Bellator was back in action last night (Friday, August 26, 2016) for its 160th event. The event featured a huge headlining bout with top stars Benson Henderson and Patricio Pitbull. Overall on the night, three betting favorite were victorious while one underdogs picked up wins based on 5Dimes Sportsbook‘s closing odds. Bellator 160 Favorites That Won In the main event of the evening, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson took on former Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Pitbull at 155 pounds for the number one contender position. Henderson started out tentative, eating a few heavy punches from distance, but it was his defense that won him the fight as he checked a heavy leg kick, potentially breaking Pitbull’s ankle, which eventually forced the end of the fight in the second round. Henderson pulled it out as a -380 (Bet $380 to win $100) favorite while Pitbull was a +340 (Bet $100 to win $340) underdog. In the co-main event, lightweights Saad Awad and Derek Anderson put on a very entertaining battle over three hard-fought rounds. Awad and Anderson went toe-to-toe in the first frame, trading heavy shots in high volume as well as submission attempts, but Awad’s pace slowed in the final two rounds, which allowed Anderson to take over and win the decision. Anderson was victorious as a -155 favorite while Awad came up short at +145. In the opening bout of the main card, undefeated featherweight prospect AJ McKee kept his streak alive against a game short notice replacement in Cody Walker. McKee went for multiple submissions in the first round, but Walker was able to avoid serious trouble, although that came to an end in the second frame after McKee sunk in a wicked modified guillotine choke to force the tap. McKee was a huge -660 favorite while Walker was a +540 dog. Bellator 160 Underdogs that Won In a featherweight bout, Georgi Karakhanyan made history repeat itself, disposing of talented wrestler Bubba Jenkins even quicker this time around in their rematch. Jenkins seemed concerned about leaving his neck exposed on a takedown early, and Karakhanyan made him pay with a huge right hand that knocked him down along the fence inside the first minute and set up the finish of the fight due to follow-up ground strikes. Karakhanyan pulled off the win as a +150 underdog while Jenkins came up short again as a -160 favorite.
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