Bellator Season 6 is nearing completion and MMA betting fans have the best fights of the year remaining on the schedule. This weekend at Bellator 69 the Middleweight tournament finals will pit Maiquel Falcao against Andreas Spang, while the second Welterweight semifinal will feature Karl Amoussou against David Rickels.
Falcao may have lost out on a chance to fight in the UFC last year but since then he’s made the best of his situation. With convincing wins over Vyacheslav Vasilevsky and Norman Paraisy, Falcao now fights for a chance to face Season 5 Middleweight tournament winner Alexander Shlemenko for the vacant Bellator Middleweight title.
As a -350 favorite at Intertops, Falcao will face an opponent who was a last-minute semifinal replacement. He’s expected to out-strike and dominate Spang on the ground for either a KO or unanimous decision victory.
Spang shocked Bellator fans with a surprise come-from-behind win over Brian Rogers in his semifinal, but oddsmakers at Intertops currently have him handicapped as a +250 underdog against Falcao.
In the Welterweight semifinal Amoussou is currently a -220 favorite at Intertops, while action on Rickels currently offers a +170 payday at Bovada. Rickels is coming off a 22-second quarterfinal KO win, while Amoussou needed a little over two minutes to choke out his opponent in his quarterfinal.
The edge in handicapping goes to Amoussou because he will set a torrid pace in the early going of the fight and is expected to overwhelm Rickels. If you can find any prop action on this one the chances of it going the distance are very slim.
Also at Bellator 69 female MMA sensation Megumi Fujii will take on what many believe to be the second-ranked 115-pound female fighter in the world in Jessica Aguilar. Oddsmakers at Intertops currently have a -250 price on Fujii, who has only lost once and that was a very disputable split decision. Aguilar is an accomplished grappler and will pay +230 at Bovada, but it’s tough to go against Fujii and her elite judo and jiu-jitsu skills.