Douglas LimaIn an extremely busy fight week, Bellator 140 has been flying under the radar with a card that is a great platform for some of their brighter stars. One of the organization’s most highly ranked fighters, welterweight champion Douglas Lima, defends his belt against another dangerous striker in Andrey Koreshkov in the Bellator 140 main event. The prospect portion of the card is filled with wrestler Chris Honeycutt facing former UFC fighter Paul Bradley, and British striker Michael Page taking on Rudy Bears. While not necessarily prospects, Brennan Ward and Paul Daley are both on what I like to call the ‘Strikeforce’ portion of this card, which means they are in obvious showcase fights against overmatched competition. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the betting lines for the main card of Bellator 140 today at 5Dimes Sportsbook. You can check the lines out below: ——————– MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9pm ET) Bellator 140 Odds ——————– Brad’s Analysis: I really think that Douglas Lima has advantages at kicking range, in the pocket, and on the ground in this fight. Koreshkov may be a bit better in the clinch and perhaps is the better offensive wrestler, but I think running into Lima’s power and submission game he’ll find himself in trouble regardless of where this fight ends up. I’m not quite sure how he’ll do it, but I like Lima to continue to reign over the division, and at this opening line I’ll be playing him. Paul Bradley isn’t going to go away easily against Chris Honeycutt, but I just think he’s going to get outwrestled and outhustled on the ground. While Bradley may be able to get a takedown or two of his own, Honeycutt has the better scrambling from bottom, better top control, and better ground-and-pound. I don’t think Honeycutt gets a finish here, but I do think he wins a clear decision. Page, Ward, and Daley are all justifiably large favorites, but if I had to choose one of the three to parlay, it would be Daley. I think there are just a few too many unanswered questions about Page, and quite a few concerns about Ward in light of his recent performances that don’t have me eager to lay upwards of 500 on either. One play I do like however, is the Over 1.5 in the Ward/Carroll bout. Ward should win, but Carroll has been tough to finish over his career, and I think that carries on here.