Opening Odds For Bellator 287: Piccolotti vs. Barnaoui


Bellator 287: Piccolotti vs. Barnaoui takes place on Saturday, October 29 at Allianz Cloud Arena in Milan, Italy. 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 287 Odds

Adam Piccolotti -215
Mansour Barnaoui +175

Fabian Edwards -350
Charlie Ward +275

Sarvadzhon Khamidov -650
Jose Tome +475

Thibault Gouti -185
Alfie Davis +155

Saul Rogers -300
Tim Wilde +240

Davy Gallon -200
Daniele Scatizzi +160

Justin Gonzales -300
Andrew Fisher +240

Chiara Penco -285
Manuela Marconetto +225

Yves Landu -240
Walter Cogliandro +190

Simon Biyong -600
Dragos Zubco +425

Costello van Steenis -195
Kamil Oniszczuk +165

Bourama Camara -200
Nicolo Solli +160

Oleg Popov -600
Denis Stojnic +450

Luke Trainer -700
Lucas Alsina +500

Steven Hill -700
Andrea Fusi +500

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds For Bellator 287:

  • The main event of Bellator 287 features lightweights Adam Piccolotti and Mansour Barnaoui. Piccolotti has been in Bellator since 2015, and since then he has achieved a record of 9-4 in the promotion, with notable wins over the likes of Georgi Karakhanyan and Brandon Girtz. As for Barnaoui, he is making his Bellator debut in this bout after having fought all over the world during his career. Although he hasn’t fought for a big North American promotion like the UFC or Bellator, he has fought for big shows such as KSW and M-1, even having fought the likes of UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev to a decision loss. Despite Piccolotti opening as the favorite here, I actually lean towards Barnaoui to pick up the victory as the underdog here.
  • The co-main event of Bellator 287 is a middleweight bout between Fabian Edwards and Charlie Ward. Edwards, the brother of UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards, is 5-2 overall in Bellator, including a brutal KO win over former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida in his last fight. As for Ward, after the UFC cut him following an 0-2 record in the promotion, he’s gone an impressive 7-1 in Bellator. However, Edwards represents a significant step up in competition, and that’s why Edwards is a big favorite in this fight.

Written by Adam Martin.


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