PFL 5: Cappelozza vs. Scheffel Betting Analysis and Predictions

[June 21, 2022] As we get closer to PFL 5 on Friday night inside Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, we have a main-event heavyweight fight between Bruno Cappelozza and Matheus Scheffel. 

The odds are leaning for this to be a huge one-sided fight, but that’s why it happens inside of the cage and not on paper. Let’s dive into the MMA odds and look at both fighters to determine where we should be betting here. 

Last Rights Records

Bruno Cappelozza is sitting with a 15-5 career record and coming off a TKO victory on April 28 against Stuart Austin. Matheus Scheffel is 15-8 and last fought on April 28 as he lost via TKO in the second round against Ante Delija. 

Cappelozza vs Scheffel Betting Analysis 

Observing the betting lines within a few days before the fight, Bruno Cappelozza is considered the consensus favorite, sitting at around -500 odds wherever you look. However, there is a lot of value that can be made by betting the underdog as the consensus odds as Scheffel is considered to be +345 to win here. 

Bruno Cappelozza 

Bruno Cappelozza has been arguably the best pound-for-pound heavyweight fighter in the PFL, with an outstanding 15-5 career record entering this fight. He is entering the cage on a five-fight winning streak after a dominant first-round TKO win over Stuart Austin. 

He has been one of the greatest strikers in the PFL, regardless of weight class, as he has won all but a single fight by means of a knockout. Cappelozza does not work very methodically either, as three of his previous four knockouts have come within the first round.

 The other was 90 seconds into the second. You don’t want to be away from seeing the fight as soon as it begins because Cappelozza makes it end in a blink of an eye. 

Matheus Scheffel

Matheus “Buffa” Scheffel is one of the more solid heavyweights in the Professional Fighting Championship but needs to snap out of his recent funk. He is 1-2 in his previous three fights, with all three fights ending within the first two rounds. As we touched upon earlier, his last fight was his PFL debut, and he left some things on the table as he was dominated early in the second round. 

Scheffel is an incredible striker inside of the cage, as 11 of his 15 career wins have come from a knockout (73 percent). He doesn’t give opponents any chance for victory, as all his knockout victories have come in the first round. Don’t expect this fight to go the distance if Scheffel is bringing his A-game strikes. 


Neither side has indicated any injuries as there has not been anything reported from either camp before the fight. This should be as healthy and focused as either fighter has been entering the cage here. 

Cappelozza vs. Scheffel Betting Preview

This is not expected to be a very close fight if the betting odds have anything to say about it, so let’s dive into the predictions of which fighter should walk out of the cage victorious on Friday night. 

Cappelozza vs. Scheffel Betting Prediction 

The MMA betting picks and odds are telling us that Bruno Cappelozza should dominate early and often in this fight as he has the most experience and a four-inch reach advantage heading into the cage here. 

All in all, follow the PFL MMA odds and pundits as Cappelozza should dominate this fight and walk away with another win to improve to 2-0 this season. 

How to Bet Bruno Cappelozza vs Matheus Scheffel 

This fight is expected to be a very entertaining one, and it is important to figure out how you can get into the action. Most sportsbooks have a section for MMA that encompasses the Professional Fighters League as well as UFC and Bellator. If you cannot find it through their tab, simply search either fighter’s name in the search option of the sportsbook. 

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