PFL 2021 Playoffs Matches: Welterweights & Lightweights Betting Predictions

There are sure to be several fight fans who are not familiar with the Professional Fighter’s League (PFL), but as the 2021 season heads into the playoffs, it might be time to start taking an interest. The season started out with the group stages, with the top 4 fighters in each weight division moving on to the playoff round. What makes this so exciting, besides the quality of the fights, is the money up for grabs. The winner of each weight class will walk away with a cool million dollars, so it’s not that surprising to see that the pressure is beginning to ramp up now. This Friday night, it will be the Welterweight and Lightweights who step into the octagon with an eye at winning and moving on. There had been a couple of forced withdrawals, which will shake things up. Without further ado, let’s get to the 4 fights on the main card so you can bet against their PFL odds.

MMA Betting Odds for PFL Playoffs Bouts: Welterweights & Lightweights

Loik Radzhabov (-170) Vs Alex Martinez (+145)

The main card begins with the first of the two Lightweight bouts of the night. This one is actually a rematch from the group stage, with Radzhabov looking to get revenge for the loss he took to Martinez in that one. He made it to the playoffs by winning via KO in under 30 seconds in his second fight. Martinez ended up losing his second fight to defending champ Natan Schulte, who is one of the fighters forced to withdraw. I think we are looking at some payback here, as I like Radzhabov to get the win.

Clay Collard (-170) Vs Rausch Manfio (+145)

The second Lightweight bout of the night features a fighter who might well be considered one of the favorites to win this weight class. Collar looked very good indeed, winning both of his group stage fights and picking up 6 points along the way. He will have a tough go of it here, though, as Manfio also cruised through his opening 2 fights of the tournament. This looks to be a fantastic matchup, but I am on Collard to get the win by decision.

Magomed Magomedkerimov (-720) Vs Sabidou Sy (+510)

With group stage leader Joao Zeferino forced to drop out of the PFL, the Welterweight division has opened up. You have to fancy the chances of Magomedkerimov, as he will start the playoffs by facing a fighter who is only in because of Zeferino dropping out. That said, Sy did win a fight in the group stage, with his second bout ending as a no contest. Still, you have to think that Magomedkerimov is the big favorite here for a reason.

Rory MacDonald (-115) Vs Ray Cooper (-105)

There are many who believe that the fighter who comes out on top here is a shoo-in for the Welterweight win overall in the PFL. It is almost a shame that these guys have to meet at this stage, but that is how things have played out. Both men went 1-1 through the group stage and picked up 5 points each, which is why this one is considered a bit of a toss-up. MacDonald has, in my opinion, the slight edge here, so I am taking him to win by decision.

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