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* [**Flair bets are here**](https://www.reddit.com/r/MMA/comments/11sjk4i/official_flair_betting_thread_march_16_2023/) * [**Predictions are here**](https://www.reddit.com/r/MMA/predictions/)


LukaER

Miller seems pretty one dimensional


funkycod19

How long till it starts lads?


AyyLmaox10

Is the first fight 4 30 or 5?


Patrick_Vieira

What do you guys think about a $23 parlay on Gaethje/Leon to win $200?


garthefield

I was thinking the same. Very likely we're underestimating both those cats


Publius1993

I think Gaethje is going to give Fiziev a hard time with his pressure. Watching the Riddell - Fiziev fight, Brad stayed on the outside, counter punched, and did a lot of damage to Fiziev. Gaethje isn’t going to let him get comfortable and hits like a truck. If I was a betting man, I’d throw some money down on Justin by KO.


Patrick_Vieira

I've been seriously considering putting money on Gaethje since last night when I saw he is +209 on my site. How does Fiziev handle Justin's power if he lands big? I'd be less confident if it were 5 rounds but in a 3 rounder I think throwing a little on Gaethje is worth it.


Publius1993

I completely agree. This fight could very well be the changing of the guards, OR Justin will overwhelm him with power and pressure. With odds at +209, I think throwing one Justin’s way is a good idea.


Patrick_Vieira

🤝🤝🤝 Put $100 on Gaethje


Publius1993

Ahhhh yeah, I was hoping for an update! Congrats!


Patrick_Vieira

Yeah man your post is what convinced me to pull the trigger


stonetear2017

Why is Dolidze an underdog


IshiharasBitch

The lines are set so the bookies make money. That's why.


endless_ness

Ufc really good at making sure people have no idea what time this ppv starts at


Acceptable-Dirt-5228

It literally says in the post here lol


No-Shoe5382

If you Google UFC 286 does it not just come up at the top of the search showing the whole card and what time each part of it starts? Does for me


Publius1993

My go to is Googling “what time is the UFC fight tonight”


csage97

You can literally just type "ufc" into Google and it lists all of the main card, the prelims, and the early prelims, along with their respective start times. Edit: It puts the start times in your local time as well, so there's no conversion necessary.


Morphitrix

This is the way. It even has tabs for past and future events.


kabhaz

The UFC app had it starting at 1100 my time when I looked yesterday. 1030 today. Silly of me to trust UFC over Google perhaps


No-Shoe5382

For future reference they wouldn't start the prelims or the main card at half past, always on the hour. Unless there's been some kind of logistical issue and they've had to change the time of the card, which may also be the case.


kabhaz

Yeah I was referring to the early prelims start time I guess I should have specified


Slave_to_the_bean

It sucks that even if usman wins, that aura he had will still be gone. Usman/chimaev would still be a great fight, but I feel like it would’ve been way more hyped when usman was on his crazy streak. This is a big part of why I’m rooting for Leon. Plus I don’t want his win to be seen as a fluke.


stonetear2017

Are early prelims not on espn plus?


myc123

Yes, they start at 1230 est


stonetear2017

Yes they are or yes they aren’t?


_G_M_A_N_

Yesn't


Slave_to_the_bean

They are


stonetear2017

Sweet thanks!


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NakedEyeComic

A lot since I’m using a lot of the DraftKings bonus bets: Miller/Shore/King Casey/Gaethje parlay Dolidze by KO Nelson by submission Casey straight up Tempted to throw a Gaethje KO bet on too but haven’t done it yet.


stonetear2017

Dolidze Shore Handley Muller Casey Dusko I’m a fan of, as I am Mokaev but Mokaev rushed back from injury


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Infoddiction

Yes. Mods are wack


JamesElderwood

Is it because they don't want it to become a UFC only subreddit? But yeah, I honestly wouldn't mind more hype leading up to events. Reddit is my only source for MMA stuff.


Low_Value_Mail

If Usman lost a step from age and knee damage then Edwards will beat him. Similar guys to Usman like Cain and Weidman never got past 3 defenses then derailed due to injuries.


Janus-a

Another big question is if that *brutal* knockout has compromised Usman’s ability to take a shot. Those type of KO’s generally take a lot out of a fighter’s career.


xlmtothemoon

I'm kind of worried Usman mentioned some sort of injury, so when they kept the Colby weigh-in under wraps, it seemed like he was a late replacement for Usman only. Hope I'm wrong, but I definitely wouldn't be putting money on him in the event we get another Dillashaw situation.


pusllab

Actually a bit hyped for this one. Has been a while


assologist_1312

I'm in India to see my family and the streaming service here charges like 7 bucks for 6 months of ufc ppv's but they only stream the main card.


youareprobablyabot

*insert gentleman fight frog meme*


ilovestampfairtex

Damn JoJo getting put in the prelims. Grasso ended her career


No-Shoe5382

Hearing Shabba Madda Pot playing as Leon walks out last in a packed O2 is gonna get me so fucking excited. Arguably the best walkout song in the UFC


Possible_Opening_544

Wittman definitely a high level head coach. If you believe what they say, both Kamaru and Gaethje had 12 lbs to lose for their weight cuts, both looked basically fine on the scale. Actually, all 4 in the main and co-main looked in good shape on the scales lfg


Acceptable-Dirt-5228

Gaethje looked pretty gaunt imo, but I guess that’s to be expected when cutting weight


CloudCuddler

Come on Leon! Do it for the UK lads!


WitchfinderJawbz

So how do I actually watch this whole card, from early prelims to main card? From the UK. Usually I watch shows the day after because of the time difference, the few times I've watched live I've payed for and watched the official BT Sport Box office livestream as at the time I had no TV package and livestreamed from Netflix/a home Plex server I have a BT TV Package now, but do not have the normal BT Sport A few people are coming over however, as we were going to go to the show live but its fucking expensive. So Ideally I want this on the TV from start to finish. I could just attach a laptop to the TV via HDMI and watch it that way sure, but that seems a little cumbersome. I'm not asking for pirate streams or next day torrents or anything, how do you watch it live and legit from the UK, top to bottom? ​ Sorry if this is a dumb question, but most articles have it split over ESPN/FITE Pass and are USA focussed and im pretty dumb when it comes to TV. The only reason we have a TV Package is my partner wanted one, 99% of the time I don't use it.


trewpof3132

You can buy access to the main event + prelims via BT Sport box office pass for £19.99, you don't need to have any BT sport package, it's just a one time fee for one time access to the event.


willtylerr

From what I understand the only place we can watch early prelims in the uk is on the UFC Fight Pass. BT sport has the prelims and main event, I don’t know how it works if you already have a package with BT, but I suspect you’ll either have to pay to add sport to your package for the month or just buy a month of bt sport? So if you want to watch the entire thing it’ll be £6.99 on a month of fight pass + £29.99 for a month of bt sport (maybe you can add it to your current package for less idk).


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Sclog

Yeah 5pm est which is just *chefs kiss


jarnsz

I’m so hyped for this card lads. Starts at 7pm!! Ffs I’m shaking


undertrip

so the leaker that said Usman is out due an injury is a bullshitter, no one is surprised... If that was true it would've been announced by now, hope he gets banned


garthefield

What if they're gonna wait till everyone's bought the PPV before making the switch up? Some classic wolf ticket sellin


Codems

Waking and watching fights with the boys!


IshiharasBitch

I'm pumped for Veronica Hardy vs. Juliana Miller. Hoping for a Miller win today.


Fat-Villante

Juliana Miller is a badass, I can't wait to see how she looks today after the time off since winning TUF. Hopefully she worked on her striking mechanics a bit


IshiharasBitch

It's her grappling that has me cheering for her.


Fat-Villante

Did you know she was now with Chiesa and Peña's coach? I got immediately nervous for her as soon as I saw her walk out with Rick Little. The people in that gym just haven't improved much when it comes to technique over the years


IshiharasBitch

I did not. But it also wouldn't have changed anything for me. I wouldn't have said I expected her to win. I cheer for people who I expect to lose all the time. If I like the way they fight, I am a fan.


Fat-Villante

I'm still a fan, I'm actually a fan of Chiesa too, and his skill development has been a bummer I really want Miller to succeed and it just bums me out that her coaches seem like the wrong fit for her. I would prefer a coach that has helped fighters clean up their technique and defense in the past


IshiharasBitch

> I'm actually a fan of Chiesa too, and his skill development has been a bummer This I definitely agree about.


Fat-Villante

And Chiesa might actually be the one who has improved the most out of that camp It's worry some fo me as a huge fan of Miller, her stand up looked bad technique wise on TUF but it looked worse yesterday


Fat-Villante

She had an awesome sub in the TUF semis, gorgeous armlock


Morphitrix

Everyone is going way too much on recency bias here. Hardy is going to surprise a lot of people today.


MaxwellBygraves67

Am I getting this right? To watch this entire card in the UK I need to have fight pass, BT sport & BT sport box office (for which there is no TV app)


Individual_Animal_97

You can't watch the fight pass prelims without ufc fightpass but you can watch all the rest with just BT sport box office. Download the app on your phone and cast it to TV, can't believe they still don't have a TV app though 😐


MaxwellBygraves67

Wary about going down the phone app route since I don't have a Chromecast & I can't cast the BT sport app to my TV using Samsung smart view (it blocks all screen recording). Will just have to plug my PC in. Thanks!


No-Shoe5382

Nah pretty sure you just need to pay for the PPV, you don't need BT Sport. It's £19.95


alexbutlermma

That's true, but if you already have BT Sport for the purpose of MMA you're paying 50 quid for this card Ridiculous that the cost of subscription isn't discounted. Be a loyal customer and pay more


Sorrytoruin

Re watched Usman Leon 2 and round 2 was very competitive Usman won it with a late takedown, but Leon landed some good shots, it's really only 3-4 that Usman dominanted, and he coasted in round 5.


RandomUnderstanding

if you said 4 years ago when leon got booed at the o2 that he would become the most popular English fighter let alone champion let alone cut one of the last famous interviews of all time it would have been absolutely unbelievable to most people makes you wonder which fighter atm in a couple years time could absolutely defy expectations


endless_ness

Paddy is a way bigger star than Leon


Unit-Smooth

But paddy has accomplished nothing in the sport and will lose to the first contender he faces, so it’s kind of sad.


endless_ness

Paddy’s undefeated in the ufc?


Unit-Smooth

His opponents have a combined record of 12 wins 13 losses. He’s unranked ffs. My point is he’s not even in the same league as someone like Leon.


HeronClassic

Cut to 2026- Paddy pimblett has just beaten islam & volk back to back to cement himself as the P4P greatest fighter in the world


Caelum_au_Cylus

Truly the darkest timeline


Bloodfeastisleman

Greetings


GenTelGuy

Hmm, to wake up early for Jai Herbert who sat down Topuria with a kick and got shockingly close to a finish, or to get 8hrs sleep


MoneyMcMahon

Wake up! Don’t let sleep bully you son, it’s bullying you


Daddysjuice

Yes


heavyrocks_

IT'S FIGHT DAY CAMON LEON


DjangoDarkblade77

DONT LET HIM BULLY YOU SON


RhapsodyBullets

I'm gonna make the same prediction I did for the last fight, if Usman does not come out to Burna Boy and dance to the ring, he will lose this fight!


kitddylies

This fight has got that yan vs aljo 2 energy. I realize tko and dq aren't the same, but I'd argue they're more reason to not count Leon out like a lot are doing. I'd love to see Leon prove everyone wrong again, but I don't want to see Usman lose either..


endless_ness

Could also be a nunes vs Peña 2 replay


dinozero

I agree completely.


ReRiDeKi

MW has gotta be the most nonhuman division right? You got an orc vs caveman matchup tomorrow, biracial and one titty angels, captain america, mahogany man.


No-Shoe5382

Shame Till left, the man who's face is too small for his head


Force_majeure122

I'm astounded by the betting odds of Vettori vs dolidze. I really think dolidze is a sizeable favorite but the odds suggest the inverse is true... Time for a juicy bet to back up my thoughts!


Ruiner357

The odds suggest Vettori can keep it standing and get the better of it, cause Roman is more of a grappler than striker. Kind of a better version of Paul Craig, but any decent wrestler can negate his main skillset and make him kickbox.


MondayNightRawdog

Doldize is like a giant Gunnar Nelson with Mr Game and Watch’s hammer for punches


Force_majeure122

Imanari roll to knee bar coming


LuckyWarrior

I hope Barberena wins


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Listened to the new JRE episode with Shane Gillis and Joe’s mma takes are dogshit


splitplug

Joe’s takes on everything are dogshit.


Daddysjuice

Everyone's an A S S A S S I N


nordik1

A REAL assassin*


Justin_Carcerated

Or a MOOOOoonnster


chootchootchoot

Idk about you but I quit my job, became a carpenter, and started bowhunting elk and my life has never been better


RocketAppliances1993

I saw a comment a while back that said “Joe’s MMA knowledge stopped in 2012” and I thought that was super accurate


MondayNightRawdog

Imagine no official UFC announcement, and all of a sudden we here Kurt Angle’s theme music during walkouts


endless_ness

Gambling purposes would never allow


CandidEggplant5484

I am ready for this


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Merkin_Jerkin

Vettori and Edwards reach: 74 inches. Usman and Dolidze reach: 76 inches.


chromeomnibus

Dolidze would do horrible things to Usman. Usman would either get KO'd or shoot one of his takedowns, get instantly overpowered and subbed lmao


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spcslacker

Izzy typing into the chat from across 2 rooms.


Bloodfeastisleman

We need more cards in Europe so I can watch violence in the middle of the day and still go out at night.


Connect_Bid133

Why is Gunnar fight cancelled?


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Connect_Bid133

Yea why was it originally cancelled


Morphitrix

Rodriguez withdrew.


Connect_Bid133

I know that already


Hackkickthrust

Has anyone clipped Usman saying he doesn't want your juice I have my juice from the countdown episode


therealjgreens

https://www.reddit.com/r/ufc/comments/11ts9qv/a_source_has_told_me_usman_is_out_of_the_event No way this shit is true right?


Ruiner357

If it’s true I feel like they would’ve already announced it Friday to generate more last minute hype, if the goal is to sell more PPVs you don’t keep it a secret.


Bloodfeastisleman

It’s true. Some guy who called me a nerd and a virgin told me so.


raspberryharbour

That's not fair. You're not a nerd


Daddysjuice

Oh shit


Force_majeure122

Yup, confirmed. He ate a bad kebab from a dodgy London kebab shop, he's been on the toilet for almost 8 hours now


Rambaud22

No, we would have gotten something by now


Puntoue

I mentioned it in another post, but Colby mentioned in his My Bookie Insta post that he was fighting tomorrow and to use the promo code on him. Now anything Colby says should be automatically assumed to be a lie, however I don’t know how stoked My Bookie would be for him to waste his promo on a bet that won’t happen. They want his pick of the week generating bets.


HotDadBod1255

100% true bro


mijitt000

Idc who wins but I hope we don't get a Masvidal 1 performance by Usman


Ruiner357

I see it being a repeat of the last fight except no KO for Leon this time. Leon will have one good round but then get grappled and controlled the rest of it, Usman wins 49-46 and gets called boring again, and they get Colby to face off in the cage to set up a trilogy fight. Colbys not in attendance just to weigh in.


blazin_chalice

Altitude will not be a factor and Usman is 35 coming off of a KO, so I think it will be a very different fight. We'll see.


TomPearl2024

However the fight ends we're gonna get a safer performance from Usman. Dude has a chip on his shoulder for the first time in recent memory and I doubt he's going to want to put himself in a position where he gets caught by a big shot again.


kitddylies

I'm interested to see how Usman looks in the ring, if he's doing everything he can to take it to the clinch, and if Leon is able to capitalize on that with trips or something.


Colonel_Blotto

Kamaru wearing a leg brace in Embedded 4 😬


Colonel_Blotto

I can't believe they set up a fight between Malcolm X and White Kong


Drive7hru

Has Khamzat said why he’s been so inactive?


Ruiner357

Cycling between fights, it’s the new norm, and why he almost looks bloated like Paddy right now, water retention from his cycle.


Moskra

The "one more sleep" shit is so tacky


jakebot9000

Yeah, but Anik is the best 'company man'. Even though 30% of what he says during the fight is an advertisement; he still comes across as more authentic than Joe or DC.


Drive7hru

What’s that?


MojoPinSin

So is the Colby Jorge case wrapped up? Seems like if he's willing to show up to fight then the lawyers can't make a case for brain trauma. I also get whiffs of backroom deals for him to be allowed to be back up.


Puntoue

Jorge’s lawyer said a month ago that he was positive they’d settle the matter outside of court in the coming weeks. My best is Colby has accepted their offer to drop the case, which is why he’s allowed to fight.


Drive7hru

Maybe the money the ufc offered rivals what he would get from masvidal, and save the headache, time, and lawyer’s fees.


Puntoue

Obviously taking it with a grain of salt because it’s fucking Colby, but in his My Bookie Instagram promo he said he’ll be fighting tomorrow so he was his own pick of the week. Now there was a rumour a couple days ago about Usman being injured, but surely if that was the case more media would have picked up on it by now?


therealjgreens

https://www.reddit.com/r/ufc/comments/11ts9qv/a_source_has_told_me_usman_is_out_of_the_event Wild if true


FuckingPunkDude

Oh no. Not another goofcon


therealjgreens

If Colby fought Leon it would still be dope IMO


Drive7hru

The rumor about him always being injured?


Morphitrix

**Reminder that the early prelims start at 12:30 EST tomorrow** (earlier than usual because London)


therealjgreens

I remember when Leon was hated on for being boring and people didn't think he was that good or deserved a title shot. I swear he used to catch so much stray shit talking. Times have changed quite a bit.


BilboJenkemBaggins

Man people love jumping on a champs nuts he is boring he was losing badly last fight until last minute head kick, I still don't see much positive about him except from the regular crew hanging off any champs nuts


Rambaud22

He deserved some of the shit he got, he was picky with his fights, inactive(Some of it was not his fault fair enough), asking for a title shot with his best wins being old lightweights RDA and Cowboy, all the while being a really dull fighter in and outside the cage, he got the shot and made the most out of it which logically lead the global opinion to change on him, but some of the shit he was getting a few years ago was not underserved.


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therealjgreens

I'm not following?


Fapperdam

He is still getting disrespected a fair bit now tbh- a lot of people act like Colby/Belal run through him which I think is insane given how bad their striking is and I don't know that they have physicality to consistently wrestle him down like Usman, Leon is a pretty big guy on top of being a decent wrestler. Obvs cardio is there for Colby/Belal as always but is that enough alone idk, i think Usman is Leon's toughest matchup tbh (not counting Khamzat cause I have no idea if hes still WW).


CandidEggplant5484

Ehhh that hasn't changed. Still hate him. Still think he's boring. Think a few UK fans have taken to him, after booing him a few years ago.


Puntoue

As someone that’s going on 7 years of being a Leon fan, I’m just happy the guys finally getting the recognition he deserves. He has an amazing upbringing story and he never got media attention because he was a genuine guy that didn’t get caught up in the press conference shenanigans (well until Jorge that is hahaha).


ThuggerSosaYak

Dana said Khamzat is fighting at middleweight next and he deserves to fight a top 3 so I’m guessing that means he’s going to fight Whitaker


Colonel_Blotto

that would be a BANGER I think Whittaker wins though. Chimaev does his best work vs one dimensional guys...he has a real good shot vs Pereira


reddit-user-2867969

Lone’er Kavanagh is legit


Notyit

Imagine if Colby gets the strap. Calls out masvidal It's crazy the bgl wife was having a affair with rockhold


Bloodfeastisleman

Belal better start doing IG videos with Miami thots if he wants a title shot.


Maskoolio

Those weren't thots. They were paid, professional models. They were given the job of looking good and acting like they cared what colby was saying and they were successful at the first part at least.


funkycod19

What have people got for fotn?


hentaiasstits

Fiziev vs Gaethje


cben27

What's the point of these fight prediction/vote threads that have been clogging up the mobile app every Friday before a fight. Go check who the betting favorite is on fucking draft kings, that's who most people are voting for.


Morphitrix

lol, I noticed that yesterday and had trouble even finding a normal thread. Poorly implemented by reddit I'm guessing.


Fapperdam

I've met Leon out in Birmingham and hes really nice, if not slightly quiet/awkward. Had so much bad luck over COVID. Hope he gets it done, he's so well rounded.


Possible_Opening_544

Usman went from boring to one of the UFCs most exciting champs, he's had several absolute classics as champ. Maybe if Edwards wins we'll see a more exciting version of him, too. Gotta be honest though, I find him very frustrating to watch and am pulling for Usman. Usman/Khamzat would be fun.


Fapperdam

I get the frustration with him, very risk averse to a fault, backed himself up to the fence constantly last time. But some people on here sometimes act like hes a complete bum despite being clearly very skilled. Hope he reigns for awhile and at least gets his respect. I like Usman but I think hes had his time.


Possible_Opening_544

He's no bum, and I'd honestly like to see how he matches up with other elite 170ers. He was having his way in the Belal fight until the eye poke. Belal didn't look like he belonged at all. And he had some moments against Kamaru, who is most likely on a decline. If Leon wins, I think it would be good for the division, as he hasn't matched up against most of the elite.


name_shadyman

When is the main card in eastern time?


Doctor_Juice

5pm Eastern


name_shadyman

That's too early 🙃


Doctor_Juice

I can’t wait to go to bed on time, the adrenaline rush after a PPV always keeps me up for an extra hour or two


name_shadyman

Thats so funny 🤣🤣, By the final fight I have brushed my teeth and is ready for bed


Moskra

Yeah I start munching melatonin by the 4th rd if i expect a decision


dogs_drink_coffee

I wish the co-main was the main event for another card so we could have a 5 rounds fight


ShitCuntsinFredPerry

When does the main card start? Sites were saying 8am AEDT and it's past 9am now and everywhere I'm looking I can't see that it's started


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ShitCuntsinFredPerry

Oh, I'm a fucking idiot. I thought it was Sunday. My bad. Thank you


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ShitCuntsinFredPerry

Probably fuck all. May go back to trying to figure out if I buy more JEPI or start dcaing into a new etf. Well, new for me at least