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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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01.23.2019 | 12:29 PM ET

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Darko pulled? wow 

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Damir hadz%cc%8covic%cc%81
2019.01.24 12:13 PM ET

bout announced

Damir Hadžović vs. Polo Reyes at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Polo reyes
Magomed ankalaev
2019.01.25 11:37 AM ET

bout status update

Ankalaev vs. Stošić Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Darko stos%cc%8cic%cc%81 hs
Magomed ankalaev
2019.01.25 11:39 AM ET

bout announced

Magomed Ankalaev vs. Klidson Abreu at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
Klidson de abreu
Gillian robertson
2019.01.25 12:42 PM ET

bout announced

Gillian Robertson vs. Veronica Macedo at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Veronica macedo hs
CarteLL
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01.25.2019 | 2:49 PM ET

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It's done. One ******* Czech. Fabulous. hahah

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Carlo pedersoli hs
2019.01.25 8:06 PM ET

bout announced

Carlo Pedersoli vs. Dwight Grant at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Dwight grant hs
Sam alvey
2019.01.25 8:11 PM ET

bout status update

Alvey vs. Antigulov Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Gadzhimurad antigulov hs
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01.27.2019 | 1:12 AM ET

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Sorry to hear it man. UFC slipping as usual. 
Damir ismagulov hs
2019.01.27 11:33 AM ET

bout announced

Damir Ismagulov vs. Joel Alvarez at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Joel alvarez
MassaBruce
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01.27.2019 | 1:35 PM ET

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

Ismagulov back at it again!

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2019.02.04 2:35 PM ET

event picks deadline updated

Fantasy picks now lock at Saturday, February 23 at 11:00am ET
Michel prazeres hs
2019.02.04 7:18 PM ET

bout status update

Prazeres vs. Emeev Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Ramazan emeev
MassaBruce
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02.04.2019 | 7:31 PM ET

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

Emeev you fool! 

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dmig
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02.06.2019 | 6:10 AM ET

I'm really excited for this card. 3 Russian fighters, one Kazakh and they are all serious prospects. Petr Yan is still the best one out of 4 though.

UPD: Apparently Emeev got sick and is out of the card. That sucks, but what can you do. I guess I'm just not gonna consider him as a young/hungry prospect anymore. Petr Yan on the other hand is a prospect, he's gonna have his 4th fight in eight months in 20 days, and he's already fighting a number 8/9 in the rankings. He TKO'ed Ishihara in his debut with a foot injury, that alone tells a lot about the kind of mentality a certain fighter has. Zabit dominated Bochniak with a broken hand (before the fight started). Volkov fought and KO'ed Werdum whilst being sick. The list goes on and on.

* Edited at 02.06.2019, 6:21 AM ET *

MassaBruce
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02.06.2019 | 2:35 PM ET

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

Carlo Pede vs Dwight Grant added. 



This card doesn't make sense haha 

* Edited at 02.06.2019, 2:36 PM ET *

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CarteLL
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02.06.2019 | 7:57 PM ET

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No it doesn't. They trolled us pretty hard. 

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ImperatorFishrat
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02.06.2019 | 8:57 PM ET

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

Fiahgold, Santos, Yan are enough to get me in the mood. No idea who's **** Villante is sucking to stay in the UFC, but anyway...

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Michel prazeres hs
2019.02.06 10:05 PM ET

bout announced

Michel Prazeres vs. Ismail Naurdiev at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Ismail naurdiev
MassaBruce
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02.06.2019 | 11:21 PM ET

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Tough match-up but i'm jacked Naurdiev is finally in the UFC! 

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dmig
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02.07.2019 | 6:45 AM ET

Is Naurdiev primarily a striker?

From his earlier fights he seems like a wrestler, but now he seems to be amazing at both. I'm excited, another great addition to the card.

* Edited at 02.07.2019, 10:51 AM ET *

MassaBruce
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02.07.2019 | 1:06 PM ET

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He actually competes in Greco-Roman wrestling but yes, mostly a striker. High-level striker at that. 2nd Austrian-Chechen in the UFC behind Taisumov. 


Prazeres actually beat Taisumov so...


here's a couple clips of Naurdiev competing in Greco-Roman 



https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs2e1BanuLd/



https://www.instagram.com/p/BpMaEJMHwZv/

* Edited at 02.07.2019, 1:28 PM ET *

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CarteLL
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02.08.2019 | 10:21 PM ET

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Saw him live in the action a week ago. He's good, he's just not Prazeres good. haha

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MassaBruce
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02.08.2019 | 10:23 PM ET

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

We'll see @CarteLL ;) 


I guess I should thank Emeev now huh lmfao 

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2019.02.11 1:23 PM ET

event start time updated

From Saturday, February 23 at 2:00pm ET to Saturday, February 23 at 11:00am ET
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2019.02.11 1:23 PM ET

event picks deadline updated

Fantasy picks now lock at Saturday, February 23 at 11:00am ET
Cata
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02.12.2019 | 6:11 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 0 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 1928th   |   View

Ismagulov vs. Alvarez
Joel Alvarez, SUB, R2
Romperá predicciones

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02.14.2019 | 8:06 AM ET

Czech fighters

Hi, dont you know, why there is no Czech Fighter?
In Czech Republic was many speculations, that two biggest Czech fighters there will be, but at this moment, I cant found any Fight card with Czech fighter - except woman Pudilova...Dont you know, what happens? This is usual for UFC, that they dont care about "home" Fighters? Thanks!
Ufc ultimate fighting championship logo square
2019.02.14 1:28 PM ET

event start time updated

From Saturday, February 23 at 11:00am ET to Saturday, February 23 at 2:00pm ET
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2019.02.14 1:28 PM ET

event picks deadline updated

Fantasy picks now lock at Saturday, February 23 at 11:00am ET
renevb0
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02.18.2019 | 11:14 AM ET

main card could be better...

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 1299th   |   View

the main event is obviously a banger, but the two fights before the main event are garbage match ups between boring fighters. Stefan Struve looked awful against marcin tybura and gian villante looked awfull in his last fight. so why putting them in the main card? especially co-main?
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02.18.2019 | 11:13 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1209th   |   View

Teymur vs. Fishgold
Daniel Teymur, DEC
Split

ImperatorFishrat
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02.18.2019 | 11:46 PM ET

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

Naurdiev vs Prazeres

Man, this is hard one to envision. Naurdiev is very good, and the tractor is a tractor. Unstoppable force, meet immovable object. Can Ismail control Trator? I'm not sure. He's definitely not going to KO or sub him, so he'll have to win a decision. That's a tall order for anyone, because Prazeres is built like a ******* brick bean oven, has a low center of gravity and legs like ancient redwoods. To add to that, if he lands on his opponent clean they're probably going to crumple like a tissue in a thunderstorm. Yes, he's getting on, but he's one of those dudes that just kind of seems to age well, like henderson or romero.


Thing about Ismail is that he's got very good distance management, decent reads, but relatively poor footwork. He's Flat-footed, and not very good at moving backwards, especially. Which is fine against most people, but a very dangerous thing to not be good at against an explosive fighter like Prazeres.


I like Ismail but I don't think he's got the right style to deal with Prazeres who may just be some kind of Neanderthal or cryptid primate captured from deep in the Amazon, who has been shaved, taught cursory language, and fights for payment  in exotic fruit, and the need to satiate a pulsing bloodlust  by smashing anything with hair to death. After each fight, his manager ( who is actually a rogue zoologist) probably puts him back on a leash which is a chain as thick as a wharfie's arm, feeds him three baskets of acai, nineteen whole  papayas, a bushel of jaboticaba, then locks him in an iron-barred cage housed in a dungeon somewhere until it's time for the next bout. I'm not sure if he wins by sub or TKO, I'm gonna go with the latter.


Prazeres TKO R2.

* Edited at 02.19.2019, 12:13 AM ET *

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02.19.2019 | 12:15 AM ET

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

Veronica Macedo vs Gillian Robertson Macedo didn't really leave an impression on me in her last. Robertson on the other hand did. I gotta take robertson here. This card seems very underwhelming.

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