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Level Change Podcast 12: ESPN’s pay-to-pay PPV model, UFC Nashville preview

Episode 12 discussion: ESPN’s pay-to-pay PPV model, Dillashaw’s drug test failure, Conor McGregor’s UFC shakedown, UFC Nashville preview, Bisping to HOF, fight news dump

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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 12

TJ Dillashaw fails drug test, loses his UFC bantamweight title – 2:36

ESPN+ will be the only UFC PPV distributor in the United States – 11:05

Conor McGregor willing to be co-main event if he gets shares in the company – 16:27

Michael Bisping enters the UFC HOF – 22:35

Lee moves up to 170 for RDA, Rockhold up to 205 to fight Blachowicz, Cerrone/Iaquinta headlines UFC Ottawa – 28:24

UFC London Review – 34:12

Victor: Duffy, Marshman, Silva, Reyes, Edwards, Masvidal (5-1)

Stephie: Duffy, Marshman, Silva, Reyes, Edwards, Till (4-2)

Mookie: Duffy, Marshman, Silva, Reyes, Nelson, Till (3-3)


Victor: 40-19-1 NC

Stephie: 36-23-1 NC

Mookie: 34-25-1 NC

UFC Nashville preview

Markos/Hill – 39:19

Barber/Aldrich – 40:50

Pena/Peterson – 43:14

Formiga/Figueiredo – 44:53

Blaydes/Willis – 47:01

Wonderboy/Pettis – 49:10

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