Bellator 58 Main Fight Card
Lightweight Championship bout: Eddie Alvarez (c) vs Michael Chandler
Can’t go against Alvarez. Chandler is an excellent fighter though. Reminds of Jake Ellenberger. Chandler is a very good fighter with all around skills, just lacking everything against Alvarez though. If the odds are totally outrageous, then Chandler wouldn’t be the worst upset play. Thinking Alvarez via decision.
Alvarez is -260 and Chandler is +200 at Intertops, so the odds aren’t terrible here. Says a lot about Chandler’s skills.
Catchweight (95lb) bout: Hector Lombard vs Trevor Prangley
Hector Lombard definitely will win, but if you like playing upsets, the odds are probably ridiculously one sided for this one. Prangley though can take a punch. However, thinking Lombard via TKO.
Yep Lombard is -800 and Prangley is +500 at Intertops
Featherweight bout: Marlon Sandro vs Rafael Dias
Marlon Sandro 3rd round TKO.
Sandro is -450 and Dias is +320 at Intertops
Women’s (5 lbs) bout: Jessica Aguilar vs Lisa Ellis-Ward
Bellator 58 Undercard
Middleweight bout: Brett Cooper vs Jared Hess
I lean towards Cooper. He became famous by KO’ing IFL star Rory Markham as a replacement fighter back in 2007. Hess also tasted success as a champion in a 3rd tier fight promotion. This fight should be excellent. If Cooper can’t finish Hess could probably win on points. I think Cooper has a shot though.
Prediction: Hess via decision
Welterweight bout: Valdir Araujo vs Ailton Barbosa
Lightweight bout: Cosmo Alexandre vs Avery McPhatter
Middleweight bout: Jonas Billstein vs Reggie Pena
Bantamweight bout: Farkhad Sharipov vs Fabio Mello