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The MMA Vivisection - UFC Nashville: Thompson vs. Pettis picks, odds, & analysis

Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch are back to break down this week’s UFC event in Nashville, TN. With picks and odds for every fight on the card. From Anthony Pettis vs. Stephen Thompson in the main event down to Eric Shelton vs. Jordan Espinosa in the prelim opener.

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The UFC heads into the final weeks of their massive 2019 opening run of events. This time around the promotion is headed to Nashville for a totally decent Fight Night that will have trouble standing out significantly from its peers in any way. In the main event, Stephen Thompson welcomes Anthony Pettis to welterweight, while Curtis Blaydes looks to become Justin Willis’ first roadblock to heavyweight title contention. Jussier Formiga and Deiveson Figueiredo will battle to see which elite caliber talent can avoid getting needlessly axed on a loss. And a number of interesting prospects while hope to catch eyes and move to better booking next time out.

If you’re interested in what the ESPN+ prelims card holds, you can find our breakdown off all that action right here (and/or enjoy it the ‘old school’ way on YouTube):

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Here’s a look at the UFC Nashville fight card as it stands right now, via

Stephen Thompson vs Anthony Pettis - 3:51, 18:55 Odds
Curtis Blaydes vs Justin Willis - 19:50, 31:24 Odds
John Makdessi vs Jesus Pinedo - 32:44, 38:29 Odds
Jussier Formiga vs Deiveson Figueiredo - 39:37, 46:46 Odds
Luis Pena vs Steven Peterson - 48:20, 57:41 Odds
Maycee Barber vs JJ Aldrich - 58:51, 1:09:29 Odds

Bobby Moffett vs Bryce Mitchell - 2:26, 10:07 Odds
Marlon Vera vs Frankie Saenz* - 11:21, 19:37 Odds
Alexis Davis vs Jennifer Maia - 20:23, 29:38 Odds
Randa Markos vs Angela Hill - 30:45, 44:17 Odds
Chris Gutierrez vs Ryan MacDonald - 45:15, 53:10 Odds
Eric Shelton vs Jordan Espinosa - 54:23, 1:03:02 Odds

*Check out our interview with Frankie Saenz on SoundCloud, or watch the video here:

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