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Bellator MMA has established itself as the second best MMA promotion, next to the UFC, over the past several years.  High profile signings such as Cris Cyborg, Ryan Bader, Gegard Mousasi, Lyoto Machida, Yoel Romero and Anthony Johnson have allowed Bellator to maintain interest among MMA fans and given the promotion the ability to push some big names on high qualify fight cards.

I personally have enjoyed watching Gegard Mousasi compete in the promotion over the past several years. The quality of fights put on by Bellator is impressive and I will definitely stick around to watch their events featuring some of their new high profile talent.

With some of the discontent among fighters in the UFC and some of these big names coming over to Bellator, this is a very interesting time to be an MMA fan because we really have a few promotions that can put on great cards throughout the year, so there are always fights to watch.

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Bellator Betting Options

The main two MMA bets that the sportsbooks offer for every Bellator fight are which fighter will win, and an over/under on total rounds.  The higher profile fights such as Vadim Nemkov vs Corey Anderson for example, will also feature many prop bets that you can wager on.  Here’s a bit more detail on the two main betting options:

To Win

This is the type of bet you’ll most likely be looking to make if you’re interested in betting on Bellator online.  You simply select which fighter you think will win the bout and if that fighter wins, whether it’s via KO, TKO, submission or decision, you win your bet.

Here’s an example using the odds from the Nemkov vs Anderson light heayweight title fight at Bellator 277:

From Sports Interaction:

From Betway:

As you can see from the odds, Vadim Nemkov is the favourite in this fight.  You can also see that the odds vary slightly between SIA and Betway.  This is another reason why it’s always smart to have multiple betting accounts online, so that you can make sure you get the best return on each bet.

In this example, offers a better return on Corey Anderson, while offers better odds on Vadim Nemkov. Always compare odds between betting sites when placing bets on Bellator fights in order to ensure you get the best return on your wager.

Over/Under Betting

The other bet you will usually be able to place on Bellator fights is over/under round betting.  Here’s an example from the Vadim Nemkov vs Corey Anderson fight from

In this example the over/under is set at 3.5 rounds.  This example is using a 5-round main event fight.  If you think the fight will end in the first 3.5 rounds you should bet the under.  If you think the fight will either go to a decision or the finish will take place after 3.5 rounds then you should bet the over.

Prop Bets offers a variety of other betting options for Bellator fights including will the fight go the distance and method of victory props. Here is an example, using the method of victory (to win by decision and to win by finish) odds for the Nemkov vs Anderson fight:

To find the full list of betting lines for a Bellator fight, open the ‘MMA’ drop down menu at either sportsbook and select ‘Bellator’. Then click on the fighter names to see all of the bets available for that fight.