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The MMA Vivisection - UFC Vegas 58: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev 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 Rafael Fiziev vs. Rafael dos Anjos in the main event down to Ronnie Lawrence vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov in the opening prelim.

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It’s not quite as fascinating as the UFC’s last couple Fight Nights—or the upcoming Ortega vs. Rodriguez card, but UFC Vegas 58: dos Anjos vs. Fiziev should be a pretty solid event this Saturday night. In the main event, former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos takes on surging contender Rafael Fiziev. Said Nurmagomedov returns against Douglas Silva de Andrade for a strong bantamweight action bout, and the rest of the main card looks fun, if not exactly meaningful.

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For fans 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 58 fight card as it stood at the time of recording:

ESPN MAIN CARD | 9pm/6pm ET&PT
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rafael Fiziev — At 2:37, Odds 15:22, Picks, Zane: RDA, Connor: Fiziev
Caio Borralho vs. Armen Petrosyan — At 15:37, Odds 23:08, Picks, Both: Borralho
Said Nurmagomedov vs. D. Silva de Andrade — At 23:28, Odds 29:30, Picks: Both: Nurmagomedov
Jared Vanderaa vs. Chase Sherman — At 30:42, Odds 39:05, Picks, Both: Vanderaa
Michael Johnson vs. Jamie Mullarkey — At 39:20, Odds - Skipped, Picks, Both: Mullarkey
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Nina Nunes — At 49:10, Odds 57:31, Picks, Both: Nunes

ESPN PRELIMS | 6pm/3pm ET&PT
Aiemann Zahabi vs. Ricky Turcios — At 2:22, Odds 7:49, Picks, Both: Turcios
Antonina Shevchenko vs. Cortney Casey — At 9:53, Odds 15:29, Picks, Both: Shevchenko
Cody Brundage vs. Tresean Gore — At 15:41, Odds 22:28, Picks, Zane: Brundage, Connor: Gore
David Onama vs. Garrett Armfield — At 23:38, Odds 27:05, Picks, Both: Onama
Karl Roberson vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu — At 27:47, Odds 35:06, Picks, Both: Nzechukwu
Ronnie Lawrence vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov — At 36:20, Odds , Picks, Zane: Kakramonov, Connor: Lawrence

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 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier — We had a tie: Zane & Connor both went 7/12. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 642/1004 and Connor is now 605/1004. Reference: Vivi Picks Stats - 7.7.22.pdf

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