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two title fights confirmed for UFC 197 (March 5, MGM Grand Garden)

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by danielao, Jan 12, 2016.

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  1. danielao

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    Confirmed today by UFC.

    Lightweight Championship
    Rafael dos Anjos (c) vs. Conor McGregor

    Women's Bantamweight Championship
    Holly Holm (c) vs. Miesha Tate

    General public tickets on sale January 22.
     
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    Will be an amazing night, that's for sure.

    There for 200, so can't wait to see what they line up for that card.
     
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    I thought Conor was the champ...
     
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    He´s moving up a weight class.
     
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    I'll be interested to see how Holly Holm performs. I think that Rhonda Rousey was not really at 100% for her fight as she looked considerably lighter then I've seen her in the past. She just looked warn out before the bell even rang. Possibly from too much media or her focus was on her upcoming big movie deals and other things she's involved in currently.

    As far as Conor goes I expect him to win this with a 1st round knock out.

    I'll be interested to see what the line is as I correctly had the Robbie Lawler fight down to the exact call. That it being a judges decision going to Lawler. I think Holm might get this fight done in 3 rounds.
     
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    Potentially becoming the first person to hold UFC titles from different weight classes at the same time.

    Not related to this card but I am also excited to watch Donald Cerrone fight at 170lbs in February.
     
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    The title of this should read UFC 196


    And dos Anjos just pulled out of the main event fight with McGregor.

    OUCH!
     
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    Yeah but now we get Nate Diaz, the shit talk alone could possibly cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
     
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    What happens to the bets already made on the McGregor Anjos fight?
     
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    I would think that all bets are off.
     
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    Do they get their money back?
     
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    Yes! Did you see the press conference for the fight? It was ridiculous!
     
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    The hype for this fight will grow real fast. I'm staying at MGM next week but flying out Friday. Still hope to catch some prefight activities.

    [video=youtube_share;x0Ze86N21ro]http://youtu.be/x0Ze86N21ro[/video]
     
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    My son and I are going! So excited. Was disappointed that McGregor wont get the title fight he wanted, but it being Diaz for the replacement cheers me up a bit. It's going to be entertaining as hell! I can't wait!
     
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    Oh yes watched it live, Diaz inserted his foot in his mouth with the steroid comment considering Melendez and Shields history and McGregor jumped on that like Dada5000 on a double cheeseburger. Word is they have 4 more planned over the next week, this could be WWE level entertainment.
     
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    McGregor opens at -400 Diaz at +325 for those interested
     
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    I went in Vegas on a very last minute trip and they had the Anderson Silva open workout on Tuesday at the MGM Grand. That was very cool to see. Thursday was the weigh in but my flight back home left at 10am and the weigh in was at Noon. I was tempted to extend the trip to that Sunday after the fight as the funds were there and I was off work but ultimately decided to head back home.

    You should be able to see a things leading up to the fight. Also I ran into a few fighters at the MGM and on the elevator and a few of the ring girls also. Easy to spot...just look for the security around them walking down the hallway and on the elevators!
     
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    Live press conference from MGM Grand Vegas coming up now on FS1. Turn it on.
     
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    So this is an insanely minor thing, but I'm nonetheless curious about it -- it looks like Herb Dean is wearing Nike sneakers with a pretty blatant and noticeable Nike swoosh logo. I wonder how that's going over with Reebok given the sponsorship deal...
     
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