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09.10.2017 | 1:56 PM ET

This is the official discussion thread for UFC Fight Night 116.
  • The event starts on Saturday, September 16 at 9:00pm ET
  • Predictions lock -240 minutes before the event start time

  • Enjoy the fights!
    UFC Fight Night 116
    • Saturday 09.16.2017 at 10:00 PM ET
    • U.S. Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 | Prelims: UFC Fight Pass
    • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Ownership: WME-IMG
    • Venue: PPG Paints Arena
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • Enclosure: Octagon
    • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Dominick Cruz, Paul Felder
    • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
    • Post-Fight Interviews: Jon Anik
    • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $396,190
    • Attendance: 7,005
    • TV Ratings: 872,000 avg. viewers (653k FS1 prelims)
    • Number of MMA Bouts: 10
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    Bout   Info
    Luke Rockhold   defeats   Dave Branch   via Submission, Strikes   4:05 Round 2 of 5, 9:05 Total Bout Page
    Mike Perry   defeats   Alex Reyes   via KO/TKO, Knee   1:19 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
    Anthony Smith   defeats   Hector Lombard   via KO/TKO, Punches   2:33 Round 3 of 3, 12:33 Total Bout Page
    Gregor Gillespie   defeats   Jason Gonzalez   via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke   2:11 Round 2 of 3, 7:11 Total Bout Page
    Kamaru Usman   defeats   Sérgio Moraes   via KO/TKO, Punch   2:48 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
    Justin Ledet   defeats   Azunna Anyanwu   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
    Olivier Aubin-Mercier   defeats   Tony Martin   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
    Daniel Spitz   defeats   Anthony Hamilton   via KO/TKO, Punches   0:24 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
    Uriah Hall   defeats   Krzysztof Jotko   via KO/TKO, Punches   2:25 Round 2 of 3, 7:25 Total Bout Page
    Gilbert Burns   defeats   Jason Saggo   via KO/TKO, Punch   4:55 Round 2 of 3, 9:55 Total Bout Page

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    Tapology
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    09.10.2017 | 1:56 PM ET

    The start time for this event has been changed.
  • Old Time: Saturday, September 16 at 9:00pm ET
  • New Time: Saturday, September 16 at 10:00pm ET

  • The prediction deadline for this event has been changed.
  • Old Lock: -240 minutes before the event start time
  • New Lock: -150 minutes before the event start time

  • Predictions now lock on Saturday, September 16 at 7:30pm ET.
    mbach4307
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    09.10.2017 | 5:10 PM ET

    Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 1127th   |   View

    I love this card. Maybe it's because it's in Pittsburgh. Maybe it's because Rockhold is, imo, one of the 2 best mw's in the world. Maybe it's because there are some fights on this card that are going to be bangers. Idk why, but even before the borg weight cut..um I mean illness, I was looking forward to this card more than 215.

    "Where are my shoes?"

    Detroit Superstar
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    09.11.2017 | 1:21 AM ET

    Predictions: 8 of 10 Winners, 3 Perfect, 530 Points   |   Tied for 183rd   |   View

    Theres a few fights I'm looking forward to; Rockhold vs Branch, Perry vs Alves should be highly entertaining, Usman (whose seriously underrated) vs Sergio Moraes should be intriguing mostly because Usman has been red hot and he'll be dealing with a BJJ stud. Wonder what his approach will be for this one. He's likely to be a big favorite (-300 to-375) but he'll have to fight smart. I'm thinking he'll rely on his striking because going to the mat could be his kryptonite. But his fight IQ should get him thru this. OAM vs Tony Martin should be close in terms of actual odds despite OAM being a decent size consensus favorite. I think Hall and his flashy style will get punished by Jotko who is super solid and had proven to be a much better fighter than i initially gave him credit for and lastly Sanders and Arantes could steal the show. I've followed Sanders for a long time under the AXS tv banners and he's a bright prospect. He'll need to be careful because Arantes is one of those guys that will most certainly bring it.
    mikeyg
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    09.11.2017 | 2:06 AM ET

    Predictions: 8 of 10 Winners, 3 Perfect, 555 Points   |   Tied for 120th   |   View

    Yeah, just not a lot of competitive fights on here.

    Jokto vs Hall and Hamilton vs Spitz both have the potential to suck.

    Martin vs OAM is an interesting grappling affair.

    Lombard vs Lionheart is the toughest fight to pick imo.

    And Perry vs Alves is my favorite fight on this card.

    Biggest domination on the card I think will be Usman or Rockhold

    * Edited at 09.11.2017, 5:35 AM ET *

    4whotsk
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    09.11.2017 | 9:43 AM ET

    Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 498th   |   View

    Rockhold  is going to look like the champ he is and I'm a lil scared for Alves

    "get some!"

    mbach4307
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    09.11.2017 | 12:23 PM ET

    Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 1127th   |   View

    Some of the fights could be a wash,  but there are a few guys who i think will challenge for a title eventually 

    "Where are my shoes?"

    MassaBruce
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    09.11.2017 | 7:28 PM ET

    Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 825th   |   View

    What the UFC is doing with Gillespie is pathetic. 2-0 in UFC vs 0-2 in UFC....brilliant. Stop feeding him bums since he's supposedly so good. Put him up against a Russian. Then we'll know if his wrestling is legit or not. 

    "Every casual fan evaporates and leaves behind a slime of nonsense they've spewed"

    PilloryChoke
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    09.12.2017 | 6:55 AM ET

    Predictions: 8 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 470 Points   |   Tied for 462nd   |   View

    Gonzales is 1-1, not 0-2.

    "He thinks he's the ninja. I'm the ninja. Ninja Gaiden. American Ninja. Real motherfu-king ninja." - Nate Diaz

    MassaBruce
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    09.12.2017 | 3:00 PM ET

    Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 825th   |   View

    You're right. Still doesn't change a thing. Weak match-up. 

    "Every casual fan evaporates and leaves behind a slime of nonsense they've spewed"

    JRJA9
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    09.12.2017 | 11:00 PM ET

    Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 612th   |   View

    what do you guys think about the first fight on this card?? saggo vs burns. me personally i like saggo, i like his style. Honestly i found it disturbing when burns cried after his loss to rashid magomedov, seems mentally weak.

    "You missed when Time and Life shook hands and said goodbye"

    MassaBruce
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    09.12.2017 | 11:21 PM ET

    Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 825th   |   View

    Not the first fighter Rashid made cry. Won't be the last either ;) Especially when he wins that 1 million USD & retires to the Mountains. 

    Anyways...Burns vs Saggo. I just want some wicked scrambles...

    "Every casual fan evaporates and leaves behind a slime of nonsense they've spewed"

    Detroit Superstar
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    09.13.2017 | 3:04 PM ET

    Predictions: 8 of 10 Winners, 3 Perfect, 530 Points   |   Tied for 183rd   |   View

    Probably my favorite fight of the night stylistically Alves vs Perry is scrapped. Bummer that was gonna be a good fight no doubt.
    Bigj383
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    09.13.2017 | 4:01 PM ET

    Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 395 Points   |   Tied for 815th   |   View

    Thiago Alves is unfortunately unreliable.

    " "...people love guns because America is a land of opportunity, where a poor man can become rich, and a ***** can become a tough guy, if he's got a gun in his hand." -Shoot Em Up"

    FresnoMMA
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    09.13.2017 | 4:04 PM ET

    Predictions: 8 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 500 Points   |   Tied for 318th   |   View

    That injury took this card down a couple notches imo...was very likely FOTN 
    Idonaldo
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    09.13.2017 | 4:07 PM ET

    Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 430 Points   |   Tied for 663rd   |   View

    https://twitter.com/PlatinumPerry/status/908058245251715073
    poir420
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    09.13.2017 | 4:19 PM ET

    Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 752nd   |   View

    So with Alves pulling out he becomes the record holder for pulling out of the most fights at 8!

    Here is the next closest

    Ian McCall, 7

    Alessio Sakara, 7

    Thiago Tavares, 7

    Other Notables:

    Jose Aldo, 5

    Chris Weidman, 5

    Khabib Nurmagomedov, 4

    Anthony Pettis, 3

    Cain Velasquez, 3

    "“All of a sudden, he was shooting for a takedown, and I’m like, ‘Oh, you’re a wrestler now? Remember, I’m the black belt in jiu-jitsu. And you’re shooting on me now? This is a wrap." - Nate Diaz"

    HJWalker
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    09.13.2017 | 5:07 PM ET

    Predictions: 8 of 10 Winners, 0 Perfect, 445 Points   |   Tied for 581st   |   View

    When he finally hangs up his gloves I think Alves career is going to be a weird one to look back on. Is he a dangerous wrecking machine or a joke?
    poir420
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    09.13.2017 | 5:09 PM ET

    Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 752nd   |   View

    Well he was a wrecking machine up until he lost to GSP.  I think he is still dangerous just way too many injuries for him.

    "“All of a sudden, he was shooting for a takedown, and I’m like, ‘Oh, you’re a wrestler now? Remember, I’m the black belt in jiu-jitsu. And you’re shooting on me now? This is a wrap." - Nate Diaz"

    rappinpapsoda
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    09.13.2017 | 6:18 PM ET

    Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 612th   |   View

    Poir, you forgot about the great David Terrell.

    "The only thing predictable about MMA is that it is unpredictable."

    Bigj383
    Bigj383
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    09.13.2017 | 6:45 PM ET

    Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 395 Points   |   Tied for 815th   |   View

    What is really surprising is that Cain has only pulled out of three fights. Though I guess he got injured times he wasn't even scheduled.

    " "...people love guns because America is a land of opportunity, where a poor man can become rich, and a ***** can become a tough guy, if he's got a gun in his hand." -Shoot Em Up"


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