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PFL 7 Picks & Betting Tips – Rory MacDonald To Earn Welterweight Final Spot

  • PFL 7 takes place on Friday, August 13
  • Event is being held at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida
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The 2021 Professional Fighters League lightweight and welterweight playoffs get underway on Friday night.

The card is headlined by the welterweight clash between Rory MacDonald and Ray Cooper III.

Our tips for the night’s action are provided by expert MMA analysts and tipsters.

Rory MacDonald vs Ray Cooper III

Rory MacDonald is 1-1 in the PFL but can secure a place in the welterweight final on Friday.

Ray Cooper III is in good form with four straight wins but his Achilles heel is something MacDonald can exploit.

Cooper has been submitted four times in his career and MacDonald is outstanding on the mat.

He can negate Cooper’s power by taking down the Hawaiian, and when the fight hits the ground MacDonald can work his way to a fight-winning submission.

Sadibou Sy vs Magomed Magomedkerimov

Magomed Magomedkerimov is on a tear having won each of his last 12 fights and that streak could continue.

Magomedkerimov is a well-rounded fighter with 10 submission wins and 10 knockout wins on his record.

He is a threat in the stand-up and on the mat, and on this occasion he could take down Sadibou Sy and tap him out.

Clay Collard vs Raush Manfio

It is grappler vs striker in this fight and whoever imposes their will on the fight is likely to get the win.

Clay Collard is the better striker, but his boxing stance could leave him open to takedowns from Raush Manfio.

We could see Manfio repeatedly take down Collard in this one in order to earn a decision win and a spot in the lightweight final.

Verdict

Cooper’s biggest flaw is MacDonald’s biggest strength and the Canadian veteran has made a career out of preying on an opponent’s weakness.

MacDonald could seal a place in the welterweight final, while we may also see wins for Magomedkerimov and Manfio.

Best Bet: Winner Treble MacDonald, Magomedkerimov, Manfio All To Win @353 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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