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The MMA Vivisection - UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou 2 picks, odds, & analysis

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Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to breakdown this week’s UFC event in Las Vegas, NV. With picks and odds for every fight on the PPV. From Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou in the main event down to Abu Azaitar vs. Marc-Andre Barriault in the opening prelim.

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It started out as a pretty decent PPV. But by the time fight night comes around UFC 260 feels a lot more like a seriously diminished product. The main event, between Francis Ngannou and Stipe Miocic still feels like a big fight. But Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque and Sean O’Malley vs. Thomas Almeida aren’t quite carrying the hype the way they might have a couple years ago.

For fans looking for the skinny on all the fights deeper down on the undercard, check out our Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at how the UFC 260 fight card stacks up right now:

PPV CARD | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou - At 1:05, Odds 21:30, Picks, Both: Miocic
Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque - At 27:07, Odds 33:15, Picks, Both: Luque
Thomas Almeida vs. Sean O’Malley - At 34:43, Odds 46:29, Picks, Both: O’Malley
Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick - At 48:19, Odds 55:09, Picks, Both: Maverick
Jamie Mullarkey vs. Khama Worthy - At 56:07, Odds 1:04:27, Picks, Both: Worthy

ESPN PRELIMS | 8pm/5pm ET&PT
Alonzo Menifield vs. William Knight Fabio Cherant - At 1:58, Odds 6:48, Picks, Both: Menifield over Knight
Jared Gooden vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov - At 7:21, Odds 17:07, Picks, Both: Nurmagomedov
Modestas Bukauskas vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk - At 18:16, Odds 28:32, Picks, Both: Oleksiejczuk
Shane Young vs. Omar Morales - At 28:49, Odds 34:36, Picks, Both: Morales

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 7:30pm/4:30pm ET&PT
Abu Azaitar vs. Marc-Andre Barriault - At 35:08, Odds 44:00, Picks, Both: Azaitar

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 22: Zane went 8 out of the 10 bouts we were left with & Connor went 7 out of those 10.
So far, here are the overall standings:
Zane is now 235/364 and Connor is now 223/364

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