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The MMA Vivisection - UFC Vegas 35: Barboza vs. Chikadze picks, odds, & analysis

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Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to breakdown this week’s UFC event in Las Vegas, NV. With picks and odds for every fight on the card. From Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze in the main event, down to Mana Martinez vs. Guido Cannetti in the opening prelim.

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It’s definitely a card with more curb appeal sprinkled throughout than the last couple UFC Fight Night offerings. But this week’s TUF 29 finale doesn’t quite break the feeling that the UFC is in something of a funk with their non-PPV event bookings this fall. At the very least, the top of the card promises to be a true banger, with Edson Barboza taking on Giga Chikadze. Kevin Lee’s welterweight return against Daniel Rodriguez should be a fun one, and Makhmud Muradov has a habit of putting on strong performances. What the TUF Finales deliver? We’ll just have to hope for the best.

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For those interested in diving deeper into the undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 35 fight card as it stands right now:

ESPN MAIN CARD | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Edson Barboza vs. Giga ChikadzeAt 10:35, Odds 31:07, Picks, Both: Barboza
Bryan Battle vs. Gilbert UrbinaAt 31:36, Odds 38:47, Picks, Both: Urbina
Ricky Turcios vs. Brady HiestandAt 39:03, Odds 47:16, Picks, Both: Turcios
Kevin Lee vs. Daniel RodriguezAt 48:19, Odds 1:01:34, Picks, Zane: Lee, Connor: Rodriguez
Andre Petroski vs. Micheal GillmoreAt 1:01:51, Odds 1:06:26, Picks, Both: Petroski
Makhmud Muradov vs. Gerald MeerschaertAt 1:08:57, Odds 1:11:25, Picks, Both: Muradov

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 7pm/4pm ET&PT
Alessio Di Chirico vs. Abdul Razak AlhassanAt 1:20, Odds 6:38, Picks, Both: Di Chirico
Sam Alvey vs. Wellington TurmanAt 6:50, Odds 15:20, Picks, Both: Alvey
Dustin Jacoby vs. Darren StewartAt 16:45, Odds 26:30, Picks, Both: Jacoby
JJ Aldrich vs. Vanessa DemopoulosAt 26:47, Odds 31:27, Picks, Both: Aldrich
Jamall Emmers vs. Pat SabatiniAt 31:47, Odds 40:25, Picks, Both: Emmers
Mana Martinez vs. Guido CannettiAt 40:54, Odds 46:18, Picks, Both: Martinez

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 34: Zane went 6 out of the 12 bouts we watched this week, Connor went 7 out of those 12. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 345/561 and Connor is now 335/561.

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