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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
  • TV Announcers: Brendan Fitzgerald, Michael Bisping
  • Ring Announcer: Joe Martinez
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Michael Bisping
  • Attendance: 10,040
  • MMA Bouts: 13
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Bout   Info
Marlon Moraes   defeats   Raphael Assunção   via Submission, Guillotine Choke   3:17 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
José Aldo   defeats   Renato Moicano   via KO/TKO, Punches   0:44 Round 2 of 3, 5:44 Total Bout Page
Demian Maia   defeats   Lyman Good   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   2:38 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Charles Oliveira   defeats   David Teymur   via Submission, Anaconda Choke   0:55 Round 2 of 3, 5:55 Total Bout Page
Johnny Walker   defeats   Justin Ledet   via KO/TKO, Hook Kick and Spinning Backfist   0:15 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Livinha Souza   defeats   Sarah Frota   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Markus Perez   defeats   Anthony Hernandez   via Submission, Anaconda Choke   1:07 Round 2 of 3, 6:07 Total Bout Page
Mara Borella   defeats   Taila Santos   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Thiago Alves   defeats   Max Griffin   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jairzinho Rozenstruik   defeats   Júnior Albini   via KO/TKO, Punches and Kicks   0:54 Round 2 of 3, 5:54 Total Bout Page
Geraldo de Freitas   defeats   Felipe Colares   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Said Nurmagomedov   defeats   Ricardo Ramos   via KO/TKO, Body Kick and Punches   2:28 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Rogério Bontorin   defeats   Magomed Bibulatov   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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lhmmafan
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01.11.2019 | 4:18 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 330 Points   |   Tied for 1704th

Ledet vs. Walker is the peoples fight of the night. Ledet by decision.
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01.11.2019 | 4:24 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 751st

Ledet is a punching bag that throws jabs...hardly looking forward to watching him get beat up again. 

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01.16.2019 | 5:39 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 848th

@MassaBruce ... I absolutely hafta agree with you on that one. I truly believe Johnny Walker is gonna straight up crush Ledet.. 

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01.16.2019 | 6:35 AM ET

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Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 848th

Borella vs. Santos
Taila Santos, DEC
It's fun watching a whole division grow. I believe it took the Strawweight division longer to really get going than the rapid rise of the UFC Flyweight division. They've added alotta fantastic fighters over the last year, and a bunch of em, are still pretty much kids. Just started legally drinking a few yrs ago. Which gives em time to develop into straight up mercenaries. Taila Santõs is another one of those. Already 15–0 at 25 yrs old. yeeaaaa give her a few yrs. she'll be a legit killer.

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01.16.2019 | 10:17 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 848th

Albini vs. Rozenstruik
Jairzinho Rozenstruik, TKO, R1
Gotta say.. They're not making it any easier for Albini to getta win that he kinda needs... He's already lost 2 straight. 3 straight puts ya in danger of losing your UFC job...

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01.16.2019 | 11:56 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 712th

Alves vs. Griffin
Max Griffin, DEC
This would be the best win of Max Griffin's career.

Maia vs. Good
Demian Maia, SUB, R1
I don't think Lyman Good is a UFC caliber welterweight.

Ledet vs. Walker
Justin Ledet, DEC
I think Ledet has better striking skills.

Oliveira vs. Teymur
Charles Oliveira, SUB, R1
I think Charles Oliveira is the lightweight submission fighter in the UFC.

Souza vs. Frota
Livia Renata Souza, DEC
I think Livia Renata Souza is a future star in the UFC.

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01.22.2019 | 7:38 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 0 Perfect, 345 Points   |   Tied for 1661st

Ledet vs Walker Walker rd.1 Ko Should be some serious violence in this one. Oliveira vs Teymur Teymur by Ko rd.1 Definitely the better of the Teymur brothers Big upset coming up
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01.22.2019 | 8:06 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 1259th

Ledet vs Walker


walker, KO/TKO R1.


Ledit is, excuse me, a pile of ****. I have no idea how he has gotten to 9-1. No footwork, no hand speed, and he just throws straight arm punches square off the center line, often over extended and off balance. He's also very hittable. You could emulate Ledet perfectly by taking a spinning clothes hoist, mounting it to a single roller skate, hanging several smoked smoked hams to it then proceeding to push it in random directions while blindfolded around the room.

Walker is a murderer. This will be one of his easiest victims.

* Edited at 01.22.2019, 8:06 PM ET *

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ImperatorFishrat
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01.22.2019 | 9:24 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 1259th

Júnior Albini   vs.   Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Albini KO/TKO R2.

I actually cannot understand why Rozenstruk is such a heavy favorite going in to this. Yes, he's undefeated, but he has fought nobodies , and he's yet to face a single fighter in MMA who matches up strong against him. Albini is that guy. Before losing a close fight with Arlovski, who fought a perfect fight, he had been undefeated in over ten fights, KO'ing and subbing people left and right. Then he lost to Oleynik by Ezekiel, which is a weird sub that shouldn't even come out of the bag and Alexii might be the only guy in the UFC who can make it stick....he's just insanely good at it. Before that happened however Oleynek was on the verge of getting KTFO--believe that. Bleeding like a stuck pig and gassed, and Albini was just winding up.

Jarizinho is not going to KO Albini. Nobody has even looked close to doing it. He'll also be smaller, much smaller--and if Albini gets on top of him he's ******, because Junior is a lump with surprisingly slick subs for a HW. Jarazinho may win on points, but he's not finishing Junior. Albini is bigger, tougher, better, and hits harder. His opponent is basically just a kickboxer. He's going to win this.

* Edited at 01.23.2019, 2:46 AM ET *

"Omnes Una Manet Nox"

tepid55
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01.22.2019 | 9:53 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 712th

I changed my pick to Walker by KO/TKO in round 1.
ImperatorFishrat
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01.23.2019 | 1:30 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 1259th

Maia vs Good

Good, TKO R3.

Maia is 41 years old. As good at choking people out as he is, there comes a point in every fighter's life where they just don't have the energy system left to finish people through the means they once did. Maia is at that point. Good isn't a world beater, but he punches hard and will do so for the full 15. He's also never been subbed, and he's close to a decade younger.

I think Maia drops this one and gets beaten up pretty badly before being TKO'ed early in the third. And I Hope he subsequently retires, because there's nothing left for him to do.

* Edited at 01.23.2019, 1:31 AM ET *

"Omnes Una Manet Nox"

ImperatorFishrat
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01.23.2019 | 1:35 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 1259th

Oliviera vs Teymur


Oliviera, submission, R2.

Look, Teymur is a good fighter. You don't beat Lando and Drakkar if you suck balls. That stated, he's up against a specialist here and I don't think he's a better striker than Charles. He won't be slinging bricks the way he did against vannata, especially that high kick, because he's gonna be terrified that Oliviera is gonna snacth his ass up in something. He will get frustrated because he getting outpointed, starts getting reckless, and Oliviera WILL indeed snatch him up in something.

* Edited at 01.23.2019, 2:47 AM ET *

"Omnes Una Manet Nox"

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01.23.2019 | 2:58 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 1259th

Moicano vs Aldo

Aldo, Dec.


I cannot even begin to fathom why Moicano, who is literally exactly what Holloway would look like if Holloway was 1/3 as good, is the favorite here. It's just plain ******* nuts.  Yes, Junior is 2-3 from his last five, but he's only lost to Holloway who is a young animal and McGregor who is really a lightweight. There's nothing bad about Moicano, but there's nothing amazing about him either....just an orthodox muay thai fighter who is rangey for FW. He doesn't have what it takes to put away someone who is arguably the FW GOAT, even though Aldo is in the twilight of his career. I expect Aldo to just completely outclass him, and while I think Renato is tough enough to survive, it would not shock me one Iota if aldo dropped some kind of death strike on him, because his guard is so wide you could park a mobile home between it. Brian Ortega was lighting him up, and Ortega is a lot of things but he's no Jose ******* Aldo in the striking department.

Jose is the dog? Cool. Free money. **** is ridiculous.

* Edited at 01.23.2019, 3:05 AM ET *

"Omnes Una Manet Nox"

freemoneyforall
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01.23.2019 | 3:51 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 0 Perfect, 345 Points   |   Tied for 1661st

Aldo said he plans on fighting three times in 2019 all in Brazil and then retiring. 
It'll be a sad day but I hope he wins all three. I got Aldo by Decision. 
ImperatorFishrat
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01.23.2019 | 8:22 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 1259th

Ricardo Ramos   vs.   Said Nurmagomedov  


Ramos, submission R3.


You know, I was really high on baby nurmy until the scoggins fight, but really he just squeaked that one out and looked pretty ordinary overall. Is Ramos better than Scoggins? **** yes he is. Better everywhere. I think he takes out Said, whose cardio really did look pretty ****** in the end, in the third due to superior conditioning and actually being dangerous on the ground. He takes the first two on points, maybe drops the first, and gets the finish in R3.

* Edited at 01.23.2019, 8:23 PM ET *

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01.24.2019 | 12:52 AM ET

Aldo vs. Moicano

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 420 Points   |   Tied for 1280th

I really do hope Aldo can win impressively. Hear that he is eyeing retirement and just want to see him go out with a bang.

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01.24.2019 | 8:38 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 540 Points   |   Tied for 560th

Aldo is still top 5 at 145 but I dont think he can beat Young and hungry guy like Moicano

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Geraldo de freitas hs
2019.01.24 12:11 PM ET

bout announced

Geraldo de Freitas vs. Felipe Colares at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Felipe colares hs
PanFriedPrestige
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01.27.2019 | 2:58 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 1060th

Aldo vs. Moicano
José Aldo, DEC
Don't forget Aldo was the most dominant featherweight champion in MMA history before Conor McGregor came in and *****ed him in the ass. Jose looked promising in the Stephens fight, and I think he has all the tools in his game to stop Moicano's ridiculously good submission skills.

Maia vs. Good
Demian Maia, SUB, R2
Even though Maia has lost 3 in a row, those losses are to the best of the best. He's still a tank on the ground when his gameplan comes through. I'm not confident in Lyman's TDD enough.

PanFriedPrestige
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01.27.2019 | 3:04 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 1060th

Assunção vs. Moraes II
Raphael Assunção, DEC
People are once again sleeping on Assuncao. Moraes is an absolute killer, don't get me wrong, but the level of counted-outness of Assuncao is just absurd. This is the fight for the title shot, and it comes down to who is hungrier. It's a tough call, but Assuncao will wear on Moraes and crank out the decision.

Oliveira vs. Teymur
David Teymur, DEC
Oliveira has been looking like a beast lately, but has been known to fold under pressure. I think Teymur can crank out a decision by stuffing takedowns and outpointing Charles.

Ledet vs. Walker
Johnny Walker, TKO, R1
No one thought Johnny Walker would run through Rountree that easily. With that being said, he's most likely going to obliterate this man's face until the ref stops it

Alves vs. Griffin
Max Griffin, TKO, R2
Alves is done. USADA killed him.

Albini vs. Rozenstruik
Jairzinho Rozenstruik, TKO, R1
Albini is just not that good of a fighter. His hands aren't there, and his movement is lackluster. I'm not sure who the other guy is, but he looks to be in way better shape than Albini and most likely has the crisper striking and footwork.

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01.27.2019 | 3:04 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 712th

Ramos vs. Nurmagomedov
Said Nurmagomedov, DEC
This might be Fight of the Night.

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