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What the Heck, Episode 39: Amanda Ribas, Rob Font, Rafael Fiziev and Jimmy Flick

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On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with UFC bantamweight Rob Font (3:50) to recap his impressive first-round finish of Marlon Moraes at UFC Vegas 17 this past weekend, what the moment was like after the referee stopped the fight, his callout of TJ Dillahsaw, and thoughts on a potential matchup with fellow event winner Jose Aldo.

UFC strawweight Amanda Ribas (23:12) previews her upcoming matchup with Marina Rodriguez at UFC 257, talks how she stays so positive, preparing for her third different opponent after losing matchups with Carla Esparza and Michelle Waterson, training with Paige VanZant, sharing the event with teammate Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, and where she sees herself a year from now.

UFC flyweight Jimmy Flick (40:36) discusses his opening round flying triangle submission win over Cody Durden at UFC Vegas 17, his 10-year journey to get to this point, how he reacted to finding out his original promotional debut date got postponed just hours before the fight began, and when he’s like to return.

Finally, UFC lightweight Rafael Fiziev (1:02:35) joins the show for the first time to recap his first-round knockout win over Renato Moicano at UFC 257, the referee’s stoppage, having his eyes on bonuses over world titles, and much more.

Check out the video above, or the audio-only podcast can be found below, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Stitcher.

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