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UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje

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07.09.2020 | 1:44 PM ET

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UFC 254
  • Saturday 10.24.2020 at 02:00 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, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Jon Anik
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 675,000 | TV Ratings: 343,000 avg. viewers (ESPN 2 prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Bout   Info
Khabib Nurmagomedov   defeats   Justin Gaethje   via Submission, Triangle Choke   1:34 Round 2 of 5, 6:34 Total Bout Page
Robert Whittaker   defeats   Jared Cannonier   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Alexander Volkov   defeats   Walt Harris   via KO/TKO, Kick to the Solar Plexus   1:15 Round 2 of 3, 6:15 Total Bout Page
Phil Hawes   defeats   Jacob Malkoun   via KO/TKO, Punches   0:18 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Lauren Murphy   defeats   Liliya Shakirova   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   3:31 Round 2 of 3, 8:31 Total Bout Page
Magomed Ankalaev   defeats   Ion Cutelaba   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:19 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Tai Tuivasa   defeats   Stefan Struve   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:59 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Casey Kenney   defeats   Nathaniel Wood   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Shavkat Rakhmonov   defeats   Alex Oliveira   via Submission, Guillotine Choke   4:40 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Da Un Jung   vs.   Sam Alvey   Ends in a Draw, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Miranda Maverick   defeats   Liana Jojua   via KO/TKO, Doctor Stoppage (Cut)   5:00 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Joel Alvarez   defeats   Alexander Yakovlev   via Submission, Armbar   3:00 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page

Responses

2020.07.28 10:20 AM ET

bout announced

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
ArkadiyAlekseev
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07.29.2020 | 10:50 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 3 Winners, 1 Perfect, 190 Points   |   Tied for 3541st

Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje
Khabib Nurmagomedov, SUB, R4
Это будет очередная удушка белого американца, если Джастин не послушает меня или мой прогноз на победу, через лоукик и возможен абсет тысячелетия!

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07.29.2020 | 5:19 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 0 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 3402nd

Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje
Justin Gaethje, TKO, R2
Wow so far fairly realistic predictions, just remember what Chael said "Division 1 all American"

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07.29.2020 | 5:24 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 2799th

This fight is ********. Hope it gets cancelled!!
ITJUSTWORKS
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07.29.2020 | 6:01 PM ET

Khabib Vs Gaethje

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 1861st

Khabib, Split Decision  

I know Justin is a D1 all american, so I think as the fight goes on he'll get a couple of rounds in, but Khabib is ************* Khabib. I'm probably gonna be wrong though.





"the first round of Fedor Vs Maldonado might have been a 9-8"

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07.29.2020 | 6:18 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 525 Points   |   Tied for 1771st


Conor McGregor Takes Aim at UFC Commentator Joe Rogan: ‘Chill Bro’


https://heavy.com/sports/2020/07/conor-mcgregor-takes-aim-at-ufc-commentator-joe-rogan-chill-bro/

* Edited at 07.29.2020, 6:20 PM ET *

"“I’m not impressed by your performance.” - GSP"

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07.29.2020 | 6:21 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 755 Points   |   Tied for 102nd

Conor who?
freemoneyforall
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07.29.2020 | 6:31 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 2799th

Not much to that story. The schill joe rogain doing his normal garbage pretending every fight is the greatest fight ever. Hope that dumb *********** od's soon
2020.07.30 11:07 PM ET

bout announced

Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
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08.01.2020 | 3:05 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 570 Points   |   Tied for 1248th

Volkov vs. Harris
Alexander Volkov, DEC
prosze cyciu wygraj :(

pie2munch
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08.01.2020 | 7:00 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 755 Points   |   Tied for 102nd

Whittaker vs cannonier added

Holy **** this card is looking damn hot

2020.08.01 9:45 AM ET

bout announced

Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
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08.01.2020 | 11:00 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 2799th

@pie Tony Ferguson has been really vocal about fighting on this card for the right to fight the winner of khabib Gaethje. He said he wants McGregor or poirer.
pie2munch
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08.01.2020 | 12:17 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 755 Points   |   Tied for 102nd

i think conor sits until live gates are allowed again

Poirer vs Tony would be crazy fun to watch
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08.01.2020 | 1:55 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 2129th

People are gonna be surprised by how much a problem Justin will be for Khabib. 

* Edited at 08.01.2020, 1:58 PM ET *

"For no particular reason beat up everyone"

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08.01.2020 | 2:31 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 2799th

Literally nobody will be surprised.
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08.01.2020 | 2:53 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 585 Points   |   Tied for 1117th

I think Khabib will ragdoll Gaethje like he has everyone else.

* Edited at 08.01.2020, 2:54 PM ET *

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08.01.2020 | 2:58 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 2799th

@tepid the real question is will you be surprised if he doesn't?
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08.01.2020 | 4:30 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 585 Points   |   Tied for 1117th

@free

I will be extremely surprised, because I don't expect Gaethje's strategy to be anything other than "please don't take me down, because I can't get back up once I've been taken down".
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08.01.2020 | 4:46 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 2799th

@flying guess you're right after all

@tepid gaethje ain't exactly new to wrestling though
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08.01.2020 | 4:48 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 8 Winners, 1 Perfect, 255 Points   |   Tied for 3392nd



tepid55
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08.01.2020 | 7:05 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 585 Points   |   Tied for 1117th

@free

Khabib has crushed every opponent that thought they could defend against his constant pressure.  I don't see this fight with Gaethje being any different.
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08.01.2020 | 7:14 PM ET

Every time Khabib has ever fought I have always said he will smash his opponent but Gaethje is the one. 


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