UFC 264 Reactions & UFC Vegas 31 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 264 Reactions & UFC Vegas 31 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 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 264 REACTIONS – 1:28

Overall, this 12-bout card saw five exhilarating first round finishes, six impressive KO/TKO’s (one stoppage-our main event), one sweet submission, and five decisions, one split. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Tai Tuivasa & Dricus Du Plessis (Irene Aldana will also get a bonus per Dana White at presser); FOTN honors went to O’Malley vs. Moutinho. What a night of fights we have to share with you, join us to discuss all the action…


At 1:53, 28:27 – 12. Dustin Poirier (28-6) DEF. Conor McGregor (22-6) – KO/TKO, 1st Rd Dr. Stoppage – Broken Ankle

At 6:15 – 11. Gilbert Burns (20-4) vs. Stephen Thompson (16-4) – DEC, Unanimous

At 22:59 – 10. Tai Tuivasa (13-3) DEF. Greg Hardy (7-4) – KO/TKO, Counter Hook to G&P at 1:07 of Rd 1

At 21:02 – 9. Irene Aldana (13-6) DEF. Yana Kunitskaya (14-6) – KO/TKO, G&P at 4:35 of Rd 1

At 14:28 – 8. Sean O’Malley (14-1) DEF. Kris Moutinho (9-5) – KO/TKO, Punches (Standing TKO) at 4:33 of Rd 3, Total 14:33

At 17:48 – 7. Max Griffin (18-8) DEF. Carlos Condit (32-14) – DEC, Unanimous

At 12:01 – 6. Michel Pereira (26-11) DEF. Niko Price (14-5) – DEC, Unanimous

At 10:31 – 5. Ilia Topuria (11-0) DEF. Ryan Hall (8-2) – KO/TKO, G&P at 4:47 of Rd 1

At 10:11 – 4. Dricus Du Plessis (16-2) DEF. Trevin Giles (14-3) – KO/TKO, Right Cross to G&P at 1:41 of Rd 2, Total 6:41

At 9:47 – 3. Jennifer Maia (19-7) DEF. Jessica Eye (15-10) – DEC, Unanimous

At 4:45 – 2. Brad Tavares (19-6) DEF. Omari Akhmedov (21-6) – DEC, SPLIT

At 3:45 – 1. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (14-5) DEF. Jerome Rivera (10-6) – SUB, Standing Guillotine Choke at 2:02 of Rd 1

1. Alan Amedovski (8-2) vs. Yaozong Hu (3-2)Cancelled due to COVID-19 Protocols

UFC VEGAS 31 PICKS – 34:30

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC Vegas 31 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 UFC APEX Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Saturday, July 17th., 2021.

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


ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. JULY 17 – 10PM/7PM ETPT (7 Cares)
11. 155lbs: Islam Makhachev (19-1) vs. Thiago Moises (15-4) – At 45:42, 2 Cares

10. 135lbs: Marion Reneau (9-7) vs. Meisha Tate (18-7) – At 42:03, 2 Cares

9. 155lbs: Mateusz Gamrot (18-1) vs. Jeremy Stephens (28-18) – At 40:08, 2 Cares

8. 185lbs: Rodolfo Viera (15-3) vs. Dustin Stolzfus (13-2) – At 39:50

7. 145lbs: Billy Quarantillo (15-3) vs. Gabriel Benitez (22-8) – At 38:54, 1 Care

6. 170lbs: Daniel Rodriguez (14-2) vs. Preston Parsons (9-2) – At 38:27

5. 115lbs: Amanda Lemos (9-1) vs. Montserrat Ruiz (10-1) – At 37:19

4. 135lbs: Khalid Taha (13-3) vs. Sergey Morozov (16-4) – At 37:00

3. 135lbs: Anderson dos Santos (21-8) vs. Miles Johns (11-1) – At 36:34

2. 125lbs: Francisco Figueiredo (12-3) vs. Malcolm Gordon (12-5) – At 35:58

1. 265lbs: Rodrigo Nascimento (8-1) vs. Alan Baudot (8-2) – At 35:27

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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June M. Williams
June M. Williams

June M. Williams is the Bloody Elbow Ombudsperson, Lead Fixer, Author, Statistician, Watch Party Moderator, and Podcast Network & Syndication Manager.

She began work for the Combat Sports Division of SB Nation in 2010, making Bloody Elbow her primary home since 2014.

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