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The MMA Vivisection - UFC Vegas 26: Rodriguez vs. Waterson

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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 Michelle Waterson vs. Marina Rodriguez in the main event down to Christian Aguilera vs. Carlston Harris in the opening prelim.

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This week’s UFC event is shockingly hard to parse for a fight card that doesn’t really have a marquee bout to its name. But while fights like Marina Rodriguez vs. Michelle Waterson or Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Morono or Neil Magny vs. Geoff Neal may not feel like the kinds of contests to get fans hyped, they provide some fascinating matchups in terms of skill and athletic ability.

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

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Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 26 fight card as it stands right now:

ESPN MAIN CARD | 8pm/5pm ET&PT
Marina Rodriguez vs. Michelle Waterson - At 4:14, Odds 18:58, Picks - Both: Rodriguez
Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Morono - At 20:47, Odds 31:13, Picks - Both: Cerrone
Geoff Neal vs. Neil Magny - At 31:34, Odds 41:54, Picks - Both: Neal
Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Maurice Greene - At 42:41, Odds 45:11, Picks - Both: Lima
Diego Ferreira vs. Gregor Gillespie - At 45:26, Odds 56:23, Picks - Both: Ferreira
Amanda Ribas vs. Angela Hill - At 56:44, Odds 1:04:45, Picks - Both: Ribas

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 5pm/2pm ET&PT
Ben Rothwell vs. Philipe Lins - At 1:48, Odds 9:06, Picks - Zane: Rothwell, Connor: Lins
Phil Hawes vs. Kyle Daukaus - At 10:57, Odds 15:31, Picks - Both: Daukaus
L’udovit Klein vs. Michael Trizano - At 16:09, Odds 23:51, Picks - Both: Klein
Ryan Benoit vs. Zarrukh Adashev - At 25:22, Odds 28:48, Picks - Both: Benoit
Jun Yong Park vs. Tafon Nchukwi - At 30:30, Odds 37:48, Picks - Zane: Nchukwi, Connor: Park
Christian Aguilera vs. Carlston Harris - At 38:07, Odds 42:28, Picks - Both: Aguilera

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 25: Zane & Connor both went 5 out of the 10 bouts we had this past week. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 267/419 and Connor is now 252/419.

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