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Oddsbot
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02.28.2018 | 10:19 PM ET

This is the official discussion thread for Overeem vs. Blaydes. Let's see what you've got.

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Curtis Blaydes defeats Alistair Overeem via KO/TKO at 2:56 of Round 3

Curtis "Razor" Blaydes
Mmaweekly large Alistair "The Reem" Overeem

Blaydes
KO/TKO
Round 3

Curtis Blaydes Alistair Overeem

"Razor" "The Reem"

9-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   43-16-0
Climbed to 10-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 43-17
-185 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +160 (Slight Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Nl Netherlands
Chicago, Illinois   Fighting out of   Amsterdam, Netherlands
27 years, 3 months, 1 day   Age at Fight   38 years, 2 days
254.0 lbs (115.2 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   244.0 lbs (110.7 kgs)
6'4" (193cm)   Height   6'4" (193cm)
80.0" (203cm)   Reach   80.0" (203cm)
Elevation Fight Team   Gym   Jackson Wink MMA
Tapology Community Predictions: 1800  
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KO/TKO
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Decision
Overeem
47%
Blaydes
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skelliher
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02.28.2018 | 10:19 PM ET

Prediction: correct Blaydes   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

Expected for Chicago.

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ImperatorFishrat
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02.28.2018 | 10:42 PM ET

Prediction: correct Blaydes   wrong Decision  

This is a goodun'.

My early pick is Blaydes by wrestle****. I think he's learned his lesson and won't try and stand and bang with experienced high class strikers after the Hunt fight.

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MassaBruce
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03.01.2018 | 12:29 AM ET

Prediction: correct Blaydes   wrong Decision  

Idk if Blaydes has necessarily learned a lesson yet but he can definitely wrestle-f*** a way to victory here. 

* Edited at 03.01.2018, 12:34 AM ET *

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Hyrm
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03.01.2018 | 6:01 PM ET

Prediction: correct Blaydes   wrong Decision  

wath a borring match-up! Overeem will run arround the cage to avoid the take down and if Blayde secure one he will sleep on top until the bell.

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golfy77
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05.06.2018 | 2:50 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Overeem   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

Poor Reem. He just can't catch a break, lol.
mikeyg
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05.06.2018 | 2:58 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Overeem   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

For me, Blaydes has to win this on the ground, but Reem is way better on the ground than Hunt, he's much more a threat on the feet than Hunt as he doesn't have to worry about grappling. Barring a standing KO which could happen with Reem's chin, I think it's his fight to lose, he can win anywhere. Blaydes is definitely a powerhouse, he's just kinda limited to wrestling with Reem.
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05.06.2018 | 6:39 PM ET

Prediction: correct Blaydes   wrong Decision  

Blaydes has all the tools to win here. He has power, good wrestling, cardio, and size. I just hope he doesn't maintain position and looks to posture up and open up with his ground and pound more. 

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Seabeast06
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06.02.2018 | 4:00 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Overeem   wrong Decision  

I like Blaydes but Overeem's TDD is stout enough to keep Blaydes' from wrestle-******* him as he did to Hunto. Reem, UD
ImperatorFishrat
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06.02.2018 | 7:27 PM ET

Prediction: correct Blaydes   wrong Decision  

I think Overeem goes back on a slide that leads to retirement.

Blaydes by finish from the top.

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lldowntoearthll
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06.03.2018 | 8:24 PM ET

Prediction: correct Blaydes   wrong Decision  

blaydes has passed some puncher tests and i think he's capable of taking reem down consistently, just a question of how he handles kicks and knees from alistair.
ian729
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06.04.2018 | 10:10 PM ET

Prediction: correct Blaydes   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

as much as i love overeem he gets knocked out and i would be surprised if he even makes it to the 2nd hound

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06.08.2018 | 7:35 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Overeem   wrong Decision  

38 years old makes a nice way to celebrate to take the W

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Gunnar
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06.09.2018 | 6:02 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Overeem   wrong Decision  

Too experienced
rappinpapsoda
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06.10.2018 | 2:50 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Overeem   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

Reem looked horrible last night. I think he hurt his keg early in the fight, though.

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yasdas
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06.12.2018 | 7:43 PM ET

Prediction: correct Blaydes   wrong Decision  

I hope he can get his keg fixed, otherwise he might have to buy a new one.

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cal1
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06.18.2018 | 12:56 PM ET

Prediction: correct Blaydes   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

How many times has Reem been KOed from guard now? Can anyone count that high?

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06.20.2018 | 6:01 PM ET

Prediction: correct Blaydes   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

I know he has been cracked a few times in guard. Rua got him from guard. Stipe and Curtis have got him too. The crazy part is he has such an offensive guard that I wonder if he doesn't neglect striking defense and posture. Maybe it's one of those things. Some guys just can't defend a single, but they can stop any double.

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