The MMA Vivisection – UFC Vegas 44: Font vs. Aldo picks, odds, & analysis

The UFC is back in action this week with a top tier Fight Night offering. In the main event, former featherweight king and reinvented…

By: Zane Simon | 2 years ago
The MMA Vivisection – UFC Vegas 44: Font vs. Aldo picks, odds, & analysis
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The UFC is back in action this week with a top tier Fight Night offering. In the main event, former featherweight king and reinvented bantamweight top contender Jose Aldo takes on the surging Rob Font. The co-main features a battle of elite strikers, former training partners and long time friends Rafael Fiziev and Brad Riddell. Throw some Jim Crute and Brenan Allen in there, and UFC Vegas 44 promises to thrill.

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Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 44 fight card, as it stands right now:

Rob Font vs. Jose Aldo — At 4:52, Odds 25:21, Picks, Zane: Font, Connor: Aldo
Rafael Fiziev vs. Brad Riddell — At 28:03, Odds 45:20, Picks, Both: Fiziev
Clay Guida vs. Leo Santos — At 45:35, Odds 50:23, Picks, Both: Santos
Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill — At 50:39, Odds 59:49, Picks, Both: Crute
Brendan Allen vs. Chris Curtis — At 1:00:51, Odds 1:10:58, Picks, Both: Allen
Bryan Barberena vs. Darian Weeks — At 1:11:52, Odds 1:19:26, Picks, Both: Barberena

Maki Pitolo vs. Dusko Todorovic — At 2:33, Odds 15:00, Picks, Both: Todorovic
Jake Matthews vs. Jeremiah Wells — At 15:30, Odds 26:29, Picks, Both: Matthews
Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Manel Kape — At 26:50, Odds 32:22, Picks, Both: Kape
Mallory Martin vs. Cheyanne Vlismas — At 32:51, Odds 38:04, Picks, Both: Vlismas
Alonzo Menifield vs. William Knight — At 38:59, Odds 44:39, Picks, Both: Menifield
Claudio Puelles vs. Chris Gruetzemacher — At 45:59, Odds 54:38, Picks, Both: Gruetzemacher
Azamat Murzakanov vs. Jared Vanderaa — At 54:53, Odds 1:00:42, Picks, Both: Murzakanov
Alex Morono vs. Mickey Gall — At 1:01:28, Odds 1:11:38, Picks, Both: Morono
Louis Smolka vs. Vince Morales — At 1:11:56, Odds 1:21:02, Picks, Both: Smolka

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 43: Zane went 6/11, Connor tied with 6/11 as well. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 423/675 and Connor is now 411/675.

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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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