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UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs. Garbrandt Discussion Thread

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skelliher
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05.29.2016 | 12:12 AM ET

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The fighters are weighed in and we had some shoves. T'was crazy. 

Prelims kick off on UFC Fight Pass at 6pm ET before switching to FS1 for the rest of the card at 7pm. 

Enjoy!

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UFC Fight Night 88
  • Sunday 05.29.2016 at 09:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 | Prelims: UFC Fight Pass
  • Name: UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs. Garbrandt
  • Also Known As: UFC Fight Night Las Vegas
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Brian Stann
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Jon Anik
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $359,000
  • Attendance: 5,193
  • TV Ratings: 757,000 avg. viewers (897k peak, 469k FS1 prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Bout   Info
Cody Garbrandt   defeats   Thomas Almeida   via KO/TKO, Punches   2:53 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
Jeremy Stephens   defeats   Renan Barão   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Rick Story   defeats   Tarec Saffiedine   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Chris Camozzi   defeats   Vitor Miranda   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Lorenz Larkin   defeats   Jorge Masvidal   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Paul Felder   defeats   Josh Burkman   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Sara McMann   defeats   Jessica Eye   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Abel Trujillo   defeats   Jordan Rinaldi   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jake Collier   defeats   Alberto Uda   via KO/TKO, Spinning Back Kick to the Body   1:06 Round 2 of 3, 6:06 Total Bout Page
Erik Koch   defeats   Shane Campbell   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   3:02 Round 2 of 3, 8:02 Total Bout Page
Bryan Caraway   defeats   Aljamain Sterling   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Adam Milstead   defeats   Chris De La Rocha   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:01 Round 2 of 3, 9:01 Total Bout Page

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Follow The Money
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05.29.2016 | 2:22 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 509th   |   View

Barao looked like an idiot.
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05.29.2016 | 5:12 AM ET

Anyone else find it funny to find burkman looking the smaller of the two. Not that im surprised, but he was even smaller then i expected.

* Edited at 05.29.2016, 5:13 AM ET *

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05.29.2016 | 5:48 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 536th   |   View

I just watched the weigh ins and one thing stood out for me.

To start the show off, Rashad said on Stephens that "dropping down to 145 has really been good for him". Now in reality, he's 1-4 in his last 5 (in the sole win he was getting beat up and scored a come from behind KO), he beat Elkins which is a great win, but he's basically the worst stylistic matchup ever for Elkins because he's too big to muscle around and Elkins has nothing else in his arsenal. Rony Jason and Payan are solid wins (well, Jason is at least) and he has faced super tough competition, but declaring his move to 145 "good for him" at this point is completely far-fetched, imo (unless by good for him, you mean it saved his job, but I don't think that's what Rashad meant). You need to be way better than 4-3 (on the brink of 3-4) in the division for it to be considered "really good for you" (he was 7-8 at 155, so one might argue it changed nothing for him and put him straight back into "pretty good journeyman" or gatekeeper land where he was before the drop). 

Rashad's a smart dude, but this kind of thing shows what the primary directive of these "analysts" is. They value selling the fight or just blurting out the regular casual "isms" over true thought out analysis. I think that should be the UFC and the host's job, not the analysts'. This fight is good enough and evenly matched enough to sell without disregarding reality to do so. There are a LOT of points you can hit regarding this fight that aren't Stephens' featherweight record (which is pretty good given his level of opposition, but not a HUGE selling point for me).

* Edited at 05.29.2016, 6:27 AM ET *

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05.29.2016 | 3:31 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 1030th   |   View








* Edited at 05.29.2016, 3:32 PM ET *

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05.29.2016 | 5:48 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 536th   |   View

Yaay a fight card on a sunday that i'll actually be able to watch whoo hoooo!!
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05.29.2016 | 6:02 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 314th   |   View

alright let's get it on




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05.29.2016 | 6:04 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 1030th   |   View

WAR MILSTEAD!




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05.29.2016 | 6:06 PM ET

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WAR THOMINHAS!!
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05.29.2016 | 6:08 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 300 Points   |   Tied for 1006th   |   View

easy winning for chris rocha he is complete martial artist

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05.29.2016 | 6:10 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 1030th   |   View

And here we go...

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05.29.2016 | 6:11 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 660th   |   View

God, these two are going to gas out before this round ends. Please end before the 2nd. Please please please. I
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05.29.2016 | 6:11 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 1030th   |   View

Both guys are throwing some hard shots to start off.

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05.29.2016 | 6:14 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 225 Points   |   Tied for 1271st   |   View

good brawl, nice way to start

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05.29.2016 | 6:15 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 314th   |   View

10-9 Milstead but he's getting by on quickness and athleticism. De La Rocha has more varied offense.

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05.29.2016 | 6:16 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 1030th   |   View

Tough round to score.  Going to say 10-9 Milstead but it could go either way.

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05.29.2016 | 6:18 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 1030th   |   View

Wow.  Milstead is ******* up De La Rocha's face badly.

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05.29.2016 | 6:20 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 1030th   |   View

Wow nice KO by Milstead.

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05.29.2016 | 6:20 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 240 Points   |   Tied for 1204th   |   View

******** stoppage but glad that is finally over.
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05.29.2016 | 6:21 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 660th   |   View

Not the best stoppage but he was getting the **** beat out of him. The Homer Simpson defense can only take you so far
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05.29.2016 | 6:21 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 225 Points   |   Tied for 1271st   |   View

what a lame stoppage jesus crist

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