It’s time for another of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Previews, 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, along with 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, joined by 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:
Bellator 225 Review - 1:06
Sergei Kharitonov DEF. Matt Mitrione - 2:00
Vitaly Minakov DEF. Tim Johnson- 5:40
Tyrell Fortune DEF. Rudy Schaffroth - 7:06
Nick Newell DEF. Corey Browning - 7:23
Yaraslav Amosov DEF. Dave Rickels - 7:53
UFC China Preview - 10:05
At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio predicts UFC China’s entire bout sheet, leading their way up to the Co-Main showcasing Elizeu Zaleski vs. Jingiang Li, and wrapping up the C/DC quick-picks preview portion of the show with a Main Event Strawweight Title Fight between Jessica Andrade vs. Weili Zhang.
The event will be taking place this Saturday, August 31st, 2019, from the Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen, China. This card is a UFC Fight Night broadcast, also known as UFC on ESPN+ 15, with the main card starting at 5AM CDT, and the Prelims on ESPN starting at 2AM CDT. Yes, those times are correct.
Here’s a look at the UFC China fight card as it stands today, Monday, August 26, 2019, via ESPN.com, (bout order/times are all subject to change):
UFC on ESPN+ 15 CHINA MAIN CARD | SAT AUG 31 - 5AM CDT
MAIN EVENT: 115 lbs - Jessica Andrade (20-6) vs. Weili Zhang (19-1) - 15:57
CO-MAIN: 170 lbs - Elizeu Zaleski (21-5) vs. Jingliang Li (16-5) - 15:32
125 lbs - Kai Kara-France (19-7) vs. Mark De La Rosa (11-2) - 15:11
145 lbs - Lu Zhenhong (16-6) vs. Movsar Evloev (11-0) - 14:50
125 lbs - Wu Yanan (10-2) vs. Mizuki Inoue (13-5) - 14:30
ESPN PRELIMS | 2AM CDT
170 lbs - Song Kenan (10-2) vs. Derrick Krantz (24-11) - 13:54
185 lbs - Jun Yong Park (9-3) vs. Anthony Hernandez (6-1) - 13:40
135 lbs - Su Mudaerji (10-4) vs. Andre Soukhamthath (13-7) - 12:47
205 lbs - Da Un Jung (11-2) vs. Khadis Ibragimov (8-0) - 12:30
155 lbs - Damir Ismagulov (18-2) vs. Thiago Moises (12-3) - 12:09
135 lbs - Heili Alateng (12-7) vs. Batgerel Danaa (6-1) - 10:57
135 lbs - Karol Rosa (11-3) vs. Lara Procopio (6-0) - 11:51
OFF TOPIC - 17:15
- How did you end up in your current day job?
- If you could pick a different career, what would it be?”
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*Intro/Outro music has been provided by OxBow, starring Eugene S. Robinson