Dana White’s Contender Series 52 takes place on Tuesday, August 30 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. 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.
Opening Odds For Dana White’s Contender Series 52
Yusaku Kinoshita -140
Jose Henrique +120
Matej Penaz -140
Sedriques Dumas +120
Mateusz Rebecki -230
Rodrigo Lidio +195
Maria Silva -160
Viktoriya Dudakova +155
Alex Morgan -145
Blake Bilder +125
Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds For Dana White’s Contender Series 52:
- The main event of DWCS 52 is a welterweight bout between Yusaku Kinoshita and Jose Henrique. Kinoshita is only 22 years old and he is already 5-1 in his MMA career while fighting for Pancrase, RIZIN, and DEEP. All of his wins have come by stoppage, and he’s actually fought a surprisingly high level of competition in his fights. Henrique, meanwhile, is an LFA veteran who has a number of knockout victories on his resume. Both fighters look like solid prospects, but Kinoshita’s level of competition has been better and that’s why he’s favored.
- Also on the card is a light heavyweight bout between Matej Penaz and Sedriques Dumas. Penaz is a former GLORY kickboxer who is already 6-0 as a pro, with all of his fights coming in the Oktagon MMA promotion. He looks like a serious knockout artist and would be a solid addition to the UFC if he is able to pass this test on DWCS. As for Dumas, he is already 6-0 with five of his wins coming by stoppage. He looks like a great prospect too. This is a really intriguing fight and I would fully expect the winner to get signed to the UFC with a finish.
- Overall this looks like a really fun Dana White’s Contender Series card with a number of well-matched fights.