Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Odds: Ryan Bader Biggest Favorite In Opening Round


Bellator shook up the MMA world when they announced their permanent move to Showtime.

The promotion announced a light heavyweight grand-prix for their 2021 return after a lengthy COVID-19 enduced layoff.

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The entire 8-man bracket for the tournament is as follows:

Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals (April 9):

Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida

Corey Anderson vs. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov

Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals (April 16)

Vadim Nemkov (c) vs. Phil Davis

Anthony Johnson vs. Yoel Romero

Betting odds for the first-round matchups can be seen below (via BetOnline)

Lyoto Machida vs Ryan Bader

Lyoto Machida +350 (7/2)

Ryan Bader -450 (2/9)

Corey Anderson vs Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov

Corey Anderson -140 (5/7)

Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov +110 (11/10)

Phil Davis vs Vadim Nemkov

Phil Davis +220 (11/5)

Vadim Nemkov -280 (5/14)

Anthony Johnson vs Yoel Romero

Anthony Johnson EVEN (1/1)

Yoel Romero -130 (10/13)

Odds to win the tournament:

Vadim Nemkov (9/5)

Yoel Romero (4/1)

Ryan Bader (11/2)

Anthony Johnson (7/1)

Corey Anderson (10/1)

Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (10/1)

Phil Davis (16/1)

Lyoto Machida (30/1)

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