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UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega

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07.18.2018 | 3:35 PM ET

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UFC 231
  • Saturday 12.08.2018 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Fox Sports 1
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: Scotiabank Arena
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jone Anik, Joe Rogan, Paul Felder
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,481,552
  • Attendance: 19,039
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 300,000 | TV Ratings: 786,000 avg. viewers (FS1 prelims, 915k peak)
  • MMA Bouts: 13
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Bout   Info
Max Holloway   defeats   Brian Ortega   via KO/TKO, Doctor Stoppage   5:00 Round 4 of 5, 20:00 Total Bout Page
Valentina Shevchenko   defeats   Joanna Jędrzejczyk   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Gunnar Nelson   defeats   Alex Oliveira   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   4:17 Round 2 of 3, 9:17 Total Bout Page
Hakeem Dawodu   defeats   Kyle Bochniak   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Thiago Santos   defeats   Jimi Manuwa   via KO/TKO, Punches   0:41 Round 2 of 3, 5:41 Total Bout Page
Nina Nunes   defeats   Cláudia Gadelha   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Gilbert Burns   defeats   Olivier Aubin-Mercier   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jessica Eye   defeats   Katlyn Chookagian   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Elias Theodorou   defeats   Eryk Anders   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Brad Katona   defeats   Matthew Lopez   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Dhiego Lima   defeats   Chad Laprise   via KO/TKO, Punch   1:37 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Diego Ferreira   defeats   Kyle Nelson   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   1:23 Round 2 of 3, 6:23 Total Bout Page
Aleksandar Rakić   defeats   Devin Clark   via KO/TKO, Spinning Backfist and Punches   4:05 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page

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skelliher
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08.25.2018 | 12:52 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1025th

Holloway vs. Ortega
Max Holloway, DEC
Expected for Toronto.

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08.25.2018 | 4:47 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 1600th

I want this fight but I Also don't. That **** with Max was scary as ****. I kinda want him to take a year off.

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08.25.2018 | 1:29 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 318th

Great fight.

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08.26.2018 | 12:18 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 703rd

Holloway vs. Ortega
Max Holloway, DEC
oh yeah

Burns vs. Aubin-Mercier
Gilbert Burns, DEC
84% of peeps think Frenchman, Olive-head beats the Durinho One. i will never accept this travesty of the Heaven Sent Cage

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08.26.2018 | 4:38 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 977th

Chad Laprise vs. Dhiego Lima announced for this event 

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MassaBruce
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08.28.2018 | 6:16 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 1414th

Hoping this is the first of many embarrassing losses in a row for Elias. 


If The****** is the 17th best MW on the planet than MW is absolutely pathetic. 

* Edited at 08.28.2018, 6:18 PM ET *

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08.28.2018 | 8:49 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 1496th

Mw division has seemed a little thin outside the top 5 or 6
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09.20.2018 | 11:45 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1025th

Jędrzejczyk vs. Shevchenko
Valentina Shevchenko, DEC
Flyweight Championship.

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09.20.2018 | 11:58 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 1600th

Can't wait for Valentina to beat JJ again. My little pony couldn't beat her in Muay thai, and she's not going to beat her in MMA either.

Valentina by domination.

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09.21.2018 | 3:55 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 1496th

Shevchenko vs jj 
Now thats a flyweight championship!!!
Winner is truly champion!!!
I got bullet.
Hope I get to c this one live.
skelliher
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10.01.2018 | 10:54 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1025th

Santos vs. Manuwa
Thiago Santos, TKO, R1
I like it.

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10.02.2018 | 6:13 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 703rd

Anders vs. Theodorou
Eryk Anders, TKO, R1
lol if elias wins that!!

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10.02.2018 | 6:38 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 1600th

WAR Anders!

He's gonna smoke Canadian Fabio.

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10.02.2018 | 11:25 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 680 Points   |   Tied for 43rd with 2 others

I wouldn't be shocked if Elias gets on his bike and out points Anders. 

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MassaBruce
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10.02.2018 | 12:23 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 1414th

I would be shocked, Elias is garbage. 

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10.02.2018 | 10:53 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 318th

Max can hopefully get the win.

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skelliher
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10.09.2018 | 5:18 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1025th

Silver lining to the UFC 230 weirdness: Valentina-Joanna appears to be back on for Toronto.

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10.09.2018 | 5:36 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 405 Points   |   1442nd Place

Yeah, glad they are putting the fight back on and moving back to the Toronto card. While I don't really think Cormier/Lewis will be competitive, it fits better on the NY card with the solid fights on the main. Toronto needed the 2nd title fight.

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10.09.2018 | 6:28 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 1496th

Best news i've heard all day. Im gonna try to c this card live.
Max vs ortega and jj shevchenko R the fights i wanna c most.
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10.12.2018 | 4:26 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1025th

Eye vs. Chookagian
Jessica Eye, DEC
Possible #1 contender's bout.

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