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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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Joshjeffords
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12.15.2020 | 2:05 PM ET

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

Looks like an ok card to me lotta unpronounceable ****heads but hey thats only tough for bruce or the other guy.
Dustin vs Conmac is good and will move to next title and next opponent for charles oliveira.
Best I can tell Gane won with a totally illegal strike not sure why anyone is celebrating but JDS needs to retire still. 
https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/12/ufc-256-results-ciryl-gane-tko-junior-dos-santos-elbow-back-of-head
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12.15.2020 | 2:10 PM ET

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

@Josh the elbow caught an ear, making it legal. Even if it was illegal the end was near for Cigano, it was a matter of time.

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12.15.2020 | 2:14 PM ET

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

@jake I think it's a terrible business move having an undercard like think, Ribas is the only one that I really care about bellow the main card.  And if Dana make that the co-main event, Dana trully lost his edge as a business man because Use Conor name to make new stars, Not bore the **** out of crowd

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12.15.2020 | 2:17 PM ET

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

Gane would have won yes, rest is conjecture.  
TWJake
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12.15.2020 | 2:26 PM ET

Prediction Comments

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

Burgos vs. Dawodu
Shane Burgos, TKO, R3
Really high on both these guys but I think Burgos is on another level, I predict him to wear Hakeem down and finish him late. Kind of like his Amirkhani fight

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Hyrm
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12.15.2020 | 3:27 PM ET

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

I Think Burgos is not that good. He is exciting because he is not affraid of war but Dawodu seems more precise.

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12.15.2020 | 4:04 PM ET

Burgos will beat Dawodu.

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FistyMcKickerChoke
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12.16.2020 | 1:49 PM ET

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

Surprised to see McGregor open as only a -240 favorite. Betting it now and I'll bet Dustin as a huge dog right before the fight and win either way

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12.16.2020 | 3:03 PM ET

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

This will come down to chin vs chin. Conor has an iron chin, Poirier does not. Repeat, rinse, rewash, give Conor his money. 

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Tosh
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12.16.2020 | 4:37 PM ET

McGregor/Poirier

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 1607th

Conor will come out blazing early, and Dustin could easily be overwhelmed.  
But are we getting Conor in top form?  
Poirier should remain patient and defend well until he gets a good read on Conor.  If he can Dominick Cruz his way through the first 3 rounds, the extent of Conor's cardio will be exposed, for better or worse.
Having said that, and pushing my strong emotional considerations to the side, that left hook and elbow are no joke, and Conor may very well close the show early.  
Too bad we can't make our picks up until just before the referee says "Fight,"(like they do in the sport of kings). It doesn't necessarily allow one to pick the winner, but it definitely helps identify likely losers,

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Tagir ulanbekov
2020.12.18 12:18 PM ET

bout announced

Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Matheus Nicolau at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Matheus nicolau
bartek_bytom01
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12.18.2020 | 12:41 PM ET

Only and one Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirer

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 500 Points   |   Tied for 354th

Conor gonna smash him in first max second rd.
His boxing will give him a brutal ko.
Dustin have problems with Hooker last time.
This fight is very bad stylistic match up for Poirer.
Conor have a wonderful camp behind him, we can see the shape of his life.
The new year 2021 will be the year of the king's return to the lightweight throne.
#TeamMcGregor 
Dwayne Black
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12.19.2020 | 7:20 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 695th

Poirier vs. McGregor II
Conor McGregor, TKO, R1
Missmatch

Eye vs. Calderwood
Joanne Calderwood, DEC
Probably

Burgos vs. Dawodu
Shane Burgos, DEC
Close one

Rodriguez vs. Ribas
Amanda Ribas, DEC
Nice

Rountree vs. Prachnio
Khalil Rountree, TKO, R1
Lol

Tavares vs. Júnior
Antônio Carlos Júnior, DEC
Close one

Tsarukyan vs. Haqparast
Nasrat Haqparast, DEC
Let's go

Azaitar vs. Frevola
Matt Frevola, TKO, R3
Azaitar = overrated

Nurmagomedov vs. Morozov
Umar Nurmagomedov, DEC
Another overrated bum from Khabib but he will win

Albazi vs. Zhumagulov
Zhalgas Zhumagulov, DEC
Close one

Ulanbekov vs. Nicolau
Matheus Nicolau, DEC
Bums from Khebab....

FergboyMMA
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12.19.2020 | 3:06 PM ET

R A N T

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

This card is absolute ****. GREAT FN. But for 65 bucks, this is card number two that is complete ass but they make it PPV because McGregor is on it. It would be maybe OK with Gaethje v Chandler on it but I doubt that'll happen. It'll still muster a ton of buys because Conor's on it. **** the UFC. 
Throw Gaethje and Chandler on it and it's a justifiable purchase. Other than that Jessica ******* Eye v Joanne Calderwood will be the CO-MAIN EVENT for a PPV. 

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FergboyMMA
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12.19.2020 | 3:10 PM ET

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

Conor v Poirier will go like the Cerrone fight. Poirier will probably get hit by some sneaky strike and will fold up and will get swarmed on until the ref calls it. Conor will announce retirement and in another year beat up Clay Guida or Diego Sanchez in 'legend' fights and rinse and repeat. 

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Joshjeffords
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12.19.2020 | 3:47 PM ET

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

I would certainly buy if they put chandler vs Gaethje in it or go to sports bar..assuming thats still a thing ******* 2020!  
Tagir ulanbekov
2020.12.19 9:24 PM ET

bout status update

Ulanbekov vs. Nicolau Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Matheus nicolau
FergboyMMA
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12.21.2020 | 9:50 AM ET

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

even with gaethje v chandler the card still is only just acceptable. 

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DamienHandel420
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12.21.2020 | 2:40 PM ET

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

Chandler not getting out of the 1st with Gaeche, Chandler got slept in the 1st by a featherweight, Gaeche hit very ******* hard and i heard it pound for pound the biggest hitter in the UFC. 

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Joshjeffords
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12.21.2020 | 9:02 PM ET

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

 @Duck both like to get hit and don't have great chins, only real factor is can mike use his huge speed advantage.
But yeah I am leaning towards justin and first round ko, mike has always been over rated.
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12.22.2020 | 11:13 AM ET

@Joshjeffords

Predictions: 0 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 4219th

Gaethje doesn’t have a great chin?
What are you even talking about?

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12.22.2020 | 11:50 AM ET

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

I love how the UFC is bringing in Chandler like he is one of the greats, and ohhhhhhh we gotta WAIT for this ******* entitled *********** to fight because it's some kind of gift? Chandler from Friends is a ******* ****.

This ******* lost to Will Brooks TWICE, giving up in the second fight. He is a bum and will be fun to watch him get crushed. 

* Edited at 12.22.2020, 11:51 AM ET *

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