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PFL 9: 2023 Playoffs Betting Preview: Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Solomon Renfro

August 23, 2023

PFL 9 offers an exciting lineup of fights, making it appealing for betting enthusiasts wanting to see explosive matchups. One battle to check out further in the main card is the welterweight semifinal showdown between Magomed Magomedkerimov and Solomon Renfro.

  • Date: August 23, 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

Magomed Magomedkerimov Betting Preview

Magomedkerimov is looking to extend his four-fight winning streak coming into this battle. His most recent victory was a first round TKO against David Zawada back in June of this year.

He has established a great fighting resume that has 32 wins consistenting of 13 knockouts, nine submissions, and 10 decisions. 16 of his 32 victories have resulted in a first round finish and three of his six defeats have come by submission.

He is a veteran in the world of MMA, as he has bounced everywhere in various fighting promotions. He has gone 14-1 in the PFL, 3-1 in the Absolute Championship Berkut, and 1-0 in the World Series of Fighting.

He is also currently ranked as the 47th best welterweight fighter in the world. This could potentially improve if he is able to handle Renfro within the first round.

Solomon Renfro Betting Preview

Renfro is aiming to improve on his three-fight win streak that spans back to July of 2022. His most recent victory was a second round knockout against Jarrah Al-Silawi back in June earlier this year.

His fighting resume reveals that he has accumulated 11 wins that consist of four knockout, one submission, and six decisions. Four of his 11 wins have resulted in a first round finish and he has one loss each by knockout, submission, decision.

“The Black Dragon” has not fared well in a handful of fighting leagues. While he has gone 1-0 in the PFL, he failed in his debuts for both the Legacy Fighting Alliance and in Dana White’s Contender Series.

Renfro is currently the 109th best welterweight in the world. He has a once in a lifetime opportunity to move up within the rankings and would be the biggest win of his career.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie is showing that Magomed Magomedkerimov is a huge favorite to win this welterweight semifinal. You may want to consider adding Magomedkerimov to a parlay with other fight matchups on the night to give the odds a boost.

  • Solomon Renfro: +446

  • Magomed Magomedkerimov: -1000

  • *odds are subject to changes

Renfro is definitely a long shot here, but there is always a lucky strike that could disrupt the fight. However, this will likely end by a knockout in the second round in favor of Magomedkerimov.

Final Pick: Take Magomed Magomedkerimov to Win at -1000 

Written By: David White