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The MMA Vivisection - UFC Stockholm: Gustafsson vs. Smith picks, odds, & analysis (w/ special guest Jon Anik)

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Zane Simon is joined by Mookie Alexander this week to breakdown the UFC’s latest Fight Night event in Stockholm, Sweden. With picks and odds for the main card (and a quick run through the prelims). Oh, and UFC commentator Jon Anik joined us to talk about the main & co-main event!

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The UFC returns once again with their latest Euro Fight Night card, this time making a real push to sort out some of their top contenders in the light heavyweight division. In the main event, Alexander Gustafsson takes on Anthony Smith, with Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi in the co-main and Jimi Manuwa vs. Alexksandar Rakic just before that. The night will otherwise feature a well matched mix of fights low on name value and meaning, but hopefully high on entertainment. If nothing else, it’s a day-time card that should wrap fairly early for those viewers in the US, and that’s always a nice treat.

There is no Prelim Vivi this week - due to Connor’s instance on taking a vacation (he’s touring the nation’s many Denny’s bathrooms) - but Mookie was good enough to join me in breaking down the main card, and making a quick dash through the prelims.

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

ESPN+ MAIN CARD | 1PM/10AM ETPT
Alexander Gustafsson vs Anthony Smith - 3:08, 11:03 Odds
Volkan Oezdemir vs Ilir Latifi - 11:22, 17:05 Odds
Jimi Manuwa vs Aleksander Rakic - 21:15, 30:57 Odds
Makwan Amirkhani vs Chris Fishgold - 32:46, 43:24 Odds
Damir Hadzovic vs Christos Giagos - 45:01, 55:19 Odds
145 - Daniel Teymur vs Sung Bin Jo - 56:44, 1:05:44 Odds

ESPN2 PRELIMS | 10AM/7AM ETPT
Rostem Akman vs Sergey Khandozhko - 1:08:28
Tonya Evinger vs Lina Lansberg
Stevie Ray vs Leonardo Santos - 1:09:27
Nick Hein vs Frank Camacho - 1:10:00
Bea Malecki vs Eduarda Santana - 1:10:15
Darko Stosic vs Devin Clark - 1:10:50
Joel Alvarez vs Danilo Beulluardo - 1:11:38