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UFC 217: Bisping vs. St. Pierre Discussion Thread

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skelliher
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11.03.2017 | 11:08 AM ET

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The fighters are weighed in and we're set for the premiere event of the year. 

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

The PPV main card, as always, touches down at 10pm. 

Enjoy!

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UFC 217
  • Saturday 11.04.2017 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Fox Sports 1
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden
  • Location: New York City, New York, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Joe Rogan, Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $6,105,306
  • Attendance: 18,000
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 875,000 | TV Ratings: 1.28M avg. viewers (FS1 prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Bout   Info
Georges St. Pierre   defeats   Michael Bisping   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   4:23 Round 3 of 5, 14:23 Total Bout Page
T.J. Dillashaw   defeats   Cody Garbrandt   via KO/TKO, Punches   2:41 Round 2 of 5, 7:41 Total Bout Page
Rose Namajunas   defeats   Joanna Jędrzejczyk   via KO/TKO, Punches   3:03 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
Stephen Thompson   defeats   Jorge Masvidal   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Paulo Costa   defeats   Johny Hendricks   via KO/TKO, Punches   1:26 Round 2 of 3, 6:26 Total Bout Page
James Vick   defeats   Joe Duffy   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:59 Round 2 of 3, 9:59 Total Bout Page
Mark Godbeer   defeats   Walt Harris   via Disqualificaton, Illegal Kick   4:29 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Ovince St. Preux   defeats   Corey Anderson   via KO/TKO, Head Kick   1:25 Round 3 of 3, 11:25 Total Bout Page
Randy Brown   defeats   Mickey Gall   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Curtis Blaydes   defeats   Alexey Oleinik   via KO/TKO, Doctor Stoppage   1:56 Round 2 of 3, 6:56 Total Bout Page
Ricardo Ramos   defeats   Aiemann Zahabi   via KO/TKO, Spinning Back Elbow   1:58 Round 3 of 3, 11:58 Total Bout Page

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mikeyg
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11.04.2017 | 7:07 AM ET

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I think GSP is an overall better fighter than Bisping and GSP has faced opponents just as heavy of guys as Bisping with better wrestling, like Hendricks and Kos for example. Also, Bisping seems to be really distracted by outside things like Masvidal, or ******y/cringey little mind games, or the pending lawsuit from the teenager he allegedly assaulted at his gym. I'm inclined to believe the teenager in that scenario, not Bisping, it sounds exactly like something Bisping would say and do. 

I've heard some say GSP is one foot out and this is just a payday, but from my view Bisping looked very beatable as of late with the Hendo fight which I thought he could have lost and he could be on the way out. He's been out-struck, he's been out-wrestled way more often than GSP has. Unless GSP gasses out, the weigh class screws him up or the layoff is a huge deal, then I think he's got it. Which I don't think will effect him, but we'll see. He's a very smart and cerebral fighter and won't just come back for **** and giggles like BJ Penn would. GSP truly thinks he will win and I 2nd that notion.

I can see why this fight is damn near 50/50 though, it's such a tough fight with lots of X-Factors.
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11.04.2017 | 9:27 AM ET

Predictions: 2 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 115 Points   |   Tied for 1643rd   |   View

Dumbass Garbrandt basically admits everyone at team Aplha Male is on steroids https://streamable.com/aa4n8

"Hay lohh you Mike, ay lov you Mike. Hyou say somesing like di fo me, and naw I say you ... I LOV YOU! See you som. Boy." -- Yoel Romero, UFC 205

yossgold
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11.04.2017 | 9:37 AM ET

Predictions: 2 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 115 Points   |   Tied for 1643rd   |   View

@mikey, GSP has lost to every fighter he’s faced who’s first name starts with the letter M the first time they met. He doesn’t stand a chance.

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badmfmike
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11.04.2017 | 9:41 AM ET

The layoff is a big deal

Predictions: 2 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 100 Points   |   Tied for 1681st   |   View

The UFC has been evolving the entire time GSP has been out. During that time, Bisping made it to the top. He may be a big mouth blowhard, but like him or not, he is the champ. I wish GSP would have taken a lower fight or two first, but this may just be a payday.
mikeyg
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11.04.2017 | 10:10 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 976th   |   View

@Yoss, Also, Bisping's son picked him to win, so therefore GSP wins xD

Mystic son of Bisping is never wrong.
yossgold
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11.04.2017 | 11:07 AM ET

Predictions: 2 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 115 Points   |   Tied for 1643rd   |   View

LoL! Oh yeah, I forgot that... this fight is an absolute tossup now. XD

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Confusion
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11.04.2017 | 11:59 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 355 Points   |   Tied for 359th   |   View

@Yoss, that clip is hilarious. Thanks for posting it.
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11.04.2017 | 3:25 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 305 Points   |   Tied for 665th   |   View

Yoss, awesome way to pick GSP. LOL.

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11.04.2017 | 6:00 PM ET

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Let's do this.

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11.04.2017 | 6:07 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 295 Points   |   Tied for 754th   |   View






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11.04.2017 | 6:34 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 240 Points   |   Tied for 1113th   |   View

What exactly did garbrant say in that clip? Replayed it lIke 5 times can't hear it!
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11.04.2017 | 6:46 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 130 Points   |   Tied for 1616th   |   View

I went back and forth on the main and co-main a bunch. This should be a great card. 




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11.04.2017 | 6:59 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 240 Points   |   Tied for 1172nd   |   View

Has anyone gotten the black beauty award in my absence?
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11.04.2017 | 7:01 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 130 Points   |   Tied for 1616th   |   View

The stream is on.

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GreenHornet
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11.04.2017 | 7:04 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 295 Points   |   Tied for 754th   |   View

And we are live!

WAR ZAHABI!




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11.04.2017 | 7:07 PM ET

I'll give 5 euros to whoever opens picks back up for 45.5 seconds. Pls. 

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GreenHornet
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11.04.2017 | 7:11 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 295 Points   |   Tied for 754th   |   View

lol Tacos.

That is why we have the reminder system now.

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GreenHornet
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11.04.2017 | 7:13 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 295 Points   |   Tied for 754th   |   View

That scramble sequence was a thing of beauty.

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mikeyg
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11.04.2017 | 7:15 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 976th   |   View

10-9 Ramos
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11.04.2017 | 7:17 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 295 Points   |   Tied for 754th   |   View

Hard to score, but leaning to 10-9 Ramos.

Anyone catch what happened to Zahabi's knee?  Rogan and Cormier keep saying he hurt it and I don't know what could have caused it.

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