The MMA Vivisection – UFC Vegas 31: Makhachev vs. Moises picks, odds, & analysis

As is so often the case, the first card following a big UFC PPV tends to feel a bit like leftovers. This time around,…

By: Zane Simon | 2 years ago
The MMA Vivisection – UFC Vegas 31: Makhachev vs. Moises picks, odds, & analysis
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As is so often the case, the first card following a big UFC PPV tends to feel a bit like leftovers. This time around, the UFC isn’t wholeheartedly to blame (Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez was a legit hot fight). But, Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Mosies just doesn’t have a lot of sizzle to it, and not much further down the card enhances that feeling. Still, it’s got Miesha Tate’s comeback after a half-decade of retirement and Jeremy Stephens’ retrun to lightweight. That’s something.

For those interested in diving into the not at all deeper undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 31 fight card as it stands right now:

Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises – At 4:50, Odds 15:36, Picks, Both: Makhachev
Marion Reneau vs. Miesha Tate – At 17:46, Odds 29:30, Picks, Both: Tate
Jeremy Stephens vs. Mateusz Gamrot – At 30:15, Odds 44:23, Picks, Zane: Stephens, Connor: Gamrot
Rodolfo Vieira vs. Dustin Stoltzfus – At 44:37, Odds 54:05, Picks, Both: Vieira
Gabriel Benitez vs. Billy Quarantillo – At 54:24, Odds 1:05:48, Picks, Both: Benitez

Daniel Rodriguez vs. Preston Parsons – At 3:27, Odds 12:36, Picks, Both: Rodriguez
Amanda Lemos vs. Montserrat Ruiz – At 13:09, Odds 20:12, Picks, Both: Lemos
Khalid Taha vs. Sergey Morozov – At 20:56, Odds 26:49, Picks, Both: Taha
Miles Johns vs. Anderson dos Santos – At 28:50, Odds 34:05, Picks, Both: Johns
Francisco Figueiredo vs. Malcolm Gordon – At 34:19, Odds 43:47, Picks, Both: Figueiredo
Alan Baudot vs. Rodrigo Nascimento – At 44:18, Odds 49:26, Picks, Both: Nascimento

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 264: Zane went 10 out of the 12 bouts we watched this week, Connor went 8 out of those 12. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 318/515 and Connor is now 304/515.

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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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