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PFL Challenger Series 2023: Week 1

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11.23.2022 | 10:43 AM ET

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PFL Challenger Series 2023
Bout   Info
Itso Babulaidze   defeats   Lucas Barbosa   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Thad Jean   defeats   Eric Alequin   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Zach Juusola   defeats   Jozef Wittner   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kendly St. Louis   defeats   Nick Alley   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   2:17 Round 2 of 3, 7:17 Total Bout Page

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2022.12.14 10:54 AM ET

bout announced

Lucas Barbosa vs. Itso Babulaidze at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
2022.12.14 10:56 AM ET

bout announced

Eric Alequin vs. Thad Jean at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
2022.12.14 10:57 AM ET

bout announced

Quemuel Ottoni vs. Jozef Wittner at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
2022.12.14 10:58 AM ET

bout announced

Mostafa Abada Rashed Neda vs. Nick Alley at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
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12.19.2022 | 2:14 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 115 Points   |   Tied for 314th

Barbosa vs. Babulaidze
Itso Babulaidze, TKO, R2
Pfl has tried to book this barbosa guy like 4 times in 2022. It’s obvious he doesn’t have the drive or dedication to commit to an mma career.

Alequin vs. Jean
Eric Alequin, DEC
Probabyl the closest fight on the card. Both are pretty solid, going with the more proven guy in alequin. Jean’s performance against Sarek shields was crazy impressive tho

Ottoni vs. Wittner
Quemuel Ottoni, TKO, R2
Ottoni has developed into a really solid prospect. He will be fun in pfl if he wins this. I’m actually unfamiliar with winter but his competition doesn’t look that great

Rashed Neda vs. Alley
Mostafa Rashed Neda, TKO, R1
Not sure why either of these guys are on this show. They couldn’t even come close to hanging at the pfl level, and that’s saying something

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12.23.2022 | 4:12 PM ET

@ayy

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 140 Points   |   Tied for 173rd

When it comes to Barbosa the last one wasn't his fault.  His opponent got sick the day of the fight and pulled out

Actually of the 3 fights he was scheduled for, 2 of them his opponent backed out and the other one has no reason stated

* Edited at 12.23.2022, 4:17 PM ET *

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12.27.2022 | 1:34 PM ET

NOT familar

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 115 Points   |   Tied for 314th

with anyone on this card.
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12.27.2022 | 4:52 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 115 Points   |   Tied for 314th

@ccollins yeah but I still don’t trust him. I doubt he’s gonna look any improved with 10 years away and doing only bjj 

He also pulled out of his booked fight at freedom fight night 

* Edited at 12.27.2022, 4:53 PM ET *

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01.15.2023 | 9:42 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 125 Points   |   Tied for 196th

Barbosa easy money  .

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01.22.2023 | 4:53 PM ET

CHALLENGED

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 115 Points   |   Tied for 314th


I HAVE TO BE

* Edited at 01.22.2023, 4:54 PM ET *

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01.24.2023 | 1:25 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 0 of 0 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 607th

Rashed Neda vs. Alley
Mostafa Rashed Neda, TKO, R1
Easy Win Mostafa Rashed Inshallah

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01.25.2023 | 12:05 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 1 of 2 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 499th

Ottoni vs. Wittner
Quemuel Ottoni, TKO, R2
Only man to beat Alex Pereira in MMA, finished him too..

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01.25.2023 | 12:31 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 175 Points   |   Tied for 56th

Rashed Neda vs. Alley
Mostafa Rashed Neda, TKO, R2
Neda should win this despite the fact that he is not good

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01.25.2023 | 8:19 AM ET

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 125 Points   |   Tied for 196th

can someone explain why ottoni is a massive favorite? he was once -550

is it just because he beat alex pereira?

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01.25.2023 | 1:17 PM ET

@JReynolds47

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 100 Points   |   Tied for 339th

I'd agree that the line is pretty boosted but Wittner's 16-2 is not really impressive at all; lots of can crushing. He probably has 3-4 good wins imo. Also both of his losses are by KO which plays perfectly for a hard hitter like Ottoni. Ottoni has 2 submission L's but that shouldn't be a worry as Wittner has yet to submit an opponent with any sort of good record. Ottoni is at about -400 now, which I still think is a bit high. Personally, I'd have him at about a 3:1 favorite but I'm just a fan so what do I know.

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01.25.2023 | 1:19 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 115 Points   |   Tied for 314th

Pretty sure Ottoni has pulled out of this fight like 2 weeks ago

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01.25.2023 | 1:25 PM ET

Ottoni out

Ottoni is out with injury. Replaced by Zach Juusola four days ago per pfl Twitter. 
2023.01.25 1:49 PM ET

bout status update

Ottoni vs. Wittner Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2023.01.25 1:50 PM ET

bout announced

Jozef Wittner vs. Zach Juusola at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
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01.25.2023 | 2:02 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 125 Points   |   Tied for 196th

Wittner vs. Juusola
Jozef Wittner, TKO, R1
easy money

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01.25.2023 | 4:23 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 125 Points   |   Tied for 196th

Dont sleep on Nick Alley  .

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01.26.2023 | 10:23 AM ET

Neda vs Alley cancelled

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 100 Points   |   Tied for 339th

Neda didn't even bother weighing in, Kendly St. Louis is stepping in against Alley at a catchweight. 
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01.26.2023 | 10:24 AM ET

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 115 Points   |   Tied for 314th

St. Louis ez money 

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01.26.2023 | 2:54 PM ET

@AyyLmao

Hey AyyLmao, thoughts on Wittner (now vs Juusola)? Should be a lock right?
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01.26.2023 | 3:00 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 0 Perfect, 115 Points   |   Tied for 314th

Yeah

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01.26.2023 | 3:27 PM ET

Predictions: 2 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 125 Points   |   Tied for 196th

i do know juusola has a wrestling background.


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