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The MMA Vivisection - UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal picks, odds, & analysis

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to breakdown this week’s UFC 251 PPV event at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. With picks and odds for every fight on the card. From Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal in the main event down to Davey Grant vs. Martin Day in the opening prelim.

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UFC 251 is the promotion’s biggest card in a couple months, and it’s likely to be the biggest card for much of the rest of the summer as well. Even with Cormier vs. Miocic 3 out ahead, nothing planned really compares to the trio of title fights atop this first event on ‘Fight Island.’ In the main event, Jorge Masvidal steps in on just a week’s notice to challenge welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. In the co-main, featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski re-matches the recently dethroned Max Holloway. And before either of those two bouts hit the Octagon, Petr Yan and Jose Aldo throw down for the vacant bantamweight title.

For those interested in diving deeper into the undercard, check out the UFC 251 Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at the UFC 251 fight card as it stands right now:

ESPN PPV CARD | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal - At 6:05, Odds 23:09
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway - At 23:55, Odds 38:24
Petr Yan vs. José Aldo - At 39:20, Odds - sorry folks, skipped
Jéssica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas - At 1:00:47, Odds 1:11:16
Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant - At 1:11:33, Odds 1:17:50

ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 8pm/5pm ET&PT
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiří Procházka - At 2:14, Odds 11:49
Elizeu Zaleski vs. Muslim Salikhov - At 12:05, Odds 17:24
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry - At 18:41, Odds 27:23
Leonardo Santos vs. Roman Bogatov - At 27:37, Odds 30:28

ESPN/ESPN+/FIGHT PASS PRELIMS | 6pm/3pm ET&PT
Marcin Tybura vs. Maxim Grishin - At 30:57, Odds 37:11
Raulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov - At 37:41, Odds 46:17
Karol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo - At 46:51, Odds 49:40
Davey Grant vs. Martin Day - At 51:14, Odds 57:02

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