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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 RIO RANCHO REVIEW - 1:07

Here’s a look at the UFC on ESPN+ 25 RESULTS & new fight records:

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

  • 2:54: 205lbs - Jan Blachowicz (26-8) DEF. Corey Anderson (13-5), KO/TKO-Right Hook at 3:08 of Rd 1/5
  • 13:09: 170lbs - Diego Sanchez (30-12) DEF. Michel Pereira (23-11), Disqualification-Illegal Knee at 3:09 of Rd 3, Total 13:09
  • 16:26: 125lbs - Montana De La Rosa (11-5) DEF. Mara Romero Borella (12-7), DEC-Unanimous
  • 19:34: 155lbs - Brok Weaver (15-4) DEF. Rodrigo Vargas (11-4) Disqualification-Illegal Knee at 4:02 of Rd 1
  • 21:51: 125lbs - Ray Borg (13-4) DEF. Rogério Bontorin (16-2), DEC-Unanimous
  • 24:34: 155lbs - Lando Vannata (11-4) DEF. Yancy Medeiros (15-7), DEC-Unanimous

PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Jan Blachowicz, Daniel Rodriguez
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Scott Holtzman vs. Jim Miller
ATTENDANCE: 6,449
GATE: $596,820

ESPN/UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS | 5PM/2PM ETPT
26:04: 170lbs - Daniel Rodriguez (11-1) DEF. Tim Means (29-12), SUB-Standing Guillotine Choke at 3:37 of Rd 2, Total 8:37
30:13: 135lbs - John Dodson (21-11) DEF. Nathaniel Wood (16-4), KO/TKO-Left Hook to G & P at 0:16 of Rd 3, Total 10:16
30:47: 155lbs - Scott Holtzman (14-3) DEF. Jim Miller (31-14), DEC-Unanimous
205lbs - Devin Clark (11-4) DEF. Dequan Townsend (21-11), DEC-Unanimous
32:55: 135lbs - Merab Dvalishvili (10-4) DEF. Casey Kenney (13-2), DEC-Unanimous
34:24: 135lbs - Macy Chiasson (6-1) DEF. Shanna Young (7-3), DEC-Unanimous
125lbs - Raulian Paiva (19-3) DEF. Mark De La Rosa (11-4), KO/TKO-Overhand Right at 4:42 of Rd 2, Total 9:42


UFC Fight Night Auckland/UFC on ESPN+ 26 PREVIEW - 35:16

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our duo will go about predicting UFC Auckland’s entire bout sheet, leading their way up to the Co-Main Event showcasing Light Heavyweights, Jimmy ‘The Brute’ Crute vs. Michael ‘Lord’ Oleksiejczuk, and wrapping up the C/DC quick-picks preview portion of the show with a Main Event featuring a Lightweight bout between Paul ‘The Irish Dragon’ Felder and Dan ‘The Hangman’ Hooker. The event will be taking place this Saturday, February 22, 2020, from the Spark Arena out of Auckland, New Zealand.

UFC AUCKLAND MAIN CARD | SAT. FEB. 22 - 7PM/4PM ETPT

  • 155lbs - Paul Felder (17-4) vs. Dan Hooker (19-8) - 49:35
  • 205lbs - Jimmy Crute (10-1) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (14-3) - 49:10
  • 265lbs - Marcos Rogério de Lima (16-6) vs. Ben Sosoli (7-2) - 48:40
  • 115lbs - Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-5) vs. Xionan Yan (11-1) - 47:13
  • 155lbs - Magomed Mustafaev (14-3) vs. Brad Riddell (7-1) - 46:04
  • 145lbs - Zubaira Tukhugov (18-4) vs. Kevin Aguilar (17-2) -

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 4PM/1PM ETPT
155lbs - Jalin Turner (8-5) vs. Joshua Culibao (8-0) - 45:53
170lbs - Jake Matthews (15-4) vs. Emil Weber Meek (9-4) - 45:40
170lbs - Callan Potter (18-8) vs. Kenan Song (15-5) - 43:35
125lbs - Kai Kara-France (20-8) vs. Tyson Nam (18-10) - 40:53
115lbs - Loma Lookboonmee (4-1) vs. Angela Hill (11-7) - 36:39
170lbs - Maki Pitolo (12-5) vs. Takashi Sato (15-3) - 36:25
125lbs - Shana Dobson (3-3) vs. Priscilla Cachoeira (8-3) - 36:03

Be sure to follow Eugene on twitter @EugeneSRobinson, and 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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