TTP Ep. 397 with Vanessa Demopoulos, Cortavious Romious and DWCS Contract Countdown

Vanessa Demopoulos Interview (2:19)

Kicking off this edition of TTP is our interview with UFC strawweight Vanessa Demopoulos. Demopoulos discusses her first loss in the UFC and shares some of the tricky aspects of fight camp that went into that. She then discusses how she’s put together her own fight camp for UFC Vegas 80 next Saturday. She’ll be fighting Kanako Murata at the event and expects that fight to be non-stop grappling goodness. Demopoulos is ready to fly the flag for jiu jitsu in the showdown – will jiu jitsu or wrestling prevail?

Combat Countdown: Top 5 2023 DWCS Contract Winners (18:28)

After rehashing some of the action at UFC Vegas 79, we embrace the week off of UFC action. Now seven weeks into this season of Contender Series, we start to sort out what’s what. There have been mixed reviews for how this season has looked. While there have certainly been a lot of contracts, there seems to be less superstar potential on this season. Nevertheless, we put together a list of our favorites to come of the show so far. Join us as we count them down from five to one. For this segment, all odds via FanDuel Sportsbook.

Connor Matthews Interview (24:34)

Closing out this edition of TTP is our interview with Contender Series hopeful, Cortavious Romious. Romious discusses his reaction to getting the call of a lifetime with a chance to impress the UFC brass. He enters with a unique opportunity to fight a guy in Ramon Tavares who has already been on Contender Series and did so just weeks ago. He discusses his thoughts on how that fight went and why he thinks he can bring an even better outcome. Plus, if that’s not enough for you, we also get into the weeks with Romious about where his fight nickname “Are You Not Entertained?” comes from.