Opening Odds for Cage Warriors 161: Dublin


Cage Warriors 161: Dublin takes place on Saturday, October 14 at RDS Arena in Dublin, Ireland. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the event, and MMAOB staff writer Adam Martin looks at the opening odds below.

Cage Warriors 161 Odds

Paul Hughes -325
Jan Quaeyhaegens +250

Mason Jones -500
Yann Liasse +375

Ryan Shelley -330
Jordy Bakkes +255

James Sheehan -174
Olli Santalahti +144

Leon Hill -145
Ieuan Davies +115

Taka Mhandu -400
Alexander Sasha Pirev +300

Paddy McCorry -155
Samir Kadi +125

Nik Bagley -400
Michael Quinn +300

Marko Sarasjarvi -150
Solomon Simon +120

Ger Harris -650
Ryan Hewitt +475

Milton Afonso Cabral -350
Sean Clancy Jr. +275

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds for Cage Warriors 161:

  • The main event of CWFC 161 is a lightweight bout between Paul Hughes and Jan Quaeyhaegens. Hughes has won his last three fights in a row which includes a decision win over current UFC fighter Morgan Charriere. As for Quaeyhaegens, he is coming off five straight wins and has been looking phenomenal as of late. On paper, this looks like a very exciting fight between two fighters who could be UFC-bound with a win in this bout. Hughes has more experience against higher-level competition, so it makes sense that he’s favored.
  • Also on the card is a lightweight bout between former UFC fighter Mason Jones and Yann Liasse. Jones went 1-2, 1 NC overall in the UFC before being released. Since then, he has re-signed with Cage Warriors and he won his return fight to the promotion by knockout. As for Liasse, he was finished by George Hardwick in his last fight but he had been unbeaten in his six fights before that. Again, this looks like an exciting fight on paper, but it’s hard not to go with Jones in this fight just due to the fact that he has so much experience fighting high-level competition in the UFC, hence why he is a big favorite here.

Written by Adam Martin.


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