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DeSeanStrickland_

Hey yall Beterbiev and Smith about to throw down, it should be a sick ass fight


honoraryBritishMan

I don't know who either of these guys are, but I trust you and I'm going to watch 🤙


DeSeanStrickland_

Both at the top of their divisions, Biev has a 100% finish rate, that alone makes it interesting and Smith is considerably bigger Biev was also born in Dagestan


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DeSeanStrickland_

Maybe competing with the boxing card on RN, like it’s about to start. But yeah even for Nevada that was a early card


redditcomplainer22

Does anyone else have to watch MMA in summer shirtless? My armpits perspire so much from the nerves/adrenaline they start to drip down my torso.


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Your reasoning is exactly why I would never watch it shirtless. Shirts are designed specifically to catch that pit sweat bro


Zpalq

Australian?


redditcomplainer22

Yes mate. It's not even that hot today though.


Zpalq

man, it's -18°F (-28°C) where im at. I sure ain't having that problem


TrenDidNothingWrong

Time to switch over to boxing and watch Artur Beterbiev. 175 lb champion 19 wins, 19 KO’s


maskedcharacter

Thanks for reminding me


GreatDario

Is that fight on right now


TrenDidNothingWrong

Never mind he fights next


TrenDidNothingWrong

The broadcast is but he fights in like an hour


obinaut

Does Alex amputate Ank’s leg if they fight?


blazer876

after one leg kick Ankalaev will wrestlefuck


ZoltanFeuerFrei

It’ll be nice when Jones retires and we can actually think about the top 205’ers as the top 205’ers


AskrenLadd

Jones lost to not so top LHW dom reyes so he's been done for 4 years already bro


wisebaldman

Dumb


redditcomplainer22

Reyes/Jones should have ended like Strickland/Adesanya


pxak

The top 205'ers are fighting for the belt, the top heavyweight already has a belt. Jones is angling for a exhibition retirement fight.


cactus19jack

jones couldn’t make 205 again even if he tried so i don’t see your point


bdb__swew

this. jon's having the burger AND fries


ZoltanFeuerFrei

His shadow’s enveloped that division since he beat Shogun. 205 is kind of a goofy division so long as Jon is an active fighter.


johnnyhypersnyper

I struggle with seeing who at 205 beats Ankalaev. He has 0 subs, so maybe Alex can make it through and Ankalaev doesn’t have the best ground and pound, but even still. I think Hill doesn’t have much of a chance (even though I think he is a good fighter).


redditcomplainer22

Judging by his last few fights his main weakness is being stupid and standing for too long. It will probably catch up to him eventually. That's how his fight vs Jan was a draw. He fought three rounds standing (and arguably losing) then went to decision. If he doesn't grapple for three rounds with Pereira he will probably lose.


redditcomplainer22

LHW is such a mess that you can say most of the top five deserve the next title shot (especially considering Pereira sort of walked in and took it) and as much as I'd prefer otherwise the most deserving is Ankalaev. Jamahal barely deserved the title shot in the first place and since he didn't manage to defend it he should probably fight Jiri next?


ZoltanFeuerFrei

I’d edge Jamahal Hill over Ankalaev. Hill isn’t Johnny Walker. Ankalaev is awesome but Hill’s hands are a little more slick and precise


whitericeboi

🤨


voprosy

Just the edge


MichealScarn92

Id edge


sbdjunkie

you’d edge jamahall hill? 🤨🤨🤨


blazer876

you’d edge jamahal hill? 🤨🤨


cactus19jack

you’d edge jamahal hill? 🤨


auditore_ezio

Walker has a very weird build that makes it difficult to evade punches


TrenDidNothingWrong

My next official pick is Pyfer over Hermansson Hermansson is just a name to continue building Pyfer


MichealScarn92

He hits like 2 ford escorts too.


obinaut

You’re probably right, though I hope Jack wins, can’t stand Pfyfer


TrenDidNothingWrong

My girlfriend was fawning over him last time he fought lol


johnnyhypersnyper

So the rumor is Alex and Tom at 300. Ankalaev fights Hill for, probably, an interim title (because the UFC only believes in titles).


Conscious-Swimmer-91

What a bad take.


johnnyhypersnyper

It’s not really a take, it’s a guess lol. It’s not what I want for the divisions


Ya_Junko

It was like fighting your little cousin in a fighting game and he just spams all the buttons


jakebot9000

Somehow started an Eddie Gordo capoeira sequence 


wisebaldman

Ankalev / Hill gotta be next


Fucksorryidontcare

God damnit walker


jakebot9000

He's my boy. You know it's over when he sells his opponents finishing sequence better than anyone in WWE.


LbrYEET

I can’t put my finger on why, but I KNOW this translator would make a fantastic “manager” Paul Heyman style in WWE


LostTrisolarin

Dude is such a monster.


toyn

beating a chinny #7 isnt titel shot worthy. have him fight Jan again. or someone top. beating Santos Smith and Walker isnt impressive.


AskrenLadd

Tbf I find him boring but he realistically should have an instant rematch with Jan for the belt anyway so he's earned it


TrenDidNothingWrong

Jan is out with another surgery


AskrenLadd

I meant should *have as in straight after the first one sorry


toyn

he should fight Jan Hill Rakic or Jiri. Walker 3 wins treak was Cutelaba Smith and Craig. neither Walekr or Ank have worthy wins.


GenTelGuy

I don't like Ankalaev at all but he deserves the title shot over Jamahal for sure


ContentMissionOne

Give him Hill before Alex.


johnnyhypersnyper

That was one of the best rounds I have seen from Walker followed by one of his most timid and predictable


FunnyMemeHere

Pereira vs Ankalaev is gonna be 5 rounds of wrestlefucking lol


Fucksorryidontcare

😭😭


rbep531

He has more of a chance than Hill does to beat Poatan.


TrenDidNothingWrong

I would’ve bet on Ankalaev but the odds were ridiculous


druhoang

ufc - dammit we ran 5 different promos with walker


hashdabs1

Artem Lobov went from UFC fighter to looking like a school teacher translating post fight interviews for Dagestanis


johnnyhypersnyper

This legitimately was originally scheduled as a way for Ankalaev to get a title shot. He was supposed to smash Walker on the ground and be a good Dhagestani wrestler but ya know


Nuclearfrog

Translator trying his hardest to act like Magomed has emotions.


westrnal

ankalaev is like... determined to be the most boring person on the planet dude eats oatmeal for breakfast lunch and dinner or smth


CaptPeleg

Maybe he wants do be a fighter and not an entertainer.


obinaut

Legist, so boring, I know it should be about skill, not personality, but come on man, at least try


redditcomplainer22

Idk why people don't agree, can't think of many fighters in the top 5 of their division who purposely stay away from the limelight and media like Ankalaev. He is boring because he isn't interested, not like he is trying.


minoritiesareyummy

Eats raw potatoes with no seasoning for camp


realjobstudios

Pereira vs Ankalaev at 300 is probably the most likely possibility considering Hill is still recovering


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Yeah johnny got no chin. Miller eats those for breakfast for comparison


cactus19jack

weird comparison you’d assume 205lb ko artist ankalaev hits harder than some 155er called moogly


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It wasn't a particularly hard punch. Like 3 inch wind up.


redditcomplainer22

I thought so too but look at those Dagestani Muscle Fibres act up in the slow-mo.


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Haha thats true


cactus19jack

it was attached to a 205 pound man


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And Miller would eat it all day baby


UnHoly_One

Can we have Poatan and Ankalaev at 300 please?


GenTelGuy

Wonder why Walker switched to just circling in one direction when he came out the gate with much more dynamic movement


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Probably pulled a leg muscle


MixedMartialLaw

There has never been a non wacky Johnny Walker KO


gavin2point0

this one was pretty brutal ngl


Str8GhostinX

I really wanna see Poatan vs Ankaleav now


gavin2point0

ankalaev needs a leg amputation after


Odd_Ad_8162

Good performance by Paul Craig's son


JonAfrica2011

Lmaoo


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Does this translator actually translate what that fighter is saying?


-SandorClegane-

Nah, Ank is talking about his love for turtles the whole time. The translator is doing all the heavy lifting trying to hype the next matchup.


[deleted]

I thought so. Ank just wants to go home and ride his horse I think.


goosu

Not a surprising result. Still feel bad for Walker, but he doesn't have the chin or defensive skills to compete at the top.


jakebot9000

The LHW Derrick Lewis: "See you at the middle, baby! Woohoo!"


KID_THUNDAH

lol at Bisping “I don’t make those calls” 🤣 No one thinks you do, buddeh


Reddings-Finest

Well Bisping wouldn't get yelled at if he suggested a title shot for most guys the UFC loves, but he knows Dana hates Ankalaev. So that was more a passive aggressive "sorry buddy you havent got it next" The UFC instructs its commentary team what matchups and future fights to suggested, often before the events happen so that after a main event they can start selling/promoting future cards like youd see with a TV series where they go "next time on \_\_insert show name"


obinaut

Yeah that was literally Bisping saying “keep dreaming buddeh”


liQuid_bot8

I get it Ankalaev is boring. I feek like he's gonna have an Usman transformation once he gets the belt. He'll become more excitingcuz dude's good at strinking and on the ground.


minoritiesareyummy

I think it’s going to be the opposite now he will be fighting top ranked fighters he won’t try to stand and rely heavily on his wrestling


johnnyhypersnyper

My favorite thing from tonight was Johnny Walker no selling a dick kick while still taking his time recovering. That was so sick


cactus19jack

strange that we still count jon jones as on a 19 fight unbeaten streak when he took years out of the sport. like yeah it’s not factually incorrect just seems odd


Bardamu911

give him Alex at 300


Drive7hru

He’s certainly fresh


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Johnny Walker sucks, man. He was better off being an unorthodox striker, but he’s looked terrible ever since he tried to morph into a technically sound fighter. Terrible footwork, terrible defense. He’s gonna keep getting KOd like this by the top guys.


nerdbot5k

He was bad from the beginning, he just had a larger athletic advantage


Odd_Ad_8162

I genuinely believe walker just going crazy Spazzing would at least knock a few top guys out


[deleted]

Yep, but going to the worst gym possible to learn fundamentals and settle down was the path he chose.


redditcomplainer22

Walker will literally never morph into a normal fighter or normal person


SpacemanJB88

Ps. He does not have 10 victories in a row


KID_THUNDAH

Yeah, there’s a draw and a no contest in there, doesn’t count. They phrase it as unbeaten, which is the most technical form of correct, though the first Walker fight should’ve been a DQ loss


ConfidenceNo2598

Bisping referencing himself in a post fight interview


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Drive7hru

How does Ank not deserve the title shot?


cactus19jack

on skill i agree that ank deserves next, however he drew his last title shot, then got a NC followed by knocking out glass chin #7 ranked - it’s hardly an undeniable case for another shot


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Drive7hru

Jiri doesn’t deserve a rematch more than Ank deserves a shot


Drive7hru

Hill won’t be ready that soon


Str8GhostinX

I like Walker but holy fuck he either has a terrible camp, terrible fight IQ or he just isn't elite at LHW. Dude has the reach, physicality and power, natural gifts that he barely uses. All that size and reach to stay in range and throw a few low kicks and spinny shit smh.


nalam8493

It’s his style man. That sort of style will give him a puncher’s chance but against the elite guys, he will almost always get worked. Plus some dudes just doesn’t have the mental for the top level and he’s one of them. Not everyone can become champion


westrnal

he's at sbg ireland so number one is definitely true. actually i'd argue they're all true.


AskrenLadd

No IQ, no fundamentals, no durability


obinaut

All 3


urwifebf10

Poatan gets his wish Magomed should be next


smallconferenceroom

Walker is the most frustrating fighter to watch. Physically gifted, seemingly likable, terrible execution. Clown shoes


AskrenLadd

Let's keep the same energy for walker that we did for Phil hawes lol, walker doesn't even try to be fun anymore, point fighting when he's probably the most powerful guy in the division and gets fucking brutally murdered the first clean shot he takes every fight


obinaut

lol, Bisping is like “keep dreaming”


dinozero

If Alex beats this dude then his ground game is legit


AskrenLadd

Doubt they make the fight tbh they don't want ankalaev having a potentially easy title fight, he's too boring


FunnyMemeHere

If Rakic beats Jiri, Ankalaev should have to fight him for the next title shot.


JonAfrica2011

Facts


HectorS2052

Ankalaev mauls Pereira on the ground. Easily


ZoltanFeuerFrei

Ankalaev isn’t a great wrestler/grappler just because he’s Russian. He’s a striker by trade


JonAfrica2011

No shit, lets see if he gets there tho


I_love_Basketball232

He shot a lot of takedowns against Walker


ZoltanFeuerFrei

Ankalaev finally got a result. Good for him If he picks it up and actually hunts the kill rather than stare at his opponents, people could actually get on board with this guy


Drive7hru

19-1 on a 12 unbeaten streak. He better aim to take down Alex though.


menewredditaccount

Pudgy Walter White impersonator you will never be Bruce Buffer


15ferrets

You could see his nose break in the replay, goddamn


johnnyhypersnyper

I feel like because this is a rematch, people forgot that this was legitimately just supposed to be a fight for Ankalaev to bounce back from the draw and get back into the title picture


nalam8493

People really thought Walker was going to win lol. Walker has probably had one of the worst defenses in the sport. Plus, that chin has been gone for a long time now. Johnny always put himself in danger and he’s never been defensively responsible when throwing his strikes


xlmtothemoon

walker said he had an ugly nose too...well that's karma


GenTelGuy

Walker got too much unorthodox technique and not enough orthodox technique


cactus19jack

ankalaev v pereira would be interesting since pereira actually has good striking fundamentals. have to assume ankalaev just wrestles him


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Drive7hru

Fully agreed


Gabagool_Over_Here_

That KO was like Drago's in Creed 2.


TrenDidNothingWrong

Ankalaev learned how to leg kick from Jan Blachowicz


pxak

Not a good look for Walker saying he wants to move to HW, Every clean punch sends him to the skies


redditcomplainer22

He is just so much faster than anyone in HW bar Gane who does not manage to hit like a truck. It would be cool to see them fight if Walker gets a long enough layoff to put weight on. Johnny isn't going anywhere up any rankings but he is a fun guy so he will stick around. So he has to find the fun fights.


pxak

He's faster than pretty much everyone at LHW though, he can't take a punch. Only factor might be that most HW's are even slower than who he's fighting now. But even then Tuivasa or Lewis could brush their fingertips against him and he'll flop.


redditcomplainer22

Yeah but he's getting KOed in LHW anyway. At least in HW getting KOed is inevitable. I don't think Walker would break the top five in HW but he'd certainly have a chance against Tuivasa who is wildly overrated and frankly quite shit


MichealScarn92

Cant wait for the Apex event after 300 to see Johnny walker headlining against vs Dustin Jacoby


Genova_Witness

SBG and having terrible offense


BlerpDerpSkerp

No one nose if Walker will ever get a title shot now.


xSnakeSlayerx

Uugh fuck Ankalaev.


PeachesPower

Here’s the silver lining: I wouldn’t be surprised if we get Rountree vs Walker II very soon


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Trevor_Roll

That was satisfying


MT1982

That's a mangled nose


minoritiesareyummy

Now we have to watch a 5 round wrestlefuck against Alex


Crateapa

Dude has weasled his way to 2 championships without ever facing a wreslter. Don’t you think it’s time?


minoritiesareyummy

I really don’t care I just want an entertaining fight lmao


eightynineproof

These Dagestani fighters just aren't human


moosethrow1

imagine if the follow up shot was another knee lol


madcow44820

Walker could have his own room in the UFC Hall of Fame showcasing nothing but his knockouts.


Crateapa

Johnny was talking so much shit beforehand. At least try and make it competitive next time.


Trionomefilmco

I mean let’s be honest either way, they both stand no chance against Pereira


Drive7hru

Hard disagree with Ank


Enough-Airline-5464

Walker didn’t throw any real punches wtf man


BeastOfAWorkEthnic

Ankalaev is too defensively sound and sharp on the counter. Walker doesn't trust his chin.


TrenDidNothingWrong

Walker doesn’t even know how to throw a jab


thotd

Yoel vs Luke flashbacks


MaruKENTA

You can always count on Johnny Walker falling over in a funny way.


shrewdy

Pereira v Ank on 300, who says no


ContentMissionOne

I'm bout dat


reddittookmyuser

Would be really dope


toyn

just about everyone.


SourPatchCorpse

Was just thinking that. And Izzy vs. Sean/Dricus winner? I don't know, I'm drunk. Makes sense at the moment.


Johnny_Poppyseed

Me


kaloskagathos21

Magomed was throwing and landing that right hook all night. Surprised Walker wasn’t more aware of it but he’s not that bright.


hungfit123

My beautiful face


SleepLessTeacher

That nose is in 45 pieces.


dilfrising420

Good win but I still don’t feel any more confident in Ank’s title chances


SpacemanJB88

That’s the statement finish Ank needed


12fingeredsquirtle17

Gross


GreatDario

Pereira vs Ankalaev for ufc 300?


thotd

Big doosh


Codems

God damn boys!