Bellator 208 Betting Preview & Expert Predictions

Posted by Derrick Harper on October 10, 2018 in

This Saturday night, the MMA world will be on display, as Bellator 208 will take place in the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York. Here is a look at a few of our favorite fights for the big event, including the latest odds.

Bellator 208 Betting Preview & Expert Predictions

Chael Sonnon +225 vs. Fedor Emelianenko -265

The main event of the evening will feature Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen in the Heavyweight World Grand Prix Semi-finals. This fight features two fighters who many consider being way past their primes. Sonnen advanced to the semi-finals by defeating Rampage Jackson at Bellator 192. The past UFC title contender brings a record of 29-15-1 into this fight.

Sonnen’s opponent, Fedor Emelianenko brings a record of 37-5 into Saturday night’s fight. To get to this stage of the tournament, the longtime MMA veteran defeated Frank Mir at Bellator 198.

Look for a lot of grappling in this fight, as both fighters tend to take the fight to the mat. Fedor has the striking advantage. Look for Emelianenko to catch Sonnen with a fury of powerful punches to claim the victory. Bet the favorite in this match-up, which should be a good one from start to finish.

Benson Henderson -450 vs. Saad Awad +365

In the evening’s co-main event, Benson Henderson will take on Saad Awad. Henderson, with a 25-8 career record, is 1-2 in his last 3 fights. He has long been a stalwart in the 155-pound division and owns victories over Nate Diaz, Frankie Edgar, and Gilbert Melendez.

Benson Henderson is one of the favorites to win the Bellator 208.

Awad is on a hot streak. He has been victorious in his last 4 fights. 2 of those victories came via 1st round TKO. Of his 23 career wins, 10 have come via knockout.

At this point, Awad is the better fighter. Look for him to ride his momentum into this fight, and take a 3rd round knockout over the fading Henderson. This is a nice upset to bet on. If you feel right, go for it, and take the money you will be paid out.

Cheick Kongo +129 vs. Timothy Johnson -151

One of the best fights that are not being discussed is the batter between Kongo and Johnson. Johnson has over 20 lbs advantage on him here, but Kongo is a long beast. This is going to be an incredible fight, and just because Kongo is 10 years older, does not mean he is unable to hang.

In fact, this is another case where the underdog is going to win the fight. The reach, the strength and the ability of Kongo take down Johnson in this fight.

Best of luck with all your Bellator 208 betting. Enjoy the event!