Philippou, Gordon, Aguilar, Hamilton and Aronson on Alchemist Radio

Bryan Levick@@BryanLevickMMAContributor IJanuary 9, 2014

Dec 29, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Costa Phillippou celebrates his victory over Tim Boetsch during UFC 155 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday night on Alchemist Radio, Mitch Ciccarelli and I spoke to a great panel of guests who offered some great insight into their careers and, as usual, a ton of laughs!

Each and every Wednesday you can tune in at 7 p.m. EST for the best interviews with the biggest and brightest stars in mixed martial arts. Wednesday night was certainly no different.

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We kicked things off with Maximum Fighting heavyweight champion Anthony Hamilton, who joined us at the 10-minute mark. The Jackson's MMA product will defend his title against former TUF season 10 competitor Darrill Schoonover at MFC 39 on January 17.

Long Island native and Serra-Longo middleweight Eddie "Truck" Gordon joined us at the 35-minute mark to discuss his future in MMA. The former Ring of Combat champion is rumored to be one of the cast members of The Ultimate Fighter 19.

One half of the UFC Fight Night 35 main event, Costa Philippou was up next at the one-hour mark. Philippou faces former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold on January 15. Both men are coming off of loses and will no doubt be looking to make a statement and move up the UFC middleweight rankings.

World Series of Fighting strawweight Jessica Aguilar came on 90 minutes in. Aguilar will face Alida Gray for the inaugural World Series of Fighting strawweight title at WSOF 8 on January 18. Aguilar told us she has no regrets signing with the WSOF, despite the UFC beginning its own strawweight division and crowning the woman who wins The Ultimate Fighter 20 their strawweight champion.

Former Alchemist Management chairman Jeff Aronson recently stepped down from his role with the management firm in order to purchase Titan FC. Aronson told us their first card will be held on February 28 and feature a main event of Mike Ricci vs. Jorge Gurgel. He also promised the organization has signed a deal with a major television network, rumored to be CBS Sports. He joins us immediately after Aguilar.