The Level Change Podcast 155: Dana confirms Esparza gets next SW title shot

Welcome to the The Level Change Podcast, our combat sports themed variety show hosted by Stephie Haynes, Mookie Alexander and Victor Rodriguez, featuring the…

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The Level Change Podcast 155: Dana confirms Esparza gets next SW title shot
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Welcome to the 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.

June M. Williams

EPISODE 155

Days after Dana White confirms Carla Esparza for next strawweight title shot, Marina Rodriguez vs. Yan Xiaonan set for UFC 272 – 3:18

Colby Covington wants to lose at least a couple more times to Kamaru Usman – 14:10

Belal Muhammad wants Leon Edwards rematch in London, but doubts Leon will ever fight him again – 23:28

Ladies and gentlemen, Car Jitsu! – 31:56

UFC CHAMPION PICKS RECAP – 38:44

Mookie: Zhang (keeps), Shevchenko (keeps), Nunes (keeps both), Figueiredo (loses), Yan (keeps), Volkanovski (loses), Khabib (loses), Usman (keeps), Adesanya (keeps), Blachowicz (loses), Miocic (loses) – 7-4

Stephie: Zhang (keeps), Shevchenko (keeps), Nunes (keeps both), Figueiredo (loses), Yan (keeps), Volkanovski (keeps), Khabib (loses), Usman (keeps), Adesanya (keeps), Blachowicz (loses), Miocic (loses) – 8-3

Victor: Zhang (keeps), Shevchenko (keeps), Nunes (keeps both), Figueiredo (keeps), Yan (loses), Volkanovski (keeps), Khabib (loses), Usman (keeps), Adesanya (keeps), Blachowicz (loses), Miocic (keeps) – 7-4

FINAL STANDINGS FOR 2021 – 41:16

Stephie: 146-95-5

Mookie: 145-96-5

Victor: 140-101-5

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During the holiday UFC break we will continue to bring you podcast content every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday minimum, more days if we can. Watch for shows like ’Crooklyn’s Corner’, ’Show Money’, ’The MMA Depressed-us’, ’6th Round Retro’, maybe even an episode or two of ’The Eugene S. Robinson Show Stomper!’ — among others! On behalf of all of our crew on the entire Bloody Elbow Presents Podcast Network Team, have a safe and happy Holiday Season & be sure to stay tuned!

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Happy Holidays from your entire Bloody Elbow Presents Podcast Network to you!
June M. Williams

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Stephie Haynes
Stephie Haynes

Stephie Haynes has been covering MMA since 2005. She has also worked for MMA promotion Proelite and apparel brand TapouT. She hosted TapouT’s official radio show for four years before joining Bloody Elbow in 2012. She has interviewed everyone there is to interview in the fight game from from Dana White to Conor McGregor to Kimbo Slice, as well as mainstream TV, film and music stars including Norman Reedus, RZA and Anthony Bourdain. She has been producing the BE podcast network since 2017 and hosts four of its current shows.

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