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UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

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11.22.2019 | 12:47 PM ET

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UFC 248
  • Saturday 03.07.2020 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, Daniel Cormier, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Interviews: Joe Rogan | Backstage: Megan Olivi
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,742,906
  • Attendance: 15,077 (Paid: 9,959)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: N/A | TV Ratings: 1.19M avg. viewers (ESPN prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Bout   Info
Israel Adesanya   defeats   Yoel Romero   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Weili Zhang   defeats   Joanna Jędrzejczyk   via Decision, Split   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Beneil Dariush   defeats   Drakkar Klose   via KO/TKO, Overhand Left   1:00 Round 2 of 3, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Neil Magny   defeats   Jingliang Li   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Alex Oliveira   defeats   Max Griffin   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Sean O'Malley   defeats   Jose Alberto Quiñones   via KO/TKO, Head Kick and Punches   2:02 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Mark O. Madsen   defeats   Austin Hubbard   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Rodolfo Vieira   defeats   Saparbeg Safarov   via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke   2:58 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Gerald Meerschaert   defeats   Deron Winn   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   2:13 Round 3 of 3, 12:13 Total Bout Page
Giga Chikadze   defeats   Jamall Emmers   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Danaa Batgerel   defeats   Guido Cannetti   via KO/TKO, Left Hook   3:01 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page

Responses

Weili zhang
2019.12.02 5:09 PM ET

bout announced

Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
Joanna je%cc%a8drzejczyk hs
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12.02.2019 | 11:35 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 470 Points   |   Tied for 1470th   |   View

Zhang vs. Jędrzejczyk
Joanna Jędrzejczyk, DEC
Very tough fight, toughest fight on paper in Joannas career aside from Schevchenko, still think she has it in her.

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12.03.2019 | 10:38 AM ET

Not that tough, but we'll see.

* Edited at 12.03.2019, 10:39 AM ET *

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Robert whittaker
2019.12.04 6:41 PM ET

bout rumored

Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
Jared cannonier hs
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12.04.2019 | 10:50 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 590 Points   |   Tied for 258th   |   View

Not the biggest fan of the potential Whittaker vs Cannonier matchup. It’ll probably be a great fight, but I would rather have seen Whittaker go up against Till.

 Either way, I can see why this matchup is in the works, from a rankings perspective at least.

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12.20.2019 | 2:08 AM ET

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Predictions: 0 of 0 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 3080th   |   View

Whittaker vs. Cannonier
Robert Whittaker, DEC
I like this match up for this im going for whittaker by decision

Robert whittaker
2019.12.20 11:44 AM ET

bout status update

Whittaker vs. Cannonier Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
Jared cannonier hs
Beneil dariush
2019.12.20 11:52 PM ET

bout announced

Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Drakkar klose hs
Magny neil ufc157 1 hs
2019.12.21 11:01 PM ET

bout announced

Neil Magny vs. Jingliang Li at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Jingliang li
Emily whitmire hs
2019.12.28 11:16 AM ET

bout announced

Emily Whitmire vs. Polyana Viana at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
Polyana viana
Guido cannetti
2020.01.02 11:14 PM ET

bout announced

Guido Cannetti vs. Danaa Batgerel at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Batgerel danaa hs
Jose alberto quin%cc%83ones hs
2020.01.03 5:20 PM ET

bout announced

Jose Alberto Quiñones vs. Sean O'Malley at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Sean o'malley hs
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01.03.2020 | 8:57 PM ET

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Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 545 Points   |   Tied for 628th   |   View

Quiñones vs. O'Malley
Sean O'Malley, TKO, R2
lol at 100% O'Malley

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Jeremy stephens hs
2020.01.05 12:20 AM ET

bout announced

Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Calvin kattar hs
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01.06.2020 | 12:48 PM ET

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Predictions: 5 of 8 Winners, 0 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 2793rd   |   View

Zhang vs. Jędrzejczyk
Weili Zhang, SUB, R2
GOO CHINA!!!!!

Alex oliveira hs
2020.01.07 11:27 AM ET

bout announced

Alex Oliveira vs. Max Griffin at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Max griffin hs
Rodolfo2
2020.01.07 1:22 PM ET

bout announced

Rodolfo Vieira vs. Saparbeg Safarov at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
Saparbeg safarov hs
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01.07.2020 | 11:31 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 590 Points   |   Tied for 258th   |   View

Looks like Adesanya will Be defending his title against Yoel Romero at 248!

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01.08.2020 | 10:08 AM ET

And thus ends the adesanya era

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01.08.2020 | 10:18 AM ET

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Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 555 Points   |   Tied for 502nd   |   View

Zhang vs. Jędrzejczyk
Weili Zhang, TKO, R1
If rose can knockout Joanna Zhang should put her out cold with in a round with ease

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01.08.2020 | 12:00 PM ET

@psysico

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 590 Points   |   Tied for 258th   |   View

MMA math at its finest.

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01.08.2020 | 1:39 PM ET

@freemoneyforall

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 590 Points   |   Tied for 258th   |   View

Man, I don’t know.

Yoel may have to the tools to beat Adesanya, but I’m not sure he’ll be able to implement them.

 This could be a true to test of how good Adesanya’s TD defense truly is. But Yoel doesn’t seem to take everyone down. If Yoel chooses to stand and throw hands with Adesanya he could be in for a long night of getting picked apart, but who knows.

 Kelvin did win 2 rounds against Adesanya and was able to take him down a time or two but he couldn’t keep him on the mat. However, that last part seems to be the case with Gastelum in other fights as well.

 Whittaker didn’t really seem himself when he faced off against Adesanya, to me at least. I personally felt like he was being a little too wild with his striking and almost seemed a little desperate. Whittaker was definitely winning round one until he got dropped, and after watching the fight a second time around he seemed to be winning round two as well. However, I wasn’t paying the closest of attention that second watch through, so I very well could be wrong.

 If Romero can fight somewhat patiently and not rush in constantly he may able to do some good damage on the feet. Matter of fact, that’s exactly what he did with Whittaker in their second fight. I rewatched it a few months ago and Romero hardly threw any strikes the first few minutes of the first round and was very patient the second round as well. Granted he lost those two rounds, but I think it was a smart move. I mean, he arguably won that fight. 

 All of that being said, patience in the first round or two MIGHT be a key to success for Romero in his fight with Adesanya. That and the potential of getting Adesanya on the ground and punishing him. I think waiting until the third round or so to go for the TD might be a smart tactic as well. Then again I’m not a fighter, just a big fan.

I’ve got Adesanya winning by a 50-45/49-46 Decision, but I’ll definitely be rooting for Romero. Even if he doesn’t get the W, I hope he beats the piss out of Adesanya. No one who fights Yoel seems to be the same afterwards.

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01.08.2020 | 1:39 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 590 Points   |   Tied for 258th   |   View

On a side note, it seems like I read recently that Adesanya pictures this being a wrestling match. And a few months ago he said Khabib isn’t the only guy who can maul people on the ground(hinting at himself). 

 If Adesanya’s foolish enough to think he can get on the ground and outwrestle Romero he might as well give up the belt now. I can’t imagine he’s that stupid.

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01.08.2020 | 3:53 PM ET

Romero is an Olympic wrestle who hits like a truck.
Safe to say he's Izzy's biggest challenge to date.
I was an Izzy fan but his head got so big even before he won the belt. His interview's are so cringy and it's not on purpose like cejudo or Colby. 
Anywhere that fight happens I see Izzy getting ko'd stiff. 

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01.08.2020 | 3:54 PM ET

Izzy shoulda fought Jones. Woulda been a good super fight. Romero gonna squash it.

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01.08.2020 | 4:40 PM ET

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Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 545 Points   |   Tied for 628th   |   View

Dariush vs. Klose
Beneil Dariush, SUB, R2
This card already looking stacked and Izzy vs Romero isn't even final yet.

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01.08.2020 | 8:45 PM ET

@freemoneyforall

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 590 Points   |   Tied for 258th   |   View

I think a matchup with Jones would’ve been a little premature, but would still love to see that fight. Because of the trash Izzy’s been talking, I’d say Jones goes in and makes him look like a total fool.

 I too think Adesanya is a mega-******. I was a fan of his after the Silva fight. The respect he showed by bowing after the fight made him seem like a class act. Then he did the watch-back commentary of that fight to promote his bout with Gastelum... showed what a pompous ******* he actually is. And he’s only gotten worse. The walk out for the Whittaker fight is where he completely lost me.

* Edited at 01.08.2020, 8:46 PM ET *

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2020.01.09 10:38 PM ET

bout announced

Mark O. Madsen vs. Austin Hubbard at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Hubbard
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01.10.2020 | 11:33 AM ET

@psysico

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 590 Points   |   Tied for 258th   |   View

Thank God for that edit comment option, huh?

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01.10.2020 | 1:27 PM ET

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Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 470 Points   |   Tied for 1470th   |   View

Dariush vs. Klose
Drakkar Klose, DEC
Love my boy Dra "the" Kkar

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01.10.2020 | 1:39 PM ET

Blue Corner for the main fights!

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 2452nd   |   View

I'm going all blue corner for the top 3 fights 

I think JJ is gonna get it back. She's stated in an interview that she's been going through a tough breakup with her fiance over the past year when she lost. Now she's single and getting that good D, which is why she looked amazing against Waterson. 

I gotta go with Killa Gorilla against Whittaker. Cannonier looks so good at 185. He has crazy power for that division and Whittaker likes to brawl. 

I also gotta take Kattar over Stephens. I love Stephens I was rooting for him to kill Yair but Kattar seems like he's getting into his prime. He also just went 3 rounds with Zabit which is great experience. 
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01.10.2020 | 4:59 PM ET

@mikesuarez12

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 590 Points   |   Tied for 258th   |   View

Same.

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