Bellator 135 Closing Odds and Results

UFC Fighter PortraitsBellator 135 took place tonight (Friday, March 27, 2015) at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma, and overall the card was exciting as it featured a bantamweight title fight and several other top performances from some solid veterans. Overall from a betting perspective, three favorites and one underdog won based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakers. Here’s a quick recap for each fight. Favorites That Won In a bantamweight bout, LC Davis and Hideo Tokoro put on a fight for the ages. Both men provided a complete mixed martial arts bout, trading knockdowns, takedowns, submission attempts and sweeps over the course of three incredibly entertaining rounds. It was one of the best fights in Bellator history and definitely the best fight of 2015 thus far regardless of promotion. In a fitting conclusion, the bout went to a split decision where Davis eeked out a victory as a hefty -375 favorite (bet $375 to win $300) while Tokoro was on the losing end at +335 (bet $100 to win $335). In a middleweight contest, former UFC standout Francis Carmont made his Bellator debut against Guilherme Viana. Carmont was able to control the pace of the first two rounds with a mixture of clinch control, superior striking and takedowns, even hurting Viana badly in round two. Viana fought back valiantly in round three, even taking Carmont’s back and threatening a rear naked choke, but Carmont fended him off and walked away with a unanimous decision victory. Carmont got back on track as a -335 fav while Viana failed to deliver as a +305 dog. In the opening bout of the main card, lightweight Ryan Couture defeated Dakota Cochrane via first round submission. Cochrane was the first man to land a takedown, but Couture forced a scramble and wound up on Cochrane’s back, where he eventually was able to secure a rear naked choke. It only took 3:23 to conclude and Couture came through as a -135 betting favorite while Cochrane lost as a +125 underdog. Underdogs That Won In the main event of the evening, Marcos Galvao challenged bantamweight champion Joe Warren for the Bellator 135 pound title. Both men had their moments in the first round, but Galvao shocked the world when he landed a brutal kneebar in round two where referee John McCarthy stepped in and put a stop to the contest when Warren audibly screamed in pain, ending the contest via verbal submission.  Galvao earned his redemption as +150 underdog while Warren failed to defend his belt at -160.

Written by Brian Hemminger

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