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Level Change Podcast 09: 20 questions with Anthony Smith, UFC 235 preview

Episode 09 discussion: Matt Hughes’ legal troubles, PFL’s new deal with ESPN, interview with Anthony Smith, UFC 235 preview.

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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 09

Matt Hughes gets restraining order for domestic violence against wife, Hughes denies allegations - 2:23

Tony Ferguson turns down interim title bout vs. Max Holloway, Dustin Poirier gets the shot vs. Holloway instead - 12:13

Anthony Smith interview - 20:10

PFL gets two-year deal with ESPN - 40:30

Last Week’s Results - 49:11

Mookie: Carmouche, Yan, Oleksiejczuk, Struve, Santos (5-0)

Stephie: Carmouche, Yan, Oleksiejczuk, de Lima, Santos (4-1)

Victor: Carmouche, Yan, Oleksiejczuk, Struve, Santos (5-0)


Mookie: 26-12-1 NC

Stephie: 24-14-1 NC

Victor: 22-16-1 NC

UFC 235 Predictions

Sanchez/Gall - 52:53

Stamann/Perez - 55:21

Walker/Cirkunov - 57:16

Zabit/Stephens - 59:59

Garbrandt/Munhoz - 1:02:11

Zhang/Torres - 1:05:10

Lawler/Askren - 1:07:28

Woodley/Usman - 1:09:50

Jones/Smith - 1:12:26

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*Intro/Outro podcast music has been provided by OxBow, starring Eugene S Robinson.

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