UFC 285 Reactions & UFC Vegas 71 Picks | Careful/Don’t Die Podcast

It’s time for another one of our famous, patented Care/Don’t Care Podcasts, featuring your talent: the amazing Eugene S. Robinson, author of the upcoming episode ‘Eugene S. Robinson Substack’.A Walk Across Dirty Water and Straight Into Murder’s Row: A Memoir“, & the ‘Fighting Book’, “Fighting: Everything You Wanted to Know About Kicking Ass But Were Afraid You’d Fall Into Asking”, hosted by ‘The Eugene S. Robinson Show Stomper! Podcast’and co-host of the ‘If the Shoes Fit Podcast’as well as the recent release ‘Bad Boss Recap Podcast’. He is joined by his colleague, the inimitable John S. Nash, our chief financial columnist and our brand new host. ‘Hey Than the Face! Podcast’co-host our ‘Cash Podcast Show’& he is one of the co-hosts of the ‘If the Shoes Fit Podcast’. Our trio is directed by the insightful Stephie Haynes, of Bloody Elbow’s ‘The Level Shifting Podcast’, & the ‘Crooklyn Corner Podcast’.

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Show format:

  • Review previous weeks’ Cares and suggest reactions to hits from that event.
  • Each fight is announced on the upcoming card, quickly commenting on which fights are “HOT”, and which fights are “NOT” – indicating whether they are interested in the bout or not. (This is based on various criteria, including relevance to the sport as a whole).

This breakdown of “Caring” or “Not Caring” about each bout is aimed at our listeners who consider themselves “Odd MMA Kids”. We strive to direct you to fights that impact ratings, hold titles, have significant meaning, or are sure to be exciting “must see TV” fights; which saves you the tedium of watching every fight on every card – or maybe miss out on something you could have otherwise.

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Official C/DC UFC 285 Care Tally Infographic
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Here’s a look at what happened…

This 14-bout card saw two exciting first-round finishes, three exciting KO/TKO finishes, four sweet jams, and six tough decisions – one of which was a majority decision. Post-Combat BONUS Awards included:

POTN: From Nickel, Alexa Grasso & Jon Jones
FOTN: Geoff Neal vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov

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

‘UFC 285’ Official Scorecards


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

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

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

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

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

Zane’s Picks from The MMA Vivisections Shows on Thursday, March 2:
Jones, Shevchenko, Rakhmonov, Gamrot, Nickal, Jones, Brunson, Araujo, Marquez, Garry, Saaiman, Ricci, Blackshear, & Radzhabov


At – 9. Cody Garbrandt (13-5) DEF. Trevin Jones (13-10) – via December – unanimously (29X28, 29X28, 29X28)

At – 8. Dricus Du Plessis (19-2) DEF. Derek Brunson (23-9) – via KO/TKO – Corner Stoppage at 4:59 of Rd 2, Total 9:59

At – 7. Amanda Ribas (11-3) DEF. Viviane Araujo (11-5) – via December – unanimously (27×29, 26×30, 27×30)

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


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

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

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

At – 2. Farid Basharat (10-0) DEF. Da’Mon Blackshear (12-5-1) – via December – unanimously (28×29, 28×29, 28×29)

At – 1. Loik Radzhabov (17-4-1) DEF. Esteban Ribovics (11-1) – via December – unanimously (28×29, 28×29, 28×29)

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If you want to judge the Care / Don’t Care show on our BE Presents SoundCloud channel, join the gang here on this spot on Monday … at which time the YouTube Video will appear in the lead slot above.

UFC Vegas 71: ‘Yan vs. Dvalishvili’ Picks —

At this point in the show we give you our ‘disclaimer’, then our trio will predict the UFC Fight Night bout sheet from the bottom up, including the C/DC quick selection portion of the show with the Main Event. This UFC on ESPN+ event will take place from The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

Here’s a look at the fight card & records for the upcoming event via typology.combout order subject to change…

UFC Vegas 71 (CARE)


14. 135 pounds: Petr Yan (16-4) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (15-4) — At

13. 265 pounds: Alexander Volkov (35-10) vs. Alexandr Romanov (16-1) — At

12. 205 pounds: Nikita Krylov (29-9) vs. Ryan Spann (21-7) — Ag

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

10. 135 pounds: Said Nurmagomedov (17-2) vs. Jonathan Martinez (17-4) — At

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


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

7. 135 pounds: Raphael Assunção (27-9) vs. Davey Grant (12-6) — Ag

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

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

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

3. 135 pounds: Tony Gravely (23-8) vs. Victor Henry (22-6) — At

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

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

Timestamps, a YouTube video, a care score infographic will appear in this post on Monday due to recording delays that delayed post-production this week.

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Written by: June M. Williams is a midwest based graphic designer, videographer, author & editor for Bloody Elbow. She joined the Combat Sports Division in 2010, BE since 2013. Among other tasks, she manages and syndicates our ‘Bloody Elbow Presents’ Podcast Network. (full biography)

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