Legacy FC 37 Betting Odds

Legacy FC 37With every other MMA promotion deciding to run their events on Saturday this weekend, Legacy FC will be the lone show in town on Friday night, and they certainly have put together some fights worth tuning in for. A pair of exciting UFC veterans will square off in the main event, as featherweights Leonard Garcia and Daniel Pineda vie for top spot in the organization’s 145lb division. Garcia was recently dethroned as champion by Damon Jackson — who moved on to the UFC himself — leaving the belt vacant, and whoever wins this bout will likely have the first shot when the title is back on the line. Fight Master runner-up Mike Bronzoulis is also in action on this card against Legacy mainstay Justin Reiswerg, while former middleweight title contender Larry Crowe looks to build upon his two-fight winning streak and earn another shot at a Legacy belt. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the betting lines for the top two bouts at Legacy FC 37 today at Several Bookmakers. Take a look: ——————– MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 10pm ET) Daniel Pineda -170 Leonard Garcia +130 Justin Reiswerg -180 Mike Bronzoulis +140 ——————– Brad’s Analysis: I’ve made money on almost all of Leonard Garcia’s fights since he left the UFC, betting both on and against him. I’m not sure that will continue here, as I like Daniel Pineda in this fight, but was hoping for a more generous price on him. If this bout were five rounds, I would have some serious reservations given his propensity to slow in bouts, but across three rounds I think his superior skills win out. On the feet, Garcia throws more volume and has a better chin, but Pineda is the more skilled striker. The big disparity comes on the ground, where Garcia can be taken down, controlled, and submitted, and I think that may be what happens here. As for the co-main event, I look at Mike Bronzoulis dropping to lightweight as a last gasp move. He’s struggled at welterweight lately, but I don’t think his issues will be fixed by the change in weight classes. He’s simply an aging fighter who has limited finishing skills. Reiswerg should be quick enough to avoid getting controlled up against the fence, and if that’s the case I think he can win in nearly any other area.

Written by Brad Taschuk

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