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UFC 189: Aldo vs. McGregor Announced

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skelliher
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01.30.2015 | 5:23 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 773rd

International Fight Week

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UFC 189
  • Saturday 07.11.2015 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Fox Sports 1
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $7,200,000
  • Attendance: 16,019
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 825,000 | TV Ratings: 847,000 avg. viewers (FS1 prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Bout   Info
Conor McGregor   defeats   Chad Mendes   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:57 Round 2 of 5, 9:57 Total Bout Page
Robbie Lawler   defeats   Rory MacDonald   via KO/TKO, Punches   1:00 Round 5 of 5, 21:00 Total Bout Page
Jeremy Stephens   defeats   Dennis Bermudez   via KO/TKO, Flying Knee and Punches   0:32 Round 3 of 3, 10:32 Total Bout Page
Gunnar Nelson   defeats   Brandon Thatch   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   2:54 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Thomas Almeida   defeats   Brad Pickett   via KO/TKO, Flying Knee   0:29 Round 2 of 3, 5:29 Total Bout Page
Matt Brown   defeats   Tim Means   via Submission, Guillotine Choke   4:44 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Alex Garcia   defeats   Mike Swick   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
John Howard   defeats   Cathal Pendred   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Cody Garbrandt   defeats   Henry Briones   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Louis Smolka   defeats   Neil Seery   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Cody Pfister   defeats   Yosdenis Cedeno   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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michigandolphin
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01.30.2015 | 5:36 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 315 Points   |   Tied for 1110th




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01.30.2015 | 5:44 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 1507th

Looking at the level of opposition side-by-side, it's honestly laughable. I'm not the biggest Aldo fan, and I have no problem admitting that Conor has brought some much needed light to the featherweight division. But still. R3KT. 

I do like this though. This will be the most attention an Aldo fight has ever received, and maybe after he makes quick work of his opposition, the media and fans will start recognizing him for what he is; one of the best fighters of all time. 

* Edited at 01.30.2015, 5:46 PM ET *

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ian729
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01.30.2015 | 6:21 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 315 Points   |   Tied for 1094th

Just in time to showcase the new UFC private school uniforms
psychicdeath
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01.30.2015 | 6:32 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 773rd

Cool. I'm planning on attending this one anyway.  Had such a great time at International Fight Week last year, I decided to go again in 2015.  

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FantasyMMA
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01.30.2015 | 10:23 PM ET

Predictions: 1 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 1675th

Hell yeah, can not wait for this one. Two great fighters, big fan of both.


 McGregoat has earned this shot more than Frankie Edgar earned his.




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01.30.2015 | 10:30 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 420 Points   |   Tied for 422nd

Why is this one so far away? I thought for sure it would be at 187 or 188. 187 would've been 125 days between fights for McGregor and 210 days for Aldo. 188 would've been 146 days for McGregor and 231 days for Aldo. Seems like a really long time for them to prepare.

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FantasyMMA
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01.31.2015 | 11:44 AM ET

Predictions: 1 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 1675th

@Zarog it most likely has less to do with the fighters getting in shape and more to do with wanting to promote the crap out of it.
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01.31.2015 | 12:38 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 495 Points   |   Tied for 121st

Irish people have less explosive athleticism in their genes, the advantage goes Aldo.

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zarog
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01.31.2015 | 1:22 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 420 Points   |   Tied for 422nd

@Fantasy To me the best way to promote it is to keep it in the public mind. By setting the date so far away people will have forgotten the Aldo/Mendes II fight and by then McGregor's gonna have to do a lot more heavy lifting on promotional work. Recency is a big deal when it comes to promoting the fight and it's gonna take more work to get people to remember these guys by waiting six months between fights.

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PilloryChoke
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01.31.2015 | 1:54 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 315 Points   |   Tied for 1110th

Jones/Cormier did fine even though the fight got set back 5 months from when the MGM brawl happened. McGregor has already managed to keep his hype even though he was out for almost a year after the Holloway fight. 

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01.31.2015 | 3:23 PM ET

Two Stand Up Fighters

stand up is both of their strengths....for some strange reason I'm going with McGregor here.
thiagosilva9794
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01.31.2015 | 3:37 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 1245th

Oh just 2 days after my birthday.. I'm tempted!! TO VEGAS!

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FantasyMMA
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01.31.2015 | 5:04 PM ET

Predictions: 1 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 1675th

@Zarog I'm not disagreeing with you, just trying to see from the UFC pov and why they would do it. The other thing to consider is that there is typically a big show in the summer and right now they have no other fight worthy of being the "big summer fight" other than this one.
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01.31.2015 | 11:32 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 430 Points   |   Tied for 388th

Hope Aldo wins and I have never rooted for him until this fight.

* Edited at 01.31.2015, 11:34 PM ET *

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FantasyMMA
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02.01.2015 | 12:49 AM ET

Predictions: 1 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 1675th

"Hope Aldo wins and I have never rooted for him until this fight."

Haha definition of hater. No worries though man, I'd rather McGregor have 1000s of hater instead of a bunch of bandwagon fans.
thiagosilva9794
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02.02.2015 | 1:09 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 1245th

This is also my first time rooting for Aldo! And @FantasyMMA McGregor has a ******* TON of bandwagon fans here in Ireland and it's annoying as ****.

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02.02.2015 | 5:29 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 1245th

Would anyone know when around tickets will go on sale? And how quickly would it sell out?

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02.02.2015 | 5:34 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 315 Points   |   Tied for 1094th

I imagine they will go on sale a month or two before the event and with this fight being in Vegas and being as popular as its going to be i would imagine it would sell out quick like within hours. If you really want tickets I would join the UFC club thingy. they get to buy tickets like a week before they go on sale to the public. otherwise you will probably end up paying a scalper top dollar to go.

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02.02.2015 | 5:39 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 1245th

Thanks @curt

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02.05.2015 | 11:53 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 200 Points   |   Tied for 1542nd

2 fighters with the best stand-up in the division and probably the best chins, no wonder the ufc pushed mcgregor up the ranks faster than they normally would with any other fighter.

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