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The MMA Vivisection - UFC Rochester: Dos Anjos vs. Lee picks, odds, & analysis (w/ Jimmy Smith!)

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Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are joined by former UFC & Bellator commentator Jimmy Smith break down the main & co-main events of this weekend’s UFC event. With picks, odds, and analysis for every fight on the card, from RDA vs. Kevin Lee down to Julio Arce vs. Julian Erosa.

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The UFC is headed to Rochester, NY this week with a solid Fight Night offering. Former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos meets former interim title contender Kevin Lee in a welterweight contest. Middleweight prospects Antonio Carlos Jr. and Ian Heinisch meet in the co-main, with Vicente Luque, Megan Anderson, Davi Ramos, and a trilogy fight between Nik Lentz & Charles Oliveira rounding out the main card. Also, former Bellator and UFC play-by-play man Jimmy Smith joins in to give his thoughts on RDA vs. Lee and Luque vs. Krantz!

If you’re interested in the prelims, you can find our breakdown of the ESPN+ undercard right here (or find it over on SoundCloud):

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

ESPN+ 10 MAIN EVENT | 8PM/5PM ET/PT
170 - Rafael dos Anjos vs Kevin Lee
185 - Antônio Carlos Júnior vs Ian Heinisch
145 - Megan Anderson vs Felicia Spencer
170 - Vicente Luque vs Derrick Krantz
155 - Charles Oliveira vs Nik Lentz
155 - Davi Ramos vs Austin Hubbard

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 5PM/2PM ET/PT
135 - Aspen Ladd vs Sijara Eubanks
155 - Des Green vs Charles Jourdain
170 - Danny Roberts vs Michel Pereira
145 - Mike Trizano vs Grant Dawson
205 - Patrick Cummins vs Ed Herman
185 - Zak Cummings vs Trevin Giles
145 - Julio Arce vs Julian Erosa


Podcast Timestamps/Card order - Since the Vivi Main Card Show was recorded on Wednesday, the card itself has changed - the co-main event went from Neil Magny vs Vicente Luque to Derrick Krantz vs Vicente Luque (due to Magny being flagged by the USADA) and then the UFC changed the co-main event yet again to Antônio Carlos Júnior vs Ian Heinisch; and for reasons unknown to us - Aspen Ladd vs. Sijara Eubanks also appears to have been swapped with Megan Anderson vs. Felicia Spencer from the prelims to the main card and vice-versa:

VIVI MAIN CARD SHOW:
Rafael dos Anjos vs Kevin Lee - 3:03, 19:06 Odds
Neil Magny Derrick Krantz vs Vicente Luque - 21:10, 32:12-No odds when recorded (& no longer the co-main event, now the third bout on the main card)
Aspen Ladd vs Sijara Eubanks - 33:31, 43:08 Odds (now moved to prelims card)
Antônio Carlos Júnior vs Ian Heinisch - 45:42, 55:35 Odds (now the co-main event)
Charles Oliveira vs Nik Lentz - 56:27, 1:03:00 Odds
Austin Hubbard vs Davi Ramos - 1:03:19, Odds

VIVI PRELIMS SHOW:
Megan Anderson vs Felicia Spencer - 6:20, 17:19 Odds (now 4th bout on main card)
Aspen Ladd vs Sijara Eubanks - 17:55 (covered this fight on the Main Card Show)
Mike Trizano vs Grant Dawson - 19:03, 27:00 Odds
Des Green vs Charles Jourdain - 28:29, 36:02 Odds
Patrick Cummins vs Ed Herman - 37:40, 45:19 Odds
Michel Pereira vs Danny Roberts - 45:52, 57:28 Odds
Trevin Giles vs Zak Cummings - 57:57, 1:06:20 Odds
Julio Arce vs Julian Erosa - 1:07:04