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UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Aliskerov

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01.24.2024 | 5:00 PM ET

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UFC Fight Night
  • Saturday 06.22.2024 at 12:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: ABC | Prelims: ESPN
  • Name: UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Aliskerov
  • Also Known As: UFC Fight Night Saudi Arabia
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: Kingdom Arena
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Michael Bisping, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Daniel Cormier
  • Attendance: 12,000
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Bout   Info
Robert Whittaker   defeats   Ikram Aliskerov   via KO/TKO, Uppercut to Ground Punches   1:49 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
Alexander Volkov   defeats   Sergei Pavlovich   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kelvin Gastelum   defeats   Daniel Rodriguez   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Shara Magomedov   defeats   Antonio Trócoli   via KO/TKO, Left Hook   2:27 Round 3 of 3, 12:27 Total Bout Page
Volkan Oezdemir   defeats   Johnny Walker   via KO/TKO, Uppercut   2:28 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Nasrat Haqparast   defeats   Jared Gordon   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Felipe Lima   defeats   Muhammad Naimov   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   1:15 Round 3 of 3, 11:15 Total Bout Page
Rinat Fakhretdinov   defeats   Nicolas Dalby   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Muin Gafurov   defeats   Kyung Ho Kang   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Magomed Gadzhiyasulov   defeats   Brendson Ribeiro   via Decision, Majority   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Chang Ho Lee   defeats   Long Xiao   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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grayerman
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01.25.2024 | 12:45 PM ET

Makachev?

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 3164th

Islam vs who?? UFC 300 would make this just a 3 month turnaround, which is quick for the high ranked lws. If Poirier/BSD really put on a performance in March I could see the winner getting a sneaky title shot.

I'm 90% sure Dana said he wanted this to be the "greatest Fight Night ever", I know he's promoting but still

* Edited at 01.25.2024, 12:51 PM ET *

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HI_DEFFF
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01.25.2024 | 12:53 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 340 Points   |   Tied for 3663rd

I'm not sure if they would put Islam or the 155 title no matter who had it on a fight night. I think the card will be much better than the original March card since Ramadan will be over after April. 

I just wonder how much they are willing to stack the card for a fight night non PPV

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grayerman
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01.25.2024 | 12:55 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 3164th

@HI_DEFFF 
I would be pissed if I was a Saudi and Islam wasn't on it but I see why they wouldn't put the title on the line here too. Money talks so we'll have to see how loud the Saudi's are talking

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01.25.2024 | 3:09 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 470 Points   |   Tied for 1300th

Islam wont figth on a non PPV card. Rakmonov vs Covington or Chimaev vs Cannonier headlining make sens.

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grayerman
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01.25.2024 | 6:03 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 3164th

@Hyrm 
I've loved Chimaev/Cannonier ever since Chimaev's coach "leaked" that he was his 294 opponent (obviously that didn't end up happening)
I gotta ride with my boy Cannonier especially if it's 5 rounds.

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01.25.2024 | 10:25 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 530 Points   |   Tied for 505th

Sandhagen vs. Umar? 
LilBro123
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01.26.2024 | 5:22 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 10 Winners, 3 Perfect, 500 Points   |   Tied for 881st

Cannonier vs. Chimaev as main event
Sandhagen vs. Nurmagomedov as a 5-rounder Co-main
qais99
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01.27.2024 | 11:53 AM ET

@LilBro123 
I was thinking the same as u did. 

Main Card:
Khamzat vs Izzy/Cannonier headliner.
Umar vs Sandhagen co-main event.
Amir Albazi vs Winner of Royval/Moreno maybe (since Moreno was scheduled to face Amir till Amir pulled out)
Mokaev vs KKF (If Mokaev gets through Perez easily)
Tagir vs Matt Schnell
Shara Bullet vs Dustin Stoltzfus
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01.27.2024 | 1:12 PM ET

Sandhagen vs Umar

Predictions: 7 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 1676th

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grayerman
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01.27.2024 | 3:15 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 3164th

@qais99 
Wow you're really making me realize how stacked this card can be. I'm pretty hyped, those are all exciting fights

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Mr_Moon
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01.27.2024 | 3:51 PM ET

Shara Bullet

Predictions: 3 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 175 Points   |   Tied for 5047th

I want to see Shara fight again too. However going from fighting Bruno Silva to Dustin Stoltzfus makes little sense. Silva is clearly a top 25 middleweight in the UFC when Stoltzfus might not be top 50. Wherever they are actually ranked, this does seem like a match up the UFC would make.

I would like to see Shara against Curtis, which would be fireworks. Or test him against someone with a different skill set like Muniz. A really fun fight would be Shara and Abdul Razak Alhassan
qais99
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01.28.2024 | 2:12 AM ET

@Mr_Moon 
Based off Shara's last performance, I wouldn't put him against higher caliber opposition.

His terrible takedown defense and ground game against top 20 middleweights could put him in lots of trouble. Therefore, he needs a bit higher than average opponent like Stoltzfus.

I was going to say put him against Alhassan which might be a better test for him.
qais99
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01.28.2024 | 2:13 AM ET

@dianabanana 
Thanks bud! Give me yours.

Edit: I would instead book Ikram as the main card opener against the winner of Costa/Whittaker or Chris Curtis and have Shara on the last prelim fight which sounds more realistic.

* Edited at 01.28.2024, 2:17 AM ET *

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01.28.2024 | 10:50 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 2595th

Khamzat vs Cannonier
Sandhagen vs Umar
Shara Bullet vs Chris Curtis 
Blachowicz vs Rountree 

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grayerman
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01.29.2024 | 12:29 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 375 Points   |   Tied for 3164th

@qais99 
Maybe Shamil Gaziev could win March 2nd and turn around and fight here?

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foppa420
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01.29.2024 | 1:12 PM ET

@diana

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 530 Points   |   Tied for 505th

If Gaziev can get past Bigi Boi releatively unscathed than I could definitely see him fighting Derrick Lewis on this card.
qais99
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01.30.2024 | 1:46 AM ET

@dianabanana 
Gaziev could probably have a quick turnaround and face Spivac which would be better than Lewis since the latter is always a danger for those up and comers in the division just like what happened to De Lima.
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02.02.2024 | 3:57 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 355 Points   |   Tied for 3458th

Cannonier vs. Chimaev 

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02.06.2024 | 2:39 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 11 Winners, 3 Perfect, 340 Points   |   Tied for 3714th

Adesanya vs Khamzat is the fight to make in my opinion. It meets the expectations regarding star power that the Saudis have towards the UFC and Adesanya doesn't deserve another immediate shot at the title anyways.

* Edited at 02.06.2024, 2:40 PM ET *

HI_DEFFF
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02.06.2024 | 2:55 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 340 Points   |   Tied for 3663rd

Adesanya is a top 3 draw in the UFC's eyes now. As cool as it would be I doubt they put him on a non PPV. Sucks but it is what it is. His last non PPV was 5 and a half years ago. 

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