The MMA Vivisection – UFC Vegas 17: Thompson vs. Neal picks, odds, & analysis

Following fresh on the heels of a fantastic UFC 256 fight card, the promotion is once again offering a deep night of MMA action.…

By: Zane Simon | 2 years ago
The MMA Vivisection – UFC Vegas 17: Thompson vs. Neal picks, odds, & analysis
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Following fresh on the heels of a fantastic UFC 256 fight card, the promotion is once again offering a deep night of MMA action. And this time, without the $65 price tag. In the main event, perennial contender Stephen Thompson looks to offer Geoff Neal his first taste of the welterweight elite. And in the co-main Jose Aldo will look to turn back the charge of Marlon Vera. Throw Michel Pereira vs. Khaos Williams and some Marlon Moraes vs. Rob Font in there and it should be an awesome night of fights.

For fans interested in diving deeper into the undercard, including a feature prelim bout between Anthony Pettis & Alex Morono, check out the Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at how the UFC Vegas 17 fight card stacks up right now:

Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff NealAt 3:20, Odds 14:08, Picks – Both: Thompson
Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Vera – At 16:18, Odds 34:21, Picks – Both: Aldo
Michel Pereira vs. Khaos Williams – At 35:55, Odds 46:33, Picks – Zane: Pereira
Marlon Moraes vs. Rob Font – At 47:22, Odds 55:00, Picks – Both: Moraes
Gillian Robertson vs. Taila Santos – At 56:07, Odds 1:02:02, Picks – Zane: Robertson / Connor: Santos
Marcin Tybura vs. Greg Hardy – At 1:02:20, Odds 1:09:15, Picks – Both: Tybura

Anthony Pettis vs. Alex Morono – At 0:50, Odds 17:10, Picks – Both: Pettis
Pannie Kianzad vs. Sijara Eubanks – At 20:10, Odds 31:10, Picks – Zane: Kianzad / Connor: Eubanks
Karl Roberson vs. Dalcha Lungiambula – At 32:48, Odds 40:42, Picks – Both: Roberson
Deron Winn vs. Antonio Arroyo – At 41:35, Odds 46:39, Picks – Both: Arroyo
Drako Rodriguez vs. Aiemann Zahabi – At 50:05, Odds 57:48, Picks – Both: Rodriguez
Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jamie Pickett – At 59:48, Odds 1:09:08, Picks – Both: Nchukwi
Jimmy Flick vs. Cody Durden – At 1:09:25, Odds 1:10:59, Picks – Zane: Flick / Connor: Durden
Rick Glenn vs. Carlton Minus – At 1:11:11, Odds 1:14:21, Picks – Both: Glenn

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’… Last week’s standings for UFC 256: Zane went 7 out of the 10 bouts we were left with & Connor went 5 out of those 10. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane – 158/237 & Connor – 152/237.

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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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