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
- Bellator 236 Odds: Raufeon Stots -580 vs Cheyden Leialoha +430
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
- Bellator 236 Odds: Juliana Velasquez -560 vs Bruna Ellen +410
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
- Bellator 236 Odds: Jason Jackson -280 vs Kiichi Kunimoto +230
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
- Bellator 236 Odds: AJ McKee -890 vs Derek Campos +640
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
- Bellator 236 Odds: MacFarlane -500 / Jackson +350
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