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Holloway & Ortega both make weight and fight (else leave blank) 2 100.00%
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:34 PM   #126
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Re: Season's Beatings: EDF MMA/Fightin' Thread

Itís a co-main non-title fight. 3 rounds.

Andersonís in big trouble... unless he isnít. Will be interesting to see either way.
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:10 PM   #127
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I've been bearish on Anderson Silva for his last six fights but +460 against someone Martin Vettori (?) took to a SD < 10 months ago? Someone with a untested ground game?
In what world will Anderson be able to keep the fight on the ground long enough to do anything? Imo AS needs to rock/drop him for the ground skills to make a whole lot of difference in the fight.
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:17 PM   #128
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:43 PM   #129
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:54 PM   #130
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What a filthy slowroll.

This card was already so top heavy. Danaís gonna be red.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:08 PM   #131
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Surprised they didn't do Gastellum/Adesanya for an interim belt.
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:52 AM   #132
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Was I the only one who thought silva wasn't making a serious effort to win? Can't imagine the ufc being involved in that kind of a fix at the management level but having silva win would be devastating for Israel and the ufc and having him lose only a small hit for silva since he's probably already in retirement mode making it really tempting im sure. A bit hard to imagine how they would've structured incentives to get silva in on the fix without it being in the contract though.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:26 AM   #133
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It was 1-1 after two rounds and then Silva was busted up and lost the third round.
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:47 PM   #134
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Was I the only one who thought silva wasn't making a serious effort to win? Can't imagine the ufc being involved in that kind of a fix at the management level but having silva win would be devastating for Israel....
If Israel is legit the ufc doesn't need to fix the fight for him to breeze past 43 year old Silva. If he's not legit then what does it matter? How often does a newer fighter get buzz and then eventually flop. Look at Anderson's past 3-4 fights. Don't think there was a fix...lol.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:41 PM   #135
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UFC needs to put some depth on these cards. Theyíre getting what they deserve. Pretty meh card.

Crute looked pretty good. Weird stoppage but seemed inevitable.

Simon v Yahya was a good fight.

Maybe worst co main of all time. I literally think they picked Landoís opponent because he looks like Silva.

Main was ok. All I really wanted was for Silva to survive. He looked pretty good actually. Izzy looked good not great.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:52 PM   #136
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If Israel is legit the ufc doesn't need to fix the fight for him to breeze past 43 year old Silva. If he's not legit then what does it matter? How often does a newer fighter get buzz and then eventually flop. Look at Anderson's past 3-4 fights. Don't think there was a fix...lol.
legit or not there's a decent chance he loses even to a 43 year old silva. if you think the fight wasn't fixed then the fact that it was scored 29-28 by many should be evidence of that.

it's true a lot of new marketable fighters fail to thrive but that isn't what they want, especially when against someone who has a built in fanbase that has only a few more fights left in them at best and will sell regardless of the outcome. whether management would do it is hard to say but the incentive is clearly there and his performance was somewhat suspect imo.

how they'd do it is the hard part. i'd imagine it would look something like having a win come with the promise of fighting someone like gastelum for an interim belt fight and losing come with the promise of a money fight against someone like conor. makes it real easy for silva to throw without having it explicitly rigged.

we'll never know for sure though.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:01 PM   #137
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tonight's wager:

cortney casey wins by KO, TKO, or DQ +1300

i am already rich in sklansky bucks
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:23 PM   #138
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just put in a last second bet on rivera -145. i think he's a larger favorite, sterling has always been overrated IMO
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great performance by sterling so far, damnit
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best get rich quick scheme on the entire internet is just bet opposite of me in MMA
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:52 PM   #141
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Ufc peeps,

This luque-barberena fight is crazy!
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Old 02-23-2019, 12:44 PM   #142
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All - UFC 236

- Gastelum v. Adesenya interim title fight
- Holloway v. Poirier interim title fight

Both good fights but what's with the interim stuff? My guess: it's a way for WME to pay a guy like Holloway his PPV rate without establishing the norm that pre-fight extra-contract fighter pay is up for negotiation. Khabib-Ferguson and the winner of that v. Holloway are both great.

UFC 235 (next week)

Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith
Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman
Robbie Lawler vs. Ben Askren
Tecia Torres vs. Weili Zhang
Bantamweight Cody Garbrandt vs. Pedro Munhoz

Interested in all the men's fights (main even least so). Think Askren overrated v. Lawler - what's Funky's best win?
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Old 02-24-2019, 04:46 AM   #143
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Jones rolls obv.

Usman - Woodley is gonna be great. Both have manhandled almost every opponent to this point but it's been a while since Woodley has faced a pressure wrestler the quality of Usman. I said the same when Covington was his possible opponent so I'm gonna go with Usman who hits harder and is more dynamic that Colby.

Askren is just a bad matchup for Lawler at this point. I do really hope I'm wrong though. Watching Lawler get wrestlehumped by Askren will just be sad. Don't see why he had to be the UFC gatekeeper here anyway.

Garbrandt is in tough against Munhoz who always brings it. He had better have shrugged off those losses to TJ.

Also Sanchez and Gall should be entertaining no matter how it goes and Stephens vs Magomedsharipov is a very interesting stylistic matchup. Mago is 16-1 so Stephens is playing the gatekeeper role in this one.
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Lionheart is def underrated in this matchup. He's hungrier than Jones is and meaner too. He seems like an angry and violent kind of guy and he's gonna try to maul Bones and make it quick. Jones is a good fighter up close but DC did have some success in the clinch - Smith needs to get close and hit him with some nasty uppercuts.

I'm surprised you think Askren is a bad matchup for Lawler. Lawler has great TDD and I think he stands a good chance to win!
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:48 PM   #145
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Iím in the ďSmith is underratedĒ camp. Dude just hits real hard. Heís not a fave or anything, but heís v live.

I really think itís just a matter of time before Jones canít get the PEDs he needs and he looks beatable like vs OSP.

Looks like Thiago is next up after his performance this weekend. Then maybe Dominick Reyes?
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Smith is the true definition of a journeyman.

Did 20 pro fights for local rinky-dink shows.

Made it to strikeforce, won some & lost some.

He lost his UFC debut and was cut.

Went to bellator and won two fights, got back to the UFC.

Went 4-2 at 185, was not really on anyone's radar.

Rattles off 3 straight wins at 205 back to back to back and gets to fight the greatest fighter of all time!

talk about a long career coming to an apex!

he's a real life "little mac" and he's made it to the end of the game - now he will face the final boss.
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:24 PM   #147
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this is sad garbrandt has insane talent but he has the lowest fight IQ
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Old 03-03-2019, 12:21 AM   #148
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it absolutely looked like robbie went limp there

so hard to call tho
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whoa that was weird.
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Old 03-03-2019, 12:31 AM   #150
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it absolutely looked like robbie went limp there

so hard to call tho
herb botched it but you really can't blame him. herb was grabbing robbie's hand and stopping the fight at the same time. he didn't actually check robbie's consciousness because robbie moved his hand right away.

when robbie's arm went limp the crowd popped and all three announcers screamed "he's out!"

i've never been bulldog choked by a guy who can crush watermelons with his arms, but i'm guessing it's possible that he did go out for a second and then regained consciousness.
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