Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev Pick, 10/22/2022 Predictions UFC 280 Odds
Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev
Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Charles Oliveira will enter the Octagon with Islam Makhachev at UFC 280 on Saturday, October 22, 2022. The odds have Oliveira coming in at +155 while Makhachev is coming in at -180.
Charles "Do Bronx" Oliveira will be looking to add a win to his career record of 33-8-0 (1 NC). The 33-year-old steps on the scale at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'10". The orthodox fighter reaches 74". Islam Makhachev comes in at 5'10" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter holds a record of 22-1-0. The 30-year-old reaches 70". In terms of significant strikes, Charles Oliveira is connecting on 3.53 per min and Islam Makhachev is connecting on 2.27 significant strikes per minute. Oliveira is landing 53% of the significant strikes he tries and Makhachev is connecting on 57%. In terms of defending in the Octagon, "Do Bronx" takes 3.18 significant strikes per minute and Makhachev takes 0.84. Oliveira also defends against 52% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Makhachev defends against 68% of them.
|UFC 280||Charles Oliveira||Islam Makhachev|
|Record||33-8-0 (1 NC)||22-1-0|
|Average Fight Time||6:55||9:11|
|Weight||155 lbs||155 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.53||2.27|
In the grappling category, Charles Oliveira is the not as competent as a wrestler as he takes his opponents down 2.46 times per 15 minutes. Oliveira is scoring a takedown on 40% of the times he tries and stopping 57% of the tries against him. Makhachev is taking his opponents to the canvas on 65% of his takedown tries and stuffing 88% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Regarding going for the sub, Oliveira is the more capable fighter by trying 2.9 subs per 15 minutes while Makhachev tries 1.2 subs per 3 rds.
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In his last fight, Charles Oliveira fought Justin Gaethje and took home the victory by rear naked choke in round 1. Gaethje landed 21 of 33 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Oliveira finished this fight landing 33 of 52 total strikes. In the category of significant strikes, Gaethje landed 21 of 33, which means his percentage was 63%. He landed 13 of 22 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side, Oliveira landed 63% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 30 of 47. Out of all the significant strikes thrown, he connected on 18 of 32 pointed at the head. 71% of the significant strikes landed by Gaethje and 66% of them connected on by Oliveira were tallied at a distance.
In the last fight for Islam Makhachev, he faced off with Bobby Green and wound up getting the win by a punch to the head in round 1. Green ended up connecting on 44% of the significant strikes he attempted at distance and Makhachev ended up connecting on 21% of the significant strikes he tried at a distance. Makhachev ended up landing 43% of the significant strikes he attempted by connecting on 14 of 32. He ended up landing 10 of 27 significant strikes aimed at the head. Green ended up landing 9 of 13 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he landed 2 of 5 to the head. Discussing total strikes that he let go in that contest, Green connected on 11 of 15 while Makhachev landed 30 of 51 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts on the card to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Aljamain Sterling meets TJ Dillashaw. Sterling walks into the Octagon holding a record of 21-3-0. The 33-year-old weighs 135 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 71". Dillashaw measures in at 5'6" and is fighting at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 18-4-0. The 36-year-old extends his reach 67". Regarding grappling, Aljamain Sterling is able to score a takedown 1.71 times per 15 minutes and TJ Dillashaw takes his opponents to the canvas 1.63 times per 15 min. In the striking category, Sterling is connecting on 4.56 strikes/minute and lands 50% of the strikes that he attempts. The other guy in this fight is TJ Dillashaw, who tags his opponent on 41% of the strikes that he throws and connects on 5.26 per min.
Another must see fight on the night is when Sean O'Malley is set to square up in the Octagon with Petr Yan. Yan steps into the cage holding a mark of 16-3-0. The 29-year-old weighs 135 lbs and measures 5'7". The switch fighter has a wingspan of 67". O'Malley measures 5'11" and records a weight of 135 lbs. The switch fighter steps into the Octagon with a mark of 15-1-0 (1 NC). The 27-year-old stretches 72". Concerning grappling, Petr Yan is able to curb 90% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is finishing his takedown attempts on 61% of his attempts. O'Malley is taking his opponents down on 50% of his tries and is able to defend against 64% of all takedown tries against him. With reference to striking, Yan absorbs 3.88 strikes per minute while he is dealing 5.45 strikes per minute. O'Malley, in contrast, takes 3.48 strikes/minute and is connecting on 7.75 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charles Oliveira (+155)
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