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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 Quiñonez   via KO/TKO, Head Kick and Punches   2:02 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Mark 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
Batgerel Danaa   defeats   Guido Cannetti   via KO/TKO, Left Hook   3:01 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page

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ImperatorFishrat
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02.18.2020 | 6:05 AM ET

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

It goes both ways. People cherry-pick ******** promotions to earn new belts and badges. If you don't cherry-pick these things you'll get wrecked and absolutely tank your pick percentage in the process.  However, if you do cherry-pick events, you're unlikely to win them. That said, there's no point in winning horse-**** events anyway because winning events which feature fighters with no data, tape, or records to their name is as meaningless as winning a lottery and takes about as much skill.

For me to pick a card well I have to watch each fighter's last performance, look up stats and cross-reference them, and think about a lot of things broadly and typically I CBF unless I'm thinking of wagering on something.

I used to write detailed breakdowns when doing this, but since effort isn't rewarded on this site and a post that took an hour to write and represents another hour of research is virtually guaranteed to get buried under multiple posts of one-line low-effort ********, I pretty much just ****post in predictions these days for purposes of comic relief.

* Edited at 02.18.2020, 6:06 AM ET *

"Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free they are not equal; if they are equal they are not free--Alexsander Solzhneitsyn"

jmugwump
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02.18.2020 | 7:39 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 500 Points   |   Tied for 1079th

That's fair nuff. Either way, everyone needs a hobby. Dude could be a retired millionaire for all I know. Tapology as a whole is pretty bad at predicting fights, and sifting through trying to find really good pickers isn't as easy as looking at the rankings. I look at this site now as a place to record my picks and every so often unintentionally get drawn into a debate over a fighter I like/don't like.... But, there's no way he researches the 50 events he picks each week. 
Zulizani
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02.19.2020 | 2:31 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 2408th

Racism and tits. That's all I need. And a white slave, you know, for the lolz. 

"You're all my children, I'll discipline you how I feel" Massabruce

ImperatorFishrat
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02.19.2020 | 2:35 AM ET

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

Racism is one of the funnier and easier forms comedy IMO.

"Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free they are not equal; if they are equal they are not free--Alexsander Solzhneitsyn"

BradThom717
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02.19.2020 | 2:54 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 555 Points   |   Tied for 526th

@fishy.... I know you've cut down on your rather hilarious fight breakdowns, I used to look forward to the big UFC cards. I gotta say man.... I miss those. You're breakdown of Tonya Evinger – THAT'S THE ONE man. That **** was ******* great. And it was memorable because that comic relief was a much needed pick-me-up. Cos the depression was eating me alive.... So I wouldn't necessarily say effort isn't rewarded. 

"I changed my mind so much, I can't even trust it... My mind changed me so much, I can't even trust myself." -- Modest Mouse

ImperatorFishrat
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02.19.2020 | 3:03 AM ET

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

lol gotta keep doing the novel Brad, should have had something for you by now but still behind. Cannot seem to get behind the eightball. I've been dealing with court case for a while now that culminated me losing a fair bit of money yesterday. Guy I was taking it to has declared bankruptcy and filed for insolvency, so I lose even though I won. He'll face criminal charges but that doesn't help me as an unsecured creditor. I'll not get back a dime.

Glad to hear you're doing better bud, I know how it can get.

* Edited at 02.19.2020, 3:09 AM ET *

"Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free they are not equal; if they are equal they are not free--Alexsander Solzhneitsyn"

Zulizani
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02.19.2020 | 3:09 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 2408th

I'm supposed to get banned for my post? Yes?

Sorry to hear that fishy. Would love to help but not able to. New business is still growing and the missus is preggas. Going to be a tiring year. But hey, at least I'm living right.

"You're all my children, I'll discipline you how I feel" Massabruce

ImperatorFishrat
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02.19.2020 | 3:14 AM ET

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

Oh it's ok Zuli. You can't help me. Unless you're Batman. Or one of your skills is breaking legs, in which case I may have a lucrative contract for you.

Didn't ruin my life but it's not the sort of loss I can just absorb and not give a ****.

"Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free they are not equal; if they are equal they are not free--Alexsander Solzhneitsyn"

Zulizani
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02.19.2020 | 3:24 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 2408th

Lol. Definitely not batman. And if I was, I still wouldn't be. I'd be off killing myself slowly with a billion dollars somewhere. 

"You're all my children, I'll discipline you how I feel" Massabruce

MajestyMMA
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02.20.2020 | 6:00 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 2084th

Brunson vs. Shahbazyan has been moved to the UFC Portland card on April 11th.

"DANA!!!"

2020.02.20 6:16 PM ET

bout status update

Brunson vs. Shahbazyan Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Thuesen408
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02.22.2020 | 4:35 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1488th

The moving of Brunson vs Shahbazyan really sucks. From PPV to a fight night hurts the potential exposure of a rising star in Edman. A lot of cancelled big fights on this card.

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JohnVolcan
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02.26.2020 | 8:04 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 1385th

Adesanya vs. Romero
Yoel Romero, TKO, R3
I smell the upset here. Adesanya is incredibly talented, but if Gastelum could hurt him, imagine what Romero can do if he connects clean. Round 3 of course.

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JohnVolcan
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02.26.2020 | 8:22 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 1385th

Zhang vs. Jędrzejczyk
Weili Zhang, TKO, R2
Zhang looks indestructible thus far. Maybe JJ can win the later rounds if she survives the first assault, but I wouldn't bet on it.

Dariush vs. Klose
Beneil Dariush, DEC
Dariush looked like a top 10 lightweight again in his last few fights. I hope he gets a ranked opponent if he can win this.

Magny vs. Li
Neil Magny, DEC
I heard Magny lost his brother recently and had problems with the USADA, so I have no idea if that will impact his performance... But the Magny that beat Condit, Gastelum, Lombard, Hendricks should be able to handle Jingliang.

Oliveira vs. Griffin
Alex Oliveira, DEC
Cow boy Oliveira is so frustrating to watch. He has the physical talent to beat almost anybody at welterweight, but hélas he fights like a neanderthal. I hope he can win this so he doesn't get cut, because he is insanly fun to watch.

Quiñones vs. O'Malley
Sean O'Malley, DEC
Can't wait to see O'Malley back. His last performance was beautiful.

Vieira vs. Safarov
Saparbeg Safarov, TKO, R2
Well, that will be weird. Vieira is very talented of course, but don't sleep on Safarov. At Light Heavyweight, he had fun and competitive wars against Gian Villante (who is now a Heavyweight) and Tyson Pedro. I'm curious to see how he looks at Middleweight.

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2020.02.26 10:33 PM ET

bout status update

Evloev vs. Emmers Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2020.02.26 10:33 PM ET

bout announced

Jamall Emmers vs. Giga Chikadze at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Krilizek
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03.01.2020 | 2:50 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 1273rd

You are being a **** for no reason,  why don't you keep your prejudiced comments to yourself. 
Shawn2424
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03.01.2020 | 6:07 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 545 Points   |   Tied for 621st

Magny vs. Li
Jingliang Li, TKO, R2
Search more into this fight

Oliveira vs. Griffin
Alex Oliveira, DEC
Watch old footage

Madsen vs. Hubbard
Mark O. Madsen, TKO, R1
Watch footage

Whitmire vs. Viana
Polyana Viana, SUB, R2
Watch old fights

Shawn2424
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03.01.2020 | 4:07 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 545 Points   |   Tied for 621st

Cannetti vs. Batgerel
Guido Cannetti, DEC
Do double check but no bet

Hippie
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03.01.2020 | 4:48 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 2761st



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Daebak
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03.01.2020 | 7:27 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1488th

Who has the best prediction percentage from exclusively UFC cards? seems like almost no one averages greater than 60% yeah?
ImperatorFishrat
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03.01.2020 | 8:02 PM ET

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

I'll let you in on a secret:

Picking the favorite every card will net you 68% accuracy.

"Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free they are not equal; if they are equal they are not free--Alexsander Solzhneitsyn"

Xconchris
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03.01.2020 | 8:26 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 2137th

I need to read this whole thread later. Like when i am working and getting paid lots of money

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