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Dana White's Contender Series: Season 7/Week 2 Betting Preview: Cameron Smotherman vs. Charalampos Grigoriou

August 15, 2023

Dana White's Contender Series returns, presenting an all-new lineup of exhilarating matchups for up-and-coming fighters to earn their spot in the UFC with coveted contracts on the line. Do not overlook the betting possibilities, especially as the focus turns to the first bout of the evening with an intense bantamweight showdown featuring Cameron Smotherman and Charalampos Grigoriou.

  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Tuesday August 15, 2023

  • Main Card: 7:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: ESPN+

Cameron Smotherman Betting Preview

Smotherman is currently on a four-fight victory streak and is aiming to add another. His most recent victory was a second round knockout in Fury FC 74 against Peter Caballero back in February of this year.

His fighting resume shows that he has eight wins that consists of five knockouts and three decisions. One of his eight wins have resulted in a first round finish and two of his three losses have come by decision.

“The Baby-Faced Killer” has spent his entire 11 fight career in the Fury Fighting Championship since 2021. Even in his amateur career, he only had one battle out of four in a different division (Bayou FC).

Smotherman is currently ranked as the 73rd best bantamweight in the United States. This is a great opportunity to increase his rank and to give his career a boost.

Charalampos Grigoriou Betting Preview

Grigoriou is currently on a three-fight win streak as he is coming into this event. His most recent win was a fifth round TKO in Combat Fight Club against Chris Disonell back in February of this year.

His fighting resume shows that he has seven wins that consist of five knockouts and two decisions. Three of his seven wins have resulted in a first round finish and he has two out of three losses coming by submission.

“Pampos” has a few different fighting clubs under his belt, with his most notable one being the 4-2 record in Cage Fury Fighting Championships. He has barreled against mixed competition, as some of his opponents were solid fighters. 

He is currently ranked as the 170th best bantamweight in the United States. A win here would definitely boost his resume and ranking higher.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie shows that Cameron Smotherman is a moderate favorite to win this fight. Consider adding Smotherman to a parlay with other fights on the night to potentially increase your betting power in this matchup.

  • Charalampos Grigoriou: +200

  • Cameron Smotherman: -260

  • *odds are subject to changes

Smotherman has defeated his last three opponents with solid resumes under their belt, as Grigoriou has battled weaker ones and has not been appealing. Overall, look for Smotherman to get the well-deserved victory.

Final Pick: Take Cameron Smotherman to Win at -260