MMA Betting Lines: Bellator 200

Bellator remains the second-biggest MMA promotion behind the UFC, making Bellator odds much sought after at the sportsbooks for each Bellator Fighting Championships event on the calendar. Check out the latest Bellator card, with odds provided by the sportsbooks, in addition to MMA fight analysis.

Bellator 200 Betting Odds


  • Gegard Mousasi -310
  • Rafael Carvalho +230
Odds as of May 22 at Sportsbook
  • Phil Davis -515
  • Linton Vassell +345
  • Michael Page -305
  • David Rickels +225
  • Aaron Chalmers -420
  • Ash Griffiths +300
  • Anastasia Yankova -160
  • Kate Jackson +120

Bellator 199 Betting Odds


  • Ryan Bader -340
  • Muhammed Lawal +280
  • Jon Fitch -170
  • Paul Daley +140
  • Aaron Pico -550
  • Lee Morrison +400
  • Cheick Kongo -185
  • Javy Ayala +155
  • Carrington Banks -260
  • Adam Piccolotti +200

Bellator 198 Betting Odds


  • Frank Mir -140
  • Fedor Emelianenko +120
  • Emmanuel Sanchez -590
  • Sam Scicillia +420
  • Neiman Gracie -1175
  • Javier Torres +650
  • Rafael Lovato Jr. -450
  • Gerald Harris +330
  • Dillon Danis -1050
  • Kyle Walker +600

Bellator 196 Betting Odds


  • Benson Henderson -1050
  • Roger Huerta +550
  • Brian Moore -600
  • Giorgio Belsanti +400
  • Ed Ruth -560
  • Ion Pascu +370
  • Adam Borics -350
  • Teodor Nikolov +250

Bellator 195 Betting Odds


  • Darrion Caldwell -290
  • Leandro Higo +230
  • Joe Warren -165
  • Joe Taimanglo +135
  • Emily Ducote -325
  • Kristina Williams +250
  • Juan Archuleta -750
  • William Joplin +480

Bellator 194 Betting Odds


  • Roy Nelson +160
  • Matt Mitrione -170
  • Patricky Freire -230
  • Derek Campos +210
  • Liam McGeary -125
  • Vadim Nemkov +115
  • Heather Hardy -300
  • Ana Julaton +270

Bellator 192 Betting Odds


  • Chael Sonnen +150
  • Quinton Jackson -160
  • Rory MacDonald -230
  • Douglas Lima +190
  • Goiti Tamauchi +230
  • Michael Chandler -270
  • Georgi Karakhanyan -115
  • Henry Corrasles -105
  • Aaron Pico -800
  • Shane Kruchten +550

Bellator 191 Betting Odds


  • Michael McDonald -505
  • Peter Ligier +335
  • Valerie Letourneau -160
  • Kate Jackson +120
  • Phil De Fries -280
  • James Thompson +200
  • Lewis Monarch -245
  • Jeremy Petley +175

Bellator 190 Betting Odds


  • Alessio Sakara +210
  • Rafael Carvalho -270
  • Brandon Girtz +135
  • Luka Jelcic -155
  • Carlos Leal Miranda +180
  • Mihail Nica -220
  • Lena Ovchynnikova -1000
  • Mary Rouse Mejia +640

Bellator 189 Betting Odds


  • Julia Budd -440
  • Arlene Blencowe +350
  • Rafael Lovato Jr. +225
  • Chris Honeycutt -265
  • Chris Njokuani -175
  • Hisaki Kato +155
  • Adam Piccolotti -185
  • David Rickels +160

Bellator 188 Betting Odds


  • Jeremiah Labiano +285
  • Noad Lahat -315
  • Arsen Faitovich +135
  • Haim Gozali -145
  • Denise Kieholtz -155
  • Jessica Middleton +145
  • Jason Radcliffe +540
  • John Salter -660

Bellator 187 Betting Odds


  • AJ McKee -1050
  • Brian Moore +550
  • Fred Freeman +330
  • Kevin Ferguson Jr (Baby Slice) -490
  • Sinead Kavanagh -490
  • Maria Casanova +330
  • Charlie Ward -230
  • John Redmond +170

Bellator 186 Betting Odds


  • Ryan Bader -450
  • Linton Vassel +325
  • Emily Ducote +240
  • Ilima-Lei Macfarlane -310
  • Phil Davis -900
  • Leonardo Leite +550
  • Ed Ruth -800
  • Chris Dempsey +500
  • Saad Awad -210
  • Zach Freeman +170

Bellator 185 Betting Odds


  • Gegard Mousasi -590
  • Alexander Shlemenko +420
  • Zak Bucia  +340
  • Neiman Gracie -465
  • Heather Hardy -350
  • Kristina Williams +260
  • Marcus Surin -115
  • Ryan Quinn -115
  • Lisa Blaine +115
  • Ana Julaton -145

Bellator 184 Betting Odds


  • Darrion Caldwell +100
  • Eduardo Dantas -120
  • Daniel Straus -170
  • Emmanuel Sanchez +150
  • Joe Taimanglo +175
  • Leandro Higo -210
  • John Teixeria +145
  • Pat Curran -165

Bellator 183 Betting Odds


Bellator 183 is one of the best MMA cards the company has put together in some time. The main card features plenty of intrigue for hard-core MMA fans and casuals with a mix of exciting technical fights and potential for huge knockouts.

The main event sees well-known veteran Benson Henderson and Patricky “Pitbull” Freire clashing in an important lightweight bout. Henderson is a slick striker who possesses some deadly kicks; he owns a black belt in taekwondo. If he can get the fight to the cage, he will use his amateur wrestling skills to get his opponent to the mat. Once on top, Henderson takes his time and looks for opportunities to capitalize on a submission attempt. Patricky is not nearly as consistent as his brother but still has some devastating power. “Pitbull” owns a black belt in BJJ but doesn’t utilize it, as he prefers to bomb on the feet.

The official co-main event sees the Bellator debut of Roy “Big Country” Nelson when he takes on Javy Ayala. Nelson essentially just wants to land his massive right hand and his standup game pretty much revolves around that. Though he has a black belt in BJJ, he simply doesn’t use it. Ayala can bang as well, with four first-round KOs in his career. “Eye Candy” will have a slight size and reach advantage plus Father Time is undefeated in MMA.

Maybe the best fight on the card is Paul Daley vs Lorenz Larkin. Daley has picked up 31 of his 39 career wins via stoppage, all of which were due to his strikes. “Semtex” has good boxing skills but is really at his best when he can turn a fight into a brawl and just wing his powerful hands. Grappling isn’t exactly Daley’s specialty, as he can get overwhelmed in the clinch or on the mat. Larkin goes out there looking to sling the leather too, with 11 of his 18 career victories coming via KO. “Monsoon” is refining his striking behind a nice jab but it’s still built around speed and kicks. He isn’t going to look to take a fight to the mat but he can work well in the clinch.

  • Benson Henderson -200
  • Patricky Freire +185
  • Lorenz Larkin -330
  • Paul Daley +300
  • Roy Nelson -145
  • Javy Ayala +135
  • Aaron Pico -605
  • Justin Linn +505
  • Adam Piccolotti -115
  • Goti Yamauchi +105

Bellator 182 Betting Odds


  • Andrey Koreshkov -315
  • Chidi Njokuani +245
  • Fernando Gonzalez -120
  • Brennan Ward -110
  • AJ McKee -1400
  • Blair Tugman +750
  • Veta Arteaga -190
  • Bruna Ellen +155

Bellator 181 Betting Odds


  • Brandon Girtz +110
  • Derek Campos -140
  • Kendall Grove +175
  • John Salter -225
  • Emily Ducote -260
  • Jessica Middleton +200
  • Steve Garcia +155
  • Joe Warren -190

Bellator NYC and Bellator 180 Betting Odds


Potentially the biggest card in Bellator history takes place at Madison Square Garden on June 24. For clarification, the PPV card, which is the first in the promotion’s history, is called Bellator NYC while the undercard, which will be on free TV, is titled Bellator 180.

The main event of Bellator NYC will feature a bout between two of the sport’s most iconic fighters, as Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva clash. Sonnen is primarily a grappler, as the former all-American likes to take his opponent down and suffocate him. He has good technique, but his takedowns are more built on his aggressiveness and stick-to-it-iveness. His striking is purely complementary to his wrestling and just a way to get in close for a takedown. At this point, you really don’t know what you’re getting from Silva. ‘The Axe Murderer’ has not fought since March 2013 and will be 40 years old when he walks into the cage. Silva is famous for his aggressive, nasty, forward-charging offensive attack that has seen him brutalize opponents. He can wrestle out of necessity and he’s solid on the ground, but Silva is in there to knock someone’s head off.

The co-main event sees legendary heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko taking on UFC veteran Matt Mitrione. These two were set to fight back in February, so the following breakdown was originally published for that fight.

“Many have claimed Fedor is the greatest mixed martial artist ever and there is a legitimate case to be made for that. Between 2001 and 2010, Fedor went 27-0 with one no-contest with victories over the likes of Big Nog, Mark Coleman, Kevin Randleman, Mirko Cro Cop and Andrei Arlovski. However, Fedor hit the skids with three consecutive losses to end his Strikeforce days and has yet to face quality opposition since. In his more recent fights, he has deteriorated into a one-dimensional boxer who just wings punches. That’s not to say we don’t see flashes of his previous greatness and he doesn’t have ridiculous power in his hands. Mitrione has looked pretty good since coming to Bellator, as ‘Meathead’ is 2-0 with two knockout victories to his name. The Indy native is primarily a boxer with 10 of his 11 career wins coming via KO, all of which were via punches. Mitrione is athletic and has some good speed in his hands, which is good because he is susceptible to getting tagged himself. Long and short, expect a short slugfest.”

Bellator 180 will feature two of the best 205’ers in the world meeting for the Bellator light heavyweight title, as Phil Davis and Ryan Bader will meet for the second time in their careers. Both Davis and Bader are known more as grinders who wear down their opponents over time, though both have flashed some ability to end a fight early. With that in mind, the first fight between these two was not very good and ended up being a controversial split-decision victory for Bader. Neither fighter has grown by leaps and bounds since that first fight two years ago, so Davis vs Bader 2 has the potential to be a snoozefest if the fighters don’t want to engage.

  • Chael Sonnen -155
  • Wanderlei Silva +125
  • Fedor Emelianenko -110
  • Matt Mitrione -120
  • Brent Primus +500
  • Michael Chandler -800
  • Phil Davis -125
  • Ryan Bader -105
  • Douglas Lima +160
  • Lorenz Larkin -200
  • Haim Gozali +375
  • Ryan Couture -550
  • Chinzo Machida +185
  • James Gallagher -235
  • Dave Marfone +600
  • Neiman Gracie -1000

Bellator 179 Odds


The last time Rory MacDonald won a fight was back on October 4, 2014 when he beat Tarec Saffiedine in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since then, MacDonald has been through a lot including a brutal war with Robbie Lawler, a snoozefest against Stephen Thompson and a change in promotions. MacDonald will make his Bellator debut at Bellator 179 when he takes on Paul Daley in London, England on May 19.

MacDonald is the definition of well-rounded. He can battle in any facet of the game and does a fantastic job switching between striking, grappling and wrestling. His striking game is technical and measured and revolves around a fantastic jab. At a distance, he does a good job mixing several techniques and in close, he can throw impressive flurries. The striking game remains a concern, though, after he got his nose shattered against Lawler, which then played into his tentativeness against Wonderboy. MacDonald is a great grappler but it really shows in terms of his defense. He almost never gets taken down and has the ability to reverse positioning and land huge ground strikes if he does leave his feet.

Daley is a bomber. “Semtex” has picked up 31 of his 39 career wins via stoppage all of which were due to his strikes. He has good boxing skills but is really at his best when he can turn a fight into a brawl and just wing his powerful hands. Grappling isn’t exactly Daley’s specialty, as he can get overwhelmed in the clinch or on the mat. His takedown defense has gotten better over time, which allows him to do his best to keep a fight standing.

The co-main event is an intriguing light heavyweight battle between title contenders Liam McGeary and Linton Vassell. McGeary is an aggressive destroyer who pushes the pace and has eight first-round stoppage victories. Everything is about offense with McGeary; he wants to move forward and strike in space, he wants to land shots in the clinch and he angles for submissions on the ground. That being said, he’s not a defensive fighter and can be grinded out by good wrestlers. Vassell will likely aim to go the grappling route, much like Phil Davis did, and wear down his opponent. He’s a well-rounded fighter who can compete in all aspects of the game but doesn’t excel in any specific area.

This card also features a heavyweight bout between evolving Cheick Kongo and undefeated heavyweight prospect Augusto Sakai, as well as Kevin Ferguson Jr. looking for his first pro-MMA victory against newcomer Darryal Griffin.

  • Rory MacDonald -350
  • Paul Daley +250
  • Liam McGeary -210
  • Linton Vassell +160
  • Cheick Kongo -275
  • Augusto Sakai +195

Bellator 178 Odds


Stop me if you’ve heard this one before; Daniel Straus and Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire will face each other for the Bellator featherweight title. The two will clash in the main event of Bellator 178 for the fourth time, with Pitbull taking the first two and Straus finally getting over the hump in their most recent meeting.

Straus has been out of action since he took the gold from Pitbull at Bellator 145 in late 2015. The American Top Team product is a grinder with 14 of his 24 career victories coming via decision, which includes his win over Pitbull. Straus is massive for a featherweight and uses his size to force opponents against the cage and suffocate them on the ground. Pitbull finds himself back at 145 lbs after he jumped up in weight to fight Benson Henderson and suffered a leg injury. Patricio is well rounded and plenty capable of knocking his opponent out with his powerful hands or locking in submissions on the ground. He will tend to lean toward his boxing in recent fights but also picked up a victory against Straus by RNC.

The co-main event features highly touted Ilima-Lei Macfarlane taking on undefeated Jessica Middleton. Macfarlane relies primarily on her grappling skills, which are above average, and we have seen the other aspects of her game start to slowly catch up. Middleton won her second pro fight by landing big strikes against Alice Yauger at Bellator 171. “Million Hits” is a striker by trade who pokes away at her opponent on the way to a decision victory.

The rest of the main card features your typical Bellator affairs. We have potential superstar AJ McKee looking to remain undefeated against Dominic Mazzotta – his stiffest challenge to date. And Saad Awad, who is fighting at lightweight again, faces off against ATT member Ryan Quinn.

  • Daniel Straus -145
  • Patricio Freire +125
  • Ilima Macfarlane -420
  • Jessica Middleton +335
  • AJ McKee -465
  • Dominic Mazzotta +370
  • Ryan Quinn +250
  • Saad Awad -300

Bellator 177


  • Eduardo Dantas -300
  • Leandro Higo +230
  • Daniel Weichel -165
  • John Teixeria +135
  • Adam Borics -340
  • Anthony Taylor +260
  • Helen Harper +110
  • Lena Ovchynnikova -140

Bellator 176 Odds


Rafael Carvalho and Melvin Manhoef will meet for the Bellator middleweight championship for the second time at Bellator 176 on April 8, 2017. The first fight between Carvalho and Manhoef was a complete dud and was considered one of the worst fights in recent memory.

Carvalho is a big, rangy middleweight who uses his length well. The current champion enters the fight on a 13-fight winning streak, which has seen him pick up 10 wins via knockout. The grappling game is solid, if underwhelming, and offers at least a complementary piece to his striking. Manhoef is a legend in kick-boxing and MMA with ‘No Mercy’ amassing 95 pro fights between the two disciplines. There is no doubt Manhoef is one of the most violent knockout artists the sport has ever seen with 28 of his 30 career MMA wins coming via KO. However, he is aging and his cardio is far from a strength.

There are only three other fights on the card, as this is a co-promoted event with Bellator Kickboxing. One sees highly touted Anastasia Yankova taking on Elina Kallionidou. Yankova is primarily a submission specialist, but she has spent her last two camps at American Kickboxing Academy to try to round out her skill set. Despite being just 18 years old, Kallionidou has already amassed a 5-1 pro record with three KO victories. Her wrestling was a clear hole in her game in her Bellator debut against Sinead Kavanagh.

The other two fights on the card pit heavy-handed Djamil Chan against finisher Valeriu Mircea and undefeated Mihail Nica taking on an undersized Samba Coulibaly.

  • Rafael Carvalho -165
  • Melvin Manhoef +125
  • Anastasia Yankova -600
  • Elina Kallionidou +400
  • Valeriu Mircea +230
  • Djamil Chan -310
  • Mihail Nica N/A
  • Samba Coulibaly N/A

Bellator 175 Odds


It’s been nearly three years since Quinton “Rampage” Jackson defeated Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal at Bellator 120. In what many regarded as questionable judging, Rampage beat King Mo via unanimous decision. Now we rewind the tape and do it all again with the two facing off in the main event of Bellator 175 on March 31.

This fight is officially at heavyweight, which is good for Rampage, who weighed in at 253, a ridiculous 41 pounds heavier than Mo. The days of Jackson being a monstrous power wrestler who slams opponents around is long gone and he now largely plods forward looking to land with his powerful hands. Rampage will still use his wrestling well defensively, but that’s about it at this point. Though a tad slow, he is still solid on his feet and understands space well.

King Mo did a good job at landing takedowns in the first bout against Rampage and that is certainly his path of least resistance in most fights. Lawal is strong and is at his best when he can grab his opponent and bully them to the ground. However, he effectively did nothing once he landed a takedown in the first fight and needs to be more active. Mo has had a tendency to burn himself early in fights and gas as it goes on as well. All that being said, he looks a hell of a lot more committed to the fighting game than Rampage, who looked straight up out of shape at the weigh-ins.

The co-main event features Emmanuel Sanchez taking on Marcos Galvao at a catchweight, as Sanchez came in at 149.5 lbs for the 145 lbs bout. Sanchez is a grinding force who typically does just enough to earn a boring split-decision victory. His style isn’t pretty and he likely isn’t aggressive enough, but he gets enough results to stick around. Galvao is moving up from 135 lbs and will have to prove he can hang with the bigger guys – especially with Sanchez missing weight. The former bantamweight champion has a black belt in BJJ and has traditionally used that to outwork his opponent, with 13 of his 18 victories coming via decision. Long and short – expect this to go all three rounds.

The rest of the main card features three fights. Sergei Kharitonov looks to prove he is a player to watch at heavyweight when he takes on Chase Gormley. An exciting lightweight battle between finishers Steve Kozola and Jake Roberts offers fans the potential fight of the night. The card kicks off on what should be a ritualistic sacrifice as proven finisher Noad Lahat takes on middling Lloyd Carter.

  • Quinton Jackson +300
  • Muhammed Lawal -360
  • Emmanuel Sanchez -270
  • Marcos Galvao +230
  • Chase Gormley +235
  • Sergei Kharitonov -275
  • Jake Roberts +150
  • Steve Kozola -170
  • Lloyd Carter +590
  • Noad Lahat -880

Bellator 174 Odds


  • Julia Budd -185
  • Marloes Coenen +155
  • Brandon Girtz +140
  • Fernando Gonzalez -170

Bellator 173 Odds


Bellator heads to Belfast, Northern Ireland for Bellator 173, a co-promoted event with BAMMA. The main event will feature former light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary taking on promotional newcomer Brett McDermott. McDermott replaces Vladimir Filipovic, who was a replacement for Chris Fields.

McGeary is looking to get back on track after Phil Davis dominated him in a five-round rout in his last bout. The fight saw McGeary get taken down constantly and have little defense for Davis’ top game. McGeary has great length that he utilizes well in both the striking and ground game. There is no doubt that the Englishman is a finisher with 10 of his 11 career victories coming by way of stoppage (five KOs, five subs). Wrestling is his weakest aspect, but his BJJ has proven to generally be enough to keep McGeary in fights off his back. McDermott has been a solid, if underwhelming, opponent against several big names throughout his career. ‘The Spartan’ has stepped inside the cage against King Mo and has a victory over Oli Thompson. The Englishman has alternated wins and losses across his past seven fights and has little more than some powerful hands.

The co-main event features highly touted youngster James Gallagher taking on Kirill Medvedovsky in a featherweight bout. Gallagher has smoked everyone he has faced so far in his young career, as the submission ace has picked up four wins via tapout. The SBG Ireland product is one of the hottest prospects in the sport and is being brought along slowly here. Medvedovsky is a competent fighter but got completely smoked in his first fight in Bellator.

Bellator is staging two more fights, as the BAMMA card will serve as the preliminary bouts. Undefeated Sinead Kavanagh will have her second fight under the Bellator banner when she takes on 1-1 Iony Razafiarison. The card will open with promotional newcomers Colin Fletcher and Alex Lohore facing off in a welterweight bout.

  • Alex Lohore -175
  • Colin Fletcher +145
  • Sinead Kavanagh -700
  • Iony Razafiarison +450
  • James Gallagher -950
  • Kirill Medvedovsky +575
  • Liam McGeary -1000
  • Brett McDermott +600

Bellator 172 Odds


*Only hours before the fight, Matt Mitrione pulled out of the main event due to kidney stones.

The Last Emperor will make his first trip to North America in over five years when Fedor Emelianenko takes on Matt Mitrione at Bellator 172. Father Time is clearly starting to affect the once indestructible Fedor, but can his flashes of brilliance be enough to take out the heavy-handed Mitrione?

Many have claimed Fedor is the greatest mixed martial artist ever and there is a legitimate case to be made for that. Between 2001 and 2010, Fedor went 27-0 with one no-contest with victories over the likes of Big Nog, Mark Coleman, Kevin Randleman, Mirko Cro Cop and Andrei Arlovski. However, Fedor hit the skids with three consecutive losses to end his Strikeforce days and has yet to face quality opposition since. In his more recent fights, he has deteriorated into a one-dimensional boxer who just wings punches. That’s not to say we don’t see flashes of his previous greatness and he doesn’t have ridiculous power in his hands. Mitrione has looked pretty good since coming to Bellator, as ‘Meathead’ is 2-0 with two knockout victories to his name. The Indy native is primarily a boxer with 10 of his 11 career wins coming via KO, all of which were via punches. Mitrione is athletic and has some good speed in his hands, which is good because he is susceptible to getting tagged himself. Long and short, expect a short slugfest.

The co-main event is a lightweight bout between Patricky Pitbull and Josh Thomson. Patricky is a knockout artist who looks to take his opponent's head off with 10 of his 16 career victories coming via KO/TKO. Despite holding a black belt in BJJ, Patricky has just one submission victory to his name with those skills used defensively to create scrambles and get the fight standing. Thomson is versatile in all aspects of the game and is plenty capable of winning a fight from any position. ‘The Punk’ is an accomplished kick-boxer, he holds a black belt in BJJ and was a collegiate wrestler.

The rest of the main card is full of some interesting bouts, even if it may just be to see old-time fighters get it on. Powerhouse heavyweights collide as Cheick Kongo, who may be in the running to compete for Bellator’s vacated heavyweight title, takes on finisher Oli Thompson. The main card opens with Josh Koscheck, who hasn’t fought since 2015 and hasn’t won since 2012, taking on little-known Mauricio Alonso.

  • Fedor Emelianenko EVEN
  • Matt Mitrione -130
  • Patricky Pitbull +175
  • Josh Thomson -225
  • Cheick Kongo -270
  • Oli Thompson +210
  • Josh Koscheck -300
  • Mauricio Alonso +230

Bellator 171 Odds


Bellator puts on its second event in six days with Bellator 171 on January 27 at the Kansas Star Casino. The main event is a catchweight (175 lbs) bout between knockout artists Melvin Guillard and Chidi Njokuani. This will be Guillard’s first appearance since being suspended last July for testing positive for non-performance enhancing drugs.

Guillard’s career has hit the skids, as “The Young Assassin” is just 3-8 with two no contests in his past 13 fights. Guillard is a dominant striker who can knock out any opponent and has some deadly clinch work. However, if he is off his game or gets taken down, he poses little threat aside from the home run shot. Njokuani has been climbing up the MMA ranks, as the former kick-boxer has won his six fights, which includes picking up stoppage victories in his past two. “Chidi Bang Bang” is a long and rangy striker who uses his reach advantage to pick his opponent apart until he sees an opportunity to move forward.

The co-main event will see Bellator favorite David Rickels taking on submission specialist Aaron Derrow. Rickels is a durable striker who has struggled against some of the elite-level fighters in Bellator. “The Caveman” also possesses some great ground and pound once he gets top control, but his average-at-best takedown defense is his biggest issue. This will be Derrow’s first fight since October 2014, when he took a decision victory against Nate Jolly. “Daddy Long Legs” is in a good position if he can get top control, but is likely being fed to Rickels in this one.

The main card also features what should be a massacre, as AJ McKee looks to remain undefeated against Brandon Phillips. The main card opens with Jessica Middleton, who is 1-0 in her pro MMA career to go along with a 2-0 amateur career, taking on seasoned Alice Yauger.

  • Melvin Guillard +190
  • Chidi Njokuani -250
  • David Rickels -800
  • Aaron Derrow +500
  • AJ McKee -1050
  • Brandon Phillips +600
  • Jessica Middleton -225
  • Alice Yauger +175

Bellator 170 Betting Odds


Bellator kicks its calendar year off with an absolutely stacked card for Bellator 170. The main event features two legendary fighters facing off for the first time in their respective careers, as Chael Sonnen takes on Tito Ortiz in a light heavyweight bout. To add some gravitas to the event, Ortiz has said that this will be the last fight of his celebrated career.  

Sonnen is primarily a grappler, as the all-American collegiate wrestler loves to get a hold of his opponents and drag them to the mat. Aside from just technique, Sonnen excels with his wrestling thanks to his tenacity and aggressiveness. He sports a serviceable striking game but it is largely there to supplement his grappling skills. Ortiz has a similar stylistic build to Sonnen, as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” is at his best when he can drag his opponent to the ground and pound away. Ortiz has huge power in his hands but needs to avoid getting into firefights, as he has been hittable during the latter stages of his career.

The co-main event features two powerhouses with Paul Daley and Brennan Ward facing off. ‘Semtex’ has earned 28 career victories via knockout, which includes eight of his past nine wins. Daley’s Muay Thai is exceptional and very few opponents have had answers for that. Ward has dominated since moving to the welterweight division, as the bomber is 5-1 in his past six bouts with all the victories coming via stoppage. Ward combines his D-III collegiate wrestling pedigree with his heavy hands to sport some lethal ground and pound.

The rest of the Bellator 170 main card features plenty of fun fights. Ralek Gracie makes his return to MMA when he enters the cage for the first time since 2010 to take on knockout artist Hisaki Kato. Split-decision machine Emmanuel Sanchez will look to out-grapple submission specialist Georgi Karakhanyan. The card starts with violence, as Derek Campos and Derek Anderson face off.

  • Chael Sonnen -210
  • Tito Ortiz +175
  • Paul Daley -120
  • Brennan Ward +100
  • Hisaki Kato -330
  • Ralek Gracie +270
  • Emmanuel Sanchez +120
  • Georgi Karakhanyan -140
  • Derek Anderson -240
  • Derek Campos +200

Bellator 167 Betting Odds


Bellator 167 will go to their third option for a main event after injuries forced several fighters out. The main event for the second half of back-to-back nights for Bellator will feature a bantamweight rematch between Darrion Caldwell and Joe Taimanglo. These two men met at Bellator 159 in July, both of their most recent fights, with Taimanglo handing Caldwell his first career loss. The bout was one of the biggest upsets in MMA history, as Caldwell closed at -1400.

The first fight was originally supposed to be a bantamweight title eliminator, but Taimanglo missed weight, which has forced the rematch to take place. Caldwell dominated pretty much that entire fight, with Taimanglo catching ‘The Wolf’ in a guillotine choke.

Though Caldwell’s striking is still evolving, he has only been a professional fighter since 2012 but has adapted his All-American wrestling skills well for the cage. Generally, he takes his opponent to the ground and controls them, but Caldwell has developed an opportunistic submission game that revolves around taking the neck. Taimanglo grinds his opponents down and generally beats his opponents based on control and grappling. The Juggernaut’s primary way of ending a fight is his submissions, as 12 of his 23 career wins have come via tap out.

The co-main event pits John Teixeira against Justin Lawrence. Teixeira is 8-0-1 in his past nine fights but has picked up three of his four wins in Bellator via split decision. His path to victory is usually the submission game, as Teixeira has 10 of his 20 career wins via sub. Despite only being 26 and having 12 pro fights, Lawrence has already fought in the biggest MMA promotions in the world. ‘The American Kid’ with several national kickboxing championships and a two-time gold glove Sportsbook in St. Louis. He has shown some struggles in the wrestling game, but he can strike with the best featherweights in the company.

The rest of the Bellator 167 main card features two fights. Intriguing prospects clash, as Emily Docote takes on Ilima-Lei MacFarlane with the Sportsbook likely seeing a big step up in competition in their next outing. Undefeated Portuguese powerhouse Andre Fialho looks to end his sixth consecutive fight in the first round when he takes on Chidi Njokuani.

  • Darrion Caldwell -700
  • Joe Taimanglo +460
  • John Teixeira +120
  • Justin Lawrence -150
  • Emily Ducote +220
  • Ilima-Lei MacFarlane -280
  • Andre Fialho +140
  • Chidi Njokuani -170

Bellator 166 Odds


Bellator takes to Thackerville, Oklahoma once again for Bellator 166, which features a bantamweight title bout between champion Eduardo Dantas and challenger Joe Warren. These two have already met at Bellator 128 with Warren winning a five-round decision to claim the 135 lbs strap.

Dantas is 8-1 since joining Bellator, with his loss to Warren being his only blemish. The Nova Uniao product is a long and rangy striker who has overlooked power, but he generally picks his opponents apart from range. He has solid Muay Thai skills in the clinch and likes to throw knees and elbows in close. He has good submission skills, which is something you expect from a fighter out of that camp. His biggest struggles have come in the wrestling game, which is what ultimately lost him his first fight with Warren. Even at the age of 40, Warren is still a bull of a man who uses his collegiate wrestling skills to great effect. The Denver, Colorado native is at his best when he can bully and wear down his opponent. His submission defense has started to show some cracks, as his last two losses have come via sub.

A.J. McKee looks to remain undefeated when he takes on Ray Wood, a short-notice replacement for an injured Emmanuel Sanchez, in the co-main event. McKee is 5-0 in his pro career, all of which has come under Bellator, with no opponent lasting longer than six minutes. ‘Mercenary’ is still just 21 and admitted before his last fight that he went out partying the night before, though he did say that was a mistake. Even still, pure skill and God-given talent should be enough to get him through this bout. Wood is still looking to make a name for himself in bigger promotions, as he is 1-1 in Bellator and is coming off a submission loss in his last fight. ‘All Business’ was in a training camp for a bout with Treston Thomison before being moved to the main event, so don’t expect him to be out of shape.

Bellator 166 also features an interesting bout between a pair of bantamweights looking to bounce back when Marcos Galvao takes on L.C. Davis. The main card kicks off with Chris Honeycutt taking on Ben Reiter with the Sportsbook likely seeing a big step up in competition for their next bout.

  • Eduardo Dantas -215
  • Joe Warren +165
  • A.J. McKee -600
  • Ray Wood +400
  • Marcos Galvao -175
  • L.C. Davis +135
  • Chris Honeycutt -260
  • Ben Reiter +180
  • Sheila Padilla +185
  • Keri Melendez -265

Bellator 165 Odds


The Bellator lightweight title is up for grabs when reigning champion Michael Chandler puts the gold on the line against Benson Henderson at Bellator 165.

Chandler enters the bout riding a three-fight winning streak, with all three ending within two rounds. Though he has spent time working on the technical aspects of striking, Chandler is still a power puncher first and foremost when standing. It’s really his wrestling and vicious ground and pound ability that make Chandler scary. If a fight goes to the mat, he also has some good submission skills and will attack the neck if exposed.

After a beating in his first Bellator appearance, Henderson moved down to lightweight and dispatched Patricio Freire to earn a title shot. Henderson is a solid striker who possesses some powerful kicks, especially his leg kicks. Rarely will he go for takedowns in the center of the cage, but he will drop down for the double leg along the cage. On the mat, Henderson is an accomplished submission expert with a black belt in BJJ.

The co-main event of Bellator 165 will see undefeated Michael Page take on Fernando Gonzalez. MVP is a kickboxing expert who holds a 5th dan black belt in the discipline. Only once has an opponent ever made it through three rounds with Page, as the Brit has ended 10 of his 11 pro fights via stoppage. Gonzalez was a journeyman fighter until his recent run in Bellator, which saw “The Menifee Maniac” win five straight. This fight has already been in the books on several occasions with fighters both pulling out of previously scheduled matches.

The rest of the Bellator 165 main card sees Brandon Girtz taking on Adam Piccolotti, a light heavyweight bout between Francis Carmont and Linton Vassell and two flyweight prospects clashing as Sheila Padilla and Keri Melendez face off.

  • Michael Chandler -170
  • Benson Henderon +150
  • Michael Page -400
  • Fernando Gonzalez +325
  • Brandon Girtz +130
  • Adam Piccolotti -150
  • Francis Carmont +120
  • Linton Vassell -140
  • Sheila Padilla +185
  • Keri Melendez -265

Bellator 163 Odds


Liam McGeary puts his Bellator light heavyweight title and his undefeated pro record on the line when he takes on Phil Davis at Bellator 163. Not only is the main event one of the best the company can put on, the top part of the main card has plenty of interesting matchups.

McGeary has destroyed most opponents that have been put in front of him, as the Brit has eight career wins within the first round. McGeary has great length, which he utilizes in both the striking and grappling game. His wrestling game is not very strong, but he has proven to be an excellent fighter from his back – with his submission win over Kelly Anundson being the highlight. Davis has gone 3-0 since joining Bellator with two victories within the first round. Though he has the power and skills to end a fight, “Mr. Wonderful” is a grinder who uses his excellent wrestling skills to wear down opponents. David has three losses in his career, but none of which came via stoppage.

The co-main event will see welterweight finishers clash, as Saad Awad takes on Brennan Ward. Awad is 1-1 since moving up to welterweight and is coming off a decision loss to Derek Anderson. “Assassin” has only gone to the judges’ scorecards in seven of his 27 pro fights. Ward has only gone the distance once in his career and has seen a stoppage in each of his 12 fights in Bellator. “Irish” was a collegiate wrestler but tends to end fights with his heavy hands.

  • Liam McGeary +240
  • Phil Davis -310
  • Brennan Ward +120
  • Phil Davis -140
  • Javy Ayala +285
  • Sergei Kharitonov -375

Bellator 162 Odds


A former Bellator middleweight champion makes his long-awaited return to the company when Alexander Shlemenko takes on Kendall Grove at Bellator 162.

Shlemenko has not fought for Bellator since failing a drug test following his victory (later no contest) against Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 133. Since then, the Russian has fought twice in his home country, back-to-back victories over Vyacheslav Vasilevsky. ‘Storm’ has fantastic technique and experience – 63 professional MMA fights – while sporting tremendous power in both hands. Grove has spent a good chunk of his career being good, but not great. ‘Da Spyder’ is 4-2 in his current run with Bellator, with his past three victories coming via stoppage. Grove provides a difficult test based on sheer size, as he stands six-foot-six with an 80” reach.

The co-main event sees Bobby Lashley making his 16th career walk to the cage. Though many have tried to dismiss Lashley as nothing more than a pro wrestler, his 14-2 professional record and 11 career stoppage victories proves he can do both just fine. Lashley will take on John Appelt, who will be making his second run inside Bellator. ‘The Juggernaut’ is a power puncher who has an iron chin and will likely want to brawl with Lashley.

The main card also features the ever-confusing A.J. Matthews taking on striker Hisaki Kato and submission experts Ryan Couture and Goiti Yamaucho squaring off.

Bellator 161 Odds


Heavyweights take center stage when Bellator 161 takes place at HEB Center in Cedar Park, Texas on Friday. Cheick Kongo and Tony Johnson meet in the main event, with the Sportsbook in line for a potential heavyweight title shot.

Kongo is well known thanks to his tenure in the UFC, which saw him rack up some ridiculous highlight-reel knockouts. However, the Frenchman is getting up there and we have seen his power start to diminish. He has adapted well, as he has worked on his cardio and wrestling to become a dangerous grinder. Johnson is an excellent grappler who uses strength and technique to control his opponent. Both men have excellent clinch work and that could be where this fight is decided.

The co-main event features a bantamweight clash between veteran Joe Warren and youngster Sirwan Kakai. Warren is a world-class wrestler who has built a successful MMA career out of controlling his opponents. However, he has proven to be susceptible to submissions with his last two losses coming via sub. Kakai is a solid technical fighter on the feet who does a decent job at mixing in a variety of strikes. He has some slick submissions when given the chance, but his poor wrestling game makes them hard to use.

Potentially the next big thing in WMMA takes to the cage as Anastasia Yankova takes on Veta Arteaga. Yankova is a perfect 3-0 with all three victories coming via submission, but she is not necessarily one-dimensional. The Russian is a former national Muay Thai champion and has an extreme dedication to the sport. Arteaga is 2-0 in her young career with both victories coming via decision.

The main card kicks off with what should be an entertaining lightweight bout between Derek Campos and Djamil Chan. Campos is a solid all-around fighter but has a bad tendency to get stopped, as he is 2-3 in his past five with each loss coming within the first minute of the second round. Chan is riding a seven-fight win streak with five of those coming via knockout.

Bellator 160 Odds


Benson Henderson will make his way to the cage for his second fight under the Bellator banner when he takes on Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire at Bellator 160. Henderson got dominated by Andrey Koreshkov in his first fight in the company but fought at 170, which is not his proper fighting weight. Henderson is back down to 155 for this bout – the weight class he has experienced the most success in during his career. Benson has excellent leg kicks and is good at closing distance on the feet, but he is traditionally most successful when grappling. Pitbull has spent his entire career fighting at 145 and this will be the first time he walks into the cage at 155. Patricio is a solid all-around fighter who can end a fight in any fashion, but it’s his submissions that are the most lethal.

Bellator 160 will also feature an interesting lightweight matchup between Derek Anderson and Saad Awad. Anderson has only made it to the scorecards three times in his career, but two of those came in his last two outings. Anderson will generally go for the finish, as he has five career wins via KO/TKO and six by submission. Saad has proven to be one of the best 155’ers in Bellator, as he is 7-3 within the company with those three losses coming against top-tier guys.

Bubba Jenkins looks to avenge his lone loss in Bellator when he takes on Georgi Karakhanyan. The first fight lasted a mere 1:49 with Karakhanyan securing the victory via guillotine. Jenkins was a former D1 division wrestler but is far from a lay-and-pray fighter with seven of his 11 career victories coming via stoppage. Karakhanyan is an experienced fighter of 31 career bouts and has tailored his game to his BJJ skills. Karakhanyan has recorded 14 of his 24 career victories via submission including in his last three wins.

A.J. McKee will look to remain undefeated when he takes on Cody Walker. McKee has proven to be a monster so far in his professional career with all four of his victories coming via first-round stoppage – three of which were by KO/TKO. Walker makes his return to Bellator after going 3-2 in the regional scene.

Bellator 159 Odds


Kansas State Arena plays host to Bellator 159 and a massive matchup between bantamweights that are both hungry for a title shot.

The main event for the card will feature undefeated Darrion Caldwell taking on Joe Taimanglo. Caldwell has transitioned beautifully from being one of the best collegiate wrestlers in the nation to one of the most exciting young bantamweights in MMA. Though his standup game is still improving, it is Caldwell’s ability to take down and dominate opponents that makes him so deadly. ‘The Wolf’ has also developed a slick submission game with four of his past six wins coming via sub. Taimanglo is a grinder with the Guam-born fighter aiming to control his opponent to set up his submission game. ‘The Juggernaut’ has won half of his professional fights via sub, but has not registered a submission victory since March 2013.

The co-main event features two lightweights that enter Bellator 159 in a rough patch. David Rickels is just 3-3 with one no-contest in his past seven fights while Melvin Guillard has just one win in his past seven bouts. Rickels has only lost to the best fighters in the division but is struggling to remain relevant due to those defeats. Guillard is still looking for his first win in Bellator, as the not-so-young assassin continues to have one of the worst gas tanks in MMA.

Featherweight contenders clash when Emmanuel Sanchez and Daniel Weichel take to the cage. Sanchez is a grinder who has picked up seven of his 13 career victories via decision – with each of his past five bouts going to the judges’ scorecard.  Weichel is a black belt in BJJ and has won 21 career fights via submission.

The main card will also feature a women’s flyweight bout between two young prospects as Bruna Vargas takes on Emily Ducote.

Bellator 158: London


Bellator packs up its their bags and heads over the Atlantic Ocean to present Bellator 158 at the O2 Arena. The main event will feature the return of Douglas Lima – who has not been inside the cage since dropping his Bellator Welterweight Championship to Andrey Koreshkov – and Paul Daley in what could be an exciting bout. Lima is a well-rounded fighter who holds a significant edge if this fight goes to the mat. However, Lima can bang as well, with each of his past seven victories coming via KO/TKO. There’s no way around it, Daley wants to keep this fight standing. ‘Semtex’ has recorded 28 of his 38 career victories via KO/TKO – including four during his current five-fight winning streak.

The co-main event is a little questionable, as Matt Mitrione will make his second appearance in Bellator when he faces off against Oli Thompson. Mitrione won his first bout with the company on June 24, but openly said he couldn’t remember the fight even happening afterward. Despite this, ‘Meathead’ will be fighting just three weeks later. Thompson is probably a little more developed in the mat game, but Mitrione’s knockout power poses a huge threat.

London-based prospect Michael Page will aim to continue his perfect record when he takes on Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos. MVP has won nine of his 10 career bouts via stoppage – all of which came within the first round. Cyborg was looking like he may have one last late career surge in him but got TKO’ed in the first round in his last bout.

The rest of the main card will feature a light heavyweight encounter between Francis Carmont and Lukasz Klinger, as well as a bout between 19-year-old James Gallagher and submission artist Mike Cutting.

Bellator 157 – Dynamite 2 Odds


Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson makes his return to Bellator - following a legal battle between the company and the UFC – in a main event against Satoshi Ishii at Bellator 157 – Dynamite 2. Rampage is 4-0 in his past four outings with his last two coming via unanimous decision. Jackson was once a wrestling-heavy fighter, but has adapted an aggressive standup game as his base later in his career with the power to knock out most opponents. Ishii - a former Olympic gold medalist in judo - is a positional grappler who would rather grind out the victory by holding his opponent down. 

The co-main event features a battle between Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire and Michael Chandler for the vacated Bellator Lightweight Championship. Chandler is a power puncher on his feet – though he has been adding some more technical prowess as time has gone one. However, Chandler’s best skill set is his grappling game. He trains with Ben Askren and has a steady submission game to make fighters respect him in all aspects in grappling. Patricky is a knockout artist who looks to take his opponent's head off with 10 of his 16 career victories coming via KO/TKO. Despite holding a black belt in BJJ, Patricky has just one submission victory to his name with those skills used defensively to create scrambles and get the fight standing.

Matt Mitrione makes his Bellator debut when he faces off against Carl Seumanutafa. ‘Meathead’ is a brawler and has a set of extremely heavy hands that has recorded nine KO/TKO victories in his career. Aside from his strikes, there isn’t much to Mitrione’s game though. Seumanutafa will stand with and bang with nine of his 10 career victories coming via strikes. ‘Badwater’ doesn’t have the greatest chin though, as he has lost four of his six fights via KO. Don’t expect the judges in this one.

The main card opens with a woman’s flyweight bout between undefeated Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and Rebecca Ruth. Macfarlane – who is mostly known for destroying soccer mom Katie Castro in her debut – is young and has shown good potential in her limited career. Ruth is a banger with all but one of her victories coming via KO.

Bellator 156 Odds


Marcos Galvão will look to defend his Bellator Bantamweight Championship – and his last professional MMA loss – when he takes on Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 156 (yes, it’s finally happening). Since his loss to Dantas at Bellator 89, Galvão has gone 4-0 with three victories via stoppage. Galvão has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has used his grappling skills to work his way to the top of the division. Dantas is great at using his reach in the standup game while also sporting some great submissions. ‘Dudu’ won the first bout between the two via knockout.

The co-main event features Chidi Njokuani taking on Thiago Jambo – who is taking the bout on late notice. Njokuani is undefeated in his past six fights – five wins, one no contest – with the past four victories coming via decision. ‘Chidi Bang Bang’ was a former professional kickboxer who prefers to standup and has extensive experience in Muay Thai. Jambo will be making his promotional debut after being a professional since 2004. The Brazilian is 6-1 in his past seven bouts with five victories via decision.

Up and coming light heavyweights clash when Brandon Halsey and John Salter meet. Halsey is coming off his first career loss – a second round KO to Rafael Carvalho – bus his rounded skillset makes him a challenge. Halsey has proven to be able to win a fight in every aspect of the game. Salter has never made it to the judges scorecard in his 14 fight career. Salter enters this bout on a three-fight winning streak – two of which didn’t make it out of the first round.

A couple big hitters open the card when Chris Honeycutt and Mikkel Parlo meet. Honeycutt was a two time D-1 All-American wrestler and has developed a deadly ground-and-pound game to compliment that. Parlo is a smaller middleweight, but has good power and good takedown defense.

Bellator 155 Odds


The Bellator Middleweight Championship is on the line when Melvin Manhoef and Rafael Carvalho meet at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho at Bellator 155. Carvalho will look to defend his title for the first time since defeating Brandon Halsey at Bellator 144 to claim the vacant crown. The Brazilian is 12-0 since losing his first career professional fight with 10 of those wins coming via KO/TKO. Manhoef has been fighting professionally since 1995 and will enter the cage at the ripe age of 40. No Mercy, who is also a professional kickboxer, has picked up 28 of his 30 career victories by KO/TKO. Long and short – expect someone to get their head knocked off in this one.

The co-main event will feature two featherweight fighters looking to get back on track when Pat Curran, loser of two of his past three fights, takes on Georgi Karakhanyan, who is 1-1 since joining Bellator. Curran is a well-rounded fighter who can win a fight in most facets of the game, though he has only one stoppage victory in his past five bouts. Karakhanyan is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and will generally look for the submission to win a fight.

Augusto Sakai will look to remain undefeated when he takes on Dan Charles. Sakai has won seven of his nine professional fights via KO/TKO with his other two victories coming via unanimous decision. Charles is generally a kill-or-be-killed type of fighter with nine of his 13 professional fights ending up with someone being knocked out.

WMMA pioneer Marloes Coenen will look to continue her winning ways when she takes on youngster Alexis Dufresne in a featherweight scrap. Coenen – who started her pro career in 2000 – is a BJJ ace with 17 career victories coming via submission. Dufresne is going to be making her Bellator debut following a couple lackluster catchweight fights in the UFC. Sneaky Zebra’s five professional wins have all come via first-round stoppage with both losses coming via decision.

Chase Gormley and Joey Beltran meet in a heavyweight bout on the main card. Gormley is 12-5 with six of his victories coming via decision. Beltran loves to stand in the pocket and exchange with 12 of his 17 career victories coming via KO/TKO.

Bellator 154 Odds


Bellator takes over the SAP Center in San Jose for Bellator 154 with a massive light heavyweight tilt headlining the event. Phil Davis and King Mo Lawal will finally meet in the cage after they were originally expected to clash back in September of last season. The Sportsbook of the bout will certainly be next in line to face undefeated champion Liam McGeary. David went 2-0 in his first Bellator event with both victories coming via first round stoppage. ‘Mr. Wonderful’ is a phenomenal grinder who works best when he can suffocate his opponents. King Mo has won his past seven bouts with four of those coming via T/KO.

The co-main event of the card was originally supposed to be a lightweight title fight between Michael Chandler and Josh Thompson, but that bout was scrapped due to injury.

Adam Piccolotti vs Ray Wood is an interesting battle between a couple hot lightweight prospects. Piccolotti is undefeated in his career and is coming off two consecutive victories via submission. Wood – who is 7-1 – likes to end his fights a little more violently than Piccolotti, with four of his career wins coming via T/KO.

Undefeated 22-year old Andre Fialho has ended each of his past five fights via T/KO with only one making it out of the first round. Fialho will face Rick Reger who has picked up six of his seven career victories via stoppage.

Veterans Evangelista Santos and Saad Awad will clash in a welterweight battle on the main card. Seven of Cyborg’s past eight fights have ended before the judges were necessary, but Assassin has gone the distance in four of his past five.

Bellator 151 Odds


Bellator heads back to Thackerville, Oklahoma for the second time in less than six months for Bellator 151. The main event features undefeated bantamweight Darrion Caldwell taking on Bellator stalwart Joe Warren with the Sportsbook in prime position to challenge for the 135 lbs belt. Caldwell, who only started fighting at bantamweight two fights ago, has put his impressive collegiate wrestling skills to use since joining the world of MMA. Though the rest of Caldwell’s game is still rounding out, he has won four of his eight pro bouts by stoppage. Warren is also a world-class wrestler, competing in many international events before becoming a pro fighter, and will look to grind out this fight. We have the experienced grappler facing off against the younger, more athletic wrestler in this one.

The co-main event features Gilbert Smith making his Bellator debut on short notice when he faces Fernando Gonzalez. Smith, who was on The Ultimate Fighter 17, had won the RFA welterweight title back in June before heading of to Bellator. ‘Midnight Magic’ will look to get his opponent to the ground to work his solid submission game. Gonzalez comes into Friday riding a four-fight winning streak with two of those victories coming via stoppage. ‘The Menifee Maniac’ is a well-rounded and solid veteran who is in the midst of a career resurgence. 

The rest of the main card will feature a featherweight bout between Bubba Jenkins and submission specialist Goiti Yamauchi, as well as a fight between Sirwan Kaki and Joe Taimanglo at 135 lbs.

Bellator 149 Odds


If you’re looking for a freak show you have come to the right place. Bellator 149 will feature Ken Shamrock clashing with Royce Gracie for the first time in over two decades. The co-main event for the card features Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 in what most MMA fans hope mercifully ends within 30 seconds.

I can’t substantiate this, but Shamrock vs Gracie must be the most amount of old in any professional MMA organization as the two men are 52 and 49 respectively. The two fought twice in the early days of the UFC with Gracie winning at UFC 1 and a draw being declared after the two competed for 36 minutes at UFC 5. Shamrock’s last fight came against Kimbo Slice in a fight that saw the one time “World’s Most Dangerous Man” lose in less than two and a half minutes. Gracie was, possibly, the most important figure in the early days of MMA with the relatively small man defeating much larger fighters with his skill and his Brazilian jiu-jitsu prowess. However, the eldest Gracie has not fought professionally since 2007.

Kimbo Slice and Dada 500 both made a name for themselves during the relatively short-lived interest in street fighting on YouTube during the 2000's. Slice was the biggest star of the phenomenon and parlayed that into a MMA career, but he has never really developed anything aside from throwing haymakers. Dada 5000 has only had two professional fights in his life with the last one taking place in 2011. Honestly, if this fight doesn’t end with a sloppy knockout within the first minute it will likely turn into two out of shape guys breathing heavily for three rounds.

Before the circus takes center stage, there are some respectable fights on the card. Linton Vassell will look to avenge his loss to Emanuel Newton at Bellator 130. That fight, which was for the light heavyweight championship, saw Newton winning by submission in the fifth round. Both fighters are on a skid though with Newton dropping his past two fights and Lassell going 1-2 in his past three.

Daniel Pineda is riding a three-fight winning streak entering his fight with Emmanuel Sanchez at 145 lbs. Pineda won his past three fights, all in Legacy FC, via submission. Sanchez has won three of his past four fights, with each of those going to the judges’ scorecards.

The main card opens with a fight between a couple of slumping lightweights, Derek Campos and Melvin Guillard. Campos is just 1-3 in his past four fights with all of his losses coming via stoppage before the second minute of the second round. Guillard enters the fight going 1-3 with one no contest in his past five fights. Though Guillard has made a career out of knocking opponents out, he has been helpless in fights that last longer than a round and a half.

Bellator 149 Odds

Odds as of February 19 at Sportsbook

Bellator 148 Odds

After a lot of card shuffling to the card, Bellator will put on their first event of 2016 when they visit the SaveMart Center in Fresno, California. Bellator 148 was originally supposed to be headlined by Josh Koscheck vs Matt Secor, but an undisclosed injury forced Koscheck out. Instead, Bellator fans will see Paul Daley vs Andy Uhrich as a welterweight main event. Daley is 10-2 in his last 12 fights with seven victories coming by T/KO. Uhrich makes his return to Bellator following a three-fight winning streak on the regional circuit after going 0-2 during his first run with the company.

Fans luckily get to see the second clash between Paul Bradley and Chris Honeycutt. These two welterweights met at Bellator 140 in an entertaining bout, but the two former Division I All-American wrestlers accidentally hit heads and the fight was ultimately deemed a no contest. Bradley, who had a cup of coffee with the UFC back in 2011, has alternated wins and losses in his four fights before the no contest. Honeycutt is undefeated in his young MMA career, with the hometown fighter winning four of his six fights by T/KO.

Tony Johnson and Raphael Butler will meet with a shot at the heavyweight title potentially on the line. Johnson has demonstrated excellent grappler and clinch work that makes him a difficult task to deal with. Butler is more of a finisher with all nine of his career wins coming by T/KO or submission.

Since being released by the UFC, Ryan Couture is on a four-fight winning streak, all of which have come via rear naked choke. Couture will face late replacement Patricky Freire, who has seen each of his past three fights go the distance (1-2).

Bellator 147 Odds

San Jose State University will be home to Bellator 147, a card that will feature hometown favorite Josh Thomson facing Pablo Villaseca. Thomson has always been a good, but not great fighter, with his time in the UFC seeing him going 1-3 with losses to the likes of Benson Henderson and Tony Ferguson. Thomson’s versatile repertoire is dictated by his submission and wrestling game, as ‘The Punk’ has a black belt in Brazilian Ju-Jitsu and was a DIII wrestler in college. Villaseca will be making his second Bellator appearance after losing a split decision to Bobby Cooper at Bellator 139, which stands as his lone career loss. ‘El Gallo’ has shown versatility in his young career with three wins by T/KO and four by submission.

Bellator 147’s co-main event pits Georgi Karakhanyan against Daniel Weichel in a featherweight bout. Karakhanyan was in line for a featherweight title shot at Bellator 138, but a torn ACL forced him out of the fight. Karakhanyan’s BJJ is his bread-and-butter with 14 of his 24 career wins coming by submission. Weichel is the fighter who replaced Karakhanyan in that fight and got knocked out in the second round.

The rest of the main card features Derek Anderson and Patricky Freire clashing in a lightweight battle, another lightweight fight between Mario Soto and Adam Piccolotti as well as a light heavyweight matchup between Brian Rogers and Virgil Zwicker.

Bellator 146 Odds

Bellator visits the Winstar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma for Bellator 146. The main event pits two hard-hitting strikers against one another when middleweights Hisaki Kato and Melvin Manhoef square off. Kato was a relative unknown until his last fight that saw him knockout Joe Schilling with an impressive superman punch. Manhoef has been around the MMA world for years with 41 professional fights under his belt. ‘No Mercy’ is famous for his KO power with 27 of his 29 wins coming by T/KO.

The co-main event will feature a featherweight clash between Bubba Jenkins and Jordan Parsons. Jenkins seemed on the verge of a title shot before his first round loss to Georgi Karakhanyan at Bellator 132, but ‘The Highlight Kid’ is coming off a dominating win over Joe Wilk in his last fight. Parsons has exploded onto the MMA scene with two exciting finishes in his first two Bellator fights, one by highlight reel knockout and the other by an arm-triangle.

The rest of the main card will feature a lightweight scrap between Derek Campos and Brandon Girtz, a welterweight bout between Chidi Njokuani and Ricky Rainey, and a light heavyweight fight between Houston Alexander and Guilgerme.

Bellator 145 Odds

Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri

Bellator 145 takes over the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on November 6 featuring two title fights. The main event sees Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire defending his featherweight title against Daniel Straus. Pitbull is on a seven-fight winning streak and already holds two victories over Straus in his career. Straus derailed undefeated prospect Henry Corrales in his last fight to get another crack at the title.

The co-main event will see Will Brooks defend his lightweight title against Marcin Held. Brooks is 16-1 in his career and is on a seven-fight winning streak. Brooks won the Interim Lightweight belt against Michael Chandler after Eddie Alvarez left the company, then officially laid claim to the title itself by beating Chandler again two fights ago. Held is coming into the fight with six consecutive victories including four by submission.

The rest of the main card features the above mention Chandler facing David Rickels, Bobby Lashley squaring off against James Thompson and Emmanuel Sanchez fighting Justin Lawrence.

Bellator 144 Odds

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut

Bellator 144 heads to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on October 23 featuring a contest between Brandon Halsey and Rafael Caravalho for the vacant middleweight championship belt. Halsey won the middleweight belt two fights ago, but was stripped in his last fight after failing to make weight. Caravalho has won 11 consecutive contests, nine of which were by T/KO.

The rest of the main card features a welterweight fight between Dennis Olsen and Brenann Ward, another welterweight contest between Charlie Ontiveros and Michael Page, and will open with a featherweight clash between Isao Kobayashi and Goiti Yamauchi.

Bellator 143 Odds

State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas

The Bellator 143 betting card in Hidalgo, Texas will take place on September 25 and will feature a Bantamweight matchup between Joe Warren and LC Davis. As well, the card at the State Farm Arena will also offer up a Middleweight bout between Joey Beltran and Kendall Grove, a Featherweight bout between Emmanuel Sanchez and Henry Corrales, and a Heavyweight bout between Ewerton Teixeira and Vinicius Queiroz.

Bellator 142 Odds

SAP Center, San Jose, California

The Bellator 142 betting card in San Jose, California will take place on September 19 and will feature the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship bout between champion Liam McGeary and challenger Tito Ortiz. As well, the card at the SAP Center will also offer up Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament matchups between both Muhammed Lawal and Linton Vassell and Emanuel Newton and Phil Davis, along with the Glory Light Heavyweight Championship kickboxing fight between Saulo Cavalari and Zack Mwekassa.

Bellator 141 Odds

Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California

The Bellator 141 betting card in Temecula, California will take place on August 28 and will feature a Lightweight bout between Melvin Guillard and Brandon Girtz. As well, the card at the Pechanga Resort & Casino will also offer up a Lightweight matchup between Patricky Freire and Saad Awad, along with Heavyweight fights between Lorenzo Hood and Raphael Butler, and Justin Wren and Josh Burns.

Bellator 140 Odds

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut

The Bellator 140 betting card in Uncasville, Connecticut will take place on July 17 and will feature the Bellator Welterweight Championship between Douglas Lima and Andrey Koreshkov. As well, the card at the Mohegan Sun Arena will also offer up Welterweight matchups between Chris Honeycutt and Paul Bradley, Michael Page and Rudy Bears, Brennan Ward and Roger Carroll, and Paul Daley and Dennis Olson.

Bellator 139 Odds

Kansas Star Casino, Mulvane, Kansas

The Bellator 139 betting card in Mulvane, Kansas will take place on June 26 and will feature a Heavyweight fight between Cheick Kongo and Alexander Volkov. As well, the card at the Kansas Star Casino will also offer up a Lightweight matchup between David Rickels and John Alessio, and a Featherweight bout between Pat Curran and Emmanuel Sanchez.

Bellator 138 Odds

Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri

The Bellator 138 betting card in St. Louis, Missouri will take place on June 19 and will feature a marquee Heavyweight fight between Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock. As well, the card at the Scottrade Center will also offer up the Bellator Featherweight Championship between Patricio Freire and Daniel Weichel, and a Heavyweight bout between Bobby Lashley and Dan Charles.

Bellator 137 Odds

Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California

The Bellator 137 betting card in Temecula, California will take place on May 15 and will feature the Bellator Middleweight Championship between Brandon Halsey and Kendall Grove. As well, the card at the Pechanga Resort & Casino will also offer up a Bantamweight bout between Eduardo Dantas and Mike Richman, and a Welterweight bout between Fernando Gonzalez and Curtis Millender.

Bellator 136 Odds

Bren Events Center, Irvine, California

The Bellator 136 betting card in Irvine, California will take place on April 10 and will feature the Bellator Lightweight Championship between Will Brooks and Dave Jansen. As well, the card at the Bren Events Center will also offer up a Middleweight bout between Joe Schilling and Rafael Carvalho, and a Lightweight bout between Marcin Held and Alexander Sarnavskiy.

Bellator 135 Odds

WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma

The Bellator 135 betting card in Thackerville, Oklahoma will take place on March 27 and will feature the Bellator Bantamweight Championship between Joe Warren and Marcos Galvao. As well, the card at the WinStar World Casino will also offer up a Bantamweight bout between L.C. Davis and Hideo Tokoro, and a Light Heavyweight bout between Francis Carmont and Guilherme Viana.

Bellator 134 Odds

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut

The Bellator 134 betting card in Uncasville, Connecticut will take place on February 27 and will feature the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship between Emanuel Newton and Liam McGeary. As well, the card at the Mohegan Sun Arena will also offer up a Welterweight bout between Paul Daley and Andre Santos, and a Light Heavyweight bout between Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and Linton Vassell.

Bellator 133 Odds

Save Mart Center, Fresno, California

The Bellator 133 betting card in Fresno, California will take place on February 13 and will feature a Middleweight matchup between Alexander Shlemenko and Melvin Manhoef. As well, the card at the Save Mart Center will also offer up a Featherweight bout between Pat Curran and Daniel Weichel, a Women's Featherweight bout between Julia Budd and Gabrielle Holloway, and a Welterweight bout between Chris Honeycutt and Clayton MacFarlane.

Bellator 132 Odds

Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California

The Bellator 132 betting card in Temecula, California will take place on January 16 and will feature the Bellator MMA Featherweight Championship matchup between Patricio Freire and Daniel Straus. As well, the card at the Pechanga Resort & Casino will also offer up a Featherweight bout between Georgi Karakhanyan and Bubba Jenkins, and a Light Heavyweight bout between Houston Alexander and Virgil Zwicker.

Bellator 131 Odds

Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California

The Bellator 131 betting card in San Diego, California will take place on November 15 and will feature a Light Heavyweight matchup between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar. As well, the card at the Valley View Casino Center will also offer up a bout between Will Brooks and Michael Chandler for the Bellator Lightweight Championship, and a Light Heavyweight fight between Muhammed Lawal and Joe Vedepo.

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