Bellator 237 goes down this Saturday, December 28th, from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan — with former PRIDE FC icons, Fedor Emelianenko and Rampage Jackson, doing battle in the main event. Bloody Elbow is here with the betting lines.
The marquee matchup for Bellator Japan is a close fight according to oddsmakers. Emelianenko is sitting with a moneyline of about -125, while Rampage can be acquired for around +105. The bookies do not believe that these heavy hitters will make it all 15-minutes. The prop bet ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ owns a massively favored line of -600, with ‘Fight goes to decision’ pegged as a beefy underdog at +400. Gambling website, BetOnline.ag has set the over/under for this heavyweight tilt at 1.5 rounds. Bettors can lay the price on the ‘Over’ at a cost of -133, or take the price on the ‘Under’ at a slight underdog value of +103.
The co-main event for Bellator 237 involves the promotion’s former lightweight champ, Michael Chandler, taking on the surging Sidney Outlaw. Chandler is moderately favored here, and why shouldn’t he be? The former 155-pound king is on the books as a -325 betting favorite. As for Outlaw, he is playing the underdog role here, registering at a tick of +275. Whether or not this one goes the distance is up in the air for the bet-setters. The exotic bet ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ and ‘Fight goes to decision’ both possess favored values of -115.
The heaviest betting favorite of the entire Bellator Japan main card is Michael Page. He is currently swimming in a major mark of -850, with his opponent, Shinsho Anzai, on the table with a hefty dog tag of +575. Also on the main card, Lorenz Larkin is largely favored, at -460, over Keita Nakamura, at +365, Goiti Yamauchi at -310 is liked over Daron Cruickshank at +255, and Ilara Joanne owns a -112 line over Kana Watanabe at -103.
Check out the Bellator 237 betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:
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