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Thursday, August 6 2020

The 8th of August will be marked by great fights at UFC Las Vegas, which will take place at the UFC Apex arena in Nevada. There will be several fights in different categories, with great fighters trying to do their best to come out with the victory. Below, see the fight cards:

MAIN CARD (02:00 UK):

Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis vs. Alexey Oleynik

Both fighters in this match have already had their opportunities to fight for belts, now they are looking for a new opportunity to fight for the same. Derrick Lewis is known as the “Black Beast” and is 35 years old. In addition, he has been professionally in the mixed martial arts since 2010.

Since then, Lewis has fought 31 times, winning on 23 occasions, 18 of which by knockout. In 2019 Derrick won again, having beaten Blagoy Ivanov by decision of the judges. In addition, in his most recent fight and also by decision of the judges, he won the Illir Latif in February 2020, in Houston, Texas, USA.

Alexey Oleynik is Russian, 43 years old and 2.03 meters tall. Oleynik has a very extensive career, having started in 1996 and adding a total of 73 fights. Of all of them, Alexey was the winner in 59, winning 8 by knockout, 46 by submissions and 5 by score. In addition, Oleynik won the world heavyweight title, but it was not in the UFC. In September 2012, he won the WCMMA belt, having beaten Mike Stewart by submission. In his most recent fight he faced the Brazilian Fabrício Verdum, with the Russian coming out victorious by decision of the judges.

It can be concluded that even with a great career and good numbers, Oleynik does not show impressive qualities of an extra-class fighter. Derrick is not much superior, but he is younger and more skilled. Thus, Derrick has an Odd worth @ 1.45 at Bet365 to win, in one of the big fights on the main card.

Middleweight: Omari Akhmedov vs Chris Weidman

Omari Akhmedov is 32 years old and is in a great phase to face Chris Weidman, as he comes from an unbeaten record of 6 fights, including 3 consecutive victories. Taking the nickname "Wolverine", he has 20 career wins, a draw and 4 losses. In addition, 7 of his victories were knockouts, 5 submissions and 8 by decision of the judges.

Chris Weidman is a well-known middleweight in the sport, he is a former middleweight champion. In addition, Weidman comes from two consecutive defeats and hopes to change that on August 8th. His most recent victory occurred in the year 2017, when he took the chance to finish off Kelvin Gastelum. Weidman is 36 years old, having 14 wins and 5 losses in his career. Of the 14 victories, 6 were knockouts, 4 submissions and 4 by decision of the judges.

As such, Bet365 is paying @ 1.80 for Chris Weidman's victory, a great Odd for a big fight.

Middleweight: Maki Pitolo vs Darren Stewart

Maki Pitolo is 29 years old and has 18 fights in MMA, having won in 13 of them. Among these victories, Pitolo won 7 of them by knockout, 3 by submission and the other 3 by decision of the judges. In his most recent encounter, in June 2020, he beat Charles Bird by technical knockout and is confident to face Stewart.

Like his opponent, Darren Stewart is also 29 years old, is a black belt in taekwondo and a purple belt in jiu-jitsu. Stewart has 16 fights, totaling 11 wins, 7 of them by knockout and 4 by points. In addition, his most recent clash was in March this year, having been defeated by Bartosz Fabinnski, by unanimous decision.

For this fight bet365 has an interesting Odd for Stewart to win, paying @ 1.60.

Bantamweight: Yana Kunitskaya vs Julija Stoliarenko

Yana is a 30-year-old Russian bantamweight fighter who was also a featherweight. She has 18 fights in her career, totaling 12 wins, 7 of them by knockout, 2 by submissions and one by score. In addition, Yana has 5 losses. In her last and most recent clash, she was defeated by Aspen Ladd in December 2019 by technical knockout.

Julija is from Lithuania and is 33 years old, she is a brown belt in jiu-jitsu and made a small career in kickboxing. In addition, she has 14 fights in MMA, adding 9 wins, 8 of them by submission and one by score. The bantamweight fighter comes from 5 straight wins, having beaten Lisa Versoza in her last fight.

Yana is the favorite and has a huge chance of confirming this in this match, so she has an Odd of @ 1.50 at Bet365. Be sure to place your bet in this fight that promises to be very disputed.

Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. Scott Holtzman

Last and not least on the main card, Beneil Dariush and Scott Holtzaman face off in the lightweight division.

Beneil is an Iranian fighter, is 31 years old and has been in MMA since 2009. Since then, Beneil has held 23 fights, having won 18 victories, 4 of them by knockout, 8 submissions and one draw. In addition, the lightweight comes from 4 consecutive wins. In his most recent match he beat Drakkar Klose by knockout.

Scott is North American and 36 years old, having 17 fights in MMA. Scott has 14 victories, 5 of which by knockout, 2 by submissions and the other 7 by scoring. The strong point of this fighter is not to give in easily, in his 3 losses all went on points, without leaving the octagon early. In his most recent match, he beat Jim Miller by unanimous decision of the judges.

Despite Scott's good track record, Beneil is the favorite and holds the @ 1.65 Odd at Bet365 for his victory.


Middleweight: Tim Means vs Laureano Staropoli

Tim Means is a 36-year-old American fighter who has 42 fights on his record, having won 29 of them, drawn one and suffered 12 defeats. Of the 29 victories, 19 were by knockout, 5 submissions and 5 by decision of the judges. In addition, for 4 years he has been unable to maintain a good streak even for 2 consecutive wins. In his last match, he was defeated and finished by Daniel Rodrigues in February 2020.

Laureano holds the nickname “El Matador” and is a 27-year-old Argentine fighter. In his recod he has 11 fights, with 9 victories and 2 defeats. Of the 9 victories of Starapol, 5 of them were by knockout, 2 submissions and 2 by decision of the judges. In addition, he comes from a defeat in his last clash, against Muslim Salikhov, in 2019. However, it has more qualities and is more consistent than the opponent.

El Matador is more prepared and confident for this fight and has favoritism. Betfair has a good Odd worth @ 1.65 for Laureano's victory.

Lightweight: Nasrat Haqparast vs Alexander Muñoz

Nasrat is an Afghan fighter who is 25 years old and has 14 fights in his record, with 11 wins and 3 losses. Of these victories, 9 were by knockout and 2 by decision of the judges. In addition, Nasrat comes from a knockout loss to Drew Dober, which occurred in January 2020. Previously he came from 3 consecutive victories, when he stumbled. Now the lightweight tries to get back on track.

Muñoz is a 30-year-old American fighter, born in Dallas, Texas. In his track record he has 6 fights, he won all of them. Thus, 2 of his victories were by knockout, one by submission and 3 by decision of the judges. In his last bout he beat Troy Lamson by unanimous decision in December 2019. He comes very confident for this fight, as he remains undefeated.

At Bet365 Odd is available for @ 1.40 for Nasratd's win and @ 3.00 for Muñoz's win.

Middleweight: Andrew Sanchez vs Wellington Turman

Sanchez is an American fighter who has the nickname "El Dirte" and is 32 years old, having 16 fights in his record, with 11 wins and 5 losses. Of these 11 victories, 5 of them were by knockout, 2 by submission and 4 by decision of the judges. In addition, the fighter has oscillated between defeats and victories. In his most recent match he was defeated by Marvin Vettori, in October 2019, by unanimous decision.

Wellington Turman is a Brazilian fighter who is 24 years old, but who already has 19 fights in his card, with 16 victories and only 3 defeats. Most of his victories are through submissions (7), 4 were by knockout and 5 by decision of the judges. The Brazilian has talent and comes confident for this fight, as he won his last disputed match.

Turman is more qualified and has favoritism, so Bet365 is paying @ 1.65 for the Brazilian's victory.

Featherweight: Gavin Tucker vs. Justin Jaynes

Gavin Tucker is an American fighter who is 34 years old and has 12 fights in his cartel, with 11 victories and only one defeat. In addition, most of his victories were through submissions (5), 4 were by knockout and 2 by decision of the judges. His last clash resulted in a victory by submission in June 2019. The fighter is a born finisher and should try to win again this way.

Justin Jaynes will fight at home against Gavin Tucker, as the American fighter is from Las Vegas. In addition, he is 31 years old and has 20 fights in his record, with 16 wins and 4 losses. Jaynes knocked out 8 opponents, submitted 5 and won 3 by decision of the judges.

You can see a high number of submissions and knockouts between both fighters, which already differs how the fight will be. Bet365 has an Odd worth @ 1.62 in Tucker's win.

Lightweight: Youssef Zalal vs. Peter Barrett

Youssef Zalal is an American fighter who is 24 years old and has 11 fights in his MMA record, with 9 wins and 2 losses. It can be concluded that his specialty is finishing, because of his 9 victories, 5 were finished. In addition, he knocked out 2 opponents and won by judges' decisions against 2 other. Zalal comes from 3 consecutive victories, his last fight occurred in June this year.

Peter Barrett is also American and is 34 years old, having 14 fights in his record, with 11 wins and 3 losses. Peter's specialty is the knockout, as 7 of his 11 wins went this way. In addition, he beat 2 opponents by submission and 2 by decision of the judges. The fighter comes from 2 consecutive wins.

This promises to be a tough fight, but Zalal is the favorite for his record and for being a finisher, and he arrives very well prepared for this fight. Therefore, Bet365 has an Odd worth @ 1.25 for Youssef's victory.

Bantamweight: Irwin Rivera vs Ali Alqaisi

Irwin Rivera is another American fighter, he is 31 years old and has 14 fights in his MMA record, with 9 wins and 5 losses. Rivera always opts for the knockout, as 5 of his 9 wins are this way, one by submission and 3 by decision of the judges. In his last fight, in May this year, he was defeated by unanimous decision.

Ali is a Jordanian fighter who is 30 years old and has 11 fights on his record. This fighter's strengths are his submissions, as 4 of his victories were that way. In addition, 3 were by decision of the judges and one by knockout. Ali comes from 5 consecutive victories and is focused on the search for the 6th triumph. His last fight was in November 2019.

This will be another very difficult fight, but Rivera comes with a total focus to win, as he suffered defeat in his last appearance. Bet365 has Odd worth @ 1.50 for Rivera's victory.

Middleweight: Kevin Holland vs Joaquin Buckley

Kevin Holland is an American fighter who is 27 years old and has 22 fights in his MMA cartel. Of these 22 fights, 17 were victories and 5 defeats. Holland is a fighter who likes to knock out, but when he fails to choose to submit his opponent, he is a versatile middleweight. Among his victories, 8 were by knockouts, 6 by submissions and 3 by decision of the judges. In his last fight, which took place in May this year, he beat his opponent by technical knockout.

Joaquin Buckley is yet another American fighter and is 26 years old, with 12 fights in his record. He has are 10 wins and 2 losses. In addition, he fought a few days ago and won by technical knockout. Buckley has the knockout as his primary weapon and is a versatile fighter.

Kevin Holland is the favorite for this match, due to his great resume and background. So, Betfair is paying @ 1.22 in Holland's victory.