Bellator 108 Opening Betting Odds

Bellator-108 MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas today opened the complete betting lines for the Bellator 108 card at Several Bookmakers, and here they are below. ———————– BELLATOR 108: RAMPAGE VS. BELTRAN November 15, 2013 – Ovation Hall at Revel Atlantic City, New Jersey ——————– MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET) Joey Beltran +335 Quinton Jackson -505 Alexander Volkov +165 Vitaly Minakov -215 -Heavyweight title Justin Wilcox +335 Patricio Freire -505 -Season 9 featherweight tournament final Tom McKenna +325 Marcos Galvao -475 Jesus Martinez +335 Nah-Shon Burrell -505 ——————– Adam’s thoughts: In the main event of the evening, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson makes his Bellator debut against Joey Beltran. This is a really awful matchup for a main event, as Jackson is basically being set up for a win here against a mid-tier fighter in Beltran. Although Jackson is on a serious decline, Beltran has gone 1-2, 1 NC since dropping to light heavyweight and I can’t see him having anything for Jackson in this fight unless he somehow is able to cagepress his way to a victory. I won’t bet Jackson here myself at -505 because I don’t want to lay that sort of juice on a declining fighter, but there’s not enough value here on Beltran for me to make a bet, in my opinion. In the heavyweight title fight, Vitaly Minakov challenges title holder Alexander Volkov for the belt. This is probably the most competitive fight on paper, as both Minakov and Volkov are two of the top heavyweight prospects in MMA, and it should play out similarly in the cage. I think that Minakov with his size should be able to take Volkov down to the ground and hold him there or punch him until the ref stops the fight. At the same time, if Volkov is able to survive Minakov’s attacks and take the fight into the later rounds, he will likely have the cardio advantage and could win by late-round TKO. Still, the smart money is on Minakov here, and I think he’ll win the fight. And in the featherweight tournament final, Patricio Freire takes on Justin Wilcox with a title shot against Daniel Straus on the line. This should be a good fight but I’m definitely expecting Freire to get the W here as I think he will be able to keep the fight standing and oustrike Wilcox en route to either a TKO or a decision win. -505 is a high price to pay, but it’s not a horrible idea to parlay Pitbull with some UFC 167 fighters.

Written by Adam Martin.

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