The MMA Vivisection – UFC 269: Oliveira vs. Poirier picks, odds, & analysis

Like so many of the PPV cards the UFC has put on this year, this one is almost too stacked. Compelling, high level fights…

By: Zane Simon | 2 years ago
The MMA Vivisection – UFC 269: Oliveira vs. Poirier picks, odds, & analysis
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Like so many of the PPV cards the UFC has put on this year, this one is almost too stacked. Compelling, high level fights all up and down a card that could easily have still been great with 3-4 fewer fights. In the main event, Charles Oliveira makes the first defense of his lightweight title against former interim champion Dustin Poirier. Amanda Nunes makes the sixth defense of her bantamweight title in the co-main. And Geoff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio rounds out the card with a dose of Cody Garbrandt and Sean O’Malley.

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Here’s a look at the UFC 269 fight card, as it stands right now:

ESPN+ PPV CARD | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier — At 4:41, Odds 18:43, Picks, Zane: Oliveira, Connor: Poirier
Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena — At 19:46, Odds 26:01, Picks, Both: Nunes
Geoff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio — At 26:45, Odds 34:07, Picks, Both: Neal
Kai Kara France vs. Cody Garbrandt — At 35:22, Odds 50:35, Picks, Both: Kara-France
Raulian Paiva vs. Sean O’Malley — At 51:07, Odds 1:00:07, Picks, Both: O’Malley

Josh Emmett vs. Dan Ige — At 2:37, Odds 16:07, Picks, Both: Emmett
Dominick Cruz vs. Pedro Munhoz — At 16:48, Odds 29:52, Picks, Zane: Cruz, Connor: Munhoz
Augusto Sakai vs. Tai Tuivasa — At 30:09, Odds 41:54, Picks, Both: Tuivasa
Jordan Wright vs. Bruno Silva — At 42:07, Odds 42:24, Picks, Both: Silva

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 6:15/3:15 ET&PT
Andre Muniz vs. Eryk Anders — At 43:09, Odds 51:04, Picks, Zane: Anders, Connor: Muniz
Erin Blanchfield vs. Miranda Maverick — At 51:23, Odds 1:03:41, Picks, Both: Maverick
Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell — At 1:04:00, Odds 1:07:52, Picks, Both: Perez
Ryan Hall vs. Darrick Minner — At 1:08:44, Odds 1:11:58, Picks, Both: Hall
Randy Costa vs. Tony Kelley — At 1:13:58, Odds 1:22:34, Picks, Zane: Costa, Connor: Kelley
Gillian Robertson vs. Priscila Cachoeira — At 1:22:48, Odds 1:23:47, Picks, Both: Robertson

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 44: Zane went 6/13, Connor tied with 7/13 as well. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 429/688 and Connor is now 418/688.

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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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