Bellator 163 and CES 39 Closing Odds and Results

javy-ayalaBellator was back in action last night (Friday, October 21, 2016) for its 163nd event. The event featured a headlining bout with a light heavyweight championship fight between champion Liam McGeary and challenger Phil Davis. Also, New England-based promotion CES MMA held its 39th event which was broadcast on AXS TV. Overall on the night, three betting favorite were victorious while two underdogs picked up wins based on Several Bookmakers‘s closing odds. Bellator 163 Favorites That Won In the main event of the evening, Phil Davis absolutely blew champion Liam McGeary out of the water, repeatedly taking him down, advancing to mount and working for submissions en route to winning one of the most one-sided five round decisions of all time. Davis pulled it out as a -305 (Bet $305 to win $100) favorite while McGeary was a +275 underdog. In a welterweight attraction, Brennan Ward took on Saad Awad, who was moving up to the division from lightweight, and he gave him a rude welcome with a vicious knockout less than 90 seconds into the first round. Ward came through as a slight -115 favorite while Awad was +105.   Bellator 163 Underdogs that Won In the biggest upset of the evening, heavyweight Javy Ayala ruined Sergei Kharitonov’s return to the cage with a brutal first round knockout. Ayala wasn’t known for his gas tank, but he clipped Kharitonov and put him away in just 16 seconds. Ayala was victorious despite being a massive +380 (Bet $100 to win $380) underdog while Kharitonov lost as a -430 favorite.   CES 39 Favorites that Won In a featherweight contest, undefeated prospect Manny Bermudez kept his spotless record intact with a split decision victory over veteran Saul Almeida. Bermudez was a -210 favorite while Almeida was +160.   CES 39 Underdogs that Won In the main event of the evening, Wilfredo Santiago Jr pulled off a shocker by knocking out TUF veteran Chuck O’Neil inside the first minute. Santiago Jr pressured O’Neil into a firefight with a barrage of punches which backed O’Neil against the fence before putting him down for the count with a wicked right hand. Santiago Jr was a +260 underdog while O’Neil lost as a hefty -380 betting favorite.

Written by Brian Hemminger

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