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The MMA Vivisection - UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington main card picks, odds & analysis

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Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to breakdown this week’s UFC main card in Las Vegas, NV. With picks and odds for every fight on the PPV. From Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington in the main event down to Petr Yan vs. Urijah Faber in the opener.

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It’s no secret, UFC 245 is stacked. As 2019 comes to a close, the world’s largest MMA promotion is looking to wrap up the year with a bang—and they’ve got three title fights on the line to make sure fans get their money’s worth. In the main event, welterweight champ Kamaru Usman takes on former interim champ Colby Covington. The featherweight title is on the line in the co-main, with Max Holloway defending against Alexander Volkanovski—alongside a woman’s bantamweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Germaine de Randamie. Throw Jose Aldo in the mix, and Urijah Faber too, and it should be a hell of a night of fights.

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Here’s a look at the UFC 245 MAIN CARD bouts as they stand now:

UFC 245 on ESPN+ 10PM/7PM ETPT
Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington - 2:18, Odds 22:58
Max Holloway vs Alexander Volkanovski - 25:04, Odds 49:45
Amanda Nunes vs Germaine de Randamie - 51:35, Odds 1:01:19
José Aldo vs Marlon Moraes - 1:02:25. Odds 1:07:12
Petr Yan vs Urijah Faber - 1:08:00, Odds 1:16:00


Our MMA Vivisection covering all the bouts on the ESPN2 & Fight Pass PRELIMS portions of the card dropped yesterday, and you can catch it right here:

Here’s a look at the UFC 245 PRELIMS as they stand now:

ESPN2 PRELIMS | 8pm/5pm ET/PT
Geoff Neal vs. Mike Perry - 5:15, Odds 15:53
Ketlen Vieira vs. Irene Aldana - 16:07, Odds 23:15
Ian Heinisch vs. Omari Akhmedov - 24:12, Odds 32:13
Matt Brown vs. Ben Saunders - 34:03, Odds 38:38

ESPN+/FIGHT PASS PRELIMS | 6:15pm/3:15pm ET/PT
Chase Hooper vs. Daniel Teymur - 39:35, Odds 46:25
Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France - 47:35, Odds 56:50
Jessica Eye vs. Viviane Araujo - 58:23, Odds 1:07:26
Punahele Soriano vs. Oskar Piechota - 1:08:54, Odds 1:12:47

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