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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 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze

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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.

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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. This format of “Caring” or “Not Caring” about each bout is geared to our listeners who consider themselves to be “Casual MMA Fans”. This effort is in the hopes that we can steer you towards fights that affect rankings, title contention, have significant meaning, or are sure to be “must see tv” fights; therefore saving you the tedium of watching every fight on every card – or perhaps missing out on something you might have otherwise skipped.

UFC Vegas 34 REACTIONS – 1:21

Overall, this 12-bout card saw three exhilarating first round finishes, three impressive KO/TKO’s, three sweet submissions, and six hard fought decisions, one split (our co-main event). Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Ignacio Bahamondes, William Knight, Josiane Nunes, and Alexandre Pantoja; FOTN honors went to No One tonight. What a night of fights we have to share with you, join us to discuss all the action...

Here’s a look at the fight card & results —

UFC VEGAS 34: ‘JARED CANNONIER VS KELVIN GASTELUM’

ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. AUG 21
At 20:10 – 12. Jared Cannonier (13-6) DEF. Kelvin Gastelum (17-7) DEC, Unanimous

At 16:07 – 11. Mark O. Madsen (11-0) DEF. Clay Guida (36-21)DEC, Split

At 13:51 – 10. Parker Porter (12-6) DEF. Chase Sherman (15-8) DEC, Unanimous

At 10:44 – 9. Saidyokub Kakhramonov (9-2) DEF. Trevin Jones (13-7) SUB, Guillotine Choke at 4:39 of Rd 3, Total 14:39

At 9:47 – 8. Vinc Pichel (14-2) DEF. Austin Hubbard (13-6) DEC, Unanimous

At 7:48 – 7. Alexandre Pantoja (24-5) DEF. Brandon Royval (12-6)SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 1:46 of Rd 2, Total 6:46

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At 7:17 – 7. Austin Lingo (9-1) DEF. Luis Saldaña (15-7) – DEC, Unanimous

At 6:23 – 6. Brian Kelleher (23-12) DEF. Domingo Pilarte (8-3) DEC, Unanimous

At 5:42 – 4. Josiane Nunes (8-1) DEF. Bea Malecki (2-1) KO/TKO, Overhand Left at 4:54 of Rd 1

At 4:42 – 3. William Knight (10-2) DEF. Fabio Cherant (7-3) KO/TKO, Counter Left Hook at 3:58 of Rd 1

At 3:00 – 2. Ignacio Bahamondes (12-4) DEF. Roosevelt Roberts (10-2) KO/TKO, Wheel Kick at 4:55 of Rd 3, Total 14:55

At 2:44 – 1. Ramiz Brahimaj (9-3) DEF. Sasha Palatnikov (6-4) SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 2:33 of Rd 1


UFC VEGAS 35 PICKS – 29:41

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC Vegas 35 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 APEX Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Saturday, August 28th., 2021.

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

UFC VEGAS 35: ‘EDSON BARBOZA VS GIGA CHIKADZE’ (7 Cares)

ESPN/ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. AUG 28 - 10PM/7PM ETPT (7 Cares)
12. 145lbs: Edson Barboza (22-9) vs. Giga Chikadze (13-2) – At 44:06, 3 Cares

11. 185lbs: Bryan Battle (5-1) vs. Gilbert Urbina (6-1) – At 42:52

10. 135lbs: Ricky Turcios (10-2) vs. Brady Hiestand (5-1) – At 42:26

9. 170lbs: Kevin Lee (18-6) vs. Daniel Rodriguez (15-2) – At 38:07, 3 Cares

8. 185lbs: Andre Petroski (5-1) vs. Michael Gillmore (6-3) – At 36:20

7. 185lbs: Gerald Meerschaert (32-14) vs. Makhmud Muradov (25-6) – At 35:16, 1 Care

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6. 185lbs: Abdul Razak Alhassan (10-4) vs. Alessio Di Chirico (13-5) – At 34:45

5. 185lbs: Sam Alvey (33-15) vs. Wellington Turman (16-5) – At 33:25

4. 205lbs: Dustin Jacoby (14-5) vs. Darren Stewart (12-7) – At 32:22

3. 125lbs: JJ Aldrich (9-4) vs. Vanessa Demopoulos (6-3) – At 32:07

2. 145lbs: Pat Sabatini (14-3) vs. Jamall Emmers (18-5) – At 31:18

1. 135lbs: Mana Martinez (8-2) vs. Guido Cannetti (8-5) – At 31:07

Be sure to follow Eugene on twitter @EugeneSRobinson, and of course you can catch Stephie @CrooklynMMA, and twice a week she’s on @MookieNCrookie AND @LevelChangePod.

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