Bellator 120 Closing Odds & Results

Will Brooks Bellator 120 took place tonight at Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, and Bellator’s first-ever PPV proved to be a weird, yet overall entertaining way to spend a Saturday night. Overall, four favorites won while five underdogs came through. Here’s a betting recap for Bellator 120 based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakers. Bellator 120 Favorites That Won In the main event of the evening, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson defeated King Mo Lawal via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3). Most believed that Mo did enough with his takedowns to win two rounds, but the judges somehow gave it to Rampage instead in an extremely controversial decision. Rampage closed as a -185 favorite (bet $185 to win $100), while Mo lost as a +170 underdog (bet $100 to win $170). In a welterweight bout that kicked off the main card, Michael Page defeated Ricky Rainey via first-round KO (punch). Page easily outstruck his opponent before finishing him in highlight-reel fashion to cash as a -525 favorite. Rainey lost at +450. In a heavyweight bout, Cheick Kongo defeated Eric Smith via second-round TKO (strikes). Kongo looked poor early in the first round but his cardio held up and he took over in round two, earning an impressive stoppage win. Kongo won as a -725 favorite while Smith closed as a +585 dog. In a lightweight bout, Marcin Held defeated Nate Jolly via first-round submission (armbar). Held got the fight to the ground early in the first and not surprisingly submitted his opponent in highlight-reel fashion. He closed as a -1700 favorite and Jolly lost as a +1100 dog. Bellator 120 Underdogs That Won In the co-main event of the evening, Will Brooks defeated Michael Chandler via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-46) to become the interim Bellator lightweight champion. This was a razor-close fight that could have gone either way but clearly Brooks had a tremendous amount of value as a massive underdog as he was able to win the fight on the judges’ scorecards. Brooks cashed as a massive +800 dog while Chandler lost at -1000. In a light heavyweight super fight, Tito Ortiz defeated Alexander Shlemenko via first-round submission (arm-triangle choke). Ortiz got the fight to the ground early in the first and used his superior strength to win with a nice submission. Ortiz cashed as a +365 dog while Shlemenko won as a -410 favorite. In the heavyweight tournament final, Alexader Volkov defeated Blagoi Ivanov via second-round submission (rear-naked choke). After winning the first round, Ivanov tired and Volkov scored a smooth sub for the victory in the second. Volkov closed as a +105 dog and Ivanov lost as a -115 favorite. In a featherweight bout, Fabricio Guerreiro defeated Shahbulat Shamhalaev via first-round submission (kimura). Guerreiro got a dominant position on the ground and submitted Shamhalaev with a brutal, arm-snapping finish to score as a +285 dog. Shamhalaev, meanwhile, lost as a -315 favorite. And in a featherweight fight that kicked off the televised prelims, Goiti Yamauchi defeated Mike Richman via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3). Yamauchi kept the first two rounds on the feet and outstruck Richman to steal a close decision after fading in the third. He cashed as a +190 dog, while Richman lost as a -210 fav.

Written by Adam Martin.

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