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UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira

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08.03.2022 | 1:16 PM ET

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UFC 281
  • Saturday 11.12.2022 at 06:00 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
  • Interviews: Joe Rogan | Backstage: Megan Olivi
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $11,562,807
  • Attendance: 20,845
  • MMA Bouts: 14
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Bout   Info
Alex Pereira   defeats   Israel Adesanya   via KO/TKO, Punches (standing TKO)   2:01 Round 5 of 5, 22:01 Total Bout Page
Weili Zhang   defeats   Carla Esparza   via Submission, Crucifix Rear Naked Choke   1:05 Round 2 of 5, 6:05 Total Bout Page
Dustin Poirier   defeats   Michael Chandler   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   2:00 Round 3 of 3, 12:00 Total Bout Page
Chris Gutierrez   defeats   Frankie Edgar   via KO/TKO, Knee   2:01 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Dan Hooker   defeats   Claudio Puelles   via KO/TKO, Body Kick   4:06 Round 2 of 3, 9:06 Total Bout Page
Renato Moicano   defeats   Brad Riddell   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   3:20 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Ryan Spann   defeats   Dominick Reyes   via KO/TKO, Power Jab   1:20 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Erin Blanchfield   defeats   Molly McCann   via Submission, Kimura   3:37 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Andre Petroski   defeats   Wellington Turman   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Matt Frevola   defeats   Ottman Azaitar   via KO/TKO, Hooks   2:30 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Karolina Kowalkiewicz   defeats   Silvana Gómez Juárez   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Michael Trizano   defeats   Seung Woo Choi   via KO/TKO, Counter Left Hook   4:51 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Montel Jackson   defeats   Julio Arce   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Carlos Ulberg   defeats   Nicolae Negumereanu   via KO/TKO, Left Hook to Ground Strikes   3:44 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page

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2022.08.03 1:17 PM ET

bout rumored

Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
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08.03.2022 | 1:35 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 14 Winners, 3 Perfect, 675 Points   |   Tied for 97th

Let the money fights begin. Chandler is about to find that the hard way that you can't use iron to cut a diamond. 

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08.03.2022 | 3:02 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 14 Winners, 2 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 4714th

Chandler will leave Poirer in a pool of his own blood. 🤷‍♂️

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08.03.2022 | 3:42 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 14 Winners, 1 Perfect, 460 Points   |   Tied for 2508th

I need this fight in my life
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08.03.2022 | 3:43 PM ET

@CrimsonChinGuru

Predictions: 10 of 14 Winners, 3 Perfect, 675 Points   |   Tied for 97th

I'm thinking Poirer's striking defense is better than Gaethje or Oliviera (who beat Chandler) and that even if Chandler does land on Poirer he should be able to eat many of Chandler's shots. Chandler's UFC wins have come over a past his expiration date Tony Ferguson and Hooker, who's good but not really Top 15 IMO. You seem pretty confident in Chandler so I'm interested to know why that is?

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08.03.2022 | 4:40 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 14 Winners, 2 Perfect, 345 Points   |   Tied for 4265th

Poirier vs. Chandler
Michael Chandler, TKO, R2
Let’s Go Chandler

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08.03.2022 | 9:09 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 9 of 14 Winners, 1 Perfect, 550 Points   |   Tied for 951st

Poirier vs. Chandler
Dustin Poirier, TKO, R3
Poirier gets rocked bad early, Chandler gasses, Poirier tko's Chandler late 3rd round

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08.03.2022 | 11:27 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 14 Winners, 0 Perfect, 395 Points   |   Tied for 3595th

Poirier vs. Chandler
Dustin Poirier, TKO, R3
Poirier has better movement and he's pretty adept at the leg kicking game. If this fight remains standing I think Poirier edges it out through a battle of attrition and just a better gameplan. I think he can chip away at Chandler's legs easier with his leg kick offense, and that should prevent Chandler from exploding in and out imo. Chandler also has a much more limited skill set and variety of attacks on the feet, so over time Dustin can find openings with his combinations. I think the entire problem comes from Dustin and his strange willingness to constantly give up his back to the cage wall (he steps behid those two black lines on the octagon floor) most of the time when his opponent isn't doing **** to make him give up so much ground. I think he did a little better in the Hooker, McGregor and Oliveira fights, but when he fought guys like Khabib, Alvarez and even Pettis, I think he gave up control of the octagon waaaay too easy. So with that said, if Chandler can get takedowns and control Dustin, I think that's where he will find his path to victory, either sub or GnP. I just predict that Dustin will be able to either stuff most of the takedowns or get up and outlast Chandler with better cardio and durability. But I would not be surprised one bit if Chandler starts blasting double legs and makes this fight look easier than it should due to the defensive holes that still exist in Dustin's grappling.

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08.04.2022 | 1:04 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 430 Points   |   Tied for 3092nd

Poirier vs. Chandler
Dustin Poirier, TKO, R1
Boxing clinic

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08.04.2022 | 11:06 AM ET

Close fight

Leaning towards Dustin by Decision or late 3rd, but if chandler can show up with better cardio than his last MSG card, I think he can take this decision. Round 1 will definitely be Mike's. 2 will be a toss up. 3 leans Dustin, but depends on Mike's cardio
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08.04.2022 | 11:44 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 14 Winners, 2 Perfect, 330 Points   |   Tied for 4409th

Poirier vs. Chandler
Michael Chandler, TKO, R1
SEE YOU AT THE TOP! GOD BLESS!

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08.04.2022 | 11:52 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 14 Winners, 1 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 3375th

Poirier vs. Chandler
Dustin Poirier, TKO, R2
yes poirier!

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paulopasta
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08.04.2022 | 4:14 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 14 Winners, 1 Perfect, 460 Points   |   Tied for 2508th

Poirier vs. Chandler
Dustin Poirier, TKO, R2
Huge fan of both. Dustin is my guy though, I think after an insane first round Poirier lands a left hand that crumbles Iron Mike and ends it with some follow up ground and pound

* Edited at 08.04.2022, 10:05 PM ET *

Michael315Scarn
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08.04.2022 | 5:17 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 8 Winners, 2 Perfect, 300 Points   |   Tied for 4661st

Poirier vs. Chandler
Dustin Poirier, TKO, R1
It’s difficult to see Chandler winning in the stand up against Poirier, especially after how he Gaethje beat Chandler.

2022.08.05 6:31 PM ET

bout announced

Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
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08.05.2022 | 6:48 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 14 Winners, 1 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 2827th

OoOoh my goOod. Super excited for this one. Behind Oliveira vs Islam this is probably my most anticipated upcoming title fight. Let’s go Alex!
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08.05.2022 | 6:56 PM ET

Chandler plz!

Predictions: 1 of 3 Winners, 0 Perfect, 65 Points   |   Tied for 5264th

I will go with Chandler by decision, not because I think it will happen but because I want it to happen lol
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08.05.2022 | 7:01 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 14 Winners, 3 Perfect, 655 Points   |   Tied for 161st

This card already better than 279 hahahhaha 

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08.05.2022 | 7:03 PM ET

@Mayo

Predictions: 10 of 14 Winners, 3 Perfect, 675 Points   |   Tied for 97th

Low bar but definitely.

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08.05.2022 | 7:05 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 14 Winners, 1 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 2827th

Holy **** what a fight 

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08.05.2022 | 7:10 PM ET

@AyyLmaonnaise

Predictions: 7 of 14 Winners, 0 Perfect, 395 Points   |   Tied for 3595th

279 is a fight night card

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08.05.2022 | 7:25 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 14 Winners, 1 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 2827th

A **** one at that. 279 is barely better than Dern vs Yan and Holm vs Vieira
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