Hex Fight Series 13 Opening Odds Reactions

Hex Fight Series 13 takes place Friday, March 23 at Melbourne Pavillion in Melbourne, Australia. There are odds available for seven of the card’s bouts via the offshore sportsbooks. Here are the opening odds for the event:

Hex Fighting Series 13 Opening Odds

Kitt Campbell -310 (For welterweight title)
Matt Vaile +230

Jim Crute -380 (For light heavyweight title)
Hwan Kim Doo +260

Aidan Aguilera -290
Greg Atzori +210

Jack Jenkins -425
Sang Won Kim +305

Sean Gauci -270
Rick Lockett +190

Darwin Sagurit -275
Jung Hyun Ahn +195

Dean Abramo -230
Sam Jo Toetu +170

Hex Fighting Series 13 Opening Odds Reactions:

– First advice I’d give is to just be careful on this card in general as there’s a ton of unknown fighters and a lot of young fighters that can improve. But if you can pick your spots there could be some money to be made here. There is quite a bit of footage of a lot of these fighters available on YouTube, so watch the tape to get a better feel for these fighters before placing your wagers.

– I definitely like Jim Crute (6-0) to defend the light heavyweight title. Not surprisingly, he’s a sizeable favorite here but I give him a great chance to win. He’s undefeated in his career, he’s coming off of a successful five-round title defense, and he’s just 22-years-old and destined to get better. He’s shown himself to be a well-rounded fighter who can finish the fight both on the feet and on the ground. Hwan Kim Doo (9-4) has more experience but he’s just 1-2 over his last three fights and hasn’t finished an opponent since 2014. I feel like the promoters wanted to get someone that was durable to fight Crute and test him and Kim Doo is jus that. But I feel like this is going to be a bad night for him, I like Crute quite a bit to win this fight.

– It’s hard not to favor Aidan Aguilera (5-1) over Greg Atzori (19-10). Aguilera is the younger fighter in this matchup and has won five of his six pro bouts via stoppage. He’s coming off of a knockout win just a few months ago. He hasn’t fought that high of a level of competition yet but has generally been impressive fighting for Hex. Atzori is coming off of a submissiom win a few months ago in Hex but he’s lost three of his last fights overall and is essentially a gatekeeper. Notably, he’s fought current UFC star Alexander Volkanovski back in 2014 and was submitted by him. To me, this is Hex Fighting Series trying to get the younger Aguilera a win over a veteran with some name Down Under, and not surprisignly he’s a solid favorite to win this fight.

– For a dog, I’d take a long hard look at Jung Hyun Ahn (5-3). It’s true that he’s only 1-2 over his last three fights, but he did win his last outing just a couple weeks ago and at just 22 years of age is going to keep improving. He also has a ton of experience fighting in some of South Korea’s biggest MMA promotions. Darwin Sagurit (8-3) is the favorite here, mainly because he is coming off of a knockout win over UFC veteran Roldan Sangcha-an, and he’s won his last three fights by knockout overall. But he’s also 36-years-old and is bound to slow down at some point. As good as he’s looked in the last few years, it’s hard to ignore all the losses he suffered at the beginning of his career. When the age difference is 14 years like in this fight I almost always go with the younger fighter and in this case I’ll side with Hyun Ahn as the dog.

Written by Adam Martin.

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