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UFC on ESPN+ 28: Lee vs. Oliveira predictions

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UFC on ESPN+ 28 is the first UFC event to feel the repercussions of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

The event, which features Kevin Lee and Charles Oliveira in the main event, held its weigh-ins closed to the public. The event itself is also closed to the public as well, but will be aired on ESPN and streamed on ESPN+.

Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.

MAIN CARD (6PM ET/3PM PT)

FRANCISCO TRINALDO (24-7-0) vs. JOHN MAKDESSI (17-6-0) 

Andrews: Trinaldo can strike with Makdessi but he also can use his wrestling to get the fight to the ground. Makessi is tough and I wouldn’t be shocked if he finished the fight, but I think Trinaldo will wear him down.

Andrews Prediction: Francisco Trinaldo via UD

#10 JOHNNY WALKER (17-4-0) VS. #12 NIKITA KRYLOV (26-7-0)

Andrews: Walker seems to have learned his lesson and will need it here. Krylov will make Walker pay for any mistakes. But assuming Walker returns to form, should be able to stop Krylov.

Andrews Prediction: Johnny Walker via TKO

#7 RENATO MOICANO (13-3-1) VS. DAMMIR HADZOVIC (13-5-0)

Andrews: After some initial resistance, Moicano gets the fight to the ground and taps Hadzovic.

Andrews Prediction: Renato Moicano via submission 

#5. DEMIAN MAIA (28-9-0) VS. #12 GILBERT BURNS (17-3-0)

Andrews: I can see Burns winning if he can keep the fight standing, but Maia will be too much.

Andrews Prediction: Demian Maia via submission 

MAIN EVENT

#8 KEVIN LEE (18-5-0) VS. #13 CHARLES OLIVEIRA (28-8-0, 1NC)

Andrews: Lee missed weight. So which version of him will show up? I think Oliveira outsmarts him and gets the tap.

Andrews Prediction: Charles Oliveira via submission 

@kenaiandrews UFC on ESPN+ 28: Lee vs. Oliveira predictions

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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