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UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington 2

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07.26.2021 | 5:24 PM ET

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UFC 268
  • Saturday 11.06.2021 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden
  • Location: New York City, New York, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $9,903,557
  • Attendance: 20,715
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 700,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 14
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Bout   Info
Kamaru Usman   defeats   Colby Covington   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Rose Namajunas   defeats   Weili Zhang   via Decision, Split   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Marlon Vera   defeats   Frankie Edgar   via KO/TKO, Front Kick   3:50 Round 3 of 3, 13:50 Total Bout Page
Shane Burgos   defeats   Billy Quarantillo   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Justin Gaethje   defeats   Michael Chandler   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Alex Pereira   defeats   Andreas Michailidis   via KO/TKO, Flying Knee   0:18 Round 2 of 3, 5:18 Total Bout Page
Bobby Green   defeats   Al Iaquinta   via KO/TKO, Jab-Cross to Ground Strikes   2:25 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Chris Curtis   defeats   Phil Hawes   via KO/TKO, Counter Left   4:27 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Nassourdine Imavov   defeats   Edmen Shahbazyan   via KO/TKO, Elbows from Crucifix   4:42 Round 2 of 3, 9:42 Total Bout Page
Ian Garry   defeats   Jordan Williams   via KO/TKO, Counter Right   4:59 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Chris Barnett   defeats   Gian Villante   via KO/TKO, Wheel Kick to Ground Strikes   2:23 Round 2 of 3, 7:23 Total Bout Page
Dustin Jacoby   defeats   John Allan   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Melsik Baghdasaryan   defeats   Bruno Souza   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Ode Osbourne   defeats   C.J. Vergara   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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PlusmoneyGod
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09.18.2021 | 8:34 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 9 Winners, 1 Perfect, 520 Points   |   Tied for 3003rd


So Carla "only has split dec wins" but "Weili beat Joanna"... wasn't Weili vs Joanna a split dec? Notice how decisively he said "Weili beat Joanna" meanwhile that's one of the most split decisions of all split decisions in history. People aren't disrespecting Weili's ability.. the fact still remains, she got finished in 78 seconds. Esparza, the woman who "can't strike", has never gotten finished that fast in 11 years of fighting against 14 quality opponents. She won every fight asked of her, she should've gotten the shot next. It's unarguable. Rose herself said "Carla deserves the shot if she beat Xionan. I've figured out Weili, I want Carla next" in the post fight interview. 

Covington didn't even get an immediate rematch vs Usman and he gave a fight of the year candidate and is one of the best self promoters in the sport. It's clearly UFC politics and nothing to do with Weili deserving the rematch.

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PlusmoneyGod
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09.18.2021 | 8:39 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 9 Winners, 1 Perfect, 520 Points   |   Tied for 3003rd

Duckdodger********Damien420 is
 90% sure Rose would get charged with murder vs Carla but is the same dude asking if Lauren Murphy has a 1% chance of winning vs Valentina CTFU Where tf did you find this guy seriously

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PlusmoneyGod
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09.18.2021 | 8:48 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 9 Winners, 1 Perfect, 520 Points   |   Tied for 3003rd

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2021.09.23 9:33 PM ET

bout announced

Gian Villante vs. Chris Barnett at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
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09.25.2021 | 2:58 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 10 of 14 Winners, 5 Perfect, 650 Points   |   Tied for 1313th

Villante vs. Barnett
Chris Barnett, TKO, R2
A win for thw goat

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Sirlay23
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10.03.2021 | 5:36 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 14 Winners, 1 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 3855th

So for this one I think rose, raging al, and chandler will be the big winners.Not sure who wins usman vs Covington but I honestly think this one is going to be the snoozer we all thought the was going to be also.

Also MY fight to look out for edgar vs Chito  but I think Chito gets it done.
BP217
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10.05.2021 | 7:38 PM ET

There's levels to this **** - This is Dan Hooker Vs. Nasrat Haqparast 2.0 (Buy low spot on Shane Burgos)

Shane Burgos beats up Billy Q badly, lock him in ! If you can't tell me the difference between Calvin Kattar, Josh Emmett & Edson Barboza (Opponents who have beaten Shane Burgos) to Billy Q then you're dumb, simple. 

Shane Burgos Via TKO R3
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10.06.2021 | 2:34 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 14 Winners, 1 Perfect, 585 Points   |   Tied for 2234th



of my favourite fighters outside and in the cage. Never been KO'd, the shots Cerrone hit him with. His spamming off the right hand, how many does he throw against poor Joe Lauzon in that finish? Godard let that go too far.

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10.06.2021 | 9:45 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 14 Winners, 2 Perfect, 565 Points   |   Tied for 2477th

No **** AL is easily one of the best chinned lights out there, don't remember him even being dropped.
Like in the Joelo fight he actually just traded ate shots till he hurt joe crazy action!.
Forget if he is retired again or not he had some serious surgeries while back.
Hadrian Caesar
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10.07.2021 | 5:20 AM ET

Predictions: 11 of 14 Winners, 4 Perfect, 730 Points   |   Tied for 428th

If Bobby actually counters instead of using his shoulder roll to throw up taunts he beats Al easily, could easily see a robbery though. 

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Joshjeffords
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10.07.2021 | 5:09 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 9 of 14 Winners, 2 Perfect, 565 Points   |   Tied for 2477th

Villante vs. Barnett
Chris Barnett, TKO, R2
Yall have more faith in Mancubis than I.

2021.10.10 10:55 PM ET

bout announced

Aleksa Camur vs. John Allan at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
2021.10.11 10:14 PM ET

bout status update

Strickland vs. Rockhold Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2021.10.13 4:40 PM ET

bout announced

Phil Hawes vs. Chris Curtis at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
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10.16.2021 | 7:03 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 14 Winners, 3 Perfect, 530 Points   |   Tied for 2933rd

talking about deserved rematches, jose aldo  never got the rematch he should have against connor and the way the ufc treated him was horrendous.

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10.16.2021 | 7:04 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 14 Winners, 3 Perfect, 530 Points   |   Tied for 2933rd

justin is going to ******* smoke chandler, mark my words.

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10.16.2021 | 8:55 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 14 Winners, 2 Perfect, 545 Points   |   Tied for 2730th

While a 2nd fight would've undoubtedly been interesting, it's a stretch to say Aldo "deserved" it. Besides Conor never fought at FW again so Jose would've had to fight at LW. I'm not one to believe any long-standing champ automatically deserves a rematch. All fighters need to learn to accept defeat and move on.

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10.17.2021 | 9:44 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 10 of 14 Winners, 3 Perfect, 630 Points   |   Tied for 1568th

Usman vs. Covington II
Kamaru Usman, TKO, R1
I don't care if he's playing a character, he's the most annoying ufc fighter I've ever seen.

Namajunas vs. Zhang II
Rose Namajunas, DEC
I just like rose.

Gaethje vs. Chandler
Justin Gaethje, TKO, R1
I think michael chandler is a good fighter, but damn he got thrusted into the deep end real quick.

Edgar vs. Vera
Marlon Vera, DEC
Frankie Edgar, please retire. you are 40.

Iaquinta vs. Green
Al Iaquinta, DEC
How has tapology got bobby more than al? I mean yes, al hasn't been doing well, but he's a great fighter. Took a fight with khabib on last minute notice and survived him for 5 rounds.

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Hadrian Caesar
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10.17.2021 | 4:25 PM ET

Predictions: 11 of 14 Winners, 4 Perfect, 730 Points   |   Tied for 428th

A 2 year layoff and coming back to fight one of the best unranked fighters who's been super active, Bobby for the win. But hey, we'll probably see the judges rob the king again

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corrizzle
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10.19.2021 | 5:41 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 0 Perfect, 280 Points   |   Tied for 4249th

Usman vs. Covington II
Kamaru Usman, TKO, R2
CEO of EPO but **** is this guy good

Namajunas vs. Zhang II
Weili Zhang, DEC
Zhang coming in with a different attitude. Haven't heard anything from Rose since she's been crowned which tends to be concerning especially given her fame and prior experience as a champion.

Gaethje vs. Chandler
Michael Chandler, DEC
Anyone else think Gaethje is punch drunk or is it just me?

Edgar vs. Vera
Marlon Vera, TKO, R1
Breakout fight for Vera. Edgar proceeds to retire either immediately afterwards or he fades into glory. BTW if Edgar loses this makes him 1-4 in last five with his only win coming from Munhoz (which was a great fight).

Iaquinta vs. Green
Bobby Green, TKO, R2
Why is Raging Al doing this?

flying_frontkick
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10.20.2021 | 2:41 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 14 Winners, 1 Perfect, 585 Points   |   Tied for 2234th

Will always root for Rose after watching her win her 1st and second fight (by flying armbar) Predicted her first fight. I'm not trying to boast, time just goes by fast. 

My Pick History: Rose Namajunas

7 Predictions  ·  5 - 2

  • UFC 261 · 2021.04.24
  • Rose Namajunas · Decision
  • UFC 251 · 2020.07.11
  • Rose Namajunas · Decision
  • UFC 192 · 2015.10.03
  • Rose Namajunas · Submission · Round 1
  • The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale · 2014.12.12
  • RoseNamajunas · Submission · Round 2
  • Invicta FC 6 · 2013.07.13
  • RoseNamajunas · Decision
  • Invicta FC 5 · 2013.04.05
  • Rose Namajunas · Submission · Round 2
  • Invicta FC 4 · 2013.01.05
  • Rose Namajunas · KO/TKO · Round 1

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tepid55
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10.20.2021 | 3:13 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 10 of 14 Winners, 2 Perfect, 605 Points   |   Tied for 1895th

Edgar vs. Vera
Marlon Vera, DEC
I hate seeing Frankie Edgar's career end like this.

Shahbazyan vs. Imavov
Nassourdine Imavov, DEC
I hope this is the last time we see Edmen Shahbazyan in the UFC.

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10.20.2021 | 3:21 PM ET

@tepid55

Predictions: 9 of 14 Winners, 1 Perfect, 545 Points   |   Tied for 2730th

Why you hate Shahbazian so much, dude a good kid with ton of upside in his career as he only young. I want to see him flourish in the UFC, give it a few year he be a monster. He also did look good in the Hermanson and Brunson fights, he just fighting the number 7th and 5th guy in the world.


* Edited at 10.20.2021, 3:26 PM ET *

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flying_frontkick
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10.20.2021 | 4:21 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 14 Winners, 1 Perfect, 585 Points   |   Tied for 2234th

He took a lot of damage in both the Brunson and Hermansson losses

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