The Professional Fighters League (PFL) is getting close to the end, as we are now in the playoffs and cruising towards the final fights in each weight class. This Friday night, we will have the Featherweights and Light Heavyweights springing into action, with each fighter very aware that a win will put them one step closer to the million-dollar prize that comes with winning the division. The PFL Week 9 main card offers up 4 fights, with the winner of each moving on to the final. For those fighters, it would be tough to go out at this point after a hard-fought group stage, but the reality is that only one fighter will be left standing at the end of it all. Let’s now take a closer look at the 4 fights on the PFL main card along with their PFL Betting odds.
MMA Betting Odds for PFL Playoffs Bouts: Featherweights & Light Heavyweights
Cezar Ferreira (+130) Vs Marthin Hamlet Nielsen (-150)
The Light Heavyweight division is arguably the toughest to predict, mainly because no clear favorite really emerged from the group stage. Ferreira came into this competition after suffering back-to-back losses in the UFC, and while he looked good in his first fight, he went on to lose the second. It was a similar story for Nielsen, as he too went 1-1 in the group stage, although he scored 1 less point than his opponent tonight. This is a great matchup, but I think it will be the underdog Ferreira that moves on.
Emiliano Sordi (+145) Vs Antionio Carlos Junior (-170)
These two fighters will come into this bout knowing who they will face in the final if they can pull out the win. After a win and a draw in the group stage of the PFL, Sordi is now on an unbeaten run of 7 fights. He is also the defending PFL Light Heavyweight champion, so he is one to watch. Junior won the opening fight of the group stage before seeing his second fight end in a No Contest. I am going with the underdog again and taking Sordi to continue his unbeaten run.
Chris Wade (+150) Vs Bubba Jenkins (-180)
One thing we know for sure in the Featherweight division is that we are going to have a new champion. This is the first of the two semi-final fights on the night, with both of these men winning both fights in the group stage. Wade managed to pick up 8 points, thanks to his 2nd round win in fight #2. Jenkins ended with 6 points from his two wins, with both coming via decision. Jenkins is currently on a run of 5 straight wins, and I think he makes it 6 here.
Brendan Loughnane (+120) Vs Movlid Khaybulaev (-140)
The second Featherweight bout of the night is in as the main event, and it looks to be a beauty. This weight class delivered 4 unbeaten group stage fighters into the next round, with Loughane coming out on top of the group with 9 points. He will face Khaybulaev, who is unbeaten in his pro career through 18 fights, going 17-0-1 in that run. This is one that looks destined to go the distance, but I have to stick with Khaybulaev to win by decision.