Fight fans are going to be busy this weekend, as there are several different events going on. Besides the UFC and Bellator, we also have the LFA swinging into action on Friday night. LFA is being held in Oklahoma, with the main card set to go off at 9 PM EST. There are 7 fights on the main card, so with a lot of ground to cover, let’s jump right in so you can get all set to make your bets against their MMA odds.
MMA Betting Preview for LFA 104: McKenzie Vs Phillips
Obinwa Ikebunna Vs Roland Dunlap
The Middleweights are up first with a pair of fighters who are still very early in their pro careers. Ikebunna started out with a pair of opening round wins before falling in the first round in his last fight. He will be up against Dunlap, who saw his pro career get off to a winning start in a California regional bout. Very little to go on here, but I am taking Dunlap for the win.
Thomas Peterson Vs Odell Pantin
The Heavyweights are up next for a fight that might not last very long at all. Thomas Peterson is off toa winning start to his pro career, winning each of his first 3 bouts. He has yet to go beyond the opening round to get his victories. After getting knocked out in his first fight, Pantin bounced back with a win last time out. I think he is looking at a loss here, as I like Peterson by KO.
Timothy Teves Vs Javier Garcia
Next up is a catchweight bout between a pair of fighters who have been a little up and down over their last 5 fights. Teves comes in with a 5-2 record, but both of his losses have come in his last 4 fights. Each of those 4 fights went the distance. Garcia broke out of a run that saw him lose 3 of 4 to win each of his last 2 fights. I think this one goes the distance, with Garcia getting the win.
Kelvin Rayford Vs Chris Brown
This Welterweight bout features a pair of fighters heading in different directions at the moment. After a bit of an uneven start to his career, Rayford has delivered 3 straight wins, with each of those victories coming inside the distance. Brown is in desperate need of a win after losing back-to-back fights, although both bouts went the distance. I’m taking Rayford for the KO win.
Julien Leblanc Vs Joel Bauman
The Middleweights will step into the octagon next for another fight featuring fighters who are still early in their pro careers. Leblanc is 5-1, but he will be looking to bounce back after taking the first loss of his career last time out. It has been much the same story for Bauman, who won his first 3 fights before losing his last one. I have this one going the distance, with Bauman getting the win.
Yuma Horiuchi Vs Donavon Frelow
The co-main event of the night is a Flyweight bout between a pair of fighters desperate for a win. Horiuchi is 7-3, but he now has 2 losses in his last 2 fights, although both of those came via split decision. With 3 losses in a row and 4 in his last 5, Frelow has seen his record drop to 6-4. I like Horiucho to nab this one via decision.
Aaron McKenzie Vs Brandon Phillips
The night comes to an end with a Lightweight bout between a pair of very good fighters. McKenzie has won 4 of his last 5 fights to get to 9-2-1 and has shown that he has some finishing power with a couple of quick wins. Phillips is 8-3 and has done a nice job of bouncing back from consecutive defeats, coming into this fight on the heels of back-to-back wins. A close fight, with McKenzie edging it.