The UFC returns to PPV this Saturday with a card somewhat ravaged by COVID and injuries. Still, the main and the co-main event both promise to be fantastic, so as long as Francis Ngannou squares off with Ciryl Gane and Brandon Moreno fights Deiveson Figueiredo to close out the show, the rest really doesn’t matter too much.
For fans interested in diving into the much less interesting undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.
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Here’s a look at the UFC 270 fight card, as it stood at the time of recording:
ESPN+ PPV CARD | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane — At 5:23, Odds 36:15, Picks, Both: Ngannou
Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo — At 37:57, Odds 50:44, Picks, Both: Moreno
Michel Pereira vs. Andre Fialho — At 51:46, Odds 1:04:06, Picks, Both: Pereira
Cody Stamann vs. Said Nurmagomedov — At 1:05:12, Odds 1:14:46, Picks, Both: Nurmagomedov
Rodolfo Vieira vs. Wellington Turman — At 1:15:49, Odds 1:18:56, Picks, Both: Vieira
ESPN PRELIMS | 8pm/5pm ET&PT
Ilia Topuria vs. Charles Jourdain — At 2:27, Odds 15:47, Picks, Both: Topuria
Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry — At 16:33, Odds 19:39, Picks, Both: Barcelos
Michael Morales vs. Trevin Giles — At 20:00, Odds 29:56, Picks, Both: Giles
Jack Della Maddalena vs. Pete Rodriguez — At 31:40, Odds 36:49, Picks, Both: Maddalena
ESPN+ PRELIMS | 6pm/3pm ET&PT
Tony Gravely vs. Saimon Oliveira — At 37:43, Odds 45:06, Picks, Both: Gravely
Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez — At 45:37, Odds 48:28, Picks, Both: Gomez Juarez
Matt Frevola vs. Genaro Valdez — At 49:10, Odds 54:11, Picks, Both: Feral
Jasmin Jasudavicius vs. Kay Hansen — At 54:38, Odds 1:08:40, Picks, Zane: Hansen, Connor: Jasudavicius
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 46: Zane went 6/10, Connor tied with 6/10. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 454/721 and Connor is now 444/721.
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