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UFC Fight Night 174: Lewis vs Oleynik 08/08/2020 Odds, Picks and Predictions

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UFC Fight Night 174 Lewis vs Oleynik 08-08-2020 Odds Picks and Predictions

UFC Fight Night 174: Lewis vs Oleynik 08/08/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to hold their second fight card this month of August with UFC Fight Night 174. This event is set to happen this August 8 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada in the USA. This event is meant to be closed-doors for safety measures but fans can catch the matches through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription. The main event will put two hard-hitting heavyweights inside the cage as the number 5 ranked Derrick Lewis seeks to get closer to a title fight and he has the 10th ranked Alexei Oleynik to get there. It is seen by UFC Odds that it will be Derrick Lewis coming in as the favorite to win over the Alexei Oleynik.

UFC Fight Night 174: Lewis vs Oleynik 08/08/2020

When:Saturday, August 8, 9:00 PM ET
Where:UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 174: Lewis vs Oleynik 08/08/2020 Odds

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Derrick Lewis-200Alexey Oleynik+160

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Derrick Lewis

Derrick Lewis is a 35-year-old UFC Veteran and he came from Houston, Texas in the USA. His ring name is “The Black Beast” and this six-foot-three behemoth trains at Grind House Fitness. Fighting heavyweight in his entire career, he owns a 23-7 professional MMA record. Lewis is known as a knockout artist and among his 23 wins, he got 18 of them by putting his opponent down. He has been fighting in the UFC since February 2015 and earned his title shot against Daniel Cormier in November 2018 but was submitted in the second round. Since then, he had three matches. Lost to Junior dos Santos but bounced back and now won a back-to-back. The first one was against Blagoy Ivanov via split decision and the latest was just this February 20202 in UFC 247 and earned a unanimous decision over Ilir Latifi.

Alexey Oleynik

Alexey Oleynik has been known in the MMA Cage as “The Boa Constrictor” as this 43-year-old submission specialist resides in Moscow, Russia. Standing at six-foot-two, he has his own fight team and trains with them at the Oleynik team. Oleynik owns a whopping 59-13 professional MMA record and it comes an eye-dropping 46 submission wins. His UFC journey just started in June 2014 and came in as a legend already in the field of MMA. After an up-and-down career in the UFC, he is starting to get his groove back as he won his last two fights. He defeated Maurice Green in UFC 246 back in January 2020 and his latest match was just this May in UFC 249 and won against former champion Fabricio Werdum in a split decision.

Lewis vs Oleynik Betting Numbers

Record23-7-0 (1 NC)59-13-1
Last FightWinWin
CountryUnited StatesRussia
Weight (lbs)264235
Reach (inches)7980
Win by KO/TKO78%14%
Win by Submission4%78%
Strikes landed per minute2.533.72
Striking accuracy49%50%
Striking absorbed per minute2.143.3
Striking defense44%47%
Takedown average0.482.41
Takedown accuracy24%46%
Takedown defense53%35%
Submission average02.2

Lewis vs Oleynik Betting Picks

Alexey Oleynik looks to score this victory over the hard-hitting Derrick Lewis and make a big jump in the heavyweight rankings. But this will be a match of tempo and even carrying the huge odds, Lewis should be wary of going to the mat with Oleynik. Still, Lewis is seen as the victor by Online Betting and is the safer bet in this main event.