Opening Betting Odds for LFA 163: Johns vs. Garcia


LFA 163: Johns vs. Garcia takes place on Friday, July 21 at Bell County Expo Center in Belton, Texas. 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 163 Odds

Eli Johns -150
Javier Garcia +120

William Starks -300
Johnny Hopper +240

Kevin Fernandez -150
Javier Cepeda +120

Zumar Archer -260
Oseyiomon Oiyemhonlan +200

Landry Ward -300
Matheus Pereira +240

Angel Alvarez -400
Milko Tucto +300

Kyler Fairchild -125
Alik Lorenz +105

John Beckett -200
Ian Engbrock +160

Enrique Owens -260
Jota Ninomiya +200

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds for LFA 163:

  • The main event of LFA 163 sees the promotion’s vacant 145 lbs title on the line between Eli Johns and Javier Garcia. Johns, who is the brother of UFC fighter Miles Johns, is coming off two straight wins and he has an overall record of 7-2 record in the Octagon. Johns overall has looked fantastic in LFA and if he can get the belt here, there is certainly a chance the UFC might sign him. As for Garcia, he has won his last two fights in a row and he has a 4-2 record in LFA. Both fighters are very talented and both men should put on a great title fight for the fans. However, Johns has had more success in LFA, and that should give him the edge here.
  • In the co-main event, we have William Starks against Johnny Hopper at lightweight. Starks has a 4-1 overall record in LFA, which includes a win over UFC fighter Slava Borshchev. As for Hopper, he is making his LFA debut here following a loss in his last fight. Overall, Starks has fought much better competition and he has been on more of a roll as of late. You have to favor Starks to get the win in this fight, and it likely won’t go the distance.

Written by Adam Martin.


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