Bellator 116: Ivanov vs Johnson Quick Predictions and Bets

Bellator 116 goes down tomorrow night on Spike TV. The main card starts at 9 pm ET and features the heavyweight tournament semi-finals. We just have one planned bet for the card, but we’ll give you a full run down of all the fights with posted odds!

Ivanov over Johnson: As long as he doesn’t get clipped early, Ivanov should cruise to a decision win. We expect him to spend much of the fight in top position. No bet on this one though as Lavar’s power is worrying.

Volkov over Mo: Volkov should be better in all areas. Unlikely to get the TKO, but should cruise to a decision. Volkov is first leg in our parlay.

Coy over McDonough: Will be watching the odds for this one closely though. We feel it’s much closer than the odds indicate. If McDonough gets up to 3.00 or higher, we’ll likely pull the trigger.

Matyushenko over Beltran: Expecting Matyushenko to use his grappling to control the majority of the fight. The fact that he’s retiring post-fight makes this basically unbettable at current odds.

Halsey over Pacheco: Odds on this one kind of crazy too. Not bettable, but see Halsey winning the majority of the time.

Taimanglo over Emerson: Pick ’em fight like the odds indicate. No bet from us.

Keslar over Parisyan: At 31 and with 33 career fights (5 of which resulted in him being TKO’d), we see Parisyan nearing the end of his career. Keslar is 2 years older, but should be the fresher of the two. We added Keslar to our parlay with Volkov.


Volkov/Keslar Parlay 2 units at 1.79.

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