No word yet on if any fans will be in attendance for this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night. But, one thing seems for sure, the combat sports event on March 14 is on! Kevin Lee takes on Gilbert Oliveira in what should be an exciting main event. Lee offers tepid favorite’s odds, pointing to a competitive main card battle. Demian Maia also fights on the main card in a huge bout against Gilbert Burns. Check out a preview UFC Odds and free picks for UFC Fight Night Lee vs Oliveira!
UFC Fight Night Lee vs Oliveira
- When: Saturday, March 14 at 5:00 pm PST
- Where: Ginasio Nilson Nelson, Brazil
- TV: ESPN+
- Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass
UFC Fight Night Lee vs Oliveira
Francisco Trinaldo vs John Makdessi
- UFC Odds: Trinaldo -170 / Makdessi +140
At 24-7, Trinaldo brings more experience to the Octagon than his opponent. John Makdessi has a 17-6 record. Makdessi doesn’t have much of a ground game. That gives Franciso Trinaldo a huge leg up in this battle. Francisco has won 21% of his bouts via submission. Unless Makdessi gets to him early, Trinaldo should work for at least a decision win.
UFC Betting Pick: Francisco Trinaldo
Johnny Walker vs Nikita Kyrlov
- UFC Odds: Walker -140 / Krylov +110
Johnny Walker has a 3-inch height advantage over Ukrainian fighter Nikita Kyrlov. Walker also takes a 4 ½ inch reach advantage into this bout. Those physical advantages should serve JW well. But Krylov has the better ground game. 58% of his wins have come via submission. Walker’s got tough takedown defense. Something will give when these two battle. Go with Krylov. The odds difference is enough while Nikita figures to temper some of Walker’s physical advantages.
UFC Betting Pick: Nikita Krylov
Renato Moicano vs Damir Hadzovic
- UFC Odds: Moicano -350 / Hadzovic +275
13-3-1 Renato Moicano should make quick work of Damir Hadzovic. Moicano’s got excellent Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills. But, he’s not a one-trick fighter. Renato lands 5.53 strikes per minute. 46% of those are significant. In this bout, Moicano will adjust to whatever Hadzovic tries. That makes Renato one of the likeliest winners on the UFC Fight Night main card.
UFC Betting Pick: Renato Moicano
Demian Maia vs Gilbert Burns
- UFC Odds: Maia +150 / Burns -180
Maia-Burns projects as one of the most competitive bouts on the card. Can Demian get a victory against the chalk? Based on stats, Maia has a shot. Also, Demian won 3 bouts in 2019, showing that he can still throw down on a consistent basis. Burns, though, has the better stand up. Burns’ overall skill set takes him to a win here.
UFC Betting Pick: Gilbert Burns
Kevin Lee vs Gilbert Oliveira
- UFC Odds: Lee -143 / Oliveira +113
Kevin Lee takes on Charles Oliveira in UFC Fight Night Brasilia’s main event. It’s difficult to think of a more evenly matched battle. Lee bounced out of his May 19, 2019 loss to Rafael Dos Anjos with a Round 1 – TKO victory against Gregor Gillespie.
Oliveira has won 6 in a row, though. He hasn’t lost since 2017. Make no mistake, Kevin Lee can beat Gilbert Oliveira. But the odds imply that Gilbert has a huge shot. He’s in better form. Back Oliveira.
UFC Betting Pick: Gilbert Oliveira