UFC Fight Night 170: Kevin Lee vs Charles Oliveira Odds & Picks


Kevin Lee
Kevin Lee
18-5-0
8:00 pm ET, Saturday, March 14, 2020
Ginasio Nilson Nelson,Brasília, Brazil
Charles Oliveira
Charles Oliveira
28-8-0, 1NC
TV: ESPN+, TSN
UFC Fight Night 170: Kevin Lee vs Charles Oliveira Odds & Picks

Kevin Lee and Charles Oliveira are squaring up in the main event of UFC Fight Night 170, in the lightweight division. The fight goes down on March 14th.

Kevin Lee is coming off an impressive first-round head kick knockout against Gregor Gillespie last November. Before that, The Motown Phenom found himself on a two-fight losing streak. Now, working with famous coach Firas Zahabi, he’s looking to correct his mistakes and get back to the top of the division, but first, he’s got to get through Oliveira.

Oliveira is on a six-fight winning streak against decent competition. He is a submission specialist but can strike as well, as we saw in his last performance against Jared Gordon, where he won by first-round knockout. Oliveira holds 18 (64%) of his wins by submission and 8 (29%) by knockout.

Kevin Lee is a wrestler but has great striking as well. He uses his long reach to keep his opponents at distance. Lee’s great wrestling has been shown in his performances against Barboza and Chiesa. He has a takedown average of 3.1 along with a submission average of 0.98. Lee will likely keep this fight standing to take away Oliveira’s submission skills.

Lee will do everything he can to keep this fight on the feet, and he will utilize his long reach to outbox the Brazilian.

Kevin Lee Tale of the tape Charles Oliveira
27 Age 30
1.75 m Height 1.78 m
77.1 kg Weight 70.3 kg
195.6 cm Reach 188 cm

Prediction

Kevin Lee’s recent team-up with Firas Zahabi will be a big factor for this fight and for Lee’s MMA career in general. He has lost 3 of his last 5, however, he is still very young at 27 and certainly has the skill set to compete for the belt in the future. Oliveira is somewhat of a veteran in the UFC with 15 fights inside the octagon. He will be a great challenge for The Motown Phenom but Lee has more momentum coming into this fight. There’s no denying Oliveira’s impressive winning streak but the level of competition he’s faced hasn’t been high. Lee has hopefully gained tonnes of experience fighting the top of the division that he will use it to devise a gameplan with Zahabi.

Pick: Kevin Lee -155

Lee vs Oliveira Odds

Hour Team Opening BOVADA.LV BetOnline Intertops
7:00p
Kevin Lee
Charles Oliveira
draw
4:00p
Johnny Walker
Nikita Krylov
draw
4:00p
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
Alexey Kunchenko
draw
4:00p
Jussier Formiga
Brandon Moreno
draw
7:00p
Demian Maia
Gilbert Burns
draw

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