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    UFC 37.5: As Real As It Gets 'Belfort vs Liddell | 6th Round RETRO

    UFC 37.5: As Real As It Gets 'Belfort vs Liddell | 6th Round RETRO

    Welcome to the 6th Round Retro Post-Fight Show. This is the show that digs into the archives and gives you a comprehensive review of classic MMA events, that span as far back as UFC 1.

    Join Eddie Mercado & Victor Rodriguez as they delve into the world of the ‘UFC 37.5 As Real As It Gets’ event this week, straight out of the archives of yesteryear. So let’s take a trip back to Saturday, June 22, 2002 and check out the first UFC event to feature Joe Rogan as a color commentator; after having done several behind-the-scenes interviews starting back at UFC 12.

    The guys will explore the UFC 37.5 event complete with results, analysis, and of course a few laughs. The oddly numbered event was a last-minute deal which was held in order to promote the ‘UFC on FOX’ Sports Net’s ‘The Best Damn Sports Show Period’, where the “best fight” of the night was to air during the BDSSP’s ‘All Star Summer’ celebration in June 2002. The fight aired was ‘Steve Berger vs Robbie Lawler’, which holds the distinction of being the first ever MMA fight to be aired on US cable TV.

    The ‘UFC 37.5’ event, aka: ‘As Real As it Gets: Vitor Belfort vs. Chuck Liddell’ went down from the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. It featured a mere six fights on the card and was then held aside for it’s PPV broadcast until later on August 16th. They called it UFC 37.5 because UFC 38 was previously announced & marketed for England, where the UFC was making their debut in three weeks.

    Your commentators were Mike ‘Goldy’ Goldberg, Jeff Osborne, & the debuting Joe Rogan. Plus, we had Bruce Buffer on the mic, with ‘Big’ John McCarthy, Kipp Kollar, & Cecil Peoples refereeing the event.

    The big names of the show were Chuck Liddell & Vitor Belfort in the headliner, with Benji Radach vs Nick Serra in the co-main. We also had a young Robbie Lawler giving a stellar performance on the card. The event had what may be the smallest audience for a UFC numbered event, at 3,700 people.

    If you would like to watch the event, it can be found on UFC Fight Pass in the UFC Archives in one viewing; you can also search for the event via YouTube or you can search under the names of the fighters of each bout, one video per bout is likely out there across the interwebs, so some hunting would need to be done to look up the card in its entirety off of platforms other than Fight Pass.

    Join us to rediscover all the action and discuss as we go along! Let’s check it out!
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    (SPOILERS)

    The fight card was set up as follows:
    At 5:39 — LHW: Chuck Liddell (11-1) def. Vitor Belfort (10-3), DEC (Unanimous, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

    At 18:32 — WW: Benji Radach (6-0) def. Nick Serra (4-1), DEC (Unanimous, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

    At 25:31 — WW: Pete Spratt (11-5) def. Zach Light (2-1), SUB - Armbar at 2:25 of Rd 1

    At 30:42 — WW: Robbie Lawler (6-0) def. Steve Berger (15-8), TKO (Punches) at 0:27 of Rd 2

    At 38:45 — MW: Tony Fryklund (7-1) def. Rodrigo Ruas (3-1), TKO (Punches) at 3:34 of Rd 2

    At 46:19 — LW: Yves Edwards (20-7) def. Joao Marcos Pierini (4-1), TKO (Injury) at 1:19 of Rd 1

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    • 52 min
    UFC 276 REACTIONS & UFC Vegas 58 Picks | Care/Don't Care Podcast

    UFC 276 REACTIONS & UFC Vegas 58 Picks | Care/Don't Care Podcast

    It’s time for another one of our infamous & patented Care/Don’t Care Podcasts, with your talent: John S. Nash & Stephie Haynes.

    *Eugene is absent while he is in Europe on tour with Buñuel. He will be gone several weeks, but who knows, he may be able to record while abroad, time will tell. The gang will all be reunited next month.

    UFC 276: ‘Adesanya vs. Cannonier’ REACTIONS — 1:30

    Overall, this 12-bout card saw 3 1st rd finishes, 2 KO/TKO’s, 3 subs, 6 decisions, & one no contest. Rounding things out, our fighters who were awarded for putting forth BONUS efforts included: FOTN: Lawler vs. Barberena. POTN: Alex Pereira, Jalin Turner & Julija Stoliarenko.

    Here’s a look at the UFC 276 fight card with full results & updated fight records —

    ESPN+ PPV MAIN CARD
    At 2:25 — TITLE FIGHT #1 — UFC MW Championship: Israel Adesanya (23-1) DEF. Jared Cannonier (15-6) — via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)

    11. At 4:16 — TITLE FIGHT #2/THE TRILOGY — UFC FW Championship: Alexander Volkanovski (25-1) DEF. Max Holloway (23-7) — via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)

    10. At 9:31 — Alex Pereira (6-1) DEF. Sean Strickland (25-4) — via KO at 2:36 of round one

    9. At 10:52 — Bryan Barberena (18-8) DEF. Robbie Lawler (29-16) — via TKO (strikes) at 4:47 of round two

    8. At 13:00 — Pedro Munhoz (19-7) vs. Sean O’Malley (15-1) — fought to a NO CONTEST (accidental eye poke) at 3:09 of round two



    ABC/UFC FIGHT PASS/ESPN+ PRELIMS
    7. At 14:44 — Jalin Turner (13-5) DEF. Brad Riddell (10-3) — via submission (guillotine) at :45 of the first round

    6. At 15:22 — Jim Miller (35-16) DEF. Donald Cerrone (36-17) — via submission (guillotine) at 1:32 of the second round

    5. At 20:35 — Ian Garry (10-0) DEF. Gabriel Green (11-4) — via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

    4. At 23:48 — Dricus Du Plessis (17-2) DEF. Brad Tavares (19-7) — via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

    ESPN/ESPN+ EARLY PRELIMS
    3. At 24:32 — André Muniz (23-4) DEF. Uriah Hall (17-11) — via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

    2. At 25:19 — Maycee Barber (11-2) DEF. Jessica Eye (15-11) — via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

    1. At 27:13 — Julija Stoliarenko (10-6) DEF. Jessica-Rose Clark (11-8) — via submission (armbar) at :42 of the first round
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    UFC Vegas 58: ‘Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev’ PICKS — 28:14

    At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’, then our duo will go about predicting the UFC Vegas 58 Fight Night 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 the APEX Center, in Vegas, this Saturday, July 9th.

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

    UFC Vegas 58: ‘Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev’ (7 Cares)

    ESPN/ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. JULY 9 — 9/6PM ETPT (7 Cares)
    12. 155lbs: Rafael dos Anjos (31-13) vs. Rafael Fiziev (11-1) — At 43:54, 3 Cares

    11. 185lbs: Caio Borralho (11-1) vs. Armen Petrosyan (7-1) — At 43:18, 2 Cares

    10. 135lbs: Said Nurmagomedov (15-2) vs. D. Silva de Andrade (28-4) — At 42:21, 2 Cares (But Split)

    9. 185lbs: Jamie Pickett (13-7) vs. Denis Tiuliulin (10-6)

    8. 285lbs: Jared Vanderaa (12-8) vs. Chase Sherman (15-10)

    7. 155lbs: Michael Johnson (20-17) vs. Jamie Mullarkey (14-5)

    ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 6/3PM ETPT (0 Cares)
    6. 125lbs: Cynthia Calvillo (9-4) vs. Nina Nunes (10-7)

    5. 135lbs: Aiemann Zahabi (8-2) vs. Ricky Turcios (11-2)

    4. 125lbs: Antonina Shevchenko (9-4) vs. Cortney Casey (10-9)

    3. 185lbs: Cody Brundage (7-2) vs. Tresean Gore (3-1)

    2. 205lbs: Kennedy Nzechukwu (9-3) vs. Karl Roberson (9-5)

    1. 135lbs: Ronnie Lawrence (8-1) vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov (9-2)

    Be sure to follow John on twitter @heynottheface, and of course you can catch Stephie @CrooklynMMA.

    • 51 min
    UFC 276: LIVE YT Radio-Style PBP — ‘Adesanya vs Cannonier’ & ‘Volkanovski vs Holloway 3’ Commentary

    UFC 276: LIVE YT Radio-Style PBP — ‘Adesanya vs Cannonier’ & ‘Volkanovski vs Holloway 3’ Commentary

    Join us for an audio broadcast of our LIVE ‘radio style’ play-by-play commentary of the UFC 276 PPV MAIN CARD, including LIVE updates, results & reactions. The event was broadcast on ESPN+ from the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV. Check out the VIDEO broadcast of this show on our Combat Culture YT Channel at: https://youtu.be/4WRExrEmyNA

    Throughout the telecast, our host, Matt Ryan, & co-host Brendan Sokler, brought you all of the face-punching goodness the UFC could provide.

    The UFC is showcasing a World Championship Doubleheader this weekend at their UFC 276 PPV event. So, we get two title fights, including a trilogy but that oughta be a barn-burner.

    Israel Adesanya is closely becoming the Mike Tyson of our generation at 185 pounds, because no matter if it’s a (technical) knockout or a decision, you’re tuning into the ESPN+-streamed show just to see what the heck he does. And while Jared Cannonier is a bad dude and you’ll never not hear anyone say or write that he’s entering a completely different level in “Sin City.”

    If this were “Money In The Bank” across the street at MGM Grand (why WWE decided to run against International Fight Week in the same city is beyond us), we’d see Cannonier gain some sort of advantage or have Adesanya come in with some sort of glaring weakness or injury because you need to nerf the Anime nerd with death in his hands and feet to give “Killa Gorilla” some hope before the bell rang.

    But, UFC is not WWE and, to our understanding, these fights are not predetermined. So, shout out to everyone who thinks every mixed martial arts (MMA) fight is a work, you give us energy.

    This main event, alongside an Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway trilogy bout banger at 145 pounds and Sean O’Malley looking like someone who sells you fake pot at Bonnaroo and the rest of this card, has us excited enough to shout at the television set along with you TONIGHT, starting 15 minutes before the PPV main card kicks off alongside Brendan Sokler, Stephanie Sottile moderating the chat and Olive being a fat baby and giving her thoughts throughout the event.

    Here’s a look at the UFC 276: ‘Israel Adesanya vs Jared Cannonier’ Main Event PPV fight card & current records —

    ESPN+ PPV MAIN CARD | 10/7PM ETPT
    12. TITLE FIGHT #1 — UFC MW Championship: Israel Adesanya (22-1) vs. Jared Cannonier (15-5)

    11. TITLE FIGHT #2/THE TRILOGY — UFC FW Championship: Alexander Volkanovski (24-1) vs. Max Holloway (23-6)

    10. 185lbs: Sean Strickland (25-3) vs. Alex Pereira (5-1)

    9. 170lbs: Robbie Lawler (29-15) vs. Bryan Barberena (17-8)

    8. 135lbs: Pedro Munhoz (19-7) vs. Sean O’Malley (15-1)

    Check out our dual-site run, COMBAT CULTURE YouTube Channel, for more MMA variety & content, visit both BloodyElbow.com & MMAmania.com online, as well as on twitter and IG - we work together every Pay-Per-View (PPV) event in order to make this show available everywhere.

    If you enjoy our shows, "heart" us here on SC, or "like" & share over on whichever BE Presents Podcast Channel happens to be your listening platform of choice.

    • 3 hr 36 min
    UFC 275: Live YT Radio-Style PBP - 'Teixeira Vs. Procházka' Commentary

    UFC 275: Live YT Radio-Style PBP - 'Teixeira Vs. Procházka' Commentary

    Join us Saturday, June 11th, 2022, for a LIVE ‘radio style’ play-by-play broadcast in the player above of the UFC 275 PPV (pay-per-view) MAIN CARD, with LIVE updates, commentary, results & reactions; which was broadcast in English & Spanish on ESPN+ from the Singapore Indoor Center, in Kallang, Singapore. Check out the VIDEO broadcast of this show on our Combat Culture YT Channel at: https://youtu.be/zsnyCyUJkoE

    Throughout the telecast, our host, Matt Ryan, & co-host Brendan Sokler, will bring you all of the face-punching goodness the UFC can provide.

    The UFC is showcasing a World Championship Doubleheader this weekend at their UFC 275 PPV event. So, we get two title fights accompanied by a rematch that oughta be a five-rounder.

    In the Headlining bout we have the battle for the Light Heavyweight Championship, between the second oldest UFC champion in history (after Randy Couture) and the oldest first time champion in UFC history, Glover Teixeira (33-7), and Former Rizin Champion and #2-ranked contender, Jiří Procházka (28-3).

    In our second title fight of the night, we will have a collision for the Women’s Flyweight Championship. Current Champion, Valentina ‘Bullet’ Shevchenko (25-3), whom some call the GOAT of her division, defends her title for the sixth time against contender, No. 4 ranked Taila Santos (19-1), who has been undefeated since 2018. Shevchenko became champion at UFC 231 in December, 2018, after defeating Joanna Jędrzejczyk.

    In our second title fight of the night, we will have a collision for the Women’s Flyweight Championship. Current Champion, Valentina ‘Bullet’ Shevchenko (25-3), whom some call the GOAT of her division, defends her title for the sixth time against contender, No. 4 ranked Taila Santos (19-1), who has been undefeated since 2018. Shevchenko became champion at UFC 231 in December, 2018, after defeating Joanna Jędrzejczyk.

    Here’s a look at the UFC 275: ‘Glover Teixeira vs Jiří Procházka’ Main Event PPV fight card & current records —
    ESPN+ PPV CARD | SAT. JUNE 11 — 10/7PM ETPT
    11. UFC Light Heavyweight Championship: Glover Teixeira (33-7) vs. Jiří Procházka (28-3)

    10. UFC Flyweight Championship: Valentina Shevchenko (22-3) vs. Taila Santos (19-1)

    9. The Rematch: Zhang Weili (21-3) vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (16-4)

    8. 170lbs: Jake Matthews (17-5) vs. Andre Fialho (16-4)

    7. 170lbs: Jack Della Maddalena (11-2) vs. Ramazan Emeev (20-5)

    Check out our dual-site run, COMBAT CULTURE YouTube Channel, for more MMA variety & content, visit both BloodyElbow.com & MMAmania.com online, as well as on twitter and IG - we work together every Pay-Per-View (PPV) event in order to make this show available everywhere.

    If you enjoy our shows, "heart" us here on SC, or "like" & share over on whichever BE Presents Podcast Channel happens to be your listening platform of choice.

    • 3 hr 31 min
    UFC Vegas 56: Live YT Radio-Style PBP - 'Volkov vs Rozenstruik' Commentary

    UFC Vegas 56: Live YT Radio-Style PBP - 'Volkov vs Rozenstruik' Commentary

    Join us for an audio broadcast of our LIVE ‘radio style’ play-by-play commentary of the UFC VEGAS 56 FIGHT NIGHT MAIN CARD, including LIVE updates, results & reactions. The event was broadcast on ESPN+ from the APEX CENTER, Las Vegas, NV. Check out the VIDEO broadcast of this show on our Combat Culture YT Channel at: https://youtu.be/UgZOfbASn3U

    Main Card (4 PM ET, ESPN+)
    Alexander Volkov vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

    Dan Ige vs. Movsar Evloev

    Michael Trizano vs. Lucas Almeida

    Poliana Botelho vs. Karine Silva

    Alonzo Menifield vs. Askar Mozharov

    Ode Osbourne vs. Zarrukh Adashev

    Check out our dual-site run, COMBAT CULTURE YouTube Channel, for more MMA variety & content, visit both BloodyElbow.com & MMAmania.com online, as well as on twitter and IG - we work together every Pay-Per-View (PPV) event in order to make this show available everywhere.

    If you enjoy our shows, "heart" us here on SC, or "like" & share over on whichever BE Presents Podcast Channel happens to be your listening platform of choice.

    • 2 hr 10 min
    UFC 274: Live YT Radio-Style PBP - 'Oliveira vs Gaethje' Commentary

    UFC 274: Live YT Radio-Style PBP - 'Oliveira vs Gaethje' Commentary

    Join us for an audio broadcast of our LIVE ‘radio style’ play-by-play commentary of the UFC 274 PPV MAIN CARD, including LIVE updates, results & reactions. The event was broadcast on ESPN+ from the Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ. Check out the VIDEO broadcast of this show on our Combat Culture YT Channel at: https://youtu.be/RhB8L4tVl2M

    Throughout the telecast, our host, Matt Ryan, & co-host Brendan Sokler, will bring you all of the face-punching goodness the UFC can provide.

    The UFC is showcasing a World Championship Doubleheader this weekend at their UFC 274 PPV event. The first title fight in our Main Event will be a collision between now ‘former’ UFC Lightweight Champion, Charles ‘Do Bronx’ Oliveira, and Former Interim Lightweight Champion and #1 ranked contender, Justin ‘The Highlight’ Gaethje.

    In our second title fight of the night, we will have the battle for the Strawweight Championship. “Thug’ Rose Namajunas, holding an 11-4 record, fighting out of Colorado as well, holds the distinction of being the two-time and current Strawweight Champion. Meanwhile, the #2 ranked contender, Carla ‘Cookie Monster’ Esparza, is holding an 18-6 record, fighting out of California. She holds a brown belt in BJJ and her finishes include four knockouts, and four submissions.

    Also on the PPV card, we have Lightweights ‘Iron’ Michael Chandler vs. Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson going to war in what is sure to be a barn burner. Neither of these guys know how to put on a boring fight.

    Meanwhile, legendary fighters, Ovince St. Preux and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua will clash in a Heavyweight bout on the main card.

    Here’s a look at the UFC 274: ‘Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje’ Main Event PPV fight card & current records —

    ESPN+ PPV CARD | SAT. MAY 7 — 10PM/7PM ETPT
    14. UFC Lightweight Championship: Charles Oliveira (32-8) vs. Justin Gaethje (23-3)

    13. UFC Strawweight Championship: Rose Namajunas (11-4) vs. Carla Esparza (18-6)

    12. 155lbs: Michael Chandler (22-7) vs. Tony Ferguson (25-6)

    11. 205lbs: Ovince St. Preux (25-16) vs. Mauricio Rua (27-12)

    10. 170lbs: Randy Brown (14-4) vs. Khaos Williams (13-2)

    Check out our dual-site run, COMBAT CULTURE YouTube Channel, for more MMA variety & content, visit both BloodyElbow.com & MMAmania.com online, as well as on twitter and IG - we work together every Pay-Per-View (PPV) event in order to make this show available everywhere.

    If you enjoy our shows, "heart" us here on SC, or "like" & share over on whichever BE Presents Podcast Channel happens to be your listening platform of choice.

    • 3 hr 21 min

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