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The Level Change Podcast 81: UFC Fight Island 3 preview, Tyson-Jones Jr. exhibition match

Episode 81 discussion: UFC Fight Island 3 preview, Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr., Dustin Poirier’s legacy, Calderwood’s lat notice fight swap, 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.


Joanne Calderwood explains taking short notice bout vs. Jennifer Maia instead of title shot vs. Valentina Shevchenko - 2:56

With career winding down, Dustin Poirier only wants fights with “a really big name or a title” - 10:38

Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr boxing exhibition set for September 12th - 18:28

Alexander Gustafsson says he’s “here to stay” after retiring last year - 26:50


Stephie: Jackson, Pantoja, Diakiese, Hermansson, Figueiredo (2-3)

Mookie: Johns, Pantoja, Diakiese, Hermansson, Figueiredo (3-2)

Victor: Johns, Pantoja, Diakiese, Hermansson, Figueiredo (3-2)


Stephie: 61-49

Mookie: 61-49

Victor: 61-49


Pettis/Bandejas - 36:55


Chimaev/McKee - 39:05

Oliveira/Sobotta - 41:40

Craig/Antighulov - 44:44

Esparza/Rodriguez - 48:12

Werdum/Gustafsson - 51:20

Shogun/Lil Nog 3 - 54:50

Whittaker/Till - 55:40

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