The Ultimate Fighting Championship heads to Brazil for an action-packed Saturday Card. Specifically, the main event on the card will be a middleweight bout between Kevin Lee and Charles Oliveira. A total of 12 bouts are scheduled to take place. Lee opened as a small UFC betting favorite against Oliveira, who many see as a live dog. Certainly, Oliveira is going to get a lot of support as the native son fighting in his own back yard. Oliveira is also celebrated for being a record-breaking fighter with many great moments in his career.
UFC Fight Night: Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira
|Date and Time:||Saturday, March 14, 2020, 4 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Ginasio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil|
|UFC Fight Night Lee vs. Oliveira TV Coverage:||ESPN+|
|UFC Fight Night Betting odds at SBG:||Charles Oliveira +120 vs. Kevin Lee -140, Demian Maia +175 vs. Gilbert Burns -210, Aleksei Kunchenko +135 vs. Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos -155, Damir Hadzovic +275 vs. Renato Moicano -335, Johnny Walker -140 vs. Nikita Krylov +120, Brandon Moreno +165 vs. Jussier Formiga –190|
UFC Fight Night Lee vs. Oliveira Overview
Specifically, Charles Oliveira is one of the biggest UFC names for online wagering. It begins with a UFC record nine Performance of the Night honors for his career. A UFC career that goes all the way back to 2010. Prior to joining up with UFC, Oliveira battled in Warriors Challenge, Eagle Fighting Championship, First Class Fight, Ring of Combat 24, Jungle Fight, Predator, and Korea Fight. Overall, his professional career dates back to 2008. As famed as he has been the one thing that is missing from his career is a championship.
Additionally, Oliveira holds UFC records for 13 submission wins, 15 finishes, and 15 ends of night bonuses. He is ranked 13th in the lightweight rankings. Record wise “Do Bronx” is 28-8-1. Oliveira has eight knockouts, 18 submissions, and two decision wins. Counter to that is four knockouts, three submissions, and one decision defeats. Oliveira fights out of Sao Paulo, Brazil and is 30 years old.
Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee is 27 years old and resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. In an interesting career note, he fights out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Accordingly, Lee is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is currently ranked eighth in the world for the UFC lightweight division. Specifically, Lee has a career record of 18-5. He has three knockouts, eight submissions, and seven decision wins. Contrarily Lee has one knockout, two submissions, and two decisions defeat. He has never won a UFC championship. His one shot at the lightweight title in 2017 was a loss to Tony Ferguson.
On the whole, it has been a rough stretch for Kevin Lee. He has lost three of his last five fights starting with that aforementioned loss to Ferguson. But last time out was a knockout win over Gregor Gillespie.
Counter to that is a six-bout winning streak by Charles Oliveira. He is coming off a knockout win over Jared Gordon.
UFC Fight Night Betting Picks
On this occasion, we get to see Charles Oliveira fighting in his homeland in top form. And as a fully capable UFC Betting underdog. Lee has not shown well enough in recent bouts to be the chalk in this matchup.
UFC Fight Night Betting Prediction: Charles Oliveira