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The Level Change Podcast 31: Cyborg vs. Dana, UFC Newark preview

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Episode 31 discussion: Cris Cyborg’s ongoing issues with Dana White, new fight announcements, ABC issues new definition for grounded opponents, UFC Newark preview.

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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 31

Cris Cyborg wants public apology from Dana White, Joe Rogan - 2:14

ABC amends definition of grounded fighter. Again. - 12:41

Corey Anderson, Johnny Walker appear ready to fight each other at UFC 244 at MSG - 19:58

Mackenzie Dern returns from child birth to fight Amanda Ribas - 25:47

Derrick Lewis and Blagoy Ivanov in the works for UFC 244 - 32:24

UFC 240 Recap - 35:19

Victor: Figueiredo, Araujo, Barriault, OAM, Price, Cyborg, Holloway (4-3)

Stephie: Figueiredo, Araujo, Barriault, Tsarukyan, Neal, Cyborg, Holloway (6-1)

Mookie: Pantoja, Araujo, Jotko, Tsarukyan, Neal, Cyborg, Holloway (6-1)


Stephie: 102-65-2 NC/Draw

Mookie: 102-65-2 NC/Draw

Victor: 101-66-2 NC/Draw

UFC Newark Picks

Shevchenko/Pudilova - 41:47

Gall/Touahri - 44:26

Silva/Haqparast - 46:58

Miller/Guida - 49:43

Covington/Lawler - 51:46

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