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  • 01:58

    Brandon Thatch Firas Zahabi RFA Prospects on Alchemist Radio

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    This week on Alchemist Radio we usher in a whole new era.& welcome weekly contributor Reed Kuhn aka The Fight Scientist to sit opposite Bryan Levick this week.
    Resurrection Fighting Alliance has not only been putting on entertaining shows they have been helping many fighters achieve their dreams of reaching the UFC. RFA has become the de facto feeder system for the UFC & in doing so have been able to sign the top, fighters available. Case in point would be welterweight Brandon “Rukus” Thatch who just made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann and scored a first round TKO over Justin Edwards. The knockout not only earned him a lot of attention, & also put an extra $50k in his bank account. Thatch will now face Paulo Thiago at UFC Fight Night 32 in November.
    Keeping with the RFA theme we will talk to one of their top prospects Luis Saldana who will face UFC veteran Justin Lawrence in the co-main event. Saldana is 7-1 and has won his last three bouts all by submission. In fact he has finished all 7 of his victories with four coming in the first round.
    Firas Zahabi is without a doubt one of the top coaches in all of MMA. This Saturday Zahabi will be at Air Canada Centre in Toronto for UFC 165 with four of his fighters. Mike Ricci will face the undefeated Myles Jury in the main event of the preliminary card on Fox Sports 1. Francis Carmont will face Costa Philippou, Ivan Menjivar will battle Wilson Reis and John Makdessi  takes on Renee Forte. Then in November at UFC 167 he will be in the corner of GSP as he defends his title against Johny Hendricks and MacDonald who faces Robbie Lawler. As the saying goes, there is no rest for the weary!
    Sons of Anarchy is one of the most popular shows on television. Natalie Skyy has been cast on the show on a few episodes and has developed quite a following. She has been a ring card girl Strikeforce, Fight Night at the Tank & Shark Fights.

  • 01:36

    Radio TKO with Eddie Bravo and Firas Zahabi

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  • 01:50

    Mark Pavelich, Firas Zahabi & Ike Vallie-Flagg Join Alchemist Radio

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    This week Alchemist Radio is on Sunday night, but Bryan & Mitch will still bring you an awesome show featuring four great guests.

    Leading things off will be Maximum Fighting Championships President Mark Pavelich. MFC 39 is just under two weeks away and features two title fights. Pavelich is no stranger to the show as he comes on before every event and hypes the card like no one else can. You can watch MFC 39 on AXS TV, Firday night January 17th.

    Tri-Star head coach Firas Zahabi is also a frequent guest and this time around he will talk about Rory MacDonald who will look to rebound from his loss to Robbie Lawler at UFC 167 when he faces Demian Maia at UFC 170 on February 22nd. We will also talk to Zahabi about GSP's decision to vacate the UFC welterweight title and if and when we can expect to see him return.

    Jackson's MMA lightweight Ike Vallie-Flagg hasn't lost in 12 fights. In that time he is 11-0-1 and defeated veteran Yves Edwards in his UFC debut at UFC 156 last February. He makes his return to the Octagon to face Elias Silverio at UFC Fight Night 35 on January 15. Vallie-Flagg has been battling a back injury, but when he is 100% he an extremely exciting fighter.

    An international model, Tuff N’ Uff ring girl and full-time nursing student, Edwards is quickly making a name for herself in the MMA world. This 21 year old blonde bombshell is catching everyone’s eye and is on the fast track to becoming 2014’s ring girl of the year. We’ll talk to Edwards about her goals for the year and what it’s like being a ring girl for the premier amateur MMA organization in the country.

    Tune in at 7pm EST to catch the action!!

  • 01:51

    Ray Longo, Eddie Gordon, John Dodson & Firas Zahabi Join Alchemist Radio Tonight

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    Tonight on Alchemist Radio, hosts Bryan Levick and Adam Conklin will discuss last Saturday’s UFC 174 card & they will also welcome four fantastic guests.

    Ray Longo is one of the best coaches in MMA, but you don’t hear his name mentioned all that often despite the fact he trains UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and four other fighters who are competing in the UFC at this time. Longo is preparing Weidman for his second title defense which will take place on July 5th in Las Vegas against Lyoto Machida in the main event of UFC 175.

    Speaking of Gordon, he will join the show to discuss his semi-final match-up against on tonight’s episode of TUF. Gordon defeated Mike King via unanimous decision two weeks ago and he’s really grown since beginning his career in 2011. Gordon works extremely hard at honing his craft and is one of the more accessible fighters in MMA.

    John Dodson is awaiting the call from the UFC telling him he will once again face Mighty Mouse in what would be his 2nd attempt at wrestling away the UFC flyweight title. The pair met last January in Chicago in the main event of UFC on Fox 6. Dodson gave Johnson all he could handle, but he ultimately lost a unanimous decision. He recently defeated John Moraga via 2nd round TKO at UFC Fight Night 42.

    Tri-Star head coach Firas Zahabi was a busy man at UFC 174 as three of his students were in action. Kajun Johnson and Yves Jabouin fought on the preliminary portion of the card. Rory MacDonald took on Tyron Woodley in the co-main event and dominated from start to finish. Zahabi also discussed a potential return for former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.

    Tune in live at 7pm EST/4pm PST.

  • 02:21

    Rory MacDonald, Liz Carmouche, Firas Zahabi, Francis Carmont on Alchemist Radio

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    Tonight on Alchemist Radio Mike Ricci will join Bryan Levick as guest co-host and will talk a few familiar voices.

    The show will lead off with a prerecorded interview with UFC women's bantamweight contender Liz Carmouche who faces Alexis Davis this Wednesday on UFC Fight for the Troops 3.

    Reed Kuhn will call in to discuss that card as well as Saturday night's card in Brazil featuring a main event of Dan Henderson vs. Vitor Belfort.

    Tri-Star head coach Firas Zahabi has two huge fights coming up at UFC 167 as UFC welterweight champion George St. Pierre will defend his title against Johny Hendricks and Rory MacDonald will battle Robbie Lawler.

    Francis Carmont is another UFC fighter under the tutelage of Zahabi. His win over Costa Philippou at UFC 165 was his 11th straight and ran his UFC record to 6-0.

    Speaking of MacDonald he will join us to discuss his preparation for his bout against Lawler and what looks afterward should he and teammate GSP both win. Both men have said they have no desire to fight one another, but as the possibility becomes more realistic neither man can sidestep the question any longer.

    Bellator fighter Rick Hawn is preparing to fight in his third tournament final for Bellator. He lost the season four welterweight final then proceeded to win the season six lightweight final before losing to former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler. This season he made the move back to 170 and will face Ron Keslar in the season 9 welterweight finals.

    UFC welterweight Rick Story is the only man to have defeated Johny Hendricks and is currently at Tri-Star helping GSP prepare for his title fight against the hard hitting lefty. Story will face Brian Ebersole at UFC 167 as he looks to rebound from a controversial split decision loss to Mike Pyle at UFC 160.

    We are airing on Tuesday this week at 8pm EST due to the UFC card on Wednesday night.

  • 01:57

    UFC Octagon Girl Brittney Palmer, Firas Zahabi, Rich Chou

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    Rebellion MMA Radio gets sexier each week and this Sunday's episode may just be the sexiest one yet. UFC Octagon girl and Playboy covergirl Brittney Palmer will join hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick to kickstart the show. Following that, the guys will speak with MMA coach Firas Zahabi and MMA matchmaker Rich Chou.

  • 01:17

    Stephan Bonnar, Walel Watson & Gaston Reyno on Alchemist Radio This Week

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    Tonight on Alchemist Radio, your hosts Bryan Levick and Adam Conklin will speak with three very important members of the Titan FC card that will take place on Friday night in Newkirk, OK.

    Leading things off will be lightweight prospect Gaston Reyno who will make his professional MMA debut against David Nelson on the preliminary portion of the card. Reyno hails from Uruguay and is known for his exceptional Muay Thai striking skills, but there is a lot more to this young fighter. An avid soccer fan, Reyno is also very grateful for the experiences he has had thus far in his MMA career. He trains alongside fellow Titan FC fighter Anthony “Sharkbait” Gutierrez at Grindhouse MMA in Kansas City. Reyno has promised to put on an exciting performance to the fans and Titan FC officials.

    Also fighting on Friday night on the Titan FC 28 card is former UFC competitor, Walel “The Gazelle” Watson. A teammate of UFC women’s bantamweight contender Liz Carmouche at the San Diego Combat Academy, Watson had a brief run in the UFC from October of 2011 to September of 2012 going 1-3 in his four fights inside the Octagon. Since then he has gone 2-2, but is looking to make a statement against William Joplin on Friday night and begin his road back to the UFC. He has a professional record of 11-7 with 3 wins by knockout and 8 via submission.

    UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar joined the show to discuss the upcoming Titan FC 28 card and what it was like working alongside Firas Zahabi and Tony Luftman in the CBS Sports Network booth for Titan FC 27. Bonnar will go over some of the exciting match-ups that are scheduled to take place this Saturday night.

    The show begins promptly at 7pm EST/4pm PST

  • 01:43

    Johny Hendricks, Mike Ricci, Kurt Holobaugh & Joey Beltran Join Alchemist Radio

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    This week on Alchemist Radio, host Bryan Levick will be joined by one of MMA's insiders, Dizz of Talk MMA, who will serve as guest co-host.

    They will kick things off with Titan FC featherweight Kurt Holobaugh who will face Lloyd "Cupcake" Woodard at Titan FC 29 on August 22 in a title eliminator at The Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, NC.

    Up next, Joey "The Mexicutioner" Beltran will call-in to discuss his upcoming light heavyweight title bout against champion Emanual Newton at Bellator 124 on September 12th at the compuware Arena in Plymouth Township, MI on Spike TV.

    Mike Ricci will look to follow up on his first round TKO victory over Jorge Gurgel at Titan FC 27 on February 28 when he faces fellow UFC veteran George Sotiropolous at Titan FC 29 on CBS Sports Network. Ricci trains alongside Rory MacDonald and former UFC welterweight champion George St. Pierre at the famed Tri-Star Gym in Montreal.

    Speaking of UFC welterweight champions, Johny Hendricks will discuss his upcoming rematch against Robbie Lawler in what will be his first defense of the title he won by defeating Lawler at UFC 173. Hendricks is currently rehabbing from surgery he had on his bicep, but should be good to return to the Octagon in early 2015.

    The show starts at 7pm EST/4pm PST

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    Follow Dizz on Twitter: @TalkMMA

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  • 03:06

    Alchemist Radio Presents A 3 Hour Special Edition

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    Alchemist Radio is back with a special 3 hour show beginning at 7pm EST.
    Hosts Bryan Levick & Mitch Ciccarelli will welcome UFC welterweight contender Martin Kampmann to talk about his upcoming rematch with Carlos Condit at UFC on Fox Sports 1:2 on August 28.
    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Robert Drysdale will call-in to discuss his upcoming UFC debut which will take place at UFC 163 against Ednaldo Oliveira on August 3.
    Tri-Star Dorms owner and Fund-A-Fighter founder Robbie Stein promises big things are in store for both brands.
    “The Fight Scientist” Reed Kuhn will be on to give an update on his soon to be released book and discuss some of the recently announced match-ups.
    After losing his UFC debut to Patrick Cote despite many feeling as though he came out on top, UFC welterweight Bobby Voelker steps in on short notice to face Robbie Lawler at UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle on July 27. Voelker will explain what it’s like to take a fight on such short notice and how he felt making his UFC debut at UFC 158.
    Woman’s Muay Thai Kickboxer Tiffany Van Soest will take some time out of her busy schedule to talk about her upcoming bout against Lucy Payne at Lion Fight 10 on July 26. As beautiful as she is dangerous Van Soest is one of the faces of the ever growing Lion Fight Promotion.
    Ray & Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson were unable to join us last week, but will be on with us this week to talk about Chris Weidman’s win against Anderson Silva at UFC 162 & Stephen’s upcoming bout against Chris Clements at UFC 165 on September 21 in Toronto.
    Tri-Star head coach Firas Zahabi has a lot on his plate this days. With Rory MacDonald a little over a week away from his co-main event bout against Jake Ellenberger at UFC on Fox 8, Zahabi will discuss his star students biggest fight yet.

  • 01:31

    Tune In at 7pm For Another Edition of Alchemist Radio

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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.

    Tune in at 7pm EST to catch the most entertaining MMA podcast going.

  • 01:40

    Mike Ricci, Matt Riddle & Brad Pickett Join Alchemist Radio This Week

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    Alchemist Radio is back and this week Bryan Levick and Mitch Ciccarelli welcome three very different personalities to the show.

    Leading things off will be British bantamweight turned flyweight Brad "One Punch" Pickett. The 35-year old will make his 125lb debut at UFC Fight Night 37 against Ian McCall in front of his fellow countrymen in London. Pickett has won five Fight of the Night awards, one Submission of the Night and one Knockout of the Night bonus in 10 fights under the Zuffa banner.

    Matt Riddle will join us next to discuss his upcoming fight against fellow UFC veteran Michael Kuiper at Titan FC 27 on Feruary 28 in Kansas City, KS. Riddle hasn't fought since having a win over Che Mills overturned last February because of a positive drug test. He signed with Legacy FC, but they sold his contract to Bellator. After suffering a rib injury, Riddle retired, but is back and ready to go.

    TUF 16 finalist and Tri-Star lightweight Mike Ricci is also making his comeback on the Titan FC 27 card after being given his UFC release following a decision loss to Myles Jury at UFC 165 in September. Ricci will take on veteran and BJJ blackbelt Jorge Gurgel in the main event. The Montreal native is eager to show what he can do and make his way back into the UFC Octagon. 

    Tune in promptly at 7pm EST!