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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
  • Promotion Links:
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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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loudenSwain
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11.07.2021 | 5:56 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 14 Winners, 4 Perfect, 590 Points   |   Tied for 2175th

Haha. Creepy, Wasteland.

I love Edgar but hop he retires. Nothing left to prove and I hurts to see him become a gatekeeper. Even a high level one. Maybe PFL but I’d vote coach your kids, enjoy family and take less damage. That said, his attitude is why he’s a HOF legend and I’m an armchairfighter. 

* Edited at 11.07.2021, 5:58 PM ET *

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WastelandWanderer
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11.07.2021 | 6:09 PM ET

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

Yeah well... Maybe its better if I dont get into details.... Its nothing too bad(?),  hopefully im not screwed... I suppose Satanists would love it cause thats their religions number or its also some special zodiac number in astrology or something..... Yeah Edgar has made over 2 millon dollars I think so he has done well.... Been fighting for years and years too so to keep going like this against quality foes shows how tough he is .... Jersey tough... Whats up with that!

* Edited at 11.07.2021, 6:12 PM ET *

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11.07.2021 | 6:28 PM ET

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

I down vote the **** of @Gregory

I'm seriously

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11.07.2021 | 6:29 PM ET

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

My Pick History: Kamaru Usman

7 Predictions  ·  7 - 0

  • UFC 268 · 2021.11.06
  • Kamaru Usman · KO/TKO · Round 4
  • UFC 261 · 2021.04.24
  • Kamaru Usman · Decision
  • UFC 251 · 2020.07.11
  • Kamaru Usman · Decision
  • The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale · 2015.07.12
  • Kamaru Usman · KO/TKO · Round 2
  • Legacy FC 33 · 2014.07.18
  • Kamaru Usman · KO/TKO · Round 1
  • Legacy FC 30 · 2014.04.04
  • Kamaru Usman · KO/TKO · Round 1
  • Legacy FC 27 · 2014.01.31
  • Kamaru Usman · KO/TKO · Round 1

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11.08.2021 | 7:59 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 14 Winners, 1 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 3137th

The most strikes thrown in one event.

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11.08.2021 | 11:43 AM ET

Predictions: 12 of 14 Winners, 3 Perfect, 740 Points   |   Tied for 338th

I'd love to see Chito in a five round, Fight Night main event. He really turns up the pressure in the later rounds and never slows down. 5 rounder vs Merab would be interesting, I wonder if Merab can keep his crazy pace for 25 minutes.

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11.08.2021 | 12:03 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 14 Winners, 3 Perfect, 540 Points   |   Tied for 2833rd

I heard a lot of respect for Covington this weekend. While I agree with most of what has been said, the elephant in the corner is his inability to finish fights. In the last five years, Covington has only had one finish, and that was, arguably, due to a freak injury. 

I realize that this isn't a deal-breaker, especially if you compare him to GSP, who rattled off seven straight decision victories as champion after the BJ Penn fight. That said, without a stronger submission game or credible knockout power, Covington will have to outhustle everyone he fights and wear them down in a decision victory. This means that he's a target for the other guy's finishing abilities (KO or submission) for a full fight, and that is problematic - especially for a guy who is 33. (For the record, the aforementioned GSP retired for the first time at age 32.)

I compare it to pitchers with low strikeout rates. They can be successful for a while, but eventually all those balls in play will catch up to them. In a nutshell, I have a hard time seeing Covington as the clear #2 guy in the division if he's not a credible threat to finish fights against top welterweights.

* Edited at 11.08.2021, 12:04 PM ET *

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11.08.2021 | 2:37 PM ET

Justin Gaethje vs Michael Chandler (post fight)

Predictions: 8 of 14 Winners, 0 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 3876th

Round one was close Michael Chandler was slightly edging Justin Gaethje out on the feet with his speed,Michael would of done much better and probably of won had his game plan been to out class Justin Gaethje in the fight/and on the feet. by just radically looking to land score points striking first, then secondly looking for the power/knock out shots while mixing wrestling early and all through the fight.Michael Chandler definitely slowed down and wasnt as quick and sharp as he was earlier on in the fight due him trying to land too many power/knock out shots,Michael Chandler showed very good skills,a big heart,and real toughness.Chandler may become UFC champion one day if he puts it all together correctly I believe.🍺🍕🍕🍺🍻💥🎇🎆🎇💥📟

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11.08.2021 | 5:23 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 14 Winners, 5 Perfect, 550 Points   |   Tied for 2710th

I agree 100% on Colby. What a tool.
I lmao at him. That whole "I'm so angry". Then he gets his chance and don't back up his words. Joke!!!

I may disagree on your 60% win criteria. Some blokes may have predicted 10 fights.And got 60?


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11.08.2021 | 5:24 PM ET

Predictions: 12 of 14 Winners, 5 Perfect, 815 Points   |   Tied for 62nd

“I wish I had the words: a knockout win in the first round at Madison Square Garden when everyone counted me out? Did anyone see the odds for this? It was pretty bad, right? Like 4-1 (for Hawes)? I hope I lost all of you money.” - Chris Curtis

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11.08.2021 | 7:06 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 14 Winners, 1 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 3812th

Hanyak lost me money for not getting a finish. Was expecting something more spectacular as this was a very good opportunity for him.

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11.09.2021 | 2:06 PM ET

Juicehead johnny is very hard to finish man

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11.09.2021 | 4:48 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 14 Winners, 1 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 3137th

Vera looked like he was two weight classes above Edgar.

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