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UFC FIGHT ISLAND 3 REVIEW & UFC APEX: ‘Brunson vs. Shahbazyan’ PREVIEW | Care/Don’t Care Podcast

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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.

UFC FIGHT ISLAND 3 REVIEW:

Here’s a look at the UFC on ESPN Fight Night RESULTS & new fight records:
‘Whittaker vs. Till’ MAIN CARD | SAT. JULY 25

  • At 21:35 - 185lbs - Robert Whittaker (21-5) DEF Darren Till (18-3), DEC - Unanimous
  • At 25:55 - 205lbs - Mauricio Rua (27-11) DEF Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (23-10), DEC - SPLIT
  • At 26:18 - 265lbs - Fabricio Werdum (24-9) DEF Alexander Gustafsson (18-7), SUB - Armbar at 2:30 of Rd 1
  • At 35:04 - 115lbs - Carla Esparza (17-6) DEF Marina RodrIguez (12-1), DEC - SPLIT
  • 205lbs - Paul Craig (13-4) DEF Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-7), SUB - Triangle Choke at 2:06 of Rd 1
  • 170lbs - Alex Oliveira (22-8) DEF Peter Sobotta (17-7), DEC - Unanimous

At 11:24 - FOTN ($50K ea.) NONE
At 11:24 - POTN: ($50K ea.) 1. Khamzat Chimaev 2. Tom Aspinall 3. Paul Craig 4. Fabricio Werdum 5. Tanner Boser 6. Jesse Ronson

ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS

  • 170lbs - Khamzat Chimaev (8-0) DEF Rhys McKee (10-3), KO/TKO - G & P at 3:09 of Rd 1
  • 155lbs - Francisco Trinaldo (26-7) DEF Jai Herbert (10-2), KO/TKO - Overland Left at 1:30 of Rd 3, Total 11:30
  • 170lbs - Jesse Ronson (22-10) DEF Nicolas Dalby (18-4), SUB - Rear Naked Choke at 2:48 of Rd 1
  • 265lbs - Tom Aspinall (8-2) DEF Jake Collier (11-5), KO/TKO - Right Cross at 0:45 of Rd 1
  • 145lbs - Movsar Evloev (13-0) DEF Mike Grundy (12-2), DEC - Unanimous
  • 265lbs - Tanner Boser (19-6) DEF Raphael Pessoa (10-2), KO/TKO - Left Hook to G & P at 2:36 of Rd 2, Total 7:36
  • 135lbs - Pannie Kianzad (13-5) DEF Bethe Correia (11-5), DEC - Unanimous
  • 170lbs - Ramazan Emeev (19-4) DEF Niklas Stolze (12-4), DEC - Unanimous
  • 135lbs - Nathanial Wood (17-4) DEF John Castañeda (17-5), DEC - Unanimous

UFC APEX FN: ‘Brunson vs.Shahbazyan’ PREVIEW - AT 41:25

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC Fight Night bout sheet, leading their way up to our Co-Main Event, and wrapping up the C/DC quick-picks portion of the show with the Main Event. This UFC on ESPN Fight Night event will take place from the UFC APEX Fight Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on this Saturday night.

Here’s a look at the upcoming fight card & records, bout order subject to change:
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ‘BRUNSON VS SHAHBAZYAN’
MAIN CARD | SAT. AUG 1 9PM/6PM ETPT

  • 185lbs - Derek Brunson (20-7) vs. Edmen Shahbazyan (11-0) - At 1:01:43
  • 125lbs - Joanne Calderwood (14-4) vs. Jennifer Maia (17-6) - At 55:00
  • 170lbs - Vicente Luque (18-7) vs. Randy Brown (12-3) - At 51:33
  • 155lbs - Bobby Green (25-10) vs. Lando Vannata (11-4) - At 49:00
  • 205lbs - Ed Herman (24-14) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (31-13) - At 48:14

UFC FIGHT PASS/ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 6PM/3PM ETPT

  • 185lbs - Markus Perez (12-3) vs. Eric Spicely (12-5) - At 47:50
  • 135lbs - Frankie Saenz (12-6) vs. Jonathan Martinez (11-3) - At 45:06
  • 135lbs - Ray Borg (13-5) vs. Nathan Maness (11-1) - At 44:39
  • 135lbs - Jamall Emmers (17-5) vs. Timur Valiev (16-2) - At 44:13
  • 185lbs - Kevin Holland (17-5) vs. Trevin Giles (12-2) - At 43:25
  • 135lbs - Chris Gutierrez (15-3) vs. Cody Durden (11-2) - At 43:00

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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