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    Bellator 245/246 (September 11-12, 2020)

    Friday September 11



    Saturday September 12

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    Two pretty solid Bellator cards here.
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    Glad to see Cat back, she had one of my favorite fighter JRE episodes, so I’ll be rooting for her. Davis probably humps and pumps a decision is my guess on the main, what you got?

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    205 lbs.: Phil Davis (21-5, 1 NC) vs. Lyoto Machida (26-9)

    While each man has championship credentials — Phil Davis the former 205-pound kind in Bellator MMA and Lyoto Machida an ex-UFC champion — neither one is in a position to earn a title fight against the current champion just yet. Davis has only lost two fights in his entire Bellator run, but given those losses are to both of the last card’s main eventers (Ryan Bader and Vadim Nemkov), he’s got to earn another match by winning this rematch. Machida only has one loss in Bellator to Gegard Mousasi, but arguably that’s the fight that prompted the now-42-year-old “Dragon” to move back up to Light Heavyweight.
    The bad news for Machida isn’t his age. His unorthodox, karate-based striking always has been — and will continue to be — a problem for every opponent he faces until he retires. What’s more telling is that Davis already has a win over him from their respective time in UFC. Unorthodox striking is great until you are flat on your back from a double-leg takedown, and save for the man he can’t beat (Bader), no one in this division is a better MMA wrestler. All Davis needs is one opening to shoot for the waist, drop levels, and yank Machida’s legs out from under him. One well-timed roundhouse kick to the head could foil those plans a la “Sugar” Rashad Evans, but in a three-round fight the cardio and speed favors the younger man.
    Final prediction: Phil Davis via unanimous decision
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    145 lbs.: Cat Zingano (10-4) vs. Gabby Holloway (6-5)

    You don’t have to think long about this fight to come to a conclusion. After going on an impressive 9-0 run to start her MMA career, losses in four of her next five bouts caused Zingano to roll right from No. 1 contender back to square one in her career. Jumping from UFC to Bellator MMA is an attempt to restart and return to her earlier dominance, and a smaller weight cut certainly suits her at 38 years old. It also means she can pack more muscle onto her 5’6” frame, and with 80 percent of her wins coming by finish (five knockouts plus three submissions) you wouldn’t want her to have stronger legs or arms. Holloway has lost two of her last three, four of her last six, and five or her last eight. Were it not for an upset win over Alexis Dufresne in her last bout, her track record would be abysmal ... and that was three years ago. She’s also giving up height and range at only 5’3.” Need I say more?
    Final prediction: Cat Zingano via first round technical knockout
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    185 lbs.: Ed Ruth (8-2) vs. Taylor Johnson (5-1)

    On paper this fight is more evenly matched than the previous prediction, but I don’t expect it to be any less one-sided. Ruth is the most decorated wrestler on this card not named Phil Davis, and he’s added power striking to that mix with 75 percent of his wins coming by form of knockout. After losing an incredibly close three-round war to Yaroslav Amosov this would be the time for Ruth to regroup and show the dominance that made him a “blue chip” signing for Bellator. They don’t call Taylor Johnson “Tombstone” because he likes pizza though. Indeed, 100 percent of his wins are via (technical) knockout and his only loss was a submission on Dana White’s “Contender Series.” Ruth should take a page from his Penn State brethren’s playbook and shoot for the legs repeatedly. His hands are heavy, but a stand up war here is not ideal.
    Final prediction: Ed Ruth via split decision
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    170 lbs.: Raymond Daniels (2-1) vs. Peter Stanonik (5-4)

    There are world-class kickboxers turned-MMA fighters, and then there’s “Real Deal” Raymond Daniels. If he hadn’t made such a late start jumping into the sport he’d be a world champion right now. In the words of Helmet & House of Pain, Peter Stanonik is, “Just Another Victim.” Stanonik has only had two fights in the last two years and he lost both. One spinning head kick, back fist or elbow and he’ll be out for the count quick.
    Final prediction: Raymond Daniels spins his way to a knockout win
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    a lot of fights this weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankieunits2685 View Post
    a lot of fights this weekend!
    Yessir!

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    Bellator 245: Davis vs. Machida II Picks:
    Keith Lee Round 1 TKO (Punches)
    Leslie Smith Round 2 TKO (Punches)
    Tyrell Fortune Round 1 TKO (Punches)
    Alex Polizzi Round 1 TKO (Punches)
    Raymond Daniels Round 1 TKO (Punches)
    Ed Ruth Round 2 TKO (Punches)
    Cat Zingano Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)
    Phil Davis Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3)

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    Bellator 245: Davis vs. Machida II

    Fight #1: Lee vs. Zani
    Lee ITD (+300) 0.75u

    Fight #2: Smith vs. Bell
    Smith+Bell Won’t Go Distance (+145) 0.35u

    Fight #3: Fortune vs. May
    No Bet

    Fight #4: Polizzi vs. Carvalho
    Polizzi (+157) 5u
    Polizzi+Carvalho Won’t Go Distance (-110) 0.83u to win 0.75u

    Fight #5: Daniels vs. Stannic
    No Bet

    Fight #6: Ruth vs. Johnson
    Ruth+Johnson Won’t Go Distance (-140) 0.42u to win 0.3u
    Johnson (+235) 0.5u

    Fight #7: Zingano vs. Holloway
    No Bet

    Fight #8: Davis vs. Machida
    No Bet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo de Naranja View Post
    Bellator 245: Davis vs. Machida II

    Fight #1: Lee vs. Zani
    No Bet

    Fight #2: Smith vs. Bell
    Smith+Bell Won’t Go Distance (+145) 0.35u

    Fight #3: Fortune vs. May
    No Bet

    Fight #4: Polizzi vs. Carvalho
    Polizzi (+157) 5u
    Polizzi+Carvalho Won’t Go Distance (-110) 0.83u to win 0.75u

    Fight #5: Daniels vs. Stannic
    No Bet

    Fight #6: Ruth vs. Johnson
    Ruth+Johnson Won’t Go Distance (-140) 0.42u to win 0.3u
    Johnson (+235) 0.5u

    Fight #7: Zingano vs. Holloway
    No Bet

    Fight #8: Davis vs. Machida
    No Bet
    eazzzzzzzzzy polizzi

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    Let's get it! I line him (-150) so needs to be a huge bet when the I believe the line should be flipped.

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    I hate when the UFC over laps with Bellator on Saturday night.. I can't believe they do that.. I'll watch and bet on Bellator tonight but I'll be skipping Bellator tomorrow night.. UFC takes front and center stage..

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    Bellator looking to start having Thursday night cards in the future when they move
    To CBS.

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    nice events looking forward to them
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    Quote Originally Posted by JIBBBY View Post
    I hate when the UFC over laps with Bellator on Saturday night.. I can't believe they do that.. I'll watch and bet on Bellator tonight but I'll be skipping Bellator tomorrow night.. UFC takes front and center stage..


    Remember back when Bellator would have a PPV event (or maybe it was Strikeforce. I can’t remember) and Dana white would quickly schedule a FREE event on the same night just to fuk them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankieunits2685 View Post
    Bellator looking to start having Thursday night cards in the future when they move
    To CBS.
    Sweet

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    1.1u Vinicius Zani +246


    0.55u Gabrielle Holloway +700
    0.55u Fight won't go 3 round distance -160


    0.55u Machida / Davis goes 3 round distance* -260


    1.1u Parlay
    Phil Davis* -355
    Ed Ruth* -320
    Raymond Daniels* -330
    (+119)

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    gl on the play diggity
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEPEAVY21 View Post
    gl on the play diggity
    Thanks Jake

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    Polizzi +120 (4u)

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankieunits2685 View Post
    Bellator looking to start having Thursday night cards in the future when they move
    To CBS.

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    Is there a link to watch the prelims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggityDaggityDo View Post


    Remember back when Bellator would have a PPV event (or maybe it was Strikeforce. I can’t remember) and Dana white would quickly schedule a FREE event on the same night just to fuk them.
    I didn't like Dana doing that I remember.. He was trying to corner the market and bury Bellator so Bellator wouldn't start signing UFC fighters when their contracts expired.. Smart business move but I didn't like it..

    You don't try to smother smaller organizations on purpose when trying to build the MMA sport.. That was then this is now though.. I think Bellator scheduled this Saturday event as they know UFC always goes down on Saturday nights..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MONSTER113 View Post
    Is there a link to watch the prelims?
    This starts in a few..

    http://crackstreams.com/mmastreams/watch-bellator-245/
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    Quote Originally Posted by JIBBBY View Post
    I didn't like Dana doing that I remember.. He was trying to corner the market and bury Bellator so Bellator wouldn't start signing UFC fighters when their contracts expired.. Smart business move but I didn't like it..

    You don't try to smother smaller organizations on purpose when trying to build the MMA sport.. That was then this is now though.. I think Bellator scheduled this Saturday event as they know UFC always goes down on Saturday nights..
    I also think White has a lot more respect for Coker now to be fair.

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    Surprised to see Zani eating some of these big shots. His chin didn't look too impressive on tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo de Naranja View Post
    Surprised to see Zani eating some of these big shots. His chin didn't look too impressive on tape.
    Now that 5Dimes is buried, what Sportbooks do you like to bet on the most for MMA prop betting Hugo? I'm looking to join a few new ones.. Just curious what you got?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIBBBY View Post
    Now that 5Dimes is buried, what Sportbooks do you like to bet on the most for MMA prop betting Hugo? I'm looking to join a few new ones.. Just curious what you got?
    BOL, FanDuel, Bovada, FoxBet for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo de Naranja View Post
    BOL, FanDuel, Bovada, FoxBet for me.
    I'm with Betonline and Bovada now.. Not FoxBet though.. Thanks..
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    Quote Originally Posted by JIBBBY View Post
    Now that 5Dimes is buried, what Sportbooks do you like to bet on the most for MMA prop betting Hugo? I'm looking to join a few new ones.. Just curious what you got?
    Betway!

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    Small fade on Leslie Smith.

    For pushing all that #BLM nonsense.

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    You guys already know who is next

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    How did Smith not finish there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC2008 View Post
    Betway!
    Will look into that book also, Thanks JC.. Not on Betway..

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    Boooooooommmmmmmmmmm

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    Pollizi a good dog hit there.. I think we all had him going in.. .. Gotta take those undefeated fighters when dogs..

    He won with his wrestling.

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