Five Crazy Bellator 120 Prop Bets That Cashed Big

Cheick Kongo Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on after every UFC event and certain Bellator events that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy Bellator 120 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakers. Rampage Jackson wins by decision (+169) In the main event of Bellator 120, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson edged out King Mo Lawal via controversial unanimous decision. Most observers scored the fight for Lawal but the three cage-side judges saw it for Jackson and the hometown favorite won the fight. The prop on Jackson wins via decision hit at +169, so nice job if you placed a wager on that. Will Brooks wins by decision (+1175) In the biggest upset of the night, Will Brooks became the interim Bellator lightweight champion with a controversial split decision win over Michael Chandler. This fight was way closer than anyone expected, and although most believed Chandler won or the fight was a draw, what no one can deny was that this was Brooks’ breakthrough performance and he needs to be taken seriously now as a top-flight lightweight fighter. The prop on Brooks wins by decision hit at +1175, so congratulations if you threw some cash down on that. Michael Chandler vs. Will Brooks goes the five-round distance (+320) Since most believed Chandler would finish Brooks within the five rounds, the prop on Chandler vs. Brooks goes the full five rounds was available at the price of +320. I thought there would be a finish so I didn’t touch this one, but if anyone out there did you made a very shrewd bet as there was obviously tremendous value on this prop in hindsight. Tito Ortiz wins inside the distance (+930) In the second-biggest upset of the night, Tito Ortiz returned from a two-year layoff to submit Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko with a second-round arm-triangle choke. Ortiz was hit in the body early but was able to push Shlemenko against the fence, get the fight to the ground, and finish off the submission. The prop on Ortiz wins inside the distance hit at +930, so congrats if you nailed that one. Cheick Kongo vs. Eric Smith OVER 1.5 rounds (+155) And in a heavyweight bout that served as the main event of the preliminary card, Cheick Kongo defeated Eric Smith via second-round TKO. The fight was supposed to be a mismatch in Kongo’s favor, but Smith hung in tough and had a competitive first round before making it to the second and finally losing. Still, he lasted long enough that the fight went OVER 1.5 rounds, and that prop cashed at +155.

Written by Adam Martin.

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