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The Level Change Podcast 213: Dillashaw retires amid accusations, UFC 282 preview

Episode 213 discussion: TJ Dillashaw retires, Shabazyan leaves ‘toxic’ GFC, Poirier battles staph infection, UFC 282 preview, more

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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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Dillashaw retires amid steroid accusations - 4:25

Poirier hospitalized with staph, still beefing with McGregor - 15:36

Thompson-Holland the gift that keeps giving - 25:53

Edmen Shabazyan had to get away from toxic gym - 32:33


Mookie: Daukhaus, Hermansson, Tuivasa, Schnell, RDA, Holland (1-4)
Stephie: Daukhaus, Hermansson, Tuivasa, Nicolau, RDA, Holland (2-3)
Victor: Daukhaus, Dolidze, Tuivasa, Nicolau, RDA, Holland (3-2)


Mookie: 131-81-3
Stephie: 127-85-3
Victor: 116-96-3

UFC 282

Quarantillo/Hernandez - 41:30
Mitchell/Topuria - 43:07
Till/Du Plessis - 45:18
Ponzinibbio/Morono - 47:41
Pimblett/Gordon - 49:31
Blachowicz/Ankalaev - 50:23

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Official UFC 282 Fight Poster: Blachowicz vs Ankalaev


BLOCKBUSTER TITLE-FIGHT SHOWDOWN! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, on Sat. DEC. 10, 2022, with a must-see thriller that will see perennial fan favorite, No. 3 ranked Jan Blachowicz (29-9), battle No. 4 division ranked contender, Magomed Ankalaev (18-1), for the UFC Vacant Light Heavyweight Championship.

Meanwhile, in UFC 282’s pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, we get the massively popular ‘Paddy the Baddy’ UFC Lightweight Liverpool sensation (19-3) vs American Jared ‘Flash’ Gordon (19-5) in their first Co-Main bouts. These bouts will be preceded by an exciting Middleweight barnburner between Darrin Till and Dricus Du Plessis, in a must-see barnburner.

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