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11.03.2018 | 11:35 PM ET

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UFC on ESPN+ 3
  • Saturday 02.23.2019 at 02:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: ESPN+ | Prelims: ESPN 2
  • Name: UFC on ESPN+ 3: Błachowicz vs. Santos
  • Also Known As: UFC Fight Night Prague
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: O2 Arena
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: John Gooden, Dan Hardy
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Interviews: Dan Hardy | Backstage: Heidi Androl
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $1,606,176
  • Attendance: 16,583
  • TV Ratings: 271,000 avg. viewers (ESPN 2 prelims)
  • Matchmaker: Mick Maynard, Sean Shelby
  • MMA Bouts: 13
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Bout   Info
Thiago Santos   defeats   Jan Błachowicz   via KO/TKO, Punches   0:39 Round 3 of 5, 10:39 Total Bout Page
Stefan Struve   defeats   Marcos Rogério de Lima   via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke   2:21 Round 2 of 3, 7:21 Total Bout Page
Michał Oleksiejczuk   defeats   Gian Villante   via KO/TKO, Punch to Body   1:34 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Liz Carmouche   defeats   Lucie Pudilová   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Petr Yan   defeats   John Dodson   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Magomed Ankalaev   defeats   Klidson Abreu   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Dwight Grant   defeats   Carlo Pedersoli   via KO/TKO, Punch   4:59 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Chris Fishgold   defeats   Daniel Teymur   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   1:10 Round 2 of 3, 6:10 Total Bout Page
Gillian Robertson   defeats   Veronica Macedo   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   3:27 Round 2 of 3, 8:27 Total Bout Page
Damir Hadžović   defeats   Polo Reyes   via KO/TKO, Punches   2:03 Round 2 of 3, 7:03 Total Bout Page
Ismail Naurdiev   defeats   Michel Prazeres   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Diego Ferreira   defeats   Rustam Khabilov   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Damir Ismagulov   defeats   Joel Alvarez   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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Magomed ankalaev
2018.11.27 11:49 AM ET

bout announced

Magomed Ankalaev vs. Darko Stošić at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
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11.27.2018 | 2:12 PM ET

Predictions: 12 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 855 Points   |   Tied for 1st with 2 others

What a pathetic match-up. I've said it before and i'll keep saying it, Sean Shelby barely deserves to be bagging my groceries, let alone matching fights for the UFC.


Dude is a clueless shmuck that needs to be stopped. This is absolutely pathetic. 

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11.27.2018 | 6:43 PM ET

Predictions: 12 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 855 Points   |   Tied for 1st with 2 others

I like how most users on here disagree whereas twitter there isn't a single Sean Shelby fan. Along with NOBODY supporting this piss-poor match-up. 


I know you butthurt casuals can't stand me, but stop letting that cloud your judgement. 

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11.27.2018 | 6:48 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 715 Points   |   Tied for 83rd

@Bruce I've got to say, I'm confused as to why you hate this bout so much. It should be a good fight. I think stosic is too much for him though.

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11.27.2018 | 6:59 PM ET

Predictions: 12 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 855 Points   |   Tied for 1st with 2 others

LHW is the thinnest division in prize-fighting history...theres what 17 fighters? So you match up the 2 top prospects? Why? Why!?!?!? 

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11.27.2018 | 7:03 PM ET

Predictions: 12 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 855 Points   |   Tied for 1st with 2 others

How is Shogun still in the UFC? Feed him to those monsters. 


Latifi still in the UFC? Why? How? Feed him to those monsters. 

Corey Anderson and his paper-cup chin in the top 10? ahahahahh FEED him to those monsters. 

Lil Nog still in the UFC? LOL 

Glover, Gian, Jan Blach. 

Roundtree vs Walker shouldn't have happened for another couple years. 

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11.27.2018 | 7:23 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 715 Points   |   Tied for 83rd

Well I agree that LHW isn't great because it is gentrified, but there's some up and comers that just haven't hit the big time yet. You've got Cutelaba, Walker, Reyes, Pedro for example.  But you've also got guys like Sam Alvey who is a steaming pile of **** ( downvote me for saying it, it will still remain true) and Villante. and how in the name of merciful baby jeebus patrick Cummins is ranked higher than Cutelaba and Walker is beyond me. What I do know is that it's a sort of crime.

I dunno. I guess LHW will get more shine once Jones returns. As it stands Gustavson is the biggest name in the division unless DC returns, and I doubt he will.

When it comes to Rua my guess is that they are getting their pound of flesh. He's a big name in Brazil and with older fans who will still tune in to watch him. It's sad to see him getting fed like a raw chicken from a bucket to guys like Pedro though.

* Edited at 11.27.2018, 7:29 PM ET *

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11.27.2018 | 7:29 PM ET

Predictions: 12 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 855 Points   |   Tied for 1st with 2 others

Thats my point exactly...you just named the future of the division. Its 4-5 guys who are already getting match-up against each other so the UFC can milk these old washed up fruitcakes like Jones, Alex the Failure and DC. All 3 past their prime. Jones isn't the future anymore, he's the past. The current champ is almost 50 years old. Its absolutely pathetic. Alex isn't very good, never really was. 



Stosic, Walker Jr, Roundtree, Cutelaba & Ankalaev are the future. But if we let that worthless POS Shelby maintain control, Jones vs Alex Gusfat 7 will be headlining UFC 300. 

Mick & Sean are legit cancer to the UFC. A parasite. Offering NOTHING in exchange for depleting the nutrients from its host. 

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11.27.2018 | 7:32 PM ET

Predictions: 12 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 855 Points   |   Tied for 1st with 2 others

Shogun might draw big crowds back in Japan...Brazils fan base has even moved on. Look how popular Johny Walker is now, they dont care about Shogun and the past. Life is about moving forward. 


By the time ZaBeast is Champ they'll be a couple dozen just like him ready. This is Prize-Fighting. Just like the jungle, just like Conor said back in the day. You're a gorilla today, but tomorrow the new breed will roll in and decapitate you. 

Thats life. 

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12.01.2018 | 6:24 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1175th


Oh no. UFC for the first time in my hometown and what we've got so far is a bunch of Russians. 
We got some dudes capable of being a UFC fighters too, you know.. 
Damn it, I really hope that all of the rumoured fights ain't happening because I can't see myself to pay to watch some Chechen card. 
I have nothing against Russian fighters but that's simply not what I want to see in person.
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12.03.2018 | 6:05 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 565 Points   |   Tied for 559th

Sure sounds like u have something against russian fighters. No offense suki.
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12.06.2018 | 6:16 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1175th

I don't, really. Just don't want this event to turn into another UFC Moscow. UFC should give a chance to local fighters which there's plenty of. If I say local, it doesn't mean Russian. 
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12.06.2018 | 10:44 AM ET

Predictions: 12 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 855 Points   |   Tied for 1st with 2 others

UFC Moscow had a bunch of hometown guys lmfao. Nah you got something against Russians.. Why? Because they maul Brazilians on a daily basis? 

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12.06.2018 | 1:57 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1175th

Bruh. That's what I want to tell you. I want to see local fighters just like UFC Moscow had. I'm Czech, not a Russian. We DO NOT consider Russians as a local people. Czech Republic is ******* Central Europe, Russia is Eastern Europe = different world. Don't get me wrong, I'll be there no matter what but I want to have some fighters to cheer for.. I'm not asking that much, don't you think?

* Edited at 12.06.2018, 2:03 PM ET *

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12.06.2018 | 2:08 PM ET

Predictions: 12 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 855 Points   |   Tied for 1st with 2 others

Nope you're not asking for much, I misunderstood your statement thats my bad.  


Any prospects in particular you think deserve a shot? Patric Kincl maybe. Resign Karlos Vemola. I'm big on Ludovit Klein myself, that kid is damn good. Attila Vegh would be cool 

* Edited at 12.06.2018, 2:09 PM ET *

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12.06.2018 | 6:57 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1175th


So far it looks like the worst timing for Czech/Slovak MMA. Most of the best local fighters have either lost pretty recently (there are basically no new signings after a loss), their medical condition is not the best or they are tied up by contract in another organization.

Vemola is the one who wants to fight there the most. He's somewhat obsessed with his desire to get back. I actually don't see any significant progress since his UFC days therefore his one and only wrestling style has been overcome a long time ago. He's simply not very fun to look at.

Another fighter and arguably the best Czech or Slovak fighter nowadays, Prochazka, doesn't want to break the contract with Rizin. Rizin would let him to fight once in Prague and that's it. UFC wants him to sign a multi-fight contract though and that's obviously not gonna happen.

Kincl has recently moved to middleweight from his natural welterweight and a fight in the UFC is too early for him. Not to mention his loss to Vemola in june. Personally I don't think he has any kind of bussiness in middleweight.. I see it as a mistake but we shall see, I guess.

On the other hand, Klein looks REALLY promising and seems to be more than UFC ready. Would be great to see him on the card.. the only obstacle is he's not Czech but Slovak, hope it won't matter. 

Attila Vegh is not what he used to be but he's still pretty good. Vemola challenged him to fight against him on this card but he turned it down and said (well, his managment) that if he's ever gonna fight on this Prague card, it would not be against Vemola. 

David Kozma hasn't showed any interest to sign for the UFC which I don't understand (maybe Oktagon won't let him as he's got title defence scheduled already). He definitely is UFC ready so it's a shame. 

Michal Martinek is the most promising heavyweight in here. He's 7-0 and is a former professional hockey player so it could be pretty interesting for the UFC.. not to mention HW division needs a new blood. I give it a good chance we'll see him sooner or later. He had a surgery not a long time ago but I think he should be alright until february. 

Pudilova has been already confirmed and she wants to fight Bethe Correia. 

Makhmud Muradov is perhaps not a Czech but he started with MMA here and lives in Prague for a long time. He's managed by TMT and is in fact their first signed MMA fighter. He's an animal capable of taking the belt one day, believe me.

David Dvorak is really great flyweight and that's the problem. Nobody knows if UFC is getting rid of  this divison or not. ONE FC is perhaps the way to go. 

Petrasek was always considered as a UFC material but that's no longer a subject (at least not this year) as he lost to Kimball last month.

I'm pretty sure I forgot somebody but yeah, these are all promising people worth getting a shot.
Sorry for my English, I'm doing my best. haha

* Edited at 12.06.2018, 7:01 PM ET *

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12.07.2018 | 5:25 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 909th

reminds me of the UFC Argentina card recently where theres actually a decent few solid argentines with built up recs,  good criteria and are international ready ( local draws/ media pop) ( in my world the card's theme would have been " Argentina vs the World " but ok maybe too early for this theme) but the ones im thinking of were either signed somewhere else or some reason (s) exists to why they were not featured (signed) for that event

why God why ? why do always mess up our plans ? do we not have any control of ""it""? is ""it"" an illusion ? what really is the point of ""it"" and what even is ""it"" has ""it"" happened / happening or we would never know anyway? and what not

* Edited at 12.07.2018, 5:30 PM ET *

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12.07.2018 | 5:44 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 909th

but wait why does ""it"" have to be an / or ""it"" what if ""it"" can just be ""a"" or when does/did ""it"" become ""it"" maybe ""it"" can become ""maybe"" or ""perhaps"" or ""a"" when does ""it"" begin and or end and where does ""a"" begin or were both just an illusion in my mind after playing Red Dead 2 for 24 hrs+ without break

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12.07.2018 | 5:44 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 909th

and what not

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12.07.2018 | 5:47 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 909th

yeah they are definitly onto something with all this ""it"" business but i prefer ""a"" personally its more in line with my views on spiritual (metaphysical) androgony and how we are not actually an ""it"" at all or in any sense we are just ""a"" 's trying and "Just Bleed"ing to be ""its"" but i could be very very wrong

what if we are not even ""a""'s we are like a poof of an ""a"" 

* Edited at 12.07.2018, 5:49 PM ET *

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12.07.2018 | 5:50 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 909th

so what then . 


il see myself out 

curse you 3D realm!

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