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UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2 Discussion Thread

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skelliher
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12.01.2017 | 1:33 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 720 Points   |   Tied for 423rd

The fighters are weighed in and we're set for a hardcore MMA fan's dream card. 

Awesome match-ups from top to bottom.

The action kicks off on UFC Fight Pass at 615pm ET before switching to FS1 at 8pm. The PPV main card airs at 10pm. 

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UFC 218
  • Saturday 12.02.2017 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Fox Sports 1
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: Little Caesars Arena
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Joe Rogan, Jon Anik
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,000,000
  • Attendance: 17,587
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 230,000 | TV Ratings: 694,000 avg. viewers (FS1 prelims, 841k peak)
  • MMA Bouts: 13
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Bout   Info
Max Holloway   defeats   José Aldo   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   4:51 Round 3 of 5, 14:51 Total Bout Page
Francis NGannou   defeats   Alistair Overeem   via KO/TKO, Punch   1:42 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Henry Cejudo   defeats   Sergio Pettis   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Eddie Alvarez   defeats   Justin Gaethje   via KO/TKO, Knee and Punches   3:59 Round 3 of 3, 13:59 Total Bout Page
Tecia Pennington   defeats   Michelle Waterson-Gomez   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Paul Felder   defeats   Charles Oliveira   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   4:06 Round 2 of 3, 9:06 Total Bout Page
Yancy Medeiros   defeats   Alex Oliveira   via KO/TKO, Punches   2:02 Round 3 of 3, 12:02 Total Bout Page
David Teymur   defeats   Drakkar Klose   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Felice Herrig   defeats   Cortney Casey   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Amanda Cooper   defeats   Angela Magana   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   4:34 Round 2 of 3, 9:34 Total Bout Page
Abdul Razak Alhassan   defeats   Sabah Homasi   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:21 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Dominick Reyes   defeats   Jeremy Kimball   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   3:39 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Justin Willis   defeats   Allen Crowder   via KO/TKO, Punch   2:33 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page

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Franklin880088
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12.01.2017 | 2:06 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 630 Points   |   Tied for 803rd

So can someone explain to me how Aldo went from 146 to 145 by just removing his boxers? Not that I think it matters that much, but just seems kinda shady to me. 

* Edited at 12.01.2017, 2:08 PM ET *

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Bigj383
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12.01.2017 | 3:07 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 755 Points   |   Tied for 287th

Some commissions round to the nearest pound or half pound. I remember that being a complaint by Nick Diaz when he fought GSP.  Don't know if that's the case in this instance but that could explain it.

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12.01.2017 | 6:41 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 745 Points   |   Tied for 330th





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12.01.2017 | 11:18 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 610 Points   |   Tied for 898th

just got back from the rogan comedy show in detroit he had tony hinchcliff open for him, also hit the ufc 218 weigh ins at LCA, good times. cant wait to go to ufc 218 tomorrow with my cage side seats for the first time! had to do it big in my hometown legoo!

* Edited at 12.01.2017, 11:18 PM ET *

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12.01.2017 | 11:27 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 650 Points   |   Tied for 746th

did you like it joker ? i love rogan as a commentator or on his podcasts he an awesome dude but man i can never get into his standup hes just so angry always yelling haha i hate that type of stand up.also not a fan of tony him and ari are the only friends of rogan i don't like .never seen his stand up tho might be good i just get annoyed by him on podcasts .

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12.02.2017 | 7:27 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 8 Perfect, 825 Points   |   102nd Place

I am so thinking of picking Holloway now. Aldo did not look very healthy at the way in.

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12.02.2017 | 11:31 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 610 Points   |   Tied for 898th

@gunn4206 Tony was funnier than Rogan this time.. he had a Nate diaz skit and a funny three some skit where he was in Louisville where he got his first slop top haha those skits had me dying... This was my 4th time seeing Rogan , He mainly talks about the same stuff he does on his podcast. The other times Ive seen Rogan in Chicago twice and Cleveland once.. he had Bryan Callen and Ari Shaffir open for him those times... Was hoping for Joey Diaz everytime Ive been but havent been so lucky yet. 
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12.02.2017 | 11:47 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 7 Perfect, 815 Points   |   Tied for 116th

Haven't been up to the new Little Ceasars Arena yet.  I hope it's easy to navigate in the area.

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12.02.2017 | 6:11 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 705 Points   |   Tied for 507th

Any good fights tonight?

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12.02.2017 | 6:14 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 705 Points   |   Tied for 507th

13 ;)

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12.02.2017 | 6:17 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 705 Points   |   Tied for 507th

You gonna stay up for all of them live?

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12.02.2017 | 6:19 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 705 Points   |   Tied for 507th

Yup

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12.02.2017 | 6:20 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 705 Points   |   Tied for 507th

What happened ot the magana/cooper fight? wasn't it supposed to be first?

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12.02.2017 | 6:21 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 340 Points   |   Tied for 1485th

The 2 worst female fighters in the ufc?

I missed my picks but don’t care as long as my bets come off today 😂
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12.02.2017 | 6:28 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 705 Points   |   Tied for 507th

Doesn't matter ... any chance to see Magana get her ass handed to her is a good thing

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12.02.2017 | 6:34 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 1343rd

I hope Willis gets a solid step up in his next fight. Heavyweight needs him in the mix.
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12.02.2017 | 6:45 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 755 Points   |   Tied for 287th

Good finish by Reyes

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12.02.2017 | 6:54 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 1343rd

Evenflow? What 90's kid is controlling the music in the arena right now?
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12.02.2017 | 7:14 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 755 Points   |   Tied for 287th

Unfortunate stoppage.

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12.02.2017 | 7:15 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 615 Points   |   Tied for 886th

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