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Rate The Card: UFC 196 dos Anjos vs. McGregor

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  1. Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    PPV Main Card:

    Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor- LW Title Fight
    Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate- WBW Title Fight
    Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor
    Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Schevchenko
    Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly

    FS1 Televised Prelims:

    Ilir Latifi vs. Gian Villante
    Brandon Thatch vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
    Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb
    Vitor Miranda vs. Marcelo Guimares

    Fight Pass Prelims:

    Jim Miller vs. Diego Sanchez
    Jason Saggo vs. Justin Salas
    Julian Erosa vs. Teruto Ishihara

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    First and foremost as always, this bout order is not official. It's purely for the sake of the thread. With that being said, now that UFC 196: dos Anjos vs. McGregor is finalized, what do you guys think of the PPV card centered around Conor's LW debut? It's very top heavy imo. The main and co-main are great obviously since it features two title fights but outside of that I'm left feeling a bit underwhelmed by it. It would have been nice if the UFC worked to add one more higher profile fight to it but with two title fights and one of them being the UFC's biggest current draw it's easy to see why they felt they could leave a bit to be desired as far as the rest of the card goes. The prelims on the other hand, is packed with quite a few exciting matchups that will surely draw in a few more PPV buys. If I had to rate this card (on the PPV scale of course) I'll give it a 8/10 due to the title fights but if it didn't have the main and co-main it has, I don't think it would do very good at all.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    9/10

    Superfight
     
  3. irishzombie Green Belt

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    Main and Co main make up for the rest of the card . Would pay just for those fights alone
     
  4. Sauce Castillo Raise Hell and Eat Cornbread yee yee

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    9/10

    If it loses McGregor/RDA it falls to a 6/10
     
  5. Medical Marijuana Man Buddah Buddah Buddah Double Yellow Card

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    Any card headlined by the GOAT is a 10/10 to me.

    However, in the bigger picture, compared to phenomenal cards like UFC 100 or UFC 189, I'd give it a 8.5/10.
     
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    8/10. Would rate it higher but find myself not caring about the co main event.
     
  8. Inverse Ginger Belt Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    8/10 overall - this card is still very eclipsed by UFC 194 imo.
     
  9. Dillashaw11 White Belt

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    9.5/10

    Been excited for this card since it was announced. Of course the two main fights are gonna make or break it. But I dont think the rest of the fights are bad. The rest of the main card fights are decent. Prelims have a couple good fights. And then you got Diego and Miller on fight pass. Good PPV IMO.
     
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    10/10 for the main event alone.

    To be honest though the rest of the card, aside from the Holm fight, is garbage.
     
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    8.5/10, great main and co main. A bunch of solid fights but it needed one more big time fight to be a 9
     
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    Two title fights including a super fight = a great card, but not quite UFC 100 level. I just hope Lawlor dresses up like Donald Trump for the weigh ins.
     
  13. CereserBr Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    8,5/10 great card
     
  14. Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yeah, the undercard to the 2 title fights is what caused the 8/10 for me. I originally posted a 7 but I thought that was harsh.
     
  15. CereserBr Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    No way, dude! The prelims are pure fireworks!
     
  16. Peteyandjia Saku Spring Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    I think it's because we got used to getting spoiled last year with stacked McGregor cards.
     
  17. Peteyandjia Saku Spring Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    I hope you're right.
     
  18. Failwani Brown Belt

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    9/10, I'd put a ring on it.
     
  19. BlastoiseDad Al-hamdullilah

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    Legitimate superfight.
     
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    8/10, not that good of a card imo. The main events are great. You'd think they'd want to stack the undercard with great exciting fights to have all the new Holly and McGregor fans to stay as long term UFC fans. Corey Anderson bores me to tears, Nunes-Valentinat not enough. Skelly fight isn't bad. Those 3 are not worthy of super fight undercard.

    Miller v. Sanchez would be better on the Main.

    If it loses the McG/RDA fight it's a solid 5/10
     

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