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PFL Europe 3 - 2023 Playoffs Betting Preview: Abdoul Abdouraguimov vs. Brad Wheeler

September 30, 2023

The highly anticipated co-main attraction at the forthcoming PFL Europe 3 extravaganza promises an exhilarating display of welterweight talent, poised to ignite the main card with excitement. Featuring a showdown between Abdoul Abdouraguimov and Brad Wheeler, this matchup also presents a favorable betting prospect.

  • Location: Zenith Paris La Villette in Paris, France

  • Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023

  • Main Card: 11:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: DAZN

Abdoul Abdouraguimov Betting Preview

Abdouraguimov has won his last six fights since he suffered his first defeat in 2019. His recent success was a fifth round kneebar submission against Rafal Haratyk back at Ares Fighting Championship 11 in January of this year.

He has compiled 16 wins so far on his resume, which include two knockouts, 11 submissions, and three decisions. In addition, 11 of his 16 wins have been finished in the first round and his only loss has come by knockout.

“The Lazy King” has earned quality experience among various fighting leagues over the years. Notably, he has gone 3-0 in 100% Fight, 5-1 in Brave Combat Federation, and 4-0 in Ares FC.

He has earned reputable rankings in the regional standings. These include the top overall ranking for best middleweight in Western Europe and in France. In addition, he ranks second in welterweight in Western Europe and first in France.

Brad Wheeler Betting Preview

Wheeler has not fought in four years professionally, but he is taking this fight on short notice to replace Quemuel Ottoni. His previous encounter was a second round TKO win over John Maguire in Cage Warriors 102 back in March of 2019.

Out of his 18 wins, he has put together five knockouts, 11 submissions, and two decisions. He has 10 wins resulting in first round finishes and seven of his 13 defeats have come by decision.

“The Crazy Kid” might be crazy for taking this fight, as he has been inactive professionally for a good amount of time. His previous record shows he went 10-8 in CWFC and 3-4 in Ultimate Challenge MMA.

Despite having some success on his resume, he has mainly won against weaker fighters that have losing records or have little experience compared to his. This could be an ugly situation if he has not prepared well in his time off.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie's most recent moneyline suggests that Abdoul Abdouraguimov enjoys a somewhat favorable position in this match. If you are contemplating placing a bet on Abdouraguimov's triumph, you might want to include him in a parlay to maximize your potential winnings, taking advantage of his current odds.

  • Brad Wheeler: +450

  • Abdoul Abdouraguimov: -800

Abdouraguimov should have no problems here taking care of Wheeler, who is outclassed everywhere you look. Look for the early submission victory.


Note: Abdoul Abdouraguimov will win but we recommend you waiting and playing a prop.