If you are an MMA fan, you are going to be spoiled for choice this weekend, as there are a lot of different events on the go. Friday night is particularly busy, but for the purposes of this piece, we are going to focus on the LFA 114 event, which begins at 9 PM EST on UFC FightPass. There are 6 fights on the main card one, two of which are of the title fight variety. Let’s take a closer look at this fight night along with their LFA odds.
MMA Betting Preview for LFA 114: Souza Vs Garcia
Ifran Mulabitinovic (+195) Vs William Starks (-235)
It is a pair of inexperienced Lightweights who will get the main card rolling on Friday night. Mulabitinovic started out his pro career with a win, but he followed that up with a draw last time out. Starks is also still early in his career and saw a 3-fight win streak end with a loss in his last bout, taking him to 4-2 overall. A good fight here, but I have Starks winning by decision.
Elmar Umarov (-120) Vs Benjamin Bennett (-110)
Another pair of fighters early in their pro careers will face off in this Welterweight bout, with both looking to maintain unbeaten records. Umarov is a perfect 3-0 and has yet been forced to go the distance. Bennett is 2-0, and like Umarov, has made a habit of getting the job done early. Umarov looks like the better of the two and I think he gets the decision.
DeWayne Diggs (+210) Vs Joseph Holmes (-270)
Next up is a Catchweight bout between a pair of fighters in differing runs of form at the moment. Diggs comes into this one on the heels of a win, but he had lost back-to-back fights ahead of that victory. Holmes bounced back from a loss in his first pro fight and has now reeled off 4 straight wins. I like Holmes to continue rolling with a KO win.
Anthony Garrett (+270) Vs Jimmy Lawson (-345)
The big men will step into the octagon next for what promises to be a bruising Heavyweight battle. Garrett is coming in off a loss and has had a tough time with consistency, going 6-3 overall as a pro. At 2-1, Lawson is just getting started, but on the positive side, he bounced back from a loss in his first pro fight to win 2 in a row. I don’t see this one lasting long and have Lawson by KO.
Charles Johnson (-300) Vs Joao Camilo (+240)
The co-main event of the night is a big one, as it is for the Interim Flyweight Championship. Johnson comes in with a 9-2 record, although it is worth noting that those 2 losses have come in his last 5 fights. He has won 2 in a row. Camilo is 7-4 and has struggled to win back-to-back fights of late. This one could well go the distance, with Johnson getting the win.
Bruno Souza (-220) Vs Javier Garcia (+180)
The final fight of the night is for the LFA Flyweight Championship belt, and it features a pair of in form fighters. Souza is 9-1 overall, a record that is all the more impressive when you consider that he lost his first pro fight. Garcia is 7-4 overall and has bounced back from a 1-3 run to reel off 3 straight wins. Still, it feels as though this is a step up for him. I like Souza to take the title.