Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sonnen vs Rampage Odds on Fight’s Eve

Sonnen vs Rampage Odds on Fight’s Eve – Bellator 192 hits this Saturday night from the Forum in Inglewood, California with their latest PPV.

The main event of the evening sees Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) taking on Quinton Jackson (37-12) in the opening match of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix. Though both men have dabbled at heavyweight in their careers, both men are best known for their work in lower weight classes. Matching them up in the first round of the tournament puts off a size mismatch against the bigger fighters in the eight man field. Both men are approaching forty years old so it is fair to say this might have been a hell of a match-up ten years ago.

Sonnen returned to Bellator in 2017 after a layoff of more than three years. He is 1-1 thus far, losing his debut against Tito Ortiz before decisioning with archrival Wanderlei Silva this past June. As for Jackson, he had put together a modest five fight winning streak before he lost to Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal this past March. On a side note, Lawal meets Ryan Bader in the final Grand Prix quarter final scheduled for May 11th.

Jackson opened a slight favorite over Sonnen and he is a slightly bigger favorite now that the fight is almost here. Sonnen, for all his trash talk, at times seems to find a way to lose in fights. It almost seems like he is satisfied with competing and not looking to win.

Bellator has put a welterweight title bout between champion Douglas Lima (29-6) and UFC veteran Rory MacDonald (19-4) in the co-feature spot. MacDonald was a long-time UFC contender in the welterweight division but he ended his run with the big show on a two fight losing streak. He made his Bellator debut in impressive fashion, submitting slugger Paul Daley in round two to earn this title shot.

Lima enters the underdog, a sign that the Bellator welterweight division is at least a notch below that of the UFC. MacDonald’s UFC opposition included  BJ Penn, Robbie Lawler, Tyron Woodley and Carlos Condit, all men who held the UFC’s welterweight title at some point in their career. Bellator had a dominant welterweight in Wrestler Ben Askren, but he left and signed with asina MMA giant ONE. That left the impression that Lima, Michael Koreshkov and the rest of Bellator’s 170-pounders were a notch below. Lima would go a long way towards changing that impression if he could land a definitive win over the formidable MacDonald.

The live event at the Forum has nearly 20 fights on the schedule. The pay-per-view portion of the card will feature five fights. The odds for the five PPV fights appear below.

For a look at the opening odds for the entire four-fight quarterfinals of the Bellator Grand Prix, check out “Bellator Grand Prix Odds To Open.”

 

Bellator 192 – The Forum – Los Angeles, California – PPV

Heavyweight 5 rounds –
First Round – Bellator World Grand Prix 2018 Heavyweight Tournament
Chael Sonnen +150 o2½ +105
Quinton Jackson -170 u2½ -125

Welterweight 5 rounds –
Douglas Lima +190 o3½ -150
Rory MacDonald -230 u3½ +130

Lightweight 3 rounds –
Goiti Yamauchi +240 o2½ -150
Michael Chandler -280 u2½ +130

Featherweight 3 rounds –
Henry Corrales -105 o2½ -200
Georgi Karakhanyan -115 u2½ +170

Featherweight 3 rounds –
Shane Kruchten +510 o1½ +105
Aaron Pico -720 u1½ -125

 

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Miguel Iturrate started in the MMA business in the crazy early days of the mid-nineties. He has match-made more than 100 MMA events in Japan, Brazil, Russia and all over the United States, and played an integral role in MMA’s early modern history. Through Hook 'n' Shoot, Florida’s AFC, the Euphoria shows and bodogfight, Iturrate has left an indelible mark on MMA history. He can also lay claim to a record that not even the UFC can by contracting 36 fights in three days.

About Miguel Iturrate

Miguel Iturrate started in the MMA business in the crazy early days of the mid-nineties. He has match-made more than 100 MMA events in Japan, Brazil, Russia and all over the United States, and played an integral role in MMA’s early modern history. Through Hook 'n' Shoot, Florida’s AFC, the Euphoria shows and bodogfight, Iturrate has left an indelible mark on MMA history. He can also lay claim to a record that not even the UFC can by contracting 36 fights in three days.

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