The MMA Vivisection – UFC Vegas 26: Rodriguez vs. Waterson

This week’s UFC event is shockingly hard to parse for a fight card that doesn’t really have a marquee bout to its name. But…

By: Zane Simon | 2 years ago
The MMA Vivisection – UFC Vegas 26: Rodriguez vs. Waterson
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This week’s UFC event is shockingly hard to parse for a fight card that doesn’t really have a marquee bout to its name. But while fights like Marina Rodriguez vs. Michelle Waterson or Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Morono or Neil Magny vs. Geoff Neal may not feel like the kinds of contests to get fans hyped, they provide some fascinating matchups in terms of skill and athletic ability.

For fans who want to dive deeper into the undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 26 fight card as it stands right now:

Marina Rodriguez vs. Michelle Waterson – At 4:14, Odds 18:58, Picks – Both: Rodriguez
Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Morono – At 20:47, Odds 31:13, Picks – Both: Cerrone
Geoff Neal vs. Neil Magny – At 31:34, Odds 41:54, Picks – Both: Neal
Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Maurice Greene – At 42:41, Odds 45:11, Picks – Both: Lima
Diego Ferreira vs. Gregor Gillespie – At 45:26, Odds 56:23, Picks – Both: Ferreira
Amanda Ribas vs. Angela Hill – At 56:44, Odds 1:04:45, Picks – Both: Ribas

Ben Rothwell vs. Philipe Lins – At 1:48, Odds 9:06, Picks – Zane: Rothwell, Connor: Lins
Phil Hawes vs. Kyle Daukaus – At 10:57, Odds 15:31, Picks – Both: Daukaus
L’udovit Klein vs. Michael Trizano – At 16:09, Odds 23:51, Picks – Both: Klein
Ryan Benoit vs. Zarrukh Adashev – At 25:22, Odds 28:48, Picks – Both: Benoit
Jun Yong Park vs. Tafon Nchukwi – At 30:30, Odds 37:48, Picks – Zane: Nchukwi, Connor: Park
Christian Aguilera vs. Carlston Harris – At 38:07, Odds 42:28, Picks – Both: Aguilera

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 25: Zane & Connor both went 5 out of the 10 bouts we had this past week. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 267/419 and Connor is now 252/419.

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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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