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UFC 259: Błachowicz vs. Adesanya

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11.13.2020 | 3:14 PM ET

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UFC 259
  • Saturday 03.06.2021 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: UFC APEX
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 800,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 15
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Bout   Info
Jan Błachowicz   defeats   Israel Adesanya   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Amanda Nunes   defeats   Megan Anderson   via Submission, Inverted Triangle-Armbar   2:03 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
Aljamain Sterling   defeats   Petr Yan   via Disqualificaton, Illegal Knee   4:29 Round 4 of 5, 19:29 Total Bout Page
Islam Makhachev   defeats   Drew Dober   via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke from Half Guard   1:37 Round 3 of 3, 11:37 Total Bout Page
Aleksandar Rakić   defeats   Thiago Santos   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Dominick Cruz   defeats   Casey Kenney   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kyler Phillips   defeats   Yadong Song   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Askar Askarov   defeats   Joseph Benavidez   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kai Kara-France   defeats   Rogério Bontorin   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:55 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Tim Elliott   defeats   Jordan Espinosa   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kennedy Nzechukwu   defeats   Carlos Ulberg   via KO/TKO, Hooks   3:19 Round 2 of 3, 8:19 Total Bout Page
Sean Brady   defeats   Jake Matthews   via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke   3:28 Round 3 of 3, 13:28 Total Bout Page
Amanda Lemos   defeats   Livinha Souza   via KO/TKO, Power Jab to Ground and Pound   3:39 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Uros Medic   defeats   Aalon Cruz   via KO/TKO, Flying Knee to Ground and Pound   1:40 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Trevin Jones   defeats   Mario Bautista   via KO/TKO, Lead Uppercut to Ground and Pound   0:40 Round 2 of 3, 5:40 Total Bout Page

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02.06.2021 | 3:48 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 3508th

He lost when favored, he lost at pivotal matches.
You rise to the occasion to be a champion not just beat people who are below you.
Basically the same story as Kenny Florian he won lots of fights lost the ones that could have made him champ.
Also having the physical advantages is way more important than what some idiot who runs a book says. 
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02.07.2021 | 5:18 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 15 Winners, 4 Perfect, 625 Points   |   Tied for 706th

izzy is going to do to jan exactly what he did to costa. pick him apart from range, make him look like hes fighting in the mud, then ko him. 3rd or 4th round.

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02.09.2021 | 12:09 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 15 Winners, 4 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 2978th

So I'm really not trying to jinx the event or anything guys, but if it goes down as currently advertised this is the best card since UFC 217 IMO. The only other one in the past 5 years that's also definitely better than this one is UFC 205, and the only other one that's MAYBE better is UFC 245. So if all goes to plan in 25 days we'll have the 3rd or 4th best card in the past 5 years which is insane (especially during a pandemic).

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02.09.2021 | 1:21 PM ET

Predictions: 12 of 15 Winners, 5 Perfect, 780 Points   |   24th Place

245 was my favorite card I watched live, If this exceeds that Ill be one happy boy

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02.09.2021 | 2:13 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 15 Winners, 3 Perfect, 590 Points   |   Tied for 1139th


Błachowicz vs Adesanya 
This fight can go 2 ways Adesanya is going to pick Jan apart like he did to Costa or 2 Jan is going to grapple and then Submit or finish Izzy with ground n pound. I personally think Jan is going to finish Adesanya in the third round.
Jan Błachowicz via TKO R3

Santos vs Rakić

I got Aleksandar via Decision, Rakic is much more athletic and fresh.  I think Santos had his time Rakic wants it more.
Aleksandar Rakic via Decision

Makhachev vs Dober 
I see this fight playing out as that time Islam got knocked out. Drew Dober has much better striking than Islam but then again Islam can take Drew down. But i think Drew will be prepared for that so I got
Drew Dober via TKO R2

* Edited at 02.09.2021, 2:14 PM ET *

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02.11.2021 | 7:21 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 15 Winners, 3 Perfect, 525 Points   |   Tied for 2254th

Let go isarel
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02.12.2021 | 3:10 PM ET

Predictions: 12 of 15 Winners, 5 Perfect, 780 Points   |   24th Place

Jan Blachowicz is what a lot of people thought Costa would be. It was so infuriating to see everyone talking about the Power of Costa vs the Precision of Adesanya. No, Costa is a pressure fighter with average KO power, he does not have one shot KO power and has never demonstrated such, Blachowicz does, He koed Overtime with one uppercut, he KOed Rockhold with one left hook on a clinch break, he left swelling on Reyes body with 2 kicks and broke his nose with one punch. He koed everyone in attendance with a boring fight against Jacare (bet you forgot about that fight). Jan can catch Izzy where Costa couldnt, and Izzy has a huge challenge here

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02.13.2021 | 8:23 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 9 Winners, 2 Perfect, 495 Points   |   Tied for 2827th

This whole event is so stacked it should sell 2m ppv's.
I mean, you've got Russian superstar, current most hyped Polish fighter, as a Pole I can say it is easily the most important and the biggest fight for Polish MMA. You've also got 2 other belt fights, Santos vs. Rakic those two guys are dangerous as hell.. What I'm tryna say is they should promote this event as much as they can.

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02.13.2021 | 8:33 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 15 Winners, 1 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 3845th

adrndc11 True, you are right! 

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02.14.2021 | 1:11 PM ET

Predictions: 11 of 15 Winners, 2 Perfect, 600 Points   |   Tied for 1016th

There isn't a bad fight on this *****. Everything from from the debutants to the main event it's straight fireworks. My personal favorites:

  • Kyler Phillips vs Song Yadong
  • Sean Brady vs Jake Matthews
  • Islam Machachev vs Drew Dober
  • Casey Kenney vs Dominick Cruz

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02.14.2021 | 3:52 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 15 Winners, 3 Perfect, 605 Points   |   Tied for 978th

@tieoken It show how good the card is when you don't even mention
Santos Vs Rakiks
Benevedez vs Askar
or  the title fights
This is 100% the most stacked card of all time,Name me a card with better matchup on it, Don't give a **** about names, The matchup are fun, Even then this card has the biggest star at the moment in Izzy as main event going for champ Champ

* Edited at 02.14.2021, 4:22 PM ET *

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02.14.2021 | 4:25 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 3 Winners, 0 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 4614th

Nunes vs. Anderson
Amanda Nunes, TKO, R3
I don't know about these two girls, but I think that Amanda win. Because yes.

Yan vs. Sterling
Aljamain Sterling, TKO, R3
Black mans always the best (not Adensaya)

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02.14.2021 | 4:36 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 15 Winners, 5 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 1484th

@Duck I think UFC 200 was more stack but yeah if none of those fight are cancel it will be a super card.

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02.14.2021 | 5:09 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 15 Winners, 4 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 2978th

@Duck UFC 217 is definitely better. This card if it goes down as it is absolutely in the top 4 all-time though.

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02.16.2021 | 9:40 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 15 Winners, 4 Perfect, 600 Points   |   Tied for 1020th

Stacked ******* PPV. We were getting to used to PPV with a great main event and garbage for every other fight. This card is great top to bottom. What gives UFC?

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TWJake
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02.16.2021 | 10:17 AM ET

Predictions: 12 of 15 Winners, 5 Perfect, 780 Points   |   24th Place

If we cut out like 3 PPVs a year and like 8 Fight nights the UFC would be so much better

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Tieoken
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02.16.2021 | 10:36 AM ET

Predictions: 11 of 15 Winners, 2 Perfect, 600 Points   |   Tied for 1016th

I disagree with the fight nights part, let the fight nights be whatever they are. The rise in number of fighters is astronomical and we need more slots for up and comers and journeymen to duke it out to find fighters to fill PPV and main card slots.

So what if they aren't all great fights, I like to think of it as culling. Give the athlete their shot, if they are entertaining let them fight out their contracts. If they are GOOD bump them up. If they suck, at least the person who beat them probably put on a good show and you can build prospects up by letting them beat 'em for the remainder of their contract. If BOTH fighters suck and it's boring, then cut them.

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02.16.2021 | 10:37 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 15 Winners, 4 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 556th

I think they are trying to make stars by stacking the cards in hopes that a new star will get noticed.  If Adesanya wins, this could be a turning point.

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Randy costa
2021.02.16 12:43 PM ET

bout status update

Costa vs. Jones Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Trevin jones hs
NgannouPunch
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02.16.2021 | 2:03 PM ET

They dont need to cut out anything. If you dont like the cards dont watch....

Most of us like cards every week even if they arent top notch guys...we like to bet.
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02.16.2021 | 2:48 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 15 Winners, 4 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 556th

@NgannouPunch

Betting is a plus.  I just yearn for the old days when there were a bunch of stars in the same era. Couture, Liddell, Ortiz, Franklin, Anderson Silva, Hendo, etc

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