Opening Odds for Cage Warriors 130: Ambrose vs. Carlyle

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Cage Warriors 130: California takes place on Sunday, October 17 at Humphrey’s by the Bay in San Diego, California. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the event, and MMAOB staff writer Adam Martin┬átakes a look at the opening odds below.

Cage Warriors 130 Odds

Spike Carlyle -110
JJ Ambrose -110

Max Rohskopf -600
Jordan Bailey +400

Markus Perez -120
Zac Pauga -110

Josh Wang-Kim -448
Jose Hernandez +348

Devin Goodale TBD
Emilio Williams TBD

Richie Miranda -175
James Lynch +145

Theodore Macuka TBD
Damon Wilson TBD

Justin Barry -200
Alan Benson +160

Cesar Gonzalez TBD
Tyler Escoto TBD

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds for Cage Warriors 130:

  • The main event of Cage Warriors 130 is a 165lbs catchweight bout between UFC veteran Spike Carlyle and Bellator veteran JJ Ambrose. This was originally set to be a lightweight fight between Ambrose and Kyle Driscoll, but after Driscoll was forced out of the fight, Caryle stepped up on short notice to take the fight. After going 1-2 in the UFC and getting cut, Carlyle has won both of his fights on the regional scene since then. If he can put up a few more wins, it’s possible the UFC could bring him back for a second run. As for Ambrose, he is a very experienced veteran who has over 40 MMA fights and he’s on a five-fight win streak. However, he has not fought in two years, and I believe that inactivity will hurt him here against Carlyle.
  • The co-main event features former UFC lightweight prospect Max Rohskopf against Jordan Bailey. Rohskopf was cut by the UFC after quitting on the stool against Austin Hubbard but he bounced back with a win in Cage Warriors back in August. As for Bailey, he hasn’t fought since a 2018 loss to UFC veteran Tyson Griffin. This looks like an easy fight for Rohskopf on paper.

Written by Adam Martin.

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