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UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal

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10.02.2020 | 3:13 PM ET

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UFC Fight Night
  • Saturday 12.19.2020 at 04:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: ESPN+
  • Name: UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal
  • Also Known As: UFC Vegas 17
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: UFC APEX
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Brendan Fitzgerald, Michael Bisping, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Joe Martinez
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Daniel Cormier
  • TV Ratings: 413,000 avg. viewers (ESPN prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 12
  • Promotion Links:
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Bout   Info
Stephen Thompson   defeats   Geoff Neal   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
José Aldo   defeats   Marlon Vera   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Michel Pereira   defeats   Khaos Williams   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Rob Font   defeats   Marlon Moraes   via KO/TKO, Punches   3:47 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Marcin Tybura   defeats   Greg Hardy   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   4:31 Round 2 of 3, 9:31 Total Bout Page
Anthony Pettis   defeats   Alex Morono   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Pannie Kianzad   defeats   Sijara Eubanks   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Deron Winn   defeats   Antônio Arroyo   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Taila Santos   defeats   Gillian Robertson   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Tafon Nchukwi   defeats   Jamie Pickett   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jimmy Flick   defeats   Cody Durden   via Submission, Flying Triangle Choke   3:18 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Christos Giagos   defeats   Carlton Minus   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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Juicy
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10.06.2020 | 1:28 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 305 Points   |   Tied for 2487th

Winn vs. Neto
Antônio Braga Neto, SUB, R2
Winn is too small for middleweight he should of moved down to welterweight!

2020.10.07 10:32 AM ET

bout announced

Belal Muhammad vs. Sean Brady at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Taylor_335
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10.08.2020 | 7:14 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 3018th

According to John Kavanagh’s Twitter, Poirier vs McGregor 2  will be on this card.

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10.14.2020 | 2:15 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 505 Points   |   678th Place

Muhammad vs. Brady
Belal Muhammad, DEC
Belal can crack if he needs to and he'll take one to give two. I think he's just an overall better fighter in every aspect, should be an easy three round sweep.

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2020.10.18 6:58 PM ET

bout announced

Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jamie Pickett at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
2020.10.21 4:33 PM ET

bout announced

Marlon Moraes vs. Rob Font at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
TWJake
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10.21.2020 | 5:03 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 6 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 222nd

Moraes vs. Font
Marlon Moraes, TKO, R1
Talk about a step up in competition

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Blackbet25
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10.23.2020 | 6:47 PM ET

Khamzat vs Edwards

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 325 Points   |   Tied for 2355th

"They don’t want a man like me to have the title cause I’m not a puppet like that fool up there."

DamienHandel420
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10.23.2020 | 7:12 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 2613th

Anyone else think it kinda ******** how Leon got remove from the ranking, To force him to fight a super dangerous, Unranked guy, It be like if the NBA just remove the Laker from the ranking because their Boring and it a double standard to because Ortega was out for like 2 year and was ranked 2 just before the Zombie fight. Also Leon Derseve a top 5 guy because his on like a 9 fight win streak, Who Else on a win streak like that is not getting high ranked guy , Only Tony but that because of the Khabib Sitution, MMA should still be a Sport so boring ass fighter should get a chance

But this is still a great fight and the UFC is making me root for Leon TBH. 

"Quack quack quack"

ImperatorFishrat
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10.23.2020 | 7:16 PM ET

Nope. **** him. He acts like he's lord of the manor and he's never won a belt or even gotten close. What's he done to earn the right to pick his battles?

FOFO.

Fight or **** off.

* Edited at 10.23.2020, 7:17 PM ET *

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freemoneyforall
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10.23.2020 | 7:27 PM ET

He's been offered multiple fights. He's refused cause he wants more money.
Joshjeffords
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10.23.2020 | 7:28 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 9 Winners, 1 Perfect, 175 Points   |   Tied for 2974th

Meh ranking is a popularity contest he never was in that race/contest.
I like the fight will be a huge chance for a statement for either fighter.  
freemoneyforall
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10.23.2020 | 7:31 PM ET

I don't think that fight is going to happen.
2020.10.24 12:18 AM ET

bout announced

Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
2020.10.24 12:23 AM ET

bout announced

Ricky Glenn vs. Carlton Minus at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
TWJake
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10.24.2020 | 9:47 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 6 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 222nd

Edwards vs. Chimaev
Khamzat Chimaev, SUB, R2
Man I am conflicted on this one, good on Leon Scott to actually accept this one

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freemoneyforall
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10.24.2020 | 11:15 AM ET

As I was saying that fight is definitely happening. 
Leon Edwards just pulled a Tony Ferguson.
Nothing to gain everything to lose
freemoneyforall
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10.24.2020 | 11:16 AM ET

You gotta be crazy to fight a guy called rat lip.
Hyrm
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10.24.2020 | 12:35 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 1821st

Thats a ****jing good main event. I was affraid Dana put Chimaev again gatekeeper like Maia, Lawler or RDA. Now he have a very hard test in front of him and thats a good opportuniti for Edwards to stop contender from passing in front of him.

"Never go down without a fight"

2020.10.25 9:07 PM ET

bout announced

Tyson Nam vs. Matt Schnell at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
kevinmay7
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10.27.2020 | 11:54 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 0 of 0 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 3155th

Edwards vs. Chimaev
Khamzat Chimaev, TKO, R4
Is this an upset? Not really. Chimaev has been training his ass off and he's ready to go. Edwards is fighting cold, hasn't fought since March. Big surprise round 4 TKO.

Joshjeffords
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10.28.2020 | 4:44 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 9 Winners, 1 Perfect, 175 Points   |   Tied for 2974th

Muhammad vs. Brady
Belal Muhammad, DEC
Bel is impossibly tough and brady will probably gas when he can't get a finish Leaning toward Bel for decision but all depends on the blind halfwits judging.

Moraes vs. Font
Marlon Moraes, TKO, R2
Not sure should be a slug fest see who is left standing.

Winn vs. Neto
Antônio Braga Neto, SUB, R1
Aside from a lucky punch winn is losing by sub.

2020.10.29 9:34 PM ET

bout status update

Muhammad vs. Brady Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2020.11.03 11:23 AM ET

bout announced

Alexandre Pantoja vs. Manel Kape at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
2020.11.04 3:01 PM ET

bout announced

Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Tieoken
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11.06.2020 | 8:35 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 1309th

I feel like making Thompson vs Neal is a hedge bet by the UFC in case they lose Leon Scott. But I love Stephen Thompson and I think he's one of the greatest strikers of all time, but this is a dangerous fight. Neal has looked almost perfect in his UFC tenure. But I'll never pick against the side-kick phenom.

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Hyrm
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11.06.2020 | 10:28 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 1821st

More time pass, more Thompson is slower but I think he is still good enought to win this fight by split decision

"Never go down without a fight"

FresnoMMA
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11.10.2020 | 6:02 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 540 Points   |   Tied for 419th

Is this supposed to be the big end-of-the-year card?
ArtemTheGoat
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11.10.2020 | 8:59 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 525 Points   |   Tied for 511th

Moraes vs. Font
Marlon Moraes, Sub, R1
I Think That Finish Will Be Similar To The Pedro Munhoz Finish Over Rob Font. Marlon Is Going To Rock Him With A Switch Kick To The Head And Rob Will Shoot A Lazy Takedown And Get Guillotined.

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