Dana White’s Contender Series 15 Opening Odds Reactions

Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 15 takes place Tuesday, July 31 at the UFC Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the odds for the card, and here they are.

Dana White’s Contender Series 15 Opening Odds

Roosevelt Rogers -475
Garrett Gross +325

Mitchell Sipe -285
Don’Tale Mayes +205

Ian Heinisch -365
Justin Sumter +255

Jordan Griffin -150
Maurice Mitchell +110

Juan Adams -175
Shawn Teed +135

And here are my initial thoughts on the lines:

– Rogers (5-0) has started off his pro MMA career with five straight wins, all by stoppage, including a knockout in Bellator earlier this year. Gross (11-7) has won four straight fights in Shamrock FC to bounce back from a very disappointing early-career record. I think Rogers is a really good prospect and we’ve seen Gross lose a number of times, so Rogers deserves his big favorite status here.

– Sipe (4-0) is undefeated and coming off of three-straight KO wins in Tachi Palace FC. Mayes (4-2) is just 2-2 in his last four bouts and was knocked out by Allan Crowder on the first season of the Contender Series. It’s hard to trust Mayes considering he has been finished before and Sipe has knockout power, and I’ll go with Sipe to pick up the win in this heavyweight contest.

– Heinisch (10-1) is coming off of two-straight KO wins in LFA since his first career loss to Markus Perez. Sumter (6-1) has won his last six fights since losing his first career pro bout in Bellator. Heinisch should win this fight but the odds seem a bit steep and I wouldn’t blame anyone for wanting to take a stab on Sumter at these odds.

– Griffin (16-5) has won his last three fights by tapout, including his two most recent bouts taking place in LFA. Mitchell (11-1) is on a six-fight win streak in Alaska FC with all of his victories coming either by submission or TKO. This should be another competitive fight but I’m kind of leaning towards Mitchell as a dog here as I believe this is a very close fight.

– Adams (3-0) has won the first three fights of his career by TKO in LFA and is someone who I have had my eye on in the heavyweight division for a while. Teed (5-1) has finished all five of his wins although he was knocked out in his lone career loss. A solid fight between heavyweight prospects, I think Adams is going to add his his knockout highlight reel by taking out Teed with strikes.

Written by Adam Martin.

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