UFC VEGAS 16 Reactions & UFC 256 Picks | Care/Don’t Care Podcast

It’s time for another of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Podcasts, with your talent: the astounding Eugene S. Robinson of ozy.com and author…

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UFC VEGAS 16 Reactions & UFC 256 Picks | Care/Don’t Care Podcast
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It’s time for another 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.


At 3:05 – 8. Marvin Vettori (16-3) DEF. Jack Hermansson (21-6) – DEC, Unanimous

At 8:55 – 7. Jamahal Hill (9-0) DEF. Ovince St. Preux (25-15) – KO/TKO, Punches (Standing TKO) at 3:37 of Rd 2, Total 8:37

At 11:22 – 6. Gabriel Benitez (22-8) DEF. Justin Jaynes (16-6) – KO/TKO, Knee to Body at 4:06 of Rd 1

5. Roman Dolidze (8-0) DEF. John Allan (13-6) – DEC, SPLIT

At 15:28 – 4. Jordan Leavitt (8-0) DEF. Matt Wiman (16-10) – KO/TKO, Slam at 0:22 of Rd 1

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) ‘Hermansson vs. Vettori’
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Jordan Leavitt 2. Gabriel Benitez


3. Louis Smolka (17-7) DEF. Jose Alberto Quiñonez (8-5) – KO/TKO, G & P at 2:15 of Rd, Total 7:15

AT 29:00 – 2. Ilia Topuria (10-0) DEF. Damon Jackson (18-4) – KO/TKO, Punches at 2:38 of Rd 1

At 13:34 – 1. Jake Collier (12-5) DEF. Gian Villante (17-13) – DEC, Unanimous


At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC 256 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, Las Vegas, Nevada #UFCVEGAS, this Saturday night.

Here’s a look at the upcoming fight card & records, bout order subject to change:


ESPN+ PPV MAIN CARD | SAT. DEC 05 – 10PM/7PM ETPT (15 Cares)

10. UFC Flyweight Championship – Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1) vs. Brandon Moreno (18-5) – At 57:23, 3 Cares

9. 155lbs – Tony Ferguson (25-4) vs. Charles Oliveira (29-8) – At 50:34, 3 Cares

8. 155lbs – Renato Moicano (14-3) vs. Rafael Fiziev (8-1) – At 48:26, 3 Cares

7. 185lbs – Kevin Holland (20-5) vs. Ronaldo Souza (26-8) – At 46:10, 3 Cares

6. 265lbs – Junior dos Santos (21-8) vs. Ciryl Gane (6-0) – At 44:26, 3 Cares


5. 145lbs – Cub Swanson (26-11) vs. Daniel Pineda (27-13) – At 40:54, 3 Cares

4. 115lbs – Mackenzie Dern (9-1) vs. Virna Jandiroba (16-1) – At 39:07, 3 Cares

3. 145lbs – Billy Quarantillo (15-2) vs. Gavin Tucker (12-1) – At 34:14, 3 Cares

ESPN+ EARLY PRELIMS | 6:15PM/3:15PM ETPT (0 Cares)

2. 265lbs – Sergey Spivak (11-2) vs. Jared Vanderaa (11-4) – At 33:44

1. 145lbs – Chase Hooper (9-1) vs. Peter Barrett (11-4) – At 30:26

(Dwight Grant vs. Jingliang Li cancelled due to Grant testing positive for COVID-19, Tecia Torres vs Angela Hill cancelled due to Hill testing positive for COVID-19, Karl Roberson vs Dalcha Lungiambula cancelled due to Roberson testing positive for COVID-19, Andrea Lee vs Gillian Robertson cancelled due to Lee Breaking her nose)

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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June M. Williams
June M. Williams

June M. Williams is the Bloody Elbow Production Manager & Ombudsperson, as well as our Podcast Syndicator. She is also an acting author, editor & lead fixer for Bloody Elbow. She began work for the Combat Sports Division of SB Nation in 2010, making BE her primary home since 2013.

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