Opening Betting Odds for LFA 138: Farias vs. Tanaka


LFA 138: Farias vs. Tanaka place on Friday, August 5 at Grand Hotel Casino and Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma. 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 138 Odds

Michinori Tanaka -195
Ary Farias +165

Askar Askar -300
Diego Silva +240

Elijah Johns -150
Masuto Kawana +120

AJ Cunningham -400
Sean Conley +300

Jota Ninomiya -325
Nick Talavera +250

Motaz Askar -300
Chris Mecate +240

Jared Brown -300
Ryan Hoover +240

Ashton Kirby -500
Kallum Parker +375

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds for LFA 138:

  • The main event of LFA 138 features former UFC fighter Michinori Tanaka against Ary Farias at 135lbs. Tanaka is currently riding a three-fight win streak that includes a victory over Ricardo Dias in his last outing for LFA, plus a notable win over former UFC fighter Rogerio Bontorin in RIZIN. Tanaka previously fought for the UFC from 2014 to 2017 and went 2-3 during that time. Farias, meanwhile, is also an LFA veteran who is coming off a victory in his last outing. He is also a talented fighter who holds a notable victory over Johnny Campbell. Overall this looks like a competitive fight on paper, but you have to slightly favor Tanaka due to having more experience.
  • In the co-main event, it’s another bantamweight bout between Askar Askar and Diego Silva. Askar is an LFA veteran who has fought five times for the promotion with a 4-1 record overall under the LFA banner. He is a very talented fighter who has fought a high level of competition and he is certainly someone who could make the UFC one day. Silva, on the other hand, is also an LFA veteran. He lost a split decision to current UFC fighter Dan Argueta in his last outing for LFA, and he has fought a high level of competition overall. This should be a competitive fight, but the oddsmakers opened up Askar as the betting favorite for this one.

Written by Adam Martin.


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