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The MMA Vivisection - UFC on ESPN 2: Gaethje vs. Barboza picks, odds, & analysis

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Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch return to break down this week’s UFC event in Philadelphia, PA. With picks and odds for every bout on the card. From Justin Gaethje vs. Edson Barboza in the main event down to Mark De La Rosa vs. Alex Perez in the opening prelims.

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The UFC is finally wrapping up their year opening stretch of fight cards with their second ESPN event, this time in Philadephia, PA. The headliner is a guaranteed fire fight between Justin Gaethje and Edson Barboza, accompanied by two strong action bouts, as Josh Emmett takes on Michael Johnson and Karolina Kowalkiewicz takes on Michelle Waterson.

The prelims for this card will start on ESPN+ at 3:30 PM Eastern and move over to ESPN at 5 PM. You can check out our breakdown of the early fights, right here.

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Here’s a look at the UFC on ESPN 2 card as it stands right now:

ESPN MAIN CARD | 7PM/4PM ET/PT
Edson Barboza vs Justin Gaethje - 4:10, 20:13 Odds
David Branch vs Jack Hermansson - 23:29, 32:05 Odds
Josh Emmett vs Michael Johnson - 32:56, 44:10 Odds
Michelle Waterson vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz - 45:10, 56:25 Odds
Paul Craig vs Kennedy Nzechukwu - 57:03, 1:06:42 Odds
Sheymon Moraes vs Sodiq Yusuff - 1:10:24, 1:18:52 Odds

ESPN PRELIMS | 5PM/2PM ET/PT
Jessica Aguilar vs Marina Rodriguez - 3:10, 9:34 Odds
Ross Pearson vs Des Green - 11:29, 18:02 Odds
Kevin Aguilar vs Enrique Barzola - 19:25, 27:23 Odds
Kevin Holland vs Gerald Meerschaert - 29:56, 38:30 Odds

EARLY PRELIMS ESPN 2 | 3:30PM/12:30PM ET/PT
Ray Borg vs Casey Kenney - 39:32, 49:28 Odds
Maryna Moroz vs Sabina Mazo - 50:57, 59:46 Odds
Alex Perez vs Mark De La Rosa - 1:00:39, 1:07:35 Odds