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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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Xconchris
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10.24.2020 | 4:13 PM ET

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

Power vs technique and technique is winning 20-18 Whittaker

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

KO2019
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10.24.2020 | 4:14 PM ET

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

20-18 Whittaker

"They're All On Steroids Bro!"

Tieoken
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10.24.2020 | 4:14 PM ET

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

20-18 Whitaker. But holy **** commentators, leg kicks only matter if they’re causing visible damage to the movement.

"I’m here to snatch necks and cash checks" - Darrick Minner

FresnoMMA
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10.24.2020 | 4:14 PM ET

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

20-18 Whittaker. Cannonier is doing just enough to keep it competitive with the leg kicks but he has nothing else for him. 
Robert whittaker
2020.10.24 4:14 PM ET

Round 3 In Progress

Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier
Jared cannonier hs
Bestscp68
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10.24.2020 | 4:14 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 625 Points   |   Tied for 745th

Robert is being very intelligent frustrating the opponent and scoring points on the card without taking many risks.End of second ...in front ...I believe.

" “To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy.” – Cus D’Amato"

Erison
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10.24.2020 | 4:15 PM ET

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

Yeah. A lot being made about the leg kicks when they haven't made a difference yet.
Saikko
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10.24.2020 | 4:15 PM ET

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

10-10 ??

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AJBO
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10.24.2020 | 4:15 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 2562nd

Wooo that was sweet! 
Spudgreg
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10.24.2020 | 4:16 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 585 Points   |   Tied for 1124th

Whittaker is such an inactive fighter imo in a lot of fights he’s very passive other than a jab. He’s making cannonier look like he doesn’t belong near the top right now

* Edited at 10.24.2020, 4:17 PM ET *

Joshjeffords
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10.24.2020 | 4:16 PM ET

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

Great site is broke again..or my internet either way I switched to bob winning.
Yesterday as canfodder is good but not fast enough whatever.

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Erison
Erison
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10.24.2020 | 4:17 PM ET

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

Some of y'all really show your ass when a technical fighter goes to work. It's like you don't even know what you're seeing.
Erison
Erison
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10.24.2020 | 4:18 PM ET

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

A genius part of this site is showing user's predictions in real-time. It's always people who picked wrong criticizing the fight.
CheckLeftHook
CheckLeftHook
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10.24.2020 | 4:18 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 668th

I'm happy I got this prediction wrong, this is just a pure dominance

"No one knows what a gazelle is anyway. This is America ************, get it right."

Joshjeffords
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10.24.2020 | 4:18 PM ET

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

Yeah I agree completely rob vs till was like mma **** to me or almost kickboxing/muay thai!

"To me it's everything and it makes me ******* strong"

tepid55
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10.24.2020 | 4:18 PM ET

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

Cannonier's best win is agaianst an over-the-hill Anderson Silva.  Whittaker defeated Yoel Romero TWICE!
Robert whittaker
2020.10.24 4:19 PM ET

Judges Tallying

Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier
Jared cannonier hs
Tieoken
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10.24.2020 | 4:19 PM ET

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

Those magic stones didn’t help much now did they Jared? 30-27 Whitaker.

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KO2019
KO2019
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10.24.2020 | 4:19 PM ET

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

clear win for Bob

"They're All On Steroids Bro!"

Meers222
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10.24.2020 | 4:20 PM ET

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

Fantastic finish to that fight! Everything you ask for from a really important fight!

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CheckLeftHook
CheckLeftHook
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10.24.2020 | 4:20 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 668th

Good **** Bobby Knuckles, the Adesanya rematch might be more competitive

"No one knows what a gazelle is anyway. This is America ************, get it right."

Erison
Erison
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10.24.2020 | 4:20 PM ET

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

If Whitaker could just win these fights without getting wobbled. He recovers quick and looks great, but there's like one scare per fight.

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