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PFL 7: 2023 Playoffs Betting Preview: Renan Ferreira vs. Maurice Greene

August 18, 2023


PFL 7 offers another exciting lineup of fights, with this one being heavyweights and women’s featherweights. The main event of the night is a heavyweight semifinal bout between Renan Ferreira and Maurice Greene, which showcases promising betting opportunities.


  • 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

Renan Ferreira Betting Preview

Ferreira is coming off of a first round knockout victory against Matheus Scheffel back in June earlier this year. This got him back on track after two no contest results and a loss over his last three fights.

His fighting resume shows that he has 10 wins that consist of eight knockouts, one submission, and one decision. Six of his 10 victories have resulted in a first round finish and he has one loss each by knockout, submission, and a disqualification, as well as three no contests.

“Problema” has bounced around various fighting leagues over the years. His most notable experience has been 4-1-0-3 in PFL and 1-1 in the Legacy Fighting Alliance.

He is currently ranked as the 52nd best heavyweight fighter in the world and has an opportunity to slightly move up in that regard. Looking at his resume, he has mostly battled solid competition, with this being another good test.

Maurice Greene Betting Preview

Greene is not the most consistent fighter out there, as he typically wins and then loses the next fight. His most recent battle was a unanimous decision defeat against Ante Delija back in June of this year.

His fighting resume shows that he has 11 wins that consist of three knockouts, six submissions, and two decisions. Seven of his 11 victories have resulted in first round finishes and five of his eight losses have come by decision.

“The Crochet Boss” has also moved about in different fighting leagues over the years. While he has not performed well, he has managed to break even in most performances such as 4-4 in the UFC, 1-2 in the PFL, and 1-1 in the Legacy Fighting Alliance.

Greene has faced plenty of quality fighters, but has failed in most of those situations. He is also currently ranked as the 70th best heavyweight fighter in the world.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie is showing that Thalles Renan Ferreira is a heavy favorite to win this battle. Adding Ferreira to a parlay with other bouts on the night might prove to be more beneficial compared to picking him outright.


  • Maurice Greene : +550

  • Thalles Renan Ferreira: -750

  • *odds are subject to changes

Both fighters stack up well for striking, but Ferreira looks like he has no issues here. Look for this to end early by knockout.

Final Pick: Take Renan Ferreira to Win at -750