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  • Fantastic card

    Davis v Costa was a cracker

    So too Muhammad v Millender and Frevola v Turner

    Krylov on the way up

    Jouban robbed

    Rountree Jr massively improved

    Gastelum made the fatal mistake of trying to take Adesanya down when he was ready to be felled.

    Fair play to Adesanya, Championship finish in the Championship round.

    And Poirier deservedly took the unanimous decision.

    Great night.



  • @Duluth said in UFC:

    Adesanya passes another test with ease.

    Some huge fights coming for him against fighters in the top five. I'm hoping hoping for a New Zealandish title fight with Whittaker in a year or so

    Nice soothsaying there @Duluth!!

    So cool that it was a fight for the ages too. So now we wait for the fight against Whittaker!



  • I have watched Izzy's* fight several times. Just amazing from both guys. Many fights would have been stopped in that last 20 seconds but Gastelum deserved to be there at the end.

    I loved the whole card. Best in ages.

    What's with Israel's this week? Izzy Dagg calls time, Izzy Falou self destructs and Izzy Adesanya elevates.



  • Two very good cards back to back.

    And some significant changes in rankings.



  • Very average card from Ottawa but the Cowboy v Raging Al fight was a cracker.

    Going into the fight Al said Cowboy was looking old & slow.

    Al can thank his lucky stars he didn't face the younger version, he wouldn't have gotten out of the ring alive.

    Al out thought & out fought.

    Cowboy v McG next?

    Yes please



  • @MiketheSnow

    That was impressive from Cowboy.

    I was expect Al to win.. I thought there were signs that Cowboys chin was getting questionable in the last couple of years (maybe it was just an issue with the bigger hitters at welterweight?)
    So I was expecting Al to catch him at some stage and get a KO

    Well Al caught him a few times and Cowboy didn't get rocked too badly

    Credit to Cerrone for the 24th minute too. Well up on the score card and he took a few risks going for the finish

    @MiketheSnow said in UFC:

    Cowboy v McG next?

    Yes please

    I like it for a few reasons:

    • Conor should not be getting a title shot, or even a number one contender fight, when he returns. He hasn't won in the octagon since 2016.
    • Cowboy deserves a big pay day and it's unlikely he's going on a title run at this stage of his career.
    • It's a fun fight


  • @Duluth said in UFC:

    @MiketheSnow

    That was impressive from Cowboy.

    I was expect Al to win.. I thought there were signs that Cowboys chin was getting questionable in the last couple of years (maybe it was just an issue with the bigger hitters at welterweight?)
    So I was expecting Al to catch him at some stage and get a KO

    Well Al caught him a few times and Cowboy didn't get rocked too badly

    Credit to Cerrone for the 24th minute too. Well up on the score card and he took a few risks going for the finish

    @MiketheSnow said in UFC:

    Cowboy v McG next?

    Yes please

    I like it for a few reasons:

    • Conor should not be getting a title shot, or even a number one contender fight, when he returns. He hasn't won in the octagon since 2016.
    • Cowboy deserves a big pay day and it's unlikely he's going on a title run at this stage of his career.
    • It's a fun fight

    It's a no lose scenario for Cowboy.

    He wins, he's beaten McG, straight to Title shot and Hall of Fame
    He loses, he's lost to one of the best, gets a huge pay day, and straight to Hall of Fame



  • @Duluth Yea I had raging Al as the favourite given his dominant win over Kevin Lee last outing and his respectable showing against Khabib. Gotta love Cowboy though and enjoy him while hes still fighting. He can walk straight into the movie industry when he retires! What a character...



  • So Edgar gets a title shot vs Holloway

    Booo! It should have been the Aussie Volkanovski

    I wasn't expecting Volkanovski to beat Aldo on the weekend but he fofought a great tactical fight. He constantly kept Aldo busy, particularly with the little leg kicks, and Aldo never got into his rhythm

    • Aldo was the number one contender
    • Only three people have beaten Aldo in the UFC - Conor McGregor, Max Holloway and now Alexander Volkanovski
    • Volkanovski has one of the longest active win streaks in the UFC having won all 7 of his fights

    But no, Edgar gets the title shot..

    The rationale is that the Holloway vs Edgar fight was scheduled and cancelled before. To me it looks like the UFC wants Holloway to have an easier fight coming off that Poirier loss



  • UFC has been posting a few old videos on their youtube channel

    Here's the original event from 1993.

    Not many rules at this stage. So there's kicks to the head of a downed opponent, head butts and hair pulling

    Brian Kilmeade from Fox News does the post match interviews

    The crowd has no idea what Royce Gracie is doing.

    The boxer wearing a single boxing glove made a serious mistake.. it's a little difficult to fight the hands with that on



  • Excellent addition to the YouTube channel.

    Some fantastic viewing.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9m3-_Hv6qNjuJAx_7EuUjx9meAD-PzhI



  • So Gustafsson retired after his loss to Smith. It makes sense given his flat performance and how far away another title shot would be.
    The LHW division is looking a bit shallow.

    I hope Manuwa retires too.

    I don't think I've cheered for the guy in a fight but it's hard watching him get KO'ed so often. The guy has ridiculous power.. that power, coupled with his limitations, always made for fun fights

    From sherdog forums:
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  • Yes, good call from Gustafsson.

    So close and yet so far away.

    Smith is learning and improving from every fight.

    I think (and hope) Santos defeats Jones and then it would be a great rematch with Santos and Smith, this time at light heavy.

    Rakic



  • @MiketheSnow said in UFC:

    I think (and hope) Santos defeats Jones and then it would be a great rematch with Santos and Smith, this time at light heavy.

    Big call. I hope you are right. I want to see someone give Jones a beating.



  • @Duluth said in UFC:

    @MiketheSnow said in UFC:

    I think (and hope) Santos defeats Jones and then it would be a great rematch with Santos and Smith, this time at light heavy.

    Big call. I hope you are right. I want to see someone give Jones a beating.

    Been calling it for a while. Fingers crossed.



  • UFC 238

    Great card top to bottom with some of the most evenly matched bouts for some time.

    That meant great contests going to decision as well as great finishes.

    Definitely worth a watch and certainly creates some great bouts down the line.



  • Ferguson is my favourite fighter to watch. It took him a little while to get going but that second round was amazing. Shame about the punch after the bell taking away some of the attention.

    Hopefully we see Ferguson v Khabib and Ferguson v Conor in the next year. A fight with Gaethje would be chaos and easy to sell too

    Impressive comeback from Cejudo. I'd like to see Sterling have a shot before Cruz

    Valentina with one of the better female KO's. The kick immediately prior to this was to the body so Eye dropped her hands to keep her elbow low.
    Eye was out cold for a few minutes

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  • @Duluth said in UFC:

    Ferguson is my favourite fighter to watch. It took him a little while to get going but that second round was amazing. Shame about the punch after the bell taking away some of the attention.

    Hopefully we see Ferguson v Khabib and Ferguson v Conor in the next year. A fight with Gaethje would be chaos and easy to sell too

    Impressive comeback from Cejudo. I'd like to see Sterling have a shot before Cruz

    Valentina with one of the better female KO's. The kick immediately prior to this was to the body so Eye dropped her hands to keep her elbow low.
    Eye was out cold for a few minutes

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    Yeah Ferguson is like T2

    If God is an MMA fan

    Poirier beats Khabib
    Ferguson beats McG
    Ferguson beats Poirier
    Ferguson beats Khabib



  • Great card in Minneapolis last Saturday.

    BIG, BIG Card coming up this Saturday.

    https://www.ufc.com/event/ufc-239

    In the meantime, the UFC 25 Years in Short films have been getting better and better

    Watch them all

    And this one from BT Sport


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