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skelliher
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07.07.2016 | 4:43 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 132nd

Fighters are weighed in and we're set for the second of three UFC events this week. 

This one has a surprisingly-deep card. Check out some of the gems on there. 

The action kicks off on UFC Fight Pass at 7pm ET before switching over to FS1 at 8pm for the rest of the card. 

Enjoy!

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

The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale
  • Friday 07.08.2016 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 | Prelims: UFC Fight Pass
  • Name: The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale
  • Also Known As: UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk vs. Gadelha 2
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • 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): $736,408
  • Attendance: 8,115
  • TV Ratings: 1.09M avg. viewers (1.33M peak, 642k FS1 prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Bout   Info
Joanna Jędrzejczyk   defeats   Cláudia Gadelha   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Andrew Sanchez   defeats   Khalil Rountree   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Tatiana Suarez   defeats   Amanda Cooper   via Submission, D'Arce Choke   3:43 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Will Brooks   defeats   Ross Pearson   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Doo Ho Choi   defeats   Thiago Tavares   via KO/TKO, Punches   2:42 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Joaquim Silva   defeats   Andrew Holbrook   via KO/TKO, Punches   0:34 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Gray Maynard   defeats   Fernando Bruno   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Matheus Nicolau   defeats   John Moraga   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Josh Stansbury   defeats   Cory Hendricks   via Decision, Majority   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Cezar Ferreira   defeats   Anthony Smith   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kevin Lee   defeats   Jake Matthews   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   4:06 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Jingliang Li   defeats   Anton Zafir   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   2:46 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page

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TheCloser17
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07.08.2016 | 9:46 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 684th

Maynard Bruno should easily surpass that last fight in excitement

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bman518
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07.08.2016 | 9:46 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 651st

When Gray got taken down by this guy it hit me how much his skills have eroded.

* Edited at 07.08.2016, 9:47 PM ET *

"Check yourself before you wreck yourself.-Ethan Tremblay"

terrencetj
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07.08.2016 | 9:51 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 500 Points   |   Tied for 354th

If Maynard was smart, he would keep working those takedowns on Bruno this last round.
Huiop532
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07.08.2016 | 9:52 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 761st

Anyone else feeling a fourth fight between Maynard and Edgar? What a war it would be!




Edit: Obviously I was joking...

* Edited at 07.08.2016, 10:00 PM ET *

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

vazio
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07.08.2016 | 9:52 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 491st

seriously though, what a horrible fight. I've seen more technical bar brawls than these guys striking.

"cthulhu fhtagn, *******!"

MikeLovesTacos XD
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07.08.2016 | 9:53 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 1169th


"He's more tired than you are!" 
Since when is it OK to just flat-out lie to your fighter? What the ****.

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

GeauxChamp
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07.08.2016 | 9:53 PM ET

Last Brain Cell

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 871st

Maynard loses it tonight.

"You learn a lot about yourself when the odds are not in your favor."

Huiop532
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07.08.2016 | 9:58 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 761st

What a terrible fight. Maynard should've retired after getting knocked out by Pearson.

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

skelliher
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07.08.2016 | 9:58 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 132nd

I hope Maynard has some money in the bank. 

29-28 Maynard for me. 

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dtrain24
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07.08.2016 | 9:59 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 590 Points   |   Tied for 108th

Glad to see Gray get the win. Hopefully he rides off into the sunset with that win.

"His legacy is money. My legacy is smesh." -Khabib

Nomad
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07.08.2016 | 9:59 PM ET

Predictions: 11 of 12 Winners, 7 Perfect, 780 Points   |   2nd Place

So close to those 500 dollars, every fight is now a nail biter. 

"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."

TheCloser17
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07.08.2016 | 10:00 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 684th

Ok well that fight just had enough movement in it to keep you from dozing off so it did outperform the flyweight fight. Just barely  LOL

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Bestscp68
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07.08.2016 | 10:01 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 590 Points   |   Tied for 98th


Really good result this victory for Maynard.
Me, myself and I totally agree!

" “To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy.” – Cus D’Amato"

legacyofmisfortune
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07.08.2016 | 10:01 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 587th

Maynard looked like a shadow of his former self against a guy that shouldnt be in the UFC.

he's had a good carreer, time to hang the gloves. But I don't, think that'll be the case

"he is going to the hospital, and im going to the after party, ha ha ha" Nate Diaz

bman518
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07.08.2016 | 10:02 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 651st

It's crazy how he's gone from almost becoming the lightweight champion to beating some no name on the prelims.

"Check yourself before you wreck yourself.-Ethan Tremblay"

vazio
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07.08.2016 | 10:05 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 491st

I'd watch another 3 rounds of Nicolau-Moraga over this anytime, although not much happened in that fight, at least both were pretty conscious of their own skills. 

This was a sad battle between a exhausted (retired) fighter against an equally tired brazilian in desperate need of some boxing basics.

"cthulhu fhtagn, *******!"

Chong Li
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07.08.2016 | 10:06 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 3 Winners, 2 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 1336th

really hope claudia wins this fight tonight....can't stand joanna shes such a vapid ****

* Edited at 07.08.2016, 10:06 PM ET *

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legacyofmisfortune
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07.08.2016 | 10:06 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 587th

"It's crazy how he's gone from almost becoming the lightweight champion to beating some no name on the prelims."


@bman   I would add.: in a TUF card

"he is going to the hospital, and im going to the after party, ha ha ha" Nate Diaz

legacyofmisfortune
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07.08.2016 | 10:07 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 587th

@vazio  indeed man, Ive watched cholos street fighting with better techinque that the brazilian fighter

"he is going to the hospital, and im going to the after party, ha ha ha" Nate Diaz

Rhino_Rocks
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07.08.2016 | 10:08 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 540 Points   |   Tied for 234th

That's was an ugly win. If Bruno has a damn gas tank he would've destroyed him

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