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PFL 7: 2023 Playoffs Betting Preview: Kaytlin Neil vs. Maira Mazar

August 18, 2023

PFL 8 offers plenty of betting matchups to consider on the night of fights. One betting opportunity to consider is in the prelims, which showcases a women’s flyweight battle between Kaytlin Neil and Maira Mazar.

  • 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

Kaytlin Neil Betting Preview

Neil has won her last three consecutive fights and is aiming to land another. Her most recent victory was a unanimous decision against Katherine Corogenes back in February of this year.

Her fighting resume shows that she has seven wins that consist of one knockout, one submission, and five decisions. She has landed one first round finish so far and three of her four losses have come by decision.

“Katniss” has moved around a bit over the years with various fighting leagues. Most notably, she has gone 1-1 in Invicta Fighting Championships, 1-0 in Bellator, and 1-0 in the PFL.

Neil is also currently ranked as the 97th best female flyweight in the world. This is a great opportunity to put her abilities on display and to increase her rank.

Maira Mazar Betting Preview

Mazar has lost her last three out of four fights and needs to find some consistency. Her most recent battle was a unanimous decision defeat against Desiree Yanez back in February of this year.

Her fighting resume shows that she has eight wins that consist of five knockouts, one submission, and two decisions. Four of her eight victories have resulted in a first round finish and four of her six losses have come by submission.

She has not made the best first impressions in a few different fighting leagues lately. In fact, she has gone 0-1 in both Invicta Fighting Championships and the PFL, while also going 1-2 in the ONE Championship.

Mazar has primarily fought against solid competition, with a few easy bouts in there. This will arguably be another tough battle and one she might not be prepared for.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie is showing that Kaytlin Neil is a moderate favorite to win this fight. A parlay could make this bet more appealing if you are considering a wager on Neil, as with other fights on the night.

  • Maira Mazar : +191

  • Kaytlin Neil: -241

  • *odds are subject to changes

Neil has a tendency to drag fights out to the distance, which will likely happen once again. Mazar has not been able to defend well against submissions, but it might not be a huge threat here. Overall, look for Neil to have a healthy balance of striking and a good ground game to win this by decision.

Final Pick: Take Kaytlin Neil to Win at -241