Opening Odds For Bellator 262: Velasquez vs. Kielholtz


Bellator 262: Velasquez vs. Kielholtz takes place on Friday, July 16 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 262 Odds

Juliana Velasquez -300
Denise Kielholtz +240

Tyrell Fortune -200
Matt Mitrione +160

Matheus Mattos -200
Cee Jay Hamilton +160

Arlene Blencowe -200
Dayana Silva +160

Johnny Eblen -500
Travis Davis +375

Ronny Markes -185
Said Sowma +155

Cody Law -500
Theodore Macuka +375

Roman Faraldo -600
John Ramirez +400

Diana Avsaragova -900
Gabriella Gulfin +550

Johnny Soto -300
Adil Benjilany +240

Charlie Campbell -200
Nick Giulietti +160

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds For Bellator 262

  • The main event of Bellator 262 sees the promotion’s dominant 125lbs champion Juliana Velasquez take on challenger Denise Kielholtz. The 34-year-old Velasquez is a perfect 11-0 in MMA and is a perfect 6-0 in MMA. In her last fight, she defeated former champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane to take the title in what was a very impressive performance. For her first title defense, Velasquez will put her title on the line when she takes on Kielholtz, who is 6-2 overall in MMA, including a 6-1 mark in Bellator since making the transition from kickboxing to mixed martial arts. Kielholtz has won her last four straight fights and is showing that she is becoming a true MMA fighter with submission wins to go along with knockouts. That being said, the champ Velasquez opened as a big favorite here, giving her plenty of respect as the champ.
  • The co-main event is a heavyweight bout between Tyrell Fortune and Matt Mitrione. Fortune is 10-1, 1 NC overall in Bellator and he has won his last two fights in a row. As for Mitrione, he is 4-3, 1 NC overall in his Bellator run. At age 43 and having not won a fight since 2018, though, “Meathead” finds himself as a sizeable underdog against Fortune despite more experience.

Written by Adam Martin.


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