UFC Vegas 72 picks, odds, & analysis | MMA Vivisection

Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch are back to break down all the action on the main card of UFC Vegas 72: Song vs. Simón. From Yadong Song vs. Ricky Simón in the main event down to Hailey Cowan vs. Jamey-Lyn-Horth.

By: June M. Williams | 3 months ago
UFC Vegas 72 picks, odds, & analysis | MMA Vivisection

UFC Fight Week returns with another dose of killer filler. UFC Vegas 72 has a great co-main event—I mean, who hates bantamweight fights?—but nothing else to show for it. Song Yadong vs. Ricky Simon should be an absolute barn burner. The rest of it? A tire fire. Fortunately we’ve got a PPV next week that has a lot of cool fights on it.

Much like the main card, the UFC Vegas 72 prelims are all about struggle. Unlike the main card, the undercard doesn’t have a fight like Song Yadong vs. Ricky Simon to hold it down. Sure Cody Durden vs. Charles Johnson is alright, but that’s a poor consolation. The rest of it just feels like they rounded up everyone on the roster that had a contractually obligated fight offer coming up, and this is what fell out.

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UFC Vegas 72: Song vs. Simón Fight Card

Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 72 card, as it stood at the time of recording:

ESPN+ UFC Vegas 72 MAIN CARD | SAT. APR. 29 — 7/4PM ETPT

BOUTZane PicksConnor CaresStartOdds
11. Song Yadong (19-7-1) vs. Ricky Simón (20-3)SimónSimón9:5731:25
10. Caio Borralho (13-1) vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk (18-5) OleksiejczukOleksiejczuk32:4145:55
9. Cody Brundage (8-3) vs. Rodolfo Vieira (8-2)VieiraVieira49:2357:34
8. Julian Erosa (28-10) vs. Fernando Padilla (14-4)ErosaErosa58:161:08:27
7. Waldo Cortes-Acosta (9-0) vs. Marcos Rogério de Lima (20-8-1)de LimaDe Lima1:09:021:18:21
6. Josh Quinlan (6-0) vs. Trey Waters (7-1)QuinlanQuinlan1:20:501:26:35
BONUS CONTENT — Review of UFC Vegas 71: Pavlovich vs Blaydes — At 1:26:35


BOUTZane PicksConnor PicksStartOdds
5. Martin Buday (11-1) vs. Jake Collier (13-8)BudayBuday1:409:45
4. Cody Durden (14-4) vs. Charles Johnson (13-4)JohnsonJohnson11:4120:39
3. Stephanie Egger (8-3) vs. Irina Alekseeva (4-1)EggerEgger21:2528:06
2. Journey Newson (10-4) vs. Marcus McGhee (6-1)NewsonNewson29:20None
1. Hailey Cowan (7-2) vs. Jamey-Lyn Horth (5-0)HorthHorth41:1447:21
BONUS CONTENT — Review of UFC Vegas 71: Pavlovich vs Blaydes — At 1:26:35

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June M. Williams
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