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The MMA Vivisection - UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje picks, odds, & predictions

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Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to breakdown this week’s UFC event in Jacksonville, FL. With picks, odds, & analysis for every fight on the UFC 249 PPV main card and prelims. From Justin Gaethje vs. Tony Ferguson in the main event down to Sam Alvey vs. Ryan Spann in the ESPN+ opener.

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It’s finally fight week again. After days, weeks, maybe even years without a UFC card, MMA is back on our radar, and in a serious way. With five events cancelled so far in 2020 (and likely many more in the process of being moved and rescheduled) the UFC wanted to make a point with their UFC 249 PPV card. This needed to be an event fans couldn’t afford to miss. And for the most part, it seems like that’s what they’ve managed. Two title fights, and ten former champions and title contenders all told, with numerous name veterans to fill out the rest of the evening.

For those fans who want to dive further into the UFC 249 undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below:

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Here’s a look at the UFC 249 fight card as it stands right now:

ESPN+ PPV | 10pm/7pm ET/PT
Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje - 7:00, Odds 24:39
Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz - 25:22, Odds 44:06
Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik - 44:25, Odds 48:39
Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar - 49:35, Odds 1:00:35
Greg Hardy vs. Yorgan de Castro - 1:01:06, Odds 1:03:23

ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 6pm/3pm ET/PT
Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis - 2:25, Odds 17:36
Aleksei Oleinik vs. Fabricio Werdum - 17:55, Odds 22:45
Carla Esparza vs. Michelle Waterson - 24:31, Odds 37:14
Uriah Hall vs. Ronaldo Souza - 37:39, Odds 45:35
Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price - 46:02, Odds 53:05
Bryce Mitchell vs. Charles Rosa - 53:26, Odds 1:01:13
Ryan Spann vs. Sam Alvey - 1:01:45, Odds 1:06:46

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