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Marlon Vera Shocks Dominick Cruz; Now Where Does ‘Chito’ Go? Plus: Cruz’s Future and a Fight of the Year Contender Emerges

After watching Marlon Vera’s head-kick knockout of Dominick Cruz, Ariel, Petesy, and Chuck take to Spotify Live to react to an insane night of fights

UFC Fight Night: Vera v Cruz Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

After watching Marlon Vera’s nasty fourth-round head-kick knockout of Dominick Cruz, Ariel Helwani, Petesy Carroll, and Chuck Mindenhall take to Spotify Live to react to an insane night of fights. The guys discuss:

  • Adjustments made by Vera that led to the shocking finish
  • Cruz’s performance and whether the 37-year-old former bantamweight champion should consider hanging up his gloves
  • Matchmaking scenarios that could get Vera into a title fight with the winner of Aljamain Sterling vs. TJ Dillashaw in October (11:55)
  • A ridiculous co-main event between featherweights Nate Landwehr and David Onama (21:55)

Plus, Ariel brings another Spotify Live exclusive (37:50) and the guys take calls about Rory MacDonald’s PFL future, and a listener’s journey through the streets of Montreal in search of a smoked meat sandwich.

Next episode: Friday, August 19 for the official UFC 278 weigh-in show. Follow The Ringer MMA Show exclusively on Spotify for all the latest details.

Hosts: Ariel Helwani, Petesy Carroll, Chuck Mindenhall
Producer: Troy Farkas

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