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UFC 256 Reactions & UFC Vegas 17 Picks | 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 17: THOMPSON VS NEAL!

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It’s time for another one 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 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 256 REACTIONS

Here’s a look at the UFC 256 - ‘FIGUEIREDO VS MORENO’ RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:
ESPN+ MAIN PPV CARD
At 42:47 - 10. UFC Flyweight Championship - Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1) vs. Brandon Moreno (18-5) - ENDS IN A DRAW, MAJORITY, 5 Rounds, Total 25:00 (4th Draw in UFC Championship History)

At 34:12 - 9. 155lbs - Charles Oliveira (30-8) DEF. Tony Ferguson (25-5) - DEC, Unanimous

At 32:12 - 8. 115lbs - Mackenzie Dern (10-1) DEF. Virna Jandiroba (16-2) - DEC, Unanimous

At 27:12 - 7. 185lbs - Kevin Holland (21-5) DEF. Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza (26-9) - KO/TKO, Punches during Scramble at 1:45 of Rd 1

At 23:24 - 6. 265lbs - Ciryl Gane (7-0) DEF. Junior dos Santos (21-9) - KO/TKO, Elbow at 2:34 of Rd 2, Total 7:34

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) ‘Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno’
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Kevin Holland 2. Rafael Fiziev

ESPN+/ESPN2 PRELIMS
At 19:55 - 5. 145lbs - Cub Swanson (27-11) DEF. Daniel Pineda (27-14) - KO/TKO, Right Cross at 1:52 of Rd 2, Total 6:52

At 14:45 - 4. 155lbs - Rafael Fiziev (9-1) DEF. Renato Moicano (14-4) - KO/TKO, Left Hook at 4:05 of Rd 1

At 9:03 - 3. 145lbs - Gavin Tucker (13-1) DEF. Billy Quarantillo (15-3) - DEC, Unanimous

ESPN+ EARLY PRELIMS
At 7:25 - 2. 115lbs - Tecia Torres (12-5) DEF. Sam Hughes (5-2) - KO/TKO, Dr. Stoppage (Eye Injury) at 5:00 of Rd 1

At 5:40 - 1. 145lbs - Chase Hooper (10-1) DEF. Peter Barrett (11-5) - SUB, Heel Hook at 3:02 of Rd 3, Total 13:02


UFC VEGAS 17 PICKS - AT 50:53

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC VEGAS 17 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 17: ‘THOMPSON VS NEAL’ (24 Cares)

ESPN+ PPV MAIN CARD | SAT. DEC 19 - 7PM/4PM ETPT (18 Cares)

15. 170lbs - Stephen Thompson (15-4) vs. Geoff Neal (13-2) - At 1:08:08, 3 Cares

14. 135lbs - José Aldo (28-7) vs. Marlon Vera (18-6) - At 1:06:04, 3 Cares

13. 170lbs - Michel Pereira (24-11) vs. Khaos Williams (11-1) - At 1:04:36, 3 Cares

12. 135lbs - Marlon Moraes (23-7) vs. Rob Font (17-4) - At 1:01:47, 3 Cares

11. 265lbs - Marcin Tybura (20-6) vs. Greg Hardy (7-2) - At 1:00:48, Hardy Boycott

10. 125lbs - Gillian Robertson (9-4) vs. Taila Santos (16-1) - At 59:54, 3 Cares

9. 170lbs - Anthony Pettis (23-10) vs. Alex Morono (18-6) - At 58:24, 3 Cares

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 4PM/1PM ETPT (6 Cares)

8. 170lbs - Belal Muhammad (17-3) vs. Dhiego Lima (15-7) - At 57:17, 3 Cares

7. 135lbs - Pannie Kianzad (13-5) vs. Sijara Eubanks (6-5) - At 55:11, 3 Cares

6. 185lbs - Karl Roberson (9-3) vs. Dalcha Lungiambula (10-2) - At 54:12

5. 195lbs - Deron Winn (6-2) vs. Antônio Arroyo (9-3) - At 53:46

4. 135lbs - Drako Rodriguez (7-1) vs. Aiemann Zahabi (7-2) - At 53:12

3. 185lbs - Tafon Nchukwi (4-0) vs. Jamie Pickett (11-4) - At 52:53

2. 125lbs - Jimmy Flick (15-5) vs. Cody Durden (11-2) - At 52:13

1. 155lbs - Rick Glenn (21-6) vs. Carlton Minus (10-2) - At 51:33

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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