Can Chiesa get Magny down, or will he get jabbed up from distance?

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June M. Williams

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch return to break down this week’s UFC event in Abu Dhabi. With picks and odds for every fight on the card. From Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny in the main event down to Victoria Leonardo vs. Manon Fiorot in the opening prelim.

The UFC is packing in the fights this week over on Fight Island, with a mid-week offering that has more the flavor of contractual obligations than a well planned event. Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny is a definite highlight in the main event, and Bloody Elbow will be rooting for Roxanne Modafferi against Vivi Araujo, but much of the rest has the feeling of filler.

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 how the UFC Fight Island 8 fight card stacks up right now:

ESPN MAIN CARD | 12pm/9am ET&PT
Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny - Picks, Zane: Magny / Connor: Chiesa
Warlley Alves vs. Mounir Lazzez - Picks, Both: Lazzez
Isaac Villanueva vs. Vinicius Moreira - Picks, Zane: Moreira / Connor: Villanueva
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Viviane Araujo - Picks, Both: Araujo
Matt Schnell vs. Tyson Nam - Picks, Both: Nam
Lerone Murphy vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade - Picks, Both: Murphy

ESPN PRELIMS | 9am/6am ET&PT
Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese - Picks, Both: Akhmedov
Ricky Simon vs. Gaetano Pirrello - Picks, Both: Simon
Su Mudaerji vs. Zarrukh Adashev - Picks, Both: Mudaerji
Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Markus Perez - Picks, Zane: Lungiambula / Connor: Perez
Francisco Figueiredo vs. Jerome Rivera - Picks, Both: Figueiredo
Mike Davis vs. Mason Jones - Picks, Both: Davis
Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Sergey Morozov - Picks, Both: Nurmagomedov
Victoria Leonardo vs. Manon Fiorot - Picks, Both: Leonardo

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 Fight Island 7: Zane went 6 out of the 10 bouts we were left with & Connor went 5 out of those 10. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane - 171/258 & Connor - 162/258.

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