Opening Odds for PFL 2021: Week 4


PFL 2021: Week 4 takes place on Thursday, June 10 at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 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.

PFL 2021: Week 4 Opening Odds

Clarissa Shields -670
Brittany Elkin +425

Natan Schulte -115*
Alex Martinez -115

Bubba Jenkins -305
Bobby Moffett +225

Brendan Loughnane -250
Tyler Diamond +188

Clay Collard -230
Joliton Lutterbach +175

Lance Palmer -1000*
Jesse Stirn +550

Marcin Held -159
Olivier Aubin-Mercier +125

Akhmet Aliev -190
Loik Radzhabov +145

Movlid Khaybulaev -360
Sheymon Moraes +260

Chris Wade -159
Arman Ospanov +125

Here are my quick thoughts on the PFL 2021: Week 4 Opening Odds:

  • PFL returns with another slate of regular-season fights, this time featuring fighters in the lightweight and featherweight divisions. A number of the best fighters in PFL are on this card, including past winners Lance Palmer and Natan Schulte, both of who lost in their first regular-season fights. It will be interesting to see how both men rebound after losing to Bubba Jenkins and Marcin Held, respectively, as big favorites. Both Palmer and Schulte were the favorites to repeat as champions but seeing them lose was quite shocking. They will both need to bounce back with a win this week — preferably a finish — if they are going to want to make the playoffs.
  • One of the other fights on this card that fans are looking forward to is the MMA debut of professional boxer Claressa Shields, who takes on Brittany Elkin in what looks like a hand-picked matchup for Shields to win. Given that Shields has never fought in MMA before, we really have no idea what her ground game looks like. But we do know she has good striking, and if she is able to keep this fight with Elkin on the feet, there is a good chance we see Shields score a vicious knockout in what marks her official debut into the world of MMA. Shields has been training with Holly Holm at Jackson-Wink MMA ahead of her PFL debut and it will be exciting to see what she looks like inside the steel cage instead of the boxing ring.
  • It will also be interesting to see what Anthony Pettis looks like when he takes on Alex Martinez following his upset loss to Clay Collard, who is also on this card. Pettis didn’t look good at all against Collard and that fight wasn’t that long ago, so he could still be feeling the effects of the damage that he took in that fight. As for Martinez, he defeated Loik Radzhabov in an upset in his first regular-season fight and the Canadian is definitely a live dog here to beat Pettis. Although Pettis is the most experienced fighter in the field and was one of the favorites to win the tournament, seeing him lose to Collard in such a lopsided fashion just shows that he’s not the same fighter that he once was. Pettis is certainly capable of scoring a highlight-reel knockout, but there is a good chance he could lose again, and the value is on the dog here.
  • *UPDATE: There were several changes to this card, with Anthony Pettis and Lance Palmer among those off the card now. Odds have been updated to reflect the new card.

Written by Adam Martin.


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