The 42 year-old Russian veteran Oleinik comes into this fight off the back of two straight losses. More worryingly, both defeats came by KO early in the opening round. His first defeat came after just 12 seconds against Walt Harris in July last year, with the second loss taking 1:07 in a Grappling Bout against Gordon Ryan in December.
For a fighter with the moniker of “The Boa Constrictor”, it’s probably no great surprise that Oleinik has 45 submission wins to his name.
Greene has a substantial height advantage and a couple of inches in reach. He can throw a heavy punch and Oleinik hasn’t proven to be difficult to hit. Greene is still relatively inexperienced in terms of fights and a victory here would be his first ranked win.
By contrast, another loss here for Oleinik might signal the end of his career in the cage.
Aleksei Oleinik vs Maurice Greene UFC Betting Lines & Tip
This is a fairly evenly matched fight in terms of the UFC 246 betting odds, but we’ll go with Greene as the tip in our UFC 246 predictions to stay clear of trouble and win this fight.