The UFC’s back from another week off and bringing a strong main card to their latest Vegas Fight Night event, despite getting hit hard by COVID and injuries. Alistair Overeem vs. Alexander Volkov is a quality top 10 heavyweight scrap, and Frankie Edgar’s continued bid to be a contender at 135 is running up against a serious test in Cory Sandhagen. Throw in the debut of Rizin champ Manel Kape and Dariush vs. Ferreira 2 and this should be a fun night of fights.
For fans interested in digging in to the much less notable undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.
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Here’s a look at how the UFC VEGAS 18 fight card stacks up right now:
ESPN+ MAIN CARD | 8pm/5pm ET&PT
Alistair Overeem vs. Alexander Volkov – At 3:02, Odds 21:10, Picks – Both: Volkov
Cory Sandhagen vs. Frankie Edgar – At 21:25, Odds 37:35, Picks – Both: Sandhagen
Alexandre Pantoja vs. Manel Kape – At 39:41, Odds 52:31, Picks – Both: Pantoja
Cody Stamann vs. Askar Askar – At 53:05, Odds 1:02:04, Picks – Both: Stamann
Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush – At 1:02:23, Odds 1:15:07, Picks – Zane: Dariush / Connor: Ferreira
ESPN+ PRELIMS | 5pm/2pm ET&PT
Michael Johnson vs. Clay Guida – At 1:38, Odds 12:33, Picks – Both: Guida
Mike Rodriguez vs. Danilo Marques – At 14:06, Odds 22:11, Picks – Both: Rodriguez
Timur Valiev vs. Martin Day – At 22:51, Odds 30:11, Picks – Both: Valiev
Devonte Smith vs. Justin Jaynes – At 30:31, Odds 40:11, Picks – Zane: Smith / Connor: Jaynes
Karol Rosa vs. Joselyne Edwards – At 40:32, Odds 49:30, Picks – Both: Rosa
Molly McCann vs. Lara Procopio – At 49:50, Odds 57:15, Picks – Zane: McCann / Connor: Procopio
Seung Woo Choi vs. Youssef Zalal – At 58:49, Odds 1:05:44, Picks – Both: Zalal
Ode Osbourne vs. Jerome Rivera – At 1:06:01, Odds 1:11:00, Picks – Both: Rivera
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 257: Zane went 5 out of the 11 bouts we were left with them having picked for & Connor went 6 out of those 11. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane – 186/283 & Connor – 177/283.
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