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Aleksei Oleinik defeats Fabricio Werdum by unanimous decision

Aleksei Oleinik and Fabricio Werdum meet at UFC 249 in a matchup of heavyweights. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

Opponents Aleksei Oleinik of Russia and Fabricio Werdum face off during the UFC 249 official weigh-in on May 08, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC

Oleinik vs. Werdum results: Aleksei Oleinik wins by split decision.

Two of the oldest and most experienced fighters in UFC history face off when heavyweights Aleksei Oleinik and Fabricio Werdum do battle at UFC 249 tonight in Jacksonville, Florida at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

Oleinik is the #12 ranked fighter in his weight class, and his professional record of 58-13-1 indicates the extensive resume of the the 42-year-old Russia native. He is 7-4 in his UFC career, and a submission specialist that leads all of MMA with 12 career submissions via Ezekiel choke. Werdum is 40 days younger than his opponent, and the former UFC heavyweight champion was the first fighter to defeat the legendary Fedor Emelianenko in an MMA contest.

Werdum is the big favorite here over the Floridian Oleinik at -335, but is only taking 66% of the bets and 59% of the handle. With Oleinik’s penchant for submission victories, if you like him to pull the upset, a punt at +650 might be the best way to find value in a potential victory. The betting splits seem to indicate the underdog might be fancied by some of the sharper action already.

Here are the updated betting lines for Aleksei Oleinik vs. Fabricio Werdum at UFC 249.

Oleinik vs. Werdum betting splits

Fighters Oleinik Werdum
Fighters Oleinik Werdum
Record 58-13-1 23-8-1
ML Odds +250 -335
To Go the Distance Yes (+215) No (-305)
Total Rounds Over 1.5 (-139) Under 1.5 (+105)
To Win by KO, TKO or DQ +670 +120
To Win by Submission +650 +420
To Win by Decision +1100 +300
ML Splits (By Handle) 41% 59%
ML Splits (By Bets) 34% 66%

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