I’m doing a set on the 9:30 pm late show tomorrow night (Saturday) at Reno’s Pioneer Underground with Chris Storin. Tickets can be had here.
If the Ultimate Fighting Championship has a folk hero, it may well be Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Having fought three times already this year and riding a four fight win streak with four straight finishes, Cerrone is the living embodiment of an “anybody, any time, any place” approach to fighting.
Listen to Richard Hunter talk with Donald Cerrone about his co main event fight Saturday with Eddie Alvarez:
The 20th season of The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s “Ultimate Fighter” reality franchise is breaking ground on several fronts.
For one, it’s the first season to feature an all women cast. For another, it’s the debut of the women’s 115 pound straw weight division, joining the 135 pound women led by champion Ronda Rousey. Thirdly, this season’s winner will be crowned the inaugural women’s straw weight champion, which amounts to much higher stakes than just the customary six figure contract that past seasons’ winners have claimed. In fact, all of the women on TUF 20 enter the season as contracted UFC fighters, and no one has impressed early as much as Randa Markos.
Listen to Richard Hunter talk to Randa Markos about her first episode upset of Tecia Torres.
If it weren’t for Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate might be the most well known female fighter in the UFC.
Having twice fought and lost to the current women’s bantamweight champ Rousey, Tate still sits at #2 in the division’s rankings. Her popularity dramatically increased when she coached opposite Rousey on the 18th season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, and signing on with NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick’s sportsmanagement company has brought her lucrative product endorsement deals from high profile sponsors like Budweiser.
Saturday, she returns to The Octagon in a fight that will air live from Japan exclusively on UFC’s Fight Pass online network (2:00 am CT). Listen to Richard Hunter talk with Miesha Tate about her fight this Saturday:
Check out my on site recap from UFC 177 in Sacramento with post fight audio from UFC president Dana White, bantamweight champion T.J. Dillishaw, and lightweight co headliner Tony Ferguson.
Saturday night’s UFC 177 pay per view card has a lot of ties to its’ host city of Sacramento.
In the main event, local hero T.J. Dillishaw defends the bantamweight title that he took from Renan Barao in a highly anticipated rematch. Before that, however, a lightweight attraction featuring another Sacramento native and training partner of Dillishaw will serve as the co-main event.
Long time Team Alpha Male fighter Danny “Last Call” Castillo will look to thrill his hometown crowd when he takes on former “Ultimate Fighter” winner Tony Ferguson. Listen to Richard Hunter talk to Tony Ferguson and Danny Castillo about their UFC 177 co-main event fight.
I’m back on stage tonight with the great Hal Sparks at Cobbs Comedy Club in San Francisco! Showtime 7:30 pm.
I’ll be doing a set at Catch A Rising Star in Reno tonight, located inside the Silver Legacy casino. Jill-Michele Melean headlines with Dave Mencarelli supporting. Two for one tickets are available at the Silver Legacy box office.