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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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MassaBruce
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02.23.2019 | 11:46 PM ET

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

Too blood thirsty Fish....I want neither. thankfully Millender is matched up & Luque deserves somebody big. 


Apparently Ismagulov got pretty banged up in his masterful performance...could be out awhile 

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02.23.2019 | 11:52 PM ET

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

Yeah that's true. If Luque didn't earn a big one off that slobberknocker with Barby then I don't know what else he can do TBH. Maybe Zaleski? I dunno.

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02.24.2019 | 12:44 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 655 Points   |   Tied for 195th

I like Font/Yan (Lineker is booked, right?) and Gregor/Ferreira a lot. Perfect step up for Gregor, imposing serious sub and ko threat. If he gets clipped the. Goes sloppy for a td or just gets swept, Ferreira will sleep ya. 

What about Magney/Naurdiev?

* Edited at 02.24.2019, 12:45 AM ET *

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02.24.2019 | 12:58 AM ET

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

Ehhhh I dunno Swain. That's quite a jump from Trator. I think Magny is ranked like 12 or something. Granted he just got whooped by Ponzi, but he's still  pretty good. Well, maybe he is. I dunno. It's quite possible he wasn't able to recover all the fragments of his knees, shinbones and brain matter from the rafters of the stadium after the Ponzi fight. Still, he's only dropped two of his last 5, one to Ponzi and one to RDA, both forgivable. 

That said he's also kind of a turd blowing in the wind at this point, so I wouldn't hate seeing Naurdiev fast-tracked with that fight. Absolutely zilch in that one for Niel, anyway.

* Edited at 02.24.2019, 1:17 AM ET *

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02.24.2019 | 1:17 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 655 Points   |   Tied for 195th

Yea, I know what you’re saying and agree from one angle. On the other hand, I think Magney has peeked. He’s a career overachiever, and I mean that as a compliment. Proven me wrong more than two occasions. On top of that, he’s not super marketable but is recognizable. 

Placing Naurdiev against Magney can help put the youngsters name on the map.  I think he’d whoop Neil.  Even if I’m dead wrong, it’s not a fight that burns him too bad either. Magneys last win was Craig White. Is that a far better prospect than a 22 yr old kid who just whooped Prazeres’ ass?

The way i see it, it’s a good way to let the kid showcase his talent. He’s the exact mold of fighter you want to promote and market. Even an exciting loss to Magney puts his face out there without killing his notoriety at his age. 

Your probably right in the conventional way of booking it....but from another perspective, I like the gamble in that match up. 

* Edited at 02.24.2019, 1:22 AM ET *

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02.24.2019 | 1:27 AM ET

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

Yeah, Magney has definitely peaked and I know what you mean. He's been around forever, he's beaten some good guys ( former champ in Hendricks, Current MW challenger in Gasman, Lombard, Condit) but for whatever reason he's just never been a good draw and never will be. It's not as if he's boring either. I don't know what it is. He's kind of just always....there, like potato salad at family gatherings.

And I also think he'd whoop Neil. Might not get a finish because Magny has a good chin for a breadstick of a WW (or did at least) but yeah, I'd take Naurdiev all day long in that one. And you're right really. I mean Magny's not going to the top 5. They gave Hernandez Cowboy so why the hell not.

* Edited at 02.24.2019, 1:36 AM ET *

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02.24.2019 | 1:46 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 655 Points   |   Tied for 195th

OWW is interesting enough where you have Brazilian Cowboy, Mein, Jouban, Luque, Perry and a few others who are serious high level gatekeepers. They  might never be champ but a great test for young prospects. There’s a bunch of fun potential fun fights for this kid. 

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02.24.2019 | 12:36 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 230th

@Wasteland... I read that article you put a thread on about Diego Ferreíra's social media being hacked. He wasn't the only one it happened to going into this fight.. Also happened to Gillian Robertson

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02.24.2019 | 2:52 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 230th

@MassaBruce... I am a little mad my picks are always a raging ****** dumpster fire, but even if Prázeres won... I still wouldn't have said he deserves a top 10 guy. That's ridiculous thought process. There's plenty of killers out there, THAT AREN'T RANKED, that would destroy Prázeres...  

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02.24.2019 | 4:31 PM ET

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

@brad this is what you posted about the match-up


Prazeres vs. Naurdiev
Michel Prazeres, DEC
Maaaaan.... What a tough draw for your UFC debut. Still better draw than Lando & Horcher had in their debuts. A win would be a tough task to complete, Prázeres has ONLY lost twice in 28 scraps. We'll see I guess. Goood luck Naurdiev, you're gonna need some






You did damn good on picking the card, hell most people did but trying to take anything away from Naurdiev is just pure idiocy. Prazares has only lost 3 times in 29 fights and has never been finished but now its "there's plenty that could beat him and Naurdiev should've finished him"....yea, no. 

All good man. Moving on. 

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02.24.2019 | 4:55 PM ET

Predictions: 11 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 735 Points   |   Tied for 52nd

Naurdiev possible opponents:

Thiago Alves
Tim Means
Sergio Moraes
James Krause
Chad Laprise
Jake Matthews
Warlley Alves
Niko Price
Belal Muhammad

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02.27.2019 | 10:38 PM ET

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

where is @CarteLL with my props! Supposedly was at this event! 

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