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Spinning Back Clique: Yoel Romero heads to Bellator, unpacking UFC 256 and more

Welcome to “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly show that takes a quick spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts. This week, host Simon Head is joined by panelists “Gorgeous” George Garcia from MMA Junkie Radio and MMA Junkie’s Nolan King and Danny Segura.

  • Two-time UFC title challenger Yoel Romero has left the UFC and is headed to Bellator. It’s another big signing for the UFC’s biggest competition. But who is most likely to stand across from Romero when he makes his Bellator debut in 2021?
  • UFC 256 featured a legitimate “Fight of the Year” candidate in the main event. Flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo went the distance with Brandon Moreno and settled for a majority draw – in large part because he had a point taken away for a low blow. We unpack that decision and what comes next.
  • Charles Oliveira won for the eighth straight time at UFC 256 and picked up arguably his biggest win yet when he dominated former interim lightweight champ Tony Ferguson. He also called out the winner of next month’s Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier rematch. Was that the right move for Oliveira to make?
  • Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos has lost four straight fights, all by knockout. If we were giving “Cigano” advice on what he should do next, what would it be?
  • Saturday is the final UFC event of the year. Who’s the biggest name we should be paying attention to at UFC Fight Night 183?

For answers to all of those questions, watch Episode 57 of “Spinning Back Clique” above.

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