The MMA Vivisection – UFC Fight Island 8: Chiesa vs. Magny picks, odds, & analysis

The UFC is packing in the fights this week over on Fight Island, with a mid-week offering that has more the flavor of contractual…

By: Zane Simon | 3 years ago
The MMA Vivisection – UFC Fight Island 8: Chiesa vs. Magny picks, odds, & analysis
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The UFC is packing in the fights this week over on Fight Island, with a mid-week offering that has more the flavor of contractual obligations than a well planned event. Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny is a definite highlight in the main event, and Bloody Elbow will be rooting for Roxanne Modafferi against Vivi Araujo, but much of the rest has the feeling of filler.

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Here’s a look at how the UFC Fight Island 8 fight card stacks up right now:

Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny – At 6:09, Odds 23:36, Picks, Zane: Magny / Connor: Chiesa
Warlley Alves vs. Mounir Lazzez – At 24:07, Odds 32:47, Picks, Both: Lazzez
Isaac Villanueva vs. Vinicius Moreira – At 33:26, Odds 38:46, Picks, Zane: Moreira / Connor: Villanueva
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Viviane Araujo – At 38:58, Odds 46:16, Picks, Both: Araujo
Matt Schnell vs. Tyson Nam – At 48:32, Odds 58:20, Picks, Both: Nam
Lerone Murphy vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade – At 58:50, Odds 1:13:16, Picks, Both: Murphy

Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese – At 1:14:23, Odds 1:21:58, Picks, Both: Akhmedov
Ricky Simon vs. Gaetano Pirrello – At 1:23:07, Odds 1:28:00, Picks, Both: Simon
Su Mudaerji vs. Zarrukh Adashev – At 1:28:15, Odds 1:32:40, Picks, Both: Mudaerji
Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Markus Perez – At 1:34:07, Odds 1:44:27, Picks, Zane: Lungiambula / Connor: Perez
Francisco Figueiredo vs. Jerome Rivera – At 1:44:50, Odds 1:56:20, Picks, Both: Figueiredo
Mike Davis vs. Mason Jones – At 1:57:48, Odds 2:03:34, Picks, Both: Davis
Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Sergey Morozov – At 2:05:41, Odds 2:13:00, Picks, Both: Nurmagomedov
Victoria Leonardo vs. Manon Fiorot – At 2:14:32, Odds 2:19:09, Picks, Both: Leonardo

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 Fight Island 7: Zane went 6 out of the 10 bouts we were left with & Connor went 5 out of those 10. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane – 171/258 & Connor – 162/258.

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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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