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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 & 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...

UFC NORFOLK REVIEW - AT 1:08

Here’s a look at the UFC on ESPN+ 27 RESULTS & new fight records:

UFC NORFOLK MAIN CARD | SAT. FEB. 29 - 8PM/5PM ETPT

  • At 7:02: 125lbs - Deiveson Figueiredo (17-1) DEF. Joseph Benavidez (28-5), KO/TKO-Punches at 1:54 of Rd 2, Total 6:54 - NO BELT AWARDED SINCE FIGUEIREDO MISSED WEIGHT
  • At 15:19: 145lbs - Felicia Spencer (8-1) DEF. Zarah Fairn (6-4), KO/TKO-G & P at 3:37 of Rd 1
  • At 3:13: 205lbs - Magomed Ankalaev (13-1) DEF. Ion Cutelaba (15-5), KO-Punches at 0:38 of Rd 1
  • At 15:19: 145lbs - Megan Anderson (10-4) DEF. Norma Dumont (4-1), KO/TKO-Right Cross at 3:31 of Rd 1
  • 145lbs - Grant Dawson (15-1) DEF. Darrick Minner (24-11), SUB-Rear Naked Choke at 1:38 of Rd 2, Total 6:38

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Gabriel Silva vs. Kyler Phillips
PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT: ($50k ea.) 1. Megan Anderson 2. Jordan Griffin
ATTENDANCE: 7,098
GATE: $ $402,958 (USD)

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 5PM/2PM ET/PT
135lbs - Kyler Phillips (7-1) DEF. Gabriel Silva (8-2), DEC-Unanimous
185lbs - Brendan Allen (14-3) DEF. Tom Breese (11-2), KO/TKO-G & P at 4:47 of Rd 1
265lbs - Marcin Tybura (18-6) DEF. Sergey Spivak (10-2), DEC - Unanimous
155lbs - Luis Pena (8-2) DEF. Steve Garcia Jr. (11-4), DEC-Unanimous
145lbs - Jordan Griffin (18-7) DEF. TJ Brown (14-7), KO/TKO-SUB, Guillotine Choke at 3:38 of Rd 2, Total 8:38
145lbs - Spike Carlyle (9-1) DEF. Aalon Cruz (8-3), KO/TKO-Elbows to G & P at 1:25 of Rd 1
170lbs - Sean Brady (12-0) DEF. Ismail Naurdiev (19-4), DEC-Unanimous

UFC 248 PREVIEW - AT 22:12

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting UFC 248’s entire bout sheet, leading their way up to the Co-Main Event showcasing a Title Fight between Women’s Strawweights, Joanna Jędrzejczyk vs. Weili ‘Magnum’ Zhang, and wrapping up the C/DC quick-picks preview portion of the show with a Main Event Title Fight featuring a highly-anticipated Middleweight bout between Israel ‘The Last Stylebender’ Adesanya and Yoel ‘Soldier of God’ Romero. The event will be taking place this Saturday, March 7, 2020, from the T-Mobile Arena out of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bout order is subject to change:
UFC 248 PPV MAIN CARD | SAT. MAR. 7 - 10PM/7PM ETPT

  • 185lbs - Israel Adesanya (18-0) vs. Yoel Romero (13-4) - At 49:04
  • 115lbs - Weili Zhang (20-1) vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (16-3) - At 40:58
  • 155lbs - Beneil Dariush (17-4) vs. Drakkar Klose (11-1) - At 39:47
  • 170lbs - Neil Magny (21-7) vs. Jingliang Li (17-5) - At 38:28
  • 170lbs - Alex Oliveira (20-8) vs. Max Griffin (15-7) - At 32:41

ESPN PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT
135lbs - Jose Alberto Quiñones (8-3) vs. Sean O’Malley (10-0) - At 30:32
185lbs - Rodolfo Vieira (6-0) vs. Saparbeg Safarov (9-2) - At 26:40
155lbs - Mark O. Madsen (9-0) vs. Austin Hubbard (11-3) - At 25:56

ESPN+/Fight Pass EARLY PRELIMS | 6:15PM/3:15PM ETPT
115lbs - Emily Whitmire (4-3) vs. Polyana Viana (10-4) - At 24:55
135lbs - Guido Cannetti (8-4) vs. Danaa Batgerel (6-2) - At 24:08
145lbs - Jamall Emmers (17-4) vs. Giga Chikadze (8-2) - At 23:30
185lbs - Deron Winn (6-1) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (30-12) - At 23:07

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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