- The rematch between Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov is scheduled, their first bout ended in a no contest due to an accidental groin shot by Mitrione.
- The oddsmakers are giving Mitrione the slight edge as a (-125) betting favourite against the underdog Kharitonov (+105).
- Kharitonov has a knockout rate of 57%, will this be enough to overcome Mitrione’s wrestling?
Bellator 225 goes down in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Aug 24, with former Heavyweight Grand Prix competitor Matt Mitrione takin on Russian heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov.
Matt Mitrione vs Sergei Kharitonov 2 Odds
The betting odds according to online sportsbook BetOnline.ag have Matt Mitrione as the favourite – bet $125 on Mitrione to profit $100. While a $100 bet on Kharitonov could win you $105.
These two competitors are almost virtually identical, with Mitrione at 40 and Kharitonov two years younger at 38. There is a one inch height advantage to Kharitonov at 6’4,” and Mitrione has the reach advantage of 79″ vs Kharitonov’s 76″.
Their first bout ended in an unexpected NC due to an addicential groin shot from Mitrione to Kharitonov. We’ve cracks in Kharitonov’s chin in previous fights and expect Mitrione to come out strong from the early bell again.
Pick: Matt Mitrione by KO
Bellator 225 Main Card
265 lbs.: Timothy Johnson (12-5) vs. Valentin Moldavsky (8-1)
265 lbs.: Vitaly Minakov (21-1) vs. Javy Ayala (11-7)
170 lbs.: David Rickels (21-5, 2 NC) vs. Yaroslav Amosov (21-0)
265 lbs.: Tyrell Fortune (6-0) vs. Rudy Schaffroth (6-0)
Bellator 225 “Prelims” Undercard
125 lbs.: Alejandra Lara (7-3) vs. Taylor Turner (2-4)
170 lbs.: Kastriot Xhema (3-3, 1 NC) vs. Rodolfo Rocha (1-2)
155 lbs.: Corey Browning (4-1) vs. Nick Newell (15-2)
185 lbs.: Austin Vanderford (7-0) vs. Doug Usher (10-3)
170 lbs.: Sabah Homasi (11-8) vs. Micah Terrill (13-7)
135 lbs.: Ricky Bandejas (11-3) vs. Ahmet Kayretli (9-3)
170 lbs.: Khonry Gracie (1-1) vs. Oscar Vera (0-1)
140 lbs.: Mike Kimbel (3-1) vs. Chris Disonell (0-2)
205 lbs.: Grant Neal (0-0) vs. Alpha Toure (0-0)