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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

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Erison
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10.24.2020 | 3:48 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 665 Points   |   Tied for 462nd

I have no idea how good Derrick Lewis is. He has so many good names on his resume, but also kinda looks like a lazy bum in fights.
Tieoken
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10.24.2020 | 3:50 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 1985th

Overeem v Volkov is a good fight to see who gets the next shot after Curtis/Francis.

Edit: before I get flamed, I’m saying that just cause I’m a Reem fan and I want him to get another chance.

* Edited at 10.24.2020, 3:51 PM ET *

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tepid55
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10.24.2020 | 3:51 PM ET

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

@DamienHandel420

Favorites usually win in the UFC.

* Edited at 10.24.2020, 3:54 PM ET *

FresnoMMA
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10.24.2020 | 3:55 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 645 Points   |   Tied for 623rd

Pulling hard for Whittaker man, I feel like the fights I'm super invested in more often than not end up breaking my heart. I think he's got this though 
DamienHandel420
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10.24.2020 | 3:56 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 570 Points   |   Tied for 1288th

I know, but it usually a lot more even, no one has more than a 60 percent pick rate. I don’t think a underdog won

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Meers222
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10.24.2020 | 3:56 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 615 Points   |   Tied for 828th

Not sure what's next for Volkov but it should be a really good fight. Because that was a really good finish and pretty dominant performance for him there.

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Xconchris
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10.24.2020 | 3:56 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 650 Points   |   Tied for 575th

Cannonier looks like a old school boxer. Love the look. 

"Dont take life too serious, you will never make it out alive"

Erison
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10.24.2020 | 3:57 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 665 Points   |   Tied for 462nd

With Francis-Stipe and Blaydes-Lewis set, Volkov-Overeem does seem like the fight to make.
Xconchris
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10.24.2020 | 3:58 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 650 Points   |   Tied for 575th

I thought whittaker would be a bigger favorite then he is

"Dont take life too serious, you will never make it out alive"

Robert whittaker
2020.10.24 4:00 PM ET

Fighter Announcements

Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier
Jared cannonier hs
Tapology Community Predictions: 3697  
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Cannonier
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Whittaker
61%
Erison
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10.24.2020 | 4:01 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 665 Points   |   Tied for 462nd

I think if Whitaker never got dropped against Till, he'd be favored. But there's a fear his chin isn't quite the same and he's fighting a KO artist.
Robert whittaker
2020.10.24 4:02 PM ET

Round 1 In Progress

Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier
Jared cannonier hs
freemoneyforall
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10.24.2020 | 4:02 PM ET

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

@xcon that's cause your stupid. Like chow pointed out.

Edit-no offense intended

* Edited at 10.24.2020, 4:06 PM ET *

freemoneyforall
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10.24.2020 | 4:03 PM ET

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

We're about to see a racial crime!!!
Tieoken
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10.24.2020 | 4:07 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 1985th

Solid 10-9 for Whitaker 

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Xconchris
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10.24.2020 | 4:07 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 650 Points   |   Tied for 575th

10-9 Whittaker

"Dont take life too serious, you will never make it out alive"

Erison
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10.24.2020 | 4:07 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 665 Points   |   Tied for 462nd

Whitaker is one of my favorite fighters in terms of IQ. You can see his gears turning as he figures the other guy out.
Blackbet25
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10.24.2020 | 4:07 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 470 Points   |   2344th Place

Those Cannonier leg kick are brutal.

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Robert whittaker
2020.10.24 4:08 PM ET

Round 2 In Progress

Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier
Jared cannonier hs
KO2019
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10.24.2020 | 4:08 PM ET

Predictions: 11 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 735 Points   |   Tied for 149th

10-9 Whittaker

"They're All On Steroids Bro!"

Saikko
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10.24.2020 | 4:09 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 595 Points   |   Tied for 997th

10-9 WHITTAKER ... BUT THAT KNEE

"En tu decision esta el cambio."

Fight4Love
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10.24.2020 | 4:10 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 0 Perfect, 560 Points   |   1373rd Place

Neither man looks good really. Wittiker looking ok against a lower level opponent. 

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Erison
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10.24.2020 | 4:11 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 665 Points   |   Tied for 462nd

Whitaker looks great...

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