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UFC 213: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2 Discussion Thread

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07.07.2017 | 6:07 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 436th

The fighters are weighed in and we're set for a PPV that's been flying under the radar with the influx of UFC 214 announcements and the loom specter that is McGregor-Mayweather. 

Still, UFC 213 is a solid card with two compelling title fights and a marquee Heavyweight clash. I'm looking forward to it. 

Prelims kick off Saturday night on UFC Fight Pass at 630pm ET before switching over to FS1 at 8pm. 

The PPV main card kicks off at 10pm. Enjoy!

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UFC 213
  • Saturday 07.08.2017 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Fox Sports 1
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Brian Stann
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,400,000
  • Attendance: 12,834
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 130,000 | TV Ratings: 657,000 avg. viewers (FS1 prelims, 732k peak)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Bout   Info
Robert Whittaker   defeats   Yoel Romero   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Alistair Overeem   defeats   Fabrício Werdum   via Decision, Majority   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Curtis Blaydes   defeats   Daniel Omielańczuk   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Anthony Pettis   defeats   Jim Miller   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Rob Font   defeats   Douglas Andrade   via Submission, Guillotine Choke   4:36 Round 2 of 3, 9:36 Total Bout Page
Aleksei Oleinik   defeats   Travis Browne   via Submission, Neck Crank   3:44 Round 2 of 3, 8:44 Total Bout Page
Chad Laprise   defeats   Brian Camozzi   via KO/TKO, Body Shot and Punches   1:27 Round 3 of 3, 11:27 Total Bout Page
Thiago Santos   defeats   Gerald Meerschaert   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   2:04 Round 2 of 3, 7:04 Total Bout Page
Belal Muhammad   defeats   Jordan Mein   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Cody Stamann   defeats   Terrion Ware   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Trevin Giles   defeats   James Bochnovic   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   2:54 Round 2 of 3, 7:54 Total Bout Page

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07.09.2017 | 1:37 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 590 Points   |   Tied for 156th

Couldn't buy a perfect, but not too bad.

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07.09.2017 | 1:40 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 630 Points   |   Tied for 60th

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07.09.2017 | 2:05 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 665 Points   |   Tied for 26th with 6 others

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07.09.2017 | 4:03 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 775th

My best guess would be the usual "I'm gonna cut 85lbs in 3 days so I can be bigger in the cage" going wrong (how can that happen, that never goes wrong, amirite?).

So she either got messed up by the drastic weight cut and didn't want to risk losing her belt in the cage or she regained too much and would miss re-weigh-in (something that type of weight cutting isn't tailored for and is pretty new, maybe she even forgot about it or didn't account for regaining as much as she did) and lose her belt outside the cage.

According to Dana (but who can believe that clown-shoes goof at this point), she was medically cleared to fight twice (the day before weigh ins and on fight day) and the second time she said she doesn't want to fight because she's feeling ill. If that's the case (I'm not calling it because "Dana said so" means nothing), I'm pretty sure she sneaked out of losing her belt on the commission's table.

Regardless, I think fighters need to really re-think starting being professionals and fighting in their appropriate weight classes. The game has changed and will keep doing so. Old school weight cuts and PED cycles just aren't sustainable or reliable enough anymore. If you want to be champ (and stay champ), you can't Hendricks your way through it.

* Edited at 07.09.2017, 4:05 AM ET *

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07.09.2017 | 4:34 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 900th

Bisping is the GOAT.

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07.09.2017 | 7:18 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 436th

Bisping always gets caught but rarely gets finished and the people that catch him end up using a lot of energy and unable to keep up with him for the rest of the fight. I find it weird that mousasi hasn't got a new contract yet when I think he would give all 3 of them fits stylistically
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07.10.2017 | 8:05 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 580 Points   |   Tied for 195th

I hope Bisping does win this one.

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