GDT: UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2

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  1. Avs_19

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    Date: July 28, 2018
    Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome
    City: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Time: 8pm ET/5pm PT
    Viewing: Fox, TSN 5

    MAIN CARD (Fox, TSN 5)

    Lightweight bout: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
    Featherweight bout: José Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens
    Women's Strawweight bout: Joanna Jędrzejczyk vs. Tecia Torres
    Lightweight bout: Alexander Hernandez vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier

    PRELIMINARY CARD (Fox, TSN 5)

    Welterweight bout: Jordan Mein vs. Alex Morono
    Lightweight bout: Kajan Johnson vs. Islam Makhachev
    Featherweight bout: Hakeem Dawodu vs. Austin Arnett
    Light Heavyweight bout: Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cuțelaba

    PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass)

    Lightweight bout: John Makdessi vs. Ross Pearson
    Women's Flyweight bout: Alexis Davis vs. Katlyn Chookagian
    Flyweight bout: Dustin Ortiz vs. Matheus Nicolau
    Women's Strawweight bout: Randa Markos vs. Nina Ansaroff
    Lightweight bout: Devin Powell vs. Alvaro Herrera​
     
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    This looks like a fun card on paper.

    It's hard to imagine the main event not being good. I guess Alvarez could try to use his wrestling but even then Poirier isn't an easy guy to control. The first fight was great before the illegal knee so hopefully this one delivers as well.
     
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    Main card should be great.

    Would love to see an old-school Aldo performance here and have him fight Ortega for that 145lb title.
     
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    Looking forward to the Aldo fight see if he has anything left
     
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    Always a fan of Tecia
     
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    Better card than either 227 or 228 lol
     
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    Jordan Mein still fights?
     
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    Rocko604 Playoffs?

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    OT thought, but the UFC would probably start growing more excitement for these Fox/Fight Night cards if they started booking them in cities that involve the main event fighters. There's no good reason why this card shouldn't be in Philly. Liverpool and Long Island last year are the only ones I can think of recently where they've done this. I guess to a lesser extent, Atlantic City with Edgar and Branch.

    Boxing does this all the time for smaller shows, and it helps sells tickets. This card may not sell out Wells Fargo Center, but it would probably pack Temple's basketball arena (10,000 capacity). The atmosphere would be much better too.
     
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    They do it in Brazil, but yeah that's about it.
     
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    I'm excited for this card and one of the few that don't have any injury/missing weight issues.

    Eddie vs. Dustin 1 was a great fight. Can't imagine this one won't be a repeat unless someone gets caught early. Perfect fight to put on FOX especially with the rematch angle.

    Aldo and JJ are interesting. They are similar situations. The champions of their division for a long, long time. Lose their belt. Coming off back-to-back losses for the title. Are Max/Rose just bad matchups for them? Or are they broken? I'm rooting for Tecia, but I think JJ is a tough fight for her. Too long. I don't have any idea on who will win between Aldo/Stephens, but I'm rooting for Stephens just to get some fresh blood at the top of that division.
     
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    I messaged Jon Anik half kidding to hook up some tickets on Twitter and he actually hooked me up. Pretty pumped except it's a Fox card and the pacing is terrible.
     
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    That's awesome.

    At least it's Fox and not FS1 so it starts earlier and there are fewer fights on the main card. Those FS1 cards just drag on forever.
     
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    i always have a laugh when a Sik-jitsu fighter is losing because the entire camp doesn't defend leg kick or body shot
     
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    I don’t think Johnson is very good but that was still impressive by Makhachev. He made it look so easy once it got to the ground.
     
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    I haven't really found this card great, but happy to see Aldo get the win. I think he fights Ortega for the interim or real belt at some point.
     
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    That was awesome. Like they said, shows everyone how damn good Holloway is.
     
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    Nice to see Aldo not only pick up a win but a finish. Those were some great replays of the body shot and Stephens' facial expression as he realized he was done.
     
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    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    I'd rather see a fight end on a perfect body shot than a head shot, that's just me. :)
     
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    Blame the ****ing Corner for telling Alvarez to throw the elbow.
     
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    Great fight and finish for Poirier. That 12-6 elbow cost Alvarez big time.
     
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    Well those last two fight were ****ing awesome.
     
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    Just do Ferguson vs. Poirier as the co-main for the Conor vs. Khabib card.
     
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    Dana said he wants Ferguson on the same card as Conor vs Khabib, Ferguson vs Poirier is the only fight that makes sense.
     
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