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UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2

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10.08.2021 | 2:17 PM ET

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UFC 271
  • Saturday 02.12.2022 at 06:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: Toyota Center
  • Location: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier, Michael Bisping
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Daniel Cormier
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $4,300,000
  • Attendance: 17,872
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: N/A | TV Ratings: 901,000 avg. viewers (ESPN prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 14
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Bout   Info
Israel Adesanya   defeats   Robert Whittaker   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Tai Tuivasa   defeats   Derrick Lewis   via KO/TKO, Elbow   1:40 Round 2 of 3, 6:40 Total Bout Page
Jared Cannonier   defeats   Derek Brunson   via KO/TKO, Elbows   4:29 Round 2 of 3, 9:29 Total Bout Page
Renato Moicano   defeats   Alexander Hernandez   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   1:23 Round 2 of 3, 6:23 Total Bout Page
Bobby Green   defeats   Nasrat Haqparast   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Andrei Arlovski   defeats   Jared Vanderaa   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Casey O'Neill   defeats   Roxanne Modafferi   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kyler Phillips   defeats   Marcelo Rojo   via Submission, Triangle-Armbar   1:48 Round 3 of 3, 11:48 Total Bout Page
Carlos Ulberg   defeats   Fabio Cherant   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Ronnie Lawrence   defeats   Mana Martinez   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jacob Malkoun   defeats   AJ Dobson   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Douglas Silva de Andrade   defeats   Sergey Morozov   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   3:34 Round 2 of 3, 8:34 Total Bout Page
Jeremiah Wells   defeats   Blood Diamond   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   4:38 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Maxim Grishin   defeats   William Knight   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

Responses

2021.10.08 2:17 PM ET

bout announced

Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Sergey Morozov at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2021.10.08 9:39 PM ET

bout announced

Jacob Malkoun vs. AJ Dobson at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
2021.10.08 9:41 PM ET

bout announced

Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker II at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
2021.10.08 9:41 PM ET

bout status update

Adesanya vs. Whittaker II Changed from Confirmed to Rumored
2021.10.12 7:40 PM ET

bout announced

Kyler Phillips vs. Marcelo Rojo at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2021.10.25 9:06 PM ET

bout announced

Alexander Hernandez vs. Renato Moicano at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
2021.11.02 6:12 PM ET

bout announced

Roxanne Modafferi vs. Casey O'Neill at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
2021.11.02 6:13 PM ET

bout announced

Vinc Pichel vs. Mark Madsen at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
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11.02.2021 | 6:35 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 14 Winners, 3 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 3266th

GO CASEY

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11.06.2021 | 5:45 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 14 Winners, 2 Perfect, 545 Points   |   Tied for 2369th

Hernandez vs miocano is going to be sick

* Edited at 11.06.2021, 5:46 PM ET *

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11.07.2021 | 7:21 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 11 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 750 Points   |   Tied for 277th

Adesanya vs. Whittaker II
Robert Whittaker, TKO, R3
Izzy got big headitus wonder if hell do a breakdown of himself getting kod?

Modafferi vs. O'Neill
Casey O'Neill, DEC
Or a dubious tko big legs a lock

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11.08.2021 | 1:55 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 14 Winners, 3 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 2843rd

Hard fight to see Rob Whitaker win, Watching Rob just get demolish like that. I rembeber thinking the first fight was  going to be close , but 30 second in to their fight,  I told my mate that Rob was going to get KO'd Soon as he left himself so open to get  KO and was so predicable spamming loopy left hooks

I honestly think this fight will be closer, But I think the same result,I can see this fight being a nail biter, I heard Rob was super pissed at Izzy for all the **** he talked, And that explane why he fought like that, Also Rob was super depressed at the time, Heard he better now. I'm expecting the best Bobby Knuckles in this fight


* Edited at 11.08.2021, 4:15 AM ET *

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11.08.2021 | 7:04 PM ET

Predictions: 11 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 750 Points   |   Tied for 277th

Meh first fight Rob was way off his game the only incorrect pick ive had on him and I've seen all his UFC fights.
I even picked wonderbread to beat him long before I was on here. "oh the sherdog days" 
LOL umm supposedly I picked Cannonballer to beat him so guess thats 2 misses.
I really gotta stop taking so many blows to the head.

* Edited at 11.08.2021, 7:06 PM ET *

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11.09.2021 | 4:53 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 14 Winners, 5 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 1213th

Rob better have a different game plan or he will get KOed the same way again.  I really want him to win, too.

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11.09.2021 | 4:58 PM ET

Predictions: 11 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 750 Points   |   Tied for 277th

I mean he can't have a worse one..
2021.11.09 8:58 PM ET

bout announced

Carlos Ulberg vs. Fabio Cherant at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
2021.11.10 3:12 PM ET

bout announced

Blood Diamond vs. Orion Cosce at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
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11.11.2021 | 8:20 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 10 of 14 Winners, 2 Perfect, 595 Points   |   Tied for 1735th

Hernandez vs. Moicano
Alexander Hernandez
Hernandez's ability with the grappling puts him a notch above in this bout.

Mathetha vs. Cosce
Orion Cosce
TAM will have Orion on point with the takedown game. I hope for a Blood Diamond victory though as an Izzy stan.

2021.11.11 2:57 PM ET

bout announced

Ronnie Lawrence vs. Mana Martinez at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
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11.11.2021 | 9:43 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 14 Winners, 5 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 3195th

hahah Uncle Dana does not give a **** about Modafferi, retirement fight against Casey O'Neill here gonna end with easy money for me.

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11.11.2021 | 10:56 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 14 Winners, 4 Perfect, 580 Points   |   Tied for 1880th

@axafin it's true. I feel like at this point Modafferi is basically the WMMA equivalent of the stunt rug in a shamwow commercial that has coco pops and human **** deliberately poured over it to demonstrate the amazing absorptive powers of the advertised product. 

* Edited at 11.11.2021, 10:57 PM ET *

2021.11.12 2:11 PM ET

bout announced

Ed Herman vs. Maxim Grishin at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
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11.16.2021 | 8:48 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 14 Winners, 4 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 3195th

Ulberg vs. Cherant
Fabio Cherant, TKO, R2
Death of Ulberg Part 2

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11.22.2021 | 2:52 AM ET

Cosce is ******

Predictions: 11 of 14 Winners, 5 Perfect, 720 Points   |   Tied for 464th

Out of all the jugheaded one-and-done jobbers the UFC has signed over from the embarrassment that is DWCS, the Cosce brothers are easily some of the worst fighters to ever be signed to the promotion. Just awful. 

Aside from having dog**** resumes, including both of them having back to back wins over professional fight diver Daniel McWilliams, their fighting styles totally suck ass. It’s like they’re both genetically aligned to both look the same and be equally ****** fighters. Between the two, I think Orion is *slightly* better, but he suffers from the same weakness his brother does having absolutely zero head movement skills, weak gas tank, and generally no heart. The moment the gameplan begins to fall apart, they both curl in a ball and throw half hearted punches like an agitated toddler punching his dad’s thigh for taking away his game boy. His boxing has the grace and technical modesty of a constipated schizophrenic simultaneously enduring the world’s cruelist hangover. I said it once and I’ll say it again, this is why having an undefeated record is more of a detriment than a blessing, cause when you do eventually lose (and YOU WILL eventually lose, unless you’re Khabib) you’ll have no idea how to mentally recover. I know his brother has not recovered from that ass beating he took from a short notice no-name ethnically ambiguous bald **** named Sasha, I doubt Orion is feeling the same.

Honestly, I struggle to comprehend how exactly Mike is going to adapt his style into MMA. He’s pretty much the closest thing to legitimately effective Drunken Fist horse**** you see in Jackie Chan movies. Has me very curious, but simultaneously concerned. He has a great corner, but so did Carlos and his debut was a ******* embarrassment. Still, Mike is much more experienced than Carlos and has a lot of kickboxing accolades under his belt, which should be enough to stump Orion’s dumb ass.

Mathetha via R1 KO

* Edited at 11.22.2021, 2:53 AM ET *

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11.22.2021 | 3:10 AM ET

Cherant is ******

Predictions: 11 of 14 Winners, 5 Perfect, 720 Points   |   Tied for 464th

It physically pains me to say this, but…Carlos *grits teeth* will probably win this…

I don’t like Carlos. The fight with Kennedy proved he’s an idiot in the ring, and his interviews proves he’s an idiot outside the ring. “Honestly, I’m fighting for wherever the money is” Ah, I see, maybe you should have gone to…I don’t know…any other ******* promotion? Not the one where several fighters have formed unions against them SPECIFICALLY because of poor pay? As much as he annoys me however, his striking might prove too much for Cherant IF he approaches the fight intelligently this time. *IF*. 

Cherant might have the advantage on the ground, but his takedowns are poor and his striking is the martial arts equivalent of colon cancer. In fact, taking a **** ********** sounds more productive than elaborating on this bet any further. **** it, Carlos wins, I’m gonna give my hubby Davey Grant a call. 

Carlos via R2 KO

* Edited at 11.22.2021, 3:11 AM ET *

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11.24.2021 | 11:46 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 14 Winners, 7 Perfect, 725 Points   |   Tied for 432nd

I hope the next 4 fights they announce are bangers. I like a lot of the fights already but this is pretty low name value for a ppv

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11.29.2021 | 3:37 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 10 of 14 Winners, 2 Perfect, 580 Points   |   Tied for 1869th

Pichel vs. Madsen
Vinc Pichel, TKO, R3
Madsen will gas out...

2021.12.10 2:03 PM ET

event start time updated

From Saturday, February 12 at 10:00pm ET to Saturday, February 12 at 6:00pm ET
2021.12.10 2:03 PM ET

event picks deadline updated

Fantasy picks now lock at Saturday, February 12 at 6:00pm ET
2021.12.11 11:35 PM ET

bout status update

Adesanya vs. Whittaker II Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
2021.12.14 10:17 PM ET

bout announced

Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
2021.12.15 2:20 PM ET

bout announced

Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
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12.17.2021 | 12:29 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 14 Winners, 7 Perfect, 725 Points   |   Tied for 432nd

Heard that Colby v Khamzat happening on this but that’s more than likely just a rumor. Doubt it happens but we’ll see 

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12.19.2021 | 7:37 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 14 Winners, 5 Perfect, 550 Points   |   Tied for 2312th

unconfirmed source says Chimaev - Colby on this one
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12.19.2021 | 11:27 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 14 Winners, 5 Perfect, 655 Points   |   Tied for 997th

50% chance Chimaev pull out again.

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12.19.2021 | 12:37 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 14 Winners, 7 Perfect, 725 Points   |   Tied for 432nd

I doubt the fight happens tbh 

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12.20.2021 | 2:27 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 11 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 750 Points   |   Tied for 277th

Pichel vs. Madsen
Vinc Pichel, DEC
Punk ass madson lost to guida old man guida whod he blow to make olympics lmo


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