CES 49 Opening Betting Odds

CES 49 takes place at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island, on Friday (Apr. 6, 2018) at 7pm ET live on AXS TV. Welterweight champion Chris Curtis defends his title against Jason Norwood in the main event. 

Curtis (17-5) heads into this title defense on a four-fight win streak, including a unanimous decision victory over previously undefeated prospect Peter Grajcar at Fight Night Medicine Hat 4 in September. The 30-year-old has won 10 of his last 12 fights with those losses coming against Bellator veteran Nah-shon Burrell and current UFC welterweight Belal Muhammad. Norwood (18-4) meanwhile has won six of his last seven fights, including a victory over UFC veteran Carlo Prater in his last fight. “G.I” hasn’t won four fights in a row since Dec. 2010. 

The vacant lightweight title is up for grabs in the co-main event as Nate “The Snake” Andrews faces RFA veteran Chris Padilla. Andrews (12-1) hasn’t lost a fight since Aug. 2014 and has finished all of his opponents during his six fight win streak. The 33-year-old has never been finished in his 13-fight career. Padilla (9-3) looked on the verge of a UFC contract at the end of 2015 but has since lost three of his last five fights. “Taco” last competed for Bellator back in January where he was submitted in the first round by Gabriel Green. 

Here’s my interview with Nate Andrews 

More CES 49 interviews….

Here’s my interview with UFC veteran Sean Soriano who faces Jonathan Gary


Here’s my interview with undefeated Richie Santiago who faces Matt Almy

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas sent out his opening betting odds for the following bouts on the CES 49 card today. Betting lines courtesy of Several Bookmakers.


Twin River Casino
Lincoln, Rhode Island
Tonight at 9pm ET/6pm PT on AXS TV

Welterweight Title

Jason Norwood +185
Chris Curtis -265

Lightweight Title

Chris Padilla +400
Nate Andrews -600


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Written by James Lynch

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