Opening Odds For Bellator 296: Mousasi vs. Edwards


Bellator 296: Mousasi vs. Edwards takes place on Friday, May 12 at Accor Arena in Paris, France. 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 296 Odds

Gegard Mousasi -550
Fabian Edwards +400

Mansour Barnaoui -200
Brent Primus +160

Douglas Lima -170
Costello Van Steenis +140

Thibault Gouti -300
Kane Mousah +240

Saul Rogers -150
Davy Gallon +120

Simon Biyong -115
Jose Augusto -115

Gregory Babene -150
Kyle Stewart +120

Chris Gonzalez -200
Tim Wilde +160

Bourama Camara -260
Romain Debienne +200

Oliver Enkamp -200
Luca Poclit +160

Denise Kielholtz -300
Paula Cristina +240

Steven Hill -260
Nicolo Solli +200

Fabacary Diatta -450
Aridane Romero Rodriguez +350

Asael Adjoudj -400
Georges Sasu +300

Brett Johns -550
Marcirley Alves +400

Sarvarjon Khamidov -700
Kevin Petshi +500

Yves Landu TBD
Piotr Niedzielski TBD

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds For Bellator 296:

  • The main event of Bellator 296, Gegard Mousasi takes on Fabian Edwards in a middleweight bout. Mousasi lost his belt to Johnny Eblen in his last fight, a loss that snapped a four-fight winning streak for him. As for Edwards, he has won his last two fights, including a brutal knockout win over Lyoto Machida. Although Edwards is a solid fighter, Mousasi is a legend, and despite losing to Eblen, Mousasi opened up as a huge betting favorite for this fight.
  • In the co-main event, Mansour Barnaoui takes on Brent Primus. Barnaoui has won his last eight fights in a row, including a big win over Adam Piccolotti in his Bellator debut last year. As for Primus, the former champion has lost two of his last three fights. Although Primus is a former champion, Barnaoui is the better fighter at this point in time and deserves to be favored here. It would be pretty surprising to see him lose, and there might be some good value on him at this opening number for a bet.

Written by Adam Martin.


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