UFC Fight Evening 170 predictions — Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira: Fight card, initiate up time, odds, dwell prance – CBS Sports activities

As the affect of coronavirus continues to unfold, the UFC will relieve UFC Fight Evening 170 in what amounts to an “empty arena” in Brasilia, Brazil after restrictions were positioned on huge gatherings. Handiest group, opponents, cornermen and assorted significant participants shall be allowed within the building for a card main evented by a gentle-weight showdown between Kevin Lee and Charles Oliveira whereas followers were shut out of the occasion.

Had been the above no longer already an extraordinary ample narrate, Lee uncared for the 2-hour window to weigh in for the fight on Friday morning. After the window closed, Lee stepped on the scales reportedly weighing 158.5 pounds. He did no longer continue to reduce weight and will forfeit a share of his purse to Oliveira. 

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Lee is coming off a head-kick knockout of Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244, a seize that snapped a two-fight shedding skid and station him up with a new spherical of hype after a 1-3 stretch that seen “The Motown Phenom” lose fights in opposition to Tony Ferguson, Al Iaquinta and Rafael Dos Anjos.

Oliveira enters the fight riding a six-fight successful sprint, with every seize coming by stoppage. The successful sprint began in June 2018, coming after a 3-4 run from 2015 even supposing 2017. Oliveira holds the file for numerous submissions by any fighter in UFC historical past and has won 14 performance bonuses in his Octagon profession.

This card additionally marks the return of some prominent Brazilian opponents. Brazilian Jiu jitsu memoir Demian Maia is relieve within the co-main occasion in opposition to another Brazilian making his upward thrust at welterweight in Gilbert Burns. The 42-three hundred and sixty five days-aged outmoded has quietly gotten on a three-fight seize sprint as he heads toward the finish of his legendary profession. Burns, meanwhile, has won four straight and six of his last seven since 2018.

Plus, instant-rising prospect Johnny Walker is relieve when he takes on outmoded Nikita Krylov. Walker seen his meteoric upward thrust advance to a screeching finish in November when he changed into as soon as battered in a first-spherical TKO loss to Corey Anderson. He can soar relieve in a large device with a seize over Krylov, who is coming off a resolution loss to Glover Teixeira in September 2019.

Among the many changes that comprise impacted the occasion, the initiate up time changed into as soon as shifted from 5 p.m. to some p.m. ET, with all fights streaming on ESPN+ besides airing on ESPN, which is selecting up the fights as fewer and fewer dwell carrying events are taking station all the device in which by device of the arena.

That is the fight card for UFC Fight Evening 170 with the most stylish odds from William Hill Sportsbook.

UFC Fight Evening 170 card, odds

Kevin Lee -140

Charles Oliveira +120


Gilbert Burns -180

Demian Maia +155


Johnny Walker -150

Nikita Krylov +125

Light heavyweight

Renato Moicano -400

Damir Hadzovic +300

Francisco Trinaldo -170

John Makdessi +145


UFC Fight Evening 170 viewing data

Date: March 14 | Originate time:  3 p.m. ET

Location:  Ginasio Nilson Nelson — Brasilia, Brazil

TV Channel: ESPN | Lumber:  ESPN+


Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira: Lee scuffling with his weight reduce has thrown the scrutinize of the fight off, as has the removal of followers from the field, which takes away the “dwelling cage” profit for Oliveira. If Lee’s reduce changed into as soon as as hard because it looks, there are numerous issues that may possibly be at the muse. Lee has came upon himself a submission victim within the past and Oliveira has the most submissions in UFC historical past. That is all starting up to paint a image that does no longer sprint in Lee’s favor. Safe:  Oliveira by approach of SUB2

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