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UFC 247 Preview & UFC Raleigh Review - 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 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...

1:10 - Catch up on what’s new with Eugene & John since the trio was last together

UFC Raleigh REVIEW - 8:00

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

UFC RALEIGH MAIN CARD | SAT. JAN. 25 - 8PM/5PM ETPT

  • 25:14 - 265 lbs - Curtis Blaydes (13-2) DEF. Junior dos Santos (21-7), KO/TKO-Knees & Punches at 1:06 of Round 2, Total 6:06
  • 20:43 - 170 lbs - Michael Chiesa (16-4) DEF. Rafael dos Anjos (29-13), DEC-Unanimous
  • 19:46 - 125 lbs - Alex Perez (23-5) DEF. Jordan Espinosa (14-7), SUB-Arm Triangle Choke at 2:33 of Round 1
  • 13:22 - 115 lbs - Angela Hill (11-7) DEF. Hannah Cifers (10-4), KO/TKO-G & P at 4:36 of Round 2, Total 9:26
  • 12:56 - 205 lbs - Jamahal Hill (7-0) DEF. Darko Stošić (13-4), DEC-Unanimous

9:43 - FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Brett Johns vs. Tony Gravely
8:09/19:46 - PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Herbert Burns/Alex Perez
ATTENDANCE: 14,533
GATE: $1,303,320.00

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 5PM/2PM ETPT
12:47 - 185 lbs - Bevon Lewis (7-2) DEF. Dequan Townsend (21-10), DEC-Unanimous
12:29 - 145 lbs - Arnold Allen (16-1) DEF. Nik Lentz (30-11), DEC-Unanimous
11:58 - 125 lbs - Justine Kish (7-2) DEF. Lucie Pudilová (8-6), DEC-Unanimous
11:39 - 135 lbs - Montel Jackson (9-1) DEF. Felipe Colares (9-2), DEC-Unanimous
10:00 - 135 lbs - Sara McMann (12-5) DEF. Lina Länsberg (10-5), DEC-Unanimous
9:43 - 135 lbs - Brett Johns (16-2) DEF. Tony Gravely (19-6), SUB-Rear Naked Choke at 2:53 of Round 3, Total 12:53
8:09 - 145 lbs - Herbert Burns (10-2) DEF. Nate Landwehr (13-3), KO/TKO-Knee from the Clinch at 2:43 of Round 1

UFC 247 PREVIEW - 29:00

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our duo will go about predicting UFC 247’s entire bout sheet, leading their way up to the Co-Main Event showcasing Women’s Flyweights, Valentina ‘Bullet’ Shevchenko vs. Katlyn ‘Blonde Fighter’ Chookagian, and wrapping up the C/DC quick-picks preview portion of the show with a Main Event featuring a highly-anticipated Light Heavyweight bout between Jon ‘Bones’ Jones and Dominick ‘The Devastator’ Reyes. The event will be taking place this Saturday, February 8, 2020, from the Toyota Center out of Houston, Texas.

Bout order is subject to change, it has changed between recording the show and writing the post already:
UFC 247 MAIN CARD | SAT. FEB. 8 - 10PM/7PM ETPT

  • 205 lbs - Jon Jones (25-1) vs. Dominick Reyes (12-0) - 47:21
  • 125 lbs - Valentina Shevchenko (18-3) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (13-2) - 43:31
  • 265 lbs - Justin Tafa (3-1) vs. Juan Adams (5-2) - 41:38
  • 145 lbs - Dan Ige (12-2) vs. Mirsad Bektic (13-2) - 38:15
  • 265 lbs - Derrick Lewis (22-7) vs. Ilir Latifi (14-7) - 39:25

ESPN PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT
145 lbs - Austin Lingo (7-0) vs. Youssef Zalal (7-2) - 30:07
185 lbs - Trevin Giles (11-2) vs. Antônio Arroyo (9-3) - 37:52
170 lbs - Alex Morono (17-5) vs. Kalinn Williams (9-1) - 34:02
125 lbs - Andrea Lee (11-3) vs. Lauren Murphy (11-4) - 36:12

ESPN+/Fight Pass EARLY PRELIMS | 6:15PM/3:15PM ETPT
135 lbs - Miles Johns (10-0) vs. Mario Bautista (7-1) - 32:46
135 lbs - Domingo Pilarte (8-2) vs. Journey Newson (9-2) - 32:36
135 lbs - Andre Ewell (15-6) vs. Jonathan Martinez (11-2) - 32:20

OFF TOPIC - 52:52 - The Super Bowl

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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