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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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12.15.2019 | 12:04 PM ET

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



* Edited at 12.15.2019, 12:33 PM ET *

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12.15.2019 | 12:06 PM ET

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



* Edited at 12.15.2019, 12:40 PM ET *

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12.15.2019 | 2:43 PM ET

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

@Brad Nunes is defo the GOAT. No doubt in my mind...She's beaten everyone. Rousey, cyborg, Valentina...and now GDR AGAIN. No other girl out there with a comparable record. I dunno who's out there to beat her either. Gonna be champ for a long time.

Ultimately decided on Usman because I decided Colby's distance management and power are both Rubbish. Everyone kept talking about Colby's gas tank and his output, but weren't talking about the fact he landed 156, 345 strikes on Lawler that did absolutely nothing. Zero power.

* Edited at 12.15.2019, 2:57 PM ET *

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12.15.2019 | 2:58 PM ET

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@fish you forget there is one. Julia Budd! Long live Canadian mma

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12.15.2019 | 3:00 PM ET

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Yeah that's true, Budd is good. We'll see how good though....Cyborg will be looking to make a statement big time on debut.

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12.15.2019 | 3:03 PM ET

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Yeah that's gonna be a big one. I can't wait!!!

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12.15.2019 | 3:04 PM ET

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

#Aldogotrobbed

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12.15.2019 | 3:42 PM ET

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I don't think it was a robbery and I expected it to go to split. The third round was hard to score. Marlon shows damage more because he's white and he was cut in the second. Watching it live I did think Moraes landed the better power shots and was slightly outworked in overall strikes.

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12.15.2019 | 3:44 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 555 Points   |   Tied for 354th   |   View

i thought from a 3 round scoring system marlon barely won rd 1/3 but if we're going off of pride rules jose clearly won the Fight
ImperatorFishrat
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12.15.2019 | 3:46 PM ET

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Yeah, Aldo definitely won if we're talking PRIDE/schoolyard and if there was another round I reckon Aldo would have finished him.

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12.15.2019 | 3:49 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 480 Points   |   Tied for 940th   |   View

I felt Aldo won the fight personally. If he would’ve kept up the volume in the third like he did the second, there would’ve been no doubt. But he slowed his output in the third, making the round so much closer than it had to be. Had Aldo kept throwing more, he would’ve got the nod. Close fight, wouldn’t call it a blatant robbery, but I thought Aldo still should’ve got the decision.

And I’m definitely taking Aldo in he future match against Triple C. Aldo looked so good last night against an absolute monster in Marlon Moraes. Things are so interesting in the Bantamweight division right now!

* Edited at 12.15.2019, 3:52 PM ET *

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12.15.2019 | 3:55 PM ET

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im going to barf if they give aldo the next 135 title fight over aljo/petr

even the cejudo vs cruz fight sounds more fun
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12.15.2019 | 4:25 PM ET

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@fish how could u give Moraes the third? He ran till the last ten seconds...

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12.15.2019 | 4:48 PM ET

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@mickey - I agree that he doesn’t deserve the next shot at all. Aljo deserves it at 135, and Joe B’s still waiting for his shot at 125. But Dana’s gonna do whatever the **** he wants, and he wants that Aldo/Cejudo fight next.

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12.15.2019 | 4:57 PM ET

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

@ free he was on the back foot, but he was also countering and coming forward in spurts. He did hit Aldo harder than Aldo hit him in that round, just not as much. As I said watching it live, ring generalship can't enter the Judges considerations unless they believe nobody displayed a clear advantage in immediate damage. Ergo the third depends on who you think hit who harder.However, accumulative damage is prioritized above ring generalship, and Aldo hit Moraes more. I can see why you an others had it for Aldo though and I wouldn't have minded him getting it.

* Edited at 12.15.2019, 5:06 PM ET *

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12.15.2019 | 5:07 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 2183rd   |   View

The King of Rio got robbed bad  

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12.15.2019 | 5:12 PM ET

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that Hooper kid can scrap !!! creepy m&m's fed young crazy lenky and ironchinny dude

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12.15.2019 | 5:12 PM ET

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Piechota back to Cage Warriors 

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12.15.2019 | 5:15 PM ET

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Aldana and Brown where the shark's highlights besides the obvious release that the bloodied up Colby face did to my sharky feelings, great night of fights

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12.16.2019 | 1:45 AM ET

Predictions: 11 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 62nd   |   View

Moreno-Kara France should have received the 50K fight of the night bonus. I know Usman & Covington was really anticipated and they delliver. Bbut looking only at the fight, and not at the grudge all around, Moreno outslugging Kara-France with wild movement was the best one.

* Edited at 12.16.2019, 1:46 AM ET *

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