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The MMA Circus: UFC Utica recap, UFC 225 preview

On Episode 166 of The MMA Circus, Nick Baldwin and Andrew Lawrence discuss last Friday’s UFC Utica, this weekend’s major UFC 225 event, Yair Rodriguez’s UFC return, early weigh-ins possibly coming to an end, and much more.

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EPISODE 166: The MMA Circus, hosted by Nick Baldwin and Andrew Lawrence, is back for your listening pleasure.

Discussion Topics:

  • UFC Fight Night 131 recap — In the Utica main event, bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes defeated Jimmie Rivera via knockout in 33 seconds in a minor upset. Also on the card, lightweight prospect Gregor Gillespie picked up his fourth win in the Octagon.
  • Yair Rodriguez back in the UFC — After getting released from the promotion last month for allegedly turning down bouts, featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez has re-signed with the UFC and will face Zabit Magomedsharipov later this year.
  • UFC to possibly return to afternoon weigh-ins — UFC president Dana White said earlier this week that the promotion is hoping to move away from early weigh-ins, which were put into place two years ago.
  • UFC 225 preview — In the Chicago main event, middleweight champion Robert Whittaker defends the title for the first time in a rematch against Yoel Romero. Welterweight contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington square off for the interim title in the co-headliner.
  • Gets It/Doesn’t Get It

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Nick Baldwin: @NickBaldwinMMA

Andrew Lawrence: @TheClownKid


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