Bellator 275 Odds, Picks & Betting Preview

Bellator 275 odds - Mousasi vs Vanderford

Gegard Mousasi, right, kicks Rory MacDonald during a middleweight world title mixed martial arts fight at Bellator 206 in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. Mousasi won by technical knockout in the second round to retain the title. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The middleweight title is up for grabs in the main event of Bellator 275 in Dublin, Ireland on Friday
Gegard Mousasi looks to defend his strap against the undefeated, Austin Vanderford
See the Bellator 275 odds, along with our best bet predictions

Bellator heads to the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland on Friday, February 25 for Bellator 275. In the main event, middleweight champion, Gegard Mousasi looks to defend his strap against Austin Vanderford. The champ is a -220 favorite in the Bellator 275 odds, while the comeback on the American is +176 at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Bellator 275 airs live on Showtime and on YouTube in Canada on February 25, 2022, at 5 PM EST. The table below shows odds for the main card followed by best bets.

Let’s take a look at all the Bellator 275 odds at FanDuel, along with our best bets for the card.

Bellator 275 Odds

Fighter
Odds

Gegard Mousasi
-220

Austin Vanderford
+176

Fighter
Odds

Leah McCourt
-110

Sinead Kavanagh
-110

Fighter
Odds

Ciaran Clarke
-410

Abou Tounkara
+300

Fighter
Odds

Khasan Magomedsharipov
-1200

Jose Sanchez
+680

Fighter
Odds

Brian Moore
+300

Jornel Lugo
-410

All odds as of Feb. 22 at FanDuel Sportsbook

Usually, Bellator goes down in Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort. However, this week the fighters travel overseas to fight in Dublin, Ireland.

Mousasi Favored in Bellator 275 Odds

Gegard Mousasi vs Austin Vanderford is easily the best fight of the weekend as the fan-favorite in Mousasi gets a tough test. Vanderford has looked phenomenal in Bellator after being passed up by the UFC after winning on the Contender Series.

Mousasi vs Vanderford Recent Fights

John Salter, win by TKO (title fight)
Fight 1
Fabian Edwards, win by decision

Douglas Lima, win by decision (title fight)
Fight 2
Vinicius de Jesus, win by decision

Lyoto Machida, win by split decision
Fight 3
Grachik Bozinyan, win by decision

Rafael Lovato Jr., loss by majority decision (title fight)
Fight 4
Joseph Creer, win by TKO

Vanderford earned his way to get the title shot, but he will have hands full in the experience factor as he only has 11 fights. He is 11-0, while Mousasi is 48-7-2 for 57 pro fights. The champ was a top-five middleweight in the UFC and surprised many when he signed with Bellator in free agency. He has since found success and became a world champion, but now has a tough fight in Vanderford who has great wrestling and improved striking.

Mousasi vs Vanderford Stats

36
Age
31

6’2″
Height
5’11”

76″
Reach
74″

3
Bellator Finishes
2

In recent fights, we have seen Mousasi struggle with grapplers as Lovato Jr. was able to win the belt off him after he used his wrestling and jiu-jitsu to edge out the fight. Meanwhile, in his last fight, Salter had success early on with wrestling and eventually gassed himself out.

I do expect Vanderford to have success in the opening round or two with his wrestling as he will be able to get the takedowns and control him. However, the undefeated fighter has only gone five rounds once in his career and that was way back in 2017 in his third pro fight when he was a welterweight.

After having some success with the wrestling, I expect Mousasi to start to have some urgency and will be more aggressive on the feet and start piecing Vanderford up. Eventually, in the fourth round the damage will be too much and Mousasi will drop Vanderford and finish off with strikes to defend his belt. The fight will be close for the first three rounds that a rematch will happen once Vanderford wins a fight or two but this will be a good learning experience for him.

And Still.

Pick: Gegard Mousasi (-220)

McCourt vs Kavanagh Pick & Prediction

In the co-main event, a potential number one contender bout at women’s featherweight goes down as Leah McCourt takes on Sinead Kavanagh where the winner could earn a title fight against Cris Cyborg as there is no clear next contender.

McCourt vs Kavanagh Recent Fights

Jessica Borga, win by decision
Fight 1
Cris Cyborg, loss by TKO

Janay Harding, win by submission
Fight 2
Katharina Lehner, win by decision

Judith Ruis, win by decision
Fight 3
Olga Rubin, win by TKO

Kerry Hughes, win by submission
Fight 4
Leslie Smith, loss by majority decision

On the feet, Kavanagh will be the better striker as the Irishman has legit one-punch KO power and is a great boxer. However, McCourt is a good striker in her own right but will look to get this fight to the mat and search for a submission.

The first round will be a competitve one as it will play out on the feet but once McCourt takes Kavanagh down it the second she will either be able to control her for the second and third round to win a decision. But, McCourt will be looking to make a statement so I expect her to find the submission in the second round to cement her as the number one contender.

Pick: Leah McCourt (-110)

Other Bellator 275 Picks:

Ciaran Clarke (-410): Clarke gets a favorable matchup to get a stoppage win at home, he’s a parlay piece.
Khasan Magomedsharipov (-1200): As the odds suggest, this is a total mismatch as Magomedsharipov will find and early knockout and can be parlayed with Mousasi, Clarke and Lugo on the main card.
Jornel Lugo (-410): I’m not sure about the matchmaking here as Lugo is better everywhere than the Irishman and will dominate this fight from start to finish and will earn a decision win over the fan-favorite in Moore.

Author: wpadmin

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