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Oleinik vs Werdum 05/09/2020 UFC Betting Picks, Predictions and Previews

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Oleinik vs Werdum 05-09-2020 UFC Betting Picks Predictions and Previews

Oleinik vs Werdum 05/09/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to make its return on May 9, Saturday for a stacked UFC 249 fight card. This event will be held in a closed-door venue in Jacksonville, Florida and it can be seen live at Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. In the co-main event features Henry Cejudo defending the bantamweight belt against Dominick Cruz while Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje fighting for the interim featherweight championship. The preliminary bouts will feature some heavyweight action with Fabricio Werdum locking horns with Alexey Oleynik. In this bout,  UFC Live Betting picks the Brazilian Werdum prevailing over Oleinik.

Oleinik vs Werdum 05/09/2020

When: Saturday, May 9, 6:30 PM ET
Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

Oleinik vs Werdum 05/09/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Alexey Oleinik +265 Fabricio Werdum -350

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Alexey Oleinik

Alexey Oleinik has been in the world of MMA for the longest time among all the fighters in the fight card. At 42 years old, Oleynik is dubbed as “The Boa Constrictor” and fights out of Oleynik Team. He has from Moscow, Russia and owns a 58-13 fighting record in which 46 came from submissions. Being a veteran in the world of MMA, Oleinik only made his UFC debut in June 2014 and has fought in 11 matches. Out of those 11 matches, he lost only four times and in the victories, he had 6 submissions and one knockout. It has been an up-and-down roller coaster ride for him in the UFC and he is coming from a victory against Maurice Green in UFC 246 just this January 2020. Before that, Oleinik lost his last two bouts against Walt Harris and Alistair Overeem.

Fabricio Werdum

Like his opponent, Fabricio Werdum is 42 years old and fights at the heavyweight division all his life. He stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs in at 242 lbs. Nicknamed as “Vai Cavalo” he fights out of Werdum Combat Team and Kings MMA. His professional fighting record stands at 23 wins and eight losses. Werdum made his MMA debut in February 2012 and made noise by defeating Roy Nelson via unanimous decision. He went on to a four-fight winning streak after that and earned the interim championship against Mark Hunt. Werdum unified the belts when he defeated Cain Velasquez and reigned for 336 days before losing to Stipe Miocic in UFC 198. He had five matches after that and won three of them. His last match was back in March 2018 against Alexander Volkov where he lost in the fourth round via knockout.

Oleinik vs Werdum Betting Numbers

Record 58-13-1 23-8-1
Last Fight Win Loss
Country Russia Brazil
Height 6′ 2″ 6′ 4″
Weight (lbs) 240 231
Reach (inches) 80 77
Win by KO/TKO 14% 26%
Win by Submission 79% 48%
Decisions 7% 26%
Strikes landed per minute 3.08 3.61
Striking accuracy 50% 51%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.25 2.45
Striking defense 49% 56%
Takedown average 3.01 1.65
Takedown accuracy 46% 30%
Takedown defense 20% 31%
Submission average 2.8 1.1

Oleinik vs Werdum Betting Picks

This is an exciting bout as both fighters are very technical and for students of MMA, this will be fighting that they can learn a lot from. With the history and success of Werdum in the UFC, he is an easy bet to pick and Best Sportsbook sees him carrying the advantage into this matchup.