TTP Ep. 384 with Caio Machado, Ivana Petrovic, and UFC Vegas 76

Caio Machado Interview (2:25)

Kicking off this edition of TTP is our interview with Contender Series Heavyweight, Caio Machado. The Brazilian-born fighter discusses how he went from heading towards a career in law to being a professional fighter half a world away in Canada. Now settled in the great white north, Machado has built quite the regional resume – including a BFL heavyweight title. He also shares his thoughts on getting the call for Contender Series last year, but having visa issues that stopped him from competing. Now with those taken care of, he looks to book a UFC contract with a win in week 1 this year.

Fights, Dogs, and Parlays: UFC Vegas 76 (21:48)

The UFC is back at the Apex for UFC Vegas 76. A very odd matchup headlines the card – a middleweight title between divisional stalwart Sean Strickland and relative newcomer Abus Magomedov. We’ll break down that weirdness as well as two other of our favorite fights on this card. Plus, as we always do, we’re trying to find you value at the betting window. We have a parlay and an underdog that are both sure to make your wallet fat this weekend. For this segment, all odds via FanDuel Sportsbook.

Ivana Petrovic Interview (31:47)

Closing out this edition of TTP is our interview with UFC flyweight, Ivana Petrovic. The recent UFC signee shares what it felt like to get the news that her next fight would be in the UFC. She talks about fighting the top talent in Europe and how she believes that has gotten her ready for a fight in the UFC. Then she gets into breaking down her UFC Vegas 76 fight with Luana Caroline. While Petrovic is sure to have a massive advantage on the ground in that fight, she reminds us not to count out her hands either.