The Parting Shot #128: Sean Wheelock, Anthony Birchak, Niall McGrath

The Parting Shot Podcast is back with our 128th Episode brought to you by and our partners at This week Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests.

  • First, Talking Brawls Host/Producer Niall McGrath (@niallmcgrath4) joins the The Big 3
  • Then we’re joined by former Bellator MMA broadcaster Sean Wheelock about being the new voice of Titan FC.
  • Finally we’re joined by UFC bantamweight Anthony Birchak who has a big fight coming up November 7th against Thomas Almedia at UFC Fight Night 77 in Brazil.


The Big Three with Niall McGrath (Host/Producer of Talking Brawls MMA)  

1) Did Dustin Poirier make the right decision and turn down the Norman Parke fight?

2) How high is Louis Smolka’s ceiling in the UFC’s flyweight division?

3) Anything else stand out to you at UFC Fight Night 76?


Interview: Sean Wheelock (Titan FC play by play commentator)  –  24 mins in   

Sean discusses his release from Bellator MMA earlier this year, how the decision went down and his current relationship with Scott Coker. He also talks about how the deal with Titan FC came together, working with Firas Zahabi and being able to commentate on UFC Fight Pass.


Interview: Anthony Birchak (UFC bantamweight) – 50 mins in   

Anthony talks about his big win over Joe Soto at UFC Fight Night 68, how this fight with Thomas Almedia came together and why he believes it will be a quick fight. Anthony also discusses his weight cut, travelling to Brazil and his concerns over the judging in Brazil.


Fight Fixin’  

James – Louis Smolka vs. Chico Camus

Carlin – Aisling Daly vs. Maryna Moroz


James’ Bet Of The Week ( 

None due to no major MMA this weekend


Kountermove Pick of the Week  

None due to no major MMA this weekend


Listener Questions

We answered all your questions that were submitted to @partingshotmma on Sunday


Parting Shot 

James – Josh Thomson fighting Pablo Villaseca at Bellator 147 is a horrible main event

Carlin – People who were offended that Jon Jones is back in the UFC

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