Top Turtle MMA: Ranking The Top 5 Non-UFC Fighters

On this week's Top Turtle MMA Podcast on FloCombat, we talk with a couple of fighters looking for bookings in the near future. Sijara Eubanks is searching for her first fight after her move up to 135 pounds, and she's feeling great. Then, Nick Newell tells us where we can likely see him throwing down next. 

Plus, in honor of Ryan Bader's big win at Bellator 214, we count down the top five fighters not in the UFC. Will his big win be enough to get him to No. 1?

All that, plus Dave and "Gumby" break down the latest MMA news and the upcoming UFC Fight Night 144 card in Fortaleza, featuring Marlon Moraes vs. Raphael Assuncao. 

Time Stamps:

  • 2:00 - Sijara Eubanks Interview: 135 or bust!

  • 11:00 - Nick Newell: Where will we see him next?

  • 22:00 - Fastest Fight News: Suspension time

  • 35:00 - Combat Countdown: Top 5 Non-UFC Fighters

  • 41:00 - UFC Fortaleza Breakdown: Pair of Underdogs and a Prospect

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UFC on ESPN 5 is coming at you from Newark, and “Gumby” and Dave have all the goods on this week's Top Turtle MMA Podcast right here on FloCombat.