Bellator 111 Closing Odds and Results

Lavar Johnson Bellator 111 is in the books and it was a solid event that featured a bantamweight title defence as well as four heavyweight tournament quarterfinal bouts. Overall, four betting favorites came through with the W while one doggie cashed. Here’s a betting recap for Bellator 111 based on the closing results at Several Bookmakers: Bellator 111 Favorites That Won In the main event of the evening, Eduardo Dantas defeated Anthony Leone via first-round submission (rear-naked choke). Dantas lost the first round with Leone controlling him with his wrestling, but the second round was a different story as Dantas stopped the TD attempts and then managed to secure Leone’s back for the highlight-reel ending. The champ Dantas closed as a -1075 favorite (bet $1075 to win $100), while Leone closed as a +875 underdog (bet $100 to win $875). In the third heavyweight quarterfinal, Mighty Mo defeated Peter Graham via third-round submission (head-and-arm choke). Graham controlled the distance early with his leg kicks, but after he tired Mo was able to close the distance, get the takedown, and eventually finish him off with a sweet submission. Mo cashed at -145, while Graham lost as a +135 dog. In the second heavyweight quarterfinal, Alexander Volkov defeated Mark Holata via first-round TKO (punches). Volkov hit Holata with some baby punches near the cage that caused Holata to turn over and force the referee to intervene. Volkov closed as a -420 favorite, while Holata lost as a +375 dog. In the first heavyweight quarterfinal of the night, Blagoi Ivanov defeated Richard Hale via unanimous decision. Although Hale won the first round with his activity, Ivanov was able to reach his chin in round two and hurt him badly, and then finish strong to take the decision on the judges’ scorecards. Ivanov scored as a -170 favorite, while Hale lost as a +160 dog. Bellator 111 Underdogs That Won In the co-main event of the evening, which was also the fourth heavyweight tournament quarterfinal, Lavar Johnson defeated Ryan Martinez via first-round KO (punches). Martinez took Johnson down early and was controlling him on the ground, but Johnson was able to get to the feet and once he did was able to land a punch behind Martinez’ ear that rocked him and made him fall to the canvas. Johnson cashed as a +125 dog, while Martinez lost as a -135 favorite.

Written by Adam Martin.

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