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Level Change Podcast 07: Adesanya wants Whittaker stripped and PPV points, UFC Phoenix preview

Episode 7: discussion on Adesanya’s suggestion to strip Whittaker, his bid for PPV points, Gastelum’s 6-figure payout and Lobov’s new Bareknuckle FC deal.

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Welcome to 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 07

  • Adesanya wants Whittaker stripped of title, which he and Gastelum would fight for; Whittaker’s manager says return would be June at earliest 2:29
  • Adesanya wants PPV points out of the Silva fight – 13:10
  • Kelvin Gastelum gets paid “six-figures” for UFC 234 cancellation, per his manager – 20:40
  • Artem Lobov is Bare Knuckle FC bound! – 28:26
  • Picks recap – 36:00
  • Last week’s results
  1. Mookie: Smith, Crute, De La Rosa, Simon, Adesanya (5-0)
  2. Stephie: Smith, Alvey, De La Rosa, Simon, Adesanya (4-1)
  3. Victor: Smith, Crute, De La Rosa, Simon, Adesanya (5-0)
  • Standings
  1. Mookie: 15-8
  2. Stephie: 14-9
  3. Victor: 13-10
  • Bellator 215/216 Picks
  1. Mitrione/Kharitonov – 42:12
  2. Cro Cop/Nelson – 43:21
  3. Minakov/Kongo – 46:32
  4. Daley/MVP – 49:27
  • UFC on ESPN 1 (UFC Phoenix) Picks
  1. Rivera/Sterling – 52:04
  2. Jury/Fili – 53:24
  3. Luque/Barberena – 54:55
  4. Gracie/Caceres – 56:45
  5. Calvillo/Casey – 59:34
  6. Felder/Vick – 1:01:04
  7. Velasquez/Ngannou – 1:03:06

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