The MMA Vivisection – UFC Vegas 21: Edwards vs. Muhammad picks, odds, & analysis

This week’s UFC Fight Night may not have a lot when it comes to attention grabbing star power, but it has several ‘must win’…

By: Zane Simon | 3 years ago
The MMA Vivisection – UFC Vegas 21: Edwards vs. Muhammad picks, odds, & analysis
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This week’s UFC Fight Night may not have a lot when it comes to attention grabbing star power, but it has several ‘must win’ bouts scattered across its 13 fights that could make for some fascinating upset potential. In the main event, Leon Edwards puts what should be surefire title contender status on the line against Belal Muhammad. While further down the card, Manel Kape and Dan Ige both look to prove that they still belong in the conversation of their respective division’s elite athletes.

For those looking to dive deeper into the UFC Vegas 21 undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at how the UFC Vegas 21 fight card stacks up right now:

Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad – At 0:37, Odds 25:22, Picks, Zane: Edwards / Connor: Muhammad
Misha Cirkunov vs. Ryan Spann – At 27:10, Odds 33:21, Picks, Both: Cirkunov
Dan Ige vs. Gavin Tucker – At 33:42, Odds 41:05, Picks, Zane: Ige / Connor: Tucker
Jonathan Martinez vs. Davey Grant – At 42:01, Odds 51:35, Picks, Both: Martinez
Matheus Nicolau vs. Manel Kape – At 53:44, Odds 1:03:03, Picks, Zane: Kape / Connor: Nicolau
Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart – At 1:03:20, Odds 1:10:40, Picks, Both: Stewart

Angela Hill vs. Ashley Yoder – At 1:55, Odds 10:04, Picks, Both: Hill
Charles Jourdain vs. Marcelo Rojo – At 10:48, Odds 16:51, Picks, Both: Jourdain
Rani Yahya vs. Ray Rodriguez – At 17:53, Odds 26:05, Picks, Both: Yahya
Nasrat Haqparast vs. Rafa Garcia – At 26:19, Odds 32:00, Picks, Both: Haqparast
Cortney Casey vs. JJ Aldrich – At 32:49, Odds 38:50, Picks, Both: Aldrich
Jinh Yu Frey vs. Gloria de Paula – At 39:06, Odds 44:03, Picks, Both: Frey
Jason Witt vs. Matthew Semelsberger – At 45:25, Odds 53:10, Picks, Both: Semelsberger

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 259: Zane went 9 out of the 15 bouts we picked for & Connor went 9 out of those 15, as well.
So far, here are the overall standings: Zane – 219/341 & Connor – 208/341.

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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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