Bellator 106 Closing Odds & Results

Emanuel Newton 2 Bellator 106 was billed as the biggest event in the promotion’s history and it turned out to be an absolutely fantastic card with a number of upset victories and surprising endings to fights. Overall, six betting favorites hit while four big underdogs scored in an evening of violence that surprised many bettors. Here’s a betting recap for Bellator 106 based on the closing results at 5Dimes Sportsbook: Bellator 106 Underdogs That Won In the main event of the evening, Eddie Alvarez defeated Michael Chandler via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) to become the new Bellator lightweight champion. It was a very close fight and although I scored it for Chandler 48-47, I’m not shocked the judges went the other way. The loss was the first of Chandler’s career but he can at least feel safe in knowing he gets an automatic trilogy match against Alvarez. Alvarez closed as a +260 dog (bet $100 to win $260), while Chandler closed at -290 (bet $290 to win $100) In the co-main event of the evening, Emanuel Newton won the interim Bellator light heavyweight championship with a decision win over King Mo Lawal. Newton outstruck Lawal over the course of the five rounds to take home the judges’ cards and win the title. Newton cashed out as a +250 dog, while Lawal lost at -275. In a featherweight fight for the Bellator world championship, Daniel Straus took home a unanimous decision over Pat Curran to become the new champ. Straus looked fantastic throughout the course of five rounds to easily take the decision and cash out as a huge +380 dog, while Curran lost as a -430 fav. In a featherweight fight that kicked off the main card, Mike Richman knocked out Akop Stepanyan in the first round with punches after getting rocked himself. It was a great comeback by Richman, who hit as a +145 dog, while Stepanyan dropped to 1-4 in Bellator as a -155 fav. Bellator 106 Favorites That Won In the Fight Master finale, Joe Riggs defeated Mike Bronzoulis via unanimous decision to win the show. Riggs used his wrestling to control the match and win as a -220 fav, while Bronzoulis lost as a +200 dog. In a light heavyweight matchup, Brandon Halsey defeated Hector Ramirez via first-round TKO (punches). Halsey closed as a -250 fav, while Ramirez was a +210 dog. In a lightweight fight, Cleber Luciano edged out Joe Camacho for a unanimous decision win. Luciano closed at -265, while Camacho was +225. In a lightweight match, Mike Guymon defeated Aaron Miller via second-round submission (triangle choke). Guymon closed at -120, while Miller was +100. In a lightweight matchup, Josh Smith defeated Darren Smith via unanimous decision. Josh was a -165 fav while Darren was a +145 dog. And finally, in a welterweight dark match, Jesse Jaurez defeated Joe Williams via first-round submission (guillotine choke). Juarez closed as a -165 fav and Williams closed as a +145 dog.

Written by Adam Martin.

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