Take a look at this week’s “Spinning Again Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly dwell present that takes a spin via the most important matters in blended martial arts.

This week’s panel of Matt Wells, Danny Segura, and Mike Bohn will be part of host “Beautiful” George Garcia dwell at midday ET (9 a.m. PT) to debate and debate the next matters:

  • UFC on ESPN 56 is within the books. It was a fantastic night time of fights in St. Louis that noticed Derrick Lewis bounce again from defeat with a vicious knockout over Rodrigo Nascimento within the headlining act. The occasion additionally featured Joaquin Buckley’s fourth consecutive win at welterweight, Robelis Despaigne’s first skilled loss, and rather more. What do these outcomes imply, and what’s subsequent for the winners and losers? We break all of it down.
  • Saturday’s occasion was one of many few UFC Battle Nights hosted exterior the UFC Apex in 2024. There’s been a complete of 16 UFC occasions this 12 months and half of them have been hosted on the Apex – one thing that’s obtained criticism as a result of lack of viewers and environment, together with the standard of the occasions themselves. UFC CEO Dana White stated on the UFC on ESPN 56 post-fight press convention the promotion plans to chop down on the quantity of occasions it hosts on the Apex and appears to get on the highway extra. However will it occur, or extra importantly, can it occur? We focus on.
  • Matt Brown, some of the seasoned and beloved fighters at the moment, determined to hold up the gloves this previous week. The longtime UFC welterweight stated he leaves with no laborious emotions towards the promotion, however did admit it wasn’t the best way he hoped to stroll away from MMA. Brown additionally indicated he’s executed with MMA, however wouldn’t rule out competing in fight sports activities.
  • One other weekend, one other set of fights. They won’t be the most important playing cards, however the two greatest MMA promotions at the moment are internet hosting occasions this weekend, with PFL’s Bellator Championship Collection: Paris taking place Friday and UFC Battle Evening 241 on Saturday. We break down the principle occasions for every card, together with different standout matchups.