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UFC Vegas 24 Reactions & UFC 261 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: 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 261: USMAN VS MASVIDAL 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 VEGAS 24 REACTIONS – 1:05

Here’s a look at the event RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS via tapology.com:
ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. APR. 17
At 22:29 - 10. Robert Whittaker (22-5) DEF Kelvin Gastelum (17-6) - DEC, Unanimous

At 11:32 - 9. Andrei Arlovski (31-20) DEF Chase Sherman (15-7) - DEC, Unanimous

At 9:59 - 8. Jacob Malkoun (5-1) DEF Abdul Razak Alhassan (10-4) - DEC, Unanimous

At 9:03 - 7. Tracy Cortez (9-1) DEF Justine Kish (7-4) - DEC, SPLIT

6. Luis Pena (9-3) DEF Alex Munoz (6-2) - DEC, SPLIT

ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS

At 8:14 - 5. Alexander Romanov (14-0) DEF Juan Espino (10-2) - DEC, TECHNICAL SPLIT

At 31:37 - 4. Jessica Penne (13-5) DEF Lupita Godinez (5-1) - DEC, SPLIT

At 6:42 - 3. Gerald Meerschaert (32-14) DEF Bartosz Fabinski (15-5) - SUB, Power Guillotine Choke at 2:00 of Rd 1

2. Austin Hubbard (13-5) DEF Dakota Bush (8-3) - DEC, Unanimous

At 3:22 - 1. Tony Gravely (21-6) DEF Anthony Birchak (15-8) - KO/TKO, Left Hook & Hammerfist at 1:31 of Rd 2, Total 6:31


UFC 261 PICKS – 31:49

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC 261 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 (Pay-Per-View) event will take place with the first live, full capacity crowd since the COVID-19 shutdowns began last year; from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, in Jacksonville, Florida, this Saturday, April 24th, 2021.

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

UFC 261: ‘USMAN VS MASVIDAL 2’ (21 Cares)

ESPN+ MAIN PPV CARD | SAT. APR. 24 - 10PM/7PM ETPT (15 Cares)

14. UFC Welterweight Championship - Kamaru Usman (18-1) vs Jorge Masvidal (35-14) - At 56:39, 3 Cares

13. UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship - Weili Zhang (21-1) vs Rose Namajunas (9-4) - At 51:58, 3 Cares

12. UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship - Valentina Shevchenko (20-3) vs Jéssica Andrade (21-8) - At 50:41, 3 Cares

11. 185lbs Chris Weidman (15-5) vs Uriah Hall (16-9) - At 48:53, 3 Cares

10. 205lbs Anthony Smith (34-16) vs Jimmy Crute (12-1) - At 45:59, 3 Cares

ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT (6 Cares)
9. 170lbs Randy Brown (12-4) vs Alex Oliveira (22-9) - At 45:11, 3 Cares

8. 170lbs Dwight Grant (10-3) vs Stefan Sekulić (12-3) - At 44:59

7. 185lbs Brendan Allen (15-4) vs Karl Roberson (9-3) - At 42:44, 3 Cares

6. 145lbs Tristan Connelly (14-6) vs Pat Sabatini (13-3) - At 42:31

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS | 5:45PM/2:45PM ETPT (0 Cares)
5. 135lbs Danaa Batgerel (8-2) vs Kevin Natividad (9-2) - At 41:39

4. 155lbs Zhu Rong (17-3) vs Kazula Rodrigo Vargas (11-4) - At 40:44

3. 125lbs Jeffrey Molina (8-2) vs Qileng Aori (18-6) - At 35:42

2. 115lbs Ariane Carnelossi (12-2) vs Na Liang (15-4) - At 35:16

1. 135lbs Johnny Munoz Jr. (10-1) vs Jamey Simmons (7-3) - At 34:58 (Bout cancelled since the show was recorded due to Simmons Rib Injury)


At 1:04:03 - ‘Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren’ Triller Fight Club Event Discussion


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*Just a little note, from your author: I want to thank the team for the little shout out to me at the end of the show this week! I turned beat red in the face to hear my name on air when I was timestamping the show for this post, haha. I just want to ad that it is my honor and pleasure to have the fortune to work with these talented guys & gal and really the whole team here at Bloody Elbow, MMA Mania, Bloody Elbow Presents Podcast Network, Combat Culture Youtube, The Show Stomper, Show Money, Heavy Hands - all of them... and also for being able to help out with the podcasts and the site operations in various ways day in and day out. None of it could be possible without you, our valued readers and listeners; So Thank You All for helping me have a great job these past ten years with SB Nation! - June M. Williams