Last week, we saw the start of the annual Professional Fighters League tournament, which was returning after being unable to take place in 2020. If you haven’t been paying attention to the PFL, the regular season of the tournament runs for 6 weeks, with fighters picking up points for a win, plus bonuses, before moving onto the playoffs for each of the separate weight divisions. This Thursday night will see Week 2 take place in Atlantic City, where we will have 4 fights on the main card. Let’s take a closer look at each of those bouts, with predictions included so you can bet against their MMA odds.
MMA Betting Preview for Week 2 of the PFL
Emiliano Sordi (-350) Vs Chris Camozzi (+225)
The main card begins with a Light Heavyweight bout that features the defending PFL champion looking to defend his crown. Sordi won it all in 2019 and comes into this one on a fantastic run of form, winning 5 in a row to get to 22-8. He has won in the opening round in his last 4 fights. He looks to be a very good bet against Camozzi, who finally picked up a win after dropping 4 in a row. This one could be over rather quickly, with Sordi picking up the victory.
Joao Zeferino Vs Gleison Tibau
A pair of experienced Welterweights will step into the octagon next for what looks to be an evenly matched bout. Zeferino recently went through a run of form that saw him lose 3 fights out of 4, but he has come out of that and is now on a 3-fight win streak. While Tibau does come into this fight on the heels of a win, those victories have been few and far between, as he has lost 6 of his last 8. I like this one to go the distance, with Zeferino getting the win.
Ray Cooper III (-600) Vs Jason Ponet (+350)
This one is listed as the co-main event of the night and is a Welterweight bout that will see the defending PFL champion in this division try to get off to a winning start. Cooper III won this event back in 2019 and comes in at 3-1-1 through his last 3 fights. When he win, the fights don’t often go the distance. Ponet is 20-12-1 in his career and has won 3 in a row, but this is a big step up in class, which is why I think Cooper III gets the job done early.
Rory MacDonald (-500) Vs Curtis Millender (+300)
The main event is a Welterweight bout featuring a pair of fighters who have been a little up and down of late. MacDonald is coming off a loss and has gone a disappointing 2-2-1 in his last 5 fights, taking his career mark to 20-6-1. Things have been even worse for Millender who has lost 3 of his last 4 fights, although he is in the habit of going the distance in his bouts. I think this one goes all the way, with MacDonald getting the decision.