Okay MMA betting faithful, if you’re looking for some action-packed pairings that are offering plenty of value, then look no further! With Belllator 214: Fedor vs. Bader set to get underway on Saturday, Jan. 26, live from the Forum in Inglewood, California, you’re going to have a handful of great chances to cash in with some potentially winning MMA wagers.
Better yet, thanks to the expert MMA preview and predictions that you’re about to get, you’re going to have a great idea of where to place your MMA betting bucks this coming weekend.
Okay, with that said and the weekend approaching, let’s get started.
Bellator 214 Odds & Betting Preview
- When: January 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM ET
- Where: The Forum, Inglewood, CA
- TV: Paramount Network
- Live Stream: Bellator Live
Bellator 214 Odds
Fedor Emelianenko (38-5) vs Ryan Bader (26-5)
Emelianenko is 42-years-old and stands 6’0” tall with a 76-inch reach. The native Russian beat Frank Mir via first round TKO (punches) in the Belllator heavyweight grand prix quarterfinals in April before beating veteran Chael Sonnen in the grand prix semis in October, also via first round TKO (punches). Emelianenko, who many believe is the greatest fighter in MMA history, has won seven of his last eight fights dating back to 2011 – with a three-year retirement from 2012-2015, clearly not taking anything away from his unrivaled punching power.
Bader is 35-years-old and stands 6’2” with a 74-inch reach. The Nevada native has won six straight fights including all four of his Bellator appearances since signing wit the organization back in 2017. Bader beat Muhammed Lawal via first round TKO (punches) at in the heavyweight grand prix quarterfinals at Bellator 199 in May. Bader backed that performance up by getting past Matt Mitrione in the heavyweight semis at Bellator 207 in October.
While Ryan Bader is the younger and bigger fighter in this pairing, Fedor Emelianenko is definitely the bigger puncher in this pairing and that alone will give him a great chance to pull off the upset over the favored Bader. While Emelianenko has been beating his opponents to a pulp recently, I wasn’t very impressed with Ryan Bader in his win over Matt Mitrione in his last bout and I believe that the vastly experienced Emelianenko is going to take full advantage of every mistake that Bader makes. I like the value-packed Fedor for the upset win via second round TKO (punches).
Bellator 214 Pick: Fedor Emelianenko Via Second Round TKO
Aaron Pico (4-1) vs. Henry Corrales (16-3)
In the featherweight co-main event, 22-year-old Aaron Pico will look to extend his four-fight winning streak when he takes on veteran Henry Corrales, also the winner of four straight fights.
Jake Hager (0-0) vs. J.W. Kiser (0-1)
The main card also features Jack Hager, once known as former WWE wrestler Jack Swagger, in his MMA debut against fellow heavyweight J.W. Kiser.
Juan Archuleta (20-1) vs. Ricky Bandejas (11-1)
At the bantamweight level, Juan Archuleta and Ricky Bandejas will look to take the next step toward becoming relevant championship title contenders.
Brandon McMahan (5-6) vs. Adel Altamimi (7-5)
Last but not least, unheralded bangers, Brandon McMahan and Adel Altamimi will go at it in another featherweight main card bout.