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The MMA Vivisection - UFC Long Island: Ortega vs. Rodriguez

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to break down this week’s UFC event in Elmont, NY. With picks and odds for every fight on the card. From Yair Rodriguez vs. Brian Ortega in the main event down to Jessica Penne vs. Emily Ducote in the opening prelims.

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The UFC is back in New York after almost a year away, with a stacked Fight Night offering for ABC viewers. At the top of the card, featherweight contenders Yair Rodriguez and Brian Ortega face off for a possible title bid. Throw in scraps between Michelle Waterson & Amanda Lemos, Li Jingliang & Muslim Salikhov, and Shane Burgos against Charles Jordain and it should make for a fun night of action fights.

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Here’s a look at the UFC Long Island card as it stood at the time of recording:

ABC MAIN CARD | 2pm/11am ET&PT
Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez — At 3:22, Odds 23:34, Picks, Both: Ortega
Michelle Waterson vs. Amanda Lemos — At 24:16, Odds 32:32, Picks, Zane: Lemos, Connor: Waterson
Li Jingliang vs. Muslim Salikhov — At 32:47, Odds 41:59, Picks, Zane: Jingliang, Connor: Salikhov
Matt Schnell vs. Su Mudaerji — At 42:10, Odds 47:56, Picks, Zane: Mudaerji, Connor: Schnell
Shane Burgos vs. Charles Jourdain — At 48:56, Odds 59:19, Picks, Zane: Burgos, Connor: Jourdain
Lauren Murphy vs. Miesha Tate — At 1:00:08, Odds 1:09:43, Picks, Both: Murphy

Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Punahele Soriano — At 0:54, Odds 14:15, Picks, Both: Soriano
Ricky Simon vs. Jack Shore — At 15:40, Odds 27:28, Picks, Both: Shore
Bill Algeo vs. Herbert Burns — At 27:47, Odds 35:08, Picks, Both: Algeo
Dustin Jacoby vs. Da Un Jung — At 36:30, Odds 43:19, Picks, Both: Jacoby
Dwight Grant vs. Dustin Stoltzfus — At 44:16, Odds 51:32, Picks, Zane: Stolzfus, Connor: Grant
Jessica Penne vs. Emily Ducote — At 51:47, Odds 59:15, Picks, Both: Ducote

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 58: RDA vs. Fiziev — Zane went 8/11, while Connor went 7/11. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 650/1015 and Connor is now 612/1015. Reference: Vivi Picks Stats - 7.14.22.pdf

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