Opening Betting Odds for LFA 139: Assenza vs. Melo


LFA 139: Assenza vs. Melo place on Friday, August 19 at Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel in Niagara Falls, New York. 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 139 Odds

Adam Assenza -150
Junior Melo +120

Teshay Gouthro -155
Arnold Jiminez +125

Tony Laramie -350
Rodney Kealohi +275

Logan Urban -225
Ryan Charlebois +185

Dylan Budka -140
Lydell Poag +110

Derrick Patterson -115
Luis Roberts -115

Liam Anderson -145
Robert Gidron +115

Freddie Rodriguez -210
Gavin Teasdale +170

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds for LFA 139:

  • The main event of LFA 139 is a lightweight bout between Adam Asssenza and Junior Melo. Assenza is a Canadian MMA veteran who has been a pro since 2011, so he has been fighting for a long time. He is currently riding a six-fight win streak and if he can win this fight, he might get the call-up to the UFC. As for Melo, he is coming off of a win in LF in his last fight and overall he has won five of his last six fights, although his level of competition hasn’t been as high as Assenza’s. The bookies opened up Assenza as the betting favorite for this fight, but Melo is certainly an intriguing prospect himself.
  • Also on the card is a flyweight bout between Tony Laramie (brother of former UFC fighter TJ Laramie) and Rodney Kealohi. Laramie is currently riding a four-fight win streak, including a victory in LFA in his last year, and will be looking to follow in his brother’s footsteps to reach the UFC. As for Kealohi, he is an LFA veteran who has fought some solid competition during his MMA career, but he’s lost his last two fights. Just based on Laramie being on a winning streak, he opened up as the betting favorite for this fight.

Written by Adam Martin.


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