Opening Betting Odds for Bellator 252: Pitbull vs. Carvalho


Bellator 252: Pitbull vs. Carvalho takes place on Thursday, November 12 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 252 Odds

Patricio Pitbull -909
Pedro Carvalho +550

Emmanuel Sanchez -189
Daniel Weichel +150

Yaroslav Amosov -400
Logan Storley +300

Aaron Pico -450
John de Jesus +350

Jornel Lugo -150
Schyler Sootho +120

Lucas Brennan -160
Andrew Salas +130

Devin Powell -260
Manny Muro +200

Roman Faraldo -205
Pat Casey +165

Khonry Gracie -325
Trevor Gudde +250

Brandon Phillips -185
Gabriel Vargas +155

Keri Melendez -265
Emilee King +205

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds For Bellator 252:

  • The main event appears to be a mismatch as Pitbull (30-4) puts the featherweight belt on the line against Carvalho (11-3). Pitbull enters this matchup riding a five-fight win streak and he is a two-division champion in Bellator. Carvalho, meanwhile, heads into this massive fight on a six-fight win streak. Although Carvalho is underrated by most fans, I can’t see any way he beats Pitbull in this fight. Look for the champ Pitbull to dominate the fight wherever it goes. I can see Pitbull finishing this fight inside the distance or outpointing Carvalho for a decision.
  • The other featherweight tournament fight is a rematch between Sanchez (19-4) and Weichel (40-11). These two previously fought in 2016, with Weichel winning a split decision. Since then, both men have proven to be two of the top featherweights in Bellator. Sanchez has won six of his last seven fights including his last two in a row heading into this contest. As for Weichel, he won his last fight to snap a two-fight losing skid. Both men are coming off of long layoffs making this an even trickier spot to predict the outcome. Even though he lost the first fight, my lean is towards Sanchez to win a decision here, but I expect it to be very competitive.
  • In a welterweight bout, two undefeated prospects go at is as Amosov (24-0) takes on Storley (11-0). Amosov has never lost and he is a perfect 5-0 since joining Bellator in 2018, including notable wins over Erick Silva and Ed Ruth. As for Storley, he is a dominant wrestler who has won all six of his fights in Bellator since joining the promotion in 2016. I think this fight might be more competitive than some may think due to the grappling skills of Storley. Having said that, I don’t think you can bet against Amosov. My pick is Amosov here to win a competitive decision.
  • Also at featherweight, top prospect Pico (6-3) takes on de Jesus (13-8). Pico has won his last two fights after being stopped in back-to-back fights in upset fashion to Adam Borics and Henry Coralles. No surprise as once again Pico is a massive betting favorite here against de Jesus. Although his opponent has three wins in a row and has more experience overall, de Jesus isn’t getting much respect at the betting window thus far. At this point, you can’t lay a huge number on Pico as he isn’t trustworthy, but I wouldn’t touch de Jesus here either.

Written by Adam Martin.

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