Opening Betting Odds for LFA 143: Lopes vs. Paiva


LFA 143: Lopes vs. Paiva takes place on Friday, September 30 at Ginasio de Esportes in Recife, Brazil. 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 143 Odds

Bruno Lopes -800
Willyanedson Paiva +500

Gabriella Fernandes -400
Karoline Martins +300

Jose Delano -200
Jair Jesuino +160

Marcelo Marques -200
Augusto Matias +160

Gabriel Silva -300
Caio Machado +240

Rose Conceicao -400
Mayara Thays +300

Maicon Douglas -300
Edinaldo Novaes +240

Fabio Aguiar -140
Lucas Fernando +110

Leonardo da Silva -220
Neto Oliveira +180

Kaue Fernandes -130
Jose Arly +100

Miguel Firmino -170
Victor Costa +140

Natalia Alves -350
Ingrid Silva +275

Cassio Arduini -150
Luis Aguiar +120

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds for LFA 143:

  • The main event of LFA 143 features the vacant LFA light heavyweight title on the line between Bruno Lopes and Willyanedson Paiva. Lopes is a perfect 10-0 with nearly all of his wins coming by way of stoppage. Just 29 years of age, he is a Jungle Fight veteran who picked up a win in LFA in his last outing. As for Paiva, this is his LFA debut, although he has experience fighting opponents such as UFC star Andre Muniz in his native Brazil. Paiva is just 1-2-1 over his last four fights, so it makes sense to see the unbeaten Lopes as a massive favorite here.
  • The co-main event of LFA 143 sees Gabriella Fernandes against Karoline Martins for the interim LFA women’s flyweight title. The 29-year-old Fernandes has won her last six fights in a row, including back-to-back victories under the LFA banner. As for Martins, she has fought all over the world and she has experience fighting several UFC veterans. Just 25 years old, she has won her last two MMA fights heading into this bout. This fight looks closer than the odds indicate as both women are very experienced, but given Fernandes’ long win streak, it’s not a shock to see her open as the betting favorite here.

Written by Adam Martin.


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