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Level Change Podcast 24: Andrade vs Zhang, Weidman’s moving on up, Bellator 222

Episode 24 discussion: Andrade vs. Zhang expected for UFC Shenzhen, Weidman moving to 205, Cejudo being selective about 145-pound opponents, Bellator 222 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 24

Jessica Andrade surprisingly gets Weili Zhang for first title defense - 2:21

Report: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche being looked at as UFC San Antonio headliner - 9:46

Chris Weidman to make move up to light heavyweight - 17:31

Henry Cejudo: If Edgar beats Holloway, I want to fight Frankie for the FW title - 25:09

UFC 238 Recap - 33:31

Victor: Munhoz, Suarez, Ivanov, Yan, Ferguson, Shevchenko, Cejudo (6-1)

Stephie: Sterling, Suarez, Ivanov, Yan, Ferguson, Shevchenko, Moraes (6-1)

Mookie: Sterling, Suarez, Ivanov, Yan, Ferguson, Shevchenko, Moraes (6-1)


Victor: 74-48-2 NC/Draw

Stephie: 73-49-2 NC/Draw

Mookie: 72-50-2 NC/Draw

Bellator 222 Picks

Pico-Borics - 43:05

Horiguchi-Caldwell - 46:46

Dantas-Archuleta - 48:32

Danis-Humphrey - 51:19

Sonnen-Machida - 56:48

MacDonald-Gracie - 58:20

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