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UFC FI 7 Reactions & UFC FI 8/UFC 257 Picks | 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 FIGHT ISLAND 8: ‘CHIESA VS MAGNY’ & UFC 257: POIRIER VS MCGREGOR 2!

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It’s time for another one 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 ‘Eugene S. Robinson Show Stomper!’ Podcast, and co-host of the ‘If The Shoes Fit’ Podcast, along with the indubitable John S. Nash, our chief financials columnist and co-host of our ‘Show Money’ Podcast... he is also one of the co-hosts of the ‘If The Shoes Fit’ Podcast; the trio is moderated by the lovely Stephie Haynes, of Bloody Elbow’s ‘The Level Change’ Podcast and ’The Mookie & Crookie Show’ Podcast.

The format of the show is to review the prior weeks’ picks & then to announce each fight on the upcoming card, quickly commenting on which fights are hot, and which fights are not, based on relevancy to the sport as a whole.

UFC FIGHT ISLAND 7 REACTIONS: 1:05

Here’s a look at the UFC FIGHT ISLAND 7: ‘HOLLOWAY VS KATTAR’
RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:

ABC/ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. JAN 16

At 4:20 - 10. 145lbs - Max Holloway (22-6) DEF. Calvin Kattar (22-5) - 5 Rds, DEC, Unanimous

At 19:58 - 9. 170lbs - Carlos Condit (32-13) DEF. Matt Brown (22-18) - DEC, Unanimous

At 28:47 - 8. 170lbs - Jingliang Li (18-6) DEF. Santiago Ponzinibbio (27-4) - KO/TKO, Left Hook at 4:25 of Rd 1

At 31:20 - 7. 185lbs - Alessio Di Chirico (13-5) DEF. Joaquin Buckley (12-4) - KO/TKO, Head Kick at 2:12 of Rd 1

At 33:24 - 6. 185lbs - Punahele Soriano (8-0) DEF. Duško Todorović (10-1) - KO/TKO, Punches at 4:48 of Rd 1

FOTN: ($50K ea.) Holloway vs. Kattar
POTN: ($50K ea.) 1. Jingliang Li 2. Alessio Di Chirico

ABC/ESPN+ PRELIMS

5. 125lbs - Joselyn Edwards (10-2) DEF. Yanan Wu (11-4) - DEC, Unanimous

4. 265lbs - Carlos Felipe (10-1) DEF. Justin Tafa (4-2) - DEC, SPLIT

3. 170lbs - Ramazan Emeev (20-4) DEF. David Zawada (17-6) - DEC, SPLIT

2. 135lbs - Vanessa Melo (11-8) DEF. Sarah Moras (6-7) - DEC, Unanimous

1. 145lbs - Austin Lingo (8-1) DEF. Jacob Kilburn (8-4) - DEC, Unanimous


UFC FIGHT ISLAND 8 PICKS: 36:13

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC FIGHT ISLAND 8 & UFC 257 bout sheets, leading their way up to our Co-Main Events, and wrapping up the C/DC quick-picks portion of the show with the Main Events. These UFC on ESPN+ events will take place from UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emeritus #UFCFIGHTISLAND, this Wednesday & Saturday.

Here’s a look at the upcoming fight card & records for both upcoming events (bout order subject to change) bout order below last accessed 12:31am CST 1/18/21, show recorded on the afternoon of 1/17/21:

UFC FIGHT ISLAND 8: ‘CHIESA VS MAGNY’ (17 Cares)

ESPN/ESPN+ MAIN CARD | WED. JAN 20 - 12PM/9AM ETPT (13 Cares)

14. 170lbs - Michael Chiesa (16-4) vs. Neil Magny (24-7) - At 52:07, 3 Cares

13. 170lbs - Warlley Alves (13-4) vs. Mounir Lazzez (10-1) - At 50:15, 1 Cares

12. 205lbs - Ike Villanueva (16-11) vs. Vinicius Moreira (9-4) - At 49:49

11. 125lbs - Roxanne Modafferi (25-17) vs. Viviane Araujo (9-2) - At 47:32, 3 Cares

10. 125lbs - Tyson Nam (20-11) vs. Matt Schnell (14-5) - At 46:07, 3 Cares

9. 145lbs - Lerone Murphy (9-0) vs. Douglas Andrade (26-3) - At 44:29, 3 Cares

ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 9AM/6AM ETPT (4 Cares)

8. 185lbs - Omari Akhmedov (20-5) vs. Tom Breese (12-2) - At 43:47, 3 Care

7. 135lbs - Ricky Simón (16-3) vs. Gaetano Pirrello (15-5) - At 42:36

6. 125lbs - Su Mudaerji (13-4) vs. Zarrukh Adashev (3-2) - At 42:01

5. 205lbs - Dalcha Lungiambula (10-2) vs. Markus Perez (12-4) - At 41:45

4. 135lbs - Jerome Rivera (10-3) vs. Francisco Figueiredo (11-3) - At 40:11, 1 Care

3. 155lbs - Mike Davis (8-2) vs. Mason Jones (10-0) - At 39:51

2. 135lbs - Umar Nurmagomedov (12-0) vs. Sergey Morozov (16-3) - At 37:58

1. 125lbs - Victoria Leonardo (8-2) vs. Manon Florot (5-1) - At 37:36


PPV PICKS: 55:51

UFC 257: ‘POIRIER VS MCGREGOR 2’ (16 Cares)

ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. JAN 23 - 10PM/7PM ETPT (12 Cares)

12. 155lbs - Dustin Poirier (26-6) vs. Conor McGregor (22-4) - At 1:08:25, 3 Cares

11. 155lbs - Dan Hooker (20-9) vs. Michael Chandler (21-5) - At 1:05:15, 3 Cares

10. 125lbs - Jessica Eye (15-8) vs. Joanne Calderwood (14-5) - At 1:04:29, 3 Cares

9. 155lbs - Ottman Azaitar (13-0) vs. Matt Frevola (8-1) - At 1:03:23, 3 Cares

8. 115lbs - Marina Rodriguez (21-2) vs. Amanda Ribas (10-1) - At 1:02:46, 3 Cares

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT (4 Cares)

7. 155lbs - Arman Tsarukyan (15-2) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (12-3) - At 1:01:56, 3 Cares

6. 185lbs - Brad Tavares (17-6) vs. Antônio Carlos Júnior (10-4) - At 1:01:15

5. 135lbs - Sara McMann (12-5) vs. Julianna Peña (9-4) - At 1:00:49, 2 Cares

4. 205lbs - Khalil Rountree (8-4) vs. Marcin Prachnio (13-5) - At 1:00:30

UFC Fight Pass EARLY PRELIMS | 6:15PM/3:15PM ETPT (0 Cares)

3. 185lbs - Andrew Sanchez (12-5) vs. Makhmud Muradov (24-6) - At 57:24

2. 145lbs - Nik Lentz (30-11) vs. Movsar Evloev (13-0) - At 56:30

1. 125lbs - Amir Albazi (13-1) vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (13-4) - At 56:06

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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