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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 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…

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 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,…

March 25th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 135 bantamweight LC Davis about his upcoming co-main event fight this Friday night (March 27, 2015) against Hideo Tokoro at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The long-time WEC veteran knows he’ll be in the Bellator title mix with an impressive performance, and he doesn’t plan on allowing…

March 25th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 135 bantamweight Joe Warren about his upcoming main event title fight this Friday night (March 27, 2015) against Marcos Galvao at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The current Bellator bantamweight champion is looking to defend his title for the first time, and he hopes to finish Galvao…

March 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

While there is no UFC event this coming weekend, MMA fans will still have plenty to watch on both Friday and Saturday evening, as Bellator and WSOF both have card headlined by solid title fights. The action will kick off on Friday with Bellator 135, where Joe Warren defends his bantamweight title against a familiar…

February 27th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Bellator 134 took place Friday night (February 27, 2015) at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, and overall the card was exciting as it featured a light heavyweight title fight and several other top UK fighters in an event dubbed the “British Invasion.” Overall from a betting perspective, four favorites and one underdog won based…

February 27th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Bellator 134 Date: February 27, 2014 Arena: Uncasville, CT City: Mohegan Sun Arena Bellator Fighting Championship is back this Friday night (Feb. 27, 2015) with Bellator 134: The British Invasion. The event will be live from Connecticut and will feature an entirety of 11 bouts, including a five-fight main card that will be live on…

February 27th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 134 heavyweight King Mo Lawal about his upcoming main card bout tonight (February 27, 2015) against Cheick Kongo at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion expects a tough task as he steps up in weight against the heavier, taller and longer Kongo:…

February 26th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 134 light heavyweight Liam McGeary about his upcoming main event title bout this Friday night (February 27, 2015) against champion Emanuel Newton at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The talented UK fighter holds a spotless record overall and he expects to be more than prepared for the…

February 25th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Bellator 134 Date: 02/27/15 Arena: Mohegan Sun Arena City: Uncasville, CT Bellator Fighting Championship is back this Friday night (Feb. 27, 2015) with Bellator 134: The British Invasion. The event will be live from Connecticut and will feature an entirety of 11-bouts, including a five fight main card that will be live on Spike TV…

February 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The British are coming! The British are coming! Well… the British who aren’t injured or haven’t had their fights cancelled for some other reason are coming. Alright, three British dudes are coming. Liam McGeary, Paul Daley (on his second scheduled bout) and Linton Vassell will be flying the Union Jack at Bellator 134 against an…

February 9th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

To be honest, I miss Bjornator. Sure, the new Strikeator (Spikeforce? Bellaforce?) under Scott Coker’s guidance has given us some entertaining fights (who didn’t enjoy Joe Schilling and Melvin Manhoef?), but the promotion seems to not have any real direction anymore. The paring down of events was supposed to give us deeper cards, but as…

January 16th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 133 welterweight Fernando Gonzalez as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Marius Zaromskis tonight (January 16, 2015) at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The talented Team Quest member is on a roll in Bellator, but many fans aren’t familiar with him just yet….

January 15th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Bellator 132 Date: January 16, 2015 Arena: Pechanga Casino Resort City: Temecula, CA Bellator 132 will be live on Spike TV this Friday night at 9pm ET with a four fight main card, with a six fight preliminary card to precede it on Spike.com at 7pm ET. If interested in wagering on this card, these…

January 15th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 133 light heavyweight Virgil Zwicker as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Houston Alexander this Friday (January 16, 2015) at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The last time these two men faced each other, it was a close battle which resulted in a…

January 14th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

2015 was supposed to be a new start for Bellator. Scott Coker has been in power since June of last year, he’s had time to work through the events that Bjorn Rebney already had in place, shape the roster with his vision, and the result is… the promotion’s first card of 2015, Bellator 132, looking…

January 14th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 133 featherweight Bubba Jenkins as he prepares for his upcoming co-main event bout against Georgi Karakhanyan this Friday (January 16, 2015) at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The former All-American wrestler out of Penn State has trained with Karakhanyan in the past, but he expects to be…

January 11th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 133 featherweight Georgi Karakhanyan as he prepares for his upcoming co-main event bout against Bubba Jenkins this Friday (January 16, 2015) at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The former World Series of Fighting featherweight champion is looking to start anew in his second stint with Bellator…

November 15th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 131 featherweight Mike Richman as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Nam Phan tonight (November 15, 2014) at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. The talented striker knows Phan is durable but that won’t stop him from trying to connect as much as…

November 15th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 131 middleweight Joe Schilling as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Melvin Manhoef tonight (November 15, 2014) at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. The talented kickboxer is attempting his second stint in mixed martial arts, and he feels Melvin Manhoef is the…

November 15th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 131 light heavyweight King Mo Lawal as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Joe Vedepo tonight (November 15, 2014) at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion is still holding a grudge against Rampage Jackson, who scored a…

November 14th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 131 lightweight Will Brooks as he prepares for his upcoming co-main event title bout against Michael Chandler Saturday night (November 15, 2014) at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. The talented interim Bellator champion has faced Chandler once before and he feels there’s something ‘off’ about…

November 12th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Saturday will see the three biggest North American MMA promotions going head-to-head-to-head, as the UFC, Bellator, and WSOF all have cards running. From the standpoints of relevance, entertaining matchmaking, and morbid curiosity, Bellator may actually have the most intriguing card of the three. The only problem is that the company can’t seem to get out…

November 11th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 131 light heavyweight Tito Ortiz as he prepares for his upcoming main event against Stephan Bonnar Saturday night (November 15, 2014) at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. The former UFC light heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer believes this bout against Bonnar is 100 percent…

October 21st, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Bellator 130 will be the end of an era, since it is the last weekly fight card the organization will hold. Moving forward, Bellator will run more of a traditional schedule with 12 to 16 planned events per year. Before that change in operational model goes through, there’s still some business to attend to on…

October 17th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 129 middleweight Joe Vedepo as he prepares for his upcoming main event against Davin Clark tonight (October 17, 2014) at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Team Alliance fighter knows his opponent trains with some good fighters, but he also works with some talented combatants and he…

October 16th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 129 welterweight Paul Bradley as he prepares for his upcoming main event against Josh Neer this Friday night (October 17, 2014) at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The former UFC and Strikeforce veteran has done his homework heading into this bout, and he feels the damage Neer…

October 15th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This Friday’s “Bellator” 129 card seems to be a new direction for the promotion. It seems they’ve taken Terry Trebilcock’s old King of the Cage formula and farmed out the Bellator name to some random Midwestern promotion running random Midwestern fights between random, once-moderately-named Midwestern fighters. Oh… this really is a Bellator card? My only…

October 15th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 129 welterweight Josh Neer as he prepares for his upcoming main event against Paul Bradley this Friday night (October 17, 2014) at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The former UFC standout knows his opponent well and he feels that will give him an advantage as they prepare…

October 8th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Bellator continues their yo-yo between bouts that are simply fun, and bouts that are relevant. This week we get the latter, as top 10 bantamweight in the world, Bellator champion Eduardo Dantas returns to action for just the second time in 2014 against interim champ Joe Warren. Both men have been plagued with concussion issues…

October 1st, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 127 featherweight Justin Wilcox as he prepares for his upcoming main event bout against Daniel Straus this Friday (October 3rd, 2014) at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. The former Strikeforce standout and Bellator tournament finalist has a stern test in front of him and he’s changing things…

October 1st, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Bellator has been extremely inconsistent with their cards since returning to their weekly schedule. Scott Coker has made the right call to move on from the weekly schedule next year, as the organization simply does not have the roster to sustain such a high volume. In the meantime they’ll put on cards like Bellator 125,…

October 1st, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 127 featherweight Daniel Straus as he prepares for his upcoming main event bout against Justin Wilcox this Friday (October 3, 2014) at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. The former Bellator featherweight champion has a stiff test in front of him, but he feels his natural as…

October 1st, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 127 lightweight Saad Awad as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout against Sergio Rios this Friday (October 3, 2014) at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. The former Bellator tournament finalist expects a tough test against the talented unbeaten grappler, but he feels his MMA…