UFC 266 Reactions & UFC Vegas 38 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 266 Reactions & UFC Vegas 38 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 266 REACTIONS – 1:02

Overall, this now 13-bout card saw three exhilarating first round finishes, six impressive KO/TKO’s (including the Co-Main Event), two sweet submissions, and five hard-fought decisions (including our Main Event). Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Chris Daukaus and Merab Dvalishvili; FOTN honors went to Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega. What a great night of fights we have to share with you, join us to discuss all the action…

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


At 36:09 — 13. UFC Featherweight Championship – 5 Rds: Alexander Volkanovski (23-1) DEF. Brian Ortega (15-1) – DEC, Unanimous

At 31:42 — 12. UFC Flyweight Championship – 5 Rds: Valentina Shevchenko (22-3) DEF. Lauren Murphy (15-5) – KO/TKO, G & P at 4:00 of Rd 4 of 5, Total 19:00

At 22:22 — 11. Five Rounds – Robbie Lawler (29-15) DEF. Nick Diaz (26-10) – KO/TKO, Punches at 0:44 of Rd 3 of 5, Total 10:44

At 20:12 — 10. Curtis Blaydes (15-3) DEF. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (12-3) – DEC, Unanimous

At 18:06 — 9. Jéssica Andrade (22-9) DEF. Cynthia Calvillo (9-3) – KO/TKO, Punches at 4:54 of Rd 1

At 16:55 — 8. Merab Dvalishvili (14-4) DEF. Marlon Moraes (23-9) – KO/TKO, G & P at 4:25 of Rd 2, Total 9:25

At 15:14 — 7. Dan Hooker (21-10) DEF. Nasrat Haqparast (13-4) – DEC, Unanimous

At 13:29 — 6. Chris Daukaus (12-3) DEF. Shamil Abdurakhimov (20-6) – KO/TKO, Right Cross to Ground Strikes at 1:23 of Rd 2, Total 6:23

At 12:09 — 5. Taila Santos (18-1) DEF. Roxanne Modafferi (25-19) – DEC, Unanimous

At 11:14 — 4. Jalin Turner (11-5) DEF. Uros Medic (7-1) – SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 4:01 of Rd 1

At 10:37 — 3. Nick Maximov (7-0) DEF. Cody Brundage (7-1) – DEC, Unanimous

At 7:34 — 2. Matt Semelsberger (9-3) DEF. Martin Sano (4-3) – KO/TKO, Right Cross at 0:15 of Rd 1

At 5:34 — 1. Jonathan Pearce (11-4) DEF. Omar Morales (11-2) – SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 3:31 of Rd 2, Total 8:31

UFC VEGAS 38 PICKS – 44:32

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC Vegas 38 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, October 2nd., 2021.

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


13. 205lbs: Thiago Santos (21-9) vs. Johnny Walker (18-5) – At 53:00, 3 Cares

12. 185lbs: Kevin Holland (21-7) vs. Kyle Daukaus (10-2) – At 49:34, 1 Care

11. 170lbs: Niko Price (14-5) vs. Alex Oliveira (22-10) – At 46:24, 1 Care

10. 185lbs: Misha Cirkunov (15-6) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (22-5) – At 48:41, 1 Care

9. 135lbs: Aspen Ladd (9-1) vs. Macy Chiasson (7-1) – At 51:34, 3 Cares

8. 155lbs: Alexander Hernandez (12-4) vs. Mike Breeden (10-3) – At 45:31

7. 155lbs: Joe Solecki (11-2) vs. Jared Gordon (17-4) – At 48:25

6. 125lbs: Antonina Shevchenko (9-3) vs. Casey O’Neill (7-0) – At 45:56

5. 135lbs: Karol Rosa (14-3) vs. Bethe Correia (11-5) – At 47:55

4. 155lbs: Jamie Mullarkey (13-4) vs. Devonte Smith (11-2) – At 47:26

3. 135lbs: Douglas Andrade (26-4) vs. Gaetano Pirrello (15-6) – At 47:42

2. 135lbs: Shanna Young (7-3) vs. Stephanie Egger (5-2) – At 45:44

  1. 135lbs: Alejandro Perez (21-8) vs. Johnny Eduardo (28-12) – At 47:15

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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