Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler UFC 262 Latest Betting Odds, Expert Picks and Predictions
The best UFC sportsbooks favor Charles Oliveira over Michael Chandler in the main event of UFC 262 on May 15, 2021, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, United States. Oliveira has been en fuego since his KO loss to Paul Felder in December 2017.
He is a perfect 8-0 with seven stoppages ever since. That led him to this title bout in his 28th UFC outing. It has been a long stint in the promotion for Oliveira, this is just the second trip to the Octagon for Chandler. The erstwhile Bellator lightweight champ debuted in January.
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Betting Michael Chandler
Michael Chandler is the underdog at the best online sportsbooks. Chandler enters the fight with a 22-5 record. He has won 45% of his fights by KO. Chandler has won six of his past seven fights. He is coming off a January win against Dan Hooker.
Chandler is averaging 4.29 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 49 percent. He averages 2.37 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 41%. Chandler is coming off a first-round KO at UFC 257.
That victory earned performance of the night honors. Chandler landed a total of 17 total in his promotional debut. He landed 70% of his significant strikes. Chandler is 35 years old. He has a wrestling background. He does some of his best work on the mat.
Chandler has seven career submission wins. Four of those wins were by rear-naked choke. Chandler has a remarkable ground and pound. He has become more comfortable on his feet, as we witnessed in his last match. Chandler walked down Hooker. He moved well on his feet. He landed a solid overhand. This will be Chandler’s first career bout in Texas.
Betting Charles Oliveira
Charles Oliveira is the favorite at the best UFC sports books. Charles Oliveira enters the fight with a 30-8-1 record. He has won 63% of his fights by submission. Oliveira has won eight fights in a row. He is coming off a December win against Tony Ferguson. Oliveira averages 3.22 significant strikes per minute. He has an accuracy percentage of 52%.
Oliveira averages 2.64 takedowns. He has an accuracy percentage of 44%. Oliveira is coming off a decision win at UFC 256. He landed 86 total strikes
and three takedowns. Oliveira has yet to lose a fight since UFC 218.
He has won three of his four career decisions. Oliveira is one of the top grapplers in the sport. He has a high takedown percentage. He possesses an impressive submission game. Nobody wants to fight him on the mat.
Oliveira has 19 career submission wins under his belt. Seven of those wins were by rear-naked choke. Oliveira’s 14 submissions and his 93.7% finish rate are both promotional records. Oliveira is known for his scrappy canvas game.
But he’s also proven he is no slouch on his feet. He moves well, throws in leg kicks and gets in and out with his combos. Oliveira has become a well-
rounded fighter. He finishes fights on his own terms. He is almost always in the most exciting fight on the card. This will be Oliveira’s second career bout in Texas.
Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira UFC 262 Pick
Oliveira should be the favorite at the best sportsbooks. Oliveira has proven himself over and over again. He hasn’t lost in some time. He appears to be improving each time he enters the cage. Oliveira is a monster on the canvas.
He’s becoming more comfortable on his feet. Having said that, Chandler has the grappling background to hold his own if this fight goes to the mat. It’s safe to say he’s the superior standup fighter with true knockout power. You can make an argument for both sides, but that does not change the fact that we’re getting plus money with Chandler.