Opening Betting Odds for Bellator 250: Mousasi vs. Lima


Bellator 250: Mousasi vs. Lima takes place on Thursday, October 29 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. 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 250 Odds

Gegard Mousasi -137
Douglas Lima +110

Henry Corrales -345
Brandon Girtz +260

Desiree Yanez -149
Veta Arteaga +120

Sabah Homasi -130
Bobby Voelker +100

Nick Newell -260
Zach Zane +200

Jake Hager -300
Brandon Carlton +240

Taylor Johnson -300
Johnny Eblen +240

Cody Law -115
Orlando Ortega -115

Adam Borics -185
Erick Sanchez +155

Ty Gwerder -150
Dalton Rosta +120

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds For Bellator 250:

  • The main event is an incredible dream fight between two of Bellator’s top fighters as Mousasi takes on Lima for the vacant middleweight title. Mousasi has won nine of his last 10 fights including a split decision nod over Lyoto Machida in his last outing. He also has wins over the likes of Rory MacDonald, Chris Weidman, Uriah Hall, and Thiago Santos, with his lone recent loss coming against Rafael Lovato Jr. As for Lima, he is moving up from welterweight for this fight in order to challenge for his second title in Bellator. Lima has won his last three fights and six of his last seven fights and has proven himself beyond doubt at 170lbs. I love that Lima is challenging himself at middleweight, and he should certainly be competitive with Mousasi. As good as Mousasi is, he did show some holes in his game against Lovato Jr., whereas Lima has been in top form as of late. Lima is certainly a live dog here when he takes on Mousasi.
  • The co-main event is an interesting featherweight fight between Corrales and Girtz. Corrales is one of the most underrated featherweights in Bellator and has notable wins over the likes of Aaron Pico, Georgi Karakhanyan, and Cody Bollinger. He is coming off two straight losses, but they came against top talent in the form of top contender Darrion Caldwell and new champion Juan Archuleta. As for Girtz, he is a long-time lightweight contender in Bellator who is now dropping down to 145lbs. Girtz has lost two of his last three fights coming into this bout, but they were losses to top fighters in Michael Chandler and Myles Jury. Overall, Girtz is just 2-5 over his last seven fights. Corrales is a big favorite here but the line is completely justified in my opinion. I see Corrales taking it to Girtz in this fight and potentially even getting the finish.
  • A women’s flyweight bout sees Yanez make her Bellator debut against Arteaga. Yanez is coming off of a split decision loss in Combate that snapped a four-fight win streak for her in XFO and LFA. As for Arteaga, all but one of her pro bouts have come in Bellator, where she has gone 4-4 overall. Arteaga is coming off of back-to-back losses to champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and Alejandra Lara but she does have a couple of impressive finishes in the promotion. The opening line was close here but I feel like Arteaga with all of her Bellator experience should actually be a small favorite.

Written by Adam Martin.


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