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Getting Heated over Nunes vs Shevchenko II (Heavy Hands #166)

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Connor Ruebusch and Patrick Wyman weigh all the possibilities of the upcoming main event of UFC 213, then explore some of the other highlights of International Fight Week.

At UFC 213, Amanda Nunes will have the opportunity to prove that she is the true queen of women’s bantamweight, the rightful heir to Ronda Rousey’s contested throne. But the task may not be easy. Valentina Shevchenko also has eyes for the throne, and she already survived an onslaught from Nunes when the two fought in 2014, before taking her to the brink of destruction in round three. On this episode of Heavy Hands, your hosts ponder the possibilities of this grudge match, and get into a bit of a verbal scrap in the process.

After that: serious, brow-furrowed analysis of the goofy rubber match between heavyweight legends Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem. Plus, a quick look at blue chip prospects Mark Diakiese and Curtis Blaydes, each of whom fights on the main card of Friday’s TUF 25 Finale and Saturday’s big pay-per-view, respectively. For your enjoyment, folks, an extra-large episode of effortlessly erudite fight analysis.

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And hey, we put out two (or more) exclusive bonus episodes every month. Before Jim Miller takes the stage during the main card of UFC 213, you might want to listen to this hour-long interview in which he discusses his motivation for fighting, his training methods, and the impact he hopes to have on the sport of MMA. For $3 a month you can get access to this and all of our other bonus content—just check us out on Patreon. Or, for a taste, listen to the teaser here.