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Jennifer Anderson

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Jennifer Anderson

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Unique, authentic, and gritty: First Fight gives a window into the world of fighting. This podcast is an exploration of the human experience via storytelling- a medium that is deeply rooted in fight culture. Jennifer Anderson sits down with some well-known, and not so well-known names in the industry to hear the story of their "first time."

Latest Episodes

EP 19: Shane Burgos

EThis rising star in the the UFC's featherweight division talks about what its like living out his dream as a prizefighter. He tells us about the frustrating thing that kept happening in his first fight, and what drives him to always hunt for the finish.

--MAY 20
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EP 19: Shane Burgos

EP 18: Sijara Eubanks

EPrevious guest, Sijara Eubanks is back for a special episode to give the behind the scenes of training for a fight during a global pandemic. She has been on lockdown for weeks training with fellow UFC fighter, Claudia Gadelha. Both are fighting during the UFC's controversial comeback. Hear what she has to say.

--MAY 12
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EP 18: Sijara Eubanks

EP 17: Kaitlin Young

Kaitlin Young is a pioneer in women’s MMA & lifelong martial artist. She shares the story of her first pro MMA fight, we discuss how she plans on fostering a positive gym culture at her new gym, the Striking Institute, & she shares her thoughts on the state of women's MMA.

--MAY 4
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EP 17: Kaitlin Young

EP 16: Montel Jackson

In this episode, I talk with fellow Milwaukee native, Montel Jackson, who has found success in the UFC coming off Dana White's Contender Series. He shares his first fight, as well as, what it is like coming up in a rough neighborhood and what he thinks a fighter's style says about their personality.

--APR 27
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EP 16: Montel Jackson

EP 15: Dez Morgan

On this episode, I talk with Dez Morgan about how getting jumped on the street led him to fighting and the effect martial arts has on the way you see life.

--APR 20
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EP 15: Dez Morgan

EP 14: Frank Savannah

Frank Savannah shares how he got his start in boxing, reminisces on his career, and talks about the fight that once broke him.

--FEB 12
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EP 14: Frank Savannah

EP 13: Ricardo Almeida

The legendary Ricardo Almeida shares his extraordinary start in MMA that was completely by chance. He discusses what fighting has taught him about himself and what he sees when a fighter walks into his school.

--FEB 4
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EP 13: Ricardo Almeida

EP 12: The Story Behind First Fight

The creator of first fight discusses how the concept was created, what she is trying to achieve with the podcast, shares her first fight story, as well as, the original First Fight interview.

--JAN 24
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EP 12: The Story Behind First Fight

EP 11: Santo Curatolo

In this episode, I sit down with up-and-coming prospect Santo Curatolo. The Staten Island native talks about his start in Sambo, what he thinks of training with world class teammates, and the role his parents play in his career.

--JAN 17
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EP 11: Santo Curatolo

EP 10: Sijara Eubanks

On this episode, Sijara Eubanks tells us how trying to lose weight and watching knockout videos on YouTube started her on her martial arts journey. We also discuss the role of age in MMA and the resurgence of the antihero in the sport.

--JAN 10
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EP 10: Sijara Eubanks

Latest Episodes

EP 19: Shane Burgos

EThis rising star in the the UFC's featherweight division talks about what its like living out his dream as a prizefighter. He tells us about the frustrating thing that kept happening in his first fight, and what drives him to always hunt for the finish.

--MAY 20
Comments
EP 19: Shane Burgos

EP 18: Sijara Eubanks

EPrevious guest, Sijara Eubanks is back for a special episode to give the behind the scenes of training for a fight during a global pandemic. She has been on lockdown for weeks training with fellow UFC fighter, Claudia Gadelha. Both are fighting during the UFC's controversial comeback. Hear what she has to say.

--MAY 12
Comments
EP 18: Sijara Eubanks

EP 17: Kaitlin Young

Kaitlin Young is a pioneer in women’s MMA & lifelong martial artist. She shares the story of her first pro MMA fight, we discuss how she plans on fostering a positive gym culture at her new gym, the Striking Institute, & she shares her thoughts on the state of women's MMA.

--MAY 4
Comments
EP 17: Kaitlin Young

EP 16: Montel Jackson

In this episode, I talk with fellow Milwaukee native, Montel Jackson, who has found success in the UFC coming off Dana White's Contender Series. He shares his first fight, as well as, what it is like coming up in a rough neighborhood and what he thinks a fighter's style says about their personality.

--APR 27
Comments
EP 16: Montel Jackson

EP 15: Dez Morgan

On this episode, I talk with Dez Morgan about how getting jumped on the street led him to fighting and the effect martial arts has on the way you see life.

--APR 20
Comments
EP 15: Dez Morgan

EP 14: Frank Savannah

Frank Savannah shares how he got his start in boxing, reminisces on his career, and talks about the fight that once broke him.

--FEB 12
Comments
EP 14: Frank Savannah

EP 13: Ricardo Almeida

The legendary Ricardo Almeida shares his extraordinary start in MMA that was completely by chance. He discusses what fighting has taught him about himself and what he sees when a fighter walks into his school.

--FEB 4
Comments
EP 13: Ricardo Almeida

EP 12: The Story Behind First Fight

The creator of first fight discusses how the concept was created, what she is trying to achieve with the podcast, shares her first fight story, as well as, the original First Fight interview.

--JAN 24
Comments
EP 12: The Story Behind First Fight

EP 11: Santo Curatolo

In this episode, I sit down with up-and-coming prospect Santo Curatolo. The Staten Island native talks about his start in Sambo, what he thinks of training with world class teammates, and the role his parents play in his career.

--JAN 17
Comments
EP 11: Santo Curatolo

EP 10: Sijara Eubanks

On this episode, Sijara Eubanks tells us how trying to lose weight and watching knockout videos on YouTube started her on her martial arts journey. We also discuss the role of age in MMA and the resurgence of the antihero in the sport.

--JAN 10
Comments
EP 10: Sijara Eubanks
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