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UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa

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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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flying_frontkick
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08.19.2020 | 1:26 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 655 Points   |   Tied for 54th

Rooting big time for that Florida Man of MMA, the machine that is Niko Price. He will try and finish the fight anywhere, anytime, even if there's 10 seconds left in the fight. Two of the most brilliant finishes off a fighters back we've seen, fights of the night, crazy swollen eyes.

Dislike Cerrone's attitude in the lead up to the Conor fight, and then he just gets smoked and says in the Pettis fight 'It's time for some Cowboy ****'

The guy was defending Conor from questions about his ground game, the sexual lawsuit. It was almost as if he was paid to defend Conor. The fight was not a work, that's just how much Cerrone sucks when it comes to the big fights. 

"For no particular reason beat up everyone"

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08.19.2020 | 1:39 PM ET

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

Free will swear to you he got paid to roll over 

"Stipe tapped!"

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08.19.2020 | 4:33 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 717th

Adesanya vs. Costa
Israel Adesanya, TKO, R3
Fight we're all waiting for. I don't know why I picked Adesanya. He's not as stable mentally as Costa. FOTY?

Reyes vs. Błachowicz
Dominick Reyes, SUB, R2
Thank God for this championship fight. Reyes beat Jones, of course he'll beat Jan.

Cerrone vs. Price
Niko Price, TKO, R1
Fun fight but Cerrone has no more gas in the tank. Niko is wild but hes younger than Cerrone and will get it done in the match of the journeymen

Kara-France vs. Royval
Kai Kara-France, DEC
Royal is a fun opponent with skills but KKF got a bigger dog in em.

Gadelha vs. Yan
Cláudia Gadelha, DEC
Don't really give a **** but it's not the worst female fight.I picked Gadelha Dec. but feel Yan in my gut.

Dawodu vs. Tukhugov
Hakeem Dawodu, DEC
Excellent ******* fight. Really have no clue why I picked Dawodu...maybe he can clip the Chechen. But Zuba is in the Dagestan camp and he is way more complete.

Abdurakhimov vs. Gane
Ciryl Gane, TKO, R2
Shamil past his prime and Gane is coming up.

Kenney vs. Alateng
Casey Kenney, TKO, R2
Alateng is a ****en camp. Kenney not bad. Kenny gets the dub.

Espinosa vs. Dvořák
Jordan Espinosa, DEC
They are both ok. Don't know why I picked Espinsoa because Dvorak looked good in his last fight. I prob saw in my head Espinsoa win. They are both coming of Ws

Sanchez vs. Matthews
Jake Matthews, TKO, R1
Matthews gonna wipe the floor with Sanchez. Sanchez doesn't do real training. He's old and his body is soft. Matthews gonna slaughter.

Riddell vs. da Silva
Brad Riddell, TKO, R2
Riddell is awesome...in my top 15. Gonna eat the journeyman Brazilian.

freemoneyforall
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08.19.2020 | 6:13 PM ET

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

@hideff I can't prove it but it all adds up perfectly.
freemoneyforall
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08.19.2020 | 6:15 PM ET

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

I probably shouldn't even complain since I knew it going into the fight and I bet heavily on Conor.
Jakey1988
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08.21.2020 | 11:13 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 300th

Sanchez vs. Matthews
Jake Matthews, TKO, R2
Jake matthews will end this nut

" Im being ****d by Freddy Mercury" - D.L. "Tank" Abbot on his fight with Dan Severn

Amettxpc
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08.22.2020 | 2:06 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 3166th

Adesanya vs. Costa
Paulo Costa, TKO, R2
Israel is very technical, but Costa beat technical fighters in the Past. 

The EA Sports UFC game cover is cursed!

 EA Sports UFC 1: 

  • Jon Jones stripped of belt due to hit & run incident.                                                                            
  • Alexander Gustafsson: Win against Manuwa, but lost 2 possible chances to be champion against Rumble and DC.

EA Sports UFC 2: 

  • Ronda Rousey: Loses the belt to massive underdog Holly Holm for a brutal head kick knockout.
  • Conor McGregor: Surprise loss against Nate Diaz in UFC 196.

EA Sports UFC 3: 

  • Conor McGregor loses on his return to MMA after two years against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

EA Sports UFC 4: 

  • Jorge Masvidal loses against Kamaru Usman in UFC 251.
  • Israel Adesanya: He's next in the line!         

Reyes vs. Błachowicz
Dominick Reyes, TKO, R3
Reyes has greater strength and endurance. I don't think Jan can give the upset.

Cerrone vs. Price
Donald Cerrone, SUB, R2
Niko Price is a powerful striker, but Cowboy has a better skillset. I Predict Donald Cerrone by ambar in the second round.

Kara-France vs. Royval
Kai Kara-France, DEC
Royval really impressed when he caught Elliot with an arm-triangle. But Kai Kara-France is a future title contender. It will be an exciting fight.

Gadelha vs. Yan
Cláudia Gadelha, DEC
Claudinha has a problem with more reach opponents. She will use her great level of BJJ, Takedown Attempts and distance strikes. clearly won the fight against an opponent with a 5 wins streak.

Dawodu vs. Tukhugov
Zubaira Tukhugov, TKO, R2
Interesting matchup. Zuba has more power in his striking besides knowing how to combine it with AKA wrestling.

Abdurakhimov vs. Gane
Ciryl Gane, DEC
Gane Win by outpoint or by a late finish with ground and pound.

Sanchez vs. Matthews
Jake Matthews, TKO, R1
Diego only won the last fight because an illegal knee. His jaw is gone, he can't absorb the strikes of a young prospect.

Riddell vs. da Silva
Brad Riddell, DEC
City Kickboxing vs. Astra Fight Team: I pick Riddell by decision.

* Edited at 08.22.2020, 3:37 AM ET *

freemoneyforall
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08.22.2020 | 11:08 AM ET

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

First Adasenya is twerking with his Bois.
Then he gets pink hair.
I'm seriously starting to think he's gay.
First gay ufc champ?
TWJake
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08.22.2020 | 11:17 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 978th

...Not that theres anything wrong with that!

"I really do think MMA is the combat sport of the 21st century, it's pretty obvious, you look at boxing matches, and there are still some good ones. But overall, MMA is the place to be" -Donald Trump

Nate landwehr 1
2020.08.22 12:28 PM ET

bout announced

Nate Landwehr vs. Shane Young at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
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FergboyMMA
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08.22.2020 | 9:41 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 7 Winners, 2 Perfect, 315 Points   |   Tied for 2941st

What a finish for Solecki

"If you jingle my bells, you will have a white Christmas, "

freemoneyforall
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08.22.2020 | 9:49 PM ET

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

@tw it's the most interesting thing about him so far.
golfy77
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08.23.2020 | 6:57 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 1 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 65 Points   |   Tied for 3640th

Adesanya vs. Costa
Israel Adesanya, TKO, R4
Costa isn't a dumb puncher, as he is adept at cutting off angles with his thudding body kicks and precise footwork. But cutting off the cage may not be enough against a counterstriker who can fight back even in close quarters.

TWJake
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08.24.2020 | 2:40 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 978th



costa come for to get you skinny man.... america

"I really do think MMA is the combat sport of the 21st century, it's pretty obvious, you look at boxing matches, and there are still some good ones. But overall, MMA is the place to be" -Donald Trump

TWJake
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08.24.2020 | 2:42 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 978th











"I really do think MMA is the combat sport of the 21st century, it's pretty obvious, you look at boxing matches, and there are still some good ones. But overall, MMA is the place to be" -Donald Trump

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08.24.2020 | 2:51 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 9 Winners, 2 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 2208th

Wow nice presentation twjake after he gets wrecked he should drop down to welter weight and fight mvp..or ray daniels thats a super fight!

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freemoneyforall
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08.25.2020 | 1:23 PM ET

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

Adesanya's gonna do so much running this fight should take place during a track and field event
Hyrm
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08.25.2020 | 7:59 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 1895th

about Reyes-Blachowich, I think Reyes win but only because Blachowich has nothing to do here. Thiago Santos will KO any of them (he already did with Jan.)

About Costa-Adesanya, I really hope judges don't give round to Adesanya because he touch 15 time and get touch 12 times if he run all round long.

Theres big hype for this fight, remind me of Ferguson-Gaethje & Usman-Covington. I hope its end up as good as those 2

* Edited at 08.25.2020, 8:01 PM ET *

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Tjl0106
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08.27.2020 | 2:54 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 6 Winners, 2 Perfect, 280 Points   |   Tied for 3148th

Adesanya vs. Costa
Paulo Costa, DEC
Isreals time is up. Costa has beaten the likes of Johnny Hendricks and Yoel Romero. I don’t think he plans on stopping

Reyes vs. Błachowicz
Jan Błachowicz, TKO, R4
Dominick Reyes is legit, but Jan has got punching POWER! He KOd Corey Anderson AND Rockhold with such authority.

* Edited at 08.27.2020, 2:56 PM ET *

TWJake
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08.27.2020 | 4:15 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 978th

If youre gonna pick Jan by KO (totally understandable) wouldnt you think it would be sooner rather than later?

"I really do think MMA is the combat sport of the 21st century, it's pretty obvious, you look at boxing matches, and there are still some good ones. But overall, MMA is the place to be" -Donald Trump

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08.27.2020 | 4:35 PM ET

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

LOL Jan isn't beating Reyes. Reyes TKO R2.

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