Bellator 151/Titan FC 37 Closing Odds and Results

Bubba Jenkins 2In a pair of events which showcased top veteran and prospect talent last night (Friday, March 4, 2016), Bellator 151 and Titan FC 37 had several fighters rise to the occasion, and a few big names come up short. Overall, on the night four betting favorites were victorious while four underdogs picked up wins based on Several Bookmakers‘s closing odds. Bellator 151 Favorites That Won In the main event of the evening, undefeated bantamweight prospect Darrion Caldwell put on a dominant showcase against former champion Joe Warren. Caldwell tossed Warren to the canvas with a beautiful back suplex, then proceeded to take his back and lock in a rear naked choke. The stubborn Warren refused to tap and went unconscious. Caldwell was victorious as a -470 (Bet $470 to win $100) favorite while Queiroz couldn’t quite pull it out as a +415 (Bet $100 to win $415) underdog.   Bellator 151 Underdogs that Won In a welterweight bout, Fernando Gonzalez remained undefeated in Bellator, improving to 5-0 by defeating late injury replacement Gilbert Smith. Smith was game and put up a fight, but Gonzalez mixed up his game well, keeping Smith on the defensive in the stand-up and walking away with a hard-fought split decision victory. Gonzalez was a +115 underdog while Smith was -125. In a featherweight contest, Bubba Jenkins overcame a shaky first round to win a strong decision against Goiti Yamauchi. Yamauchi took Jenkins’ back standing and remained in a strong position for most of the first frame, but Jenkins bounced back by utilizing his wrestling to secure top position for the next two rounds without giving up any sweeps or submissions. Jenkins closed as a +125 dog while Yamauchi was the -135 betting favorite. In the opening bout of the main card, Joseph Taimanglo pulled off a shocker by improving his winning streak to three against UFC veteran Sirwan Kakai. Taimanglo mixed aggressive striking, clinching and submission attempts to convince all three judges to award him two out of the three rounds. Taimanglo pulled out the victory as a heavy +380 underdog while Kakai lost at -430. Titan FC 37 Favorites That Won In a featherweight title bout, Andre Harrison did what Andre Harrison does, pushed the pace and worked for takedowns against a game Steven Siler. Harrison was in control for the majority of the bout, enduring a few blitzes from the UFC veteran, but it was more than enough to convince two judges he had won the fight as Harrison was awarded a split decision victory. Harrison was victorious as a -480 favorite while Siler was a +423 dog. In a flyweight title bout, UFC veteran Tim Elliott survived an early scare against Pedro Nobre to successfully defend his championship. Nobre hurt Elliott early in the fight, but Elliott bounced back with his mixture of aggressive grappling and unorthodox striking attacks to win the following four rounds and take a strong unanimous decision. Elliott was -335 while Nobre was +305. In a lightweight bout, Pat Healy did work against a completely overmatched Muhsin Corbbrey, easily winning a one-sided unanimous decision by taking all rounds on the judges’ scorecards. Healy was a monster -1050 betting favorite while Corbbrey was a +850 underdog. Titan FC 37 Underdogs That Won In what should have been a bantamweight title fight in the main event of the evening, Anderson dos Santos failed to make weight, so the title could only be won by undefeated challenger Ricky Simon. Simon had no answer for dos Santos’ submissions, however, as he was put to sleep in the second round via rear naked choke. Dos Santos was victorious despite being a +375 underdog while Simon failed to hold serve as a -430 favorite.

Written by Brian Hemminger

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