Aljamain Sterling is favored against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev on Saturday, October 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event is one of five fights on the main pay-per-view card. Sterling is 21-3in his career, while Dillashaw is 17-4 in his career. There are a total of 14 fights with five on Pay-Per-View and nine on ESPNews/ ESPN+ at UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev. Let’s look at the bout between Sterling and Dillashaw and UFC predictions.
UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev takes place at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, October 22 with 14 fights with five on Pay-Per-View and nine on ESPNews/ ESPN+.
UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev Betting
Aljamain Sterling (21-3, 13-3 UFC)
Sterling came into the UFC with a record of 8-0 and he has 13 wins and three losses in the UFC. In his last six fights, he has six wins and no losses. He defeated Cody Stamann by suloev stretch submission, Jimmie Rivera by unanimous decision, Pedro Munhoz by unanimous decision, Cory Sandhagen by rear-naked choke submission, and twice against Petr Yan with once by disqualification and once by split decision. Sterling’s last loss in his career was against Marlon Moraes by KO in December of 2017. Sterling has been a pro since 2011 and he has two wins by TKO/KO and eight by submission. He has four first round finishes.
T.J. Dillashaw (17-4, 13-4 UFC)
Dillashaw came into the UFC with a record of 4-0 and he has 13 wins and four losses in the UFC. In his last six fights, he has five wins and one loss. He defeated Raphael Assunção by unanimous decision, John Lineker by unanimous decision, Cody Garbrandt by TKO, Cody Garbrandt by KO, and Cory Sandhagen by split decision, while losing to Henry Cejudo by TKO. Dillashaw has been a pro since 2010 and he has eight wins by TKO/KO and three by submission. He has five first round finishes.
Dillashaw said this to mmajunkie.usatoday.com about his upcoming fight against Sterling, I think this matchup is great for me. The style that I have to be able to fight, I mean, I’m so well rounded, I’m actually the better wrestler. I wasn’t really impressed with his shots to get those takedowns. He had to take 22 of them to get two, so those odds aren’t that great, but he was so desperate and persistent in getting them that it helped out for him. But to be honest, I’m not feeling the threat. I’m going to get out there and do what I do best and show him what D-1 wrestling is all about. When I’m champ again, it’s going to be great. I never left. I never lost my belt in this weight class. Yeah, I was stripped, but I never actually physically lost it and people forget. People forget how dominant I was, because I hadn’t been in there performing. I hold a lot of records in the bantamweight division and just because of the time off, they forget. So I’m about to remind them all who the best is, who the best pound-for-pound is, and that 135-pound belt, I’m coming for it.”
Strikes landed per minute: Sterling 4.56 / Dillashaw 5.26
Striking Accuracy: Sterling 50% / Dillashaw 41%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Sterling 2.24 / Dillashaw 3.27
Defense: Sterling 60% / Dillashaw 63%
Takedown average: Sterling 1.71/ Dillashaw 1.63
Takedown Accuracy: Sterling 21% / Dillashaw 30%
Takedowns defended: Sterling 41% / Dillashaw 86%
Submission average: Sterling 0.8 / Dillashaw 0.8
This fight has all the looks of a war that goes the distance. These two fighters are very tough to finish and this will be a battle. The rounds are listed at 4.5 for this fight so the oddsmakers agree that this fight is probably going the distance. I am not thrilled about laying almost 2-1 on the over, but I think betting this fight to go over the total is the best choice in this bout.
|DATE ||FIGHTERS ||MONEY LINE |
|10/22 ||Charles Oliveira ||+154 |
|Islam Makhachev ||-195 |
|10/22 ||TJ Dillashaw ||+143 |
|Aljamain Sterling ||-180 |
|10/22 ||Sean O’Malley ||+204 |
|Petr Yan ||-265 |
|10/22 ||Beneil Dariush ||+150 |
|Mateusz Gamrot ||-190 |
|10/22 ||Katlyn Chookagian ||+165 |
|Manon Fiorot ||-210 |
|10/22 ||Belal Muhammad ||+110 |
|Sean Brady ||-140 |
|10/22 ||Volkan Oezdemir ||+140 |
|Nikita Krylov ||-176 |
|10/22 ||Lina Lansberg ||+241 |
|Karol Rosa ||-320 |
|10/22 ||Lucas Almeida ||+133 |
|Zubaira Tukhugov ||-167 |
|10/22 ||Makhmud Muradov ||+158 |
|Caio Borralho ||-200 |
|10/22 ||Malcolm Gordon ||+691 |
|Muhammad Mokaev ||-1300 |
|10/22 ||Gadzhi Omargadzhiev ||+135 |
|Abubakar Nurmagomedov ||-170 |
|10/22 ||AJ Dobson ||+165 |
|Armen Petrosyan ||-210 |
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