November 2, 2019
By StatementGames Team
UFC 244 – Schedule, Fight Card & Overview
When: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Early Prelims: 6:30 PM – UFC Fight Pass
Preliminary Card: 8:00 PM ESPN 2
Main Event: 10:00 PM PPV
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
|Jorge Masvidal -175 vs. Nate Diaz +145|
|Kelvin Gastelum -230 vs. Darren Till +180|
|Stephen Thompson -130 vs. Vicente Luque +100|
|Blagoy Ivanov -130 vs. Derrick Lewis +100|
|Gregor Gillespie -175 vs. Kevin Lee +145|
|Johnny Walker -150 vs. Corey Anderson +120|
|Shane Burgos -260 vs. Makwan Amirkhani +210|
|Jair Rozenstruik -150 vs. Andrei Arlovski +120|
|Katlyn Chookagian -160 vs. Jennifer Maia +130|
|Edmen Shahbazyan -125 vs. Brad Tavares -105|
|Lyman Good -135 vs. Chance Rencountre +105|
|Hakeen Dawodu -135 vs. Julio Arce +105|
UFC 244 Fight Day Preview
UFC pay-per-views in 2019 have wildly delivered, but Saturday night in New York City has the ability to go down as one of the best of the entire year. It’s rare to get a card from the promotion that’s loaded from top to bottom, but that is exactly what we’re going to get inside Madison Square Garden this weekend.
From Stipe Miocic upsetting Daniel Cormier to regain the heavyweight crown to Henry Cejudo becoming an overnight sensation with a second divisional belt, PPVs have mattered. And Saturday night at Madison Square Garden will be no different when Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz square off for the newly minted “BMF” title in New York City.
Masvidal gets the opportunity to headline his first PPV event after two of the most brutal knockouts of the year. He rallied to finish Darren Till in England with a slick left hook before “ending” Ben Askren in a UFC record five seconds with a flying knee from across the cage.
His brand has never been hotter and one could make the argument he’s a win on Saturday short of earning a title shot.
Diaz, meanwhile, will enter just his second fight in three years after earning a decision over Anthony Pettis in August. The younger of two fighting brothers has reached cult-hero status after his wars with Conor McGregor and more recently fighting USADA and UFC to clear his name of a reported adverse finding in his drug test just a week before this bout. Diaz said he would not show up until his name was cleared of any wrongdoing. His pressure worked as UFC and USADA subsequently released statements that Diaz did not commit an anti-doping violation.
All of this is to say: we are blessed to finally reach fight day and see two of the baddest — and coolest — fighters in UFC do battle for 25 minutes on Saturday night.
Buckle up, it’s going to be a wild ride.
Source – CBS Sports, Brent Brookhous, Jack Crosby, Brian Campbell
UFC 244 Predictions
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10 PT Pick = Nate Diaz Wins By Submission/DQ
9 PT Pick = Kelvin Gastelum + Darren Till Fight GOES THE DISTANCE
8 PT Pick = Blagoy Ivanov + Derrick Lewis DOES NOT COMPLETE Two Full Rounds