It’s time for another of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Previews, with your talent: the intriguing man who knows everyone and everything about the history of MMA, who is also our Bloody Elbow chief financials columnist and one of the co-hosts of our ’Show Money Podcast’, John S. Nash, along with his co-host Stephie Haynes of Bloody Elbow’s ‘The Level Change Podcast’ and ‘The Mookie & Crookie Show’.
The format of the show is to announce each fight as they go, 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 on ESPN+14/UFC Uruguay RECAP - 1:06
MAIN: 3:00 - Valentina Shevchenko DEF. Liz Carmouche - DEC-Unanimous
Co-Main: 5:13 - Vicente Luque DEF. Mike Perry - DEC-Split
9:55 - Volkan Oezdemir DEF. Ilir Latifi - KO/TKO-Left Hooks
11:23 - Eduardo Garagorri DEF. Humberto Bandenay - DEC-Unanimous
11:56 - Rogério Bontorin DEF. Raulian Paiva - KO/TKO-Dr. Stoppage (CUT)
13:43 - Marina Rodriguez DEF. Tecia Torres - DEC-Unanimous
UFC 241 PREVIEW - 16:05
At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then John & Stephie predict UFC 241’s entire bout sheet, leading their way up to the Co-Main showcasing Nate Diaz vs Anthony Pettis, and wrapping up the C/DC quick-picks preview portion of the show with a Main Event Heavyweight rematch between Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic - 2. The event will be taking place this Saturday, August 17th, 2019, from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
This card will be a Pay-Per-View (PPV) broadcast through ESPN+ with the main card starting at 9PM CDT, and the Prelims on ESPN starting at 7PM CDT — and for those of you with FightPass, the Early Prelims start at 5:15PM CDT.
Here’s a look at the UFC 241 PPV fight card as it stands today, Sunday, Aug. 11th, 2019, via tapology.com (bout order/times are all subject to change):
UFC 241 ESPN+ PPV MAIN CARD | SAT AUG 17 - 9PM CDT
MAIN: 265 lbs - Daniel Cormier (22-1) vs Stipe Miocic (18-3) - 29:59
CO-MAIN: 170 lbs - Nate Diaz (19-11) vs Anthony Pettis (22-8) - 27:01
185 lbs - Yoel Romero (13-3) vs Paulo Costa (12-0) - 25:01
135 lbs - Raphael Assunção (27-6) vs Cory Sandhagen (11-1) - 23:42
185 lbs - Derek Brunson (19-7) vs Ian Heinisch (13-1) - 21:52
ESPN PRELIMS | 7PM CDT
145 lbs - Sodiq Yusuff (9-1) vs Gabriel Benitez (21-6) - 21:30
125 lbs - Sabina Mazo (6-1) vs Shana Dobson (3-2) - 21:12
115 lbs - Hannah Cifers (9-3) vs Jodie Esquibel (6-5) - 21:01
135 lbs - Brandon Davis (10-6) vs Kyung Ho Kang (15-8) - 20:37
FIGHT PASS ESPN+ EARLY PRELIMS | 5:15PM CDT
135 lbs - Manny Bermudez (14-0) vs Casey Kenney (12-1) - 19:52
155 lbs - Drakkar Klose (10-1) vs Christos Giagos (17-7) - 18:28
155 lbs - Devonte Smith (10-1) vs Clay Collard (18-8) - 17:18
OFF TOPIC - 31:45
- The Money Man’s Twitter: A dissection and explanation of Nash’s tweets (title of the off topic section)
- Exclusionary tactics and titles in combat sports
- Ruiz-Joshua rematch set for Saudi Arabia
- Journalism is hurting because the price of advertising continues to fall
- Show Money Podcast synopsis
Be sure to follow John on twitter @heynottheface and on The Show Money Podcast, catch Eugene next time he is on the show, follow him on twitter @EugeneSRobinson on The Show Stomper!, Stephie can also be followed @CrooklynMMA, @MookieNCrookie, AND @LevelChangePod.
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*Intro/Outro music has been provided by OxBow, starring Eugene S. Robinson