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2024 PFL 1: Valentin Moldavsky vs. Ante Delija Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 4)

By · Updated 2 months ago
  • Moldavsky vs. Delija odds suggest we’re going to witness a spectacle in San Antonio on April 4.
  • Fedor’s protégé Moldavsky usually doesn’t do great against big and strong guys like Delija.
  • Delija is a PFL millionaire who missed the last season due to a knee injury.

Valentin Moldavsky vs. Ante Delija is the main event of the 2024 PFL 1, which is taking place at Boeing Center at Tech Port in San Antonio, Texas, on Thursday, April 4. This is a fight of the 2024 PFL Heavyweight Tournament, in which Moldavsky and Delija are seen as top favorites for the $1,000,000 prize.


How to Watch

  • When: Thursday, April 4, 2024, at ~9:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: Boeing Center at Tech Port in San Antonio, Texas
  • How to Watch: ESPN

Odds

FighterOdds
Valentin Moldavsky-130
Ante Delija+100

Fight Preview

Coached by legendary Fedor Emelianenko, Valentin Moldavsky is one of Bellator’s best heavyweights ever. This year, however, he’s competing in the PFL, where he’s one of the top favorites to win the $1M prize in the Heavyweight Tournament.

He’s 12-3-1 overall, with all three of his losses happening against hard-hitting opponents. The most recent of those defeats happened against Linton Vassell, a 6’4 fighter with 10 wins by KO/TKO.

The bad news for Moldavsky is that he’s now facing a guy who’s even more dangerous when it comes to striking. The man in question is the former PFL champion, Ante Delija.

The Croatian fighter is 6’5 tall and has a 24-5 record, with 11 wins by KO/TKO. He’s won his last five fights, including the championship fight in 2022 that added $1M to his bank account. 

Last year, however, he only fought once (and won) due to a knee injury. Fast-forward to April 2024 and he looks ready for a comeback.


Valentin Moldavsky vs. Ante Delija Prediction

Moldavsky is a tactical fighter with a high IQ, but physically, he’s inferior to Delija. In fact, the Croatian fighter is not only bigger and taller than him, but he’s also significantly more powerful. We just can’t see Moldavsky remaining on his feet until the end of the fight.

Instead, we think that Delija will put him to sleep quickly, thus earning himself some bonus points in the PFL ranking system.

Pick: Ante Delija by KO/TKO

Annie Adkins
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