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UFC 286: Edwards vs. Usman 3

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11.22.2022 | 2:20 PM ET

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UFC 286
  • Saturday 03.18.2023 at 12:30 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: O2 Arena
  • Location: London, England
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Michael Bisping, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Daniel Cormier
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $8,580,000
  • Attendance: 17,588
  • MMA Bouts: 15
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Bout   Info
Leon Edwards   defeats   Kamaru Usman   via Decision, Majority   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Justin Gaethje   defeats   Rafael Fiziev   via Decision, Majority   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Gunnar Nelson   defeats   Bryan Barberena   via Submission, Armbar   4:51 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Jennifer Maia   defeats   Casey O'Neill   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Marvin Vettori   defeats   Roman Dolidze   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jack Shore   defeats   Makwan Amirkhani   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   4:27 Round 2 of 3, 9:27 Total Bout Page
Chris Duncan   defeats   Omar Morales   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Yanal Ashmouz   defeats   Sam Patterson   via KO/TKO, Counter Left to Ground Strikes   1:15 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Muhammad Mokaev   defeats   Jafel Filho   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   4:32 Round 3 of 3, 14:32 Total Bout Page
Lerone Murphy   defeats   Gabriel Santos   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Christian Leroy Duncan   defeats   Duško Todorović   via KO/TKO, Knee Injury   1:52 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Jake Hadley   defeats   Malcolm Gordon   via KO/TKO, Hook to the Body and Ground Strikes   1:01 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Joanne Wood   defeats   Luana Carolina   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jai Herbert   vs.   Ľudovít Klein   Ends in a Draw, Majority   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Veronica Hardy   defeats   Juliana Miller   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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Sabbath
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03.18.2023 | 5:50 PM ET

gliese58i

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 495 Points   |   Tied for 3241st

Anderson’s steroid use is just one of those things you’re not allowed to talk about without someone getting immediately defensive about it. Up there with Bruce Lee’s death and Steve Austin beating his girlfriend 
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03.18.2023 | 5:51 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 15 Winners, 2 Perfect, 580 Points   |   Tied for 1870th

There are so many fighters already inducted into the UFC HOF that used PEDs at some point

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03.18.2023 | 5:51 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 15 Winners, 2 Perfect, 545 Points   |   Tied for 2465th

Both guys striking looked pretty basic in that fight tbh. This division needs a few new contenders. There’s such a gap between to top 3 and the rest 

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03.18.2023 | 5:52 PM ET

@Sabbath

Predictions: 9 of 15 Winners, 3 Perfect, 595 Points   |   Tied for 1666th

Seems like it lol. I don't blame Silva at over 40 to get some PEDs to heal his broken leg nor am I implying that he use3d steroids during his time as champion (though most fighters did back then).
I'm just saying UFC as a big corp is going to be concerned with optics and you don't induct a fighter fresh off a failed test.

"She’ll go there and smash her. She’ll get a title shot, become a UFC champion. We have a Ronda Rousey on steroids. This is what we have.” - Ali Abdelaziz on Kayla Harrison

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03.18.2023 | 5:52 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 15 Winners, 4 Perfect, 580 Points   |   Tied for 1970th

The judges tonight 😬
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03.18.2023 | 5:53 PM ET

AS only got caught using steroids bc of his injury. if he was on juice? ofc, everybody was at the time, but the one that he was accused of was bc of his injury. his whole judgment by NSAC was dog****, but he's a legend, best MW ever and top 3 all time great

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03.18.2023 | 5:53 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 15 Winners, 2 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 3650th

Vettori Dolidze combined IQ 70
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03.18.2023 | 5:54 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 15 Winners, 5 Perfect, 695 Points   |   Tied for 371st

Imagine Dana would've told Anderson Silva to move up and fight Forrest Griffin when Griffin was the champ..... Anderson would've been the first double champ.
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03.18.2023 | 5:54 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 15 Winners, 5 Perfect, 630 Points   |   Tied for 1085th

Let’s go keep getting these right I am doing good again
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03.18.2023 | 5:54 PM ET

Sirspudgreg

Predictions: 8 of 15 Winners, 5 Perfect, 615 Points   |   Tied for 1357th

i agree, the middle weight division is prolly the worst male division
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03.18.2023 | 5:54 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 15 Winners, 2 Perfect, 545 Points   |   Tied for 2465th

it’s nothing to do with ped use. They don’t care about that and it was a very long time ago. I don’t think anyone really sees him as a steroid cheat 
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03.18.2023 | 5:55 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 15 Winners, 1 Perfect, 430 Points   |   Tied for 3878th

Sal D'Amato, Chris Lee and a lot of the habitual Nevada coaches are really bad. But these European Cards and Abu Dhabi judges always come up with crazy scorecards and controversial decisions. The problem is not that they are the same judges as always, the issue is that the MMA judges union in general is garbage “making” his “work”.

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03.18.2023 | 5:55 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 15 Winners, 6 Perfect, 690 Points   |   Tied for 402nd

Sirspudgreg    There are a few solid middleweights coming up the ranks though. It just takes some time for them to catch up.

SiunsixI agree with that though.

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03.18.2023 | 5:55 PM ET

@papuhart

Predictions: 9 of 15 Winners, 3 Perfect, 595 Points   |   Tied for 1666th

There's also the "cribs-like" show where he showed his home and had a PED masking agent in his closet that was caught on camera. But I agree with your points for sure.

* Edited at 03.18.2023, 5:55 PM ET *

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03.18.2023 | 5:55 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 15 Winners, 5 Perfect, 670 Points   |   Tied for 595th

Not confident in my pick on this fight. Casey is a real prospect, but Maia is a live dog. I expect a close decision here. 

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03.18.2023 | 5:55 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 15 Winners, 2 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 3650th

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03.18.2023 | 5:56 PM ET

Sirspudgreg

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 495 Points   |   Tied for 3241st

Dude, you can’t judge a very close fight on the spot. It’s impossible. One guy had to watch Volkanovski vs Holloway 2 ten plus times just to conclude that Volk indeed won the fight. One of my favorite fights is Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Kyle Bochnicak, which I’ve watched around eight times, andeven Ican’t tell you everything that happened in that fight. I can give highlights in my head, but I couldn’t tell you statistics for the life of me, I just know Zabit won based on those highlights. 

Your memory is not reliable, it rarely displays the full picture, it only shows you what you perceive, which will always be inherently biased.

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Jennifer Maia vs. Casey O'Neill
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03.18.2023 | 5:56 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 15 Winners, 5 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 994th

These kind of judges should be publicly shamed and humiliated. It's hard to believe this fool has been judging for more than 10 years.

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03.18.2023 | 5:56 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 15 Winners, 2 Perfect, 545 Points   |   Tied for 2465th

Am I the only one who has a thing for O’Neil or am I down bad?
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03.18.2023 | 5:56 PM ET

Mezzor

Predictions: 7 of 15 Winners, 3 Perfect, 480 Points   |   Tied for 3398th

Vettori + Dolidze + Mezzor IQ = 80

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