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 8 REVIEW - AT: 1:06
At 5:08 - Aleksandar Rakić (13-2) DEF. Anthony Smith (33-16) - DEC, Unanimous
At 13:00 - Neil Magny (24-7) DEF. Robbie Lawler (28-15) - DEC, Unanimous
At 18:41 - Alexa Grasso (12-3) DEF. Ji Yeon Kim (9-3) - DEC, Unanimous
At 27:22 - Ricardo Lamas (20-8) DEF. Bill Algeo (13-5) - DEC, Unanimous
At 2:02 -
Magomed Ankalaev (13-1) vs. Ion Cutelaba (15-5) Bout Cancelled (Cutelaba tested postitive for COVID-19 again)
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Ricardo Lamas vs. Bill Algeo
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Mallory Martin 2. Sean Brady
At 22:27 - Impa Kasanganay (8-0) DEF. Maki Pitolo (13-7) - DEC, Unanimous
At 24:06 - Zak Cummings (24-7) DEF. Alessio Di Chirico (12-5) - DEC, Unanimous
At 24:33 - Alex Caceres (17-12) DEF. Austin Springer (12-4) - SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 3:38 of Rd 1
At 26:22 - Sean Brady (13-0) DEF. Christian Aguilera (14-7) - SUB, Guillotine Choke at 1:47 of Rd 2, Total 6:47
At 25:18 - Polyana Viana (11-4) DEF. Emily Whitmire (4-4) - SUB, Armbar at 1:53 of Rd 1
At 25:32 - Mallory Martin (7-3) DEF. Hannah Cifers (10-7) - SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 1:33 of Rd 2, Total 6:33
Alex Caceres (9-1) vs. Kevin Croom (7-2) Bout ‘Fizzled’ (due to Croom being cut from the UFC 24hrs after signing fight contract)
UFC VEGAS 9 PREVIEW - AT 27:35
At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our duo will go about predicting the UFC VEGAS 9 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 9: ‘OVEREEM VS. SAKAI & OSP VS. MENIFIELD’
MAIN CARD | SAT. SEP 5 - 6PM/3PM ETPT
- 265lbs - Alistair Overeem (46-18) vs. Augusto Sakai (15-1) - At 45:45
- 205lbs - Ovince St. Preux (24-14) vs. Alonzo Menifield (9-1) - At 41:36
- 135 lbs - Sijara Eubanks (5-4) vs. Karol Rosa (13-3) - At 29:34 (Bout order moved after the show)
- 170lbs - Michel Pereira (23-11) vs. Zelim Imadaev (8-2) - At 40:10
- 155lbs - Thiago Moisés (13-4) vs. Jalin Turner (9-5) - At 38:44 (Bout order moved after the show)
PRELIMS | 3PM/12PM ETPT
- 185lbs - Bartosz Fabiński (15-3) vs. André Muniz (19-4) - At 39:27 (Bout order moved after the show)
- 125lbs - Montana De La Rosa (11-5) vs. Viviane Araujo (8-2) - At 32:56 (Bout order moved after the show)
- 265lbs - Marcos Rogério de Lima (17-6) vs. Alexander Romanov (11-0) - At 31:32 (Bout order moved after the show)
- 135lbs - Cole Smith (7-1) vs. Hunter Azure (8-1) - At 34:00 (Bout order moved after the show)
- 145lbs - Brian Kelleher (21-11) vs. Kevin Natividad (9-1) - Bout added after the show wrapped, but not finalized yet
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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