PFL #3 Betting Preview – Larissa Pacheco vs. Julija Pajic – Thursday, May 6, 2021

by Cole Paganelli | May 3, 2021 |

Within the prelims for the upcoming PFL event, you can fight betting opportunities left and right. One such opportunity is a women’s lightweight battle that is between Larissa Pacheco and Julija Pajic.

Date: May 6, 2021

Venue: Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City, NJ

Prelims on ESPN+ at 4:30 PM

Larissa Pacheco (13-4-0)

Pacheco is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Kayla Harrison back in December of 2019. This loss snapped her previous two-fight winning streak and marked the second consecutive unanimous decision loss to Harrison.

Her fighting resume shows that she has four wins by knockout, eight by submission, and one by decision. She also has seven first-round finishes, with four by submission and the other three by knockout.

This will be the fifth bout in the PFL for her, as she currently has a record of 2-2 so far here. Previously, she has fought in various regionals, competed in two UFC fights, and was successful in three straight Jungle Fights.

Since joining the PFL, she has not had terrible losses. They have both been decisions and also by the same person, so it will be interesting to see how she stacks up to other fighters.

Julija Pajic (3-0-0)

Pajic is currently on a three-fight winning streak to start her career off right. Her last victory was a TKO against Marija Torlakovic back in December of 2019.

Her fighting resume shows that she has two wins by knockout and one by submission. So far, she has established one first-round knockout victory in her early career.

At 23, Pajic has a lot of potential to move up and grow with whatever organization she lands at. This will be the first fight in the PFL, and fans are excited at her arrival.

Previously, she has fought in different leagues for almost all of the victories she has amassed. These include Night of Champions and two straight Serbian Battle Championships.

Pacheco vs. Pajic Betting Odds & Lines

The market has this one showing Pacheco as the heavy favorite. For the moneyline, BetOnline has the odds currently set at:

Pajic: +300

Pacheco: -400

*odds are subject to changes

Free Betting Pick

Both fighters bring an interesting perspective to this battle. For Pacheco, PFL fans know what they get with four fights total. But for Pajic, she is a bit of a wild card.

Pajic has already shown a few fighters early stoppages and one of them being a first-round knockout. It is clear that she is not afraid to strike and has some presence on the ground.

Pacheco arguably has the better resume and experience here overall. She also likes to strike heavy but is even better at taking the fight to the ground and seeking a submission.

Overall, Pacheco offers the best opportunity here with the most experience to get the job done. Look for her to finish this one early with a submission.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Pacheco wins via submission, at -400

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