Opening Odds for PFL Challenger Series 5


PFL Challenger Series 5 takes place on Friday, March 18 at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. 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 Challenger Series 5 Opening Odds

Bruno Miranda -400
Carson Frei +300

Damir Ferhatbegovic -300
BJ Bland +240

Michael Dufort +240
Arut Pogosjan -300

Yanal Ashmoz -260
Dennis Hughes +200

Here are my quick thoughts on the PFL Challenger Series 5

  • This week’s PFL Challenger Series features lightweights. The main event sees Brazilian Bruno Miranda take on American Carson Frei. Miranda has been a pro since 2011, so he has a ton of experience having fought all over the world. In his last fight, he knocked out former Bellator fighter Ricardo Tirloni, and overall he has won his last four fights in a row. That being said, Miranda has not fought since July 2019, so he will be entering the fight off of a long layoff. As for Frei, he has been a pro since 2015 and he has fought for a number of notable regional promotions in the U.S. and Canada, but his level of competition has been questionable. I lean towards Miranda to win this fight as he is more experienced and has fought better opposition.
  • The co-main event features Damir Ferhatbegovic against BJ Bland. Ferhatbegovic has been a pro since 2016 and even has a loss to current UFC fighter Jonathan Pearce on his resume. He hasn’t lost since that fight, going 3-0-1 over his last four fights entering this contest. As for Bland, he is a City Kickboxing guy so you know he’s talented. Bland has actually been competing in MMA since 2007, so he’s a longtime veteran of the sport. But for a fighter who has been around for so long, his level of competition has been weak. This looks like a close fight on paper and it wouldn’t be surprising to see either of these guys get their hands raised.

Written by Adam Martin.


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