Rate The Card: UFC on ESPN Ngannou vs. Velasquez

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  1. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    ESPN Main Card

    Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez
    James Vick vs. Paul Felder
    Cortney Casey vs. Cynthia Calvillo
    Alex Caceres vs. Kron Gracie
    Vicente Luque vs. Bryan Barberena
    Andre Fili vs. Myles Jury

    ESPN Prelims:

    Jimmie Rivera vs. Aljamain Sterling
    Benito Lopez vs. Manny Bermudez
    Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Andrea Lee
    Scott Holtzman vs. Nik Lentz

    ESPN+ Prelims:

    Renan Barao vs. Luke Sanders
    Jessica Penne vs. Jodie Esquibel
    Aleksandra Albu vs. Emily Whitmire
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    All fights, bout order and times are set for the UFC's debut on ESPN's Main Network, featuring a Heavyweight Main Event bout between Francis Nganou and Cain Velasquez, returning from injury hiatus. What do you guys think of this card? Provided the Main Event stays together, I really like it.

    The entire Main Card is full of fights that should end in some good finishes, I'd call this a solid debut card and hopefully it can draw in some new fans. I'm excited to see the debut of Kron Gracie and one underrated fight to keep on your radar is Benito Lopez vs. Manny Bermudez.

    If I had to rate this card out of 10, this is an 7.5-8/10 for me. What do you guys think?
     
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  2. Druken_Vovchanchyn

    Druken_Vovchanchyn Green Belt

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    8/10

    Bro id give this a 4. 6 Would be stretching it.

    This card is garbage actually. its gonna be cool to see cain back. The WHOLE card? Come on bro.
     
  3. cambo78

    cambo78 Silver Belt

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    4/10

    Ngannou/Cain
    Kron/Caceres

    That's it.
     
  4. Ozze

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    Good enough. 7/10.
     
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  5. Gambit MMA

    Gambit MMA Red Belt

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    main event and kron gracie debut. rest is bleh

    4/10
     
  6. 275others

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    2/10.
    Main is event is interesting and that’s about it.
     
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  7. DeYanKees1

    DeYanKees1 Blue Belt

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    8/10

    Damn poor Barao ESPN+ prelims..
     
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  8. TheLinguist

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    Rivera should be on the main card
     
  9. AssassinFacedBaby

    AssassinFacedBaby Shitpost Belt Platinum Member

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    8/10, don’t know what these casuals above me are talking about, some good fights
     
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  10. UFC=Pride

    UFC=Pride Black Belt

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    6 out of 10
     
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  11. SaigeVanZant

    SaigeVanZant Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    About a 7. Only really interested in the top 2 fights and Albu's ass.
     
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  12. FlyingDeathKick

    FlyingDeathKick Black Belt

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    I've got no idea either, they probably don't appreciate free cards because their broke asses stream everything. Check out UFC 234 and consider that's a ppv... This is a great fight night event.
     
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  13. faustian

    faustian THE LOOSE CANNON Platinum Member

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    All I can say is that they'd better pray to JBG that Cain makes it to the cage
     
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  14. Joseph_McBride

    Joseph_McBride Brown Belt

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    7.5/10.

    It would look better if Rivera/Sterling was inserted as the co-main and every other fight was bumped down a spot.

    Main event is sick tho, assuming Cain makes it to the cage.
     
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  15. Trifick

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    Some of those prelims should be on the main card.
     
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    6/10. I see a lot of decisions going down. The JBG will not be appeased too much.
     
  17. ApplesVild

    ApplesVild Purple Belt

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    4 fights I'm interested in, the rest is watchable just because a fight is a fight. 5/10 at most
     
  18. ArtemV

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  19. Hallmans Budgie

    Hallmans Budgie Blue Belt

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    I gave up on this sport 18 months ago but would probably set my BT box to record the main event.

    3/10.
     
  20. King in the North

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    6/10 and it’s only because the main event is hype. This card is trash really. Without Kron, Aljo/Jimmie, and Felder/Vick, this card would be straight 2/10 shit, son.

    Edit:
    Card also has Barao, Albu’s ass, Benito, and a few other fun fights. I was too harsh but will leave the original post. It needs bumped up to a 7/10.
     

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