Bellator 120: Rampage vs King Mo went down tonight on pay-per-view. It was another successful night for The Fight Predictor. We profited 2.90 units and went 2-1 on our bets making Bellator 120 our sixth straight profitable event. We managed to avoid many of the betting traps that ended up appearing on this card. The 9.00 (+800) Will Brooks managed to beat Michael Chandler, the 4.65 (+365) Tito Ortiz defeated Alexander Shlemenko and the 2.85 (+185) King Mo came inches away from defeating Rampage Jackson.
Our final bet of the night was a 2 unit play on the under 2.5 rounds in Michael Chandler vs Will Brooks. We got odds of 1.81 (-123), but by fight time it had fallen as low as 1.68 (-147). Round 1 saw Chandler get a couple takedowns and most of the round in top control. Round 2 also saw Chandler getting takedowns at will and staying on the top for the most part besides a short time when Brooks had his back. Round 3 saw Brooks turn the tables, maintaining a body triangle and getting the mount with ground and pound for significant time. It was very close to a 10-8 round. Obviously by the end of the third round, our bet was sunk so we lost 2 units . The result of the fight was a surprising split decision victory for Will Brooks. Especially surprising considering you could have bet him at 9.00 (+800) pre-fight.
Our first two bets of the night were on Alexander Volkov to defeat Blagoy Ivanov, 2 units at 2.35 (+135) and 2 units on the under 1.5 rounds at 2.10 (+110). The first round was relatively even, with Ivanov controlling the action against the cage for most of the round and Volkov winning the striking when they were standing in the middle of the cage. The second round was pretty similar, except Ivanov began trying to force takedowns which Volkov capitalized on by taking his back. Volkov made no mistake, locking up a rear naked choke at 1:08 of the second round meaning both our bets cash! We profit a total of 4.90 units.
Next up for us is UFC 173. We posted our main card predictions and bets earlier this week and we’ll have our full picks out by mid-week next week!
Volkov over Ivanov. 2 units at 2.35. (+2.70 units)
Under 1.5 Rounds – Ivanov/Volkov. 2 units at 2.10. (+2.20 units)
Under 1.5 Rounds – Chandler/Brooks. 2 units at 1.81. (-2.00 units)
Event Record: 2-1
Event Profit: 2.90 Units