Spinning Back Clique LIVE: UFC’s 2023 title schedule set, Ferguson vs. Pimblett reaction, Adesanya finally speaks

Check out this week’s “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly live show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts, with a new special start time of 11 a.m. ET, which will lead straight into our live-streamed coverage of the Dana White’s Contender Series 64 weigh-ins in Las Vegas.

This week’s panel of Matthew Wells, Nolan King and Danny Segura will join host Mike Bohn live at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT) to discuss and debate:

  • The fallout of Mateusz Gamrot’s injury TKO win over Rafael Fiziev at UFC Fight Night 228 and what the anticlimactic result means for both men going forward.

  • UFC announces final title fights for 2023 schedule, with Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira for the vacant light heavyweight title at UFC 295 on Nov. 11 then a Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington and Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval doubleheader for UFC 296 on Dec. 16.

  • Tony Ferguson vs. Paddy Pimblett at UFC 296 highlights the plethora of additional fights that were reported or announced over the course of the week.

  • Israel Adesanya spoke at length for the first time since his UFC 293 upset title loss to Sean Strickland earlier this month in Sydney.

  • Francis Ngannou accused Tyson Fury of cheating in previous fights by manipulating his gloves ahead of their anticipated boxing match next month.

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