UFC 268 Reactions & UFC Vegas 42 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 the…

By: June M. Williams | 2 years ago
UFC 268 Reactions & UFC Vegas 42 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 the ‘Eugene S. Robinson Substack’, the fight book: “Fight: Everything You Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You’d Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking”, 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’, ’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 268 REACTIONS – 1:10

Overall, this 14-bout card saw two exhilarating first round finishes, seven impressive KO/TKO’s, no submissions, and seven hard-fought decisions, one split. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Marlon Vera, Chris Barnett, Alex Pereira, and Bobby Green; FOTN honors went to Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler. 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 UFC 268: ‘KAMARU USMAN VS COLBY COVINGTON 2 & ROSE NAMAJUNAS VS WEILI ZHANG 2’ updated fight records & results —

At 43:55 — 14. UFC WW Champion Kamaru Usman (20-1) DEF. Colby Covington 2 (16-3) — DEC, Unanimous (49-46, 48-47×2)

At 42:35 — Breakaway “off topic” on ‘Canelo vs. Plant’

At 34:23 — 13. UFC SW Champion Rose Namajunas (11-4) DEF. Weili Zhang 2 (21-3) — DEC, SPLIT (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)

At 28:42 — 12. Marlon Vera (20-7) DEF. Frankie Edgar (24-10) — KO/TKO, Front Kick at 3:50 of Rd 3, Total 13:50

At 24:23 — 11. Shane Burgos (14-3) DEF. Billy Quarantillo (16-4) — DEC, Unanimous (29-28×3)

At 20:29 — 10. Justin Gaethje (23-3) DEF. Michael Chandler (22-7) — DEC, Unanimous (29-28×2, 30-27)

At 18:06 — 9. Alex Pereira (4-1) DEF. Andreas Michailidis (13-5) — KO/TKO, Flying Knee/Punches at 0:18 of Rd 2, Total 5:18

At 14:46 — 8. Bobby Green (28-12) DEF. Al Iaquinta (14-7) — KO/TKO, Jab-Cross/Ground Strikes at 2:25 of Rd 1

At 14:05 — 7. Chris Curtis (27-8) DEF. Phil Hawes (11-3) — KO/TKO, Counter Left at 4:27 of Rd 1

At 12:16 — 6. Nassourdine Imavov (11-3) DEF. Edmen Shahbazyan (11-3) — KO/TKO, Elbows from Crucifix at 4:42 of Rd 2, Total 9:42

At 7:53 — 5. Ian Garry (8-0) DEF. Jordan Williams (9-6) — KO/TKO, Counter Right at 4:59 of Rd 1

At 6:36 — 4. Chris Barnett (22-7) DEF. Gian Villante (17-14) — KO/TKO, Spinning Wheel Kick/G&P at 2:23 of Rd 2, Total 7:23

At 6:30 — 3. Dustin Jacoby (16-5) DEF. John Allan (13-7) — DEC, Unanimous (29-28×2, 30-27)

At 6:29 — 2. Melsik Baghdasaryan (7-1) DEF. Bruno Souza (10-2) — DEC, Unanimous (29-28×3)

At 6:28 — 1. Ode Osbourne (10-4) DEF. C.J. Vergara (9-3) — DEC, Unanimous (28-29×3)

UFC VEGAS 42 PICKS – 51:19

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC Vegas 42 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, NV, this Saturday, November 13th., 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):


ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. NOV 13 – 4PM/3PM ETPT (7 Cares)
12. 145lbs: Max Holloway (22-6) vs. Yair Rodriguez (13-2) — At 58:59, 3 Cares (Everyone)

11. 265lbs: Ben Rothwell (39-13) vs. Marcos Rogério de Lima (18-7) – 58:29, 1 Care (Eugene)

10. 145lbs: Felicia Spencer (8-3) vs. Leah Letson (5-1) – At 56:19

9. 185lbs: Roman Dolidze (9-1) vs. Kyle Daukaus (10-2) – At 54:52, 1 Care (Stephie)

8. 135lbs: Yadong Song (17-5) vs. Julio Arce (17-4) – At 55:29, 2 Cares (John, Stephie)

7. 155lbs: Thiago Moisés (15-5) vs. Joel Alvarez (18-2) – At 54:02

6. 125lbs: Cynthia Calvillo (9-3) vs. Andrea Lee (12-5) – At 52:21

5. 170lbs: Miguel Baeza (10-1) vs. Khaos Williams (12-2) – At 53:16

4. 145lbs: Sean Woodson (8-1) vs. Collin Anglin (8-2) – At 54:37

3. 125lbs: Cortney Casey (9-9) vs. Liana Jojua (8-4) – At 54:23

2. 155lbs: Marc Diakiese (14-4) vs. Rafael Alves (19-10) – At 52:02

  1. 205lbs: Kennedy Nzechukwu (9-1) vs. Da Un Jung (14-2) – At 53:51

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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