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The Level Change Podcast 47: Askren retires, women’s SW and FLW title fights

Episode 47 discussion: Ben Askren retires due to need for total hip replacement, Tito Ortiz thinks he and Cain Velasquez would be a good fight, Zhang-Joanna, Shevchenko-Chookagian, more.

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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 47

Ben Askren retires, says “I lost because I wasn’t good enough” - 3:11

Tito Ortiz pitches Cain Velasquez fight in Combate Americas - 13:50

Shevchenko-Chookagian announced - 21:28

Jon Jones rumored to face Dominick Reyes next - 25:25

Ilir Latifi vs. Derrick Lewis in the works - 26:25

Dana White hints that Joanna Jedrzejczyk is next for Weili Zhang - 29:10

WTF?! World’s worst referee misses tap, then the fighter who tapped wins by TKO - 33:24

UFC Sao Paulo recap - 37:53

Mookie: Brown, Trinaldo, Krause, Oliveira, Shogun, Blachowicz (5-0-1)

Stephie: Alves, Trinaldo, Krause, Oliveira, Shogun, Blachowicz (4-1-1)

Victor: Brown, Trinaldo, Krause, Oliveira, Shogun, Blachowicz (5-0-1)


Mookie: 158-105-6 NC/Draw

Stephie: 153-110-6 NC/Draw

Victor: 152-111-6 NC/Draw

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