PFL Challenger Series Week 7 Predictions, Vegas Odds, and Picks (Mar 10)
- PFL Challenger Series Week 7 is on the program this Friday in Orlando.
- Four Light Heavyweight bouts are on the fight card.
- Impa Kasanganay vs Osama Elseady headlines the event.
The 2023 PFL Challenger Series is back again, this time with four Light Heavyweight fights. The event is on the program on Friday, March 10, at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. If you’d like to learn more about the matchups, make sure to read our PFL Challenger Series Week 7 preview.
- Impa Kasanganay vs Osama Elseady
- Taylor Johnson vs Trey Williams
- Tristan Overvig vs Billy Elekana
- Monte Morison vs Roland Dunlap
Schedule and How to Watch
- Where: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida
- When: Friday, March 10, 2023, at 9 p.m ET
- How to Watch: FuboTV
PFL Challenger Series Week 7 Predictions
Impa Kasanganay vs Osama Elseady
Impa Kasanganay (10-3) is a former UFC fighter whose record in the world’s most elite promotion is 2-2. Since the end of his UFC contract, he’s lost to Raimond Magomedaliev by split decision in a Catchweight (179.2 lb) bout at Eagle FC 46 and Jared Gordon by TKO in a middleweight fight at XMMA 5.
In Week 7 of the PFL Challenger Series, Kasanganay is fighting a Light Heavyweight fight for the first time. His opponent is Egyptian knockout king Osama Elseady.
He’s 8-2 overall with five wins by KO/TKO and two by submission. It’s kind of surprising that he doesn’t have more submission wins as Elseady is a fine grappler/wrestler. He’s got a background in BJJ, submission wrestling, and even belt wrestling.
Despite all this, oddsmakers think the Egyptian is going to lose on Friday. We, however, think that the odds of +330 are too good to sleep on given the circumstances.
Taylor Johnson vs Trey Williams
Taylor Johnson (8-3) is a former Bellator fighter who’s won 63% of his wins by KO/TKO. However, the last time he beat someone by this method was more than four years ago. Since then, he’s been focused more on grappling, something which he’ll need on Friday.
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It’s because he’s taking on grappling expert Trey Williams (6-3). Fifty percent of his wins happened by submission (choke). Still, this shouldn’t worry Johnson much as he’s faced better grapplers in the past. We think he’s got the experience to deal with this guy.
Tristan Overvig vs Billy Elekana
After going 1-1 in LFA, Tristan Overvig (5-1) has moved to PFL. On his debut, he’s locking horns with another LFA alumnus, Billy Elekana (4-1).
Elekana’s record in LFA is 2-1, with his only loss being a split-decision loss. He’s got a (slightly) more impressive portfolio than Overvig, but he’s not going to have a nice time on Friday. Instead, we expect to see a close battle inside the cage, with Elekana possibly winning by split decision.
Monte Morison vs Roland Dunlap
Both fighters are 3-0 at the moment, and each of them has a decent amateur record. Roland Dunlap is favored to win, albeit only slightly. We, on the other hand, think Monte Morison is a better fighter than him.
Dunlap’s portfolio might seem more impressive than the one of Morison, the No. 1 reason being that he’s got two wins in the LFA. However, one of those wins happened against a fighter who was 3-6 at the time. Further, in his professional MMA debut, Dunlap fought against a 4-17 rival. Meanwhile, each of Morison’s pro fights was against fighters with more wins than losses.