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PFL 9: 2023 Playoffs Betting Preview: Abigail Montes vs. Michelle Montague

August 23, 2023

Early within the prelims for PFL 9 are some exciting matchups to consider for betting options. One of those battles to look into is a women’s featherweight bout between Abigail Montes and Michelle Montague.

  • 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

Abigail Montes Betting Preview

Montes was finally able to break out of her two-fight losing skid recently with a victory. This recent win was a first round TKO against Brandy Hester back in June earlier this year.

She has established four wins so far, with two coming by knockout and the other two by decision. She has one knockout win resulting in a first round finish and both of her losses have come by decision.

“Brave” has gone 2-2 in the PFL so far and needs to find a way to be more consistent. She also has a victory under the iKon Fighting Federation and Combate 45 against solid opponents.

Montes is currently ranked as the 37th best female featherweight in the world. This is a great opportunity to advance further in her career with another quality victory.

Michelle Montague Betting Preview

Montague has been perfect through three fights so far and is on pace to land another. Her recent win was a second round rear naked choke submission against Shaquita Woods back in February of this year.

All three of her wins have come by submission. Only one so far has resulted in a first round finish, with the other two not far behind.

“The Wild One” had previously gone 11-2 in amateur matches against quality opponents. She has also looked good in her PFL battles professionally, going 2-0 in the promotion.

Montague is currently sitting at the 35th spot for the best female featherweight in the world. Adding another quality win will help boost her ranking and career.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie is showing one of the closest matchups on the night, as Abigail Montes is slightly favored to win this fight. This is essentially a coin flip, but Montes has a slightly more appealing resume.

  • Michelle Montague: +120

  • Abigail Montes: -140

  • *odds are subject to changes

This fight has about two ways it could go and both of them seem like they favor Montague. This could either end early by submission or go the distance and Montague earning enough points from controlling the pace of the fight. Montes has been susceptible to losing close battles and this will likely be one of those.

Montague has been deadly on the ground and Montes has not fought anyone like this yet. Look for Montagueto earn a submission win.

Final Pick: Take Michelle Montague to Win at +120

Written By: David White