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The MMA Vivisection - UFC on ESPN 5: Covington vs. Lawler picks, odds, & analysis (special guest Matt Brown)

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Zane Simon & Connor Rueubsch are joined by ‘The Immortal’ Matt Brown to break down this week’s UFC event in Newark, NJ. With picks and odds for every bout on the card. From Robbie Lawler vs. Colby Covington in the main event down to Miranda Granger vs. Hannah Goldy in the opening prelim.

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Another week, another UFC card that leaves a bit to be desired beyond the main and co-main event. This time around the world’s largest MMA promotion is headed to New Jersey, where welterweight top contender Colby Covington will take on former champion Robbie Lawler. Earlier in the evening, longtime veteran action fighters Jim Miller and Clay Guida will meet for the first time in their prodigious careers. Beyond that? Mileage may vary.

If you’re interested in the prelims, you can check out our breakdown of the undercard, below:

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Here’s a look at the complete UFC on ESPN 5 card, as it stands right now:

ESPN MAIN CARD | SAT AUG 3 - 3PM/12PM ET/PT
Colby Covington vs. Robbie Lawler - 1:29, Matt 6:09, Odds 16:14
Clay Guida vs. Jim Miller - 16:40, Matt 19:51, Odds 25:30
Joaquim Silva vs. Nasrat Haqparast - 31:23, Odds 41:40
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Trevin Giles - 42:42, Odds 51:30
Scott Holtzman vs Dong Hyun Ma - 51:58, Odds 1:00:10
Darko Stošić vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu - 1:01:49, Odds 1:07:56

ESPN PRELIMS | 12PM/9AM ET/PT
Mickey Gall vs. Salim Touahri - 4:02, Odds 12:11
Antonina Shevchenko vs. Lucie Pudilová - 13:04, Odds 20:46
Matt Schnell vs. Jordan Espinosa - 21:40, Odds 27:57
Mara Romero Borella vs. Lauren Murphy - 28:30, Odds 34:14
Claudio Silva vs. Cole Williams - 34:46, Odds 39:00
Hannah Goldy vs. Miranda Granger - 40:00, Odds 44:27

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