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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 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.

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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 indubitable John S. Nash, our chief financials columnist 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 when there’s time. This week’s topics are as follows:

UFC 247 REVIEW - 1:08

Here’s a look at the UFC 247 RESULTS & new fight records:

UFC 247 MAIN CARD | SAT. FEB. 8 - 10PM/7PM ETPT

  • 2:01: 205 lbs - Jon Jones (26-1) DEF. Dominick Reyes (12-1), DEC - Unanimous
  • 8:23: 125 lbs - Valentina Shevchenko (19-3) DEF. Katlyn Chookagian (13-3), KO/TKO - G & P from Crucifix at 1:03 of Rd 3, Total 11:03
  • 14:02: 265 lbs - Justin Tafa (4-1) DEF. Juan Adams (5-3), KO/TKO - Punches at 1:59 of Rd 1
  • 15:46: 145 lbs - Dan Ige (13-2) DEF. Mirsad Bektic (13-3), DEC - SPLIT
  • 17:19: 265 lbs - Derrick Lewis (23-7) DEF. Ilir Latifi (14-8), DEC - Unanimous

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Trevin Giles vs. James Krause
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Mario Bautista 2. Khaos Williams
ATTENDANCE: 17,401
GATE: $3,549,418.00 (New All-Time Toyota Center Revenue Record)

ESPN PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT
19:09: 185 lbs - Trevin Giles (12-2) DEF. James Krause (27-8), DEC - SPLIT
22:13: 125 lbs - Lauren Murphy (12-4) DEF. Andrea Lee (11-4), DEC - SPLIT
23:30: 170 lbs - Kalinn ‘Khaos’ Williams (10-1) DEF. Alex Morono (17-6), KO/TKO - Punches at 0:27 of Rd 1
24:01: 135 lbs - Mario Bautista (8-1) DEF. Miles Johns (10-1), KO/TKO - Flying Knee to G & P at 1:41 of Rd 2, Total 6:41

ESPN+/Fight Pass EARLY PRELIMS | 6:15PM/3:15PM ETPT
135 lbs - Journey Newson (10-2) DEF. Domingo Pilarte (8-3), KO/TKO - Overhand Right at 0:38 of Rd 1
135 lbs - Andre Ewell (16-6) DEF. Jonathan Martinez (11-3), DEC - SPLIT
24:23: 145 lbs - Youssef Zalal (8-2) DEF. Austin Lingo (7-1), DEC - Unanimous


UFC Fight Night Rio Rancho/UFC on ESPN+ 25 PREVIEW - 25:12

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting UFC Rio Rancho’s entire bout sheet, leading their way up to the Co-Main Event showcasing Welterweights, Diego ‘Nightmare’ Sanchez vs. Michel ‘Demolidor’ Pereira, and wrapping up the C/DC quick-picks preview portion of the show with a Main Event featuring a Light Heavyweight bout between Corey ‘Overtime’ Anderson and Jan Blachowicz - Take II. The event will be taking place this Saturday, February 15, 2020, from the Santa Ana Star Cetner out of Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

UFC RIO RANCHO/UFC on ESPN+ 25 MAIN CARD | SAT. FEB. 15 - 8PM/5PM ETPT

  • 205 lbs - Corey Anderson (13-4) vs. Jan Blachowicz (25-8) - 47:18
  • 170 lbs - Diego Sanchez (29-12) vs. Michel Pereira (23-10) - 44:37
  • 205 lbs - Devin Clark (10-4) vs. Dequan Townsend (21-10) - 41:05
  • 125 lbs - Montana De La Rosa (10-5) vs. Mara Romero Borelia (12-6) - 40:06
  • 155 lbs - Brok Weaver (14-4) vs. Rodrigo Vargas (11-3) - 38:58
  • 155 lbs - Yancy Medeiros (15-6) vs. Lando Vannata (10-4) - 36:56

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 5PM/2PM ETPT
170 lbs - Tim Means (29-11) vs. Daniel Rodriguez (10-1) - 34:33
135 lbs - John Dodson (20-11) vs. Nathaniel Wood (16-3) - 32:50
155 lbs - Scott Holtzman (13-3) vs. Jim Miller (31-13) - 30:40
125 lbs - Ray Borg (12-4) vs. Rogério Bontorin (16-1) - 28:58
135 lbs - Casey Kenney (13-1) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (9-4) - 27:28
135 lbs - Macy Chiasson (5-1) vs. Nicco Montaño (4-3) - 26:34
125 lbs - Mark De La Rosa (11-3) vs. Raulian Paiva (18-3) - 26:05

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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