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Dana White's Contender Series Season 7 Betting Preview: Tom Nolan vs. Bogdan Grad

August 8, 2023

Do not miss the lightweight showdown between Tom Nolan and Bogdan Grad in the next installment of Dana White's Contender Series. Both fighters are in a do-or-die situation since they are vying for a UFC contract, making it an excellent betting opportunity.

  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Tuesday August 8, 2023

  • Main Card: 7:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: ESPN+

Tom Nolan Betting Preview

Nolan is currently undefeated through five professional battles so far in his career. His most recent success was a first round TKO against Aidan Aguilera back in March of this year.

His fighting resume shows that he has five wins that consists of three knockouts and two decisions. Two of his five victories have resulted in a first round finish.

“Big Train” is looking to make some noise in the Series challenge as he has looked great in other fighting leagues. His best experiences have come from Eternal MMA, where he has gone 4-0 against solid competition.

He is currently ranked as the fourth best lightweight in Australia, so it will be interesting to see what he can do here. Looking at his amateur record, he previously went 6-1, which arguably gave him confidence once he turned pro.

Bogdan Grad Betting Preview

Grad is currently on a five fight winning streak coming into this event. His most recent victory was a unanimous decision against Jansey Silva back in March of this year.

His fighting resume shows that he has 11 wins that consist of seven knockouts, two submissions, and two decisions. Seven of his 11 wins have resulted in a first round finish and his only loss has come by decision.

He previously battled against some quality opponents over the years, with his best performances in the Cage Fight Series (5-0). His most recent victory was arguably his toughest yet, as his opponent was 18-6.

Grad is currently ranked as the 10th best Europe Wester professional lightweights. This will be a great test to see if he can take his talents to a new level.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie shows that Tom Nolan is a slight favorite to win this fight. Both fighters definitely have what it takes to succeed, which makes this fight close.

  • Bogdan Grad: +110

  • Tom Nolan: -130

  • *odds are subject to changes

Grad arguably has the better resume and slightly more professional experience. Nolan has been impressive, but he has not yet had the same amount of quality matchups as Grad.

This fight should be entertaining and fast paced, but also a good opportunity to bet on a fighter with plus money. Look for Grad to earn his stripes in this fight and make a nice transition into the UFC.

Final Pick: Take Bogdan Grad to Win at +110