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Charles Oliveira (38-1 MMA, 19-8 UFC) and Dustin Poirier (28-6 MMA, 20-5 UFC) highlight the main event at UFC 269 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday. Keep on reading on Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier Picks
Poirier is challenging Oliveira for the lightweight title as Poirier searches for his first UFC Championship.
Oliveira has been one of the most unstoppable fighters in the UFC in recent years, but Poirier has come on strong as of late and will represent an extremely worthy challenger.
Let’s take a look and break down this intriguing main slate between Oliveira and Poirier.
UFC – Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier Betting Trends
Charles Oliveira is 5-3 as an underdog. He has an average fight time of 6:42. Oliveira has gone 5-0 over his past five fights.
He has won 17 of his last 23 bouts. Oliveira has won nine fights in a row.
Dustin Poirier has gone 13-3-1 as a favorite. Poirier has an average fight time of 9:35. He has gone 4-1 over his past five fights.
He has won three fights in a row. Poirier has earned victories in seven of his past eight bouts.
Despite the experience and reputation of Charles Oliveira, Dustin Poirier is the general favorite amongst the majority of sportsbooks and UFC experts.
Poirier is a fighter who could steal a win via TKO. He has won via knockout 14 times and wins in that manner 54 percent of the time.
Meanwhile, 14 of Oliveira’s last 19 fights have been decided by submission. He only wins by knockout 29 percent of the time but has emerged victorious by submission 61 percent of the time.
Charles Oliveira is a very technical fighter who practices perfect technique. He is one of the best grapplers in the sport as well. Because of this, he rarely is prone to making mistakes in the ring.
Oliveira has compiled 45 percent grappling accuracy along with 53 percent striking accuracy.
However, many have stated Poirier is the only lightweight still currently fighting who has a chance of defeating Oliveira. Poirier has produced 51 percent striking accuracy along with 37 percent grappling accuracy.
He has been vocal about his desire to win a UFC title, so motivation certainly will not be an issue for the challenger on Saturday.
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Best Betting Odds to Bet Online
Bovada has Poirier listed at -145 and Oliveira at +120.
How To Bet On: Oliveira vs. Poirier Betting lines
Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier Picks
This fight is destined to be entertaining. But Poirier enters with more motivation.
Oliveira has been at the top for quite some time, and he already knows what it is like to be crowned a UFC Champion. While this does not mean that Oliveira is going to mail it in on Saturday, Poirier is going to give all he has and then some.
Poirier is also coming off back-to-back wins against the esteemed Connor McGregor, who has won a couple of championships himself. Those wins alone prove that Poirier should be taken seriously and is a competitive challenger.
If you are feeling lucky, you could place a bet on Oliveira. He is the one with the title, but Poirier is the heavy favorite regardless. But there is no question that selecting Oliveira could lead to a massive payday.
However, I am rolling with Dustin Poirier. He has the confidence, momentum, and overall skill to win on Saturday night. Whether it is via TKO in the early rounds or this fight goes the distance, expect Dustin Poirier to get the job done and be crowned champion.
OBS Betting Picks for Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier
Take Dustin Poirier with your betting pick for the UFC 269 main event in Las Vegas.
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All odds presented via Bovada.
- Amanda Nunes -1000
- Julianna Pena +600
Pick: Amanda Nunes -1000
I expect this fight to be more competitive than the odds suggest. Nonetheless, betting against one of the best female fighters of all time is a very risky thing to do. Roll with Nunes in this fight.
- Geoff Neal -105
- Santiago Ponzinibbio -115
Pick: Santiago Ponzinibbio
This bout might be the most evenly matched affair on the main slate. Bet on Ponzinibbio to defeat Neal.
- Kai Kara-France +115
- Cody Garbrandt -140
Pick: Cody Garbrandt
An upset is certainly possible in this fight, but I am rolling with Garbrandt to stay strong and get the win.
- Navy +7
- Army -7
Pick: Army -7
Bet Army to hold strong and cover the spread in this matchup.
- Chicago Bulls +1
- Miami Heat -1
Pick: Miami Heat -1
Look for the Heat to cover the spread at home against injury-riddled Chicago.
- Denver Nuggets -1.5
- San Antonio Spurs +1.5
Pick: Denver Nuggets -1.5
This spread is far closer than one may have imagined, but expect the Nuggets to earn the win on the road.
- Houston +1.5
- Alabama -1.5
Pick: Alabama -1.5
Expect No.9 Alabama to cover the spread against No.14 Houston on Saturday in what should be a tremendous game.
- TCU -1.5
- Texas A&M +1.5
Pick: TCU -1.5
Can TCU cover on the road? We will take our chances.
- Kentucky -5
- Notre Dame +5
Pick: Kentucky -4.5
Expect No.10 Kentucky to get the job done against the Fighting Irish.
- Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5
- Ottawa Senators +1.5
Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning
Bet the Lighting to defeat the Senators.
Finally, we will conclude with the MLS Championship.
- Portland Timbers -102
- New York City FC -118
Pick: New York City FC
The oddsmakers have this one coming down to the wire but expect the offensive firepower of New York FC to lead the club to victory on Saturday. Bet on NYFC to lift the MLS Cup!