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06.09.2020 | 1:25 PM ET

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UFC 253
  • Saturday 09.26.2020 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN 2
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: UFC Fight Island
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Paul Felder
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Jon Anik
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 700,000 | TV Ratings: 523,000 avg. viewers (ESPN 2 prelims, 848k peak)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Bout   Info
Israel Adesanya   defeats   Paulo Costa   via KO/TKO, Left Hook to Ground and Pound   3:59 Round 2 of 5, 8:59 Total Bout Page
Jan Błachowicz   defeats   Dominick Reyes   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:36 Round 2 of 5, 9:36 Total Bout Page
Brandon Royval   defeats   Kai Kara-France   via Submission, Guillotine Choke   0:48 Round 2 of 3, 5:48 Total Bout Page
Ketlen Vieira   defeats   Sijara Eubanks   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Hakeem Dawodu   defeats   Zubaira Tukhugov   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Brad Riddell   defeats   Alex da Silva   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jake Matthews   defeats   Diego Sanchez   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Ľudovít Klein   defeats   Shane Young   via KO/TKO, Head Kick and Punches   1:16 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
William Knight   defeats   Aleksa Camur   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Juan Espino   defeats   Jeff Hughes   via Submission, Scarf Hold Choke   3:48 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Danilo Marques   defeats   Khadis Ibragimov   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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HiDefff
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09.25.2020 | 10:02 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 2161st

Now Klein missed as well. Tukhugov looked happy about his miss. 
Stylebender
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09.25.2020 | 10:10 AM ET

Predictions: 2 of 3 Winners, 1 Perfect, 125 Points   |   Tied for 3538th


Eyes do not lie, Israel looks different than before. movements, expressions, eyes. Costa seems more assured of victory.

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09.25.2020 | 10:13 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 1526th

Adesanya vs. Costa
Paulo Costa, TKO, R2
Izzy should win but im really rooting for costa

Reyes vs. Błachowicz
Dominick Reyes, TKO, R3
Reyes should win and i can see it playing out similar to Jan vs Santos even though Jan does seem to be more patient now.

Kara-France vs. Royval
Brandon Royval, SUB, R2
Royval shouldn't be that big an underdog this fight is really close

Vieira vs. Eubanks
Ketlen Vieira, DEC
Viera should win but then again Avila should of won 2 weeks ago

Dawodu vs. Tukhugov
Hakeem Dawodu, DEC
50/50

Riddell vs. da Silva
Brad Riddell, DEC
Riddel destroys Silva on feet but grappling unproven

Sanchez vs. Matthews
Diego Sanchez, SUB, R2
Matthews should win but really hope Diego wins, Matthews lost to Vick cant respect him.

Young vs. Klein
Ľudovít Klein, DEC
50/50

Knight vs. Camur
William Knight, TKO, R1
William War Knight

LucasGhatt
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09.25.2020 | 10:31 AM ET

Adesanya vs Costa

Predictions: 3 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 175 Points   |   Tied for 3449th

Adesanya by decision 
Wolfar
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09.25.2020 | 10:43 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 480 Points   |   Tied for 1099th

i reallt dont understand the ppl that say its cowardly to back in a fight. its a style that counter punsh and locking for misstakes in the opponents guard. mostly used by the smaller more technical figher against the bigger brute. whats really cowardly is to cut so ******* much weight just to get fights against smaller guys/girls. #stopextremeweightcuts
i mean, you can see ppl almost taking themselfs out in the process and some have even died. just to fight smaller opponents. imbecills gonna be like "stop backing ******* coward" while they rooting for a fighter that has cut half his usual weight just to get in there. xD  smh. 

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09.25.2020 | 10:52 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 1167th

@Wolfar

The UFC has catered to casual fans that only want blood, guts, and knockouts for so long now that fans boo when there is a technical stand up fight, or when the fight hits the ground.

* Edited at 09.25.2020, 10:57 AM ET *

HiDefff
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09.25.2020 | 11:00 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 2161st

What time frame or amount of years do you think this will happen? Going to ESPN and becoming mainstream kinda seems like they're going in the opposite direction of what you're saying. UFC has undoubtedly gained mainstream popularity over the last 5 years. 
tepid55
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09.25.2020 | 11:01 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 1167th

@Wolfar

I also agree with you on weight cutting, that's just one of the many reasons why I prefer ONE Championship over the UFC.
tepid55
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09.25.2020 | 11:07 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 1167th

@HiDefff

The worst thing that ever happened to the UFC was mainstream acceptance, because it gave them permission to push no-talent hacks like Conor McGregor and Colby Covington.
HiDefff
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09.25.2020 | 11:15 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 2161st

lol im not a fan of either but to say they have no talent is just unrealistic and disrespectful to guys like Aldo RDA and Lawler by acting like they got beat by some talent less bum. I understand not liking their act or whatever but you still have to be realistic. 
freemoneyforall
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09.25.2020 | 11:36 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 435 Points   |   Tied for 1724th

Point. Hideff.
CD816
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09.25.2020 | 11:36 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 6 Perfect, 600 Points   |   Tied for 192nd




"This town needs an enema!" - Jack Napier

2020.09.25 12:01 PM ET

event picks deadline updated

Fantasy picks now lock at Saturday, September 26 at 7:00pm ET
2020.09.25 12:02 PM ET

weigh-in result

Khadis Ibragimov: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:02 PM ET

weigh-in result

Danilo Marques: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:02 PM ET

weigh-in result

Jeff Hughes: 258.0 lbs (117.0 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:02 PM ET

weigh-in result

Juan Espino: 255.0 lbs (115.7 kgs)
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weigh-in result

William Knight: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:03 PM ET

weigh-in result

Aleksa Camur: 206.0 lbs (93.4 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:03 PM ET

weigh-in result

Shane Young: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:03 PM ET

weigh-in result

Ľudovít Klein: 150.0 lbs (68.0 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:04 PM ET

weigh-in result

Diego Sanchez: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
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weigh-in result

Jake Matthews: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
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weigh-in result

Brad Riddell: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:04 PM ET

weigh-in result

Alex da Silva: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:05 PM ET

weigh-in result

Hakeem Dawodu: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:05 PM ET

weigh-in result

Zubaira Tukhugov: 150.0 lbs (68.0 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:05 PM ET

weigh-in result

Ketlen Vieira: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:05 PM ET

weigh-in result

Sijara Eubanks: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:05 PM ET

weigh-in result

Kai Kara-France: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:05 PM ET

weigh-in result

Brandon Royval: 126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:06 PM ET

weigh-in result

Dominick Reyes: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:06 PM ET

weigh-in result

Jan Błachowicz: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:06 PM ET

weigh-in result

Israel Adesanya: 184.0 lbs (83.5 kgs)
2020.09.25 12:06 PM ET

weigh-in result

Paulo Costa: 185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)
SmokedTabasco
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09.25.2020 | 12:36 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 340 Points   |   Tied for 2767th

Adesanya vs. Costa
Israel Adesanya, TKO, R5
Easy picks him apart with ease, wouldn’t surprise me if Paulo shoots and attempts subs in the first round only to gas out

Reyes vs. Błachowicz
Dominick Reyes, DEC
Head says Reyes, heart says Jan

Kara-France vs. Royval
Kai Kara-France, DEC
Knowing Kai he will **** this up, but he’s been thrown a warm body here

Vieira vs. Eubanks
Ketlen Vieira, SUB, R3
Eubanks isn’t half as good as she thinks she is

Dawodu vs. Tukhugov
Zubaira Tukhugov, DEC
Grapple fest from

"Tail my bets and retire young"

DamienHandel420
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09.25.2020 | 1:35 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 500 Points   |   Tied for 887th

I think Conor, Colby and all other fighter that are ****s, are usually underrated from the hardcore base of the fan base, Conor for example is probley top 30 of all time, and Colby is 2nd best fighter at welterweight at the moment.

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KNOCKEDOUT55
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09.25.2020 | 1:45 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 1948th

@loganarsenal  Just shows your a mental ******* midget - You don't even have the mental capacity to remember what you said and you're a Joe Biden ass wipe - Stick that pacifier back in your **** hole of a mouth and go back to watching My Pretty Pony you hack
Davis410
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09.25.2020 | 1:50 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 1400th

Sanchez vs. Matthews
Jake Matthews, TKO, R1
Diego is washed up, Matthew is too big and can finish him with a body shot or something. I'm worried he's timid to stop a legend like Diego though and just holds him down or strikes with him on his way to a boring decision.

Young vs. Klein
Shane Young, TKO, R2
I'm going with the kiwi on this one.

Knight vs. Camur
William Knight, TKO, R1
Camur is extremely unimpressive to me and I think Knight will bring that dog fight that gets Camur caught.

Hughes vs. Espino
Juan Espino, SUB, R1
Espino is in great shape and looks ready to rock. Hughes hasn't really fought anyone with the wrestling ability of Espino and I think he subs him late in the first round.

Ibragimov vs. Marques
Danilo Marques, DEC
Marques by split decision.. he's bigger, has takedown and grappling abilities, Ibragimov has subs on his record but at heart is just a brawler. This has FOTN potential tbh

Kevin Randleman
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09.25.2020 | 2:03 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 978th

Adesanya vs. Costa
Paulo Costa, TKO, R1
The Last Stylebender becomes Erased.

Reyes vs. Błachowicz
Jan Błachowicz, TKO, R1
The Devastator gets KO'd devastatingly

Kara-France vs. Royval
Kai Kara-France, DEC
You can blink a bunch of times in this one.

Vieira vs. Eubanks
Ketlen Vieira, DEC
Sarj gets dominated for 3 rounds.

Dawodu vs. Tukhugov
Hakeem Dawodu, DEC
5lbs over but couldnt tell at the faceoff.

Riddell vs. da Silva
Brad Riddell, DEC
Quaker oats gets a boreing decision.

Sanchez vs. Matthews
Diego Sanchez, SUB, R1
Diego takes his back early and chokes him out.

Young vs. Klein
Ľudovít Klein, DEC
Sugar is bad for your teeth.

Knight vs. Camur
William Knight, TKO, R2
Stipe isnt that good.

Hughes vs. Espino
Juan Espino, SUB, R1
El Guapo ...wait thats not bas rutten.

Ibragimov vs. Marques
Khadis Ibragimov, TKO, R3
Khadis gets a W yaaaay.

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Hippie
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09.25.2020 | 2:09 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 225 Points   |   Tied for 3339th

A lot of tough predictions on this card, for me anyway.
Got me flipping back and forth on fights..  Err!
Kevin Randleman
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09.25.2020 | 2:18 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 978th


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theredpilljar
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09.25.2020 | 3:02 PM ET

So much could go wrong on this card but I think it should hold and will deliver as usual.

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 6 Perfect, 625 Points   |   Tied for 119th

Israel Adesanya vs. Paula Costa
Adesanya, DEC
Two guys who hate each other and are getting locked into a cage. What could go wrong? Dana is ranting on about Fight of the Year but I don't see it. I see Izzy mounting his bike and riding around the octagon, tagging Costa to edge him a DEC win.

Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Błachowicz
Jan Blachowicz, TKO, R2
Reyes is the favorite, especially after that performance against Jon Jones, but I think Jan is gonna expose Dominick and Jones by getting a TKO, courtesy of legendary polish power.

Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval
Kara-France, DEC
Brandon is super good but I think Kai will be super pumped coming into this one, especially because his with 3-4 other team mates who are fighting as well. Will be a close one, as always with Kai.

Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks
Ketlen Vieira, DEC
Viera's ground game is really good. This is her edge against a tough Eubanks in a close fight.

Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
Tukhugov, DEC
Both guys are top competition. Should be super close split DEC for Tukhugov who missed weight.

Brad Riddell vs. Alex da Silva
Brad Riddell, DEC
Riddel should beat up Silva on the feet and win, as long as he doesn't spend too much time on the mat.

Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews
Matthews, DEC
Diego belongs in the Hall of Fame - I mean literally, at this point of his career. He doesn't need this punishment anymore. Hes super tough - legendary - so he should make it to a DEC.

Shane Young vs. Ludovit Klein
Klein, TKO, R1
Klein looks legit so I like him in his UFC debut, maybe catching Young with one of his best weapons -  his lethal head kick. He missed weight too by 4 pounds.

William Knight vs. Aleksa Camur
Knight, TKO, R1
On paper Camur is the better fighter but I just gotta a feeling Knight is super pumped after his last win and wants to continue with his destruction.

Jeff Hughes vs Juan Espino
Espino, SUB, R1
Juan has some decent grappling. Going against a Hughes whose not that impressive in my opinion.

Khadis Ibragimov vs. Danilo Marques
Ibragimov, DEC
Two cans fighting to start the ceremonies. Just pick one and don't look back.

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