As far as big fight nights go, Bellator 250 is a little bit subdued, as there are only 3 fights on the main card. That said, the bouts that are on there look to be about as good as you can ask for. In fact, two of them are in as co-main events, so that should give you some idea of what to look forward to. One thing that everyone should be aware of is that this event is set to go on Thursday night, instead of the usual Friday night Bellator bouts, but since the main card begins at 8 PM EST, you probably won’t need to stay up too late to catch all the action. The evening will cap off with a title fight, but as we mentioned, there are a couple of fights ahead of that, so let’s take a moment to break down all the main card action, along with their Bellator odds.
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Veta Arteaga (-120) Vs Desiree Yanez (+100)
It will be the ladies who step into the octagon first in the main card for a flyweight bout that looks to be about as evenly matched as it gets. It is Arteaga who comes into this bout as a slight favorite, but given her recent performances, she is probably under the most pressure. Arteaga is 5-4 in her pro career, but she is coming into this fight on the heels of back to back losses. She does make a habit of going the distance, so do not expect this one to be over quickly. Yanez is 5-2 and is coming off a loss, plus she is making the step up for her first fight in Bellator. That said, she might just be catching Arteaga at the right time. I definitely see this one going the distance, and I am going with the slight underdog and taking Yanez to win.
Henry Corrales (-315) Vs Brandon Girtz (+255)
The co-main event is a featherweight bout between a pair of fighters who could both use a win to get back on track. Corrales was on a fine run of form, winning 5 in a row, before hitting a rough patch that has seen him now lose back to back fights. He made it all the way to the finish in both of those losses, but still ended up on the wrong side of unanimous decisions. Overall, his career mark sits at a still very respectable 17-5. This is essentially a must win for Girtz (16-9) as he has been watching his career head in the wrong direction over the past few years, winning just 2 of his last 7 fights. Corrales should take this one, and I like him to finish it in the later rounds.
Gegard Mousasi (-170) Vs Douglas Lima (+145)
The final fight of the night is a middleweight title fight between a pair of fighters with a ton of experience. Mousasi is a former Bellator champion at this weight class, although he lost the belt to Rafael Lovato Jr., who has had to vacate the title due to a serious medical issue. After beating Lyoto Machida in his last bout, which took Mousasi to 46-7-2, he was an automatic for another title shot. Lima comes into this title bout on a very good run of form, winning 3 in a row and 6 of his last 7. He has mixed things up in those 3 wins, gaining victories via KO, submission, and UD. I am on Mousasi to regain his title via decision.