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10.16.2020 | 10:34 AM ET

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UFC 257
  • Saturday 01.23.2021 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: Etihad Arena
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier, Paul Felder
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Jon Anik
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 1,600,000 | TV Ratings: 1.43M avg. viewers (ESPN prelims, 1.7M peak)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Bout   Info
Dustin Poirier   defeats   Conor McGregor   via KO/TKO, Punches   2:32 Round 2 of 5, 7:32 Total Bout Page
Michael Chandler   defeats   Dan Hooker   via KO/TKO, Left Hook to Ground and Pound   2:30 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Joanne Calderwood   defeats   Jessica Eye   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Makhmud Muradov   defeats   Andrew Sanchez   via KO/TKO, Flying Knee and Punches   2:59 Round 3 of 3, 12:59 Total Bout Page
Marina Rodriguez   defeats   Amanda Ribas   via KO/TKO, Punches   0:54 Round 2 of 3, 5:54 Total Bout Page
Arman Tsarukyan   defeats   Matt Frevola   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Brad Tavares   defeats   Antônio Carlos Júnior   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Julianna Peña   defeats   Sara McMann   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   3:39 Round 3 of 3, 13:39 Total Bout Page
Marcin Prachnio   defeats   Khalil Rountree   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Movsar Evloev   defeats   Nik Lentz   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Amir Albazi   defeats   Zhalgas Zhumagulov   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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Kevin Randleman
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01.21.2021 | 3:32 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 1268th

i will be the one laughing last. just promise to think of me when it happens.

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Kevin Randleman
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01.21.2021 | 3:34 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 1268th

Chandlers gona smash Khabib....you all will see

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Erison
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01.21.2021 | 3:35 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 9 Winners, 4 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 1676th

There does seem to be some disagreement on Michael Chandler's reach (probably because he plays basketball in China, metaphorically) but I've seen 69 inches or 71 inches. Either way Hooker is consistently 75 inches. 6 or 4 inch advantage. Plus he fights tall, so it'll probably seem like more.
Kevin Randleman
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01.21.2021 | 3:37 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 1268th

Chandler is super quick at getting in and out real fast like... all that work on his crossover in china.

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Kevin Randleman
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01.21.2021 | 3:38 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 1268th

fighting tall against chandler will be his downfall

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Erison
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01.21.2021 | 3:41 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 9 Winners, 4 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 1676th




Kevin Randleman
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01.21.2021 | 3:44 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 1268th

ross pearson is trash

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01.21.2021 | 3:45 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 275 Points   |   Tied for 3328th

Poirier vs. McGregor II
Conor McGregor, TKO, R2
I hate Conor McGregor as a person and I really hope he loses and it's entirely possible that Dustin Poirier can win this if he survives the first 2 or 3 rounds due to McGregor's cardio issues but I can just see McGregor overpowering him in this fight. I hope I'm wrong though.

Hooker vs. Chandler
Dan Hooker, DEC
Michael Chandler will be well prepared for his debut but Dan Hooker is just too good for him IMO.

Eye vs. Calderwood
Jessica Eye, DEC
Could go either way.

Rodriguez vs. Ribas
Amanda Ribas, DEC
Mrs Handel gets the win.

Tsarukyan vs. Haqparast
Nasrat Haqparast, DEC
Nasrat Haqparast has a good chance of getting an upset IMO.

Tavares vs. Júnior
Brad Tavares, DEC
I've got a sneaky feeling that this one could end up being FOTN. I don't exactly why but my gut is telling me that this is gonna be good!

McMann vs. Peña
Sara McMann, SUB, R2
Sara McMann deserves a lot more praise than she gets for still being a top level fighter who is entertaining at 40 and I feel that she's still got a bit more to show us as well.

Rountree vs. Prachnio
Khalil Rountree, TKO, R1
It's just a question of how long Marcin Prachnio can survive as far as I'm concerned.

Sanchez vs. Muradov
Andrew Sanchez, DEC
He's looked good so far in the UFC but I'm still not 100% sold on Makhmud Muradov.

Lentz vs. Evloev
Movsar Evloev, DEC
Movsar Evloev winning a decision victory seems like the most obvious outcome as far as I'm concerned.

Albazi vs. Zhumagulov
Amir Albazi, SUB, R3
Again, this is just my gut telling me that Amir Albazi will find some kind of choke late in the fight.

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Erison
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01.21.2021 | 3:45 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 9 Winners, 4 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 1676th

UFC trash. Bellator champion level.
Kevin Randleman
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01.21.2021 | 3:46 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 1268th



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Erison
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01.21.2021 | 3:51 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 9 Winners, 4 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 1676th

Did you just call Ross Pearson trash then post a Sydney Outlaw fight?
Aric123
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01.21.2021 | 3:51 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 9 Winners, 3 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 3232nd

Hooker vs. Chandler
Dan Hooker, SUB, R2
The Hangman makes a return on fight island

Tieoken
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01.21.2021 | 3:55 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 1390th

Edit: nvm Erison beat me.

* Edited at 01.21.2021, 3:56 PM ET *

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01.21.2021 | 4:32 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 2 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 3949th

Eye vs. Calderwood
Jessica Eye, DEC
Suprise so many people are picking Calderwood, She sucked and im suprise so many people thouht she beat Jennifer Maia, Eye fought for the belt agaist Valintina in a close fight, Untill a flukey headkick landed. She the best but people hate her for some reason, Kick some ass for me Jessica, Woof Woof Woof

Rountree vs. Prachnio
Khalil Rountree, SUB, R3
Rumer has it, That Khalil has been training in Dagestan, You all were impress with Muay Thai Khalil, But now you gonna be impress with Khali Nurmagmedov. Takedown after takedown with not alot of ground control until the 3rd round when he get him with a sub

Sanchez vs. Muradov
Andrew Sanchez, TKO, R1
Not a joke, Haven't really been impress with Makhmood, He should of sleept Trevon alot earlier then he did. Big fan of Sanchez just for the nickname of dirty sanchez. Andrew gonna ko him and give Makmood a Dirty Sanchez

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01.21.2021 | 5:17 PM ET

Predictions: 0 of 0 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 4219th

@Damien 

Eye went 5 losses in a row, even losing to Bethe Correia. Went on a 3 fight win streak (2 being split decision wins), Valentina had her in serious trouble in the first round and then landed one of the most violent head kicks in women's history in the 2nd.

And Calderwood got submitted by Maia in the first round, that's her kryptonite. She hot or cold. Eye has only finished 2 opponents in her entire career, that 2nd as far back as 2012. When it comes down to striking, Calderwood is better on paper. 

We'll see in the Octagon, but I will agree Calderwood shouldn't be that much favored. It's a coin flip for me. And the bout is near even on odds. 

* Edited at 01.21.2021, 5:18 PM ET *

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01.21.2021 | 5:25 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 1390th

I dont think Calderwood bring anything Araujo dont and that was not enought to beat Eyes.
I still wont bet on this close bouth.

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01.21.2021 | 5:28 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 9 Winners, 1 Perfect, 240 Points   |   Tied for 3601st

I don't think chandler can beat Khab but I'd like to see it also bear tape is fake.
Anybody dumb enough to wrestle a bear even a cub carries the scars.
Khab won't even be able to beat 170 wrestlers that is why he cuts so much to get to 155 come one.
Damn how much **** talking I gotta do to level up!?!?!?!?!?

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01.21.2021 | 5:37 PM ET

Predictions: 0 of 0 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 4219th



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LucasGhatt
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01.21.2021 | 5:50 PM ET

Predictions: 1 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 75 Points   |   Tied for 4089th

Jessica eye vs joanne calderwood is the people's main event.  
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01.21.2021 | 6:01 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 1676th

@duck you literally can't go a day without saying some mind-meltingly stupid nonsense, it's an amazing gift really. I'm impressed every time. Jessica eye sucks donkey balls and there's a reason nobody likes her.

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