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The Level Change Podcast 129: UFC Vegas 30, Chimaev says ‘No’ to Rockhold

Episode 129 discussion: UFC Vegas 30 preview, Chimaev turned down a MW bout with Rockhold, Belal wants fight with Colby, Jake Paul wants Canelo fight, Nick Diaz aiming for September return

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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.


Khamzat Chimaev turns down fight with Luke Rockhold to stay at 170 - 3:34

Belal Muhammad shooting his shot, chasing fight with Colby Covington - 13:34

Jake Paul thinks he can eventually fight Canelo - 22:41

Cesar Gracie: Nick Diaz aiming for September return, open to boxing match - 31:41

UFC VEGAS 29 RECAP - 39:14

Stephie: Ige, Spivac, Grant, Erosa, Lima (1-4)

Mookie: Ige, Spivac, Vera, Choi, Lima (3-2)

Victor: Ige, Oleinik, Grant, Choi, Lima (1-4)


Stephie: 67-41-2

Mookie: 61-47-2

Victor: 56-52-2


Johnson-Moldavsky - 40:27


Moicano-Herbert - 42:39

Means-Dalby - 46:09

Fili-Pineda - 49:41

Barcelos-Valiev - 52:52

Boser-OSP - 54:41

Gane-Volkov - 59:28

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