Bellator 268 is going down this Saturday night (October 16th) from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The promotion’s light heavyweight title will be up for grabs in the main event, when the 13-2 champ, Vadim Nemkov, takes on his 10-1 challenger, Julius Anglickas. In the card’s co-main event, Bellator’s former 205-pound king and current heavyweight ruler, Ryan Bader, will face fellow UFC veteran, Corey Anderson. That match will take place at light heavyweight, but before all of that, let’s take a look at the betting lines.
The oddsmakers have spoken, and they aren't giving Anglickas much of a chance against Bellator’s 205-pound champion. Nemkov is clocking in with a heavily favored moneyline of -550, with Julius possessing an underdog tag of +380. Anglickas has earned three victories since joining the Bellator roster, but he hasn’t yet faced anyone near the caliber of a Vadim Nemkov.
The bookies also don’t believe that Anglickas can last five-full rounds with Nemkov. The proposition ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ is trending with a favored flavor of -175, with a +135 comeback on the ‘Fight goes to decision’ option. The exotic bet ‘Nemkov wins inside distance’ can be found with a favored line of -185, while the ‘Anglickas wins inside distance’ option has been seen with a lofty underdog value of +700.
The co-main event involves a much tighter betting line than the main does. Corey Anderson is listed as a -172 betting favorite, and Ryan Bader is listed as a +140 underdog. Anderson has picked up back-to-back TKO wins since singing with the Bellator promotion, while Bader has captured a belt in two divisions, going 6-1-1 since his departure from the UFC.
The prop ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ holds a small favored moneyline of -155, with a +115 value for the ‘Fight goes to decision’ bet. According to the odds, Ryan’s most likely avenue to victory is a finish. The ‘Bader wins inside distance’ line is on deck at +185, with ‘Bader wins by decision’ looming at a sizable underdog tag of +465. The betting lines say that Corey’s most probable path to getting his hand raised is on the scorecards. At +125 ‘Anderson wins by decision’ is available, or gamblers can jump on ‘Anderson wins by TKO/KO’ at a huge dog value of +315.
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