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Robert Whittaker vs Derek Brunson, Sergey Kovalev vs Andre Ward, and more (Heavy Hands #134)

Connor Ruebusch and Patrick Wyman run through a whole gamut of recent and upcoming fights, including the middleweight showdown between Robert Whittaker and Derek Brunson, and the classic but controversial battle between pound-for-pound greats Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev.

Sometimes in the fight game you just come across a plate heaping with delicious face-punching. A smorgasbord of combat, if you will. Such is the case on this week's episode of Heavy Hands. We talk about the impressive performances of some of the UFC contenders who competed last weekend: our constant companion Thomas Almeida, our sleeper favorite Krzysztof Jotko, Stevie Ray (now the new Ross Pearson), and welterweight insurgent Kamaru Usman.

Then it's on to future affairs, namely the middleweight showdown between fringe contenders Robert Whittaker and Derek Brunson, a matchup which should vault one of those men into serious title contention.

Finally, a recap of the epic battle between Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward. These two pound-for-pound kings fought hard, forcing one another to adjust constantly, and proving that they are both living legends of the squared circle. The result was controversial--in fact your two hosts each scored the bout differently, but the fight gave fans of fisticuffs reasons to celebrate, and on today's show we do just that.

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And make sure not to miss last week's bonus episode, a special interview with Mark Henry, trainer of Eddie Alvarez and Frankie Edgar.