TTP Ep. 255 with Jacob Kilburn, Carlos Felipe and Top 5 Title-Aspiring, Unranked Fighters

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Top Turtle Podcast is now officially on Cageside Press. Gumby and Shockwave Dave bring you their first episode from their new home, and it brings all the heat. Interviews, news discussion, a countdown – they have all variety that you look for in one nice neat spot.

Jacob Kilburn Interview (2:53)

To kick of the show, Jacob Kilburn stops by to discuss his upcoming fight at UFC Fight Island 7. He shares with Gumby the reasons for his long layoff after his short notice debut, and how he didn’t even really see that fight as a debut. Plus, he details the circumstances that brought him to American Top Team to work with Mike Brown, which he feels has him fighting like a brand new man.

Combat Countdown: Top 5 Title-Aspiring, Unranked Fighters (21:44)

In four out of the last five years, an unranked fighter has risen to a title shot in a single calendar year. 2020 didn’t produce any, but it was the first time in half a decade thanks to the likes of Cody Garbrandt, Volkan Oezdemir, Anthony Smith, and Weili Zhang. If 2021 is set to produce another one, Shockwave and Gumby have their picks and they are counting them down for you from 5 to 1 (with a couple honorable mentions in there). Make sure to let them know in the comments if they missed one they should have included.

Carlos Felipe Interview (30:22)

To close out the show, Brazilian Carlos Felipe stops by before his Fight Island 7 bout with Justin Tafa. He’s not only predicting a quick finish, but his gut is telling him what comes next. That gut feeling is telling the big man that a date with a former champion is on the horizon. He tells us precisely why he feels that a bout with Andrei Arlovski is coming with some pretty solid reasoning.

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