UFC Vegas 27 Reactions & UFC Vegas 28 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…

By: June M. Williams | 2 years ago
UFC Vegas 27 Reactions & UFC Vegas 28 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.


Overall, this now 12-bout card saw two exhilarating first round finishes, two gnarly submissions, two impressive KO/TKO’s, and eight solid decisions – one split. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Carla Esparza and Bruno Silva; FOTN honors went to Jared Vanderaa vs. Justin Tafa. What a night of fights we have to share with you, join us to discuss all the action…


At 13:10 – 12. Rob Font (19-4) DEF. Cody Garbrandt (12-4) – DEC, Unanimous

At 10:50 – 11. POTN – Carla Esparza (18-6) DEF. Xiaonan Yan (13-2) – KO/TKO, G&P from Crucifix at 2:58 of Rd 2, Total 7:58

10. Jared Vanderaa (12-5) DEF. Justin Tafa (4-2) – DEC, Unanimous (FOTN)

At 10:20 – 9. Norma Dumont (6-1) DEF. Felicia Spencer (8-3) – DEC, SPLIT

8. Ricardo Ramos (15-3) DEF. Bill Algeo (14-6) – DEC, Unanimous

7. Jack Hermansson (22-6) DEF. Edmen Shahbazyan (11-2) – DEC, Unanimous

At 2:41 – 6. Ben Rothwell (39-13) DEF. Chris Barnett (21-7) – SUB, Guillotine Choke at 2:07 of Rd 2, Total 7:07

At 5:38 – 5. Court McGee (20-10) DEF. Claudio Silva (14-3) – DEC, Unanimous

At 9:04 – 4. POTN – Bruno Silva (12-5) DEF. Victor Rodriguez (7-4) – KO/TKO, Rt Cross to G&P at 1:00 of Rd 1

3. Joshua Culibao (8-1) DEF. Shayilan Nuerdambieke (19-6) – DEC, Unanimous

2. David Dvořák (20-3) DEF. Juancamilo Ronderos (4-1) – SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 2:18 of Rd 1

1. Damir Ismagulov (23-1) DEF. Rafael Alves (19-10) – DEC, Unanimous

UFC Vegas 28 PICKS – 25:44

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC Vegas 28 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, June 5th., 2021.

Here’s a look at the fight card & records for the upcoming event via tapology.com (bout order subject to change before fight night, it has already changed since the show was recorded):


14. HeavyWeight – Jairzinho Rozenstruik (11-2) vs. Augusto Sakai (15-2) – At 46:12, 3 Cares

13. HeavyWeight – Walt Harris (13-9) vs. Marcin Tybura (21-6) – At 43:43, 3 Cares

12. MiddleWeight – Roman Dolidze (8-1) vs. Laureano Staropoli (9-3) – At 36:53

11. WelterWeight – Santiago Ponzinibbio (27-4) vs. Miguel Baeza (10-0) – At 37:28, 3 Cares

10. MiddleWeight – Duško Todorović (10-1) vs. Gregory Rodrigues (9-3) – At 36:29

9. MiddleWeight – Tom Breese (12-3) vs. João Antônio Arroyo (9-4) – At 40:17

PRELIMS | 4PM/1PM ETPT (4 Cares)
8. FeatherWeight – Makwan Amirkhani (16-5) vs. Kamuela Kirk (11-4) – At 26:28, 2 Cares

7. FlyWeight – Montana De La Rosa (11-6) vs. Ariane Lipski (13-6) – At 32:35

6. HeavyWeight – Tanner Boser (19-7) vs. Ilir Latifi (14-8) – At 35:18

5. LightWeight – Francisco Trinaldo (26-7) vs. Muslim Salikhov (17-2) – At 41:20, 1 Care

4. WelterWeight – Alan Patrick (15-3) vs. Mason Jones (10-1) – At 33:03

3. FlyWeight – Maryna Moroz (10-3) vs. Manon Fiorot (6-1) – At 36:06
(since the show was recorded this bout has been replaced with Fiorot vs Ricci)

2. FeatherWeight – Youssef Zalal (10-4) vs. Sean Woodson (7-1) – At 35:08

1. LightWeight – Claudio Puelles (9-2) vs. Jordan Leavitt (8-0) – At 29:54, 1 Care

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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