Darren Stewart vs. Bartosz Fabinski Betting Preview With Odds, Prediction, and Pick
Cage Warriors 113 is headlined by an exciting bout between Darren Stewart and Bartosz Fabinski this Friday, March 20, in Manchester, UK.
The fight was initially set to go down on UFC Fight Night 171, which was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Stewart (11-4-0) enters the contest in search of his third win on the bounce, having posted four consecutive losses prior to wins over Bevon Lewis and Deron Winn. Since signing for the UFC, Lewis has put together a run of 4-4-0-1 (No Contest).
Fabinski (14-3-0) is 3-1 with the UFC, losing his first fight with the promotion in November 2018 against Michel Prazeres. The Pole has wins over Emil Meek, Hector Urbina, and Garreth McLellan since signing in 2015.
The leading UFC betting sites have Stewart as the favorite for this clash, but Fabinski is certainly not going to be a walk in the park.
Today, I’m going to break this fight down for you to help you with your Cage Warriors 113 bets. I’ll get into the Stewart vs. Fabinski odds, my predictions, and more.
Let’s start off with my pick.
Stewart vs. Fabinski – Who Will Win?
- Darren Stewart to Win by KO/TKO
Stewart takes this one for me.
The Englishman will be fired up and ready to go on Friday night and could catch Fabinski a little rusty.
This guy has serious power and can end a contest in a matter of seconds, but he will need something special to knock his opponent out on the night.
I’m backing him to do just that, and I will explain why a little later.
Latest Stewart vs. Fabinski Winner Odds
Stewart is the -210 favorite with BetOnline to beat Fabinski on the night.
The Englishman is looking to make it three wins from three when he takes on Fabinski in Manchester, and the consensus is that he will do just that.
Fabinski had put together an impressive seven-fight winning streak before his loss to Prazeres in 2018 and comes in as the +170 underdog.
Given this fight should be an explosive one, there will be many punters looking at a stoppage. The question is, will this one be settled inside the distance, or can these guys take it all the way to the cards?
Stewart vs. Fabinski Best Bets
I personally think Stewart vs. Fabinski will not need the judges’ intervention to settle this bout.
Here are three bets to target for the Cage Warriors 113 headliner.
Stewart to Win (-195)
Having spent time looking through a number of sites for the latest Stewart vs. Fabinski odds, I was impressed with this price.
Okay, these odds are hardly mind-blowing, but they are good nonetheless.
If you are unsure about backing Stewart to win by stoppage, you might want to think about getting on him just to win the fight. At -195, you could do worse.
Stewart to Win by KO/TKO
So, I haven’t been able to find odds on Stewart beating Fabinski by KO/TKO just yet, but this might change the closer we get to the fight.
Backing Stewart to win by stoppage will get you better odds than the moneyline, at least, and could be well worth a shot.
Stewart has registered KO/TKOs in seven of his 11 wins as a pro. And given that Fabinksi has never been stopped, the odds should be pretty good.
Under 2.5 Rounds (+150)
While standing by my assertion that Stewart will knock Fabinski out, I’ll go one further and say that he can get the job done before the halfway mark of the fight.
You can get odds of +150 on this one ending before the 2.5 round mark.
But wait, there is more. This market will also get you a win if Fabinski wins inside that timeframe, which is nice.
Why Stewart Beats Fabinski
While there may not be a title on the line, both Stewart and Fabinski know that they will have the eyes of the MMA world on them this Friday in Manchester.
Given the hectic reshuffle of this card due to the coronavirus, Stewart and Fabinski get the main slot on the night. So you can bet that they will be both desperate to avail of the exposure.
One thing that will be interesting to see in this fight is how both guys come out, especially as they had prepared for other opponents. In some ways, this evens the score and gives no one an advantage.
However, Stewart does have a couple of advantages that could make the difference on the night.
For one, he should be sharper than Fabinski on Friday night, as he has fought twice since the Pole’s last bout. And secondly, he is fighting in front of a home crowd in…
Well, there won’t be any crowd in the arena. So he can forget about having spectators on his side. He will, however, be fighting on home soil.
How This Fight Could Be Won
Stewart’s only loss in his last five bouts came against one of the brightest prospects in the game, Edmen Shahbazyan.
In that fight, he lost by way of split decision to Shahbazyan.
His other losses have come against Francimar Barroso, Karl Roberson, and Julian Marquez. And there is a case to suggest that his lack of finesse on the ground led to at least two of those losses.
Stewart operates best on his feet and has true power behind his shots. This kind of power will trouble Fabinski, who will also find it hard to keep up with the Englishman’s pace.
Fabinski has never won a fight by way of submission and hasn’t stopped anyone since 2014. His best chance of winning this fight is by dragging his opponent into deep waters, and that will be difficult to do with cage rust.
Getting worn down by big shots in an empty venue isn’t going to inspire anyone to dig into the deepest depths of their soul.
I see Stewart stopping a very tough and committed Fabinksi in the second round.
Stewart to Win by KO/TKON/A
Will Stewart Win on Home Soil?
Well, that’s my take on the Cage Warriors 113 headliner between Stewart and Fabinski.
This fight should be a cracker, for as long as it lasts, but it’s going to be a little odd seeing these two going hell for leather in front of an absent crowd.
But at least we have some MMA to watch, right?
With so many sports suffering as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, that’s definitely worth celebrating.