The Bellator 77 fight card will feature Lightweight tournament quarterfinal bouts, and the sportsbooks are already offering moneyline action on the four main-card events.
The most anticipated of the four quarterfinal fights features the Bellator debut of undefeated Russian prospect Alexander Sarnavskiy. He will be bringing his 20-0 record to Bellator to face 35-year-old veteran Rich Clementi.
Sarnavskiy is currently coming at the discount MMA odds price of -260 at Sportsbook while a Clementi upset will pay as much as +200. Clementi holds the edge in experience but his Russian opponent has been tearing through competition at M1 Global and should do the same to Clementi.
Ricardo Tirloni is currently a -165 favorite to beat Rene Nazare in what should be a hard-fought battle between two well-matched opponents. Nazare is coming off two straight losses and is currently handicapped as a +130 underdog at Sportsbook, but that option should probably be worth more.
Dave Jansen is looking to get some serious attention with his fourth straight win in the Bellator cage when he faces Magomed Saadulaev. Jansen is currently handicapped as a small -150 favorite at Sportsbook while the Saadulaev upset currently pays MMA odds of +120.
Saadulaev will be making his Bellator debut and his first appearance in the United States. He will be taking a big step up in competition and his option should probably be worth a little more than the current line.
The other Bellator Lightweight tournament quarterfinal fight on the Bellator 77 fight card will pit Marcin Held against undefeated Murad Machaev. At 9-0 as a professional Machaev is currently a slim -120 favorite at Sportsbook while Held is the smallest of underdogs at -110 at Sportsbook.
Held lost to last season’s tournament Sportsbook Michael Chandler but has since won three straight fights. He looks like the best upset option on the card based mainly on his submission skills.