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26-09-2020, 10:53   #1
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UFC253 - Undefeated vs Undefeated

how is there no thread for this already!!

Have to say I can't wait for this, have thought about all outcomes about how the main event will play out but I'm leaning towards Izzy by KO.
Think he will be done in the championship rds but again wouldn't be surprised if he Paulo did him in the 1st.

Again Reyes vs Jan another fight that looks a great match-up. Watched Jones/Reyes again and I still think he won that fight!
Think he will just have enough to beat Jan but again wouldnt be surprised if he was done in rd 1

Other fights interested in are kai kara france who i think will get it done on pts. Would love to see old favourite Diego win but afraid he has no chance imo.
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26-09-2020, 11:34   #2
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Kind of thinking the same thing about Costa. I don't think Izzy (or really anyone) could handle that pressure for 5 rounds, but i don't think he'll have to. Costa doesn't look like a five round fighter.
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26-09-2020, 13:41   #3
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Prediction: Costa to rough Izzy up a bit before a well placed Adesanya counter punch to spark him out in round 2/3.

Exciting co-main as well; two guys who aren't exactly gun-shy. Predicting Blachowicz for this.
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26-09-2020, 16:21   #4
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I think Costa will clip him and win by KO in round 3.

He's a huge man for 185, think he said during the week he'd usually walk around at 220.

Both men would be suited towards 205 as well.
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26-09-2020, 16:48   #5
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Costa can beat him but he has fought pretty poor competition romero apart
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26-09-2020, 17:23   #6
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The main reason I think Izzy wins is Costa gets hit too much. TKO in 3rd.
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26-09-2020, 17:33   #7
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Would love Costa to win but I'd honestly be very surprised if Adesanya doesnt win, reckon he'll get it done in the first two rounds. Hes a great fighter but I cant stand him, hes way too cringy for my liking.
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not looking forward to seeing diego fight again and have a feeling he may well end up carrying on far too long like bj penn (probably not fair to compare anyone to penn though)

It's getting to the point where I don't think there's barely anyone in
the division he's capable of beating which might sound like a stretch to some.


izzy very late finish or pts for me, costa can't possibly win this standing so 49/46 izzy my guess

I think reyes will be too good for jan but may have to go 5 to get it done.

Some people talk about comebacks and unlikely champions like robbie lawlor and Jan went 1-4 back starting back in 2015 losing to the likes of cummins and manuwa
Jan fighting for a belt back then looked about as unlikely an event as you can get when he only looked tough and possibly a journeyman at one stage in his career.
It would be some achievement if he gets it done and it might even be fate as I don't think he had a prayer of beating Jones had they met.
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Would love Costa to win but I'd honestly be very surprised if Adesanya doesnt win, reckon he'll get it done in the first two rounds. Hes a great fighter but I cant stand him, hes way too cringy for my liking.
Izzy trys much too hard with his rehearsed one-liners. Costa is hilarious though (on Twitter at least).
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27-09-2020, 05:14   #10
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Unreal power from Jan, his left kicks did some damage to the ribs of Reyes. Very heavy handed striker.
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27-09-2020, 05:15   #11
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Jan brought the 'Polish Power' anyway. Them bodykicks left some mark on Reyes. Also just a broken nose and a KO in less than 2 rounds. A devastating win by Jan. He just seems to get better with every fight

Now hopefully the main event lives up to the hype also!!
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That slo-mo of Jan breaking Reyes's nose.......
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27-09-2020, 05:35   #13
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Good first round for Izzy. Costa's lead leg looks chewed up already
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27-09-2020, 05:41   #14
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Easy work!
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Awesome performance from Izzy.
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