The MMA Vivisection – UFC Vegas 48: Johnny Walker vs. Jamahal Hill picks, odds and analysis

The UFC’s return to the Apex facilities this week took a serious hit with the loss of the main event between Rafael Fiziev and Rafael dos Anjos. In their place, light heavyweight prospect Jamahal Hill takes the next step to contender status against wild man Johnny Walker. There’s also a middleweight bout between Joaquin Buckley and Abdul Razak Alhassan that promises some violence, but that’s about it.

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For fans interested in diving deeper into this fairly sterile undercard, check out the Vivi Prelims below.

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ESPN+ MAIN BOARD | 7pm/4pm ET&PT
Johnny Walker vs. Jamahal Hill— At 6:00, Odds 17:28, Choice, Zane: Walker, Connor: Hill
Kyle Daukas vs. Jamie Picket— At 6:55 p.m., Odds 10:26 p.m., Choice, Both: Daukaus
Parker Porter vs. Alain BaudotAt 11:17 p.m., Rating 31:49, Choice, Both: Porter
Jim Miller vs. Nikolas MottaAt 32:06, Rating 37:09, Choice, Both: Miller
Joaquin Buckley vs. Abdul Razak AlhassanAt 38:12, Rating 46:13, Choice, Both: Buckley

ESPN+ PRELIMES | 4pm/1pm ET&PT
Jonathan Pearce vs. Christian RodriguezAt 4:35 a.m., odds 11:15 a.m., pick, both: Pearce
Mario Bautista vs. Jay PerrinAt 11:43, Rating 14:52, Choice, Both: Bautista
Gabriel Benitez vs. David OnamaAt 3:30 p.m., Rating 10:08 p.m., Choice, Both: Onama
Jessica Rose Clark vs. Stephanie EggerAt 10:21 p.m., odds 30:35, pick, both: Clark
Chas Skelly vs. Marc StrieglAt 30:51, Rating 38:00, Choice, Both: Skelly
Diana Belbita vs. Gloria de PaulaAt 38:16, Rating 43:13, Choice, Both: Belbita
Chad Anheliger vs. jesse straderAt 44:18, Odds 50.03, Choice, Both: Anheliger

For those of you who follow the picks made on the show, we’ve started following them with the July 13, 2020 vivisections for ‘Kattar vs. Ige’… Ranking our latest event, UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2 – Zane went 11/14, Connor went 10/14. So far, here’s the overall standings: Zane is now 481/759 and Connor is now 469/759.

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