It’s really kind of the UFC to rent out the Octagon to KOTC this week. The main event represents a big step up for Erin Blanchfield, taking on former strawweight champ Jéssica Andrade. Everything after that is filler.
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For those looking to dive deeper into a card that feels as though it’s all just undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.
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Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 69 fight card, as it stood at the time of recording:
ESPN+ MAIN CARD | 7pm/4pm ET&PT
Jessica Andrade vs. Erin Blanchfield — Picks, Both: Andrade | At 8:14, Odds 20:32
Zac Pauga vs. Jordan Wright — Picks, Zane: Pauga, Connor: Wright | At 22:35, Odds 29:48
Josh Parisian vs. Jamal Pogues — Picks, Zane: Parisian, Connor: Pogues | At 32:46, Odds 41:47
William Knight vs. Marcin Prachnio — Picks, Both: Prachnio | At 43:04, Odds 50:16
Jim Miller vs. Alexander Hernandez — Picks, Both: Miller | At 50:53, Odds 1:05:16
ESPN+ PRELIMS | 4pm/1pm ET&PT
Nazim Sadykhov vs. Evan Elder — Picks, Both: Sadykhov | At 1:24, Odds 11:36
Lina Lansberg vs. Mayra Bueno Silva — Picks, Both: Bueno Silva | At 12:57, Odds 20:08
Jamal Emmers vs. Khusein Askhabov — Picks, Both: Askhabov | At 20:27, Odds 31:09
Ovince St. Preux vs. Philipe Lins — Picks, Both: Lins | At 32:15, Odds 37:29
AJ Fletcher vs. Themba Gorimbo — Picks, Both: Fletcher | At 37:43, Odds – Skipped
Juancamilo Ronderos vs. Clayton Carpenter — Picks, Both: Carpenter | At 44:51, Odds 53:54
For those of you following the picks made on the show, we started tracking them with the July 13th, 2020 Vivisection shows for UFC Fight Island 1: ‘Kattar vs. Ige’. So far, here are the overall standings:
For our last event, UFC 284 ‘Makhachev vs. Volkanovski’:
Zane picked 10/13 for 77% and Connor also picked 10/13 for 77%
Overall stats from UFC Fight Island 1 in July, 2020, through UFC 284 in Feb, 2023:
Zane went 835/1293 for 64.6% and Connor went 790/1293 for 61.1%
Zane is 35/51 for 69% and Connor is 36/51 for 71%
Zane went 330/505 for 65% and Connor went 312/505 for 62%
Zane went 305/493 for 65% and Connor went 285/493 for 59%
July-Dec 2020 Stats:
Zane went 164/244 for 67% and Connor went 157/244 for 64%
Stats Reference Spreadsheet: Vivi Picks Stats_2.16.23.pdf
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