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The MMA Vivisection - UFC Vegas 22: Brunson vs. Holland picks, odds, & analysis

Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch return to breakdown this week’s UFC event in Las Vegas, NV. With picks and odds for every bout on the card. From Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland in the main event down to JP Buys vs. Bruno Silva in the opening prelim.

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This week’s UFC Vegas 22 event is definitely one of the sporting events taking place this weekend. The headliner bout between Derek Brunson and Kevin Holland is far and away the most notable matchup on the event. And while Gillespie vs. Riddell promises some potential action, most every bout on the main card could be swapped for an early prelim without a change in quality. That’s not to say the action will necessarily be bad, but it’s not a card packed with meaningful matchups.

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

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Here’s a look at how the UFC Vegas 22 fight card stacks up right now:

ESPN MAIN CARD | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland - At 2:41, Odds 23:10, Picks, Both: Brunson
Gregor Gillespie vs. Brad Riddell - At 24:11, Odds 31:55, Picks, Both: Gillespie
Tai Tuivasa vs. Harry Hunsucker - At 32:16, Odds 38:03, Picks, Both: Tuivasa
Adrian Yanez vs. Gustavo Lopez - At 38:31, Odds 45:00, Picks, Both: Lopez
Max Griffin vs. Kenan Song - At 46:41, Odds 53:46, Picks, Both: Griffin
Cheyanne Buys vs. Montserrat Ruiz - At 54:56, Odds 1:03:36, Picks, Zane: Ruiz / Connor: Buys

ESPN 2 Prelims | 7pm/4pm ET&PT
Marion Reneau vs. Macy Chiasson - At 2:46, Odds 9:06, Picks, Both: Chiasson
Grant Dawson vs. Leonardo Santos - At 9:35, Odds 17:58, Picks, Both: Dawson
Trevin Giles vs. Roman Dolidze - At 18:15, Odds 23:46, Picks, Both: Giles
Montel Jackson vs. Jesse Strader - At 24:33, Odds 31:35, Picks, Both: Jackson
Julia Avila vs. Julija Stoliarenko - At 32:46, Odds 39:40, Picks, Both: Avila
JP Buys vs. Bruno Silva - At 41:38, Odds 47:22, Picks, Both: Buys

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 21: Zane went 8 out of the 13 bouts we picked for & Connor also went 8 out of those 13, as well.
So far, here are the overall standings: Zane - 227/354 & Connor - 216/354.

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