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UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington

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05.13.2019 | 10:19 PM ET

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UFC 245
Bout   Info
Kamaru Usman   vs.   Colby Covington   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Max Holloway   vs.   Alexander Volkanovski   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Amanda Nunes   vs.   Germaine de Randamie   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
José Aldo   vs.   Marlon Moraes   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Petr Yan   vs.   Urijah Faber   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Mike Perry   vs.   Geoff Neal   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Ketlen Vieira   vs.   Irene Aldana   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Ian Heinisch   vs.   Omari Akhmedov   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Matt Brown   vs.   Ben Saunders   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Daniel Teymur   vs.   Chase Hooper   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Brandon Moreno   vs.   Kai Kara-France   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Jessica Eye   vs.   Viviane Araujo   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Punahele Soriano   vs.   Oskar Piechota   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page

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Jessica eye hs
2019.08.12 5:20 PM ET

bout announced

Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araujo at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Viviane araujo hs
Amanda nunes hs
2019.08.19 4:02 PM ET

bout announced

Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie II at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Germaine  de randamie hs
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08.19.2019 | 6:22 PM ET

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Nunes vs. de Randamie II
Germaine de Randamie, TKO, R2
I'm pretty sure +90% will be picking Nunes here and it's for good reason BBBBUUUTTT!!! Looking at the fight I give GDR a good shot. Her striking is just as good as Nunes, I'd give Nunes the power edge GDR has better technique. What most likely decides the winner is takedowns. Can GDR avoid the ground? If you remember the 1st fight Nunes quickly got it to the ground got mount and got thd GNP TKO finish minutes into the 1st round. I'm sure GDR has improved on the ground since then but is it enough to avoid being TKO'D, Subbed or just controlled and dominated ? Probably not but I think maybe her Takedown defence has improved enough to avoid being taken down and she can keep it standing long enough to eventually catch and hurt Nunes. I don't know? But at this point in time I'm picking GDR fir the HUGE upset!

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Brown matt tuf7 3
2019.08.23 11:08 PM ET

bout announced

Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Saunders ben ufc87 1
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08.24.2019 | 4:22 AM ET

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Brown vs. Saunders
Matt Brown, TKO, R1
This is about as much of a guaranteed KO win for Brown that you could give him!!! Nice send off for Brown I guess. No luck for Killa B!!! Thing is if he gets the KO win he won't want to stop. I'd heard rumours that Dan Hardy was be fighting Brown, that woulda been a much better fight!

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08.24.2019 | 1:42 PM ET

OH **** YEAH!!

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08.24.2019 | 1:51 PM ET

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Nunes vs. de Randamie II
Amanda Nunes, TKO, R2
Yeah GDR is a VERY dangerous and talented striker, I’ll give her that. But Nunes is on another level with her skill set, this is a fun fight and I believe GDR will get knocked out with punches and a kick right behind it

Eye vs. Araujo
Jessica Eye, DEC
ViVi is a great fighter. She’s young and very seasoned as a prospect even picking up a nice win over Davis but Eye is more experienced and she’s another seasoned vet and I think it’s going to be a dominant decision for Eye. Ya gotta look at Eye’s resume, Katlyn who is the best striker in flyweight and Evans-Smith. Pretty decent resume to have so I think she takes it.

Saunders ben ufc87 1
2019.08.25 12:23 PM ET

bout announced

Ben Saunders vs. Matt Brown at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Brown matt tuf7 3
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08.27.2019 | 5:08 AM ET

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@Fergboy  Sorry but did I read that right? You think Katlyn Chookagian is the best striker at womens 125!!!!??? Maybe the best at striking the air and she gives Holly Holm a run for her money in the Kiyahing stakes.  I'm genuinely puzzled as to why you would think she's the best striker in the division. I mean the obvious answer is Shevchenko, or even her sister, Araujo has more KO power which is rare for women, so does Barber. I'd say Maia is probably a better boxer, at least in terms of effective strikes and not swinging at air!!
Sorry bud, not having a go at you just can't believe I seen someone say they think Chookagian is a great striker

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08.27.2019 | 10:00 AM ET

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Jessica eye still fights? I thought she got killed by a bullet.
Holloway max ufc155 1
2019.08.31 1:06 PM ET

bout rumored

Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Alexander volkanovski
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09.02.2019 | 8:37 AM ET

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Alright of course Katlyn is not better than Val at striking but I meant one of the best strikers on the division. Also it’s just my opinion. Let me have an opinion of my own. 
Mikey1903
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09.02.2019 | 9:16 AM ET

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LOL!  Ok I'm sorry bud, I wasn't having a go at you.  Like you say it's just your opinion and I am a believer that everyone is entitled to their own opinion.  So again I wasn't trying to shoot you down.  It's just my opinion that Chookagian SUCKS!!!! 🤣😉

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Santiago ponzinibbio hs
2019.09.16 5:16 PM ET

bout announced

Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Robbie Lawler at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Robbie lawler hs
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09.16.2019 | 6:17 PM ET

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Ponzinibbio vs. Lawler
Robbie Lawler, TKO, R1
OH ****! This should entertaining!

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09.16.2019 | 10:38 PM ET

Rip Robbie ,he had a great career.

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09.16.2019 | 11:34 PM ET

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Ponzinibbio vs. Lawler
Santiago Ponzinibbio, DEC
Technically sound strikers seem to always give Lawler problems.

Brown vs. Saunders
Matt Brown, TKO, R2
Ben Saunders' chin has never been good.

Holloway max ufc155 1
2019.09.21 7:25 PM ET

bout status update

Holloway vs. Volkanovski Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
Alexander volkanovski
Sergio pettis hs
2019.09.26 4:39 PM ET

bout rumored

Sergio Pettis vs. Kai Kara-France at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Kai kara france hs
Screenshot
2019.09.27 4:14 PM ET

bout announced

Punahele Soriano vs. Oskar Piechota at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
Oskar piechota
Sergio pettis hs
2019.09.27 4:14 PM ET

bout status update

Pettis vs. Kara-France Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
Kai kara france hs
Kamaru usman hs
2019.09.27 7:48 PM ET

bout announced

Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Colby covington hs
Kamaru usman hs
2019.09.27 7:49 PM ET

bout status update

Usman vs. Covington Changed from Confirmed to Rumored
Colby covington hs
Kamaru usman hs
2019.09.27 9:51 PM ET

bout status update

Usman vs. Covington Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
Colby covington hs
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09.29.2019 | 11:43 AM ET

Stupid move putting Usman title fight on this card as a main over the Holloway title fight. This card is stacked enough and even though Covington's heat makes this slightly more interesting, it still is a boring ass fight most likely.

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09.29.2019 | 12:56 PM ET

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The UFC has usually put the title fight of the heaviest weight as the main event of a card.

* Edited at 09.29.2019, 1:03 PM ET *

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09.29.2019 | 1:01 PM ET

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Usman vs. Covington
Kamaru Usman, DEC
I think Usman has the wrestling and striking advantage in this fight.

Pettis vs. Kara-France
Sergio Pettis, DEC
If this fight stays standing, Pettis should win.

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10.02.2019 | 10:40 PM ET

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I hope they put Holloway as the main event. Putting Snoozeman vs hugagaton as the main on a awesome card is like when u watch awesome **** and before u nut, The girl start ****ting and it end with me having blue balls

* Edited at 10.02.2019, 10:41 PM ET *

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10.02.2019 | 11:05 PM ET

@mule I disagree. Usman vs Covington is such a ************* that it can never be the centerpiece of anything and is only forgivable by putting it among a bunch of great fights people actually give a **** about.

* Edited at 10.02.2019, 11:06 PM ET *

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Sergio pettis hs
2019.10.03 10:27 AM ET

bout status update

Pettis vs. Kara-France Changed from Confirmed to Fizzled
Kai kara france hs
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10.03.2019 | 4:47 PM ET

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I think it will be fun to watch Usman dominate Covington and win round 10-8. MMA is not only about standing KO. Theres BKB for that.

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10.03.2019 | 6:02 PM ET

Wow.. didn't realize how good this main card was.

Don't sleep on Ruthless in this one...
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10.03.2019 | 6:30 PM ET

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All you guys arguing over the best woman fighters and what they’re good at but nobody even mentioning Justine Kish..she’s the shiiiiit

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10.03.2019 | 6:36 PM ET

LOL yes, she's the **** indeed...

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