- Derrick Lewis is the -200 favorite to beat Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Fight Night Saturday.
- Omari Akhmedov is the underdog against Chris Weidman in their middleweight bout.
- Darren Stewart has -160 odds to beat Maki Pitolo.
LAS VEGAS- UFC Fight Night returns Saturday with several major matchups. Sports bettors are already taking action on some of the biggest fights of the night.
The main event will see Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik face off in a heavyweight clash of the titans. Lewis is heavily favored to take the win.
We will also see matches from Omari Akhmedov vs. Chris Weidman, Maki Pitolo vs. Darren Stewart, Yana Kunitskaya vs. Julija Stoliarenko, and Beneil Dariush vs. Scott Holtzman. All of them with interesting odds set by the bookmakers.
The Beast Vs. The Boa
Those betting on the UFC are taking a lot of action on the Lewis and Oleinik fight, with Lewis being the clear favorite to take home the win.
Derrick Lewis Vs. Aleksei Oleinik Odds To Win
- Derrick Lewis -200
- Aleksei Oleinik +160
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Lewis boasts a strong 23-7-0 record with one no contest. In the heavyweight division, he is one of the key figures and has recently taken down Ilir Latifi in his last battle.
Oleinik is also coming off of a recent win against Fabricio Werdum. He also has a 59-13-1 record, with more fights in the UFC than anyone else in the heavyweight division.
Although his experience may seem like an edge, Lewis has been competing professionally for over 10 years giving no fighter the edge in experience.
Chris Weidman Vs. Omari Akhmedov Odds
Akhmedov will also be facing Weidman in a middleweight bout that has sports bettors taking action. Weidman is heavily favored to take the win.
Chris Weidman Vs. Omari Akhmedov Odds To Win
- Chris Weidman -145
- Omari Akhmedov +115
Chris Weidman has not lost a match yet with a 14-5-0 record. His skills in mixed martial arts have pushed him to become a UFC Middleweight Champion during his career. Akhmedov may simply be overmatched against Weidman’s championship wrestling skills.
The Dentist Is Favored
Stewart is going in as the clear favorite to take down Pitolo in their middleweight matchup. Nicknamed ‘The Dentist’, Stewart has been dominating the middleweight division for some time with an 11-5-0 record.
Darren Stewart Vs. Maki Pitolo Odds To Win
- Darren Stewart -160
- Maki Pitolo +130
Maki Pitolo also has an impressive 13-5-0 record, however, his muay Thai skills may be canceled out by Stewart’s strong kickboxing and grappling skills, allowing him to fight both standing and grounded.
Women’s Bantamweight Bout
Kunitskaya is expected to make easy work of Stoliarenko in their battle. The 30-year-old undefeated Russian sensation has been making easy work of her most recent opponents.
Yana Kunitskaya Vs. Julija Stoliarenko Odds To Win
- Yana Kunitskaya -230
- Julija Stoliarenko +180
Sports bettors are not feeling confident in Stoliarenko to take down ‘Foxy’ as she is coming off of a loss by decision to Leah Letson. She may be fighting with added motivation, however, so keep that in mind when placing your bets.
Dariush Vs Holtzman
Dariush and Holtzman end the night’s betting card with their lightweight bout. Dariush is favored over Holtzman to take the win.
Beneil Dariush Vs. Scott Holtzman Odds To Win
- Beneil Dariush -190
- Scott Holtzman +115
Holtzman is undefeated and is coming off of a decisive victory against Jim Miller. Despite being the underdog, sports bettors shouldn’t overlook his dominants.
Beneil Dariush has an 18-4-1 record and is known for his knock out ability. Their matchup is expected to be the closest of the night.
Legal sports betting sites will have betting lines for all the fights at UFC Fight Night Saturday. These odds may shift getting closer to the fight, and live betting lines will surely shift during the matches.
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