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PFL 7: 2023 Playoffs Betting Preview: Chris Mixan vs. Eddy George

August 18, 2023

The fast-approaching PFL 8 event set for August features an enthralling final match in the preliminary lineup, positioned to conclude the overall tone of the card. All attention is directed towards an electrifying lightweight confrontation involving Chris Mixan and Eddy George, creating a highly appealing opportunity for betting enthusiasts.

  • Date: August 18, 2023

  • Location: The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

  • Main Card: ESPN/ESPN+ at 9:00 PM ET

  • Prelims: ESPN+ at 6:30 PM ET

Chris Mixan Betting Preview

Mixan is currently on a three-fight win streak since February of last year. His last victory was impressive, as it was a 15 second first round knockout against Derrick Ageday back in May earlier this year.

His fighting resume shows that he has five wins that consist of three knockouts, one submission, and one decision. Two of his five victories have resulted in a first round finish and he has one loss by knockout.

“Cossack” has gone 2-0 in the PFL so far and is aiming to land another win. He has not quite fought against tough fighters yet, but has been able to do well against the competition he has faced.

Mixan is currently ranked as the 123rd best professional welterweight in the United States. A victory here would likely boost his rank and give him the ability to land more appealing fights.

Eddy George Betting Preview

George is coming off of a third round Peruvian necktie submission defeat against Yemi Oduwole back in May earlier this year. This snapped his previous undefeated six-fight win streak dating back to early 2020.

His fighting resume shows that he has six wins that consist of four knockouts and two decisions. All four of his knockouts have resulted in a first round finish.

He has gone 5-1 under the Classic Entertainment & Sports MMA banner where he has solid wins. His most recent defeat was against an established fighter, which is somewhat concerning heading into this one.

George will be making his debut in the PFL, but he is arguably prepared for the challenge. He is also currently ranked as the 177th best professional lightweight in the United States.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie is showing that Chris Mixan is a slight favorite to win this battle. Both fighters stack up well, making this a compelling matchup to bet on.

  • Eddy George: +130

  • Chris Mixan: -160

  • *odds are subject to changes

George has some potential to end this fight early, but his lack of quality fights on his resume makes it difficult to see if he is ready to take over in his debut. Based on previous results, it is unlikely that he will be able to finish this fight early. Mixan can do a little bit of everything, which will be in his favor if he can keep the fight on the ground.

Final Pick: Take Chris Mixan to Win at -160