This weekend, MMA fans will have four different fight cards to bet on. Obviously UFC 201 heads the slate, but World Series of Fighting and Invicta also have offerings this week. Now RFA 41 will also have it’s main event, a middleweight clash between Josh Clark and Trevin Giles, offered at Several Bookmakers. Originally the main event was supposed to feature Giles taking on Joseph Gigliotti, but Gigliotti was signed to compete on next week’s UFC Fight Night 92. Instead, Ultimate Fighter 19 veteran Josh Clark (11-2) will take his spot. Clark has won his last four fights — three by TKO — and also gave eventual TUF winner Corey Anderson a decent test during his stint on the show. MMAOddsBreaker’s James Lynch recently spoke with Clark about his upcoming fight:
The other half of the main event is the undefeated Legacy FC veteran Trevin Giles (6-0). The 23-year-old San Antonian has been dominant early in his MMA career, stopping all six of his bouts and splitting those wins evenly by TKO and submission. Giles also spoke with Lynch about his first main event slot in RFA:
MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the betting odds for this main event today at Several Bookmakers. Check it out: ——————– MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 10pm ET) Trevin Giles -185 Josh Clark +145 ——————– Brad’s Analysis: Trevin Giles has a nice, well-rounded skillset especially considering how early in his career he is. He’s particularly brutal once he gets top position, and fires away with his solid ground-and-pound. The one problem that I can see in this matchup is that Giles is sometimes too relaxed on the feet, and Josh Clark has real power. Clark also has a size and reach advantage here, which may help him land some shots on Giles before the youngster can close the distance. However, I still expect Giles to get inside at some point, and if he can drag this to the ground once there he could really wear Clark out.