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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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redsun
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07.19.2021 | 10:46 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 2 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 175 Points   |   4133rd Place

Shevchenko vs. Murphy
Lauren Murphy, DEC
의견 입력

Blaydes vs. Rozenstruik
Jairzinho Rozenstruik, TKO, R2
I want to watch the 'Lewis vs Rozenstruik' someday when chairman Dana White wants to show their one punches!

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07.21.2021 | 10:03 AM ET

Predictions: 0 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 4223rd

Valentina is good, but she is fighting such weak competition. Maia was the best fighter she defended her title against. Lauren Murphy is purely getting this fight out of desperation to find Valentina an opponent. I feel at this point Valentina and Nunes have cleaned out their divisions, so does Nunes go back down to 135 and fight Valentina? That wouldn't make much sense, it'd have to be Valentina moving up. 

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07.21.2021 | 4:32 PM ET

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

There’s an argument for Valentina winning the second fight so you could make a third fight at bantamweight

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07.21.2021 | 8:11 PM ET

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

The odds haven't came out on Marlon vs Merab, But with only 22% on Marlon, I bet I can get at least +150 and when I do, I'm steaming that line. Merab isn't great, Dude lucky to get this far because judges don't know how to judge. Merab just take the piss out of the scoring system. Dude might be the weakest puncher in the UFC and that including the straweight, And dude can't control for ****, But damn he does alot of nothing and that win him fights , That **** ain't gonna fly when fighting Marlon, What Merab has that gonna stop him getting kick in the face? His knockout power? He's gonna get 15 takedowns? Or get one and hold him down? Non of that **** gonna happen. Marlon by first round knockout is inevable. 


P.s Staman won that fight clearly, Stamann did more with less, But it the same with Timur beating Raoni, Sometime people overate volume over value 

* Edited at 07.21.2021, 8:20 PM ET *

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07.21.2021 | 10:34 PM ET

Predictions: 11 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 685 Points   |   Tied for 952nd

@DamienHandel420

Merab has great wrestling, and that is the most important skill to have in unified rules MMA.
JohnVolcan
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07.23.2021 | 8:16 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 11 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 715 Points   |   Tied for 575th

Blaydes vs. Rozenstruik
Curtis Blaydes, DEC
Dangerous fight for Blaydes, he should win this but his chin has to survive 3 rounds against a killer. He's lucky that the killer doesn't have killer instinct here...

Lawler vs. Diaz II
Robbie Lawler, DEC
Lawler is on a very bad run, but he's not getting completely destroyed either, still tough and durable as hell. And lets not forget he almost killed Ben Askren with a WWE slam. From what I saw on Instagram, Nick has been drinking, smoking and partying, so he's probably in bad shape but he's still biking and that will give him decent cardio. The real concern here is that his last fight (a clear loss to Spider Silva) was more than 6 YEARS AGO, and he hasn't won a fight since his decision to BJ Penn more than 9 YEARS AGO !!! I don't understand how so many people are picking him to win this fight honestly. Am I missing something ?

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Erison
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07.27.2021 | 12:48 AM ET

Predictions: 12 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 745 Points   |   Tied for 293rd

Sounds like Dan Hooker's going to be on this. No opponent yet.
2021.07.27 9:27 PM ET

bout status update

Suarez vs. Modafferi Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2021.07.27 9:32 PM ET

bout announced

Ricky Simón vs. Timur Valiev at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2021.07.27 9:33 PM ET

bout announced

Nick Maximov vs. Karl Roberson at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
2021.07.27 9:34 PM ET

bout announced

Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chris Daukaus at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
ZoomerBet
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07.28.2021 | 10:14 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 11 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 710 Points   |   Tied for 622nd

Lawler vs. Diaz II
Nick Diaz, DEC
The reason I'm picking Nick to win is because Nick is fighting, that's it.

Maximov vs. Roberson
Nick Maximov, SUB, R1
209!

Abdurakhimov vs. Daukaus
Chris Daukaus, TKO, R1
You can run but you can't hide

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07.28.2021 | 9:48 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 655 Points   |   Tied for 1366th

Lawler vs. Diaz II
Nick Diaz, DEC
Strikeforce days! Damn I miss those times

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07.29.2021 | 3:51 PM ET

Predictions: 0 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 4223rd




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RedFox190
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07.31.2021 | 3:23 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 8 Winners, 0 Perfect, 165 Points   |   Tied for 4134th

Volkanovski vs. Ortega
Brian Ortega, TKO, R1
Ortega via uppercut late in round 1. Volkanovksi will kick his legs apart until he thinks he can get inside and gets clipped.

Moraes vs. Dvalishvili
Marlon Moraes, TKO, R1
Moraes has one round to work with excellent TDD to exploit jagged striking defense. I like Moraes's chances.

Eaganoe
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08.01.2021 | 4:54 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 585 Points   |   Tied for 2361st

Volkanovski vs. Ortega
Brian Ortega, SUB, R4
Both very durable, I don't see either gassing out but ortega can and will pull guard because Noone can beat him on the ground right now.

Shevchenko vs. Murphy
Valentina Shevchenko, TKO, R2
Murder.

Blaydes vs. Rozenstruik
Curtis Blaydes, TKO, R2
If Curtis can realize he's more than just a wrestling machine he can pick him apart on the feet.

Lawler vs. Diaz II
Robbie Lawler, DEC
Unless nick can do real damage on the feet, he always loses decisions.

Fiorot vs. Bueno Silva
Manon Fiorot, TKO, R2
Slaughter.

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FergboyMMA
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08.02.2021 | 12:06 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 0 of 0 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 4223rd

Fiorot vs. Bueno Silva
Manon Fiorot, TKO, R2
Manon is a technical bulldog and she is a problem for most in the division. Significant step up from Leonardo or Ricci but Manon still gets it done by way of destruction.

Simón vs. Valiev
Timur Valiev, DEC
Timur and Ricky are both real solid. Timur wins with pure volume.

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Eaganoe
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08.02.2021 | 4:41 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 585 Points   |   Tied for 2361st

Hooker vs Gillespie would fit like a glove on this card!

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08.02.2021 | 4:49 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 550 Points   |   Tied for 2780th

I think Hooker vs Tsarukyan is in the works 
JohnVolcan
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08.05.2021 | 4:42 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 11 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 715 Points   |   Tied for 575th

Fiorot vs. Bueno Silva
Manon Fiorot, TKO, R2
Fiorot has been tremendous thus far, they should start giving her better competition, honestly. No disrespect to her opponent, but this won't be competitive at all I'm afraid.

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2021.08.08 10:41 PM ET

bout status update

Simón vs. Valiev Changed from Confirmed to Fizzled
FistyMcKickerChoke
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08.11.2021 | 2:26 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 1636th

A friend and I just bought tickets for this event, hell yeah baby! 209 ************s!

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08.11.2021 | 2:31 PM ET

Predictions: 0 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 4223rd

Will never bet against The Ruthless One

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FistyMcKickerChoke
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08.11.2021 | 2:38 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 1636th

@frontkick yeah I won't bet on that fight, it's too good

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08.12.2021 | 5:57 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 480 Points   |   Tied for 3321st

Lawler vs. Diaz II
Nick Diaz, TKO, R4
Robbie is finished, judging by the last fights, one-round endurance, Nick, although has a big break, but keeps himself in shape, triathlon is a topic, in light of his brother's last defeat, it's a good motivation for him to defend family honor, I see a dominant victory for Diaz

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