Bellator 213 Lines, Analysis & Predictions for Saturday Night.

Bellator 213 Lines, Analysis & Predictions for Saturday Night

Written by on December 14, 2018

Bellator will be living it up in Hawaii this weekend. One Day after Bellator 212 goes down live from the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Bellator 213 will take place on Saturday at the same venue. In the main event, women’s flyweight champion, Hawaii native and MMA Betting favorite Ilima-Lei Macfarlane will put her title on the line when she takes on former UFC strawweight title challenger Valerie Letourneau.

The co-headline bout on this card features former UFC champion Lyoto Machida making his Bellator debut against Rafael Carvalho in a middleweight matchup. Neiman Gracie will battle Ed Ruth in the welterweight Grand Prix quarterfinals while “King Mo” takes on Liam McGeary Opening the main card is Kona Oliveira vs. Nainoa Dung.

Bellator 213 Lines, Analysis & Predictions for Saturday Night

  • When: December 15, 2018
  • Where: Neal S. Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Live Stream: Bellator Live

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (8-0) vs. Valerie Letourneau (10-6)

  • Bellator 213 Odds: Macfarlane -170 / Letourneau +145
Unbeaten champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane is 28-years-old and stands 5’4”. She’s won five fights via submission and one by way of KO and comes into this bout off a third-round submission (armbar) win over Alejandra Lara at Bellator 201 in June in her first flyweight title defense.

Valerie Letourneau is 35-years-old and stands 5’7” with a 68.5-inch reach. She’s won two straight and comes into this bout off a unanimous decision win over Kristina Williams at Bellator 201 in June. Prior to her current three-game winning streak, Valerie Letourneau had lost three straight fights. Macfarlane looks like a lock in this one.

Lyoto Machida (24-8) vs. Rafael Carvalho (15-2)

  • Bellator 213 Odds: Machida -105 / Carvalho -115
Lyoto Machida is now 40-years-old. The former big-name superstar stands 6’1” and has a 74-inch reach. He’s won two straight and comes into this affair off a stunning second-round KO win over Vitor Belfort at UFC 224 in May with an effort that earned him Performance of the Night honors.

Rafael Carvalho is 32-years-old and stands 6’3’ with a 78-inch reach. He had his stupendous 15-fight winning streak snapped in his last bout, a stunning first-round TKO (punches) loss against Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 200 in May. Lyoto Machida might be as old as Father Time, but I’m feeling like the old geezer is going to lay a beatdown on Rafael Carvalho.

Neiman Gracie (8-0) vs. Ed Ruth (6-0)

  • Bellator 213 Odds: Gracie +295 / Ruth -370
Neiman Gracie is 29-years-old and stands 6’0”. He’s unbeaten in his career and comes into this affair off a second-round submission win over Javier Torres at Bellator 198 in April.

Ed Ruth is 28-years-old and stands 5’11”. He’s unbeaten in six career fights and comes into this bout off a fantastic second-round TKO (punches) win over Andy Murad at Bellator 201 in June. I think this pairing will be the most closely contested bout on the main card.

Muhammed Lawal (21-7) vs. Liam McGeary (12-3)

  • Bellator 213 Odds: Lawal -210 / McGeary +175
Muhammed Lawal is 37-years-old and stands 6’0” with a 79-inch reach. He’s alternated wins and losses over his last six fights and comes into this bout off a humbling first-round TKO (punches) loss against Ryan Bader at Bellator 199 in may.

Muhammed Lawal is one of the favorites to win at Bellator 213.

Liam McGeary is 36-years-old and stands 6’6” with an 81-inch reach. He’s lost two straight and three of his last four bouts including a third-round TKO (leg kicks) loss against Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 194 in February. Lawal looks like the lesser of two evils, plus, he’s due for a win.

Kona Oliveira (1-0) vs. Nainoa Dung (1-0)

  • Bellator 213 Odds: TBA
20-year-old Kona Oliveira takes on 19-year-old Nainoa Dung in a meeting of raw prospects that will both be looking to avoid their first career loss after winning their respective pro debuts.

Preliminary Card

  • Maki Pitolo vs Chris Cisneros
  • Timothy Teves vs Canaan Kawaihae
  • Kai Kamaka III vs Shojin Miki
  • Ryan Dela Cruz vs Spencer Higa
  • Dustin Barca vs Isaac Hopps
  • Kala Hose vs Marcus Gamble
  • Russell Mizuguchi vs Michael Nakagawa
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