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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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2020.11.10 12:27 PM ET

bout status update

Poirier vs. McGregor II Changed from Fizzled to Confirmed
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11.10.2020 | 12:52 PM ET

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

Conor has an iron chin, and iron fist. 

Rewind

Fast Forward

Doesn't matter

Conor by first round KO, 9/10 times. 

"For no particular reason beat up everyone"

2020.11.10 1:44 PM ET

bout status update

Poirier vs. McGregor II Changed from Confirmed to Fizzled
2020.11.10 1:45 PM ET

bout status update

Poirier vs. McGregor II Changed from Fizzled to Rumored
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11.10.2020 | 7:52 PM ET



domination. Fight is not signed because guess why? The fighters want more money then their currently getting and el cheapo doesn't wanna pay as usual.
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11.10.2020 | 9:00 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 616th

They're trying to **** Poirier with contract negotiations I guarantee it
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11.11.2020 | 10:01 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 9 Winners, 1 Perfect, 255 Points   |   Tied for 3487th

Poirier vs. McGregor II
Conor McGregor, TKO, R1
Same fight, same result

2020.11.19 2:05 PM ET

bout status update

Poirier vs. McGregor II Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
2020.11.19 2:13 PM ET

bout announced

Andrew Sanchez vs. André Muniz at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
2020.11.19 2:15 PM ET

bout announced

Arman Tsarukyan vs. Nasrat Haqparast at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
2020.11.19 5:23 PM ET

bout announced

Ottman Azaitar vs. Matt Frevola at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
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11.20.2020 | 10:08 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 1 of 8 Winners, 1 Perfect, 75 Points   |   Tied for 4089th

Poirier vs. McGregor II
Conor McGregor, TKO, R2
I hate to admit it, but NOBODY at 155 beats Conor except for Khabib. Conor's striking is awesome, his grappling is getting better, and he is fixing his cardio issues. Dustin is tough, and has great hands, but he will get clipped hard and unlike Khabib, he doesn't have the wrestling to get Conor down.

Eye vs. Calderwood
Joanne Calderwood, DEC
These ladies have been talking MASSIVE **** to each other on twitter so I'm excited to see them settle their differences. JoJo has better kickboxing and has a tremendous Muay Thai clinch game. As for Jessica? She has sloppy boxing and substantial wrestling. She is good, but Joanne is just better.

Waterson vs. Ribas
Amanda Ribas, SUB, R2
BEST fight of the night imo. Even over McGregor - Poirier. Ribas by armbar or RNC but what a massive step up. Waterson's kickboxing and judo is fascinating..

Tavares vs. Júnior
Antônio Carlos Júnior, DEC
Antonio is younger and hungrier. Brad is a bit washed. Looking for Junior by decision.

Tsarukyan vs. Haqparast
Arman Tsarukyan, DEC
Arman has good judo and takedowns and submissions and improving clean striking while Nasrat has mean KO power. Fun stylistic matchup but if Nasrat can't get the KO, he is screwed. Arman by decision.

Azaitar vs. Frevola
Ottman Azaitar, TKO, R1
Ottman is a real, legit problem. Guy has hammers for fists. Very aggressive and technical. His ferociousness will get hm a fast W.

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11.21.2020 | 11:21 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 616th

It's gonna be interesting to see Conor in UAE after all the **** he said about Muslims during the 229 press conferences.
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11.21.2020 | 4:07 PM ET

What ****? I thought he only insulted him being dagastani. Did he say **** about Muslims too?

* Edited at 11.21.2020, 4:08 PM ET *

2020.11.24 3:15 PM ET

bout announced

Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Sergey Morozov at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2020.11.24 10:04 PM ET

bout announced

Shane Burgos vs. Hakeem Dawodu at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
2020.11.25 11:30 AM ET

bout announced

Amir Albazi vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
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11.26.2020 | 9:23 PM ET

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

Anyone else exited for the fight between the Scottish  pheenom with Knockout power to turn anyone lights out, Is fighting the United States fighter who had a great carare resurgance fighting in a new division and is always a huge Underdog and everyone loves.


Yeah, Im exited for Eye vs Calderwood like everyone else is, Can't see any other fight witch is better on this card

* Edited at 11.26.2020, 9:25 PM ET *

"Qwack Qwack Qwack"

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11.27.2020 | 9:11 AM ET

Here we go evil here we go!
2020.12.08 11:21 PM ET

bout status update

Waterson vs. Ribas Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
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12.10.2020 | 12:11 PM ET

McGregor vs Poirier

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 2044th

McGregor TKO R3 It's gonna be the same everybody talks about Poirier but McGregor became much better so i think it will be a easy night for Mcgregor

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2020.12.10 4:17 PM ET

bout announced

Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
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12.11.2020 | 8:57 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 1819th

Rodriguez vs. Ribas
Marina Rodriguez, DEC
Rodriguez went HARD on Calvillo. Hope she does the same to Ribas.

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12.11.2020 | 11:12 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 416th

I certainly hope she doesn't 

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2020.12.12 10:42 PM ET

bout announced

Khalil Rountree vs. Marcin Prachnio at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
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12.13.2020 | 3:51 AM ET

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

Going with Poirier. Who is night and day a better fighter than he was. There's no sense in arguing it, and there's plenty of lengthy breakdowns on Youtube of the minute mechanical advancements he's made. It's real.

Then I wonder, take out a fight against a shot Cowboy, Conor hasn't really been a consistent active fighter since 2016. It's been spurts here and there ever since. I don't think fighting once per year, maybe. Then a boxing match. Then up and down in weight. I don't think that's necessarily good for a fighter. I'm sure he's been in the gym the entire time, but going through measured and crafted fight camps, then resting, then coming back is a process. Conor just seems to do random ****, and has been for like four years. Against the polar opposite in a consummate professional, he looked completely unprepared for Khabib. Like he'd never even seen him fight.

Just like with Jordan's first few games back after playing baseball for two years, I think you've got to add a "this guy's been doing weird ****" handicap.
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12.13.2020 | 8:48 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 6 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 660th

Rountree vs. Prachnio
Khalil Rountree, TKO, R1
I don't want to sound disrespectful, but Prachnio is one of the worst fighter I ever saw in the UFC (after getting tagged in the head repetedly by Sam Alvey, I remember him walking towards him with a smile,hands down... Well it was a fun KO). Very bad fight IQ, terrible striking defense, not a great chin, that's all I need to pick Rountree, who is inconsistant but did look like a world beater against Anders and Saki, for exemple.

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12.14.2020 | 2:05 PM ET

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

agree with johnvolcan, Rountree vs Prachnio is a very bad match-making

In the opposite, Ribas vs Rodriguez is a hell of a fight!

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12.15.2020 | 1:02 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 333rd




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12.15.2020 | 1:38 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 2185th

Really couldn't care less for this main event. How a man who fought most recently at WW and has fought twice in nearly 3 years STILL remains in title contention for one of the most coveted titles in the toughest weight  divisionnin modern MMA...i'll never know! 
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12.15.2020 | 1:49 PM ET

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

Because he did the best against Khabib, and no one **** Cowboy up like that And it not like he’s fighting for a title. Fans like to ***** about anything. I bet if he fighting a lower guy you be saying “ why ain’t Conor fighting anyone good. I love this fight because Dustin ain’t a unbeatable monster like Khabib or Maywether. Or an easy win like Cowboy. It can go both way. 

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12.15.2020 | 1:54 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 416th

Anyone else really indifferent on this event? Especially when we just had an amazing ppv where Gane vs JDS was the PPV opener and now Jessica eye is co-headlining

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12.15.2020 | 1:56 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 416th

When jessica eye was the #1 Flyweight contender she was the first fight on the ESPN Prelims of UFC 245, now shes co-headlining? ***. BTW 245 is the most underrated event ever that ruled

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