PFL Challenger Series Week 6 Predictions, Vegas Odds, and Picks (Mar 3)

  • Featherweight fighters take the stage in Week 6 of the 2023 PFL Challenger Series.
  • The event is taking place this coming Friday at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL.
  • Check out our top PFL Challenger Series Week 6 predictions below!

It’s time for the sixth week of the 2023 PFL Challenger Series, in which eight top featherweights are taking the stage in four interesting matchups. Not only is this event exciting from a fan perspective, but it’s also interesting for bettors. If you belong to the latter category, you ought to check out our PFL Challenger Series Week 6 predictions below!

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Schedule and How to Watch

  • Where: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida
  • When: Friday, March 3, 2023, at 9 p.m ET
  • How to Watch: FuboTV

PFL Challenger Series Week 6 Predictions

Brahyan Zurcher vs David Evans

Brahyan Zurcher -135
David Evans +105

Brahyan Zurcher is 4-0 in his professional career with two wins by submission and two by decision. Those two decision wins happened last year in the PFL, which earned him a place in the 2023 PFL Challenger Series. Before going pro, he fought six amateur MMA fights, recording three wins and three losses.

This Friday, Zurcher is taking on David Evans, who is 5-1 overall in his professional career. As an amateur, he was 12-6. His record shows that he’s a well-rounded fighter with a great engine. Evans is also very tactical, which is no surprise considering that he’s coached by the former UFC Welterweight champ Tyron Woodley.


Nate Kelly vs Zachary Hicks

Nate Kelly -350
Zachary Hicks +275

Nate Kelly (6-2) is an Irish BJJ expert who moves fast and lands plenty of strikes. He’s on a six-win run, which saw him beat opponents in Bellator MMA, PFL, and other promotions.

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Kelly’s next opponent is American wrestler Zachary Hicks (8-4) who’s won 62.5% of his fights by submission. If he’s going to beat Kelly, he’ll need to take the fight down to the ground. Unfortunately for him, we doubt he can pull it off. Instead, Kelly looks more than capable of staying on his feet and outboxing his rival.


Ago Huskic vs Gabriel Alves Braga

Ago Huskic +275
Gabriel Alves Braga -350

Ago Huskic is a well-rounded Bosnian fighter who’s 8-5 in his professional career. He’s trying to end his three-fight losing streak, but it won’t be easy as he’s locking horns with an undefeated fighter.

The man in question is Brazilian mixed martial artist Gabriel Alves Braga. He’s 8-0 overall, with 50% of his wins happening by KO/TKO. He’s not a great wrestler/grappler, but we don’t think that will be a problem against Huskic. Instead, Braga will finish him standing up.


Vikas Singh Ruhil vs Igeu Kabesa

Vikas Singh Ruhil +350
Igeu Kabesa -450

Vikas Singh Ruhil (12-6) is one of the finest MMA fighters from India. The 30-year-old is only 5’5 but he’s strong and bulky, with a low center of gravity, which is why taking him down is a real challenge. Plus, the guy is an excellent grappler, the proof of which is that seven of his 12 wins happened by submission.

Knowing this, one would think that Ruhil is set to have a field day on Friday, but there’s one big problem. The Indian fighter hasn’t fought for nearly three years. During his hiatus, his opponent Igeu Kabesa (15-2) fought four fights (3-1). In his last fight (November 2022), Kabese destroyed Brandley Swanepoel with punches after just 20 seconds in Round 1. We think the same fate awaits Ruhil this Friday.


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