UFC 269 Oliveira vs Poirier Prelims, Odds, Predictions, Picks

  • A closer look at the UFC 269 prelims and who’s likely to shine.
  • Emmett vs Ige set to be an all out war.
  • Dominick Cruz returns to the octagon to face Pedro Munhoz.

Featured Prelims

Josh Emmett vs Dan “50K” Ige – Featherweight Division

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Fighter Record (W/L/D) Odds
Josh Emmett 16-2-0 -160

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Dan Ige 15-4-0 +140

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This fight is guaranteed to be an all out war with both featherweights not wanting to take a back step. Josh Emmett is currently on a 3 fight win streak with two of those wins coming by way of knockout, While Dan Ige will be looking to get back in the win column after losing a hard fought decision to Chan Sung Jung AKA “The Korean Zombie” back in June of this year. This is a very even matchup between two extremely well rounded MMA fighters who prefer to stick to the striking and that means the result could go either way, however with momentum on his side Josh Emmett is the favorite in this one.

Our Pick

Josh Emmett by KO/TKO/DQ Round 3 (+1400)

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Pedro “The Young Punisher” Munhoz vs Dominick “The Dominator” Cruz – Bantamweight Division

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Fighter Record (W/L/D) Odds
Pedro Munhoz 19-6-0 -110

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Dominick Cruz 23-3-0 -110

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Dominick Cruz is known for being a hard puzzle for anyone who faces him and it will be no different for Pedro Munhoz, who enters this fight coming off a loss vs UFC legend Jose Aldo. While Cruz may not be the division’s hardest puncher, he more than makes up for that with his unique footwork and head movement, as well as a relentless pace and work rate. Pedro Munhoz once again finds himself facing another legend in Cruz and desperately needs a win to get back into title contention. Munhoz is especially dangerous in the opening round which is where he gets most of his finishes. If Cruz can make it past the first round it’s likely that he can win the next two rounds and achieve a decision victory.

Our Pick

Dominick Cruz by Decision (+175)

Augusto Sakai vs Tai “Bam Bam” Tuivasa – Heavyweight Division

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Fighter Record (W/L/D) Odds
Augusto Sakai 15-3-1 -105

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Tai Tuivasa 13-3-0 -115

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Tai Tuivasa has been on an absolute tear ever since his first round knockout win vs Stefan Struve at UFC 254, since that victory he has knocked out Harry Hunsucker and Greg Hardy both also in the first round. On the other hand Augusto Sakai is on a two fight losing streak, both losses coming by way of knockout against elite opposition in Alistair Overeem and Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Tuivasa is an absolute brawler while Sakai has a very strong jiu jitsu and grappling base.

Our Pick

Tai Tuivasa by KO/TKO/DQ Round 1 (+300)

Jordan “The Beverly Hills Ninja” Wright vs Bruno “Blindado” Silva – Middleweight Division

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Fighter Record (W/L/D) Odds
Jordan Wright 12-1-0, 1 NC +260

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Bruno Silva 21-6-0 -335

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This fight has a first round knockout written all over it. Both fighters are known for their heavy hands and kill or be killed attitude in the octagon. With a 6 fight knockout streak, Bruno Silva enters this fight with a ton of momentum. Jordan Wright, better known as “The Beverly Hills Ninja” got his name back in the win column in his last UFC bout when he knocked out Jamie Pickett with vicious knees followed by ground & pound. Jordan Wright’s only loss came via knockout vs Joaquin Buckley back at UFC 255 in 2020.

Our Pick

Bruno Silva by KO/TKO/DQ Round 1 (+120)

Early Prelims

Andre “Sergipano” Muniz vs Eryk “Ya Boi” Anders – Middleweight Division

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Fighter Record (W/L/D) Odds
Andre Muniz 21-4-0 -135

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Eryk Anders 14-5-0, 1 NC +115

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In his last outing at UFC 262 Andre Muniz shocked the world and made his presence known to the rest of the division when he broke the arm of MMA legend Jacare Souza who refused to tap to the submission attempt. He is the only fighter to ever defeat Jacare by submission. Eryk Anders is as tough as they come and recently got back in the win column with a decision victory vs English welterweight Darren “The Dentist” Stewart at UFC 263. Whether this fight goes the distance or not, it will surely be interesting to see if Muniz can hand Anders his first submission loss.

Our Pick

Andre Muniz by Submission in round 1 (+300)

Miranda “Fear The” Maverick vs Erin “Cold Blooded” Blanchfield – Women’s Flyweight Division

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Fighter Record (W/L/D) Odds
Miranda Maverick 11-3-0 -145

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Erin Blanchfield 7-1-0 +125

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Very even matchup here with two well rounded fighters who have both risen through the Invicta FC ranks before making their UFC debuts. Miranda Maverick was on a 5 fight win streak before suffering her third loss in her most recent outing vs Maycee Barber last July. Blanchfield impressed in her UFC debut last September when she earned a unanimous decision victory vs Sarah Alpar. The fact that Maverick has been in the UFC longer and has faced tougher opposition gives her the slight edge in this matchup.

Our Pick

Miranda Maverick by Decision (+120)

Alex Perez vs Matt “Danger” Schnell – Flyweight Division

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Fighter Record (W/L/D) Odds
Alex Perez 24-6-0 -335

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Matt Schnell 15-6-0 +260

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Both coming off losses, Alex Perez and Matt Schnell will be chomping at the bit to get an impressive win in this bout. Perez is coming off a first round submission loss at UFC 255 to then champion Deiveson Figueiredo and was on an impressive three fight winning streak prior to that loss. Schnell is coming off a recent unanimous decision loss to Rogerio bontorin at UFC 262. Both fighters are evenly matched skillset wise while Perez is the more experienced fighter.

Our Pick

Alex Perez by Decision (+120)

Ryan “The Wizard” Hall vs Darrick Minner – Featherweight Division

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Fighter Record (W/L/D) Odds
Ryan Hall 8-2-0 -220

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Darrick Minner 26-12-0 +180

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Probably the best heel hook artist in the UFC, Ryan Hall is one of the trickiest and most unique puzzles to solve as he combines a karate stance with unorthodox submission attempts. The puzzle finally did get solved by fellow featherweight Ilia Topuria in Hall’s most recent fight at UFC 264 where he was knocked out by ground strikes in round one as he was attempting a submission. Prior to this Hall was on an 8 fight win streak with 4 first round submissions. Darrick Minner has a lot of MMA experience with 38 total fights to date and has had a bit of a rollercoaster record as of late going 2-2 in his last 4 fights. Both fighters have never lost two fights in a row. Minner’s tendency to lose by submission is what gives Hall the edge in this matchup.

Our Pick

Ryan Hall by submission in round 1 (+250)

Randy “The Zohan“ Costa vs Tony “Primetime” Kelley – Bantamweight Division

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Fighter Record (W/L/D) Odds
Randy Costa 6-2-0 -195

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Tony Kelley 7-2-0 +165

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All six of Randy Costas wins come by way of first round knockout while most of Tony Kelleys wins have come by judges decision. Randy Costa is coming off a loss in what was an all out war vs rising bantamweight contender Adrian Yanez. Kelleys most recent bout ended in a unanimous decision victory vs Ali Al Qaisi back in October 2020. Costa will be looking for the early KO as usual and Kelley’s best path to victory would be to win the following two rounds to get the judges decision.

Our Pick

Randy Costa by KO/TKO/DQ in Round 1 (TBA)

Gillian “the Savage” Robertson vs Priscila “Zombie Girl” Cachoeira

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Fighter Record (W/L/D) Odds
Gillian Robertson 9-6-0 -400

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Priscila Cachoeira 10-3-0 +300

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Gillian Robertson comes into this matchup as a heavy favorite despite being on a two fight losing streak while underdog Priscila Cachoeira is coming off two knockout victories in a row. Robertson, a bjj blackbelt tends to have a grappling heavy approach to her fights with six of her nine victories coming by way of submission, while Cachoeira tends to throw heavy strikes in pursuit of a knockout. This could very well be a make or break fight for Robertson who desperately needs a win however Cachoeira should be brim with confidence entering this one considering her recent results.

Our Pick

Priscila Cachoeira by KO/TKO/DQ in round 2 (TBA)

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How to Watch UFC 269: Oliveira vs Poirier

UFC 269 Information
Location T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Time Saturday, December 11, 6:15 PM EST
How to watch ESPN+, UFC Fightpass

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