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11.03.2018 | 11:32 PM ET

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UFC on ESPN+ 2
  • Saturday 02.02.2019 at 08:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: ESPN+
  • Name: UFC on ESPN+ 2: Assunção vs. Moraes 2
  • Also Known As: UFC Fight Night Fortaleza
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste
  • Location: Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Bout   Info
Raphael Assunção   vs.   Marlon Moraes   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
José Aldo   vs.   Renato Moicano   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Demian Maia   vs.   Lyman Good   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Charles Oliveira   vs.   David Teymur   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Justin Ledet   vs.   Johnny Walker   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Livia Renata Souza   vs.   Sarah Frota   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Anthony Hernandez   vs.   Markus Perez   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Mara Romero Borella   vs.   Taila Santos   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Thiago Alves   vs.   Max Griffin   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Júnior Albini   vs.   Jairzinho Rozenstruik   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Ricardo Ramos   vs.   Said Nurmagomedov   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Magomed Bibulatov   vs.   Rogério Bontorin   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page

Responses

Magomed bibulatov
2018.11.28 4:07 PM ET

bout announced

Magomed Bibulatov vs. Rogério Bontorin at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Bontorin2
Alves thiago ufc90 1
2018.11.28 4:09 PM ET

bout announced

Thiago Alves vs. Max Griffin at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Max griffin hs
Mara romero borella hs
2018.11.28 4:10 PM ET

bout announced

Mara Romero Borella vs. Taila Santos at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Taila santos
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11.28.2018 | 10:19 PM ET

Solid match-ups added. Bibulatov goes up to 135 to challenge the surging Bontorin in his own backyard while Max Griffin looks to put the final nail in the coffin of Alves UFC career. 

"When the iron sharpens the iron, sharpens the iron. "

Raphael assuncao hs
2018.11.29 3:42 PM ET

bout rumored

Raphael Assunção vs. Marlon Moraes II at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Marlon moraes
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11.29.2018 | 3:43 PM ET

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Assunção vs. Moraes II
Marlon Moraes, DEC
Has to be for a title shot.

"When a game cannot be won, change the game."

Demian maia hs
2018.11.29 10:56 PM ET

bout announced

Demian Maia vs. Lyman Good at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Lyman good hs
Albini1
2018.11.29 10:59 PM ET

bout announced

Júnior Albini vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
Dmitry sosnovskiy headshot
Alexa grasso hs
2018.11.29 11:00 PM ET

bout announced

Alexa Grasso vs. Marina Rodriguez at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
Marina rodriguez hs
Raphael assuncao hs
2018.11.29 11:03 PM ET

bout status update

Assunção vs. Moraes II Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
Marlon moraes
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11.29.2018 | 11:06 PM ET

Sean Shelby...killing a couple fighters careers at a time. 

"When the iron sharpens the iron, sharpens the iron. "

Bryan barberena hs
2018.12.01 10:56 PM ET

bout announced

Bryan Barberena vs. Vicente Luque at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Vicente luque hs
Justin ledet hs
2018.12.08 8:58 PM ET

bout announced

Justin Ledet vs. Johnny Walker at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
Walker2
Ricardo ramos
2018.12.11 3:04 PM ET

bout announced

Ricardo Ramos vs. Said Nurmagomedov at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Said nurmagomedov
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12.11.2018 | 3:40 PM ET

Huge test for Said Nurmy

"When the iron sharpens the iron, sharpens the iron. "

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12.11.2018 | 3:58 PM ET

Shoutout Sean Shelby for those solid match-ups.

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12.11.2018 | 4:08 PM ET

Shoutout Sean Shelby




"When the iron sharpens the iron, sharpens the iron. "

Jose%cc%81 aldo
2018.12.12 3:38 PM ET

bout rumored

José Aldo vs. Renato Moicano at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Renato moicano hs
Jose%cc%81 aldo
2018.12.12 4:46 PM ET

bout status update

Aldo vs. Moicano Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
Renato moicano hs
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2018.12.12 5:41 PM ET

bout announced

Anthony Hernandez vs. Markus Perez at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
Markus perez hs
Livia2
2018.12.13 12:04 PM ET

bout announced

Livia Renata Souza vs. Sarah Frota at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
Sarah frota hs
Alexa grasso hs
2018.12.14 4:40 PM ET

bout status update

Grasso vs. Rodriguez Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Marina rodriguez hs
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12.15.2018 | 12:39 PM ET

Prediction Comments

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Aldo vs. Moicano
Renato Moicano, DEC
That's a great Brazilian Fight !

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2018.12.15 4:54 PM ET

event start time updated

From Saturday, February 2 at 9:00pm ET to Saturday, February 2 at 8:00pm ET
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12.31.2018 | 4:16 AM ET

Dmitry Sosnovskiy out of his fight against Junior Albini. Recovery from a shoulder injury.
Albini1
2019.01.02 2:31 PM ET

bout status update

Albini vs. Sosnovskiy Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Dmitry sosnovskiy headshot
Albini1
2019.01.02 2:31 PM ET

bout announced

Júnior Albini vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
Jairzinho rozenstruik hs
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01.02.2019 | 5:52 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 12 of 12 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 489 others   |   View

Assunção vs. Moraes II
Marlon Moraes, TKO, R3
MORAES BY HARD KO

Aldo vs. Moicano
José Aldo, DEC
Aldo is better, more xp

Alves vs. Griffin
Max Griffin
Alves is **** now, that one from Creed (black rocky balboa) gonna win

Maia vs. Good
Demian Maia, TKO, R2
this is mma, not bjj. but still i think maia wins.

Ledet vs. Walker
Johnny Walker, TKO, R2
Johnny walker is better than proper 12

Bibulatov vs. Bontorin
Magomed Bibulatov, DEC
Bibulatov nick name is Gladiator, i like that movie. so he is my pick

Borella vs. Santos
Taila Santos, DEC
this is a coin flip

Ramos vs. Nurmagomedov
Said Nurmagomedov
i pick said because he is Khabibs cousin

Hernandez vs. Perez
Anthony Hernandez
FLuffy is undefeated. gets picked

Souza vs. Frota
Sarah Frota
why ufc allows men vs woman? not good. but i pick the man

Albini vs. Rozenstruik
Jairzinho Rozenstruik, TKO, R1
the hype behind albini is cringe. he gonna loose again.

"i am plaka"

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01.03.2019 | 2:46 AM ET

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Assuncao vs moraes.Assuncao, dec.


Really difficult to pick a winner. Marlon Moraes has no doubt improved since their last meeting which was close, but I feel that a) Assuncao had a bad night and b) he's just a bad style for Moraes. Marlon does great against  guys who like to clash, but Raphael isn't that guy--he's a counterfighter. A rather good one. Moraes is kind of damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. If he does fight aggressively, he likely eats something nasty and gets either finished or hurt too badly to ever fully recover. If he tries to point fight, he's not classy and fast enough to win a decision comfortably, which is is why he lost the split the first time. I think it goes to the judges again, but this time assuncao takes it 2-1. Marlon could get the finish but if TJ couldn't I don't rate his chances. I get that he kneed Sterling into the next solar system, but I think what happened there is that AJ misread a kick and ate it halfway completed--I actually don't think Moraes intended to throw a knee at all.

* Edited at 01.03.2019, 4:10 AM ET *

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2019.01.05 6:42 PM ET

event picks deadline updated

Fantasy picks now lock at Saturday, February 2 at 5:00pm ET
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01.07.2019 | 5:16 PM ET

Predictions: 12 of 12 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 489 others   |   View

This event only has 11 bouts?
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01.07.2019 | 6:38 PM ET

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@plaka you have no clue if you think Livia Souza will lose. And Maia by Ko? Wow...just wow.
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01.07.2019 | 6:50 PM ET

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Oh yeah, definitely Maia by KO. His BJJ sucks, but he's probably p4p hardest one punch hitter in UFC history.

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01.07.2019 | 10:29 PM ET

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Aldo vs. Moicano
José Aldo, DEC
I think Aldo wins with his superior striking skills.

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01.07.2019 | 10:32 PM ET

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Assunção vs. Moraes II
Marlon Moraes, DEC
I'm picking Moraes, but I think this will be a close fight.

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2019.01.09 12:20 PM ET

bout announced

Charles Oliveira vs. David Teymur at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
David teymur hs
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01.09.2019 | 1:41 PM ET

This card is ridiculous! 

"When the iron sharpens the iron, sharpens the iron. "

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01.09.2019 | 4:50 PM ET

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Ledet vs. Walker is the most intriguing fight to me! who you guys got in that one??? Im taking the slight upset with Ledet!!
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01.09.2019 | 9:13 PM ET

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I think Ledet will win by decision.
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01.10.2019 | 7:54 AM ET

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Ledet vs. Walker
Johnny Walker, TKO, R1
I'm on the Johnny Walker hype train!!

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01.10.2019 | 9:28 AM ET

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Assunção vs. Moraes II
Marlon Moraes, DEC
I've been waiting for this rematch since Bruce Buffer read off the scorecards. I honestly think that fight was Marlon's. I've been real hype about this dude for a long time, and I think he's got what it takes to be champ in the UFC. And Assunção looked sharp last time out... Sooo should be a better fight all around..

Aldo vs. Moicano
José Aldo, DEC
This fight is intriguing to me. José looked like José of old when he crushed Jeremy Stephens with that nasty body shot, and I swear, everytime I pick against Moicáno, I've always lost (except Brian Ortega).. But I do think José can win this...... IF he wants it.

Alves vs. Griffin
Max Griffin, TKO, R2
Ahhh Maaaan... Thiago has been in some serious scraps.... And has taken alotta punishment over the last few fights... I think Max Griffin could get the finish here, by R2.

Maia vs. Good
Lyman Good, TKO, R2
I think Demian's last 3 opponents laid out the blueprint to easily cruise to victory... Wrestling. Wrestling is not Lyman Good's strong suit, but... the guy is legit. I've been a big fan of his since he was the 1st Bellator Welterweight Champ. I think he can figure out a way to destroy Maia's face... Atleast that's what I wish for.

Ledet vs. Walker
Johnny Walker, TKO, R1
Johnny Walker.... Maaaan. He opened up my eyes last time out, where as I was pretty unimpressed with Ledet at Light-Heavyweight.. Gotta take Walker here

Oliveira vs. Teymur
Charles Oliveira, SUB, R1
They say styles make fights.. Well here ya go. Only Do Bronx is wayyy to much for Teymur... I Think.

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