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This Week on BJPenn.Com Radio 3 AKA Fighters & Matt Lindland

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Lindland is a former Olympic wrestler having represented the United States in 2000 in Greco-Roman Wrestling capturing the silver medal. The 42-year-old Oregon native is also one of the founding fathers of Team Quest.

Our first AKA guest will be UFC light heavyweight Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis. After defeating Wagner Prado via anaconda choke at UFC 153 in October, the UFC penciled him as a replacement for Chael Sonnen against Forrest Griffin at UFC 155. Unfortunately Griffin suffered a knee injury and Davis was taken off the card. Davis is 10-1-1 with his lone loss coming via decision to Rashad Evans at UFC on Fox 2 this past January. Davis and Prado fought at UFC on Fox 4, but an accidental eye poke from Davis caused the fight to be ruled a no-contest. Davis made an emphatic statement when the two met again in Brazil.

Up next will be Strikeforce light heavyweight Mike Kyle who will face Gegard Mousasi on January 12 in Oklahoma. A win over Mousasi will certainly help Kyle earn a spot in the UFC as this is rumored to be the final Strikeforce card. With a career record of 19-8-1(2) Kyle needs an impressive performance against the former Dream Middleweight Champion and Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion should he want a shot inside the Octagon.

Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier will call in to discuss his upcoming bout with Dion Staring on the Strikeforce card scheduled for January 12. After defeating Josh Barnett to capture the grand prix title, Cormier was supposed to face former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir in the first ever crossover bout on November 3, but Mir was injured and a suitable replacement was never found.

Mitch and Bryan will also discuss this past weekend’s two UFC Ultimate Fighter Finale cards and talk to the AKA guys about their teammate Cain Velasquez’s upcoming rematch with Junior Dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight title.