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Dana White's Contender Series Season 7 Week 8 Betting Preview: Angel Pacheco vs. Danny Silva

September 26, 2023


Angel Pacheco and Danny Silva are set to collide in a high-stakes featherweight showdown during Week 8 of Dana White's Contender Series. The burning question is: which of these fighters is poised to secure a coveted UFC contract?


  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

  • Main Card: 8:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: ESPN+

Angel Pacheco Betting Preview

Pacheco has been successful in his last three bouts. In his previous encounter, he won by a second round rear-naked choke over Vilson Ndregjoni in Cage Fury Fighting Championships 112 in August of last year.

Examining the route to his seven triumphs, he has masterfully choreographed five knockouts while flawlessly executing two submissions. Notably, an astounding four of his seven victories concluded within the first round and his only defeat has been a decision.

He has a handful of solid bouts so far in his career that have helped shape his resume. He has a quality win in the Legacy Fighting Alliance and at CFFC.

He is currently established as the 70th best professional featherweight and 88th best lightweight in the United States. This is a good time to show what he is worth in front of a big stage.

Danny Silva Betting Preview

Silva returns to the octagon after a first round TKO win over Alex Valentino Arteaga in LFA 16 of June earlier this year. This got him back on the winning side after a previous defeat to Canaan Kawaihae by split decision in LFA 148.

Out of his impressive seven victories, he achieved triumph via knockout in five cases, while two were won through decision. Notably, he managed a first-round finish in one of his fights and two fights back was his only bout resulting in his sole loss on his resume.

“Puma” has gone 2-1 in the LFA and 3-0 in the Fight Club OC, where he has experienced solid competition. This should set him up well for this battle, especially with stronger opponents in recent bouts.

His ranking in the United States is solid, where he is currently 123rd best lightweight and 101st best featherweight. This is a great chance to increase his rank and grab a UFC contract.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The MyBookie moneyline suggests that Danny Silva holds a solid advantage in this contest. If you are contemplating betting on Silva, consider adding him to a multi-battle parlay for an opportunity to enhance his winning potential.


  • Angel Pacheco: +215

  • Danny Silva: -275

While Pacheco has a high ranking in the US, he has not fought as many tough competitive battles. Silva is slightly more appealing on paper, which should show in this fight.

Spooky Express Pick: Danny Silva -275