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UFC 257 & UFC FI 8 Reactions/UFC Vegas 18 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 (UFC Fight Island 8 & UFC 257) & then announce each fight on the upcoming card, commenting on which fights are hot & which fights are not - for UFC Vegas 18: ‘Overeem vs. Volkov’.

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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 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 8 REACTIONS: At 2:00

Here’s a look at the UFC FIGHT ISLAND 8: ‘CHIESA VS MAGNY’ RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:
ESPN+ MAIN CARD | WED. JAN 20
At 2:05 - 14. Michael Chiesa (17-4) DEF. Neil Magny (24-8) - DEC, Unanimous - 5 Rounds

At 11:23 - 13. Warlley Alves (14-4) DEF. Mounir Lazzez (10-2) - KO/TKO, Body Kick to G & P at 2:25 of Rd 1

12. Ike Villanueva (17-11) DEF. Vinivius Moreira (9-5) - KO/TKO, Overhand Right at 0:39 of Rd 2, Total 5:39

At 10:34 - 11. Viviane Araujo (10-2) DEF. Roxanne Modafferi (25-18) - DEC, Unanimous

10. Matt Schnell (15-5) DEF. Tyson Nam (20-12) - DEC, Split

9. Lerone Murphy (10-0) DEF. Douglas Andrade (26-4) - DEC, Unanimous

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) ‘Mike Davis vs. Mason Jones’
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Warlley Alves 2. Umar Nurmagomedov

ESPN+ PRELIMS

At 7:35 - 8. Omari Akhmedov (21-5) DEF. Tom Breese (12-3) - SUB, Arm Triangle Choke at 1:41 of Rd 2, Total 6:41

At 9:18 - 7. Ricky Simón (17-3) DEF. Gaetano Pirrello (15-6) - SUB, Arm Triangle Choke at 4:00 of Rd 2, Total 9:00

6. Su Mudaerji (14-4) DEF. Zarrukh Adashev (3-3) - DEC, Unanimous

5. Dalcha Lungiambula (11-2) DEF. Markus Perez (12-5) - DEC, Unanimous

At 9:42 - 4. Francisco Figueiredo (12-3) DEF. Jerome Rivera (10-4) - DEC, Unanimous

3. Mike Davis (9-2) DEF. Mason Jones (10-1) - DEC, Unanimous

2. Umar Nurmagomedov (13-0) DEF. Sergey Morozov (16-4) - SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 3:39 of Rd 2, Total 8:39

1. Manon Fiorot (6-1) DEF. Victoria Leonardo (8-3) - KO/TKO, Head Kick & Punches (Standing TKO) at 4:08 of Rd 2, Total 9:08

UFC 257 REACTIONS: At 12:21

Here’s a look at the UFC 257: ‘POIRIER VS MCGREGOR 2’ RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:
ESPN+ UFC 257 PPV MAIN CARD | SAT. JAN 23
At 12:34 - 11. Dustin Poirier (27-6) DEF. Conor McGregor (22-5) - KO/TKO, Punches at 2:32 of Rd 2, Total 7:32

At 26:36 - 10. Michael Chandler (22-5) DEF. Dan Hooker (20-10) - KO/TKO, Left Hook to G&P at 2:30 of Rd 1

At 31:55 - 9. Joanne Calderwood (15-5) DEF. Jessica Eye (15-9) - DEC, Unanimous

At 40:13 - 8. Makhmud Muradov (25-6) DEF. Andrew Sanchez (12-6) - KO/TKO, Flying Knee & Punches at 2:59 of Rd 3, Total 12:59

At 37:12 - 7. Marina Rodriguez (13-1) DEF. Amanda Ribas (10-2) - KO/TKO, Punches at 0:54 of Rd 2, Total 5:54

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) ‘NONE’
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Dustin Poirier 2. Makhmud Muradov 3. Marina Rodriguez and 4. Michael Chandler

ESPN+ PRELIMS

At 36:26 - 6. Arman Tsarukyan (16-2) DEF. Matt Frevola (8-2) - DEC, Unanimous

5. Brad Tavares (18-6) DEF. Antônio Carlos Júnior (10-5) - DEC, Unanimous

At 36:10 - 4. Julianna Peña (10-4) DEF. Sara McMann (12-6) - SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 3:39 of Rd 3, Total 13:39

3. Marcin Prachnio (14-5) DEF. Khalil Rountree (8-5) - DEC, Unanimous

UFC Fight Pass EARLY PRELIMS

At 38:33 - 2. Movsar Evloev (14-0) DEF. Nik Lentz (30-12) - DEC, SPLIT

1. Amir Albazi (14-1) DEF. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (13-5) - DEC, Unanimous


UFC VEGAS 18 PICKS: At 40:45

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC Vegas 18 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+ event will take place from #UFCAPEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, this Saturday night.

Here’s a look at the fight card & current fight records for the upcoming event, bout order subject to change:

UFC VEGAS 18: ‘OVEREEM VS VOLKOV’ (17 Cares)

ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. FEB 06 - 8PM/5PM ETPT

13. 265lbs Alistair Overeem (47-18) vs. Alexander Volkov (32-8) - At 1:0137, 3 Cares

12. 135lbs Cory Sandhagen (13-2) vs. Frankie Edgar (24-8) - At 57:20, 3 Cares

11. 135lbs Marion Reneau (9-6) vs. Macy Chiasson (6-1) - At 52:45, 3 Cares

10. 155lbs Diego Ferreira (17-2) vs. Beneil Dariush (19-4) - At 50:32, 3 Cares

9. 125lbs Alexandre Pantoja (22-5) vs. Manel Kape (15-4) - At 47:40, 3 Cares

8. 135lbs Cody Stamann (19-3) vs. Andre Ewell 17-6) - At 45:55, 2 Cares

PRELIMS | 5PM/2PM ETPT

7. 125lbs Molly McCann (10-3) vs. Lara Procópio (6-1) - At 45:29

6. 205lbs Mike Rodriguez (11-5) vs. Danilo Marques (10-2) - At 45:11

5. 155lbs Michael Johnson (19-16) vs. Clay Guida (35-20) - At 43:34

4. 140lbs Ode Osbourne (8-3) vs. Denys Bondar (14-2) - At 42:59

3. 135lbs Karol Rosa (13-3) vs. Joselyne Edwards (10-2) - At 42:10

2. 145lbs Youssef Zalal (10-3) vs. Seung Woo Choi (8-3) - At 41:46

1. 135lbs Timur Valiev (16-2) vs. Martin Day (8-5) - At 41:30

At 43:21 - CANCELLED BOUT NOW: 155lbs Devonte Smith vs. Alex da Silva (da Silva withdrew)


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