It’s a bit of a strange card this week for the UFC, the main event between Derrick Lewis and Alexei Oleinik has the potential to be a serious slog. But, much like the co-main between Omari Akhmedov and former champion Chris Weidman, it could just as easily end in an instant. Otherwise, there are a few tightly booked fights up and down the card, but also a whole lot of raw, untested talent.
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Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 6 fight card as it stands right now:
ESPN+ MAIN CARD | 9pm/6pm ET&PT
Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik – At 3:45, Odds 15:30, Picks – Both: Lewis
Omari Akhmedov vs. Chris Weidman – At 16:12, Odds 37:50, Picks – Zane: Akhmedov, Connor: Weidman
Maki Pitolo vs. Darren Stewart – At 40:36, Odds 49:24, Picks – Both: Pitolo
Yana Kunitskaya vs. Julija Stoliarenko – At 50:04, Odds 56:28, Picks – Both: Kunitskaya
Beneil Dariush vs. Scott Holtzman – At 56:45, Odds 1:03:42, Picks – Both: Dariush
For fans who want to dive deeper into the undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below…
ESPN+ PRELIMS | 6pm/3pm ET&PT
Tim Means vs. Laureano Staropoli – At 2:22, Odds 12:14, Picks – Zane: Staropoli, Connor: Means
Kevin Holland vs. Joaquin Buckley – At 12:37, Odds 23:04, Picks – Both: Holland
Nasrat Haqparast vs. Alex Munoz – At 25:21, Odds 40:31, Picks – Both: Haqparast
Andrew Sanchez vs. Wellington Turman – At 41:08, Odds 45:35, Picks – Both: Sanchez
Gavin Tucker vs. Justin Jaynes – At 46:15, Odds 55:57, Picks – Both: Tucker
Youssef Zalal vs. Peter Barrett – At 56:34, Odds 1:02:07, Picks – Both: Zalal
Irwin Rivera vs. Ali Al Qaisi – At 1:02:42, Odds 1:07:44, Picks – Both: Rivera
* For those of you following the picks made on the show, we started tracking them with the July 13th Vivi for ‘Kattar vs. Ige’, so far the standings are: Zane went 24/44 & Connor went 26/44 – last week they both went 3/5 out of the fights that actually occurred after having already recorded the shows.
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