The MMA Vivisection – UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 picks, odds, & analysis

This week’s UFC 252 PPV may not be the promotion’s deepest offering of the year, but it’s still a rock solid set of main…

By: Zane Simon | 3 years ago
The MMA Vivisection – UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 picks, odds, & analysis
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This week’s UFC 252 PPV may not be the promotion’s deepest offering of the year, but it’s still a rock solid set of main card fights. The main event features the final leg of Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier’s heavyweight trilogy. And topflight bantamweight action fighters Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera get the chance to shine in the co-main. Throw some JDS vs. Rozenstruik in there, with a little Herbert Burns and Merab Dvalishvili on the side, and it should be a fun time.

For those that want to dive deeper into the admittedly much less interesting undercard, check out our Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at how the UFC 252 card stacks up right now:

ESPN+ PPV CARD | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier – At 4:07, Odds 19:45, Picks – Zane: DC, Connor: Stipe
Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera – At 21:51, Odds 40:29, Picks – Zane: O’Malley, Connor: Vera
Junior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik – At 40:58, Odds 47:02, Picks – Both: Rozenstruik
Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda – At 49:33, Odds 59:57, Picks – Both: Burns
John Dodson vs. Merab Dvalishvili – At 1:00:26, Odds 1:11:18, Picks – Zane: Dvalishvili, Connor: Dodson

Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel – At 3:13, Odds 13:52, Picks – Both: Pichel
TJ Brown vs. Danny Chavez – At 14:40, Odds 19:43, Picks – Both: Chavez
Felice Herrig vs. Virna Jandiroba – At 20:11, Odds 28:35, Picks – Both: Jandiroba
Ashley Yoder vs. Livinha Souza – At 30:02, Odds 36:44, Picks – Both: Souza

Chris Daukaus vs. Parker Porter – At 38:04, Odds 43:19, Picks – Both: Porter
Kai Kamaka III vs. Tony Kelley – At 43:36, No Odds 47:48, Picks – Both: Kamaka

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 33/57 & Connor went 37/57 – last week Zane went 9/12 & Connor went 11/12.

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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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