On Episode 149 of The MMA Circus, Nick Baldwin and Andrew Lawrence recap UFC Fight Night 125: Machida vs. Anders, look ahead to UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold, and discuss T.J. Dillashaw turning down a Cody Garbrandt rematch at UFC 222 in less than a month.
EPISODE 149: The MMA Circus, hosted by Nick Baldwin and Andrew Lawrence, is back for your listening pleasure.
- UFC Fight Night 125 recap — In the Belem, Brazil main event this past weekend, veteran middleweight Lyoto Machida got back on track with a close decision win over Eryk Anders. In the co-headliner, top women’s flyweight Valentina Shevchenko dominated Priscila Cachoeira en route to a second-round submission win. John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz was scrapped from the card on weigh-in day due to Munhoz missing weight. Michel Prazeres also ran into weight-cutting issues of his own ahead of his eventual win over Desmond Green.
- UFC 221 preview — In the Perth, Australia pay-per-view main event on Saturday, Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold collide for the UFC interim middleweight title with champ Robert Whittaker sidelined due to an illness. Longtime heavyweight Mark Hunt faces rising contender Curtis Blaydes in the co-feature.
- T.J. Dillashaw turns down Cody Garbrandt rematch — After Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar was pulled from UFC 222, the UFC tried to book a rematch between bantamweight titleholder T.J. Dillashaw and former champ Cody Garbrandt. “No Love” was in, but Dillashaw declined the promotion’s offer for a number of reasons. Good move?
- Gets It/Doesn’t Get It
- Dumb Questions
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Andrew Lawrence: @TheClownKid
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