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UFC 251 REVIEW & Two UFC Fight Night Previews | 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.

UFC 251 REVIEW - AT 1:07

Here’s a look at the UFC 251 RESULTS & new fight records:

UFC 251 PPV MAIN CARD | SAT. JULY 11

  • At 1:30 - Welterweight Title Bout - Kamaru Usman (17-1) DEF. Jorge Masvidal (35-14), DEC-Unanimous
  • At 4:36 - Featherweight Title Bout - Alexander Volkanovski (22-1) DEF. Max Holloway (21-6), DEC-Split
  • At 7:54 - Vacant Bantamweight Title Bout - Petr Yan (15-1) DEF. José Aldo (28-7), KO/TKO-G & P at 3:24 of Rd 5 of 5, Total 23:24
  • At 11:36 - 115lbs - Rose Namajunas (9-4) DEF. Jéssica Andrade (20-8), DEC-Split
  • At 17:20 - 125lbs - Amanda Ribas (10-1) DEF. Paige VanZant (8-5), SUB-Armbar at 2:21 of Rd 1

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Andrade vs. Namajunas 2
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Davey Grant 2. Jiří Procházka

ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS

  • At 23:30 - 205lbs - Jiří Procházka (27-3) DEF. Volkan Oezdemir (17-5), KO/TKO-Right Cross at 0:49 of Rd 2, Total 5:49
  • At 27:08 - 170lbs - Muslim Salikhov (17-2) DEF. Elizeu Zaleski (22-7), DEC-Split
  • At 27:54 - 145lbs - Makwan Amirkhani (16-4) DEF. Danny Henry (12-4), SUB-Anaconda Choke at 3:15 of Rd 1
  • At 30:17 - 155lbs - Leonardo Santos (18-3) vs. Roman Bogatov (10-1), DEC-Unanimous

UFC FIGHT PASS/ESPN+ EARLY PRELIMS

  • 265lbs - Marcin Tybura (19-6) DEF. Maxim Grishin (30-8), DEC-Unanimous
  • 125lbs - Raulian Paiva (20-3) DEF. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (13-4), DEC-Unanimous
  • 135lbs - Karol Rosa (13-3) DEF. Vanessa Melo (10-8), DEC-Unanimous
  • At 32:45 - 135lbs - Davey Grant (10-4) DEF. Martin Day (8-4), KO/TKO-Left Hook at 2:38 of Rd 1

UFC Fight Nights: ‘Kattar vs. Ige’ & ‘Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2’ PREVIEWS - AT 33:34

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC Fight Night bout sheets, leading their way up to each Co-Main Event, and wrapping up the C/DC quick-picks portion of the show with each Main Event. These Fight Night events will both take place from the brand new UFC Fight Island (Yas Island), off the coast of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday and Saturday nights, this week.

Here’s a look at the upcoming fight cards, bout orders changed since the show was recorded and are subject to change again:

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ‘KATTAR VS IGE’ ESPN+ MAIN CARD
WED. JULY 15 - 10PM/7PM ETPT

  • 145lbs - Calvin Kattar (21-4) vs. Dan Ige (14-2) - At 44:10
  • 125lbs - Tim Elliott (15-11-1) vs. Ryan Benoit (10-6) - At 42:57
  • 145lbs - Jimmie Rivera (22-4) vs. Cody Stamann (19-2) - At 38:29
  • 125lbs - Molly McCann (10-2) vs. Taila Santos (15-1) - At 37:55
  • 170lbs - Abdul Razão Alhassan (10-1) vs. Mounir Lazzez (9-1) - At 41:07

ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT

  • 185lbs - John Phillips (22-9) vs. Khamzat Chimaev (6-0) - At 35:05
  • 145lbs - Ricardo Ramos (14-2) vs. Lerone Murphy (8-0-1) - At 37:09
  • 205lbs - Modestas Bukauskas (10-2) vs. Andreas Michailidis (12-3) - At 35:37
  • 145lbs - Jared Gordon (15-4) vs. Chris Fishgold (18-3) - At 40:33
  • 125lbs - Liana Jojua (7-3) vs. Diana Irena Belbiţă (13-5) - At 37:33
  • 135lbs - Aaron Phillips (12-3) vs. Jack Shore (12-0) - At 36:33
  • 205lbs - Jorge Gonzalez (16-4) vs. Kenneth Bergh (8-0) - At 34:41

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ‘FIGUEIREDO VS BENAVIDEZ 2’ ESPN+ MAIN CARD
SAT. JULY 18 - 8PM/5PM ETPT

  • Vacant Flyweight Title Bout - Deiveson Figueiredo (18-1) vs. Joseph Benavidez (28-6) - At 55:00
  • 185lbs - Jack Hermansson (20-5) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (16-5) - At 53:08
  • 155lbs - Marc Diakiese (14-3) vs. Rafael Fiziev (7-1) - At 51:01
  • 125lbs - Ariane Lipski (12-5) vs. Luana Carolina (6-1) - At 50:48
  • 125lbs - Alexandre Pantoja (22-4) vs. Askar Askarov (11-0-1) - At 49:42

ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 5PM/2PM ETPT

  • 205lbs - Khadis Ibragimov (8-2) vs. Roman Dolidze (6-0) - At 49:29
  • 150lbs - Grant Dawson (15-1) vs. Nad Narimani (12-3) - At 49:10
  • 155lbs - Joel Alvarez (16-2) vs. Joe Duffy (16-4) - At 48:00
  • 135lbs - Brett Johns (16-2) vs. Montel Jackson (9-1) - At 47:40
  • 125lbs - Malcolm Gordon (12-3) vs. Amir Albazi (12-1) - At 47:29
  • 155lbs - Davi Ramos (10-3) vs. Arman Tsarukyan (14-2) - At 46:38
  • 265lbs - Sergey Spivak (10-2) vs. Carlos Felipe (8-0) - At 46:25

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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