UFC 282 Reactions & UFC Vegas 66 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 ‘Eugene S. Robinson…

By: June M. Williams | 1 year
UFC 282 Reactions & UFC Vegas 66 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 upcomingA Walk Across Dirty Water and Straight Into Murderer’s Row: A Memoir”, & 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, as well as the soon to be released ‘Bad Boss Brief’ Podcast. He is joined by his co-hort, the indubitable John S. Nash, our chief financials columnist and host of our brand new ‘Hey Not the Face!’ Podcast, co-host of our ‘Show Money’ Podcast, & he is also one of the co-hosts of the ‘If The Shoes Fit’ Podcast. Our trio is moderated by the insightful Stephie Haynes, of Bloody Elbow’s ‘The Level Change’ Podcast, & the ‘Crooklyn’s Corner’ Podcast.

  • This week Eugene is on hiatus to film a video with his alt metal band, OXBOW. We look forward to his return for the next UFC event we discuss.

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The format of the show:

  • Review the prior weeks’ picks while offering up reactions to bouts from that event.
  • Announce each fight on the upcoming card, quickly commenting on which fights are “HOT”, and which fights are “NOT”. (This is based on several criteria, including 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”. We endeavor to steer you toward fights which affect rankings, title contention, possess significant meaning, or are sure to be “must see tv” exciting 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 282 REACTIONS —

Official C/DC UFC 282 Care Tally Infographic
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To sum things up, there is NOT a new UFC light heavyweight champion as UFC 282’s main event ended in a split draw, with scores of 48-47 for Blachowicz, 48-46 for Ankalaev, and 47-47. Overall, this now 12-bout card saw two exciting first round finishes, six thrilling KO/TKO’s, four submission, and five hard-fought decisions, with one split draw. Rounding things out, our fighters who were awarded for putting forth BONUS efforts included — POTN: Every finish gets a bonus! Cameron Saaiman, TJ Brown, Billy Quarantillo, Chris Curtis, Edmen Shahbazyan, Raul Rosas Jr., Ilia Topuria, & Santiago Ponzinibbio. FOTN: Dricus Du Plessis vs. Darren Till.

Here’s a look at the UFC 282: ‘Blachowicz vs Ankalaev’ fight card, updated records & full results from the event

Official UFC 282 Scorecards

ESPN+ PPV CARD
At 1:50 — 12. Main Event: UFC Vacant LHW Championship — Magomed Ankalaev (18-1-1) and Jan Blachowicz (29-9-1) — fight to a split draw (47-48, 48-46, 47-47)

At 12:44 — 11. Co-Main Event: Paddy Pimblett (20-3) DEF. Jared Gordon (19-6) — via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

At 21:29 — 10. Santiago Ponzinibbio (29-6) DEF. Alex Morono (22-8) — via KO (punch) at 2:29 of Round 3

At 22:25 — 9. Dricus du Plessis (18-2) DEF. Darren Till (18-5) — via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:43 of Round 3

At 24:39 — 8. Ilia Topuria (13-0) DEF. Bryce Mitchell (15-1) — via submission (arm triangle choke) at 3:10 of Round 2

ESPN2/ESPN+ FEATURED PRELIMS
At 30:04 — 7. Raul Rosas Jr. (7-0) DEF. Jay Perrin (10-7) — via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:44 of Round 1

At 37:48 — 6. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (13-4) DEF. Chris Daukaus (12-6) — via KO (strikes) at 0:23 of Round 1

At 39:30 — 5. Edmen Shahbazyan (12-3) DEF. Dalcha Lungiambula (11-6) — via TKO (strikes) at 4:41 of Round 2

At 42:21 — 4. Chris Curtis (30-9) DEF. Joaquin Buckley (15-6) — via KO (strikes) at 2:49 of Round 2

ESPN+ EARLY PRELIMS
At 42:55 — 3. Billy Quarantillo (17-4) DEF. Alexander Hernandez (13-6) — via TKO (strikes) at 4:30 of Round 2

At 45:41 — 2. TJ Brown (17-9) DEF. Erik Silva (9-2) — via submission (arm triangle choke) at 3:41 of Round 3

At 47:19 — 1. Cameron Saaiman (7-0) DEF. Steven Koslow (6-1) — via TKO (strikes) at 4:13 of Round 3


UFC Vegas 66: ‘Cannonier vs Strickland’ PICKS —

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’, then our trio will go about predicting the UFC Vegas 66 Fight Night bout sheet from the bottom up, 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 Facility in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, December 17th., 2022.

Here’s a look at the fight card & records for the upcoming event via tapology.com, bout order subject to change…

UFC Vegas 66 (23 Cares):

ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. DEC. 17 — 7/4PM ETPT (14 CARES)
14. Main Event – 185lbs: Jared Cannonier (15-6) vs. Sean Strickland (25-4) — At 1:03:33, 3 Cares

13. Co-Main – 155lbs: Arman Tsarukyan (18-3) vs. Damir Ismagulov (24-1) — At 1:00:58, 2 Cares (Stephie & John)

12. 125lbs: Amir Albazi (15-1) vs. Alessandro Costa (12-2) — At 59:54, 2 Cares (Stephie & John)

11. 145lbs: Alex Caceres (19-13) vs. Julian Erosa (28-9) — At 58:33, 3 Cares (But Split)

10. 155lbs: Drew Dober (25-11) vs. Bobby Green (29-13) — At 56:15, 3 Cares (But Split)

9. 185lbs: Cody Brundage (8-2) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (17-5) — At 55:55, 1 Care (Eugene)

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 4PM/1PM ETPT (9 Cares)
8. 115lbs: Cheyanne Vlismas (7-2) vs. Cory McKenna (7-2) — At 55:11

7. 170lbs: Jake Matthews (18-5) vs. Matt Semelsberger (10-4) — At 53:02, 3 Cares (But Split)

6. 185lbs: Julian Marquez (9-3) vs. Deron Winn (7-3) — At 52:43

5. 135lbs: Said Nurmagomedov (16-2) vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov (10-2) — At 51:56, 3 Cares

4. 155lbs: Maheshate (9-1) vs. Rafa Garcia (14-3) — At 51:24

3. 170lbs: Bryan Battle (8-1) vs. Rinat Fakhretdinov (20-2) — At 50:12

2. 125lbs: David Dvořák (20-4) vs. Manel Kape (17-6) — At 49:20, 3 Cares

1. 135lbs: Sergey Morozov (18-5) vs. Journey Newson (10-3) — At 49:00

Official C/DC UFC Vegas 66 Care Tally Infographic
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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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