Niko Price vs Alex Oliveira Odds, Preview and Prediction, October 2 (10/2): UFC
- Sep 30, 2021, 12:59:12 PM
Credit: photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
|Time (Main Card)||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Niko Price money line||-150|
|Alex Oliveira money line||+125|
|Niko Price||Alex Oliveira|
An absolute banger in the Welterweight division is upon us, as knockout artist Niko ‘The Hybrid’ Price takes on the always entertaining Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira. Price enters this fight off a loss to Michel Pereira. A fight where he nearly stormed back for a comeback victory. Having seen his last three fights not result in a victory, Price will look to get back in the win column. Meanwhile, Oliveira enters this fight on a two-fight losing streak. Given his fan friendly style, Oliveira seems like a shoe-in to stay in the UFC should he lose. With title aspirations long but evaporated, ‘Cowboy’ will likely be involved in fun fights such as these.
If you’re into entertaining brawls, then this fight should be right up your alley. Niko Price is a wildman, who abandons defense to go punch-for-punch with his opponents. Since joining the UFC in 2016, Price has won six fights, all via stoppage. In that same span, Price has lost five fights, four of which he was stopped in. He is truly a fighter that lives by the sword and dies by the sword. The same in ways could be said about Alex Oliveira, who seems inclined to entertain the fans. The Brazilian has struggled of late, but his striking and grappling have aided him to an impressive eleven UFC wins.
As for a prediction, I have Niko Price winning. While one may question this, Price is actually pretty durable. His issue hasn’t been his chin, more so than it’s been his porous striking defense and the accumulation of strikes absorbed. On the other hand, Oliveira seems to be handling being hit worse and worse each time out. Perhaps the punishment has caught up with him. In what I expect to be an exciting fight for as long as it lasts, I do predict that Price wins via TKO.
PICK: Niko Price (-150)
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