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The Level Change Podcast 201: UFC 280 preview, Cruz not retiring any time soon

Episode 201 discussion: Dominick Cruz talks retirement, Ben Askren reminisces on the Masvidal knockout, Andrade-Murphy set for UFC 283, UFC 280 preview

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Welcome to ‘The Level Change Podcast’, our combat sports themed variety show hosted by Stephie Haynes 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.

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Dominick Cruz answers the call of Jonathan Martinez - 3:15

Ben Askren reminisces on Masvidal knockout - 17:00

Andrade- Murphy set for UFC 283 - 23:54


Mookie - Maximov, Martinez, Martinez, Grasso (3-1)

Stephie - Maximov, Martinez, Martinez, Grasso (3-1)

Victor - Malkoun, Martinez, Martinez, Grasso (4-0)


Mookie: 115-67-3

Stephie: 111-71-3

Victor: 103-79-3

UFC 280

Muhammad-Brady - 35:56

Chookagian-Fiorot - 37:55

Dariush-Gamrot - 41:28

Yan-O’Malley - 43:44

Sterling-Dillashaw - 48:20

Oliveira-Makhachev - 51:05

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Official UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev Fight Poster


BLOCKBUSTER TWO TITLE-FIGHT SHOWDOWN! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Sat. OCT. 22, 20222, with a must-see thriller that will see perennial fan favorite, Charles ‘Do Bronx’ Oliveira (33-8), battle No.4 division ranked contender, Islam Makhachev (22-1), for the UFC Vacant Lightweight Championship. Meanwhile, in UFC 280’s pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, we get the current UFC Bantamweight Champion, Aljamain ‘Funk Master’ Sterling, defending his title opposite TJ Dillashaw. These bouts will be preceded by an additional exciting Bantamweight contest between, Petr ‘No Mercy’ Yan and ‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley, in a must see barnburner.

Don’t miss a single second of EPIC face-punching action!