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PFL 10 Betting Preview: Ray Cooper III vs. Derek Brunson

November 24, 2023

The upcoming 2023 PFL 10 event offers a great middleweight showdown between Ray Cooper and Derek Brunson on Friday, November 24. Cooper is currently the moneyline favorite to win at -200.

  • Location: The Anthem in Washington, DC

  • Date: Friday, November 24, 2023

  • Main Card: 8:00 PM ET (PPV)

  • Prelims: 5:00 PM ET (ESPN+)

Ray Cooper Betting Preview

Cooper III returns to the PFL after a win over Brett Cooper at PFL 6 in July of last year. This was a first round, 24-second TKO and was a surprising finish that early in the fight. This put him back on track after he was defeated in the prior fight to Carlos Leal Miranda in PFL 3 last year.

He has put up 25 wins, which consist of 16 knockouts, seven submissions, and two decisions. 16 of these wins have ended in the first round and half of his eight losses have been by submission.

“Bradda Boy” has obtained many quality wins among various fighting leagues. These include going 3-1 in Gladiator Challenge, 4-0 in X-1 World Events, and currently 12-3 in PFL.

Cooper is considered to be the 51st-best middleweight in the world. If he can control the pace of this fight and be aggressive when striking, he has an excellent shot at winning.

Derek Brunson Betting Preview

Brunson has lost his last two battles, both of which were with the UFC. His most recent defeat was a second round TKO (corner stoppage) against Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 285 in March earlier this year.

His fighting resume shows that he has 23 wins consisting of 12 knockouts, four submissions, and seven decisions. 14 of his 23 wins have ended in the opening round and seven of his nine losses have come by knockout.

“The One” had gone 3-1 in Strikeforce before making a run in the UFC. There, he went 14-7 against a handful of excellent fighters. Now, he is giving the PFL a shot after a couple of tough UFC losses.

Brunson is currently ranked as the 22nd-best middleweight fighter in the world. However, he will need to step it up if he wants to impress here.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie presents odds for the upcoming match, with Ray Cooper holding a moderate favorite status. Enhance your potential payout by including him in a parlay with other fights, and explore fight-day prop bets for increased value opportunities.

  • Derek Brunson: +150

  • Ray Cooper: -200

Despite the moderate favoritism by the market, this matchup is much closer than it looks. Cooper has faced limited quality fighters in his career, whereas Brunson has battled some of the best middleweight fighters in the world consistently. Look for Brunson to get back on track.

Spooky Express Pick: Derek Brunson +150