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Between the Links, Live Edition: Nick Diaz’s fight week, UFC 266 preview, Yoel Romero, more

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Between the Links returns with a special live edition ahead of the UFC’s next big pay-per-view event.

Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and UFC bantamweight Cody Stamann this week as they discuss the top stories in the sport of mixed martial arts.

This week, the panel previews this Saturday’s UFC 266 title fights: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega for the featherweight title, and Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy for the women’s flyweight title, Nick Diaz’s interesting fight week ahead of his return to action against Robbie Lawler in a five-round, non-title middleweight bout, where Yoel Romero goes from his Bellator 266 decision loss to Phil Davis, the recent retirements of Carlos Condit and Joseph Benavidez, and more.

Who will leave with the most coveted title in MMA media? Listen to the show and find out.

Show goes live at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, Sept. 23 following the UFC 266 press conference.

Watch the video above, or audio-only versions of the podcast are available below, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and YouTube.