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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
Bout   Info
Kamaru Usman   vs.   Colby Covington   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Rose Namajunas   vs.   Weili Zhang   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Justin Gaethje   vs.   Michael Chandler   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Frankie Edgar   vs.   Marlon Vera   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Andreas Michailidis   vs.   Alex Pereira   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Al Iaquinta   vs.   Bobby Green   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Shane Burgos   vs.   Billy Quarantillo   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Edmen Shahbazyan   vs.   Nassourdine Imavov   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
C.J. Vergara   vs.   Ode Osbourne   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Jordan Williams   vs.   Ian Garry   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Gian Villante   vs.   Chris Barnett   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Aleksa Camur   vs.   John Allan   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Melsik Baghdasaryan   vs.   T.J. Laramie   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Phil Hawes   vs.   Chris Curtis   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page

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DamienHandel420
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08.18.2021 | 4:39 AM ET

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I don't mind Covington at +210 tbh. Getting a pound 4 pound fighter at more then +200 is never a bad deal as you can never count them out against anyone even though I think Usman is the best fighter in the world. People also discredit Colby because he plays a character. I can't hate him for that and i find it stupid to do so, He a nice guy who want to feed his family, People forget that he would of won a split decsion if the fight would of went a extra 50 second, Don't care how you score it, The judge had it 3-1 Colby. I give Colby easly more then a 33% chance to win the fight

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08.18.2021 | 5:23 AM ET

DamienHandel420 Colby Covington has 0 chance of winning this fight. Save that $

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what's less than 0% chance? Why do people love to say "Colby was up 3-1" as if it were unanimous; that's where you're fooling yourself into picking the losing fighter. The score was 3-1 Usman, 2-2, and 3-1 Covington (on Sal D'RiggedJudge's card; same guy that said Dillashaw won the 5th and Maycee Barber won the 2nd- one of the worst judges I've ever seen). With that being said Colby lost the 5th 10-8 even if he didnt get finished, which mean even on Sal D'D***head's card, Kamaru would not have loss. 49-45, 48-46, and 47-47 Kamaru. This is Kamaru with Henry Hooft in his corner.. the guy who's only coaching is "pressure"/ walking through a wall while developing virtually no technical striking in his fighters. I personally had it 2-2 for the sake of argument but with Wittman and training with Gaethje to be prepared to fight on the night Colby "cupcake hands" Covington has 0 chance. I'll be finished within 3 rounds

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08.23.2021 | 5:58 PM ET

Prediction Comments

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Strickland vs. Rockhold
Luke Rockhold, TKO, R2
if Rockhold can keep his ******* hands up I swear he can walk through Strickland, on paper he is a much better fighter

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2021.08.27 3:38 PM ET

bout announced

Frankie Edgar vs. Marlon Vera at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
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08.28.2021 | 6:26 PM ET

Prediction Comments

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Strickland vs. Rockhold
Sean Strickland, TKO, R2
on the rise and in a slump

Edgar vs. Vera
Marlon Vera, DEC
Missmatch, Edgar should retire

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08.28.2021 | 11:05 PM ET

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AL IAQUINTA AND BOBBY GREEN!!!

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08.28.2021 | 11:09 PM ET

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Rose vs Weili 2?
Very very interesting..
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08.28.2021 | 11:11 PM ET

That's ******** that they give Weili the rematch. 1 title defense and you get an immediate rematch after losing by 1st rd head kick KO?? Has ANY 2 time champion ever had to have 2 immediate rematches after winning both titles by 1st rd finish?

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2021.08.28 11:14 PM ET

bout announced

Rose Namajunas vs. Weili Zhang II at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
2021.08.28 11:15 PM ET

bout announced

Germaine de Randamie vs. Irene Aldana at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2021.08.28 11:15 PM ET

bout announced

Al Iaquinta vs. Bobby Green at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
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08.28.2021 | 11:36 PM ET

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Stacked card. I’m eyeballing Green V. Iaquinta...

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08.28.2021 | 11:37 PM ET

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Bruh Edgar loses one time to Cory Sandhagen and he can’t beat Marlon Vera??? Edgar can’t get back to the top 5 but he still can beat gatekeepers like Vera. 

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08.28.2021 | 11:44 PM ET

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Namajunas vs. Zhang II
Rose Namajunas, SUB, R2
Shouldve been rose vs esparza!! Smh

Shahbazyan vs. Imavov
Nassourdine Imavov, TKO, R3
Edmen probably getting cut after this one

de Randamie vs. Aldana
Germaine de Randamie, DEC
Gdr is underrated

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08.28.2021 | 11:45 PM ET

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FergboyMMA you're trippin if you think Chito is a gatekeeper smh.. 

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08.28.2021 | 11:54 PM ET

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Usman vs. Covington II
Kamaru Usman, TKO, R3
I see Kamaru easily winning this. His first battle with Colby was intense and fun, but his improvements will allow him to bust Colby up and finish him. Inside 3. In terms of the punch that will cause the stoppage, I say a power jab or a flurry that bleeds through.

Namajunas vs. Zhang II
Rose Namajunas, DEC
Rose caught Zhang off guard the first time with a perfect setup, and I do think this will be a different fight. It will be technical and close. I see Rose using in and out boxing to score a slight lead over Zhang in each round and maybe even winning a very close 50-45. Just slightly outdoing her each round. I see another possibility where Zhang wins late. Rose gasses when people make her fight, and Zhang is gonna make her fight. So I’d say it’s 50-50.

Gaethje vs. Chandler
Justin Gaethje, DEC
Chandler is very one dimensional and straight forward with his style of boxing, he throws the same leaping straights from the same angles. Gaethje has more variety and though I believe Chandler has the edge on the mat, Gaethje will pepper those legs and hurt him.

Strickland vs. Rockhold
Luke Rockhold, DEC
Like has a bad chin and that’s why he lost all those fights. Sean can crack but he’s not a power threat. Other than the chin, Luke can beat just about anyone. Luke just needs to keep his hands up and fight the right fight.

Edgar vs. Vera
Frankie Edgar, DEC
Edgar is a lot better than Vera. A lot faster, a lot cleaner, and a lot smarter. He lost to Sandhagen but Vera is no Sandhagen. Vera will need to fight a dirty, hard fought war to win but Edgar dances around him for 15 minutes with a few TDs mixed in while Marlon struggles to put together a solid combo.

Shahbazyan vs. Imavov
Nassourdine Imavov
When will they learn to just chill out with Edmen? He got smashed by Brunson, beaten bad by Jack, and now Imavov? I don’t think it’s a mismatch or anything, just feel like they’re trying to get rid of Edmen throwing him the hardest possible matchups. Should’ve given him a couple tomoato cans so he can put together a streak of wins.

de Randamie vs. Aldana
Germaine de Randamie, DEC
GDR has a lot more tools in her stand up game. Kicks, punches, knees, elbows, and even a solid clinch game. Irene got outclassed last time she fought a good striker in Holm. She has very good boxing herself, but it’s too loopy and basic for someone as seasoned as De Randamie. If you excuse me, I’m gonna go throw up for saying this....

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FergboyMMA
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08.29.2021 | 12:23 AM ET

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Is it odd to say this card has UFC 239 vibes to it? I just feel like some of the matchups relate on the main card. 

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08.29.2021 | 12:25 AM ET

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@plusmoneygod
He doesn’t have the skill to become a contender and he’s a phenomenal gatekeeper but just a gatekeeper. He can beat dudes like Sean or Grant but he can’t beat big names like Aldo. He’s just top 15-10.

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08.29.2021 | 12:28 AM ET

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Dude trevor has to corner 3 times omfg lol

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08.29.2021 | 2:50 AM ET

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This is literally ufc 261

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08.29.2021 | 3:32 AM ET

Prediction Comments

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Namajunas vs. Zhang II
Weili Zhang, TKO, R1
Rose the fluke gets nuked

de Randamie vs. Aldana
Germaine de Randamie
Good gurl fight!

Iaquinta vs. Green
Bobby Green, DEC
Green may go for finish

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08.29.2021 | 8:17 AM ET

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Honestly probably what Whittman wants, collect 3 of your biggest paychecks of the year sit back for awhile. Instead of one fight here and there.
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08.29.2021 | 8:26 AM ET

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njrp77 - 30/47

plusmoneybum - 27/47
PlusmoneyGod
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08.29.2021 | 9:24 AM ET

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njrp77 just make sure you win... because I actually already beat you. It's sad the bane of your existence has come to trying so hard just to avenge a loss I already gave you hahaha

score is 1715 to 1790, just make sure you know that's how the game works, so when you lose again, I don't wanna hear you complain

* Edited at 08.29.2021, 9:30 AM ET *

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