MMA Odds and Ends for Monday: Three Crazy Bellator 106 Prop Bets That Cashed Big

Emanuel Newton If you’re a regular reader of, you know that the Monday after every UFC event, I do a post called Five Crazy Prop Bets That Cashed. Well, we didn’t have a UFC card this past weekend, but we did have the Bellator 106 card, and it was a rare Bellator card where proposition bets were offered at Several Bookmakers. Only three fights on the card had prop bets offered for them, but in those three fights, three massive props hit, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll let you know what they were. Eddie Alvarez Wins By 5-Round Decision In the main event of Bellator 106, Eddie Alvarez defeated Michael Chandler via contentious split decision to win back the Bellator lightweight championship from the man who took it from him two years ago. It was no doubt a competitive fight, but personally I scored it 48-47 for Chandler, giving him rounds one, two and four and Alvarez rounds three and five. Most people I know saw it for Chandler. But any time a fight goes to decision in MMA I never trust the judges, and once again they blew it here. The prop on Alvarez to win by decision was +565, so if you were on that congrats because that’s a terrific number. Special kudos goes out to our own Gabe Killian, who called Alvarez by split decision. Emanuel Newton Wins By 5-Round Decision In a light heavyweight rematch for the interim Bellator 205-pound title, Emanuel Newton once against defeated King Mo, this time via unanimous decision. Although Mo said he thought he won the fight, I believe the judges made the right decision here as I had Newton winning the fight 48-47. I gave Mo rounds one and five, but Newton won rounds two, three and four and deserved to get his hand raised. The prop bet on Newton to win by decision was +1000, so if you cashed that one out, congrats on your winnings. Daniel Straus Wins By 5-Round Decision And in the third title fight on the card, Daniel Straus absolutely dominated Pat Curran over the course of five rounds to win the Bellator featherweight championship. In fact, I gave Straus every round on my scorecard for a clean sweep. Of all the fighters on the card, I was most impressed by Straus, who was relentless with his wrestling and who held his own in the striking department against Curran, man who made believed was the No. 2 featherweight in the world behind Jose Aldo coming into the fight. Straus by decision was  +515, so anyone who hit that one likely had a good night on Saturday. Also, congrats if you were on Straus at the moneyline at +380, as well, because that provided a tremendous return.

Written by Adam Martin.

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