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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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TWJake
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01.08.2021 | 2:30 AM ET

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

Surprisingly reasonably priced

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Thuesen408
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01.08.2021 | 3:14 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 1268th

On Ticketmaster, there are travel packages for all three events. You better have excess income and willing to be quarantined for two weeks to be flying to Abu Dhabi.

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Shane burgos hs
2021.01.09 1:24 PM ET

bout status update

Burgos vs. Dawodu Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Hakeem dawodu hs
Nik lentz
2021.01.10 7:07 PM ET

bout announced

Nik Lentz vs. Movsar Evloev at 150 lbs (68.0 kg)
Movsar evloev hs
Papaloukas
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01.11.2021 | 8:28 PM ET

Umar Nurmagomedov date change


FIght between Umar Nurmagomedov (Couched by Khabib) and Sergey Morozov got moved from January 23rd to January 20th.
Maybe they don’t want Conor and Khabib to cross paths since ufc is looking to have Khabib back on the octagon
As per : Igor Lazorin @ILazorin TASS news agency MMA reporter
Umar nurmagomedov
2021.01.11 10:21 PM ET

bout status update

Nurmagomedov vs. Morozov Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Sergey morozov hs
FistyMcKickerChoke
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01.12.2021 | 2:46 PM ET

Prediction Comments

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

Poirier vs. McGregor II
Conor McGregor, TKO, R1
Nothing leads me to believe this will be anything but a repeat of the first fight. McGregor probably hits even harder now.

Hooker vs. Chandler
Michael Chandler, DEC
I see the majority of picks are for Hooker to get a knockout, and I disagree. I think Chandler will lead the dance and keep him on his back foot, constantly threatening level changes. Hooker won't have an opportunity to load up on a finishing blow and Chandler is tough as ****. I hope I'm wrong because I love seeing bellator guys get ****-canned as soon as they face outside competition, but I think this is gonna be a grind that Chandler will have an advantage in.

Eye vs. Calderwood
Joanne Calderwood, DEC
That loss to Maia was a fluke. Calderwood looked like she was on the edge of death and was rushed to the hospital afterwards. I expect her to double down on maintaining her health in the lead-up to this fight and being extremely determined and dangerous.

Rodriguez vs. Ribas
Amanda Ribas, DEC
While I also think Ribas is the pick, I'm shocked to see the picks are so lopsided in her favor. This is her biggest test yet

Tavares vs. Júnior
Antônio Carlos Júnior, SUB, R2
I think Shoeface has been out long enough to fix that pectoral injury that cost him the last two fights. I sure hope so, losing to tavares at this point is a death sentence.

Tsarukyan vs. Haqparast
Arman Tsarukyan, DEC
Tsarukyan has to make this a wrestling match to win. If he tries to fight at distance for any length of time he'll get outpointed and lose a decision. The pick is actually Haqparast but I can't stand his little baby pitter-patter punches and I can't bring myself to pick him.

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adrndc11
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01.12.2021 | 3:22 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 2185th

Ten cm advantage with height, seventeen cm advantage with range, it looks interesting, if you consider the fact that 17 cm is close to 10% of total Chandler's reach. If Hooker uses his range wisely, I don't see other option for Michael - it is obviously grappling.


I would also think about the statement that Conor made, if he actually beats Dustin inside 60 seconds, it would be very interesting what happpens later.
FistyMcKickerChoke
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01.12.2021 | 6:10 PM ET

Prediction Comments

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

Rountree vs. Prachnio
Khalil Rountree, TKO, R1
I feel this fight is tailor-made for Rountree to win with a devastating knockout. I sure hope so because I am a big fan

Sanchez vs. Muradov
Makhmud Muradov, TKO, R3
Not comfortable with this pick, may change it.

McMann vs. Peña
Sara McMann, DEC
Pena only has a 28% takedown defense and she's a lower belt in BJJ than McMann so she won't be having any luck from the bottom either.

Lentz vs. Evloev
Movsar Evloev, TKO, R2
Wonder how big of a favorite Evloev will close as. My guess is -1100

"This is a rat race...but I’m not a rat. I’m a ******’ turtle, ninja turtle. Which one is your favorite? I like Michelangelo....next question - Tony Ferguson"

Benyamin Noorzahi
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01.13.2021 | 2:23 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 1 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 4159th

Tsarukyan vs. Haqparast
Nasrat Haqparast, DEC
haqparast win inshallah

Aiqbal
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01.14.2021 | 12:55 AM ET

Nasrat Haqparast

I believe Nasrat will knock him out 
TWJake
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01.14.2021 | 6:19 PM ET

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




3 EVENT FACE THE PAIN!!! WAR POIRIER!!!

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Ufc ultimate fighting championship logo square
2021.01.17 12:03 AM ET

event picks deadline updated

Fantasy picks now lock at Saturday, January 23 at 6:30pm ET
Steverj82
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01.17.2021 | 9:22 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 1 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 4159th

Poirier vs. McGregor II
Conor McGregor, TKO, R1
Same story just a rematch...

Steverj82
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01.17.2021 | 9:27 AM ET

Predictions: 1 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 4159th

Bad choice my friend

Steverj82
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01.17.2021 | 9:29 AM ET

Predictions: 1 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 4159th

Ex-****n-Actly
Steverj82
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01.17.2021 | 9:31 AM ET

Predictions: 1 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 4159th

****N A Budd
Steverj82
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01.17.2021 | 9:32 AM ET

Predictions: 1 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 4159th

Would be great to have that option to go to abudubia
What dreams are made of
Steverj82
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01.17.2021 | 9:56 AM ET

Predictions: 1 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 4159th

By the way, Conor hasn't been very active, I get that BUT,a great fighter never loses the fury of skills they possess. It's like riding a bike, you'll never forget. I'd be very very surprised if Porier wins this fight. You All saw what the first fight brought on right, This will be the same story I believe
LucasGhatt
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01.17.2021 | 10:42 AM ET

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

It's obvious that the Ufc is trying to set up Khabib vs mcgregor 2, I'm going to hammer Mcgregor in terms of betting. 
Axl702
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01.17.2021 | 1:20 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 430 Points   |   Tied for 1200th

A great fighter will always carry great skill, but the wear of time leaves rust to everything on this planet, from industrial steel to the memory of your muscle.

"i'm happy man, but i'm not surprised..." - Dustin Poirier 1/23/21

Axl702
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01.17.2021 | 1:23 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 430 Points   |   Tied for 1200th

Conor stated he would finish Poirier in 60 seconds, but now he seems more intrigued by a bloody drawn-out battle between him and poirier...i think that's because reality is setting in and he knows it won't be as simple as it was back then...

"i'm happy man, but i'm not surprised..." - Dustin Poirier 1/23/21

DamienHandel420
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01.17.2021 | 3:52 PM ET

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

Sean Shelby is dumb with matchmaking Marina  Rodriguez fights, Give her a stand up fight because her Muay Thai is great, And stop giving her grappler because she can't grapple. She could be somewhat popular, Esparza layed on her, Cynthia beat her with grapling and Ribas will submit her. If she fought Jedrezchick or Angela Hill etc those fights will be awesome. She fought one stand up fighter in Torres

* Edited at 01.17.2021, 3:54 PM ET *

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NanaHulaHoop
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01.17.2021 | 5:12 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 2 of 7 Winners, 1 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 3949th

Poirier vs. McGregor II
Conor McGregor, DEC
I love McGregor!

Hooker vs. Chandler
Michael Chandler, TKO, R1
Yay Chandler

Eye vs. Calderwood
Jessica Eye, SUB, R3
Idk

Rountree vs. Prachnio
Marcin Prachnio, TKO, R1
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