The Professional Fighter’s League is heading into Week 5 of their annual tournament, which means we are getting to the point where fighters will be punching their tickets into the playoffs. This Thursday, June 17, it will be the Welterweights and Light Heavyweights who will be back in action on a 4-fight main card that delivers some fantastic matchups. The points system means that some fighters who won their opening bouts could still be sitting below the playoff line, so it’s all to play for here. Let’s take a look at the PFL odds and predictions for the 4 fights on the main card.
MMA Betting Preview for PFL 5: Welterweights & Light Heavyweights
Cezar Ferreira (-310) Vs Chris Camozzi (+250)
It is the Light Heavyweights stepping into the octagon for the first fight on the main card for what is a must win for one of them. Ferreira went into his first fight of the current PFL season on a 2-fight losing skid, but he turned that around quickly, taking out Nick Roehrick in a little over 30 seconds and picking up 6 points in the process. It was not such good news for Camozzi, who comes into this fight knowing that anything other than a win will mean an exit from the tournament. He lost his opening fight and has now lost 4 of his last 5. Ferreira looks like a sure bet here.
Emiliano Sordi (-355) Vs Dan Spohn (+285)
We continue in the Light Heavyweight division for the second fight of the night, and you have to say that this one looks to be a bit of an uneven matchup. Sordi is on a fantastic run of form, winning 6 in a row, including his opening PFL fight, a unanimous decision versus Camozzi that gave him 3 points. Spohn come into this one heading in the opposite direction. He has now lost 3 in a row and was taken out in Round 2 in his first fight. I think this is a comfortable win for Sordi.
Ray Cooper III Vs Nikolay Aleksakhin
Next up, we move onto the Welterweight division with a fight that has massive playoff implications due to a rather odd opening round of fights. Cooper looks to be as safe as houses heading into this fight after winning his opener in the first round and picking up 6 points in the process. He is now on a 3-fiight winning streak. The first fight for Aleksakhin eneded due to an eye poke that led to the fight being labeled a No Contest. Each fighter was given a single point, leaving Aleksakhin in a playoff position. I think he might help his cause with a win in this one.
Rory MacDonald (-885) Vs Gleison Tibau (+635)
We close out the night with another Welterweight bout, which is one that has the potential to be over before it really even gets started. MacDonald all but booked his passage into the playoffs with an opening round submission win in his first fight in the PFL. Tibau did not fare as well, losing a unanimous decision n his opening fight, which means that he has now lost 3 of his last 5 fights. I think MacDonald gets the job done quickly here.