Bellator and BAMMA returned last night with their 173rd and 28th events live from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lines to wager on bouts for these fight cards were made available at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Bellator 173 Favorites Who Won In the main event of the evening, Liam McGeary defeated Brett McDermott via TKO in the opening moments of the second round of action. McDermott took this bout on very short notice and was dominated by McGeary until the bloody TKO in the second stanza. Victory secured, McGeary cashed at -1300 ($1300 to win $100), while McDermott flopped at +700 ($100 to win $700). In the co-main event Ireland’s James Gallagher kept his undefeated record intact with a first round rear naked choke submission of Israel’s Kirill Medvedovsky. Gallagher made quick work of Medvedovsky, cashing as a -800 betting favorite, while Medvedovsky failed to cash at +500. Alex Lohore defeated UFC veteran Colin Fletcher with a come from behind rear naked choke submission victory in the second round of their bout. After being nearly submitted and knocked out in the opening frame, it was a solid way for Lohore to persevere and bounce back to pick up the victory. BAMMA 28 Favorites Who Won In the main event of the evening, Norman Parke defeated Paul Redmond via majority decision to become the promotion’s new lightweight champion, and he is now on a two fight winning streak since being released from the UFC. Parke pulled through as a -1050 betting favorite with the victory and Redmond failed to cash at +550. In the co-main event, Damien Lapilus defeated Ronnie Mann via unanimous decision to become the promotion’s new featherweight champion. He cashed at -130, while Mann failed to cash at -110. Bellator 173 Underdogs Who Won Iony Razafiarison defeated Sinead Kavanagh via unanimous decision following three rounds of action. After suffering early trouble, she recovered and used her superior grappling to secure takedowns and spend enough time in top position to pull away with the big upset victory. Razafiarison cashed at the sportsbooks at a +475 underdog, while Kavanagh failed to hit as a massive -675 favorite. BAMMA 28 Underdogs Who Won None.
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