- What: PFL Europe 2023 Finals
- Who: Nathan Kelly vs. Dimitry Solimeis
- Date: Friday, December 8, 2023
- Location: 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland
- How to Watch: DAZN
The final card of the 2023 PFL Europe season takes place on Friday, December 8, from the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. The card features four PFL Europe title fights, with each winner taking home $100,000 and a PFL belt. Below we look at the four title fights on the PFL Europe 4: 2023 Championship fight card.
The following titles are up for grabs on the card: bantamweight, lightweight, women’s flyweight, and light heavyweight.
Frans Mlambo vs. Khurshed Kakhorov betting picks
|To Win Bantamweight Title
Frans Mlambo (15-5-0) made his way to the PFL Europe title fight with two decision wins this season. He defeated Rachid Haz at PFL Europe 2 and Moktar Benkaci at PFL Europe 3. The 32-year-old, who fights out of SBG Ireland, is on a seven-fight winning streak, and he is 10-1 dating back to late 2018.
Khurshed Kakhorov (11-1) earned his bantamweight title fight with two decision wins. The 31-year-old fights out of Xtreme Couture, topped Moktar Benkaci at PFL Europe 2 and Ali Taleb at PFL Europe 3. His only loss is to former UFC fighter Brett Johns under the Bellator banner in 2022.
Mlambo is a calm and confident fighter who employs a lot of speed and movement. He is a slick striker with good defensive skills, who is unafraid to tangle with his foes on the mat. If he has a weakness, it is his takedown defense and defensive grappling.
Kakhorov is a hard-nosed striker who throws all his strikes with maximum power. His striking defense can sometimes lapse, but he recovers quickly and never backs down. He is especially effective with his kicks, which he can target to any part of the body.
The betting pick is for Khurshed Kakhorov to win via decsion.
Dakota Ditcheva vs. Valentina Scatizzi betting picks
|To Win Women's Flyweight Title
Dakota Ditcheva (9-0-0) is an undefeated member of American Top Team. The 25-year-old picked up two finishes, a submission and a KO, on her way to the PFL Europe Championship.
Valentina Scatizzi (2-1) is a 27-year-old competitor, fighting out of SBG Ireland. She enters the women’s flyweight title fight coming off a split decision at PFL Europe 1 in March.
Ditcheva has a massive experience advantage over her opponent in this fight. A potent striker with a Muay Thai base, Ditcheva can fight well at distance and in the clinch. She can also take advantage of unseasoned foes on the ground.
Scatizzi is a tough and gritty fighter, but her lack of experience and her lack of defensive skills make her an enormous underdog against Ditcheva.
The betting pick is for Ditcheva to win via knockout.
John Mitchell vs. Jakub Kaszuba betting picks
|To Win Lightweight Title
John Mitchell (8-1-0) picked up two decision wins on his way to the PFL Europe lightweight title fight.
Jakub Kaszuba (10-0-0) picked up a submission and a decision on his way to getting the PFL Europe title fight.
Mitchell is an awkward striker, but he can take his opponent to the ground and keep them there. Also, while Mitchell’s striking is a work in progress, he has improved this facet of his MMA game.
Kaszuba is a well-rounded fighter who is comfortable on the mat and on his feet. He is relaxed and confident and lets the fight come to him, and that has resulted in six finishes in his career.
The betting pick is for Kaszuba to win via decision.
Jakob Nedoh vs. Simeon Powell betting picks
|To Win Lightweight Title
Jakob Nedoh (7-1-0) is a 27-year-old competitor who has picked up all his wins via stoppage. Both his 2023 PFL Europe fights ended via first-round knockout.
Simeon Powell (9-0-0) is an undefeated 24-year-old who has finished all but two of his foes. He earned his PFL Europe light heavyweight title shot with a submission and decision.
Nedoh has good speed and power for his size. His sneaky fast and powerful jab has served him well in picking up finishes throughout his career.
Powell is a striker with a massive reach advantage in this bout. He has a 12-inch arm-reach advantage and a four-inch leg-reach advantage. With his size, it’s no surprise that Powell has effective and powerful leg kicks. Look for him to use his physical attributes to keep this fight at distance and to slow his foe via leg kicks.
The betting pick is for Powell to win via decision.
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