenamajunas), WMMA pioneer Tara LaRosa (@TaraLaRosa) and Lights Out Fight Management owner Chad Elliot.

    Howard is on a three-fight win streak, most recently defeating TUF 17 finalist Uriah Hall via split decision at "UFC Fight night: Rua vs. Sonnen."  "Doomsday" meets Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC 168 on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas.

    Namajunas is one of eleven women selected to compete on TUF 20 and join the UFC's latest addition to to their divisions, the women's 115-pound weight class.  Namajunas, along with the other 10 females, were adopted from Invicta, the world's premier WMMA league.

    LaRosa, a fighter who has been putting work in for years, recently got inducted into the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame.  We'll discuss her body of work and what it means to achieve such an honor.  And with the unfiltered LaRosa, we never know what other topics we'll cover.

    Elliot (@FTFAcademy), owner of the Fear the Fighter Training Academy and M and A Sports Media, will join Kelly at the beginning of the show to share some information on functions the academy has coming up.

  • 01:49

    MMA DieHards Radio: Sam Alvey, Jessica Aguilar, Brian J. D'Souza

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    MMA DieHards Radio breaks into 2014 with a banging show for all!

    At 9:00 p.m. ET, tonight, hosts Jason Kelly (Twitter: @JayMMADieHards) and Joe Rizzo (@rearnakedchoke) welcome WSOF women’s strawweight champion Jessica Aguilar, MMA author and columnist Brian J. D’Souza and MFC middleweight champion Sam Alvey.

    Aguilar (@Jagatt) recently won the inaugural WSOF title, when she defeated Alida Gray at WSOF 8.  The Mexican-born fighter signed with WSOF following a lengthy stint in Bellator, despite rumors Aguilar was intending to join the Invicta FC roster.

    D’Souza (@Thracian_Books) is the author of “Pound for Pound: The Modern Gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts” and contributes frequently to Cagepotato.com.  As a respected journalist in MMA, D’Souza will have some unique insight on covering the sport we all know and love.

    Alvey (@smilinsam) is scheduled to defend his MFC belt on May 9 at MFC 40.  His opponent is not yet revealed, but as a humorous and personable mixed martial artist, Alvey always proves to be a fun guest.

  • 01:27

    MMA DieHards Radio: Josh Hill

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    At 10 p.m. ET tonight, MMA DieHards Radio hosts Jason Kelly (Twitter: @JayMMADieHards) and Joe Rizzo (Twitter: @rearnakedchoke) welcome TUF 18's Josh Hill.
    Hill (Twitter: @gentlemanjhill) is a Canadian bantamweight competing on "The Ultimate Fighter 18."  The former Score Fighting Series standout endured the first loss of his MMA career on the seventh episode of the UFC reality show.  Hill lost a decision in a three round bout and will join us to talk about his experience on the show, plus the current scene of MMA in his native Ontario.

  • 02:31

    MMA DieHards Radio: Kevin Randleman, Mike Constantino, Ryan Dickson

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    What happens when you mix an MMA legend with an up-and-comer plus a touch of MMA management?  You get tonight’s edition of MMA DieHards Radio.

    At 9 p.m. ET, tonight, hosts Jason Kelly (Twitter: @JayMMADieHards) and Joe Rizzo (@rearnakedchoke) welcome MMA royalty in Kevin Randleman, show promoter and manager Mike Constantino, as well as Canadian propect Ryan Dickson.

    9:15 p.m. – Dickson (@rydmma) is a Canadian welterweight who is set to compete against TUF 16’s Michael Hill at WSOF Canada on Feb. 21.

    9:45 p.m. – Constantino (@AMAFightClub) is the owner of AMA Fight Club, which houses UFC combatants such as Jim Miller, and he recently took over the reins at Cage Fury Fighting Championships.

    10:15 p.m. – Randleman (@themonstah_) is the epitome of a mixed martial arts legend.  Being a pioneer of the sport that stood toe-to-toe with some of the greatest fighters we’ve ever seen, Randleman will be one of the few guests that can talk about the past, present and future of MMA with a unique insight.

  • 00:50

    MMA DieHards Radio: Jessica Aguilar

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    On this episode on MMA DieHards Radio, hosts Jason Kelly (Twitter: @JayMMADieHards) and Joe Rizzo (Twitter: @rearnakedchoke) welcome Jessica Aguilar.
    Aguilar (Twitter: @jagatt) defeated Megumi Fujii via technical decision at Vale Tudo Japan 3rd on Oct. 5 in Japan.  The female 115-pound combatant is on  seven-fight win streak, and she hasn't lost since 2010, when she was defeated by former Bellator champion Zoila  Frausto Gurgel.

  • 01:10

    MMA DieHArds Radio: Tara LaRosa

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    On this episode of MMA DieHards Radio, hosts Jason Kelly (Twitter: @JayMMADieHards) and Joe Rizzo (Twitter: @rearnakedchoke) welcome back Tara LaRosa.
    LaRosa (Twitter: @TaraLaRosa) recently competed against Rin Nakai at "Pancrase 252: 20th Anniversary" in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.  LaRosa and Nakai went to a decision, which resulted in controversy.  LaRosa appeared to have done enough to earn the judges' decision, but, in Japan, it's tough for an America to seal the victory and that led to Nakai picking up the win.  Though, LaRosa was disappointed she left The Land of the Rising Sun without a win, she did enjoy many of the things Japan had to offer.
    LaRosa also talked TUF 18, shared funny stories in Japan and revealed what she'll sell for $1,000.  Listen up! This is a classic you do not want to miss!

  • 00:55

    MMA DieHards Radio: Stephen Quadros

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    MMA DieHards Radio’s hosts  Jason Kelly (Twitter: @JayMMADieHards) and Corey Charron (Twitter: @charronkotd) welcome Glory World Series commentator Stephen Quadros (Twitter: @stephenquadros).
    Quadros not only covers kickboxing with the best of them, “The Fight Professor” is also a pioneer in MMA media.  We’ll grab Quadros’ thoughts on GloryWS and some of the biggest topics in MMA, as well as a fairly unknown, interesting story he shared with the hosts.

  • 00:53

    MMA DieHards Radio: Mitch Gagnon

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    Tonight, MMA DieHards Radio hosts Jason Kelly (Twitter: @JayMMADieHards) and Corey Charron (Twitter: @charronkotd) are joined by Mitch Gagnon.
    Gagnon (Twitter: @MitchGagnonUFC) is a UFC bantamweight.  After having a spoiled UFC debut by Bryan Caraway UFC 149, Gagnon rebounded with a rear naked-choke victory over Walel Watson at UFC 152.  Gagnon, who hails from Ontario, Canada, was scheduled to meet Issei Tamura at UFC 158 in March, but was forced to withdraw due to injury.  We’ll catch up with Gagnon and find out when we can expect him back in the cage.