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UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer

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02.19.2020 | 9:01 PM ET

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UFC 250
  • Saturday 06.06.2020 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: UFC APEX
  • 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
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 85,000 | TV Ratings: 950,000 avg. viewers (ESPN prelims, 1.2M peak)
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Bout   Info
Amanda Nunes   defeats   Felicia Spencer   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Cody Garbrandt   defeats   Raphael Assunção   via KO/TKO, Right Hook   4:59 Round 2 of 3, 9:59 Total Bout Page
Aljamain Sterling   defeats   Cory Sandhagen   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   1:28 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Neil Magny   defeats   Anthony Rocco Martin   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Sean O'Malley   defeats   Eddie Wineland   via KO/TKO, Right Cross   1:54 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Alex Caceres   defeats   Chase Hooper   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Ian Heinisch   defeats   Gerald Meerschaert   via KO/TKO, Overhand Right to Ground and Pound   1:14 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Cody Stamann   defeats   Brian Kelleher   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Maki Pitolo   defeats   Charles Byrd   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   1:10 Round 2 of 3, 6:10 Total Bout Page
Alex Perez   defeats   Jussier Formiga   via KO/TKO, Leg Kicks   4:06 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Devin Clark   defeats   Alonzo Menifield   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Herbert Burns   defeats   Evan Dunham   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   1:20 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page

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DamienHandel420
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02.25.2020 | 2:29 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 655th

Max Holloway vs Alex Volkovniski is rumerd as Main event and if it is i Love to fly their and see it live as it like a 4 hr flight from where i live and i love to watch Holloway as he a Future HOF and Volkovnoski fight Iq is top notch

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02.25.2020 | 4:31 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 305 Points   |   Tied for 2796th

@DamienHandel420

If the Volkanovski/Holloway rematch happens, I would pick Holloway to win.
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02.26.2020 | 1:38 PM ET

@tepid55

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 1995th

I picked Volkanovski in their first fight, but I too will most likely go with Max in the rematch.
Max’s fight IQ is so good, and I think he’ll be able to make the right adjustments and come in with a more tailored game-plan. Max will have to set the pace early this go around. To me that was the deciding factor in their prior matchup. 

* Edited at 02.26.2020, 1:40 PM ET *

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02.26.2020 | 2:03 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 2390th

I just want to see if Max will make a concerted effort to check leg kicks more this time. And also, would much rather have seen him get matched up with Yair before a rematch.
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02.26.2020 | 2:13 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 1971st

I know Max was a good champ, but honestly I'd rather see Ortega v Volkan. 

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02.26.2020 | 3:11 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 1669th

The first fight was close, and the second fight will be close too. Not writing Max off even though as an Aussie I'll be rooting for Volkanovski. He's actually got the better ring IQ than Max and pretty much shut him down. Whether he can repeat that performance remains to be seen. That stated I already rate the great as one of the best FW's of all time. He's beaten everyone on their own turf. A superb fighter.

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02.27.2020 | 1:50 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 1412th

Immediate rematches are usually dumb and underwhelming.

"When Conor fought Cowboy, he looked like a lion. When he fights stronger opponents, he looks like a scared chicken." - Khabib

Poids Moyen
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02.27.2020 | 9:56 AM ET

Immediate rematches should only exist after a draw or a split decision (or in extreme cases like a controversial unanimous decision from the stupid judges)

* Edited at 02.27.2020, 9:57 AM ET *

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2020.03.06 5:17 PM ET

bout announced

Tai Tuivasa vs. Jarjis Danho at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
2020.03.31 4:46 PM ET

bout status update

Shevchenko vs. Wood Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
PilloryChoke
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04.02.2020 | 12:40 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 1412th

Shevchenko's out injured and Volkanovski doesn't want to fight on the card anymore..this looks likely to get cancelled.

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FergboyMMA
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04.16.2020 | 8:40 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 2332nd

Yes Volk did shut Max down, but boy it was not close. 4-1/5-0 is not close 
3-2’s that are decided off one round that was an even round is close 

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04.16.2020 | 5:17 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 550 Points   |   Tied for 381st

In the recent years, The only imediate rematch leading to a completely different fight was Miocic-Cormier 2

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FergboyMMA
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04.17.2020 | 9:53 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 2332nd

Yup. And Cormier dominated that fight before Miocic got the comeback. That doesn’t matter but still 

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04.17.2020 | 10:29 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 480 Points   |   Tied for 1044th

Miocic was also winning the first fight be those blatant eye gauges that clearly caused damage. 

I’m not saying it’s Miocics fight in the bag. I think they’ve both demonstrated that the can end each other. Cormier definitely showed he has the power and wrestling if he can game plan better than the second half of the second fight. Miocic also showed he has has the power as well if he can weather the early wrestling. It’s a great fight. These guys are the best in the division right. Winner gets the winner of the Heavy Hitters #1 contender fight. Fun time at HW, IMO. 

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04.17.2020 | 10:30 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 355 Points   |   Tied for 2515th



throwing those liver shots like twelve in a row. That was beautiful and relentless.
2020.04.24 3:02 PM ET

bout status update

Tuivasa vs. Danho Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2020.04.26 12:56 AM ET

bout announced

Raphael Assunção vs. Cody Garbrandt at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2020.05.05 10:14 AM ET

bout announced

Amanda Nunes vs. Felicia Spencer at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
2020.05.06 10:05 PM ET

bout announced

Jussier Formiga vs. Alex Perez at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
2020.05.08 11:27 AM ET

bout announced

Alonzo Menifield vs. Devin Clark at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
2020.05.08 11:30 AM ET

bout announced

Ian Heinisch vs. Gerald Meerschaert at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
2020.05.09 10:14 PM ET

bout announced

Charles Byrd vs. Maki Pitolo at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
umutozturk
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05.15.2020 | 1:42 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 305 Points   |   2820th Place



I've got a feeling that this card might be the worst PPV of the decade. I don't think they'll be able to find good fights for this card. The reason they postponed Woodley vs Burns is they don't have fights to make on the card. I hope I'm wrong about this.
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05.15.2020 | 1:55 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 520 Points   |   Tied for 622nd

might be peter yan/marlon moraes in the main event. i heard that fight was coming quick

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05.15.2020 | 11:14 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 300 Points   |   Tied for 2865th

I don't agree with Marlon being involved. If he wins his next one against another top contender then the 1st challenger to the new champ ok but there's too much of a logjam right now.

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05.15.2020 | 12:13 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 550 Points   |   Tied for 381st

Peter Yan out of america I think?

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05.15.2020 | 3:29 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 2993rd

Yeah volk all the way in rematch his iq and adaptability make him amazing.
If you watch the interviews you learn a lot he is not motivated by pride like a lot of guys.
Well maybe now that hes champ but I still have him winning probably stop or hurt max more.
I see ortega as a good fight for him his nasty phone box **** wrecks most, but volk probably too good.
He reminds me of a peak frank edgar hell ko a guy whos agressive or point beat defense.
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05.15.2020 | 5:39 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 2993rd

Nunes vs. Spencer
Felicia Spencer, SUB, R3
Shake it up Shake it up Nunes is plenty beatable sub

Assunção vs. Garbrandt
Raphael Assunção, SUB, R1
If killishaw cant stop him glass jaw mcgraw sure wont.

Menifield vs. Clark
Devin Clark
Time for a higher form of war!

Heinisch vs. Meerschaert
Gerald Meerschaert
Overrated choke artist vs spaz I go with meercat!


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