Glory 50: Chicago Opening Betting Odds

Glory 50: Chicago takes place at UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL on Friday (Feb. 16, 2018) at 8:30pm ET on UFC Fight Pass for the Super Fight Series and 11pm ET on ESPN 3 for the Main Event. Headlining the card is welterweight champion Murthel Groenhart defending his title against Harut Grigorian in a rematch fro their Glory 42 matchup last year.

Groenhart (91-23-3) heads into his title defense on a four-fight win streak, including a split decision victory over Cedric Doumbe at Glory 44: Chicago in August. The 31-year-old has gone 7-1 in his last eight fights and has only lost twice in his last 11-matchups. Meanwhile Grigoren (66-11) has gone 4-1 in his last five fights, with a second-round knockout loss to Groenhart being the lone blemish during that span. The 28-year-old has amassed a 14-2 record in his last 16-fights, with seven of those wins coming by TKO.

In the co-main event, Chicago native Richard “Maximus” Abraham looks for back-to-back wins when he faces Malik Watson-Smith who makes his promotional debut. Abraham (12-5) snapped a two-fight skid in his last bout, defeating Daniel Morales by unanimous decision at Glory 44: Chicago in August. The American has gone the distance in all seven of his fights under the Glory banner. Watson-Smith (59-23) spent years training in Thialand and finally returns to his home city.

Here’s my interview with co-main event fighter Richard Abraham

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas sent out his opening betting odds for the following bouts on the Glory 50 card today. Betting lines courtesy of Several Bookmakers.


Glory 50: Chicago
February 16, 2018
UIC Pavilion – Chicago, USA

GLORY 50 Chicago – (ESPN3 at 11pm ET / 8pm PT)

Welterweight Title:

Harut Grigorian +285
Murthel Groenhart -405

Over 3.5 -105
Under 3.5 -135

Welterweight Co-Headline:

Malik Watson-Smith +205
Richard Abraham -275

Over 2.5 -140
Under 2.5 +100

Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal:

D’Angelo Marshall -130
Benjamin Adegbuyi -110

Over 2.5 -165
Under 2.5 +125

Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal:

Junior Tafa +100
Guto Inocente -140

Over 1.5 -150
Under 1.5 +110

GLORY 50 SuperFight Series – (UFC Fight Pass at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT)

Lightweight Title:

Christian Baya +170
Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong -230

Over 4.5 -210
Under 4.5 +160

Written by James Lynch

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