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The Level Change Podcast 146: Heavy Paulo Costa needs catchweight

Episode 146 discussion: Paulo Costa too heavy to make 185, new Covid vaccine policy could impact international fighters, Pimblett won’t fight ranked opponents for current purse level, UFC Vegas 41 predictions

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EPISODE 146

Paulo Costa too heavy to make middleweight, UFC Vegas 41 main event vs. Marvin Vettori at catchweight - 3:12

New COVID-19 vaccine requirements could impact UFC’s international fighters; Fight Island could be an option - 12:30

Paddy Pimblett won’t fight ranked opponents on the money he’s making - 22:07

Fedor admits there’s a chance Tim Johnson fight could be his last - 31:15

WEEKLY PICKS RECAP: Bellator 268 / UFC Vegas 40 - 38:46

Stephie: Arlovski, Ladd, Henderson, Anderson, Nemkov (3-2)

Mookie: Arlovski, Ladd, Henderson, Anderson, Nemkov (3-2)

Victor: Arlovski, Ladd, Henderson, Bader, Nemkov (2-3)

STANDINGS - 41:37

Stephie: 114-67-4

Mookie: 107-74-4

Victor: 103-78-4

BELLATOR 269

Fedor-Johnson - 42:06

UFC VEGAS 41 - 43:56

Caceres-Choi - 44:11

Clark-Edwards - 46:21

Dawson-Glenn - 49:02

Costa-Vettori - 52:31

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