Bellator 236 Odds, MacFarlane vs Jackson Betting & Event Preview

Bellator 236 Odds, MacFarlane vs Jackson Betting & Event Preview

Written by on December 18, 2019

Ilima-Lei MacFarlane takes on Kate Jackson in the main event at Bellator 236 on Saturday, Dec. 21. The fight happens at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. Will MacFarlane beat Jackson as the huge favorite? Or, will Jackson surprise? Check out a preview and pick for MacFarlane vs Jackson as well as 5 other bouts on the Bellator 236 Main Card!

Bellator 236 Odds, MacFarlane vs Jackson Betting & Event Preview

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8:30 pm ET
  • Where: Neal S. Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, HI
  • TV: DAZN
  • Live Stream: DAZN

Nainoa Dung vs Zach Zane

  • Bellator 236 Odds: TBA

To start the main card bouts, 3-0 Nainoa Dung faces 10-7 Zach Zane. Dung fought great at Bellator 224. The 20-year-old is an up and comer. He should use his height advantage, 6’ 0” to 5’ 10”, to make quick work of Zach Zane. Back Dung.

Bellator Betting Pick: Nainoa Dung

Raufeon Stots vs Cheyden Leialoha

Raufeon Stots has won 6 of his bouts via decision. He’s knocked out 3 other opponents. Stots has submitted 3 other rivals. The lone loss happened via TKO/KO. Hometown fighter Cheyden Leialoha is 7-1. He’s up against it versus an experienced, 12-1 fighter like Stots. Raufeon takes this.

Bellator Betting Pick: Raufeaon Stots

Juliana Velasquez vs Bruna Ellen

5’ 2” Bruna Ellen has a decent 5-2 record. Ellen is at a disadvantage versus Juliana Velasquez, though. Velasquez is 5’ 7”. Ellen is 5’ 4”. Also, Velasquez is 9-0. She’s won 4 bouts via TKO/KO, 4 via decision, and 1 via submission. Velasquez’s well-rounded game makes her the pick.

Bellator Betting Pick: Juliana Velasquez

Jason Jackson vs Kiichi Kunimoto

Jackson takes this fight on short notice after Neiman Gracie bowed out with an injury. At 10-4-0 and 6’ 1”, he matches up well with 20-8-2 and 5’ 10” Kiichi Kunimoto. But taking a fight on short notice is never ideal. Jason also lost his last bout to Ed Ruth. That fight happened on Oct. 25. Is Jackson prepared for this? It’s not worth finding out with a bet.

Bellator Betting Pick: Kiichi Kunimoto

AJ McKee vs Derek Campos

20-9 Derek Campos can challenge 15-0 AJ McKee on Saturday. Campos has a great ground game. He’s submitted 5 of his opponents. McKee has won multiple ways, though. He’s won via 6 knockouts and 4 submissions. The 5 other wins he’s notched via decision. McKee will adjust to whatever Campos tries to do. He’s the play.

Bellator Betting Pick: AJ McKee

Ilima-Lei MacFarlane vs Kate Jackson

Hometown hero Ilima-Lei MacFarlane is undefeated after 10 fights. MacFarlane has an awesome ground game. She’s submitted 6 of her foes. She knocked out 2 of her opponents. Ilima beat her other 2 opponents via decision. Jackson has an inch advantage in height. But she’s a stand-up fighter who faces a grappling specialist. Once the fight goes to the ground, and MacFarlane will make sure it does, MacFarlane ends it. Back the hometown favorite.

Bellator Betting Pick: Ilima-Lei MacFarlane