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(UFC)   Saturday Night MMA: UFC 259 with three title fights. Blachowicz vs Adesanya superfight at light heavyweight, Nunes vs Anderson, and Yan vs Sterling. Fight Pass prelims at 5:15 PM ET, TV prelims at 8 PM ET on ESPN, PPV main card at 10 PM ET   (ufc.com) divider line
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2021-03-06 10:12:54 AM  
This one looks really good.  The main card is loaded, plus there are several interesting matchups on the prelims.  They scheduled extra fights in case COVID, etc. caused some cancellations, and so far there haven't been any scratched.  Barring any last minute cancellations there are 15 fights scheduled, so the early prelims will be starting earlier than usual for a PPV event.

Early prelims will begin at 5:15 PM ET, on both Fight Pass and ESPN+.  At 6 PM, the ESPN2 cable channel will also pick up coverage.

TV Prelims will start at 8 PM ET, on the main ESPN channel as well as ESPN+.

The main card will be on PPV at 10 PM ET.

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I picked a few with how I wanted them to go rather than for who I thought would win, like picking Aljo over Yan.
 
2021-03-06 10:27:05 AM  
Only one fighter missed weight.  Askarov weighed 127 for a flyweight fight against Joe Benavidez.

A bigger weigh-in story is that Israel Adesanya came in at only 200.5 pounds.  That would seem to indicate that he didn't bulk up for the move from middleweight to light heavyweight.  To me that's a good thing.  He wasn't going to match Blachowicz in power anyway if he would have added weight, so fighting at his natural size (and not needing to cut weight at all) should preserve his speed advantage.


In other MMA news, the UFC released both Alexander Overeem and Junior Dos Santos.

Overeem sounds like he's retiring, although he didn't come right out and say it:

The final run has come to an end, but what a run it has been. Looking back at my 10 years in the UFC, this has been the experience of a lifetime. Huge thank you to the entire @ufc staff, the fans and all the fighters I came across. Couldn't have wished for any other better career path. A special thank you to @danawhite and Lorenzo Fertitta for making everything possible. Fighting for all of you has been such an honor.

JDS sounds like he's considering fighting elsewhere:

Thanks @ufc for a great 12 years! I fought through MMA's Murderer's Row to get my shot at the belt. Holding and defending it was one of the great honors of my life. Thanks to every opponent, thanks to every fan and every critic. I'm going to spend some time back at the drawing board, but I'm excited to move on 😉🥊👀 OSS.
 
2021-03-06 11:52:31 AM  
YIKES!

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Donald Cerrone will fight Diego Sanchez at UFC event on May 8th. (first rep.
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2021-03-06 1:29:53 PM  
22:00 hrs?  We'll see.
 
2021-03-06 2:14:43 PM  
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I'm mostly excited about Amanda Nunes. Goddamn is she a badass.  Anderson is a tough opponent though. Should be fun to watch.
 
2021-03-06 2:16:06 PM  

psychicdeath99: This one looks really good.  The main card is loaded, plus there are several interesting matchups on the prelims.  They scheduled extra fights in case COVID, etc. caused some cancellations, and so far there haven't been any scratched.  Barring any last minute cancellations there are 15 fights scheduled, so the early prelims will be starting earlier than usual for a PPV event.

Early prelims will begin at 5:15 PM ET, on both Fight Pass and ESPN+.  At 6 PM, the ESPN2 cable channel will also pick up coverage.

TV Prelims will start at 8 PM ET, on the main ESPN channel as well as ESPN+.

The main card will be on PPV at 10 PM ET.

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I picked a few with how I wanted them to go rather than for who I thought would win, like picking Aljo over Yan.


Wow, Anderson in the 1st? Bold prediction. I'm hoping for the opposite but really excited for that fight.
 
2021-03-06 2:48:20 PM  

Badafuco: psychicdeath99: This one looks really good.  The main card is loaded, plus there are several interesting matchups on the prelims.  They scheduled extra fights in case COVID, etc. caused some cancellations, and so far there haven't been any scratched.  Barring any last minute cancellations there are 15 fights scheduled, so the early prelims will be starting earlier than usual for a PPV event.

Early prelims will begin at 5:15 PM ET, on both Fight Pass and ESPN+.  At 6 PM, the ESPN2 cable channel will also pick up coverage.

TV Prelims will start at 8 PM ET, on the main ESPN channel as well as ESPN+.

The main card will be on PPV at 10 PM ET.

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I picked a few with how I wanted them to go rather than for who I thought would win, like picking Aljo over Yan.

Wow, Anderson in the 1st? Bold prediction. I'm hoping for the opposite but really excited for that fight.


Not so bold. I meant to pick Nunes.  I'll have to fix that.


/and once I change it, it will guarantee an Anderson KO in the first round.
 
2021-03-06 4:20:30 PM  
got home and fixed my Nunes pick.  I should check before posting when I make picks late at night a few days before.

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2021-03-06 5:08:30 PM  
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2021-03-06 5:18:52 PM  
Prelims are live
 
2021-03-06 5:20:07 PM  
FFFFU CREW!!!

What it is, ladies n fellas?

Are we starting on time?  Kodi plugin Rising Tides is being a biatch...
 
2021-03-06 5:21:21 PM  
48 hrs notice??
 
2021-03-06 5:22:06 PM  
Strong early contender for mullet of the night
 
2021-03-06 5:23:28 PM  
an entry for the prestigious Mullet of the Night Bonus!  Rogan even commented on the mullet.
 
2021-03-06 5:24:19 PM  
Weird there is no Rogan on a Las Vegas pay-per-view. Not that I'm complaining
 
2021-03-06 5:24:31 PM  
Buffer anticipating St. Patrick's Day this month
 
2021-03-06 5:25:24 PM  

psychicdeath99: an entry for the prestigious Mullet of the Night Bonus!  Rogan even commented on the mullet.


wesmon: Weird there is no Rogan on a Las Vegas pay-per-view. Not that I'm complaining


Errrmm......SOMEONE A FARKIN' LIAR!!! xD
 
2021-03-06 5:25:43 PM  
Brittany blew me a kiss.
 
2021-03-06 5:26:12 PM  
I guess there is Rogan, unfortunately.
 
2021-03-06 5:27:07 PM  
That knee is getting red quick
 
2021-03-06 5:27:27 PM  

wesmon: I guess there is Rogan, unfortunately.


Dude!  This is what he's "good" at!  I'd listen to him comment on MMA all day every day rather than listen to an hour of his podcast with some farkin' RWNJ that doesn't deserve the time of day...
 
2021-03-06 5:30:33 PM  
Coach'll do whatever it takes for his guy to win
 
2021-03-06 5:30:48 PM  
pretty close.  I'll give the edge to Bautista, 10-9
 
2021-03-06 5:31:59 PM  
Sneaky bonk
 
2021-03-06 5:32:21 PM  
CONK!!!
 
2021-03-06 5:32:24 PM  
Mullet Mario looks JUST like the hero from a cheezy SciFi Rifftrax flick I watched last week and I can't for the life of me remember which one it was, dammitsomuch...


ka-BOOOM!  GOOD NIGHT, IRENE!!!
 
2021-03-06 5:32:58 PM  
BOOM!


he dead
 
2021-03-06 5:33:00 PM  
And of course I go to refill my coffee when the KO happens.  Nice shot!
 
2021-03-06 5:33:19 PM  
Used a left jab feint to get close.
 
2021-03-06 5:33:41 PM  

Farkin' Uke: Mullet Mario looks JUST like the hero from a cheezy SciFi Rifftrax flick I watched last week and I can't for the life of me remember which one it was, dammitsomuch...


ka-BOOOM!  GOOD NIGHT, IRENE!!!


Mario lopez in the journey?
 
2021-03-06 5:33:57 PM  
Even after all the replays, I STILL cannot describe what that punch was
 
2021-03-06 5:35:01 PM  
kinda the converse of a casting punch
 
2021-03-06 5:35:17 PM  
Bam. Just won some money.  Now if Blachowicz loses I'll be set.
 
2021-03-06 5:36:19 PM  
Interviews for pre-lim winners = Fill this space!
 
2021-03-06 5:37:02 PM  
By the way, it's just my luck.  The other day I bought flight tickets and booked a room in Vegas for the weekend of UFC 261 while prices are still dirt cheap, on the off chance that they'll allow live audiences by then.  Even if not, it gets me out of town for the first time in a year and I can watch the fights in a casino sports book and make a few bets.  The very next day Dana says that since Texas is allowing live events, he might move UFC 261 to Houston.  We'll see what happens.
 
2021-03-06 5:38:01 PM  
 
2021-03-06 5:38:18 PM  

psychicdeath99: We'll see what happens.


Disease and death?
 
2021-03-06 5:38:39 PM  

2wolves: psychicdeath99: We'll see what happens.

Disease and death?


LOL.  I sure hope not.
 
2021-03-06 5:40:44 PM  

psychicdeath99: By the way, it's just my luck.  The other day I bought flight tickets and booked a room in Vegas for the weekend of UFC 261 while prices are still dirt cheap, on the off chance that they'll allow live audiences by then.  Even if not, it gets me out of town for the first time in a year and I can watch the fights in a casino sports book and make a few bets.  The very next day Dana says that since Texas is allowing live events, he might move UFC 261 to Houston.  We'll see what happens.


Brother there ain't nothin' - but NOTHIN' that TexASS won't fark up! xD
 
2021-03-06 5:46:05 PM  

Snaps: Farkin' Uke: Mullet Mario looks JUST like the hero from a cheezy SciFi Rifftrax flick I watched last week and I can't for the life of me remember which one it was, dammitsomuch...


ka-BOOOM!  GOOD NIGHT, IRENE!!!

Mario lopez in the journey?


I...but....because how...since I barely...when did?...how would you...

How could you possibly know which from the hundreds of RiffTrax of the dozen that I watched last week?  CAN YOU SEE ME RIGHT NOW?!

/I'm scared
 
2021-03-06 5:46:06 PM  
Gold flag trim!  SovCit?
 
2021-03-06 5:46:09 PM  
Cruz looks like a skinny Mark Munoz
 
2021-03-06 5:47:23 PM  
HAHAHAHA!!!  When I first saw this dude's name flash up, I thought he had the nickname "The Medic" and I thought that it might well be THE WORST nickname for a fighter!
 
2021-03-06 5:49:54 PM  
Wtf ref
 
2021-03-06 5:50:20 PM  
Cruz ran into a buzzsaw
 
2021-03-06 5:50:21 PM  
Does this new ref owe Herb Dean money or something?
 
2021-03-06 5:50:28 PM  
What the fark is this ref's problem?!?
 
2021-03-06 5:50:49 PM  

Farkin' Uke: Snaps: Farkin' Uke: Mullet Mario looks JUST like the hero from a cheezy SciFi Rifftrax flick I watched last week and I can't for the life of me remember which one it was, dammitsomuch...


ka-BOOOM!  GOOD NIGHT, IRENE!!!

Mario lopez in the journey?

I...but....because how...since I barely...when did?...how would you...

How could you possibly know which from the hundreds of RiffTrax of the dozen that I watched last week?  CAN YOU SEE ME RIGHT NOW?!

/I'm scared


It's a new release on prime, lucky guess.
 
2021-03-06 5:50:59 PM  
STOP IT
 
2021-03-06 5:51:03 PM  
Total Strikes: 48-0!!!
 
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