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UFC on ESPN 33: Latifi vs Oleynik 03/26/2022 Forecast, Tips and Analysis

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UFC on ESPN 33 Latifi vs Oleynik 03-26-2022 Forecast Tips and Analysis

UFC on ESPN 33: Latifi vs Oleynik 03/26/2022 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has another stacked fight card to treat their fans with UFC on ESPN 33 commencing this Saturday, March 26. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are great options to witness the matches that are happening inside the halls of the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The main event will be putting two hard-hitting heavyweight fighters inside the octagon with Curtis Blaydes fighting Chris Daukaus. Aleksei Oleinik will kick off the main card by taking on Ilir Latifi in another heavyweight matchup. According to UFC fight odds, the veteran Alexei Oleinik will be the underdog pick against the Ilir Latifi. 

UFC on ESPN 33: Latifi vs Oleynik 03/26/2022

When:Saturday, March 26, 6:00 PM ET
Where:Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 33: Latifi vs Oleynik 03/26/2022 Odds

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Ilir Latifi-200Alexey Oleynik+170

Main Card

Ilir Latifi

Ilir Latifi comes into this match as a 38-year-old fighter and he came all the way from Malmo, Sweden. He has been busy polishing his MMA skills at the All-Stars Training Center and will be representing them as well. Latifi has an interesting ring name as “The Sledgehammer” and his professional fighting record is now at 15-8. Those victories are divided into six knockouts, five decisions, and six submissions. After entering into a tough losing streak by dropping his matches against Corey Anderson, Volkan Oezdemir, and Derrick Lewis, Latifi bounced back with a split decision win over Tanne Boser in UFC Fight Night 189.

Alexey Oleynik

Alexey Oleynik goes by the ring name as “The Boa Constrictor” and this fighter’s hometown is located in Moscow, Russia. He owns and represents his fight stable at Oleynik Team whenever he competes. Oleynik is still actively competing at 44 years old and this fighter has a vast professional record of 59-16. He stands at six-foot-two and owns an impressive 46 submission victories under his name. It has been a tough stretch for Oleynik as his good years are slipping away. He comes to this matchup losing his last three matches. Those bouts were against Derrick Lewis, Chris Daukaus and the most recent was with Sergey Spivak.

Latifi vs Oleynik Betting Numbers

Record16-8-0 (1 NC)59-16-1
Last FightWinLoss
Weight (lbs)230240
Reach (in)7380
Win by KO/TKO40%14%
Win by Submission27%7%
Strikes landed per minute1.843.55
Striking accuracy39%50%
Striking absorbed per minute2.863.99
Striking defense56%44%
Takedown average2.022.16
Takedown accuracy34%45%
Takedown defense100%33%
Submission average0.42.2

Latifi vs Oleynik Betting Picks

These are two veteran fighters that will be fleshing out what is left on their fighting career. The much older Aleksei Oleinik is forecasted by the top online sportsbook to lose another match against Ilir Latifi by the second round.