UFC 265 Reactions & UFC Vegas 34 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 265 Reactions & UFC Vegas 34 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.

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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 265 REACTIONS – 1:21

Overall, this 13-bout card saw three exhilarating first round finishes, four impressive KO/TKO’s (including our main event & one stoppage), two sweet submissions, and six decisions, one split. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Penne, Luque, Johns, Gane (White: “F— it, Ciryl gets $50,000” at post-event presser, per Marc Raimondi); FOTN honors went to Fiziev vs. Green. What a night of fights we have to share with you, join us to discuss all the action…

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



UFC Interim HeavyWeight Championship Five Round Title Fight:
At 32:18 – 13. Ciryl Gane (10-0) DEF. Derrick Lewis (25-8) – KO/TKO, G&P at 4:11 of Rd 3/5, Total 14:11

At 21:20 – 12. José Aldo (30-7) DEF. Pedro Munhoz (19-6) – DEC, Unanimous

At 14:53 – 11. Vicente Luque (21-7) DEF. Michael Chiesa (17-5) – SUB, D’Arce Choke at 3:25 of Rd 1

At 12:38 – 10. Tecia Torres (13-5) DEF. Angela Hill (13-10) – DEC, Unanimous

At 8:37 – 9. Song Yadong (17-5) DEF. Casey Kenney (16-4) – DEC, SPLIT

At 6:50 – 8. Rafael Fiziev (10-1) DEF. Bobby Green (27-12) – DEC, Unanimous

7. Vince Morales (10-5) DEF. Drako Rodriguez (7-3) – DEC, Unanimous

6. Alonzo Menifield (11-2) DEF. Ed Herman (25-15) – DEC, Unanimous

At 5:37 – 5. Jessica Penne (14-5) DEF. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-7) – SUB, Armbar at 4:32 of Rd 1

At 5:10 – 4. Manel Kape (16-6) DEF. Ode Osbourne (9-3) – KO/TKO, Flying Knee at 4:44 of Rd 1

At 4:00 – 3. Miles Johns (12-1) DEF. Anderson dos Santos (21-8) – KO/TKO, Overhand Right at 1:16 of Rd 3, Total 11:16

At 3:32 – 2. Melissa Gatto (7-0) DEF. Victoria Leonardo (8-4) – KO/TKO, Dr. Stoppage (Broken Arm) end of Rd 2, Total 10:00

At 2:56 – 1. Johnny Munoz, Jr. (10-1) DEF. Jamey Simmons (7-3) – SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 2:35 of Rd 2, Total 7:35

UFC VEGAS 34 PICKS – 45:15

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC Vegas 34 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, August 21st., 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. AUG 21 – 10PM/7PM ETPT (8 Cares)
13. 185lbs: Jared Cannonier (13-5) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (17-7) – At 56:03, 3 Cares

12. 155lbs: Clay Guida (36-20) vs. Mark O. Madsen (10-0) – At 54:39

11. 285lbs: Chase Sherman (15-7) vs. Parker Porter (11-6) – At 52:06

10. 155lbs: Vinc Pichel (13-2) vs. Austin Hubbard (13-5) – At 52:23, 2 Cares

9. 125lbs: Alexandre Pantoja (23-5) vs. Brandon Royval (12-5) – At 49:50, 3 Cares

8. 135lbs: Mana Martinez (8-2) vs. Trevin Jones (13-6) – At 49:39

7. 205lbs: Williams Knight (9-2) vs. Fabio Cherant (7-2) – At 49:24

6. 145lbs: Luis Saldaña (15-6) vs. Austin Lingo (8-1) – At 48:57

5. 135lbs: Brian Kelleher (22-12) vs. Domingo Pilarte (8-2) – At 48:22

4. 170lbs: Ramiz Brahimaj (8-3) vs. Sasha Palatnikov (6-3) – At 48:09

3. 135lbs: Bea Malecki (2-0) vs. Josiane Nunes (7-1) – At 47:43

2. 155lbs: Roosevelt Roberts (10-2) vs. Ignacio Bahamondes (11-4) – At 46:20

1. 185lbs: Abdul Razão Alhassan (10-4) vs. Antônio Braga Neto (9-3) – At 45:55

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 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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