Between the Links returns with a special live edition for the first title match of 2021.

Host Mike Heck is joined by the reigning BTL champion, MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew as he faces MMA journalist James Lynch.

This week, the panel will preview UFC Fight Island 7 and UFC Fight Island 8, compare and contrast the three main events on the promotion’s first trip back to Abu Dhabi this new year, plus we discuss the welterweight matchup between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev being rebooked for the third time on March 13, and what could be next for Nate Diaz after Dana White stated he will move back down to the lightweight division.

Who will leave the virtual BTL arena with the most coveted title in MMA media? Find out at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on Thursday, Jan. 14.

Audio-only versions of the podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and YouTube.