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The MMA Vivisection - UFC 256: Figueiredo vs. Moreno picks, odds, & analysis

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to break down this week’s UFC 256 PPV event in Las Vegas, NV. With picks and odds for every fight on the card. From Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno in the main event, down to Chase Hooper vs. Peter Barrett in the opening prelims.

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UFC 256 is some high quality mixed martial arts. Even with three separate planned title fight main events falling through, the promotion has somehow managed to end up with what might be the most dynamic of the pack. Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno feels like a fantastic fight. Moreno’s non-stop activity everywhere could give him a great chance to out-run Figueiredo if the champ can’t stop him. The co-main between Tony Ferguson & Charles Oliveira is pure action fire. Throw some Fiziev and JDS and Kevin Holland vs. Jacare on there and this should be a great night of high level action.

For those interested in deeper into the undercard, including a women’s strawweight prospect bout between Mackenzie Dern and Virna Jandiroba, check out the Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at how the UFC 256 fight card stacks up right now:

PPV MAIN CARD | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno - At 5:38, Odds 25:28, Picks - Zane: Figueiredo / Connor: Moreno
Tony Ferguson vs. Charles Oliveira - At 27:03, Odds 42:47, Picks - Both: Ferguson
Renato Moicano vs. Rafael Fiziev - At 43:07, Odds 48:45, Picks - Both: Fiziev
Kevin Holland vs. Jacare Souza - At 48:55, Odds 58:46, Picks - Both: Jacare
Junior Dos Santos vs. Ciryl Gane - At 59:00, Odds 1:03:11, Picks - Both: Gane

ESPN2 PRELIMS | 8pm/5pm ET&PT
Cub Swanson vs. Daniel Pineda - At 3:10, Odds 18:30, Picks - Zane: Swanson / Connor: Pineda
Mackenzie Dern vs. Virna Jandiroba - At 20:16, Odds 32:30, Picks - Both: Dern
Gavin Tucker vs. Billy Quarantillo - At 32:46, Odds 44:30, Picks - Both: Quarantillo
Tecia Torres vs. Sam Hughes - At 44:52, Odds 46:51, Picks - Both: Torres

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 7pm/4pm ET&PT
Sergey Spivak vs. Jared Vanderaa - At 48:05, Odds 54:30, Picks - Zane: Spivak / Connor: Vanderaa
Chase Hooper vs. Peter Barrett - At 54:55, Odds 1:00:26, Picks - Both: Hooper

For those of you following the picks made on the show, we started tracking them with the July 13th, 2020 Vivisections for ‘Kattar vs. Ige’...Last week’s standings for UFC VEGAS 16: Zane went 6 out of the 8 bouts we were left with & Connor went 4 out of those 8. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane - 151/227 & Connor - 147/227.

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