Bellator 66 promises to deliver a stacked card with four Season 6 tournament semi-final fights and a long-awaited rematch between two of the top Lightweights fighting outside of the UFC.
In the main event of the Bellator 66 fight card former Bellator Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will look to even the score against Dream Lightweight champion Shinya Aoki. In their first meeting it was Aoki who won in spectacular fashion via heel hook submission, yet oddsmakers at 5Dimes have Aoki handicapped as a +250 underdog.
Alvarez has come a long way since that loss and has recorded wins against some big names in the division. He’s expected to be too much for Aoki this time around and is currently a -300 favorite at . As long as Alvarez can keep the fight standing he should have little difficulty beating down Aoki.
Fan favorite Lloyd Woodard has been beating the odds in most of his recent fights and continues to surprise, recently beating Patricky Freire as a +190 underdog. He will enter the cage once again as the underdog, this time against former Bellator Welterweight tournament finalist Rick Hawn.
Woodard will currently pay +250 at to get the upset and will need to keep his distance from the judo skills of his opponent. That won’t be easy to do, which is why Hawn is handicapped as a -300 favorite at 5Dimes.
In a Middleweight tournament semi-final Maiquel Falcao will face Vyacheslav Vasilevsky in the closest handicapped fight on the card. Falcao gets the slight nod as the -160 favorite, while Vasilevsky will currently pay +130.
This fight will come down to whether or not Vasilevsky can defend against the takedown. If he can he should be able to out-strike Falcao, but if he can’t the edge will go heavily to Falcao - who will dominate the fight on the mat.