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PFL Europe 3 - 2023 Playoffs Betting Preview: Dakota Ditcheva vs. Cornelia Holm

September 30, 2023

PFL Europe 3 has an excellent women’s flyweight semifinal for your betting pleasure heading your way soon. This will be between Dakota Ditcheva and Cornelia Holm, as Holm aims to land a huge upset.

  • Location: Zenith Paris La Villette in Paris, France

  • Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023

  • Main Card: 11:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: DAZN

Dakota Ditcheva Betting Preview

Ditcheva has been successful in all eight of her bouts so far in her professional career. Her most recent win was a first round rear naked choke submission over Malin Hermansson back at PFL Europe 1 in May earlier this year.

Her eight wins are composed of six knockouts, one submission, and one decision. So far, six of her eight wins have resulted in first round finishes.

“Dangerous” had gone 4-0 in amateur results, so she has never tasted defeat in her fighting career. Professionally, she has also gone 3-0 in the PFL, so fans know what to expect when they see her perform.

According to world rankings, she is currently the 56th best women’s flyweight and has a shot to improve. This will be a solid test, but she has arguably fought tougher competitions in the past.

Cornelia Holm Betting Preview

Holmes is making her second appearance in the PFL for this battle. Her previous bout was a split decision win against Marta Walczek back at PFL Europe 1, which put her back on track after losing in the fight prior.

She has compiled six victories, which have been one knockout, one submission, and four decisions. She has landed one first round finish and four out of her five defeats have come by decision.

“Conny Future” somehow found success in her last battle, as she typically wins a fight and loses. She had a solid amateur career, going 10-3 against somewhat decent opposition. She has notable experience in the Okatgon MMA, but is 2-2 in the promotion.

She is currently ranked as the 13th best Eastern European women’s fighter pound for pound. However, she will need a lot more than that to impress in this fight.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

In the current odds provided by MyBookie, Dakota Ditcheva stands out as a strong and clear favorite to emerge victorious in this event. If you are looking to increase your potential payout, you might want to think about including Ditcheva in a parlay with other matches taking place on the same evening.

  • Cornelia Holm: +1000

  • Dakota Ditcheva: -2000

Holm is quite volatile in her performances and has not done well against fighters that have a solid resume. In this case against Ditcheva, it does not look like this fight could go in her favor. Ditcheva will likely try to score an early knockout finish, as Holm only has one win by knockout herself. 

Spooky Express Pick: Take Dakota Ditcheva to Win at -2000