Bellator 156 Closing Odds and Results

Eduardo DantasBellator was back in action last night (Friday, June 17, 2016) for its 156th event. The event was hit by a few injuries with a planned return of former champion Douglas Lima being switched up, but overall the night was pretty exciting. Overall on the night, four betting favorites were victorious while zero underdogs picked up wins based on Several Bookmakers‘s closing odds. Bellator 156 Favorites That Won In the main event of the evening, bantamweight champion Marcos Galvao has history repeat itself as his friend Eduardo Dantas defeated him in their rematch. This time, however, Dantas did not finish Galvao, instead picking apart the Brazilian over five rounds to win a one-sided unanimous decision. Dantas was -290 (Bet $290 to win $100) while Galvao closed at +260 (Bet $100 to win $260). In a welterweight bout, Chidi Njokuani put on a clinic against late injury replacement Thiago Goncalves. Njokuani landed several stiff jabs which hurt Goncalves throughout the contest, and finally connected with a heavy kick in the third round which set up a TKO finish with follow-up strikes. Njokuani proved worthy of his -295 price tag while Goncalves was a +265 dog. In the opening bout of the main card, Chris Honeycutt wasn’t able to get his wrestling going against fellow middleweight Mikkel Parlo, but he did manage to utilize his improving striking, landing heavy straight punches and jabs over the course of three rounds to pick up a decision victory. Honeycutt was a -165 favorite while Parlo was +155. Bellator 156 Underdogs that Won In a middleweight bout, John Salter pulled off a huge shocker, opening up a bad cut against former champion Brandon Halsey early in the first round and then slapping on a triangle choke later in the fight to force Halsey to tap out. Salter was a huge +355 underdog while Halsey lost despite being a -400 betting favorite.  

Written by Brian Hemminger

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