BELLATOR 184 PREDICTIONS 10/6: Grocke’s updated odds and predictions for the Caldwell vs. Dantas headlined main card


Bellator MMA makes its way back to the Winstar Casino in Thakkerville, Oklahoma for Bellator 184. The main event features bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas as he puts his title on the line against Darrion Caldwell in what should be an excellent fight.

The co-main event pits former Bellator featherweight champion Daniel Straus against fast rising Emmanuel Sanchez. This will be the first time Straus steps back in the Bellator cage since dropping the title in his first defense to Patricio “Pitbull” Freire.

The main card rounds out with an intriguing match-up when John “Macapa” Teixeira takes on Pat Curran and in the bantamweight division Leandro Higo faces Joe Taimanglo.

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

Here are the current odds and my predictions for 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


Main Card

Darrion Caldwell (10-1) vs. Eduardo Dantas (20-4) – Bantamweight 135 lbs.

Current Odds: Dantas -120; Caldwell -110

Pick: Caldwell by decision

Emmanuel Sanchez (15-3) vs. Daniel Straus (23-7) – Featherweight 145 lbs.

Current Odds: Straus -125; Sanchez -105

Pick: Sanchez by decision

John Teixeira (21-2-2) vs. Pat Curran (22-7) – Featherweight 145 lbs.

Current Odds: Curran -170; Teixeira +140

Pick: Curran by TKO

Leandro Higo (17-3) vs. Joe Taimanglo (23-7-1) – Bantamweight 135 lbs.

Current Odds: Higo -240; Taimanglo +190

Pick: Higo by TKO

Enjoy the fights!

NOW CHECK OUT MONSON’S BELLATOR 184 PRIMER: Monson’s preview and predictions for Caldwell vs. Dantas, Sanchez vs. Straus, Teixeira vs. Curran, Higo vs. Taimanglo

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