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UFC Vegas 26 Reactions & UFC 262 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 262: OLIVEIRA VS CHANDLER!

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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 26 REACTIONS – 1:08

Overall, this now 9-bout card saw two exhilarating first round finishes – that anaconda choke submission of Aguilera & then Cerrone taken out, we had two KO/TKO’s - including our co-main, and six decisions - including one Majority, and our Main Event. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Alex Morono & Carlston Harris; FOTN honors went to Diego Ferreira vs. Gregor Gillespie. What a night of fights we have to share with you, join us to discuss all the action...

Here’s a look at the UFC VEGAS 26: ‘WATERSON VS RODRIGUEZ’ RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:

ESPN/ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. MAY 8
At 12:24 - 9. Marina Rodriguez (14-1) DEF Michelle Waterson (18-9) - DEC, Unanimous

At 5:07, 18:47 - 8. Alex Morono (19-7) DEF Donald Cerrone (36-16) - KO/TKO, PUNCHES (Standing TKO) at 4:40 of Rd 1

At 20:52 - 7. Neil Magny (25-8) DEF Geoff Neal (13-4) - DEC, Unanimous

6. Marcos Rogério de Lima (18-7) DEF Maurice Greene (9-6) - DEC, Unanimous

At 25:04 - 5. Gregor Gillespie (14-1) DEF Diego Ferreira (17-4) - KO/TKO, G&P at 4:51 of Rd 2, Total 9:51

4. Phil Hawes (11-2) DEF Kyle Daukaus (10-2) - DEC, Unanimous

ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS
3. Mike Trizano (9-1) DEF L’oduvit Klein (17-3) - DEC, Unanimous

2. Jun Yong Park (13-4) DEF Tafon Nchukwi (5-1) - DEC, MAJORITY

At 27:55 - 1. Carlston Harris (16-4) DEF Christian Aguilera (14-8) - SUB, Anaconda Choke at 2:52 of Rd 1


UFC 262 PICKS – 31:22

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC 262 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 Toyota Center, in Houston, Texas, this Saturday, May 8th, 2021.

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

UFC 262: ‘OLIVEIRA VS CHANDLER’ (19 Cares)

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

13. UFC Vacant Lightweight Championship - 155lbs Charles Oliveira (30-8) vs Michael Chandler (22-5) - At 54:25, 3 Cares

12. 155lbs Tony Ferguson (25-5) vs Beneil Dariush (20-4) - At 53:00, 3 Cares

11. 185lbs Jack Hermansson (21-6) vs Edmen Shahbazyan (11-1) - At 50:51, 3 Cares (UPDATED: BOUT CANCELLED)

10. 125lbs Katlyn Chookagian (15-4) vs Viviane Araujo (10-2) - At 49:20, 3 Cares

9. 145lbs Shane Burgos (13-2) vs Edson Barboza (21-9) - At 46:47, 3 Cares

ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT (4 Cares)
8. 185lbs Ronaldo Souza (26-9) vs André Muniz (20-4) - At 42:45, 1 Care

7. 125lbs Matt Schnell (15-5) vs Rogério Bontorin (16-3) - At 39:14, 3 Cares

6. 145lbs Mike Grundy (12-2) vs Lando Vannata (11-5) - At 36:42

UFC FIGHT PASS | 6:15PM/3:15PM ETPT

5. 125lbs Andrea Lee (11-5) vs Antonina Shevchenko (9-2) - At 33:44

4. 185lbs Jamie Pickett (11-5) vs Jordan Wright (11-1) - At 33:22

3. 125lbs Gina Mazany (7-4) vs Priscilla Cachoeira (9-3) - At 32:53

2. 155lbs Kevin Aguilar (17-4) vs Tucker Lutz (11-1) - At 32:35

1. 155lbs Sean Soriano (14-6) vs Christos Giagos (18-8) - At 32:17

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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