There are going to need to be some decisions made by fight fans this coming Saturday. The latest UFC Fight Night starts at 1 PM EST, while the Bellator 269 event goes off at Noon on Showtime. There may be some channel surfing required here, but you might not miss too much of the UFC event, as there are just 4 fights set for the main card in Bellator. They are all of the 3-round variety, too, so they might be able to get through these fights relatively quickly. We are going to take our time, though, to see if we can come up with some winning predictions for Bellator 269, so let’s jump right in and take a closer look at all 4 fights along with their Bellator odds.
Bellator 269 Betting Odds | MMA Analysis
Anatoly Tokov (-570) Vs Sharaf Davlatmurodov (+420)
The opening bout on the main card is a Middleweight bout between a pair of fighters in a fantastic run of form. Tokov comes into this fight with an impressive 29-3 record and a5-fight win streak, not to mention just 1 loss since 2012. At 18-3-1, Davlatmurodov is the #4 ranked Middleweight in Russia and is on a 6-fight win streak. This, though, is a step up in class and perhaps too much for him at this point.
Usman Nurmagomedov (-2365) Vs Patrik Pietila (+1205)
You need only look at the odds here to see that you should probably not expect too much of a contest in this Catchweight bout. Nurmagomedov comes into this bout with a perfect 13-0 record and a habit of getting the job done early in most of his fights. Pietila is 14-8 but on a bit of a downward spiral, having lost 4 of his last 7 fights. I think Nurmagomedov stays perfect and gets the job done very quickly with the KO.
Vitaly Minakov (-310) Vs Said Sowma (+250)
We can expect to see some fists flying in the co-main event of the night, a 3-round Heavyweight battle. Minakov won 21 straight fights before taking his first loss, but he did bounce back with a win in his last fight. Sowma is not quite as experienced and comes in with a 7-2 record, that includes going 1-1 under the Bellator banner. I think we are looking at a KO win for Minakov here.
Fedor Emelianenko (+145) Vs Tim Johnson (-170)
The headline event of the night is a Heavyweight bout that I would be surprised to see go the distance. Fedor is 39-6 and probably reaching the end of his career at 45-years of age. Johnson is 9 years younger and has a 15-7 career record that shows he is very much beatable. Old or not, I think that Fedor might come up with the win as the underdog.