Later this month on (August 30, 2020), Chael Sonnen will present the 17th installment of the submission-only grappling competition Submission Underground 17 from Portland, Oregon. The event will begin at 6 p.m. (ET) and features some of the biggest names in MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Grappling oddsmaker Ozzy Perez just sent out his opening betting odds for the Submission Underground 17 moments ago, as well as a write-up on the top five matches.
Craig Jones vs Mason Fowler 2
“The first encounter between these two ended in overtime controversy with the referee calling loud grunts by Craig as a verbal submission. SUG moved quickly to arrange this rematch and it is one that was sorely needed. Fowler will likely look to stay safe in regulation and get back to overtime where he has honed his attacks. Craig will want to end this in regulation and is the much more likely of the two to do so. If this hits over time though, it will get interesting.”
Amanda Lowen vs Gilian Robertson
“The co-main event has SUG veteran Amanda Lowen taking on submission specialist Gillian Robertson. This fight was supposed to happen last event, but Robertson was forced to pull out. This should be a fun match, Robertson is known for her aggression and is a real submission chaser. Lowen is the more proven submission grappler but Robertson will not be completely out of her depth in any position.”
Roberto Jimenez vs Jesse Taylor
“The last time we saw Roberto at SUG he battled his way through the 8 man tournament, hitting submissions left and right ultimately coming up short in the finals vs Mason Fowler. Jimenez here meets a UFC veteran in Jesse Taylor famous for his run on The Ultimate Fighter. Taylor will be coming in with a hard-nosed style which we have not seen Jimenez deal with too much yet. It will be interesting to see how much Jimenez engages on the feet with the more decorated wrestler.”
Ethan Crelinstein vs PJ Baurch
“While this match-up is on the undercard this is absolutely my favorite to be match of the night! Both Crelinstein and Baurch have thrived over the last couple of years with this new wave of grappling competitions and super-fights. Crelinstein a John Danaher student and is quickly rising up the ranks of best no-gi grapplers in the world. The “Brown Belt” has remained very active this year competing whenever possible amassing a documented 9-3-1 record. He meets 10th Planet Black Belt PJ Baurch, Baurch bursted onto the scene back in 2016 as one of 10th Planet’s best competitors. He picked up some great wins and a reputation as one of the most exciting competitors in the sport. We have not seen him much over the last two years but he appears primed for a big comeback.”
Odds below courtesy of Several Bookmakers.
Submission Underground 17
Sunday 08.30.2020 at 06:00 PM ET
Grappling Event – Live on UFC Fight Pass
Craig Jones -350
Mason Fowler +250
Amanda Lowen -190
Gillian Robertson +150
Richie Martinez -140
Brett Primus +120
Roberto Jimenez -500
Jesse Taylor +400
Ethan Crelinstein -150
PJ Baurch +130