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November 27th, 2018
Adam Martin.

For the first time in a while there aren’t any UFC fight announcements to write about in this morning’s MMA odds and ends, so instead I’ll give my thoughts on some of the new bouts Bellator has announced recently. Daniel Wiechel vs. Goiti Yamauchi, Bellator 210 An intriguing lightweight bout that is flying under the…

March 31st, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo II Date: March 31, 2017 Arena: Allstate Arena City: Rosemont, IL Bellator Fighting Championship (Bellator FC) heads to Rosemont, IL outside Chicago this Friday (March 31, 2017) for Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo II. The five-fight main card is set to kick off at 9 p.m. ET on Spike…

March 31st, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo II Date: March 31, 2017 Arena: Allstate Arena City: Rosemont, IL Bellator Fighting Championship (Bellator FC) heads to Rosemont, IL outside Chicago this Friday (March 31, 2017) for Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo II. The five-fight main card is set to kick off at 9 p.m. ET on Spike…

March 31st, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo II Date: March 31, 2017 Arena: Allstate Arena City: Rosemont, IL Bellator Fighting Championship (Bellator FC) heads to Rosemont, IL outside Chicago this Friday (March 31, 2017) for Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo II. The five-fight main card is set to kick off at 9 p.m. ET on Spike…

March 30th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests each week in mixed martial arts. In the latest installment, we look at the main event of Bellator 175 as “King Mo” Muhammad Lawal takes on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Muhammad Lawal (Record: 20-6, -335 Favorite) The Bellator MMA light heavyweight was one of the…

March 29th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

After a brief lull in MMA, things start to pick up this weekend as Bellator returns with a high profile main event on Friday night (March 31, 2017). Once one of the biggest stars in the sport, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson doesn’t possess the profile that he once had. A prolonged legal battle between Bellator and…

March 29th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

After a brief lull in MMA, things start to pick up this weekend as Bellator returns with a high profile main event on Friday night (March 31, 2017). Once one of the biggest stars in the sport, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson doesn’t possess the profile that he once had. A prolonged legal battle between Bellator and…

March 2nd, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator 174 Date: March 3, 2017 Arena: WinStar World Casino City: Thackerville, OK Bellator Fighting Championship is back in Thackerville, OK this Friday night (March 3, 2017) with Bellator 174: Coenen vs. Budd. The four-fight main card will be live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET, with preliminary action preceding it on the promotion’s…

March 1st, 2017
Matty

After the UFC crowned its first women’s featherweight champion last month, Bellator will follow suit this Friday (March 3, 2017) with its latest card at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK. The main event at  Bellator 174 will pit Marloes Coenen (23-7) against Julia Budd (9-2), who has reeled off seven consecutive wins since falling to…

February 18th, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione Date: February 18, 2017 Arena: SAP Center City: San Jose, CA Bellator Fighting Championship is back this Saturday (February 18, 2017) with Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione. The five-fight main card is scheduled to kick off at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV, with preliminary action preceding it on the promotion’s website at…

February 18th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look at a main card at Bellator 172 in San Jose, California as Cheick Kongo takes on Oli Thompson. Cheick Kongo (Record: 25-10, -265 Favorite) The longtime heavyweight and one…

January 27th, 2017
Brian Hemminger

Bellator was back in action last night (Friday, January 27, 2017) for its 171st event, this time taking place in Mulvane, Kansas. The event featured a headlining bout at a 179 pound catchweight between veterans Chidi Njokuani and Melvin Guillard. Overall on the night, four betting favorites were victorious while zero underdogs picked up wins based on 5Dimes Sportsbook‘s closing…

December 19th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

From its inception in 2008 until 2014, founder Bjorn Rebney was at the helm of Bellator MMA (nee: Bellator Fighting Championships). Although Rebney was much maligned by fans, and occasionally some fighters, the tournament approach to building champions and contenders proved effective. Fighters like Eddie Alvarez, Hector Lombard, Ben Askren and Michael Chandler, among others,…

November 9th, 2016
Matty

A welterweight championship rematch between champion Andrey Koreshkov (19-1) and Douglas Lima (27-6) will headline the Bellator 164 main card that will take place this Thursday (November 10, 2016) at Menora Mivachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel. The two last met for the title at Bellator 140 last year, with Koreshkov outpointing Lima via unanimous decision…

October 31st, 2016
Jay Primetown

With one of the best Bellator events of the year on the horizon, Jay Primetown gives his quick thoughts on Bellator 163’s main card… Javy Ayala vs. Sergei Kharitonov The main card kicks off with yet another highly-anticipated Bellator debut. The promotion had made waves in recent months signing some of the top available talent…

October 20th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With the UFC on its longest hiatus since April of this year, Bellator has a chance to run an event which will have the majority of the MMA world’s focus. Bellator 162 takes place on Friday night from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. The last time the promotion was in the Memphis area was…

October 19th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 162 heavyweight Virgil Zwicker as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout this Friday night (October 21, 2016) against Dan Charles at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. The San Diego native discusses what it’s like to wait for a fight in Bellator along with how ring rust affects him: “I’ve been waiting for…

September 17th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Bellator was back in action last night (Friday, September 16, 2016) for its 161st event. The event featured a huge headlining bout with top heavyweight attractions Tony Johnson Jr and Cheick Kongo. Overall on the night, two betting favorite were victorious while two underdogs picked up wins based on 5Dimes Sportsbook‘s closing odds. Bellator 161 Favorites That…

September 14th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Bellator 161 takes place in Cedar Park, Texas this Friday night with a four-fight main card that will air on Spike TV. The card is headlined by a heavyweight matchup between Cheick Kongo and Tony Johnson. Yes, Kongo is still headlining events in 2016. A win here for either fighter could lead to a heavyweight…

August 27th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

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…

September 25th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

In a return to the Bellator of old, the promotion held an event for the second straight week this past evening (Friday, September 25, 2015) for Bellator 143, which was headlined by a bantamweight match-up between former multi-division champion Joe Warren versus WEC vet LC Davis. Because the Ryan Couture fight was cancelled when his…

September 25th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Bellator 143 Date: September 25, 2015 Arena: State Farm Arena City: Hidalgo, TX Bellator Fighting Championships returns this evening with Bellator 143: Davis vs Warren. The 13-fight card will get going with eight preliminary card bouts on the promotion’s website at 6:30pm ET, with main card action getting underway on Spike TV at 9pm ET….

September 19th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Bellator’s ode to the Japanese mixed rules cards went off on Saturday night on Spike TV, as the organization had their light heavyweight division on display with a title bout and a four-man tournament. The broadcast also featured some GLORY kickboxing bouts and the Bellator debut of Josh Thomson. Including the kickboxing bouts, there were…

September 9th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC remained quiet on the news front on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning (although, as predicted, more “news” came out about Conor McGregor), but at least the Bellator front office heard my pleas for something to talk about after yesterday’s slow news day and added a few bouts to their upcoming cards. First, Melvin…

July 17th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of Bellator 140 is a five-round welterweight title bout between champion Douglas Limas and challenger Andrey Koreshkov. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Lima is a -175 favorite (bet $175 to win $100) while Koreshkov is a +155 underdog (bet $100 to win $155). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Lima…

July 15th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

In 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…

June 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

After a weekend of MMA featuring Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock, UFC Fight Night 70 and Bellator 139 are left with the unfortunate task of trying to measure up. The whole MMA Analysis crew is back together this week to attempt to inject some fun into a rather bleak set of fights, and with podcast…

June 24th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

For the first time since October 2014, Bellator will be holding events on back-to-back weeks. Last week, the organization put on the most-watched show in its history, as Kimbo Slice defeated Ken Shamrock in an absurdly entertaining fight and event. Scott Coker and company will be hoping that some of the audience from last week…

June 19th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Bellator 138 took place earlier tonight (Friday, June 19, 2015) at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. It was a very solid card overall, with a number of quick highlight-reel finishes on the main card and decent performances on the prelims. Overall from a betting perspective, five betting favorites were victorious while no underdogs won…

June 18th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

With a big weekend in MMA on the horizon, the MMA Analysis crew turns in one of their longest shows ever to break down the historic Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock bout. Apparently some Ultimate Fighting Champion organization is also putting on a card this weekend, and that gets discussed as well… but Kimbo vs….

June 17th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This Friday will be one of the biggest and most bizarre days in the history of Bellator MMA. The promotion is putting on the fight that began Elite XC’s downward spiral nearly seven years ago. The original UFC superfight champion Ken Shamrock will take on the original YouTube sensation Kimbo Slice at Bellator 138. The…

June 17th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of Bellator 138 is a three-round heavyweight bout between Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Slice is a -265 favorite (bet $265 to win $100) while Shamrock is a +205 underdog (bet $100 to win $205). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Slice at…

June 15th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker’s Nick Kalikas released the odds for Kimbo Slice vs Ken Shamrock from Bellator 138 this weekend, and ESPN’s MMA Live broke down the fight and the betting lines with our very own Reed Kuhn and ESPN insider Brett Okamoto earlier today. Check it out: MMA Live Extra: Kimbo-Shamrock preview – ESPN Video

May 16th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Bellator 137 took place last night (Friday, May 15, 2015) at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California, and overall the card was very unique as it involved a pair of catchweight bouts in the main and co-main events following some very unfortunate missing of weight from key players. Overall from a betting perspective,…

May 15th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 137 light heavyweight Virgil Zwicker as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout tonight (May 15, 2015) against Razak Al-Hassan at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The longtime veteran has a ton of confidence in himself and he feels that mental toughness will help put…

May 14th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 137 middleweight Kendall Grove as he prepares for his upcoming main event title bout this Friday night (May 15, 2015) against champion Brandon Halsey at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The former Ultimate Fighter winner has been there and done that in his MMA career and…

May 14th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Bellator 137 Date: May 15, 2015 Arena: Pechanga Resort and Casino City: Temecula, CA Bellator 137 will be live from Temecula, CA tomorrow night, with the main card kicking off at 9pm ET on Spike TV and preliminary action getting going at 7pm ET at Bellator.com. If interested in wagering on this fight card, all…

May 14th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 137 bantamweight Mike Richman as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout this Friday night (May 15, 2015) against former champion Eduardo Dantas at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The talented striker has become a serious contender at bantamweight since dropping down to the weight…

May 13th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Bellator returns for the first time in just over a month, with a Bellator 137 card juxtaposing the organization’s past and future. Middleweight champion Brandon Halsey makes his first title defense against a somewhat surprising foe, Ultimate Fighter 3 winner Kendall Grove. Grove has been competing in MMA professionally for nearly 12 years, while Halsey…

April 17th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Bellator made a huge splash in the MMA free agent market this week, signing former UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis to a multi-fight contract. Davis (13-3, 1 NC) went 8-3, 1 NC in the UFC since 2010, defeating the likes of Alexander Gustafsson, Glover Teixeira, and Lyoto Machida. Davis, who is 30 years of age,…

April 10th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Bellator 136 took place tonight (Friday, April 10, 2015) at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California, and overall the card was exciting as it featured a lightweight title fight and several other top performances from some solid veterans. Overall from a betting perspective, four favorites and three underdog wons based on the closing odds…

April 10th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Bellator 136 Date: April 10, 2015 Arena: Bren Events Center City: Irvine, CA Bellator 136 will be live from Irvine, CA tonight with a 13-fight card, including a four fight main card that will be live on Spike TV at 9pm ET. Preliminary action will precede it on Spike.com at 7pm ET. If interested in…

April 9th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Bellator 136 Date: April 13, 2015 Arena: Bren Events Center City: Irvine, CA Bellator 136 will be live from Irvine, CA this Friday night (April 13, 2015) with a 13-fight card, including a four fight main card that will be live on Spike TV at 9pm ET. Preliminary action will precede it on Spike.com at…

April 9th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 136 middleweight Joe Schilling as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout this Friday night (April 10, 2015) against Rafael Carvalho at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California. The talented kickboxer is taking this transition to mixed martial arts seriously and he doesn’t feel anyone will have a…

April 8th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 136 lightweight Will Brooks about his upcoming main event title bout this Friday night (April 10, 2015) against Dave Jansen at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California. The current champion was surprised to hear his upcoming opponent expects to knock him out, and he had a very entertaining…

April 8th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 136 lightweight Dave Jansen about his upcoming main event title bout this Friday night ( April 10, 2015) against champion Will Brooks at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California. The current number one contender is very happy to see new management in charge of Bellator after revealing some…

April 8th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This Friday will be another packed one for MMA fans, with Bellator, WSOF, and RFA all putting on shows the help get your weekend started. Bellator’s event is the biggest of the three, as Spike TV will play host to a lightweight title bout, a potential #1 contender’s fight, and GLORY start Joe Schilling makes…

March 27th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Bellator 135 took place tonight (Friday, March 27, 2015) at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma, and overall the card was exciting as it featured a bantamweight title fight and several other top performances from some solid veterans. Overall from a betting perspective, three favorites and one underdog won based on the closing odds…

March 27th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Bellator 135 Date: March 27, 2015 Arena: Winstar World Casino City: Thackerville, OK Bellator 135 will be live on Spike TV tonight at 9pm ET with a four fight main card, with a seven fight preliminary card to precede it on Spike.com at 6:30pm ET. If interested in wagering on this card, these and all…

March 27th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Bellator 135 Date: March 27, 2015 Arena: Winstar World Casino City: Thackerville, OK Bellator 135 will be live on Spike TV tonight at 9pm ET with a four fight main card, with a seven fight preliminary card to precede it on Spike.com at 6:30pm ET. If interested in wagering on any of these prop bets…

March 26th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 135 lightweight Ryan Couture about his upcoming main card fight this Friday night (March 27, 2015) against Dakota Cochrane at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The talented son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture expects a stern test against the former Ultimate Fighter season 15 fighter,…