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UFC 246 Alexey Oleynik vs Maurice Greene 01/18/2020 Previews, Picks and Predictions

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UFC 246 Alexey Oleynik vs Maurice Greene 01-18-2020 Previews Picks and Predictions

UFC 246 Alexey Oleynik vs Maurice Greene 01/18/2020 – The UFC 246 will be the first fight card for the year and the decade for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The main event will feature the “Notorious” Conor McGregor on a welterweight bout against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Along with this, the main card will also feature two heavyweight fighters looking for a title shot with Alexey Oleynik battling Maurice Greene. This fight will be featured on Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass on January 18, Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is seen that Greene will take this match over Oleynik according to UFC Online and will most probably earn a title shot afterward.

UFC 246 Alexey Oleynik vs Maurice Greene 01/18/2020

When: Saturday, January 18, 5:30 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 246 Alexey Oleynik vs Maurice Greene Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Alexey Oleynik
Maurice Greene -140

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Alexey Oleynik

Alexey Oleynik is a veteran 42-year-old heavyweight fighter that hails from Moscow, Russia and he runs his own camp at Oleynik Team. This match against Greene will be his 71st match for his storied MMA career. “The Boa Constrictor” has been a legend in the MMA world and he came in late in his career in the UFC just in 2014. Since coming to this fight organization he has a 6-5 on his wins and losses.

He has lost his last two fights, all in 2019, against Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris. Both came from TKOs. With signs that he should hang his gloves up, he sees this match against Greene as a way to get back to winning and shut down his critics. Over his career, his name says it all that he is a submission artist and won 45 of his 57 wins through various holds. Against Greene, he doesn’t look like he will go against his comfort zone.

Maurice Greene

Greene is a heavyweight fighter that lives in Evanston, Illinois in the USA. At 33-years-old, he is known as “The Crochet Boss” and has an 11-fight career record at 8-3. Not much can be seen with Greene but when he came to the UFC in 2018, he had made some convincing victories over Michel Batista, Jeff Hughes and Junior Albini. Tasting his first loss in the UFC, he fell to Sergei Pavlovich back in October 2019 and he is back immediately to avenge that loss.

A win against Alexey will justify the hype that came with him when he came to the UFC. Like his opponent, he likes to finish the match on the ground and he should be getting a lot of challenges facing a legend in the cage. Overall, Maurice Greene has to show maturity in this match against a seasoned fighter. Alexey has been known to capitalize on lazy fighting and turn it against them the moment his opponent puts his guard down.

Oleynik vs Greene Betting Numbers







Record 57-13-1 8-4-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Russia USA
Height 6’2″ 6’7″
Weight (lbs) 240 258
Reach (in) 80 80
Win by KO/TKO 14% 25%
Win by Submission 79% 50%
Decisions 7% 25%
Strikes landed per minute 3.53 5.38
Striking accuracy 51% 44%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.61 4.56
Striking defense 49% 53%
Takedown average 2.69 0.00
Takedown accuracy 39% 0%
Takedown defense 20% 66%
Submission average 2.40 0.70

Oleynik vs Greene Betting Picks

This is going to be close but the younger fighter Greene is much favored to win according to Online Sports Betting over Alexey. This should be a match that will be battled in the mat and Oleynik will make Greene work his way to earn his stripes in the UFC. At age 42, Alexey is smart enough to eye quick mistakes and Greene has to be on guard at always where to angle his body on the ground.