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The MMA Vivisection - UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 picks, odds, & analysis

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Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to breakdown this week’s UFC 257 PPV event in Abu Dhabi. With picks and odds for every fight on the card, from Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor in the main event down to Amir Albazi vs. Zhalmas Zhumagulov in the opening prelims.

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It’s not, perhaps the most electric main card that the UFC has ever put together for a PPV, but it is a fantastic event from top to bottom. Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2 feels like a big chance for both men to prove where they are atop the lightweight division. Dan Hooker seems like a distinct challenge for Octagon newcomer Mike Chandler. And Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar should be an absolute banger.

For fans looking to dive into the UFC 257 undercard, headed up by a fantastic bout between Arman Tsarukyan and Nasrat Haqparast, check out the Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at how the UFC 257 fight card stacks up right now:

PPV Main Card | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor - At 2:18, Odds 28:32, Picks, Both: McGregor
Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler - At 29:59, Odds 42:13, Picks, Both: Hooker
Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood - At 42:28, Odds 47:18, Picks, Both: Calderwood
Ottman Azaitar vs. Matt Frevola - At 47:47, Odds 54:52, Picks, Zane: Frevola / Connor: Azaitar
Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas - At 55:10, Odds 1:01:17, Picks, Both: Ribas

ESPN Prelims | 8pm/5pm ET&PT
Nasrat Haqparast vs. Arman Tsarukyan - At 1:21, Odds 15:57, Picks, Both: Haqparast
Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Jr. - At 18:01, Odds 28:28, Picks, Both: Tavares
Julianna Pena vs. Sara McMann - At 28:40, Odds 39:18, Picks, Zane: McMann / Connor: Pena
Khalil Rountree vs. Marcin Prachnio - At 39:57, Odds 42:12, Picks, Both: Rountree

ESPN+ Prelims | 6:30pm/3:30pm ET&PT
Andrew Sanchez vs. Makhmud Muradov - At 42:52, Odds 46:01, Picks, Both: Muradov
Movsar Evloev vs. Nik Lentz - At 47:44, Odds 51:43, Picks, Both: Evloev
Amir Albazi vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov - At 52:01, Odds 58:14, Picks, Both: Albazi

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 Fight Island 8: Zane went 10 out of the 14 bouts picked & Connor went 9 out of those 14. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane - 181/272 & Connor - 171/272.

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