The UFC is bringing a rock-solid fight night card back to Vegas after their first event outside the UFC Apex since January. In the main event, former RIZIN champion Jiri Prochazka gets a huge opportunity to rocket into title contention in just his second UFC bout, taking on former 2x title contender Dominick Reyes. Longtime featherweight action-fight king Cub Swanson pits his veteran savvy against Giga Chikadze’s power striking in the co-main, the rest of the main card is filled with what should be violence-oriented pairings.
For fans interested in diving deeper into the undercard, check out our Prelims Vivi below.
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Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 25 fight card as it stands right now:
ESPN 2/ESPN+ Main Card | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Dominick Reyes vs. Jiri Prochazka - At 0:40, Odds 23:13, Picks, Zane: Reyes, Connor: Prochazka
Cub Swanson vs. Giga Chikadze - At 25:46, Odds 37:19, Picks, Zane: Chikadze, Connor: Swanson
Ion Cutelaba vs. Dustin Jacoby - At 37:51, Odds 47:05, Picks, Both: Jacoby
Sean Strickland vs. Krzysztof Jotko - At 47:33, Odds 53:42, Picks, Both: Strickland
Merab Dvalishvili vs. Cody Stamann - At 54:44, Odds 1:02:48, Picks, Both: Dvalishvili
Poliana Botelho vs. Luana Carolina - At 1:03:05, Odds 1:05:33, Picks, Both: Botelho
ESPN 2/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 7pm/4pm ET&PT
Randa Markos vs. Luana Pinheiro - At 3:16, Odds 10:11, Picks, Both: Markos
Gabriel Benitez vs. Jonathan Pearce - At 10:48, Odds 17:01, Picks, Both: Benitez
Kai Kamaka III vs. TJ Brown - At 17:22, Odds 25:20, Picks, Both: Kamaka
Loma Lookboonmee vs. Sam Hughes - At 25:31, Odds 31:40, Picks, Both: Lookboonmee
Luke Sanders vs. Felipe Colares - At 33:05, Odds 39:22, Picks, Both: Sanders
Andreas Michailidis vs. KB Bhullar - At 39:43, Odds 44:49, Picks, Both: Michailidis
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 261: Zane went 9 out of the 13 bouts picked, while Connor went 6 out of those 13. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 263/409 and Connor is now 247/409.
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