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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
  • Saturday 12.14.2019 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN 2
  • 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, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $4,041,119
  • Attendance: 16,811
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: N/A | TV Ratings: 865,000 avg. viewers (ESPN 2 prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 13
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Bout   Info
Kamaru Usman   defeats   Colby Covington   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:10 Round 5 of 5, 24:10 Total Bout Page
Alexander Volkanovski   defeats   Max Holloway   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Amanda Nunes   defeats   Germaine de Randamie   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Marlon Moraes   defeats   José Aldo   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Petr Yan   defeats   Urijah Faber   via KO/TKO, Head Kick   0:43 Round 3 of 3, 10:43 Total Bout Page
Geoff Neal   defeats   Mike Perry   via KO/TKO, Head Kick and Punches   1:30 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Irene Aldana   defeats   Ketlen Vieira   via KO/TKO, Left Hook   4:51 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Omari Akhmedov   defeats   Ian Heinisch   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Matt Brown   defeats   Ben Saunders   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   4:55 Round 2 of 3, 9:55 Total Bout Page
Chase Hooper   defeats   Daniel Teymur   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   4:34 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Brandon Moreno   defeats   Kai Kara-France   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jessica Eye   defeats   Viviane Araujo   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Punahele Soriano   defeats   Oskar Piechota   via KO/TKO, Left Hook   3:17 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page

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TWJake
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12.11.2019 | 4:33 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 680 Points   |   Tied for 23rd with 2 others





"I really do think MMA is the combat sport of the 21st century, it's pretty obvious, you look at boxing matches, and there are still some good ones. But overall, MMA is the place to be" -Donald Trump

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12.11.2019 | 5:03 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 355 Points   |   Tied for 2126th




"Omnes Una Manet Nox"

freemoneyforall
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12.11.2019 | 5:37 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 2452nd




* Edited at 12.11.2019, 5:38 PM ET *

bazik
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12.11.2019 | 5:48 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 12 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 2626th

brothers, please tell me why you hide your forecasts? Write me them please
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12.11.2019 | 5:52 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 355 Points   |   Tied for 2126th

Anyone starting to like Colby Covington, Hes starting to grow on me and he look like a good guy as he took photos with fans on embedded

"A good fight is like a good Wank. The better it is the more you fell guilty about it afterward. Jack slack"

ImperatorFishrat
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12.11.2019 | 5:55 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 355 Points   |   Tied for 2126th

lol Colby is a ******, but he's not a ****** for the reasons people think he is...that's all an act. I like him because he's always fronting sexy girls and pissing people off, which is more than Usman ever does or Woodley ever did.

Also Colby is a Trump supporter so extra props. # MAGA. Trollby by Trump Curse.

Also Damian I can't join your game because Mikey keeps inviting me to boxing comps and I make no picks in them and lose all my chips.

* Edited at 12.11.2019, 5:56 PM ET *

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DamienHandel420
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12.11.2019 | 5:59 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 355 Points   |   Tied for 2126th

@fish Its all good and that why im rooting for Colby to because i think it funny how angry the haters get and I think Colby is a trump suporter as well to piss people off because people hate trump and personaly i like trump more than other polition because **** polition #MAGA

* Edited at 12.11.2019, 6:02 PM ET *

"A good fight is like a good Wank. The better it is the more you fell guilty about it afterward. Jack slack"

ImperatorFishrat
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12.11.2019 | 6:10 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 355 Points   |   Tied for 2126th

Trump is actually doing a good Job, but you wouldn't know that if you listen to MSM exclusively. Stock prices are soaring, strong USD, unemployment down (especially black unemployment) ISIS being wiped out, China on the back foot, wall getting built, border apprehensions down. If Trump was a Democrat MSM would be fawning over his nuts.

Signed an executive order which targets antisemitism today, too. Basically now Jews are protected under racial discrimination Laws, because they are now recognized as a race. Much needed given how Jews are being targeted on College Campuses because 'Uzrael is evil bra!'.

* Edited at 12.11.2019, 6:28 PM ET *

"Omnes Una Manet Nox"

TWJake
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12.11.2019 | 6:23 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 680 Points   |   Tied for 23rd with 2 others


Whats up with ATT Florida? All those guys love trump





#KAG2020

"I really do think MMA is the combat sport of the 21st century, it's pretty obvious, you look at boxing matches, and there are still some good ones. But overall, MMA is the place to be" -Donald Trump

TWJake
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12.11.2019 | 6:26 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 680 Points   |   Tied for 23rd with 2 others

Also agreed that I'm slowly starting to root for Covington more, but because Usman just seems so annoying.

"I really do think MMA is the combat sport of the 21st century, it's pretty obvious, you look at boxing matches, and there are still some good ones. But overall, MMA is the place to be" -Donald Trump

ImperatorFishrat
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12.11.2019 | 6:35 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 355 Points   |   Tied for 2126th

I can't stand people like Usman. Reps his nation of Birth but does absolutely ******* nothing to help improve it. Say what you want about Adesanya but he actually DOES.

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freemoneyforall
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12.11.2019 | 6:54 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 2452nd

Usmans too busy trying to act like Denzel or Wesley snipes

* Edited at 12.11.2019, 6:55 PM ET *

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12.11.2019 | 6:57 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 580 Points   |   Tied for 240th

This may very well be the dumbest question of all dumb questions.....
But was snoozeman actually born in Nigeria? I woulda never guessed because he speaks better American than I do. LOL

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freemoneyforall
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12.11.2019 | 6:59 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 2452nd

I don't know but it's probably similar to Adesanya born in Nigeria but raised in new Zealand
BradThom717
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12.11.2019 | 7:29 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 580 Points   |   Tied for 240th

Yea that's what I was wondering... 

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Krilizek
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12.11.2019 | 8:19 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 470 Points   |   Tied for 1083rd

I agree 100%
She is trash,  and will probably get her head knocked off.
Davis410
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12.11.2019 | 8:31 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 0 Perfect, 330 Points   |   Tied for 2275th

Brown vs. Saunders
Ben Saunders, DEC
Flip a coin. Winner should retire, loser should retire.

Teymur vs. Hooper
Chase Hooper, SUB, R3
To be honest I haven't watched any footage on Hooper, but I do know Teymur makes questionable decisions. I think the first two rounds are close, but Hooper takes advantage of a bonehead decision and chokes him out.

Moreno vs. Kara-France
Kai Kara-France, DEC
I think Moreno is by far the best fighter that Kai Kara has ever went up against, but I think he lands cleaner shots on the feet and avoids Moreno's submission attempts when it hits the ground and wins a close decision.

Eye vs. Araujo
Viviane Araujo, TKO, R3
My initial reaction was "why is Eye the underdog here?", then I started to look at her past fights a bit closer and realized Vivi should just be too fast, too aggressive, and too much for Jessica to handle. I think Araujo dances around her landing quick shots and really starts to lay it on her late in the fight. I'm going late round 3 TKO.

Soriano vs. Piechota
Punahele Soriano, DEC
I don't think Soriano should be this big of a favorite against a fighter that has UFC experience, but I haven't watched enough footage to make a fair assessment of his skills. I'll follow the predictions, but go with a close split decision win with grappling exchanges between the two.

Krilizek
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12.11.2019 | 8:31 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 470 Points   |   Tied for 1083rd

I think the biggest fight of his career would be him fighting for the title. You know,  the domination of  Woodley. 
Mikey1903
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12.11.2019 | 8:34 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 495 Points   |   Tied for 829th


Yes, Usman was born in and lived in Nigeria til he was 11,12.

I'm starting to flip flop on my Covington pick!  I listen to too many of these breakdown shows/podcasts and it messes with my picks!  I just listened to some wrest;ing expert explain in detail how much better Usmans wrestling is and his college career was much more impressive, despite him  being D2, his class/year was a much stronger group than covingtons, relatively weak class.
****!!!!!  I was convinced a day ago, know I don't have a clue who to pick???

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12.11.2019 | 8:37 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 535 Points   |   Tied for 500th

Soriano vs. Piechota
Punahele Soriano, TKO, R2
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