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08.02.2021 | 10:40 PM ET

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UFC 269
Bout   Info
Charles Oliveira   vs.   Dustin Poirier   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Amanda Nunes   vs.   Julianna Peña   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Kai Kara-France   vs.   Cody Garbrandt   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Sean O'Malley   vs.   Raulian Paiva   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Leon Edwards   vs.   Jorge Masvidal   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Priscila Cachoeira   vs.   Gillian Robertson   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Randy Costa   vs.   Tony Kelley   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Dricus Du Plessis   vs.   André Muniz   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Alex Perez   vs.   Matt Schnell   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Ryan Hall   vs.   Darrick Minner   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Pedro Munhoz   vs.   Dominick Cruz   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Geoff Neal   vs.   Santiago Ponzinibbio   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Maycee Barber   vs.   Erin Blanchfield   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page

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2021.08.02 10:43 PM ET

bout announced

Kai Kara-France vs. Cody Garbrandt at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
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08.03.2021 | 12:43 AM ET

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Kara-France vs. Garbrandt
Cody Garbrandt, TKO, R2
Cody can keep losing, i'll keep picking him.

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08.03.2021 | 4:17 AM ET

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Kara-France vs. Garbrandt
Cody Garbrandt, TKO, R2
If cody makes weight comfortably he should win

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08.03.2021 | 12:00 PM ET

I so hope that Garbrandt's weight cut helps him to literally take it on the chin; as in OUT COLD

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08.03.2021 | 2:25 PM ET

It's never good when a veteran with a weak chin goes down a weight class, you can't fix this by going down a weight class Cody. We've seen going up a weigh class generally be very beneficial to some fighters, but I believe when you go down you only zap yourself of that speed, power, cardio

Still can't believe Pettis went down to 145, this is desperation from Cody, it's too bad. The man who beat Cruz, that was Cody's defining moment. Font loss is nothing to be ashamed of, I see no reason to go down in weight. 

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08.17.2021 | 1:38 AM ET

Thoughts on Cody Garbrandt's flyweight debut.

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It may all initially seem like a fighter's whim to change weight class, but one reality is that Cody Garbrandt's walk around weight is 143 pounds so he doesn't actually cut weight as such to fight at bantamweight. . This, although it may not seem like it, is a great disadvantage when it comes to entering the octagon: Fighters like Rob Font, Cory Sandhagen, Ricky Simon, Cody Stamann and Brian Kelleher have in common that they once developed a career in featherweights (before or during his start in the UFC) this is because they cut a considerable amount of weight to reach the 135-pound mark on the scale (for this reason, the Font vs. Garbrandt fight at times seemed like a fight between 2 fighters of different categories).

With the proper nutritional advice, Cody should have no problem making a healthy weight cut, and since the arrival of an ex-champion to a different weight category always brings excitement to everyone, there are successful changes such as Frankie Edgar's switch from lightweight to featherweight (where after his first loss against Aldo, he achieved a 5-0 record. He finished with an overall 8-5 record in the category with losses to Aldo x2, Ortega, Holloway and Korean Zombie, all former champions or challengers to the title) and also the recent Aldo switch that started with many doubts regarding the weight cut, but for the moment it is accentuated in the top 5 of the category. There have also been ex-champions with bad runs when they decided to lose weight like Pettis (who only made 145 pounds once), B.J. Penn or Rashad Evans (who at Middleweight had two losses via split decision). 

The change to flyweight is the opportunity to observe the real '' Cody 2.0 '' because this time he faces a different scenario: fighters with the same walk around and similar reach, but with the desire to add to his record the name of a ex-champion of the 135 pounds. Garbrandt showed improvements in his last 2 fights: against Assunção he showed a good kicking game and against Font despite losing he showed good timing to use his wrestling (his battle with COVID, could affect his cardio which usually always looked excellent) . A change in weight class also requires a change in mentality, leaving the past of bantamweight behind and starting on the flyweight path from scratch. In his interview regarding the possibility of fighting Brandon Moreno he mentioned being open to seeking submissions and it is good to see even a former champion trying to add new tools to his skillset and continue to grow as an athlete. 

The success or failure of Garbrandt's flyweight debut will be determined on December 11.

* Edited at 08.17.2021, 1:38 AM ET *

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08.23.2021 | 12:12 PM ET

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i belive cody cant hang with the power of the 135 guys, bantam weight used to be short but over the years fighters cut more weight and thus we have more power punchers taller fighters and heavyer guys. and i think cody only cut 5 pounds so i dont think or hope the cut wont affect him that much. 
its really sad seing him being at the top and looking untoucheble and now he getting beat up for 5 rounds sad stuff i really look foward to this fight and wish cody the best 
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08.25.2021 | 2:13 PM ET

This event is confirmed to be ufc 269 
2021.08.25 3:53 PM ET

bout announced

Priscila Cachoeira vs. Gillian Robertson at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
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08.25.2021 | 6:32 PM ET

If Cody loses, does he retire?

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2021.08.30 3:14 PM ET

bout announced

Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Peña at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2021.08.30 3:14 PM ET

event start time updated

From Saturday, December 11 at 6:00pm ET to Saturday, December 11 at 10:00pm ET
2021.08.30 3:14 PM ET

event picks deadline updated

Fantasy picks now lock at Saturday, December 11 at 6:00pm ET
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08.30.2021 | 5:16 PM ET

Nunes v pena is going to be the co main so that means the headliner will likely be Moreno title defense, Dustin v oliviera or ngannou vs gane 
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08.30.2021 | 7:27 PM ET

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This card is one day after my Birthday hoping its a good one!

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2021.08.31 7:47 PM ET

bout rumored

Brandon Moreno vs. Alexandre Pantoja III at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
2021.09.01 10:28 AM ET

bout announced

Maycee Barber vs. Montana De La Rosa at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
2021.09.01 3:34 PM ET

bout rumored

Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
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09.01.2021 | 6:03 PM ET

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This card is on my birthday and it’s stacked asf

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09.01.2021 | 6:09 PM ET

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I'm lowkey confident in Charles Olivera winning the fight, It more of a vibe thing then anything. I'm taking the underdog odds on it. I been telling my mates for month that he going to beat dustin. Also I heard Dustin might retire after this fight. But that might be fake news

* Edited at 09.01.2021, 6:10 PM ET *

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09.01.2021 | 6:24 PM ET

Prediction Comments

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Oliveira vs. Poirier
Charles Oliveira, SUB, R4
If Oliveira can survive the early rounds, he should win once Poirier is tired.

Nunes vs. Peña
Amanda Nunes, TKO, R1
I think Nunes wins by brutal KO.

Kara-France vs. Garbrandt
Kai Kara-France, DEC
Cody Garbrandt is done.

Barber vs. De La Rosa
Montana De La Rosa, DEC
Maycee Barber will get exposed again.

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09.02.2021 | 2:19 AM ET

Prediction Comments

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Oliveira vs. Poirier
Dustin Poirier, TKO, R3
Always counted out usually wins dustin.

Cachoeira vs. Robertson
Priscila Cachoeira, TKO, R2
Brains

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09.02.2021 | 1:28 PM ET

Prediction Comments

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Oliveira vs. Poirier
Dustin Poirier, TKO, R2
Charles wasn't taking Chandlers shots well at all, plus when I think of olivera I think of the guy who got elbowed into oblivion by felder.

Kara-France vs. Garbrandt
Cody Garbrandt, TKO, R2
I don't know why Cody is going down if I'm gonna be honest, all this is gonna do is hurt what little chin he has left

Moreno vs. Pantoja III
Alexandre Pantoja, DEC
He's beaten moreno on 2 separate occasions, once by rnc and once by ud.

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2021.09.04 10:04 AM ET

bout announced

Randy Costa vs. Tony Kelley at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
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09.04.2021 | 11:07 PM ET

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Askarov is being fergusonisez

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09.05.2021 | 1:56 AM ET

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When I commented on this card, it was literally just the Garbrandt vs Kai Kara France fight. Did not expect this card to look this good so far. Birthday card seems good.

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09.05.2021 | 4:04 AM ET

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Not sure Dustin will tire out or Oliveira will take over late. Both of their extensive histories show each guy doing the opposite. Dustin digs deep late, Charles has wilted under pressure. 

Dustin can definitely throw himself into harm's way early on, and the opportunities for a choke will be there. But as the fight goes, Dustin will put the pressure on and take over.
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09.05.2021 | 10:15 AM ET

Prediction Comments

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Moreno vs. Pantoja III
Brandon Moreno, TKO, R4
Revenge will be sweet, they are now on completely different levels

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09.05.2021 | 11:49 AM ET

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I'm not sure if Moreno is that good. He had a greath win in last fight but I thinks it most Figueiredo that under performed

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