Derrick Lewis vs Aleksei Oleinik Picks and Predictions 8-8-2020 UFC Vegas 6 Odds
Derrick Lewis vs Aleksei Oleinik
UFC Vegas 6
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Derrick Lewis will face off with Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Vegas 6 at UFC Apex on Saturday, August 8, 2020. The odds have Lewis priced at -185 while Oleinik is at +160.
Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis walks into the cage with a mark of 23-7-0. The 35-year-old tips the scales at 260 lbs and comes in at 6'3". The orthodox fighter has a wingspan of 79". Aleksei "The Boa Constrictor" Oleinik measures in at 6'2" and tips the scales at 240 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a victory to his career record of 59-13-1. The 43-year-old has an arm span of 80". When talking about significant strikes, Derrick Lewis is connecting on 2.53 per minute and Aleksei Oleinik lands 3.72 significant strikes per minute. Lewis lands 49% of the significant strikes he attempts and Oleinik is connecting on 50%. When it comes to defending in the cage, "The Black Beast" allows 2.14 significant strikes per minute and "The Boa Constrictor" takes 3.30. Lewis also stops 44% of the significant strikes his opponents throw his way and Oleinik is able to curb 47% of them.
When it comes to grappling, Derrick Lewis is the not as competent as a grappler as he is able to score a takedown 0.48 times per 15 min. Lewis is scoring a takedown on 24% of his tries and is stuffing 53% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Oleinik is taking his opponents to the canvas on 46% of the takedowns he attempts and defending 35% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding going for the sub, Lewis is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by going for 0.5 subs per 15 minutes while Oleinik goes for 2.2 subs per 3 rds.
In his previous fight, Derrick Lewis fought Ilir Latifi and ended up getting the victory via unanimous decision in round 3. Latifi ended up landing 62 of 77 of the strikes he let go in total for this contest. Lewis walked away from this fight having landed 27 of 58 total strikes. When it comes to significant strikes, Latifi landed 5 of 12, which gave him a rate of 41%. He ended up landing 2 of 8 significant strikes aimed at the head. In terms of stats for the opponent, Lewis ended up landing 40% of his significant strikes by landing 20 of 50. Of those significant strikes, he landed 12 of 39 to the head. 60% of the significant strikes connected on by Latifi and 60% of them landed by Lewis were done at distance.
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In the last Octagon appearance for Aleksei Oleinik, he faced off with Fabricio Werdum and wound up taking home the win via split decision in round 3. Werdum ended up landing 64% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Oleinik ended up landing 76% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Oleinik landed 51% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 94 of 183. He ended up landing 79 of 167 significant strikes aimed at the head. Werdum connected on 53 of 83 significant strikes in that battle. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he landed 27 of 52 to the head. Discussing the strikes he fired off in this contest, Werdum was 70 of 101 and Oleinik connected on 149 of 241 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other bouts on the card to keep an eye on
One more match to look forward to is when Omari Akhmedov squares up against Chris Weidman. Akhmedov will be looking to add a victory to his total of 20-4-1. The 32-year-old tips the scales at 185 lbs and measures in at 6'0". The orthodox fighter stretches 73". Weidman stands 6'2" and is weighing in at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon holding a mark of 14-5-0. The 36-year-old has a reach of 78". In terms of takedowns, Omari Akhmedov scores a takedown 2.40 times per 15 minutes and Chris Weidman takes his opponents to the canvas 3.82 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Akhmedov connects for an average of 2.99 strikes per minute and connects on 34% of the strikes that he attempts. The other fighter in this bout is Chris Weidman, who tags his opponent on 42% of the strikes that he throws and connects on 3.14 per minute.
One more can't miss bout is when Darren Stewart is set to fight Maki Pitolo. Pitolo holds a record of 13-5-0. The 29-year-old is weighing in at 170 lbs and measures 5'10". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 75". Stewart comes in at 6'0" and is weighing in at 185 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his record of 11-5-0. The 29-year-old has an arm span of 74". In terms of wrestling, Maki Pitolo thwarts 33% of his opponents' takedown attempts and is scoring a takedown on 60% of the times he tries. Stewart is taking his opponents to the mat on 44% of the tries he takes and defends against 65% of all takedown attempts. With regard to striking, Pitolo takes 2.98 strikes per min and he is dishing out 5.22 strikes per minute. Stewart, in contrast, takes 2.44 strikes/minute and lands 2.94 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Derrick Lewis (-185)
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