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The Level Change Podcast 170: UFC Vegas 51, Bellator 277, Diaz, Triller, Moraes

Episode 169 discussion: UFC Vegas 51 preview, AJ McKee wants $1M /fight, Nick Diaz news, Marlon Moraes retires, Triller’s matchmaking

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Welcome to ‘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.


A.J. McKee wants $1 million per fight to stay with Bellator - 4:28

Marlon Moraes announces his retirement - 19:22

Triller whips up an Andy Ruiz Jr vs. Tyrone Spong boxing match - 26:56

Cesar Gracie expects Nick Diaz to fight again by end of 2022 - 34:16


Mookie: Pennington, Pichel, Torres, Chimaev, Yan, Volkanovski (3-3)

Stephie: Pennington, Pichel, Dern, Chimaev, Yan, Volkanovski (4-2)

Victor: Pennington, Pichel, Dern, Burns, Yan, Volkanovski (3-3)


Mookie: 39-22

Stephie: 38-23

Victor: 33-28


Johnson-Vassell - 45:24

Pico-Edwards - 47:30

Nemkov-Anderson - 48:48

McKee-Pitbull 2 - 51:46


Luque-Muhammad 2 - 55:14

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