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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

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lhmmafan
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01.11.2019 | 4:18 PM ET

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

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

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@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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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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BradThom717
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01.16.2019 | 10:17 AM ET

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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

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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

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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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ImperatorFishrat
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01.22.2019 | 8:06 PM ET

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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

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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 *

"'John Jones will never headline a UFC event ever again"--Dana white 2016."

tepid55
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01.22.2019 | 9:53 PM ET

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

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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 *

"'John Jones will never headline a UFC event ever again"--Dana white 2016."

ImperatorFishrat
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01.23.2019 | 1:35 AM ET

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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 *

"'John Jones will never headline a UFC event ever again"--Dana white 2016."

ImperatorFishrat
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01.23.2019 | 2:58 AM ET

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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 *

"'John Jones will never headline a UFC event ever again"--Dana white 2016."

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