Opening Betting Odds for LFA 147: Melo vs. Costa


LFA 147: Melo vs. Costa takes place on Friday, November 18 at Winnavegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. 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 147 Odds

Melquizael Costa -160
Junior Melo +130

Justin Wetzell -400
Rafael Do Nascimento +300

Askar Askar -200
Ricky Furar +160

Jasmine Montoya -225
Amanda Macioce +185

William Starks -180
Ben Halder +150

Leslie Hernandez -300
Jasmine Pouncy +240

Braxton Smith -260
Henrique Silva +200

Aline Pereira -225
Helen Peralta +185

Ryan Leininger -220
Jeremiah Curtright +180

Haris Talundzic -650
Omoyele Gonzalez +475

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds for LFA 147:

  • The main event is a lightweight bout between Melquizael Costa and Junior Melo. Costa has won six of his last seven fights, although he did lose in his LFA debut earlier this year. As for Melo, he has won his last two fights for LFA, including an underdog upset win over Adam Assenza in his last outing. Overall, this looks like an exciting fight on paper between two very talented Brazilian fighters. Costa opened up as the betting favorite here, likely because he is the more experienced fighter. But Melo is very good himself and the odds are close for this.
  • The co-main event is a bantamweight bout between Justin Wetzell and Rafael Do Nascimento. Wetzell has been red-hot as of late as he’s won his last five fights in a row heading into this contest, including three straight wins in LFA. As for Do Nascimento, he’s won his last three fights heading into bout, including a victory in LFA in his last outing. This should be an exciting fight between two solid fighters, but Wetzell opened up as the clear avorite for this fight.

Written by Adam Martin.


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