Jun 19 • 1HR 24M

The Next Day Takeaways: Stoppages, Considerable Skill, and Over-Abundance at UFC Austin

E. Spencer Kyte and Harry Powell pore over the non-narrative side of things from an exciting night of action in the Texas capital

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It was a thoroughly entertaining night (clap-clap-clap) deep in the heart of Texas…

Now that we’re a couple weeks into this new dynamic on The Takeaways (read: Harry is here and brilliant), I think we’re figuring out how to approach these shows and what we want to cover, and I love that it’s different than most typical post-fight conversations.

I’ll write about those and talk about those and plenty of other people will too — what fights to make, where everyone fits in their respective divisions, what these results mean, etc. — but the more interesting thing to cover on these shows are the over-arching elements of the events, the greater points of discussion that usually don’t get as much airspace, and the technical, analytical side of these performances.

That’s what has bonded Harry and I over these last several months and makes him stand out to me as one of the sharpest emerging minds in this space, so each week, we’ll be here, talking about those types of things.

For this weekend’s event in Austin, that means kicking off the show by discussing some of the late-ish stoppages and the ending of the fight between Joaquin Buckley and Albert Duraev, the skills and intangibles on display throughout the main card slate, key points of interest going forward with Buckley, Kevin Holland, and Adrian Yanez, and how we might actually be suffering from an over-abundance of exciting performances and top-flight action right now as fans and observers of this sport.

It’s all here for you in the latest edition of The Next Day Takeaways.

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