Opening Betting Odds for LFA 117: Dias vs. Tanaka


LFA 117: Dias vs. Tanaka takes place on Friday, November 5 at Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, California. 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 117 Odds

Michinori Tanaka -300
Ricardo Dias +240

Mark Climaco -185
Yuma Horiuchi +155

Kaleio Romero -400
Ryan Fillingame +300

Batsumberel Dagvadorj -200
Emilio Williams +160

Jose Avalos -300
Luciano Ramos +240

Hyder Amil -260
Robson Junior +200

Christian Avalos -150
Jeffrey Craig +120

Albert Gonzalez -115
Dominic Sumner -115

Brock Dias -200
Carlos Figueroa +160

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds for LFA 117:

  • The main event of LFA 117 is a bantamweight bout between UFC veteran Michinori Tanaka and Ricardo Dias. Tanaka fought in the UFC from 2014 to 2017, going 2-3 overall in the Octagon before being released. Since being cut by the UFC, Tanaka has won both of his fights, including a rear-naked choke submission win over current UFC fighter Rogerio Bontorin. As for Dias, he is a Kings MMA product who has won his last three fights in a row by stoppage, including in his last two performances for LFA. Dias is a decent fighter in his own right but he has been submitted several times in his losses, and Tanaka has excellent submissions. That’s why Tanaka is such a big favorite in this fight according to the bookies.
  • As for the co-main event, we have Mark Climaco taking on Yuma Horiuchi in a flyweight fight. Climaco is only 23 years old and he is unbeaten as a professional MMA fighter with a 6-0 record. He is an American Kickboxing Academy product and has won his last three fights in a row in LFA. As for Horiuchi, he has quite a bit of experience but he’s lost three of his last four fights, albeit all by split decision. Given he’s undefeated, Climaco deserves his favorite status.

Written by Adam Martin.


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