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UFC Fight 248: Alex Oliveira vs Max Griffin 03/07/2020 Betting Picks, UFC Predictions and Fight Analysis

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UFC Fight 248 Alex Oliveira vs Max Griffin 03-07-2020 Betting Picks UFC Predictions and Fight Analysis

UFC Fight 248: Alex Oliveira vs Max Griffin 03/07/2020 –The Ultimate Fighting Championship is starting out their first fight card in March with a blockbuster roster in UFC 248 that is happening at Las Vegas, Nevada in the USA. This event will be televised through Pay Per View while the same feed will also be available for UFC Fight Pass subscribers.

This fight card boasts a double main event with Yoel Romero challenging Israel Adensaya for the UFC Middleweight Championship. Another title fight will also take place with Joanna Jedrzejczyk taking on UFC Women’s Strawweight champion Weili Zhang. In the same fight card is another welterweight bout with Alex Oliveira going up against Max Griffin. It is seen by UFC Fight Odds that Griffin is the underdog to Oliveira for this match.

UFC Fight 248: Alex Oliveira vs Max Griffin 03/07/2020

When: Saturday, March 07, 9:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

 

UFC Fight 248: Alex Oliveira vs Max Griffin 03/07/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Alex Oliveira -150 Max Griffin +120

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Alex Oliveira

Alex Oliveira is a UFC veteran that hails from Tres Rios in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He carries the ring nickname of “Cowboy” and he fights out off ATS Team Tres Rios. His professional MMA record stands at 19-8 and at 32-years-old, this Brazilian fighter has been around since March 2015. He is coming off from a three-fight losing streak and his last six bouts, for of them are in losses.

Oliveira has been struggling lately but for a time from May 2015 to July 2017, he was one of the top welterweights in the UFC as he was only defeated once and ironically it was against a fighter that carried a “Cowboy” monicker in Donald Cerrone. His loss against Gunnar Nelson in December 2018 started the string of defeats in which he has been trying to break out off as he went winless in 2019.

Max Griffin

Max Griffin came into the UFC with high regards but he has not been living up to the hype that he brought from his dominant days in the TPF and WFC. This fighter hails from Sacramento, California in the USA and he is now 34-years-old. His ring nickname is “Pain” and he fights out of Marinoble’s Martial Arts. His current professional MMA record now stands at 15-7 and his five losses came in the UFC.

He made his debut in the UFC in August 2016 and it was a loss against Colby Covington. Since then, he went 4-4 and he is now coming off from a loss against Alex Morono. He has been struggling to find his strides in the UFC and rumors have it that it was because he came into the organization in his late 20s and his prime was in his younger years. Still, this fighter only tasted defeats in his last four matches in full time and it would take that to take him down.

Oliveira vs Griffin Betting Numbers

Oliveira
Griffin
Record 19-8-1 15-7-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Brazil USA
Height 5’11 5’11
Weight (lbs) 170 170
Reach (inches) 76 76
Win by KO/TKO 63% 47%
Win by Submission 21% 13%
Decisions 16% 40%
Strikes landed per minute 2.90 4.22
Striking accuracy 50% 49%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.25 4.11
Striking defense 46% 56%
Takedown average 2.86 1.86
Takedown accuracy 39% 54%
Takedown defense 61% 63%
Submission average 0.7 0.6

Oliveira vs Griffin Betting Picks

The veteran fighter Oliveira is on a three-fight slump but having the more experienced resume, it is the prime reason why Best Sports Book sees him prevailing over Griffin. This should be a chess match as Oliveira will try to put this match on the ground but eventually, this will go full time as well.