It’s definitely a card with more curb appeal sprinkled throughout than the last couple UFC Fight Night offerings. But this week’s TUF 29 finale doesn’t quite break the feeling that the UFC is in something of a funk with their non-PPV event bookings this fall. At the very least, the top of the card promises to be a true banger, with Edson Barboza taking on Giga Chikadze. Kevin Lee’s welterweight return against Daniel Rodriguez should be a fun one, and Makhmud Muradov has a habit of putting on strong performances. What the TUF Finales deliver? We’ll just have to hope for the best.
For those interested in diving deeper into the undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.
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Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 35 fight card as it stands right now:
ESPN MAIN CARD | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze – At 10:35, Odds 31:07, Picks, Both: Barboza
Bryan Battle vs. Gilbert Urbina – At 31:36, Odds 38:47, Picks, Both: Urbina
Ricky Turcios vs. Brady Hiestand – At 39:03, Odds 47:16, Picks, Both: Turcios
Kevin Lee vs. Daniel Rodriguez – At 48:19, Odds 1:01:34, Picks, Zane: Lee, Connor: Rodriguez
Andre Petroski vs. Micheal Gillmore – At 1:01:51, Odds 1:06:26, Picks, Both: Petroski
Makhmud Muradov vs. Gerald Meerschaert – At 1:08:57, Odds 1:11:25, Picks, Both: Muradov
ESPN+ PRELIMS | 7pm/4pm ET&PT
Alessio Di Chirico vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan – At 1:20, Odds 6:38, Picks, Both: Di Chirico
Sam Alvey vs. Wellington Turman – At 6:50, Odds 15:20, Picks, Both: Alvey
Dustin Jacoby vs. Darren Stewart – At 16:45, Odds 26:30, Picks, Both: Jacoby
JJ Aldrich vs. Vanessa Demopoulos – At 26:47, Odds 31:27, Picks, Both: Aldrich
Jamall Emmers vs. Pat Sabatini – At 31:47, Odds 40:25, Picks, Both: Emmers
Mana Martinez vs. Guido Cannetti – At 40:54, Odds 46:18, Picks, Both: Martinez
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 34: Zane went 6 out of the 12 bouts we watched this week, Connor went 7 out of those 12. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 345/561 and Connor is now 335/561.
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