UFC Fight Night 149: Overeem vs Oleinik - Odds and Predictions

It’s a battle of the heavyweights on Saturday, April 20 as Alistair Overeem faces last-minute replacement Aleksei Oleinik in the main event at the Yubileyney Sports Palace. The co-main event sees two lightweights go to battle as Islam Makhachev takes on Arman Tsarukyan. The main card is set to broadcast on ESPN+ at 1PM EST.

How to Watch

Where: Yubileyny Sports palace - St. Petersburg, Russia

When: Saturday, April 20, 1PM EST

How: ESPN+

Overeem (44-17-1) vs Oleinik (57-11-0-1) - Heavyweight Division

Alistair Overeem, 38, aims to stay in the win column after going 1-2 in his last three fights when he takes on Aleksei Oleinik. Oleinik stepped in on two-weeks notice to fight Overeem - replacing Alexander Volkov, who, at the time of writing, pulled out of the fight for undisclosed reasons. Overeem last fought on November 28, 2018 at UFC Fight Night where he finished Sergey Pavlovich via TKO in the first round. Prior to that fight, Overeem had lost back-to-back fights against Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou. He is currently ranked number seven in the UFC heavyweight division.

”The Reem” stands at 6 feet, 4 inches tall and usually weighs in roughly at the 245-pound mark. He has an 80 inch reach. Overeem fights out of the Netherlands and last year moved fight camps from Jackson-Wink MMA to Team Elevation. He is a former K1 kickboxing champion with a muay thai style. Alistair has a green belt in judo and a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under the Valente’s.

As mentioned earlier, Aleksei Oleinik was not the original opponent for Overeem but he was eager to step in. Oleinik, 41, was last seen in the Octagon on September 15, 2018 where he was part of the main event against Mark Hunt. Oleinik submitted Hunt with a rear-naked choke in the first round. His fight before that saw him submit Junior Albini with an ezekiel choke - the twelfth ezekiel choke of his MMA career - the only fighter to do so. He is on a two-fight win streak and ranked ninth among UFC heavyweights.

”The Boa Constrictor” stands at 6 feet, 2 inches tall and also has an 80 inch reach. The Ukrainian fights out of Moscow, Russia with the K-Dojo Warrior Tribe and American Top Team. He has a sambo style and has a fourth-degree black belt in jujitsu and a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Ricardo Liborio. He has an International Master of Sports in sambo.

UFC 149 - Overeem vs Oleinik: Odds

If you reside in New Jersey, you can bet on UFC 149 here:

Sportsbook Overeem Oleinik Link
888Sport NJ -250 +190
BetStars NJ -250 +180

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Islam Makhachev (16-1) vs Arman Tsarukyan (13-1) - Lightweight Division (155-pounds)

Islam Makhachev, 27, is riding a four-fight win streak in the UFC. He last fought on July 28, 2018 at UFC on Fox. There he defeated Kajan Johnson by a first-round armbar submission. Prior to that fight, he had a KO victory over Gleison Tibau and two unanimous decision victories.

Makhachev, who stands at 5 feet, 10 inches tall, has a judo/sambo style and splits his time training with current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov out of Dagestan in Russia and San Jose, California with Eagles MMA and the American Kickboxing Academy. He has an International Master of Sport in combat sambo.

Arman Tsarukyan, 22, makes his UFC debut in Russia. His last fight was on August 22, 2018 where he fought Felipe Olivieri at a League S-70 event. Tsarukyan won the fight in the third-round via a head kick KO.

Tsarukyan stands at 5 feet, 9 inches tall. He fights out of Russia with the MFP Team. He has a freestyle wrestling style and is on a 14-fight win streak.

Makhachev vs Tsarukyan: Odds

Sportsbook Makhachev Tsarukyan Link
BetStars NJ -450 +280

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Sergey Pavlovich (12-1) vs Marcelo Golm (6-2) - Heavyweight Division

Sergey Pavlovich’s last fight was that against headliner Alistair Overeem on November 24, 2018. The fight, which he lost by ground-and-pound, was the first loss of his professional career.

Pavlovich stands at 6 feet, 3 inches tall and has an 84 inch reach. He currently fights out of Moscow, Russia and is known for a more greco-roman style of wrestling.

Golm, 26, is currently riding a two-fight losing streak. His last fight was at UFC Fight Night 138 on October 27, 2018. He lost a unanimous decision to Arjan Bhullar. His loss prior to that fight also came via unanimous decision.

Golm stands at 6 feet, 4 inches tall and possesses a 75.5 inch reach, which is a disadvantage of his in this bout. He is fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Pavlovich vs Golm: Odds

Sportsbook Pavlovich Golm Link
888Sport NJ -305 +215
BetStars NJ -333 +222

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Ivan Shtyrkov (16-0-1) vs Devin Clark (9-3) - Light Heavyweight Division (205-pounds)

Shtyrkov, 30, is another fighter making his UFC debut on this card. Shtyrkov last fought former UFC fighter Thiago Silva on December 15, 2018 at RCC 5. He won the contest via armbar submission in the first round. He is undefeated in his MMA career.

The “Ural Hulk” stands at an even 6 feet tall. He fights out of Yekaterinburg, Russia and is affiliated with the Tiger Muay Thai and MMA gym.

Devin Clark, 28, has gone 2-2 in his last four fights. His last fight was at UFC 231 on December 8, 2018. He lost via TKO in the first round to Aleksandar Rakic.

The “Brown Bear” is also 6 feet tall. He has a 75 inch reach. Clark fights out of Sioux Falls, Dakota with the Next Edge Academy of Martial Arts and Jackson-Wink MMA. He trains under Bruce Hoyer.

Shtyrkov vs Clark: Odds

Sportsbook Shtyrkov Clark Link
BetStars NJ -175 +125

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Roxanne Modafferi (22-15) vs Antonina Shevchenko (7-0) - Women’s Flyweight (125-pounds)

Roxanne Modafferi, 36, last fought on November 30, 2018 at UFC 230. On that card, Modafferi lost via unanimous decision to Sijara Eubanks. She is 1-2 in the UFC with a TKO finish of Barb Honchak and a unanimous decision loss to Nico Montano, where they fought in the finals of the Ultimate Fighter.

”The Happy Warrior” stands at 5 feet, 7 inches tall and has a 69 inch reach. She fights out of Las Vegas, Nevada with Syndicate MMA. She has brown belts in both judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Currently, she is ranked eighth overall in the UFC women’s flyweight division.

Antonina Shevchenko, 34, is the sister of current women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko. She is currently undefeated and last fought for the UFC at the Ultimate Fighter finale on November 30, 2018. She took a unanimous decision victory over Ji Yeon Kim.

”La Pantera” stands at 5 feet, 8 inches tall and has a 68 inch reach. She trains under Pavel Fedotov with Tiger Muay Thai. She is a southpaw with experience in muay thai, kickboxing, boxing, taekwondo, and judo. She has a 39-1 kickboxing record.

Modafferi vs Shevchenko: Odds

Sportsbook Modafferi Shevchenko Link
888Sport NJ +235/td> -335
BetStars NJ +240 -350

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Krzysztof Jotko (19-4) vs Alen Amedovski (8-0) - Middleweight Division (185-pounds)

Krzysztof Jotko, 29, finds himself amid a four-fight losing streak. His last bout was on April 14, 2018 at UFC on Fox. He lost to Brad Tavares via third-round TKO. Prior to that bout, he lost via TKO to Uriah Hall and split decision to David Branch prior to the Hall fight.

Jotko, who stands at 6 feet, 1 inch, has a 77 inch reach. He fights out of Orneta, Poland and trains with American Top Team. Jotko holds a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Alen Amedovski, 30, makes his UFC debut after a short stint with Bellator MMA. His last fight was on December 1, 2018 where he fought, and defeated, Ibrahim Mane via KO in the first round. He is undefeated in his MMA career.

Amedovski stands at 5 feet, 11 inches tall. He fights out of Italy and is affiliated with American Top Team - Rome.

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