UFC 262 Reactions & UFC Vegas 27 Picks | Care/Don’t Care Podcast

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…

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UFC 262 Reactions & UFC Vegas 27 Picks | Care/Don’t Care Podcast
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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 262 REACTIONS – 1:10

Overall, this now 12-bout card saw two exhilarating first round finishes, three gnarly submissions, four impressive KO/TKO’s – including our Title Fight, and five solid decisions – one split. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Charles Oliveira and Christos Giagos; FOTN honors went to Edson Barboza vs. Shane Burgos, in what many are calling a FOTY contention bout. What a night of fights we have to share with you, join us to discuss all the action…


At 5:09 – 12. UFC Vacant Lightweight Championship – Charles Oliveira (31-8) DEF Michael Chandler (22-6) – KO/TKO, Left Hook to G&P at 0:19 seconds of Rd 2, Total 5:19

At 13:00 – 11. Beneil Dariush (21-4) DEF Tony Ferguson (25-6) – DEC, Unanimous

At 15:55 – 10. Rogério Bontorin (17-3) DEF Matt Schnell (15-6) – DEC, Unanimous

At 17:44 – 9. Katlyn Chookagian (16-4) DEF Viviane Araujo (10-3) – DEC, Unanimous

At 20:17 – 8. Edson Barboza (22-9) DEF Shane Burgos (13-3) – KO/TKO, Right Hook at 1:16 of Rd 3, Total 11:16


At 23:07 – 7. André Muniz (21-4) DEF Ronaldo Souza (26-10) – SUB, Inverted Armbar (Broken Arm) at 3:59 of Rd 1

At 24:49 – 6. Lando Vannata (12-5) DEF Mike Grundy (12-3) – DEC – SPLIT

5. Jordan Wright (12-1) DEF Jamie Pickett (11-6) – KO/TKO, Knees to G&P at 1:04 of Rd 1

At 25:32 – 4. Andrea Lee (12-5) DEF Antonina Shevchenko (9-3) – SUB, Triangle-Armbar at 4:52 of Rd 2, Total 9:52

At 25:39 – 3. Priscilla Cachoeira (10-3) DEF Gina Mazany (7-5) – KO/TKO, Punches (Standing TKO) at 4:51 of Rd 2, Total 9:51

2. Tucker Lutz (12-1) DEF Kevin Aguilar (17-5) – DEC, Unanimous

1. Christos Giagos (19-8) DEF Sean Soriano (14-7) – SUB, D’Arce Choke at 3:59 of Rd 2, Total 8:59

UFC Vegas 27 PICKS – 26:04

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC Vegas 27 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+ Fight Night event will take place from the APEX Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Saturday, May 22nd., 2021.

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


ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. MAY 22 – 7PM/4PM ETPT (9 Cares)
14. 135lbs – Rob Font (18-4) vs. Cody Garbrandt (12-3) – At 42:16, 3 Cares

13. 115lbs – Xiaonan Yan (13-1) vs. Carla Esparza (17-6) – At 37:50, 3 Cares

12. 265lbs – Justin Tafa (4-2) vs. Jared Vanderaa (11-5) – At 36:59

11. 145lbs – Felicia Spencer (8-2) vs. Norma Dumont (5-1) – At 35:52

10. 125lbs – David Dvořák (19-3) vs. Raulian Paiva (20-3) – At 35:06

9. 185lbs – Jack Hermansson (21-6) vs. Edmen Shahbazyan (11-1) – At 34:00, 3 Cares

8. 145lbs – Bill Algeo (14-5) vs. Ricardo Ramos (14-3) – At 32:50

7. 265lbs – Ben Rothwell (38-13) vs. Chris Barnett (21-6) – At 30:55, 1 Care

6. 170lbs – Claudio Silva (14-2) vs. Court McGee (19-10) – At 30:18

5. 125lbs – Victor Rodriguez (7-3) vs. Bruno Silva (11-5) – At 29:25

4. 145lbs – Joshua Culibao (8-1) vs. Yilan Sha (19-6) – At 29:03

3. 155lbs – Yancy Medeiros (15-7) vs. Damir Hadžović (13-6) – At 28:20

2. 155lbs – Damir Ismagulov (22-1) vs. Rafael Alves (19-9) – At 27:15

1. 135lbs – Sarah Alpar (9-5) vs. Lupita Godinez (5-1) – At 26:58

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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