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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

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Taylor335
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01.15.2020 | 5:22 PM ET

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

Whittaker is out due to undisclosed personal reasons!
The UFC is making an effort to keep Cannonier on the card but no opponent has been announced.
In my opinion the only eligible matchups would be with Till, Gastelum, Brunson, or Shahbazyan. I have a feeling it’s going to be Till.

* Edited at 01.15.2020, 5:22 PM ET *

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ImperatorFishrat
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01.15.2020 | 5:29 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 425 Points   |   1989th Place

I think Whittaker has really bad depression. He puts on a brave face but yeah I think it's serious and it seems to have gotten worse since he lost his belt. I think he needs to take a year or so off TBH.

* Edited at 01.15.2020, 5:31 PM ET *

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Taylor335
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01.15.2020 | 5:38 PM ET

@ImperatorFishrat

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

Now that you mention it, I could see that as being the case.
As for the year off idea - that’s a tricky one. For his own mental health I 100% agree. For his career, that’s kind of a weird one that goes both ways in my opinion.
At the end of the day you have to take care of yourself first and foremost.

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ImperatorFishrat
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01.15.2020 | 5:43 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 425 Points   |   1989th Place

I mean really he got KO'ed twice in the Adesanya fight. Taking a huge puncher like cannoneer wasn't a smart career choice in the first place so soon after that IMO. He's young, he's got a lot of years of fighting left in him but he needs time to properly recover and recalibrate. Let the other monsters in the division beat the **** out of one another for a year and jump back in when the dust settles. He said in an interview with Helwani not long ago that he didn't like being champion because of the media obligations. I believe him, Australians aren't used to having cameras stuck in their face and just generally don't handle fame well.

* Edited at 01.15.2020, 5:45 PM ET *

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Taylor335
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01.15.2020 | 5:48 PM ET

@ImperatorFishrat

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

That makes sense. I know a lot of guy don’t like the pressure of being champ and the weight it puts on your shoulders.
 All of that being said, who do you think is the best/most likely replacement?

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01.15.2020 | 5:53 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1488th

Till is only option. It's whats best for Jared

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pie2munch
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01.15.2020 | 5:56 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 89th

although Romero is on deck to fight Israel the fight is not set in stone and cannon isn’t that far off the mark

I think to say the card Israel vs cannonier 
pie2munch
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01.15.2020 | 5:57 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 89th

If not till should get the nod 
GringoCaliente
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01.15.2020 | 5:58 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1488th

@pie2munch i agree with you that would make more sense, but i want yoel to get the shot.. I LUH YOU

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Taylor335
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01.15.2020 | 5:59 PM ET

@GringoCaliente

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

Facts.
Plus, Dana was already eying a fight for Till on either the Vegas(this one) or London card.
Kinda sucks though. I’m part of what seems to the minority of people who like Till. I think Cannonier will finish him.

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Taylor335
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01.15.2020 | 6:01 PM ET

@pie2munch

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

I initially thought Cannonier made the most sense for the next title shot(and I still do), but as GringoCaliente said, I really want to see Adesanya fight Yoel.

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ImperatorFishrat
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01.15.2020 | 6:07 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 425 Points   |   1989th Place

Till won't take it IMO. Maybe Jacare or Weidman....Rockhold? It will be someone  desperate because Cannoneer is a dangerous fight for little reward.

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01.15.2020 | 6:51 PM ET

@ImperatorFishrat

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

LMAO!
Jacaré is fighting Hall in April so he’s out.
Rockhold or Weidman... now those would be solid gold.
But watch, we laugh and joke about it, then Weidman comes back, pulls off the miracle upset, gets a title shot, and beats Adesanya.

* Edited at 01.15.2020, 6:55 PM ET *

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Robert whittaker
2020.01.15 7:15 PM ET

bout status update

Whittaker vs. Cannonier Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Jared cannonier hs
ImperatorFishrat
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01.15.2020 | 11:05 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 425 Points   |   1989th Place

lol yeah totally forgot...shows you how much I care about that fight!

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01.16.2020 | 9:53 AM ET

@fish *** does Whittaker have to be depressed about?

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Dana6WhiteJr9
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01.16.2020 | 10:05 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 2327th

Dana says he wants Till v Cannonier in London. Could be Vegas 248 as thats what Till posted on insta, but I believe Conor will want to fight on that card after he beats Cerrone, so Dana will put Till on London to space out the big names.
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01.16.2020 | 3:11 PM ET

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

Now Stephens vs Kattar is off...

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01.16.2020 | 3:15 PM ET

@freemoneyforall

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

No offense, but that’s kind of an ignorant question.

Couldn’t the same have been said about say... Robin Williams? Or any famous person that has committed suicide?

Just because someone’s life looks great from our perspective doesn’t mean it’s great from theirs.

Not to mention Whittaker’s home country is on fire.

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ImperatorFishrat
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01.16.2020 | 3:23 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 425 Points   |   1989th Place

@Free it doesn't work like that. I've known people who have had everything they have ever wanted who have committed suicide. I think there's a lot of truth to the old Maxim 'Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it'.

* Edited at 01.16.2020, 4:02 PM ET *

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Jeremy stephens hs
2020.01.16 4:14 PM ET

bout status update

Stephens vs. Kattar Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Calvin kattar hs
ImperatorFishrat
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01.16.2020 | 4:18 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 425 Points   |   1989th Place

WT.

* Edited at 01.16.2020, 4:18 PM ET *

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