UFC 267 Reactions & UFC 268 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, author of “Fight:…

By: June M. Williams | 2 years ago
UFC 267 Reactions & UFC 268 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, 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 ‘Crooklyn’s Corner 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 267 REACTIONS – 3:00

Overall, this now 14-bout card saw two exhilarating first round finishes, two impressive KO/TKO’s, four sweet submissions (including our Main Event), and eight hard-fought decisions, 1 split. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Glover Teixeira and Khamzat Chimaev; FOTN honors went to Petr Yan vs. Cory Sandhagen. What a wild Saturday 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 25:37 – 14. UFC LHW Championship Fight — Glover Teixeira (33-7) DEF. Jan Blachowicz (28-9), SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 3:02 of Rd 2, Total 8:02

At 21:17 – 13. UFC Interim BW Championship Fight — Petr Yan (16-2) DEF. Cory Sandhagen (14-4), DEC, Unanimous (49-46×3)

At 17:35 – 12. Islam Makhachev (21-1) DEF. Dan Hooker (21-11) — SUB, Kimura at 2:23 of Rd 1

At 15:49 – 11. Alexander Volkov (34-9) DEF. Marcin Tybura (22-7) — DEC, Unanimous (30-27×2, 29-28)

At 12:41 – 10. Khamzat Chimaev (10-0) DEF. Li Jingliang (18-7) — SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 3:16 of Rd 1

At 11:04 – 9. Magomed Ankalaev (16-1) DEF. Volkan Oezdemir (17-6) — DEC, Unanimous (30-27×2, 29-28)

At 10:07 – 8. Amanda Ribas (11-2) DEF. Virna Jandiroba (17-3) — DEC, Unanimous (29-28×3)

Skipped – 7. Zubaira Tukhugov (20-5) DEF. Ricardo Ramos (15-4) — DEC, Unanimous (29-28×3)

At 9:47 – 6. Albert Duraev (15-3) DEF. Roman Kopylov (8-2) — DEC, Unanimous (30-27, 29-27×2)

At 7:26 – 5. Elizeu Zaleski (23-7) DEF. Benoit St. Denis (8-1) — DEC, Unanimous (29-26×3)

At 7:07 – 4. Michal Oleksiejczuk (15-4) DEF. Shamil Gamzatov (14-1) — KO/TKO, Uppercut at 3:31 of Rd 1

At 5:17 – 3. Lerone Murphy (11-0) DEF. Makwan Amirkhani (16-7) — KO/TKO, Knee at 0:14 of Rd 3, Total 14:46

At 4:53 – 2. Andre Petroski (7-1) DEF. Hu Yaozong (3-3) — SUB, Arm Triangle Choke at 4:46 of Rd 3, Total 14:46

At 3:14 – 1. Tagir Ulanbekov (13-1) DEF. Allan Nascimento (18-6) — DEC, Split (29-28×2, 28-29)

UFC 268 PICKS – 35:45

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC 268 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 Madison Square Garden, in New York, NY, this Saturday, November 6th., 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 significantly changed since the show was recorded):


14. UFC WW Championship Fight — Kamaru Usman (19-1) vs. Colby Covington (16-2) — At 1:00:07, 3 Cares

13. UFC SW Championship Fight — Rose Namajunas (10-4) vs. Weili Zhang (21-2) — At 58:15, 3 Cares

12. Justin Gaethje (22-3) vs. Michael Chandler (22-6) — At 55:21, 3 Cares

11. 145lbs: Shane Burgos (13-3) vs. Billy Quarantillo (16-3) – At 51:41, 3 Cares

10. 135lbs: Frankie Edgar (24-9) vs. Marlon Vera (19-7) – At 53:32, 3 Cares

9. 185lbs: Andreas Michailidis (13-4) vs. Alex Pereira (3-1) – At 43:32, 1 Care

8. 155lbs: Al Iaquinta (14-6-1) vs. Bobby Green (27-12-1) – At 45:52, 3 Cares

7. 185lbs: Phil Hawes (11-2) vs. Chris Curtis (26-8) – At 37:16

6. 185lbs: Edmen Shahbazyan (11-2) vs. Nassourdine Imavov (10-3) – At 50:23, 2 Cares

5. 170lbs: Jordan Williams (9-5) vs. Ian Garry (7-0) – At 40:21, 2 Cares

4. 265lbs: Gian Villante (17-13) vs. Chris Barnett (21-7) – At 38:07, 2 Cares

3. 205lbs: Aleksa Camur (6-2) vs. John Allan (13-6) – At 37:54

2. 145lbs: Melsik Baghdasaryan (6-1) vs. Bruno Souza (10-1) – At 36:59

  1. 125lbs: C.J. Vergara (9-2) vs. Ode Osbourne (9-4) – At 39:53

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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