UFC 285 Reactions & UFC Vegas 71 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…

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UFC 285 Reactions & UFC Vegas 71 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 recently 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’.

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The format of the show:

  • Review the prior weeks’ ‘Cares’ 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” – by indicating if they care about the bout or 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.


Official C/DC UFC 285 Care Tally Infographic
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If you haven’t taken a few moments to check out the WorkShyIndividual.com site, it is impressive and informative, and superbly compiled and displayed, we bow down to the talents of Mr. Beaton Finley in his voluntary & passionate efforts to track the stats for our show…

Here’s a look at what transpired at UFC 285…

This 14-bout card saw two exciting first round finishes, three thrilling KO/TKO’s, four sweet subs, and six hard-fought decisions – one was a majority decision. Post-Fight BONUS Awards included:

POTN: Bo Nickal, Alexa Grasso & Jon Jones
FOTN: Geoff Neal vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov

UFC 285: ‘Jones vs. Gane’ fight card, updated records & full results from the event —

Official ‘UFC 285’ Scorecards


At 2:03 – 14. UFC Vacant HW Championship: Jon Jones (27-1) DEF. Ciryl Gane (11-2) — via Sub – Guillotine Choke at 2:04 of Rd 1

At 8:41 – Discuss Extended Engagements

At 12:09 – Discuss the Sexual Orientation of Jon Jones and Conor McGregor

At 19:31 – Discuss Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou Fighter Purse Talks

At 21:28 – 13. UFC Flyweight Championship: Alexa Grasso (16-3) DEF. Valentina Shevchenko (23-4) — via Sub – Rear Naked Choke at 4:34 of Rd 4, Total 19:34

At 29:03 – 12. Shavkat Rakhmonov (17-0) DEF. Geoff Neal (15-5) — via Sub – Standing Rear Naked Choke at 4:17 of Rd 3, Total 14:17

At 31:44 – Discuss Geoff Neal Day Job

At 32:14 – Discuss Stipe Miocic Day Job

At 33:53 – 11. Mateusz Gamrot (22-2) DEF. Jalin Turner (13-6) – via Dec – Split (29X28, 28X29, 30X27)

At 34:01 – 10. Bo Nickal (4-0) DEF. Jamie Pickett (13-9) — via Sub – Arm Triangle Choke at 2:54 of Rd 1


At 34:55 – 9. Cody Garbrandt (13-5) DEF. Trevin Jones (13-10) — via Dec – Unanimous (29X28, 29X28, 29X28)

At 37:258. Dricus Du Plessis (19-2) DEF. Derek Brunson (23-9) — via KO/TKO – Corner Stoppage at 4:59 of Rd 2, Total 9:59

Skipped – 7. Amanda Ribas (11-3) DEF. Viviane Araujo (11-5) — via Dec – Unanimous ( 27×29, 26×30, 27×30)

Skipped – 6. Julian Marquez (9-4) DEF. Marc-André Barriault (15-6) — via KO/TKO – Punches (Standing TKO) at 4:12 of Rd 2, Total 9:12


At 35:23 – 5. Ian Garry (11-0) DEF. Kenan Song (19-7) — via KO/TKO – Punches at 4:22 of Rd 3, Total 14:22

Skipped – 4. Cameron Saaiman (8-0) DEF. Mana Martinez (10-4) — via Dec – Majority (26X29, 28X28, 27X28)

At 36:44 – 3. Tabatha Ricci (8-0) DEF. Jessica Penne (14-7) — via Sub – Armbar at 2:14 of Rd 2, Total 7:14

Skipped – 2. Farid Basharat (10-0) DEF. Da’Mon Blackshear (12-5-1) — via Dec – Unanimous (28×29, 28×29, 28×29)

Skipped – 1. Loik Radzhabov (17-4-1) DEF. Esteban Ribovics (11-1) — via Dec – Unanimous (28×29, 28×29, 28×29)

If you would like to catch the Care/Don’t Care show on our BE Presents SoundCloud Channel, join the gang right here in this spot…

UFC Vegas 71: ‘Yan vs. Dvalishvili’ PICKS — 38:33

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’, then our duo will go about predicting the UFC 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 Theatre at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, March 11th., 2023.

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

UFC Vegas 71 (13 CARES)


14. 135lbs: Petr Yan (16-4) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (15-4) — At 45:36, 3 Cares

13. 265lbs: Alexander Volkov (35-10) vs. Alexandr Romanov (16-1) — At 44:07, 3 Cares

12. 205lbs: Nikita Krylov E (29-9) vs. Ryan Spann J/S (21-7) — At 43:38, 3 Cares (But Split)

11. 145lbs: Ricardo Ramos (16-4) vs. Austin Lingo (9-1) – At 43:23

10. 135lbs: Said Nurmagomedov (17-2) vs. Jonathan Martinez (17-4) — At 43:13, 3 Cares

9. 205lbs: Vitor Petrino (7-0) vs. Anton Turkalj (8-1) — At 42:52


8. 265lbs: Łukasz Brzeski (8-2-1) vs. Karl Williams (7-1) — At 42:39

7. 135lbs: Raphael Assunção (27-9) vs. Davey Grant (12-6) — At 42:22

6. 185lbs: Sedriques Dumas (7-0) vs. Josh Fremd (9-4) — At 41:36

5. 135lbs: Mario Bautista (11-2) vs. Guido Cannetti (10-6) — At 41:22

4. 125lbs: JJ Aldrich (11-5) vs. Ariane Lipski (14-8) — At 41:12

3. 135lbs: Tony Gravely (23-8) vs. Victor Henry (22-6) — At 40:35, 1 Care (Eugene)

2. 125lbs: Tyson Nam (21-12-1) vs. Bruno Silva (12-5-2) — At 40:20

1. 170lbs: Carlston Harris (17-5) vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov (17-3-1) — At 39:51

Timestamps, YouTube video, care tally infographic will all appear in this post on Monday afternoon (due to a delay in recording, there was a delay in post-production this week).

Official C/DC UFC Vegas 71 Care Tally Infographic
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About the author: June M. Williams is a midwest-based graphic designer, the BE Production Manager & Ombudsman, podcast videographer, author & editor for Bloody Elbow. She began work for the Combat Sports Division in 2010, BE since 2013. Among other tasks, she currently manages & syndicates our ‘Bloody Elbow Presents’ Podcast Network. (full bio)

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June M. Williams
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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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