PFL x Bellator: Champs: Biaggio Ali Walsh vs. Emmanuel Palacio Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Feb 24)

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  • Biaggio Ali Walsh vs. Emmanuel Palacio is arguably the most interesting preliminary fight of PFL x Bellator: Champs.
  • This is going to be the first professional fight for Biaggio Ali Walsh and the second for Palacio.
  • Does Ali Walsh float like a butterfly and sting like a bee like his grampa, Muhammad Ali?

Biaggio Ali Walsh is Muhammad Ali’s grandson who decided to take a bit different career path. Instead of boxing, his choice is MMA.

His professional debut will happen at PFL x Bellator: Champs at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ali Walsh’s opponent is Argentinean Emmanuel Palacio who’s 1-0 in his pro MMA career.

How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • How to Watch: ESPN+ PPV and DAZN


Biaggio Ali Walsh
Emmanuel Palacio

Fight Preview

Biaggio Ali Walsh is fighting his first professional MMA bout on February 24, 2024. Before that, he fought seven amateur fights, five of which were organized by PFL. He won all of the PFL fights, as well as one organized by the Crown Fighting Championship.

His only loss happened on his debut, which saw him lose by rear naked choke. However, back then, he wasn’t a part of the Xtreme Couture team. With these guys coaching him, he’s probably upped his grappling/wrestling skills.

Nevertheless, as you’d expect from Muhammed Ali’s grandson, he’s a fantastic boxer. The evidence of this is that all of his six wins happened by KO/TKO.

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Ali Walsh’s next opponent is Emmanuel Palacio, a 19-year-old fighter from Argentina who’s 1-0 overall. His only win happened by submission in a local promotion last year.

Biaggio Ali Walsh vs. Emmanuel Palacio Prediction

Biaggio Ali Walsh needs to be thought of as a huge favorite to win the PFL x Bellator: Champs fight. He’s just way, way better than Emmanuel Palacio when it comes to striking. Plus, we don’t think Palacio is so good at wrestling and grappling to be a real threat to the rising PFL star.

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