UFC 288 Reactions & UFC on ABC 4 Cares

It's time for another one of our infamous and patented, 'Care/Don't Care Podcasts', with your trio of talent: Eugene S. Robinson, John S. Nash, & Stephie Haynes!

By: June M. Williams | 3 weeks ago
UFC 288 Reactions & UFC on ABC 4 Cares
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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 288: ‘Sterling vs. Cejudo’ reactions.
  • Announce each fight on the upcoming UFC on ABC 4: ‘Rozenstruik vs. Almeida’ Fight Night 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.

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

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UFC 288 ‘Sterling vs Cejudo’ Reactions (2:00)

This now 12-bout card saw four exciting first round finishes, five thrilling KO/TKO’s, no subs, and six hard-fought decisions, two split. Post-Fight performance bonuses for UFC 288 were awarded to: only Yan Xiaonan. Fight of the Night for UFC 288 went to: ‘Movsar Evloev vs. Diego Lopes’.

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Official C/DC UFC 288 Care Tally Infographic | Graphic: June M. WIlliams & Anton Tabuena

UFC 288 Fight Card Reactions | SAT. MAY 6 (19 Cares)

StartBout & (Records)Results & (Scores)
10:0912. Aljamain Sterling (23-3) DEF. Henry Cejudo (16-3)split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
14:0211. Belal Muhammad (23-3) DEF. Gilbert Burns (22-6)unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
18:0010. Yan Xiaonan (17-3) DEF. Jéssica Andrade (24-11)TKO (strikes) at 2:20 of Round 1
23:039. Movsar Evloev (17-0) DEF. Diego Lopes (21-6)unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
27:058. Charles Jourdain (17-0) DEF. Kron Gracie (5-2)unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
28:447. Matt Frevola (11-3-1) DEF. Drew Dober (26-12)TKO (strikes) at 4:08 of Round 1
31:326. 6. Kennedy Nzechukwu (12-3) DEF. Devin Clark (14-8)submission (standing guillotine choke) at 2:28 of Round 2
34:155. Khaos Williams (14-3) DEF. Rolando Bedoya (14-2)split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
35:524. Virna Jandiroba (19-3) DEF. Marina Rodriguez (16-3-2)TKO (strikes) at 2:10 of Round 1
37:053. Parker Porter (14-8) DEF. Braxton Smith (5-2)submission (kneebar) at 2:11 of Round 1
38:122. Ikram Aliskerov (14-1) DEF. Phil Hawes (12-5)KO (right hand) at 2:10 of Round 1
38:581. Claudio Ribeiro (11-3) DEF. Joseph Holmes (8-4)TKO (strikes) at 3:21 of Round 2
Official UFC 288 Scorecards
BEEF WARS: Henry Cejudo vs. Aljamain Sterling | UFC 288

UFC on ABC 4: Rozenstruik vs. Almeida ‘Cares’ & ‘Don’t Cares’ (39:33 — 15 Cares)

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’, then our trio will go about predicting the UFC on ABC 4 Fight Night 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 Spectrum Center, in North Carolina, on Saturday, May 13th., 2023 — in the DAYTIME!

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
54:2013. 265lbs – Jairzinho Rozenstruik (13-4) vs. Jailton Almeida (18-2)AlmeidaAlmeidaAlmeida
53:0012. 205lbs – Anthony Smith (36-17) vs. Johnny Walker (20-7)SmithSmithWalker
52:0111. 170lbs – Daniel Rodriguez (17-3) vs. Ian Garry (11-0GarryGarryGarry
51:3110. 115lbs – Mackenzie Dern (12-3) vs. Angela Hill (15-12), 3 CaresDernDernDern
50:059. 170lbs – Tim Means (32-14-1) vs. Alex Morono (22-8)MoronoMorono
* Main is for the UFC Bantamweight Championship / Co-Main is a 5-Round Bout


StartBOUTS & (Records)Eugene’s CaresJohn’s CaresStephie’s Cares
8. 170lbs – Matt Brown (23-19) vs. Court McGee (21-11)
7. 265lbs – Karl Williams (8-1) vs. Chase Sherman (16-11)
6. 135lbs – Cody Stamann (21-5-1) vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade (28-5)
5. 205lbs – Carlos Ulberg (7-1) vs. Ihor Potieria (19-3)
42:374. 155lbs – Natan Levy (8-1) vs. Pete Rodriguez (5-1)Levy
3. 125lbs – Ji Yeon Kim (9-6-2) vs. Mandy Böhm (7-2)¿—
2. 170lbs – Gabe Green (11-4) vs. Bryan Battle (8-2)
1. 135lbs – Jessica-Rose Clark (11-8) vs. Tainara Lisboa (5-2)
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Official C/DC UFC 288 Care Tally Infographic | Graphic: June M. WIlliams & Anton Tabuena

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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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