Opening Odds For Bellator 289: Stots vs. Sabatello


Bellator 289: Stots vs. Sabatello takes place on Friday, December 9 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 289 Odds

Rafael Stots -115
Danny Sabatello -115

Juliana Velasquez -140
Liz Carmouche +110

Magomed Magomedov -120
Patchy Mix -110

Dalton Rosta -400
Anthony Adams +300

Theo Haig -400
Kareem Kline +300

Denise Kielholtz -150
Ilara Joanne +120

Cody Law -240
Chris Lencioni +190

Kyle Crutchmer -220
Jaleel Willis +180

Kai Kamara -200
Kevin Boehm +160

Mark Lemminger -115
Michael Lombardo -115

Jared Scoggins -500
Cass Bell +375

Patrick Downey -300
Christian Echols +240

Lucas Brennan -550
Dre Miley +400

Randi Field -260
Kristina Katsikis +200

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds For Bellator 289:

  • Headling Bellator 289 is a five-round interim bantamweight title bout between Rafael Stots and Danny Sabatello, a fight that is also part of the 135lbs tournament. Stots is on a 10-fight win streak at the moment and he’s won all six of his fights in Bellator, including knocking out Juan Archuleta to win the interim bantamweight belt with champion Sergio Pettis injured. As for Sabatello, he’s on a seven-fight win streak and he’s won his last three fights in a row for Bellator. The oddsmakers opened this fight up as a Pick ’em and it’s a very close one on paper. Stots has the belt, but Sabatello’s wrestling means he can win any MMA fight.
  • Also on the card is another bantamweight tournament bout, this time between Magomed Magomedov and Patchy Mix. Magomedov has won three of his four fights in Bellator, with his lone defeat in the promotion coming against Stots. Mix, on the other hand, is 5-1 overall in Bellator, including winning his last three fights in a row. Overall this should be another competitive bantamweight tournament bout between two well-rounded fighters. However, Magomedov opened up as a very slight favorite according to the oddsmakers.

Written by Adam Martin.

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