The MMA Vivisection – UFC Vegas 39: Dern vs. Rodriguez picks, odds, & analysis

Maybe it was the weight of expectations that killed last week’s card. What had seemed to be a great Fight Night on paper turned…

By: Zane Simon | 2 years ago
The MMA Vivisection – UFC Vegas 39: Dern vs. Rodriguez picks, odds, & analysis
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Maybe it was the weight of expectations that killed last week’s card. What had seemed to be a great Fight Night on paper turned into a near disastrous series of main card bouts, marked by inactivity and a brutal clash of heads. Fortunately for fans, the UFC hasn’t created near as much investment in this week’s offering—with a fantastic main event between Marina Rodriguez and Mackenzie Dern, and little else of consequence.

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For fans interested in diving into an admittedly thin undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.

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UFC VEGAS 38 ESPN+ MAIN CARD | 4pm/1pm ET&PT
Marina Rodriguez vs. Mackenzie Dern — At 7:22, Odds 22:12, Picks, Both: Dern
Randy Brown vs. Jared Gooden — At 23:05, Odds 31:41, Picks, Both: Brown
Tim Elliott vs. Matheus Nicolau — At 31:56, Odds 45:45, Picks, Zane: Elliott, Connor: Nicolau
Mariya Agapova vs. Sabina Mazo — At 46:10, Odds 53:15, Picks, Both: Mazo
Phil Hawes vs. Deron Winn — At 54:18, Odds 1:03:15, Picks, Both: Hawes

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Chris Gutierrez vs. Felipe Colares — At 2:10, Odds 11:15, Picks, Both: Gutierrez
Alexander Romanov vs. Jared Vanderaa — At 11:30, Odds 13:15, Picks, Both: Romanov
Charles Rosa vs. Damon Jackson — At 13:25, Odds 20:20, Picks, Both: Jackson
Lupita Godinez vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez — At 20:49, Odds 29:37, Picks, Zane: Godinez, Connor: Gomez Juarez
Charlie Ontiveros vs. Steve Garcia — At 30:30, Odds 40:46, Picks, Both: Garcia

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 38: Zane went 8 out of the 12 bouts we watched this week (1 No Contest), Connor went 9 out of those 12. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 375/607 and Connor is now 365/607.

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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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