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The MMA Vivisection - UFC Moncton: Oezdemir vs. Smith picks, odds, & analysis

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to look this week’s UFC event in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. With picks and odds for all the fights on the event. From Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith in the main event down to Stevie Ray vs. Jessin Ayari in the Fight Pass opener.

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The UFC returns this week with... a card? UFC Fight Night: Oezdemir vs. Smith has some fun bouts dotted all up and down it, but for the most part it feels like just an event to keep everyone’s contractual obligations fulfilled. Most notably, if Volkan Oezdemir gets a big KO over Anthony Smith in the main event, he probably has a title shot coming against the Jones/Gus 2 winner. Otherwise, nobody on the event seems especially on the cusp of anything more than another chance to showcase their talent.

The main card breakdown is posted up above, via SoundCloud, but we’re splitting things with our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube channel. So if you’re interested in the prelims, you can find those below.

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FS1 MAIN CARD | 10PM/7PM ET&PT
Volkan Oezdemir vs Anthony Smith - 3:55
Michael Johnson vs Artem Lobov - 14:55
Misha Cirkunov vs Patrick Cummins - 23:40
Andre Soukhamthath vs Jonathan Martinez - 32:47
Gian Villante vs Ed Herman - 39:36
Alex Garcia vs Court McGee - 51:48

FS2 PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ET&PT
Nordine Taleb vs Sean Strickland - 2:20
Thibault Gouti vs Hasrat Haqparast - 10:14
Calvin Kattar vs Chris Fishgold - 16:51
Sarah Moras vs Talita Bernardo - 24:48

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS | 6:30PM/3:30PM ET&PT
Te Edwards vs Don Madge - 33:25
Arjan Singh Bhullar vs Marcelo Golm - 41:07
Stevie Ray vs Jessie Ayari - 47:39