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Trocação Franca: Thiago Santos, Johnny Walker break down their UFC main event, Marcus Almeida previews MMA debut

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UFC light heavyweights Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker break down their upcoming UFC Vegas 38 main event in Las Vegas, N.V., on Oct. 2, on the third episode of MMA Fighting’s inaugural Portuguese-language podcast, Trocação Franca with Guilherme Cruz.

Santos, a former UFC title contender, also talks about his son’s success in soccer, his rough streak in the UFC after dropping three in a row, and Walker’s criticism, as well as his desire to box non-YouTubers in the future.

Walker explains how playing Fortnite helps his training routine, life in Ireland (and whether or not he likes Conor McGregor’s whisky), the Santos match and the chances of retirement at age 30.

Then, BJJ legend and 13-time world champion Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida looks back at the highs and lows of his transition to MMA and previews his upcoming ONE Championship debut opposite Brazilian heavyweight striker Anderson "Braddock" Silva.

Brazilian journalist Carlos Antunes of Ag. Fight also helps dissect Saturday night’s UFC 266 pay-per-view with two championship bouts and the return of Nick Diaz, as well as Anthony Smith’s recent win over Ryan Spann.

Trocação Franca drops weekly every Wednesday with different Brazilian MMA stars and journalists to debate the hottest topics in the Brazilian combat sports world.

Listen to the latest episode of Trocação Franca below and don’t forget to subscribe to the MMA Fighting feed on all your favorite podcast platforms for your daily MMA fix.

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