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The Level Change Podcast 177: UFC Austin, Zabit formally retires

Episode 177 discussion: Zabit formally retires, UFC Austin preview, Oliveira wants to fight Conor next, new fights on tap

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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.

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Zabit Magomedsharipov notifies UFC of retirement - 2:47

Charles Oliveira wants Conor McGregor, not Islam Makhachev next - 10:21

Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili (UFC 278), Jessica Andrade vs. Manon Fiorot (UFC Paris) - 19:03

One-time Mike Tyson opponent Julius Francis scores vicious KO as London security guard - 31:27


Mookie: Maddalena, Kape, Weili, Shevchenko, Prochazka (4-0)

Victor: Maddalena, Kape, Weili, Shevchenko, Teixeira (3-1)

Stephie: Maddalena, Kape, Weili, Shevchenko, Prochazka (4-0)


Mookie: 58-35-2

Victor: 54-39-2

Stephie: 54-39-2


Hawes-Winn - 39:46

Wineland-Stamann - 40:47

Yanez-Kelley - 42:28

Means-Holland - 45:17

Cerrone-Lauzon - 47:45

Kattar-Emmett - 48:43

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