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The Level Change Podcast 144: Aspen Ladd replaces Holly Holm at UFC Vegas 40

Episode 144 discussion: Aspen Ladd to replace Holly Holm at UFC Vegas 40, Ngannou-Gane set for UFC 270, Bellator goes to 5-round main events, medical commitee urges AC to ‘proceed with caution’ with bareknuckle boxing

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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.


One week after weigh-in disaster, Aspen Ladd replaces Holly Holm in UFC Vegas 40 main event - 4:09

Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane set for UFC 270 in January - 14:04

Patricio Pitbull vacates his title, All main events will be five-rounds starting in 2022 - 23:10

Medical committee urges ACs to “proceed with caution” with bare-knuckle fighting after boxer’s death - 31:07


Stephie: Lima, Jotko, Price, Holland, Santos (3-1-1)

Mookie: Lima, Jotko, Price, Holland, Walker (2-2-1)

Victor: Lima, Jotko, Price, Holland, Santos (3-1-1)


Stephie: 109-63-4

Mookie: 101-71-4

Victor: 98-74-4


Hawes-Winn - 44:31

Mazo-Agapova - 49:10

Nicolau-Elliott - 52:15

Brown-Gooden - 54:24

Dern-Rodriguez - 57:06

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