The MMA Vivisection – WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields picks, odds, & analysis

Alright, if you're watching one MMA event this weekend, likely it's not WSOF 22. And that's too bad, because honestly it's a pretty good…

By: Zane Simon | 8 years ago
The MMA Vivisection – WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields picks, odds, & analysis
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Alright, if you’re watching one MMA event this weekend, likely it’s not WSOF 22. And that’s too bad, because honestly it’s a pretty good card that just might have the most interesting matchup of the week. In the main event, long time top tier middle and welterweight Jake Shields is taking on WSOF champion and leg lock submission specialist Rousimar Palhares for the 170 lb title. Shields has never lost by submission, Palhares has only gotten 3 non submission wins in 17. Someone’s game is going to have to break.

The co-main event sees two Brazilian Muay Thai Strikers named Moraes face off as bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes defends his belt against young newcomer Sheymon Moraes. And that doesn’t even get us to the two top Dagestani talents on the card, Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Islam Mamedov. All told, a pretty damn solid night of fights from WSOF.

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And the complete WSOF 22 fight card as it stands right now:

NBCSN Main Card
Rousimar Palhares vs. Jake Shields
Marlon Moraes vs. Sheymon Moraes
Jimmy Spicuzza vs. Islam Mamedov
Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Jorge Moreno
Mike Kyle vs. Clifford Starks

Online Prelims
Gil Guardado vs. Pete Martin
Cory Hendricks vs. Julio Hinojosa
Donavon Frelow vs. Carlos Garcia
Jimmy Jones vs. Marco Simmons
Jake Heun vs. Davin Clark
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Zane Simon
Zane Simon

Zane Simon is a senior editor, writer, and podcaster for Bloody Elbow. He has worked with the website since 2013, taking on a wide variety of roles. A lifelong combat sports fan, Zane has trained off & on in both boxing and Muay Thai. He currently hosts the long-running MMA Vivisection podcast, which he took over from Nate Wilcox & Dallas Winston in 2015, as well as the 6th Round podcast, started in 2014. Zane is also responsible for developing and maintaining the ‘List of current UFC fighters’ on Bloody Elbow, a resource he originally developed for Wikipedia in 2010.

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