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Bellator NYC midweek betting odds: Chael Sonnen opens as favorite over Wanderlei Silva

The betting odds are in for Saturday’s Bellator NYC as the main event has Chael P. Sonnen opening up as the favorite against his longtime rival Wanderlei Silva.

UFC 148 Preview: Chael Sonnen Workout Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Bellator MMA is headed to New York City for Bellator 180, and Bloody Elbow is bringing you all of the betting odds for Viacom’s PPV event. The marquee matchup will witness Chael Sonnen (-165) finally square off with longtime rival Wanderlei Silva (+125), with the co-main event being the rescheduled heavyweight tilt Fedor Emelianenko (-105/+120) vs. Matt Mitrione (-135).

There will be 3 world titles on the line at Bellator NYC:

Douglas Lima (+140) vs. Lorenz Larkin (-180): Welterweight

Michael Chandler (-675) vs. Brent Primus (+425): Lightweight

Phil Davis (-125) vs. Ryan Bader (-115/+102): Light Heavyweight

The heaviest favorite at Bellator NYC comes to us by way of Neiman Gracie and his astronomical line of -900, as he takes on the events largest underdog Dave Marfone (+500). For some reason, Ryan Couture has been set at a sizable favorite line of -600, as he takes on the +400 Haim Gozali. It’s not that Couture doesn’t have a reasonable chance of winning, it’s just seeing him with such a long line should be cringe-worthy to the avid combat sports gambler.

There are 2 fights in which both competitors can be found at favorite odds. Fedor Emelianenko can be found at both plus and minus lines to the solid favorite Matt Mitrione, and Ryan Bader is playing both sides of the fence as Bellator’s light heavyweight king, Phil Davis, can only be found with a negative tag.

Saturday’s Bellator NYC main card will air live on Pay-Per-View at 10:00 P.M. ET with the prelims starting at 8:00 P.M. ET on Spike TV. The Bellator 180 prelims will be streaming on the interweb for your viewing pleasure, starting at 6:00 P.M. ET.

Check out the Bellator NYC betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:

Check out the Bellator NYC betting odds, courtesy of BestFightOdds.com:

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Michael Chandler vs. Brent Primus: Lightweight Title

As the Bellator NYC betting odds are still fresh on the market, there hasn’t been much action as of yet. Some early coin has flown in for Bellator’s lightweight champion Michael Chandler (-675) as he has pulled away from his opening moneyline of -565. On the other side of the token, the betting public hasn’t shown much attention to the less experienced Brent Primus (+425), who has shot up a bit from his initial dog tag of +375. Believe it or not, these odds may grow even wider than they are now as we approach fight day.

Suggestions:

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva: Light Heavyweight

Betting on Chael Sonnen or Wanderlei Silva, at this stage in their careers, is a really bad idea. Period.

Douglas Lima vs. Lorenz Larkin: Welterweight Title

If you think Bellator’s welterweight champion Lima can shutdown the kicking game of Larkin en route to retaining his title, then Douglas Lima at +165 is your ticket.

Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader: Light Heavyweight Title

If you’re feeling some Phil Davis, and his sky high confidence, in a 5 rounder with Ryan Bader, then you should be able to grab up the light heavyweight king at a rather reasonable rate. Phil Davis @ -115 is your look.

Be sure to check back in with Bloody Elbow to catch the final betting odds on fight day, as the moneylines tend to shift a bit following the weigh-ins. All of your event coverage including play-by-play, results, highlights, and more can be found right here at BloodyElbow.com. Happy hunting!