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The MMA Vivisection - UFC Fight Island 7: Holloway vs. Kattar picks, odds, & analysis

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to breakdown this week’s UFC Fight Island 7 event at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi. With picks & odds for every fight on the card. From Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar in the main event down to Austin Lingo vs. Jacob Kilburn in the opening prelim.

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The UFC is opening 2021 with a reasonably solid Fight Night offering, with UFC Fight Island 7, which is headlined by a truly fantastic featherweight scrap between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar. A legends bout between Carlos Condit & Matt Brown should bring some violence to the co-main. And fans will finally get to see Santiago Ponzinibbio back in action against Li Jingliang. Toss some Joaquin Buckley in there too, and the card promises violence.

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 Island 7 fight card as it stands right now:

ABC/ESPN+ MAIN CARD | 3pm/12pm ET&PT
Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar - At 3:15, Odds 18:11, Picks - Both: Holloway
Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown - At 20:20, Odds 31:50, Picks - Zane: Condit / Connor: Brown
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Li Jingliang - At 32:37, Odds 45:58, Picks - Both: Ponzinibbio
Joaquin Buckley vs. Alessio Di Chirico - At 47:02, Odds 54:03, Picks - Both: Buckley
Punahele Soriano vs. Dusko Todorovic - At 54:20, Odds 1:01:10, Picks - Both: Soriano

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 12pm/9am ET&PT
Phil Hawes vs. Nassourdine Imavov - At 0:47, Odds 9:56, Picks - Both: Hawes
Wu Yanan vs. Joselyne Edwards - At 11:58, Odds 18:43, Picks - Both: Yanan
Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa - At 19:12, Odds 27:39, Picks - Both: Felipe
David Zawada vs. Ramazan Emeev - At 29:58, Odds 43:46, Picks - Both: Emeev
Sarah Moras vs. Vanessa Melo - At 45:42, Odds 55:39, Picks - Zane: Moras / Connor: Melo
Jacob Kilburn vs. Austin Lingo - At 56:38, Odds 1:00:44, Picks - Zane: Lingo / Connor: Kilburn

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’... Standings for our last event, UFC Vegas 17: Zane went 8 out of the 11 bouts we were left with them having picked for & Connor went 6 out of those 11. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane - 165/248 & Connor - 157/248.

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