UFC Vegas 35 Results & Reactions & UFC Vegas 36 Picks & Predictions The 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 of ozy.com and author of “Fight: Everything You Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You’d Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking” and host of the ‘Ozy Confidential’ Podcast, the ‘Eugene S. Robinson Show Stomper!’ Podcast, and co-host of the ‘If The Shoes Fit’ Podcast, along with the indubitable John S. Nash, our chief financials columnist and co-host of our ‘Show Money’ Podcast he is also one of the co-hosts of the ‘If The Shoes Fit’ Podcast; the trio is moderated by the lovely Stephie Haynes, of Bloody Elbow’s ‘The Level Change’ Podcast and ’The Mookie & Crookie Show’ Podcast.

Your C/DC Podcast Hosts
June M. Williams

The format of the show is to review the prior weeks’ picks & then to announce each fight on the upcoming card, quickly commenting on which fights are hot, and which fights are not, based on 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”. This effort is in the hopes that we can steer you towards fights that affect rankings, title contention, have significant meaning, or are sure to be “must see tv” fights; therefore saving you the tedium of watching every fight on every card – or perhaps missing out on something you might have otherwise skipped.

Overall, this 12-bout card saw three exhilarating first round finishes, four impressive KO/TKO’s (including our main event), three sweet submissions, and five decisions – three split. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Pat Sabatini, Abdul Razak Alhassan, Gerald Meerschaert & Giga Chikadze; FOTN honors went to Ricky Turcios & Brady Hiestand (undisclosed bonus). What a night of fights we have to share with you, join us to discuss all the action…

Here’s a look at the fight card, records & results —



At 34:39 – 12. 145lbs: Giga Chikadze (14-2) DEF. Edson Barboza (22-10) KO/TKO at 1:44 of Rd 3 of 5, Total 11:44

At 30:10 – 11. TUF Tourney Championship – 185lbs: Bryan Battle (6-1) DEF. Gilbert Urbina (6-2)SUB, Rear-Naked Choke at 2:15 of Rd 2, Total 7:15

At 26:55 – 10. TUF Tourney Championship – 135lbs: Ricky Turcios (11-2) DEF. Brady Hiestand (5-2)DEC, SPLIT

At 19:50 – 9. 170lbs: Daniel Rodriguez (16-2) DEF. Kevin Lee (18-7) DEC, Unanimous

At 18:09 – 8. TUF Team Members Bout – 185lbs: Andre Petroski (6-1) DEF. Michael Gillmore (6-4)KO/TKO, G&P at 3:12 of Rd 3, Total 13:12

At 14:22 – 7. 185lbs: Gerald Meerschaert (33-14) DEF. Makhmud Muradov (25-7)SUB, Rear-naked choke at 1:49 of Rd 2, Total 6:49

At 13:21 – 6. 185lbs: Abdul Razak Alhassan (11-4) DEF. Alessio Di Chirico (13-6)KO/TKO, Head Kick at 17 seconds of Rd 1

At 11:24 – 5. 185lbs: Wellington Turman (17-5) DEF. Sam Alvey (33-16) DEC, SPLIT

At 7:22 – 4. 205lbs: Dustin Jacoby (15-5) DEF. Darren Stewart (12-8)KO/TKO, Punches – Standing TKO at 3:04 of Rd 1

At 7:13 – 3. 125lbs: JJ Aldrich (10-4) DEF. Vanessa Demopoulos (6-4)DEC, Unanimous

At 4:26 – 2. 145lbs: Pat Sabatini (15-3) DEF. Jamall Emmers (18-6)SUB, Heel Hook at 1:53 of Rd 1

At 3:29 – 1. 135lbs: Mana Martinez (9-2) DEF. Guido Cannetti (8-6)DEC, SPLIT

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC Vegas 36 bout sheet, leading their way up to our Co-Main Event, and 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 Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Saturday, September 4th., 2021.

Here’s a look at the fight card & records for the upcoming event via tapology.com (bout order subject to change – it has already changed since the show was recorded on Sunday morning):


10. 185lbs: Derek Brunson (22-7) vs. Darren Till (18-3) – At 47:09, 3 Cares

9. 265lbs: Tom Aspinall (10-2) vs. Sergey Spivak (13-2) – At 44:52, 3 Cares

8. 170lbs: David Zawada (17-6) vs. Alex Morono (19-7) – At 41:30

7. 205lbs: Khalil Rountree (8-5) vs. Modestas Bukauskas (11-4) – At 44:16

6. 155lbs: Luigi Vendramini (9-2) vs. Paddy Pimblett (16-3) – At 41:56, 1 Care

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 1:30PM/10:30PM ETPT (0 Cares)
5. 125lbs: Ji Yeon Kim (9-3-2) vs. Molly McCann (10-4) – At 40:38

4. 135lbs: Jack Shore (14-0) vs. Liudvik Sholinian (12-7) – At 38:03 (Lazishvilli Withdrew)

3. 150lbs: Charles Jourdain (11-3) vs. Julian Erosa (25-9) – At 38:50

2. 185lbs: Dalcha Lungiambula (11-2) vs. Marc-André Barriault (12-4) – At 40:22

1. 135lbs: Jonathan Martinez (13-4) vs. Marcelo Rojo (16-7) – At 39:16

At 39:42 – Arianne Lipski vs. Mandy Böhm: Bout Rescheduled

Be sure to follow Eugene on twitter @EugeneSRobinson, and of course you can catch Stephie @CrooklynMMA, and twice a week she’s on @MookieNCrookie AND @LevelChangePod.

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