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We Got Next: AJ Dobson and Mitch Raposo

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Dana White’s Contender Series - Arkhagha v Dobson Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

On the third episode of We Got Next, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks with the UFC’s newest middleweight AJ Dobson following his first-round submission win over Hashem Arkhagha at Dana White’s Contender Series this past month, how his confidence rose he would get a contract after getting the only finish on the card, the story of how he met Matt Brown and how the longtime UFC welterweight, along with Mark Coleman, have influenced him, immediately booking his octagon debut for UFC 270 against Jacob Malkoun, and how he almost made his promotional debut just days after getting a contract.

Then, New England prospect Mitch Raposo discusses his upcoming Contender Series matchup against Jake Hadley next Tuesday night, his experience on The Ultimate Fighter and what he took away from his loss to Ludvik Sholinian, Alexander Volkanovski’s motivation and his thoughts on the featherweight champ’s recent title defense against Brian Ortega at UFC 266, how he likes the matchup with Hadley, the reaction the bout has gotten since it was revealed, and more.

Audio-only versions of the podcast can be found below, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and YouTube.