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Dana White's Contender Series Season 7 Week 3 Betting Preview: Isis Verbeek vs. Josefine Knutsson

August 22, 2023

Check out the thrilling matchups in Dana White's Contender Series Week 3, where a fresh lineup of compelling fights unfolds for fighters aiming to secure UFC contracts. Do not let the chance to witness the women's strawweight showdown between Isis Verbeek and Josefine Knutsson slip away, as both are wanting to take each other’s heads off.

  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Tuesday August 22, 2023

  • Main Card: 8:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: ESPN+

Isis Verbeek Betting Preview

Verbeek has amassed five consecutive victories after losing her debut professional bout back in 2018. Her most recent success was a unanimous decision against Melissa Oddesa Parker back in July of last year.

She has accumulated five wins on her fighting resume that are one knockout, one submission, and three decisions. Out of her losses, one has come by decision.

“Fight Queen” has moved around various fighting organizations throughout her career. While she has experienced various kickboxing and shoot boxing bouts, her most notable MMA exposure has been 1-1 in the Invicta Fighting Championships.

Verbeek has some solid experience so far, but this will be her biggest test yet. She is also currently ranked as the 62nd best female strawweight fighter in the world.

Josefine Knutsson Betting Preview

Knutsson has gone 5-0 in her professional bouts so far and has shown no signs of slowing down. Her most recent success was a split decision against Jacinta Austin back in February earlier this year.

Of her five victories, one has been a knockout and the other four are decisions. She nearly landed a first round finish in her knockout victory, so she is likely due any day for one.

“Little Thunder” also has solid kickboxing skills but has primarily battled under the Fight Club Rush promotion, going 3-0 against solid competition. This will be another good test, especially against another kickboxing opponent.

Knutsson is currently ranked as the 81st best female strawweight in the world. This is a great opportunity to earn a contract and improve her overall rank.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie has Josefine Knutsson as a moderate favorite to win this women’s strawweight battle. You could consider adding Knutsson to a parlay if you want to maximize your betting potential on the night with other fights.

  • Isis Verbeek: +237

  • Josefine Knutsson: -322

  • *odds are subject to changes

Verbeek and Knutsson both have quality resumes that arguably make this fight closer than the odds appear. Looking at their rankings alone, you would assume that Verbeek is the better fighter.

This battle will not end quickly, as they both have decisions as their main method of victory. Look for Knutsson to earn the win.

Final Pick: Take Josefine Knutsson to Win at -322



Written By: David White