Alex Oliveira (DK: $8,700): As the saying goes, styles make fights. This is a great stylistic bout for our Must-Have Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira. Oliveira is taking this fight on about two weeks notice after Matt Brown suffered a torn ACL. His opponent, Carlos Condit, was preparing for a striking battle against Brown and now takes on Oliveira who loves taking his opponents to the mat. Oliveira averages 3.32 takedowns per fight while Condit has terrible takedown defense of 38.83%. Oliveira also comes in with a finishing rate of 82% over his 17 career victories. Condit comes in losing six of his last eight fights and on a three-fight losing streak with his last win almost three years ago. Oliveira does pack power in his hands and is a decent striker, so if the fight does stay standing, he should still do well against Condit. Oliveira needs to fight smart and take this fight to the mat. Condit is likely only taking this fight to get his $100K show money and is likely to retire after the fight. Alex Oliveira is a Must-Have in all formats.
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