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Care/Don’t Care | UFC 243 Review & UFC on ESPN+19 Preview | Adesanya v Whittaker & Joanna v Waterson

Sorry cry babies! It’s time for another of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Podcasts, with your talent: the astounding Eugene S. Robinson, the indubitable John S. Nash and our lovely co-host, Stephie Haynes. The format of the show is to review the prior weeks picks & then to announce each fight on the upcoming card, commenting on which fights are hot and which fights are not, as well as introducing an off-topic discussion point or two.

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It’s time for another of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Podcasts, with your talent: the astounding Eugene S. Robinson of ozy.com and author of “Fight: Everything You Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You’d Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking” and host of the newly released ‘Ozy Confidential Podcast’, the indubitable John S. Nash, our chief financials analyst and co-host of our ‘Show Money Podcast, along with our lovely co-host, Stephie Haynes, of Bloody Elbow’s The Level Change Podcast and The Mookie & Crookie Show.

The format of the show is to review the prior weeks picks & then to announce each fight on the upcoming card, commenting on which fights are hot and which fights are not, as well as introducing an off-topic discussion point or two. This week’s topics are as follows:

UFC 243 REVIEW - 1:10

Here’s a look at the fight card RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:

ESPN+ PPV UFC 243 MAIN CARD | SAT. OCT. 5 - 10PM/7PM ETPT

  • Israel Adesanya (17-0) DEF. Robert Whittaker (20-5) at 185 lbs - KO/TKO at 3:33 of Rd 2 of 5, Total 8:33 - 20:15
  • Daniel Hooker (19-8) DEF. Al Iaquinta (14-6) at 155 lbs - DEC, Unanimous - 12:55
  • Sergey Spivak (10-1) DEF. Tai Tuivasa (10-3) at 265 lbs - SUB, Arm Triangle Choke at 3:14 of Rd 2, 8:14 Total - 7:57
  • Dhiego Lima (15-7) DEF. Luke Jumeau (13-5) at 170 lbs - DEC, Split
  • Yorgan de Castro (6-0) DEF. Justin Tafa (3-1) at 265 lbs - KO/TKO, Counter Right at 2:10 of Rd 1 - 7:15

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Brad Riddell vs. Jamie Mullarkey - 2:44
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Israel Adesanya, Yorgan de Castro
ATTENDANCE: 57,127 (New UFC record)
GATE: $5.5 Million

***The previous reported UFC attendance record was set at UFC 193 when Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm drew 56,214 fans at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. While UFC 243 beat UFC 193 in attendance, UFC 193 drew a gate of $6.8 million.***

ESPN PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT

  • Jake Matthews (15-4) DEF. Rostem Akman (6-2) at 170 lbs - DEC, Unanimous - 7:45
  • Callan Potter (18-8) DEF. Maki Pitolo (12-5) at 170 lbs - DEC, Unanimous
  • Brad Riddell (7-1) DEF. Jamie Mullarkey (12-3) at 155 lbs - DEC, Unanimous - 2:44
  • Megan Anderson (9-4) DEF. Zarah Fairn Dos Santos (6-3) at 145 lbs - SUB, Triangle Choke at 3:57 of Rd 1 - 3:33

UFC FIGHT PASS/ESPN+ EARLY PRELIMS | 6:15PM/3:15PM ETPT

  • Ji Yeon Kim (9-2) DEF. Nadia Kassem (5-2) at 125 lbs - KO/TKO, Hooks to the Body at 4:59 of Rd 2, 9:59 Total - 6:05
  • Khalid Taha (14-2) DEF. Bruno Silva (11-4) at 135 lbs - SUB, Arm Triangle Choke at 3:00 of Rd 3, 13:00 Total

UFC on ESPN+ 19 - Tampa PREVIEW - 39:37

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio go about predicting UFC Tampa’s entire bout sheet, leading their way up to the Co-Main showcasing Cub Swanson vs Krone’s Gracie, and wrapping up the C/DC quick-picks preview portion of the show with a Main Event featuring a Women’s Strawweight Bout between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Michelle ‘The Karate Hottie’ Waterson. The event will be taking place this Saturday, October 12th, 2019, from the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, USA.

UFC on ESPN+ 19/ Fight Night 161 MAIN CARD | SAT. OCT. 12 - 8PM/5PM ETPT

  • 115 lbs - Joanna Jedrzejczyk (15-3) vs Michelle Waterson (17-6) - 57:08
  • 145 lbs - Cub Swanson (25-11) vs Kron Gracie (5-0) - 55:27
  • 155 lbs - Thomas Gifford (17-8) vs Brok Weaver (14-4) - 55:16
  • 115 lbs - Mackenzie Dern (7-0) vs Amanda Ribas (7-1) - 53:30
  • 155 lbs - Luis Pena (7-1) vs Matt Frevola (7-1) - 49:29
  • 185 lbs - Eryk Anders (12-4) vs Gerald Meerschaert (30-11) - 48:16

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 5PM/2PM ETPT

  • 170 lbs - James Vick (13-4) vs Niko Price (13-3) - 46:27
  • 205 lbs - Devin Clark (10-3) vs Ryan Spann (16-5)
  • 170 lbs - Max Griffin (15-6) vs Alex Morono (16-5) - 45:02
  • 125 lbs - Deiveson Figueiredo (16-1) vs Tim Elliott (15-8) - 43:01
  • 135 lbs - Marlon Vera (16-5) vs Andre Ewell (15-5) - 42:24
  • 170 lbs - Hector Aldana (4-2) vs Miguel Baeza (7-0) - 42:11
  • 185 lbs - Marvin Vettori (13-3) vs Andrew Sanchez (11-4) - 40:47
  • 125 lbs - JJ Aldrich (7-3) vs Lauren Mueller (5-2) - 40:30

Off Topic:

  • Dream Vacation Destination
  • Eugene’s 10-year ban from Switzerland

Be sure to follow Eugene on twitter @EugeneSRobinson and on The Show Stomper!, John at @heynottheface and on The Show Money Podcast, and of course Stephie can also be followed @CrooklynMMA, and twice a week on @MookieNCrookie, AND @LevelChangePod.

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