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The MMA Vivisection - UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum picks, odds, & analysis

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Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch are once again joined by Kid Nate to give you all the nitty and some of the gritty on all the fights for UFC 188, including their personal fight picks and the betting odds.

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UFC 188 is upon us. After nearly two full years on the sidelines, heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is making his return to the Octagon. He'll be facing off against the crowned in absence interim champ Fabricio Werdum. On the line is the title of undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Big stakes for a big fight. Co-maining is a slightly less high stakes (but no less awesome) matchup of top lightweights as former Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez takes on former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez in what is sure to be a barn burner of a fight. But, there's lots more to talk about, including Tecia Torres, Augusto Montano, and Johnny Case.

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Here's a look at the full fight card:

PPV Card
Cain Velasquez vs. Fabrício Werdum
Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez
Yair Rodríguez vs. Charles Rosa
Tecia Torres vs. Angela Hill

FX Card
Alejandro Pérez vs. Patrick Williams
Francisco Trevino vs. Johnny Case
Fight Pass Card
Augusto Montaño vs. Cathal Pendred