Opening Odds For Bellator 288: Nemkov vs. Anderson 2


Bellator 288: Nemkov vs. Anderson 2 takes place on Friday, November 18 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. 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 288 Odds

Corey Anderson -145
Vadim Nemkov +115

Usman Nurmagomedov -200
Patricky Pitbull +160

Timur Khizriev -180
Daniel Weichel +150

Tyrell Fortune -325
Daniel James +250

Roman Faraldo -280
Levan Chokheli +220

Jairo Pacheco -150
Killy Mota +120

Imamshafi Aliev -650
Sean Connor Fallon +475

Khasan Askhabov -138
Otto Rodrigues +108

Archie Colgan -450
Jesse Hannam +350

Sullivan Cauley -325
Jay Radick +250

Laird Anderson -500
Rob Fenicle +375

Lucas Brennan -325
Nick Talavera +250

Jordan Newman -700
Jayden Taulker +500

Matias Nader -150
Isaiah Hokit +120

Wladmir Gouvea -350
Kory Moegenburg +275

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds For Bellator 288:

  • The main event of Bellator 288 is a rematch between Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov and Corey Anderson. These two met earlier this year, and Anderson was winning the fight until an accidental clash of heads by Nemkov caused a cut and ended the fight, leading to a No Contest. After both men have taken some time off, they are now rematching for the title and the $1 million tournament grand prize on the line. Anderson comes into this fight riding a four-fight unbeaten streak, while Nemkov is unbeaten over his last 10 fights. This should be an excellent rematch, but given how the first fight was going until the No Contest, it makes sense that Anderson is now favored in the rematch to capture the belt.
  • In the co-main event, Bellator lightweight champion Patricky Pitbull fights Usman Nurmagomedov. Pitbull finished Peter Queally to win the vacant lightweight belt last year, while Nurmagomedov is unbeaten in his career with a 15-0 record. Despite Pitbull having plenty of experience fighting in Bellator, you have to favor Nurmagomedov to win this fight.

Written by Adam Martin.


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