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MMA Vivisection - UFC Vegas 5: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan picks, odds, & analysis

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Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch return to break down this week’s UFC event in Las Vegas, NV. With picks and odds for every bout on the card. From Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan in the main event down to Chris Gutierrez vs. Cody Durden in the opening prelims.

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There’s not any one really big exciting highlight for this week’s UFC card, but it should be a pretty entertaining set of bouts from beginning to end. Edmen Shahbazyan takes another strong step toward contention against Derek Brunson in the middleweight main event. Joanna Calderwood puts her contender status at heavy risk against Jennifer Maia in the co-main. And Lando Vannata and Bobby Green get a chance to settle their draw from a few years back. Oh, and welterweight power puncher Vicente Luque is back.

For fans who want to dive deeper into the undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at the UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan fight card as it stands right now:

ESPN+ MAIN CARD | 9pm/6pm ET&PT
Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan - At 1:23, Odds 24:40, Picks - Both: Shahbazyan Joanne Calderwood vs. Jennifer Maia - At 26:12, Odds 36:23, Picks - Both: Calderwood
Vicente Luque vs. Randy Brown - At 37:08, Odds 49:53, Picks - Both: Luque
Lando Vannata vs. Bobby Green - At 50:17, Odds 1:00:40, Picks - Both: Vannata
Kevin Holland vs. Trevin Giles - At 1:01:27, Odds 1:06:34, Picks - Both: Holland

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 6pm/3pm ET&PT
Frankie Saenz vs. Jonathan Martinez - At 2:15, Odds 11:14, Picks - Both: Martinez
Ed Herman vs. Gerald Meerschaert - At 13:25, Odds 25:03, Picks - Both: Herman
Ray Borg vs. Nathan Maness - At 26:23, Odds 32:48, Picks - Both: Borg
Eric Spicely vs. Markus Perez - At 34:10, Odds 42:54, Picks - Both: Spicely
Jamall Emmers vs. Timur Valiev - At 44:41, Odds 56:15, Picks - Both: Valiev
Chris Gutierrez vs. Cody Durden - At 58:12, Odds 1:03:46, Picks - Both: Gutierrez

* 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 went 21/39 & Connor went 23/39 - last week they both went 10/15.

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