Sergey Spivak is favored against Alexsei Oleinik at UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Spivak is 12-2 in his career and has won three of his last five fights, while Oleinik is 59-15-1 in his career and has dropped three of his last five fights. There are a total of six fights on the main card, with the headliner a bout between Chan Sung Jung and Dan Ige, and eight fights on the preliminary card, with all 14 fights to be shown on ESPN2 and ESPN+. Let’s look at the bout between Oleinik and Spivak and UFC picks.
UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 19 with six fights on the main card and eight preliminary bouts, with all 14 fights on ESPN 2 and ESPN+.
UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige Betting
Alexsei Oleinik (59-15-1, 8-6 UFC)
Oleinik came into the UFC with a record of 51-9-1 and he is 8-6 in the UFC. He is 2-3 in his last five fights. He is coming off a TKO loss to Chris Daukaus in February. He lost by TKO to Derrick Lewis in August of last year, won a split decision against Fabricio Werdum in May of last year, won by submission against Maurice Greene in January of last year and lost by knockout to Walt Harris is July of 2019. Oleinik has been a pro since 1996 and he has eight wins by TKO/KO and 46 by submission. He has 45 first round finishes.
Sergey Spivak (12-2, 3-2 UFC)
Spivak came into the UFC with a record of 9-0 and he has three wins and two losses in the UFC. He is 3-2 in his last five fights. He is coming off a TKO win against Jared Vanderaa in February. Spivak won a unanimous decision against Carlos Felipe in July of last year, lost a unanimous decision to Marcin Tybura in February of last year, won by submission against Tai Tuivasa in October of 2019 and won by TKO against Walt Harris in May of 2019. Spivak has been a pro since 2014 and he has five wins by TKO/KO and six by submission. He has eight first round finishes.
Strikes landed per minute: Oleinik 3.47 / Spivak 3.58
Striking Accuracy: Oleinik 50% / Spivak 49%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Oleinik 3.85 / Spivak 2.84
Defense: Oleinik 44% / Spivak 58%
Takedown average: Oleinik 2.38 / Spivak 3.70
Takedown Accuracy: Oleinik 46% / Spivak 63%
Takedowns defended: Oleinik 33% / Spivak 75%
Submission average: Oleinik 2.4 / Spivak 0.3
This fight is on the main card, but I don’t know that it is one that is going to hold much excitement. These two are likely to go right to the mat and struggle against each other with one or the other getting a submission. I am surprised that Spivak is such a big favorite, as this matchup plays right into the strengths of Oleinik. I’ll take the 2-1 underdog and go with Oleinik to get the win.
UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige Card & Odds
Featherweight - Chan Sung Jung -115 vs. Dan Ige -115
Bantamweight - Davey Grant +165 vs. Marlon Vera -210
Lightweight - Rick Glenn +105 vs. Joaquim Silva -135
Heavyweight - Aleksei Oleinik +179 vs. Sergey Spivak -230
Women's Strawweight - Kanako Murata +105 vs. Virna Jandiroba -135
Heavyweight - Roque Martinez +100 vs. Josh Parisian -130
Middleweight - Wellington Turman +115 vs. Bruno Silva -145
Featherweight - Julian Erosa +110 vs. Seung Woo Choi -140
Women's Flyweight - Casey O'Neill +120 vs. Lara Procópio -150
Light Heavyweight - Nicolae Negumereanu +190 vs. Aleksa Camur -245
Welterweight - Matthew Semelsberger +135 vs. Khaos Williams -170
Welterweight - Danny Roberts +158 vs. Tim Means -200
Welterweight - Matt Brown +139 vs. Dhiego Lima -175
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