Opening Betting Odds for LFA 97: Browne vs. Estrazulas


LFA 97: Browne vs. Estrazulas takes place on Friday, January 15 at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the event, and MMAOB staff writer Adam Martin takes a look at the opening odds below.

LFA 97 Odds

Arthur Estrazulas -115
Nick Browne -115

Jacob Rosales -150
Jose Martinez +120

Kelly D’Angelo -150
Loveth Young +120

Michael Stack -300
Jordan Mapa +240

Thomas Petersen -600
Richard Luis +425

Kamuela Kirk -260
Guilherme dos Santos +200

Josh Quinlan -260
Joe Boerschig +200

Claire Guthrie -125
Nadine Mandiau -105

Shane Shapiro -220
Cam Ansel +180

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds For LFA 97:

  • The main event sees the vacant LFA lightweight title on the line between Arthur Estrazulas (12-4) and Nick Browne (10-1). This fight was originally booked for LFA 95 but fell apart. The 31-year-old Estrazulas is a native of Brazil who is a 10-year veteran with experience fighting for Bellator, KOTC, ACB, PFL, and most recently LFA, where he has won his last two fights by submission. As for Browne, the 30-year-old American is WSOF, KOTC, and LFA vet who has also won his last two fights. Both of these men have dangerous ground games and this could be a fun chess match if it hits the mat. The odds opened as a Pick ’em, but early action has come in on Browne. Keep in mind Estrazulas previously opened as a big favorite at LFA 95.
  • In the co-main event, we have a lightweight bout between Jacob Rosales (12-6) and Jose Martinez (11-4). The 25-year-old Rosales has been fighting as a pro since 2015, competing for promotions such as LFA, Bellator, and Dana White’s Contender Series. On DWCS, Rosales lost to Jonathan St. Pearce in July 2019, and he’s gone 1-1 in LFA since then. As for Martinez, the 30-year-old American is an LFA vet, having gone 2-1 in three appearances for the promotion. Since then, Martinez has won three straight fights on the regional scene. I actually think this is going to be a very close fight but I would rather take a shot on Martinez as a dog.
  • At women’s strawweight, Kelly D’Angelo (4-3) takes on Loveth Young (2-1-1). The 33-year-old D’Angelo is an Invicta FC veteran who most recently dropped a decision to Alesha Zappitella in her last outing. Young, meanwhile, is a 31-year-old American who is coming off of a quick KO win in LFA. D’Angelo opened as the favorite but the line has now flipped with Young as a solid favorite. At this point, it’s probably a dog-or-pass situation just based on the betting line.
  • Then at featherweight, we have Michael Stack (4-1) against Jordan Mapa (3-2). Stack is a 26-year-old American who won the first four fights of his career before losing to current UFC fighter Kai Kamaka III in his last outing. As for Mapa, the 25-year-old American is a veteran of Dragon House who hasn’t fought since August 2019. Just based on Mapa’s long layoff and his lack of quality opposition, you have to fade him here. Stack is close to the UFC and should he win this fight as a big favorite, he might just get the chance to fight inside the Octagon in 2021.

Written by Adam Martin.


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