clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

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

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

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.

The Level Change Podcast, UFC Podcast, MMA Podcast, Mookie Alexander, Stephie Haynes, Victor Rodriguez, Host Graphic, Host Mock Up, TLC Hosts Image,
Your TLC Podcast Hosts!
June M. Williams


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)


Stephie: 114-67-4

Mookie: 107-74-4

Victor: 103-78-4


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

You can check out the entire show on Soundcloud here. Remember, if you’re looking for us on SoundCloud or iTunes, we’re under the Bloody Elbow Presents name. Follow our Twitter accounts: Stephie Haynes, Mookie Alexander, Victor Rodriguez and our show account The Level Change Podcast.

If you enjoy our show, give us a shout out in the comments here on Bloody Elbow, or give us a “like”, share & subscribe over on whichever BE Presents Podcast Channel happens to be your listening platform of choice: SoundCloud, YouTube, iTunes & Apple TV, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, OverCast, or Player FM, & Amazon Music – While you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe to Bloody Elbow Presents; that way you’ll always be the first to get all of BE’s daily MMA offerings. For previous episodes of the show, check out our playlists on all of our BE Presents channels.