Opening Odds For Bellator 294: Carmouche vs. Bennett 2


Bellator 294: Carmouche vs. Bennett 2 takes place on Friday, April 21 at Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. 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 294 Odds

Liz Carmouche -255
Deanna Bennett +215

Tim Johnson -155
Said Sowma +135

Sara McMann -250
Arlene Blencowe +210

Danny Sabatello -800
Marcos Breno +575

Levan Chokheli -155
Michael Lombardo +135

Killy Mota -225
Kenneth Cross +190

Tyrell Fortune -150
Sergey Bilostenniy +130

Cris Lencioni -170
Blake Smith +145

Sharaf Davlatmurodov -500
Anthony Adams +385

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds For Bellator 294:

  • Headlining Bellator 294 is a women’s flyweight title bout between the champion Liz Carmouche and contender Deanna Bennett, which is actually a rematch. These two previously met in 2020, with Carmouche winning by third-round submission in her Bellator debut. Since leaving the UFC, Carmouche is a perfect 5-0 in Bellator with four stoppage wins and she is now the champion. As for Bennett, she has won three straight fights since her loss to Carmouche, including consecutive decision wins over Justine Kish. While Bennett is certainly a capable fighter in her own right, Carmouche is definitely the superior grappler, and she should be able to use her wrestling and submission skills to take Bennett down and finish her.
  • Also on the card is a heavyweight bout between Tim Johnson and Said Sowma. Johnson has lost his last three fights in a row and he appears to have reached the decline phase of his MMA career, which overall he has had a good career. As for Sowma, he has lost two straight fights by split decision so this is a crucial fight for him to get the finish in. Overall, this fight could go either way consdiering it’s a heavyweight bout between two powerful punchers. But the oddsmakers opened up Johnson as the favorite due to his vast experience.

Written by Adam Martin.


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