Opening Odds For Bellator 290: Bader vs. Fedor 2


Bellator 290: Bader vs. Fedor 2 takes place on Saturday, February 4 at Kia Forum in Inglewood, California. 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 290 Odds

Ryan Bader -400
Fedor Emelianenko +300

Johnny Eblen -165
Anatoly Tokov +135

Sabah Homasi -225
Brennan Ward +185

Ethan Hughes -300
Yusuf Karakaya +240

Diana Avsaragova -301
Alejandra Lara +241

Max Rohskopf -125
Chris Gonzalez -105

Karl Albrektsson -190
Grant Neal +160

Jornel Lugo -225
Jaylon Bates +185

Akhmed Magomedov -450
Henry Corrales +350

Ali Isaev -325
Steve Mowry +250

Isaiah Hokit -1500
Peter Ishiguro +1000

Darrion Caldwell -115
Nikita Mikhail -115

Mukhamed Berkhamov -225
Lorenz Larkin +185

Neiman Gracie -400
Dante Schiro +300

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds For Bellator 290:

  • The main event of Bellator 290 sees Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader put his title on the line against the legend Fedor Emelianenko in a rematch. These two previously met back in 2019, with Bader winning the fight by first-round knockout. Since then, Bader has defended his heavyweight title several times, while also losing his light heavyweight title during that timeframe. As for Emelianenko, he is now 46 years old and this will be his final MMA fight. He is coming off of two straight knockout wins, but Bader is a different beast than an aging Rampage Jackson and Tim Johnson. Emelianenko has a puncher’s chance, but overall Bader is the younger, more complete fighter and he should be able to defeat Emelianenko again.
  • In the co-main event, Bellator middleweight champion Johnny Eblen takes on Anatoly Tokov. Eblen is coming off a huge win over Gegard Mousasi in his last fight which saw him capture the title. As for Tokov, he has won his last seven fights in a row. On paper, this should be a tremendous fight between two middleweights in their prime. You have to favor Eblen as the champion here, but don’t count out Tokov from pulling off the upset in this fight either.

Written by Adam Martin.


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