TTP Ep. 305 with Brandon Royval, Ramiz Brahimaj, and Yearly Awards

Brandon Royval Interview (2:05)

To kick off this week’s show, Gumby sits down with flyweight Brandon Royval. He discusses his recent losing skid and how he’s dealing with the setbacks. Plus, he also discusses his striking style and why he manages to secure so many submissions. He also shares his thoughts about former opponent, Kai Kara-France’s knockout of Cody Garbrandt and where that puts the Aussie in the 125lbs title picture. The two then talk a bit about the upcoming UFC Vegas 46 card, which is coming on January 15th. “Raw Dawg” fights Rogerio Bontorin on that card and he shares what he thinks of that match-up.

End of the Year Awards (16:15)

We’ve made it to the end of the calendar. MMA in 2021 was a wild time. We saw some of the best fights of all-time, wild upsets, unpredictable new champions, and plenty of fresh faces near the tops of their respective divisions. Now it’s time for Gumby and Shockwave to sort through it all and give you what they feel was the best of the best in this calendar year. Categories include, male fighter of the year, female fighter of the year, KO of the year, submission of the year, and fight of the year.

Ramiz Brahimaj Inteview (30:55)

Finally, the show rounds out with an interview with Ramiz Brahimaj. Brahimaj will also be fighting on the UFC vegas 46 card on January 15th, when the UFC finally resumes. He shares not only his thoughts on his fight with Court McGee, but a few stories about watching McGee when he was younger. He and Gumby also talk about the grappling chops of Brahimaj and why they get questions about it on Twitter. Plus, Brahimaj discusses being a corner for teammates and why it’s one of his favorite things in the world to do.