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PFL 8 Picks & Betting Tips – Kayla Harrison To Seal Lightweight Final Spot

  • PFL 8 takes place on Thursday, August 19
  • Event is being held at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida
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    PFL 8 Picks & Betting Tips
  • Kayla Harrison vs Genah Fabian
  • Denis Goltsov vs Ante Delija
  • Bruno Cappelozza vs Jamelle Jones
The 2021 Professional Fighters League heavyweight and women’s lightweight playoffs get underway on Thursday night.

The card is headlined by the lightweight clash between reigning champion Kayla Harrison and Genah Fabian.

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

Kayla Harrison vs Genah Fabian

Kayla Harrison is on a relentless march towards back-to-back-PFL lightweight championships.

The former Olympic and world judo champion has made short work of her two previous opponents, finishing them in the first round.

Harrison is at a disadvantage in the stand-up against Genah Fabian here, but that is unlikely to be a factor.

The defending champion is likely to get hold of her opponent, take her to the mat and finish her off to seal a place in the lightweight final.

Denis Goltsov vs Ante Delija

Denis Goltsov came up short in the 2019 heavyweight competition, losing in the semi-finals.

He has rebounded impressively in 2021 though, recording a couple of stoppage wins to reach the final four again.

Goltsov can make it three-in-a-row by taking Ante Delija down to the mat and finishing him.

Bruno Cappelozza vs Jamelle Jones

Jamelle Jones was a late addition to the heavyweight and made an immediate splash by knocking out Klidson Abreu inside a round.

However, he may not be able to string together back-to-back wins to seal a place in the final.

Bruno Cappelozza has impressed with a couple of first-round stoppages and not only is he a big hitter, he is also a quick heavyweight.

Cappelozza’s combination of speed and power could see him through to the heavyweight finale.


Harrison has been unstoppable since entering MMA and her unbeaten record is likely to stay intact.

Goltsov can exorcise his 2019 semi-final demons, while Cappelozza could come out on top in a battle of heavyweight big-hitters.

Best Bet: Winner Parlay Harrison, Goltsov, Cappelozza All To Win @122 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit


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