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UFC 252 REVIEW & UFC VEGAS 7 PREVIEW | 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 upcoming fights are hot and which fights are not - for UFC VEGAS 7!

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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 252 REVIEW - AT: 1:12

MAIN CARD | SAT. AUG 15

  • At 4:53 - UFC Heavyweight Championship - Stipe Miocic (20-3) DEF. Daniel Cormier (22-3) - DEC, Unanimous
  • At 20:27 - 135lbs - Marlon Vera (18-6) DEF. Sean O’Malley (12-1) - KO/TKO, Elbows from Guard at 4:40 of Rd 1
  • At 25:24 - 265lbs - Jairzinho Rozenstruik (11-1) DEF. Junior dos Santos (21-8) - KO/TKO, Right Hook to G&P at 3:47 of Rd 2, Total 8:47
  • At 38:42 - 145lbs - Daniel Pineda (27-13) DEF. Herbert Burns (11-3) - KO/TKO, Elbows from Crucifix at 4:37 of Rd 2, Total 9:37
  • At 30:24 - 135lbs - Merab Dvalishvili (12-4) DEF. John Dodson (21-12) - DEC, Unanimous

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Kamaka vs. Kelley
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Daniel Pineda 2. Virna Jandiroba

ESPN PRELIMS

  • At 32:24 - 155lbs - Vinc Pichel (13-2) DEF. Jim Miller (32-15) - DEC, Unanimous
  • At 40:52 - 115lbs - Virna Jandiroba (16-1) DEF. Felice Herrig (14-9) - SUB, Armbar at 1:44 of Rd 1
  • At 42:52 - 145lbs - Danny Chavez (11-3) DEF. TJ Brown (14-8) - DEC, Unanimous
  • 115lbs - Livinha Souza (14-2) DEF. Ashley Yoder (7-6) - DEC, Unanimous

ESPN+ EARLY PRELIMS

  • At 42:36 - 265lbs - Christopher Daukaus (9-3) DEF. Parker Porter (10-6) - KO/TKO, Punches & Knee at 4:26 of Rd 1
  • At 42:08, 43:20 - 145lbs - Kai Kamaka III (8-2) DEF. Tony Kelley (6-2) - DEC, Unanimous

UFC VEGAS 7 PREVIEW - AT 44:33

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our duo will go about predicting the UFC VEGAS 7 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 PPV 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... (already changed between recording the show and distributing the post):

UFC VEGAS 7: ‘MUNHOZ VS. EDGAR’ & ‘OSP VS. MENIFIELD’

MAIN CARD | SAT. AUG 22 - 8:30PM/5:30PM ETPT

  • 135lbs - Pedro Munhoz (18-4) vs. Frankie Edgar (23-8) - At 56:02
  • 205lbs - Ovince St. Preux (24-14) vs. Alonzo Menifield (9-1) - At 53:03
  • 205lbs - Mike Rodriguez (10-4) vs. Marcin Prachnio (13-4) - At 48:18
  • 125lbs - Mariya Agapova (9-1) vs. Shana Dobson (3-4) - At 51:30
  • 170lbs - Takashi Sato (16-3) vs. Daniel Rodriguez (12-1) - At 48:52

ESPN PRELIMS | 5:30PM/2:30PM ETPT

  • 115lbs - Mizuki Inoue (14-5) vs. Amanda Lemos (7-1) - At 50:30
  • 155lbs - Austin Hubbard (12-4) vs. Joe Solecki (9-2) - At 46:44
  • 170lbs - Dwight Grant (10-2) vs. Jared Gooden (17-4) - At 47:23
  • 205lbs - Jorge Gonzalez (16-4) vs. Ike Villanueva (16-10) - At 47:03
  • 170lbs - Matthew Semelsberger (6-2) vs. Carlton Minus (10-1) - At 45:14
  • 135lbs - Mark Striegl (18-2) vs. Timur Valiev (16-2) - At 45:36

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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