By the time you read this, we’re sure you’ll have heard the news that Paul Felder has stepped in to save the show at UFC Vegas 14 by swapping commentary duties for a spot in the main event against Rafael dos Anjos after Islam Makhachev was forced out of the fight due to a staph infection.
That news dropped as we were recording this week’s episode of the show, and gave us a big talking point in an otherwise pretty quiet week for big-time MMA news.
On this week’s show, we take a look back at UFC Vegas 13, as Glover Teixeira defeated Thiago Santos and issued a compelling call for a shot at the UFC’s 205-pound title. The problem with that, however, is the UFC has already stated that newly-crowned champ Jan Blachowicz will take on middleweight champ Israel Adesanya in his first title defense. Has Teixeira done enough to put those plans on hold, or will we still get Blachowicz vs. Adesanya?
We also look ahead to Bellator 252 as the featherweight grand prix kicks back into gear, and ONE Championship 120, as John Lineker gets set for a spectacular main event against Kevin Belingon.
Then we throw forward to UFC Vegas 14, and Felder’s short-notice show-saving job swap, as we look forward to the new main event and pick out our other bouts to follow on Saturday night.