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UFC 243 – Whittaker vs Adesanya – The Care/Don’t Care Preview | UFC Copenhagen Review

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It’s time for another of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Previews, 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 newly released ‘Ozy Confidential Podcast’, the indubitable John S. Nash, our chief financials analyst and co-host of our ‘Show Money Podcast, along with our lovely co-host, Stephie Haynes, of Bloody Elbow’s The Level Change Podcast and The Mookie & Crookie Show.

The format of the show is to announce each fight as they go, commenting on which fights are hot and which fights are not, as well as introducing an off-topic discussion point or two. This week’s topics are as follows:

UFC COPENHAGEN REVIEW:

(Timestamps will be added to the post later today, all apologies for the delay)

Here’s a look at the fight card RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:

MAIN CARD | 2PM/11AM ETPT

  • Jared Cannonier (13-4) DEF. Jack Hermansson (20-5), KO/TKO Uppercut to Ground & Pound at 0:27 second of Round 2 of 5, 5:27 Total
  • Mark O. Madsen (9-0) DEF. Danilo Belluardo (12-5), KO/TKO, Ground & Pound at 1:12 Round 1
  • Gilbert Burns (17-3) DEF. Gunnar Nelson (17-5), DEC-Unanimous
  • Ion Cutelaba (15-4) DEF. Khalil Rountree (8-4), KO/TKO Elbows from Mount at 2:35 of Round 1
  • Ovince St. Preux (24-13) DEF. Michal Makhmud Oleksiejczuk (14-3), SUB, Von Flue Choke at 2:14 Round 2 of 3, 7:14 Total
  • Nicolas Dalby (18-3) DEF. Alex Oliveira (20-8), DEC-Unanimous

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Zero. None. Nada. Zip.
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: Jack Shore, John Phillips, Ovince Saint Preux, Jared Cannonier
ATTENDANCE: 12,767 – SELL OUT
GATE: 1.6M

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 11AM/8AM ETPT

  • John Phillips (22-9) DEF. Alen Amedovski (8-2), KO/TKO, Overhand Left at 0:14 in Round 1
  • Makhmud Muradov (22-6) DEF. Alessio Di Chirico (12-4), DEC-Unanimous
  • Ismail Naurdiev (19-3) DEF. Siyar Bahadurzada (24-8), DEC-Unanimous
  • Giga Chikadze (8-2) DEF. Brandon Davis (10-8), DEC-Split
  • Lina Länsberg (10-4) DEF. Macy Chiasson (5-1), DEC-Unanimous
  • Marc Diakiese (14-3) DEF. Lando Vannata (10-4), DEC-Unanimous
  • Jack Shore (12-0) DEF. Nohelin Hernandez (10-4), SUB, Rear Naked-Choke at 2:51 Round 3, 12:51 Total

UFC 243 PREVIEW – C/DC PICKS:

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then two of our trio — Eugene & Stephie, go about predicting UFC 243’s entire bout sheet, leading their way up to the Co-Main showcasing Al Iaquinta vs Daniel Hooker, and wrapping up the C/DC quick-picks preview portion of the show with a Main Event featuring a World Middleweight Championship Fight between Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya. The event will be taking place this Saturday, October 5th, 2019, from the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

(Timestamps will be added to the post later today, all apologies for the delay)

ESPN+ PPV UFC 243 MAIN CARD | SAT. OCT. 5 – 10PM/7PM ETPT

  • Robert Whittaker (20-4) vs. Israel Adesanya (17-0) at 185 lbs
  • Al Iaquinta (14-5) vs. Daniel Hooker (18-8) at 155 lbs
  • Tai Tuivasa (10-2) vs. Sergey Spivak (9-1) at 265 lbs
  • Luke Jumeau (13-4) vs. Dhiego Lima (14-7) at 170 lbs

ESPN PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT

  • Jake Matthews (14-4) vs. Rostem Akman (6-1) at 170 lbs
  • Yorgan De Castro (5-0) vs. Justin Tafa (3-0) at 265 lbs
  • Callan Potter (17-8) vs. Maki Pitolo (12-4) at 170 lbs
  • Megan Anderson (8-4) vs. Zarah Fairn Dos Santos (6-2) at 145 lbs

UFC FIGHT PASS/ESPN+ EARLY PRELIMS | 6:15PM/3:15PM ETPT

  • Brad Riddell (6-1) vs. Jamie Mullarkey (12-2) at 155 lbs
  • Nadia Kassem (5-1) vs. Ji Yeon Kim (8-2) at 125 lbs
  • Khalid Taha (13-2) vs. Bruno Silva (11-3) at 135 lbs

Be sure to follow Eugene on twitter @EugeneSRobinson and on The Show Stomper!, John at @heynottheface and on The Show Money Podcast, and of course Stephie can also be followed @CrooklynMMA, and twice a week on @MookieNCrookie, AND @LevelChangePod.

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