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What the Heck, Episode 69: Mickey Gall, Din Thomas and BKFC 19 recap

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On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck recaps a memorable BKFC 19 fight week in Tampa (3:47), talks biggest takeaways from covering the event, Rachael Ostovich’s win over Paige VanZant in the main event, Britain Hart’s stoppage win over Jenny Savage, and who was the biggest star of the event.

Former UFC fighter and current analyst Din Thomas (9:10) discusses the big storylines coming out of this past Saturday’s UFC Vegas 32 event, T.J. Dillashaw’s win over Cory Sandhagen in the main event, how he scored the bout, his thoughts on the judging throughout the event, his issue with two judges scoring the first round of the co-main event between Raulian Paiva and Kyler Phillips a 10-9 instead of a 10-8, feeling Miranda Maverick was clearly robbed in her fight against Maycee Barber, his MVP of the night, and his thought on the Bellator 263 main event between Patricio Pitbull and A.J. McKee.

Finally, UFC welterweight Mickey Gall (34:45) talks his first-round submission win over Jordan Williams at UFC Vegas 32, why he’s hesitant to call it the best performance of his career, growing up in the UFC and beginning to hit his stride at 29, the adversity he faced in the training camp, why fighting at UFC 268 in November at Madison Square Garden is his top priority—whether he gets the fight he wants with Carlos Condit or not—and more.

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