UFC Brasilia is headlined by a lightweight bout featuring Kevin Lee vs. Charles Oliveira. Going into the fight, pundits have Lee as the favorite to win.
The event is scheduled to take place this weekend in Brasilia, Brazil. It was recently announced that the card will now be a closed-door event, meaning that no fans will be allowed in attendance. Despite this change, the fights are still expected to go on.
BJPENN.com reached out to several fighters, asking who they think will win the main event between Kevin Lee and Charles Oliveira at UFC Brasília. Here is what they had to say:
Johnny Walker, UFC light-heavyweight: “Man, it is close. Both guys have great potential and both are smart and great fighters. I know Kevin trained very hard but I just want to watch it, I don’t know who will win.”
Gilbert Burns, UFC welterweight: “I have to go with Charles Oliveira. He has a beast and great jiu-jitsu. He has shown KO power so I think Oliveira wins and wins by finish.”
Renato Moicano, UFC lightweight: “I think Charles Oliveira. He’s very good on the ground and he’s getting better all the time, especially striking. Lee is a very good wrestler and he’ll try to out Charles on the ground and get choked out.”
Beneil Dariush, UFC lightweight: “I think if the fight ends early it will be Charles Oliveira if it goes late and to a decision it will be Kevin Lee. We’ve seen with Oliveira he’s so good in the beginning so if he comes out strong he can beat Kevin Lee. But Lee can put him against the fence and use his wrestling he may be able to get a finish. My final prediction is probably Lee getting it done.”
Drakkar Klose, UFC lightweight: “They are both tough and both great guys, but I think Kevin Lee wins that one.”
Juan Adams, ARES heavyweight: “I see Kevin Lee winning it. I love Charles Oliveira as a fighter and has surprised me as of late with his hands but Lee has looked like a new animal since going to Tristar and I’ve always thought he’s extremely talented. He’s a young guy and made some mistakes early on but has put it all together. He’ll get it done here.”
Fighters who picked Charles Oliveira: Gilbert Burns, Renato Moicano
Fighters who picked Kevin Lee: Beneil Dariush, Drakkar Klose, Juan Adams
Fighters who are undecided: Johnny Walker
In the end, it looks like the pros are siding with Kevin Lee to get his hand raised against Charles Oliveira.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 12th March, 2020.