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Heavy Hands: Can Pennington trouble Nunes?

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Connor and Pat preview the main card of UFC 224, miraculously breaking it all down while trying to avoid thinking about Belfort vs Machida.

Our holiday away from UFC coverage is over. Fedor was fun, right? And how about Kyoji Horiguchi? He won his fight in about one tenth of one percent of the time we spent analyzing his style! Amazing! But now it’s UFC season once again, and the world’s premiere MMA promotion has gifted us with a card that is… well, it’s fine.

This week, we discuss:

  • Raquel Pennington: the best of a bad division, or a legitimate threat to Amanda Nunes’ belt?
  • Kelvin Gastelum’s strangely static style
  • Mackenzie Dern’s pugilistic potential
  • John Lineker vs Brian Kelleher
  • vitorbelfortvslyotomachida

To download this episode directly, just right-click and save this link.

You can also find Heavy Hands on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher, where you can subscribe and check out all our past episodes.

And if you’re up for even more fight analysis, you ought to check out the Heavy Hands Patreon, where $3 a month gets you access to loads of bonus content. Check out episode #5 of The Underdogs, wherein Phil Mackenzie joins Connor to celebrate the career of Mike “Quicksand” Pyle, who debuted in 1999, and retired just last month. For a preview, you can also listen to episode one of The Underdogs in its entirety, for free, right here.


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