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05.13.2019 | 10:13 PM ET

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UFC on ESPN+ 17
  • Saturday 09.21.2019 at 05:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: ESPN+
  • Name: UFC on ESPN+ 17: Rodriguez vs. Stephens
  • Also Known As: UFC Fight Night Mexico City
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: Arena Ciudad de Mexico
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Brendan Fitzgerald, Michael Bisping
  • Ring Announcer: Joe Martinez
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Michael Bisping
  • Attendance: 10,112
  • MMA Bouts: 12
  • Promotion Links:
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Bout   Info
Yair Rodriguez   vs.   Jeremy Stephens   Ends in a No Contest, Accidental Eye Gouge   0:15 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
Carla Esparza   defeats   Alexa Grasso   via Decision, Majority   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Askar Askarov   vs.   Brandon Moreno   Ends in a Draw, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Irene Aldana   defeats   Vanessa Melo   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Steven Peterson   defeats   Martín Bravo   via KO/TKO, Spinning Backfist   1:31 Round 2 of 3, 6:31 Total Bout Page
Jose Alberto Quiñonez   defeats   Carlos Huachin   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kyle Nelson   defeats   Polo Reyes   via KO/TKO, Punches   1:36 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Angela Hill   defeats   Ariane Carnelossi   via KO/TKO, Doctor Stoppage (Cut)   1:56 Round 3 of 3, 11:56 Total Bout Page
Sergio Pettis   defeats   Tyson Nam   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Paul Craig   defeats   Vinicius Moreira   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   3:19 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Bethe Correia   defeats   Sijara Eubanks   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Claudio Puelles   defeats   Marcos Mariano   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

Responses

Carla esparza hs
2019.07.08 10:04 AM ET

bout announced

Carla Esparza vs. Alexa Grasso at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
Alexa grasso hs
MassaBruce
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07.11.2019 | 5:19 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 829th

Yes! Askar Askarov is finally in the UFC! taking on Brandon Moreno 

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Askar askarov new headshot
2019.07.11 5:25 PM ET

bout announced

Askar Askarov vs. Brandon Moreno at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Brandon moreno
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07.18.2019 | 5:59 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 1155th

Esparza vs. Grasso
Alexa Grasso, DEC
Grasso looked great last time out. But she was fighting a punch bag, sorry I like Karolina but she's a prime example of a semi attractive women in MMA being over hyped by the UFC who know the virgins will go bonkers! Grasso is like that too. I usually have a rule when picking female fights Always back the ugly chick! This 1's close. Grasso's ****eye swings it in her favour on the ugly scale

Askarov vs. Moreno
Askar Askarov, SUB, R1
I almost forgot about Askarov! I seen his last fight in ACB and instantly thought he'd be a contender in the UFC. With his signing and Brandon Moreno back too is it safe to say that Triple C saved the Flyweight division? Fair play if it's back as I always thought the Flyweights put on entertaining fights, maybe not many KO's but fast paced, technical and a lot of wild scrambles! Anyway, look out for Askarov, potential champion

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Sijara eubanks hs
2019.07.20 10:02 AM ET

bout announced

Sijara Eubanks vs. Bethe Correia at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Bethe correia hs
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07.21.2019 | 6:12 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 7 Winners, 2 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 1745th

Esparza vs. Grasso
Carla Esparza, DEC
Cookie monster is coming for you!!!

Eubanks vs. Correia
Sijara Eubanks, DEC
what's the over under on whether or not sarge has to chop her hair off to make weight again. if she does I'll take bethe

Angela hill hs
2019.07.23 12:16 PM ET

bout announced

Angela Hill vs. Istela Nunes at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
Istela2
Marion reneau
2019.07.23 9:24 PM ET

bout announced

Marion Reneau vs. Irene Aldana at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Irene aldana
Jose alberto quin%cc%83ones hs
2019.07.24 2:41 PM ET

bout announced

Jose Alberto Quiñonez vs. Carlos Huachin at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Carlos huachin
Yair rodriguez
2019.07.26 3:36 PM ET

bout announced

Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Jeremy stephens hs
Vinicius moreira hs
2019.07.28 1:49 AM ET

bout announced

Vinicius Moreira vs. Paul Craig at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
Paul craig hs
Sergio pettis hs
2019.07.28 1:49 AM ET

bout announced

Sergio Pettis vs. Alex Perez at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Alex perez hs
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07.28.2019 | 7:14 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 360th

Rodriguez vs. Stephens
Jeremy Stephens, DEC
I know it’s a risky pick by me, but I’m taking Jeremy by decision. He is gonna get in a slug fest and honestly I just can’t wait.

Esparza vs. Grasso
Carla Esparza, DEC
I’m choosing Carla to win a 30-27 decision and control this amazing striker and brawler in Grasso.

Hill vs. Nunes
Angela Hill, DEC
Hill will brawl tf out of Nunes. Could be fun!

Moreira vs. Craig
Paul Craig, SUB, R3
This could be okay, a sloppy jiu Jitsu match with some great wrestling.

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07.28.2019 | 6:21 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 6 Perfect, 550 Points   |   Tied for 90th

This card miss some muscle but still looks nice!

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07.29.2019 | 2:16 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 655th

More muscle is always nice.

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Claudio puelles
2019.07.31 8:21 PM ET

bout announced

Claudio Puelles vs. Marcos Mariano at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Marcos mariano
Martin bravo
2019.08.03 1:28 AM ET

bout announced

Martín Bravo vs. Steven Peterson at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Steven peterson
Polo reyes
2019.08.05 2:00 PM ET

bout announced

Polo Reyes vs. Kyle Nelson at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Kyle nelson hs
Angela hill hs
2019.08.12 8:40 PM ET

bout status update

Hill vs. Nunes Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Istela2
Angela hill hs
2019.08.12 8:40 PM ET

bout announced

Angela Hill vs. Ariane Carnelossi at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
Ariane carnelossi
Sergio pettis hs
2019.08.26 12:13 PM ET

bout status update

Pettis vs. Perez Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Alex perez hs
Sergio pettis hs
2019.08.27 8:39 PM ET

bout announced

Sergio Pettis vs. Tyson Nam at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Tyson nam hs
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09.11.2019 | 5:41 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 1240th

Who is this guy? 
Does he seem to be a threat to the division or Popcorn muscles and stats?
FireFist45
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09.11.2019 | 5:46 AM ET

Bethe wins by weight cut!!!

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 1240th

Eubanks hopefully got her diet under control.... then we can hopefully see a great fight.
Marion reneau
2019.09.11 9:52 AM ET

bout status update

Reneau vs. Aldana Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Irene aldana
Irene aldana
2019.09.11 12:07 PM ET

bout announced

Irene Aldana vs. Vanessa Melo at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
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09.11.2019 | 3:05 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 1155th

Bravo vs. Peterson
Steven Peterson, TKO, R2
Maybe the 2 worst fighters in the UFC, Maybe even all of MMA!!! Think about this Bravo was KO'D by Bumberto Bumdanay!!!!

Moreira vs. Craig
Vinicius Moreira, SUB, R1
Wowzer!!!! This card is stacked with BUMS!!!!! Is this the UFC or Alaskan FC??????

Eubanks vs. Correia
Bethe Correia, TKO, R1
And of course Bethe Correira is on this card!!! Is this the worst UFC card ever????

Puelles vs. Mariano
Claudio Puelles, DEC
Jesus! Another contender for worst fighter in the UFC!!!!

"Let me BANG BRO!""

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09.11.2019 | 4:54 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 829th

Thank Sean Shelby @Mikey



This is the best he can do. This is what he does. 

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09.12.2019 | 4:52 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 300 Points   |   Tied for 1604th

Lmao I called Ryan Macdonald one of the ****tiest fighters to get signed recently. But the absolute worst is Marcos Mariano that guy is truly awful. Literally only got signed because's he's Silva's buddy. He has 0 potential to grow, 32 years old ,6-5 record, he wouldn't even win on the Contender series.

Edit: Actually he's so bad they would never even call him to be featured on a contender series episode.

* Edited at 09.12.2019, 4:52 AM ET *

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09.12.2019 | 5:12 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 1240th

@Mikey if ugliness was directly correlated to ability then Evinger would be the multi-weight champ of ******* everything--including men's HW. There'd be no other point in any of these other ******* turning up.

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09.14.2019 | 4:44 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 12 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 1860th

Sean shelby did so great for the fans on this card.Bravo peterson, moriera craig, And betch coreha are gonna be super entertaning and not like the mma fan who like to sniff they're own farts and think that fighter dont know wresling and talk **** are boring

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09.15.2019 | 3:52 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 12 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 1860th

Rodriguez vs. Stephens
Jeremy Stephens, SUB, R5
I think this fight will be a snoozefest with Rodriguez just laying on Stephens for 4.5 round until Stephens get the sub

Esparza vs. Grasso
Carla Esparza, TKO, R1
Carla Esparza is so hot and i wank to her all the time. oh wait we picking again i think Esparza will blind her with her hotness then win a decision

Askarov vs. Moreno
Brandon Moreno, TKO, R3
I think Bumkar bumkarov is super overated because of being russian like Khabib. Moreno will put a clinic on Bumkar and ko him the 3rd to put him out of his misory

Aldana vs. Melo
Vanessa Melo, SUB, R2
I think Vanessa will beat Aldana as she is calm and Melo.

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09.15.2019 | 4:37 PM ET

I bet Moreno beats his ass
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09.15.2019 | 7:43 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 0 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 2038th

Eubanks vs. Correia
Sijara Eubanks, DEC
Correia is shot as a fighter. This matchup is tailor made for Eubanks to get a win. I pick Eubanks by dec but there is a good chance she gets a finish via ground and pound. So once the odds come out on distance I will be looking for + money on the under which will most likely be set at 2.5.

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09.16.2019 | 1:05 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 489th

im not impressed with this card at all. even the main event isnt that great.

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09.16.2019 | 6:59 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 340 Points   |   Tied for 1331st

My only thought after looking at the lineup is that Paul Craig is live for a KO. Also, what a terrible card.

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09.16.2019 | 11:09 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 6 Perfect, 525 Points   |   Tied for 139th

Hill vs. Carnelossi
Ariane Carnelossi, DEC
holy roids that girl is jacked

"too slwo"

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09.16.2019 | 10:09 PM ET

Not the biggest names but we might get some entertaining fights here


Here are my thoughts on the card. Don't be surprised when Stephens pulls off some nasty GNP


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