Cage Warriors 92 Opening Odds Reactions

Cage Warriors 92 takes place Saturday, March 24 at Indigo at the O2 in London, England. It’s a stacked card featuring a number of title bouts for one of Europe’s top MMA promotions. Here are the opening odds courtesy of the offshore sportsbooks:

Cage Warriors 92 Opening Odds

Nathaniel Wood -400 (For Bantamweight TItle)
Luca Iovine +280

Craig White -190
Alex Montagnani +150

Jack Shore -600
Vaughan Lee +400

Dean Trueman -175
Corrin Eaton +135

Karl Moore -350 (For Heavyweight title)
Mauro Cerilli +250

Sam Creasy -410 (For vacant Flyweight title)
Nathan Greyson +290

Jamie Richardson -135
Sam Boult -105

My Cage Warriors 92 Opening Odds Reactions:

– Another great card here from Cage Warriors, Europe’s premier MMA organization. The main event between Nathaniel Wood (12-3) and Luca Iovine (12-1) should be a good one. Wood — a veteran of CWFC, Bellator, and Bamma — is currently riding a four-fight win streak with all of the wins coming via stoppage, including a knockout over UFC veteran Vaughan Lee. At just 24, Cage Warrior’s bantamweight kingpin looks poised to hold the belt for a long time. Iovine is currently riding an eight-fight win streak and he’s competed in shows such as Venator FC, ACB and Shooto. However he’s the older fighter in this bout at age 30. I really like this fight a lot. While the odds are writing Iovine off, I do think the fight is probably closer than the odds indicate. I’ll side with Wood, but the value is likely on the dog.

– Speaking of Vaughan Lee (14-13-1), the UFC veteran returns to the cage on a four-fight losing streak when he takes on super prospect Jack Shore (7-0). Lee is a 15-year veteran of the sport having started his career in Cage Rage back in 2003. He was an underrated fighter for years and had some success in the UFC but he has not won a fight in four years. He’s also 35 now and on his last legs. Shore is undefeated in his career and looks like CWFC’s next bantamweight champ. He’s an excellent prospect and the fact he’s a huge favorite in this fight makes sense, as he’s likely going to finish Lee quickly.

– The other big favorite on the card is Sam Creasy (9-1) who is going for the vacant flyweight tittle against Nathan Greyson (5-2). Creasy has won his last two fights by stoppage while Greyson is sporting a two-fight win streak himself. Creasy is going to look to exploit Greyson’s takedown defense but Greyson does have KO power for a 125er. I lean towards Creasy but these odds seem rather steep considering he just lost two fights back.

– For a dog play, maybe take a shot here on Mauro Cerilli (11-2) over Karl Moore (8-1). Remember, this is a heavyweight bout and we’ve seen strange things in heavyweight fights in the past. Moore is moving up to heavyweight for this bout and while he is the reigining and defending light heavyweight champion in CWFC, moving up a weight class always brings queston marks. Cerilli is a big guy and is on a four-fight win streak at the moment and won the CWFC heavyweight belt in his last fight. The odds are saying Moore should win this fight but I’m not convinced the odds should be this wide, and as far as a dog goes, Cerilli should be given some attention.

Written by Adam Martin.

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