Aleksei Oleinik vs Walt Harris Expert UFC Picks - 7/20/2019
Aleksei Oleinik vs Walt Harris
UFC on ESPN 4
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Aleksei "The Boa Constrictor" Oleinik (57-12-1) is slated to take on Walt "The Big Ticket" Harris (12-7-0) at UFC on ESPN 4 in AT&T Center on Saturday, July 20, 2019. The opening line has Oleinik priced at -105 while Harris comes in at -135.
Aleksei "The Boa Constrictor" Oleinik comes into this fight with 57 wins and 12 losses. The Moscow, Russia product is 42 years old, weighs in at 240 lbs and is 6'2" inches tall. He has a 80.0" reach and fights in the heavyweight division. Oleinik has a total of 8 fights in the UFC. The last time he stepped in the cage, Oleinik lost in the first round against Alistair Overeem by stoppage. In the heavyweight division, he is 16th in strikes with 308 and is 240th out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Aleksei Oleinik ranks 44th among UFC fighters and 7th in the heavyweight division landing 66.1% of the shots he throws. He also has a total of 9 takedowns which has him sitting at 160th among UFC fighters and 7th in the heavyweight division. Oleinik completes 39.1% of his takedown tries which has him sitting at 241st among UFC fighters and 20th among fighters in the division. He ranks 19th among fighters in the division and 314th among UFC fighters for significant strikes with 138. Of those significant strikes, 92 of them were directed at the head while 31 of them were directed at the midsection which has him sitting at 21st and 16th respectively among fighters in the division. At UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik, he won via submission in the first round when he squared up with Mark Hunt. In the fight before that, Oleinik won in the first round when he squared up with Junior Albini at UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington by submission.
Entering the cage for this fight, Walt "The Big Ticket" Harris has a total of 12 wins and 7 losses. The 36-year-old out of Birmingham, AL is 6'5" inches tall and weighs in at 255 lbs. The Spartan Fitness fighter competes in the heavyweight division and has a 77.0" reach. He has a total of 11 fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Walt Harris won by unanimous decision when he fought Sergey Spivak in his most recent fight at UFC Fight Night - Ottawa 2019. When talking about strikes, Harris is 269th out of all fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and 19th in the division with 266.
When talking about strike accuracy, he is landing 39.9% of the strikes he attempts which has him sitting at 37th in the heavyweight division and 437th among UFC fighters. In addition, Harris ranks 26th in the heavyweight division and 345th among UFC fighters with a total of 2 takedowns. Ranking 27th in the division and 302nd among UFC fighters, Harris completes 33.3% of his takedown tries. With 232 significant strikes, he ranks 231st among UFC fighters and 14th in the division. Harris ranks 12th in the division for significant strikes directed at the body with 59 and 15th for significant strikes aimed at the head with 153. At UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2, he won via split decision in the 3rd round when he fought Andrei Arlovski. A few fights ago, Harris won in the 2nd round when he fought Daniel Spitz at UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes by KO/TKO.
In this matchup with Aleksei Oleinik and Walt Harris, it is important to know how these two fighters compare. Aleksei Oleinik is the more accurate striker of the two fighters, having connected on 66.1% of his punches so Walt Harris will want to keep his hands up. In the case of physical attributes, we should first take a look at Aleksei Oleinik who is 6'2" and the opponent on the other side of the cage 6'5". In the case of reach, Oleinik measures 80.0" while Harris has a reach of 77.0" meaning Oleinik will want to prevent his opponent from closing the distance Walt Harris cannot utilize this advantage. Oleinik is the older combatant in this fight at 42 years of age while Harris is the more youthful fighter by checking in at 36 years of age. When discussing how long these fighters have been competing in the UFC, Oleinik has 8 fights giving him a disadvantage in Octagon experience while Harris has fought 11 fights in the UFC. With respect to overall experience in MMA, Oleinik has 57 wins and 12 losses while Walt Harris has an overall professional fight record of 12 wins and 7 losses.Related: Fixed Games - Point Shaving - NBA Refs - NFL fixed Games - Matt Holt and Tony George talk about it in it all in this video
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Walt Harris (-135)
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