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08.21.2020 | 7:07 PM ET

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UFC 256
Bout   Info
Kamaru Usman   vs.   Gilbert Burns   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Amanda Nunes   vs.   Megan Anderson   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Carla Esparza   vs.   Amanda Ribas   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Marvin Vettori   vs.   Omari Akhmedov   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page

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Kamaru usman hs
2020.09.01 4:26 PM ET

bout announced

Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Gilbert burns
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09.01.2020 | 4:41 PM ET

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Usman vs. Burns
Gilbert Burns, SUB, R3
Burns is the better grappler and Usman is better in the clinch, whoever is the better striker will likely win, I think its Burns

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09.01.2020 | 5:21 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 4 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 188 others

Usman vs. Burns
Gilbert Burns, DEC
Burns is the best. He RAN through Tyron Woodley like Usman never could.

TWJake
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09.03.2020 | 12:54 AM ET

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I bet this is gonna be a 3 championship night, probably gonna throw Yan vs Sterling, or maybe even Winner of reyes/jan vs winner of Santos/teixiera depending on how those go. or maybe even Stipe vs Ngannou/Jones, i think you guys get the point

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freemoneyforall
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09.03.2020 | 8:32 PM ET

@tw exactly. Nobody cares about Nunes. Even less about Anderson.
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09.03.2020 | 9:52 PM ET

Here comes another wave from the UFC trying to convince us Amanda is somehow the GOAT.

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09.04.2020 | 11:42 AM ET

She's not the GOAT

Of women who fight (I know, Freemoney) she is the best (GOAT) with Valentina in second.

and I'm saying that having made this pick years ago

  • UFC 178 · 2014.09.27
  • Cat Zingano · KO/TKO · Round 2


Thought Amanda didn't have the heart for 3 round fights, thought she was a one round fighter. She has proven me wrong. 

* Edited at 09.04.2020, 12:16 PM ET *

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09.04.2020 | 12:15 PM ET

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Amanda Nunes either KO'ed or submitted the 3 biggest stars in women's MMA history when she choked out Miesha Tate to win the UFC Women's Bantamweight title, destroyed Ronda Rousey in her first title defense, KO'ed Holly Holm to retain the Women's Bantamweight title, and then KO'ed Cris Cyborg to win the Women's Featherweight title.  What more proof do you need that she is the unquestionable Women's MMA GOAT?
freemoneyforall
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09.04.2020 | 12:59 PM ET

Stars don't equal great fighters. Your definition of great is way less then my definition of great.
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09.04.2020 | 2:15 PM ET

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Good point free stars and pioneer of wmma but skills and fight iq seemed to lack.
   

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09.06.2020 | 8:50 PM ET

Don't get why everyone think Burns is gonna win, Burn ain't winning because Welterweight ain't gonna have a exiting champ because beside the 3 year that Lawler and Hendrix were champ, The Belt were held by boring ass GSP, Woodly and Usman, for 10 out of the last 13 years

* Edited at 09.06.2020, 8:52 PM ET *

"Quack Quack Quack- Amanda Ribas"

freemoneyforall
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09.06.2020 | 10:03 PM ET

I don't think he's gonna win. I'm taking usman to smell his crotch for five rounds. Probably even gonna put money on it. Which means burns will definitely win.
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09.07.2020 | 3:26 AM ET

I like Burns to win. 

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Carla esparza hs
2020.09.08 8:09 PM ET

bout announced

Carla Esparza vs. Amanda Ribas at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
Amanda ribas
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09.08.2020 | 9:59 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 2 of 4 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 188 others

Esparza vs. Ribas
Amanda Ribas, SUB, R2
Big step up for Ribas, it's no simp september so I will continue this prediction later

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BlitzkriegWarfare
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09.14.2020 | 9:03 PM ET

Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling for the Bantamweight title has been pretty much confirmed for this event too. 
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09.16.2020 | 1:40 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 4 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 188 others

Usman vs. Burns
Kamaru Usman, DEC
Usman is the Alpha at 170...not always the most exciting but def effective. Burns is amazing but Usmn is more amazing

Nunes vs. Anderson
Amanda Nunes, TKO, R2
Bye Bye Megan

Esparza vs. Ribas
Amanda Ribas, DEC
Ribas is fun.....Esparza is an ugly trash can

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09.20.2020 | 10:02 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 4 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 188 others

Usman vs. Burns
Gilbert Burns, DEC
Usman is a great fighter, but Burns impressed me so much recently, it's hard to pick against him. He is very dangerous standing, in the clinch and on the ground, and his cardio looked great against Woodley.

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09.20.2020 | 11:45 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 4 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 188 others

I think they should put Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington on this card. Either to open the main card or to precede the co-main event. It also saves the UFC in the event that something happens to Usman vs Burns so they don't end up in another Masvidal negotiation hell type of scenario.

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Marvin vettori hs
2020.09.25 12:46 AM ET

bout announced

Marvin Vettori vs. Omari Akhmedov at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
Omari akhmedov

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