Opening Betting Odds for Cage Warriors 120: Richardson vs. Kauppinen


Cage Warriors 120: Richardson vs. Kauppinen takes place on Thursday, March 18 at York Hall in London, England. 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.

Cage Warriors 120 Odds

Kent Kauppinen -225
Jamie Richardson +163

James Hendin -120
Paul Hughes -110

Michal Figlak -549
Steve Hooper +350

Will Currie -163
Christian Duncan +120

Kieran Lister -225
Decky McAleenan +163

Mateusz Figlak -649
Josh Plant +400

Ben Ellis -500
Manny Akpan +300

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds for Cage Warriors 120:

  • The main event of Cage Warriors 120 sees middleweights Kent Kauppinen (12-6) and Jamie Richardson (6-3) face off. The 29-year-old Kauppinen has been one of Europe’s top fighters for the past several years, and he has mostly fought in Bellator, in addition to numerous pro boxing matches. The last time we saw Kauppinen compete, he lost a decision to Will Fleury in Bellator in September 2020. This is actually the first time he’s competed for Cage Warriors, and he’ll take on Richardson in this fight. The 24-year-old Richardson is coming off of a KO loss in CWFC that snapped a three-fight-winning skid for the younger. Kauppinen is the more experienced fighter and he opened up as the favorite here, but Richardson is no slouch.
  • The co-main event features a battle of lightweights as Paul Hughes (6-1) takes on James Hendin (5-0). Hughes recently saw his unbeaten record cracked when he dropped a split decision to Jordan Vucenic, but he remains one of the top featherweights in CWFC. In this fight, he’ll look to get back into the win column when he takes on the undefeated Hendin. who has won his last four fights in CWFC. The oddsmakers basically opened this fight as a Pick ’em and given they are both impressive young talents, those opening odds seem about right.
  • Another middleweight bout on the card features Will Currie (5-0) against Christian Duncan (2-0). Currie is just 22 years old and he has already won all five of his fights since turning pro in 2019. Here he takes on Duncan, who has won both of his professional contests under the CWFC banner by first-round knockout. This looks like a good fight between two talented prospects, but given Currie has more pro experience, he opened as the favorite here. Duncan is a bit of a wild card as we know he has power, but the fact Currie has gone deeper into fights and has more overall professional experience makes me slightly lean towards him in this one.
  • And finally, one more fight to keep your eye on sees lightweight Kieran Lister (7-1-1) take on Decky McAleenan (7-3). Lister is a Bellator veteran as well as a Cage Warriors veteran, though he is coming off of a knockout loss in the CWFC cage in his last appearance for the promotion this past December. Here, he takes on the 29-year-old McAleenan, who has won two straight bouts under the Cage Warriors banner. The oddsmakers opened up Lister as a pretty big favorite here but this fight feels like it’s closer than the odds are indicating.

Written by Adam Martin.


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