Opening Odds For Bellator 297: Nekmov vs. Romero


Bellator 297: Nekmov vs. Romero takes place on Friday, June 16 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 297 Odds

Vadim Nemkov -325
Yoel Romero +250

Patricio Pitbull -240
Sergio Pettis +190

Corey Anderson -225
Phil Davis +185

Gokhan Saricam -176
Daniel James +146

Vladimir Gouvea -476
Gabriel Sayeg +282

Kyle Crutchmer -350
Bobby Nash +275

Gadzhi Rabadanov -500
Pieter Buist +375

Ramazan Kuramagomedov -260
Jaleel Willis +200

Shamil Nikaev -275
Michael Hamel +215

Norbert Novenyi -160
Kamil Oniszczuk +130

Archie Colgan -115
Emmanuel Sanchez -115

Alex Polizzi -165
Karl Moore +135

Imam Khizriev -600
Richie Smullen +425

Jordan Newman -900
Matthew Perry +600

Cody Law -325
Edwin Chavez +250

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds For Bellator 297:

  • Headlining Bellator 297 is the next title defense for light heavyweight champ Vadim Nemkov, who takes on Yoel Romero. Nemkov won the 205lbs Grand Prix when he beat Corey Anderson in the finals to extend his win streak. He is one of the best fighters in the world in his weight class, and he could potentially hold his belt for a long time. Romero is going to try and change that, but at age 46, it’s hard to see him having any sort of success here even though he is coming off of a couple of nice wins. Nemkov is the clear favorite, then, to win this fight.
  • Also on the card is a bantamweight title bout between the champion Sergio Pettis and the former 145lbs and 155lbs champion Patricio Pitbull, who will be looking to make history as the first three-division champion in Bellator and major MMA history. Pitbull opened up as the betting favorite for this fight, but you can’t count out Pettis, who has looked exceptional overall in Bellator. Pitbull will likely win the fight, but Pettis has a better chance than the odds say.

Written by Adam Martin.


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