The Fight Night cards might not be that much to write home about in terms of notable matchups, but UFC 275 looks to deliver a quality PPV offering. In the main event, Glover Teixeira looks to defend his light heavyweight title against surging contender Jiri Prochazka. In the co-main, flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko hopes to extend her long winning streak against Taila Santos. But, before fans even get to the title bouts, we’re replaying the best fight of 2020—with the rematch of former strawweight queens Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Zhang Weili.
For fans who want to dive deeper into the undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.
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Here’s a look at the UFC 275 fight card as it stood at the time of recording:
PPV MAIN CARD | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka — At 4:51, Odds 23:51, Picks, Both: Prochazka
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Taila Santos — At 24:18, Odds 37:02, Picks, Both: Shevchenko
Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk — At 38:37, Odds 53:47, Picks, Zane: Weili, Connor: Jedrzejczyk
Rogerio Bontorin vs. Manel Kape — At 54:05, Odds 1:06:29, Picks, Both: Bontorin
Jack Della Maddalena vs. Ramazan Emeev — At 1:06:38, Odds 1:14:38, Picks, Both: Della Maddalena
ESPN2 PRELIMS | 8pm/5pm ET&PT
Jacob Malkoun vs. Brendan Allen — At 3:00, Odds 14:37, Picks, Both: Allen
Seung Woo Choi vs. Joshua Culibao — At 15:30, Odds 22:45, Picks, Both: Choi
Steve Garcia vs. Hayisaer Maheshate — At 23:00, Odds 34:44, Picks, Zane: Garcia, Connor: Maheshate
Jake Matthews vs. Andre Fialho — At 35:34, Odds 44:23, Picks, Both: Matthews
ESPN+ PRELIMS | 6pm/3pm ET&PT
Kang Kyung-ho vs. Danaa Batgerel — At 47:40, Odds 57:48, Picks, Both: Batgerel
Liang Na vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez — At 58:03, Odds 59:03, Picks, Both: Na
Ramona Pascual vs. Joselyne Edwards — At 59:37, Odds 1:01:46, Picks, Both: Pascual
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 56: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik we had guest host, Dan Tom making Connor’s picks, (like he did for UFC Vegas 41, when he filled in for Zane) — Zane went 11/14, while Dan/Connor went 9/14. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 616/956 (64.44%) and Connor is now 582/956 (60.88%). Reference: Vivi Picks Stats-6.9.22.pdf
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