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09.27.2021 | 8:34 PM ET

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UFC 270
  • Saturday 01.22.2022 at 07:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: Honda Center
  • Location: Anaheim, California, 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): $5,290,213
  • Attendance: 17,387
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: N/A | TV Ratings: 421,000 avg. viewers (ESPN prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Bout   Info
Francis NGannou   defeats   Ciryl Gane   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Deiveson Figueiredo   defeats   Brandon Moreno   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Michel Pereira   defeats   Andre Fialho   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Said Nurmagomedov   defeats   Cody Stamann   via Submission, Guillotine Choke   0:47 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Michael Morales   defeats   Trevin Giles   via KO/TKO, Counter Right to Ground Strikes   4:06 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Victor Henry   defeats   Raoni Barcelos   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jack Della Maddalena   defeats   Pete Rodriguez   via KO/TKO, Counter Left   2:59 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Tony Gravely   defeats   Saimon Oliveira   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Matt Frevola   defeats   Genaro Valdéz   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   3:15 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Vanessa Demopoulos   defeats   Silvana Gómez Juárez   via Submission, Armbar   2:25 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Jasmine Jasudavicius   defeats   Kay Hansen   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

Responses

2021.09.27 8:34 PM ET

bout announced

Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
2021.09.27 9:52 PM ET

bout announced

Greg Hardy vs. Aleksei Oleinik at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
2021.09.28 10:52 AM ET

bout announced

Jacob Malkoun vs. AJ Dobson at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
2021.09.28 12:48 PM ET

bout rumored

Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker II at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
2021.09.29 8:46 PM ET

bout announced

Rodolfo Vieira vs. Wellington Turman at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
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09.30.2021 | 3:14 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 300 Points   |   Tied for 2715th

Cannonier vs. Brunson
Jared Cannonier, DEC
great fight

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09.30.2021 | 8:39 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 1328th

Cannonier vs. Brunson
Jared Cannonier, TKO, R2
Drick spams tdds tires cannonballed cant play that chicken**** game against stronger guy..

Hardy vs. Oleinik
Aleksei Oleinik, SUB, R2
Hardy sucks but if he lands probably over.

Malkoun vs. Dobson
AJ Dobson, SUB, R1
I don't see a ko going ajs way against an ok boxer/kickboxer

Vieira vs. Turman
Rodolfo Vieira, SUB, R1
Turman lost to spam well almost gonna get choked broked then sent to bellator.

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10.01.2021 | 6:57 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 5 Perfect, 550 Points   |   Tied for 38th with 3 others

I know the middleweight division is kinda dry but why tf is adesanya fighting whittaker again?

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ITJUSTWORKS
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10.01.2021 | 9:49 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 315 Points   |   Tied for 2477th

Adesanya vs. Whittaker II
Robert Whittaker, DEC
Only guy who can beat him I think

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10.01.2021 | 11:24 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 1328th

Adesanya and Whittaker are miles ahead of the rest of the division 

* Edited at 10.01.2021, 11:38 AM ET *

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10.01.2021 | 6:27 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 305 Points   |   Tied for 2604th

Whittaker beat Cannonier, Till and Gastelum since losing to Izzy. He 100% deserves this shot.

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10.02.2021 | 9:33 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 0 of 0 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 4568th

Cannonier vs. Brunson
Derek Brunson, DEC
You have to respect Brunson for staying busy even though he deserves a shot. I'm done counting him out, man. The guy is so good and has made the necessary adjustments. Jared is no joke and can win this fight but the only two I see beating Brunson are Adesanya and Whittaker.

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Sirlay23
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10.03.2021 | 6:02 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 225 Points   |   Tied for 3773rd

I think whitteker takes this one. I thi I instead of looking for the big punch, hes going to stay on his bike and land going backwards and taking a 50-45 dec. Not sure if it'll be pretty but I pretty sure the reaper gets revenge.
Baldric Eggling
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10.04.2021 | 1:44 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 1549th

Ehhhh....I dunno about whittaker here. He's pretty much my favourite fighter but unless he drastically and totally alters his gameplan, it will just go the same way. He's also said multiple times that he didn't enjoy being champion and it wasn't good for his mental health.
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10.04.2021 | 6:13 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 3800th

Why is Greg Hardy still in the UFC, ******* hell

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Baldric Eggling
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10.04.2021 | 6:49 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 1549th

@JP for the same reason people don't throw away Franklin Mint ornaments and commemorative plates: They overpaid for Dogwater and just have to hope that one day it will miraculously be worth something.
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10.04.2021 | 6:51 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 3800th

It makes sense, but you'd hope the UFC would have even the slightest amount of human decency. Obviously this is never going to happen, but still

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Baldric Eggling
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10.04.2021 | 7:00 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 1549th

It's a corporation. Corporations have no other function or objective other than to increase growth and increase net returns for themselves and shareholders. That's pretty much it. If they were any different, they would either fail, or be not for profits. They will only push ethics and morality if these have some kind of market value which exceeds the complications and losses incurred by ignoring them. Hardy was convicted of domestic violence, but the PR fallout isn't significant enough to offset the profits he will bring to the promotion--especially since they have to claw back what they paid/are paying for him, so he will continue to fight. And Jones...well, we don't need to go over Jones, but it's the same deal.

* Edited at 10.04.2021, 7:02 PM ET *

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10.04.2021 | 7:04 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 3800th

Oh yeah I absolutely agree corporations are a deeply negative force on society. The UFC have no real incentive to actually improve anything about themselves or the product, and without any real competition we're saddled with them for the long term. God help us all.

"I want to **** Chuck" - Wanderlei Silva

Baldric Eggling
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10.04.2021 | 7:19 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 1549th

It's complicated. You can just about bet your bottom dollar that once a company goes public, with some rare exceptions, the quality of whatever they produce or the service they provide is going to decline, especially if there's institutional investment. Most of this is just down to eggheads in the finance department running equations and  working out where they can shave off or skimp off in production costs down to decimal points, because although this doesn't do much in the short term in way of profits, and will probably harm the brand long-term, it looks good on earning reports which attracts more investment. Mostly ma n pa retailer investors who don't know any better.

However, stuff needs to get done, stuff needs to get made, and somebody has to do it. Even a samana living under a Banyan tree with nought to his name but a begging bowl is dependent on somebody, somewhere, for something. Things go awry when we allow these companies to lobby the legislature and grant them the same rights as living individuals, whilst at the same time absolving them of the legal responsibilities individuals have. That's kind of where we are now.
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10.04.2021 | 7:36 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 3800th

Never any easy solution is there. The UFC is undeniably the best promotion, but that's not difficult when the only real competition is Bellator (inept) and ONE (also inept), maybe if they had more good fighters, but I'm not holding my breath. There's no way to hold any of these guys to account for how they treat fighters and fans, you can't even vote with your wallet, if you're going to stop watching the UFC you might as well stop watching MMA.

"I want to **** Chuck" - Wanderlei Silva

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10.04.2021 | 8:22 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 1352nd

It's too bad that ACA is somehow even more morally bankrupt than the UFC, because they're probably at least equal with Bellator in terms of fighter quality
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10.04.2021 | 8:40 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 3800th

ACA is so cursed. It could probably be very good if it wasn't run by Kadyrov. Do MMA fans just not deserve nice things lol? Cage Warriors isn't that bad, for regional MMA at least.

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10.04.2021 | 9:31 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 2 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 1352nd

Cage Warriors has been great, I'm glad they're done with their trilogies now though because it was a little oversaturated for that weekend and then you wouldn't see them again for a while. Brave has probably been my top regional promotion to watch recently but even then you have to deal with the announcers constantly kissing the Bahraini monarchy's ass
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10.04.2021 | 9:38 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 11 Winners, 0 Perfect, 215 Points   |   Tied for 3800th

I haven't watched that much regional MMA, but I'll have to check Brave out some time. I'll just mute it so I don't have to listen to the commentary, I do it with the UFC most of the time anyway.

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