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Dana White's Contender Series Season 7 Week 4 Betting Preview: Chandler Cole vs. Thomas Petersen

August 29, 2023


Explore the electrifying lineup for this week's Dana White's Contender Series, filled with exciting matchups that promise a thrilling experience for astute bettors. Do not miss the high-impact showdown in the heavyweight division, as Chandler Cole faces off against Thomas Petersen.


  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Tuesday August 29, 2023

  • Main Card: 7:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: ESPN+

Chandler Cole Betting Preview

Cole has been on a roll lately with two consecutive wins under his belt as he steps into this upcoming bout. His most recent triumph occurred in March of this year when he secured a first-round TKO against Victor Jones.

He has compiled 10 victories on his resume, which are composed of nine knockouts and one submission. Nine of his wins have resulted in a first round finish and all three of his losses have come by knockout.

“The Hammer” has some quality experience under his belt, despite some tough losses. He had tried to compete on the PFL and in the Legacy Fighting Alliance, but both instances came up short in defeat.

Cole is considered to be the 19th best heavyweight fighter in the United States. This is a tremendous opportunity to climb even higher and out his skills on display.

Thomas Petersen Betting Preview

Petersen is looking to extend his current winning streak composed of two wins. His previous success was a first round TKO against Richard Foster back in January of this year.

All seven of his victories have come by knockout. Out of his seven victories, six of them have resulted in a first round finish and his only loss has come by knockout.

“The Train” has a handful of quality bouts under the LFA promotion, going 6-1 against opponents that have less than a handful of wins. These were good tests, but now he has an opportunity to show off his skills on an important stage.

Petersen has already earned the ranking of 122nd best heavyweight fighter in the world. He has an opportunity of a lifetime to earn a UFC contract if he can impress here.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Based on the moneyline odds provided by MyBookie, Thomas Petersen emerges as a strong favorite for the impending showdown. Considering these odds, it might be a wise move to incorporate Petersen into a parlay, enhancing your potential advantage by combining bets with other matches slated for the evening.


  • Chandler Cole: +400

  • Thomas Petersen: -550

Both fighters have excellent backgrounds in striking and ending fights early. This battle will end within the time given, as both fighters will be searching for a knockout. Based on their resumes, Petersen is the more appealing fighter.

Final Pick: Take Thomas Petersen to Win at -550

Written By: David White