Opening Betting Odds for Bellator Paris: Kongo vs. Johnson 2


Bellator Paris: Kongo vs. Johnson 2 takes place on Saturday, October 10 at Accor Arena in Paris, France. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the event, and MMAOB staff writer Adam Martin takes a look at the opening odds below.

Bellator Paris Odds

Cheick Kongo -150
Tim Johnson +130

Saul Rogers -225
Arbi Mezdihov +190

Dylan Logan -250
William Gomis +210

Ilias Bulaid -500
Ivan Naccari +375

Fabacary Diatta -190
Dominique Wooding +165

Terry Brazier -300
Yves Landu +250

Maguy Berchel -450
Lucie Bertaud +350

Jean N’doye -600
Ciaran Clarke +425

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds For Bellator Paris:

  • The main event of Bellator Paris is a rematch between former UFC heavyweights Kongo and Johnson. These two previously met back in 2018, with Kongo scoring a brutal first-round KO win. Since then, Kongo has fought twice, defeating Vitaly Minakov via decision and then fighting to a No Contest with Ryan Bader. As for Johnson, he was knocked out by Minakov after he fought Kongo but has since bounced back with knockout wins over Matt Mitrione and Tyrell Fortune. Although I give Johnson a better chance to win this time around given that Kongo is now 45, I still have to lean towards France’s Kongo to win the rematch on home soil.
  • Also on the card, we have former TUF contestant Rogers return to the cage when he takes on Mezhidov. Rogers actually won four fights in the TUF house including notable wins over Ryan Hall and Billy Quarantilo, but he was not brought over to the UFC. Since his stint on TUF, Rogers has gone 3-2 including a 1-1 record in Bellator. As for Mezhidov, he will be making his Bellator debut here after winning his last two fights. Although Rogers is a decent fighter, I actually lean towards the dog here in Mezhidov, who I believe is being undervalued here.
  • Another notable name on the card is Brazier, who takes on Landu. Brazier is just 1-2 so far in Bellator but before coming to the promotion was a standout in BAMMA. I feel like we still haven’t seen the best of Brazier in Bellator. As for Landu, he is the hometown fighter here and this is his Bellator debut after losing by knockout in RIZIN in his last fight. Although I don’t love the opening number on Brazier, I still think you have to pick him to win this fight against Landu.
  • The lone women’s bout on the card appears to be a mismatch between Berchel and Bertaud, at least according to the odds. Berchel is making her promotional debut here after going 1-2 in her last three fights, so the hefty odds surprise me here considering her recent record. As for Bertaud, she is just 2-2 in her MMA career but at least she is coming off of a win in her last fight. I don’t know how anyone could lay that sort of number on an unproven fighter like Berchel. If anything, I would rather take a shot on the dog in Bertaud. But overall, there are way more spots on this card that are better opportunities to place wagers on.

Written by Adam Martin.

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