The MMA Vivisection – UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2 picks, odds, & analysis

Assuming the bulk of this card stays in place for the rest of fight week, the UFC has put together a pretty quality offering…

By: Zane Simon | 1 year ago
The MMA Vivisection – UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2 picks, odds, & analysis
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Assuming the bulk of this card stays in place for the rest of fight week, the UFC has put together a pretty quality offering for their latest PPV event. The main event features a truly necessary rematch between middleweight’s two best fighters, Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker. Two of heavyweight’s hardest hitters face off in the co-main event, between Derrick Lewis and Tai Tuivasa. And we’ve even got a top contender’s bout at 185 between Derek Brunson and Jared Cannonier to set up a future main event.

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Here’s a look at the UFC 271 fight card as it stands right now:

ESPN+ PPV CARD | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker — At 7:42, Odds 37:13, Picks, Both: Adesanya
Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivasa — At 38:48, Odds 42:39, Picks, Zane: Lewis, Connor: Tuivasa
Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson — At 44:30, Odds 53:29, Picks, Zane: Cannonier, Connor: Brunson
Kyler Phillips vs. Marcelo Rojo — At 54:08, Odds 1:01:34, Picks, Both: Phillips
Bobby Green vs. Nasrat Haqparast — At 1:01:44, Odds 1:10:07, Picks, Both: Green

Andrei Arlovski vs. Jared Vanderaa — At 1:45, Odds 6:20, Picks, Both: Arlovski
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Casey O’Neill — At 7:02, Odds 14:41, Picks, Both: Modafferi
Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell — At 16:09, Odds 21:02, Picks, Both: Perez
William Knight vs. Maxim Grishin — At 21:27, Odds 27:04, Picks, Both: Grishin

Mana Martinez vs. Ronnie Lawrence — At 27:56, Odds 35:31, Picks, Zane: Lawrence, Connor: Martinez
Alexander Hernandez vs. Renato Moicano — At 37:11, Odds 48:25, Picks, Zane: Hernandez, Connor: Moicano
Carlos Ulberg vs. Fabio Cherant — At 49:04, Odds 54:38, Picks, Both: Ulberg
AJ Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoun — At 55:01, Odds 58:40, Picks, Both: Malkoun
Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Sergey Morozov — At 59:20, Odds 1:05:15, Picks, Both: Silva de Andrade
Jeremiah Wells vs. Mike Mathetha — At 1:06:58, Odds 1:11:21, Picks, Both: Wells

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 47: Strickland vs. Hermansson — Zane went 10/13, Connor tied with 8/13. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 470/745 and Connor is now 459/745.

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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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