Alex Oliveira will replace Matt Brown in the Main Card against Carlos Condit in a Welterweight octogan battle. The road dog Condit is currently ranked 12th with a 30-11-0 record winning 50% by KO/TKO. Condit a.k.a. the Natural Born Killer has lost four of his last five fights and is looking for redemption. His one win came in May 2015 when he faced Thiago Alves and scored a TKO victory. Condit avoids 58% of strikes by opponents and lands 39% strikes he throws. His takedown accuracy is a 53% while avoiding 38% of takedowns. The Vegas odds favorite Alex Oliveira is listed at -210 and the road dog Carlos Condit listed at +170.
Alex Oliveira is once again a last minute replacement but he is used to that. Brown, who Oliveira replaces, had to pull out of the fight due to a torn ACL. Oliveira is also out for redemption from his last fight in December which he lost by TKO to Yancy Medeiros. Prior to that loss, Oliveira was 4-0 in his last four final odds fights. Oliveira who goes by "Cowboy" is currently 17-4-1, 2NC with 65% winning by KO/TKO. Oliveira lands 3 strikes per minute at 53% accuracy and has a 36% takedown accuracy while avoiding 60% of takedowns by opponents. Oliveira came into this matchup as a last minute replacement with the odds makers behind him. Can "The Natural Born Killer" overcome the odds? Tune into Fox 29 on Saturday, April 14th for the contest following the lightweight battle of Poirier versus Gaethje.