PFL 1 Odds, Picks & Betting Preview
Skilled Fighters League returns for PFL 1 with the primary occasion that includes Anthony Pettis vs Clay Collard on April twenty third, 2021 from Atlantic Metropolis.
- The Skilled Fighters League returns after canceling their 2020 season
- Anthony Pettis headlines the cardboard in opposition to fellow UFC veteran and professional boxer, Clay Collard
- See the chances, picks, and betting preview for the total 2021 PFL 1 important card, under
The Skilled Fighters League is again and after not having an occasion in 2020 because of the pandemic. The promotion made some huge signings like Anthony Pettis, Rory MacDonald, and Fabricio Werdum amongst others over their day off and are able to return. Anthony Pettis is closely favored within the PFL 1 odds as he makes his promotional debut in opposition to Clay Collard at light-weight. The co-main occasion sees two-time PFL light-weight champ, Natan Schulte in opposition to UFC veteran Marcin Held.
For people who may not know, PFL is a daily season and match format like stick and ball sports activities the place the winner will get $1 million.
PFL 1 important card airs dwell on ESPN2 at 9 PM EST on Friday, April 23, from Atlantic Metropolis, New Jersey. The desk under reveals odds for the primary card at DraftKings adopted by greatest bets.
PFL 1 Odds
|Fighter||Odds at DraftKings|
All odds as of April twentieth
How Will Pettis Do In His Debut?
Anthony Pettis ended his UFC tenure on a two-fight profitable streak, and lots of questioned the place he would signal. He ended up solely taking just a few days and inked a take care of PFL the place he’ll meet UFC veteran Clay Collard in what needs to be a standup combat.
Pettis & Collard Latest Fights
|Alex Morono, win by choice||Struggle 1||Randall Wallace, win by choice|
|Donald Cerrone, win by choice||Struggle 2||Lucas Montoya, win by KO|
|Diego Ferriera, loss by submission||Struggle 3||Darrick Minner, loss by submission|
|Nate Diaz, win by choice||Struggle 4||Carson Hardman, win by submission|
Collard’s current fights are solely displaying his MMA fights, which he hasn’t fought in 2019. Since Might of 2019, he had eight boxing matches, and in 2020 he had six and even had one other firstly of 2021 however is solely centered on MMA now.
Pettis vs Collard is the proper important occasion for the primary occasion again as “Showtime” remains to be an enormous title and has an entertaining fashion, Collard, in the meantime, is an amazing boxer and if Pettis retains it standing it needs to be a kickboxing combat.
Pettis & Collard Stats
Each Pettis and Collard are identified for his or her putting, however each have underrated floor video games. Nonetheless, I do anticipate Pettis to try to shoot early to see how a lot Collard has been coaching his takedown protection and jiu-jitsu whereas he was specializing in boxing.
But, Showtime is thought for his putting, and over quarter-hour, I imagine he’ll try to outstrike the professional boxer and show a degree in his debut. Pettis is the higher MMA striker and can use kicks and knees to harm Collard, however he’s very sturdy, so I anticipate Pettis to edge out a choice.
Choose: Anthony Pettis (-590)
Can Schulte Three-Peat as Champ at PFL 1?
Natan Schulte is without doubt one of the greatest fighters exterior the UFC and has probability to three-peat because the PFL’s light-weight champion. Held, in the meantime, could have his first MMA combat since 2019.
Schulte & Held Latest Fights
|Loik Radzhabov, win by choice||Struggle 1||Diego Brandao, win by choice|
|Akhmet Aliev, win by submission||Struggle 2||Musa Khamanaev, win by submission|
|Ramsey Nijem, win by submission||Struggle 3||Callan Potter, win by submission|
|Jesse Ronson, win by choice||Struggle 4||Nasrat Haqparast, win by choice|
Held was not re-signed by the UFC after ending his contract on a win with the choice over Haqparast in an enormous upset and has gone on to have a to of success in grappling tournaments and in ACA the Russian promotion. In his UFC profession, he has additionally fought the likes of Diego Sanchez, and Joe Lauzon, whereas additionally holding wins over Patricky Pitbull and Derek Anderson. Nonetheless, Schulte is a way more harmful fighter.
Though when Held usually will get his opponents down, he submits them, I doubt he’ll be capable of take the Brazilain down. As an alternative, I like Schulte to select aside Held on the ft and win a clear-cut choice or presumably get a late TKO win.
Choose: Natan Schulte (-435)
Different PFL 1 Picks:
- Movlid Khaybulaev (-670): Khaybulev will be capable of piece up Stojadinovic on the ft and finally discover the KO shot.
- Lance Palmer (-500): Palmer will be capable of win this combat wherever he needs, and I really like a Palmer, Khaybulaev, and Schulte parlay.
Cole graduated from Sheridan Faculty in April of 2019 with a diploma in journalism. He now could be a full-time freelance author, specializing in MMA for websites like BJPENN and MMA Information, whereas additionally protecting the Toronto Blue Jays as a credentialed media member. At SBD, Cole covers the 4 main sports activities and MMA.