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MMA's Great Debate Radio: Davis, Shields, Abdel-Aziz and UFC 161 Preview

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Damon MartinContributor IJune 13, 2013

With UFC 161 just days away, MMA's Great Debate Radio goes in depth breaking down the card on today's show long with guests including Alexis Davis, Jake Shields as well as World Series of Fighting Vice President and matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz.

UFC 161 takes center stage on today's show with first time fighter Alexis Davis stopping by to preview her bout against Rosi Sexton and her desire to be the one to finally dethrone Ronda Rousey.

Former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields also swings by to talk about his return to the welterweight division and why he believes his opponent Tyron Woodley is acting a little overconfident going into this fight.

World Series of Fighting Vice President and matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz will preview his promotion's upcoming card on Friday as well as break some news about the future of the welterweight division.

Finally, UFC 161 goes under the microscope as we break down the card and give our picks and predictions including the main event pitting Dan Henderson against Rashad Evans.


Today's debate topics include:

—With all of the injuries and changes to the card, rate your excitement level in the entire UFC 161 card on a scale of 1-10?

—Who is in the biggest must win situation at UFC 161?

—Fight Pick: Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan?

—Fight Pick: Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac?

—Fight Pick: Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton?

—With UFC 161 serving as the final fight on his deal, do you believe Roy Nelson will re-sign with the UFC?

—Fight Pick: Roy Nelson vs. Stipe Miocic?

—Will Dan Henderson or Rashad Evans ever compete for a UFC title again before they retire?

—Fight Pick: Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans?


This is MMA's Great Debate Radio for Thursday, June 13, 2013.

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