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Dana White's Contender Series Season 7 Week 8 Betting Preview: Danny Barlow vs. Raheam Forest

September 26, 2023


Danny Barlow and Raheam Forest step into the spotlight as they prepare to headline the main event of Dana White's Contender Series Week 8. Witness this thrilling welterweight clash, offering not only an exciting showdown but also a prime betting opportunity to conclude a night filled with intense battles.


  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

  • Main Card: 8:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: ESPN+

Danny Barlow Betting Preview

Barlow is undefeated through six bouts as he prepares for this battle. His most recent win was a first round TKO against Jarious Gill back at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 121 in July of this year.

In his journey of six victories, he has crafted three knockouts, secured one submission, and clinched two decisions. Remarkably, four out of his seven wins have concluded within the first round.

“LeftHand2God” went 6-1 in amateur results before taking a step in the professional bouts. He has moved around various fighting leagues, with some notable experiences in CFFC, Altitude MMA, and Freedom Fight Night.

He has earned various rankings around the United States, with his best being the 127th ranked fighter out of professional welterweights. He has a good chance to impress and keep his resume alive in this upcoming bout.

Raheam Forest Betting Preview

Forest is coming off of an impressive first round knockout victory against Treston Vines in CFFC 121, which the bout lasted 26 seconds. This got him back on track after losing the previous bout to Charlie Radtke by submission in CFFC 118.

Out of his seven victories, he has secured four by knockout, one by submission, and two by decision. Remarkably, five of these wins saw him triumph in the first round.

“Rambo'' has earned quality experience in a few fighting leagues prior to this battle. He has gone 4-1 in CFFC and 1-0 in the Legacy Fighting Alliance. Back in amateur MMA, he did not do so hot with a 5-6 record.

He has improved tremendously since his amateur fighting days, with a current ranking of 51st in the United States best welterweight. Now he has an opportunity to increase that and earn a valuable UFC contract.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie reveals that this fight is a toss up, with Danny Barlow slightly favored to come out on top. Both fighters have appealing resumes to make this a close battle.


  • Raheam Forest: -101

  • Danny Barlow: -129

This fight could arguably go either way, but will likely be an engaging striking match. They each have great power and can end the battle early. Overall, Barlow seems to have the slightly better resume to win here.

Spooky Express Pick: Danny Barlow -129