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The Level Change Podcast 183: Dana defends Chimaev-Diaz, UFC 277

Episode 183 discussion: Dana defends Chimaev vs. Diaz, Tate admits terrible weight cut to 125 but refuses to retire, Swanson dropping to 135, UFC 277 preview

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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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Dana White defends Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev booking - 2:42

Miesha Tate admits flyweight cut was “terrible,” but she won’t retire - 17:19

Cub Swanson makes curious decision to move to bantamweight - 25:32

Curtis Blaydes wants title eliminator bout - 31:40


Mookie: Jackson, Craig, Krylov, Pimblett, Curtis, Aspinall (3-3)

Stephie: Jackson, Craig, Krylov, Pimblett, Curtis, Blaydes (4-2)

Victor: Jackson, Oezdemir, Gustafsson, Leavitt, Curtis, Blaydes (3-3)


Mookie: 83-48-3

Stephie: 81-50-3

Victor: 75-56-3

UFC 277

Smith-Ankalaev - 39:47

Pantoja-Perez - 42:30

Lewis-Pavlovich - 44:33

Moreno-Kara France - 47:12

Pena-Nunes - 50:45

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