• Bellator odds for the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix are live, we review the below.
  • Former UFC middleweight contender Yoel Romero will face off against Anthony Johnson in his first fight since joining Bellator.
  • The betting favorite to win the tournament is Vadim Nemkov at +190 as per BetOnline.

On April 9th the Bellator’s next Grand Prix will begin, eight Lightweight Heavyweights will take place in the single-elimination tournament. With Quarter Finals in July and the final in October.

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Odds

FighterOdds
Vadim Nemkov+190
Yoel Romero+400
Ryan Bader+550
Anthony Johnson+700
Corey Anderson+1000
Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov+1000
Phil Davis+1400
Lyoto Machida+3300

The Favorites

The current Bellator Light Heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov is the firm favorite to defend his title in the upcoming Grand Prix. You can bet $100 on Nemkov to win $190. Nemkov defeated Ryan Bader in August 2020 to the Light Heavyweights strap, he’s in his prime and will be a tough opponent to knock off the throne.

The second favorite is Bellator newcomer Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero. He is given odds of +400, that’s $400 profit for a $100 bet. Romero had multiple title shots in the UFC but failed to reach capture the gold. At 44 years of age, can The Solider of God win a Bellator title? The oddsmakers seem to think he has a good chance.

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Ryan Bader has odds of +550 to retain his old strap. Bader won the Light Heavyweight title at Bellator 180 when he defeated Phil Davis. He defended it against Linton Vassell and went on to win the Heavyweight title, becoming Bellator’s double champ. When it came to defending his Light Heavyweight belt, Bader lost it to Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 224.

Another former UFC star Anthony Johnson has come out of retirement and will make his Bellator debut at this LHW tournament. Johnson hasn’t fought since 2017 but has notable wins over Ryan Bader and Phil Davis who both feature in this tournament. Could Johnson be the one to watch? I believe there are many questions makes, but at +700 he’s a solid contender with real betting value.

The Underdogs

As we move further down the list from favorites to underdogs for Bellator’s LHW Grand Prix. The odds are showing us some fantastic value for some live dogs. First off, Corey Anderson who kicked off his Bellator contract with a TKO win over Melvin Manhoef has odds of +1000 to win the final. You can bet $100 to win $1000.

Another under-the-radar betting pick is former ACA light heavyweight champion, Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov. The Turkmenistan native has the same odds as Anderson to win the tournament of +1000.

The last two contenders aiming for LHW dominance is Phil Davis, bet $100 to win $1400, and the tournament’s biggest underdog the Dragon himself, Lyoto Machida, at +3300.

  • Corey Anderson +1000
  • Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov +1000
  • Phil Davis +1400
  • Lyoto Machida +3300

Bellator LHW GP First Round

The opening odds for the initial fights to start the tournament are listed below. There are some exciting match-ups including Corey Anderson taking on Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov and Anthony Johnson vs Yoel Romero, fans should be in for a classic!

Friday , April 9, Bellator Odds

FighterOdds
Lyoto Machida+275
Ryan Bader-350
FighterOdds
Corey Anderson-140
Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov+110
What we think of Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix, Yoel Romero vs. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson

Friday, Apr 16, Bellator Odds

FighterOdds
Phil Davis+125
Vadim Nemkov-155
FighterOdds
Anthony Johnson+100
Yoel Romero-130

For more ways to bet on MMA fights, be sure to look over our guide on that topic here. Who are your early picks to win the Bellator LHW Tournament? Comment below.

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