Bellator 73: Vegh vs. Wiuff Odds
Bellator 73 on Friday night will feature two tournament final fights, and the sportsbooks are already offering moneyline action on the four main-card events.
In the Bellator 73 main event Attila Vegh and Travis Wiuff will battle for the tournament championship and a shot at Christian M’Pumbu’s Bellator Light Heavyweight title. This fight is closely matched and closely handicapped at 5Dimes with Wiuff a favorite at -185. With four straight wins in Bellator, including a unanimous decision over M’Pumbu, that price looks like a great value.
Vegh has strung together a seven-fight win streak of his own but barely got past Emanuel Newton in the semifinals of the Bellator Light Heavyweight tournament. He is currently an MMA odds +145 underdog at 5Dimes.
In the Bellator Bantamweight tournament final Marcos Galvao meets Luis Nogueira for a shot at Eduardo Dantas and the Bellator Bantamweight championship. Galvao lost a close split-decision to Alexis Vila in the semifinals of last year’s tournament and will look to finally get his Bellator title shot as the narrow MMA odds -105 underdog.
Nogueira is one of the elite Bantamweights and is currently coming at a great price at 5Dimes as the -135 favorite. He should be too much for Galvao despite the closely-handicapped lines.
Undefeated Light Heavyweights Matt Van Buren and Mike Mucitelli are also a close matchup, with Van Buren currently handicapped as the MMA odds -160 favorite. He has five straight wins to start his career while Mucitelli will be walking into the cage for only the third time. Mucitelli should be considered capable of the 5Dimes +120 upset.
In the fourth main-card fight Ryan Martinez is currently a 5Dimes -260 favorite over Mike Wessel, who will pay MMA odds of +180 for the upset. Martinez has the better technique and a five-fight win streak, and will likely weather the initial Wessel storm for a second or third-round KO win.