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UFC Vegas 36 Reactions & UFC Vegas 37 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, 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 37: Smith vs. Spann

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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 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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This week we had to muddle through without the insightful contributions of John Nash while he is enjoying some vacation time, but he will be back for our next episode.

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 36 REACTIONS – 1:04

Overall, this now dwindled down 9-bout card saw two exhilarating first round finishes, three impressive KO/TKO’s, two sweet submissions (including our main event), and four hard-fought decisions. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Paddy Pimblett and Tom Aspinall; FOTN honors went to Molly McCann & Ji Yeon Kim. What a great day of fights we have to share with you, join us to discuss all the action...

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


At 20:42 – 9. 185lbs: Derek Brunson (23-7) DEF. Darren Till (18-4) SUB, Rear-Naked Choke at 2:13 of Rd 3/5, Total 12:13

At 17:23 – 8. 265lbs: Tom Aspinall (11-2) DEF. Sergey Spivak (13-3)KO/TKO, Elbow to Ground Strikes at 2:30 of Rd 1

At 16:17 – 7. 170lbs: Alex Morono (20-7) DEF. David Zawada (17-7) DEC, Unanimous

At 13:52 – 6. 205lbs: Khalil Rountree (9-5) DEF. Modestas Bukauskas (11-5)KO/TKO, Side Kick to the Leg at 2:30 of Rd 2, Total 7:30

At 9:56 – 5. 155lbs: Paddy Pimblett (17-3) DEF. Luigi Vendramini (9-3) KO/TKO, Hooks at 4:25 of Rd 1

At 8:12 – 4. 125lbs: Molly McCann (11-4) DEF. Ji Yeon Kim (9-4) DEC, Unanimous

At 6:09 – 3. 125lbs: Jack Shore (15-0) DEF. Liudvik Sholinian (9-2) – DEC, Unanimous

At 5:14 – 2. 150lbs: Julian Erosa (26-9) DEF. Charles Jourdain (11-4)SUB, D’Arce Choke at 2:56 of Rd 3

At 2:10 – 1. 185lbs: Marc-André Barriault (13-4) DEF. Dalcha Lungiambula (11-3)DEC, Unanimous

Point of Interest: Here is a list of all the cancelled bouts since they started throwing this event together, which was originally set for London:

  1. 145 lbs - Charles Jourdain vs. Lerone Murphy: Murphy Visa Issues
  2. 135 lbs - Jonathan Martinez vs. Nathaniel Wood: Wood Withdrew
  3. 205 lbs - Paul Craig vs. Alexander Gustafsson: Gustafsson Injury
  4. 155 lbs - Marc Diakiese vs. Rafael Alves: Alves Withdrew
  5. 135 lbs - Jack Shore vs. Said Nurmagomedov: Nurmagomedov Withdrew
  6. 125 lbs - Taila Santos vs. Mandy Böhm: Santos Visa Issues
  7. 205 lbs - Magomed Ankalaev vs. Volkan Oezdemir: Bout Rescheduled
  8. 170 lbs - David Zawada vs. Sergey Khandozhko: Khandozhko Withdrew
  9. 125 lbs - Mandy Böhm vs. Ariane Lipski: Bout Rescheduled
  10. 125 lbs - Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell: Bout Rescheduled
  11. 135 lbs - Jonathan Martinez vs. Marcelo Rojo: Martinez Withdrew Due to Botched Weight Cut
  12. 265 lbs - Tom Aspinall vs. Sergei Pavlovich: Pavlovich Visa Issues
  13. 135 lbs - Jack Shore vs. Zviad Lazishvili: Lazishvili Withdrew

UFC VEGAS 37 PICKS – 30:02

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC Vegas 37 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, September 18th., 2021.

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


ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. SEP 18 - 7PM/4PM ETPT (6 Cares)
15. 205lbs: Anthony Smith (35-16) vs. Ryan Spann (19-6) – At 40:35, 2 Cares

14. 205lbs: Ion Cutelaba (15-6) vs. Devin Clark (12-5) – At 38:48, 2 Cares

13. 155lbs: Nikolas Motta (12-3) vs. Cameron VanCamp (15-5) – At 38:28

12. 125lbs: Mandy Böhm (7-0) vs. Ariane Lipski (13-7) – At 37:38

11. 155lbs: Christos Giagos (19-8) vs. Arman Tsarukyan (16-2) – At 37:07, 1 Care

10. 185lbs: Joaquin Buckley (12-4) vs. Antônio Arroyo (9-4) – At 36:09, 1 Care

9. 205lbs: Tafon Nchukwi (5-1) vs. Mike Rodriguez (11-6) – At 35:54

8. 135lbs: Pannie Kianzad (15-5) vs. Raquel Pennington (11-8) – At 35:27

7. 135lbs: Nate Maness (13-1) vs. Tony Gravely (21-6) – At 35:09

6. 155lbs: Dakota Bush (8-3) vs. Zhu Rong (17-4) – At 34:41

5. 135lbs: Montel Jackson (10-2) vs. JP Buys (9-3) – At 32:52

4. 125lbs: Erin Blanchfield (6-1) vs. Sarah Alpar (9-5) – At 32:34

3. 170lbs: Impa Kasanganay (9-1) vs. Carlston Harris (16-4) – At 31:30

2. 135lbs: Gustavo Lopez (12-6) vs. Heili Alateng (14-8) – At 31:17

1. 125lbs: Emily Whitmire (4-4) vs. Hannah Goldy (5-2) – 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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