Bellator 101 took place in Portland, Oregon tonight and the event was a lot of fun to watch, with four men moving onto the semifinals of the lightweight tournament and one of the promotion’s stars winning in the main event.
Overall, all seven favorites on the card won while zero underdogs cashed in a card full of mismatches.
Here’s a betting recap for Bellator 101 based on the closing results at 5Dimes Sportsbook:
Bellator 101 Favorites That Won
In the main event of the evening, Joe Warren defeated Nick Kirk via second-round submission. Warren now moves on to the finals of the bantamweight tournament against Travis Marx. Warren closed as a -570 favorite (bet $570 to win $100), while Kirk lost as a +480 dog (bet $100 to win $480).
In the last lightweight quarterfinal, Alexander “Tiger” Sarnavskiy submitted UFC vet Marcus Davis in the first-round with a rear-naked choke. Sarnavskiy was -570, while Davis was +480.
In the third lightweight quarterfinal, Ricardo Tirloni defeated Rich Clementi via unanimous decision to cash as a -240 favorite, while Clementi lost as a +220 dog. Tirloni will take on Sarnavskiy in the lightweight semifinals.
In the second lightweight quarterfinal, Will Brooks dominated veteran John Alessio en route to a decision win. Brooks scored as a -290 fav, while Alessio lost as a +260 underdog.
In the first lightweight quarterfinal of the night, Saad Awad submitted Martin Stapleton with a first-round rear-naked choke. Awad was -175, while Stapleton was +165. Awad will next take on Brooks in a rematch in the other lightweight semifinals.
In a welterweight match, hometown boy Nathan Coy grinded out Andy Urich for a unanimous decision win. Coy was -380, while Urich was +315.
In a lightweight bout, Marcin Held knocked our the durable Ryan Healy in the first round to become the first alternate in the lightweight tourney. The 21-year-old Held was a -290 favorite, while the 30-year-old Healy was a +265 dog.