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03.01.2020 | 8:05 PM ET

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UFC 251
  • Saturday 07.11.2020 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: UFC Fight Island
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Michael Bisping
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Jon Anik
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 1,300,000 | TV Ratings: 1M avg. viewers (ESPN prelims, 1.3M peak)
  • MMA Bouts: 13
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Bout   Info
Kamaru Usman   defeats   Jorge Masvidal   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Alexander Volkanovski   defeats   Max Holloway   via Decision, Split   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Petr Yan   defeats   José Aldo   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   3:24 Round 5 of 5, 23:24 Total Bout Page
Rose Namajunas   defeats   Jéssica Andrade   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Amanda Ribas   defeats   Paige VanZant   via Submission, Armbar   2:21 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Jiří Procházka   defeats   Volkan Oezdemir   via KO/TKO, Overhand Right   0:49 Round 2 of 3, 5:49 Total Bout Page
Muslim Salikhov   defeats   Elizeu Zaleski   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Makwan Amirkhani   defeats   Danny Henry   via Submission, Anaconda Choke   3:15 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Leonardo Santos   defeats   Roman Bogatov   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Marcin Tybura   defeats   Maxim Grishin   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Raulian Paiva   defeats   Zhalgas Zhumagulov   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Karol Rosa   defeats   Vanessa Melo   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Davey Grant   defeats   Martin Day   via KO/TKO, Left Hook   2:38 Round 3 of 3, 12:38 Total Bout Page

Responses Page 5

DamienHandel420
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06.25.2020 | 5:29 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 530 Points   |   Tied for 2088th

Am I the Only person who find Ribas Hotter then Paige for some reason, I think it because Ribas has a bit more personality and she look like your crazy ex girlfriend who burns you house down

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ImperatorFishrat
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06.25.2020 | 5:32 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 2670th

She's got a face like a roman nose bull terrier...but there is something about her.

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TWJake
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06.27.2020 | 11:53 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 565 Points   |   Tied for 1697th

Usman vs. Burns
Kamaru Usman, DEC
In the Thread I started around March on Usmans fighter page, I said I believed only Colby and Gilbert were the only ones with a shot to dethrone Usman, but I still have too much confidence in Kamaru. Though it pains me to say it, I'm picking him

VanZant vs. Ribas
Amanda Ribas, TKO, R2
Ribas annihalated Markos in the last fight, I'm hopping on the Hype Train "Choo Choo ************s" - Artem

Zaleski vs. Salikhov
Elizeu Zaleski, TKO, R2
Not confident on this one, but IDC itll be fun

Tybura vs. Romanov
Alexander Romanov, TKO, R1
I hope Romanov gets things done early, or else this one will warrant a twitter scroll

Melo vs. Rosa
Karol Rosa, TKO, R2
Melo still in the UFC? Happy for her but sad for any fighters cut to make room for her, I'd definitely rather have Ben Saunders in the UFC than her

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kimsbestpick
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06.28.2020 | 2:41 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 7 Perfect, 715 Points   |   Tied for 397th

Andrade vs. Namajunas II
Jéssica Andrade, DEC
Andrade : Head, Body, Clinch, Ground Namajunas : Head, Body, Ground

VanZant vs. Ribas
Amanda Ribas, SUB, R1
Vanzant : Head, Body, Clinch, Ground Ribas : Head, Body, Ground

kimsbestpick
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06.28.2020 | 8:11 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 7 Perfect, 715 Points   |   Tied for 397th

Usman vs. Burns
Kamaru Usman, DEC
Usman : Head, Body, Clinch, Ground Burns : Head, Body, Leg, Ground

Volkanovski vs. Holloway II
Alexander Volkanovski, DEC
Volkanoski : Head, Leg Holloway : Head, Body

Yan vs. Aldo
Petr Yan, TKO, R3
Yan : Head, Body, Clinch, Ground Aldo : Head, Body, Leg

Zaleski vs. Salikhov
Muslim Salikhov, TKO, R3
Zaleski : Head, Body, Leg, Clinch Salikhov : Head, Body, Leg

Amirkhani vs. Henry
Makwan Amirkhani, DEC
Amirkhani : Head, Ground Henry : Head, Body, Ground

Melo vs. Rosa
Karol Rosa, DEC
Melo : Head, Body Rosa : Head, Leg

Day vs. Grant
Martin Day, DEC
Martin : Head, Body, Ground Grant : All

Eugene olymp
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06.28.2020 | 4:27 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 3550th

Usman vs. Burns
Kamaru Usman, DEC
Usman 4-5 round and Decision

Volkanovski vs. Holloway II
Max Holloway, DEC
Max Holloway Decision

Yan vs. Aldo
Petr Yan, TKO, R4
Petr Yan 4-5 round KO/TKO and Decision

Andrade vs. Namajunas II
Jéssica Andrade
Jessica Andrade will win, and Rose needs to leave the fighting and treat the psyche

VanZant vs. Ribas
Amanda Ribas
Amanda Ribas will win

Oezdemir vs. Procházka
Volkan Oezdemir
Volkan Oezdemir Must take + to your statistics

Piercerdan
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06.28.2020 | 5:31 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 6 Winners, 2 Perfect, 200 Points   |   Tied for 3741st

Volkanovski vs. Holloway II
Max Holloway, DEC
hoping for max here

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Ericksen35
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06.28.2020 | 5:52 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 605 Points   |   Tied for 1278th

Usman vs. Burns
Gilbert Burns, DEC
Kamaru is great, I just can't stand listening to his corny ass. Let's go Durinho

Volkanovski vs. Holloway II
Alexander Volkanovski, TKO, R5
Last fight wasn't all that close, I think Volk finds a way to finish him this time

VanZant vs. Ribas
Amanda Ribas, DEC
PVZ sucks

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JacksonLovesMMA
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06.28.2020 | 8:07 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 11 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 720 Points   |   Tied for 342nd

Usman vs. Burns
Kamaru Usman, TKO, R3
Usman KO 3

Volkanovski vs. Holloway II
Max Holloway, DEC
Holloway DEC

Yan vs. Aldo
José Aldo, DEC
Aldo DEC

Andrade vs. Namajunas II
Rose Namajunas, DEC
Namajunas DEC

VanZant vs. Ribas
Amanda Ribas, DEC
Ribas DEC

Oezdemir vs. Procházka
Volkan Oezdemir, DEC
Oezdemir DEC

Zaleski vs. Salikhov
Muslim Salikhov, TKO, R2
Salikhov KO 2

Amirkhani vs. Henry
Makwan Amirkhani, SUB, R1
Amirkhani SUB 1

Santos vs. Bogatov
Leonardo Santos, DEC
Santos DEC

Tybura vs. Romanov
Alexander Romanov, TKO, R1
Romanov KO 1

Zhumagulov vs. Paiva
Raulian Paiva, TKO, R2
Paiva TKO 2

Melo vs. Rosa
Karol Rosa, DEC
Rosa DEC

Day vs. Grant
Davey Grant, DEC
Grant DEC

GlideOG
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06.28.2020 | 8:40 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 580 Points   |   Tied for 1538th

Santos vs. Bogatov
Leonardo Santos, DEC
I'm

foley4ever87
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06.28.2020 | 9:26 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 655 Points   |   Tied for 805th

Volkanovski vs. Holloway II
Max Holloway, DEC
This matchup has the feeling of a great trilogy. I am going to say Holloway by decision.

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mickey420
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06.29.2020 | 12:39 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 937th


shouldve been volk vs zombie

****** hate immediate rematches
Budgetta
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06.29.2020 | 12:59 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 605 Points   |   Tied for 1278th

Amirkhani vs. Henry
Danny Henry, SUB, R2
could care less about this fight. I'll take Henry

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NickySwaz
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06.29.2020 | 2:14 AM ET

Predictions: 0 of 0 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 3909th

Yea zombie deserves a shot

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Tieoken
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06.29.2020 | 3:57 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 2523rd

Usman vs. Burns
Gilbert Burns, TKO, R3
This fight will be determined by two things. How effective Trevor Wittman is for Usman’s style, and how afraid of going to the ground Usman is. I think the very fact that he went to a coach like Wittman indicates he’s planning for a standup battle. And while I favor Usman for cardio and speed, I favor the powerful fighter who is willing to utilize all of his tools much more. Very excited.

Volkanovski vs. Holloway II
Max Holloway, DEC
Everyone acts like Volk shut Holloway out, and that just isn’t the case. He won handedly, but I see clear, fixable paths to victory for Holloway. If he’s still got the motivation, he’ll pick up a decision. However, it’s hard to underestimate Eugene Bareman, Volk could come out and try to just big brother Holloway this time.

Yan vs. Aldo
José Aldo, TKO, R4
All Champ underdogs. You already know I’m putting them in a parlay. I have no justification for this fight other than Aldo beat Morales in my eyes, and Yan has not beat anyone nearly that good other than a Rivera who had his last shot snatched away by Aljo.

Andrade vs. Namajunas II
Rose Namajunas, DEC
Big X factor here. I don’t think Rose would fight if she wasn’t comfortable with it anymore. I’ll have faith in her psyche. She’s clearly the better fighter, just needs to be careful in the close range.

VanZant vs. Ribas
Amanda Ribas, SUB, R3
Lol.

Oezdemir vs. Procházka
Volkan Oezdemir, TKO, R2
I need to watch more tape on Jiri, but I see Oezdemir showing him that there are other LH with explosive hands.

Zaleski vs. Salikhov
Muslim Salikhov, DEC
Fence and mat smothering victory for the Russian.

Amirkhani vs. Henry
Danny Henry, SUB, R3
Expect Makwan to shoot and expect him to get tired. These two things are definitely going to happen. I give Henry the edge everywhere except for if he ends up on bottom.

Santos vs. Bogatov
Roman Bogatov, DEC
Father Time seems scared to go to Brazil, cause these 40 year olds seem to be in better shape than most 20 year olds. I’m still picking Bogatov by a 29-28, need to watch a bit more tape on some of Santos fighting shorter fighters though. Both have mean chokes, especially arm triangles, but I favor the shorter and stronger fighter to end up on top in wrestling exchanges.

Tybura vs. Romanov
Alexander Romanov, TKO, R1
Please give me an exciting wrestler at heavyweight now that DC is leaving. Needs to be tested in the cage, but I’m hoping he literally throws Tybura onto Dana’s head. Not gonna bet this one though.

Zhumagulov vs. Paiva
Raulian Paiva, DEC
Stick and move. Maybe catch Zhalgas walking onto a punch, but we’ll see.

Melo vs. Rosa
Vanessa Melo, DEC
Trying to work up the energy to watch tape on these two. Rosa has a better record I’ll pick her for now.

Day vs. Grant
Martin Day, DEC
Possibly fight of the night. Both active with rangey striking and spinning techniques. If they both throw caution to the wind, we could see a fun knockout. I’m calling at least one sidekick to the face. I give Grant the edge in grappling and Day the edge in cardio. Dealers choice here, I’ve picked mostly dogs on this card so I’ll stay consistent and go with another dog.

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AceGrains
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06.29.2020 | 6:18 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 665 Points   |   Tied for 784th

I've reminded myself who Amanda Ribas is and I have to echo everyone's statements here about how she will annihilate PVZ. 

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Hippie
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06.29.2020 | 8:52 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 480 Points   |   Tied for 2589th





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06.30.2020 | 9:47 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 500 Points   |   Tied for 2382nd

Usman vs. Burns
Kamaru Usman, DEC
I say Usman simply dominates Burns for five rounds, constant submission attempts and ground and pound. First round, equal light striking, not much happening, then he takes Gil down towards the end of the round and not much happens besides ground control. Round 2, Usman takes him down early in the round but struggles to get him down for a minute, but eventually does, and unleashes some brutal ground and pound towards the end of the round. Round 3, Usman fails at a few takedown attempts early, Gil lands some good shots, Usman evades and stays cautious, then Usman clinches Gil on the cage for the remainder of the round. Round 4, Usman comes out more aggressive and pressures Gil. Usman goes for the takedown very early and gets it easy. He uses constant ground and pound for the remainder of the round. Round 5, Usman clinches a few times and misses a few takedowns attempts. They will strike for a minute, then Usman will go for a takedown. Usman will go for a submission attempts that is sunk in very deep, but doesn't get it when Gil slips out. He just calmly controls Gil for the remainder of the round. Usman def. Burns via Unanimous Decision (49-46)

Volkanovski vs. Holloway II
Alexander Volkanovski, TKO, R3
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06.30.2020 | 11:52 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 500 Points   |   Tied for 2382nd

Yan vs. Aldo
Petr Yan, TKO, R1
I think there won't be a whole lot going on until Yan hits Jose with some good punches and kicks and knocks him down for the ground and pound TKO

Andrade vs. Namajunas II
Jéssica Andrade, DEC
I think it'll be a rather boring fight and Namajunas takes the split decision

VanZant vs. Ribas
Amanda Ribas, SUB, R1
I think she takes Paige's back in the first few minutes and sinks in the flying rear naked choke for the tap

Oezdemir vs. Procházka
Volkan Oezdemir, DEC
UD all on the feet, striking and clinching.

Zaleski vs. Salikhov
Muslim Salikhov, DEC
UD from a dominant grappling performance

Amirkhani vs. Henry
Danny Henry, SUB, R3
I think it's pretty equal on the feet, Makwan with winning with takedowns and control, Dan sinks in the guillotine in round 3

Afonso196
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06.30.2020 | 12:28 PM ET

Andrade vs Namajunas

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 580 Points   |   Tied for 1538th

The thing with this fight is that we don´t know how Namajunas has been feeling throughout fight camp. I heard that her family was severely impacted by the coronavirus.


What I can say is that Rose can beat Andrade pretty easily if she is prepared physically and mentally, we all know that Rose was on her way to winning the first fight, she was picking andrade aparte up until the huge slam.

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