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skelliher
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07.06.2017 | 3:35 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 365th

Fighters are weighed in and we're set to get the MMA weekend kicked off in style. 

Prelims air on UFC Fight Pass at 6pm ET before switching to FS1 at 7pm. 

Enjoy!

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The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale
  • Friday 07.07.2017 at 09:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 | Prelims: UFC Fight Pass
  • Name: The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale
  • Also Known As: UFC Fight Night Johnson vs. Gaethje
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Todd Grisham, Brian Stann
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Brian Stann
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $432,495
  • Attendance: 6,308
  • TV Ratings: 724,000 avg. viewers (453k FS1 prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Bout   Info
Justin Gaethje   defeats   Michael Johnson   via KO/TKO, Punches and Knees   4:48 Round 2 of 5, 9:48 Total Bout Page
Jesse Taylor   defeats   Dhiego Lima   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   0:43 Round 2 of 3, 5:43 Total Bout Page
Drakkar Klose   defeats   Marc Diakiese   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jared Cannonier   defeats   Nick Roehrick   via KO/TKO, Elbows   2:08 Round 3 of 3, 12:08 Total Bout Page
Brad Tavares   defeats   Elias Theodorou   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jordan Johnson   defeats   Marcel Fortuna   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Angela Hill   defeats   Ashley Yoder   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
James Krause   defeats   Tom Gallicchio   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
C.B. Dollaway   defeats   Ed Herman   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Tecia Torres   defeats   Juliana Lima   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   0:53 Round 2 of 3, 5:53 Total Bout Page
Gray Maynard   defeats   Teruto Ishihara   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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Spudgreg
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07.08.2017 | 12:06 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 266th

You can't avoid a war with that style unless you take him down. Usually if you hurt someone with that style they stop walking you down not gaethje. First to knock Johnson out with all the elite people he has fought. Ferguson next please. I don't want him to be matched up with khabib 
Spudgreg
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07.08.2017 | 12:09 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 266th

Only other logical choice is barboza a very winnable fight but if Edson times him with a well placed shot it will be a different story. Can picture the knee he done on dariush
TAMANinja
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07.08.2017 | 12:10 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 604th

Eddie v Gaethje needs to happen at some point.
TheFightReviewer
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07.08.2017 | 12:12 AM ET

Please ******* feed Kevin Lee to Justin. Talking about how he isn't scared of no body well let's see

"Still got a better chin than Duffee"

GreenHornet
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07.08.2017 | 12:25 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 340 Points   |   Tied for 890th

One thing I will say is that I hope Gaethje can stop being so brazen and leaving his chin out to get struck and finally learn some head and body movement.  It bothered me with what happened to Liddell and Hendo (as much as I like that style) and all the damage they absorbed, I hope it doesn't happen to him.

* Edited at 07.08.2017, 12:29 AM ET *

"Smoke 'em if ya got 'em."

Kuma
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07.08.2017 | 12:28 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 530 Points   |   Tied for 137th

Justin will be such a fun addition to the UFC.Justin vs Tony would be bananas.
GreenHornet
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07.08.2017 | 12:32 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 340 Points   |   Tied for 890th

@Kuma

Tony would pick Gaethje apart.  As soon as Gaethje tries to push the pace, Tony will use footwork to stay out of range and use his length and cave Gaethje's head in with a head kick.  Now if Gaethje actually used his wrestling or head movement, then it could go either way.  Otherwise, Gaethje gets merked by El Cucuy.

"Smoke 'em if ya got 'em."

Kuma
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07.08.2017 | 12:40 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 530 Points   |   Tied for 137th

I don't disagree but the fight would be amazing.If I was Justin's manager I wouldn't ask for that fight lol unless for an interim but as a fight fan yes please.I would give Justin a chance in that fight,not a great one,not a horrible one.His pressure is just so hard to deal with and it's not like we haven't seen Tony in trouble like vs Landon,he was in all kinds of trouble and Landon doesn't even hit hard.I think Tony's stubborn and ultra confident which could be a problem vs Justin's style and I could see him fighting Justin's fight and losing for it.
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07.08.2017 | 1:47 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 340 Points   |   Tied for 890th

Takeaways from this event:

TUF cards can't draw for **** anymore unless they are at the Palm.

Gaethje is legit.

Todd Grisham sucks at play by play.

"Smoke 'em if ya got 'em."

mikeyg
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07.08.2017 | 6:07 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 480 Points   |   Tied for 317th

Gaethje vs Johnson is FOTY so far
Joker313
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07.08.2017 | 11:59 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 7 Perfect, 650 Points   |   6th Place




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