- Gegard Mousasi is the betting favourite (30/100) over Lyoto Machida (5/2) in the latest odds.
- Machida is unbeaten in his past three bouts since joining Bellator last year.
- This is a rematch from their bout in 2014, where Mousasi lost by unanimous decision.
Bellator 228 goes down September 28th in Inglewood, headlined by ‘Pitbull vs Archuleta’. We take a look at the latest betting odds for the main and co-main event.
Mousasi vs Machida Odds
|Gegard Mousasi||30/100 (-334)|
|Lyoto Machida||5/2 (+250)|
The underdog value is in “The Dragons” favour, bet $100 on Machida to win $250. Where as, Mousasi has only lost 3 out of his 14 fights since the Machida fight. Bet $334 on Mousasi to make $100 in profit.
This is rematch of their first encounter way back in 2014, it’s expected to be a whole different story. Machida won the first bout, since then he has picked up numerous wins and losses in the UFC and is currently looking revitalized currently at Bellator.
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Mousasi explains below how is motivation is back, we believe he will win against Machida and eventually retain his title against Lovato Jr.
Pitbull vs. Archuleta Odds
|Patricio “Pitbull” Freire||5/8 (-160)|
|Juan Archuleta||13/10 (+130)|
The betting line is much closer for the main event, with Pitbull opening as the slight favoruite. Bet $160 on Pitbull to make $100 in winnings. Where as, Archuleta as the underdog means if you put down $100 you could make $130 profit.
Pitbull vs. Archuleta will contend in Bellator’s featherweight World Grand Prix title fight. Archuleta (23-1), has an impressive fight resume but “The Spaniard” has to yet to face the elite level of competition that Pitbull has.
In a recent interview as reported by MMAFighting, Pitbull believes he would KO Khabib if they ever fought.
“Khabib is very tough, has phenomenal wrestling and sambo, but he has a huge deficiency on the feet so I can catch him,” Freire told MMA Fighting. “Nothing is impossible. I think he’s very tough, 28-0, but another fighter from Rio Grande do Norte, (Gleison) Tibau, put on a very tough fight with him, and I think there’s a path to beat him. I believe we can do it. If my hand lands — and it would land —, it’s over.”
Bellator 228: Pitbull vs. Archuleta will stream live exclusively on DAZN at 10 p.m./7 p.m. PT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com, DAZN and globally on the Bellator Mobile App.