PFL Week 4: Valentin Moldavsky vs. Linton Vassell continues on the main card with the co-main event fight between Dakota Ditcheva and Chelsea Hackett in the flyweight division. Ditcheva is undefeated winning all 11 of her professional bouts most recently getting the first-round knockout in her PFL tournament debut meanwhile, Hackett is coming off her PFL debut loss and is looking to get back on track to keep her playoff hopes alive. With that said, check out our PFL odds series for our Ditcheva-Hackett prediction and pick.

Dakota Ditcheva (11-0) is the PFL's top flyweight prospect after running through the PFL Europe Tournament en route to her shot on this year's PFL season. She continued her dominance when she obliterated Lisa Mauldin with a brutal body shot that sent her crashing to the canvas following it up with ground-and-pound. Ditcheva will look to keep her finishing streak alive when she takes on Chelsea Hackett to secure her spot in the PFL playoffs.

Chelsea Hackett (4-2-1) got her shot on the UFC's Contender Series when she was 3-0 but ultimately was finished by Victoria Leonardo in the first round. However, Hackett was able to go on to win a showcase bout for the PFL against Ky Bennett whom she finished via rear-naked choke in round 2 which set her up for her PFL regular-season debut which didn't go her way as she was submitted by Jena Bishop in round one. Now, Hackett will be looking to bounce back by taking on the undefeated Dakota Ditcheva to secure her spot in the PFL playoffs.

Here are the PFL 4 Odds, courtesy of BetOnline. 

PFL 4 Odds: Dakota Ditcheva-Chelsea Hackett Odds

Dakota Ditcheva: -2000

Chelsea Hackett: +1000

Over 1.5 rounds: +155

Under 1.5 rounds: -185

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Why Dakota Ditcheva Will Win

Dakota Ditcheva is set to face Chelsea Hackett at PFL 4 on Thursday night.

Ditcheva's impeccable record speaks volumes about her capabilities. With an undefeated professional MMA record of 11-0, including nine wins by knockout, Ditcheva has demonstrated her striking prowess and finishing ability. Her background in Muay Thai, where she is a three-time world champion, provides her with a solid foundation in striking techniques, making her a formidable opponent in stand-up exchanges.

Ditcheva's recent performances in the PFL have been particularly impressive. She has shown a consistent ability to finish fights early, with her last bout ending in a first-round technical knockout against Lisa Mauldin. This ability to end fights quickly not only showcases her striking power but also her strategic acumen in capitalizing on her opponents' weaknesses.

Chelsea Hackett, while a skilled fighter, has not faced the same level of competition as Ditcheva. Hackett's record, though respectable, lacks the high-profile victories that Ditcheva has accumulated. Additionally, Hackett's ground game has shown vulnerabilities, which Ditcheva could exploit given her well-rounded skill set that includes a submission victory via rear-naked choke.

Ditcheva's training at American Top Team, one of the premier MMA gyms globally, ensures she is well-prepared for any challenge Hackett might present. The high-level training partners and coaching staff at ATT provide Ditcheva with the tools and strategies needed to maintain her undefeated streak.

Ditcheva's mental toughness and resilience, honed from years of competing at the highest levels in Muay Thai and MMA, further bolster her chances. Her ability to stay composed under pressure and execute her game plan effectively has been a hallmark of her career.

Dakota Ditcheva's superior striking, proven finishing ability, and comprehensive training make her the favorite to defeat Chelsea Hackett at PFL 4. Her undefeated record and recent dominant performances suggest she will continue her winning streak and solidify her status as one of the top prospects in women's MMA.

Why Chelsea Hackett Will Win

Chelsea Hackett is set to face Dakota Ditcheva at PFL 4 on Thursday night.

Hackett's striking versatility and adaptability are key factors. With a background in Muay Thai, where she was a former WBC champion, Hackett has honed her striking skills to a high level. Her ability to switch stances and deliver strikes from various angles makes her a formidable opponent in stand-up exchanges. This versatility was evident in her recent victory over Ky Bennett, where she displayed control and overwhelming striking before securing a second-round submission.

Hackett's resilience and ability to bounce back from setbacks also play a crucial role. After a tough loss to Victoria Leonardo in 2020, Hackett took time off to refine her skills and returned stronger, as demonstrated by her recent performances. Her ability to learn from past experiences and improve is a testament to her fighting IQ and determination.

Hackett's ground game has shown significant improvement. In her PFL debut, she secured a rear-naked choke submission against Ky Bennett, showcasing her growing proficiency in grappling. This well-rounded skill set allows Hackett to be a threat both on the feet and on the ground, making her a more complete fighter.

Hackett's mental toughness and confidence are also noteworthy. Despite being considered an underdog, she has expressed her eagerness to face Ditcheva and believes this is the perfect time to take on her seasoned opponent. Her motivation and focus on the fight itself, rather than the points at stake, highlight her competitive spirit and readiness for the challenge.

Chelsea Hackett's striking versatility, improved ground game, and mental resilience make her a strong contender to defeat Dakota Ditcheva at PFL 4. Her ability to adapt and overcome in the cage, combined with her recent performances, suggests she has the tools to secure a victory and make a significant impact in the women's flyweight division.

Final Dakota Ditcheva-Chelsea Hackett Prediction & Pick

Dakota Ditcheva is the PFL's most prized possession in their new women's flyweight division and pairing her up against one of the worst flyweights on the roster shows it. While Hackett is no pushover, Ditcheva couldn't have asked for an easier fight to secure her spot in the PFL playoffs. Expect Ditcheva to take it to Hackett early in this fight looking to end the fight early getting the finish inside two rounds.

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Final Dakota Ditcheva-Chelsea Hackett Prediction & Pick: Dakota Ditcheva (-2000), Over 1.5 Rounds (-185)