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The MMA Vivisection: UFC Vegas & TUF 23 Finale doubleheader picks, odds, & analysis

Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch are back to give you all the info you need to know about the first two out of three fight cards this week. We're focusing on UFC Vegas: RDA vs. Alvarez and the TUF 23 Finale: Jedrzejczyk vs. Gadelha, complete with picks, odds, and breakdowns.

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The MMA Vivisection is back for part 1 of our two-stage UFC Fight Week Vivi coverage. In this episode we're looking at UFC Vegas and the TUF 23 Finale, everything from the lightweight title fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Eddie Alvarez to the strawweight title fight between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha (minus the TUF finals). Tons to break down, complete with odds and fight picks on each and every bout over this Thursday and Friday's cards.

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Here's a look at the two cards for Thursday and Friday as they stand right now:

UFC VEGAS

Fight Pass Main Card:
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Eddie Alvarez - 1:01:30
Roy Nelson vs. Derrick Lewis - 55:14
Alan Jouban vs. Belal Muhammad - 50:37
Joseph Duffy vs. Mitch Clarke - 44:19

Fight Pass Prelims:
Mike Pyle vs. Alberto Mina - 39:43
John Makdessi vs. Mehdi Baghdad - 33:28
Anthony Birchak vs. Dileno Lopes - 29:01
Russell Doane vs. Pedro Munhoz - 24:40
Felipe Arantes vs. Jerrod Sanders - 19:08
Gilbert Burns vs. Łukasz Sajewski - 12:22
Marco Beltrán vs. Reginaldo Vieira - 7:53
Vicente Luque vs. Alvaro Herrera - 3:55

TUF 23 Finale

FS1 Main Card:
Joanna Jędrzejczyk vs Cláudia Gadelha - 2:09:24
Andrew Sanchez vs TBD - 2:07:46
Amanda Cooper vs TBD - 2:07:46
Ross Pearson vs. Will Brooks - 1:58:55
Doo Ho Choi vs. Thiago Tavares - 1:51:03
Joaquim Silva vs. Andrew Holbrook - 1:44:32

FS1 Prelims:
Gray Maynard vs. Fernando Bruno - 1:39:56
John Moraga vs. Matheus Nicolau - 1:31:32
Cezar Ferreira vs. Anthony Smith - 1:26:23

Fight Pass Prelims:
Jake Matthews vs. Kevin Lee - 1:18:44
Li Jingliang vs. Anton Zafir - 1:12:20