You have a couple of options when it comes to MMA this Saturday night, with UFC and Bellator both putting on events. One thing that might swing fight fans in the direction of Bellator 263 is that we have a title fight at the top of the main card. All told, there will be 5 fights on the Bellator 263 main card, with the Featherweight Title on the line at the end of the night. We are going to dog into all 5 fights and provide you with Bellator odds and predictions, so let’s get right to it.
Bellator 263 Betting Preview | MMA Analysis
Chris Gonzalez (+145) Vs Goiti Yamauchi (-170)
The opening fight of the night is a very interesting Catchweight bout between a pair of fighters with a big experience gap. Gonzalez has been on fire to start his pro career, winning each of his first 6 fights, with 4 going the distance. Yamauchi is 25-5, but he has lost 2 of his last 5 fights, including his last one. This might be the night when Gonzalez loses that perfect record.
Islam Mamedov (-210) Vs Brent Primus (+175)
It’s a lightweight bout up next and it looks like a good one, as both fighters have excellent records. Memedov is 19-1-1 and has not lost a fight since 2009. Many of his bouts tend to go the distance. Primus is 10-1 and has won back-to-back fights since taking his first career loss. This should be a solid fight, but I am taking Mamedov by decision.
Usman Nurmagomedov (-1150) Vs Manny Muro (+775)
This Lightweight bout might well be the weak link on the main card, as it looks to be a total mismatch. Nurmagomedov comes in with a perfect 12-0 record as he continues to climb the ranks. Muro is 12-6, but he has won 3 in a row ahead of this one. I don’t see any way he makes it 4, though, as I think Nurmagomedov will have this one done quickly.
Mads Burnell (-135) Vs Emmanuel Sanchez (+115)
It will be the Featherweights who step into the octagon for what will serve as the co-main event of the evening. Burnell, who is 15-3, comes in on a fine run of form, as he has now won each of his last 6 fights. Sanchez saw a 3-fight streak broken with a loss in his last fight, dropping him to 20-5 overall. This is one that looks set to go the distance, with Burnell getting the win.
Patricio Pitbull (-115) Vs AJ McKee (-115)
The Flyweight Title is on the line in the final fight of the night in what looks like an amazing matchup. Pitbull comes into this one looking to defend his title for the 6th time. This, though, may well be his toughest one yet, as McKee comes into this fight sporting an unbeaten 17-0 record. This has all the makings of a fantastic fight and I am going to take a bit of a shot and go with McKee to steal the title from the champ.