UFC on ESPN 8 results & discussion

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UFC on ESPN 8 took places Saturday, May 16th from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The event took place with no live audience but broadcast worldwide on ESPN.
 
Main Card (Live on ESPN, 9:00 PM EST)
 
-Alistair Overeem defeated Walt Harris by TKO (Strikes, Round 2, 3:00)
-Claudia Gadelha defeated Angela Hill by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
-Dan Ige defeated Edson Barboza by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
-Krzysztof Jotko defeated Eryk Anders by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
-Song Yadong defeated Marlon Vera by Unanimous Decision  (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
 
Preliminary Bouts (Live on ESPN, 6:00 PM EST)
 
-Miguel Baeza defeated Matt Brown by KO (Strikes, Round 2, 0:18)
-Kevin Holland defeated Anthony Hernandez by TKO (Strikes, Round 1, 0:39)
-Giga Chikadze defeated Irwin Rivera by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
-Nate Landwehr defeated Darren Elkins by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
-Cortney Casey defeated Mara Romero Borella by Submission (Armbar, Round 1, 3:36)
-Rodrigo Nascimento defeated Don’Tale Mayes by Submission (RNC, Round 2, 2:05)
 
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Oh shit Matt Brown fighting?!?!?

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Number of UFC fights / Number of wins by finish in UFC fights / (Most recent UFC win by finish):

  • Gadelha: 10 / 1 (2017)
  • Hill: 11 / 2 (2020)
  • Casey: 10 / 2 (2016)
  • Borella: 5 / 1  (2017)

WMMA: Catch The Fever™!!!

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Another shitty Women’s fight on the main card. 

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Wish they would limit women to 1 fight and be on the undercard.

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I have to record cards like these so I can skip the shit fights like the co-main 

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I think everybody watching this will be rooting for Walt Harris tonight 

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Prediction: Reem takes a dive so he doesn't look like an asshole.

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Matt brown vs Miguel Baeza is almost guaranteed to be fireworks. Yet Cláudia vs Angela is the co main because YAY undeserving  equality 

just like the fucking NFL considering incentifying hiring a minority head coach to undeservingly move up draft spots. 

Fucking pathetic wimp ass SJW bullshit.

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DollawayGotFistedByAPillow -

Matt brown vs Miguel Baeza is almost guaranteed to be fireworks. Yet Cláudia vs Angela is the co main because YAY undeserving  equality 


just like the fucking NFL considering incentifying hiring a minority head coach to undeservingly move up draft spots. 


Fucking pathetic wimp ass SJW bullshit.

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PaynanDiaz -

I think everybody watching this will be rooting for Walt Harris tonight 

Yep. My favorite fighter is Overeem and I can't even root for him tonight. 

PaynanDiaz -

I think everybody watching this will be rooting for Walt Harris tonight 

This, I love Alistair. I really do. One of my all tine favourites, but I want to see Walt get the W

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Main Event trivia and odds and ends:

  • Prop odds at 5Dimes say: "Fight doesn't go to decision" is favored at -500.
  • Both Reem and Harris have had 9 fights in the last 4 years (Harris also had an NC). Each has gone to a decision only once in that time.
  • Overeem has lost 4 of his last 9 fights. The guys who beat him are ranked Champ, 2, 3, and 6.
  • Harris has lost 3 of his last 9 fights. The guys who beat him are ranked 11, 15, and No Longer With UFC.
  • Harris is a slight -135 favorite to win the fight. No matter how he wins, if he wins I'd put the odds at -1 million that he'll get a bonus. 
  • Strange Reem trivia: His last 2 losses have been (T)KOs with 4 seconds left in the fight!

Tug Dabone -

Number of UFC fights / Number of wins by finish in UFC fights / (Most recent UFC win by finish):



  • Gadelha: 10 / 1 (2017)

  • Hill: 11 / 2 (2020)

  • Casey: 10 / 2 (2016)

  • Borella: 5 / 1  (2017)


WMMA: Catch The Fever™!!!

Women simply don’t generate the power to consistently KO each other, that’s not news and really no factor in my enjoyment of a fight. I don’t hate watching Joanna just because she most likely not going to finish her opponent. The greatest fight in WMMA history (one of the best fights period) did not have a stoppage. 

WMMA is terrible

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Don't know why but I just can't stand Angela Hill.

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scrapdo - 
Tug Dabone -

Number of UFC fights / Number of wins by finish in UFC fights / (Most recent UFC win by finish):



  • Gadelha: 10 / 1 (2017)

  • Hill: 11 / 2 (2020)

  • Casey: 10 / 2 (2016)

  • Borella: 5 / 1  (2017)


WMMA: Catch The Fever™!!!

Women simply don’t generate the power to consistently KO each other, that’s not news and really no factor in my enjoyment of a fight. I don’t hate watching Joanna just because she most likely not going to finish her opponent. The greatest fight in WMMA history (one of the best fights period) did not have a stoppage. 


You must be referring to Joanna J?drzejczyk vs Zhang Weili

Happiness Bunny -

Don't know why but I just can't stand Angela Hill.

This ... she is a channel changer for sure! 

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Rakoshi - 
Happiness Bunny -

Don't know why but I just can't stand Angela Hill.

This ... she is a channel changer for sure! 


I hate her, so I tune in to watch her lose.

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Man, Barboza was so fucking thin at weigh ins yesterday.