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UFC 254 REVIEW & UFC Vegas 12 PREVIEW | Care/Don’t Care Podcast

Sorry cry babies! It’s time for another of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Podcasts, with your talent: the illustrious Eugene S. Robinson, the indubitable John S. Nash and our lovely & knowledgable 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 upcoming fights are hot and which fights are not - for UFC Vegas 12: Silva vs. Hall!

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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 ‘Ozy Confidential’ Podcast, the ‘Eugene S. Robinson Show Stomper!’ Podcast, and co-host of the ‘If The Shoes Fit’ Podcast, along with the indubitable John S. Nash, our chief financials columnist and co-host of our ‘Show Money’ Podcast... he is also one of the co-hosts of the ‘If The Shoes Fit’ Podcast; the trio is moderated by the lovely Stephie Haynes, of Bloody Elbow’s ‘The Level Change’ Podcast and ’The Mookie & Crookie Show’ Podcast.

The format of the show is to briefly review the prior weeks picks & then to announce each fight on the upcoming card, quickly commenting on which fights are hot, and which fights are not, based on relevancy to the sport as a whole.

UFC 254 PPV REVIEW - AT 1:08
ESPN+ MAIN PPV CARD | SAT. OCT 24 - 2PM/11AM ETPT

At 6:15 - Lightweight Division/’McGregor vs. Poirier 2’ Discussion

At 20:10 - 12. UFC Lightweight Championship - Khabib Nurmagomedov (29-0) DEF. Justin Gaethje (22-3) - SUB, Triangle Choke at 1:34 of Rd 2 of 5, Total 6:34 - ANNOUNCED RETIREMENT

At 26:50 - 11. 185lbs - Robert Whittaker (22-5) DEF. Jared Cannonier (13-5) - DEC, Unanimous

At 29:25 - 10: 265lbs - Alexander Volkov (32-8) DEF. Walt Harris (13-9) - KO/TKO, Kick to the Solar Plexus at 1:15 of Rd 2, Total 6:15

At 33:28 - 9. 185lbs - Phil Hawes (9-2) DEF. Jacob Malkoun (4-1) - KO/TKO, Punches in Rd 1

At 33:26 - 8. 125lbs - Lauren Murphy (14-4) DEF. Lilya Shakirova (8-2) - SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 3:31 of Rd 2, Total of 8:31

At 4:50, 32:32 - 7. 205lbs - Magomed Ankalaev (14-1) DEF. Ion Cutelaba (15-6) - KO/TKO, Punches at 4:19 of Rd 1

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Casey Kenney vs. Nathaniel Wood
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Magomed Ankalaev 2. Khabib Nurmagomedov

ESPN+/ESPN 2 PRELIMS | 12PM/9AM ETPT
At 34:04 - 6. 265lbs - Tai Tuivasa (11-3) DEF. Stefan Struve (29-13) - KO/TKO, Punches at 4:59 of Rd 1

At 34:11 - 5. 140lbs - Casey Kenney (16-2) DEF. Nathaniel Wood (17-5) - DEC, Unanimous

At 34:29 - 4. 170lbs - Shavkat Rakhmonov (13-0) DEF. Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira (22-9) - SUB, Guillotine Choke at 4:40 of Rd 1

At 32:55 - 3. 205lbs - Da Un Jung (13-2) vs. Sam Alvey (33-14) - DRAW: SPLIT

ESPN+/UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS | 11AM/8AM ETPT
2. 125lbs - Miranda Maverick (8-2) DEF. Liana Jojua (8-4) - KO/TKO, Dr. Stoppage (Cut) at 5:00 of Rd 1

At 35:18 - 1. 155lbs - Joel Alvarez (18-2) DEF. Alexander Yakovlev (25-11) - SUB, Armbar at 3:00 of Rd 1


UFC VEGAS 12: ‘HALL VS SILVA’ PREVIEW - AT 36:50 (11 CARES)

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC Vegas 12 bout sheet, leading their way up to our Co-Main Event, and wrapping up the C/DC quick-picks portion of the show with the Main Event. This UFC on ESPN+ event will take place from The APEX Center, Las Vegas, Nevada #UFCVEGAS, this Saturday night.

Here’s a look at the upcoming fight card & records, bout order subject to change:

UFC VEGAS 12: ‘HALL VS SILVA’ (13 Cares)

ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. OCT 31 - 7PM/4PM ETPT (12 Cares)
12. 185lbs - Uriah Hall (15-9) vs. Anderson Silva (34-10) - At 48:21, 3 Cares

11. 145lbs - Bryce Mitchell (13-0) vs. Andre Fili (21-7) - At 46:45, 3 Cares

10. 185lbs - Makhmud Muradov (24-6) vs. Kevin Holland (19-5) - At 44:02, 3 Cares

9. 265lbs - Greg Hardy (6-2) vs. Maurice Greene (9-4) - At 43:26

8. 155lbs - Bobby Green (27-10) vs. Thiago Moisés (13-4) - At 42:33, 3 Cares

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 4PM/1PM ETPT (1 CARE)
7. 155lbs - Alexander Hernandez (11-3) vs. Chris Gruetzemacher (14-3) - At 41:17, 1 Care

6. 135lbs - Adrian Yanez (11-3) vs. Victor Rodriguez (7-2) - At 40:20

5. 185lbs - Sean Strickland (20-3) vs. Jack Marshman (23-9) - At 39:46

4. 170lbs - Jason Witt (17-6) vs. Cole Williams (11-2) - At 39:12

3. 205lbs - Dustin Jacoby (12-5) vs. Justin Ledet (9-3) - At 38:55

2. 125lbs - Cortney Casey (9-8) vs. Priscilla Cachoeira (9-3) - At 38:23

1. 135lbs - Miles Johns (10-1) vs. Kevin Natividad (9-1) - At 37:50

Be sure to follow Eugene on twitter @EugeneSRobinson, catch John on twitter @Heynottheface and on The Show Money Podcast, and of course you can catch Stephie @CrooklynMMA, and twice a week she’s on @MookieNCrookie AND @LevelChangePod.

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