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Tonight on Alchemist Radio we’ll review this past weekend’s plethora of MMA including Titan FC 30 and UFC 178.
Vinny Magalhaes stepped inside the Titan FC Hexagon for the very first time on Friday night and walked out with a shiny new title around his waist. Magalhaes and Jason Brilz battled back and forth for three rounds, but early on in the fourth round, Magalhaes landed a head kick and then cinched in a fight ending guillotine choke to become the Titan FC light heavyweight champion.
Eddie Gordon is back and after some serious campaigning, the Freeport native got his wish and will be competing against Josh Samman at UFC 181 in December. Gordon was excited about the prospects of competing on the same card as his friend and teammate, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, but because of an injury, Weidman vs Vitor Belfort was pushed back a few months. Gordon has been preparing for a fight for weeks now in the hopes he would get the call from the UFC at anytime.
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Tonight on Alchemist Radio, I’ll discuss UFC 179 and the Jose Aldo-Chad Mendes fight and preview Titan FC 31 which takes place on Friday night at the USF Sundome in Tampa, FL. The card will be headlined by a five round lightweight title bout between Mike Ricci and Yoshiyuki Yoshida.
My first guest is coming off his first professional loss, but has nothing to hang his head about. Featherweight Charles Rosa battled UFC veteran for three rounds at UFC Fight Night 53 in Sweden. It was not only his UFC debut, but he took the fight on a week’s notice. Rosa and Siver put on an exciting three round fight that netted each man an additional $50k for winning the Fight of the Night award.
Welterweight Tyler Stinson is a veteran of Bellator, Strikeforce and the WSOF. He has a record of 27-10 and will look to win his 28th fight when he faces Jose Figueroa on the main card of Titan FC 31. Stinson certainly knows how to finish his fights as he has won 19 by KO/TKO and six via submission. They will lead off the televised portion of the card which will air on the CBS Sports Network beginning at 10pm EST. Figueroa is a former M-1 lightweight champion and presents a tough test for Stinson.
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Tonight on Alchemist Radio we will discuss this past weekend’s two UFC events, UFC Fight Night 53 & 54 as well as talk to three exciting guests.
Leading things off will be Josh Burkman. The former WSOF welterweight title contender recently signed a new deal which will see him make his first appearance inside the Octagon since October of 2008 when he faces Hector Lombard at UFC 182. Burkman went 9-2 since his release including winning five straight.
Heavyweight Scott Barrett will make his Titan FC debut on Halloween night at Titan FC 31 which will take place at the USF Sundome in Tampa, FL. The Blackzilians trained fighter is 15-4 with 12 KO’s. His first opponent as a Titan FC fighter will be Wes Combs.
Steve Montgomery makes his second appearance on Alchemist Radio and will discuss his second fight for Titan FC. He will face UFC veteran Brock Jardine at Titan FC 31 in a welterweight bout. He defeated Rakim Cleveland at Titan FC 29 in August via split decision in a middleweight fight. Montgomery is currently sharing his life in and out of training with his video blogs.
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Tonight Alchemist Radio returns with another action packed how beginning at 7EST.
ProSupps LLC CEO TJ Humphreys will discuss the promotional deal his company signed with Titan FC that began last month at Titan FC 29. We'll talk about his business and his relationship with Titan FC.
Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson is preparing to face former middleweight title challenger Patrick Cote at UFC 178 on September 27th. Thompson had Chris Weidman, the UFC middleweight champion come down to South Carolina to help him train for this contest. Wonderboy is 9-1 and has won 4 out of 5 fights inside the Octagon.
Rhett Butler is CEO of Fight Services LLC and has worked with the UFC, Strikeforce, Showtime Boxing and many more combat sport companies. They are now working with Titan FC and Butler will discuss exactly what they do for the promoter and their organizations.
Eddie Gordon is back and hopefully will be able to shed some light on when he will have his first post TUF fight for the UFC. The TUF 19 winner has been keeping busy by training non-stop and helping his teammates, specifically Weidman prepare for their upcoming fights. Gordon has also been able to watch his sons football team get off to an outstanding start.
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Alchemist Radio returns tonight at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT with a full lineup.
Hosts Bryan Levick and Adam Conklin speak with four guests from around the MMA-sphere as well as discuss UFC on FOX 11 from this past weekend.
Andrea Calle is a broadcaster for the Combate Americas reality-based fight promotion. Aside from her cage side duties, Calle is an avid fitness enthusiast model who has made a name for herself both with combat sports and her other endeavors.
Maximum Fighting Championship is just over two weeks out from MFC 40 and the promotion's owner Mark Pavelich will join us to discuss what's next for his promotion and what to expect from their May 9th event.
Titan Fighting Championships has signed a myriad of recognized talent as of late, including a handful of former UFC talent. One of those recent signings is one Walt Harris, who is given a tough task in our guest, D.J. Linderman; a veteran of the sport who is looking to stop Harris in his tracks when they meet come May 16th.
TUF 19 contestant and Team Edgar middleweight Eddie Gordon will join us to recap last week's first episode and discuss what it was like to be selected by Frankie Edgar.
Our final guest will face Charlie Brenneman at UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira this Saturday night in Baltimore. Team Alpha Male lightweight Danny Castillo is coming off of a razor thin loss to Edson Barboza at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 last December in what was one of the best fights of the year.
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Tonight on Alchemist Radio, hosts Bryan Levick will speak to former UFC middleweight title contender and TUF season one contestant Nate Quarry. Also joining the show will be Titan FC CEO Jeff Aronson who will discuss this past Friday night's Titan FC 27 event.
Quarry is best known for his time on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter and working his way up the middleweight ladder to earn a shot at then champion Rich Franklin back in November of 2005 at UFC 56. These days Quarry is busy being a single dad and working on his comic book, "Zombie Cage Fighter."
Aronson is riding high after a very successful first event in Kansas City this past weekend. Titan FC 27 was Aronson's first foray as a promoter and the card which was televised live on the CBS Sports Network featured five finishes out of seven fights. Titan FC 28 is scheduled for April and will feature a light heavyweight bout between Vinny Magalhaes and Jason Brilz. Mike Ricci, who defeated Jorge Gurgel via 1st round TKO at Titan FC 27, will return to face George Sotiropoulos.
Speaking of Ricci he will join the show to discuss his dominating win over Gurgel and what he expects from Sotiropoulos. The win over Gurgel improved Ricci's record to 9-4 and no doubt caught the attention of fans and UFC executives. It will be a quick turnaround for Ricci, but Tri-Star head coach Firas Zahabi will no doubt have the 27-year-old Montreal native ready for April.
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Tonight on Alchemist Radio we will discuss this weekend’s UFC card which will feature a rematch for the UFC featherweight title as Chad Mendes tries for the second time to wrestle the title away from Jose Aldo.
We will speak to UFC #1 welterweight contender Robbie Lawler who is getting ready to face Johny Hendricks at UFC 181 on December 6. Hendricks defeated Lawler to capture the vacant UFC welterweight title at UFC 171. Lawler defeated Matt Brown to earn his second crack at Hendricks.
Hayder Hassan will join us to discuss his upcoming bout against Felipe Portela at Titan FC 31 on Halloween night at the USF Sundome in Tampa, FL. Their welterweight bout will be televised on the CBS Sports Network beginning at 10pm ET.
Desmond Green is a former Bellator featherweight tournament finalist. With a record of 13-3 it came as quite a shock when he was released from the promotion. Titan FC scooped him right up and in his organizational debut he will face former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres in the co-main event of Titan FC 31. Green has been training at Tri-Star for this fight and is looking to show the world he is one of the top featherweights in the world.
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Tonight on Alchemist Radio Bryan Levick welcomes three young and exciting fighters along with the sport’s most powerful woman.
Anthony Birchak was the reigning MFC bantamweight champion, but is now preparing to make his UFC debut at UFC 177 this Saturday night against Joe Soto on the preliminary card. You can watch Birchak, who is one of the most exciting fighters in the sport on Fox Sports One.
Chas Skelly is coming off his first UFC victory this past Saturday night against Tom Niinimaki at UFC Fight Night 49. That win evened his UFC record at 1-1, but he’s got little time to savor the win as he is stepping in on short notice to face Sean Soriano at UFC Fight Night 50 on September 5th.
Keith Johnson defeated Mike Bronzoulis via third round rear naked choke at Titan FC 29 this past Friday night on the CBS Sports Network. The welterweight was making his Titan FC debut and was very impressive, controlling the fight from the opening bell.
Shannon Knapp is preparing for Invicta FC 8 which will take place on September 6th and be headlined by a bout between Atomweight champion Michelle Waterson and Yasuko Tamada. In the co-main event Stephanie Eggink and Katja Kankaanpaa for the strawweight title that was vacated by Carla Esparza who is now competing on TUF 20 for the UFC 115lb. title. This event will mark the debut of Invicta FC on UFC’s Fight pass. As usual, Knapp and matchmaker Julie Kedzie pulled out all the stops as they have stacked the decked for this card.
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Wednesday night on Alchemist Radio, hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick talk to five exciting guests in the world of mixed martial arts. The current lineup includes Team Alpha Male head coach/UFC veteran Duane “BANG” Ludwig, UFC flyweight contender and TUF 14 winner John Dodson, UFC featherweight Dustin Poirier, UFC lightweight and TUF 15 finalist Al Iaquinta and BJJ black belt Fred Moncaio!
Ludwig joins us fresh off the heels of UFC Fight Night 26 where one of his premier fighters, Urijah Faber defeated Iuri Alcantara in a thrilling three round battle. Ludwig has done incredible work for Team Alpha Male since becoming the head coach and the camp’s winning streak is looking to continue at UFC 164 as Chad Mendes battles Clay Guida.
Dodson is arguably the most athletically gifted fighter in the flyweight division. Currently ranked third in the division, Dodson gave champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson all he could handle at UFC on FOX 6 in January but ultimately dropped a decision to the champ. Dodson will look to work his way back up the ladder as he squares off with Darrell Montague at UFC 166 in October.
At 24 years of age, Poirier is still considered one of the brightest young stars in the UFC’s featherweight division. His only losses are to elite featherweights Cub Swanson and Chan Sung Jung and to rising lightweight star Danny Castillo. Poirier is looking to make a claim at the top of the division as he battles top ranked Erik Koch at UFC 164.
Speaking of UFC 164, our next guest Al Iaquinta takes on Ryan Couture in hopes of earning his first UFC victory. Iaquinta was a finalist on TUF 15 and one of the best fighters to come out of that season. He was defeated by Michael Chiesa in the finale but make no mistake about it, Iaquinta is a force to be reckoned with at 155 lbs.
Moncaio is a BJJ black belt and undefeated MMA prospect. Pro debut this weekend.
This week on Alchemist Radio we usher in a brand new era. Adam Conklin of SciFighting.Com will step in as co-host and our listeners will now be able to find all Alchemist Radio information and transcribed interviews on the Sci Fighting website. For those of you who haven’t visited the site yet, take a look as they are doing great things over there.
Vladimir Matyushenko has transcended several generations of MMA. At 27-7, Matyushenko is a former UFC light heavyweight title challenger and current Bellator MMA fighter who snapped the first consecutive losses of his career to rebound in a dominating performance over fellow veteran, Houston Alexander.
The second guest is Nordine Taleb. After going 2-1 in Bellator MMA, Taleb joined the cast of The Ultimate Fighter: Nations. He brought future semi-finalist Tyler Manawaroa to a tie-breaker round and fell just short of advancing.
Our final guest on the Alchemist Radio show is World Series of Fighting welterweight contender Josh Burkman. After losing a title bid against former champion Steve Carl in a war back in October of 2013, Burkman came surging back, knockout out Tyler Stinson at WSOF 9 in the first round. He is now poised for a title shot with the winner of an upcoming bout between Jon Fitch and champion Rousimar Palhares.
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Tonight on Alchemist Radio, host Bryan Levick will review this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 42 card. The UFC touched down in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the first time with an event headlined by former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov.
Tyron Woodley is coming off a second round TKO victory over Carlos Condit at UFC 171 and will face Rory MacDonald at UFC 174 in Vancouver on June 14th. The winner will put themselves in a great position to challenge UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks in his first title defense. Woodley has been a man on a mission and is determined more than ever to become the next welterweight champion.
Dennis Bermudez will look to extend his winning streak to 7 when he faces Clay Guida at UFC on Fox 12 in San Jose on July 26. The Long Island resident has captured 4 bonuses in his 7 UFC fights. During his last trip to the Octagon, Bermudez defeated Jimy Hettes via 2nd round TKO running his overall record to 13-3.
Invicta FC President and one of our more frequent guests, Shannon Knapp will join us to discuss her promotions historic deal with the UFC. Fans will now be able to watch all past and future Invicta FC cards on UFC Fight Pass. Knapp will discuss how the deal came about and when we can expect to see their debut on the network.
TUF 19 & Team Edgar middleweight Eddie Gordon will call in to discuss his victory over Mike King on last week's episode and how the exposure from the show has changed his life. Gordon has done a tremendous job of raising his profile by utilizing social media.
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Join Alchemist Radio tonight where we will talk about UFC 175, TUF 19 Finale and we say farewell to one of the greatest fighters to ever compete in MMA, BJ Penn.
Starting things off we will speak with Front Row Brian who was in Las Vegas this past weekend.
Titan FC heavyweight Walt Hariis will join the show to discuss his upcoming bout against Dave Herman at Titan FC 30 in Cedar Park, TX on September 26.
Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson has played a pivotal role in all three of Chris Weidman's UFC championship bouts. We'll discuss his time spent on Long Island helping Weidman prepare for his lastest second title defense against Lyoto Machida.
Jim Miller will face Donald Cerrone on July 16th in Atlantic City in a battle of two very exciting lightweights. Miller will be fighting in front of his hometown crowd when the UFC returns to Atlantic City.
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