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Sorry cry babies! It’s time for another of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Podcasts, with your talent: Eugene S. Robinson, John S. Nash and 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 21: EDWARDS VS MUHAMMAD!

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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 259 REACTIONS: 1:06

Here’s a look at the event RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:
ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. MAR. 6
At 13:10 - 15. UFC Light Heavyweight Championship:
Jan Blachowicz (28-8) DEF. Israel Adesanya (20-1) - DEC, Unanimous

At 24:19 - 14. UFC Featherweight Championship:
Amanda Nunes (21-4) DEF. Megan Anderson (10-5) - SUB, Inverted Triangle-Armbar at 2:03 of Rd 1

At 3:58 - 13. UFC Bantamweight Championship:
Aljamain Sterling (20-3) DEF. Petr Yan (15-2) - DISQUALIFICATION, Illegal Knee by Yan at 4:29 of Rd 4/5, Total 19:29

At 30:40 - 12. Islam Makhachev (19-1) DEF. Drew Dober (23-10) - SUB, Arm Triangle Choke from Half Guard at 1:37 of Rd 3, Total 11:37

At 32:30 - 11. Aleksandar Rakić (14-2) DEF. Thiago Santos (21-9) - DEC, Unanimous

ESPN+/ESPN PRELIMS:
At 35:38 - 10. Dominick Cruz (22-3) DEF. Casey Kenney (16-3) - DEC, SPLIT

At 39:33 - 9. Kyler Phillips (9-1) DEF. Yadong Song (16-5) - DEC, Unanimous

At 40:19 - 8. Askar Askarov (14-0) DEF. Joseph Benavidez (28-8) - DEC, Unanimous

At 42:26 - 7. Kai Kara-France (22-9) - (POTN) - DEF. Rogério Bontorin (16-3) - KO/TKO, Punches at 4:44 of Rd 1

UFC Fight Pass EARLY PRELIMS
At 44:44 - 6. Tim Elliott (17-11) DEF. Jordan Espinosa (15-9) - DEC, Unanimous

At 45:30 - 5. Kennedy Nzechukwu (8-1) DEF. Carlos Ulberg (3-1) - KO/TKO, Hooks at 3:19 of Rd 2, Total 8:19 (FOTN)

At 48:02 - 4. Sean Brady (14-0) DEF. Jake Matthews (17-5) - SUB, Arm Triangle Choke at 3:28 pf Rd 2, Total 8:19

At 48:46 - 3. Amanda Lemos (9-1) DEF. Livinha Souza (14-3) - KO/TKO, Power Jab to G & P at 3z;39 of Rd 1

At 47:29 - 2. Uros Medic (7-0) - (POTN) - DEF. Aalon Cruz (8-4) - KO/TKO, Flying Knee to G & P at 1:40 of Rd 1

1. Trevin Jones (13-6) DEF. Marlo Bautista (8-2) - KO/TKO, Lead Uppercut to G & P at 0:40 of Rd 2, Total 5:40


UFC VEGAS 21 PICKS: 49:12

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC VEGAS 21 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 the UFC Apex Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, this Saturday.

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

UFC VEGAS 21: ‘EDWARDS VS MUHAMMAD’ (9 Cares)

ESPN+ MAIN PPV CARD | SAT. MAR. 13 - 8PM/5PM ETPT (9 Cares)

14. 170lbs Leon Edwards (18-3) vs Belal Muhammad (18-3) - At 59:45, 3 Cares

13. 205lbs Misha Cirkunov (15-5) vs Ryan Spann (18-6) - At 57:24, 0 Cares

12. 185lbs Eryk Anders (13-5) vs Darren Stewart (12-6) - At 56:34, 0 Cares

11. 265lbs Ben Rothwell (38-13) vs. Philipe Lins (14-5) - At 55:38, 1 Care

10. 145lbs Dan Ige (14-3) vs. Gavin Tucker (13-1) - At 54:31, 2 Cares

9. 115lbs Angela Hill (12-9) vs Ashley Yoder (8-6) - At 49:54, 3 Cares

ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 5PM/2PM ETPT (0 Cares)
8. 125lbs Matheus Nicolau (15-2) vs. Manel Kape (15-5) - At 53:36, 0 Cares

7. 135lbs Jonathan Martinez (13-3) vs. Davey Grant (10-4) - At 53:12, 0 Cares

6. 170lbs Jason Witt (18-6) vs. Matthew Semelsberger (7-2) - At 52:39, 0 Care

5. 115lbs Jinh Yu Frey (9-6) vs. Gloria de Paula (5-2) - At 52:03, 0 Cares

4. 135lbs Rani Yahya (26-10) vs. Ray Rodriguez (16-7) - At 51:42, 0 Cares

3. 155lbs Don Madge (9-3) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (12-3) - At 51:18, 0 Care

2. 145lbs Charles Jourdain (10-3) vs. Marcelo Rojo (16-6) - At 50:56, 0 Cares

1. 125lbs Cortney Casey (9-8) vs. JJ Aldrich (8-4) - At 50:45, 0 Cares

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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