2020 Season Fighting Past Picks

August 08, 2020

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Aleksei Oleinik at Derrick Lewis

Saturday 08/08 11:00 PM Eastern

1 unit on Aleksei Oleinik +170 (moneyline) (risk 1 to return 2.7)  RESULT: LOSS

This is a heavyweight battle between veterans with very different styles. 35-year old Derrick Lewis is favored, but he is 2-2 in his last four fights. That includes losing his title fight with Daniel Cormier and getting knocked out by Junior dos Santos. And even in his last two bouts, both wins, he hasn't been at his best. Lewis has had back issues in the past, plus he's susceptible to body shots. He's a puncher with seven losses in his career and only one submission victory. His defense is below average, with a 44 percent defense rate. Veteran Aleksei Oleinik is No. 10 in the heavyweight rankings. He's a dominant submission specialist. Of his 59 MMA career wins, 46 have come via submission. He can play defense standing up, averaging 3.72 significant strikes landed per minute with a 50 percent accuracy rate. However, grappling is his calling card, averaging 2.41 takedowns per 15 minutes. For this bout, Oleinik has a one-inch reach advantage and will ultimately take Lewis to the canvas, which will play to all his strengths. Take Aleksei Oleinik to win the fight.


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