While it may not get as many of the headlines as the UFC, Bellator is still an incredibly good draw for MMA Betting enthusiasts. This coming Friday, September 21, Bellator 205 will be held in Boise, Idaho and shown on the Paramount Network. The main event, which is set to go off at 9 PM EST, will have 4 big fights on the main card, with the final two fights of the night serving as co-headliners. It’s certainly a mixed bag of fights and it will begin with a flyweight women’s bout before we head deeper into the night for the dual main events. We are going to take a quick look at each of the 4 fights on the main card, with predictions for each included.
Bellator 205 Odds, Info & Expert Predictions
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- When: September 21, 2018
- Where: CenturyLink Arena, City Boise, Idaho
- Streaming Option: Bellator Live
Denise Kielholtz vs Veta ArteagaThe two women taking part in this flyweight fight are still relatively new to the MMA game, with just 9 pro fights between them. Kielholtz comes in with a 2-1 record and she has mixed things up a little in her victories, winning by both submission and decision.This would suggest that she does not really have a ton of KO power, so look for her to get to the mat or try to take this one the distance. This is a fight that looks set to go the distance, as 3 of Arteaga’s 4 wins have come via decision, with her 2 losses also coming that way. Tough one to call here, but I am going to go with Arteaga via UD.
Patricky Pitbull Freire vs Roger HuertaWhat we have here is a pair of lightweight fighters heading in totally different directions. Freire, who has a career mark of 18-5, has been winning against very good fighters of late, knocking out Derek Campos and Josh Thompson recently. He is very much on the rise in the weight class and a win against another very good fighter would see him move even further up the ranks.Huerta is certainly no slouch, coming in with a career mark of 24-10-1, but he has only managed 2 wins in his last 5 fights. This could be a good one, as these two will almost certainly go toe to toe. A slight edge to Friere here.
Rafael Lovato Jr. vs John SalterIf there is a weakness in Bellator, it may well be in the Middleweight division, but this fight could help change that. These two fighters appear, on paper at least, to be very evenly matched. Salter spent some time, with limited success, in the UFC, where his wrestling skills didn’t really help him against better fighters.He has been great in Bellator, though, taking his career mark to 15-3. Lovato is coming into this one with a perfect 8-0 record, and while he has taken on some very experienced fighters in those wins, he may finally have met his match here, as I like Salter to get the win.
A.J. McKee vs John MacapaBellator has some very talented fighters in their stable, perhaps none as exciting as flyweight A.J. McKee. He has quite literally exploded onto the scene, winning all 10 of his previous fights in rather convincing style.While this bout against Macapa is not an easy one by any stretch of the imagination, you still get the sense that the opponent was picked to further showcase the up and coming McKee. Macapa is 21-3-2 and certainly no slouch, but he should be taking loss #4 here.
Rest of the Card (Preliminary)
- Kyle Frost vs David Rangel
- Joe Aguirre vs Stephen Stirewalt
- Vince Morales vs Justin Hugo
- Johnny Nuñez vs Josh Wick
- Ádám Borics vs Josenaldo Silva
- Sua Tuani vs Emillio Trevino
- Bryce Edminister vs Leon Taylor
- Nathan Stolen vs Andrew Cruz
- Steve Mowry vs Ben Moa
- Jarod Trice vs Sean Powers