Bellator 147 Closing Odds and Results

Bellator-89It was an event which featured several top contenders earlier tonight (Friday, December 4, 2015) for Bellator 147, which was headlined by a lightweight main event showcasing former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson against unheralded Pablo Villaseca. Overall, on the night four betting favorites were victorious while one underdog picked up wins based on Several Bookmakers‘s closing odds. Bellator 147 Favorites That Won In the main event of the evening, lightweight Josh Thomson dominated an overmatched Pablo Villaseca. Thomson utilized his significantly superior wrestling game, landing takedown after takedown throughout the contest, eventually overwhelming Villaseca with ground and pound to force the referee to stop the action with about one minute left in the second round. In the end, Thomson was victorious as a hefty -1200 (Bet $1200 to win $100) favorite while Villaseca stood no chance as a +1000 (Bet $100 to win $1000) underdog. In the co-main event of the evening, former Bellator featherweight title challenger Daniel Weichel continued his solid run in the promotion with a ho-hum one-sided effort against Georgi Karakhanyan. Weichel nearly won the title earlier this year against Patricio Pitbull, and he used that momentum to simply outwork Karakhanyan over the course of three rounds en route to winning every round on the judges’ scorecards. Weichel held serve as a -130 betting favorite while Karakhanyan lost at +110. In a lightweight battle, Derek Anderson was able to win the rematch against Patricky Pitbull, going 2-0 against the Brazilian. This time around, the fight was even closer than the first, with both men having their moments, particularly Pitbull with a strong second round. Anderson was able to utilize takedown attempts and decent enough striking ability to sway two of the three judges, however, and he picked up a razor thin split decision victory. Anderson squeaked one out as a slight -115 favorite while Pitbull was a +105 dog. In the opening bout of the main card, Adam Piccolotti had his way with fellow lightweight Mario Soto. Piccolotti secured several dominant positions on the ground but was unable to secure a finish in the first frame. That ended in the second after he hurt Soto standing and methodically transitioned to his back to end the bout via rear naked choke. Piccolotti came through as a -190 betting favorite while Soto stood no chance as a +175 underdog. Bellator 147 Underdogs that Won In a middleweight bout, Brian Rogers got back on track by putting on an impressive performance against fellow veteran Virgil Zwicker. Rogers wasn’t able to get much going in the first round other than a late takedown, but after some exciting exchanges in the second (including a low blow), it was Zwicker who hurt Rogers standing. Rogers was able to recover, however, and he scored another takedown, this time transitioning to full mount and then an arm triangle attempt, which forced the tap. Rogers came through as a +120 underdog while Zwicker was defeated as a -130 betting favorite.

Written by Brian Hemminger

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