Bellator 149 Closing Odds and Results

Derek_Campos.0.0In an event which was all about the sideshow last night (Friday, February 19, 2016), Bellator 149 delivered some memorable performances mostly in very bad ways with bouts that featured a pair of former Miami streetfighters as well as a rematch of UFC 1 veterans. Overall, on the night two betting favorites were victorious while three underdog picked up wins based on Several Bookmakers‘s closing odds. Bellator 149 Favorites That Won In the co-main event of the evening, heavyweight Kimbo Slice took on Dada 5000 in one of the most comical bouts in mixed martial arts history. Both men’s claim to fame was their street fighting prowess from YouTube many years ago, but only Slice (real name Kevin Ferguson) had pivoted that success into mixed martial arts. Dada 5000 (real name Dhafir Harris) had little to no actual MMA training or experience and it showed. Slice quickly secured a takedown and achieved mount, but both men were exhausted and gassed by the midway point of the first frame. Unable to finish each other, they turned the bout into a wild slopfest which saw Slice have his moments. Both men practically needed oxygen to get off their stools as the bout shockingly went to the third round, where Slice clipped Harris with an uppercut that eventually sent him toppling to the cage floor where the bout was finally put to a halt. Slice was victorious as a hefty -125 (Bet $125 to win $100) favorite while Dada 5000 was stopped as a +105 (Bet $100 to win $105) underdog. . In the opening bout of the main card, featherweights Emanuel Sanchez and Daniel Pineda threw down in a bout that went to a close decision. Pineda started strong, showcasing his superior Brazilian jiu-jitsu, but as is often the case, he ran out of steam. Sanchez began to take over in the second with a his high pace and constant pressure, even proving willing to take the fight to the ground as long as he could stay in top position. Eventually, two of the three judges sided with Sanchez to give him the victory via split decision. Sanchez came through as a -150 betting favorite while Pineda was defeated as a +140 underdog. Bellator 149 Underdogs that Won In the main event of the evening, original UFC 1 veterans Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock held their trilogy fight. Over 20 years since their first meeting in 1993, both men had a long feeling out process with Shamrock holding the cage center while Gracie fended him off with kicks while circling on the outside. They finally clashed in the clinch, trading knees before what appeared to be a low blow from Gracie crumpled Shamrock into a heap. Shamrock didn’t defense himself from follow-up ground strikes and the ref stepped in to put a halt to it in the first round. The ref never called the groin strike and Gracie was named the victor as a +100 underdog while Shamrock lost at -110. In a lightweight bout, Derek Campos shocked onlookers by knocking out UFC veteran Melvin Guillard. Both men traded blows early in the first round before Campos staggered “The Young Assassin” and spent most of the round in top position on the ground. They threw down again in the second round and this time Campos followed up after hurting Guillard and put him down with blows along the fence. Campos came through as a hefty +260 underdog while Guillard moved to 0-2 under the Bellator banner as a -290 favorite. In a light heavyweight rematch, Linton Vassell started strong against Emanuel Newton, and pulled away late despite suffering multiple low blows which eventually cost Newton a point. Vassell dominated the first round with superior grappling, attaining full mount and back control, but wasn’t able to put the former champion away. Instead, he was content to walk away with a unanimous decision. Vassell was a slight +115 underdog while Newton couldn’t repeat history as a -125 betting favorite.

Written by Brian Hemminger

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