Dana White’s Contender Series 54 takes place on Tuesday, September 13 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 54
Farid Basharat -260
Allan Begosso +220
Ikram Aliskerov -400
Mario Sousa +300
Trevor Peek -115
Malik Lewis -105
Bruna Brasil -155
Marnic Mann +135
Daniel Marcos -180
Brandon Lewis +155
Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds For Dana White’s Contender Series 54:
- This week’s Contender Series features a number of exciting prospects, including bantamweights Farid Basharat and Allan Begosso. Basharat’s older brother Javid joined the UFC last year and is looking great inside the Octagon, so the addition of his younger brother Farid should be a nice get for the UFC roster. He is unbeaten at 8-0 with the majority of his wins coming by way of stoppage and he appears to have an excellent ground game. That is going to come in handy this week when he takes on Begosso, who is a very talented and dangerous striker. Begosso is coming off of an incredible knockout in LFA and he should also be a solid addition to the UFC roster if he makes it. However, his weakness appears to be grappling and now he’s taking on a good grappler, leading to Basharat being the favorite.
- Another interesting fight on this card features lightweights Trevor Peek and Malik Lewis. Peek is coming off of an amazing knockout win over former UFC fighter Khama Worthy in Aries Fight Series and appears to be a very good prospect with a lot of knockout power. As for Lewis, he is also an unbeaten prospect and is coming off of a string of finishes. Both guys have never seen the scorecards in their career, and that’s why this is a Pick ’em fight.