UFC Fight Night 171: Lee vs. Oliveira 03/14/2020 UFC Picks, Predictions and Betting Previews

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UFC Fight Night 171 Lee vs. Oliveira 03-14-2020 UFC Picks Predictions and Betting Previews

UFC Fight Night 171: Lee vs. Oliveira 03/14/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has decided to hold their next fight cards in closed doors as they will push through with the UFC Fight Night 171 on Saturday, March 14 at the Brasilia, Distrito Federal in Brazil. This match will be available to watch on Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass subscribers can enjoy the online live stream. For the main event, it will be a lightweight bout featuring Kevin Lee going up against the local fighter, Charles Oliveira. According to UFC Parlay Betting, it is Kevin Lee that is much favored to win over Charles Oliveira in this matchup.

UFC Fight Night 171: Lee vs. Oliveira 03/14/2020

When: Saturday, March 14, 9:00 AM ET
Where: Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 171: Lee vs. Oliveira 03/14/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Kevin Lee +106 Charles Oliveira -134

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Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a 27-year-old American professional lightweight MMA fighter that hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Known as the “Motown Phenom”, Lee fights out of Tristar Gym and he owns a professional MMA record of 18-5. He came to the UFC in February 2014 and he had a rough start against Al Iaquinta on his debut match that resulted in a unanimous loss. He then went on undefeated in his next four bouts and took down the likes of Jesse Ronson, Jon Tuck, Michel Prazeres and James Moonsasri.

Lee tasked another defeat in the UFC in the hands of Leonardo Santos where he was knocked down in the first round. After bouncing back from the loss, the fighter had a five-match winning streak. He has been struggling lately and in his last five matches, he lost thrice against high ranked fighters in his weight division with Tony Ferguson, Al Iaquinta and Rafael dos Anjos. He is looking forward to bouncing back and get another chance at the UFC lightweight championship. Lee is coming off from a morale-boosting win over Gregor Gillespi back on November 2, 2019, in UFC 244.

Charles Oliveira

Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira is a 30-year-old Brazilian MMA fighter that fights out of Chute Boxe Diego Lima and Gold  Team. He hails from Guaruja, Sao Paulo and fights at the lightweight division in his entire career. This fighter stands at five-foot-ten and owns a professional MMA record at 28-8. He made his MMA debut in August 2010 as one of the most promising 19-year-old fighters coming in the UFC.

He had a hard time getting wins in his first years and he only got his groove in 2014 when he won four-straight matches. Oliveira then lost four of his next six matches and it was against the best in his division with Anthony Pettis, Ricardo Lamas, Max Holloway and Paul Felder. Since June 2018, he has not been defeated in six bouts and he hopes to earn a title shot against Khabib Nurmagomedov with another strong performance in his home country.

Lee vs. Oliveira Betting Numbers

Record 18-5-0 28-8-0 (1 NC)
Last Fight Win Win
Country United States Brazil
Height 5′ 9″ 5′ 10″
Weight (lbs) 170 155
Reach (inches) 77 74
Win by KO/TKO 17% 29%
Win by Submission 44% 64%
Decisions 39% 7%
Strikes landed per minute 3.9 3.21
Striking accuracy 42% 50%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.18 3.03
Striking defense 52% 54%
Takedown average 3.23 2.77
Takedown accuracy 42% 42%
Takedown defense 74% 58%
Submission average 0.9 2.8

Lee vs. Oliveira Betting Picks

Oliveira is a very technical fighter that loves to put the match on the ground as 18 of his 28 professional wins came from submissions. Along with Lee, expect both of them taking the fight to the mat in all of the rounds of this match. Online Betting forecasts that this will go to the judges’ scorecards favoring Lee to prevail in enemy territory.