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The MMA Vivisection - UFC Vegas 42: Holloway vs. Rodriguez picks, odds, & analysis

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to break down this week’s UFC event in Las Vegas, NV. With picks and odds for every fight on the card. From Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez in the main event down to Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Da Un Jung in the opening prelim.

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The UFC delivered two smoking hot cards over the last couple weeks, with UFC 267 delivering a remarkable title fight upset and UFC 268 giving two champs a chance to defend with gritty performances. But, now the promotion is back to putting together thinner offerings. Max Holloway takes on Yair Rodriguez in what should be a fantastic featherweight fight. After that, however, the pickings are slim.

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There are a few surprising high points on the undercard, however, so check out the Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 42 fight card, as it stands right now:

ESPN+ MAIN CARD | 4pm/1pm ET&PT
Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez — At 5:30, Odds 24:00, Picks, Both: Holloway
Ben Rothwell vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima — At 25:45, Odds 32:18, Picks, Both: Rothwell
Felicia Spencer vs. Leah Letson — At 33:08, Odds 45:17, Picks, Both: Spencer
*(Miguel Baeza vs. Khaos Williams is now in this slot, but it was covered on the Prelims Show)
Song Yadong vs. Julio Arce — At 47:19, Odds 57:32, Picks, Both: Yadong

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 1pm/10am ET&PT
Thiago Moises vs. Joel Alvarez — At 0:34, Odds 13:06, Picks, Both: Moises
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Andrea Lee — At 13:24, Odds 27:32, Picks, Both: Calvillo
Miguel Baeza vs. Khaos Williams — At 28:16, Odds 40:15, Picks, Zane: Baeza, Connor: Williams *(this bout has now been moved to the Main Card at #8, but was covered on the Prelims show as #5)
Sean Woodson vs. Collin Anglin — At 41:01, Odds 49:09, Picks, Both: Woodson
Cortney Casey vs. Liana Jojua — At 49:58, Odds 53:33, Picks, Both: Casey
Marc Diakiese vs. Rafael Alves — At 54:22, Odds , Picks, Both: Diakiese1:02:33
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Da Un Jung — At 1:03:28, Odds 1:11:50, Picks, Both: Jung

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 268: Zane went 11/14, Connor 9/14. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 411/653 and Connor is now 398/653.

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