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The MMA Vivisection - UFC Vegas 31: Makhachev vs. Moises picks, odds, & analysis

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 Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises in the main event down to Alan Baudot vs. Rodrigo Nascimento in the prelim opener.

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As is so often the case, the first card following a big UFC PPV tends to feel a bit like leftovers. This time around, the UFC isn’t wholeheartedly to blame (Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez was a legit hot fight). But, Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Mosies just doesn’t have a lot of sizzle to it, and not much further down the card enhances that feeling. Still, it’s got Miesha Tate’s comeback after a half-decade of retirement and Jeremy Stephens’ retrun to lightweight. That’s something.

For those interested in diving into the not at all deeper undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 31 fight card as it stands right now:

ESPN MAIN CARD | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises – At 4:50, Odds 15:36, Picks, Both: Makhachev
Marion Reneau vs. Miesha Tate – At 17:46, Odds 29:30, Picks, Both: Tate
Jeremy Stephens vs. Mateusz Gamrot – At 30:15, Odds 44:23, Picks, Zane: Stephens, Connor: Gamrot
Rodolfo Vieira vs. Dustin Stoltzfus – At 44:37, Odds 54:05, Picks, Both: Vieira
Gabriel Benitez vs. Billy Quarantillo – At 54:24, Odds 1:05:48, Picks, Both: Benitez

ESPN PRELIMS | 7pm/4pm ET&PT
Daniel Rodriguez vs. Preston Parsons – At 3:27, Odds 12:36, Picks, Both: Rodriguez
Amanda Lemos vs. Montserrat Ruiz – At 13:09, Odds 20:12, Picks, Both: Lemos
Khalid Taha vs. Sergey Morozov – At 20:56, Odds 26:49, Picks, Both: Taha
Miles Johns vs. Anderson dos Santos – At 28:50, Odds 34:05, Picks, Both: Johns
Francisco Figueiredo vs. Malcolm Gordon – At 34:19, Odds 43:47, Picks, Both: Figueiredo
Alan Baudot vs. Rodrigo Nascimento – At 44:18, Odds 49:26, Picks, Both: Nascimento

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 264: Zane went 10 out of the 12 bouts we watched this week, Connor went 8 out of those 12. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 318/515 and Connor is now 304/515.

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