Bellator MMA is one of the leading mixed martial arts promotions in the world. Many would place Bellator behind only the UFC. As such, Bellator betting odds are widely available from the best sportsbook. It is easy to bet on Bellator, which features several high-profile fighters and top-tier main events.
Bellator MMA is a well-known Mixed Martial Arts promotion that places great value on the independent regulation of the sport. Since 2010, Bellator has hosted countless events, each of which is either sanctioned and supervised by the State or Tribal Athletic Commission, or a national federation approved and appointed by the government in the jurisdiction where the event is being held.
The Bellator betting odds function similarly to MMA betting odds: the main markets are the moneyline, round totals, and props. You can bet on Bellator fights when the lines are opened, usually during the week of the event. On some occasions, some lines are released much earlier usually for a big fight or event.
These odds can help bettors determine which fighter to wager on and what kind of return they can expect if their chosen fighter comes out on top.
How To Bet On Bellator Fights
If you’re new to betting on Bellator fights, there are a few tips to keep in mind. Firstly, always do your research and study the fighters’ records, styles, and recent performances. This will give you a better idea of which fighter to wager on.
Secondly, be mindful of the odds and try to find value bets. Sometimes, a fighter may be listed as an underdog despite having a higher chance of winning, offering an opportunity for a profitable bet.
Lastly, manage your bankroll responsibly and never bet more than you can afford to lose. With these tips in mind, betting on Bellator fights can be a fun and exciting way to engage with the sport.
MMA Betting Ways
For the moneyline, this is where you bet on which fighter will win the fight. As an American format, the negative number will show you how much you need to wager to win $100 while the positive number reveals how much you win with a $100 stake.
For example, in the Patricio “Pitbull” Freire versus A.J. McKee fight, Pitbull is listed at -140 while McKee is at +120. This means that a stake of $140 is required to win $100 on Pitbull as the favorite. His probability of winning is greater than 50 percent. Meanwhile, McKee will return $120 for every $100. The implied probability of his success is less than 50 percent.
Since it’s MMA, there is almost always a winner. This can come either via knockout, submission, or a decision. However, in the rare event of a draw, all bets are pushed (stakes are returned but there are no winnings).
The other way to bet Bellator MMA fights is through the round totals. This is when you bet on whether the total number of rounds goes over or under the oddsmaker’s totals. These manifest with a fractional number like 2½ or 4½. Like the moneyline, these come with odds like -115 on each side.
For instance, the Pitbull versus McKee fight is lined with a 2½ total. In the fight, Pitbull wins a decision after all five rounds are fought. The correct wager is on the “over” 2½ as there were more than 2½ rounds fight. A wager of $115 would have returned $100 given the -115 odds.
MMA/ BELLATOR PAST EVENTS
|Mar 10, 2023||Bellator 292||San Jose, California||Nurmagomedov vs Henderson|
|February 25, 2023||Bellator 291||Dublin, Ireland||Amosov vs Storley|
|July 29th, 2023||Bellator vs Rizin 2||Saitama Super Arena, Japon||De Souza vs Freire|
|Aug 11th, 2023||Bellator 298||Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls||Storley vs Ward|