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 Vegas 4 ‘POIRER VS. HOOKER’ REVIEW - AT 1:07
Here’s a look at the UFC on ESPN 12 RESULTS & new fight records:
ESPN/ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. JUNE 27 - 8PM/5PM ETPT
- At 3:26 - 155lbs - Dustin Poirier (26-6) DEF. Dan Hooker (20-9), DEC-Unanimous
- At 6:36 - 170lbs - Mike Perry (14-6) DEF. Mickey Gall (6-3), DEC-Unanimous
- At 14:00 - 265lbs - Maurice Green (9-4) DEF. Gian Villante (17-12), SUB-Modified Choke from Bottom at 3:44 of Rd 3, Total 13:44
- At 11:23 - 185lbs - Brendan Allen (15-3) DEF. Kyle Daukaus (9-1), DEC-Unanimous
- 170lbs - Takashi Sato (16-3) DEF. Jason Witt (17-6), KO/TKO-G & P at 0:48 of Rd 1
- At 19:19 - 145lbs - Julian Erosa (24-8) DEF. Sean Woodsen (7-1), SUB-D’Arce Choke at 2:44 of Rd 3, Total 12:44
Fight Of The Night: ($50K ea.) Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker
Performance Of The Night: ($50K ea.) 1. Kay Hansen 2. Julian Erosa
ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 5PM/2PM ETPT
- At 17:00 - 155lbs - Khama Worthy (16-6) DEF. Luis Pena (8-3), SUB-Guillotine Choke at 2:53 of Rd 3, Total 12:53
- 265lbs - Tanner Boser (18-6) DEF. Philipe Lins (14-5), KO/TKO-Punches at 2:41 of Rd 1
- 115lbs - Kay Hansen (7-3) DEF. Jinh Yu Frey (9-5), SUB-Triangle Armbar at 2:56 of Rd 3, Total 12:26
- 145lbs - Youssef Zalal (9-2) DEF. Jordan Griffin (18-8), DEC-Unanimous
170lbs - Takashi Sato (15-3) vs. Ramiz Brahimaj (8-2): Bout Cancelled when Brahimaj Cornerman tests Positive for COVID-19
UFC 251 - ‘USMAN VS. MASVIDAL’ PREVIEW - AT 23:54
At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC 251 PPV bout sheet, leading their way up to the Sat. night Co-Main Event showcasing a battle for the UFC bantamweight Championship between Petr Yan and José Aldo, and wrapping up the C/DC quick-picks portion of the show with our Main Event featuring an all out brawl for the UFC Welterweight Championship between Kamaru ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ Usman and the BMF Title-holding contender, Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal. The event will take place from the brand new UFC Fight Island, off the coast of Abu Dhabi.
Here’s a look at the upcoming fight card, bout order is subject to change:
UFC 251 PPV MAIN CARD | SAT. JULY 11 - 10PM/7PM ETPT
- Welterweight Title Bout - Kamaru Usman (16-1) vs. Jorge Masvidal (35-13) - At 42:55
- Featherweight Title Bout - Alexander Volkanovski (21-1) vs. Max Holloway (21-5) - At 41:26
- Vacant Bantamweight Title Bout - Petr Yan (14-1) vs. José Aldo (28-6) - At 39:12
- 115lbs - Jéssica Andrade (20-7) vs. Rose Namajunas (8-4) - At 37:29
- 125lbs - Paige VanZant (8-4) vs. Amanda Ribas (9-1) - At 34:57
ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT
- 205lbs - Volkan Oesdemir (17-4) vs. Jiří Procházka (26-3) - At 32:47
- 170lbs - Elizeu Zaleski (22-6) vs. Muslim Salikhov (16-2) - At 29:36
- 145lbs - Markwan Amirkhani (15-4) vs. Danny Henry (12-3) - At 28:50
- 155lbs - Leonardo Santos (17-3) vs. Roman Bogatov (10-0) - At 26:14
UFC FIGHT PASS/ESPN+ EARLY PRELIMS | 6PM/3PM ETPT
- 265lbs - Marcin Tybura (18-6) vs. Alexander Romanov (11-0) - At 25:50
- 125lbs - Zhalgas Zhumagulov (13-3) vs. Raulian Paiva (19-3) - At 25:26
- 135lbs - Vanessa Melo (10-7) vs. Karol Rosa (12-3) - At 24:57
- 135lbs - Martin Day (9-3) vs. Davey Grant (9-4) - At 24:36
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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