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The MMA Vivisection - UFC Fight Island 4: Holm vs. Aldana picks, odds, & analysis

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to breakdown this week’s UFC Fight Island 4 event on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. With picks and odds for every fight on the card. From Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana in the main event down to Jessin Ayari vs. Luigi Vendramini in the opening prelims.

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This weekend’s UFC Fight Island 4 card is just not good. Even with a potential title shot at Amanda Nunes on the line for Irene Aldana the stakes feel low. And if both Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie happen to pick up wins, the whole thing will feel especially like an exercise in futility, in terms of finding fresh contenders at women’s bantamweight.

For those interested in diving deeper into the undercard, and especially that featured prelim between Carlos Condit and Court McGee, check out the prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at how the UFC Fight Island 4 card stacks up right now:

ESPN+ MAIN CARD | 10:30pm/7:30pm ET&PT
Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana - At 5:54, Odds 14:26, Picks - Zane: Aldana, Connor: Holm
Yorgan De Castro vs. Carlos Felipe - At 15:41, Odds 21:25, Picks - Both: De Castro
Germaine de Randamie vs. Julianna Pena - At 22:03, Odds 32:04, Picks - Both: Pena
Kyler Phillips vs. Cameron Else - At 32:30, Odds 38:21, Picks - Both: Phillips
Dequan Townsend vs. Dusko Todorovic - At 38:54, Odds 42:57, Picks - Both: Todorovic

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 7:30pm/4:30pm ET&PT
Carlos Condit vs. Court McGee - At 2:08, Odds 15:28, Picks - Both: McGee
Joshua Culibao vs. Charles Jourdain - At 15:38, Odds 20:39, Picks - Both: Jourdain
Jordan Williams vs. Nassourdine Imavov - At 32:21, Odds 29:41, Picks - Both: Imavov
Loma Lookboonmee vs. Jinh Yu Frey - At 30:08, Odds 38:27, Picks - Both: Lookboonmee
Casey Kenney vs. Heili Alateng - At 39:14, Odds 47:28, Picks - Both: Kenney
Jessin Ayari vs. Luigi Vendramini - At 49:25, Odds 54:00, Picks - Both: Ayari

For those of you following the picks made on the show, we started tracking them with the July 13th Vivi for ‘Kattar vs. Ige’, so far the standings are: Zane is now 78/121 & Connor is now 81/121 - last week Zane went 5 out of 11 & Connor went 6 out of 11.

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