As the UFC 289: Nunes vs Aldana card approaches, MMA fans around the world are eagerly anticipating an exciting matchup between Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush. Both fighters come into this bout with impressive records, and have a high degree of skill in both striking and grappling.
Charles Oliveira is currently ranked #7 in UFC’s lightweight division; he has a professional record of 29-8 and holds notable wins over Jeremy Stephens, Clay Guida, Tony Ferguson, Jim Miller, David Teymur, Will Brooks and Anthony Pettis to name a few. He is known for his combination of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) techniques with aggressive striking which leads to numerous finishes early on in fights – 17 out of his 29 victories have come by way submission or knockout.
On the other hand we have Beneil Dariush who is ranked #11 in his weight class; he has compiled a record of 19-4-1 over the course of his career while competing at several promotions such as Bellator FC MMAWeekly and WSOF Global Championship prior to signing with UFC back in 2014. His storied martial arts background includes wins via TKO/KO but more notably victories by way submission using various wrestling techniques.
Given their respective fighting styles it’s easy to see why many people consider this match up evenly matched one; however if you look closely there are nuances that favor Charles Oliveira when it comes down to predicting the winner for this fight. For instance not only does Charles possess superior BJJ skills compared to Beneil but also very good overall conditioning allowing him push through all five rounds if necessary while still maintaining an effective work rate throughout entire fight – something which can’t be said about Beneil who tends tire quite easily after 3rd round due higher percentage takedown attempts coupled along with lesser experience against bigger names inside octagon than what Charles was put through during each contest he participated thus far under promotional banner meaning even should match reach decision point judges could easily award victory given amount above mentioned factors plus fact that Charles might finish fight somewhat earlier depending how events play out given technical prowess advantage holding within confines cage versus opponent standing across from him come Saturday night Nevada time zone!
Ultimately though I believe Charles will be able take home win here based mostly on aforementioned technical advantages he brings into equation combined with higher overall cardio level possessed amongst two combatants entering octagon week – so my prediction would be “Charles Oliveira (-140)” as favorite pick considering current odds surrounding bout itself .