WEC Fighters Mark Munoz and Joseph Benavidez Headline PMR 24 Rising Stars Episode, Monday, December 1st!

Two undefeated fighters who will be doing their thing this Wednesday at WEC 37 here in Vegas headline our “Rising Stars” edition of Pro MMA Radio.

Former NCAA National Collegiate Wrestling Champion, Mark Munoz, will take his undefeated 4-0 record into his second fight in the WEC when he takes on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Ricardo Barros. We’ll talk to Mark about his decision to fight professionally six years after he graduated as a decorated collegiate wrestling champion, the impact of training with a who’s who of MMA superstars during that hiatus and his future in the UFC.

Joseph Benavidez makes his WEC debut against highly touted Danny Martinez in the first televised bout of the evening. Joseph is 8-0 in his MMA career and is widely regarded as one of the potential breakout stars of 2009 as he enters a stacked 135 pound division in the WEC. Joseph is the only fighter not named Urijah Faber sponsored by mega company, No Fear Energy, and will discuss the origins of his relationship with Urijah and what really went on with his scheduled fight with Kid Yamamoto at Dream 5.

In the Opening Round, MMA Mania’s Jesse Holland will come by to preview WEC 37 and talk about some of the surprising rumored matchups making the rounds in the UFC and WEC.

PMR 23 – Randy Couture

Five-Time UFC Champion Randy Couture’s appearance on Pro MMA Radio is ready and On-Demand now for our listeners. Make sure to check out The Natural online at Xtreme Couture and his new lifestyle website, XtremeCoutureLifestyle.com.

In the Opening Round, Pep announced the expansion of Pro MMA Radio to a second hour that will be aired every Thursday on ESPN 1420 in Florida and simulcast online for our listeners. We’ll have updates with more details here on ProMMARadio.com later this week.



5-Time UFC World Champion Randy “The Natural” Couture Headlines Pro MMA Radio 23, Monday, November 24th!

MMA legend Randy “The Natural” Couture makes his first appearance on Pro MMA Radio just a little over a week after his historical fight with Brock Lesnar at UFC 91. We’ll spend the whole hour with Randy and talk Lesnar, his future plans and predictions for Nog/Mir, the contract dispute that kept him out of the cage for over a year, watching his wife Kim fight, his acting career, life at Xtreme Couture and the nutritional and supplement secrets that have allowed him to compete at the highest level at 45 years of age.

PMR 22 – Chael Sonnen, Kim Couture, UFC 91

PMR’s post UFC 91 show is ready and On Demand for our listeners!

Kim Couture came in and talked about Randy’s fight with Brock Lesnar as well as his future with the UFC. Kim also revealed some interesting stuff about the issues with former Affliction head Todd Beard. Kim also talked about her upcoming fight this weekend at Strikeforce: Destruction, plans for the Couture’s MMA promotion in ’09 and the success of Xtreme Couture gyms and a new lifestyle website the couple just launched.

Uncrowned WEC Middleweight Champ Chael Sonnen came in and talked about the real behind the scenes goings on with his fight with Paulo Filho, whether he received the belt and his impressions of the Lesnar/Couture fight. Chael will be back in the next few weeks so we can get into his future with the UFC and his pursuit of the middleweight title. Chael runs Full Contact Fighting Federation, the largest amateur MMA promotion in the country.


Chael Sonnen and Kim Couture Headline Pro MMA Radio 22, Monday, November 17th!

In the Opening Round, Pep will break down UFC 91, the biggest event in UFC history. Then we’ll have two special Toe to Toe segments with MMA fighter, promoter and wife of “The Natural”, Kim Couture and uncrowned WEC Middleweight Champ, Chael Sonnen.

Kim will discuss her husband’s historical fight with Brock Lesnar, her upcoming fight at Strikeforce this weekend and the state of women’s MMA.

When Chael steps in, we’ll talk about his fight with Paulo Filho, whether he’s received the belt, his tenure in the WEC and his future with the UFC.

PMR 21 – Dan Henderson

PMR’s visit with MMA superstar and two-time Pride World Champion, Dan Henderson, is ready and On Demand for our listeners.

MMA Inc’s Mike Roberts joined Pep In the Opening Round to discuss the results of WEC 36 and what the future holds for his client, Urijah Faber, as well as the events surrounding the Filho/Sonnen fight and an Elite XC update. Then Mike and Pep broke down the main card of UFC 91 this coming weekend, complete with predictions for the entire main card.


Former Pride 185 & 205 Pound World Champion Dan Henderson Headlines Pro MMA Radio 21, Monday, November 10th!

Dan “Hollywood” Henderson is the only man to simultaneously hold world championship gold in two different weight classes. Hendo comes in to talk about his upcoming fight with Rich Franklin at UFC 93, his thoughts on potentially coaching on The Ultimate Fighter, his fights with Anderson Silva & Rampage and the differences between UFC and Pride. Dan will also break down Lesnar/Couture and talk about his relationship with Randy, the Wanderlei/Rampage fight at UFC 92, his critique of the Silva/Cote fight and much more. Make sure to check out Dan’s clothing line, Clinch Gear.

In the Opening Round, MMA Inc’s Mike Roberts, one of the premier fight managers in the game, will join Pep to break down the upcoming UFC 91 card.

PMR 20 – Brock Lesnar

PMR’s blockbuster episode with Brock Lesnar is ready and On Demand for our listeners. This one is raw and as real as it gets. In the Opening Round, Training for Warriors author Martin Rooney joined Pep for a controversial discussion about the current lack of aggression in some past events and they proposed a few suggestions to get the edge back in the cage.