UFC 286 Reactions & UFC San Antonio 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 | 3 months ago
UFC 286 Reactions & UFC San Antonio 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’.

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.

For our paying subscribers on Substack, we have a special treat for you today! With our inaugural C/DC Substack Podcast you get some EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT right away – stay tuned after the C/DC Quick-Picks for THE REST OF THE SHOW (accessible only to paid subscribers), featuring a guest appearance from our fearless leader, ‘Kid’ Nate ‘Paywall’ Wilcox! You also earn the ability to comment on the shows over on Substack.

UFC 286 REACTIONS — At 2:32

Official C/DC UFC 286 CARE TALLY Infographic
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If you haven’t taken a few moments to check out the WorkShyIndividual.com site, it is truly impressive, 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 286…

This 15-bout card saw four exciting first round finishes, three thrilling KO/TKO’s, three sweet subs, and eight hard-fought decisions, two majority & three split, plus one fight to a majority draw. Post-Fight BONUS Awards included:
POTN: Jake Hadley & Gunnar Nelson
FOTN: Justin Gaethje vs. Rafael Fiziev

UFC 286: ‘Edwards vs. Usman 3’ fight card, updated records & full results from the event —

Official ‘UFC 286’ Scorecards


At 03:50 – 15. UFC Welterweight Championship: Leon Edwards (21-3) DEF. Kamaru Usman (20-3) — via majority decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

At 16:55 – 14. Co-Main Event – 155lbs: Justin Gaethje (24-4) DEF. Rafael Fiziev (12-2) — via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

At 19:36 – 13. Gunnar Nelson (19-5-1) DEF. Bryan Barberena (18-10) — via submission (armbar) at 4:51 of Round 1

At 21:19 – 12. Jennifer Maia (21-9-1) DEF. Casey O’Neill (9-1) — via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

At 22:25 – 11. Marvin Vettori (19-5-1) DEF. Roman Dolidze (12-2) — via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)


At 24:18 – 10. Jack Shore (17-1) DEF. Makwan Amirkhani (17-9) — via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:27 of Round 2

Skipped – 9. Chris Duncan (10-1) DEF. Omar Morales (11-4) — via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

At 25:35 – 8. Yanal Ashmoz (7-0) DEF. Sam Patterson (10-2-1) — via KO (strikes) at 1:15 of Round 1

At 26:54 – 7. Muhammad Mokaev (9-0) DEF. Jafel Filho (14-3) — via submission at 4:32 of Round 3


6. Lerone Murphy (12-0-1) DEF. Gabriel Santos (10-1) — via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

5. Christian Leroy Duncan (8-0) DEF. Duško Todorvić (12-4) — via TKO (injury) at 1:52 of Round 1

4. Jake Hadley (10-1) DEF. Malcolm Gordon (14-7) — via TKO (strikes) at 1:01 of Round 1

3. Joanne Wood (16-8) DEF. Luana Carolina (8-4) — via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)

2. Jai Herbert (12-4-1) & L’udovit Klein (19-4-1) — fight to a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)

1. Veronica Macedo (7-4) DEF. Juliana Miller (3-2) — via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

UFC San Antonio: ‘Vera vs. Sandhagen’ PICKS — 30:38

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’, then our trio 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 AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, March 25th., 2023.

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

UFC San Antonio (12 CARES)


13. 135lbs: Marlon Vera S/E (22-7-1) vs. Cory Sandhagen J (15-4) — At 41:08, 3 Cares (But Split)

12. 135lbs: Holly Holm (14-6) vs. Yana Santos (14-6) — At 38:38, 3 Cares

11. 145lbs: Nate Landwehr (16-4) vs. Austin Lingo (9-1) — At 38:09, 3 Cares

10. 125lbs: Andrea Lee (13-6) vs. Maycee Barber (11-2) — At 37:39

9. 125lbs: Alex Perez (24-7) vs. Manel Kape (18-6) — At 36:22, 3 Cares

8. 185lbs: Chidi Njokuani (22-8) vs. Albert Duraev (15-4) — At 35:04


7. 145lbs: Daniel Pineda (27-14) vs. Tucker Lutz (12-2) — At 33:39

6. 145lbs: Steven Peterson (19-10) vs. Lucas Alexander (7-3) — At 33:22

5. 170lbs: Trevin Giles (15-4) vs. Preston Parsons (10-3) — At 33:04

4. 125lbs: CJ Vergara (10-4-1) vs. Daniel da Silva (11-4) — At 32:46

3. 155lbs: Manuel Torres (13-2) vs. Trey Ogden (16-5) — At 32:30

2. 125lbs: Vinicius Salvador (14-4) vs. Victor Altamirano (11-2) — At 31:57

1. 135lbs: Tamires Vidal (7-1) vs. Hailey Cowan (7-2) — At 31:24

Official C/DC ‘UFC San Antonio’ CARE TALLY Infographic
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About the author: June M. Williams is the Bloody Elbow Production Manager & Ombudsman, as well as our Podcast Syndicator. She helps out as an 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. (profile)

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June M. Williams
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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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