Opening Odds For Bellator 273: Bader vs. Moldavsky


Bellator 273: Bader vs. Moldavsky takes place on Saturday, January 29 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. 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 273 Odds

Valentin Moldavsky -150
Ryan Bader +120

Islam Mamedov -300
Benson Henderson +240

Henry Corrales -200
Aiden Lee +160

Jaleel Willis -210
Sabah Homasi +170

Darrion Caldwell -185
Enrique Barzola +155

Dalton Rosta -800
Duane Johnson +450

Sullivan Cauley -150
Ben Parrish +120

Chris Gonzalez -160
Saad Awad +130

Lucan Brennan -2000
Ben Lugo +700

Nikita Mikhailov -500
Blaine Shutt +375

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds For Bellator 273:

  • The main event of Bellator 273 features the heavyweight title on the line between champion Ryan Bader and interim champ Valentin Moldavsky. Bader is coming off of a quick TKO loss to Corey Anderson but it was at light heavyweight, where he has been chinnier. Back at heavyweight, Bader should be more durable so he should be more competitive. Then again, Moldavsky is a beast who is on a long win streak and who just won the interim belt in his last fight. It makes sense why Moldavsky is the favorite given the recent poor form of Bader, but that was at 205lbs. At heavyweight, Bader could still have some gas left. With the line reaching -350 and +260 in favorite of Moldavsky, this could be a spot to take a shot on the dog Bader.
  • In the co-main event, it’s a battle of two solid lightweights when Benson Henderson takes on Islam Mamedov. Henderson has lost three straight fights to Brent Primus, Jason Jackson, and Michael Chandler, so despite the losing skid, at least it’s been against good competition. Mamedov, meanwhile, is 20-1-1 and he’s coming off of a big win over Primus. Mamedov is in the prime of his career right now and he should be able to get by Henderson and win this fight.

Written by Adam Martin.


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