How was your week

Posted: July 10, 2021 by Sports Time Radio in sports

If you’re not listening to the Sports Time Radio podcast my first question would be well why not? If you are listening you know that Schaumburg Stu steps in to co-host with me on Friday’s and I always have him make predictions concerning the Chicago teams. As I’ve mentioned before we live in the Chicago suburbs; so it makes sense we go with those teams.

Coming into yesterday’s podcast Stu was two games over .500 with a record of 42-40 on his predictions. His weekend got off to a good start as he had the Chicago White Sox beating the Baltimore Orioles last night and they did. The White Sox actually had an easy win last night as they beat the Orioles 12-1.

Now as for the rest of the weekend here’s what Schaumburg Stu has happening. Today he has the Chicago Cubs beating the St. Louis Cardinals. For tomorrow Schaumburg Stu likes Dylan Cease to strikeout more than 5 1/2 Orioles in his start on Sunday. He also thinks the Cubs will hit more than 1 1/2 home runs in their game against the Cardinals on Sunday.

What do you think of Schaumburg Stu’s picks? Do you agree? Or disagree with him?

On Friday’s the Sports Time Radio podcast airs from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with Schaumburg Stu and I; so you can listen and get his picks live. The rest of the week the podcast airs live from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. with Dan the Man and I running the show. Dan the Man and I are on three days a week; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Generally I’d remind of this at the end of the blog, but however since I posted Schaumburg Stu’s picks today will drop it right here. Remember that if you miss the live edition of the Sports Time Radio podcast all you have to do is head on over to TuneIn.com and you can listen any time you want to.

Now I don’t know if I’m just out of the loop or if I just wasn’t paying attention, but until yesterday I had no idea that Connor McGregor and Dustin Porier where fighting each other tonight. Maybe their wasn’t as much publicity for this fight as there was for the first two.

I mentioned that this is the third fight between these two fighters. McGregor won the first fight back on September 27th of 2014. The rematch took place on January 23rd of 2021 and Porier was the winner in that fight. This was also McGregor’s last fight by the way. So this fight makes this match up a trilogy.

McGregor has lost two of his last three fights and has just three wins in his last six fights. Porier has won six of his last seven fights. Interestingly they both suffered losses at the hands of Khabib Nurmagomedov. Porier’s last fight was also the January fight against McGregor.

If you’re betting on this fight McGregor is a slight favorite. If you bet $115 dollars on McGregor you’d win $100 dollars while $105 dollars on Porier would get you a $100 dollar return.

There are 13 other fights on UFC’s card tonight which takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the T-Mobile Arena. Bell time is set for 5:00 p.m. with eight fights that will air on ESPN and ESPN Plus. At 9:00 p.m. the pay per view is scheduled to take over and I believe ESPN Plus will still be carrying the event. The pay per view has 5 fights on it with Porier/McGregor being the main event.

It appears as though Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson will be the semi-main event. You’ll also see Tai Tuivasa vs. former NFL player Greg Hardy, Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya and Sean O’Malley vs. Kris Moutinho on the pay per view.

So who do you have winning the third meeting between Connor McGregor and Dustin Porier? Also are you planning on buying the pay per view?

As always we end with reminding you that you can find me on Twitter @Burketime

Comments
  1. I’m sure that tonight’s PPV will be at least $50, probably more. I have a passing interest in seeing who will win the rubber match, but that’s about it.
    I hope that there are no chair shots in tonight’s match or that it will end in outside interference!
    Wait a minute; am I thinking of another form of entertainment-sports??

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