Battle evening has arrived on the Las Vegas Strip that includes 14 bouts on UFC 269 at T-Cellular Area. The primary card has 5 occasions and is headlined by the light-weight championship battle between Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier and Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira.
That huge bout is at 9:30 p.m. native PT in Las Vegas, or 12:30 a.m. ET for these up late watching the fights on the East Coast. The battle simply earlier than Poirier and Oliveira is the opposite championship bout on the cardboard between MMA legend Amanda Nunes and massive underdog Julianna Pena within the bantamweight division.
FanDuel Sportsbook opened Poirier a -164 favourite over Oliveira. However because the battle nears, Poirier is all the way down to a -136 favourite with underdog Oliveira (+116) gaining more cash and help.
FanDuel additionally provides odds boosts on underdog Charles Oliveira as effectively, so a $100 guess on Oliveira wins $160 as a substitute of $116.
How you can Watch UFC 269
UFC 269 is an official pay per view occasion, however you possibly can watch UFC 269 on-line via ESPN+.
Early preliminary fights begin at 6:15pm ET / 3:15pm PT, adopted by the prelims and undercard at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.
The UFC 269 fundamental card, that includes Oliveira vs. Poirier begins at 10 pm ET / 7pm PT.
Betting Odds for UFC 269
Click on on any of the fights beneath to see a full betting preview with odds and predictions, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Up to date odds are listed above and are topic to alter.
Each Poirier and Oliveira are 32 years previous and have been combating professionally 12-13 years. Oliveira (31-8) has 9 KO’s and 19 submissions. Poirier (28-6) has 7 KO’s and 14 submissions.
“Oliveira is the superior grappler and wrestler, and a extremely technical striker who has a variety of methods to get his opponents to the mat,” notes Sean Zerillo of the Motion Community.
However Poirier is extremely effectively rounded, and he’s crushed the very best within the sport. The Louisiana native has the statistical edge on the ft, and lands 1.29 extra strikes than he takes each minute. That’s considerably greater than Oliveira’s 0.29, however Oliveira is so harmful, and the Brazilian MMA artist will attempt to take Poirier to the mat and maul him.
The Choose and Winner of Poirier and Oliveira
This seems like a balanced and entertaining light-weight battle. There are numerous methods to guess the battle past the moneyline. FanDuel provides method of victory, spherical and time props and the way the battle will finish (KO/TKA -130, Submission +220, Factors +330).
I turned to sports activities betting colleague and sharp sports activities bettor Brian Steinberg, generally known as Sherwood, for some perception on the large bout. You possibly can learn further evaluation of the Poirier and Oliveira fight, together with former Alabama linebacker Eryk Anders as he fights for the upset over Andre Muniz within the early preliminary card middleweight bout.
Sherwood is suggesting a win by Poirier (Contained in the Distance) over Oliveira at +115 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
“Poirier has been on a close to five-year tear that has seen him beat the very best the game has seen,” Sherwood says. That features Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alverez, Max Holloway and sure, Conor McGregor.
“Oddsmakers don’t determine this one will go the five-round distance (-450), and neither can we,” Sherwood provides. “With that in thoughts, the prudent play right here is to again Dustin Poirier to complete this battle and take dwelling the 155 lbs crown formally.”
No interim titles, no BS. Dude’s time has come. Prefer it or not, “The Diamond” is about to get his due.
You possibly can guess on it.