The MMA Vivisection – UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns picks, odds, & analysis

UFC 258 approaches and, to be perfectly honest, it’s not the best PPV card the promotion has ever put together. As notable scraps between…

By: Zane Simon | 2 years ago
The MMA Vivisection – UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns picks, odds, & analysis
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UFC 258 approaches and, to be perfectly honest, it’s not the best PPV card the promotion has ever put together. As notable scraps between Chris Weidman & Uriah Hall and Jimmie Rivera & Pedro Munhoz have been delayed, the card has largely been left with its title fight between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns. Maycee Barber & Kelvin Gastelum add a little extra interest, but this probably won’t rank among the UFC’s biggest sellers.

For those fans who want to dive deeper into the undercard (and what we thought was a feature bout between Jim Miller & Bobby Green, before that got pushed to the main card) check out the Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at how the UFC 258 fight card stacks up right now:

PPV MAIN CARD | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns – At 3:28, Odds 23:18, Picks, Both: Usman
Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso – At 25:00, Odds 40:59, Picks, Zane: Barber / Connor: Grasso
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch – At 41:38, Odds 51:16, Picks, Both: Gastelum
Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller – At 1:48, Odds 10:47, Picks, Both: B. Green (was recorded on the Prelims show, before the bout order changed to this)
Maki Pitolo vs. Julian Marquez – At 1:01:00, Odds 1:08:36, Picks, Zane: Marquez / Connor: Pitolo

Rodolfo Vieira vs. Anthony Hernandez – At 11:24, Odds 15:09, Picks, Both: Vieira
Belal Muhammad vs. Dhiego Lima – At 17:26, Odds 22:22, Picks, Both: Muhammad
Polyana Viana vs. Mallory Martin – At 23:30, Odds 33:40, Picks, Both: Martin
Andre Ewell vs. Chris Gutierrez – At 51:42 of Main Card Show (bout order has since changed to this) Odds were at 58:42, Picks, Both: Gutierrez

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Ricky Simon vs. Brian Kelleher – At 33:55, Odds 40:23, Picks, Both: Simon
Gabriel Green vs. Philip Rowe – At 41:10, Odds 50:17, Picks, Both: G. Green
Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick – At 51:30, Odds-skipped, Picks, Both: Maverick

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 VEGAS 18: Zane went 7 out of the 12 bouts we were left with them having picked & Connor went 6 out of those 12. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane – 193/295 & Connor – 183/295.

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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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