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04.14.2021 | 11:07 AM ET

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UFC 266
  • Saturday 09.25.2021 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Paul Felder, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Daniel Cormier
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $5,609,906
  • Attendance: 19,029
  • MMA Bouts: 13
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Bout   Info
Alexander Volkanovski   defeats   Brian Ortega   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Valentina Shevchenko   defeats   Lauren Murphy   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   4:00 Round 4 of 5, 19:00 Total Bout Page
Robbie Lawler   defeats   Nick Diaz   via KO/TKO, Retirement   0:44 Round 3 of 5, 10:44 Total Bout Page
Curtis Blaydes   defeats   Jairzinho Rozenstruik   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jéssica Andrade   defeats   Cynthia Calvillo   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:54 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Merab Dvalishvili   defeats   Marlon Moraes   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   4:25 Round 2 of 3, 9:25 Total Bout Page
Dan Hooker   defeats   Nasrat Haqparast   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Chris Daukaus   defeats   Shamil Abdurakhimov   via KO/TKO, Right Cross to Ground Strikes   1:23 Round 2 of 3, 6:23 Total Bout Page
Taila Santos   defeats   Roxanne Modafferi   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jalin Turner   defeats   Uros Medic   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   4:01 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Nick Maximov   defeats   Cody Brundage   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Matt Semelsberger   defeats   Martin Sano   via KO/TKO, Right Cross   0:15 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Jonathan Pearce   defeats   Omar Morales   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   3:31 Round 2 of 3, 8:31 Total Bout Page

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Mikey1903
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09.24.2021 | 11:02 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 580 Points   |   Tied for 2408th

Got it in 1 

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09.24.2021 | 11:11 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 595 Points   |   Tied for 2210th

Stephen Terry oh so this is regular for Roxy? I've never seen/noticed her doing weird stuff at weigh-ins. I thought this is what I call "antics" and fighters with antics really lose at a high rate

* Edited at 09.25.2021, 12:19 AM ET *

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Baldric Eggling
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09.24.2021 | 11:13 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 720 Points   |   Tied for 562nd

@Plusmoneygod have you considered that you may be the Tapology equivalent of the local tavern drunk who lurches around the bar completely inebriated, knocking over chairs and spilling the clientele's beers whilst screaming at them that they are all pissheads, before ****ting himself, staggering out the door and falling unconscious  face-down in the car park in a pool of hork?

* Edited at 09.24.2021, 11:18 PM ET *

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depmode33
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09.24.2021 | 11:16 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 3656th

@Plusmoneygod, can you unprivate your picks, I want to see them so I can get some help making my final picks.  You helped me last time with the Pat Sabitini pick.  

What is your strongest picks on this card?  
PlusmoneyGod
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09.24.2021 | 11:53 PM ET

Blaydes vs Rozenstruik.

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 595 Points   |   Tied for 2210th

Spent the last 2 hours looking into this matchup and I'm torn as some may be. Only tell tale was something in Rozenstruik's psychology that I noticed: Rozenstruik didn't give Blaydes any dap at the face offs today. I noticed he did the same thing with The Reem, who I thought was a nice guy, in their matchup. So I investigated. Bigi Boy glove touched Allen Crowder, Sakai twice (who grilled him at the weigh ins), and JDS twice. All 3 who he easily finished. He did not glove touch Overeem who ends up beating him thru 24:50 secs of their fight and pushed him to limits he had never been to in an MMA fight.

In 16 UFC fights previous, Reem had 4 takedowns total; He got 2 vs Bigi boy in his 17th UFC fight and controlled him there fairly easily.


I think Blaydes is an opponent Rozenstruik really fears because he can exploit that weakness. Rozenstruik is showing that he has to take himself to the point of creating animosity with his opponent to unleash something and overcome his anxiety about the possibility of losing. Doesn't mean he will lose, just means even he's scared of the possible result. Don't be so quick to take Bigi Boy KO because he's not even sure it will happen

* Edited at 09.25.2021, 12:21 AM ET *

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Mason McIntyre
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09.24.2021 | 11:53 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 715 Points   |   Tied for 599th

Volkanovski vs. Ortega
Brian Ortega, SUB, R2
T-City!

Shevchenko vs. Murphy
Valentina Shevchenko, TKO, R4
Bullet

Lawler vs. Diaz II
Robbie Lawler, TKO, R2
Ruthless

Blaydes vs. Rozenstruik
Curtis Blaydes, TKO, R3
Razor Blaydes

Andrade vs. Calvillo
Jéssica Andrade, DEC
Bate Estaca

Moraes vs. Dvalishvili
Merab Dvalishvili, DEC
The Machine

Hooker vs. Haqparast
Dan Hooker, TKO, R1
The Hangman!

Medic vs. Turner
Uros Medic, TKO, R2
The Doctor

Semelsberger vs. Sano
Matt Semelsberger, TKO, R1
Semi the Jedi

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PlusmoneyGod
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09.25.2021 | 12:02 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 595 Points   |   Tied for 2210th

Baldric Eggling idk how times I have to say I don't care haha smh. 

But for ****s and giggles, I can be the tapology parent that teaches his children to think before they speak. I can be the tapology version of the guy that would slap someone for comparing Nick Diaz to Ali in anyway. I can be the tapology version of the guy that laughs at someone talking about % chance someone has to win a fight that they themselves aren't even picking. Either way I don't care. Worry about what you do, I'll worry about what I am to internet forum strangers

* Edited at 09.25.2021, 12:03 AM ET *

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PlusmoneyGod
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09.25.2021 | 12:09 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 595 Points   |   Tied for 2210th

depmode33 I wish I could help man. There's no strongest pick on the card that has value unfortunately. Maybe Medic, Maybe Daukaus KO. 
 Other than that, I'll be putting in OT tonight to finalize my own picks. I dont think I have a +500 Sabatini sub to give you. Next week is the better week to win

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PlusmoneyGod
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09.25.2021 | 12:14 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 595 Points   |   Tied for 2210th

depmode33 Maybe supersaiyan Roxy dec +500 that she continues to cash. I think she's the most obvious vs a fairly green Talia Santos 
Santos with the same style that has only fought in front of a UFC crowd once. That one time was in front of a crowd in Brazil (her home country) on the prelims where the crowds tend to not be filled yet. She loss that fight. Santos went from a schedule bout with Mandy Bohm to a matchup with Roxanne. That math does not add up

Yes decision should be a lock tho. I think we will get a considerably nice amount of decisions on this card 

* Edited at 09.25.2021, 12:25 AM ET *

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DamienHandel420
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09.25.2021 | 12:28 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 520 Points   |   Tied for 2998th

Wow this thread turn to a **** show fast. Let get back to MMA fellas. 

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09.25.2021 | 12:42 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 670 Points   |   Tied for 1167th

@DamianHandel420

The UFC threads are always **** shows. Easily the most toxic forums in Tapology right now.

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MadMan98
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09.25.2021 | 12:57 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 8 Winners, 0 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 4036th

Medic vs. Turner
Uros Medic
Better guy here

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09.25.2021 | 2:44 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 555 Points   |   Tied for 2686th

LA low IQ gangsters lose and all aussies win. I hope Shevchenko fight goes 25min so I can keep jerking. btw Ortega has some weird bumps on his chest and Murphy got bigass jugs.

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09.25.2021 | 3:35 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 690 Points   |   Tied for 908th

Morales vs. Pearce
Omar Morales, DEC
.....Man. Tough one to call. I'll take Morales.....

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Baldric Eggling
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09.25.2021 | 3:39 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 720 Points   |   Tied for 562nd

@Axafin that's simultaneously the most eloquent yet efficient card breakdown I've ever seen. I feel like I could have not watched MMA for several years, read that, and it would have brought me up to speed not just on this event but the sport in general. That should be engraved on a gold disc and fired into space  with the intent of it being found and deciphered by sentient alien life. Take my upvote.

* Edited at 09.25.2021, 3:55 AM ET *

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Tap867
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09.25.2021 | 3:48 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 690 Points   |   Tied for 908th

Semelsberger vs. Sano
Matt Semelsberger, TKO, R1
Yeah.... Matt.

* Edited at 09.25.2021, 3:59 AM ET *

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RX fook jon jones
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09.25.2021 | 5:20 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 3076th

Volkanovski vs. Ortega
Brian Ortega, DEC
ANDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD NEW T CITY

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kiwibrodrew
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09.25.2021 | 5:38 AM ET

Predictions: 11 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 635 Points   |   Tied for 1692nd

@DamianHandel420   yeah bro totally agree lets keep it to MMA talk instead of all that other negative ******** talk

* Edited at 09.25.2021, 5:39 AM ET *

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09.25.2021 | 5:51 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 3076th

Lawler vs. Diaz II
Nick Diaz, TKO, R4
Diaz doesnt look too good and will probably lose but fk it, Lets go Nick!

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KyleH
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09.25.2021 | 6:04 AM ET

Predictions: 11 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 735 Points   |   Tied for 394th

Still not sure about Maximov but his opponent is short notice so I’ll pick him

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