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The Level Change Podcast 36: Breaking down Cyborg’s big Bellator deal, UFC 242 preview

Episode 36 discussion: Breaking down Cris Cyborg’s Bellator deal, BJ Penn’s explanation for latest bar brawl, Alexander Gustafsson wants to maul Luke Rockhold, UFC 242 preview, more

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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 36

Cris Cyborg signs with Bellator MMA in “largest contract in WMMA history” - 4:47

BJ Penn explains latest street fight, talks ongoing custody battle - 17:23

Alexander Gustafsson mulling rapid unretirement, Luke Rockhold fight - 25:53

KSI vs. Logan Paul 2… ON DA ZONEEEEEEEEEEEE - 34:30

UFC Shenzhen Recap - 41:55

Stephie: Song, Mizuki, Kara-France, Zaleski, Andrade (3-2)

Mookie: Song, Mizuki, De La Rosa, Zaleski, Andrade (2-3)

Victor: Song, Wu, De La Rosa, Zaleski, Andrade (1-4)


Mookie: 117-74-2 NC/Draw

Stephie: 116-75-2 NC/Draw

Victor: 113-78-2 NC/Draw

Bellator 226

Curran/Borics - 44:24

Straus/Campos - 45:44

Bader/Kongo - 48:24

UFC 242

Calderwood/Lee - 51:03

Taisumov/Ferreira - 53:53

Blaydes/Abdurakhimov - 56:25

Makhachev/Ramos - 58:22

Felder/Barboza - 1:01:05

Khabib/Poirier - 1:05:25

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