Bellator MMA comes to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut for Bellator 185. The main card features former UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi. Mousasi will be making his promotional debut when he steps into the Bellator cage opposite Alexander Shlemenko. The co-main event pits Zac Bucia against fast rising Neiman Gracie.
The main card rounds out with the return of Heather Hardy as she takes on Kristina Williams, Lisa Blaine vs. Ana Julaton and Marcus Surin vs. Ryan Quinn.
The prelims will stream on Bellator.com starting at 6PM 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 betmmatips.com. For more information on my MMA bets go to thefightingchampion.com.
Alexander Shlemenko (52-9) vs. Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2) – Middleweight 185 lbs.
Current Odds: Mousasi -760; Shlemenko +510
Pick: Mousasi by TKO
Zac Bucia (18-8) vs. Neiman Gracie (6-0) – Welterweight 170 lbs.
Current Odds: Gracie -520; Bucia +380
Pick: Gracie by decision
Kristina Williams (0-0) vs. Heather Hardy (1-0) – Flyweight 125 lbs.
Current Odds: Hardy -365; Williams +285
Pick: Hardy by decision
Lisa Blaine (1-0) vs. Ana Julaton (2-2) – Flyweight 125 lbs.
Current Odds: Julaton -145; Blaine +115
Pick: Blaine by decision
Marcus Surin (4-0) vs. Ryan Quinn (13-7-1) – Lightweight 155 lbs.
Current Odds: Quinn -150; Surin +120
Pick: Quinn by decision
Enjoy the fights!