UFC 249 predictions
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Despite the potential drama behind it, UFC 249 has given the sports world something we have not seen in months. Real live sports in the era of COVID-19.

The event started out with a violent knockout and one brilliant performance from Bryce Mitchell. These were just the early preliminary matches before what promises to be an event-filled main event in Tampa Bay.

Needless to say, sports fans of all shapes and ages were excited about the return of live sports. Some of the reactions say it all.

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