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The Level Change Podcast 44: The Rock to award BMF belt, UFC 244 picks

Episode 44 discussion: The Rock is awarding the BMF belt to winner of Masvidal-Diaz, Darren Till’s visa problems, Diego Sanchez: free agent, Paulo Costa injured again, UFC 244 picks

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Welcome to the The Level Change Podcast, our combat sports themed variety show hosted by Stephie Haynes, Mookie Alexander and Victor Rodriguez, featuring the news of the week, fight card breakdowns and analysis, a roundup of regional promotions’ cards and fights, and whatever else we decide is important enough or entertaining enough to bring to your ears.

Here is a summary of the topics discussed, complete with the time stamps for when each interview or special segment begins. As always, we hope you enjoy listening to the show as much as we enjoyed recording it.

Episode 44

“The Rock” is presenting the BMF belt to Masvidal-Diaz winner, teases special announcement for Friday - 2:29

Visa issues delay Darren Till’s arrival to NYC, Kelvin Gastelum won’t fight Jared Cannonier on short notice - 14:24

Paulo Costa won’t fight Israel Adesanya next, Izzy teases possible Yoel Romero fight - 22:39

Diego Sanchez reportedly no longer under UFC contract, could fight in Lethwei - 28:28

UFC Singapore Recap - 36:21

Mookie: Nelson, Daley, Lima, Markos, Camacho, Johnson, Askren (3-4)

Stephie: Nelson, Daley, Lima, Markos, Dariush, Johnson, Askren (4-3)

Victor: Mir, Daley, Lima, Markos, Dariush, Johnson, Maia (6-1)


Mookie: 145-98-5 NC/Draw

Stephie: 143-100-5 NC/Draw

Victor: 139-104-5 NC/Draw

UFC 244

Chookagian/Maia - 42:13

Arlovski/Rozenstruik - 44:52

Tavares/Shahbazyan - 48:49

Amirkhani/Burgos - 51:41

Walker/Anderson - 54:41

Lee/Gillespie - 55:57

Lewis/Ivanov - 1:00:20

Wonderboy/Luque - 1:03:08

Gastelum/Till - 1:05:00

Masvidal/Diaz - 1:05:52

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