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 on ESPN 15/UFC VEGAS 7 REVIEW - AT: 1:08
This card was riddled with problems, here is a list of the bout changes which happened to the card leading up to the event:
1. 115 lbs - Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Hill - Bout Rescheduled
2. 205 lbs - Ovince St. Preux vs. Shamil Gamzatov - Gamzatov Withdrew
3. 185 lbs - Yoel Romero vs. Uriah Hall - Romero Injury
4. 170 lbs - Takashi Sato vs. Daniel Rodriguez - Sato Deemed Unfit to Compete by NAC
5. 170 lbs - Dwight Grant vs. Jared Gooden - Gooden Injury
6. 205 lbs - Jorge Gonzalez vs. Ike Villanueva - Gonzalez Withdrew
7. 170 lbs - Matthew Semelsberger vs. Philip Rowe - Rowe Withdrew
8. 135 lbs - Mark Striegl vs. Timur Valiev - Striegl Withdrew
9. 185 lbs - Maki Pitolo vs. Impa Kasanganay - Bout Rescheduled
10. 205 lbs - Ovince St. Preux vs. Alonzo Menifield - OSP Positive Covid-19 Test
11. 170 lbs - Dwight Grant vs. Calen Born - Born Withdrew for Personal Reasons
Therefore, many of the picks made on last week’s episode are no longer relevant.
MAIN CARD | SAT. AUG 22
- At 3:30 - 135 lbs - Frankie Edgar (24-8) DEF. Pedro Munhoz (18-5) - DEC, SPLIT
- At 7:48 - 205lbs - Mike Rodriguez (11-4) DEF. Marcin Prachnio (13-5) - KO/TKO, Elbow & Punches at 2:17 of Rd 1
- At 23:04 - 155lbs - Joe Solecki (10-2) DEF. Austin Hubbard (12-5) - SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 3:51 of Rd 1
- At 10:33 - 125lbs - Shana Dobson (4-4) DEF. Mariya Agapova (9-2) - KO/TKO, G&P at 1:38 of Rd 2, Total 6:38
- At 13:35 - 170lbs - Daniel Rodriguez (13-1) DEF. Dwight Grant (10-3) - KO/TKO, Punches at 2:24 of Rd 1
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Edgar vs. Munhoz
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Trevin Jones 2. Shana Dobson
- At 15:25 - 115lbs - Amanda Lemos (8-1) DEF. Mizuki Inoue (14-6) - DEC, Unanimous
- At 23:31 - 205lbs - Jordan Wright (11-0) DEF. Ike Villanueva (16-11) - KO/TKO, DR. STOPPAGE (CUT) at 1:31 of Rd 1
- 170lbs - Matthew Semelsberger (7-2) DEF. Carlton Minus (10-2) - DEC, Unanimous
- At 17:33 - 140lbs - Trevin Jones (13-6) DEF. Timur Valiev (16-3) - KO/TKO, Hook to G&P at 1:59 of Rd 2, Total 6:59
UFC VEGAS 8 PREVIEW - AT 24:31
At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our duo will go about predicting the UFC VEGAS 8 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...
UFC VEGAS 8: ‘SMITH VS. RAKIC & LAWLER VS. MAGNY’
MAIN CARD | SAT. AUG 29 - 9PM/6PM ETPT
- 205lbs - Anthony Smith (33-15) vs. Aleksandar Rakić (12-2) - At 44:58
- 170lbs - Robbie Lawler (28-14) vs. Neil Magny (23-7) - At 39:47
- 125lbs - Ji Yeon Kim (9-2) vs. Alexa Grasso (11-3) - At 38:43
- 205lbs - Magomed Ankalaev (13-1) vs. Ion Cutelaba (15-5) - At 37:20
ESPN PRELIMS | 6PM/3PM ETPT
- 185lbs - Maki Pitolo (13-6) vs. Impa Kasanganay (7-0) - At 33:28
- 185lbs - Zak Cummings (23-7) vs. Alessio Di Chirico (12-4) - At 32:17
- 145lbs - Alex Caceres (16-12) vs. Giga Chikadze (10-2) - At 30:10
- 115lbs - Emily Whitmire (4-3) vs. Polyana Viana (10-4) - At 29:08
- 170lbs - Sean Brady (12-0) vs. Christian Aguilera (14-6) - At 28:32
- 115lbs - Mallory Martin (6-3) vs. Hannah Cifers (10-6) - At 26:23
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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