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The MMA Vivisection - UFC Fortaleza: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2 picks, odds, & analysis

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Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch return to breakdown this week’s UFC event in Fortaleza, Brazil. With picks and odds for every fight on the card. From Marlon Moraes vs. Raphael Assuncao in the main event down to Rogerio Bontorin vs. Magomed Bibulatov in the opening prelims.

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The UFC’s returns to Fortaleza for the first time since 2017 this weekend. And while it doesn’t hold quite the stakes of their most recent card in Brooklyn, they’re still bringing a top shelf night of action back to Brazil. Featherweight top contenders Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes rematch in the main event in hopes to gain their chance at gold. While Jose Aldo looks to fend off the new generation of featherweight prospects in the co-main event against Renato Moicano. Toss some Demian Maia, Charles Oliveira, and Johnny Walker in there and it should make for a night to remember.

If you’re interested in the prelim action, you can find our Prelim Vivi below (or click here to watch it on YouTube).

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Here’s a look at the UFC Fortaleza card as it stands right now:

Raphael Assunção vs. Marlon Moraes - 3:19
José Aldo vs. Renato Moicano - 17:20
Demian Maia vs. Lyman Good - 35:31
Charles Oliveira vs. David Teymur - 44:03
Justin Ledet vs. Johnny Walker - 58:40
Livia Renata Souza vs. Sarah Frota - 1:06:47

Anthony Hernandez vs. Markus Perez - 4:36
Thiago Alves vs. Max Griffin - 12:56
Mara Romero Borella vs. Taila Santos - 25:41
Júnior Albini vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik - 33:25
Geraldo de Freitas vs. Felipe Colares - 39:23
Ricardo Ramos vs. Said Nurmagomedov - 47:50
Magomed Bibulatov vs. Rogéirio Bontorin - 1:00:23