'No Layups' gets into championship mode with UH in Final Four and UFC 262

Thursday, April 1, 2021
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The guys of "No Layups" are the champions of the world! At least for today. They welcome UH athletic director Chris Pezman as the Coogs' men's hoops team prepares for the Final Four.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The "No Layups" podcast has championship attitude.

With Houston potentially becoming a city of champions once again, the hosts, ABC13's David Nuno and Raheel Ramzanali, got into a loaded show Thursday. Here's what was on tap for this edition.

Could we be speaking to the next UFC lightweight champion?

Houston is playing host to a big UFC card coming up in May, and David and Raheel will be chatting with one-half of the championship main event.

Michael Chandler is set to take on Charles Oliveira for the vacant world lightweight title when UFC 262 lands at Toyota Center on Saturday, May 15.

"Iron Mike," who is an MMA veteran and the No. 4 ranked fighter in the division, will talk about the big opportunity ahead of him after just one fight so far in UFC - a first-round knockout win against Dan Hooker back in January.

SEE ALSO: UFC officially lands event in May at Houston's Toyota Center

The guys will also talk to Chandler about fighting during the pandemic and what the Houston card not only means to him but to the company.

"No Layups" has Final Four fever

University of Houston is just two wins away from winning something that has eluded the Cougars basketball program: a national championship.

David and Raheel speak with UH athletics director Chris Pezman to get his take on Houston's return to the Final Four and what the berth's impact on the Cougars program going forward.

SEE MORE: Texas showdown: University of Houston and Baylor set to battle in Final Four

Does Kelvin Sampson's bunch have enough in the tank to knock off possibly two of the top teams all season - Baylor and Gonzaga?

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