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The MMA Vivisection: UFC Vegas 24 - Whittaker vs. Gastelum 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 Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum in the main event down to Tony Gravely vs. Anthony Brichak in the opening prelim.

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Another UFC Fight Night week with UFC VEGAS 24, another card that doesn’t seem likely to electrify fans—at least not on the face of it. Robert Whittaker is hoping to keep his spot as middleweight’s de facto top contender against Kelvin Gastelum in the main event. Jeremy Stephens is looking to right the ship back at lightweight for the first time in 8 years. Beyond that, there are plenty of fights, but not a whole lot of meaning.

For fans looking to dive deeper into the undercard, however, check out our Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 24 fight card as it stands right now:

Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum - At 4:15, Odds 16:58, Picks, Both: Whittaker
Jeremy Stephens vs. Drakkar Klose - At 20:27, Odds 29:50, Picks, Both: Stephens
Andrei Arlovski vs. Chase Sherman - At 32:39, Odds 40:23, Picks, Both: Sherman
Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Jacob Malkoun - At 42:34, Odds 44:15, Picks, Both: Alhassan
Luis Pena vs. Alexander Munoz - At 45:55, Odds 1:00:51, Picks, Both: Munoz
Bill Algeo vs. Ricardo Ramos (cancelled) - At 1:02:36, Odds 1:13:28, Picks, Both: Algeo

Tracy Cortez vs. Justine Kish - At 5:31, Odds 11:24, Picks, Both: Cortez
Alexander Romanov vs. Juan Espino - At 11:38, Odds 16:40, Picks, Both: Romanov
Jessica Penne vs. Lupita Godinez - At 17:30, Odds 21:34, Picks, Both: Godinez
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Bartosz Fabinski - At 23:27, Odds 30:33, Picks, Both: Meerschaert
Zarah Fairn vs. Josiane Nunes - At 30:54, Odds 37:34, Picks, Both: Fairn
Austin Hubbard vs Dakota Bush - At 38:34, Odds - skipped, Picks: Hubbard
Tony Gravely vs. Anthony Birchak - At 45:37, Odds - skipped, Picks, Both: Gravely

Ben Askren vs. Jake Paul - At 50:29, Picks, Both: Paul

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 23/UFC on ABC 2: Zane went 7 out of the 13 bouts we were left with, while Connor went 6 out of 13.
So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 248/386 and Connor is now 235/386.

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