The MMA Vivisection – UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington 2 picks, odds, & analysis

Back to back top tier UFC cards feels like a real treat. UFC 267 is only just done and dusted and UFC 268 is…

By: Zane Simon | 2 years ago
The MMA Vivisection – UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington 2 picks, odds, & analysis
Bloody Elbow 2.0 | Anton Tabuena

Back to back top tier UFC cards feels like a real treat. UFC 267 is only just done and dusted and UFC 268 is already cropping up right on the horizon. In the main event, Colby Covington gets his chance at revenge against welterweight champ Kamaru Usman. With women’s strawweight queen Rose Namajunas taking on Weili Zhang in the co-main for the second time as well. Throw Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler, Frankie Edgar vs. Marlon Vera, and Shane Burgos vs. Billy Quarantillo in there and it should be wall-to-wall mayhem.

June M. Williams

For fans interested in diving deeper into the undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.

The MMA Vivisection is brought to you by Combat Wombat, makers of combat sports themed artwork featuring MMA’s legendary fighters and legendary fights. Visit for the latest pieces and commissions. Get your Combat Wombat themed Vivi t-shirts today!

Here’s a look at the UFC 268 fight card as it stands right now:

Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington — At 5:20, Odds 33:43, Picks, Both: Usman
Rose Namajunas vs. Weili Zhang — At 36:29, Odds 52:48, Picks, Both: Zhang
Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler — At 53:43, Odds 1:01:30, Picks, Both: Gaethje
Shane Burgos vs. Billy Quarantillo — At 1:01:42, Odds 1:18:22, Picks, Zane: Burgos, Connor: Quarantillo
Frankie Edgar vs. Marlon Vera — At 1:18:39, Odds 1:24:31, Picks, Both: Edgar

Andreas Michailidis vs. Alex Pereira — At 3:30, Odds 17:57, Picks, Both: Pereira
Al Iaquinta vs. Bobby Green — At 20:04, Odds 34:17, Picks, Both: Green
Phil Hawes vs. Chris Curtis — At 34:31, Odds 42:22, Picks, Zane: Curtis, Connor: Hawes
Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Nassourdine Imavov — At 42:40, Odds 50:19, Picks, Zane: Shahbazyan, Connor: Imavov
Jordan Williams vs. Ian Garry — At 51:29, Odds 56:40, Picks, Both: Garry

Gian Villante vs. Chris Barnett — At 57:00, Odds 1:03:44, Picks, Both: Barnett
Dustin Jacoby vs. John Allan — At 1:04:22, Odds 1:10:28, Picks, Both: Jacoby
Melsik Baghdasaryan vs. Bruno Souza — At 1:10:39, Odds 1:20:15, Picks, Both: Baghdasaryan
CJ Vergara vs. Ode Osbourne — At 1:20:29, Odds 1:27:11, Picks, Zane: Osbourne, Connor: Vergara

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 267: Zane went 13/14, Connor 11/14. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 400/639 and Connor is now 389/639.

If you enjoy our podcasts, give us a shout out in the comments here on Bloody Elbow, or give us a “like”, share & subscribe over on whichever BE Presents Podcast Channel happens to be your listening platform of choice: SoundCloud, YouTube, iTunes & Apple TV, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, OverCast, Player FM, & Amazon Music – While you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe to Bloody Elbow Presents; that way you’ll always be the first to get all of BE’s daily MMA offerings. For previous episodes of the show, check out our playlists on all of our BE Presents channels.

Share this story

About the author
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.

More from the author

Related Stories