It’s time for another one of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Podcasts, with your talent: the astounding Eugene S. Robinson, 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 ‘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. 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 Vegas 39 REACTIONS – 5:44
Overall, this now mere 9-bout card saw only one exhilarating first round finish, two impressive KO/TKO’s, one sweet submission, and five hard-fought decisions including our main event, and one split. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Mariya Agapova and Loopy Godinez; FOTN honors went to Marina Rodriguez vs. Mackenzie Dern. What a great afternoon 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 —
UFC VEGAS 39: ‘MACKENZIE DERN VS MARINA RODRIGUEZ’
ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. OCT 9
At 24:35 — 9. Marina Rodriguez (15-1) DEF. Mackenzie Dern (11-2) — DEC, Unanimous
At 21:02 — 8. Randy Brown (14-4) DEF. Jared Gooden (18-7) — DEC, Unanimous
At 19:08 — 7. Matheus Nicolau (17-2) DEF. Tim Elliott (17-12) — DEC, Unanimous
At 15:19 — 6. Mariya Agapova (9-2) DEF. Sabina Mazo (9-2) — SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 0:53 of Rd 3, Total 10:53
At 13:48 — 5. Chris Gutierrez (17-3) DEF. Felipe Colares (10-3) — DEC, Split
At 6:18 & 12:20 — 4. Alexander Romanov (15-0) DEF. Jared Vanderaa (12-6) — KO/TKO, G&P at 4:43 of Rd 2, Total 9:43
At 9:23 — 3. Damon Jackson (19-4) DEF. Charles Rosa (14-6) — DEC, Unanimous
At 8:58 — 2. Lupita Godinez (6-1) DEF. Silvana Gómez Juárez (10-3) — SUB, Armbar at 4:14 of Rd 1
At 7:07 — 1. Steve Garcia (12-4) DEF. Charlie Ontiveros (11-8) — KO/TKO, G&P at 1:51 of Rd 2, Total 6:51
UFC VEGAS 40 PICKS – 34:33
At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC Vegas 40 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 16th., 2021.
Here’s a look at the fight card & records for the upcoming event via tapology.com (bout order subject to change):
UFC VEGAS 40: ‘ASPEN LADD VS NORMA DUMONT’ (1 Sentimental Care)
ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. OCT 16 – 7PM/4PM ETPT (1 Care)
11. 145lbs: Aspen Ladd (6-1) vs. Norma Dumont (9-1) – At 42:46
10. 265lbs: Andrei Arlovski (31-20) vs. Carlos Felipe (11-1) – At 41:45
9. 155lbs: Jim Miller (32-16) vs. Erick Gonzalez (14-5) – At 40:29, 1 Care
8. 125lbs: Manon Fiorot (7-1) vs. Mayra Bueno Silva (7-1) – At 39:14
7. 185lbs: Julian Marquez (9-2) vs. Jordan Wright (12-1) – At 38:51
ESPN+ PRELIMS | 4PM/1PM ETPT (0 Cares)
6. 185lbs: Andrew Sanchez (12-6) vs. Bruno Silva (20-6) – At 38:34
5. 170lbs: Danny Roberts (17-5) vs. Ramazan Emeev (20-4) – At 38:06
4. 125lbs: Sijara Eubanks (7-6) vs. Luana Carolina (7-2) – At 37:32
3. 145lbs: L’udovit Klein (17-3) vs. Nate Landwehr (14-4) – At 37:16
2. 135lbs: Brandon Davis (14-8) vs. Danaa Batgerel (9-2) – At 36:14
- 115lbs: Ariane Carnelossi (13-2) vs. Istela Nunes (7-1) – At 35:45
At 49:30 — TYSON FURY VS. DEONTAY WILDER III: ONE WORD REACTIONS
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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