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The Level Change Podcast 109: UFC Vegas 18, Oliveira, McGregor, Barboza

Episode 109 discussion: UFC Vegas 18 predictions, Charles Oliveira’s coach on why they turned down fight with Chandler, McGregor on why he lost, Barboza’s future, James Vick retires

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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.


Charles Oliveira turned down short notice fight with Michael Chandler at UFC 258 - 3:10

Conor McGregor (among other things) admits viewing Poirier fight as precursor to Pacquiao boxing match - 12:55

Edson Barboza’s UFC career could be over after his next fight - 25:43

James Vick retires from MMA after another brutal knockout loss - 32:52


Stephie: 7-4

Mookie: 6-5

Victor: 5-6


Guida/Johnson - 41:39

Ferreira/Dariush - 45:17

Pantoja/Kape - 47:37

Sandhagen/Edgar - 50:25

Overeem/Volkov - 54:24

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