Holland vs. Oliveira: Fight times, live stream online, predictions, how to watch UFC 272 fight
UFC 272 is scheduled to kick off this weekend from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m. ET. There is a five-fight main card highlighted by a welterweight bout between Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal. Also of note on the main card is a welterweight bout between Kevin Holland vs. Alex Oliveira.
Holland enters with a career record of 21-7. He did, however, have a tough 2021 as he suffered two losses and then a fight ended in a no contest to end the year against Kyle Daukaus. An inadvertent headbutt stopped the fight in its tracks and the match was declared a draw. 2020 has seen Holland total five wins and he is looking to get off to a strong start in 2022. He is the favorite in this fight with odds of -335.
34-year-old Brazilian Oliveira comes into this game with a 21-11-1 record. He’s come down on a tough streak of matchups and he’s on a three-game losing streak. Most recently, in October 2021, he took a unanimous decision against Niko Price. Oliveira hasn’t raised a hand in a win since July 2020 and it looks like the sportsbook isn’t expecting that to change this weekend as he’s the underdog with +260 odds.
How to watch Holland vs Oliveira
Dated: Saturday March 5
Battle time: Main card starts at 10:00 p.m. ET
Direct: ESPN+ PPV
Splits: 93% innings, 92% bets on Kevin Holland
It’s the most one-sided fight on the entire map as far as divisions go. Both of these fighters are going on losing streaks, but the public thinks Holland is better prepared for this matchup. Neither has won since 2020, but Holland looked better until the inadvertent header that caused the draw in his last game. In Oliveira’s last eight fights dating back to 2018, he has a 2-6 record. He needs a big win to regain some momentum, but it doesn’t look like he’ll get it at this PPV.
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