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Eddie Alvarez vs Dustin Poirier II preview (Heavy Hands #221)

Connor Ruebusch and Phil Mackenzie preview Eddie Alvarez vs Dustin Poirier II, Jose Aldo vs Jeremy Stephens, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Tecia Torres.

The UFC went to Hamburg, Germany last week, and on the latest episode of Heavy Hands, your hosts do everything in their power to avoid talking about it. Fortunately, next week’s UFC on Fox card has some superb matchups to preview, analyze, and hopefully distract us from the thought of the brutal, pointless end that awaits every prizefighter, no matter how beloved.

No, but seriously. Eddie Alvarez vs Dustin Poirier... again! This week on Heavy Hands, we tuck into three top-notch fights set for UFC Calgary, and more. Topics include:

  • Eddie Alvarez is the reigning king of violence, and maybe the best lightweight there’s ever been--but does his style still match up favorably with Poirier’s?
  • Jose Aldo certainly has the skills to do to Jeremy Stephens what he did to Frankie Edgar, but having lost 3 of his last 4, Stephens’ own skills are not to be overlooked.
  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk had a tough time with the reach and pressure of Rose Namajunas. Can Tecia Torres present similar problems?
  • The Assassination of Shogun Rua by the Coward Anthony Smith
  • Nasrat Haqparast’s style evolving in a dominant victory over Marc Diakiese

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