The MMA Vivisection – UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 picks, odds, & analysis

The UFC has put together one hell of a fight card for their 263rd PPV offering. In the main event, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya…

By: Zane Simon | 2 years ago
The MMA Vivisection – UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 picks, odds, & analysis
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The UFC has put together one hell of a fight card for their 263rd PPV offering. In the main event, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will take on former foe Marvin Vettori in the ‘Last Stylebender’’s first bout since his failed attempt to claim light heavyweight gold. In the co-main flyweight king Deiveson Figueiredo goes back to war against Brandon Moreno, after their first contest – back in December – ended in a majority draw. Throw Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz in there and Belal Muhammad vs. Demian Maia, and it should all make for an exceptionally high-technique main card.

For fans interested in diving deeper into an especially stacked undercard – including Drew Dober vs. Brad Riddell, Lauren Murphy vs. Joanne Calderwood, and Movsar Evloev vs. Hakeem Dawodu – check out the Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at the UFC 263 fight card as it stands right now:

PPV MAIN CARD | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori – At 5:26, Odds 22:16, Picks, Both: Adesanya
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno – At 22:31, Odds 40:37, Picks, Both: Figueiredo
Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz – At 40:50, Odds 49:49, Picks, Both: Edwards
Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad – At 50:12, Odds 57:40, Picks, Both: Muhammad
Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill – At 57:54, Odds 1:03:52, Picks, Zane: Hill, Connor: Craig

Drew Dober vs. Brad Riddell – At 0:42, Odds 14:40, Picks, Both: Riddell
Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart – At 15:38, Odds 22:34, Picks, Both: Anders
Lauren Murphy vs. Joanne Calderwood – At 23:51, Odds 34:12, Picks, Zane: Calderwood, Connor: Murphy
Movsar Evloev vs. Hakeem Dawodu – At 34:29, Odds 42:30, Picks, Both: Evloev

Pannie Kianzad vs. Alexis Davis – At 43:10, Odds 54:12, Picks, Zane: Kianzad, Connor: Davis
Matt Frevola vs. Terrance McKinney – At 54:33, Odds 1:02:49, Picks, Both: Frevola
Chase Hooper vs. Steven Peterson – At 1:03:16, Odds 1:09:59, Picks, Zane: Hooper, Connor: Peterson
Fares Ziam vs. Luigi Vendramini – At 1:10:57, Odds 1:16:02, Picks, Both: Vendramini
Carlos Felipe vs. Jake Collier – At 1:16:30, Odds 1:19:34, Picks, Both: Felipe

Last week Connor was not able to take part in the shows, so we had guest co-host Dan Tom. Connor did however, provide us with his picks prior to the event, so we can continue to track the guys’ standings…

Here is how Zane and Connor picked UFC Vegas 28:
Both: Rozenstruik
Zane: Harris, Connor: Tybura
Both: Staropoli
Zane: Ponzinibbio, Connor: Baeza
Both: Rodrigues
Both: Breese – CANCELLED
Both: De La Rosa
Both: Boser
Zane: Salikhov, Connor: Trinaldo
Both: Amirkhani
Both: Jones
Both: Moroz – REPLACED
Both: Woodson
Both: Leavitt

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 28: Zane went 6 out of the 12 bouts we were left with this week, Connor went 5 out of those 12. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 288/464 and Connor is now 273/464.

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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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