Prop Plays for Bellator 134

Paul DaleyBellator 134 Date: February 27, 2014 Arena: Uncasville, CT City: Mohegan Sun Arena Bellator Fighting Championship is back this Friday night (Feb. 27, 2015) with Bellator 134: The British Invasion. The event will be live from Connecticut and will feature an entirety of 11 bouts, including a five-fight main card that will be live on Spike TV at 9pm ET, with a five-fight preliminary card preceding it on at 6:45pm ET. There will be one unaired, dark bout. If interested in making this parlay, or any other wagers for this Bellator fight card, you will be able to do so at Several Bookmakerss. My prop plays for Bellator 134 are: Welterweight bout: Andre Santos (+320) vs Paul Daley (-425) Santos by Decision (+515) .35u to win 1.8u I think the most likely outcome to this match-up is Daley winning via T/KO but also think there is a decent chance that Santos can edge out a decision. While he may not find success in securing a submission, I could see the Brazilian making this an ugly fight and grinding out a decision on the judges’ scorecards. At +515, I definitely think it’s worth a stab. Light Heavyweight bout: Linton Vassell (-325) vs Rameu Sokoudjou (+250) Fight Goes to Decision (+325) .2u to win .65u Vassell by Decision (+590) .6u to win 3.54u I’m with the majority in favoring this 205-pound bout to end inside the distance, however I do think that there is a decent chance that this one could play out for all 15-minutes of action for a judges decision. If Vassell doesn’t get an early finish, I think he will grind Sokoudjou out for the remainder of the contest. While I do think Vassell wins inside the distance more often than not, I think the value here is with the decision prop at +590, so that’s the play I’m taking a shot at. Welterweight bout: Brennan Ward (-130) vs Curtis Millender (+100) Fight Goes to Decision (+160) .75u to win 1.2u Ward by Decision (+360) .75u to win 2.7u This is yet another fight I think has a more likely chance to end inside the distance but also think the value lies in the decision props. Ward is fighting in front of his hometown crowd, which was also the case in his last outing where he was finished by Tamdan McCrory within seconds into the fight. I think there is a decent chance that he will fight smart tonight and look to grind out a decision win against Millender using his superior grappling. If he decides to stand with him, there is still a chance that he could end up squeezing out a decision, perhaps one he does not deserve, but I think it would be more likely that somebody gets knocked out or Millender outstrikes Ward en route to a decision victory. If this fight does indeed stay standing, I do think there is a decent chance that both of their chins hold up for three rounds. That said, I am expecting Ward to enter this fight with a grappling-based game-plan, but I can’t say he has very good fight IQ, so it’s possible he could look to win this on the feet. Bottom line, at these underdog odds, I think these are worth playing.

Written by Gabe Killian

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