Aleksei Oleinik vs Maurice Greene UFC Point Spread Picks - 1/18/2020
Aleksei Oleinik vs Maurice Greene
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Aleksei Oleinik will face off against Maurice Greene at UFC 246 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The odds have Oleinik at +105 while Greene is coming in at -125.
Aleksei "The Boa Constrictor" Oleinik comes into this fight with a record of 57-13-1. The 42-year-old is weighing in at 240 lbs and measures in at 6' 2". The orthodox fighter has a reach of 80". Maurice "The Crochet Boss" Greene stands in at 6' 7" and tips the scales at 258 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage holding a record of 8-4-0. The 33-year-old stretches 80". Concerning significant strikes, Aleksei Oleinik is connecting on 3.53 per min and Maurice Greene is landing 5.38 significant strikes per minute. Oleinik lands 51% of the significant strikes he throws while Greene is connecting on 44%. Concerning the fighter's defense, "The Boa Constrictor" takes 3.61 significant strikes per min while "The Crochet Boss" allows 4.56. Oleinik also defends against 49% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way while Greene is able to deflect 53% of the strikes thrown in his direction.
In the category of takedowns, Aleksei Oleinik is the more apt wrestler as he gets a takedown 2.69 times per 15 min. Oleinik is finishing his takedown attempts on 39% of the times he tries and defending 20% of all takedown attempts. Greene is finishing his takedown attempts on 0% of the takedowns he attempts and stuffing 66% of the tries against him. In terms of subbing opponents, Oleinik is the more skilled technician by going for 2.4 subs per 3 rounds while Greene looks to get 0.7 subs per 15 minutes.
The last time he fought, Aleksei Oleinik faced Walt Harris and walked away in defeat by way of a punch to the head in round 1. Harris ended up landing 4 of 7 total strikes attempted in that fight. Oleinik walked away from this fight having landed 1 of 3 total strikes. In terms of significant strikes, Harris landed 4 of 7, giving him a percentage of 57%. He landed 2 of 5 significant strikes directed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Oleinik ended up landing 33% of his significant strikes by sticking 1 of 3. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he was 0 of 1 to the head. 50% of the significant strikes connected on by Harris and all of them connected on by Oleinik were done at distance.
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In the last bout for Maurice Greene, he faced off with Sergei Pavlovich and ended up losing the fight via a punch to the head in round 1. Pavlovich connected on 35% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Greene ended up landing all of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Greene connected on 36% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 8 of 22. He connected on 1 of 11 significant strikes directed at the head. Pavlovich connected on 20 of 37 significant strikes in that contest. Out of those significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 20 of 36 aimed at the head. In regard to the total strikes thrown in this fight, Pavlovich ended up connecting on 21 of 38 and Greene was 8 of 22 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to watch
An additional bout that shouldn't be missed is when Anthony Pettis squares up against Diego Ferreira. Pettis walks into the cage with a mark of 22-9-0. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and measures 5' 10". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 72". Ferreira measures in at 5' 9" and will fight at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a mark of 16-2-0. The 34-year-old has an arm span of 74". In the grappling category, Anthony Pettis is able to score a takedown 0.69 times per 3 rds while Diego Ferreira takes his opponents to the canvas 0.57 times per 15 minutes. In terms of striking, Pettis lands 2.97 strikes/minute and connecting on 46% of his attempted strikes. The other guy in this fight is Diego Ferreira, who is landing 36% of the strikes he attempts and connects for an average of 5.19 per minute.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Sodiq Yusuff is set to clash with Andre Fili. Fili comes into this fight with a record of 20-6-0. The 29-year-old weighs in at 145 lbs and measures 5' 11". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 74". Yusuff measures 5' 9" and weighs 145 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the cage with a mark of 10-1-0. The 26-year-old has a reach of 71". Concerning grappling, Andre Fili thwarts 69% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is finishing his takedown tries on 46% of his tries. Yusuff is finishing his takedowns on 10% of his tries and is able to defend against 90% of the takedowns his opponents try. In the category of striking, Fili is absorbing 3.86 strikes per min and he deals 4.08 strikes per min. Yusuff, notwithstanding, is taking 4.39 strikes per min and is connecting on 6.61 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Maurice Greene (-125)
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