The UFC is setting up for one of their weakest events of the year so far. After a glorious fight night card last weekend, featuring TJ Dillashaw eking out a decision over Cory Sandhagen, this week’s headline bout between Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland just doesn’t feel like it has the same stakes. Underneath is a card that has some interesting prospects, potential action bouts, but nothing in the way of divisional relevance across any of the promotion’s weight classes.
For fans interested in diving deeper into the undercard, however, we’ve got you covered with the Prelims Vivi below.
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Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 33 fight card as it stands right now:
ESPN MAIN CARD | 9pm/6pm ET&PT
Uriah Hall vs. Sean Strickland – At 4:14, Odds 20:43, Picks, Zane: Strickland, Connor: Hall
Kyung Ho Kang vs. Rani Yahya – At 23:28, Odds 34:13, Picks, Both: Yahya
Cheyanne Buys vs. Gloria de Paula – At 35:36, Odds 44:11, Picks, Both: Buys
Jared Gooden vs. Niklas Stolze – At 44:34, Odds 53:02, Picks, Both: Stolze
Zarrukh Adashev vs. Ryan Benoit – At 53:24, Odds 1:01:39, Picks, Both: Benoit
Bryan Barberena vs. Jason Witt – At 1:02:59, Odds 1:07:16, Picks, Both: Barberena
ESPN PRELIMS | 6pm/3pm ET&PT
Wu Yanan vs. Nicco Montano – At 3:12, Odds 11:21, Picks, Both: Montano
Melsik Baghdasaryan vs. Collin Anglin – At 11:58, Odds 17:47, Picks, Both: Baghdasaryan
Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Rafa Garcia – At 18:23, Odds 24:59, Picks, Both: Garcia
Danny Chavez vs. Kai Kamaka III – At 25:17, Odds 37:27, Picks, Both: Chavez
Jinh Yu Frey vs. Ashley Yoder – At 37:46, Odds 42:01, Picks, Both: Frey
Ronnie Lawrence vs. Trevin Jones – At 44:15, Odds 53:36, Picks, Both: Lawrence
Philip Rowe vs. Orion Cosce – At 54:01, Odds 1:00:58, Picks, Both: Rowe
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 32: Zane went 5 out of the 11 bouts we watched this week, Connor went 6 out of those 11. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 329/536 and Connor is now 317/536.
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