The MMA Vivisection – UFC Vegas 45: Lewis vs. Daukaus picks, odds, & analysis

The UFC is wrapping up 2021 with a surprisingly solid Fight Night event. In the main event, former title challenger Derrick Lewis takes on…

By: Zane Simon | 2 years ago
The MMA Vivisection – UFC Vegas 45: Lewis vs. Daukaus picks, odds, & analysis
Bloody Elbow 2.0 | Anton Tabuena

The UFC is wrapping up 2021 with a surprisingly solid Fight Night event. In the main event, former title challenger Derrick Lewis takes on surging contender Chris Daukaus. The co-main features multiple time welterweight challenger Stephen Thompson against Belal Muhammad. And there’s even a quality lightweight cation fight between Diego Ferreira and Mateusz Gamrot.

Your Vivi Hosts this week
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 Vegas 45 fight card, as it stands right now:

Derrick Lewis vs. Chris Daukaus — At 4:15, Odds 23:38, Picks, Both: Daukaus
Stephen Thompson vs. Belal Muhammad — At 24:59, Odds 36:08, Picks, Zane: Thompson, Connor: Muhammad
Amanda Lemos vs. Angela Hill — At 37:30, Odds 46:51, Picks, Both: Lemos
Raphael Assuncao vs. Ricky Simon — At 47:01, Odds 54:08, Picks, Both: Simon
Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Mateusz Gamrot — At 55:16, Odds 1:08:41, Picks, Both: Gamrot
Cub Swanson vs. Darren Elkins — At 1:08:55, Odds 1:21:11, Picks, Both: Swanson

Dustin Stoltzfus vs. Gerald Meerschaert — At 2:01, Odds 10:06, Picks, Both: Meerschaert
Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry — At 10:25, Odds 18:23, Picks, Both: Barcelos
Justin Tafa vs. Harry Hunsucker — At 18:33, Odds 23:02, Picks, Both: Tafa
Sijara Eubanks vs. Melissa Gatto — At 24:44, Odds 31:32, Picks, Both: Eubanks
Charles Jourdain vs. Andre Ewell — At 32:24, Odds 39:49, Picks, Both: Jourdain
Raquel Pennington vs. Macy Chiasson — At 40:03, Odds 48:06, Picks, Both: Pennington
Don’Tale Mayes vs. Josh Parisian — At 49:14, Odds 55:27, Picks, Zane: Mayes, Connor: Parisian
Jordan Leavitt vs. Matt Sayles — At 55:37, Odds 1:03:01, Picks, Both: Sayles

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 269: Zane went 10/14, Connor tied with 10/14 as well. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 439/698 and Connor is now 428/698.

During the holiday UFC break we will continue to bring you podcast content every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday minimum, more days if we can. Watch for shows like Crooklyn’s Corner, Show Money, The MMA Depressed-us, 6th Round Retro, maybe even an episode or two of the Eugene S. Robinson Show Stomper! — among others! On behalf of all of our crew on the entire Bloody Elbow Presents Podcast Network Team, have a safe and happy Holiday Season & be sure to stay tuned!

If you enjoy our shows, 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.

Happy Holidays from your entire Bloody Elbow Presents Podcast Network Crew!
June M. Williams

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

Bloody Elbow Podcast
Related Stories