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11.03.2018 | 11:36 PM ET

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UFC 235
  • Saturday 03.02.2019 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Dominick Cruz
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $4,035,156
  • Attendance: 14,790 (Paid: 10,295)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 650,000 | TV Ratings: 1.48M avg. viewers (ESPN prelims, 1.65M peak)
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Bout   Info
Jon Jones   defeats   Anthony Smith   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Kamaru Usman   defeats   Tyron Woodley   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Ben Askren   defeats   Robbie Lawler   via Submission, Bulldog Choke   3:20 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Weili Zhang   defeats   Tecia Torres   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Pedro Munhoz   defeats   Cody Garbrandt   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:52 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Zabit Magomedsharipov   defeats   Jeremy Stephens   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Johnny Walker   defeats   Misha Cirkunov   via KO/TKO, Flying Knee and Punches   0:36 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Cody Stamann   defeats   Alejandro Perez   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Diego Sanchez   defeats   Mickey Gall   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   4:13 Round 2 of 3, 9:13 Total Bout Page
Edmen Shahbazyan   defeats   Charles Byrd   via KO/TKO, Elbows and Punches   0:38 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Macy Chiasson   defeats   Gina Mazany   via KO/TKO, Punches   1:49 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Hannah Cifers   defeats   Polyana Viana   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

Responses Page 6

BradThom717
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03.01.2019 | 4:41 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 266th   |   View

Sanchez vs. Gall
Mickey Gall, SUB, R1
Youuuuu want my thoughts on this? Honestly, I hope Mickey Gall strangles Diego, with his 6th Rear Naked Choke and immediately after, Diego tells the fans it's his last fight and leaves his gloves in the middle of the octagon.. He doesn't reallyyyy need to be fighting anymore. I dnt want him taking anymore unnecessary punishment. Kinda like When Muhammad Ali fought Larry Holmes. Ali had NOOO BUSINESS getting in that ring. I looove this sport. I looove the violent KO's and the attempted murder by strangulation. I love the ****. But I almost cringe and turn away when these war torn guys keep fighting. Call me a ***** for it, whatever. I just dnt enjoy watching our beloved MMA legends taking unnecessary beatings

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03.01.2019 | 8:49 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 580 Points   |   Tied for 230th   |   View

Sanchez vs. Gall
Diego Sanchez, DEC
IPO

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03.01.2019 | 1:18 PM ET

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Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 651st   |   View

Sanchez vs. Gall
Mickey Gall, TKO, R1
Surprised to see so many picking Gall by sub....I think he most likely wins but Sanchez has had a loooong career and has yet to be submitted. Wouldn't be surprised if Sanchez somehow squeaks out a split here. Screw it though his chin hasn't been there so I'm going with Gall by TKO!

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Mmorris86
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03.01.2019 | 1:49 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1101st   |   View

Byrd vs. Shahbazyan
Edmen Shahbazyan, TKO, R3
Thank

Polyana viana
2019.03.01 2:32 PM ET

weigh-in result

Polyana Viana: 115.5 lbs (52.4 kgs)
Hannah cifers hs
2019.03.01 2:32 PM ET

weigh-in result

Hannah Cifers: 114.0 lbs (51.7 kgs)
Gina mazany
2019.03.01 2:32 PM ET

weigh-in result

Gina Mazany: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)
Macy chiasson
2019.03.01 2:32 PM ET

weigh-in result

Macy Chiasson: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)
Charles byrd hs
2019.03.01 2:33 PM ET

weigh-in result

Charles Byrd: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)
Edmen shahbazyan hs
2019.03.01 2:33 PM ET

weigh-in result

Edmen Shahbazyan: 184.5 lbs (83.7 kgs)
23 diegosanchezufc114w
2019.03.01 2:33 PM ET

weigh-in result

Diego Sanchez: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
Mickey gall hs
2019.03.01 2:33 PM ET

weigh-in result

Mickey Gall: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs)
Alejandro perez hs
2019.03.01 2:33 PM ET

weigh-in result

Alejandro Perez: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)
Stamann
2019.03.01 2:33 PM ET

weigh-in result

Cody Stamann: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)
Misha cirkunov hs
2019.03.01 2:33 PM ET

weigh-in result

Misha Cirkunov: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs)
Walker2
2019.03.01 2:33 PM ET

weigh-in result

Johnny Walker: 205.5 lbs (93.2 kgs)
Jeremy stephens hs
2019.03.01 2:34 PM ET

weigh-in result

Jeremy Stephens: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)
Zabit magomedsharipov
2019.03.01 2:34 PM ET

weigh-in result

Zabit Magomedsharipov: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)
Cody garbrandt hs
2019.03.01 2:34 PM ET

weigh-in result

Cody Garbrandt: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)
Pedro munhoz hs
2019.03.01 2:34 PM ET

weigh-in result

Pedro Munhoz: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)
Tecia torres hs
2019.03.01 2:34 PM ET

weigh-in result

Tecia Torres: 115.0 lbs (52.2 kgs)
Weili zhang
2019.03.01 2:34 PM ET

weigh-in result

Weili Zhang: 116.0 lbs (52.6 kgs)
Robbie lawler hs
2019.03.01 2:35 PM ET

weigh-in result

Robbie Lawler: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
Ben askren hs
2019.03.01 2:35 PM ET

weigh-in result

Ben Askren: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs)
Tyron woodley hs
2019.03.01 2:35 PM ET

weigh-in result

Tyron Woodley: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
Kamaru usman hs
2019.03.01 2:35 PM ET

weigh-in result

Kamaru Usman: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs)
Jones jon ufc100 1
2019.03.01 2:35 PM ET

weigh-in result

Jon Jones: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)
Anthony smith hs
2019.03.01 2:35 PM ET

weigh-in result

Anthony Smith: 204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs)
BradThom717
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03.01.2019 | 3:11 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 266th   |   View

@Poir420 .... Veryyy bold prediction, but I kinda hafta agree with you. His chin is suspect. I dnt think it'd last another war like he had with Gil Melendez.... But I also dnt know if Mickey Gall Bladder has the striking skills to KO a diminished chinned Diego... But I really wouldn't be surprised

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BradThom717
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03.01.2019 | 3:13 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 266th   |   View

Lol that's a funny typo.. Mickey Gall Bladder .. Haahaha

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lldowntoearthll
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03.01.2019 | 3:51 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 500 Points   |   Tied for 800th   |   View

Jones vs. Smith
Jon Jones, TKO, R2
once jon gets him down, it's probably over. considering saying rnc, but strikes are more likely.

Woodley vs. Usman
Tyron Woodley, DEC
these guys talk like they're gonna bang it out, and i hope they do, but i'm not sold. it could totally be a staring contest. either way i think woodley should have the advantage. kamaru is gonna have to find his chin and stay in his face if he wants any success.

Lawler vs. Askren
Ben Askren, TKO, R2
ben's overall game is trash, but his wrestling is so good that he can rely on his chin a bit in order to get inside. years ago, you'd have to pick robbie easy, but i'm more concerned about his time away than ben's semi-retirement. i actually think ben might blanket him for a round before finishing in r2 via non-response to strikes.

Torres vs. Zhang
Weili Zhang, DEC
feel bad for tecia here, high risk low reward fight coming off 2 losses, but a well-matched fight nonetheless. i want to pick tecia and say she can hit takedowns, but i can't help but feel like zhang is gonna be the aggressor and throw a lot more.

Garbrandt vs. Munhoz
Pedro Munhoz, DEC
it remains to be seen if cody can bounce back from back surgery and double ko losses or if he'll be the new barao, but either way i feel like pedro munhoz is kind of underrated so i'll add some spice and say he can outwork him. maybe even snatch up a guillotine if he hurts him and get a technical sub (i don't see cody tapping).

Stephens vs. Magomedsharipov
Zabit Magomedsharipov, DEC
feels like wrong timing on this fight since jeremy is coming off a loss, but still an awesome stylistic matchup. tryin to stay realistic on a lot of these highly praised fighters while also enjoying the ride. zabit should be able to avoid big bombs, frustrate stephens, and hit opportunistic td's.

Cirkunov vs. Walker
Johnny Walker, TKO, R1
been fun watching walker make some waves and this is a nice step up. i'm just not sure confident that misha is gonna survive the clinch in order to get inside and actually test him.

Perez vs. Stamann
Alejandro Perez, DEC
i actually kind of like perez here. he's at aka so you know he can wrestle pretty well and his cardio should be on point.

Sanchez vs. Gall
Diego Sanchez, DEC
both lionhearts on the same card, huh? maybe fights will play out similarly? i don't think diego is gonna be an easy mark for the rnc so gall is probably gonna have to really hurt him standing if he wants to set it up and idk if he'll be aggressive enough. i guess i'll play with fire and go with the classic, diego by split.

Byrd vs. Shahbazyan
Charles Byrd, TKO, R2
byrd has by far the better resume and edmen wasn't super impressive in his debut so the odds are a little confusing to me, but it seems like the majority of members disagree so maybe i'm off-base. there is a big age gap though so i guess it's reasonable to pick a prospect over an older fighter coming off his first loss via strikes. now i'm confused.

Mazany vs. Chiasson
Macy Chiasson, SUB, R2
macy has shown some promise and it feels like they wanna push her while mazany is likely only still around because she got a gift in china after agreeing to fight mcmann. macy already beat someone significantly better than gina so i see no reason why she won't finish her too.

Viana vs. Cifers
Polyana Viana, SUB, R2
kali robbins is a decent win, but i'm still not convinced cifers is ufc-ready so i agree with the odds. viana losing to jj isn't going to look like a bad loss in retrospect and it was only a decision so there's still a lot of upside for her.

freemoneyforall
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03.01.2019 | 4:23 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 1733rd   |   View

Only good thing about jon steroids jones is its easy to pick his fights.
Jones rd.1 ko

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Zulizani
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03.01.2019 | 6:39 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 1671st   |   View

Zabit has skinny legs, much like Suga Sean. Stephens won't make the mistake Sukhamtath made. Stephens by doctors stoppage.

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AlejandroH
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03.01.2019 | 8:43 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 2 of 6 Winners, 0 Perfect, 100 Points   |   Tied for 2690th   |   View

Jones vs. Smith
Anthony Smith, TKO, R2
Tonight's the night

Woodley vs. Usman
Tyron Woodley, TKO, R3
Could potentially be via sub.

Lawler vs. Askren
Ben Askren, TKO, R2
G&P

Garbrandt vs. Munhoz
Cody Garbrandt, TKO, R2
Decision or KO by Cody, but potential for Munhoz to win by sub

Stephens vs. Magomedsharipov
Zabit Magomedsharipov, SUB, R2
How is this in prelims and you have rank 7vs15 WOMEN in the main card

Sanchez vs. Gall
Mickey Gall, SUB, R2
RNC

tkdmaxbjj
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03.01.2019 | 10:57 PM ET

Main Card too short?

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 651st   |   View

Man, this card will be fun to watch but it made me wonder - should the UFC consider making main cards longer when the card is stacked like such? Having Stephens/Zabit on the Prelims is insane and could/should be a main card fight. Thoughts?
tepid55
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03.01.2019 | 11:25 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1101st   |   View

I agree that this event could have had 6 fights on the main card.

* Edited at 03.01.2019, 11:30 PM ET *

freemoneyforall
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03.01.2019 | 11:38 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 1733rd   |   View

Zabit stephens and walker cirkunov should both be main card bouts no doubt.

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BradThom717
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03.02.2019 | 12:22 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 266th   |   View

The main cards for PPV USED TO have 6 fights. But they'd always run late, Idk why they changed it to 5 fights, coz let's be honest... If it were really a time thing as they said, then they coulda just moved the PPV main card start time back 30 mins, which would be MORE THAN ENOUGH time needed.. But I agree. They charge you $60 -$70, for 5 scraps... Basically $12 a fight

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03.02.2019 | 1:04 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 1329th   |   View



"When the iron sharpens the iron, sharpens the iron. "

MCL1978
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03.02.2019 | 1:12 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 1 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 2717th   |   View

Torres vs. Zhang
Weili Zhang, TKO, R2
Torres seems overconfident in her interview with MMA Junkie "“Honestly, when I got the message from the matchmaker I was like, ‘Who’s that?'” Torres on Tuesday told MMAjunkie Radio. “Then I Google’d her." Chinese have a big thing about honor & respect, and Tecia just gave Zhang's team some really good "bulletin board material."

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03.02.2019 | 1:29 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 9 Winners, 1 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 1891st   |   View

Cirkunov vs. Walker
Johnny Walker, TKO, R1
Walker is on a roll right now. Cirkunov will have to survive the early onslaught and his chin is not made of granite. Walker may be the next big thing a 205. He needs to finish early or Misha will be in the fight. If Walker can just fight a little smart and not get too cute he should get the hype train rolling full steam.

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03.02.2019 | 1:56 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 315 Points   |   Tied for 2220th   |   View

Come back here when Anthony Smith wins

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AtoZsportsinv
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03.02.2019 | 2:25 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 9 Winners, 1 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 1891st   |   View

Stephens vs. Magomedsharipov
Zabit Magomedsharipov, SUB, R3
I question where Stephens head is at now having to back to being a gatekeeper. He was so close to his title shot and Aldo snatched it from him. Now he has to fight a real beast in Zabit. Barring a mistake from Zabit this should be a clear decision win. With a possible late submission as a frustrated Stephens throws caution to the wind and gets himself into a bad position.

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bartek_bytom01
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03.02.2019 | 6:07 AM ET

Byrd vs Shahbazyan

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 625 Points   |   Tied for 88th   |   View

I think that Edmen will defeat the old and smaller Byrd. The odds in Poland is very good for Edmen
#TeamEdmen

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