BELLATOR 183 PREDICTIONS 9/23: Grocke’s updated odds and predictions for the Henderson vs. Freire headlined main card


Bellator MMA returns to the SAP Center in San Jose, California for Bellator 183. The main features former UFC champion Benson Henderson taking on Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. Although Henderson is 1-2 in his Bellator run, he has faced the best the organization has to offer. His two losses are to Andrey Koreshkov and Michael Chandler, with his one win coming against Patricio Freire. With a win, Henderson takes one step closer to getting back into title contention.

The co-main features the debut of former UFC fighter and fan favorite Roy Nelson as he steps into the Bellator cage for the first time to face hard hitting, Javy Ayala. Nelson hasn’t looked all that motivated in his final days under the UFC banner; hopefully a change of scenery will be the motivation he needs to be competitive again.

In the fight I’m most looking forward to, Lorenz Larkin takes on Paul Daley in what should be a fantastic fight. There is plenty of animosity between the two welterweights, almost guaranteeing one of the two is getting slept.

Also on the main card Adam Piccolotti takes on Goiti Yamauchi and top prospect Aaron Pico looks for his first win when he faces Justin Linn.

The prelims will stream on starting at 5:30PM CT with the main airing on Spike at 8PM CT.

Here are the current odds and my predictions of each fight.

Note: The predictions in this column do not necessarily mean that I will be betting them. I have changed my mind in the past and gone the other way after conducting more research. For all of my official bets follow me on Twitter @FightChampBlog. You can also find all of my official MMA bets at For more information on my MMA bets go to


Main Card

Patricky Freire (17-8) vs. Benson Henderson (24-7) – Lightweight 155 lbs.

Current Odds: Henderson -210; Freire +165

Pick: Henderson by Submission

Javy Ayala (10-5) vs. Roy Nelson (22-14) – Heavyweight 265 lbs.

Current Odds: Nelson -175; Ayala +145

Pick: Nelson by decision

Lorenz Larkin (18-6) vs. Paul Daley (39-15-2) – Welterweight 170 lbs.

Current Odds: Larkin -330; Daley +260

Pick: Larkin by TKO

Goti Yamauchi (21-3) vs. Adam Piccolotti (9-0) – Lightweight 155 lbs.

Current Odds: Piccolotti -165; Yamauchi +135

Pick: Piccolotti by decision

Justin Linn (7-3) vs. Aaron Pico (0-1) – Featherweight 145 lbs.

Current Odds: Pico -700; Linn +485

Pick: Pico by submission

Enjoy the fights!

NOW CHECK OUT GROCKE’S PREVIOUS PREDICTIONS: UFC FIGHT NIGHT 117 PREDICTIONS 9/22: Grocke’s updated odds and predictions for every fight

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