At Bellator 67 Lightweight champ Michael Chandler will have his non-title refresher as he waits for the winner of the Lightweight tournament. Meanwhile, the one tournament fight on the card is a Welterweight semi-final between Ben Saunders and Bryan Baker.
Rounding out the main card will be a Heavyweight matchup between Damian Grabowski and Dave Huckaba, as well as a Welterweight fight between Ryan Ford and Luis Santos.
They don’t come at a cheap price, but the non-title fights with current champions have been good bets for the most part. Action on the champions in these fights paid out 12 straight times until Christian M’Pumbu lost to Travis Wiuff at Bellator 55.
Action on the champ currently comes at a -900 price at Bovada while his opponent Akihiro Gono will pay +550 at Intertops. This upset is very unlikely, and if you have the bankroll Chandler should be the foundation of any parlay action you put together.
In the Welterweight tournament semi-final Saunders is only a slight -190 favorite at Intertops. Baker will currently pay +150 for the upset, but he might not be able to handle the Muay Thai skills that Saunders is going to bring.
Grabowski’s only professional defeat came at the hands of Bellator Heavyweight champion Cole Konrod back at Bellator 29. He’s a heavy -420 favorite at Intertops to beat the hard-hitting Huckaba. The upset action on Huckaba current pays +295 and is ill-advised against “The Polish Pitbull”.
Santos is looking to get back to his winning ways following a submission loss to Saunders at Bellator 53. That loss snapped a 10-fight unbeaten streak and now as the -190 favorite he looks to be coming at a real bargain. The payout on his opponent Ford looks a bit slim at +150, but his aggression could end up being the difference in this closely-matched fight.