Cody Brundage vs Michal Oleksiejczuk Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC Vegas 66 (Expect a Hard Hitting Showdown)

Devon Platana
Cody Brundage vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk betting preview for UFC Vegas 66, including predictions, odds and best bets.
Cody Brundage vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk betting preview for UFC Vegas 66, including predictions, odds and best bets. / AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
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Brundage vs Oleksiejczuk Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC Vegas 66 — Main Card Middleweight Bout
Cody Brundage (8-2-0, 4 KOs, 3 Submissions) vs. Michal "Hussar" Oleksiejczuk (17-5-0, 12 KOs, 1 Submission)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 7 p.m. ET.
Venue: UFC Apex — Enterprise, NV
Coverage: ESPN+

Brundage vs Oleksiejczuk Odds & Betting Info

All UFC Vegas 66 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline:
- Cody Brundage: (+220)
- Michal Oleksiejczuk: (-295)

Method of Victory:
- Brundage by KO/TKO: (+900)
- Brundage by Points: (+750)
- Brundage by Submission: (+600)
- Oleksiejczuk by KO/TKO: (-110)
- Oleksiejczuk by Points: (+400)
- Oleksiejczuk by Submission: (+850)

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Brundage vs Oleksiejczuk Prediction

Oleksiejczuk made a successful return to the middleweight division back in August, picking up a TKO win over Sam Alvey. The Polish combatant is now 3-1 in his last four fights and has been victorious by KO/TKO in four of his last eight outings.

After losing his UFC pay-per-view to Nick Maximov via unanimous decision, Brundage has since picked up back-to-back wins. He defeated Dalcha Lungiambula and Tresean Gore by submission and KO, respectively, leaving time to tell if that trend continues.

In what should be a physical bout, I see Oleksiejczuk emerging as the victor. He lands more than two more significant strikes per minute (4.95) than Brundage (2.65) and has a 64% defense rating compared to the opposition's 51% mark.

Throw in the fact that Brundage has also lost two of his last five outings and it makes him tougher to trust. Unless he's completely thrown off his game, Oleksiejczuk should win.

Brundage vs Oleksiejczuk Best Bets

As far as the best bet goes, I like the idea of Oleksiejczuk winning by KO/TKO (-110). He's already knocked out four opponents since joining UFC and is 12-1 all-time when his fights are decided by either KO/TKO.

Meanwhile, Brundage has already been knocked out in his young career, suffering a TKO loss to William Knight just over two years ago. With Brundage also possessing an inferior striking defense, I won't be shocked if he's knocked out again this Saturday.

If you want to add an extra kick to this bet, I also recommend taking Oleksiejczuk by KO/TKO in Round 1 at (+200). After all, nine of his 12 knockout victories have occurred in Round 1, including each of the last seven.


Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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