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On the night of November 3, the UFC 244 tournament, expected by the fans of mixed martial arts, took place at the New York arena “Madison Square Garden”, each fight of which deserved special attention. A powerful list of fights, rating meetings, a fight for the BMF belt awarded by Dwayne Johnson, brutal knockouts – this, as well as many others, will remember the event held at MSG. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with how each confrontation took place, as well as the results of our predictions.
- Jorge Masvidal – Nate Diaz
- Calvin Gastelum – Darren Till
- Stephen Thompson – Vicente Luke
- Derrick Lewis – Blagoy Ivanov
- Kevin Lee – Gregor Gillespie
- Corey Anderson – Johnny Walker
- Shane Burgos – Makwan Amirkhani
- Brad Tavares – Edmen Shahbazyan
- Andrey Orlovsky – Jairzinho Rosenstruyk
- Kathleen Chukagian – Jennifer Maya
- Lyman Goode – Chance Rencontre
- Julio Arce – Hakeem Doudou
- All UFC 244 Results
Jorge Masvidal – Nate Diaz
During the first three rounds of the main event, Masvidal completely controlled the course of the meeting, breaking Diaz both in the standing position and on the ground, for whom only one takedown attempt was enough, and also knocking him down twice. Probably, the championship rounds could have played a role, and Nate showed a competitive confrontation, however, due to its dissection, it was decided to stop the fight in the interval of the third and fourth five minutes.
[stextbox id = 'info'] This means that we gave the correct forecast for this fight (TB 2.5 by rounds) [/ stextbox]
Calvin Gastelum – Darren Till
The co-main event of the evening turned out exactly as it should be. Till, who was a strong underdog, took the first round with a stretch, after which in the second he left no chance for Calvin, who, realizing that it smelled fried, turned on in the third five-minute, but it was too late.
[stextbox id = 'alert'] Having worked well in all planes and won by split despite our prediction of early completion, the Briton showed that it is too early to write him off. [/ stextbox]
Stephen Thompson – Vicente Luke
The fight took place under the control of Thompson, who was much better on his feet, applying more accurate punches, taking the next round over and over again. In the third five-minute interval, the American began to declassify the Brazilian, throwing out twice as many accented punches and knocking him down, but he could not finish.
[stextbox id = 'info'] However, our forecast for TB 1.5 by rounds is valid. [/ stextbox]
Derrick Lewis – Blagoy Ivanov
The entire distance of the fight Lewis was looking for the same punch, while Ivanov periodically flew with a clinch from the American rolls, and also diligently tried to catch him on a submission. Each round was remembered by the strong chin of the Bulgarian, which seemed to be about to fall on the canvas.
[stextbox id = 'alert'] The meeting turned out to be relatively equal, because of which any fighter could have taken Victoria, but Derrick Lews did it, whereas we predicted that Blagoy Ivanov would win. [/ stextbox]
Kevin Lee – Gregor Gillespie
The fight began in a standing position and with a careful manner of fighting on the part of both athletes, it was clear that, if necessary, they were ready to start working on the ground.
With a couple of exchanges and a slight advantage on Gregor's side, something happened that would seem to put anyone down.
[stextbox id = 'alert'] Kevin hit the counter with an overhand, after which he sent him with the most accurate left high-kick, just like our prediction in a blind knockout. [/ stextbox]
Corey Anderson – Johnny Walker
It happens that you are preparing for takedowns and parterre, and your opponent surprises in the stand – this is exactly what happened here. After an unsuccessful takedown at the start, Corey hit Johnny, who fell into groggy, and Anderson began to diligently finish him, hitting the target. It might seem that the referee stopped the fight early, but Johnny still could not come to his senses, while there were three minutes left until the end of the round.
[stextbox id = 'alert'] The Brazilian's HYIP train stops, but our forecast does not come. [/ stextbox]
Shane Burgos – Makwan Amirkhani
The first five-minute fight took place under the control of Amirkhani, who, after the first unsuccessful takedown, was still able to transfer Burgos, and also to find a way out for submission twice, but the capture power was not enough. It was evident that Makwan gave almost all his strength to this round, as a result of which Shane dictated his own rules after the whole fight, who caught the courage and was close to finish all TKO – at the end of the second round.
[stextbox id = 'info'] In the third five minutes, he was still able to complete what he had begun, finishing off his barely breathing counterpart with a series of punches and adding another positive forecast to our asset. [/ stextbox]
Brad Tavares – Edmen Shahbazyan
The athletes began the battle in reconnaissance, occasionally throwing out oncoming attacks, which is logical, because one after an idle time, and the second meets with such opposition for the first time. After that, Tavares missed, being knocked down, but managed to avoid the finish, which was quickly followed by Shahbazyan. However, after this it was difficult to expect a miracle, because Edman's aggressive manner of fighting is intended just for such moments.
[stextbox id = 'alert'] Literally a few seconds later, Brad misses the left head kick and goes to bed, and the young prospect continues his win streak, retains the status of an unbeaten fighter and tells us that our forecast has not gone. [/ stextbox]
Andrey Orlovsky – Jairzinho Rosenstruyk
As expected, this fight began and ended. There was not a hint of the stalls from the Belarusian, and there was no time for that – at 29 seconds of the first round, everything ended after he climbed into the exchange, where one accurate hit by Jairzinho was enough, which could put out the light for Orlovsky even earlier.
[stextbox id = 'info'] One way or another, the outcome of the fight turned out exactly as we predicted it. [/ stextbox]
Kathleen Chukagian – Jennifer Maya
The Brazilian woman put up unexpectedly good resistance to the contender for the title fight against Valentina Shevchenko. Chukagian worked as the first number at a distance, but her opponent also did not sit on the sidelines, actively responding in exchanges and trying to drag Kathleen into the clinch. Despite the drawdown in cardio, Maya continued to work actively, but could not impose anything either in the fight or in the clinch.
[stextbox id = 'info'] The fight dragged on for three rounds, and Kathleen Chukagian turned out to be stronger on the judges' cards – everything ended as we expected. [/ stextbox]
Lyman Goode – Chance Rencontre
If Rencontre's game plan for this fight was to interrupt Hood in a standing position, then it was a failure. Lyman easily controlled the course of the meeting, throwing out powerful low-kicks and jabs, over and over again shaking counterparts. Chance, on the other hand, only once tried to carry out a takedown in order to fence the opponent in his own style, as was the case with Naurdiev.
[stextbox id = 'alert'] Naturally, in this situation, our forecast could not go. [/ stextbox]
Continuing to miss a lot of heavy punches and not trying to drag the opponent into clinching, Rencontre was completely hammered by Goode at the equator of the third round.
Julio Arce – Hakeem Doudou
As expected, most of the meeting took place in a standing position, cautiously on the part of both fighters. From the first seconds, the Canadian took the center of the octagon, where he spent almost the entire first round, pressing the American, who sometimes threw out dangerous attacks. In the second five-minute there was a fight on the ground by Arce, from which Doudou was able to get out without any problems.
[stextbox id = 'info'] The third round was held in a standing position, the fighters worked actively, and in the last seconds an exchange followed, where Hakim missed several jabs, which caused him to fall in the eyes of the judges, who recorded only two rounds on him and Victoria, as we predicted. [/ stextbox]
All UFC 244 Results
- Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz – Jorge Masvidal wins by TKO in the third round.
- Calvin Gastelum vs. Darren Till – Darren Till won by split decision (28-29, 27-30, 30-27).
- Stephen Thompson vs. Vicente Luque – Steven Thompson wins via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27).
- Derrick Lewis vs. Blagoy Ivanov – Derrick Lewis wins by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27).
- Kevin Lee vs. Gregor Gillespie – Kevin Lee KO wins first round.
- Corey Anderson vs. Johnny Walker – Cory Anderson wins by TKO in the first round.
- Shane Burgos vs. Makwan Amirhani – Shane Burgos wins by TKO in the third round.
- Brad Tavares vs. Edmen Shahbazyan – victory of Edmen Shahbazyan by KO in the first round.
- Andrey Orlovsky vs. Jairzinho Rosenstruyk – victory of Jairzinho Rosenstruyk KO in the first round.
- Kathleen Chukagian vs. Jennifer Maya – Kathleen Chukagian wins via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
- Lyman Goode vs. Chance Rencontre – Lyman Goode victory by TKO in the third round.
- Julio Arce vs. Hakeem Doudou – Hakeem Doudou wins via split decision (28-29, 28-29, 29-28).
Without a doubt, we can conclude that the tournament was worth the wait and watch, despite the fact that the main event did not end as expected – before the championship rounds, which could change the course of the meeting. Prospectuses represented by Jairzinho Rosenstruyk and Edmen Shahbazyan continue their unbeaten march, while the even bigger hypetrains of Johnny Walker and Gregor Gillespie have been stopped. Probably, it will not take place anytime soon such a high-profile event from the UFC, but let's hope that we will not have to wait long.