MMA Odds and Ends for Thursday: Bellator 93 Closing Odds & Results

Bellator-93 Bellator 93 took place in Lewiston, Maine, tonight and overall, out of three fights available to bet on, two closing underdogs won and one fight ended in a No Contest. Here’s a betting recap for the event based on closing MMA odds: BELLATOR BETTING FAVORITES THAT WON No betting favorites on this card won. BELLATOR BETTING UNDERDOGS THAT WON In the main event of the evening, Dave Jansen won a close unanimous decision victory over Marcin Held to win the Bellator lightweight tournament title, $100,000 in cash, and the opportunity to fight Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler for the belt sometime in the coming months. It was a difficult fight to score, with Held clearly winning the first round and Jansen clearly winning the second, with the decision coming down to how you scored the third round. Although Jansen was on top and throwing ground and pound, Held was constantly going to submissions and so the way you score that round depends on whether you favor damage/control over submission attempts/attempts to finish the fight. Ultimately, Jansen won, and if you bet him, congrats. Jansen closed as a +115 underdog (bet $100 to win $115), while Held closed as a -125 favorite (bet $125 to win $100). In a featured heavyweight fight, Ryan Martinez knocked out veteran Travis Wiuff in only 18 seconds to likely qualify the Bellator’s next heavyweight tournament. There really isn’t much to say about this fight — it was basically Martinez walking forward and slugging bombs until Wiuff went down. Martinez closed as a +121 underdog, while Wiuff closed as a -131 favorite. OTHER MMA ODDS AND ENDS In the opening bout of the evening, Waachiim Spiritwolf and Marcus Davis fought to a No Contest, meaning no cash was awarded to bettors. Spiritwolf took a nasty knee to the groin from Davis early in the first round, and after lying on the canvas in pain for five minutes, the fight was called off and deemed a No Contest. Davis closed as a -165 favorite, while Spiritwolf closed as a +155 underdog. Also, although the fight wasn’t available to bet on, it’s worth pointing out that Michael Page made a spectacular debut in Bellator FC as the British striker finished his opponent in just 10 seconds. Look for Page — who is often compared to Anderson Silva — to enter a Bellator tournament in the near future. And in other news, Dan Hardy is injured and out of his UFC on FOX 7 bout against Matt Brown, and the replacement is none other than young Canadian welterweight prospect Jordan Mein, who is fresh off a TKO win over Dan Miller at UFC 158. The fight between Mein and Brown should be nothing but fireworks, and it should be close to a Pick ’em when the MMA odds for the fight open up.

Written by Adam Martin.

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