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MMA Ratings Podcast Episode 89: Retirements, Bellator 201, Contender Series, Claressa Shields

Welcome to the latest installment of the MMA Ratings Podcast, hosted by Schwan Humes (@blakjordanbreen) and Raphael Garcia.

Audio available for download on iTunes and Soundcloud


On this episode, we look at a wave of high-profile retirements, Lyoto Machida signing with Bellator MMA, the recent results of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series and the UFC’s trip to Singapore, preview this weekend’s Bellator 201 featuring women’s flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, and boxing superstar Claressa Shields.

As always, feel free to comment below or send feedback about the show to @blakjordanbreen or @CombatPress on Twitter, or at iTunes, YouTube, and Soundcloud.