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skelliher
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07.04.2014 | 8:24 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 255 Points   |   Tied for 1092nd

Fight Pass prelims kick off at 7pm ET, followed by FS1 prelims at 8pm and the PPV main card at 10pm. 

Best card of the year so far (on paper), and probably the best we're going to get for some time. 

Enjoy it while it lasts. 

"When a game cannot be won, change the game."

UFC 175
  • Saturday 07.05.2014 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Fox Sports 1
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $4,400,000
  • Attendance: 10,088
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 525,000 | TV Ratings: 1M avg. viewers (FS1 prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 10
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Bout   Info
Chris Weidman   defeats   Lyoto Machida   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Ronda Rousey   defeats   Alexis Davis   via KO/TKO, Punches   0:16 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
Uriah Hall   defeats   Thiago Santos   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Russell Doane   defeats   Marcus Brimage   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Urijah Faber   defeats   Alex Caceres   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   1:09 Round 3 of 3, 11:09 Total Bout Page
Kenny Robertson   defeats   Ildemar Alcântara   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Bruno Santos   defeats   Chris Camozzi   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Rob Font   defeats   George Roop   via KO/TKO, Punch   2:19 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Luke Zachrich   defeats   Guilherme Bomba   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kevin Casey   vs.   Bubba Bush   Ends in a No Contest, Punches and Elbows   1:01 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page

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michigandolphin
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07.04.2014 | 8:55 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 10 Winners, 0 Perfect, 180 Points   |   Tied for 1388th






Happy to see Struve back in action.  And WAR MACHIDA!!!

"Frig off, bud"

yossgold
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07.05.2014 | 2:45 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 240 Points   |   Tied for 1196th

Been watching the embedded shows and here's a few observations:

1. With all due respect to the main event, if anyone has any doubts as to who's the real star in this event he should get himself checked. Ronda is selling the **** out of it and working her butt off to do so. Not her biggest fan, but she has my utmost appreciation as to how professional she is both as a fighter and as a prize-fighter and promotion's superstar.

2. Machida is frickin' awesome! He's been peeling of a few layers lately and as much as I loved him before, it's grown tenfold.

3. I'm starting to get the feeling that the more comfortable he gets, Weidman's inner ****** is going to surface. Not 100% sure, maybe it's just him trying to look über-comfortable for the "Embedded" cameras or if it's just him being him, but he's starting to rub me the wrong way. Or maybe it's just me, subconsciously needing to have a "bad guy" in fights I'm emotionally invested in, I don't know, just getting a weird stuck-up, entourage-bashing feel about him (I've never really been drawn to him, could be I sensed it, could be I'm talking out of my ass) ...

* Edited at 07.05.2014, 2:51 AM ET *

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Gregory
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07.05.2014 | 8:17 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 330 Points   |   Tied for 611th

Gutted that I am going to miss this.  The main card is at 4am local time for me and I don't think I can do it. Last day of vacation.

Went with Machida because I could see this being a challenging stylistic matchup for Weidman.  Machida looked great against Mousasi and if Weidman can't get this to the ground it could be a real challenge for him.  That said, I wouldn't at all be surprised if Weidman rises to the occasion and continues to show he's reaching elite P4P status.

Enjoy the fights everyone!

"I live, I die, I live again."

thiagosilva9794
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07.05.2014 | 8:21 AM ET

Predictions: 3 of 7 Winners, 0 Perfect, 180 Points   |   Tied for 1388th

Gregory.. You're in Europe somewhere?

"I really feel like I'm the most dangerous guy out there" BJ Penn........... UFC on Fox 2 event winner :)

benjaminbrandt
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07.05.2014 | 9:09 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 305 Points   |   Tied for 796th

You can always sleep on the plane playboi.  

"I have not yet begun to defile myself. "

dielegende23
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07.05.2014 | 9:19 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 4 Perfect, 520 Points   |   28th Place

"The main card is at 4am local time for me and I don't think I can do it."


Lulz, *****! For reals doe, where you at Greg?

" I feel like Davy Crockett on the walls of the Alamo, swinging Old Betsy as the enemy swarmed in with bayonets. Sheesh. Listen you young punks....." - Bill Burgess

skelliher
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07.05.2014 | 11:17 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 255 Points   |   Tied for 1092nd

He's in France, brothas!

@yoss: As to point #3, I kind of get what you're saying, but rather than read his growing comfort in the limelight as a revelation of ******yness, I'm just reading it as an emergence of his inner bro. He seems like a genuinely good guy to me, but not one that I'd necessarily enjoy hanging around for an extended period. That said, I try to check my self on judging fighter personalities too much, since I know there's always a difference between the person and the face. (Unless you're Vitor. **** Vitor.)

WAR Machida!!!

And by war, I mean cautiously aggressive, technical brilliance. 

"When a game cannot be won, change the game."

benjaminbrandt
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07.05.2014 | 11:29 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 305 Points   |   Tied for 796th

If Newell and Machida both win tonight, I'll be so happy I might cry. 

"I have not yet begun to defile myself. "

benjaminbrandt
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07.05.2014 | 11:30 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 305 Points   |   Tied for 796th

@skelli:  You no like Cheezits bro?

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Huiop532
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07.05.2014 | 11:38 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 255 Points   |   Tied for 1092nd



This is gonna be a rough card. So many fights that were hard to predict. 
I have two new champions being crowned tonight. Alexis Davis is very underrated, and I believe that if she brings the fight to Ronda, she will pull it off.
Another title fight for Machida. He's 2-2 in them. Time to settle the score! I believe he is elusive and fast enough to counter. I had a dream last night that Lyoto knocked him out in the second round with a body kick. Doubt it happens, but that would be SICK of it does!

"Dana was like Conor McGregor in the Nate Diaz fight; quick tap." - Matt Serra

MikeLovesTacos XD
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07.05.2014 | 11:53 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 1025th

This card is full of toss-ups. 

"Is normal. Everybody go down." -- Patricky Pitbull

skelliher
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07.05.2014 | 5:49 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 255 Points   |   Tied for 1092nd

A tad over an hour to go, fellas. 

"When a game cannot be won, change the game."

mikeyg
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07.05.2014 | 7:02 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 395 Points   |   Tied for 288th

Don't feel good about this card, just rooting for Rousey, Hall and Lyoto



Nomad
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07.05.2014 | 7:04 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 255 Points   |   Tied for 1092nd




"If I have a goal, then it is to escape from this literalism. I'll never achieve it; in the same way that I'll never manage to describe what really dwells within my character, although I keep on trying."

MikeLovesTacos XD
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07.05.2014 | 7:06 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 1025th

Don't like Kevin Casey, but I have been waiting for Bubba's debut. Hope to see him take this.

"Is normal. Everybody go down." -- Patricky Pitbull

skelliher
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07.05.2014 | 7:07 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 255 Points   |   Tied for 1092nd

HERE WE GO!

"When a game cannot be won, change the game."

mmawizzard
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07.05.2014 | 7:09 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 213th

"Wizzard of Tapology"

MikeLovesTacos XD
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07.05.2014 | 7:10 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 1025th

What the **** did Brittney and Arianny do to their faces? Holy ****. Replace these birds with Chrissy Blair and Carly Baker. 

"Is normal. Everybody go down." -- Patricky Pitbull

splashsergio
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07.05.2014 | 7:10 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 908th

I thing it should be change Machida's picture of UFC 175 Cover. He looks like very slim that cover photo. 
MikeLovesTacos XD
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07.05.2014 | 7:10 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 1025th

****!

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