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The MMA Circus w/ Dariush, Breese, Holobaugh, Bessette, Vettori, Barbosa and Voss

Episode 61 of The MMA Circus features Beneil Dariush, Tom Breese, Kurt Holobaugh, Matt Bessette, Marvin Vettori, Diego Barbosa and Bob Voss.

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EPISODE 61: The MMA Circus, hosted by Nick Baldwin and Andrew Lawrence, is back for your listening pleasure.


Beneil Dariush (7:34) UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush joins the show for the first time to discuss his upcoming fight against James Vick at UFC 199 this weekend, rebounding from a recent loss to Michael Chiesa, the grand opening of Kings MMA Anaheim and more.

Tom Breese (17:32) — UFC welterweight up-and-comer Tom Breese stops by to discuss his upcoming fight against Sean Strickland at UFC 199 this weekend, training at TriStar with the likes of Georges St-Pierre and Rory MacDonald, his dislike of poutine and more.

Kurt Holobaugh (27:38) — Former Titan FC featherweight champion Kurt Holobaugh joins the program to discuss his recent fight at Akhmat Fight Show in Russia, re-signing with Titan FC, his upcoming fight against Luciano dos Santos at Titan FC 39 later this month, moving up to the lightweight division, getting back into title contention and much more.

Matt Bessette (44:00) — Bellator MMA veteran Matt Bessette stops by to discuss his upcoming fight at CES 36 against Jairo Soares later this month, suffering from leukemia at the age of three, whether he likes fighting for Bellator or CES more, constantly being on Bellator's preliminary card despite a 7-2 record with the Viacom-owned organization and much more.

Marvin Vettori (1:07:05) — Venator FC middleweight Marvin Vettori returns to the show to discuss his first-round submission win over UFC vet Igor Araujo at Venator FC 3 last month, either signing to the UFC or fighting champ Luke Barnatt next, being a Venator two-division champion (at different times) and much more.

Diego Barbosa (1:27:28) — MMA fighter Diego Barbosa returns to the program to discuss his pro-debut -- a 12-second flying knee knockout -- at Fusion FC 19 earlier this year, making his pro-debut on a few days notice with his original amateur opponent pulling out, an opponent not showing up to the arena for a scheduled fight late last year at Fusion FC 18 and much more.

Bob Voss (1:49:20) — MMA bettor Bob Voss joins the show to help Nick and Andrew discuss the below topics (excluding Gets it/Doesn't get it and Dumb Questions).

Discussion Topics:

UFC Fight Night 88 (1:50:26) — UFC Fight Night 88 went down live from Las Vegas this past Sunday, May 28 and in the main event, Cody Garbrandt knocked out Thomas Almeida in the biggest win of his career.

Hypothetical matchups for UR Fight 2 (2:22:48) The people behind UR Fight recently confirmed there will be a second UR Fight card (but did not give out any details). What are some matchups that Nick, Andrew and Bob would like to see on the card, that have essentially no way of occurring? They tell you.

Dennis Bermudez breaks Guinness World Record for drinking lemon juice (2:34:45) — UFC featherweight contender Dennis Bermudez recently broke the Guinness World Record for drinking one liter of lemon juice through a straw, with a time of 22.7 seconds. Nick, Andrew and Bob figured it was pretty newsworthy.

UFC 199 (2:40:28) — UFC 199 takes place live from The Forum in Inglewood, California this weekend and is headlined by a middleweight title fight between champ Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping. In the co-feature, bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz fights Urijah Faber in a trilogy matchup.

Gets it/Doesn't get it (3:03:01) — Nick and Andrew let you know who gets it and who doesn't get it. Simple as that.

Dumb Questions (3:10:30) — Nick and Andrew round out the show by answering infamous "dumb questions" submitted by listeners.

Social Media:

Nick Baldwin: @NickUFC

Andrew Lawrence: @TheClownKid

Beneil Dariush: @BeneilDariush

Tom Breese: @BreeseMMA

Kurt Holobaugh: @KurtHolobaugh

Matt Bessette: @ManglerBJJ

Marvin Vettori: @MarvinVettori

Diego Barbosa: @That_BJJ_Guy

Bob Voss: @MMAStateofMind


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