Bellator 206 Odds & Expert Prediction

Posted by Derrick Harper on September 26, 2018 in

This event will be headlined by a true showstopper as middleweight champion, Gegard Mousasi takes on the welterweight champion, Rory MacDonald, with Mousasi’s title at stake. If Rory wins, he’ll be the first simultaneous two-division champ in Bellator history. Let’s take a look at the latest MMA Odds for Bellator 206 this Saturday.

Bellator 206 Odds & Expert Prediction

Gegard Mousasi (-232) vs Rory MacDonald (+216)

Mousasi (44-6-2) won the Bellator middleweight title by way of a first-round TKO over Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 200 just last month. MacDonald (20-4) has won two in a row since transitioning to Bellator from his previous, UFC. I’d say it has been a successful transition, to say the least. He won the Bellator welterweight title by unanimous decision over Douglas Lima at Bellator 192 in January of this year.

Macdonald, the younger fighter at 28 years of age, has won five of his last seven events, while Mousasi, 32 has been widely heralded as the most impactful signing for Bellator, drawing him from the UFC where he was a well renowned and highly ranked fighter. I like the upset here. Perhaps We cheering for Rory in this one because we like the idea of the underdog and also the fact that he will hold two titles simultaneously is a pretty amazing feat.

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (-208) vs Wanderlei Silva (+165)

This is a fight between legends that have a deep history. Rampage is looking to even the score as after three fights, Silva has the upper hand 2-1. Silva has KO’d Jackson twice before, resulting in his two wins in the series, while Jackson has the most recent knockout to his name. We will all be looking on with excitement and hope that this one is as entertaining as it has been billed. These fighters are ten years removed from their last meeting.

Ten years of fighting can do a lot of damage to the body and can ultimately make you unwatchable if you have lost a step or two and some velocity in the punches and kicks. We will take the odds favorite here in Rampage Jackson. He had the upper hand in their last match, and we expect that success to continue here, even if it has been a decade since they last met.

Douglas Lima (+114) vs Andrey Koreshkov (-142)

We will once again, take the underdog in this one. We like the older, more experienced fighter in Lima over the Russian, Andrey Koreshkov.

Douglas Lima comes in as the underdog for Bellator 206.

Lima, at age 30 is only two years older than Koreshkov, but I like his style against the heavy hitting Russian, nicknamed “K.O. Reshkov”. He has a higher rank at 15 versus 21, but more than that, I feel he simply wants this fight more.

Aaron Pico (-188) vs Leandro Higo (+150)

Pico comes to this fight as a favorite and I can’t disagree with it. His last three fights, all victories, have ended in first-round stoppages. Pico has produced two of the most memorable finishes this year. At Bellator 192 in January, he TKO’d Shane Krutchen with a body punch in 37 seconds.

Then at Bellator 199 in May, Pico crumbled Lee Morrison with a body punch that led to a stoppage win. We will take him again in this fight, but we doubt we will see an epic finish like these. The 29-year-old, Higo is an experienced fighter and a real threat to end Pico’s win streak.

Enjoy the fights of Bellator 206!