UFC 288 Cares & UFC Vegas 72 Reactions | Care/Don’t Care Podcast

It's time for another one of our infamous and patented, 'Care/Don't Care UFC Podcasts, with your talent: Eugene, John & Stephie!

By: June M. Williams | 1 month ago
UFC 288 Cares & UFC Vegas 72 Reactions | Care/Don’t Care Podcast

Welcome to another one of our infamous and patented ‘Care/Don’t Care’ Podcasts, with…

Your Talented Trio of Hosts

The astounding Eugene S. Robinson: author of the ‘Eugene S. Robinson Substack’, the upcoming “A 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’.

Eugene 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’.

The guys are moderated by the insightful Stephie Haynes: of Bloody Elbow’s ‘The Level Change Podcast’& the ‘Crooklyn’s Corner Podcast’, and our Bloody Elbow Podcast Producer.

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Show Format

  • Review our ‘Cares’ while offering up our UFC Vegas 72 ‘Song vs. Simón’ reactions to bouts from that event.
  • Announce each fight on the upcoming UFC 288 PPV 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.

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.

~ June M. Williams: BE Production Mgr, Ombudsperson, Podcast Syndication & Lead Fixer

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UFC Vegas 72 ‘Song vs Simón’ Reactions (1:53)

This now 11-bout card saw two exciting first round finishes, two thrilling KO/TKO’s, four subs, and five hard-fought decisions. Post-Fight performance bonuses for UFC Vegas 72 were awarded to: Sergei Pavlovich, Bruno Silva, Christos Giagos, and Montel Jackson. No FOTN for this event.

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Official C/DC UFC Vegas 72 Care Tally Infographic | Graphic: June M. WIlliams & Anton Tabuena

UFC Vegas 72 Fight Card Reactions | SAT. MAY 6 (4 Cares)

StartBout & (Records)Results & (Scores)
03:3011. Song Yadong (20-7-1) DEF. Ricky Simón (20-4)TKO (strikes) at 1:10 of Round 5
10:0810. Caio Borralho (14-1) DEF. Michał Oleksiejczuk (18-6)submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:49 of Round 2
13:009. Rodolfo Vieira (9-2) DEF. Cody Brundage (8-4)submission (arm-triangle choke) at 1:28 of Round 2
19:078. Fernando Padilla (15-4) DEF. Julian Erosa (28-11)TKO (strikes) at 1:41 of Round 1
24:007. Marcos Rogério de Lima (21-8-1) DEF. Waldo Cortes-Acosta (9-1)unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
24:456. Trey Waters (8-1) DEF. Josh Quinlan (6-1)unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
25:225. Martin Buday (12-1) DEF. Jake Collier (13-9)unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
25:414. Cody Durden (15-4-1) DEF. Charles Johnson (13-5)unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
26:433. Irina Alekseeva (5-1) DEF. Stephanie Egger (8-4)submission (kneebar) at 2:11 of Round 1
27:492. Marcus McGhee (7-1) DEF. Journey Newson (10-5)submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:03 of Round 2
28:481. Jamey-Lyn Horth (6-0) DEF. Hailey Cowan (7-3)unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Official UFC Vegas 72 Scorecards

UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo ‘Cares’ & ‘Don’t Cares’ (29:00 — 19 Cares)

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’, then our trio will go about predicting the UFC PPV (pay-per-view) event 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 Prudential Center, in Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday, May 6th., 2023.

BEEF WARS: Henry Cejudo vs. Aljamain Sterling | UFC 288

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


StartBOUTS & (Records)Eugene’s CaresJohn’s CaresStephie’s Cares
48:5714. Aljamain Sterling (22-3-0 vs. Henry Cejudo (16-2)SterlingSterlingSterling
46:4813. Belal Muhammad (22-3) vs. Gilbert Burns (22-5) BurnsBurnsMuhammad
44:4312. Jéssica Andrade (24-10) vs. Xiaonan Yan (16-3)AndradeAndrade
43:0311. Movsar Evloev (16-0) vs. Bryce Mitchell (15-1)EvloevEvloevEvloev
40:1510. Kron Gracie (5-1) vs. Charles Jourdain (13-6-1)JourdainJourdain
* Main is for the UFC Bantamweight Championship / Co-Main is a 5-Round Bout
StartBOUTS & (Records)Eugene’s CaresJohn’s CaresStephie’s Cares
39:029. Drew Dober (26-11) vs. Matt Frevola (10-3-1)DoberDoberFrevola
8. Devin Clark (14-7) vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu (11-3)
7. Khaos Williams (13-3) vs. Roolando Bedoya (14-1)
34:106. Marina Rodriguez (16-2-2) vs. Virna Jandiroba (18-3)JandirobaJandirobaRodriguez


StartBOUTS & (Records)Eugene’s CaresJohn’s CaresStephie’s Cares
5. Parker Porter (13-8) vs. Braxton Smith (5-1-0)
4. Ikram Aliskerov (13-1) vs. Phil Hawes (12-4)
3. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (14-8) vs. Rafael Estevam (11-0)
2. Joseph Holmes (8-3) vs. Claudio Ribeiro (10-3)
1. Daniel Santos (10-2) vs. Johnny Munoz Jr. (12-2)
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Official C/DC UFC 288 Care Tally Infographic | Graphic: June M. WIlliams & Anton Tabuena

Exclusive Substack Content

  • At 51:28 — “Henry Cejudo one of the greatest combat sports athletes of all time” per the commentator booth… where do we rate him? How does his Olympic Medal factor in?
  • At 56:49 — Ronda Rousey… where do we rank her in relation to Henry, in combat sports? She holds a Bronze Medal.
  • At 1:00:44 — Sara McMann… does she fit in the picture since she has a Silver Medal?
  • At 1:02:21 — Where would you rank DC? He was an alternate and on the team – Olympics.
  • At 1:04:00 — Other notable names with solid credentials to be considered in the greats?
  • 1:05:55 — Eugene… out of all the athletes in the realm of bjj, is there a name you would pick to be a UFC Prospect?
  • At 1:08:00 — There were other notable names in kickboxing… discuss
  • At 1:09:26 — BKFC 41 happened this weekend and some bouts are worth discussing

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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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