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PFL 2019: Week 4 takes place Thursday, July 11 at Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are.

PFL 2019: Week 4 Opening Odds

Magomed Magomedkerimov -375
Chris Curtis +310

Over 2.5 -130
Under 2.5 +100

Kayla Harrison -1500
Morgan Frier +950

Over 1.5 +190
Under 1.5 -240

Sarah Kaufman -800
Roberta Samad +575

Over 2.5 -285
Under 2.5 +215

Ray Cooper III -600
John Howard +450

Over 1.5 -170
Under 1.5 +140

Andre Fialho -175
Zane Kamaka +150

Over 2.5 -190
Under 2.5 +150

Glaico Franca -145
Sadibou Sy +125

Over 1.5 +120
Under 1.5 -150

Handesson Ferreira -450
David Michaud +350

Over 2.5 -120
Under 2.5 -110

Bobbi-Jo Dalziel -245
Larissa Pacheco +195

Over 2.5 -240
Under 2.5 +190

Joao Zeferino -150
Bojan Velickovic +120

Over 2.5 -150
Under 2.5 +120

And here are my initial thoughts on the PFL 2019: Week 4 Opening Odds:

  • The main event sees last season’s welterweight winner Magomedkerimov take on Curtis in what should be a good fight between two skilled and experienced fighters. Magomedkerimov is riding a nine-fight win streak that includes a perfect 6-0 record in PFL. He won last season’s 170lbs tournament with a submission win over Ray Cooper III. Curtis is riding an eight-fight win streak into this bout which includes a win in his PFL debut over Andre Fialho back in May and a knockout win on season two of Dana White’s Contender Series. Curtis is a really quality fighter but this is a very difficult matchup for him and I think you have to go with the big favorite Magomedkerimov here.
  • The co-main event looks to be a complete mismatch in the women’s lightweight division as Harrison takes on Frier. Harrison is the top women’s MMA prospect in the sport right now and has already racked up a perfect 4-0 record in PFL. Frier, meanwhile, was tapped out by Sarah Kaufman in her last outing. Look for Harrison to finish this fight, and when the totals come out the under may be the way to go here as this fight should be a wipeout for Harrison.
  • Speaking of Kaufman, she takes on Samad in another women’s lightweight bout. Kaufman has won four straight fights since a split decision loss to Valentina Shevchenko in the UFC back in 2015. Samad, meanwhile, returned from a four-year layoff to pick up a win in her PFL debut a few months ago. However, she lacks the experience that Kaufman has, and I expect Kaufman to have another standout performance in what should be a mismatch.
  • Speaking of mismatches, another one sees Cooper III take on Howard. Cooper III is 5-1 overall in PFL including two knockout wins over Jake Shields. Howard, on the other hand, is just 2-2-1 in PFL and just isn’t the fighter he once was. Cooper has incredible KO power and Howard’s chin is a huge question mark, so I expect Cooper to get the finish in this fight.
  • One fight I’m excited for features Franca against Sy in a welterweight bout. Franca has won seven straight fights since being cut by the UFC following back-to-back decision losses to Gregor Gillespie and James Vick. Sy, meanwhile, is coming off of a 17-second TKO win over David Michaud. I’m intrigued by Sy’s knockout power but considering how dominant Franca has looked and how much experience he has, you have to favor him here to get the win.

Written by Adam Martin.

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