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The MMA Vivisection - UFC Vegas 64: Rodriguez vs. Lemos

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 Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Lemos in the main event down to Tamires Vidal vs. Ramona Pascual in the opening prelim.

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If the Bryce Mitchell vs. Movsar Evloev fight had stayed together this might have looked a lot more enticing. As it is, UFC Vegas 64 is dotted with a few interesting fights and a whole lot of fight adjacent product. Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Lemos is an interesting striking battle for the main event, Neil Magny vs. Daniel Rodriguez has some intrigue the rest is pretty low stakes.

For fans interested in diving deeper into the very, very thin undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 64 fight card as it stood at the time of recording:

ESPN+ MAIN CARD | 7pm/4pm ET&PT
Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Lemos — At 2:30, Odds 20:10, Picks, Both: Rodriguez
Neil Magny vs. Daniel Rodriguez At 20:54, Odds: Skipped?, Picks, Zane: Rodriguez, Connor: Magny
Chase Sherman vs. Josh Parisian At 38:23, Odds 47:24, Picks, Both: Sherman
Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Nate Maness At 47:59, Odds 59:34, Picks, Both: Ulanbekov
Grant Dawson vs. Mark Madsen At 1:02:02, Odds 1:13:22, Picks, Both: Dawson

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 4pm/1pm ET&PT
Darrick Minner vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke At 0:53, Odds 13:56, Picks, Both: Minner
Miranda Maverick vs. Shanna Young At 16:09, Odds 19:47, Picks, Both: Maverick
Mario Bautista vs. Benito Lopez At 20:00, Odds 29:00, Picks, Both: Bautista
Polyana Viana vs. Jinh Yu Frey At 30:00, Odds 36:18, Picks, Both: Viana
Liudvik Sholinian vs. Johnny Munoz Jr. At 37:30, Odds 44:12, Picks, Both: Sholinian
Carlos Candelario vs. Jake Hadley At 44:40, Odds 50:33, Picks, Both: Candelario
Tamires Vidal vs. Ramona Pascual At 51:24, Odds 58:27, Picks, Both: Vidal

For those of you following the picks made on the show, we started tracking them with the July 13th, 2020 Vivisection shows for UFC Fight Island 1: ‘Kattar vs. Ige’. So far, here are the overall standings:

  • For our last event, UFC Vegas 63: Kattar vs. Allen: Zane went 5/11 for 45.45%, while Connor tied and also went 5/11 for 45.45% as well
  • Overall from UFC Fight Island 1 through UFC Vegas 63: Zane is now at 757/1169 for 64.75% and Connor is now at 710/1169 for 60.74%
  • So far, in 2022: Zane is at 287/432 for 66.44% and Connor is at 263/432 for 60.89%
  • 2021: Zane went 305/493 for 62% and Connor went 285/493 for 58%
  • July-Dec 2020: Zane went 164/244 for 67% and Connor went 157/244 for 64%
  • Reference: Vivi Picks Stats_11.03.22.pdf

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Live! Stream UFC Vegas 64 on ESPN+

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT SHOWDOWN - Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Lemos — NOV 5: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns yet again to the renowned APEX Facility housed in ‘Sin City’ - Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, November 5th, 2022, with a thrilling 115lb Women’s Strawweight top contenders scrap between Brazilian brawlers, the No. 7 division ranked, Marina Rodriguez (16-1-2) and her foe, Amanda Lemos (12-2-1). In UFC Vegas 64’s co-main event, hard-hitting Welterweights go to war when the ‘Haitian Sensation’ Neil Magny squares off with Daniel ‘D-Rod’ Rodriguez. Plus — Nate ‘Mayhem’ Maness takes on Tagir Ulanbekov, & Grant ‘KGD’ Dawson is matched up with Mark ‘Tge Olympian’ Madsen; all on the main card of this UFC FIght Night Event! Tune-in for a stacked 13-bout event...

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