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UFC Fight Night 125: Machida vs. Anders Discussion Thread

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skelliher
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02.02.2018 | 2:11 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 174th

The fighters are weighed in (2 bad misses by Munhoz and Prezerez) and we're set for Saturday night. 

Some quality match-ups here, even if it continues the 2018 trend of weird/underwhelming main events. 


(Update: Dodson hasn't accepted the fight with Munhoz. Co-main is off.)

* Edited at 02.02.2018, 5:08 PM ET *

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UFC Fight Night 125
  • Saturday 02.03.2018 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 | Prelims: UFC Fight Pass
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: Mangueirinho Gymnasium
  • Location: Belem, Para, Brazil
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Brendan Fitzgerald, Paul Felder
  • Ring Announcer: Joe Martinez
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Paul Felder
  • Attendance: 10,144
  • TV Ratings: 839,000 avg. viewers (974k peak, 361k FS2 prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
  • Promotion Links:
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Bout   Info
Lyoto Machida   defeats   Eryk Anders   via Decision, Split   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Valentina Shevchenko   defeats   Priscila Cachoeira   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   4:25 Round 2 of 3, 9:25 Total Bout Page
Michel Prazeres   defeats   Des Green   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Timothy Johnson   defeats   Marcelo Golm   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Douglas Andrade   defeats   Marlon Vera   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Thiago Santos   defeats   Anthony Smith   via KO/TKO, Body Kick and Punches   1:03 Round 2 of 3, 6:03 Total Bout Page
Sérgio Moraes   defeats   Tim Means   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Alan Patrick   defeats   Damir Hadžović   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Polyana Viana   defeats   Maia Kahaunaele-Stevenson   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   3:50 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Iuri Alcântara   defeats   Joe Soto   via KO/TKO, Punches   1:06 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Deiveson Figueiredo   defeats   Joseph Morales   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:34 Round 2 of 3, 9:34 Total Bout Page

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Bigj383
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02.02.2018 | 2:58 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 605th

It looks like Prazeres has missed 3 of his last 4 weigh-ins at 155 weighing in at 158; 156; 159; & 161 in his last 4 fights. He should have to move back up to WW. It isn't fair to his competition that he has regularly got to enter the ring with an added size advantage. 

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PilloryChoke
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02.02.2018 | 4:09 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 550 Points   |   Tied for 83rd

Yeah, they should have probably forced Prazeres up after his last fight and I wouldn't even take the fight when he misses by 5 pounds.

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Zulizani
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02.02.2018 | 4:51 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 370 Points   |   Tied for 860th

No surprises here.  His entire boring fight strategy revolves around being many pounds heavier and then laying on top of his opponent to tire them out.  Cut him.  Give Desmond someone who might show us how good the guy is, he's clearly not ****.  Matched him up with a fat blanket. Boring.

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Thesnake101
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02.02.2018 | 5:04 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 1252nd

I'm banking on Green stuffing his takedowns and beating him up, dude's a hell of a wrestler.
Zulizani
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02.02.2018 | 5:10 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 370 Points   |   Tied for 860th

Them long legs are going to help defend the TD's fo sho.  I rate Green but this fight can go crawl in a ditch a die.  Prazares is about as exciting as a sleeping cow dreaming about grass.  I just can get excited for this.

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Detroit Superstar
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02.02.2018 | 7:46 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 380 Points   |   Tied for 796th

I agree Prazeras needs to be made to go to WW no doubt. 

Also Vera vs De Andrade Silva has moved to the Main Card. Viana and Stevenson is now on the TV prelims and Figueiredo vs Morales will be the lone FP fight starting at 7:30pm ET
AnthonyBrancato
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02.03.2018 | 12:44 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 419th

Why are there two different threads for the entire card, plus a third for just the Machida-Anders fight?

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Detroit Superstar
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02.03.2018 | 2:40 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 380 Points   |   Tied for 796th

^ I'm not a very active poster but this is the Official Discussion Thread. And from what I've noticed there's always an individual thread for a particular fight. Not sure on the 3rd...didn't even notice.
Cfurlong37
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02.03.2018 | 3:40 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 296th

I hope Machida can get it done, though I doubt it... Santos vs Smith should be a violent battle. Tim Means gunna bring those elbows and knees!
jbatesball
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02.03.2018 | 4:22 PM ET

My Thoughts on UFC Fight Night 125....and a little bit about WFA: King of the Streets back in 2006 too

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 355 Points   |   Tied for 931st

Detroit Superstar
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02.03.2018 | 6:15 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 380 Points   |   Tied for 796th

With the current state of the LHW Division and all the killers at MW. Machida should go up where that elusive style and speed would be a factor. Even if he beats Anders he'll probably still be on the outside of the Top 10. At LHW he could put 2 or 3 wins together and be a contender. Just a thought.
Detroit Superstar
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02.03.2018 | 6:54 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 380 Points   |   Tied for 796th

I heard the Prazeres/Green fight was in jeopardy. Prazeres can only weigh 171lbs tonight. Does anybody know if this fight is still expected to take place.
mikeyg
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02.03.2018 | 7:04 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 300th

@Detroit, If that's the case, there's a chance that fight is off. I would guess Prazeras is upwards of 180 by now and if he does stay down at 171 he's going to gas hard imo.

* Edited at 02.03.2018, 7:58 PM ET *

mikeyg
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02.03.2018 | 7:39 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 300th



Guess nobody else is here yet....

WAR MACHIDA AND SHEVCHENKO!!!!
mikeyg
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02.03.2018 | 7:51 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 300th

Nice TKO for Figueredo, good to see a flyweight with some power.
Kuma
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02.03.2018 | 7:56 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 605th

Guy looked great.Joseph had like 10 fence grabs lol,that ref sucks so bad.
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02.03.2018 | 8:04 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 570th

Mikey, everybody. Sup.

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02.03.2018 | 8:05 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 570th

Howdy Kuma.

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02.03.2018 | 8:08 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 570th

I get the feeling I'm going to have a another bad run of picks lol

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mikeyg
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02.03.2018 | 8:09 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 300th

Sup fishrat what's you're real name I'd rather call you that.


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