Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik fight preview

UFC Fight Night 174: Lewis vs. Oleinik is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 8, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis will take on Aleksei “The Boa Constrictor” Oleinik in the Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night 174 card.

In this post, we will break down Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 35-year-old, Derrick Lewis is coming in with a 23-7-0 (1 NC) record. Lewis will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Ilir Latifi at UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes in February.

Oleinik, meanwhile, is coming off a split decision win against Fabricio Werdum on February 8, 2020 at UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje and holds a 59-13-1 record.

Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik
6′ 3″
6′ 2″
260 lbs.
240 lbs.
23-7-0 (1 NC)

Derrick Lewis has an orthodox fighting stance with a 79″ reach. The 43-year-old, Aleksei Oleinik is an orthodox fighter with a 80″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Derrick Lewis:
→ Lewis’s striking accuracy is 49%.
→ Lewis lands 2.53 significant strikes per minute.
→ Lewis’s takedown accuracy is 24%.
→ Lewis’s takedown average is 0.48 per 15 minutes.
→ Lewis’s takedown defense is 53%.

Lewis comes in with 49% striking accuracy, typically landing about 2.53 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Oleinik fires at 50% accuracy, landing about 3.72 significant strikes per minute. Derrick Lewis also has a 24% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.48 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Oleinik’s 2.41 takedowns and 35% takedown accuracy.

Aleksei Oleinik:
→ Oleinik’s striking accuracy is 50%.
→ Oleinik lands 3.72 significant strikes per minute.
→ Oleinik’s takedown accuracy is 46%.
→ Oleinik’s takedown average is 2.41 per 15 minutes.
→ Oleinik’s takedown defense is 35%.

Aleksei spent on average 6:14 minutes in the Octagon and Derrick has an average fight time of 9:55 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC Fight Night 174 is live in , who do you think will win, Derrick or Aleksei? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 174: Lewis vs. Oleinik
August 8, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik

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