Welcome to the Tinder Predictions series. If you aren’t already familiar with these articles then buckle in, you’re in for a roller coaster ride. Ahead of UFC PPV events, Bloody Elbow will take to the popular dating app, Tinder, to see what predictions users have on the headlining fight(s). We will keep a tally and display screenshots of the most interesting comments, predictions “hot takes,” and pick-up lines from our findings.
This chapter of Tinder Predictions comes ahead of UFC 248 on Saturday, March 7th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In a continuation of the UFC 248 series, Israel Adesanya defends his Middleweight title against Yoel Romero in the main event.
Team: Israel Adesanya
- “I work with facts”
- 2018 called, it wants its opener back.
- Can’t disagree.
- I’m not even going to begin to unpack this one.
- Adesanya via this oddly specific combination.
- This is a huge compliment.
- We love a good in-depth prediction.
- That’s a heck of a highlight to catch.
- If “Never Back Down” is what got this guy into MMA, I have some concerns.
Team: Yoel Romero
- Romero by KO was the most common guess.
- I would have gone with “Stool man” as a more versatile descriptor, but sure.
- How dare he put this bad juju out there.
- I mean, fair.
- “For once”
- The most unappealing thing you can call anyone.
- That last line is never followed by anything good.
- Truly great selection skills.
- I would pay to see this fight.
- Won’t disagree with this point.
- Sean O’Malley got a good number of honourable mentions.
- *Eye roll*
- Hardcore fan status: Achieved.
- D- on this opener.
- Wrong sport.
- The number of people who made boxing references during this set of predictions broke records.
- Gervonta-Davis-level red flags.
- Their names are right there.
- These are the kind of questions we need to be asking, people.
- This conversation went too many directions.
With that, we have come to the conclusion of the first installment of the UFC 248 chapter in the Tinder Prediction series on Bloody Elbow. In total, we matched with 197 profiles and received 155 official votes.
Israel Adesanya - 58
Yoel Romero - 24
In conclusion, the Tinder users have spoken, and by their vote, we should expect Israel Adesanya to retain his title at UFC 248.
Results for Zhang Weili vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk will be published next.